(a)   Reasons for refund. Upon a written request of the licensee or permit holder and upon the surrender of the license or permit, a refund of a license or permit fee paid shall be paid by the city if one or more of the following conditions are met:
      (1)   The licensed premises is destroyed by fire, windstorm, flood, hail or other natural catastrophe;
      (2)   The termination of a month-to-month tenancy or a tenancy at will through no fault or neglect of the license or permit holder;
      (3)   The death of the license or permit holder;
      (4)   The business or operation is sold and a new operator qualifies for a license or permit;
      (5)   The business permanently ceases the operations for which license or permit was had;
      (6)   A change in status of the city or change of ordinances or statutory requirements making continued operation of the licensed activity impossible;
      (7)   The loss through eminent domain proceedings of the licensed premises or so much thereof as to render continued operation of the licensed business impractical; and/or
      (8)   The physical or mental incapacity which renders the licensee or permittee incapable of operating the licensed business, provided that the cause of such incapacity occurred or commenced after the issuance of the licenses or permits.
   (b)   Calculation. Refunds of licensee or permit fees shall be calculated on a monthly basis, but shall not exceed 50% of the license or permit fee except that the city shall refund the exact sums of money paid for a license or permit fee that are excessive by reason of a mathematical error or errors in method of calculations of such fee. No refund of special event licenses shall be granted.
(1958 Code, § 129.04)  (Ord. 158, passed 11-21-1958; Ord. 74-97, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 129.03; Ord. 75-62, passed 12-8-1975; Ord. 76-59, passed 12-6-1976; Ord. 87-77, passed 10-16-1987; deleted by Ord. 92-66, passed 12-21-1992; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995)