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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Ord. No. 020, Series 1999 (Title 5, Ch. 5.50, of the 1979 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Every owner, keeper or proprietor of any lodging house, rooming house, motel or hotel shall keep a register wherein all guests, roomers or lodgers shall inscribe their names and permanent addresses upon their procuring lodging, a room or accommodations. The owner, keeper or proprietor shall verify the credit card signature of each guest, roomer or lodger making payment by way of credit card with the signature inscribed upon the hotel register. If the signature as inscribed on the register does not appear to reasonably match the signature on the credit card, further identification shall be requested of the type requested of persons paying in cash. The owner, keeper or proprietor shall require identification of any guest, roomer or lodger paying in cash at the time of registration and in a valid and current format showing the person's name and date of birth and may be, but is not limited to, a driver's license, state-issued picture identification card, or such other form as will reasonably assure that the registrant is, in fact, the person under whose name such lodging, room or accommodation is, in fact, being procured, and shall maintain a photocopy of such identification or transpose the identifying information in the registration ledger. For any guest, roomer or lodger taking occupancy through a prearranged reservation in the name of a corporation, business, association or any other entity, the owner, keeper or proprietor shall request identification of the specific guest, roomer or lodger at the time of registration as will reasonably assure such person to be the person for whom the lodging, room or accommodations have been procured.
B. 
Before furnishing any lodging for hire to any person in any lodging house or before furnishing any accommodations to any guest of any motel or hotel, the proprietor, manager or owner thereof shall require the person to whom such lodgings are furnished, or room rented or accommodations furnished, to inscribe his or her name and permanent address in such register kept for that purpose as heretofore provided, and shall set opposite the name the time that said name was so inscribed and the room occupied by such lodger, roomer or guest.
Every owner, keeper or proprietor of any lodging house, rooming house, motel or hotel shall, at all times during which the premises accommodates guests, roomers or lodgers, maintain on duty a responsible management representative or designee. Such management representative or designee shall be an individual capable of assisting and cooperating with the police or other law enforcement officials in maintaining the public health, welfare and safety.
All information required to be procured and kept pursuant to § 5.50.010 of this chapter shall be provided to any federal, state or local sworn law enforcement officer having the lawful power to arrest upon demand of the officer. The officer shall have a reasonable suspicion that such information is relevant to a then-pending inquiry or investigation at the time he makes the demand. Nothing in this requirement shall be construed as giving any such officer any greater right or license to enter a room or invade privacy than the officer shall otherwise possess as a matter of common law, probable cause, statutory right or warrant.
Every owner, keeper or proprietor of any lodging house, rooming house, motel or hotel shall keep and maintain in each and every rental unit a telephone equipped for outgoing calls, and which telephone will allow any person therein to place a direct call to 911, the Grafton Police Department or the Grafton Fire Department. The existence of a minor dialing requirement, such as dialing "9" to obtain an outside line, shall not be deemed a violation of this section.
No person shall procure or provide lodging in any lodging house, rooming house, motel or hotel, or any services therefrom, through misrepresentation or production of false identification or identification which misrepresents the identity of the person procuring or sharing in such lodging or service.
No owner, keeper or proprietor of any lodging house, rooming house, motel or hotel shall rent or provide a room for any number of persons greater than the sleeping accommodations provided within the particular rental unit.
No owner, keeper or proprietor, guest or resident of any lodging house, rooming house, hotel or motel shall allow to congregate within any room or single rental unit a number of persons which is greater than three times the number of persons for whom sleeping accommodations are provided within the single room or rental unit.
In addition to any forfeiture under § 5.50.090 for violation of this chapter, the Village may institute an action or proceeding to enjoin a violation, and such violation shall constitute the basis for revocation of any and all licenses and permits where the Village is the issuing authority.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty in Chapter 1.08 of this Code.