Chapter 9.34


9.34.010    DEFINITIONS.

9.34.020    REGISTER TO BE KEPT.

9.34.030    VIOLATION - PENALTY.


For the purpose of this chapter, the term "hotel/motel" means and includes hotels, motels, roominghouses, lodginghouses, and any building, portion of building or group of buildings used for human habitation containing two (2) or more rooms intended or designed to be used or which may be used for sleeping or living purposes by tourists or temporary guests for periods of less than thirty (30) days which are rented or hired out for compensation as a business. Places where children, elderly people, invalids or convalescents are exclusively accommodated are not to be considered hotels/motels. (Ord. 4859 §4 (in part), 2003; Ord. 4041 §1, 1986. Formerly 5.42.010)


Every person conducting any hotel/motel shall keep a register in which all guests, roomers and lodgers shall be required to register their names and addresses. The person in charge of registering guests shall indicate on the register the date of each registration and time and date of departure, and shall write opposite the name or names of each such guest, roomer or lodger the number of the room or rooms assigned to such guest, roomer or lodger, and the number of any and all rooms to which such guest, roomer or lodger may subsequently be assigned to occupy. Every hotel/motel register shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by law enforcement officers and health officials of the City, the State or other governmental agency during all hours in which the hotel/motel is open for the reception of guests, roomers or lodgers. All such registration books shall be preserved for the period of at least two (2) years. (Ord. 4859 §4 (in part), 2003; Ord. 4041 §7, 1986. Formerly 5.42.090)


Any violation or failure to comply with any provision of this chapter by any person constitutes a civil infraction as defined in BMC 1.12.020(3) subject to assessment and enforcement pursuant to Chapter 1.12 BMC. (Ord. 4859 §4 (in part), 2003)