[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 11-7-2005 by Ord. No. 05-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following provisions shall apply to each and every license or permit of any kind issued by or requiring the approval of the City of Bridgeton.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.2, any applicant who is the owner of the property seeking the issuance or renewal of any license or permit issued by or requiring the approval of the City of Bridgeton shall be required to pay any delinquent property taxes or assessments on the property wherein the business or activity for which the license or permit is sought or wherein the business or activity is to be conducted.
Any licensee or permittee who is an owner of the property on which the licensed business or permitted activity is conducted who has failed to pay the property taxes due on the real estate for at least three consecutive quarters shall be subject to the revocation or suspension of said license or permit upon notice thereof by the City of Bridgeton. Each such licensee or permittee shall have 30 days within which to make payment of the delinquent taxes or assessment. Upon failure to make payment, the licensing officer, without further notice, shall cause the license or permit in question to be revoked or suspended and shall notify said licensee or permittee of said suspension or revocation. Any licensee or permittee who, during any period of suspension or revocation, continues the business or activity licensed or permitted during such period of suspension or revocation shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisoned for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
Prior to the issuance or renewal of any license or permit subject to the provisions of this article, the licensing officer shall require that the applicant present sufficient proof from the Tax Collector of the City of Bridgeton indicating that no taxes or payment are due on the property. The Director of Development and Planning may provide to the applicant a form upon which such proof may be given by the Tax Collector of the City Bridgeton.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to or include any alcoholic beverages licensee or permittee subject to the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
Editor's Note: Former Art. III, Business Registration, which immediately followed, was repealed 6-4-2008 by Ord. No. 07-41.