The following shall be grounds for denying a peddler or transient merchant license:
   (A)   An applicant's failure to obtain and demonstrate proof of having obtained any required county license.
   (B)   Applicant's failure to truthfully provide any information requested by the city as part of the application process.
   (C)   Applicant's failure to sign the license application.
   (D)   Applicant's failure to pay the required fee at the time of application.
   (E)   A conviction within the past five years of the date of application for any violation of any federal or state statute or regulation, or of any local ordinance, which adversely reflects upon the person's ability to conduct the business for which the license is being sought in a professional, honest and legal manner. The violations shall include, but are not limited to, burglary, theft, larceny, swindling, fraud, unlawful business practices, and any form of actual or threatened physical harm against another person.
   (F)   A revocation within the past five years of any license issued to an applicant for the purpose of conducting business as a peddler, solicitor or transient merchant.
   (G)   When an applicant has a bad business reputation. Evidence of a bad business reputation shall include, but is not limited to, the existence of more than three complaints against an applicant with the Better Business Bureau, the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General or other state attorney general's office, or other similar business or consumer rights office or agency, within the preceding 12 months, or three complaints filed with the city against an applicant within the preceding five years.
(Ord. 225, 3rd Series, passed 9-10-2019)