[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of New Rochelle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees. — See Ch. A352.
[Adopted as Secs. 6-4 through 6-8 of the 1965 General Ordinances]
All licenses shall be issued on established forms. They shall be consecutively numbered with suitable blank spaces for writing in the name and residence of the licensee, the kind and class of license granted, the location and privilege allowed and the amount of fee paid.
Except as herein otherwise provided, any person having been duly licensed in any previous calendar year may obtain a renewal of the same for the succeeding year upon the payment of a renewal fee of the same amount as required for the original issue and filing with the City Clerk a bond if one is required herein and upon a sworn statement to the City Clerk that there have been no material changes in the original application, and that there are no unsatisfied violations on file with the City of New Rochelle, State of New York or United States of America against any such person for any violation of any of the laws of the United States, the State of New York or of the legislation of the City of New Rochelle.
Where a business, trade or calling requires the use of premises by the public, or affects the general welfare of the public, the application and renewal thereof shall require the inspection and approval by the Building Official or Fire Chief or either one of them. The Mayor may also require the report of the Police Commissioner as to the character of the applicant.
All licenses shall be duly classified and recorded in suitable registers and fully indexed. Each register of licenses shall be a public record, and extracts therefrom may be certified by the office issuing them for use as evidence.
The issuing authority is empowered to hear and determine complaints against licensees and to suspend or revoke any license or permit issued by him under any provision of this article. No license shall be suspended or revoked, however, until after a hearing upon notice to the licensee, at which hearing the licensee shall have an opportunity to be heard.
The issuing authority, when investigating any matters pertaining to the granting, issuing, transferring, renewing, revoking, suspending or canceling of any license, is hereby authorized in his discretion to take such testimony as may be necessary on which to base official action. When taking such testimony, he may subpoena witnesses and also direct the production before him of necessary and material books and papers.
Every person holding a license issued under any provision of this Code shall exhibit the same upon demand of any person and shall report to the City Clerk any change of residence or place of business within three days of such change. A licensee shall at all time render any public service within the scope of his license when called upon unless actually unable to do so.
An offense against the provisions of this article shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[Adopted as Sec. 30-7 of the 1965 General Ordinances; amended in its entirety 2-9-1966 by Ord. No. 68-1966]
All permits and licenses in effect at the time of the adoption of this article shall continue in effect until the expiration dates provided for therein.
Whenever fees for issuance of licenses or permits are required to be paid under the provisions of the Code of the City of New Rochelle, the same shall be paid upon filing of the application for the license or permit.
Such fees shall not be refundable except where the fee exceeds $10, in which case that part of any fee exceeding $10 will be refunded upon request of an applicant whenever the license or permit is not issued.
When a definite expiration date of a license is fixed by ordinance and the full fee prescribed is $5.50 or more, if the period from the date of application for the license to such expiration date is six months or less, then the fee for the license for such period shall be 50% of the full fee.