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(A) For a new liquor license or permit (with exception of a class “T” license), an applicant shall deliver, along with a completed application, a non-refundable fee in the amount of $100. If the application is approved, the fee will be credited toward the cost of the license.
(B) Applications are valid for a period of six months from the date they are filed with the City Clerk. If the applicant is unable to meet the license or permit requirements within the application period, the application fee is forfeited and a new application must be completed (with a new application fee) before the applicant will be reconsidered for a liquor license or permit. Allowance is made for special circumstances, however. If the applicant can show evidence that the six-month limit is a hardship and if they contact the Local Liquor Control Commissioner within the initial six-month application period, they can be granted, in writing by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, an extension of not more than six additional months.
(C) Renewals are not subject to the six-month application period and are not required to submit the $100 application fee.
(D) Before a new liquor license or permit may be issued, the following requirements must be met:
(1) A valid, signed application must be completed and filed with the City Clerk.
(2) An Application fee of $100 must be remitted (for all except a new Class A and B1 - the application fee is $5,000, new Class D2 - the application fee is $2,500 and Class T has no application fee).
(3) Applicant must complete the waiver for background check and personal history form.
(4) The background check must not reveal any history that would not allow the applicant to hold a liquor license or permit in the city.
(5) Applicant must own a business that is open to the public, a business that is preparing to open to the public, or provide a letter of intent of a business opening and show significant progress toward that opening.
(6) Provide a license and permit bond in the amount of $500 payable to the city.
(7) Provide proof of ownership/control of the property in the form of a purchase contract or lease agreement.
(8) Any valid license for the property that has been issued to another license holder must be surrendered.
(9) All fees for the license or permit must be paid according to the conditions stated herein.
(Ord. 99-4981, passed 3-2-1999; Am. Ord. 2006- 5214, passed 1-17-2006; Am. Ord. 2015-5378, passed 5-19-2015)