A.   License Required: Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, no person shall conduct business as either a peddler or a transient merchant without first having obtained a license from the City.
   B.   Application For License: Application for a license to conduct business as a peddler or transient merchant shall be made at least fourteen (14) regular business days before the applicant desires to begin conducting business within the City limits. Application for a license shall be made on a form provided by the City. All applications shall be signed by the applicant. Any fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement on the application shall constitute a violation of this chapter. All applications shall include the following information:
      1.   Applicant's full legal name, and any other names used or known by in the past;
      2.   All other names under which the applicant conducts business or to which the applicant officially answers;
      3.   A physical description of the applicant (hair color, eye color, height, weight, distinguishing marks and features, etc.);
      4.   Full address of the applicant's permanent residence;
      5.   Telephone number of the applicant's permanent residence;
      6.   Full legal name of any and all business operation(s) owned, managed, or operated by the applicant, or for which the applicant is an employee or agent;
      7.   Full address of the applicant's regular place of business (if any);
      8.   Any and all business related telephone number(s) of the applicant;
      9.   The type of business for which the applicant is applying for a license;
      10.   The dates during which the applicant intends to conduct business and the number of days he or she will be conducting business in the City;
      11.   Any and all address(es) and telephone number(s) where the applicant can be reached while conducting business within the City, including the location where a transient merchant intends to set up business;
      12.   A statement as to whether or not the applicant has been convicted of any felony, gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, for violation of any State or Federal Statute or any local ordinance, other than traffic offenses;
      13.   A list of the five (5) most recent locations where the applicant has conducted business as a peddler or transient merchant;
      14.   Written permission of the property owner or the property owner's agent for any property to be used by a transient merchant;
      15.   A general description of the items to be sold or services to be provided;
      16.   All additional information deemed necessary by the City Council;
      17.   A list of all individuals to be covered by a group license;
      18.   Source of items sold and the item's location at the time of licensing and time of sale;
      19.   License plate and registration information for any vehicle to be used in conjunction with the licensed business and a description of the vehicle;
      20.   The applicant's driver's license number or other acceptable form of identification;
      21.   Recent passport style photograph of the applicant;
      22.   Proof of any required State license for transient merchant activities (not applicable to door to door solicitations);
      23.   Written consent authorizing the City to request a criminal history background investigation in accordance with title 1, chapter 6 of this Code.
   C.   License Fees: All applications for a license under this chapter shall be accompanied by the fee established in section 3-1-2 of this Code.
   D.   Procedure:
      1.   An application shall be determined to be complete only if all required information is provided. If the City determines that an application is incomplete, it shall inform the applicant of the information required to be provided prior to issuance of a license.
      2.   a. The City shall review the application and order any investigation, including background investigations, necessary to verify the information provided with the application.
         b.   Applicants for a license under this chapter shall be subject to a criminal history background investigation, as required by subsection 1-6-2C of this Code and processed in accordance with section 1-6-3 of this Code.
      3.   The City shall either approve or deny the license within thirty (30) business days after receipt of a complete application.
      4.   If the application is denied, the applicant shall be notified in writing of the decision, the reason for the denial (including the provisions of section 1-6-3 of this Code), and the applicant's right to appeal the denial by requesting, within seven (7) days of the date of the denial, a hearing pursuant to Minnesota Statutes sections 14.57 to 14.69 to be heard by the City Administrator, other designated staff or a Hearing Officer appointed by the City Council within thirty (30) days of the date of the request. The final decision of the City Council following the hearing shall be appealed by petitioning the Minnesota Court of Appeals for a writ of certiorari.
   E.   Duration: A license granted under this chapter shall be valid until the end of the calendar year in which it is granted. (Prior Code § 7-10-2)