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Township of Saddle Brook, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now the Township Council) of the Township of Saddle River (now the Township of Saddle Brook) as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 52.
Amusements — See Ch. 55.
Automotive sales — See Ch. 62.
Food establishments — See Ch. 97.
Ice cream vendors — See Ch. 111.
Junkyards — See Ch. 114.
Migrant labor camps — See Ch. 117.
Milk vending machines — See Ch. 126.
Parking lots — See Ch. 146.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 149.
Warehouses — See Ch. 200.
[Adopted 7-10-1931 by Ord. No. 192[1]]
Editor's Note: Original Section 2 of this ordinance was deleted 3-26-1987 by Ord. No. 945.
[Amended 3-26-1987 by Ord. No. 945]
All licenses granted pursuant to the provisions of this article shall be licensed for the calendar year unless otherwise specified, and all fees for such licenses shall be fees imposed for the calendar year unless otherwise specified.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, company, partnership or corporation to engage in and carry on, pursue or conduct within the territorial limits of the Township of Saddle Brook, in the County of Bergen, any business, trade, employment, vocation, occupation or purpose hereinafter specified without first obtaining a license from the Township Clerk of the Township of Saddle Brook so to do, and no place, premises or vehicle shall be used or operated for any of the said purposes hereinafter specified unless a license is first had and procured in the manner hereinafter set forth.
All applications for a license shall be made in writing and filed with the Township Clerk. The application shall state the name of the applicant, his address, the nature of the license desired and such facts as the Township Clerk may require. The Township Clerk shall keep a record of all licenses issued by him, which record shall show the date of the issuance, the number of the license, the character of the license, the name and address of the person licensed and the amount of the fee paid. The Township Clerk shall remit all moneys received by him for license fees as herein provided to the Township Treasurer on or before the first day of each month and shall also make a written report to the Township Council for each calendar month, setting forth the number of each kind of license issued and the amount collected and remitted to the Township Treasurer.
[Added 4-10-2008 by Ord. No. 1438]
The Township Clerk is hereby authorized to approve the granting of permits and licenses in the Township of Saddle Brook which is to be memorialized at the next public meeting of the Township Council. Upon the initial granting of said permit or license, the Township Clerk shall be permitted to issue said permit or license, if the applicant is so entitled, and collect a fee which is to be deposited with the appropriate Township official.
All licenses issued herein shall be displayed either in or on the place or premises affected or upon the vehicle used and operated pursuant to such license and shall be produced and exhibited at any time upon the request of a police officer or any other person.
[Last amended 12-11-2008 by Ord. No. 1455]
The following enumerated businesses, trades, employments, vocations, occupations or purposes are hereby required to be licensed, and the license fees therefor are hereby fixed as follows:
Peddlers and scavengers $90
Hawkers $10
Junk or rag dealers, (per vehicle) $10
Pushcart or park peddlers $35
Auctioneers $75
Circuses, per day $100
Outdoor carnival, annual $500
Outdoor carnival, 1 week or less $100
Milk dealers, per wagon $10
Grocers, per wagon $10
Butchers, per vehicle $10
Bakers, per vehicle $10
Dealers in soft beverages, per vehicle $10
Live poultry dealers $100
Bowling alleys, per alley $10
Pool and billiard parlors, per table $10
Fuel pumps/tanks, nonresidential establishment, each $200
Collection of butcher refuse $10
Barbershops, per chair $1
Boardinghouses $15
Lodging houses $15
Junk shop $100
Junkyard $650
Employment agency $25
Any place of amusement not otherwise licensed $50
1 to 50 seats $150
51 to 100 seats $200
101 to 150 seats $250
Over 150 seats $300
Hotels and catering halls $700
Temporary food permit (per vendor)
1 to 3 days $25
4 days and over $50
Grease trap $100
Retail food stores and mobile vendors:
Retail food stores
Class I (prepacked) $75
Class II (all others) $150
Mobile food vendors $125
Seasonal food vendors $75
    7,500 square feet and under $200
    Over 7,500 square feet $500
Supermarket/Retail $400
Milk handlers permit $50
Poultry permit $35
Charitable or religious organizations, private clubs, schools, etc. $50
Day care, private school, institutions $200
Public places $75
Food vending $125
Auctions, sales, shows and exhibitions:
Per day for any 1 of the above-mentioned activities $150
Per year, with a maximum use of 3 days per month $2,640
Public garage for repairs $400
Body shop $400
Gasoline service station $400
Sale of used vehicles, cars or trucks $700
Taxi $150
Taxi owners (annually for each taxi cab) $90
License application fee $200
License $500
Ice cream vendors $125 per vehicle
Mechanical games of amusement $125 + $35 per machine
Newspaper vending machine $125 + $35 per machine
Soliciting permits $18
Special temporary permit for special events not specified herein $50
Livery service $125
Massage parlor/physical culture studio
Corporation, organization or other entity $100 per business
Person or individuals/physical therapist $50 per person
Copies of birth, marriage and death certificates $5
Mail order/food distribution (warehouse) $700
Late fee for all permits (issued after January 31 of the issuing year) $25
Nothing herein contained shall require the taking out of a license hereunder to sell the products of the seller's farm located in this state, nor for any carnival, circus, traveling show, exhibition, concert or theatrical performance, either public or private, for which any money is asked or demanded, held by and for a charitable or religious body or any Police or Fire Department or veterans organization.
The word "person" as used herein shall be construed to mean an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, voluntary association or an incorporated association, and the masculine gender shall include the feminine and neuter genders, and the singular number shall include the plural number.
[Amended 12-28-2000 by Ord. No. 1223]
The Township Council of the Township of Saddle Brook reserves the right and power to refuse the granting of any license for any cause not deemed to be for the best interest of the Township and may, in its discretion, revoke any license on five days' notice to the holder thereof, after a hearing before the Township Council for the purpose of revoking the same. No pushcart or park peddler license may be issued during the hours of a parade.
All licenses properly applied for shall be issued by the Township Clerk upon payment of the fee herein fixed; except, however, that when an application is made for a license for live poultry dealers, junk shops and junkyards and in connection with traveling or other shows, circuses, exhibitions, street performances and all street parades in connection therewith, theaters, concert halls, dance halls, pool or billiard parlors, carnivals and all other public places of amusement, the licenses for the same shall not be issued by the Township Clerk until the applications therefor shall first have been referred to the Township Council.
All licenses granted shall apply only to the place or building stated in such application and for all other places or buildings shall be null and void except as hereunder provided, and no more than one license for moving-picture houses shall be issued for every 1,500 of population of said Township as determined by the last federal and state census.
Licenses granted hereunder shall not be transferable, and no license shall apply to any person other than the one named therein.
[Amended 3-26-1987 by Ord. No. 945]
All licenses heretofore issued for any of the purposes herein specified shall remain valid and effectual until their expiration date, and, if there is no expiration date, said licenses shall expire at the end of the calendar year.
The fee for annual licenses granted after the first day of August in each year shall be one-half ( 1/2) of the amount hereinbefore provided.
[Added 3-8-1979 by Ord. No. 779[1]]
Transient merchants.
"Transient merchant" or "vendor" is defined as any person, firm or corporation that engages in the sale of goods, wares or services from public or private premises on a temporary basis and for a temporary period of time.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in, carry on or conduct the business of a transient merchant or vendor in the Township of Saddle Brook.
It shall be unlawful to sell or offer to sell any goods, wares, services or commodities of any kind on any public street or sidewalk in the Township, except that those persons who operate a retail business may, as part of the business, sell or offer to sell goods, wares, services or commodities from the public sidewalk immediately adjoining the premises.
The payment of the licensing fees provided for in this article shall not apply to charitable, religious or civic organizations; however, those organizations must file a written notice with the Township Clerk's office setting forth the time, place and duration of their activities, even though they are exempt from the payment of a license fee.
Editor's Note: This ordinance was adopted by the Township Council 2-8-1979 and vetoed by the Mayor 2-20-1979. A resolution overriding the Mayor's veto was passed by the Township Council 3-8-1979.
Any person violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof for a first offense, pay a fine not exceeding $100 or in default of payment of such fine be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days, in the discretion of the Judge before whom such person may be tried, and for each succeeding similar offense, shall pay a fine not exceeding $200 or be imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding 90 days, or both, as may be fixed by the Judge before whom such person may be tried.
[Adopted 4-9-1998 by Ord. No. 1159]
The Township of Saddle Brook hereby adopts the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.2, in its entirety, and which provides as follows:
"40:52-1.2. Issuance or renewal of license or permit; payment of delinquent taxes as condition, revocation or suspension; alcoholic beverage license exemption.
Except as provided herein, the governing body of a municipality may, by ordinance, as a condition for the issuance or renewal of any license or permit issued by, or requiring the approval of, the municipality, require that the applicant, if he is the owner thereof, pay any delinquent property taxes or assessments on the property that is the subject of the license or on which a licensed activity or business is or will be conducted. The ordinance may also provide for the revocation or suspension of a license or permit when any licensee who is any owner of the property affected by the license, or upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted, has failed to pay the taxes due on the property for at least three consecutive quarters. Upon payment of the delinquent taxes or assessments, the license or permit shall be restored. The provisions of this section shall not apply to or include any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the "New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Control Act," R.S.33:1-1, et seq."
The provisions of this article shall apply to any and all agencies of the Township and any and all permits, licenses or approvals for same which are issued by any agent of the municipality.
The terms and provisions of this article shall apply to all owners of property who lease the commercial use of the real property activity which is the subject of the license or upon which the licensed activity is conducted.
Notwithstanding the provisions of § 120-16, the terms and provisions of this article specifically do not apply to the issuance of construction permits pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code.[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 82, Construction Codes, Uniform.
All other parts, portions and provisions of the Township licensing not inconsistent with the terms hereof are hereby ratified and confirmed. In the event of any inconsistency between individual licensing or permit ordinances and the provisions of this article, it shall be deemed that the provisions hereof shall supersede and govern. It is the intent of this article that, in addition to all other requirements for the obtainment of licenses, permits or approvals for same, any and all real property taxes or assessments on the property which is the subject of the license, or upon which the licensed activity or business is or will be conducted, must be paid as a condition to the continuance, issuance or renewal of such license or permit.