City of Aberdeen, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Article I adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Aberdeen (now Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen) as indicated in article history. Subsequent articles adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-10-1979 by Ord. No. 266 (Ch. 95 of the 1990 Code)]
The Mayor and Council have determined that in order to provide and preserve for better protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community, it is necessary and appropriate to provide for certain registration requirements of business establishments operating within the Incorporated City of Aberdeen and have enacted this article to that end.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTEL
A structure or group of structures having living and/or sleeping accommodations used primarily for transient occupancy with individual entrances from outside the structure to service each of the guest rooms, including but not limited to motor lodges, tourist courts, etc.
The proprietor or manager of any motel, as defined above, shall require the following information of any person or persons registering for a motel room:
A. 
The full name of the individual registering.
B. 
The names of any other persons in the party with the registrant.
C. 
Verification of the registrant's name through a driver's license, military identification or other such identifying material, with the number of said identification card being recorded on the registration.
D. 
A description of any vehicle being driven by the registrant, including the license number.
E. 
The permanent home residence of the registrant, verified through a driver's license, registration card for a motor vehicle or some other means of identification.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
The owner or manager or operator of any motel shall provide and make available to law enforcement officers of the City or any federal police agency registration records of said motel upon request of any law enforcement officer.
It shall be unlawful for any motel owner, manager or operator to allow registration in any motel without the above information being obtained prior to issuance of any keys for a motel room.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
A violation of this article is deemed to be a municipal infraction.[1] Any person violating any provision of this article shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $200. Each twenty-four-hour period that a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 95, Municipal Infractions.