Chapter 5.52

5.52.000    Chapter Contents


5.52.010    Definitions.

5.52.020    License required.

5.52.050    Occupational permit required.

5.52.070    Exemptions.

5.52.080    Violations – Misdemeanor – Gross misdemeanor – Civil infraction.

(Ord. 6694 §13, 2010, repealed OMC 5.52.025 through 5.52.040).

5.52.010 Definitions

The following terms, for the purposes of this chapter, shall have the following meanings:

A.    “Locksmith” means any person who, for hire, is engaged in the installation, removal, adjustment or repair of any locking or security device or any type used for doors, safes, windows or other similar purpose, and performs such service on the customer’s premises.

B.    “Locksmith business” means any person, firm or corporation who holds that person or itself out as a business providing the services of a locksmith.

(Ord. 7187 §3, 2019; Ord. 6694 §13, 2010; Ord. 5261 §1, 1992; Ord. 4466 §§2, 3, 1983; Ord. 3728 §2, 1972).

5.52.020 License required

It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to act as a locksmith or to engage in business as a locksmith business in the City without first obtaining a license pursuant to the provisions of OMC 5.02.

(Ord. 6694 §13, 2010; Ord. 5261 §2, 1992; Ord. 4466 §4, 1983; Ord. 3728 §1, 1972).

5.52.050 Occupational permit required

Every locksmith and employee of a locksmith business shall at all times have in the locksmith’s and employee’s possession an occupational permit issued by the Police Department. Upon the revocation, suspension or expiration of any such license, such identification card shall be surrendered to the chief of police.

(Ord. 7187 §3, 2019; Ord. 6694 §13, 2010).

5.52.070 Exemptions

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any officer or employee of any department or agency of the United States or of any state, county, city or other municipal corporation while engaged in the performance of the officer’s or employee’s official duties.

(Ord. 7187 §3, 2019; Ord. 6694 §13, 2010; Ord. 5261 §6, 1992; Ord. 3728 §6, 1972).

5.52.080 Violations – Misdemeanor – Gross misdemeanor – Civil infraction

A.    Any person, firm, or corporation who knowingly violates or fails to comply with any term or provision of this chapter shall be deemed to have committed a misdemeanor, and if found guilty, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000), and/or to imprisonment not to exceed ninety (90) days or to both such fine and imprisonment. Each day shall be a separate offense. In the event of a continuing violation or failure to comply, the second and subsequent days shall constitute a gross misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) and/or imprisonment not to exceed three hundred and sixty-five (365) days or both such time and imprisonment. Continuing violation shall mean the same type of violation which is committed within a year of the initial violation.

B.    As an additional concurrent penalty, it shall be a civil infraction for a person, firm, or corporation to violate or fail to comply with any term or provision of this chapter. Each day shall be a separate infraction. A person, firm, or corporation found to have committed a civil infraction shall be assessed a monetary penalty as follows:

1.    First offense: Class 3 ($50), not including statutory assessments.

2.    Second offense arising out of the same facts as the first offense: Class 2 ($125), not including statutory assessments.

3.    Third offense arising out of the same facts as the first offense: Class 1 ($250), not including statutory assessments.

See also OMC Chapter 4.44, Uniform Code Enforcement.

(Ord. 6694 §13, 2010; Ord. 6081 §14, 2001).