A.   Payment Of Fee; License Issuance: Every person required by this chapter, or any ordinances of the city, to obtain a license to engage in any trade, business, profession or activity, for which a license is required, shall pay to the city treasurer the sum, or sums, required to be paid for a license. With the receipt of the city treasurer, which receipt shall set forth the kind of activity for which a license is desired, the applicant shall apply to the city clerk for the license desired. The city clerk may issue a license to the party applying upon compliance by the applicant with the provisions relating to obtaining a license for the business, trade, profession or activity, for which such license is desired.
   B.   Payment In Advance: All licenses required by this chapter shall be paid in advance and prior to issuance. (2003 Code § 5-01-02)