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.060

Title 10 Regulation of Activities

Chapter 10.23A Amusement Facilities

Section 10.23A.060 Special Regulations for Teen Club
  1. A teen club licensee must comply with the requirements listed under SMC 10.23A.030.
  1. In addition to the general requirements of chapter 4.04 SMC, the applicant must furnish:
    1. the names and addresses of the owner, lesser, and lessee of the property;
    1. the name, address, and date of birth of all owners, officer, and managing agent of the club, and of such other employees and agents as are known at the time of application;
    1. detailed plans and drawing of the teen club 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 club 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 teen club 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 teen club.
  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.
  1. There may not be admitted to a teen club any person:
    1. under the age of sixteen years, or
    1. twenty-one years of age or older except:
      1. a manager or employee of the club, or
      1. a parent or legal guardian accompanying his child or ward, or
      1. a spouse of a person who can legally be admitted to the club.
  1. The licensee may not admit any person who does not possess and display satisfactory identification. Only identification bearing the subject’s photograph and date of birth is satisfactory.
  1. Hours of Operation.

Between the hours of three a.m. and nine a.m.:

    1. no teen dance may be held;
    1. no teen club may be open; and
    1. no person, except an employee approved by the license officer, may be in the building of a teen club.

Date Passed: Monday, June 8, 2009

Effective Date: Thursday, July 16, 2009

ORD C34438 Section 2