Motorized Vehicle Permit

APPLICATION

City Code - Chapter 7 - Traffic and Parking

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles.  Neighborhood Electric Vehicles and Medium-Speed Electric Vehicles as defined by Minnesota Statute 169.011, Subd. 47 and 39, may be operated in the City pursuant to and in accordance with Minnesota Statute 169.224 and the following requirements:

A.     Operation.  It is unlawful for any person to operate a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle within the City without first obtaining a permit as provided herein.

B.     Issuance of Permits.

1.     Permits may be issued to persons 18 years of age or older who have a valid drivers licenses;

2.     Applications for neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle permits shall be on forms supplied by the Clerk and shall include the full name and address of the applicant; applicant's date of birth; state of issuance of the applicant's driver's licenses and number of the driver's license; the date of application and applicant's signature; the name of the applicant's insurance company; the number of the applicant's insurance policy; the date of expiration of the insurance coverage for the neighborhood electric or medium-speed electric vehicle; and such other information the Council may require.

3.     Permits shall be granted for a period of 1 year and may be renewed annually, January 1 to December 31;

4.     An annual permit fee shall be established from time to time by Resolution of the City Council;

C.     Permit Issuance and Display and Vehicle Marking.  All permits shall be issued for a specific neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle and individual.  Permit tags, including number and year for which issued, shall be plainly visible on the front of the neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle.

D.     Insurance Required.  Before a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle permit is issued by the Council, and at all times effective during such permit, the permit holder shall have and maintain public liability and bodily injury insurance in the amount established by Minnesota Statutes.

E.     Occupants.  The number of occupants in a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle may not exceed the design occupant load.

F.     Times of Operation.  Neighborhood electric vehicles or medium-speed electric vehicles may only be operated within the City from sunrise to sunset.  Neighborhood electric vehicles or medium-speed electric vehicles shall not be operated in inclement weather or when visibility is impaired by weather, smoke, fog or other conditions or any time when there is insufficient light to clearly see persons in vehicles on a roadway at a distance of 500 feet.

G.     Application of Traffic Law.  Every person operating a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle under permit has all the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle under the provisions of any ordinance of the City or Chapter 169 of the Minnesota Statutes, except when these provisions cannot reasonably applied to a neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle.

H.     Slow Moving Vehicle Emblem.  Neighborhood electric vehicles or medium-speed electric vehicles shall display a slow moving vehicle emblem provided in Minnesota Statutes 169.522 when operated within the City.

I.      Revocation of Permit.  A permit may be revoked by the Council if there is any material misrepresentation on the permit application, liability insurance is no longer in effect, or if there is evidence that the permitee cannot safely operate the neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle.  The permit shall also be revoked if the permitee no longer has a valid drivers license.  The Council shall issue a notice of revocation of a permit in writing and either hand deliver the notice to the permit holder or send the notice by certified mail to the address on the application.  The revocation shall be in effect immediately after personal service or 3 days after mailing.

J.     Appeal.  Any person whose permit to operate of neighborhood electric vehicle or medium-speed electric vehicle has been revoked may appeal the revocation to the Council.  Appeals shall be submitted in writing to the City Administrator within 30 days of the date of revocation.