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City of Colonial Heights, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Colonial Heights 4-8-1975 as Ch. 22, Art. II, of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.][1]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 54.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 273.
[1]
Editor's Note: For statutory provisions regarding licensing of bicycles and disposition of unclaimed bicycles, see Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1720. As to applicability of state traffic regulations to persons riding bicycles, see Code of Virginia, § 46.2-800.
[Amended 7-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-20]
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or use a bicycle propelled wholly or in part by muscular power upon any of the streets of the city without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the Chief of Police and attaching the metallic registration plate or decalcomania to such bicycle.
[Amended 7-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-20]
The city shall provide metallic registration plates and seals, or decalcomania together with registration cards, for bicycles, to be numbered in numerical order, the design and identification lettering to be approved by the Chief of Police. It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to cause one (1) of such metallic registration plates or decalcomania to be attached to the frame of each bicycle and to issue a corresponding registration card to the owner of such bicycle upon the payment of the registration fee required in this chapter. Such metallic registration plate or decalcomania shall remain attached to the bicycle for which it was issued during the period such bicycle is operated within the City. The Chief of Police shall keep a permanent register in which shall be entered the name, address and age of the owner of each registered bicycle, the date of registration and sufficient information to identify such bicycle.
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or transfer ownership of any bicycle without reporting to the Chief of Police, within forty-eight (48) hours from the time thereof, full and complete information relative to such transfer so that such bicycle may be registered in the name of the transferee. The purchaser or transferee of any such bicycle shall apply for a transfer of registration within five (5) days from the time the bicycle is acquired by him.
[Amended 7-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-20]
The registration fee to be paid for each bicycle registered shall be one dollar ($1.). Once a bicycle has been registered in a given name, the registration thereof may be transferred from one owner to another without the payment of an additional fee. The fee required above shall cover all charges incident to registration and issuance of registration plates and cards. All fees collected shall be turned over to the city treasury.
[Amended 7-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-20]
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully or maliciously to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter the number of any bicycle frame registered pursuant to this chapter. It shall also be unlawful for any person willfully or maliciously to remove, destroy, mutilate or alter any registration plate or decalcomania or registration card issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter during the time in which such registration plate, decalcomania or card is operative. Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the Chief of Police from stamping a number on the frame of a bicycle on which no serial number can be found or on which such number is illegible or insufficient for identification purposes.
[Amended 7-8-1986 by Ord. No. 86-20]
It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the business of buying or selling secondhand bicycles, or any parts of secondhand bicycles, to fail to report to the Chief of Police of the city within forty-eight (48) hours after acquiring any secondhand bicycle or parts thereof. Such report shall include the registration number and the frame number of such bicycle, a description thereof and the name and address of the person from whom acquired. In case of the purchase of any parts of bicycles, the report shall describe each part and give the name and address of the person from whom they were acquired.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 101-7 through 101-18 (original §§ 22-31 through 22-42), which dealt with required equipment and riding and parking rules and set penalties for violations thereof, were repealed 8-12-1986 by Ord. No. 86-26.