City of Waterloo, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Waterloo 10-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6 as §§ 12.01 and 12.15 of the 1987 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 126.
Cigarettes and tobacco products— See Ch. 165.
Dances and entertainment — See Ch. 172.
Direct sellers, transient merchants and solicitors — See Ch. 178.
Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages — See Ch. 223.
Junk dealers — See Ch. 230.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 252.
Rummage and garage sales — See Ch. 300.
Soda water beverages — See Ch. 313.
No person shall engage in any trade, profession, business or privilege in the City for which a license or permit is required by any provision of this Code without first obtaining such license or permit from the City in the manner provided in this chapter, unless otherwise specifically provided.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Unless otherwise provided, application for a license or permit shall be made in writing to the Clerk-Treasurer upon forms provided by the Clerk-Treasurer, and the applicant shall state the location of the proposed activity and such other facts as may be required for or be applicable to the granting of such license or permit. No license or permit shall be granted for operation on any premises upon which personal property taxes or assessments or other financial claims of the City are delinquent and unpaid.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88-4]
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General. The fees for any license or permit shall be paid at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer with the application for a license or permit.
B. 
Alcohol beverage licenses. The publication fee for any alcohol beverage license shall be paid at the office of the Clerk-Treasurer with the application. The alcohol beverage license fee shall be paid not less than 15 days prior to the date the license is to be issued.
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No refund of fees. No license or permit fee amount shall be refunded once received.
[Amended 3-15-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-06; 5-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-14]
All required bonds shall be executed by two sureties or a surety company and be subject to the approval of the City Attorney. Where policies of insurance are required, such policies shall be approved as to substance and form by the City Attorney. Satisfactory evidence of coverage by bond or insurance shall be filed with the City before the license or permit is issued.
Licenses and permits shall show the name of the licensee or permittee, the date of issue, the activity licensed and the term of the license or permit and shall be signed in the name of the City by the Clerk-Treasurer and be impressed with the City Seal. The Clerk-Treasurer shall keep a record of all licenses and permits issued.
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Unless otherwise provided, the term of the license year shall end on June 30 of each year.
B. 
When the issuance of a license for a period of less than one year is permitted, the effective date of such license shall commence with the date of issuance.
C. 
Permits shall be issued for the term set forth in the permit.
Every licensee or permittee shall carry his license or permit upon his person at all times when engaged in the activity for which the license or permit was granted, except that where such activity is conducted at a fixed place or establishment, the license or permit shall be exhibited at all times in some conspicuous place in his place of business. The licensee or permittee shall exhibit the license or permit when applying for a renewal and upon demand of any police officer or person representing the issuing authority.
Unless otherwise provided, no license or permit shall be transferable or assignable.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
Unless otherwise provided, license or permit renewals shall be issued in the same manner and be subject to the same conditions as the original license or permit. No license or permit shall be renewed for operation on any premises upon which personal property taxes or assessments or other financial claims of the City are delinquent and unpaid.
Except as otherwise specifically provided, any license or permit granted under this chapter may be suspended or revoked by the Council for cause after giving the licensee or permittee an opportunity to be heard, as provided by law. Cause may include the following:
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Fraud, misrepresentation or incorrect statement contained in the application or made in carrying on the licensed or permitted activity.
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Conviction of any crime or misdemeanor, subject to §§ 111.321, 111.322 and 111.335, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 9-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-18]
C. 
Conducting such activity in such manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or a menace to the health, safety or welfare of the public, or a disturbance of the peace or comfort of residents of the City, upon recommendation of the appropriate City official.
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Expiration or cancellation of any required bond or insurance.
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Actions unauthorized or beyond the scope of the license or permit granted.
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Violation of any regulation or provision of this Code applicable to the activity for which the license or permit has been granted or any regulation or law of the state so applicable.
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Failure to continuously comply with all conditions required as precedent to the approval of the license or permit.
Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code.