(a)   Within 30 days after the effective day of this chapter, or within 30 days after commencing business, whichever is later, each operator of any hotel/motel renting lodging to transient guests shall register the hotel/motel with the Treasurer, and obtain from him a "transient occupancy registration certificate," to be at all times posted in a conspicuous place on the premises.
   (b)   The certificate shall, among other things, state the following:
      (1)   The name of the operator;
      (2)   The address of the hotel/motel;
      (3)   The date upon which the certificate was issued; and
      (4)   "This Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate signifies that the person named on the face hereof has fulfilled the requirements of the Transient Occupancy Tax Ordinance by registering with the Treasurer for the purpose of collecting from transient guests the Transient Occupancy Tax and remitting said tax to the Treasurer. This certificate does not constitute a permit." (1993 Code 98.34)