It shall be unlawful for any proprietor to conduct or operate a food establishment within the Borough of Clifton Heights without first obtaining a license as herein provided. Such license shall be issued by the Health Office.
Application for a license shall be made on forms provided by the licensor and shall be accompanied by the appropriate license and inspection fees.
No license shall be issued until inspection of the premises, facilities and equipment has been made by the licensor and found to be adequate for the protection of the public health and comfort of the patrons and to be in compliance with the rules and regulations of this article and all other applicable articles of this Code.
Whenever a license is denied, the licensor shall state in writing to the applicant the reasons for such refusal.
Licenses shall be granted for a period of one year from date of issue. Applications for renewal shall be made between January 15 and February 15 preceding the expiration date. A license granted under the provisions of this chapter shall be renewed if, on inspection by the licensor, the conditions specified in Article V of this chapter are fulfilled.
Licenses herein provided for shall specify the date of issuance, the period which is covered, the name of the licensee and the place licensed. Such licenses shall be conspicuously displayed at all times in the place thereby licensed. Licenses shall not be transferable.
The licensor shall conduct periodic inspections of all food establishments licensed under this chapter and keep accurate records of such inspections. The Officer or authorized representative shall have the right to enter any food establishment in order to conduct inspections and obtain samples to determine compliance with the requirements of this article and other provisions of this Code. Any license issued under this article shall be immediately suspended in the event an authorized representative of the licensor, after presenting proper identification, is denied entry to any area of any food establishment when the establishment is open to the public or during other reasonable hours. Such suspension shall continued until entry is allowed to the authorized representative of the licensor, an inspection is completed and conditions are found to be satisfactory. In the event entry is denied for seven or more consecutive days, the license may be revoked.