The taxes imposed by this chapter shall be paid by the transient guest to the vendor, and each vendor shall collect from the transient guest the full and exact amount of the tax payable on each taxable lodging.
   If the transaction is claimed to be exempt, the transient guest must furnish to the vendor, and the vendor must obtain from the transient guest, a certificate specifying the reason that the sale is not legally subject to the taxes. If no certificate is obtained, it shall be presumed the taxes apply.
(Ord. C41-76. Passed 5-17-76; Ord. C123-88. Passed 1-16-89.)