Town of Smithsburg, MD
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-3-2004 as § 5-201 of the 2004 Code]
As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC DANCE
A dance at which admission could be had by the public generally.
A. 
No public dance may be held by any person, club, organization, firm or corporation of whatever type or description within the Town between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 12:00 noon, except as hereinafter specifically provided.
B. 
Any bona fide civic or service organization may, by obtaining a permit in the manner hereinafter provided, hold or conduct a public dance until the hour of 1:00 a.m. within the Town aforesaid, provided that the purpose of such organization in holding such public dance is to raise funds for charitable, religious or civic purposes or enterprises.
Public dances may be held on any national holiday by any person, club, organization, or corporation of whatever type or description within the Town by obtaining a permit as hereinafter provided.
Permits provided shall be obtained by application in person, to be made by any person or by a duly authorized individual, officer, or representative of any club, organization, firm, or corporation actually conducting the public dance for which such permit is being sought, to the Town Clerk-Treasurer not less than one week prior to the date upon which such public dance is to be held. Said permit shall be valid only upon the date applied for.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to private homes wherein dancing may be conducted or dance music performed for the amusement and enjoyment of the householders, members of their families and guests.
The violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $100 or by imprisonment in the Washington County Detention Center for not more than 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the District Court for Washington County. Each day that any such violation shall continue shall constitute a separate offense hereunder.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Adopted 2-3-2004 as §§ 5-202 and 5-204 of the 2004 Code]
It shall be unlawful to establish any show, circus, concert, or other types of traveling entertainment without first having obtained a license from the Mayor and Council. Such license shall specify the time period of the approved license.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction before the proper officials, be subject to a fine not to exceed $100 for each offense.