Sec. 25-89. Operation of vehicle without serial or identification number; requirements for stamping, cutting or embossing numbers.
It shall be unlawful to sell, or to operate upon any highway in this city, any motor vehicle which does not have stamped upon or cut into the motor thereof the motor number or which does not bear a permanent serial or other identification number assigned thereto by the manufacturer or by the commissioner, or any trailer or semitrailer which does not bear a permanent serial or other identification number assigned thereto by the manufacturer thereof or by the commissioner. Such number shall be stamped, cut, embossed or attached in such a manner that it cannot be changed, altered or removed without plainly showing evidence which would be readily detachable or which would destroy the attached plate. Such number shall be die stamped, cut or embossed into or attached to a permanent part of the vehicle which is easily accessible for checking or verification, with the exception that nonresident owners who are permitted to operate motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers without registration, under the registration provision relating to nonresidents contained in Code of Virginia, sections 46.1-131 through 46.1-139 shall not be required to comply with the provisions of this section before operating a motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer upon the highways of this city. (Code 1959, § 20-54)
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