[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-5-1957 by Ord. No. 761]
Within the limits of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or carry on the business of letting a furnished apartment, as the same is herein defined, or occupy or, directly or indirectly, in any manner whatsoever, utilize any place or premises which is let as a furnished apartment unless and until there shall be granted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, in accordance with the terms of this article, and shall be in force and effect, a license to conduct said business for the place and premises in or upon which said business shall be conducted and carried on.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BUSINESS OF THE LETTING OF A FURNISHED APARTMENT
- The letting of an apartment or apartments consisting of one or more rooms with cooking facilities and bath, equipped with furniture for living and sleeping purposes, rented for compensation and which would be under the exclusive control of the occupant; provided, however, that this article shall not apply to a single apartment in premises in which the owner thereof shall continue, at all times, to personally reside.
Said license shall be applied for by written application filed with the Mayor and Council. Said application shall set forth the full name of the applicant, the location of the premises in or at which said business is to be conducted and a detailed description of the apartment or apartments to be rented, a description of the furniture and the terms of each letting. Said application shall also be accompanied with a deposit to cover the license fee for the current year in the amount hereinafter provided.
[Amended 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538; 4-11-2000 by Ord. No. 1893]
There shall be charged and collected for said license an annual fee as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, per apartment. Said license shall expire on January 1 in each year, and, in the case of the first license issued to any applicant hereunder, the fee therefor shall be prorated as to the balance of the year then remaining. Said license fee shall be payable in advance for each year or part thereof.
For sufficient cause after notice and hearing, the Mayor and Council may refuse to grant an application for a license hereunder or may revoke any such license previously granted.
Such licensed place or premises shall at all times comply with all of the proper police, fire, health and zoning regulations imposed by the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, and said business and the place or premises where conducted shall at all times be subject to inspection by the police, fire, health and building authorities of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights. No licensed premises shall be used for immoral purposes, and the licensee shall file with the Police Department the names, ages, occupations and previous addresses of all occupants of each licensed apartment within 24 hours of the occupancy or change of occupancy thereof. No licensed apartment shall be rented for a period less than one month.
It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Police Department to immediately report, in writing, to the Mayor and Council any violation upon the licensed premises of any regulation of this article or of any other law or ordinance of the Borough. Said report shall set out the specific regulation violated and the nature of such violation.
[Adopted 2-27-1989 by Ord. No. 1501]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to hereafter rent or sublet or to renew any lease or sublease of any premises or part thereof within the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights without first having notified the tenant or subtenant thereof, in writing, at least once, that the parking of any motor vehicle upon any street within the Borough is prohibited between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. of every day.
The receipt of such notice shall be acknowledged, in writing, by the tenant or subtenant and shall be retained by the landlord or sublandlord during the tenancy as proof of giving such notice. Such notice may be contained in the written lease or sublease but shall be separately signed by the tenant or subtenant. Such notice need be given to each tenant or subtenant once and need not be repeated upon a renewal of that tenancy or subtenancy to the same tenant or subtenant. Such notice shall be given to tenants or subtenants presently letting premises under existing tenancies or subtenancies, as herein provided, upon renewal of that tenancy or by separate notice and acknowledgment within six months of the effective date hereof, whichever may first occur.