Sec. 13-352. Registration required for sexually oriented business.

 

(a)    It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or maintain a sexually oriented business within the city limits unless the owner, operator or lessee thereof has obtained a sexually oriented business registration from the city, or to operate such business after such registration has been revoked or suspended by the city.

 

(b)    It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly work as an employee or manager at a sexually oriented business located within city limits unless said business is registered in the city.

 

(c)    A sexually oriented business registration shall issue for only one classification, as set forth in Section 27-403 of this Code, and the applicant can operate a business for only one registered location in the city.

 

(d)    It shall be prima facie evidence that any sexually oriented business located within city limits that fails to post the required sexually oriented business registration in the manner prescribed herein shall be operating unlawfully. In addition it shall be prima facie evidence that any entertainer, employee or manager who performs any service or entertainment in a sexually oriented business in which a sexually oriented business registration is not posted as specified herein, shall have knowledge that such business is not registered.

 

(e)    Any registered sexually oriented business shall be deemed to have consented to a periodic inspection of the business premises by appropriate city officials. This inspection shall take place during hours when such sexually oriented business is open to the public and shall not unreasonably interfere with the conduct of such business.

 

Source:  Ord. No. 5727, 1, 4-19-21;