§ 6-503.  Licenses and Permits. 79
   (1)   Issuance and Conditions.
      (a)   All applications for any license required by this Title shall be made to the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
      (b)   The Board shall set by regulation the requirements and standards to be met by applicants for licenses and the Department shall certify them to the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
      (c)   The Department of Licenses and Inspections shall not issue any license unless:
         (.1)   the fee prescribed by this Title is paid;
         (.2)   such information or records as this Title may require are furnished;
         (.3)   such inspections as may be required by this Title have been made;
         (.4)   the person applying therefor and the establishment or food for which such license is sought complies in every respect with this Title and the requirements and standards required by the Board, as certified by the Department;
         (.5)   in the case of food establishments with permanent locations, the person applying for the license: (i) indicates on the application whether the establishment is a prepared food shop, take-out restaurant, or sit-down restaurant, as defined in subsection 14-601(7) of the Zoning Code; and whether the establishment is seeking a Large Establishment license or a Small Establishment license, as provided for in subsection 6-301(4)(a) (relating to license fees for food establishments); and (ii) has obtained the proper use registration permit from the Department of Licenses and Inspections; and 80
         (.6)   in the case of Large Establishment licenses, as provided for in subsection 6-301(4)(a)(.1) (relating to license fees for food establishments), the Department or the Department of Licenses and Inspections, after inspection of the premises, certifies that all requirements for a Large Establishment license have been met; provided that the Department or the Department of Licenses and Inspections may waive the inspection requirement if it can certify compliance based on other available information. 81
      (d)   All licenses shall:
         (.1)   remain in force for one year from the date of issuance, unless sooner revoked as hereafter provided; 82
         (.2)   be publicly displayed in a conspicuous place within the establishment where the activity or act licensed is principally conducted;
         (.3)   be non-assignable and non-transferable;
         (.4)   be conditioned upon continued compliance with this Title and the Regulations of the Board issued under it.
   (2)   Suspension of License or Permit. 83
      (a)   Whenever the Department finds any person holding any license or permit has violated any of its condition, and that such violation is willful or constitutes a menace to public health requiring immediate corrective action, it shall certify such violation to the Department of Licenses and Inspections which shall forthwith suspend such license or permit.
      (b)   The Department of Licenses and Inspections may thereafter revoke such licenses or permit in accordance with the procedures set forth in subsection 6-503(3).
      (c)   While an appeal from the suspension of any license or permit is pending, such suspension shall nevertheless become immediately effective.
   (3)   Revocation of License or Permit.
      (a)   Whenever the Department determines that any person holding any license or permit has violated any of its conditions, it shall serve written notice of the violations upon the holder of such license or permit stating the nature of the violation and that compliance with all requirements of the license or permit shall be achieved within thirty (30) days of receipt of the notice. Such notice may also describe a course of remedial action.
      (b)   If at the expiration of the time accorded for compliance the violation has not been corrected, the Department may make an official finding of violation and certify such finding to the Department of Licenses and Inspections which shall forthwith revoke such license or permit.
      (c)   Any person whose license or permit has been suspended or revoked shall in addition thereto be liable to the penalties and/or other remedial action prescribed by this Title.
      (d)   While an appeal from the revocation of any license or permit as hereinafter provided is pending, compliance with such revocation shall not be required.

 

Notes

79
   Amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 925.
80
   Added, Bill No. 150749 (approved December 23, 2015); amended, Bill No. 170963 (approved December 20, 2017).
81
   Added, Bill No. 170963 (approved December 20, 2017).
82
   Amended, Bill No. 070308 (approved September 20, 2007); amended, Bill No. 090261 (approved June 26, 2009).
83
   Amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 925.