§ 120.02  PERMIT REQUIRED.
   (A)   A permit must be obtained from the city to operate an amusement redemption machine or device establishment or an amusement redemption machine or device premises. Operating an amusement redemption machine establishment or amusement redemption machine premises without a permit is an offense under this chapter. Carnival games or games designed for children are exempt from this chapter.
   (B)   An application for a permit must be made on a form provided by the city. The applicant must be qualified according to the provisions of this chapter.
   (C)   Any person who wishes to operate an amusement redemption machine or device establishment or amusement redemption machine or device premises must sign the application for a permit as applicant. If the owner or operator of an amusement redemption machine or device establishment or amusement redemption machine or device premises is other than an individual, then each individual who has a 20% or greater interest in the business must sign the application for a permit as an applicant. Each applicant will be considered a permittee, and each such person shall be personally liable for any violation of this chapter.
   (D)   It is a defense to prosecution under this chapter if the alleged activity is not otherwise illegal and is conducted at:
      (1)   A private residence from which the general public is excluded;
      (2)   A place owned by the federal, state or local government;
      (3)   A public or private elementary school, secondary school, college or university; or
      (4)   A place owned by a religious organization.
(Ord. 687, passed 7-15-2013)