Chapter 18.64


18.64.010    Definitions.

18.64.020    Amusement devices as incidental uses.

18.64.030    Amusement arcades – Where and how permitted.

18.64.010 Definitions.

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

A. “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. “Amusement device” does not include amusement rides, sound or music devices, vending machines, movie machines, publication dispensing devices or bowling alleys.

B. “Amusement arcade” means any place, location, or premises where either the primary use is the availability and public operation of amusement devices or where five or more amusement devices are available for public use and operation. (Prior code § 10-3.3201)

18.64.020 Amusement devices as incidental uses.

Amusement devices as an incidental or accessory use shall be limited to four or less devices per establishment. (Prior code § 10-3.3202)

18.64.030 Amusement arcades – Where and how permitted.

A. Amusement arcades shall be permitted to operate only where expressly permitted by this code and shall not operate within the city without first obtaining a conditional use permit in accordance with the procedures set forth in Chapter 18.46. In addition to the conditional use permit required by this section, the owner of the amusement devices must also receive a permit in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 5.12. For any amusement arcade which also constitutes a poolroom, billiard or social club, the applicant must also receive a permit from the city council in accordance with Section 5.08.310.

B. Amusement arcades shall be prohibited from locating within three hundred feet of each other.

C. Amusement arcades shall only be permitted with adequate bicycle parking facilities and adult supervision. (Ord. 1738 § 3, 2012; Ord. 1601 § 21, 2000; prior code § 10-3.3203)