City of Scranton, PA
Lackawanna County
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[Added by Ord. No. 5-1983]
A. 
For the purposes of this Article the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
CITY
The City of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
DIRECTOR
The Director of the Department of Public Safety.
MECHANICAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE (BOWLING)
Any machine, which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate or disc, may be operated by the public generally for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, whether or not registering a score.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
B. 
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future. Words in the plural number include the singular number, and words in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
Any person, firm, partnership, association, company or organization displaying for public patronage or keeping for operation any mechanical bowling device, as herein defined, shall be required to obtain a license from the City of Scranton upon application and payment of the appropriate license fee.
Application for such license shall be made to the Director of the Department of Public Safety upon a form provided by the city for that purpose. The application for such license shall include the following information:
A. 
Name and address of the applicant, age, date and place of birth.
B. 
Place where machine or device is to be displayed or operated and the business conducted at that place.
C. 
Description of machine to be covered by the license, name of manufacturer and serial number.
D. 
Prior convictions of applicant, if any.
[Amended by Ord. No. 184-1994; 10-9-1996 by Ord. No. 112-1996]
Every person, before being granted a license shall pay the following annual license fee for the privilege of operating or maintaining for operation a mechanical amusement device as herein defined: thirty dollars ($30.) per machine. Each license shall be for a period of one (1) year.
The license or licenses herein provided shall be posted permanently and conspicuously at the location of the machine in the premises wherein the device is to be operated or maintained to be operated. Such license may be transferred from one machine or device to another similar machine upon application to the Director to such effect and the giving of a description and the serial number of the new machine or device. Not more than one (1) machine shall be operated under one (1) license and the applicant or licensee shall be required to secure a license for each and every machine displayed or operated by him. If the licensee shall move his place of business to another location within the city, the license may be transferred to such new location upon application to the Director giving the street and number of the new location.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Article, in addition to the revocation of his or its license, shall, upon summary conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.) or a term of imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days.