[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Burlington by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 5.48 of the 1996 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct any of the following kinds of business in the City without first obtaining a license, as hereinafter provided:
Any lumber or coal yard, business for the sale of used or secondhand furniture and other articles or merchandise sold by it, antique store, auctioneer, junkshop keeper and junk dealer or store or place of business for the sale of meats, groceries and provisions, dry goods and merchandise and goods and chattels of every kind and description;
Any tailoring store or place of business or establishment for cleaning, dyeing, altering or repairing garments and household articles, and any establishment, shop or place of business for repairing boots and shoes;
Places of business for the sale and distribution of motor fuels and automobile accessories;
Hair dressing, beauty shops and barbershops;
All applications for license shall be in writing, signed by the applicant and presented to the Municipal Clerk. The application shall be made pursuant to and contain information required by the provisions of § 213-2.
The Council shall issue to said applicant a license upon payment of a fee as set forth in Chapter 146, Fee Schedule, of the Code of the City of Burlington. The licenses shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the store or business place of the person to whom it was issued.
[Amended 4-7-2009 by Ord. No. 10-2009]
The license fees shall be as follows:
The fee for mercantile licenses where stores for the sale of merchandise and other kinds of business as hereinbefore enumerated shall be operated or conducted after an assessment for personal property has been made by the Assessor: an annual fee as set forth in Chapter 146, Fee Schedule, shall be paid. Each business shall apply for a license to be issued by the Council.
No adjustment of the amount of the license fee shall be made where the store or business is conducted for a period of less than one year.
All license fees as herein provided shall be paid to the Municipal Clerk, retained in the Municipal Clerk's account and turned over to the Treasurer at the end of each month.