Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 12-23-1980 by Ord. No. 1182. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 84.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 198.

§ 88-1 Permit required; exceptions.

[Amended 12-28-1993 by Ord. No. 1659]
Except in a duly organized club or private organization which limits to its members admission to its premises and except in a place of business licensed pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Statutes of the State of New Jersey[1] with a club license or license for plenary retail consumption and except upon premises operated by and for any recognized nonprofit charitable organization for such charitable purposes, no person, firm or corporation shall store, control, operate, accept or maintain any mechanical and/or electronic amusement game commonly known as but not limited to "pinball machines" and other such similar machines or devices within the limits of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights without first obtaining therefor a permit from the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights for each and every such machine. For the purposes of this chapter, a "recognized nonprofit charitable organization" shall be defined as one so recognized under the United States Internal Revenue Code and Regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.

§ 88-2 Application for permit; number of machines.

[Amended 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation desiring to install such machines or games within the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights shall first make application to the Clerk of the Borough for a permit, which application shall state:
(1) 
The name of the owner or the tenant of the premises within which the machine is to be operated, used and maintained.
(2) 
The address of the premises where such machine is to be operated, used and maintained.
(3) 
The name and address of the owner of the machine.
(4) 
The kind or type of machine to be installed.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation shall have upon each of its premises at any time any more than two of the aforesaid machines or games, and such person's, firm's or corporation's permit shall be so limited.

§ 88-3 Limitations on number of machines for excepted premises.

[Amended 6-9-1981 by Ord. No. 1194; 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538; 12-28-1993 by Ord. No. 1659]
A. 
Any duly organized club or private organization which limits to its members admission to its premises or any place of business licensed pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Statutes of the State of New Jersey with a club license or a license for plenary retail consumption shall not have upon each of its premises at any time any more than two of the aforesaid machines or games, and its permit shall be so limited.
B. 
Any premises operated by and for a recognized nonprofit charitable organization as hereinbefore defined may have thereupon no more than three of the aforesaid machines or games in addition to those otherwise permitted upon such premises and for no longer than five days in any calendar year so long as all of the profits from such machines are applied to charitable purposes.

§ 88-4 Permit fees.

[Amended 6-9-1981 by Ord. No. 1194; 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
There shall be charged and collected for said permit or license a fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, per year or part thereof for each such machine or, in the case of a machine to be placed upon premises licensed by the State of New Jersey under its Alcoholic Beverage Control Statutes with a club or plenary retail consumption license, a fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, per year or part thereof for each such machine. Said permit shall expire on the first day of January of each year following the issuance thereof, and said permit fee shall be payable in advance for each year or part thereof.

§ 88-5 Revocation of permit.

[Amended 6-9-1981 by Ord. No. 1194; 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538]
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights may revoke any such permit for sufficient cause after notice and hearing. It shall be sufficient cause for the revocation of any such permit:
A. 
If the permittee permits such automatic amusement machine to be used for the purpose of gambling.
B. 
If the permittee permits the congregation of persons disturbing to the peace around or about such automatic amusement machines.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 88-6, Violations and penalties, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 2-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2201. See now Ch. 204, Penalties.