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(1) Applicants for permits to solicit or canvass shall file with the Director of Finance a sworn application in writing, in duplicate, on a form to be furnished by the Director of Finance, giving the following information:
(a) The full name, permanent home address, and full local address of the applicant;
(b) A brief description of the nature of the business and the goods to be sold;
(c) If employed, the name and address of the employer and the name and address of and local or state officer or manager, together with credentials establishing the exact relationship;
(d) The length of time for which the right to engage in business is desired;
(e) The place where the goods or property proposed to be sold, or orders taken for the sale thereof, is manufactured or produced, where such goods or products are located at the time the appli-cation is filed, and the proposed method of delivery;
(f) Evidence that the applicant has his photograph and fingerprints on file with the Police Department;
(g) A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted of any crime, mis-demeanor, or violation of any municipal law, the nature of the offense, and the punishment or penalty assessed therefor; and,
(h) Such other information as may be necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
(2) Each such application shall be accompanied by an amount equal to the annual license fee provided herein. If such license is granted, such amount shall be applied to payment of the first year's license fee. If any such application shall be denied, such amount shall be retained by the city to cover the cost of its investigation.
(B) Investigation. Upon the receipt of such application the original shall be referred to the Chief of Police who shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to be made as the Chief of Police deems necessary for the protection of the public welfare. No license shall be issued to any person of bad character nor any person who shall have been convicted of any felony or crime involving robbery, burglary or moral turpitude.
(C) Denial. If, as a result of such investigation, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the Chief of Police shall, within 14 days, endorse on such application his or her disapproval and his or her reasons for the same and return the application to the Director of Finance who shall notify the applicant that his or her application is disapproved, that no permit shall be issued, and that he or she may file an appeal pursuant to the provisions of § 5.28.080 of this code.
('86 Code, § 5.24.062) (Ord. 3672, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 3962, passed - - )