Township of Middletown, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3063 (Ch. 80 of the 1996 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating tattooing, permanent cosmetics, and ear and body piercing establishments, providing for the inspection of such establishments and fixing penalties for violations is hereby established pursuant to Chapter 8 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code N.J.A.C. 8:27-1 et seq.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of/or operating an establishment where tattooing, permanent cosmetics, or ear and body piercing is performed without first obtaining a license from the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services to engage in such business.
B. 
An application for an initial tattooing or body piercing license shall be accompanied by a fee set forth in Chapter 240, Fees. An application for initial license for both activities at the same establishment shall be accompanied by a fee set forth in Chapter 240, Fees. All applicants shall submit plans for the establishment at the time the initial application is submitted to the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services. The plan review must be approved by the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services prior to initiation, construction or renovation of said establishment. Any change in ownership shall require a new initial application and submission of plans with payment of fees therefor.
C. 
All licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year. The renewal license fee for engaging in the business of operating tattooing or body piercing establishments are set forth in Chapter 240, Fees. The renewal license fee for engaging in the business of tattooing and body piercing at the same establishment is set forth in Chapter 240, Fees.
D. 
A license issued by the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services is not transferable.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of/or operating a temporary establishment where tattooing, permanent cosmetics, or ear and body piercing is performed without first obtaining a license from the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services to engage in such business.
B. 
An application of any temporary establishment must be accompanied by a fee as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees.
A. 
Any establishment that receives a Conditional Satisfactory Rating shall pay a reinspection fee as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees, prior to the reinspection of said establishment.
B. 
Any establishment that receives an Unconditional Satisfactory Rating resulting in the closure of said establishment or mandatory suspension of the license shall pay a reinspection fee as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees, prior to reinspecting the establishment.
C. 
All reinspection fees shall be paid no later than 14 days from the date a Conditional Satisfactory Rating is issued. Failure to comply will result in the license to operate being revoked by the Middletown Township Department of Health and Social Services.
D. 
All reinspection fees shall be paid prior to an establishment being reopened for business after said establishment was closed or the license was suspended due to an Unsatisfactory Rating.
E. 
If a reinspection is necessary as stated in Subsection A or B of this section, it shall be deemed a first offense. A second reinspection due to either a Conditional or Unsatisfactory Rating within two years of the initial offense shall constitute a second offense. Any subsequent reinspection(s) within two years of the initial offense shall constitute a third offense.
Any person who shall violate any provision of or order promulgated under this chapter or Code established herein shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to penalties as provided by N.J.S.A. 26:1A-10. Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
Fees shall be as set forth in Chapter 240, Fees.