All new applicants for a beer permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall pay to the city the sum of $250 for use in offsetting the expenses of investigating the applicant to determine whether a permit shall be issued. Regardless of whether the permit is approved or denied, any portion of the fee collected in excess of that actually used in the investigation shall become the property of the city at the end of each calendar year and shall be used at the discretion of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the city. Any applicant for a renewal of an existing permit shall not be required to pay this fee. Any application for a change in location shall be required to pay this fee.
(2011 Code, § 8-229)