[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-11-2003 by Ord. No. 12-03]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- APPLICANT, LICENSEE or PERMITTEE
- Any person, partnership, corporation, or other entity to whom a license or permit is issued by the Borough of Rockaway or any agency or department thereof.
Any applicant who requests the issuance, reissuance, or renewal of any license or permit issued by or requiring the approval of the Borough or of any agency or department of the Borough shall be required to pay any delinquent property taxes or assessments if the applicant is the owner of the property where the business or activity is located prior to the issuance, reissuance, or renewal of such license or permit.
Any license or permit issued by the Borough or any permit issued by any agency or department of the Borough may be revoked or suspended by the Borough when any licensee or permittee, who is an owner of the property upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted, has failed to pay the taxes due on the property for at least three consecutive quarters.
Prior to the issuance of licenses and permits by the various departments or agencies of the Borough of Rockaway, said owner-applicant shall ascertain from the Tax Collector that taxes and assessments have been paid through the quarter in which such request is made for the property on which the activity or business in question is to take place. In the event that property taxes or assessments are so unpaid, no permits or licenses shall be issued until all such payments have been received by the Borough.
Upon payment of the delinquent taxes or assessment, the license or permit shall be issued or restored, provided the licensee has complied with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to or include any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. or to construction permits and certificates of occupancy issued pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.