Chapter 4.04


4.04.010    Purpose and intent.

4.04.020    Licenses and registration required.

4.04.030    Violation.

4.04.010 Purpose and intent.

It is the intent of this title to regulate adult-oriented businesses in order to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city. The provisions of this title have neither the purpose nor the effect of imposing a limitation or restriction on the content of any communicative materials, including adult-oriented materials and paraphernalia protected by the first amendment, or deny access by the distributors, exhibitors, and performers of adult-oriented entertainment to their intended market. In addition, the provisions of this title have neither the purpose nor effect of condoning or legitimizing the distribution of obscene material.

(Ord. 2000-04, Added, 05/02/2000)

4.04.020 Licenses and registration required.

It is a violation of this title for any person to engage in, conduct, or carry on, or allow to be engaged in, conducted, or carried on, in or upon any premises in the city, the operation of an adult-oriented business unless the person first obtains and continues to maintain in full force and effect a valid temporary or regular adult-oriented business license issued by the chief of police pursuant to this title.

It is a violation of this title for any person who operates an adult-oriented business to employ or permit a person to work for or at the adult-oriented business who is not registered with the city as required by this title. (Ord. 2000-04, Added, 05/02/2000)

4.04.030 Violation.

Violation of any of the provisions of this title is unlawful and an offense. Such violations shall be prosecuted as provided by Chapter 21.01 of Title 21. (Ord. 2006-07, Add, 06/06/2006)