Upon receipt of such application for a license, accompanied by the proper fee, if approval by another officer or department is not required, the City Manager shall forthwith deposit the fee in the Treasury and issue to the applicant a proper license certificate signed by him.  If for any reason the license is not issued, this fee less five dollars ($5.00) to cover expenses of considering such application, shall be returned to the applicant.
(1983 Code Sec. 110.03)