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Prior to the date upon which the tax hereby imposed becomes collectable, or within 30 days after commencing business, whichever is later, each operator of any hotel renting occupancy to transients shall register the hotel with the license bureau and obtain therefrom a transient occupancy registration certificate to be at all times posted in a conspicuous place on the premises. Said certificate shall, among other things, state the following:

(a) The name of the operator;

(b) The address of the hotel;

(c) The date upon which the certificate was issued; and

(d) "This Transient Occupancy Registration Certificate signifies that the person named on the face hereof has fulfilled the requirements of Chapter 3.56 of the San Mateo Municipal Code, the Uniform Transient Occupancy Tax, by registering with the license bureau for the purpose of collecting from transients the transient occupancy tax and remitting said tax to the Tax Collector. This certificate does not authorize any person to conduct any unlawful business or to conduct any lawful business in an unlawful manner, nor to operate a hotel without strictly complying with all local applicable laws, including but not limited to those requiring a permit from any board, commission, department or office of the City of San Mateo. This certificate does not constitute a permit."