[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken as indicated in article histories.Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Licensing Procedures and Fees
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
No person shall engage in, carry on, pursue or conduct within the City any business, trade or employment specified in §§ 128-3, 128-5 or 128-6 without a license. No place, premises or vehicle shall be used or operated for any business, trade, employment or purpose specified in this chapter unless the owner or driver thereof is licensed.
[Amended 9-15-1993 by Ord. No. R-6]
Unless otherwise provided, all licenses issued under this chapter shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the license is granted and issued. A license shall apply only to the person to whom granted and shall not be transferable without the consent of the Council.
All license fees shall be paid at the time the application for license is made.
It shall be the duty of the Municipal Clerk to keep a register of all licenses granted by the Mayor and Council, wherein shall be stated the number and date of the license, the location of the premises concerned and the name of the licensee.
Unless otherwise provided, every licensee under this chapter shall display such license in a conspicuous place on the place, premises or vehicle where such business is conducted where possible so to do and, when it is not possible so to display the same, then to show the same upon demand of any properly constituted authority.
Editor's Note: Former § 21.05, which immediately followed this section and which provided for licenses issued by the Board of Health, was repealed 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140.
[Added 9-15-1993 by Ord. No. R-6; amended 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. DR-217]
[Added 2-5-1997 by Ord. No. R-223; amended 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. DR-217]
The Board of Health shall issue the following certificates and perform the following services:
[Amended 10-21-1964 by Ord. No. 224; 12-1-1982 by Ord. No. C237; 3-20-1991 by Ord. No. P-135; 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. DR-217]
Licenses issued by the Municipal Clerk are as follows:
[Added 11-3-1999 by Ord. No. R-411; amended 12-7-2005 by Ord. No. DR-217; 10-5-2011 by Ord. No. Z-135]
The Municipal Clerk shall be empowered to issue seasonal licenses for the outdoor sale of natural Christmas trees. Said licenses shall be valid for a period to commence on Thanksgiving Day and to terminate on December 26th of same year ("season"), and shall carry the following fees:
No natural Christmas trees shall be sold within the City without a license.
Local retail establishments that obtain a Christmas tree license shall comply with all applicable law, including the provisions of § 168-45, to the extent such provisions apply.
Vendors applying for a Christmas tree license who are not licensed local retail establishments must first obtain a use waiver from the Zoning Official for the proposed location of business. An application must be filed with the Zoning office and must be accompanied by a letter of consent from the property owner and the standard zoning review fee as set forth in § 196-63.
Locations which may be eligible for temporary use waivers include, but are not limited to, church and school lots, provided that the required parking spaces are not eliminated, industrial lots not zoned for commercial use and other vacant lots.
Licensed vendors with temporary locations within residential zones may operate between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Streets and sidewalks may not be obstructed at any time for any reason and must be kept clear of debris at all times.
All receipts for license fees shall be countersigned by the Comptroller and the Clerk of the Board of Health or the Municipal Clerk. The Municipal Clerk shall make return to the City Treasurer each month of all license fees collected and make a report each month to the Council of the number and kinds of licenses issued and amount of license fees collected.
[Added 9-15-1993 by Ord. No. R-6]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both, but no fine imposed on any person for the violation of any provision of this chapter shall be less than $50.
Each day that a violation of the provisions of this chapter is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate violation and be punishable as such.
Late renewal. All business license who renew their license after January 31 of each year shall be assessed a late charge of $25 per license in addition to the license fee.
[Added 11-15-1993 by Ord. No. R-19]