(A)   Any person(s) desiring to obtain a permit shall apply in writing on a form provided by the regulatory authority no less than 15 days prior to the proposed first day of business. The application shall be completed in its entirety prior to review by the regulatory authority. The applicant shall also submit all required fees for obtaining a permit. Upon receipt of an application and prior to issuing a permit, the regulatory authority shall inspect the premises to determine compliance with this chapter and adopted rules and regulations. If the regulatory authority determines that the applicant has operated a food service establishment, retail food store, seasonal operation or mobile food unit within the County of DeWitt, State of Illinois, without possessing a valid permit, the regulatory authority shall order the person(s) to immediately cease operations until all necessary application information has been submitted to the regulatory authority of review. The regulatory authority will assess an additional fee for expedited processing.
   (B)   The acceptance by the regulatory authority of said fee does not preclude prosecution of the applicant for operation of a food service establishment or retail food store within the County of DeWitt without possessing a valid permit.
(Ord. passed 6-18-2009; Am. Ord. passed 5-30-2018)