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(a) The Treasurer-Tax Collector of the County of Humboldt shall be the License Administrator and shall be responsible for coordinating approvals from each Permitting Department as necessary for the type of business license requested by an applicant.

(b) The License Administrator will make diligent inquiry to all persons or entities in the County required to obtain a license pursuant to this chapter and shall have the power to determine the merits of applications. Action may be taken pursuant to Section 811-17 against any person or entity required to take out a license who fails, neglects or refuses to take out such license.

(c) The issuance of a business license by the License Administrator shall not entitle the holder to transact or to carry on any business called for by the license unless the licensee has complied with all requirements of this chapter and any other applicable federal, state, or local regulations pertaining to such business.

(d) No business license issued under the provisions of this chapter shall be construed as authorizing or the waiving by the County of the enforcement against the conduct or the continuance of any illegal or unlawful business or activity.

(e) Personal information collected for purposes of issuing a business license shall be confidential, shall not be available to the public for inspection, and shall not be disclosed except as required to administer the business license program or comply with a judicial warrant, subpoena, or court order. (Ord. 8, §§ 21, 23, 3/2/1885; Ord. 2660, § 2, 11/17/2020)