PART SEVEN - BUSINESS REGULATION CODE
Chap. 701.     General Provisions.
Chap. 705.     Circuses and Carnivals.
Chap. 709.     Peddlers and Solicitors.
Chap. 713.     Garbage and Refuse Collection.
       Chap. 717.     Video Service Providers.
       Chap. 719.     Sweepstakes Internet Café.
CHAPTER 701
General Provisions
701.01   Licenses required to engage in certain trades, businesses or professions.
701.02   License application.
701.03   License issuance.
701.04   Date and duration.
701.05   License not transferable.
701.06   License to be displayed.
701.07   Revocation or suspension.
701.08   Appeal and review.
701.99   Penalty.
 
CROSS REFERENCES
Municipal licensing powers - see Ohio R.C. 715.60 et seq.
Circus and carnival licensing - see BUS. REG. 705.01 et seq.
Grounds cleanup after entertainment - see BUS. REG. 705.02(b)
 
701.01  LICENSES REQUIRED TO ENGAGE IN CERTAIN TRADES, BUSINESSES OR PROFESSIONS.
   No person shall engage in any of the trades, businesses or professions for which licenses are required by this Part Seven - Business Regulation Code, or by any other ordinance or provision of this Code of Ordinances without first applying for and obtaining a license from the Finance Director or other duly authorized issuing authority.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.02  LICENSE APPLICATION.
   (a)   All original applications for licenses, unless otherwise specifically provided, shall be made to the Finance Director in writing upon forms to be furnished by him and shall contain:
      (1)   The name of the applicant and of each officer, partner or business associate;
      (2)   His present occupation and place of business;
      (3)   His place of residence for five years preceding the date of application;
      (4)   The nature and location of the intended business or enterprise;
      (5)   The period of time for which the license is desired;
      (6)   If for a vendor, a description of the merchandise to be sold;
      (7)   Such other information concerning the applicant and his business as may be reasonable and proper, having regard to the nature of the license desired.
 
   (b)   Renewal of an annual license may be granted to a licensee in good standing upon the original application, unless otherwise provided.
 
   (c)   With each original or renewal application, the applicant shall deposit the fee required for the license requested.
 
   (d)   No person shall knowingly make any false statement or representation in the application.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.03  LICENSE ISSUANCE.
   Upon receipt of application for a license, accompanied by the proper fee, if approval by another officer or department is not required, the Finance Director, by and with the written approval of the Mayor, or other chief administrative officer, shall deposit the fee in the Treasury and issue to the applicant a proper license certificate signed by the Finance Director and Mayor, or other chief administrative officer.  If for any reason the license is not issued, the aforesaid deposit, less one dollar ($1.00) to cover expenses of considering the application, shall be returned to the applicant.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.04  DATE AND DURATION.
   A license shall not be valid beyond the expiration date therein specified and, unless otherwise provided, shall not extend beyond December 31 of the year issued, except that at any time after December 14 licenses may be issued for the ensuing calendar year.  Unless otherwise specified, the full annual fee will be required of licensees irrespective of the date of issue of such license.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.05  LICENSE NOT TRANSFERABLE.
   Every license shall be issued to a real party in interest in the enterprise or business, and unless otherwise provided no license shall be assigned or transferred.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.06  LICENSE TO BE DISPLAYED.
   Every licensee carrying on business at a fixed location shall keep posted in a prominent place upon the licensed premises, the license certificate.  Other licensees shall carry their license certificates at all times and whenever requested by any officer or citizen, shall exhibit the license.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
 
701.07  REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.
   Any license may be revoked by the Mayor or other chief administrative officer at any time for the following conditions or considerations which, had they existed at the time of issuance, would have been valid grounds for its denial:
   (a)   Any misrepresentation of a material fact in the application discovered after issuance of the license;
   (b)   Violation of any provision of this chapter or other law or ordinance relating to the operation of the business or enterprise for which the license has been issued; or
   (c)   Upon conviction of a licensee for any Federal, state or municipal law or ordinance involving moral turpitude.
   Such revocation shall become effective upon notice served upon the licensee or posted upon the premises affected.
   As a preliminary to revocation, the Mayor or other chief administrative officer may issue an order suspending such license, which shall become effective immediately upon service of written notice to such licensee.  Such notice shall specify the reason for suspension, and may provide conditions under which reinstatement of the license may be obtained.  Upon compliance with such conditions within the time specified, such license may be restored.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.08  APPEAL AND REVIEW.
   In case any applicant has been denied a license, or if his license has been revoked or suspended, the applicant or licensee as the case may be, shall within three business days have the right to appeal to Council from the denial, revocation or suspension.  Notice of appeal shall be filed in writing with the Finance Director who shall fix the time time and place for hearing, the same to be not later than one week thereafter.  The Finance Director shall notify the Mayor and all members of Council of the time and place of such hearing not less than twelve hours in advance thereof.  Three members of Council shall constitute a quorum to hear such appeal.  The appellant may appear and be heard in person or by counsel.  If, after hearing, a majority of the members of Council present at such meeting declare in favor of the applicant, such license shall be forthwith issued or fully reinstated as the case may be; otherwise the order appealed from shall become final.
(Ord. 1965-20.  Passed 12-6-65.)
701.99  PENALTY.
   Whoever violates any provision of this chapter for which no other penalty is provided shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00).