(1) Upon receipt of a completed application, the statement required by ORS 323.520 (3) and any security required by the Department of Revenue under ORS 323.500 to 323.645 , the department shall issue a distributor's license to an applicant. A separate license shall be issued for each place of business of the distributor within the state. Each license issued by the department shall include an identification number for the license. A license is valid only for engaging in business as a distributor at the place designated thereon, and it shall at all times be conspicuously displayed at the place for which issued. The license is not transferable and is valid until canceled, suspended or revoked.
(2) The department may not issue a license to an applicant if the department determines or has reason to believe that the applicant will not comply with the provisions of ORS chapter 323 or any other state or federal tobacco products tax law.
(3) Notwithstanding ORS 305.280 , a decision by the department not to issue a license to an applicant may be appealed by the applicant to the magistrate division of the tax court within 30 days of the date of the decision of the department in the manner prescribed in ORS 305.404 to 305.560 .
(4) For purposes of this section, an application to renew a distributor's license shall be considered the same as an application for an initial distributor's license.