City of Spokane

Spokane Municipal Code

Title 04
Chapter 04.04
Section 04.04.040

Title 04 Administrative Agencies and Procedures

Chapter 04.04 Special Administrative Procedures – Licensing

Section 04.04.040 Functions of License Officer
  1. The chief financial officer and police chief have general supervision over the administration of this chapter, including the adoption of rules and forms, the coordination of interested government officials in the processing of applications and the suspension or revocation of licenses, the investigation of applicants and licensees, the conduct of hearings, and the keeping of records.
  2. Until some governmental officer files an affidavit with the license officer alleging that a licensee is creating a nuisance or is in violation of law, the license officer limits the investigation of an applicant or licensee to required books and records in the case of class I licenses, and to required books and records and the premises in the case of other licenses.
  3. When some governmental officer files a written report with the license officer alleging nuisance or violation of law, or when the license officer has reason to believe that information supplied by the applicant is false or materially misleading, the license officer makes such investigation as is warranted in the circumstances to ascertain compliance with all applicable laws.
  4. The license officer is entitled to the assistance of other City employees in the enforcement of this code and has authority to apply for writs, warrants or other process from the courts.
  5. The license officer suspends or revokes a license by provisional or summary order as provided in SMC 4.04.080.

Date Passed: Monday, March 26, 2007

Effective Date: Sunday, May 6, 2007

Recodification ORD C33995 Section 1