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(a) It shall be the duty of every operator to issue to all persons seeking the privilege of parking a motor vehicle on a daily basis a distinctive ticket in the form and manner provided by this section or provide and maintain electronic records of each daily parking transaction that substantially meet the requirements of this section. Tickets shall be issued by the operator in numerical sequence.
(b) Each ticket issued by an operator shall indicate the name of the operator and the address of the parking lot or garage upon or in which the motor vehicle is parked. Unless the parking lot or garage is equipped with an automated ticket dispenser which triggers the opening of a gate, tickets shall consist of three parts, one part shall be issued by the operator to the recipient; one part shall be retained by the operator, who shall indicate on the back thereof the time of arrival and departure of the motor vehicle; and one part shall be attached to the parked motor vehicle for the purpose of identification. All three-part tickets shall contain the same serial number on each part of the ticket.
(c) It shall be the duty of every operator to issue to all persons seeking the privilege of parking a motor vehicle on a daily basis a paper or electronic receipt showing the parking charge paid by the recipient and the amount of tax paid or an indication that tax was included in the parking charge. Unless a cash register or electronic record is used which produces daily summaries showing the number of motor vehicles parked, the total charges paid and the amount of tax collected for each range of parking charges described in Section 4-236-020, and the summaries are maintained as required by Section 4-236-050, the paper receipt shall be in the form of a two-part numerical receipt and the operator shall retain one part and issue one part to the recipient. Each part shall show the parking charge and the amount of tax paid.
(d) Unless electronic records are kept identifying weekly and monthly parkers, every operator shall require a tag to be attached to each motor vehicle that is permitted to park on a weekly or monthly basis, or other basis longer than one day. Each tag shall show the name of the operator and address of the parking lot or garage upon or in which the motor vehicle is parked; an identification number; the number and issuing state of the license plate of the parked motor vehicle; and whether the motor vehicle is parked on a weekly or monthly or other basis longer than one day, indicating starting and ending dates of the week, month or other period. Tags shall be issued by the operator in numerical sequence.
(e) The operator shall keep a book record of all tags issued, showing each tag's date of issuance, identification number and parking charge imposed. The operator shall remove, or cause to be removed, and shall void each tag at the end of the week, month or other applicable period, and shall cause a new tag to be attached to the motor vehicle at the beginning of each new period.
(f) Any operator that fails to maintain electronic records as allowed herein, or alternatively, to issue or attach one or more tickets, tags or receipts in the form or manner provided by this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50,00 nor more than $200.00 for each motor vehicle for which an electronic record is not maintained or to which a ticket, tag or receipt in the proper form was not issued or upon which a ticket or tag was not attached.
(g) In order to ensure the sound and efficient administration and enforcement of the tax imposed by this chapter, the comptroller by rule may impose recordkeeping, ticket or tag requirements in addition to the requirements contained in this chapter.
(Added Coun. J. 12-9-92, p. 25465; Amend Coun. J. 12-15-92, p. 27387; Amend Coun. J. 11-10-94, p. 59125; Corrected. 3-9-95, p. 66769; Amend Coun. J. 11-7-96, p. 32073; Amend Coun J. 11-13-96, p. 34040; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-11, p. 13798, Art. I, § 4; Amend Coun. J. 5-24-17, p. 49413, § 1)