Town of Barnstable, MA
Barnstable County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Licensing Authority of the Town of Barnstable 10-17-2016. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Licensing Authority jurisdiction — See Ch. 121, § 121-6F.
A phrenologist, medium, clairvoyant, soothsayer, astrologist, fortune teller, palmist, reader-advisor or the like, by whatsoever name called, for the purposes of entertainment only.
No person shall tell fortunes or conduct like business or practice for money in the Town of Barnstable without first obtaining a license from the Licensing Authority through an advertised public hearing.
The following items must be completed successfully prior to the hearing:
License application form;
Criminal history check conducted by the Barnstable Chief of Police or his/her designee;
A plan of the property specifying the area to be used for operation approved by the Barnstable Building Commissioner;
Property liability insurance certificates;
Proof of an active business certificate; and
The fee due at the time application is submitted.
A license to conduct a business shall be issued only to individuals and shall apply only to the premises shown on a plan furnished by the applicant.
No person who is not duly licensed may conduct any business; nor shall any license issued for one premises be issued upon another.
The license shall be displayed at all times in a prominent place upon the licensed premises.
Said license shall be granted only to applicants who have resided continuously in the Town of Barnstable for at least 12 months immediately preceding the date of the application.
No such license shall be transferred or assigned.
Whoever, by a game, device, sleight of hand, pretended fortune telling or by any trick or other means by the use of cards or other implements or instruments, fraudulently obtains from another person property or money of any description, shall be punished as in the case of larceny of property of like value and shall not hold a fortune teller license.
Each licensee under this chapter shall provide sanitary facilities for the use of all customers upon the licensed premises in accordance with regulations of the Board of Health of the Town.