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Within thirty (30) days after the date of adoption of this chapter or within thirty (30) days after commencing business, whichever is later, each operator of any transient lodging must register said transient lodging with the Tax Administrator and obtain from him/her a “Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate” to be at all times posted in a conspicuous place on the premises. Said certificate shall, among other things, state the following:

A. The name of the operator;

B. The address of the transient lodging;

C. The date upon which the certificate was issued; and

D. The following statement:

“This Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate signifies that the person named on the face hereof has fulfilled the requirements of this part by registering with the Tax Administrator for the purpose of collecting from transients the Transient Occupancy Tax and remitting said tax to the Tax Administrator. This certificate does not authorize any person to conduct any unlawful business or to conduct any lawful business in an unlawful manner, nor to operate a transient lodging without strictly complying with all local applicable laws, including but not limited to those requiring a permit from any board, commission, department or office of this City. This certificate does not constitute a permit.”

(Ord. 3089, amended, 10/01/2013; Ord. 2632, amended, 1991; Ord. 1975 § 3, amended, 1978; Ord. 1907, amended, 1977)