TITLE 3
BUSINESS AND LICENSE REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 1
LICENSES AND PERMITS
SECTION:
3.1.1: Applicability of Provisions
3.1.2: Application for Licenses
3.1.3: Contents of Licenses
3.1.4: Investigations
3.1.5: License Fees
3.1.6: Term of Licenses
3.1.7: Conditions of License
3.1.8: Inspections
3.1.9: Revocation of License
3.1.1: APPLICABILITY OF PROVISIONS:
In the absence of specific provisions to the contrary, the provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the issuance of all licenses and permits by the City. (1963 Code, §43.01)
3.1.2: APPLICATION FOR LICENSES:
Applications for all licenses and permits required by ordinance shall be made in writing to the City Manager. Each application shall state the name of the applicant, the permit or license desired, the location to be used, if any, the time covered and the fee to be paid, and shall contain such additional information as may be needed for the proper guidance of the City officials in the issuing of the permit or license applied for. (1963 Code, §43.02; amd. 1986 Code)
3.1.3: CONTENTS OF LICENSES:
   A.   Forms: Forms for all licenses, permits and applications shall be prepared and kept on file by the City Manager. (1963 Code, §43.03; amd. 1986 Code)
   B.   Signatures: Each license or permit issued shall bear the signatures of the Mayor and the Clerk. (1963 Code, §43.04)
3.1.4: INVESTIGATIONS:
Upon the receipt of an application for a license or permit where the ordinances of the City necessitate an inspection or investigation before the issuance of such permit or license, the City Manager shall refer such application to the proper officer for making such investigation within forty eight (48) hours of the time of such receipt. The officer charged with the duty of making the investigation or inspection shall make a report thereon, favorable or otherwise, within ten (10) days after receiving the application or a copy thereof. If the report recommends denial, the reasons shall be stated in the report. (1963 Code, §43.05; amd. 1986 Code)
3.1.5: LICENSE FEES:
All fees and charges for licenses or permits shall be paid at the time application is made to the City Manager. When application for an annual license is made after the expiration of six (6) months of the current license year, the license for the remainder of the year shall be issued upon payment of one-half (1/2) the annual fee. (1963 Code, §43.06; amd. 1986 Code)
3.1.6: TERM OF LICENSES:
   A.   All annual licenses shall terminate on the last day of the current fiscal year of the City 1 .
   B.   Three (3) weeks prior to the date of expiration, the City Manager shall mail a statement to all annual licensees of the City stating the time of expiration. Failure to receive notice shall not excuse the licensee from failure to renew his license. (1963 Code, §43.07; amd. 1986 Code)
3.1.7: CONDITIONS OF LICENSE:
   A.   No license or permit shall be issued for any purpose if the premises or building to be used for such purpose do not comply with the ordinances or regulations of the City. (1963 Code, §43.08)
   B.   Transfer: Licenses issued may be transferred by the original licensee if written notice is filed with the Director of Finance within ten (10) days before the transfer is made, but no more than one transfer of any license shall be made within any license year. (1963 Code, §43.09; amd. 1986 Code)
   C.   Posting License: Any person conducting a licensed business in the City shall keep his license posted in a prominent place on the premises used for such business. (1963 Code, §43.14)
   D.   Nuisances: No business, licensed or not, shall be so conducted or operated as to amount to a nuisance in fact. (1963 Code, §43.11)
3.1.8: INSPECTIONS:
   A.   Whenever inspections of the premises used for or in connection with the operation of a licensed business or occupation are provided for, the licensee or the person in charge of the premises to be inspected shall admit for the purpose of making such inspection at any reasonable time any authorized City officer or employee.
   B.   Whenever an inspection or analysis of any commodity or material is reasonably necessary to secure conformance with any ordinance provision or to detect violations, the licensee shall give to any authorized officer or employee of the City requesting the same sufficient samples of such material or commodity for inspection analysis.
   C.   In addition to any other penalty which may be provided, the Mayor may revoke the license of any licensee who refuses to permit any authorized officer or employee to make such inspection, or who interferes with such officer or employee while making such inspection. No license shall be revoked for such cause unless written demand has been made upon the licensee or person in charge of the premises in the name of the City, stating that such inspection is sought. (1963 Code, §43.12)
3.1.9: REVOCATION OF LICENSE:
Any license or permit for a limited time may be revoked by the Mayor at any time during the life of such license or permit for any violation by the licensee or permittee of the ordinance provisions relating to the license or permit, the subject matter of the license or permit, or to the premises occupied. Such revocation may be in addition to any fine imposed. (1963 Code, §43.13)
No license shall be revoked without a hearing being conducted by the Mayor pursuant to notice. (1986 Code)

 

Notes

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1. Section 1.3.2 of this Code defines "fiscal year" as May 1 to April 30.