City of New Haven, MO
Franklin County
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Section 605.010 License Required.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in any business or occupation in the City of New Haven without having first applied for and obtained a license to conduct such business or occupation from the City Clerk and without paying the license fee therefor, all as provided for in this Chapter.

Section 605.020 License Application and Issuance.

A. 
All applications for the licenses required herein shall be made to the City Clerk on appropriate forms provided for that purpose by the City. All licenses issued by the City Clerk shall be in such form as is provided by the Board of Aldermen; provided however, that such license shall bear the signature of the Mayor of the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk, the date of issuance thereof and the date of expiration, as well as any additional information that may be required by the Board of Aldermen.
B. 
Each applicant for a business license under this Chapter shall submit a statement from the Missouri Department of Revenue pursuant to Section 144.083.4, RSMo., stating no tax is due, which statement is a prerequisite to the issuance or renewal of a City business license. The statement required by this Section shall be dated within ninety (90) days of submission of the business license application or renewal application.

Section 605.030 License Fees.

[CC 1984 §§13.090 — 13.100; Ord. No. 388 §§1 — 2, 5-6-1974]
There is hereby levied an annual license tax to be charged and collected, as hereinafter provided, on the respective occupations, trades, businesses and avocations hereinafter mentioned, named or described and on all persons, companies, firms, associations and corporations who shall deal in or sell any of the articles or things hereinafter mentioned, named or described in the respective sums and amounts and for the terms hereinafter stated, to wit:
Agents for manufacturers
$15.00 per year
Agents for nursery stock
$20.00 per year
Agents for office supplies
$15.00 per year
Agents for sewing machine
$10.00 per year
Agents for vacuum
$10.00 per year
Auto dealer, new and used, auto wrecking shop and auto repair shop and garages
$50.00 per year
Auto parts house wholesale and retail
$45.00 per year
Antique shop
$15.00 per year
Auctioneers
$15.00 per year
Auto repair shop and garages
$15.00 per year
Bait shop
$ 5.00 per year
Bakeries
$15.00 per year
Banks
$50.00 per year
Barbershop
$10.00 per year
Beauty shops
$10.00 per year
Billiard or pool tables
$10.00 each per year
Billposters including outdoor advertising
$15.00 per year
Boarding house
$10.00 per year
Body shops
$15.00 per year
Building or savings and loans
$25.00 per year
Butcher and meat market
$20.00 per year
Cabinet shops
$15.00 per year
Car wash
$10.00 per year
Cleaning, pressing and dyeing shops
$15.00 per year
Clothing stores
$40.00 per year
Cobblers or shoe repair shops
$7.00 per year
Collection agencies
$15.00 per year
Concrete ready mix plants
$40.00 per year
CONTRACTORS:
General
$25.00 per year
Building
$25.00 per year
Brick
$25.00 per year
Concrete
$25.00 per year
Electrical
$25.00 per year
Excavating and grading
$25.00 per year
Painting
$25.00 per year
Plastering
$25.00 per year
Plumbing
$25.00 per year
Roofing
$25.00 per year
Druggists
$45.00 per year
Entertainment tax
$20.00 per year
Express company
$50.00 per year
Exterminators
$15.00 per year
Farm implement dealers
$25.00 per year
Feed mills and stores
$60.00 per year
Game room
$25.00 per year
Gas company (petrolane - bottle gas)
$20.00 per year
Gift stores and hobby shops
$5.00 per year
Grain elevators
$60.00 per year
Grocery stores
$25.00 per year
Grocery store and meat market
$45.00 per year
Guns and sporting goods
$15.00 per year
Hardware and appliances
$40.00 per year
Hardware and appliance installation
$50.00 per year
INSURANCE:
Agents
$10.00 per year
Broker
$15.00 per year
Company
$20.00 per year
Laundromats
$15.00 per year
Lawn mower sales and service
$10.00 per year
LIQUOR:
Package
$100.00 per year
5% beer and liquor by drink
$200.00 per year
3.2% beer and sandwich shop
$40.00 per year
Loan agents or loan company
$25.00 per year
Locker plants
$20.00 per year
Lumberyard and dealers
$45.00 per year
Manufactures company (laundry, etc.)
$45.00 per year
Milk wholesale and retail
$15.00 per year
Motels and hotels
$15.00 per year
Moving picture shows
$15.00 per year
Newspaper publisher
$15.00 per year
Peddlers
$5.00 per day
Pet shop
$25.00 per year
Photography
$10.00 per year
Commercial photography--slides
$20.00 per year
Printer (not newspapers)
$15.00 per year
Restaurants
$25.00 per year
Secondhand store and antique shop
$15.00 per year
Service station and gas filling station, includes soda machine
$25.00 per year
Shoe retail store
$25.00 per year
Sno-cone route
$5.00--3 months
Soda machine
$5.00 per machine
Trailer courts
$3.00 per year
Transfer company
$50.00 per year
Traveling and auction store
$25.00 per year
T.V. and radio repair shops
$35.00 per year
Undertaking parlors and furniture store
$45.00 per year
Upholstering and repair shop
$10.00 per year
Vending machine
$5.00 per machine
Watchmaker repair shop
$8.00 per year
Water softener
$15.00 per year
Wholesale and retail dealer in gas and oil
$15.00 per year
Wholesale beverage company, soda and beer
$45.00 per year
Wholesale house
$45.00 per year
Wood and coal dealer
$15.00 per year
All other businesses, occupations or services not listed shall file an application which must be approved and fee established by the Board of Aldermen of the City at their regular session.

Section 605.040 License Not Transferable.

No license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be assignable or transferable but shall apply only to the person to whom same is issued. In the event any licensee, as provided for herein, shall move his/her place of business from one location to another location within the City, said licensee shall submit a statement of the fact of such change to the City Clerk who may transfer such license as to location only. In no event, however, shall such license be transferred from one person to another or from the kind of business or occupation originally licensed to another type of business or occupation.

Section 605.043 Licenses Not Authorized To Transact Business Under Other Licenses.

[CC 1984 §13.040]
No license or licenses granted under the provisions of this Chapter shall authorize the holder thereof to transact business under other licenses granted under this Chapter in the City at the same time.

Section 605.050 Term of License.

The term of the licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be from July first (1st) of one (1) year to June thirtieth (30th) of the succeeding year. In the event any licensee hereunder shall commence business on or after January first (1st), the City Clerk shall issue such license at the rate of one-half (½) of the license fee for such six (6) month period of January first (1st) to June thirtieth (30th) or fraction thereof.

Section 605.060 Renewal Applications.

All applications for renewal of a license provided for herein shall be filed no later than June first (1st) of each year.

Section 605.063 Duty of City Clerk To Keep License Record Book — Contents.

[CC 1984 §13.070]
The City Clerk shall keep a book in his/her office known as the license record book, in which he/she shall register all licenses granted showing the date, commencement and termination of such license, to whom granted and for what business or occupation, and the amount paid therefor.

Section 605.070 Display of License.

Each license issued by the City under the provisions of this Chapter shall be carefully preserved and shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the place of business authorized to be conducted by said license. If there is no place of business, said license shall be carried on the licensee's person.

Section 605.080 Persons Not To Be Charged For Business License.

A. 
No person following for a livelihood the profession or calling of minister of the gospel, duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, teacher, professor in a college, priest, lawyer, certified public accountant, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, chiropodist, or physician or surgeon in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee of any description whatever for the privilege of following or carrying on such profession or calling, and after December 31, 2003, no investment funds service corporation as defined in Section 143.451, RSMo., may be required to pay any such license fee in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually, any law, ordinance or Charter to the contrary notwithstanding.
B. 
No person following for a livelihood the profession of insurance agent or broker, veterinarian, architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, auctioneer, or real estate broker or salesman in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee for the privilege of following or carrying on his/her profession unless that person maintains a business office within the City of New Haven.

Section 605.083 Failure To Make Application, Delinquent License Fee.

[CC 1984 §13.110]
Any person, persons or corporations who fail to make their application approved shall be delinquent and shall be assessed interest on the amount to be paid at the rate of eight percent (8%) per annum.

Section 605.090 Revocation of License — Grounds.

A. 
Any license issued by the City pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter may be revoked by the Board of Aldermen for any of the following reasons, as well as for any other reasons specified in this Chapter:
1. 
Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provisions of this Chapter, or any other ordinance of the City regulating the business, occupation or activity licensed, or the Statutes of the State of Missouri by any licensee.
2. 
Violation of the terms and conditions upon which the license was issued.
3. 
Failure of the licensee to pay any tax or obligation due to the City.
4. 
Any misrepresentation or false statement in the application for a license required herein.
5. 
Failure to display the license required herein.
Revocation of any license shall be in addition to any other penalty or penalties which may be imposed pursuant to these provisions.

Section 605.100 Revocation of License — Procedure.

A. 
In any case in which a complaint has been made to the Board of Aldermen, or in which the Board of Aldermen have on their own determined that cause may exist for the revocation of a license under the provisions of this Chapter, the following procedures shall be followed:
1. 
The Board of Aldermen shall set a date for a hearing to consider the question of revocation.
2. 
At least ten (10) days prior to said hearing, written notice shall be mailed to the licensee, by registered mail, return receipt requested, to his/her last known address as shown in the records of the City Clerk advising the licensee of the time, date and place of hearing and of the reason for considering the revocation of his/her license.
3. 
During the pendency of this hearing before the Board of Aldermen, the licensee shall be permitted to continue the operation of his/her business.
4. 
At the hearing set by the Board of Aldermen, the Board of Aldermen shall hear all relevant and material evidence justifying the retention of the license.
5. 
The licensee may be present in person and/or by his/her attorney and may present evidence.
6. 
After hearing the evidence presented, the Board of Aldermen shall vote on the issue of whether the subject license shall be revoked.
7. 
The affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Aldermen shall be necessary to revoke any license.

Section 605.110 Violation and Penalty — Delinquency.

A. 
All license fees not paid to the City by the person required to remit the same on the date when the same becomes due and payable to the Director of Revenue shall bear interest at the rate determined by Section 32.065, RSMo., from and after such date until paid.
B. 
In case of failure to apply for any license fee required by this Chapter on or before the date prescribed therefor, determined with regard to any extension of time for making an application, unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not the result of willful neglect, evasion or fraudulent intent, there shall be added to the amount required to be shown as tax on such return five percent (5%) of the amount of such tax if the failure is not for more than one (1) month, with an additional five percent (5%) for each additional month or fraction thereof during which such failure continues, not exceeding twenty-five percent (25%) in the aggregate.
C. 
In case of failure to pay the full amount of any license fee due hereunder on or before the date prescribed therefor, determined with regard to any extension of time for payment, unless it is shown, by the applicant, that such failure is due to reasonable cause and not the result of willful neglect, evasion or fraudulent intent, there shall be added to the tax an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the deficiency. The City shall, upon request by a taxpayer, apprise the taxpayer of the factual basis for the finding of negligence, or the specific rules or regulations disregarded if the City assesses a penalty under this Subsection.