Vancouver Municipal Code (VMC)

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City Charter

Chapter 5.04 BUSINESS AND OCCUPATION LICENSE TAX*
5.04.00E Editor's Note to Chapter 5.04
5.04.010 Revenue power
5.04.020 Definitions
5.04.021 Competitive telephone service
5.04.030 Enumeration of persons subject to tax--Rates of tax
5.04.031 Deductions--Manufactured goods sold outside city
5.04.032 Deductions--Sale of goods manufactured outside city
5.04.050 Taxing business carried on partially outside the city
5.04.060 Sales by consignee, bailee, factor or auctioneer
5.04.065 Presumptions
5.04.075 Exemptions - Review by director
5.04.080 Deductions allowed in computing license fees
5.04.090 Business license required
5.04.095 Business license fee surcharge - calculation
5.04.096 Indoor Space License Fee Surcharge - Calculation.
5.04.100 Periodic payment or report
5.04.110 Application and payment of license fees.
5.04.115 Delinquent Penalty
5.04.120 Record keeping
5.04.130 License fees paid before final warrant issuance
5.04.140 Extensions of filing time - Penalties - Waiver
5.04.150 Sale or transfer of business
5.04.155 Return confidential--Penalty for violation
5.04.160 Over or under payment of tax
5.04.170 Failure to make return
5.04.180 Director Review - Administrative Appeals
5.04.190 Adoption of rules
5.04.200 Mailing of notices
5.04.210 False returns
5.04.220 License fee additional
5.04.230 Tax constitutes debt
5.04.240 License revocation
5.04.250 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.05 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ZONES
5.05.010 Definitions
5.05.020 Purpose
5.05.030 International service zone designated
5.05.040 Tax credits
5.05.050 Record keeping requirements
Chapter 5.16 POOL TABLES AND BILLIARD PARLORS*
5.16.00E Editor's Note to Chapter 5.16
5.16.010 License required--Transfer
5.16.020 Classes of billiard parlors
5.16.030 Class A billiard parlor license
5.16.040 Class B billiard parlor license
5.16.050 Revocation or suspension of license
5.16.064 License--Expiration--Renewal
5.16.065 Class B billiard parlor--Hours of business
5.16.066 Class B billiard parlor--Supervision
5.16.070 Penalty for violation
Chapter 5.17 SPECIAL EVENTS PERMITTING
5.17.010 Purpose
5.17.020 No special duty create
5.17.030 Definitions
5.17.040 Special event permit required; authority of responsible official
5.17.050 Time for filing application for special event permit
5.17.060 Exemptions from the special event permit requirement
5.17.070 Notification of expressive activities
5.17.080 Issuance of a special event permit does not obligate city services
5.17.090 Priority of special event permit scheduling
5.17.100 When application for special event permit is deemed complete
5.17.110 Content of special event permit application
5.17.120 Conditions affecting issuance of a special event permit
5.17.130 Reasons for denial of a special event permit
5.17.140 Appeals from denial of special event permit
5.17.150 Contents of special event permit
5.17.160 Responsible official's action on special event permit application
5.17.170 Insurance required to conduct special event
5.17.180 Waiver of insurance requirements
5.17.190 Use of City logo or name
5.17.200 Display of special event permit required
5.17.210 Revocation of special event permit
5.17.220 Cost and fee recovery for special events
5.17.230 Effect of receipt of donations on status of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations
5.17.240 Delegation of city manager's authority
5.17.250 City manager authorized to adopt rules and regulations
5.17.260 Authorized special event vendors
5.17.270 Unlawful to conduct special event without permit
5.17.280 Other permits and licenses
5.17.290 Unlawful to sell goods in special event venue without authorization
5.17.300 Cost recovery for unlawful special event
5.17.310 Penalties for violation
Chapter 5.18 CARNIVALS AND TRAVELING SHOWS
5.18.010 Definitions
5.18.020 License required
5.18.030 Application for license
5.18.040 License fee
5.18.050 Community carnival license
5.18.060 Processing of application
5.18.070 Bond or surety required
5.18.080 Hours of operation
5.18.090 Games of skill and chance
5.18.100 Operation on public streets prohibited
5.18.110 Lighting of amusement area
5.18.120 Health and sanitation
5.18.130 Alcoholic beverages prohibited
5.18.140 Permittee to comply with building, electrical and fire codes
5.18.150 Sound amplifying equipment regulations
5.18.160 Posting of rules of games
5.18.170 Suspension or revocation of permit
5.18.180 Appeal from suspension or revocation
5.18.190 Penalties
Chapter 5.19 CABLE TELEVISION
5.19.00A Article I. General Provisions
5.19.010 Purposes of chapter
5.19.020 Definitions
5.19.030 Franchise required
5.19.040 Grant of multiple franchises
5.19.050 Cable franchise characteristics
5.19.060 Police powers and relations of franchise agreement to other provisions of law
5.19.070 Eminent domain
5.19.080 New Franchise - Application and consideration
5.19.090 Franchise extensions
5.19.100 Franchise renewals
5.19.110 Transfers of ownership or control
5.19.120 Costs of publication
5.19.130 Acceptance of franchise - effect
5.19.140 Financial and performance guarantees
5.19.150 Franchise fee
5.19.160 City and county distribution - Franchise fees and other obligations
5.19.170 Indemnification
5.19.199A Article II. System construction, extension, operation, standards and procedures
5.19.200 Nondiscrimination
5.19.210 Privacy
5.19.220 Customer service standards
5.19.230 Street use and construction standards
5.19.240 Access
5.19.299A Article III. Administration and regulation
5.19.300 Telecommunications Commission - Membership and terms
5.19.310 Telecommunications Commission - Meetings
5.19.320 Telecommunication Commission - Duties and authority
5.19.330 Performance evaluation sessions
5.19.340 Rates
5.19.350 Penalties - Civil and criminal
5.19.360 Revocation - Grounds
5.19.370 Procedure for remedying franchise violations
5.19.380 Vancouver/Clark County cable television director
5.19.390 Receivership and foreclosure
5.19.400 Severability
Chapter 5.20 DISPLAY OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA
5.20.010 Definitions
5.20.020 Display of Drug Paraphernalia
5.20.030 Enforcement
Chapter 5.24 DANCES
5.24.020 License required
5.24.030 Reports to chief of police
5.24.040 Hours
5.24.060 Conduct and inspection
5.24.070 Pass-out checks prohibited
5.24.080 Use of intoxicants
5.24.090 License fees
5.24.180 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.26 DANCING IN CABARETS
5.26.010 License fee levied--Amount--Expiration
5.26.020 License required
5.26.030 Conditions for license issuance
5.26.040 Room defined
5.26.050 Transferability
5.26.060 Clerk's duties
5.26.070 Failure to pay--Effect or renewal request
5.26.080 Failure to pay--Action to recover
5.26.090 Revocation of license
5.26.100 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.28 PRIVATE DANCES IN CABARETS
5.28.010 Private dance defined
5.28.020 Permit required--Fee
5.28.030 Police access
5.28.040 Failure to obtain permit
5.28.050 Penalty for violations
Chapter 5.30 DANCING IN TAVERNS
5.30.010 License fee--Purpose
5.30.020 License required
5.30.030 Conditions for license issuance
5.30.040 Transferability
5.30.050 Clerk's duties
5.30.060 Payment of delinquent license fee
5.30.070 Revocation of license
5.30.080 Maintenance of decent standards
5.30.090 Special police officer
5.30.100 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.32 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT
5.32.010 Definitions
5.32.020 License required
5.32.030 License prohibited to certain classes
5.32.040 Application
5.32.050 Live adult entertainment establishment license fees
5.32.060 Appeal
5.32.070 Standards of conduct and operation - Live adult entertainment establishments
5.32.080 License term - Assignment - Renewals
5.32.090 License suspension and revocation - Hearing
5.32.100 Liquor regulations
5.32.110 Violation a misdemeanor
5.32.120 Nuisance declared
5.32.130 Additional enforcement
5.32.140 Severability
Chapter 5.34 FOOD VENDORS
5.34.010 Compliance required
5.34.020 Business license requirements
5.34.030 Vending vehicle license
5.34.040 Conditions for hawking
5.34.050 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.36 GOLF COURSES
5.36.010 Golf course defined
5.36.020 License required
5.36.030 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.38 BILL POSTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF HANDBILLS
5.38.010 License required--Exception
5.38.020 Owner's permission required
5.38.030 Distributing handbills
5.38.040 Leaving samples with minors
5.38.050 Painting signs on pavements
5.38.060 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.40 OUTDOOR ADVERTISING*
5.40.00E Editor's Note to Chapter 5.40
5.40.010 Outdoor advertising structure, billboard, defined
5.40.020 License required
5.40.030 License fee
5.40.040 Identification of person maintaining required on billboard
5.40.050 Obscene displays prohibited
5.40.060 Sanitary conditions required
5.40.070 Posting on public property
5.40.080 Posting on city property
5.40.090 Posting without owner's consent--Removal
5.40.100 Size and setback limitations
5.40.110 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.42 INTOXICATING LIQUOR
5.42.010 State statute adopted
5.42.020 Amendments adopted by reference
5.42.030 Liquor defined
5.42.080 Number
5.42.100 Hours
5.42.110 Penalty for violation
Chapter 5.44 JUNK DEALERS
5.44.010 Definitions
5.44.020 License required--Fee
5.44.030 Identification plates for junk wagons
5.44.040 Purchase record
5.44.050 Purchase from minors
5.44.060 Right of inspection
5.44.070 Purchase of suspicious property
5.44.080 Notifying police upon offer to sell stolen property
5.44.090 Daily purchase report
5.44.100 Revocation of license
5.44.110 Penalty for violation
Chapter 5.46 SECONDHAND DEALERS
5.46.010 License required
5.46.020 Definitions
5.46.030 Record book
5.46.040 Report to police
5.46.050 No sale within ten days
5.46.060 Purchases from certain persons prohibited
5.46.070 License fee
5.46.080 Exemption
5.46.090 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.48 PAWNBROKERS
5.48.005 Purpose
5.48.010 Definitions
5.48.020 License required--Expiration and fee
5.48.030 Application for license
5.48.040 Limitations on number of licenses
5.48.050 Awarding of pawnshop licenses
5.48.060 Criteria for denial or nonrenewal of license
5.48.065 Civil penalties for certain violations
5.48.070 Notice of license denial, nonrewal, revocation or civil penalty
5.48.080 Termination of business
5.48.090 Fixed place of business required
5.48.100 Transfer of license upon transfer of business
5.48.110 Duty to record information
5.48.120 Identification for pawned property
5.48.130 Report to chief of police
5.48.140 Duties upon notification that property is reported stolen
5.48.150 Retention of property by pawnbrokers--Inspection
5.48.160 Pawnbrokers--Sale of pledged property limited--Written document required for transactions
5.48.170 Prohibited acts
5.48.180 Penalties for violations
5.48.190 Chief of police--Rule-making authority
Chapter 5.50 PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND CANVASSERS
5.50.010 Permit and license required
5.50.020 Canvasser or solicitor defined
5.50.030 Peddler defined
5.50.040 Information required for license and permit issuance
5.50.050 Investigation for issuance
5.50.060 License fees
5.50.070 Exhibition of license
5.50.080 Enforcement of duty
5.50.090 Reporting violations
5.50.100 Revocation of license
5.50.110 Appeal
5.50.120 Expiration of license
5.50.130 Penalties for violations
5.50.140 Exception
Chapter 5.53 PANORAMAS AND PEEP SHOWS
5.53.010 Definitions
5.53.020 Applicability
5.53.030 Panorama premises license required
5.53.040 Panorama device license required
5.53.050 License fees--Term--Assignment--Renewals
5.53.060 License application--Report by city department
5.53.070 Inspection of panorama premises
5.53.080 Issuance of licenses
5.53.090 Premises regulations
5.53.100 Suspension or revocation of licenses--Notices--Summary suspension
5.53.110 Appeal and hearing
5.53.120 Violation--Penalty
Chapter 5.54 MOTION PICTURE SHOWS AND THEATERS
5.54.010 License required--Fee
5.54.020 Prizes prohibited
5.54.030 Exceptions
5.54.040 Application for license
5.54.050 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.58 GAMBLING
5.58.010 Findings of fact
5.58.020 Repeal of Chapter 5.61 after December 31, 1984
5.58.030 Deposit and use of taxes paid under Chapters 5.59, 5.60 and 5.61
Chapter 5.59 BINGO, RAFFLES AND AMUSEMENT GAMES
5.59.010 Intent of chapter
5.59.020 Definitions
5.59.030 Tax--Imposition and rate
5.59.040 Tax--Administration and collection
5.59.050 Tax--Remittance procedure
5.59.060 Declaration of intent to operate--Filing
5.59.170 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, and Appeals
Chapter 5.60 PUNCHBOARDS AND PULLTABS
5.60.010 Intent of chapter
5.60.020 Definitions
5.60.025 Requirements upon sale of punchboards and pulltabs
5.60.030 Tax--Imposition and rate
5.60.040 Declaration of intent to operate--Filing
5.60.050 Tax--Administration and collection
5.60.060 Tax--Remittance
5.60.160 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, Appeals
Chapter 5.62 COLLECTION OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS*
5.62.001 Definitions
5.62.002 Purpose
5.62.003 Administrative and enforcement responsibility
5.62.00E Editor's note to Chapter 5.62
5.62.010 License--Required--Exception
5.62.020 License--Application--Insurance
5.62.030 Collection vehicle requirements
5.62.040 Collection of garbage or solid waste prohibited
5.62.050 Collection of certain materials prohibited
5.62.070 Standards for recyclable materials containers
5.62.071 Compliance with driving and transportation laws
5.62.072 Recycling data reporting
5.62.073 Confidentiality of reports
5.62.080 Enforcement
5.62.090 Appeals
Chapter 5.64 RACING NEWS AGENCIES
5.64.010 Definitions
5.64.020 License required--Fee
5.64.030 Construction
5.64.040 Penalties--Violations
Chapter 5.66 CLOSING OUT SALES
5.66.010 License required
5.66.020 Definition--Responsibility
5.66.030 License application
5.66.040 License fee
5.66.050 Adding noninventoried goods
5.66.060 Exemptions
5.66.070 Penalty for violation
Chapter 5.68 TELEPHONE BUSINESS FOR HIRE
5.68.010 Purpose
5.68.020 License required--Transferability--Term
5.68.030 Tax levied--Amount
5.68.040 Computation of tax
5.68.050 Due date and payment of tax
5.68.055 Provision of annexation ordinances
5.68.100 Enforcement
5.68.110 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, and Appeal
Chapter 5.70 SOUND TRUCKS
5.70.010 Definitions
5.70.020 Noncommercial use of sound trucks--Registration statement
5.70.030 Noncommercial use of sound trucks--Registration statement amendment
5.70.040 Noncommercial use of sound trucks--Registration and identification
5.70.050 Noncommercial use of sound trucks--Regulations for use
5.70.051 Commercial use--License required--Fee
5.70.052 Commercial use--License--Application
5.70.053 Commercial use--License--Revocation or nonrenewal
5.70.054 Commercial use--Regulations
5.70.060 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.72 SEPTIC TANK CLEANERS
5.72.010 Compliance required--Sewage treatment plant usage
5.72.020 Inspector defined
5.72.030 License required--Fee
5.72.040 Bond and permit required
5.72.050 Application for permit
5.72.060 Business license requirements
5.72.070 Expiration of license
5.72.080 Maintenance of equipment
5.72.090 Penalties for violations
Chapter 5.76 TAXI & TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY CODE
5.76.100 Purpose
5.76.105 Definitions
5.76.200 Administration - General
5.76.225 Taxicab Company and Transportation Network Company Special License - Fees
5.76.500 Minimum standards for taxicab companies
5.76.530 Proof of compliance with standards - Initial ongoing compliance review; Audits
5.76.535 Prohibited acts; Penalties
5.76.700 Enforcement responsibility
5.76.720 Administrative Enforcement
Chapter 5.85 AMBULANCES
5.85.010 Purpose
5.85.020 Definitions
5.85.030 No Duty Created
5.85.040 Advanced Life Support Services by Contract
5.85.050 Non-exclusive Basic Life Support Services
5.85.060 Business and Ambulance Permit Required
5.85.070 Application for business license issuance
5.85.080 Denial, revocation or suspension of business license
5.85.090 Term of license
5.85.100 Annual license fee
5.85.110 License not transferrable
5.85.120 Insurance and indemnification
5.85.130 Authority of Department
5.85.140 Rates to be filed
5.85.150 Response Criteria
5.85.160 Community events
5.85.170 Civil violations
Chapter 5.86 TOW TRUCK OPERATORS
5.86.010 Definitions
5.86.020 License required - Tow truck services - Exemption
5.86.030 Tow truck service--Qualifications of owners/officers
5.86.040 Tow truck service license application
5.86.050 Investigation--Recommendation by chief of police
5.86.060 Tow truck operator licenses--Exemption
5.86.070 Tow truck operator qualifications
5.86.080 Tow truck operator license application
5.86.090 Term of licenses--Tow truck service--Tow truck operator licenses
5.86.100 License fees
5.86.110 Deadline for renewal of license--Procedure and late penalties
5.86.120 Appeals
5.86.130 Service
5.86.140 Violation of ordinance--Sanctions
5.86.150 Tow operation storage lots--Duty to inform public and to use
5.86.160 Security of vehicles and property at storage lots
5.86.170 Hours of business--Filing and notice
5.86.180 Inspection of permits, licenses, records and equipment
5.86.190 Licenses nontransferable
5.86.200 Licensee duties--Accident scene
5.86.210 Solicitation at scene of accident
5.86.220 Towing and storage rates - Incorporation of Washington state patrol rates
5.86.230 City-dispatched tow calls--Additional requirements
5.86.235 Tow zones
5.86.240 Rotation list for city-dispatched calls
5.86.250 Rotation list procedures
5.86.260 Response time--Sanctions
5.86.270 Storage lots for city-dispatched calls
5.86.280 Notice of impound appeal procedures
5.86.290 Hours of release for city-dispatched tows
5.86.300 General duty
5.86.310 Enforcement--Regulations
5.86.320 Penalty for violations
Chapter 5.87 Tax Administrative Code
5.87.010 Applicability
5.87.020 Definitions
5.87.030 Rules Authorized
5.87.040 Director Review - Administrative appeals
5.87.050 Return confidential - Penalty violation
5.87.060 Record of Revenue Required
5.87.070 Director Investigation and examination of data
5.87.080 Director Determination of tax
5.87.090 Credit against future taxes
5.87.100 Penalty for violation
5.87.110 Tax Owed is a Debt to the City
5.87.120 Failure to file return, register, or pay tax
Chapter 5.88 NATURAL GAS COMPANIES
5.88.010 Purpose
5.88.020 License required
5.88.030 Tax imposed
5.88.035 Use tax imposed--Exception
5.88.040 Gross revenues defined--Tax rate
5.88.050 Payment date--Returns
5.88.075 Distribution and transportation--Reporting requirements
5.88.100 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, and Appeals
Chapter 5.92 WATER-SEWER DEPARTMENT GROSS RECEIPTS TAX
5.92.010 Tax imposed
5.92.020 Tax payment
5.92.030 Excess payments
5.92.040 Exemption
Chapter 5.93 STORMWATER UTILITY TAX
5.93.010 Tax Imposed
5.93.030 Tax Payment
Chapter 5.94 SOLID WASTE UTILITY TAX
5.94.010 Purpose
5.94.020 Definitions
5.94.030 Tax Imposed
5.94.040 Tax Payment
5.94.080 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, and Appeals
Chapter 5.96 ELECTRICITY TAX
5.96.010 Purpose
5.96.020 Tax imposed
5.96.030 Gross revenue defined
5.96.040 Registration required--Payment date
5.96.090 Recordkeeping, Audits, Enforcement, and Appeals
Chapter 5.98 SALES AND USE TAX
5.98.010 Imposition
5.98.020 Rate
5.98.025 Additional sales and use tax - Imposition
5.98.026 Additional sales and use tas - Rate
5.98.027 Dedicated Transportation Sales Tax Fund
5.98.030 Administration and collection
5.98.040 Inspection of records
5.98.050 Contract authorized
5.98.060 Failure to collect tax deemed misdemeanor
Chapter 5.99 LODGING TAX
5.99.010 Levy
5.99.020 Payment--Collection agency
5.99.030 Proceeds disposition
5.99.040 Proceeds use
5.99.050 Joint facilities acquisition and operation
5.99.060 Tax in addition to other taxes— Deduction