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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I face criminal penalties for failure to obtain a business License?

City Ordinance 7-16 states: It shall be unlawful for any person described in subsection (a) to engage in the activity for which a business license is levied without first having procured a business license therefore. In addition to any applicable civil penalties, violations of this section shall be punishable by a fine of up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each offense, and if the violation is willful, by imprisonment, not to exceed six (6) months for each offense, or both such fine and imprisonment, all at the discretion of the court trying the same. Each day during which such violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense.