Chapter 26
BUSINESSES1

Article I. In General

26-1.    Enforcement.

26-2.    Provisions complementary and supplemental.

26-3.    License defined.

26-4.    Penalties.

26-5.    Licensing committee.

26-6.    Certificate of compliance required.

26-7.    Scope.

26-8.    Definitions.

26-9—26-35.    Reserved.

Article II. Licensing Generally

26-36.    License, permit, registration, or certificate required for business and occupations.

26-37.    Reserved.

26-38.    State license not exempt.

26-39.    Expiration date.

26-40.    Provisions complementary and supplemental.

26-41.    Fees; payment prerequisite to issuance.

26-42.    Exemptions from fees.

26-43.    Denial; revocation; suspension.

26-44.    Hearing procedures.

26-45.    Renewal considered as original application.

26-46.    Carrying, display requirements.

26-47.    Vehicles and mechanical devices; tags, insignia, display requirements.

26-48.    Display of license prohibited, when.

26-49.    License nontransferable.

26-50.    Separate premises.

26-51.    Application; form, contents.

26-52.    Application of regulations.

26-53.    Duplicate license, permit, registration or certificate issuance.

26-54.    Team inspection and certificate of occupancy required by Building Code.

26-55.    New certificate of occupancy required for any new tenant, owner or occupant of a business.

26-56.    Contents of license, permit, registration, or certificate.

26-57.    Responsibilities of licensees, permittees or registrants.

26-58.    Reserved.

26-59.    City liquor renewal license constitutes a liquor renewal certificate of compliance.

26-60.    Constitutes conducting business.

26-61.    Regulating the sale of food(s) and food items.

26-62—26-85.    Reserved.

Article III. Amusement Galleries, Game Rooms, Vending Machines and Mechanical Amusement Devices

26-86.    Definitions.

26-87.    License required.

26-88.    Expiration date.

26-89.    License application.

26-90.    Inspection.

26-91.    Display of license.

26-92.    Posting of premises.

26-93.    License nontransferable.

26-94.    Space requirements; attendant on premises.

26-95.    Operation of machines or devices by minors; hours.

26-96.    Licensee’s responsibilities.

26-97.    Maintenance of device required.

26-98.    Enforcement of article.

26-99.    Reserved.

26-100.    Revocation or suspension of license.

26-101—26-150.    Reserved.

Article IV. Auctions and Auctioneers

Division 1. Generally

26-151—26-175.    Reserved.

Division 2. Auctions

Subdivision I. In General

26-176.    Definitions.

26-177.    Jewelry and specified articles.

26-178.    Prohibited activities.

26-179.    Use of public places prohibited.

26-180.    Exceptions to division.

26-181—26-210.    Reserved.

Subdivision II. License

26-211.    Required.

26-212.    Application; contents.

26-213.    Sale without reserve.

26-214.    Auction bond.

26-215.    Term of license.

26-216.    Revocation or denial, grounds.

26-217—26-250.    Reserved.

Division 3. Auctioneers

Subdivision I. In General

26-251.    Auctioneer defined.

26-252.    Use of public places prohibited.

26-253.    Exceptions to division.

26-254—26-280.    Reserved.

Subdivision II. License

26-281.    Required.

26-282.    Application; contents.

26-283.    Additional information.

26-284.    Bond; conditions.

26-285.    License term.

26-286.    Revocation or denial, grounds.

26-287—26-315.    Reserved.

Article V. Automobile Wreckers

26-316.    License required.

26-317.    Exemption.

26-318.    Fencing or walls required.

26-319.    Premises to be kept clean and sanitary; burning prohibited.

26-320.    Depositing materials in public ways.

26-321.    Burning vehicles prohibited.

26-322.    Violations declared nuisance; abatement procedure.

26-323—26-370.    Reserved.

Article VI. Billiard and Pool Establishments

26-371.    Definitions.

26-372.    License required.

26-373.    Exceptions to article.

26-374.    Minors restricted.

26-375—26-415.    Reserved.

Article VII. Bowling Alleys

26-416.    License required.

26-417—26-455.    Reserved.

Article VIII. Christmas Tree Sales

26-456.    License required.

26-457.    Expiration of license.

26-458.    Refund of bond.

26-459—26-500.    Reserved.

Article IX. Cigarette Sales

26-501.    Penalties.

26-502.    Scope.

26-503.    Definitions.

26-504.    Authority of enforcement officer.

26-505.    Tobacco sales to minors prohibited.

26-506—26-535.    Reserved.

Article X. Circuses or Carnivals

26-536.    Definitions.

26-537.    License required.

26-538.    Bond requirement.

26-539.    Gambling prohibited.

26-540.    Public liability insurance.

26-541.    Compliance with state requirements.

26-542.    City inspection.

26-543—26-575.    Reserved.

Article XI. Public Dances

26-576.    License required.

26-577.    Exemption.

26-578.    Hours of operation.

26-579.    Minors regulated; chaperones.

26-580.    Code violations; order to vacate.

26-581—26-610.    Reserved.

Article XII. Dry Cleaners/Self-Service Laundries

26-611.    Penalties.

26-612.    Definitions.

26-613.    License required.

26-614.    Sanitation.

26-615.    Self-service laundries.

26-616.    Inspections.

26-617.    Insurance policy required.

26-618.    Insurance requirements; bond.

26-619.    State law; compliance to issuance.

26-620.    Compliance with Code; procedure for issuance.

26-621.    Enforcement authority.

26-622—26-660.    Reserved.

Article XIII. Filling Stations

26-661—26-700.    Reserved.

Article XIV. Frozen Confection Vendors

26-701.    Definitions.

26-702.    License required.

26-703.    License application, requirements; content.

26-704.    Referral of applications for sale of frozen confections.

26-705.    License nontransferable; fees; term.

26-706.    License content; badge; display.

26-707.    Physical examination of peddlers; cessation of activity.

26-708.    Rules and regulations.

26-709.    Articles prohibited or restricted.

26-710.    Inspection of food articles; ice cream sales.

26-711.    Sale to minors; warning lights required on vehicle.

26-712.    Standing restricted.

26-713.    Denial, revocation or suspension of license, permit, registration or certificate.

26-714.    Enforcement.

26-715.    Reserved.

26-716.    Adoption of rules.

26-717—26-760.    Reserved.

Article XV. Massage Parlors

26-761.    Definitions.

26-762.    Exemptions.

26-763.    State license required.

26-764.    Business license required.

26-765.    Employees to be licensed.

26-766.    Hours of operation.

26-767.    Disorderly conduct.

26-768.    Medical treatment prohibited; heat lamps.

26-769.    Connection with living quarters.

26-770.    Sanitation and maintenance.

26-771.    Uniforms required.

26-772.    Towels and linens.

26-773.    Cleanliness of employees.

26-774.    Immoral activities prohibited; outcall massage.

26-775.    False, misleading or deceptive advertising.

26-776—26-810.    Reserved.

Article XVI. Newspaper Delivery Receptacles

26-811.    Definitions.

26-812.    Permit required; application.

26-813.    Insurance, indemnification, bonding requirements; enforcement of article.

26-814.    Location of receptacles; safety requirements.

26-815.    Placement of receptacles in the right-of-way; installation and repair.

26-816—26-855.    Reserved.

Article XVII. Parking Lots and Parking Lot Attendants

26-856—26-975.    Reserved.

Article XVIII. Pawnbrokers, Secondhand Dealers and Junk Dealers

26-976.    Short title.

26-977.    Definitions.

26-978.    License required.

26-979.    License application.

26-980.    Investigations and inspections.

26-981.    License issuance; conditions for denial.

26-982.    Hearings on appeals.

26-983.    Inspections of business premises.

26-984.    License fees; expirations; transfers; form.

26-985.    Procedures and forms for fingerprinting, statements and recording of transactions; inspection of records.

26-986.    Restrictions on sales.

26-987.    Sunday operation prohibited.

26-988.    Sales prohibited during certain hours.

26-989.    Prohibited sale or possession of items with serial numbers altered, removed.

26-990.    Merchandise displays.

26-991.    Police order to hold property.

26-992.    Retention of articles for specified periods.

26-993.    Prohibited purchases.

26-994.    Premises, enclosures and restrictions.

26-995.    Premises condition.

26-996.    Storage of scrap tires.

26-997.    Bonds.

26-998.    Compliance with State laws.

26-999.    Compliance with zoning ordinances.

26-1000.    Purchases from minors prohibited.

26-1001.    Penalty.

26-1002—26-1010.    Reserved.

Article XIX. Peddlers

26-1011.    Hawker or peddler defined.

26-1012.    License required.

26-1013.    Exceptions to article.

26-1014.    License application; contents.

26-1015.    Referral of applications for sale of food.

26-1016.    License nontransferable; fees; term; exceptions.

26-1017.    Free licenses; compliance with article required.

26-1018.    Revocation or suspension of license; hearings.

26-1019.    License content; badge; display.

26-1020.    Physical examination of peddlers; cessation of activity.

26-1021.    Rules and regulations.

26-1022.    Articles prohibited or restricted.

26-1023.    Inspection of food articles; ice cream sales.

26-1024.    Sales of ice cream products to minors; warning lights required on vehicle.

26-1025.    Weights and measures; use.

26-1026.    Obstructing traffic.

26-1027.    Standing restricted.

26-1028.    Noisemakers prohibited.

26-1029.    Adoption of rules.

Article XIXa. Mobile Food Vehicle Vendors

26-1030    Mobile food vehicle vendors.

26-1031    Short title.

26-1032    Definitions.

26-1033    Scope.

26-1034    License required.

26-1035    Regulations.

26-1036    Enforcement.

26-1037    Denials and appeals.

26-1038—26-1075.    Reserved.

Article XX. Scrap Metal Processors

26-1076.    Defined.

26-1077.    License required.

26-1078.    Fence required.

26-1079.    Maintenance of fence or wall.

26-1080.    Premises to be kept sanitary.

26-1081—26-1110.    Reserved.

Article XXI. Secondhand Dealers, Junk Dealers and Junk Gatherers

26-1111—26-1170.    Reserved.

Article XXII. Skating Rinks

26-1171.    License required.

26-1172—26-1200.    Reserved.

Article XXIII. Street and Stationary Vendors

26-1201.    Definitions.

26-1202.    Interference with traffic; operation in certain districts; helpers generally.

26-1203.    Vending in Phoenix Center areas generally.

26-1204.    Vending in the Pontiac Silverdome area.

26-1205.    Vending in the designated theme area.

26-1206.    Designation of areas where vending prohibited.

26-1207.    Sales near schools.

26-1208.    Sales to persons in roadway; sales from median strips.

26-1209.    Disposal of litter.

26-1210.    Spraying of flowers on sidewalk.

26-1211.    Use of noisemaking devices.

26-1212.    Prohibition of ticket sales.

26-1213.    License required.

26-1214.    License fees; insurance; expiration date.

26-1215.    Registration of children of licensees acting as helpers.

26-1216.    Vendors of foodstuffs—Permits generally.

26-1217.    Same—Applications; condition and storage of foods.

26-1218.    License form; case; possession; defacing.

26-1219.    Tags and badges.

26-1220.    License records to be kept.

26-1221.    Denial, revocation or suspension of license.

26-1222.    Waiver of special exception permit.

26-1223.    Reserved.

26-1224.    Vending for temporary special events.

26-1225—26-1275.    Reserved.

Article XXIV. Theaters

26-1276.    License required.

26-1277.    Grounds for revocation or denial of license.

26-1278.    Exemption from license fees.

26-1279—26-1310.    Reserved.

Article XXV. Transient Housing

Division 1. In General

26-1311.    Scope of article.

26-1312.    Purpose of article.

26-1313.    Rules of construction.

26-1314.    Enforcement.

26-1315.    Emergency order; vacation; compliance.

26-1316.    Provision complementary and supplemental.

26-1317.    Definitions.

Division 2. Requirements

26-1318.    Application of existing codes and ordinances.

26-1319.    Application of zoning ordinance.

26-1320.    Annual inspections.

26-1321.    Cleanliness of licensed premises; owner’s responsibility.

26-1322.    Repair and maintenance required.

26-1323.    Fire extinguishers.

26-1324.    Garbage and refuse receptacles.

26-1325.    Bedding and linens.

26-1326.    Towels required.

26-1327.    Water closets; disinfection.

26-1328.    Compliance, development and operating requirements.

26-1329.    Register book required.

26-1330.    Overcrowding prohibited.

26-1331.    Sanitary conditions and general maintenance.

26-1332.    Exit lights and night lights.

26-1333.    Use of basement or attic as sleeping room; conditions.

26-1334.    Walls and ceilings.

26-1335.    Illegal acts on premises.

26-1336.    Lodger’s responsibilities.

Division 3. Certificate of Compliance

26-1337.    Certificate of compliance required for transient housing.

26-1338.    State or other license; no exemption.

26-1339.    Compliance prerequisite to issuance.

26-1340.    Fees.

26-1341.    Expiration date.

26-1342.    Right to appeal; procedure.

26-1343.    Penalties.

26-1344—26-1365.    Reserved.

Article XXVI. Transient Traders

26-1366.    Defined.

26-1367.    License required.

26-1368.    License fee.

26-1369.    Exception for local merchants.

26-1370—26-1410.    Reserved.

Article XXVII. Used Motor Vehicle Dealers

26-1411.    Defined.

26-1412.    License required.

26-1413.    Maintenance of premises; spacing of vehicles.

26-1414.    Repossession report.

26-1415—26-1430.    Reserved.

Article XXVIII. Sidewalk Cafes

26-1431.    Sidewalk cafes defined.

26-1432.    Sidewalk cafe agreement.

26-1433.    Fee and bond.

26-1434.    Sidewalk cafe committee.

26-1435—26-1449.    Reserved.

Article XXIX. Precious Metal and Gem Dealers

26-1450.    Definitions.

26-1451.    Registration and transaction fee.

26-1452.    Records of transactions.

26-1453.    Retention of transaction and transmittal to Oakland County Sheriff.

26-1454.    Certificate of registration.

26-1455.    Application; prerequisites.

26-1456.    Sheriff’s office review.

26-1457.    Review by Community Development.

26-1458.    Certificate of registration; duration; renewal; changes.

26-1459.    Display of certificate of registration.

26-1460.    Precious item retention; alteration or defacing unlawful.

26-1461.    Precious items; acceptance prohibited and unlawful.

26-1462.    Violations; penalty.


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Cross reference—Administration, ch. 2; advertising, ch. 6; alcoholic beverages, ch. 10; amusements and entertainments, ch. 14; consumer protection, ch. 46; fire prevention and protection, ch. 62; vehicles for hire, ch. 126.