Legislation # 06-0670 Enactment Number none
Type Ordinance - Coded Effective Date none
Introduction Date 11/15/2006
Title AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 16.1 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED "HOTELS AND SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS."
 
Legislation History 06-0670
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
11/15/2006 Adopted on First and Final Reading
11/15/2006 Moved to waive the second reading on consent agenda items 6 through 16.
11/5/2006 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 06-0670

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Ordinance - Coded

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 06-0670

 

Enactment Number: -

 

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 16.1 OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, ENTITLED "HOTELS AND SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS."

 

 

Chapter 16.1

 

HOTELS AND SIMILAR ESTABLISHMENTS

 

Sec. 16.1-1. Definitions.

Sec. 16.1-2. Violations of chapter.

Sec. 16.1-3. Numbering of rooms or units.

Sec. 16.1-4. Guest register generally.

Sec. 16.1-5. False registration by guest.

Sec. 16.1-6. Letting same room more than once in one night.

 

Sec. 16.1-1. Definitions.

 

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

 

Guest register or register means any book, index, or systematic compilation of documents in the form required by section 16.1-4.

 

Hotel means any place offering to the public for compensation transitory lodging or sleeping accommodations, overnight or otherwise, including, but not limited to, facilities known by various names or designations as hotels, motels, lodginghouses, inns, rooming houses, tourist homes or hostels.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

 

Sec. 16.1-2. Violations of chapter.

 

Unless otherwise specifically provided, a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

Cross References: Penalty for Class 3 misdemeanor, section 1-11.

 

Sec. 16.1-3. Numbering of rooms or units.

 

Each sleeping room or living room unit in any hotel shall be numbered in a plain, conspicuous manner. Such numbers shall be placed on the outside of the outer door of each sleeping room or living room unit, and no two (2) sleeping rooms or living room units shall bear the same number.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

 

Sec. 16.1-4. Guest register generally.

 

(a) Every person conducting any hotel in the city, where rooms are let for less than a week, shall at all times keep and maintain therein a guest register, with the name and home address of each guest or person renting or occupying a room therein for less than a week.

 

(b) Each person renting a room shall sign the register, provide personal identification, and list each person who will at any time visit or occupy the room.

 

(c) The proprietor of such hotel or his agent, shall thereupon write opposite such names so registered the number of the room assigned to and occupied by such guests, together with the time for which such room is rented. Until all of the aforesaid entries have been made in such register, no guest shall be permitted to occupy privately any room in such hotel.

 

(d) When the occupant of a room so rented pursuant to this section shall quit and surrender the same, it shall be the duty of the proprietor of the hotel, or his agent, to enter the time thereof in the register kept under this section, opposite the name of such occupant.

 

(e) The register required by this section shall be kept at all times open to the inspection of any police officer in the course of police business.

 

(f) No person conducting any hotel in the city shall be guilty of a violation of this section if such person has no knowledge of an undisclosed occupant, guest or visitor of a room and has complied, in good faith, with the requirements of this section.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

 

Sec. 16.1-5. False registration by guest.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to write, or cause to be written, or knowingly permit to be written, in any register in any hotel in the city any other or different name or designation than the true name of the person registering therein, or the name by which such person is generally known.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

 

Sec. 16.1-6. Letting same room more than once in one night.

 

It shall be unlawful for any person to let, for sleeping or lodging purposes, any room in any hotel in the city more than once between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the next day, except to bona fide travelers with baggage.

(Ord. No. 1019, 9-11-91)

 

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Ross A. Kearney, II, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass

Clerk of the Council