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(A) Required. An adult establishment license shall be required to establish, operate or maintain an adult entertainment establishment within the unincorporated areas of the county.
(B) Operation without license prohibited. Except as provided in division (F) of this section with regard to adult entertainment establishments existing prior to the effective date of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person not having a current and valid adult establishment license to establish, operate or maintain an adult entertainment establishment within the unincorporated areas of the county at any time after tine effective date of this chapter.
(C) Operation in violation of license prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any licensees to establish, operate or maintain an adult entertainment establishment within the unincorporated area of the county except in the manner authorized by, and in compliance with, the provisions of this chapter and the licensee’s adult establishment license.
(D) Content and display of license. Every adult establishment license shall be provided by the county and shall, at a minimum, prominently state on its face the name of the licensee, the expiration date and the address of the adult entertainment establishment. Every licensee shall cause the licensee’s adult establishment license to be framed, covered by glass and hung at all times in plain view in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises so that it can be easily seen and read at any time by any person entering the licensed premises.
(E) License term. Except as hereinafter provided, adult establishment licenses shall be operative and valid, unless first terminated, suspended or revoked, for a term of one year commencing on January 1 of the year following the year of issuance and terminating on December 31 of that same year. Adult establishment licenses issued after January 1 of any year for operations to commence in that year shall be operative and valid, unless first terminated, suspended or revoked, for a term commencing on the date of issuance and terminating on December 31 of the same year.
(F) Existing establishments. An adult entertainment establishment existing prior to the effective date of this chapter shall submit an application for an adult establishment license no later than October 1, 1999; shall cease operations on November 15, 1999, unless it has secured by that date an adult establishment license pursuant to this chapter; and shall be subject to all other provisions of this chapter as of November 25, 1999. Any facility licensed by the Liquor Control Commissioner of the county on the date of the passage of this chapter shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter for a period of five years from the date of the passage of this chapter.
(G) Renewal. An adult establishment license may be renewed only by making application as required for an initial license pursuant to §§ 119.035 through 119.039 of this chapter. Application for renewal shall be made at least 30 days before the expiration of the then-current license term. The expiration of the license shall not be affected or extended by a renewal application that is made less than 30 days before expiration.
(1980 Code, § 119.030) (Res. 99-320, passed 8-19-1999)