City of Beacon, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 1-17-1972 as Art. II of Ch. 5 of the 1972 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Games of chance — See Ch. 127.

§ 83-1 Exceptions to applicability.

Nothing in this chapter shall in any way interfere with the holding of any local concert, theatrical performance or lecture, conducted by or in behalf of any church, lodge, fire company, veterans organization or other social organization.

§ 83-2 Traveling carnivals.

It shall be unlawful for any person to exhibit for gain or profit any traveling carnival, and no license shall be issued for the exhibition of such carnival.

§ 83-3 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
Any violation of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as prescribed in § 1-3.

§ 83-4 License required for exhibitions and performances.

[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
No person shall exhibit for gain or profit any show, circus or other exhibition or performance of strength, skill or dexterity or any caravan, menagerie, merry-go-round, carnival or exhibition of natural or artificial curiosity or curiosities or exhibition of any kind or theater or theatrical performance or any panorama or gift entertainment or instrumental or vocal concerts or minstrels, and no owner or occupant of any house, outhouse, yard, shed or other place shall furnish or allow the same to be used for the accommodation of any such exhibition or performance, unless such person, proposing to exhibit the same, shall first have or obtain a license therefor from the City Clerk, specifying the time for and during which the same shall be allowed to be exhibited.

§ 83-5 Application for license.

Any person applying for a license under this article shall, before receiving the same, make an application in writing setting forth the kind of show or performance intended to be presented and the time and place for presenting the same.

§ 83-6 Fees.

[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992; 7-6-2010 by L.L. No. 10-2010]
A. 
The rates for licenses required by this article to be collected by the City Clerk before such license is delivered shall be as set forth in the City of Beacon fee schedule.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The fee schedule is on file in the City offices.
B. 
Regular places of amusement, such as theaters, picture shows and the like, may be licensed by the year, upon payment of a fee as set forth in the City of Beacon fee schedule.
C. 
All licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year, and licenses issued after June 30 of each year are hereby for 1/2 the above fee.
D. 
Licenses may be granted by the City Clerk for theaters, picture shows and the like to be conducted in the open air for the summer season only, at a fee to be set forth in the City of Beacon fee schedule.[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: The fee schedule is on file in the City offices.

§ 83-7 Issuance of licenses.

[Amended 3-16-1992 by L.L. No. 2-1992]
The City Clerk shall furnish the licenses required by this article and shall report at the next regular meeting of the City Council thereafter the number and kind of licenses granted.