Any act of the commissioner in refusing to grant or in revoking any permit may be reviewed by the circuit court of the county in which the business affected is or is proposed to be located, upon filing of a complaint in such court, within 10 days after notice to the applicant or permittee of the commissioner's decision. Such complaint shall be entitled in the name of the applicant or permittee as plaintiff against the commissioner as defendant. Such complaint shall set forth the action of the commissioner complained of and request its reversal. It shall be the duty of the commissioner to serve an answer to such complaint within 30 days after being notified by the plaintiff of its filing. The action shall be heard de novo by the court. The judge of the circuit court shall determine from the evidence whether the refusal or revocation of the permit is or is not justified under this chapter and enter his decision accordingly, and such decision, subject to the right of appeal which shall lie as in other civil actions, shall be binding upon the parties. Pending final determination, any permit revoked shall be deemed in full force and effect, unless it sooner ends by expiration of its term.