Licensing & Permits
The Support Services Division is responsible for records management and several other services, including precious metal dealers / pawn shop applications, background checks, report copies, property retrieval, and alcohol licensing.
Precious Metal Dealers
The application process for a licensed business in the City of Hiram begins in the Support Services Division of the Hiram Police Department. Operating as a precious metal dealer without proper registration is a violation of State law, which will be enforced by the City up to revocation of the business license for failure to comply. View the Precious Metals Dealer Application
Pawn Shop Applications
After obtaining or beginning the application process for a business license through City Hall, any business wishing to apply to become a registered pawn shop shall do so through the Support Services Division of the Hiram Police Department. All pawn shops shall renew their registration annually and display the registration certificate in a publicly visible area of the business.
Operating a pawn shop without proper registration is a violation of State law, which will be enforced by the City up to revocation of the business license for failure to comply. View the Pawn Shop Application
The application process for businesses wishing to obtain an alcohol license begins at the Support Services Division of the Hiram Police Department. After the owner of a business has applied for or obtained a business license from City hall, he or she can begin the Alcohol License Application
. In order to be approved, all conditions specified by the City of Hiram Alcohol Ordinance
and Amendment 09-48
; Amendment 09-49
; Amendment 2011
must be met.
All businesses shall apply annually for renewal of their alcohol license. Failure to submit the renewal application along with renewal fees to the Support Services Division of the Hiram Police Department on or before the November 15 deadline will result in a 10% late fee being added to the cost of the license.
Alcohol Server ID
The application process for servers required to obtain a pouring permit also begins with the Support Services Division. Applicants should review the requirements set forth in the Alcohol Ordinance with their prospective employer.
The 5 basic requirements are the completion of section 1 of the Alcohol Server ID Application, the notarized authorization for the release of personal information, a copy of the applicant's driver's license, a $25.00 cash non-refundable application fee, and the completion of an alcohol awareness class within 30 days of receiving the Alcohol Server ID. Failure to abide by these rules will result in sanctions up to suspension or revocation of this ID.