City of Watertown, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Watertown as Ch. 30 of the 1949 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Liquidation sales — See Ch. 244, Art. I.
Tourist camps — See Ch. 279.

§ 112-1 Definitions.

[Amended 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
When used in this chapter, unless otherwise expressly stated, the following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONDUCT
Conduct, own, keep, maintain, operate or manage.

§ 112-2 General licensing requirements.

[Amended 12-16-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013; 8-15-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
Whenever a license or permit for any business or trade is required by this chapter, application therefor shall be made as provided in § 112-3, and such license or permit shall be issued in the manner and upon the conditions set forth in this chapter. The fee therefor shall be as established at least annually by the City Council through a budget resolution that adopts a City Fees and Charges Schedule. Said schedule shall be available to the public at the office of the Watertown City Clerk.

§ 112-3 Application for licenses.

[Amended 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986; 12-16-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
Applications for all licenses or permits required by this chapter, except as may be required under the New York General Business Law relating to liquidation sales and going-out-of-business sales, must be filed with the City Clerk upon forms provided for the purpose at least 48 hours prior to the date upon which such license or permit is requested to be issued. The applicant’s sales tax number is to be presented to the City Clerk upon application for a license.

§ 112-4 Issuance of license.

A. 
The following officers or agencies of the City shall have the authority to issue or renew and shall hereafter be indicated and designated as the "issuing authority" for the respective licenses and permits indicated:
[Amended 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986; 12-16-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013]
Section
License
Issuing Authority
§ 279-2
Tourist camp
City Engineer
§ 244-2
Liquidation sale/going-out-of-business sale
City Manager
All other licenses and permits required by this chapter
City Manager
B. 
Licenses or permits shall be issued only if, and upon the condition that, the applicant therefor, his agents and employees conform to and comply with all laws and regulations now in effect or which may hereafter be enacted, relating to the conduct of the business or trade for which the license is requested, to include any law or code of this state or any ordinance or regulation of this City.

§ 112-5 Fees; refunds.

[Amended 4-24-1950; 5-22-1950; 10-5-1953; 11-15-1954; 10-19-1959; 6-18-1962; 5-17-71; 2-9-1976; 2-22-82; 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986; 10-21-1991 by L.L. No. 6-1991; 12-16-2013 by L.L. No. 1-2013; 8-15-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
License or permit fees shall be paid in full at or before the issuance of the license or permit to the City Clerk and shall be deposited daily with the City Comptroller. For all annual licenses or permits granted between May 1 and October 31, inclusive, the full annual fee shall be paid; for all annual licenses or permits granted between November 1 and April 30, inclusive, 1/2 of the annual fee shall be paid. The fees for the respective licenses and permits required under this chapter shall be established at least annually by the City Council through a budget resolution that adopts a City Fees and Charges Schedule. Said schedule shall be available to the public at the office of the Watertown City Clerk. A listing of said businesses requiring such licenses and permits is as follows:
Liquidation sales/going-out-of-business sales
Vending on public streets

§ 112-6 Expiration of permits.

All annual licenses shall expire annually at 12:00 midnight on the 30th day of April, unless previously revoked for cause by the issuing authority. Permits, if annual, shall expire in the same manner; if other than annual, permits shall expire on the date indicated thereon.

§ 112-7 Weighing devices to be approved.

[Amended 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
No license shall be issued to any person using in his business or trade any measuring device, unless such person presents to the issuing authority a receipt signed by the City Sealer indicating that such measuring device has been tested and approved.

§ 112-8 Transferability of license.

No license or permit shall be valid except for the person and premises or location designated thereon by the issuing authority.

§ 112-9 Display of licenses.

Licenses, certificates or permits shall be enclosed under glass and shall be displayed at all times in a conspicuous place at the location of the business or trade licensed. License plates, when issued, shall be conspicuously fastened to the vehicle or structure operating under the license.

§ 112-10 Revocation of licenses.

The issuing authority may, after hearing and for cause shown, revoke any license or permit for a violation of any of the conditions upon which such license or permit is issued as set forth in § 112-4. No license or permit shall be issued to any person whose license or permit has been previously revoked, for a period of one year after such revocation.

§ 112-11 Bonds; insurance.

All bonds and insurance policies required to be filed in connection with a business or trade shall be executed by the applicant and a surety company or an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of New York, shall provide for 30 days' notice of cancellation to be given the City, shall be approved by the Corporation Counsel as to form and method of execution and by the City Manager as to sufficiency of surety and shall be filed with the City Clerk, before the license is issued.

§ 112-12 Enforcement; inspections.

The authority issuing the license or permit therefor shall be responsible for, and shall enforce, the provisions of this chapter as to each business or trade. Such issuing authority, or his representatives, may enter upon any premises wherein the licensed or permitted business is being conducted for the purpose of inspection and examination.

§ 112-13 Penalties for offenses.

[Added 12-1-1986 by L.L. No. 1-1986]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continued violation is a separate and distinct offense.