[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 9-7-1948 as Ord. No. 381; amended and revised 10-5-1959 (Ord. No. 717) as Ch. 3, Article XVI, of the 1959 Revised Ordinances. Sections 58-1, 58-2, 58-3, 58-5 and 58-8 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use any vacant lot, open space or temporary structure within the City of Hackensack for the purpose of engaging in the business of selling, trading or exchanging used motor vehicles, or the display of motor vehicles, without first obtaining a license therefor from the Building, Housing and Land Use Department of the City of Hackensack as hereinafter provided.
Every applicant for such license shall file, with the Building, Housing and Land Use Department a written application signed by the applicant, which said application shall set forth, under oath, the information required by § 107-6B and C(3) and (5) of Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits, as well as the name or names of the person or persons on the premises on which the business is to be conducted upon whom process out of any court of competent jurisdiction may be served, the lot and block number of said premises as shown on the current tax assessment map of the City of Hackensack and the dimensions of the lot or lots on which said business is to be conducted.
The annual license fee to be paid for said license shall be the amount set forth in Chapter 107, Licenses and Permits, and said fee shall be imposed and collected for revenue purposes.
In all cases where the applicant is not the owner of the site of the proposed location where the business is to be conducted, the owner's consent in writing shall first be endorsed upon the application.
The Building, Housing and Land Use Department, in considering the application, shall take into consideration the nature and development of the surrounding property; the proximity of churches, schools, public buildings or other places of public gathering; the effect such business may have upon traffic conditions in the city and the creation of traffic hazards; the sufficiency in number of such other businesses of the same character in the city; the health, safety and general welfare of the public; and the suitability of the applicant to establish, maintain and operate such business and to receive a license therefor.
All licenses shall be issued by the Building, Housing and Land Use Department. In the event any application is refused or denied, said Department shall forthwith return the fee to the applicant.
All said licenses shall expire on June 30 each and every year and there shall be no apportionment of any license fee for any portion of said year.
Said license shall not be assignable or transferable and shall authorize the licensee to conduct the business only on the premises specified.
[Added 5-7-1962 by Ord. No. 766]
The entire area licensed for use by used automobile dealers shall be paved with a permanent hard-surface material as a condition precedent to the issuance of a license; provided, however, that used car lots properly licensed and operating at the time of the passage of this section must comply with the requirements of this subsection on or before June 30, 1963.
No stripped, dismantled or wrecked automobiles shall be displayed, stored or otherwise permitted on said licensed area.
All automobiles shall be parked or otherwise stored at all times in an orderly and uniform manner in single or double rows separated by a lane or aisle no less in width than 12 feet. Such lane or aisle must be provided adjacent to at least every two rows of parked vehicles and must be so maintained and kept open at all times.