County Code Directory

  • 06.240.010 Authority

    • This chapter is enacted pursuant to Section 19, Article IV of the California Constitution and California Penal Code § 326.5. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.020 License Required

    • It is unlawful to open up, manage, operate, conduct, maintain or participate in a bingo game within the unincorporated area of the county unless a license to conduct bingo games for charitable purposes has been duly issued pursuant to this chapter. The definition of "bingo" shall be as stated in Penal Code § 326.5. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.030 License Application

    • Application for a license to conduct a bingo game or games shall be made in writing to the sheriff , accompanied by a license fee of fifteen dollars. The application shall contain the following information:

      A. The name, address and telephone number of the organization which is seeking to conduct the game or games, together with proof of the applicant’ s status as a mobile home park association, senior citizens organization, or organization exempt from payment of bank and corporation taxes, as described in Penal Code Section 326.5;

      B. The name, address and telephone number of the charitable organization for whose benefit each game is to be conducted;

      C. The name, address and telephone number of at least one responsible officer of each of the organizations above named;

      D. The building or location where the game or games are proposed to be conducted, together with proof of ownership or lease of the premises;

      E. The days or dates and hours during which the game or games are proposed to be conducted;

      F. An estimate of the maximum number of participants for the game or games;

      G. Such other information as the sheriff deems reasonably necessary.
      (Ord. 1060 § 25, 1995; Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)

  • 06.240.040 Investigation

    • The sheriff shall investigate the applicants and locations of the proposed games to determine if the applicants meet all requirements herein, and to determine if the locations and times of the games comport with the public health, safety, welfare and morals. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.050 Issuance of License

    • Upon finding that the applicant meets all qualifications herein and of the California Penal Code, and that the location and times of the proposed games comport with the public health, safety, welfare and morals, the sheriff may issue a license to the organization setting the location and other conditions necessary to protect the public health, safety, welfare and morals in the conduct of the games. Said license shall include as a condition the posting of a copy of Penal Code Section 326.5 in a prominent place accessible to all participants at the location and at the time each game is conducted. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.060 Revocation of License

    • The sheriff may, upon notice and after a public hearing, revoke or suspend any license issued pursuant hereto for cause. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.060 Permission Required

    No apiary shall be kept or located upon the lands of another without the owner or the person in possession of the apiary first procuring from the owner or person entitled to possession of the lands written permission to place the apiary thereon, and, upon request, satisfactory evidence of such permission shall be furnished to the Commissioner.
    (Ord. 1201 § 1, 2008)

  • 06.240.070 Organization

    • A license shall be granted only to organizations included within the provisions of Penal Code Section 326.5, and it is the responsibility of the organization to adhere to all terms and conditions of Section 326.5 of the Penal Code and related sections. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.080 License Period

    • Licenses may be issued for a period of up to one year. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.090 Recordkeeping

    • Licensees shall keep and maintain full, complete and accurate records and accounts and shall include in such accounts the amount of money obtained from players, the amount of money or type and value of prizes given for each game played, and the disposition of all funds generated by the conduct of bingo games. The county shall have the right to inspect such records at any reasonable time. (Ord. 691 § 1 (part), 1978.)
  • 06.240.100 Violation a Misdemeanor

    • Every person who violates any provision of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor. A violation of Penal Code Section 326.5 may be punished or enjoined as provided in that section. (Ord. 1060 § 27, 1995.)