(A)   Prior to commencement of business or opening every hotel operator shall file with the Director:
      (1)   A certificate of registration;
      (2)   An affidavit and designation of operator.
   The required filings shall be made on forms prescribed by the Director.
   (B)   The Director shall, within five days after receipt of the required certificate of registration and affidavit, issue, without charge to the operator, a certificate of authority empowering such operator to collect the tax from the occupant. The certificate of registration shall state the hotel to which it is applicable. Such certificate of authority shall be permanently displayed by the operator in such manner that it may be seen and come to the notice of all occupants and persons seeking occupancy. Such certificate of authority shall be non-assignable and nontransferable, and shall be surrendered immediately to the Director upon the cessation of business at the hotel named, or upon its sale or transfer, or upon the change of designated operator.
(Ord. 1774, passed 11-21-06)