It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a retail food service establishment within the City of Englewood who does not possess a valid license issued by the Board.
Only a person who complies with the requirements of the code shall be entitled to receive and retain such a license. Licenses shall not be transferable from one person or place to another person or place. A valid license shall be posted in every retail food service establishment. Licenses for temporary retail food establishments shall be issued for a single location and a period of time not to exceed 10 days within any month except at the discretion of the Board.
[Amended 10-18-2017 by Ord. No. 17-02]
Any person desiring to operate a retail food service establishment shall make written application for a license on forms provided by the Health Department. Such applications shall include: the applicant's full name and post office address and whether such applicant is an individual, firm or corporation, and, if a partnership, the names of the partners, together with their addresses, shall be included; the location and type of the proposed retail food service establishment; and the signature of the applicant or applicants. If the application is for a temporary food service establishment, it shall also include the inclusive dates of the proposed operation.
Upon receipt of an application pursuant to this article, the Health Officer or designee (a licensed Registered Environmental Health Specialist) shall make a preopening inspection of the retail food service establishment to determine the compliance with the provisions of the code and Chapter 24 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code at least 72 hours in advance of opening. When an inspection reveals that the applicable requirements of the code and the State Sanitary Code have been met, a license shall be issued to the applicant by the Board.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this code whenever the Health Officer finds unsanitary or other conditions in the operation of a retail food service establishment which, in the Health Officer's judgment, constitutes a substantial hazard to the public health, the Health Officer may, without warning, notice or hearing, issue a written notice to the license holder or operator citing such condition, specifying the corrective action to be taken, and specifying a time period within which such action shall be taken; and, if deemed necessary, such order shall state that the license is immediately suspended, and all food service operations are to be immediately discontinued. Any person to whom such an order is issued shall comply immediately therewith, but upon written petition to the Health Officer, shall be afforded a hearing pursuant to Chapter 500, Licenses and Permits.