Chapter 5.35


5.35.010    License required.

5.35.020    Definitions.

5.35.030    Business hours.

5.35.040    Application – Fee.

5.35.050    Revocation of license.

5.35.060    Violation – Penalties.

5.35.010 License required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to conduct or operate an amusement arcade, penny arcade, shooting gallery, or other commercial amusement place in the City of Mountlake Terrace without first obtaining a license pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. The licenses required under this chapter are separate from and in addition to the business license that may be required under Chapter 5.05 MTMC when applicable. (Ord. 2764 § 10, 2019; Ord. 1203 § 1, 1978).

5.35.020 Definitions.

A. “Amusement center” means any place open for business to the general public of all ages, whether principally for amusement or entertainment, and shall include any place of business in which more than six amusement devices may be displayed, exhibited, or exposed for purposes of play, use or operation; amusement center shall not be construed to mean any duly licensed carnival, circus, rodeo or parade.

B. “Amusement device” includes, but not by way of limitation, pinball machines, pool tables, record or tape playing devices, or other amusement devices for the amusement or entertainment of the public, whether coin-operated or not, and whether or not constituting games of skill. (Ord. 1203 § 1, 1978).

5.35.030 Business hours.

It shall be unlawful for any amusement center licensed pursuant to the provisions hereof to conduct business or to be open for business between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 9:00 a.m. (Ord. 1203 § 2, 1978).

5.35.040 Application – Fee.

Licenses hereunder shall be issued pursuant to application on such form as may be provided by the City Clerk, and upon payment of an annual license fee as set forth in the current Business License Ordinance. (Ord. 1861, 1990; Ord. 1203 § 3, 1978).

5.35.050 Revocation of license.

A. Any license granted pursuant hereto shall be subject to revocation upon notice and hearing before the City Manager.

B. Any license may be so revoked or renewal denied upon a finding of any offense as hereinafter defined occurred on the premises under the control of the licensee or any employee of the licensee.

C. The term “offense” shall include any act involving an assault, assault and battery, conduct creating a substantial risk of death or serious injury to another, unlawful possession or sale of stolen property, unlawful use or sale of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances, acts contributing to the delinquency of a minor, or any breach of the peace. (Ord. 1203 § 4, 1978).

5.35.060 Violation – Penalties.

Any violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not more than $250.00, and by revocation or nonrenewal of license. (Ord. 1203 § 5, 1978).