Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-22 Issuance of licenses.
Application. Every person required to procure a license under the provisions of any
ordinance or law of the city shall submit an application for such license to the business license
administrator. The application shall:
Form of application. Be a written statement on forms provided by the business license
Contents of application. Require the disclosure of all information necessary to comply
with section 13-21 above, and of any other information which the business license administrator
shall find to be reasonably necessary to the fair administration of this article.
Payment of fees. Be accompanied by the full amount of the fees chargeable for such
Application fee. The application shall be accompanied by payment of a fee in the amount
) plus a fee to cover costs incurred by the department of finance in
obtaining the criminal record check required in subsection (b).
Statement of gross receipts. Every person for whom a license is provided herein, the
amount of which license is to be computed upon the annual gross receipts of such person, shall
furnish the city with a correct statement in writing, showing the amount of such annual gross
receipts, based on the preceding calendar or fiscal year, whichever is used for accounting
purposes by the business or occupation for which a license is sought, which statement shall not
be made public or used by the city except for the purpose of establishing a correct basis for
fixing and collecting the amount of the license herein provided. All books of account showing
the amount of such annual gross receipts shall be open to the inspection of the city officials
charged with the duty of issuing the license herein provided and collecting for the same, and the
issuance of any such license may be withheld until all the requirements have been filled.
(b) The department of finance shall obtain a criminal
record check of the applicant. If the
application is on behalf of a partnership, a criminal record check must be provided for each
partner. If the application is on behalf of a corporation or limited liability company, a criminal
record check must be provided for the officer, member or manager who will be in charge of the
establishment for which the license is sought.
) Issuance of Receipts. Whenever a license cannot be issued at the time
the application for
the same is made, the business license administrator shall issue a receipt to the applicant for the
money paid in advance, subject to the following construction: such receipt shall not be construed
as the approval of the business license administrator for the issuance of a license; nor shall it
entitle or authorize the applicant to open or maintain any business contrary to the provisions of
) Renewal. The applicant for the renewal of a license shall submit an
application for such
license to the business license administrator. The application shall:
Form of application. Be a written statement upon forms provided by the business license
Contents. Require the disclosure of such information concerning the applicant's
demeanor and conduct in the operation of applicant's business during the preceding licensing
period as is reasonably necessary to the determination by the license administrator of the
applicant's eligibility for a renewal license and to the possible adjustment of license fee.
) Duplicate. A duplicate license or special permit shall be issued by
the business license
administrator to replace any license previously issued, which has been lost, stolen, defaced or
destroyed without any wilful conduct on the part of the licensee, upon the filing by the licensee
of an affidavit sworn to before a notary public of this state attesting to such fact and the paying
the business license administrator of a fee of one dollar ($1.00).
) Denial. The business license administrator shall, upon disapproval
of any application
submitted under the provisions of this article, refund all fees (other than the investigation fee)
paid in advance, to the applicant, provided the applicant is not otherwise indebted to the city if
the applicant is indebted to the city, such fees tendered shall be delivered to the director of
finance to be applied against such indebtedness.
Compliance pending legal action. When the issuance of a license is denied and any
action has been instituted by the applicant to compel its issuance, such applicant shall not engage
in the business for which the license was refused unless a license is issued to him pursuant to a
judgment ordering the same.
Appeal. Denial of a license by the business license administrator, may be appealed
pursuant to the provisions of section 13-31(c).
) Issuance requirement. Upon the approval of an application for license
under this article
by the business license administrator, and the receipt of all fees therefor, the license
administrator shall issue to the applicant a license as described in the application.
(Code 1964, §§ 11.070, 11.080(A); Ord. No, 10311, § 1, 9-17-84;
Ord. No. 12060, § 1, 11-7-88;
Ord. No. 19518, § 2, 5-7-07;
Ord. No. 21799, § 2, 9-16-13
(Ord. 21799, Amended, 09/16/2013, Prior Text; Ord. 19518, Amended, 05/07/2007, Prior Text)