Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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No person shall engage in the business of conducting a motel without first having applied for and obtained a license from the Township.
Each applicant for a license under this chapter shall make written application to the Director of Administration, setting forth:
A. 
The full name, residence and post office address of the applicant.
B. 
The exact location of the proposed licensed premises, giving the street address, block and lot number, as shown on the Tax Assessment Map of the Township, and the exact dimensions of the lands upon which the business is to be conducted.
C. 
A description of the buildings, structures and accommodations upon such lands, including a statement of the number of housing or lodging units, the maximum number of persons who can be accommodated at any given time, a description of the character of such buildings or structures as to size, type of construction and whether or not the same are fireproof and a description of automobile parking space and facilities.
D. 
The name and address of the owner of such lands and buildings.
E. 
A detailed description of the register or system used for the registration of persons to whom accommodations are extended.
F. 
Whether any person constituting the individual or partnership applicant or whether the corporate applicant or any stockholder holding 10% or more of the stock thereof or any director or officer thereof, has ever been convicted of any crime, and if so the details thereof, including, with respect to each conviction, the name of the person convicted, the date thereof, the nature of the crime, the court in which the conviction was entered and the punishment imposed.
G. 
In the case of corporate applicants, the names and residences of all stockholders holding 10% or more of any stock of the corporation, the names and residences of all members of the Board of directors of the corporation and the names and residences of all officers of the corporation and the office held by each.
It shall be a prerequisite to the issuance of a license under this chapter that the applicant shall have complied with all pertinent provisions of this Code and other Township regulations and ordinances, including, but not limited to the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and building provisions. Approval of the application shall also be subject to inspection and approval by the Health Officer and the Police Department.
No license required by this chapter shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, nor shall any such license be issued to any corporation in which any stockholder holding 10% or more of any of the stock thereof or any director or officer thereof shall have been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude.
The annual fee for a license under this chapter shall be $1,500 for the first 48 housing units, plus $25 for each additional unit in excess of 48 housing units.
A license issued under this chapter shall be for a maximum term of one calendar year, commencing January 1 or the date of issuance and expiring December 31, and where issued after January 1 of any year, shall be prorated accordingly. In the case of new construction, a license shall be apportioned from the date of the occupancy permit, and in no case later than six months after the date the building permit.
Application for transfer of license shall be made in writing to the Director of Administration. Applicants shall be charged a transfer fee of 10% of the annual license fee applicable to the particular premises. Such 10% fee shall be retained by the Township Council, whether the transfer is granted or not.
Any license issued under this chapter may be suspended or revoked for violation of this chapter, or for any conviction of any licensee or of any stockholder holding 10% or more of the stock of any corporate licensee, or director or officer thereof, of a crime involving moral turpitude, after due notice of the charges and a hearing by the Township Council, at which the licensee shall be afforded full opportunity to be heard.
Each licensee under this chapter shall at all times cause to be maintained on the licensed premises a register. Each register shall be preserved for a period of one calendar year after last entry.
No housing unit shall be rented more than once in any twelve-hour period.
The Health Officer shall be admitted by the licensee at any time for the purpose of inspecting the licensed premises.