[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Paramus 5-20-2002 by Ord. No. 109. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of or operating an establishment where body piercing, ear piercing or the application of permanent cosmetics is performed, as defined and governed by Chapter VIII, New Jersey State Sanitary Code, without first obtaining a license from the Board of Health to engage in such business in accordance with the provisions hereof and without complying with any or all of the provisions concerning operation and maintenance of the same as contained in the aforementioned Chapter VIII of the State Sanitary Code.
[Amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 121]
An application for a license to conduct an establishment where body piercing, ear piercing or the application of permanent cosmetics is performed shall be accompanied by a fee of $200. The licenses issued aforesaid shall be effective for the calendar year, expiring on the 31st day of December of the year of issue, and may be renewable for succeeding calendar years thereafter. The fee for license renewals shall be due and payable on or before the first day of February in the year of renewal. Establishments in operation at the time of enactment of this chapter shall be required to procure licensing within 30 days of enactment.
A fifty-dollar late fee shall be charged on all license fees which are not paid on or before February 1 of the license year. An additional $50 shall be charged for each thirty-day period that the license fee is not paid after February 1 of the license year.
Any license issued under the terms and provisions of this chapter may be suspended or revoked, after public hearing, by the Board of Health for the violation by the licensee of any provisions of this chapter or Chapter VIII of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code or whenever it shall appear that the business, trade, calling, profession or occupation of the person, firm or corporation to whom such license was issued is conducted in a disorderly or improper manner or in violation of any law of the United States, the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of this municipality.
The provisions of Chapter VIII, New Jersey State Sanitary Code (N.J.A.C. 8:27-1 et seq.), which govern the operation of establishments that engage in the practices of body piercing, ear piercing and the application of permanent cosmetics, are hereby annexed as part of this chapter and are made part of this chapter by reference, and the required number of copies have been placed on file in the office of the Board of Health.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 8:27-9.1, establishments and individuals that pierce the ear lobe only shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter.
The provisions of Chapter 447 of the Code of the Borough of Paramus which prohibit the practice of tattooing shall remain in full force and effect.