Chapter 12.40
AUTO COURTS AND MOTOR COURTS

Sections:

12.40.010    Defined.

12.40.020    Compliance with chapter.

12.40.030    Permit required—Application.

12.40.040    Inspection of premises.

12.40.050    Action by council.

12.40.060    Application fee.

12.40.070    General sanitary and construction requirements.

12.40.010 Defined.

For the purposes of this chapter, an auto camp or motor court means any area or tract of land in the city on which buildings or tents used or designed for use by automobile transients are maintained for hire; any space that is rented or held out for rent to automobile transients; or, any space where free camping is permitted to automobile transients for the purpose of securing their trade. (Prior code § 4.1).

12.40.020 Compliance with chapter.

It is unlawful for any person to operate, conduct and maintain an auto camp or motor court in the city without first complying with the provisions of this chapter. (Prior code § 4.2).

12.40.030 Permit required—Application.

It is unlawful for any person to commence the operation or construction of an auto camp or motor court or to construct additional buildings or reconstruct or move buildings in an existing auto camp or motor court unless such person shall first make application in writing to the building inspector of the city and obtain a permit therefor. Such application shall contain a description of the grounds upon which the auto camp or motor court is to be constructed or reconstructed or upon which new buildings are to be erected in an existing auto camp or motor court, together with plans and specifications of the proposed construction or reconstruction of such buildings. (Prior code § 4.3).

12.40.040 Inspection of premises.

Within thirty days after the filing of the application required by Section 12.40.030, the building inspector shall make an inspection of the place selected for the auto camp or motor court to ascertain if the place so selected is satisfactory for such purpose and if the plans and specifications aforementioned conform to the requirements of this chapter. (Prior code § 4.4).

12.40.050 Action by council.

If the building inspector finds that the site is satisfactory and that the plans and specifications conform to the requirements of this chapter, he shall present to the City Council the application for the permit, his report, findings and recommendation and the City Council shall consider the application and before the permit can be issued, the City Council shall approve the same. (Prior code § 4.5).

12.40.060 Application fee.

The application for the permit required by this chapter shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount established by resolution of the City Council, which fee shall be paid to the building inspector for credit to the general fund of the city; provided, however, that in the case of any addition, alteration or repair to buildings or equipment in any auto camp or motor court heretofore erected, such application shall not be accompanied by any fee. (Prior code § 4.6).

12.40.070 General sanitary and construction requirements.

The operation, conduct and maintenance, the construction or reconstruction of any auto camp or motor court or any building or tent therein, or any addition or alteration to any auto camp or motor court or any building or tent therein, shall be in conformity with and comply with all the provisions of the various ordinances of the city which are applicable thereto, including the building, electric, garbage and plumbing regulations and likewise shall be in conformity with and comply with all applicable parts of the Health and Safety Code of the state. (Prior code § 4.7).