Chapter 5.04
BUSINESS LICENSES GENERALLYlinklink

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5.04.010: INTENT:
5.04.020: BUSINESS DEFINED:
5.04.030: CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR DEFINED:
5.04.040: EMPLOYEE DEFINED:
5.04.050: FIXED PLACE OF BUSINESS DEFINED:
5.04.060: GROSS RECEIPTS DEFINED:
5.04.070: PERSON DEFINED:
5.04.080: BUSINESS LICENSE DEEMED RECEIPT, NOT A PERMIT:
5.04.090: LICENSE REQUIRED:
5.04.100: LICENSE; OBTENTION REQUIRED:
5.04.110: LICENSE; SCOPE:
5.04.120: SEPARATE COMPUTATION OF FEES:
5.04.130: EXEMPTION UNDER FEDERAL OR STATE LAW:
5.04.140: EXEMPTION FOR NONPROFIT CHARITY:
5.04.150: EXEMPTION FOR CIVIC ACTIVITY:
5.04.160: EXEMPTION; COUNCIL GRANTING AUTHORITY:
5.04.170: EXEMPTION FOR GROWERS:
5.04.180: EXEMPTION FOR GROWERS NOT APPLICABLE TO RESALE:
5.04.190: EXEMPTION FOR DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD HELP:
5.04.200: ISSUANCE; GENERALLY:
5.04.210: ISSUANCE; ZONING COMPLIANCE REQUIRED:
5.04.215: ISSUANCE; RENTAL DWELLING UNIT PERMIT REQUIRED:
5.04.217: ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL; PAYMENT OF LITTER ABATEMENT FEE:
5.04.218: ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL; PAYMENT OF NPDES PROGRAM REGULATORY FEES:
5.04.220: ISSUANCE; REVOCATION WHEN ERRONEOUS:
5.04.230: ISSUANCE; NONTRANSFERABILITY:
5.04.240: ISSUANCE; CHANGE OF LOCATION:
5.04.250: ISSUANCE; PROOF OF STATE LICENSE REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTORS:
5.04.260: STATEMENT FOR FIRST LICENSE:
5.04.270: GROSS RECEIPTS ESTIMATE:
5.04.280: STATEMENT AND PAYMENT REQUIRED BEFORE ISSUANCE OF ANOTHER LICENSE:
5.04.290: RENEWAL:
5.04.300: EFFECT OF STATEMENT:
5.04.310: AUDIT AUTHORITY:
5.04.320: DUTY TO SHOW BOOKS:
5.04.330: CONFIDENTIALITY:
5.04.340: MISUSE OF INFORMATION PROHIBITED:
5.04.350: COMPUTATION OF TAX WHEN STATEMENT ABSENT:
5.04.360: APPEAL OF ARBITRARY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION:
5.04.370: PAYMENT; TIME EXTENSION AUTHORITY:
5.04.380: PAYMENT; MANNER:
5.04.390: PAYMENT; ANNUAL DUE DATE:
5.04.400: PAYMENT; SEMIANNUAL DUE DATE:
5.04.410: PAYMENT; SEMIANNUAL WHEN UNSPECIFIED:
5.04.420: PAYMENT; FEES NOT TO BE PRORATED:
5.04.430: COLLECTION; LICENSE AND FEES DEEMED A DEBT:
5.04.440: COLLECTION; PROCEDURE FOR ATTACHMENT:
5.04.450: COLLECTION; ASSESSMENT OF COURT COSTS:
5.04.460: COLLECTION; DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS:
5.04.470: POSTING:
5.04.480: CARRYING:
5.04.490: SHOWING:
5.04.500: POLICE AUTHORITY; INSPECTION:
5.04.510: POLICE AUTHORITY; ENFORCEMENT:
5.04.520: BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT; DUTY:
5.04.530: REVOCATION; VESTED RIGHT:
5.04.540: REVOCATION; REFUND:
5.04.550: ERROR NOT TO INVALIDATE COLLECTION:
5.04.560: REMEDIES DEEMED CUMULATIVE:
5.04.570: DEFENSES:
5.04.580: PENALTY FOR DELINQUENCY:
5.04.590: PENALTY FOR STARTING BUSINESS WITHOUT LICENSE:
5.04.600: UNLAWFUL MANNER OF OPERATION PROHIBITED:
5.04.610: CONTINUING VIOLATION:
5.04.620: VIOLATION; PENALTY:

5.04.010: INTENT:linklink


The provisions set out in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title were enacted solely to raise revenue for municipal purposes and are not intended as regulation. (Prior code § 2101)
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5.04.020: BUSINESS DEFINED:linklink

"Business" includes any activity engaged in by any person or persons or caused to be engaged in by him or them with the object of gain, benefit, or advantage, either direct or indirect. For the purposes of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title, the determination of a business shall be vested in the city's finance director, or the director's designee. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2102)
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5.04.030: CONTRACTOR AND SUBCONTRACTOR DEFINED:linklink

The terms "contractor" and "subcontractor" as used in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title are defined to include all contractors and subcontractors subject to the provisions of the contractor's license law, beginning with section 7000 of the Business and Professions Code, as amended from time to time. (Ord. 1916 § 1, 1986: prior code § 2102.3)
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5.04.040: EMPLOYEE DEFINED:linklink

An "employee" is a person who receives his compensation from an employer that carries workers' compensation insurance, makes all necessary payroll deductions from such compensation, and assumes all other responsibilities as an employer. Any person who is not an employee shall be deemed self-employed and in business for himself subject to the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Prior code § 2102.2)
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5.04.050: FIXED PLACE OF BUSINESS DEFINED:linklink

As used in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title, a "fixed place of business" is a permanent location within the city at which a sufficient stock of goods, wares or merchandise and/or equipment and supplies is maintained to conduct the particular business licensed. Such location shall be staffed and open for business the hours and days customary to such a type of business activity. The determination of the requirements necessary to establish a permanent location shall be vested with the city's finance director, or the director's designee. The assessment of city and county property taxes on the stock in trade and/or equipment and supplies at such location and the payment thereof shall be deemed as contributory evidence of a fixed place of business. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2102.5)
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5.04.060: GROSS RECEIPTS DEFINED:linklink

As used in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title, "gross receipts" means all business receipts from whatever source derived, excepting only city and state sales taxes and federal retail excise taxes, including, but not limited to, the following items:


A. Cash sales;


B. Credit sales;


C. Contract sales;


D. Rents;


E. Rebates;


F. Donations;


G. Interest;


H. Fees and other charges;


I. Commissions. (Prior code § 2102.4)

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5.04.070: PERSON DEFINED:linklink

As used in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title, the term "person" includes all domestic and foreign corporations, associations, syndicates, joint stock corporations, partnerships of every kind, clubs, Massachusetts Trusts, or common law trusts, societies, and individuals transacting or carrying on any business activity in the city. (Prior code § 2102.1)
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5.04.080: BUSINESS LICENSE DEEMED RECEIPT, NOT A PERMIT:linklink

The business license issued pursuant to this title constitutes a receipt for the license tax paid and shall have no other legal effect. A business license is a requirement, not a permit, to conduct, manage or carry on any business activity in the city. (Prior code § 2104)
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5.04.090: LICENSE REQUIRED:linklink

It is unlawful for any person, whether as principal or agent, clerk or employee, either for himself or for any other person, or for any body corporate, or as an officer of any corporation, or otherwise to commence or carry on any lawful business, trade, calling, profession or occupation in the city without first having procured a license from this city so to do or without complying with any and all regulations of such trade, calling, profession or occupation contained in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Prior code § 2111)
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5.04.100: LICENSE; OBTENTION REQUIRED:linklink

All persons, firms or corporations must pay the license, license tax, fee or money to the proper officer and take out a license without any tender of such license or demand for the license tax or fee or money. (Prior code § 2112)
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5.04.110: LICENSE; SCOPE:linklink

A separate license must be obtained for each branch establishment or separate place of business, in which the trade, calling, profession or occupation is carried on; and each license shall authorize the party obtaining it to carry on, pursue or conduct only that trade, calling, profession or occupation described in such license, and only at the location or place of business which is indicated thereby. (Prior code § 2113)
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5.04.120: SEPARATE COMPUTATION OF FEES:linklink

Where a license is herein imposed upon any business, profession, trade or occupation, and the number of persons employed or the annual gross receipts of such business is made the basis for fixing the amount of such license, a separate tax shall be paid for each branch establishment or place of business in which the trade, calling, or occupation is carried on, based upon the number of persons employed in or on the annual gross receipts of each branch establishment or separate place of business. (Prior code § 2114)
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5.04.130: EXEMPTION UNDER FEDERAL OR STATE LAW:linklink

Nothing in this chapter or chapter 5.08 of this title contained shall be deemed or construed as applying to any person, firm, or corporation conducting, managing or carrying on or engaged in any business or occupation exempt from taxation by municipal corporations by virtue of the constitution and laws of the United States or of the state of California. (Prior code § 2121)
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5.04.140: EXEMPTION FOR NONPROFIT CHARITY:linklink

The provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall not be deemed or construed to require the payment of a license to conduct or manage or carry on any business, occupation or activity or require the payment of any license from any person, firm or corporation which is conducted, managed or carried on wholly for charitable purposes and from which profit is not derived either directly or indirectly by any person, firm or corporation. (Prior code § 2122)
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5.04.150: EXEMPTION FOR CIVIC ACTIVITY:linklink

No license shall be required for the conducting of any entertainment, concert, exhibition, or lecture on scientific, historical, literary, religious or moral subjects whenever the receipts of any such entertainment, concert, exhibition or lecture are to be appropriated to any church, or school or to any religious or benevolent purpose within the city. (Prior code § 2123)
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5.04.160: EXEMPTION; COUNCIL GRANTING AUTHORITY:linklink

It shall be within the exclusive province of the council to determine whether or not sections 5.04.140 and 5.04.150 of this chapter shall be applicable to any particular case; and the determination of the city council thereon shall be final. (Prior code § 2124)
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5.04.170: EXEMPTION FOR GROWERS:linklink

The license provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall not be deemed to include or apply to farmers, poultrymen, vegetable gardeners or horticulturists who may sell their own produce exclusively. (Prior code § 2125)
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5.04.180: EXEMPTION FOR GROWERS NOT APPLICABLE TO RESALE:linklink

The exemption set out in section 5.04.170 of this chapter shall not apply to any person, firm or commercial establishment buying any goods or merchandise for resale as well as selling their own produce. (Prior code § 2126)
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5.04.190: EXEMPTION FOR DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD HELP:linklink

The license provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall not be deemed to include or apply to domestic household help in the employ of an individual homeowner. (Prior code § 2127)
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5.04.200: ISSUANCE; GENERALLY:linklink

Every person required to have a license under the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall make application for the same to the city's finance director, or the director's designee, and, upon the payment of the prescribed tax, the city's finance director, or the director's designee, shall issue to such person a license which shall contain:


A. The name of the person to whom the license is issued;


B. The business licensed;


C. The place where such business is to be transacted and carried on;


D. The date of the expiration of such license; and


E. Such other information as may be necessary for the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2131)

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5.04.210: ISSUANCE; ZONING COMPLIANCE REQUIRED:linklink

No license shall be issued to do business in any district in which such business is prohibited by law; and each license issued shall specify the address at which such business is to be conducted. (Prior code § 2132)
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5.04.215: ISSUANCE; RENTAL DWELLING UNIT PERMIT REQUIRED:linklink

No license shall be issued to any person renting or leasing residential dwelling units unless such person has a valid rental dwelling unit permit required by chapter 5.98 of this title. (Ord. 2773, 2012)
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5.04.217: ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL; PAYMENT OF LITTER ABATEMENT FEE:linklink

As a condition to the issuance or renewal of a business license, the applicant shall pay a litter abatement fee pursuant to chapter 5.92 of this title. (Ord. 2168 § 2, 1991)
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5.04.218: ISSUANCE AND RENEWAL; PAYMENT OF NPDES PROGRAM REGULATORY FEES:linklink


A. Except as otherwise provided in this section, as a condition to the issuance or renewal of a business license, the applicant shall pay to the city the national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) program regulatory fee, in the amount established by resolution of the city council, pursuant to title 13, chapter 13.54 of this code.


B. Any person whose sole place of business is his or her residence, and who is conducting such business pursuant to a valid home occupation permit issued by the city, shall be exempt from payment of the NPDES program regulatory fee as a condition of issuance or renewal of a business license. (Ord. 2742, 2010)

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5.04.220: ISSUANCE; REVOCATION WHEN ERRONEOUS:linklink

Any license erroneously issued may be revoked as hereinafter provided. (Prior code § 2133)
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5.04.230: ISSUANCE; NONTRANSFERABILITY:linklink

No license issued pursuant to this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall be transferable. (Prior code § 2134)
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5.04.240: ISSUANCE; CHANGE OF LOCATION:linklink

Where a license is issued authorizing a person to transact and carry on a business at a particular place, such licensee may, upon application therefor and approval by city's finance director, or the director's designee, have the license amended to authorize the transacting and carrying on of such business under such license at some other location to which the business is or is to be moved. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2135)
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5.04.250: ISSUANCE; PROOF OF STATE LICENSE REQUIRED FOR CONTRACTORS:linklink

No license shall be issued to do business as a contractor in a classification which requires licenses from the California contractors' state license board until proof of a valid state contractor's license is provided to the city's finance director, or the director's designee. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2136)
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5.04.260: STATEMENT FOR FIRST LICENSE:linklink

Upon a person making application for the first license to be issued hereunder or for a newly established business, in all cases where the amount of license tax to be paid is based upon gross receipts, such person shall furnish to the city's finance director, or the director's designee for guidance in ascertaining the amount of license tax to be paid by the applicant, a written statement made and signed under the penalties of perjury, upon a form provided by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, setting forth such information as may be therein required and as may be necessary properly to determine the amount of the license tax to be paid by the applicant. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2141)
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5.04.270: GROSS RECEIPTS ESTIMATE:linklink


A. Estimation: If the amount of the license tax to be paid by the applicant is based upon the gross receipts, he shall estimate the gross receipts for the current calendar year, all or part of which is to be covered by the license to be issued.


B. Use Of Estimate: Such estimate, if accepted by the city's finance director, or the director's designee as reasonable, shall be used in determining the amount of license tax to be paid by the applicant.


C. Tentative Tax: The amount of the license tax so determined shall be tentative only.


D. Statement Of Actual Receipts; Final Computation: Such person shall, within twenty (20) days after the expiration of his first licensed calendar year, furnish the city's finance director, or the director's designee with a statement made and signed under the penalties of perjury, upon a form furnished by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, showing the gross receipts during the period of such license; and the license tax for such period shall be finally ascertained and paid in the manner provided by this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title for the ascertaining and paying of renewal license taxes for other business, after deducting from the payment found to be due, the amount paid at the time such first license was issued. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code §§ 2142_2142.3)

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5.04.280: STATEMENT AND PAYMENT REQUIRED BEFORE ISSUANCE OF ANOTHER LICENSE:linklink

The city's finance director, or the director's designee shall not issue to any such person another license for the same or any other business, until such person shall have furnished to him the written statement and paid the license tax as herein required. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2143)
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5.04.290: RENEWAL:linklink

In all cases, the applicant for the renewal of a license shall submit to the city's finance director, or the director's designee for guidance in ascertaining the amount of the license tax to be paid by the applicant, a written statement made and signed under the penalties of perjury, upon a form to be provided by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, setting forth such information concerning the applicant's business during the preceding calendar year as may be required by the city's finance director, or the director's designee to ascertain the amount of the license tax to be paid by such applicant pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2144)
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5.04.300: EFFECT OF STATEMENT:linklink

No statement shall be conclusive as to the matter set forth therein, nor shall the filing of the same preclude the city from collecting by appropriate action such sum as is actually due and payable hereunder. (Prior code § 2145)
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5.04.310: AUDIT AUTHORITY:linklink

Such statement and each of the several items therein contained shall be subject to audit and verification by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, who is authorized to examine, audit, and inspect such books and records of any licensee or applicant for license, as may be necessary in such person's judgment to verify or ascertain the amount of license fee due. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2146)
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5.04.320: DUTY TO SHOW BOOKS:linklink

All licensees, applicants for licenses, and persons engaged in business in the city are required to permit an examination of such books and records for the purpose aforesaid. (Prior code § 2146.1)
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5.04.330: CONFIDENTIALITY:linklink

The information furnished or secured pursuant to the foregoing sections of this chapter shall be confidential. (Prior code § 2147)
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5.04.340: MISUSE OF INFORMATION PROHIBITED:linklink

Any unwarranted disclosures or use of such information by any officer or employee of the city shall constitute a misdemeanor; and such officer or employee shall be subject to the penalty provision of this code. (Prior code § 2147.1)
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5.04.350: COMPUTATION OF TAX WHEN STATEMENT ABSENT:linklink

If any person fails to file any required statement within the time prescribed, or if after demand therefor made by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, such person fails to file a corrected statement, the city's finance director, or the director's designee may determine the amount of license tax due from such person by other reasonable means. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2148)
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5.04.360: APPEAL OF ARBITRARY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION:linklink

Any person objecting to such arbitrary classification may refer the matter to the city council, which shall set a time for hearing such objection and upon notice of not less than three (3) days, to the said objector and the city's finance director, or the director's designee shall consider the same and classify such business; and the determination thereon shall be final. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2148.1)
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5.04.370: PAYMENT; TIME EXTENSION AUTHORITY:linklink

In addition to all other powers conferred upon him, the city's finance director, or the director's designee shall have the power, for good cause shown, to extend the time for filing any required statement and the time for payment of the license tax for a period of not exceeding thirty (30) days, and in such case to waive any penalty that would otherwise have accrued; and shall have the further power with the consent of the city council to compromise any claims as to the amount of license tax due. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2149)
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5.04.380: PAYMENT; MANNER:linklink

All licenses shall be paid in advance in the legal currency of the United States at the office of the city's finance department. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2151)
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5.04.390: PAYMENT; ANNUAL DUE DATE:linklink

All annual license fees shall become due and payable in advance on July 1 each year, unless otherwise provided. The annual license period is defined as the fiscal year July 1 through June 30. (Prior code § 2152)
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5.04.400: PAYMENT; SEMIANNUAL DUE DATE:linklink

All semiannual license fees shall become due and payable in advance on July 1 and January 1 of each year, unless otherwise provided. Semiannual license periods are defined as the periods July 1 through December 31 and January 1 through June 30 of each fiscal year. (Prior code § 2153)
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5.04.410: PAYMENT; SEMIANNUAL WHEN UNSPECIFIED:linklink

All licenses in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title specified are payable semiannually on January 1 and July 1 unless otherwise provided. (Prior code § 2154)
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5.04.420: PAYMENT; FEES NOT TO BE PRORATED:linklink

License tax fees as specified in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall not be prorated, such fee being for the prescribed time or any fractional part thereof. (Prior code § 2156)
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5.04.430: COLLECTION; LICENSE AND FEES DEEMED A DEBT:linklink

The amount of any license tax imposed by this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title, and any other fees required to be paid as a condition of issuance of such license, shall be deemed a debt to the city; and any person, firm or corporation carrying on any trade, calling, profession or occupation mentioned in this chapter or chapter 5.08 of this title without having a license from the city to do so, shall be liable to an action in the name of the city in any court of competent jurisdiction, for the amount of the license, and any fees required to be paid as a condition of issuance of such license. (Ord. 2742, 2010)
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5.04.440: COLLECTION; PROCEDURE FOR ATTACHMENT:linklink

The city attorney, the city's finance director, or the director's designee, on behalf of the city, may make the necessary affidavit for legal action; and a writ of attachment may issue without any undertaking or bond given on behalf of the plaintiff. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2162)
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5.04.450: COLLECTION; ASSESSMENT OF COURT COSTS:linklink

In case of recovery by the plaintiff, twenty five dollars' ($25.00) damage must be added to the judgment as costs to be collected from the defendant or defendants. (Prior code § 2163)
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5.04.460: COLLECTION; DISPOSITION OF PROCEEDS:linklink

All money collected by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, shall be placed in the general fund of the city. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2164)
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5.04.470: POSTING:linklink

Every person having a license under the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title for carrying on a business at a fixed place of business, shall keep such license posted for exhibition while in force in some conspicuous part of such business. (Prior code § 2173)
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5.04.480: CARRYING:linklink

Every person having such license and not having a fixed place of business shall carry such license with him at all times while carrying on the business for which the same was granted. (Prior code § 2173.1)
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5.04.490: SHOWING:linklink

Every person having license shall produce and exhibit the same when applying for a renewal, and whenever requested to do so by any police officer, or by any officer authorized to issue, inspect or collect licenses. (Prior code § 2173.2)
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5.04.500: POLICE AUTHORITY; INSPECTION:linklink

All police officers are appointed inspectors of licenses, and in addition to their duties as police officers, may examine all places of business and persons transacting business liable to pay a license tax, and to see that such licenses are taken out. All police officers, shall have the power to make arrests for violations of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2174)
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5.04.510: POLICE AUTHORITY; ENFORCEMENT:linklink

The chief of police is directed to carry into effect the foregoing provisions of this chapter. (Prior code § 2174.1)
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5.04.520: BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT; DUTY:linklink

The building inspector, when issuing permits and when making building inspections in the field, will reasonably assure himself that all persons as herein defined, doing construction work in the city are properly licensed to do so by the city. (Prior code § 2174.2)
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5.04.530: REVOCATION; VESTED RIGHT:linklink

No provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall give any vested or other right pursuant to any license issued or required to be issued thereunder, either as to the rate or amount of license fee, or as to the term or duration of any license. (Prior code § 2175)
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5.04.540: REVOCATION; REFUND:linklink

If any license shall be revoked, or the term or duration of any license decreased in time, the amount of the license tax shall be proportioned accordingly and the proportional part for the unexpired term repaid to the licensee within ten (10) days after written demand has been made, or at licensee's option credited on any license required of him. This section shall not apply to the payment of any litter abatement fee or NPDES program regulatory fees paid as a condition of issuance of a business license. (Ord. 2742, 2010)
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5.04.550: ERROR NOT TO INVALIDATE COLLECTION:linklink

In no case shall any error made by the city's finance director, or the director's designee, in preparing a license or stating the amount of the fee therefor, or determining the proper classification hereunder, prejudice the collection of the proper license fee by the city; nor shall the issuance of any license authorize the carrying on of any business, trade, or occupation in any zone or location contrary to the provisions of the zoning ordinance. (Ord. 2684 § 3, 2007: prior code § 2176)
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5.04.560: REMEDIES DEEMED CUMULATIVE:linklink

The conviction and punishment of any person for transacting any business without the required license shall not excuse or exempt such person from the payment of such license fee due or unpaid at the time of such conviction. (Prior code § 2171)
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5.04.570: DEFENSES:linklink

Nothing herein shall prevent a criminal prosecution for any violation of the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title. (Prior code § 2172)
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5.04.580: PENALTY FOR DELINQUENCY:linklink

All renewal license tax payments, and fees which are required to be paid as a condition of issuance of such license, shall be delinquent if not paid on or before the last day of the month next succeeding the expiration of a license. A ten percent (10%) penalty shall be added to the delinquent license tax and fees due. If still unpaid, additional penalties of ten percent (10%) shall be added on the first day of each succeeding month; provided, that the amount of such penalty shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the license tax and fees due. (Ord. 2742, 2010)
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5.04.590: PENALTY FOR STARTING BUSINESS WITHOUT LICENSE:linklink

A penalty of ten percent (10%) of the prescribed license tax shall be added to the license for any business starting operations before first applying for and securing a business license, unless otherwise provided. (Prior code § 2155.1)
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5.04.600: UNLAWFUL MANNER OF OPERATION PROHIBITED:linklink

The granting of a license for carrying on any business, show, exhibition or game as provided in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall not be deemed a permit to conduct the same in an unlawful manner or at a place prohibited by law or ordinance. (Prior code § 2183)
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5.04.610: CONTINUING VIOLATION:linklink

The carrying on of any business, trade, calling, profession or occupation as aforesaid without complying with any and all regulations of such business, trade, calling, profession or occupation contained in this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall be deemed a separate violation of such chapters for each and every day that such business, trade, calling, profession or occupation is carried on. (Prior code § 2182)
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5.04.620: VIOLATION; PENALTY:linklink

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter and chapter 5.08 of this title shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, and in addition to any other penalties as herein provided, shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), or imprisonment in the city jail, or the county jail, of the county of San Bernardino, for a period of not more than six (6) months or by both such fine and imprisonment. (Prior code § 2181)
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