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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 8.76 Public Garages

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Chapter 8.76
Public Garages

Sections:

8.76.010 Defined.
8.76.020 License--Required.
8.76.030 License--Application.
8.76.040 License--Tax.
8.76.050 License--Tax.
8.76.060 Gross receipts report--Required.
8.76.070 Gross receipts report--Delinquent.
8.76.080 Exemptions.
8.76.090 Penalty for violation.

For parking stations, see Ch. 8.70

V.A.M.S.:

301.280 Public garage keepers, duties

24.339 Regulation of garages

City Counselor Ops.: 8477, 8519

8.76.010 Defined.

For the purpose of this chapter, "public garage" means a place of business where motor vehicles are housed or stored for any period of time, for persons other than the owner or operator of the place of business whether the place of business be enclosed in a building or partly so, or located on or beneath a building or both, or on or beneath any other open area or both, or in any combination of these designations, and for which housing or storing any fee is charged. This definition shall not be construed to include apartment houses or other nontransient residential buildings which provide parking facilities exclusively for permanent tenants and their guests.
(Ord. 48891 1, 1958: 1960 C. 157.010.)

8.76.020 License--Required.

It shall be unlawful to engage in the business of operating a public garage as herein defined, without first having obtained a license from the License Collector to do so.
(Ord. 48891 2, 1958: 1960 C. 157.020.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9424

McQuillin:

26.115 Licensing of garages

8.76.030 License--Application.

Every person, firm or corporation now engaged in, or desiring to engage in the business of operating a public garage as herein defined, before a license therefor is issued, shall file with the License Collector an application containing the following statements and documents:

A. The location of the building, area, or both to be used in the business;

B. The name and place of residence of the applicant;

C. If the applicant is a firm or a corporation, the names and addresses of the principal officers of the firm or corporation;

D. If the location is an open area without any building thereon used for the housing or storing of motor vehicles, the total dimensions thereof and the maximum number of motor vehicles (automobiles) the area can accommodate;

E. If the location contains any building, the application shall also state the number of floors to be used for the housing or storing of motor vehicles including those beneath the street level, if any, and also including any roof tops or roof tops to be so used, together with the maximum number of motor vehicles (automobiles) the floor or floors, roof top or roof tops can accommodate;

F. A schedule of fees to be charged which schedule shall be refiled from time to time in case of change in fees so that it shall remain current at all times;

G. A written certificate of permission from the Building Commissioner certifying the fact that the public garage, if conducted in a building is in compliance with the requirements of the building code, the comprehensive zoning ordinance, and the parking stations regulation ordinance, Chapter 8.70, and in case the public garage is to be conducted in an open area, the certificate shall be obtained from the Building Commissioner of the city certifying that the garage is in compliance with the building code, the comprehensive zoning ordinance, and the parking stations regulations ordinance, Chapter 8.70, and if the business is to be conducted both in a building and upon an open area or any combination of those described in Section 8.76.010, the certificate shall recite that the above-mentioned requirements, both as to buildings and open areas, have been complied with and that fact shall be certified by the Building Commissioner.

H. Other information the License Collector may lawfully require.
(Ord. 52775 1, 1964: prior Ord. 48891 3, 1958: 1960 C. 157.030.)

City Counselor Ops.: 9273

8.76.040 License--Tax.

Every person, firm or corporation engaging in the business of operating a public garage for the storing of motor vehicles shall pay to the City, as a license tax, a sum equal to five percent of the gross receipts from the business.
(Ord. 48891 4, 1958: 1960 C. 156.040.)

8.76.050 License--Tax.

Beginning on July 1, 1974, there is imposed on every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of operating a public garage for the storage of motor vehicles, a license tax equal to the sum of five percent of the gross receipts of the business.
(Ord. 56778 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 157.045.)

8.76.060 Gross receipts report--Required.

It is made the duty of every person, firm or corporation engaged in the public garage business as defined in Section 8.76.010 to file with the comptroller of the city quarterly on or before July 31, October 31, January 31 and April 30 of each year, a sworn statement of gross daily receipts of the person, firm or corporation for the business for the quarterly period ending with the preceding month. The payment of the tax due which shall be a sum equal to five percent of the gross receipts reported, shall accompany the return and shall be made payable to the license collector of the city. The comptroller shall examine the accuracy of the statement and propriety of payment remitted and shall certify to the license collector of the city the amount of tax due by the person, firm or corporation engaged in the business herein described and shall forward to him amount received in payment for the tax. The comptroller may issue rules and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of this section which he may deem necessary to insure proper compliance.
(Ord. 56778 1 (part), 1974: prior Ord. 55792 1, 1971: Ord. 48891 5, 1958: 1960 C. 157.050.)

8.76.070 Gross receipts report--Delinquent.

Whenever any person, firm or corporation is required by the terms of this chapter to file a report, statement, application or return with the comptroller of the city or to make timely payment of license tax due within the time required by provisions of this chapter, and when the persons, firm or corporation fails to file the report, statement, application or return or to make timely payment of license tax due, the person shall pay a penalty of five percent of the tax due and payable for each month, or fraction thereof, with a maximum of twenty-five percent, that the report, statement, application or return or payment of license tax due remains delinquent. This penalty shall be in addition to any other penalties or forfeitures otherwise provided.
(Ord. 56778 1 (part), 1974: 1960 C. 157.055.)

8.76.080 Exemptions.

A. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to public garages not storing more than five motor vehicles for hire at one time.

B. Also exempt from the provisions of this chapter shall be parking garages operated by or on behalf of not-for-profit hospitals primarily for the convenience of hospital patients, their visitors and hospital employees.
(Ord. 57302 1, 1977; Ord. 48891 7, 1958: 1960 C. 157.060, 157.070.)

Editor's Note:

Ord. 57302 amended 1960 C. 157.060 which section had previously been repealed by Ord. 52775.

8.76.090 Penalty for violation.

Any person, firm or corporation violating or causing to be violated, any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than five dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.
(Ord. 48891 8, 1958.)

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