(A) A per­son com­mits a mis­de­meanor if that per­son oper­ates or caus­es to be oper­at­ed a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness with­in any restrict­ed area as defined and described herein.

(B) A per­son com­mits an offense if the per­son oper­ates or caus­es to be oper­at­ed a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness with­in one thou­sand (1,000) feet of:

  1. A church, syn­a­gogue, mosque, tem­ple or build­ing which is used pri­mar­i­ly for reli­gious wor­ship and relat­ed reli­gious activities;
  2. A pub­lic or pri­vate edu­ca­tion­al facil­i­ty includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to child day care facil­i­ties, nurs­ery schools, preschools, kinder­gartens, ele­men­tary schools, pri­vate schools, inter­me­di­ate schools, junior high schools, mid­dle schools, high schools, voca­tion­al schools, sec­ondary schools, con­tin­u­a­tion schools, spe­cial edu­ca­tion schools, junior col­leges, and uni­ver­si­ties; school includes the school grounds or oth­er school prop­er­ty where chil­dren may be present, but does not include school facil­i­ties used pri­mar­i­ly for anoth­er purpose;
  3. A bound­ary of a res­i­den­tial dis­trict as defined in any zon­ing code of any incor­po­rat­ed area of the Coun­ty or any approved sub­di­vi­sion locat­ed with­in the unin­cor­po­rat­ed lim­its of the County;
  4. A pub­lic park or recre­ation­al area which has been des­ig­nat­ed for park or recre­ation­al activ­i­ties includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to a park, play­ground, nature trails, swim­ming pool, reser­voir, ath­let­ic field, bas­ket­ball or ten­nis courts, pedestrian/bicycle paths, wilder­ness areas, or oth­er sim­i­lar pub­lic land with­in the Coun­ty which is under the con­trol, oper­a­tion, or man­age­ment of the Coun­ty, State, or oth­er recre­ation authorities;
  5. The prop­er­ty line of a lot devot­ed to a res­i­den­tial use as approved by the Coun­ty Board;
  6. An enter­tain­ment busi­ness which is ori­ent­ed pri­mar­i­ly towards chil­dren or fam­i­ly enter­tain­ment; or
  7. A licensed premis­es, licensed pur­suant to the alco­holic bev­er­age con­trol reg­u­la­tions of the State.

(C) A per­son com­mits a Class A mis­de­meanor if that per­son caus­es or per­mits the oper­a­tion, estab­lish­ment, sub­stan­tial enlarge­ment, or trans­fer of own­er­ship or con­trol of a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness with­in one thou­sand (1,000) feet of anoth­er sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed business.

(D) A per­son com­mits a Class A mis­de­meanor if that per­son caus­es or per­mits the oper­a­tion, estab­lish­ment, or main­te­nance of more than one sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness in the same build­ing, struc­ture, or por­tion there­of, or the increase of floor area of any sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness in any build­ing, struc­ture, or por­tion there­of con­tain­ing anoth­er sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed business.

(E) For the pur­pose of sub­sec­tion (B) of this Sec­tion, mea­sure­ment shall be made in a straight line, with­out regard to the inter­ven­ing struc­tures or objects, from the near­est por­tion of the build­ing or struc­ture used as the part of the premis­es where a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness is con­duct­ed, to the near­est prop­er­ty line of the premis­es of a use list­ed in sub­sec­tion (B).  Pres­ence of a city, coun­ty or oth­er polit­i­cal 
sub­di­vi­sion bound­ary shall be irrel­e­vant for pur­pos­es of cal­cu­lat­ing and apply­ing the dis­tance require­ments of this Section.

(F) For pur­pos­es of sub­sec­tion (C) of this Sec­tion, the dis­tance between any two sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es shall be mea­sured in a straight line, with­out regard to the inter­ven­ing struc­tures or objects or polit­i­cal bound­aries, from the clos­est exte­ri­or wall of the struc­ture in which each busi­ness is located.

(G) Any sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness law­ful­ly oper­at­ing on the date of enact­ment of this Code, that is in vio­la­tion of sub­sec­tion (A) through (F) of this Sec­tion shall be deemed a non­con­form­ing use.  The non­con­form­ing udse will be per­mit­ted to con­tin­ue for a peri­od not to exceed one (1) year, unless soon­er ter­mi­nat­ed for any rea­son or vol­un­tar­i­ly dis­con­tin­ued for a peri­od of thir­ty (30) days or more.  Such non­con­form­ing uses shall not be increased, enlarged, extend­ed, or altered except that the use may be changed to a con­form­ing use.  If two or more sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness­es are with­in one thou­sand (1,000) feet of one anoth­er and oth­er­wise in a per­mis­si­ble loca­tion, the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness which was first estab­lished and con­tin­u­al­ly oper­at­ing at a par­tic­u­lar loca­tion is the con­form­ing use and the lat­er estab­lished business(es) is/are nonconforming.

(H) A sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness law­ful­ly oper­at­ing as a con­form­ing use is not ren­dered a non­con­form­ing use by the loca­tion, sub­se­quent to the grant or renew­al of the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness license, of a use list­ed in sub­sec­tion (B) of this Sec­tion with­in one thou­sand (1,000) feet of the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness.  This pro­vi­sion applies only to the renew­al of a valid license, and does not apply when an appli­ca­tion for a license is sub­mit­ted after a license has expired or been revoked.