City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

***Note: Many local criminal codes can now be located under Chapter 10.60 SMC while others are now cited under the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), which was incorporated into the municipal code in 2022. (See SMC 10.58.010). Code Enforcement, including Noise Control and Animal Regulations are located in Chapters 10.62 through 10.74.

Title 10
Chapter 10.23A
Section 10.23A.040

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Chapter 10.23A Amusement Facilities

Section 10.23A.040 Special Regulations for All-ages Venue
  1. All-ages venues must comply with the requirements listed under SMC 10.23A.030.
  1. The applicant must furnish:
    1. the name, address, and date of birth of every owner, officer, and managing agent of the facility, and of such other employees and agents as are known at the time of application;
    1. detailed plans and drawing of the floor plan and adjoining areas showing:
      1. the dance floor;
      1. the waiting area for persons seeking admission;
      1. the parking areas;
      1. all restrooms, coat rooms, game rooms, and all other spaces accessible by patrons; and
      1. all interior and exterior doors and windows.
  1. The license officer does not issue a license if any person with a financial interest in, or involved, in the operation of the venue has within the preceding ten years been convicted of:
    1. a felony, or
    1. a non-traffic criminal misdemeanor or gross misdemeanor involving:
      1. drugs,
      1. liquor,
      1. minors,
      1. prostitution,
      1. public indecency,
      1. a sexual offense,
      1. violence, or
      1. weapons.
  1. It is the obligation of the licensee, and a condition of the license, to maintain a sufficient number of security personnel employed on the premises at all times when the all ages venue is open for business.
  1. The number of security personnel to be on duty will be determined by the license officer, at the time of application, based on such factors as the occupancy load of the facility.
  1. The license officer may require changes in the security requirements during the term of a license, as conditions warrant.
  1. The licensee shall enter into a good neighbor agreement (GNA) with the City of Spokane prior to issuance of an entertainment license under this section.
  1. There shall be only one point of entry to the all-ages venue.
  1. The personnel at such point of admission must monitor the number of persons inside the facility and prevent entry of persons in excess of the occupancy load.

Date Passed: Monday, June 8, 2009

Effective Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009

ORD C34438 Section 2