§ 1-6-3. Permits for parking operations in district.
(a) Every person desiring to provide transient parking in the district shall file with the tax administrator an application for a permit for each place of business where transient parking will be provided. The application shall be in a form, include information, and bear any signatures that the tax administrator may require. At the time of making an application, the applicant shall pay to the tax administrator the permit fee. Every permit issued under this chapter shall expire on June 30 of each year. Every permit holder desiring to renew a permit shall annually, on or before February 1 of each year, apply for renewal of its permit and file with it the appropriate permit fee. The renewal permit shall be valid for the period of July 1 of that calendar year through June 30 of the subsequent calendar year, unless sooner canceled, suspended, or revoked. Upon receipt of the required application and permit fee, the tax administrator shall issue to the applicant a permit. Provided, that if the applicant, at the time of making the application, owes any fee, surcharge, penalty, or interest imposed under the authority of this chapter, the applicant shall pay the amount owed. An operator whose permit has been previously suspended or revoked shall pay to the tax administrator a permit fee for the renewal or issuance of a permit.
(b) Whenever any person fails to comply with any provision of this chapter, the tax administrator upon hearing, after giving the person at least five (5) days notice in writing, specifying the time and place of hearing and requiring the person to show cause why his or her permit or permits should not be revoked, may revoke or suspend any one or more of the permits held by the person. The notice may be served personally or by mail. The tax administrator shall not issue a new permit after the revocation of a permit unless the administrator is satisfied that the former holder of the permit will comply with the provisions of the ordinance.
(c) The superior court of this state has jurisdiction to restrain and enjoin any person from engaging in business as an operator of a transient parking facility in the district without a parking operator's permit or permits or after a transient parking facility operator's permit has been suspended or revoked. The tax administrator may institute proceedings to prevent and restrain violations of this chapter. In any proceeding instituted under this section, proof that a person continues to operate a transient parking facility from the location to which a revoked parking operator's permit was assigned, is prima facie evidence that the person is engaging in business as a parking operator without a parking operator's permit.
(d) Permit fees collected under the authority of this section shall be deposited into the general fund of the state.
(P.L. 2002, ch. 424, § 2.)