§ 110.041  CHANGE OF LICENSE CLASS.
   (A)   Except as provided in § 110.018, in order to change the class of license, either during the year or upon renewal, the licensee shall submit an application under oath to the Liquor Control Commissioner along with the required fee, containing substantially the same information as is required in § 110.016.
   (B)   Except as provided in § 110.018, the Commissioner shall follow the same procedure as set forth in § 110.016, for the issuance of a new license and shall not issue a license in a new class unless the appropriate committee has found that the issuance is in the best interests of the county.
   (C)   In order to change a Class A, A1, B or Bl license to a more restrictive class of license, either during the license year or upon renewal, the licensee shall submit an application under oath to the Commissioner along with the required fee, containing substantially the same information as is required by § 110.016.
      (1)   License changes which are permitted by this section are as follows:
         (a)   Class A1 to Class A, B, B1 or D;
         (b)   Class A to Class B or D;
         (c)   Class B1 to Class B or D; or
         (d)   Class B to Class D.
      (2)   The Commissioner shall determine whether it is in the best interests of the county to permit a change of license class and shall make his or her decision based on those elements listed in § 110.018.
      (3)   The Commissioner shall notify the licensee within ten days of the application of his or her decision, and if the application is denied, the licensee may request a hearing before the Commissioner within three days of the date of the receipt of the notification. The request shall be in writing.
      (4)   If the Commissioner grants the requested license change during the license year and before July 1, then the second installment shall be paid on the basis of the new license class.
(1980 Code, § 110.041)  (Res. 86-90, adopted 6-19-1986; Ord. 05-500, adopted 11-17-2005)