(a) It shall be unlawful for
any person to operate or use a gas- or electric-powered scooter on the sidewalks
of the city, without first registering the same with the city clerk.
(b) The clerk or his or her
authorized designee shall, upon written application, register a gas- or
electric-powered scooter for two (2) calendar years. All registrations
shall cease on the thirtieth (30th) day of April of each even numbered year
after their entry, and registration shall entitle the registrant to operate the
gas- or electric-powered scooter for which the same is issued as provided by
law. Only gas- or electric-powered
scooters with a maximum speed not exceeding 20 miles per hour, as determined by
the manufacturer, may be registered.
(c) The fee for such
registration is set forth in Section 2-5 of this Code.
The fee for replacement of
lost or destroyed registrations is set forth in
Section 2-5 of this Code.
All such registration fees shall be paid into the treasury.
(d) The city clerk or his or
her authorized designee shall provide licenses, having registered numbers
thereon in numerical order and indicating the year for which the same is issued
and the words "Norfolk Scooter License".
Said license shall be affixed to the frame or fender of each gas- or
electric-powered scooter. The city clerk or his or her authorized designee
shall maintain a record of the date of issue of each registration, to whom made,
the number thereon, the make, kind, serial number and manufacturer’s maximum
rated speed of the scooter.
(e) It shall be a violation
of this section to provide false information when registering and/or licensing a
gas- or electric-powered scooter.
(f) A registration and/or license that is issued based upon false or inaccurate information is void.
Source: Ord. No. 4761, § 1, 11-15-04; Ord. No. 5135, § 4, 9-7-10