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A. Display of License. Every license granted under this chapter must be posted in a conspicuous place in the place of business of the licensee for which it was issued. No person may allow any license to remain posted, displayed, or used after the period for which it was issued has expired, or when it has been suspended or revoked, or for any other reason has become ineffective.

B. Renewal. Each license expires on the date established by the Business Licensing Service (BLS), and must be renewed on or before that date in order to continue engaging in business in the City under that license.

1. The application to renew a license must be submitted to BLS, and must include all information required to renew each license involved, the total fees due for all licenses, and the renewal application handling fee required by RCW 19.02.075.

2. The license term and respective fee amount may be prorated as necessary to synchronize the license expiration with the expiration of the business license account maintained by BLS.

3. Failure to complete the renewal by the license expiration will incur the late renewal penalty required by RCW 19.02.085 in addition to all other fees due.

4. Failure to complete the renewal of the license within 120 days after the license expiration will result in the cancellation of the license, and will require submitting a new application as provided by this chapter to continue engaging in business in the City.

C. Nontransferability. Any license issued under and by virtue of the provisions of this chapter is personal and nontransferable. A person may not allow another person to engage in business in the City under their license, and no person may engage in business in the City under another person’s license.

D. New Location Desired. A licensee may change the location of the licensed business, provided the Business Licensing Service is notified sufficiently prior to the change to allow the City to review and approve the change. Business may not commence at the new location until the change is approved by the City. A change of location may require the submission of a new application, as provided for in this chapter.

E. Repealed by Ord. 2839.

F. Change in Ownership. In the event of the sale of a business, the new owner must obtain their own license for the business, as provided for in this chapter. The new owner may not commence business in the City under the acquired business until the issuance of the business license. (Ord. 3033 § 12, 2021; Ord. 2839 § 4, 2016; Ord. 2546 § 2 (part), 2010: Ord. 2238 § 1 (part), 2004: Ord. 1924 § 1, 1996).