[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Springfield as Title 5, Ch. 5.24, of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall practice phrenology, fortunetelling, character reading, mind reading or any business pertaining to the prediction of the future without a license therefor from the Board of Police Commissioners.
The Board of Police Commissioners shall have authority to grant such licenses, provided the applicant has first been fingerprinted by the City Police Department and the applicant is a person of good repute for morals and integrity.
The license shall bear the date of the day on which it is issued and, unless sooner revoked by the Board, shall continue in force for one year from such date.
No licenses shall be issued for the purpose of the practice of phrenology, fortunetelling, character reading, mind reading or any business pertaining to the prediction of the future until there has been recorded with the Board of Police Commissioners the name and place of business of the applicant.
Each person licensed under this chapter shall pay a fee of $25.
Any license granted under this chapter, or any ordinance amendatory or additional thereto, may be revoked for cause by the Board of Police Commissioners.
Any person who fails, neglects or refuses to exhibit his license when the same is demanded of him by a commissioner or police officer or a health inspector shall be subject to the penalty as set forth in § 1-25.