[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Rye 2-4-1942 as Art. 7 of Ch. 3; renumbered Art. 12 of Ch. 3, 5-4-1960. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person desiring to procure a license required by this Code shall file with the Clerk a written application upon a blank form prepared and furnished by the city. Such application shall be signed and sworn to before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths in the State of New York. No applicant to whom a license has been refused or who has had a license which has been revoked shall make a further application until a period of at least six months shall have elapsed since the last previous rejection or revocation unless he can show that the reason for such rejection or revocation no longer exists.
Upon the filing of the application and any bond, certificate, report or statement that may be required in addition thereto, and the payment of the fee herein provided, the Clerk shall issue a license to the applicant. No license shall be refused except for the protection of the public safety, health, morals or general welfare. No license shall be granted to a person under 21 years of age. A license shall not be assignable. Any holder of such a license who permits it to be used by any other person, and any person who uses such license issued to any other person, shall be guilty of a violation of the provisions of this Code. Whenever a license shall be lost or destroyed, a duplicate in lieu thereof may be issued by the Clerk upon the filing with him of an affidavit setting forth the circumstances of the loss and what, if any, search has been made for its recovery. The license issued shall, unless otherwise provided, include the right to use only one vehicle in carrying on the business for which the person is licensed. Every licensee, while exercising his license, shall have or carry the license with him and shall exhibit the same upon demand. Any licensee using a vehicle in carrying on his business may employ two persons and no more to assist him, but such persons shall so act only while accompanying the licensee in the use of said vehicle. In case any licensee shall remove his place of business designated in the license, he shall immediately thereupon give notice to the Clerk and have the new address endorsed upon such license.
All licenses issued pursuant to this Code shall expire annually on the 31st of December next succeeding the date of issuance thereof, unless sooner revoked, and shall be renewable on or before such date in each year, except where otherwise provided.
The Mayor may, at any time, revoke or suspend any license after a hearing for a violation of any ordinance or law or any rule, regulation, order or special direction duly made as authorized by any provision herein. Written notice of such revocation or suspension and the reason therefor shall be served upon the person named in the application by mailing the same to the address given in the application, and upon filing a copy of such notice in the Clerk's office, with an affidavit of mailing, such license shall be revoked or suspended. When a license shall be revoked, no refund of any unearned portion of the license fee shall be made.