Special Note: No more warning citations will be issued for non compliance with the ordinance requiring a City Sticker.
City Vehicle Stickers can now be purchased at City Hall from the City Clerk. They are due on vehicles by April 1, 2022.
Here is a link to the form required:
AN ORDIANCE OF THE CITY OF FULTON, KENTUCKY IMPOSING A MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE STICKER FEE UPON PERSONS, FIRMS AND CORPORATIONS OWNING AND OPERATING AUTOMOBILES, TRUCKS OTHER VEHICLES WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF FULTON, KENTUCKY FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE GENERAL EXPENSES OF THE CITY
WHEREAS, the City Commission of the City of Fulton, Kentucky has heretofore enacted an ordinance imposing a motor vehicle license sticker fee upon persons firms and corporations owning and operating automobiles, trucks or other vehicles within the corporate limits of the City of Fulton and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the City Commission of the City of Fulton, Kentucky desires to continue to provide certain registration and supervisory regulation upon -all persons, firms, corporations and associations owning or operating vehicles within the city limits of the City of Fulton, Kentucky. The City wishes to use its power granted in KRS82.082 known as “Home Rule Powers”
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Fulton, Kentucky as follows, to-wit:
Section 1. For the purposes of registration and exercising a supervisory regulation over the subjects hereof, a license will be required with a fee by all persons, firms, corporations and associations engaged in a business-related activity, work related activity or residing within the corporate City limits of Fulton, Kentucky.
Section 2. The starting date for said license shall be April 1, 2019. Then said licenses shall be issued annually by the City Clerk or their designee and shall extend from April 1, to the last day of March of the succeeding years and shall be renewed each year such vehicles are so operated. A city license shall be required within thirty (30) days of becoming engaged in a business-related activity, work related activity or residing within the corporate City limits of Fulton, Kentucky. License Fee shall be $25 annually and the rate shall not be prorated.
Section 3. The City Clerk or designee shall provide registration stickers with numbers corresponding to the number of the license issued hereunder, which said registration sticker shall be always displayed conspicuously upon the front windshield of any such motor vehicle so licensed and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation within the City of Fulton, Kentucky to operate such motor vehicle without the proper display of such registration sticker. The following information shall be provided to the clerk before issuance of said license: Name and Address; Year of Vehicle Manufacture, Make of The Vehicle, Model of the Vehicle, Vin Number of the vehicle.
Section 4. It shal1 be un1awfu1 for any person, firm or corporation to transfer from one motor vehicle to another any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance except on transfer of ownership of said motor vehicle as herein provided. Whenever any motor vehicle for which said license has been issued changes ownership, the transferor shall cause such license sticker to be removed from said motor vehicle and mutilated. On the transfer of another motor vehicle to said transferor and on proof of such mutilation, which may be in the form of an affidavit of said transferor, the City Clerk shall cause a license to issue and provide such transferor with a City license sticker for such vehicle without charge for the remainder of the year for which license was originally issued.
Section 5. The provisions of this ordinance shall apply to any persons, individuals, firms or corporations residing inside or outside of the corporate limits of the City of Fulton and owning or operating or causing to be operated any automobile or motor vehicle upon or over the streets of the City of Fulton, Kentucky in connection with the business conducted or a regular profession followed within the City limits or as a means of conveyance to and from a position, job, labor or employment for which remuneration is received from such business, profession, position, job, labor or employment in The City of Fulton Kentucky; and the penalties herein provided shall apply to such non-residents failing to comply with the provisions of this ordinance.
Section 6. Any person, firm, corporation or association found by a Fulton City Police Officer, Safety Officer, Citation Officer, or other public official with the authority to issue a citation, to be in violation of the provisions of Section 4 of this ordinance shall be issued a warning citation and have fourteen (14) business days to obtain said City License and pay an additional penalty to said license fee of $100. If the license is not obtained within 14 days, then the violator will be summoned to court and be subject to court costs and a fine of $250 plus the cost of license with a penalty of $100.
Section 7. All money derived from the license fees under the provisions of this ordinance shall be placed in the General Fund of the City of Fulton and shall be used and expended for defraying the current, general and incidental expenses of the City.
Section 8. Exemptions shall include:
Vehicles that have been issued a common carrier permit or certificate by the state (KRS 281.835) or a common carrier certificate from another state for which Kentucky has a reciprocal agreement (KRS 281.835). Disabled veterans as defined in KRS 186.041 and KRS 189.4595. Vehicles that are used solely for government purposes and trailers. Trucks, trailers etc. operated pursuant to a Federal Interstate Commerce Commission Permit, unless such trucks are locally-owned and garaged.
Section 9. If any clause, section, sentence, part or paragraph hereof is invalid, then such invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions hereof, unless the context requires it.
Section 10. That this Ordinance shall be put before the Commission and shall be effective upon its second reading, adoption and publication as required by law.