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(A) Upon receipt of a completed application and payment of the application and permit fees, the Sheriff's Commander shall immediately stamp the application as received and promptly investigate the information contained in the application to determine whether the applicant shall be issued an adult entertainment business regulatory permit.
(B) Within 30 days of receipt of the completed application, the Sheriff's Commander shall complete the investigation, grant or deny the application in accordance with the provisions of this section, and so notify the applicant as follows:
(1) The Sheriff's Commander shall write or stamp "Granted" or "Denied" on the application and date and sign the notation.
(2) If the applicant is denied, the Sheriff's Commander shall attach to the application a statement of the reasons for denial.
(3) If the application is granted, the Sheriff's Commander shall attach to the application an adult entertainment business regulatory permit.
(4) The application as granted or denied and the permit, if any, shall be placed in the United States mail, first class postage prepaid, addressed to the applicant at the address stated in the application.
(C) The Sheriff's Commander shall grant the application and issue the adult entertainment business regulatory permit upon findings that the proposed business meets the locational criteria of § 154.03 of this code, and that the applicant has met all of the development and performance standards and requirements of § 118.18, unless the application is denied for one or more of the reasons set forth in § 118.07. The permittee shall post the permit conspicuously in the adult entertainment business premises.
(D) If the Sheriff's Commander grants the application, or if the Sheriff's Commander neither grants nor denies the application within 30 days after it is stamped as received (except as provided in §§ 118.04 and 118.05), the applicant may begin operating the adult entertainment business for which the permit was sought, subject to strict compliance with the development and performance standards and requirements of § 118.18.
(Ord. 2000-07, passed 6-26-00)