[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Hamilton 4-21-2020 by Ord. No. 20-024. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- All corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, proprietorships, individuals and/or any other form of business entity engaged in any commercial or industrial activities as defined in N.J.S.A. 40:52-1 et seq. within the Township of Hamilton.
- NONPROFIT CORPORATION
- All nonprofit corporations, as those are defined in N.J.S.A. 15A:1-1 et seq., whose physical address and/or registered agent is located in Hamilton, New Jersey.
It shall be the duty of all businesses and nonprofit corporations as defined herein to comply with the registration and annual reporting requirements as set forth in this chapter. A business or nonprofit corporation shall be registered with the Township prior to obtaining any other license or permit with the Township.
Each and every business and nonprofit corporation as defined in this chapter shall be required annually to register with the Township Clerk. Said registration shall be on a form prescribed by the Township Clerk and shall include, among other information:
The name of the business or the nonprofit corporation.
Name and contact information of President, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, owner or majority owner(s), as applicable.
Name and contact information of at least one additional executive of the business or nonprofit corporation.
A designation and contact information for an emergency contact.
Description of business or nonprofit corporation.
Said registration shall be completed by July 1 of each year. Any new business or nonprofit corporation shall have 60 days within which to register from the date it is created, or July 1, whichever comes first.
When there is no change with regard to the information contained in a registration statement submitted for the prior year, a business or nonprofit corporation shall not be required to provide a new registration form, pursuant to § 150-3, provided that it submits a letter to the Township Clerk certifying there is no change in said information. Said letter shall be submitted by July 1 of each following year. Should there be changes in any of the information submitted on the original form, a new form shall be submitted on or before July 1. The registration shall then be renewed for an additional year.
Any business or nonprofit organization that is found not to be in compliance with any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine for the first offense not to exceed $100 and a fine not to exceed $300 for a second or subsequent offense.