§ 14.442.40  PERSONS AND LOCATIONS INELIGIBLE FOR A LICENSE OR REGISTRATION.
   (a)   Individual ineligibility. No license or registration in lieu of licensing under this Division Z shall be issued to an applicant who is a natural if such applicant:
      (1)   Is not 18 years of age or older on the date the application is submitted to the ;
      (2)   Has been convicted of any crime directly related to the occupation licensed or registered as prescribed by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time, and has not shown competent evidence of sufficient rehabilitation and present fitness to perform the duties of a as prescribed in M.S. § 364.03, subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time;
      (3)   Has been the subject of an investigation by a consumer protection agency, State Attorney General’s office, Better Business Bureau or similar group or agency and such investigation has indicated a pattern of disregard of consumer rights in the conduct of the business;
      (4)   Is not of good moral character or repute;
      (5)   Holds an intoxicating liquor license under §§ 13.38 through 13.57 of this code;
      (6)   Has knowingly falsified or misrepresented information on the application;
      (7)   Is not the real party in interest in the business being licensed or registered;
      (8)   Has had an interest in a corporation, partnership, association, enterprise, business or firm that had a pawnbroker, or license denied or revoked as a result of a violation of law within five years of the date the license or registration application is submitted to the ; or
      (9)   Owes taxes or assessments to the state, county, school district or city that are due and delinquent.
   (b)   Partnership ineligibility. No license or registration in lieu of licensing under this Division Z shall be issued to an applicant that is a partnership if such applicant has any general partner or managing partner who cannot meet the eligibility requirements of subsection (a) above, or if the partnership:
      (1)   Has had a pawnbroker, or license denied or revoked as a result of a violation of law within five years of the date the license or registration application is submitted to the ;
      (2)   Owes taxes or assessments to the state, county, school district or city that are due and delinquent; or
      (3)   Has been the subject of an investigation by a consumer protection agency, State Attorney General’s office, Better Business Bureau or similar group or agency and such investigation has indicated a pattern of disregard of consumer rights in the conduct of the business.
   (c)   Corporate and association ineligibility. No license or registration in lieu of licensing under this Division Z shall be issued to an applicant that is a corporation or other organization if such applicant has any manager, proprietor or agent in charge of the business who cannot meet the eligibility requirements of subsection (a) above, or if the corporation:
      (1)   Has had a pawnbroker, or license denied or revoked as a result of a violation of law within five years of the date the license or registration application is submitted to the ;
      (2)   Owes taxes or assessments to the state, county, school district or city that are due and delinquent; or
      (3)   Has been the subject of an investigation by a consumer protection agency, State Attorney General’s office, Better Business Bureau or similar group or agency and such investigation has indicated a pattern of disregard of consumer rights in the conduct of the business.
   (d)   Locations ineligible. The following locations shall be ineligible for a license or registration under this Division Z.
      (1)   Claims due. No license or registration shall be granted or renewed for operation on any property on which taxes, assessments or other financial claims of the state, county, school district or city are due, delinquent or unpaid. In the event a suit has been commenced under M.S. §§  278.01 through 278.13, as they may be amended from time to time, questioning the amount or validity of taxes, the City Council may on application waive strict compliance with this provision; no waiver may be granted, however, for taxes or any portion thereof which remain unpaid for a period exceeding one year after becoming due.
      (2)   Improper zoning. No license or registration shall be granted if the property is not properly zoned for this retail business under Chapter 19 or 21 of this code, unless the business is a legal, nonconforming use.
(Ord. 93-24, passed 5-10-1993; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; added by Ord. 2007-18, passed 5-7-2007; amended by Ord. 2010-1, passed 1-4-2010)