Section 8-13-3

License - Application.

An applicant for a license to conduct a going out of business sale or a distress merchandise sale shall file an application with the judge of probate of the county in which such sale shall be held at least 30 days prior to such sale; provided, however, that the said 30-day period may be waived in writing by the probate judge to whom the application is made for good cause shown. The application shall be made upon forms prescribed by the Commissioner of Revenue of the State of Alabama, signed and verified by the applicant and shall include the following information:

(1) Name and address of the applicant and also the name of the true owner if the applicant is not such true owner;

(2) Name, location, and time of the proposed going out of business sale or distress merchandise sale;

(3) Inventory of the goods, wares, or merchandise, on hand and on order, which the applicant intends to offer for sale at a going out of business sale or distress merchandise sale. The inventory shall show the quantity, kind, or grade of each item, the wholesale cost thereof, and the name of the supplier from whom each item was acquired;

(4) A statement of the average, highest, and lowest inventory at the wholesale cost thereof at the applicant's place of business during the year next preceding the filing of the application. When the applicant operates more than one retail outlet and said outlets are supplied from a warehouse or warehouses operated by applicant, then the amount of inventory in said warehouse or warehouses attributable to the retail outlet wherein the sale hereunder is to be conducted shall be calculated as follows:

a. The total volume of merchandise handled in said warehouse or warehouses during the year next preceding the filing of the application under this chapter shall be determined;

b. The percentage of such year's total volume sold through the retail outlet wherein the sale hereunder is being conducted shall next be determined;

c. The percentage so determined of the merchandise on hand at said warehouse or warehouses at the time of the filing of the application hereunder shall be attributable to the concerned outlet and shall be included as part of the inventory set forth in the application;

(5) A list of goods, wares, or merchandise received by the applicant during the three months next preceding the filing of the application;

(6) A statement that the applicant will discontinue the business for which the license is requested, provided such sale is a going out of business sale, the date when such termination will be effected and that the applicant will not use or authorize the use of his trade, business, or firm name for a period of one year immediately following the expiration of a license issued to him under this chapter; provided, however, that if such name is being used in connection with another establishment operated by applicant presently located within the State of Alabama at a different location, then the trade, business, or firm name may be used at such other location, but not at the location where the sale is conducted and not at another location established by applicant after the application is made;

(7) Such other information as the Commissioner of Revenue may prescribe.

(Acts 1965, No. 553, p. 1027, §3.)