(a) Each business tax registration certificate shall be prepared and issued by the Director of Finance and shall state upon the face thereof the following:
1. The name of the person to whom issued.
2. The classification of business engaged in and the section of this article in which the business taxed is described.
3. The address of the location from which the business is conducted, and, where it is different, the mailing address of the business taxed; or where no fixed place of business is maintained, the mailing address of the person to whom the registration certificate has been issued. The mailing address so appearing shall be the address to which all notices required or authorized in this article shall be sent unless the registrant shall request in writing that another address be used for such purpose.
4. The period for which the certificate has been issued.
(b) Each business tax registration certificate shall state on the back thereof the following:
This business tax registration certificate signifies that the person named on the face hereof has fulfilled the requirements of Article 1 of Chapter II of the Los Angeles Municipal Code by registering with the Director of Finance for the purpose of paying business tax for the classification of business for which this certificate is issued. This certificate does not authorize the person to conduct any unlawful business or to conduct any lawful business in an illegal manner or to conduct within the City of Los Angeles the business for which this certificate has been issued without strictly complying with all the provisions of the ordinances of said City, including but not limited to those requiring a permit from any board, commission, department or office of the City. THIS BUSINESS TAX REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PERMIT. Any failure to comply with the requirements of Article 1 or Article 1.11 of Chapter II of the Los Angeles Municipal Code shall constitute grounds for suspension of this certificate. (Amended by Ord. No. 160,389, Eff. 10/21/85.)