520.02   PERMITS.
   (a)   No person directly or indirectly, shall construct, operate or maintain a hotel or motel within the City of Grove City without a permit for the current year’s operation. The permit shall be displayed to the public in a conspicuous location.  The permit shall not be transferable or assignable and shall automatically become invalid upon the change of ownership or authorized agent or upon suspension or revocation.
   (b)   The City of Grove City shall issue a permit to all hotel, extended stay hotel, or motel owners or authorized agents upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
   (c)   All permits shall be issued on a calendar year basis (January 1 to December 31) or any part thereof.
   (d)   All permits issued by the City of Grove City shall expire on December 31 following the date of issuance.
   (e)   Every person, firm, association, or corporation who proposes to operate a hotel, motel, or extended stay hotel within the City of Grove City shall apply for a permit on forms provided by the city no later than 30 days prior to the expiration of their permit.  No permit shall be issued to the owner or authorized agent unless the following documents are provided to the city:
      (1)   A copy of a license issued by the State Fire Marshal for the premises;
      (2)   A copy of the latest inspection report from the State Fire Marshal;
      (3)   A copy of the latest inspection report from the local fire inspector;
      (4)   A letter designating the responsible person at the hotel to whom a notice of violations can be delivered, and who has the authority to act as the owner’s or authorized agent’s representative in his or her absence.
   (f)   All hotels, motels and extended stay hotels within the City of Grove City shall be in compliance with state and local laws and regulations.  Any hotel that is permitted by the City of Grove City shall be in compliance with the regulations of the City’s Building and Code Enforcement Department, the Jackson Township Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal.
   (g)   Every owner or authorized representative shall maintain a log of complaints from guests at the facility.  Such records shall be available for inspection.
   (h)   Any person, firm, association or corporation who, subsequent to January 1 of any year proposes to operate a hotel during any remaining part of the year shall apply for a permit not less than 30 days before the hotel is to open.
   (i)   The owner or authorized agent shall display the permit to operate in a prominent location within the hotel, motel or extended stay hotel.
(Ord. C90-05. Passed 9-19-05.)