Whenever, in this chapter or in any municipal ordinance, a license or permit is required for the maintenance, operation or conduct of any business or establishment, or for doing business or engaging in any activity or occupation, any person, firm or corporation shall be subject to the requirement if by himself or herself or itself or through an agent, employee or partner, he or she or it is held forth as being engaged in the business, activity or occupation, or if he or she or it solicits patronage therefor actively or passively; or if he or she or it performs or attempts to perform any part of the business, activity or occupation in this municipality.
(1994 Code, § 7-1-2)