Chapter 5.12


5.12.010    Definitions.

5.12.020    Adult supervision required.

5.12.030    Space requirements.

5.12.040    Restrictions on use.

5.12.050    Signs required.

5.12.060    Permits.

5.12.090    Licenses required.

5.12.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, unless otherwise apparent from the context, certain words and phrases are defined as follows:

“Amusement arcade” means any place, location or premises where five or more amusement devices are available for public use and operation.

“Amusement device” means any mechanical or electrical machine which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate or disc, or for which playtime is sold, may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, with or without registering a score, for the purpose of testing the operator’s skill. “Amusement device” includes, but is not limited to, video games, pool tables, air hockey, foosball, pinball machines, skill ball, mechanical grab machines and all similar skill testing devices.

“School age person” means any person who is required by state law to be attending school. (Prior code § 4-22.01)

5.12.020 Adult supervision required.

Amusement devices shall be located only in a place or amusement arcade where there is an adult management attendant either within the room or such that he can easily see and supervise the operation of the devices. (Prior code § 4-22.02)

5.12.030 Space requirements.

Adequate space shall be provided for each device so as to allow its use without overcrowding. A minimum distance of one foot shall be maintained between devices. A minimum depth of five feet shall be maintained in front of each stand-up device and three feet around any tabletop device. (Prior code § 4-22.03)

5.12.040 Restrictions on use.

No school age person shall operate, or be allowed to operate, a device during a time when such person is required to be attending school. (Prior code § 4-22.04)

5.12.050 Signs required.

Readily visible signs shall be posted on or near every amusement device and at the entry or entries of every amusement arcade stating that the use of such amusement devices by persons who are required to presently be in school is prohibited by Section 5.12.040. (Prior code § 4-22.05)

5.12.060 Permits.

A. No amusement arcade shall operate in the city without the owner thereof first obtaining a permit issued by the community development director in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 5.04.160. A background check shall be required. Each device owned by such person shall receive an identification tag issued by the administrative services department which shall be prominently displayed.

B. In addition to the permit required by this section, a conditional use permit is required for an amusement arcade. (Ord. 1744 § 6, 2013: Ord. 1738 § 63 (part), 2012; Ord. 1726 § 28 (part), 2011; Ord. 1601 § 29, 2000; prior code § 6-1.501)

5.12.090 Licenses required.

A business license shall be required, based upon the annual gross receipts as set forth in subsection A of Section 5.08.510, for the following:

A. The leasing, renting or placing for operation of any amusement device;

B. The business at which amusement devices are place for operation, where the annual gross receipts for the devices will be added to the gross annual receipts for such business for license purposes; and

C. The operation of an amusement device or devices at a location where no other business activity occurs. (Prior code § 6-1.504)