[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 6-28-1988 by Ord. No. 88-19. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, partnership or corporation engaged in the business of landscaping as a primary occupation, and shall not include casual employment by minors or family members.
No person shall engage in the business of landscaping without first obtaining a license therefor.
[Amended 6-12-2018 by Ord. No. 18-11]
Every applicant for a license under this chapter shall sign an application on forms furnished by the Borough Clerk. The application shall require, at a minimum, the following information:
Name, address, and telephone number of the individual or business providing landscaping services, and a valid, unexpired drivers' license for any driver.
Make, model, year, color, registration number, and license plate number of all motor vehicles used in connection with providing landscaping services. If the registration is due to expire within one month of the application, the applicant must provide proof that the applicant has applied for renewal of the registration.
Proof of insurance, including statutory workers' compensation insurance, motor vehicle insurance for each motor vehicle used in providing landscaping services, and liability insurance for both personal injury and property damage in an amount not less than $1,000,000 for personal injuries and $500,000 for property damage.
If pesticides are used in connection with yard-maintenance services, proof that the applicant is licensed by the State of New Jersey to administer pesticides.
[Amended 4-25-1989 by Ord. No. 89-12]
The license fee shall be $25 for the first truck and $15 for each truck thereafter per calendar year, and no part of said fee shall be prorated for any part of the year. Upon payment of the fee, the Clerk shall issue an identification badge or sticker for the calendar year for which the application was filed, which shall be affixed to the vehicle, visibly displayed.
All landscapers shall provide for the removal of lawn clippings and other landscaping debris and shall not leave or deposit said debris at the curbside or any other site in the Borough of Paramus. Any landscaper who causes said lawn clippings or landscaping debris to remain on the site or curbside or anywhere in the Borough of Paramus shall forfeit his license to conduct his landscaping business anywhere in the Borough of Paramus and shall also be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided in this chapter.
[Amended 4-25-1989 by Ord. No. 89-12; 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code.