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Utility Vehicle Permits are Available
Posted Date:
1/8/2015
Stop by the City Office to get your application.

The Utility Vehicle Permit application process is as follows: 

 

1.  Complete the application

2.  Contact the Herington Police Dept. to inspect your vehicle    

3.  Bring in current insurance for the utility vehicle

4.  Bring in drivers license

5.  Bring in $10.00 fee.  

 

City Ordinance 1640 Article 5 Chapter 2 Section 206-211

 

5-206.           OPERATION OF UTILITY VEHICLES.

     (a) Utility vehicles, as defined or authorized in this section, may be operated upon the public highways, streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, that no utility vehicle may be operated upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour.  No utility vehicle shall be operated on any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a utility vehicle from crossing a federal or state highway with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.

     (b)  Any such vehicle operated on any public highway, street, road or alley shall be equipped with all lighting required of any personal vehicle including but not limited to headlights, brake lights, and turn signals.

     (c)  Every person operating a utility vehicle on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law.

 

5-207.           SAME: VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY.  No person shall operate a utility vehicle on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license.  Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $500.00 or by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

5-208.           SAME; DEFINITION: “Utility Vehicle”, for purposes of this section,  means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, an unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, is designed to be operated at not more than 25 miles per hour, is designed to carry not more than four persons, including the driver and is not expressly prohibited for operation within the city limits under Section 2-205 of this Article as an “All-Terrain Vehicle” or “Off-Road Vehicle” . 

 

5-209.           SAME; PENALTY.  Unless specifically provided herein, a violation of this section shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction.  Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2013 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the City may then have in effect.

 

5-210.           PERMIT REQUIRED.  Any such utility vehicle to be operated within the city limits of the City of Herington, Kansas shall be authorized to do so by permit granted by the City.  Any owner shall, prior to operation within the city limits, make proper application with the City and receive a permit authorizing such operation.  Any submitted application is subject to review by the City Manager or his designate for qualification of the utility vehicle as permissible under Section 2-206 of the Article and shall be assessed an annual permit fee of ten dollars ($10.00) which must be paid prior to issuance of any required permit.

 

5-211.           SAME; INSURANCE REQUIRED; PENALTY:

     (a)  Every owner of a utility vehicle, as defined herein, shall provide liability coverage in accordance with Section 200 of the 2013 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto,  or such other similar provision as the City may then have in effect and the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, K.S.A. 40-3101, et seq., and amendments thereto.

     (b) All provisions of Section 200 of the 2013 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the City may then have in effect, including penalty provisions, shall be applicable to all owners and operators of utility vehicles.

 

 
 
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