Chapter 13 LICENSES, PERMITS AND MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS REGULATIONS*
Section 13-21 Qualifications of applicants.
General standards. The general standards herein set out relative to the qualifications of
every applicant for a city license shall be considered and applied by the business license
administrator. The applicant shall:
(1) Good moral character. Be of good
moral character. In making this determination the
business license administrator shall consider:
Penal history: All convictions, the reasons therefor, and demeanor of the applicant
subsequent to his release.
License history: The license history of the applicant; whether such person, in previously
operating in this or another state under a license, has had such license revoked or suspended, the
reasons therefor, and the demeanor of the applicant subsequent to such action.
General personal history: Such other facts relevant to the general personal history of
the applicant as he shall find necessary to a fair determination of the eligibility of the applicant.
No obligations to city. Not be in default under the provisions of this article or indebted or
obligated in any manner to the city except for current taxes and utilities.
Compliance with zoning and building regulations. Present a certificate of occupancy
furnished by the city building inspector evidencing that:
a. The proposed
use of any premises to be used in the applicant's business is not a
violation of city zoning regulations; and
b. The premises
to be used in the applicant's business is not in violation of city building
provided, however, that a business
license shall not be denied under this subsection if the
applicant establishes that a request for a certificate of occupancy is pending.
Compliance with all other city regulations. Comply with all health, fire and any other
applicable codes and regulations and present certificates and written assurances of compliance
with the initial license application and when requested by the license administrator for license
Compliance with state licensing requirements. Present certificates or licenses where
applicable, showing that the applicant is authorized under state law to operate the business or
occupation for which he is seeking a license.
Security standards for sales of drugs, firearms and explosives. An applicant for a city
license to sell any drug, classified or defined as a controlled substance by state law, or any
firearms or explosives, must present a certificate from the chief of police stating that the
applicant has made adequate provisions for securing the drugs, firearms and/or explosives
offered for sale from theft. The chief of police shall establish procedures for making security
inspections of applicant's premises and shall establish standards for determining if adequate
provision for securing drugs, firearms and/or explosives from theft have been made.
Standards for apartments, rooming houses. An applicant for a city license to operate an
apartment house or rooming house, as defined in section 22-183 must present a current certificate
of compliance for the apartment or rooming house as required by chapter 22, Article V of this
Code as a condition to obtaining such license. Revocation or expiration of such certificate of
compliance shall be grounds for revoking the business license under section 13-31.
(Code 1964, § 11.060; Ord. No. 10311, § 1, 9-17-84)