110.01   Requirements

110.02   Application

110.03   Bond

110.04   Insurance

110.05   Fees

110.06   Duration and transfers of license

110.07   Inspections

110.08   Duties of licensee

110.09   Suspension or revocation





(A)  Except as otherwise provided in this code, all licenses and permits granted by the city shall be governed by the provisions of this chapter.

(Prior Code, § 501)


(B)  No person shall conduct any activity or use any property for which a license or permit is required by law or this code without a currently valid license or permit for the activity or use.

(Prior Code, § 501.1)

Penalty, see § 10.99



§ 110.02  APPLICATION.


(A)  Every application for a license shall be made to the City Clerk/Treasurer on a form provided by the City Clerk/Treasurer. It shall be accompanied by payment to the City Clerk/Treasurer of the prescribed fee.


(B)  If, after investigation, the City Clerk/Treasurer is satisfied that all requirements of law and this code have been met, the City Clerk/Treasurer shall present the application to the Council for action, or if the license or permit does not require Council approval, the City Clerk/Treasurer shall issue the license or permit.

(Prior Code, § 501.2)


§ 110.03  BOND.


Where a bond is required for a license or permit, the bond shall be a corporate surety bond executed on a form approved by the City Attorney and shall be filed with the City Clerk/Treasurer before the license or permit is issued. Except where otherwise provided, a bond, as established by the City Council or by statute, shall be conditioned that the licensee or permittee shall comply with the applicable ordinance and laws pertaining to the licensed or permitted activity and that the licensee or permittee will indemnify the city and hold it harmless from all loss or damage by reason of inadequate work performed by him or her or by reason of accident caused by the negligence of the licensee or permittee, his or her agents or employees.

(Prior Code, § 501.3)



§ 110.04  INSURANCE.


(A)  When a licensee or permittee is required to have in force a policy of insurance, the policy shall be approved as to substance and form by the City Attorney. The policy shall provide that it is non-cancelable without 15 days’ notice to the city, and the coverage shall be for the term of the license or permit. Satisfactory evidence of coverage by insurance shall be filed with the City Clerk/Treasurer before the license or permit is issued. Each license or permit shall terminate upon termination of the required insurance coverage.


(B)  Unless otherwise provided, a required policy of liability insurance shall provide for coverage consistent with the maximum liability limits for municipalities as set forth in M.S. § 466.04, as it may be amended from time to time, or any successor to that statute:


(1)   For injuries including death therefrom sustained by any one person: $500,000;


(2)   For injuries including death resulting therefrom sustained by two or more persons as the result of any one occurrence: $1,000,000;


(3)   For property damage involving one claimant: $500,000; and


(4)   For property damage involving multiple claimants as a result of any one occurrence: $1,000,000.


(C)  Where required by state and federal law, proof of worker’s compensation insurance shall be provided to the city.

(Prior Code, § 501.4)



§ 110.05  FEES.

License fees are in the amounts established as provided in the city’s fee schedule. The compilation of all fees is maintained for convenience and reference only. License fees shall not be prorated unless otherwise specified by this code or by law. License fees shall not be refunded in whole or in part unless otherwise specified by this code or by law.

(Prior Code, § 501.5)





Unless otherwise specified, a license shall be valid for a calendar year or the part of the year for which it is issued and shall expire on December 31. No license issued under this chapter may be transferred to any other person. Where a license relates to specific premises, the license shall not be changed to another location without approval of the Council or other licensing authority.

(Prior Code, § 501.6)  Penalty, see § 10.99



§ 110.07  INSPECTIONS.


Any city official or employee having a duty to perform with reference to a license under this chapter and any police officer may inspect and examine any licensee, his or her business, or premises to enforce compliance with applicable provisions of this chapter. He or she may, at any reasonable time, enter any licensed premises or premises for which a license is required, in order to enforce compliance with this chapter. If the licensee objects to the inspection of his or her premises, the city official or employee charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions of this chapter shall procure a valid search warrant before conducting the inspection.

(Prior Code, § 501.7)





Every licensee and permittee shall have the duties set forth in this section. She or he shall permit at reasonable time’s inspections of her or his business and examination of her or his books and records by authorized officers or employees. She or he shall comply with laws, ordinances, and regulations applicable to the licensed business, activity, or property. She or he shall display the license or other insignia given to her or him as evidence of the license in a conspicuous place on the premises, vehicle, or device to which the license relates. If the license is not so related, the license shall be carried on the licensee’s person whenever she or he is carrying on the licensed activity. The licensee shall not lend or give to any other person her or his license or license insignia.

(Prior Code, § 501.8)




The Council may suspend for a period not exceeding 60 days or revoke any license or permit for violation of any provision of law, ordinance, or regulation applicable to the licensed or permitted activity or property. Except where mandatory revocation is provided by law without notice and hearing and except where suspension may be made without a hearing, the holder of the license or permit shall be granted a hearing upon at least ten days; notice before revocation or suspension is ordered. The notice shall state the time and place of the hearing and the nature of the charges against the licensee.

(Prior Code, § 501.9)