Township of North Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Mayor and Council) of the Township of North Brunswick 12-2-1957. Section 123-16 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions. Other amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 123-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
BARBERSHOP
Any and all premises upon which is conducted one or any combination of the following practices when done upon the scalp, face or neck for cosmetic purposes and not for the treatment of disease or physical or mental ailments, and when done for payment either directly or indirectly or without payment for the public generally: shaving or trimming the beard or cutting the hair; giving facial and scalp massage or treatment with oils, creams, lotions or other preparations, either by hand or mechanical appliances; singeing, shampooing or dyeing the hair or applying hair tonics; applying cosmetic preparations, antiseptics, powders, oils, clays or lotions to scalp, face or neck. The term "barbershop" shall not include beauty shops limited to the practice of hair and beauty culture and catering to female persons and as further defined in N.J.R.S. 45:4A-5.

§ 123-2 Filing of medical certificate; health certificate required.

No person shall engage as an operator in the business of a barbershop, nor shall any person employ any other person as an operator in connection with the business of a barbershop, in the township, unless every such person, whether employer or employee, shall have previously filed with the Secretary of the Board of Health of the Township of North Brunswick a medical certificate from a physician duly licensed to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey, setting forth that such person, both employer and employee, is free from tuberculosis, syphilis and any other contagious or communicable disease, and unless all such persons shall have obtained from the Board the customary health certificate.

§ 123-3 Medical certificate forms.

The medical certificate referred to in the preceding section shall be filled out and completed upon forms to be supplied by the Board and, when filed, shall be effective for the balance of the calendar year of issuance.

§ 123-4 State certificate in lieu of medical certificate.

In lieu of the medical certificate required in this chapter, satisfactory evidence may be furnished that a similar examination or certificate has been had or obtained by or from the State of New Jersey, and in such case the effective period shall be concurrent with that provided in the state certificate.

§ 123-5 Prominent display of health certificate.

Every health certificate, as issued, shall be prominently displayed at all times in the place where the person to whom the same has been so issued is employed or engaged in the business aforesaid.

§ 123-6 Lighting, ventilation and cleanliness.

All barbershops shall be well lighted and ventilated, and all furniture, equipment, tools and utensils therein and the floors, walls and ceilings thereof shall at all times be kept clean.

§ 123-7 Operational requirements.

It shall be unlawful to own, manage, operate or control any barbershop except under the following conditions:
A. 
There shall be readily available at such shop, school or college an adequate supply of hot and cold water, and where a public water supply under pressure and a sewerage system is available, there shall be provided in such barbershop a supply of hot and cold running water under pressure.
B. 
No towel shall be used on any patron which has been used upon another patron unless such towel shall have been relaundered and thoroughly dried, and no towel shall be used on any patron which has been placed in a steamer or sterilizer.
C. 
The headrest of a barber chair shall be covered with a clean covering such as a towel or paper before being used by any patron.
D. 
There shall be placed about the neck of each patron served a clean towel or other clean material to prevent the cut hair from touching the skin of the patron.
E. 
Any tool or part thereof which comes into contact with the head, face or neck of a patron, such as razors, scissors, tweezers, combs and parts of vibrators, shall be immersed in boiling water or in alcohol of a strength of 70% or higher or treated by some other equally effective method before being used on each patron.
F. 
Any shaving mug and shaving brush shall be thoroughly rinsed in hot water immediately before use in serving a patron.
G. 
If any cuspidor is provided, it shall be thoroughly cleaned at least once each day and there shall be kept in such cuspidor a disinfecting solution.
H. 
At least two receptacles for soiled towels and waste shall be provided. Only used towels shall be deposited in one, and wastes such as used shaving paper shall be deposited in the other.
I. 
No styptic pencils, finger bowls, sponge, lump alum or powder puff shall be used except those of the individual applicator type.
J. 
No room used as a barbershop shall be used as a sleeping room nor be located in any sleeping room, food store, restaurant or lunchroom unless separated therefrom by a substantial partition extending from floor to ceiling.
K. 
There shall be at least 78 square feet of floor space in every barbershop having one barber chair, and there shall be at least 60 square feet of floor space for each additional barber chair.
L. 
Any barbershop maintaining toilet facilities for public use shall maintain such facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.

§ 123-8 Wearing apparel.

Attendants, while attending any patron, shall wear clean outer garments.

§ 123-9 Clean hands.

Immediately before serving a patron, all attendants shall thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water.

§ 123-10 Drinking cups.

No common drinking cup or glass shall be maintained, kept or used.

§ 123-11 Hours of operation.

No barbershop shall open for business earlier than 8:30 a.m., nor shall any barbershop close later than 6:00 p.m. throughout the year, except on Saturdays and days preceding the following named legal holidays, to wit: New Year's Day, Washington's Birthday, Decoration Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, when they shall close not later than 7:00 p.m.

§ 123-12 Prohibited business days.

All shops shall remain closed on the first day of the week, commonly called Sunday, the above-mentioned legal holidays and Wednesday of each week, excepting the Wednesday of the weeks in which the above-mentioned legal holidays occur.

§ 123-13 Regulations applicable to nonbusiness hours.

During the hours and on the days when barbershops are closed under the provisions of this chapter, the entire interior of the shop shall be open to full view from the public street; and no other business shall be conducted in said shop during the hours and on the days when said barbershops are closed under the provisions of this chapter.

§ 123-14 Health regulations.

All premises hereunder shall be subject to such conditions, restrictions, rules and regulations as the Board of Health of the Township of North Brunswick may see fit to impose in order to protect the health of the township.

§ 123-15 License fee.

[Amended 9-15-1997 by Ord. No. 97-11]
The fee for the operation of a barbershop is specified in Chapter 212, Licensed Occupations.

§ 123-16 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-6-1977; 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 06-06]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $2,000 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the Judge. The continuation of such violation on each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.