(A)   The City Controller’s Office shall deny a license, deny a renewal of a license or revoke a license previously issued by the city upon determination that the applicant for the license is in violation of the zoning restrictions set by ordinance, is currently in violation, or has had previous violations of city ordinance concerning the premises, or has permitted a violation of ordinance, state or federal law upon the licensed premises or the premises in question contains current physical or structural defects which present a fire, health or safety concern to the citizens of Hammond.
   (B)   In the event that a license will be denied or revoked, the applicant shall be given notice of the denial or revocation, the reasons for this action by the city, and be provided with the opportunity to appeal to the Board of Public Works and Safety.  Such appeal must be made within 10 days of revocation or denial.  Upon request, the Board of Public Works and Safety may hold a hearing on the license.  The revocation of an existing license shall not take effect until the Board of Public Works and Safety has ruled upon the appeal.  If a license is revoked, previously paid license fees will not be refunded.  No late fees however will accrue during the pendency of a license appeal before the Board of Public Works and Safety.
   (C)   Any business or commercial operation which continues to operate in the city on a denied or revoked license shall be in violation of this section.
(Prior Code, § 119.11)  (Ord. 8036, passed 12-3-1997; Am. Ord. 8489, passed 4-28-2003; Am. Ord. 8909, passed 2-11-2008)  Penalty, see § 10.99