Sec. 13-1-33. Penalty for failure to pay fees when due.

(a) When a person fails to obtain a license as required by this article, the collector shall charge the new business license fee plus any renewal fees that would have been due had the person obtained a license prior to commencing operation. The penalty provided for in subsection (b) of this section shall not apply.
(b) When a licensee fails to pay renewal fees by the due date, the following procedure shall be followed:
(1) The collector shall send out a first notice of failure to pay renewal fees. If the licensee pays the renewal fees within thirty days of the due date, the licensee shall incur no penalty.
(2) If the collector has not received payment of the renewal fees within thirty days after the due date, the collector shall add a penalty of one hundred percent of the amount due pursuant to this article. The collector shall send out a second notice of failure to pay renewal fees.
(3) After thirty days from the second notice, code enforcement is authorized to issue a citation every day for the violation until the renewal fees are paid.
(4) If the license is not renewed within one year, the collector shall charge the new business license fee plus any renewal fees that would have been due. The licensee shall pay any citations issued by code enforcement prior to renewing the license. (Ord. No. 1006, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1228, § 6; Ord. No. 1427, § 3; Ord. No. 1455, § 3 (part).)