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A. A person conducting business in the City without first obtaining a business license or a person operating a business that has been closed for nonrenewal shall be assessed a one hundred percent (100%) penalty on past due fees including any regulatory fees, subject to the thirty (30) day grace period for new business license applications outlined under section 5.04.120 of this chapter. If the business or entity violating this section is exempt or otherwise not required to pay license or regulatory fees, a penalty shall be assessed in the amount of the greater of one hundred dollars ($100.00), or one hundred percent (100%) of the amount of what the licensing and regulatory fees would have been were the business not exempt from such fees.
B. A late payment penalty shall be assessed on past due license fees for renewal of a business license as follows:
1. Fifty dollar ($50.00) late fee for the first calendar month the renewal is delinquent.
2. One hundred dollar ($100.00) late fee during the second calendar month the renewal is delinquent.
3. After seventy five (75) days' delinquency, the City License Administrator shall not accept a reissuance application for a license which has expired, or which for any other reason is not in full force and effect.
4. The late payment penalty shall be waived for renewals if payment is received within ten (10) calendar days from the expiration date of the business license.
C. This section imposing late payment penalties is in addition to and not in lieu of any legal remedy available to the City to enforce this title. Payment of a late payment penalty is not a defense to a violation of this title. (Ord. 17-18)