Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 12-9-1991 by Ord. No. 849 (Sec. 5-26A of the 1979 Code)]
[Amended 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-9; 4-14-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-8]
Every individual, partnership and/or corporation which has a premises within which is carried on an occupation or business for any purpose shall obtain a “license to operate” within the Town of Johnston approved by the Town Council and issued by the Town Clerk. Every business license shall expire on the 31st day of May and shall be renewed annually upon approval and payment of all fees. No license shall be issued if the business fails to provide proof from the Tax Collector that all municipal taxes have been paid to date.
Licenses shall be issued provided that the named business does not adversely affect the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of said Town. If any business entity is not in full compliance of the laws and ordinances within the Town of Johnston which govern said businesses, the Town Council, after notice and an opportunity to be heard is issued to said business, shall have the authority to deny or revoke said operating license until said business is in full compliance. Said Town Council must believe that their action is in the best interest of the citizens of the Town of Johnston and must show "good cause" to deny or revoke said license.
[Amended 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-9]
Each individual, partnership and/or corporation or other entity required to become licensed under this article shall pay a fee of $75 to the Town of Johnston, said moneys to go to the general fund.
Anyone convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, of this Code.