[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Town Commissioners of the Town of Bel Air 3-11-1980 by Ord. No. 310 as Ch. 6, Art. 8 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Lodging or rooming houses providing sleeping accommodations. Lodging or rooming houses include buildings in which separate sleeping rooms are rented providing sleeping accommodations on either a transient or permanent basis, with or without meals being offered or with separate cooking facilities for individual occupants.
- Includes a building or group of buildings under the same management in which there are sleeping accommodations for hire, primarily used by transients who are lodged with or without meals, whether designated as a hotel, inn, club, motel or by any other name. So-called "apartment hotels" shall be classified as hotels because they are potentially subject to transient occupancy like that of hotels.
- A building or group of buildings under the same management in which there are sleeping accommodations for hire used primarily for transient occupancy with individual entrances from outside to service each of the guest rooms, including but not limited to a motor lodge or tourist court.
The proprietor or manager of any hotel, motel or boardinghouse as defined above shall require the following information of any person or persons registering for a room:
Full name of the individual registering.
Names of any other persons in the party with the registrant.
Verification of the registrant's name through driver's license, military identification, or other such identifying material with the number of said identification card being recorded on the registration.
Description of any vehicle being driven by the registrant, including license number.
Permanent home residence of the registrant, verified through driver's license, registration card for motor vehicle or some other means of identification.
The owner, manager or operator of any hotel, motel or boardinghouse shall provide and make available to police officers of the Town of Bel Air, State of Maryland or any federal police agency registration records of said hotel, motel or boardinghouse upon request of any police officer.
It shall be unlawful for any hotel, motel or boardinghouse owner, manager or operator to allow registration in any hotel, motel or boardinghouse without the above information being obtained prior to issuance of keys for a hotel, motel or boardinghouse room.