Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 7-13-1993 by Ord. No. 4258 (Ch. 169 of the 1986 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land development — See Ch. 170.
Hawkers, peddlers and itinerant vendors — See Ch. 317.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 350.
Littering — See Ch. 354.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 406.
Garage and house sales; flea markets — See Ch. 428, Art. II.
Solid waste; recycling — See Ch. 462.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 523.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 589.

§ 324-1 License required.

No person, firm or corporation shall engage in this Township in the business of junk dealer or engage in the business of conducting or conduct a junkyard or place for the storage or sale of junk or the sale of automobiles secondhand or as junk, without first obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.

§ 324-2 Application for license; review; issuance.

A. 
Each application for a license to conduct a junkyard or the business of a junk dealer shall be made in writing and shall set forth the name of the owner of the place, its location, the person making the application and the area, by square feet, of the space proposed to be licensed. Such application shall be made to the Clerk of the Township and submitted by him to the Township Committee. The application should first be approved by the Construction Code Official and the Fire Department. Whenever the applicant is not the owner, then the consent of the owner of the premises shall be endorsed on such application.
B. 
Licenses shall be issued by the Township Clerk upon direction of the Township Committee.

§ 324-3 License fee.

A. 
Each application shall be accompanied by the annual license fee to be due thereon, which shall be returned if the license is not granted.
B. 
For carrying on the business of a junkyard, the annual license fee shall be $500.

§ 324-4 Expiration of license; fees may be prorated.

A. 
Each license shall expire on the 31st day of December of the year in which it was issued.
B. 
If, at the time of the granting of the license, less than six months of the current year shall have elapsed, the licensee shall pay the full annual license fee, and if more than six months of the current year shall have elapsed at the time such license is granted, then the fee to be paid shall be 1/2 the annual fee.

§ 324-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.