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A. Every person in whose name a vehicle is registered shall be responsible for any violation of this chapter caused by the parking, standing or stopping of said vehicle in violation hereof. It shall be no defense that the vehicle was parked illegally by another, unless proof is presented that said vehicle had been stolen and had not been returned to the registered owner by the date of the violation. This section shall not apply to registered owners transferring vehicle ownership prior to the date of the violation.

B. Every vehicle against which penalties and costs are assessed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a lien for the penalties and costs thus assessed. Said lien shall be reduced to a possessory lien by the procedures mobilization and impound set forth herein and shall not be released from immobilization or impound until said penalties and costs are paid or provided for. (Ord. 1865, 1998)