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(a) “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle as defined in division (B) of RC 4501.01.
(b) “Operator” means a person who conducts a parking service, whether in the capacity of owner, principal, agent, lessee, mortgagee in possession, licensee, or any other capacity.
(c) “Parking facility” means any lot, land, building, garage, structure, enclosure, premises, parcel, yard, indoor or outdoor area, or any portion thereof, except a public way, within the City offering three (3) or more parking spaces.
(d) “Parking fee” means the total consideration required to be paid by a patron to a parking service in exchange for parking occupancy. The total consideration shall be valued in money, and shall include the value of all receipts including, but not limited to, cash, credits, property or services of any kind or nature, whether or not such consideration was actually received by the operator of the parking service. A required charge shall not avoid classification as a parking fee by its designation as an ancillary charge for any other purported purpose separate from parking occupancy.
(e) “Parking occupancy” or “occupancy” means the use, or the right of use, of parking space in or on a parking facility for parking, housing, or storing a motor vehicle or other related act thereof, whether such use is by way of lease, concession, permit, right of access, license to use, or other agreement.
(f) “Parking service” means the act of offering parking space in or on a parking facility for purposes of occupancy by a patron in exchange for a parking fee. The term includes, but is not limited to, valet services, self-park services, honor lot parking, parking garages, attended parking lots, or any other form of service or facility offering parking space in or on a parking facility for purposes of occupancy by a patron in exchange for a parking fee.
(g) “Parking space” means any space where or in which a single motor vehicle may be parked, housed, stored, or kept at any one (1) time, regardless if that space is designated or designed for such use.
(h) “Patron” means a person who pays a parking fee to an operator in exchange for parking occupancy by the person or another by way of validation or otherwise.
(i) “Person” means any natural person, partnership, joint venture, joint stock company, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, receiver, administrator, executor, assignee, trustee in bankruptcy, firm, company, association, club, syndicate, society, municipal corporation, the State of Ohio, political subdivision of the State of Ohio, the United States, instrumentality of the United States, or any group or combination acting as a unit, whether mutual, cooperative, fraternal, nonprofit or otherwise.
(j) “Valet” or “valet service” means a parking service requiring the surrender of custody or control of a patron’s motor vehicle to the operator for the purpose of parking occupancy at a location different from the place of surrender.
(Ord. No. 1749-09. Passed 12-7-09, eff. 12-9-09)