Borough of Glassboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Glassboro as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 150.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 153.
Animals — See Ch. 156.
Billiard rooms and poolrooms — See Ch. 167.
Dance halls — See Ch. 219.
Explosives, fireworks and weapons — See Ch. 245.
Junkyards — See Ch. 294.
Massage parlors — See Ch. 313.
Moving permits — See Ch. 322.
Parades — See Ch. 346.
Peddlers, solicitors and transient merchants — See Ch. 357.
Rental housing — See Ch. 379.
Sales — See Ch. 383.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 425.
[Adopted 4-25-1989 by Ord. No. 89-12]
This article shall be known as the "License Renewal and Revocation Ordinance of the Borough of Glassboro."
In order to provide local services to the residents and property owners of the Borough of Glassboro and to the general public, the Borough of Glassboro relies upon the collection of duly assessed real estate taxes and other assessments to provide the necessary revenues. If the payment of said property taxes and assessments are not made in a timely manner, revenues are insufficient and required municipal services cannot be adequately provided. In order to make up for such delinquencies, a reserve must be established in the municipal budget for uncollected taxes, the result of which is the assessment and collection of a greater amount of taxes than would otherwise be required from all other property owners in the Borough. Individuals who own property and who conduct businesses or engage in other activities from such property which business or activities are properly regulated by the Borough of Glassboro and which thus require the issuance of local licenses or permits should not be permitted to enjoy the privilege of operating such businesses or conducting such activity if their real estate taxes and other assessments are not current. Therefore, pursuant to the authority granted by the State Legislature in N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.2, the Borough of Glassboro enacts this article to require that no local license or permit shall be issued, renewed or maintained in good standing unless all real estate taxes and assessments are paid current.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LICENSE or PERMIT
Any license or permit issued by or requiring the approval of the Borough of Glassboro or any department or agency of the Borough of Glassboro, including but not limited to the Water and Sewer Department and the Board of Health. By way of illustration, licenses and permits shall include but shall not be limited to rooming house and rental facility licenses; retail food establishment licenses; water and sewer connection permits; licenses or permits for theaters, dance halls, billiard parlors, bowling alleys, arcades, etc.; junkyard licenses; taxicab licenses; and the like. License or permit shall not include any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act.
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OWNER
The firm, person or corporation who is a legal title owner of real property or a beneficial owner of the same, either individually or jointly with others.
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
As a condition for the issuance or renewal of any license or permit, the applicant shall be required to pay any delinquent real estate property taxes or assessments on the property wherein the business or activity for which the license or permit is sought or wherein the business or activity is to be conducted, if the applicant is the owner thereof.
Any license or permit shall be revoked or suspended when the licensee, who is the owner of the property upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted, has failed to pay real estate property taxes or assessments due on the property for at least three consecutive quarters. Upon payment of the delinquent taxes or assessments, the license or permit shall be restored.
[Adopted 8-26-2008 by Ord. No. 08-52]
There is hereby established an article entitled “Mercantile Licenses” within the Borough of Glassboro. The purpose of this article is to record the types and operators of the businesses existing and operating in the Borough. Such registration will safeguard the interest of residents as well as merchants and is enacted for the health, safety and welfare of the Borough of Glassboro residents.
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, firm, corporation, limited liability company or limited liability partnership to maintain an office or place of business or to conduct, engage in or carry on any business, trade or occupation within the Borough of Glassboro without first complying with the provisions of this article and obtaining a license therefor as provided herein.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
A. 
Applications for all licenses required by this article shall be made in writing to the Business Development Director or his or her designee, who shall serve as the licensing officer. Each application shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Names, addresses and phone numbers:
(a) 
The name(s), address(es), and phone number(s) of the applicant; if a corporation or limited liability entity, the name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of the president and secretary, member or managing member shall be set forth; if a partnership, the name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of all partners shall be set forth.
(b) 
The name(s), address(es), and phone number(s) of the owner of the property; if a corporation or limited liability entity, the name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of the president and secretary, member or managing member shall be set forth; if a partnership, the name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of all partners shall be set forth.
(c) 
The name(s), address(es) and phone number(s) of an emergency contact person who can be reached at any time.
(2) 
The legal name and trading name, if applicable, under which the business is to be conducted.
(3) 
The actual resident address of the applicant (i.e., place of domicile).
(4) 
The actual street address at which the business is to be conducted.
(5) 
The specific nature of the business.
(6) 
The applicant’s resident address during the past five years.
(7) 
Whether or not the applicant has ever had a license to conduct the business herein described denied or revoked. If such license has been denied, the applicant shall set forth in detail the facts leading to such denial.
(8) 
The details of any conviction for any crimes of the first, second, third or fourth degree and the date of the conviction and the place where said conviction was obtained.
(9) 
The business telephone number of the applicant.
(10) 
If a corporation or limited liability entity, the name, address and phone number of the registered agent thereof.
B. 
Prior to the issuance of a license, the Business Development Director or his or her designee, in his or her discretion, shall have the authority to cause a routine police check to be made of the applicant to verify the validity of the information above described.
When submitting the information described in the preceding section, the applicant shall certify that such information is supplied to the Borough of Glassboro with full understanding that the Borough shall rely upon the accuracy of the facts set forth therein in granting the mercantile license. By its submission for a mercantile license, the applicant further agrees to comply with the laws and ordinances of the Borough of Glassboro applicable to the operation of said business.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
The Business Development Director or his or her designee is hereby authorized to prepare forms to be utilized for the purposes of this article.
Any person, firm or corporation shall be subject to the requirement to obtain a mercantile license if, by himself or herself or through an agent, employee or partner, he or she holds himself or herself forth as being engaged in a business or occupation or solicits patronage therefor, actively or passively, or performs or attempts to perform any part of such business or occupation with the Borough of Glassboro.
All licenses shall terminate on December 31 of each year.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
All license fees are due 30 days after receipt of renewal notice or by January 31. Those fees not received by said date shall be subject to a late fee of $20. Failure to submit a mercantile license application will be subject to a late fee of $20.
The person, firm or corporation conducting the business licensed under the provisions of this article shall display the license issued hereunder at the principal place of business in a conspicuous place.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
Any person, firm or corporation receiving a license pursuant to this article shall notify the Business Development Director or his or her designee within 10 days after a change in the location of any licensed business.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
All businesses, trades and activities conducted within the Borough of Glassboro regulated by this article shall pay a license fee of $10 for each year in which they operate said business.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
The Business Development Director or his or her designee shall have the right to revoke any license whenever the holder thereof or any of the licensees, agents or servants violate any provision of this article, the laws of the State of New Jersey or any rules or regulations promulgated as herein provided. After written notice of the revocation has been served upon the licensee, an appeal may be filed to the Borough Council within 10 days of service of said notice. The Borough Council shall thereon conduct a hearing of the matter within 30 days after receipt of the notice of appeal and shall render a decision within 15 days of such hearing.
[Amended 12-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-69]
The Business Development Director or his or her designee of the Borough of Glassboro is hereby authorized and directed to enforce the terms and conditions of this article and shall have the authority to delegate such enforcement power to other employees of the Borough of Glassboro and/or the State of New Jersey.
It shall be a condition of the issuance of any and all licenses under the provisions of this article that said business shall be used and operated only for lawful purposes and not in violation of Chapter 107, Development Regulations and Zoning Ordinance, or other ordinances of the Borough of Glassboro.
Any person, firm, association, or corporation violating any section of this article shall, upon conviction in the Municipal Court, be subject to one or more of the following: a minimum mandatory fine of $300 but not to exceed $1,000; imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day after the initial violation shall be considered a new and individual violation.