Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-27 License fee schedule.
(a) Businesses and occupations shall pay annual license fees
according to the following fee
schedule, except that any business or occupation shall pay at least one dollar and twenty-five
cents ($1.25) for every regular employee or associate in such business during the preceding year,
with a maximum fee of seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), and the license fee shall be the
higher of that computed by the fee schedule or that based on the number of employees:
a. Gross receipts
not exceeding $25,000.00 . . . . $15.00
b. Gross receipts
of above $25,000.00 but less than $100,000.00 . . . . 25.00
c. Gross receipts
of above $100,000.00 . . . . 25.00
for every $1,000.00 of gross receipts above $100,000.00, up to a maximum fee of
$750.00 . . . . 0.25
Business and occupations. The following businesses and occupations shall pay annual
license fees as indicated above:
Acoustical articles and supplies.
Adjusters of claims.
Advertising agencies and advertising
of any kind or by any means, and advertising advisers.
Agents and agencies for sale of oil
Agents and solicitors for nurseries.
Agents for cooperative insurance.
Agents for solicitors for any surety
company or bonding company.
Air conditioning machines, articles
and supplies therefor.
Air express service, air freight,
and air transportation services.
Aircraft dealers and manufacturers.
Aircraft flying schools, services
Aircraft repair services.
Amusement ticket brokers and sellers.
Antique shops, buyers, sellers and
Any kind of locker for food or merchandise
Any service to automobiles and any
motor driven vehicles.
Athletic, boxing, wrestling or sparring
exhibitions or contests.
Auction house establishments.
Automatic machines or devices.
Automobile dealers, agencies, establishments,
buyers, sellers, repairers and servicers.
Automobile, trailer and vehicle rental
Automobiles and automobile accessories
Badminton or tennis courts.
Bakery delivery wagons.
Barbers and barber supplies.
Beauticians, chiropodists, manicurists
Beer or wine gardens, taverns, dramshops.
Bicycle repair shops.
Billboards or bill posters.
Billiard or pool room tables or other
tables or instruments used for amusement.
Blueprint or photostat makers.
Board, livery or sales stables.
Boarding, lodging or rooming houses.
Boats for hire.
Boiler cleaning and inspection and
Bonding or surety companies.
Bookstores, vendors, sellers and
Bottle exchanges, bottling plants.
Bottlers, wholesale or retail.
Bowling or ball alleys.
Brewers or breweries.
Bridges and culverts.
Brokers of whatever class or character.
Brush manufacturers, sellers and
Buffing, grinding, repolishing.
Building, house or window cleaners.
Building management, operation or
Building material sales.
Building or house movers.
Cameras and camera agencies.
Candy manufacturers and sellers,
wholesale or retail.
Carnivals and any other kind of show.
Carpet and rug cleaning, laying and
Carters or draymen.
Certifiers or guarantors of land
Chair rental agencies.
Chairs or tables.
Chat and gravel companies.
Chemical spray contractors.
Cigarette, cigar or tobacco manufacturers
or dealers, wholesale or retail.
Clairvoyants and fortunetellers.
Coal and other fuels and dealers,
haulers, peddlers, brokers and deliverers thereof.
Coffee, tea, spice, cocoa and condiment
dealers, and coffee roasters and processors.
Coins, stamps and lapidary clubs.
Collectors of accounts or claims.
Commercial contract cleaners.
Commission merchants or agents.
Composers or writers.
Concrete and cement work.
Concrete and cinder block markers.
Concrete mixer rentals.
Concrete pipe, block and products
manufacturers, sellers and dealers.
Concrete (ready mixed) service.
Contractors and subcontractors engaged
in or contracting for work and labor or materials to
be performed within the city limits, irrespective of whether such contractor or subcontractor are
residents of such city, for the construction, alteration or repair of any structure or thing.
Convalescent or nursing homes.
Cookie, bread, pastry and cracker
products and dealers.
Corset dealers, sellers and solicitors.
Cosmetic dealers, sellers and solicitors.
Craft and hobby supplies.
Credit associations, bureaus or agencies.
Credit reporting bureaus and service.
Curb market merchants.
Dairy and vegetable compound products.
Dairy equipment and supplies.
Dancing studios, schools, and instructors.
Dealers in stamps or devices to control
or affect trade.
Dealers or distributors of goods,
wares or merchandise, new or used.
Department, discount and variety
Diapers, diaper service.
Distillers or distilleries.
Dogs and cats and other domesticated
Drugs, druggists and drugstores,
wholesale or retail.
Drummers or salesmen.
Dry cleaners, dyers and pressers.
Duplicating service, duplicating
Electric charging stations.
Electric or compressor hammers.
Electrical goods of all kinds.
Electrical supply establishments.
Electrologist or electrotherapists.
Electronic communications service.
Electronic equipment sales.
Escrow service in land transfers.
Excavating machinery and supplies.
Explosive dealers and haulers of
Fabric stores and yarns.
Farm implements, machinery, vehicles
Feed manufacturers and dealers.
Fence and iron companies.
Filling or service stations.
Film rental service.
Finance or loan companies.
Finders of missing persons.
Fire or burglar alarm systems.
Fireworks dealers, retail or wholesale.
Floor sanding, floor sanders and
floor surfacing machines.
Fluorescent lighting and maintenance.
Food and all other processors.
Food lockers and cold storage plants.
Foods other than produce (orange
juice distributors, etc.).
Freight or other forwarders.
Freight or other warehousing.
Fur dealers and storage.
Furnace manufacturers, dealers and
Furniture manufacturers, dealers
and repairers and refinishers.
Gas or electric ranges.
Gasoline, inflammable fuels and haulers
Gift, premium or trading stamp enterprises.
Golf courses, driving ranges and
any other golf enterprises.
Gold refinishers or goldsmiths or
Grain, grain elevators.
Grinding or sharpening.
Guttering or spouting.
Hardware, wholesale or retail.
Hat cleaning and blocking.
Hauling and recycling.
Hearing aids and equipment thereof.
Health institutes or reducing parlors.
Horse and cattle dealers.
Horse, mule and cattle buyers and
Hospitals, sanitariums or sanatoriums.
Hotel or restaurant equipment.
Ice cream, soft drinks, frozen desserts
and similar products.
Ice or dry ice dealers and haulers.
Income or other tax returns or tax
Industrial or technical instruments.
Inspectors, inspection bureaus.
Insurance agents and agencies.
Installation with or without sale.
Investment or trust companies.
Itinerant vendors, traveling or auction
Itinerant wholesale or retail produce
Job printing plants.
Jobbers, job wagons.
Juke boxes, and renters or repairers
thereof, and other musical instruments of whatsoever
nature or kind.
Labor or public relation counselors.
Laboratories and laboratory equipment.
Laundries and self-service laundries.
Laundry wagons and all other laundry
Lawn and garden equipment.
Lawn service and tree trimming.
Lenders and their agents.
Light and water companies.
Linen and towel supply.
Linoleum and linoleum laying.
Liquor dealers, wholesale or retail.
Lumber, lumber brokers and agents.
Lunch stands, counters or wagons.
Machinery of all kinds.
Mail order houses.
Manufacturers of and dealers in orthopaedic,
medical or surgical supplies.
Manufacturers of or dealers or agents
for mining machiners, road machinery, earth moving
machinery, building machinery and other heavy industrial machinery and equipment.
Manufacturers of pool tables.
Manufacturers of water softeners.
Marble and stone dealers and stone
or marble quarries.
Mercantile agents or agencies.
Merchant delivery companies.
Milk and dairy products processors,
salesman, solicitors, haulers or deliverers.
Mines and mining companies and ore
Mobile home sales and anchoring.
Mobilphones, answering services and
Motion picture projecting equipment.
Motor courts and motels.
Motor vehicle and motor truck salvage
Motor vehicle oiling, repossessing,
steam cleaning, washing, towing, wheel aligning or
Motorcycle agencies, buyers, sellers,
dealers and repairers and servicers.
Movers of personal property for pay.
Moving picture exhibitions or shows.
Moving picture film producers, distributors,
exchanges or rental establishments.
Music arrangers or bureaus.
Natural or artificial gas.
News agents, dealers or distributors.
News service or bureaus.
Newspaper publishers, agents, or
dealers or distributors.
Nightclubs, or any other public place
of business or amusement where alcoholic beverages
of whatsoever percentage of alcoholic content are sold or permitted to be consumed on the
Nurseries or nurserymen.
Office business and professional
Office coats, overalls, towels, uniforms
and work clothes supply.
Oil and gas burners or stockers.
Oil cutting or reclaiming.
Oil station equipment.
Operatic, theatrical or other performances.
Optical instruments, equipment, eye
glass lenses and appliances.
Orchestras or bands.
Ore buyers, oil, mining or other
Packing or slaughterhouses.
Passenger stations or terminals.
Patent medicine sellers and shows.
Patrol, guard or watchman services.
Peanut and popcorn stands.
Peddlers of vegetables, meat, fish
and other foods and other kinds of personal property
(except sale by farmers of any produce raised by them from their own vehicle or from any person
in the employ of such farmers).
Photographers, local or itinerant.
Physiotherapist or hydrotherapists.
Pinball machines and all other coin-operated
machines and devices and repairers thereof.
Pipe bending, cleaning, cutting or
Pipe lines, pipes, poles, wires or
conduits or public utility companies.
Plastic products, manufacturers and
Plumbers and gas fitters.
Pool and billiard rooms and halls.
Press clipping bureaus.
Printing presses, printing establishments.
Private schools and academies of
art conducted for profit, business, correspondence,
dancing, dramatics, expression, language, music, nursery, riding and private technical and trade
schools or colleges, conducted for profit.
Promotion and consulting.
Public address systems.
Public amusements and entertainments.
Public grounds, arenas and halls.
Public masquerade balls.
Public scales and weighers.
Radio broadcasting and television
Railroads and railroad tankcars.
Razing, shoring and wrecking.
Realty brokers and salesmen.
Rebuilding, renovating, setting,
repairing, maintaining or storing any of the specific
property heretofore named or any other property not specifically named in any property or
equipment used in connection therewith.
Record shops and stereo equipment.
Recreational vehicles (boats, campers,
Refrigerators, refrigeration systems,
Renovating and repair service.
Rental agents and all agents of whatever
kind or character.
Rental services of all kinds.
Renting, selling, leasing, hiring
and repairing any of the specific kinds of property
hereinbefore named or any other property or any kind or species of property.
Rest homes and homes for the aged.
Roads, road oiling.
Rooming houses, boarding, apartment
and tenement houses.
Salary brokers or buyers.
Sales and service of water heaters
Sales of goods by common carriers
Sales stable keepers.
Sample and order salesmen and owners.
Savings and loan associations.
Selling or storing gasoline, butane,
propane, oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and other fluid fuels.
Service and rental cars.
Service or rental car drivers.
Services rendered in connection with,
or any property or equipment connected therewith,
upon any of the things or businesses hereinbefore or hereinafter set out, or any other kind of
Sewing and alterations.
Sheet metal work.
Shoe repairers and shoe repair establishments.
Shoe shining parlors.
Shows or exhibitions.
Soft water services.
Sound, X-ray and communication wiremen.
Specialty shops (china, silverware,
Sport events or exhibitions.
Spraying or stamping.
Stock or merchants' exchanges.
Street railway cars and companies.
Suppliers for beauticians.
Tailormade clothing agencies (Hong
Tailors, including agencies for taking
or soliciting orders for clothing.
Telegraph, telephone, street railway
car, electric, gas, heating, air conditioning, lighting,
water and transportation utilities of whatsoever name, kind or character, like and unlike.
Tents, awnings and canvas products.
Television and radio repair.
Television dealers, sellers and repairers.
Television instruments or equipment.
Terrazzo or tile work, tin work.
Theater sound equipment.
Theatrical agents or agencies or
Ticket agents and agencies.
Tire repairing or retreading.
Tobacco of all kinds.
Toy sales and distributors.
Travel or traffic bureaus.
Traveling shows and amusement of
Trucks, agencies, buyers, sellers,
and dealers, repairers and services.
Tube cleaning and expanding.
Typewriters, adding, calculating
machines, cash registers, and all other kinds of office
machines and supplies and all kinds of recording machines and devices.
Typing or secretarial work.
Typographers or typesetters.
Upholstery, carpet sales and draperies.
Used motor vehicles and used motor
trucks and dealers.
Vacuum cleaners and similar devices.
Vehicle agencies, buyers, sellers,
repairers, servicers and dealers.
Vehicle repossession agencies or
Vending machines, operators, agents
Washing, ironing, dishwashing and
all other similar household equipment and devices.
Weatherstripping and all other improvements
on real property.
Wholesale doors and appliances.
Wholesale fish companies.
Wholesale magazine distributors.
Wholesale nursery growers.
Wholesale oil stations.
Wholesale plumbing and heating supplies.
Wholesale refrigeration equipment.
Wild west shows and rodeos.
General inclusions. It is intended by the foregoing provisions of this section to include not
only the articles and businesses herein named, but also all persons, corporations, agents and
representatives of whatsoever nature engaged in operating, soliciting or contracting relative to all
services or processes, or dealing in any of the above listed things, property or businesses, and all
other things or businesses not specifically exempted by general law.
(Code 1964, § 11.130)