Chapter 5.08


5.08.010    Definition.

5.08.020    Licensing required.

5.08.030    Issuance of license.

5.08.010 Definition.

As used in this chapter:

“Amusement devices” means any electronic machine or game, which, upon the inserting of a coin permits a person or operator to use the device as a game, contest of skill or amusement, whether or not registering a score, which may cause a person or operator of same to secure some amusement, enjoyment or entertainment, and which is not a gambling device or a device which tends to encourage gambling. (Ord. 474 § 1, 1982)

5.08.020 Licensing required.

A license shall be require of every owner (person, firm, corporation or association) of an electronic amusement device kept, used, exhibited or displayed within the city.

Application for a license to display an electronic amusement device must be made to the city clerk-treasurer. (Ord. 474 § 2, 1982)

5.08.030 Issuance of license.

A.    Every owner, at the time of application shall pay to the city the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per machine per year. All licenses shall be issued for a period of one year and shall expire on December 31st of each year. No license may be transferred from one owner to another. There shall be no proration of fees, except for the period from July 1, 1982 when this chapter shall become in effect; until December 31, 1982, the license fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per machine. License shall be permanently and conspicuously displayed on each machine on owner’s premises.

B.    No owner shall allow any minor under eighteen (18) years of age to play or use any such amusement device during the academic year for the Ilwaco Public School during the hours the school is in session.

C.    An applicant requesting a license for more than ten (10) amusement devices shall also be required to obtain an amusement center license. The fee for the amusement center license shall by thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per year.

D.    Licenses for amusement devices are due and payable on January 1st of each calendar year.

A penalty of twenty-five (25) percent of the license fee will be assessed after March 31st of each calendar year.

Failure to obtain or renew a license when due shall result in suspension or cancellation of the license. (Ord. 474 §§ 3—6, 1982)