(A)   Upon receiving an application for a tattoo license, the City Clerk shall refer such application to the Police Chief who shall conduct an investigation into the applicant’s moral character and personal and criminal history. The Police Chief or his or her authorized representative may, in his or her discretion, require a personal interview of the applicant and such further information, identification and physical examination of the person as shall bear on the investigation.
   (B)   In the case of an application for a tattoo license, the Police Chief or his or her authorized representative shall cause to be conducted an investigation of the premises where the tattoo parlor is to be carried on for the purpose of ensuring that such premises comply with all the sanitation requirements set forth in this chapter and with the ordinances of the city relating to public health, safety and welfare.
   (C)   An applicant for a tattoo license shall submit to lawful inspections by the Engineering Department, Police Department, Fire Department and such other departments and such doctors or other health care providers as may be necessary to ensure that the proposed business and application comply with all applicable ordinances and regulations of the city. The Police Chief may refuse to submit any application for approval to Council until he or she has a report from any department he or she feels necessary to make an inspection that the application or proposed premises comply with all ordinances and regulations.
   (D)   Before the City Clerk shall issue any license under this chapter, the Chief of Police shall first submit to the City Clerk, within 45 days of the receipt of an application, a report of his or her investigations and inspections and his or her recommendation.
(Prior Code, § 40-97) (Ord. 993, passed 6-5-1995; Ord. 1477, passed 6-17-2019)