City of Dover, NH
Strafford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Dover 11-13-2013 by Ord. No. 2013.10.09-013 as Ch. 35 of the 2013 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001; 8-26-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.07.22-008]
A Licensing Board for the City of Dover is hereby constituted under the provisions of RSA 286:3 as well as other functions stated in this chapter, to consist of the City Manager, Chief of Police, and such other person as shall be appointed by the City Council, and all licenses issued by said Board shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of RSA chapter 286, RSA chapter 31, RSA chapter 287-A, and/or Chapter 109, Peddlers and Vendors, of the Code of the City of Dover.
No theatrical or dramatic representation shall be performed or exhibited, and no parade or procession upon any public street or way and no open-air public meeting upon any ground abutting thereon shall be permitted, unless a license therefor shall have first been obtained from said Licensing Board.
[Amended 2-12-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.01.08-001]
Every licensee shall pay in advance for such license, for the use of the City, such sum or sums as the City Council may determine, but in no case shall such license fee be in excess of the maximum sum fixed in RSA 286.
Revocable blanket licenses may, at the discretion of the Licensing Board, be issued to fraternal and other like organizations, to regularly organized bands of music, other than itinerant or vagrant companies, to theaters and to undertakers without the imposition of the fee herein imposed.
The Licensing Board established in § 97-1 above shall have the power and authority to regulate the operation of taxicabs and valet parking operations within the City of Dover.
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 129, Taxicabs.
[Added 8-26-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.07.22-008]
The Licensing Board shall have authority in the first instance to consider and, if appropriate, issue licenses or permits pursuant to RSA 31:100 (entitled “Street Fairs”), RSA 31:91 (entitled “Soliciting Funds”), RSA chapter 287-A (entitled “Raffles”), and/or Chapter 109, Peddlers and Vendors, of the Code of the City of Dover, as applicable.
[Added 8-26-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.07.22-008]
With the exception of licenses issued pursuant to RSA chapter 286:3, for which the Licensing Board shall issue a final decision, any person aggrieved by any other action of the Licensing Board may appeal to the City Council for de novo review within thirty days of the Licensing Board’s decision or notice of decision if issued in writing, whichever is later. Such appeal shall be submitted to the City Clerk and shall state the date of the Licensing Board’s action appealed and a brief description of the basis for the appeal and issues presented.
[Added 8-26-2020 by Ord. No. 2020.07.22-008]
The City Manager or designee shall, on a monthly basis, keep the City Council informed of licenses or permits issued pursuant to this Chapter and other activity by the Licensing Board.