City of Parkville, MO
Platte County
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[Ord. No. 995 §1401, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate any vehicle or trailer on any streets of the City without displaying as provided in the following Sections the license plates or temporary permit issued to the owner of the vehicle by the Director of the Department of Revenue, State of Missouri, except any vehicle owned by a non-resident of the State of Missouri may be operated on any street of this City, provided the vehicle has been duly registered for the current year in the State, County or other place in which the owner is a resident, and which at all times when operated in this City has displayed upon it the number plate or plates issued for such vehicle in the place of residence of such owner; however, provisions of this Section shall be operative as to a vehicle owned by a nonresident of this State only to the extent that under the laws of the State, County, or place of residence of such non-resident owner, like exemptions are granted to vehicles registered under laws of and owned by residents of this State.
[Ord. No. 995 §1402, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate any vehicle or trailer upon which license plates or temporary permits are required to be displayed by law, unless the license plates legally registered and issued for such vehicle be so displayed thereon as required by RSMo. §301.130 (1978).
If only one (1) license plate is issued, such plate shall be displayed on the rear of the vehicle unless required by State law.
[Ord. No. 995 §1403, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle or trailer on which there is displayed on the front or rear thereof a plate, tag, sticker, sign, or placard bearing the words "license lost," "license applied for," or words of similar import, as a substitute for such plate, tag, sticker, sign, or placard.
[Ord. No. 995 §1404, 5-19-1987]
No person shall park upon any street, nor on any private property without consent of the owner, lessee, or person in charge of such property, any motor vehicle or trailer not bearing or displaying current number or license plates specifically issued for such motor vehicle or trailer, except as authorized by law or regulation of any duly authorized governmental agency issuing such number of license plate.
[Ord. No. 995 §1405, 5-19-1987]
No person shall show, exhibit, display, or have in possession for the purpose of sale any motor vehicle bearing or displaying thereon any number or license plates, except those of the dealer or owner so displaying said motor vehicle; provided, however, that where the motor vehicle is placed on consignment with a dealer by the owner thereof, there may be displayed the number of license plate issued to the owner thereof.
[Ord. No. 995 §1406, 5-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate in this City a motor vehicle or trailer registered as provided by law, unless a certificate of ownership shall have been issued.
[Ord. No. 995 §1407, 5-19-1987]
It shall be unlawful for any person to buy or sell in this City any motor vehicle or trailer registered under the laws of this State, unless at the time of delivery thereof there shall pass between the parties a certificate of ownership with assignment thereof as provided in Sections 301.190, 301.200, 301.210, and 301.215, RSMo., 1959, as amended, and the sale of any motor vehicle or trailer registered under the laws of this State, without the assignment of such certificate of ownership shall be fraudulent and void.
[Ord. No. 995 §1408, 5-19-1987]
A. 
Upon the transfer of ownership of any motor vehicle or trailer, the certificate of registration and the right of use of the number plates shall expire, and the number plates shall be removed by the owner at the time of the transfer of possession, and it shall be unlawful for any person other than the person to whom such number plates were originally issued to have the same in his possession, whether in use or not; except that the seller may give the buyer written permission to use such plates for a period of fifteen (15) days, in which event the buyer shall have and display upon demand of any proper officer said written consent of previous owner, together with an affidavit or other proof that he has made application for registration. At the expiration of this fifteen (15) day period, the said number plates shall be returned to the original owner who may fasten said plates to such other motor vehicle as he may thereafter register in his name, provided such vehicle is in the same classification as the one for which the plates were originally issued.
B. 
Upon the sale of a motor vehicle or trailer by a dealer, a buyer who has made application for registration, by mail or otherwise, may operate the same for a period of fifteen (15) days after taking possession thereof, if during such period the motor vehicle or trailer shall have attached thereto, in the manner required in Section 365.020, number plates issued to the dealer. Upon application and presentation of satisfactory evidence that the buyer has applied for registration, a dealer may furnish such number plates to the buyer for such temporary use.
[Ord. No. 995 §1409, 5-19-1987; Ord. No. 1245 §1, 9-17-1991; Ord. No. 1459 §§1 — 2, 9-20-1994; Ord. No. 1782 §1, 2-16-1999]
A. 
City vehicle licenses are required for all motorcycles, cars, trucks, motor homes or buses operated or owned by persons who are residents of this City, or registered to businesses located within the City limits of Parkville. Licenses are issued in the form of decals ("City stickers") which may be affixed to the vehicles so licensed. If affixed, motorcycle stickers shall go on the vehicle's front fender; all other vehicle stickers shall be affixed to the lower right-hand corner of the vehicle's windshield. Historic vehicles licensed as such by the State of Missouri and carrying an HV license plate shall be exempt from this requirement.
B. 
The fee for City vehicle licenses (City stickers) shall be two dollars fifty cents ($2.50) each for motorcycles, and five dollars ($5.00) each for cars, trucks, motor homes and buses. This fee shall be collected by the Platte County Collector on the same bill with personal property taxes owed by the City, beginning in the calendar/fiscal year 1998. Interest and penalties shall be added to unpaid fees as prescribed by State law for all property taxes, i.e., for interest: Two percent (2%) per month on the original amount up to a total of eighteen percent (18%) per year; and for penalties: Two percent (2%) per year on the original amount.
C. 
Beginning in 1998, City stickers for the following year shall be mailed by December thirty-first (31st) to each person whose name appears on the personal property tax rolls provided by the Platte County Assessor's office for that year, in the number indicated by the vehicle list therein.
D. 
Persons who move into the City after January first (1st) of each year or persons who add to the number of vehicles owned by or registered to them may obtain City vehicle licenses (City stickers) at City Hall. Fees shall be discounted by twenty-five percent (25%) for persons moving in, on or after March first (1st), by fifty percent (50%) for persons moving in, on or after July first (1st), and by seventy-five percent (75%) for persons moving in, on or after October first (1st). Interest shall be charged for licenses (stickers) purchased more than thirty (30) days after moving into the City, as follows: Five cents ($.05) per month for motorcycle licenses, and ten cents ($.10) per month for all others, up to a total of ninety cents ($.90) for motorcycle licenses in any given year, and a total of one dollar eighty cents ($1.80) in any given year for all others. A one (1) time per year penalty charge shall be added to all late purchases at the rate of five cents ($.05) for motorcycles and ten cents ($.10) for all other vehicles.
E. 
Upon the transfer of ownership of any vehicle any City sticker issued for it shall be void, and the sticker shall be scraped off and destroyed by the seller.
F. 
Persons replacing vehicles for which City stickers have already been purchased for that calendar year may obtain replacement stickers for fifty cents ($.50).
G. 
If any vehicle is found upon a street in violation of any provision of this Traffic Code the owner or person in whose name the vehicle is registered in the records of any City, County, State, territory or Country shall be held prima facie responsible for such violation if the driver thereof is not present.
H. 
Any false representation made in the application made for this license or permit shall be considered a violation of Section 215.560 of the Criminal Code, and penalties as prescribed therein shall apply.
[Ord. No. 995 §1410, 5-19-1987]
A. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle within the limits of the City of Parkville unless such person shall have in his possession at all times while operating any such motor vehicle , a valid and current operator's license, driver's license, chauffeur's license or permit for such license.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any owner of any vehicle to allow any person to operate any motor vehicle who does not have a valid and current operator's license.
[Ord. No. 2852 §1, 7-19-2016]
A person commits the offense of driving while suspended or revoked if such person operates a motor vehicle on a highway when such person's license or driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked under the laws of this State, or any other state and acts with criminal negligence with respect to knowledge of the fact that such person's driving privilege has been canceled, suspended or revoked.
[Ord. No. 995 §1411, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate a commercial vehicle, when required by Chapter 302 RSMo. to have a chauffeur's license, unless he shall have in his possession a valid and correct chauffeur's license at the time of said operation.
[Ord. No. 995 §1412, 5-19-1987]
No person shall operate a motor vehicle within the City limits of the City of Parkville, which does not display a certificate of inspection, if the same is required by Chapter 307, RSMo.