Town of Dover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover 7-27-1970 as Art. 7 of the 1969 Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 2-26-1980 by Ord. No. 6-1980. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices — See Ch. 109.
Social and athletic clubs — See Ch. 144.
Dancing and dance halls — See Ch. 158.
Noise — See Ch. 254.

§ 281-1 License required.

No person or persons shall maintain for profit a billiards room, poolroom or bowling alley without first obtaining from the Town of Dover a license from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover.

§ 281-2 Application for license; issuance.

Upon written application made by the applicant and signed by the applicant and accompanied by the required fee, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, in its discretion, shall grant a license to the applicant for a period of time not to exceed one year to maintain and operate a public billiards room, poolroom or bowling alley.

§ 281-3 License fees; sealing of issued licenses.

[Amended 12-27-1983 by Ord. No. 39-1983; 11-26-1991 by Ord. No. 31-1991]
A. 
Before any license contemplated by this chapter shall be issued and delivered, the person or persons to whom the same shall be granted shall pay to the Clerk of the Town of Dover, for a license to keep a public billiards room, poolroom or bowling alley, or either of such places, a license fee as follows:
(1) 
For billiards and poolrooms, or either of such rooms, the sum of $75 and an additional $10 for each table therein in excess of the first two.
(2) 
For a bowling alley, the sum of $20 per alley.
B. 
All licenses issued therefor shall be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Town Clerk and sealed with the Corporate Seal of said town.

§ 281-4 Hours of operation.

[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 10-1985]
An owner or operator of any billiards room, poolroom or bowling alley operated within the Town of Dover shall not operate said facility after the hour of 2:00 a.m. without specific approval from the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

§ 281-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day of any violation shall constitute a separate violation for purposes of this chapter.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.