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(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to give, hold or conduct any exhibition or entertainment known as a bal masque or masked ball, or by any other name where the persons attending thereat appear in fancy dress, or represent any character or personage with masks or dominoes, whether or not an admission fee is charged, without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission; provided, however, that no permit is hereby required for private theatricals or private dancing parties, given or conducted by any person in his own dwelling house, nor for theatrical performances.
(b) Applications for masked ball permits shall be filed with the Entertainment Commission on a form provided for said permit together with a nonrefundable fee. All such applications must contain the name or names of the person or persons, company, association or corporation which proposes to give such exhibition or entertainment, the place at which the same shall be held or given, and the date upon which the same is proposed to be held.
(c) Every person, firm or corporation giving, holding or conducting any masked ball, for which a permit is required by this section, shall pay a license fee for each such entertainment or exhibition. The Tax Collector shall issue the license provided for in this section only upon the filing in his office of a written permit therefor from the Entertainment Commission.
(Added by Ord. 555-81, App. 11/12/81; amended by Ord. 164-02, File No. 020783, App. 7/26/2002)