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Section 04.04.050
 

Title 04 Administrative Agencies and Procedures

Chapter 04.04 Special Administrative Procedures – Licensing

Section 04.04.050 Refusal to issue, revocation of, or refusal to renew business license
  1. The license officer endeavors to issue or determine not to issue a license within fifteen days of application.

  2. The license officer has the power and authority to refuse to issue, revoke or refuse to renew any business license issued under the provisions of this chapter. The license officer shall notify such applicant or licensee of the refusal to issue, revocation of, or refusal to renew, in the same manner as orders to comply are served under SMC 4.04.080, and include on the notice what grounds such a decision was based. The license officer may refuse to issue, revoke or refuse to renew any license issued under this chapter on one or more of the following grounds:

    1. The applicant or licensee has not made good tender of the license fee.

    2. The applicant or licensee has not furnished sufficient and accurate information.

    3. The applicant or licensee is not otherwise eligible.

    4. The applicant or licensee has failed to comply with any provisions of this chapter.

    5. The property at which the business is located has been determined by a court to be a chronic nuisance property as provided in chapter 10.08A RCW.

    6. The applicant or licensee has been convicted of wage theft under SMC 10.05.107 within the last ten years.

    7. The applicant or licensee is a person subject within the last ten years to a court order entering final judgment for violations of chapters 49.46, 49.48 or 49.52 RCW, and the judgment was not satisfied within 30 days of the later of either:

      1. the expiration of the time for filing an appeal from the final judgment order under the court rules in effect at the time of the final judgment order, or

      2. if a timely appeal is made, the date of the final resolution of that appeal and any subsequent appeals resulting in final judicial affirmation of the findings of violations of chapters 49.46, 49.48 or 49.52 RCW.

    8. The applicant or licensee is a person subject within the last ten years to a final and binding citation and notice of assessment from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for violations of chapters 49.46, 49.48 or 49.52 RCW, and the citation amount and penalties assessed therewith were not satisfied within 30 days of the date the citation became final and binding.

    9. The applicant has violated the City’s earned sick and safe leave ordinance, chapter 09.01 SMC, 5 times within the past 10 years.

Date Passed: Monday, January 11, 2016

Effective Date: Sunday, January 1, 2017

ORD C35300 Section 3