(A)   Applications for the license shall be made in writing by the application to the County Clerk, accompanied by the required Clerk’s fee and filing fee in cash, check or money order. The County Clerk shall then refer the applications to the Liquor Control Commission and shall transfer the license fee in the same manner as all license fees received in his or her office. The County Clerk’s fee for accepting the license application shall be $5 per license and shall be submitted in cash, check or money order with the application.
   (B)   Applications for any license under the terms of this chapter shall be signed by the applicant, if any individual; by all of the partners if a partnership; or by a duly authorized agent of the corporation, if a corporation; and all signatures thereon shall be verified. The application shall contain the following:
      (1)   The name, age and address of the applicant in the case of an individual; in the case of a partnership, the persons entitled to share in the profits thereof; in the case of a corporation, the date of the incorporation, the state of incorporation for which the corporation was organized, the names and addresses of the officers, directors, shareholders and whether the corporation is organized as a profit or not-for-profit corporation and, if a not-for-profit corporation, the members thereof;
      (2)   The citizenship of the applicant, his or her place of birth and if a naturalized citizen, the time and place of his or her naturalization;
      (3)   The character of the business in which the license is intended;
      (4)   The length of time that applicant has been in a business similar to that for which the license is sought, or in the case of a corporation, the date on which its charter was issued;
      (5)   An inventory of goods, wares, merchandise, equipment, expendables and any matter on hand solely for the purpose of the business for which the license is applied;
      (6)   The location and description of the premises to be operated under the license, and photographs of the interior, and exterior, kitchen and dining area of the premises. In the event the building is not constructed, at the time of the of the application, the plans of the building to be constructed, certified by a registered architect;
      (7)   A statement whether the applicant has made application for any other license on premises other than described in this application, and the disposition of each prior application;
      (8)   The date, place and nature of any conviction of crime of the applicant or, if a corporation, the date and place of any conviction of crime of any agent or shareholder of the corporation;
      (9)   Whether a previous license to sell alcoholic beverages has been suspended or revoked by any state or subdivision thereof, or by the federal government, the date and place of the suspension or revocation and the reasons for the suspension or revocation;
      (10)   A statement that the applicant is completely familiar with the terms and provisions of the chapter;
      (11)   A statement that the applicant is not disqualified from receiving a liquor license by reason of any provision within the law of the state;
      (12)   A certificate of insurance issued by a reputable insurance carrier insuring the business under the dram shop laws of the state, the certificate to reflect liability insurance under the Act in amounts of not less than $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence;
      (13)   The names and addresses of three references within the county who can attest to the applicant’s character and reputation;
      (14)   The names of the person or persons who will manage the business or be the agent of the applicant in supervising the business operation; and
      (15)   The names of any public office held by the applicant; any partner, if a partnership; any shareholder, director or member, if a corporation; if either type, profit or not-for-profit.
(Prior Code, § 110.17)  (Ord. passed 9-14-1989)