Upon receipt of an application for a liquor license, wine or beer permit, the Clerk may forward it to the Police Chief, who shall then conduct an investigation as to the truth of the facts averred in the application.  The Fire Chief may also inspect the premises to determine if they conform to the requirements of the City.  The Council shall not approve an application for a license or permit for any premises which does not conform to the applicable law and ordinances, resolutions and regulations of the City.
(Code of Iowa, Sec. 123.30)