It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation, either as principal or agent or employee, to conduct, pursue carry on or operate any calling, trade, profession or occupation in the city without first paying the license fee prescribed and procuring such a license from the city clerk whenever the procuring of the license is required by the city.

(Ord. 189, Sec. 1; Code 1984, 8-101)

Such license may be obtained by application therefor to the mayor and the city clerk. The license shall be ordered by the mayor and license committee and issued by the city clerk, and signed by the mayor and city clerk, with the seal of the city attached thereto.

(Ord. 189, Sec. 2; Code 1984, 8-102)

No license granted by the city shall be assignable or transferable; nor shall such license authorize any person to do business or act under it but the person named therein, nor at more than one place. There shall be no refunds except as specifically provided.

(Code 2016)

Unless otherwise provided, licenses shall commence and endure from January 1 and expire on December 31 of the same year, except that all semi-annual licenses issued as provided in this chapter shall expire on the 30th day of June or the 31st day of December, next following the date of their issuance.

(Code 2016)

No producer or grower, or his or her agents or employees, selling in the city, farm or garden products or fruits grown by him or her in the state shall be required to pay any license fee or occupation tax imposed by any law of this city, and he or she, his or her agents or employees, are hereby exempt from the payment of any such fees or taxes, or the securing of a license.

(K.S.A. 12-1617; Code 2016)

Before issuing the license, the city clerk shall collect from the applicant a fee of $0.25 for each license, to be issued by him, together with the amount of license tax levied or assessed against the business for which the license is proposed to be issued, as provided in section 8-104 of this article.

(Ord. 189, Sec. 3; Code 1984, 8-103)

The amount of license taxes against the callings, businesses and occupations hereinafter mentioned, shall be as follows, to-wit:

(a)   Bowling Alleys and all devices similar thereto, not less than $15.00 nor more than $60.00 per month;

(b)   Merry-Go-Rounds not less than $2.50 nor more than $50.00 per day;

(c)   Shows and Theaters not less than $1.00 nor more than $15.00 per day;

(d)   Circuses, not less than $1.00 nor more than $50.00 per day;

(e)   Moving Picture Shows, $2.50 per month;

(f)   Shooting Galleries are prohibited;

(g)   All other exhibitions for pay not less than $1.00 nor more than $10.00 per day.

(Ord. 189, Sec. 4; Code 1984, 8-104)

(a)   All license fees shall be due and payable before the commencement of a trade, occupation, business or profession for which license fees are required.

(b)   No license shall be issued until the fee is paid.

(c)   Licenses shall be renewed on or before the expiration date of the current licenses.

(d)   If the license prescribed is for an annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly or daily period, the license shall not be issued for any part or fraction of the year, quarter, month, week or day, respectively.

(e)   The license for a day shall expire at midnight.

(Code 2016)

The city clerk shall, upon payment of any license fee specified, give a receipt therefor stating the amount paid, the nature of the licenses issued, for what time, and to whom issued, and if possible, the exact location where the business is to be carried on, and the kind of business.

(Code 2016)

Unless otherwise provided all licenses shall be dated on the date of their issue, and shall state the name of the licensee, the kind of business he or she desires to engage in and the location thereof, the amount paid, and time the license shall expire; and the person having such license shall be authorized to carry on the business therein named.

(Code 2016)

The city clerk shall keep a book in which shall be entered the name of each person licensed, his or her address, the date of the license, the purpose for which it is granted, the amount paid therefor, and the time the same shall expire and within 24 hours after any license has expired, the city clerk shall notify the chief of police of such expiration, unless the same shall have been renewed.

(Code 2016)

All persons doing business in a permanent location are required to have their license conspicuously displayed in their place of business, and all persons to whom licenses are issued not having a permanent place of business are required to carry their licenses with them and any licensee shall present the license for inspection when requested to do so by any citizen or officer of the city.

(Code 2016)