§19-2A-4. Permits to operate; application and hearing.
It shall be unlawful for any public market to be operated in
this state without first having obtained from the commissioner of
agriculture of West Virginia a permit therefor. Upon the filing
of an application for such permit, the commissioner shall fix a
time and place for hearing thereon and, after hearing, if it
appear that the public interest require the same and that there
is sufficient need for such market in the locality in which it is
proposed to be established, shall grant such permit, or deny the
same if the contrary appear.