All applications shall be made as follows:
   A.   Place And Form: All applications shall be made at the Office of the City Clerk upon forms that have been furnished by the City for such purposes.
   B.   Information Required: Unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, all such applications must be subscribed, sworn to, and include such information as the Council shall deem necessary considering the nature of the business for which license application is made.
   C.   Misinformation Prohibited: It is unlawful for any applicant to intentionally make a false statement or omission upon any application form. Any false statement in such application, or any wilful omission to state any information called for on such application form, shall, upon discovery of such falsehood work an automatic refusal of license, or if already issued, shall render any license or permit issued pursuant thereto, void, and of no effect to protect the applicant from prosecution for violation of this chapter, or any part hereof.
   D.   Investigation: The City Clerk shall, upon receipt of each application completed in accordance herewith, forthwith investigate the truth of statements made therein and the moral character and business reputation of each applicant for license to such extent as he deems necessary. For such investigation the City Clerk may enlist the aid of the Chief of Police. The Council shall not consider an application before such investigation has been completed.
   E.   Renewal Forms: Applications for renewal licenses may be made in such abbreviated form as the Council may by resolution adopt. (1988 Code § 6.02)