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A. License Required: For the protection and general welfare of the inhabitants of the city, it is hereby declared that every business conducted within the city shall be subject to the police power of the city and, accordingly, no person shall engage in business in the city without first obtaining a license as hereinafter provided, unless such person is expressly made exempt by the laws of the state from such licensing authority by the city.
B. Schedule Of Fees: Annual license fees for businesses shall be as follows:
1. For all businesses except those listed below, the annual license fee shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00).
2. For transient/itinerant/door to door retail merchants, the license fee shall be forty dollars ($40.00).
3. For home businesses, the license fee shall be twenty five dollars ($25.00).
4. There shall be no proration of license fees for home businesses, itinerant vendors or transient retail merchants.
C. License Renewal: All licenses shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the license is issued, unless otherwise specified.
D. Manner Of Payment: All licenses herein provided for are payable in advance to the city clerk-treasurer. In no case shall the license be granted for longer than one year. No license fees will be prorated. (Ord. 6.16, 12-20-2004)