[CC 1977 §18-1; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
No person, company, association or corporation shall within the City conduct, exercise, carry on, deal in or engage in any occupation, trade, business or avocation nor deal in, sell or keep any articles for sale or trade or provide a service without first taking out a City license therefore as provided in this Chapter.
Proof of a Missouri Tax ID number shall be required before issuance of business license.
Any license application for a new business or change of ownership of an existing business shall require inspection and approval of the facilities by City Codes Compliance Department prior to license being issued.
[CC 1977 §18-2; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
There is hereby levied a license tax to be charged and collected as hereinafter provided on any occupation, profession, trade, business and avocation and on all persons who shall deal in or sell or offer any service. Any person, company, association or corporation wishing to do business shall first file an application with the City Collector requesting a business license and such application shall be accompanied by a fee of thirty dollars ($30.00) as the licensing fee.
[CC 1977 §18-3; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation who is engaged in two (2) or more occupations, trades, businesses, avocations, callings or pursuits shall take out a license for each of such occupations, trades, businesses, avocations, callings or pursuits.
[CC 1977 §18-4; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be prominently displayed in some conspicuous location on the licensed place of business.
[CC 1977 §18-5; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall name the party to whom granted, date, expiration and where the business or occupation is to be carried on. The licenses shall be signed by the Mayor, the City Clerk, and countersigned by the Collector.
[CC 1977 §18-6; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
No tax, license or fee shall be levied or collected from any City or County farmer or producer for the sale of produce raised by him/her; provided the City retains the right to designate where such sales may be made. Any out of State farmer or producer shall be assessed a license in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[CC 1977 §18-7; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
No tax or fee shall be levied or collected from the issuance of a license to any business or entity so deemed as not-for-profit. Any such business shall show required proof being a "current" certificate of good standing issued by the Secretary of State's office.
Upon receipt of required proof of not-for-profit status, said business license shall be issued at no charge.
[CC 1977 §18-8; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997]
All licenses shall expire on August thirty-first (31st) and failure to renew by September thirtieth (30th) shall result in the assessment of ten percent (10%) late penalty. Failure to renew may be subject to revocation of such license.
[CC 1977 §18-9; Ord. No. 2334 §1, 1-13-1997; Ord. No. 3258 §1, 11-4-2013]
Non-Compliance Or Violation A Misdemeanor. In addition to any other penalties prescribed under this Chapter or any related chapters, any failure to comply with or any violation of any provision of this Chapter shall be a misdemeanor and shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof, by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each such offense. Each day such failure or noncompliance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense.
Suspension Or Revocation. Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provision of this Chapter may be cause for suspension or revocation of such license. The suspension or revocation as provided under this Section shall be in addition to any other penalties prescribed under this Chapter.
Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provision of this Chapter may be cause for suspension by the Board of Aldermen.
Notice of the hearing for suspension of a license shall be given in writing setting forth specifically the grounds of the complaint and the time and place of the hearing. Said notice shall be mailed to the licensee or applicant at least five (5) days prior to the date set for hearing and any decision to be made by the Board of Alderman with respect to said suspension. All decisions of the Board of Aldermen following the hearing shall be final.
The City can toll the suspension of a business license, upon the licensee or applicant's request and in the event the licensee or applicant makes a good faith showing that he/she is disputing the taxes at issue or is actively attempting to negotiate an agreement resolving the delinquent sales tax payments with the Department of Revenue. The decision to toll the suspension or revocation of a business license is in the sole discretion of the Board of Alderman.
No suspension shall last for longer than 90 days.
After any sixty-day consecutive period that a licensee or applicant's business license has been suspended as a result of a violation of this Chapter, may be cause for revocation of such license by the Board of Aldermen.
Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provision of this Chapter may be cause for revocation of such license by the Board of Aldermen upon its own recommendation or the recommendation of the City Administrator for any of the following causes:
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for license;
Fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in the course of carrying on his/her business within the City of Harrisonville;
Any violation of this Chapter;
Failure to pay sales tax or in any way allowing the sales tax for the business to become delinquent;
Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude; or
Conducting of business in an unlawful manner so as to constitute a breach of the peace or menace to health, safety or general welfare of the public.
Notice of the hearing for revocation of a license shall be given in writing setting forth specifically the grounds of the complaint and the time and place of the hearing. Said notice shall be mailed to the licensee or applicant at least five (5) days prior to the date set for hearing and any decision to be made by the Board of Alderman with respect to said revocation. All decisions of the Board of Alderman following the hearing shall be final.
Unlawful Continuation; Further Remedies Authorized. In the event any business, trade, occupation or service occupation which is required to obtain an annual license under this Chapter continues to operate after having received written notice of failure to obtain such license or in the event any business, trade, occupation or service occupation continues to operate following suspension or revocation of such license pursuant to Subsection 605.090(B) hereof, the City Administrator, the City Clerk, the Board of Aldermen, the Mayor, or any other official authorized to enforce City license ordinances may seek injunctive relief from the Circuit Court or order of the Municipal Court to restrain, correct, abate or prevent such continued operation. In the event of the issuance of an injunction or order by a court of competent jurisdiction, costs of such enforcement proceedings may be taxed against the offending party. The remedies provided for by this Subsection (C) shall be in addition to all other costs and penalties prescribed under this Chapter.
[CC 1977 §12-2; Ord. No. 2502 §§1 — 4, 6-8-1998; Ord. No. 3124 §1, 1-18-2010]
The City shall inspect the premises of all places of business, other than home occupations as provided by the City Zoning Regulations, for compliance with City ordinances at least annually as determined by the Harrisonville Emergency Services Department. Such inspection will be performed prior to the yearly renewal of the City's business license.
Existing businesses shall be inspected on an annual basis and inspections shall be performed with the coordination of the business so as to not interfere with peak business hours.
Any violations noted by the inspection shall be cause for rejection of the application to renew the annual business license until such violations are corrected.
In the case of license renewals, if the violations have not been corrected, the Fire Chief or Director of Codes Administration may authorize a temporary business license as deemed appropriate.