Each operator shall keep complete and accurate records of lodging furnished, together with a record of the tax collected thereon, which shall be the amount due under this chapter, and shall keep all invoices and other pertinent documents.  If the operator furnishes lodging not subject to the tax, the operator's records shall show the identity of the transient guest, if the sale was not exempted by reason of such identity, or the nature of the transaction if exempted for any other reason.  Such  records and other documents shall be opened during business hours to the inspection of the Tax Commissioner and shall be preserved for a period of three years, unless the Tax Commissioner, in writing, consents to their destruction within that period, or unless the Tax Commissioner orders that such records be kept for a longer period of time.
(Ord. 1, 1983.)