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No corporation, partnership or other business entity or employee thereof may solicit the storage or parking of any motor vehicle for which a parking space may or may not be rented unless the corporation, partnership or business entity holds a valid valet parking permit issued by the Chief of Police; notwithstanding the foregoing provision, a governmental entity that solicits the storage or parking of any motor vehicle for which a parking space mayor may not be rented is not required to obtain a valid valet parking permit issued by the Chief of Police, provided that all persons engaged by the governmental entity to perform said activities are employees of the governmental entity.
(a) A fixed location valet parking permit shall be required for any valet parking operator who performs valet parking services at a restaurant or other place of public assembly which utilizes valet parking services on a daily or regularly scheduled basis. Any location which uses valet parking services more than once each week and more than 52 times per year requires a fixed location permit. Application for location valet parking permits shall include verification by the owner of an off-street parking garage or lot that a specified number of parking spaces will be guaranteed for the use of the applicant.
A holder of a fixed location valet parking permit may assess the owner or operator of a motor vehicle which it accepts for valet parking a reasonable fee for its services; provided, that the person who has hired the permittee has agreed in writing that fees may be charged of such owners and operators, that the permittee meets all applicable parking tax obligations which may be connected with such charges, and further provided, that the permittee shall provide each such owner and operator with advance notice of the applicable fees to be charged.
(b) An annual special event valet parking permit shall be required of any valet parking operator who performs valet parking services at locations other than those defined as fixed locations in Subdivision (a) of this Section.
Special event valet parking permit holders shall provide the appropriate Police Department District Station(s) with seven days' advance written notice of the location, date and hours of each special event valet parking operation for which a permit is requested, or, if seven days' notice is impossible, the permit holders shall notify the District Station(s) as soon after the permit holder's services are engaged for any event as is possible. The District Station Captain shall have the right to prohibit the use of a special event valet parking permit at a given location if he or she finds that there are insufficient on-street parking spaces in the locale and the permit holder has presented no adequate plan to park the vehicles legally.
There shall be no appeal from the Captain's denial unless the notice of an intended event at a particular location has been given at least twenty days before the event, in which case appeal shall lie only to the Chief of Police, or his or her designate.
No holder of a special event valet parking permit may require any payment from vehicle operators for valet parking services.
(Added by Ord. 156-85, App. 3/28/85; amended by Ord. 287-08, File No. 081340, App. 12/5/2008; Ord. 5-13 , File No. 121064, App. 1/24/2013, Eff. 2/23/2013)