(A) Upon the fil­ing of said appli­ca­tion for a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness employ­ee license, the Coun­ty shall issue a tem­po­rary license to said appli­cant.  The appli­ca­tion shall then be referred to the appro­pri­ate Coun­ty depart­ments for an inves­ti­ga­tion to be made on such infor­ma­tion as is con­tained on the appli­ca­tion.  The appli­ca­tion process shall be com­plet­ed with­in thir­ty (30) days from the date the com­plet­ed appli­ca­tion is filed.  After the inves­ti­ga­tion, the Coun­ty shall issue a license, unless it is deter­mined by a pre­pon­der­ance of the evi­dence that one or more of the fol­low­ing find­ings is true:

  1. The appli­cant has failed to pro­vide infor­ma­tion rea­son­ably nec­es­sary for issuance of the license, or has false­ly answered a ques­tion or request for infor­ma­tion on the appli­ca­tion form;
  2. The appli­cant is under the age of eigh­teen (18) years;
  3. The appli­cant has been con­vict­ed of a “spec­i­fied crim­i­nal activ­i­ty” as defined in this Code;
  4. The sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness employ­ee license is to be used for employ­ment in a busi­ness pro­hib­it­ed by local or state law, statute, rule or reg­u­la­tion, or pro­hib­it­ed by a par­tic­u­lar pro­vi­sion of this Code; or
  5. The appli­cant has had a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness employ­ee license revoked by the Coun­ty with­in two (2) years of the date of the cur­rent appli­ca­tion.  If the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness employ­ee license is denied, the tem­po­rary license pre­vi­ous­ly issued is imme­di­ate­ly deemed null and void.  Denial, sus­pen­sion, or revo­ca­tion of a license issued pur­suant to this sub­sec­tion shall be sub­ject to appeal as set forth in Sec­tion 7–1‑10.

(B) A license grant­ed pur­suant to this Sec­tion shall be sub­ject to annu­al renew­al upon the writ­ten appli­ca­tion of the appli­cant and a find­ing by the Coun­ty that the appli­cant has not been con­vict­ed of any spec­i­fied crim­i­nal activ­i­ty as defined in this Code or com­mit­ted any act dur­ing the exis­tence of the pre­vi­ous license, which would be grounds to deny the ini­tial license appli­ca­tion.  The renew­al of the license shall be sub­ject to the pay­ment of the fee as set forth in Sec­tion 7–1‑6.

(C) With­in six­ty (60) days after receipt of a com­plet­ed sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness appli­ca­tion, the Coun­ty shall approve or deny the issuance of a license to an appli­cant.  The Coun­ty shall approve the issuance of a license to an appli­cant unless it is deter­mined by a pre­pon­der­ance of the evi­dence that one or more of the fol­low­ing find­ings is true:

  1. An appli­cant is under eigh­teen (18) years of age.
  2. An appli­cant or a per­son with whom appli­cant is resid­ing is over­due in pay­ment to the Coun­ty of tax­es, fees, fines, or penal­ties assessed against or imposed upon him/her in rela­tion to any busi­ness or crim­i­nal disposition.
  3. An appli­cant has failed to pro­vide infor­ma­tion rea­son­ably nec­es­sary for issuance of the license, or has false­ly answered a ques­tion or request for infor­ma­tion on the appli­ca­tion form.
  4. An appli­cant or a per­son with whom the appli­cant is resid­ing has been denied a license by the Coun­ty to oper­ate a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness with­in the pre­ced­ing twelve (12) months or whose license to oper­ate a sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness has been revoked with­in the pre­ced­ing twelve (12) months.
  5. An appli­cant or a per­son with whom the appli­cant is resid­ing has been con­vict­ed of a spec­i­fied crim­i­nal activ­i­ty defined in this Code.
  6. The premis­es to be used for the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness have not been approved by the health depart­ment, fire depart­ment, and the build­ing offi­cial as being in com­pli­ance with applic­a­ble laws and ordinances.
  7. The license fee required by this Code has not been paid.
  8. An appli­cant of the pro­posed estab­lish­ment is in vio­la­tion of or is not in com­pli­ance with any of the pro­vi­sions of this Code.

(D) The license, if grant­ed shall state on its face the name of the per­son or per­sons to whom it is grant­ed, the expi­ra­tion date, the address of the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness, and the clas­si­fi­ca­tion for which the license is issued pur­suant to Sec­tion 7–1‑3.  All licens­es shall be post­ed in a con­spic­u­ous place at or near the entrance to the sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness so that they may be eas­i­ly read at any time.

(E) The health depart­ment, appro­pri­ate fire depart­ment, and any oth­er build­ing code offi­cial shall com­plete their cer­ti­fi­ca­tion that the premis­es is in com­pli­ance or not in com­pli­ance with­in twen­ty (20) days of receipt of the appli­ca­tion by the Coun­ty.  A writ­ten notice of com­pli­ance by any and all enti­ties here­in shall be filed with the Coun­ty with­in ten (10) days of receipt by the applicant.

(F) A sex­u­al­ly ori­ent­ed busi­ness license shall issue for only one clas­si­fi­ca­tion as found in Sec­tion 7–1‑3.