5.05.060 Investigation of businesses and/or persons.
(1) City officials shall have the authority to investigate and examine all places of business or persons licensed or subject to license under this chapter at any reasonable business hour pursuant to the consent of the rightful occupant or pursuant to a warrant.
(2) Prior to the issuance of a new business license, a submitted application shall be reviewed by, and a proposed business location and building thereto inspected and approved by, the fire chief, building official, police chief and when applicable the county health department. The business license shall be issued only if the location and building are in compliance with building codes, fire codes, and zoning regulations of the city as those codes and regulations relate to existing and/or new structures.
(3) Within five business days after receipt of any new applications, the city police department shall investigate the statements contained therein and make a recommendation to the city clerk-treasurer to grant or deny the license, or to require further information from the applicant. All new itinerant business license applications shall be investigated. Applicable fees will be collected as prescribed by resolution of the city council. Any changes on a renewal application shall require investigation. (Ord. 591 § 1, 2022; Ord. 534 § 1, 2018; Ord. 456 § 1, 2012; Ord. 364 § 15, 2005; Ord. 325 § 6, 1996)