For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
ACCOMMODATION SERVICE:  The furnishing of rooms or accommodations by any person, partnership, association, corporation, estate, representative, or any other combination of individuals, to a person who for a consideration uses, possesses, or has the right to use or possess, any room in a hotel, apartment hotel, accommodation unit,  lodge, lodging house, motor hotel, guesthouse, guest ranch, trailer coach, mobile home, auto camp, trailer court and park, fractional fee club, fractional fee club unit, bed and breakfast, or short-term rental property for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive days under any concession, permit, right of access, license or agreement, including property management and similar services, but excluding owners of short-term rental properties, as that term is defined in Section 4-14-2.
ACCOMMODATION UNIT: Any room or group of rooms without kitchen facilities designed for or adapted to occupancy by guests and accessible from common corridors, walks, or balconies without necessarily passing through another accommodation unit or dwelling unit.
ATHLETIC CLUB: A business which has as one of its primary sources of income the charging for the use of racquet courts and/or other athletic facilities such as free weights, weight machines, swimming pools, etc.
BUSINESS: Any business, profession, occupation, or activity engaged in by a person for profit, gain, benefit, or advantage which is conducted on premises within the Town.
BUSINESS FLOOR AREA: The number of square feet located within any "premises" as defined in this section, except that the number of square feet located in storage areas and administrative offices within retail business premises shall not be considered business floor area.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES: Building contractors, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, excavators, roofers, and painters.
DWELLING UNIT: Any room or group of rooms with kitchen facilities designed for or used as an independent housekeeping unit.
FINANCIAL SERVICES: Any savings and loan company, bank, mortgage company or mortgage broker.
GARAGE OR YARD SALES: Any retail sales of secondhand goods in a residential area, not exceeding a consecutive three (3) day period nor a total of six (6) days per calendar year, but not including:
   A.   Sales conducted by a professional or compensated agent of the owner of the items to be sold;
   B.   Sales of new items that had been held out for sale in a commercial establishment.
GENERAL SERVICE BUSINESS: Any business not otherwise defined or classified herein.
HOME OCCUPATION: A business which is conducted within a residence and is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the residence for dwelling purposes.
LICENSE YEAR: The calendar year January 1 through December 31.
LICENSEE: Any person required to obtain an annual business license.
LODGE: A building or a group of associated buildings designed for occupancy primarily as the temporary lodging place of individuals or families, either in accommodation units or dwelling units, and in which all such units are operated under a single management providing the occupants thereof customary hotel services and facilities.
LODGE SUPPORT BUSINESS: A business, service, or facility located within the lodge, owned by the same person owning the lodge, and providing customary services and facilities primarily to occupants of the lodge.
PERSON: Any individual, partnership, corporation, firm, estate, trust, association, joint venture, or other entity.
PREMISES: Any land, structure, lodge, store, office, salesroom, warehouse, or other place of business situated within the Town which is owned, leased or occupied by a business.
PROFESSIONAL: Any doctor, dentist, psychologist, physical therapist, nurse, medical assistant, lawyer, architect, booking agent, engineer, title company, surveyor, insurance company, agent or broker, consultant, securities dealer, financial planner, veterinarian, accountant, chiropractor, and other related fields of expertise.
RENTAL INTEREST:  The smallest portion of an accommodation service that can be separately leased, licensed or used.
RESTAURANT: Any establishment no matter how named or designated at which food is sold for consumption on the premises.
RETAIL: The sale of commodities to the consumer.
SKI COMPANY: A business which has as one of its primary sources of income the operation of ski lifts.
TAVERN: A business holding a State of Colorado tavern liquor license.
TOWN: The Town of Vail, Colorado.
(Ord. 3(2019) § 1; Ord. 15(2017) § 2: Ord. 1(2015) § 1: Ord. 6(1998) § 1: Ord. 38(1988) § 1)