Sec. 16-17.  Occupational license application required.
   (a)   Every person and business entity engaged in any trade, occupation, profession or other activity for profit, or anyone required to file a return under this article in the city, unless exempt by the specific terms of this article, shall be required to apply for and obtain an occupational license from the city, through the Office of the Director of Codes and Financial Enforcement, on forms provided by the city or its designee, before the applicant shall be authorized to do business, before the commencement of business, or in the event of a change of business status.  A one time occupational license registration fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be made at the time of application.  A business changing its name shall notify the Director of Codes and Financial Enforcement of the name change, but shall not be required to pay a new occupational license registration fee.
   (b)   Each person shall be required to complete a separate application and pay the twenty-five dollar ($25.00) registration fee for each separate business, before the commencement of business, or in the event of a status change other than a change of address.
   (c)   Licensees are required to notify the city of any changes in address, the cessation of business, or any other changes which render the information supplied to the city in the license application inaccurate.
   (d)   It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any occupation, trade. profession or other activity for profit in the city without first having applied for and paid the occupational license registration fee herein required.  If the occupational license registration fee is not paid prior to engaging in any business or activity, a penalty of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) may be imposed, in addition to any other penalties provided by this article for the period during which any unlawful business or activity occurred.
(Ord. No. 1687, 9-26-05; Ord. No. 1863, § 1, 6-18-15)