Town of Dover, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 3-7-1955]
A code regulating retail food-handling establishments and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text thereof herein.
[Amended 4-9-2007]
The code established and adopted by this chapter is described and commonly known as the "Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines" of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, as amended and supplemented from time to time.
[Amended 4-9-2007]
Three copies of said code "Sanitation in Retail Food Establishments and Food and Beverage Vending Machines" have been placed on file in the office of the Health Officer of this local Board of Health.
A. 
No person shall operate a retail food-handling establishment unless a license or approval of an existing certificate, permit or license shall have been issued by the Board of Health. Such license or approval of an existing certificate, permit or license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in such establishment.
B. 
Fees. Every application for a license under this code shall be accompanied by a fee according to the following schedule of fees:
[Amended 5-14-1979; 11-18-1991; 4-8-1996; 3-8-2004; 10-24-2007; 9-8-2014 by Ord. No. 20-2014]
Type of Establishment
Annual Fee
Restaurant, hotel, cafe, tavern, luncheonette, diner, soda fountain, food market, delicatessen, bakery or similar establishment:
Total floor area less than 5,000 square feet
$200
Total floor area between 5,000 and 10,000 square feet
$250
Total floor area greater than 10,000 square feet
$300
Food vending vehicle, caterers
$200
Day-care centers, social clubs
$50
Seasonal agricultural market
$50
Flea market
$150
Temporary license
$25
C. 
Temporary license. Upon application, the Board may issue a temporary license which shall be valid for a period of 14 days.
[Amended 4-8-1996]
D. 
Licenses issued or approved under the provisions of this chapter shall expire annually December 31 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted together with the required fee prior to the third Monday in December of each year. Licenses issued or approved under the provisions of this chapter expiring on May 31, 1996, shall be assessed a pro rata 50% of the annual fee contained in Subsection B with said license expiring on December 31, 1996.
[Amended 4-8-1996]
(1) 
In connection with the issuance of a renewal license, a penalty fee of $50 shall be charged after January 31 of the licensing year.
[Added 9-8-2014 by Ord. No. 20-2014]
E. 
A license or approval of certificate, permit or license may be suspended or revoked for a violation by the holder of any provisions of this chapter or code after an opportunity for a hearing by the Board of Health or its authorized representatives.
F. 
A license or approval of a certificate, permit or license issued by another Board of Health is not transferable.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 407-5, Violations and penalties, as amended, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-17-2006. See now Art. III, Violations and Penalties, of this chapter.