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(A) Upon receipt of a complete application, the Police Chief or designee shall make such investigation as is reasonably necessary to verify the information in the application and to assure compliance with the provisions of this chapter and shall issue a permit unless the applicant:
(1) Has not submitted a complete application, along with the administrative fee for the permit;
(2) Is not permitted by law to engage in the activity due to age;
(3) Has been convicted of, or has pleaded no contest to, a felony charge within the ten years preceding the submittal of the application;
(4) Has been, within the previous five years, convicted of, or pleaded no contest to, a misdemeanor charge under G.S. § 66-257, or a misdemeanor charge, involving theft, fraud, forging, uttering, or other crimes of like nature or any crime involving moral turpitude;
(5) Does not have valid driving privileges in the state in those cases where the applicant will be operating a vehicle in the course and scope of the commercial solicitation; or
(6) Has not obtained the necessary licenses, including privilege licenses.
(B) The Police Chief shall have up to 72 hours to approve or deny an application and issue a permit.
(Ord. passed - - )