Township of Waterford, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Waterford 5-23-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-10.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Registration of contractors — See Ch. 106.
Fees — See Ch. 124.
Land use, development and zoning — See Ch. 176.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 188, Mercantile Licenses, adopted as follows: Art. I, General Provisions, adopted 8-10-1983 by Ord. No. 83-10 (Ch. 82 of the 1974 Code), as amended; and Art. II, Conditions for Renewal, adopted 8-11-1993 by Ord. No. 93-9, as amended.
Unless otherwise stated, the following terms shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings indicated in this section:
BUSINESS ENTITY
Any new or existing commercial business, trade, profession, occupation, or service conducted in the Township of Waterford.
BUSINESS REGISTRATION PERMIT
The permit issued to any business entity.
PERSON
An individual, firm, corporation, association or partnership.
No person or business entity shall engage in or carry on any business, trade, profession, occupation or service, including any business entity licensed by the State of New Jersey or the government of the United States, unless a permit as herein provided for shall have been first obtained by said person or business entity engaging in said business, trade, profession, occupation or service.
A. 
An application for a business registration permit shall be made to the Township Clerk of the Township of Waterford, and the permit shall specify, by name, the person, firm or corporation to which it is granted and the location at which such business, trade, profession, occupation cr service is conducted. In the event the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of its registered agent must be included on the application.
B. 
The business registration permit shall be conspicuously displayed on the premises where the business is conducted.
Upon an application being made, the Township Clerk shall provide a copy to the Township Planning and Zoning Official, who shall review the type of business entity and the location of the business entity to determine compliance with the Township Land Use, Development and Zoning Ordinance. If the business entity is in compliance with the Township Land Use, Development and Zoning Ordinance, a zoning permit shall be issued and attached to the business registration permit. No business entity may conduct a business, trade, profession, occupation or service without both a business registration permit and a zoning permit.
The business registration permit shall be renewed every two years from the date of issue.
[Amended 6-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
On January 1 of each license renewal year which is a two-year licensing term, all business entities operating within the boundaries of the Township of Waterford shall pay a fee in the sum of $50 for a business registration fee for a two-year period. This fee shall permit businesses to be in good standing for a two-year period from the January 1 issuance date of the registration, accordingly on a biannual basis. For any new business, the business registration fee shall be an initial fee of $25 plus the two-year business registration fee of $50 for the business registration period as indicated hereinabove.
No person or persons shall be allowed to transact a business under any permit granted pursuant to this chapter except the business for which said permit was granted.
A. 
No business registration permit shall be issued to any person or entity who has not complied with the laws of the State of New Jersey or the ordinances of the Township of Waterford as to regulations concerning the safety of the persons who may have occasion to use the premises, place or thing being permitted; and any person or business entity who fails to comply with any state law or any ordinances after due notice and an opportunity to be heard before the Township Committee shall be subject to said permit being revoked.
B. 
No business registration permit provided for by this chapter shall be transferred from one person to another person, and no permit shall cover any other place of business other than that for which it was issued.
C. 
In the event of a sale of a business, an expansion of the existing business use, a change in the existing business use, or a change in ownership, a new application is required to be filed with the Township Clerk.
A. 
This chapter shall not apply to:
(1) 
Persons who have a home office that is restricted to computer and telephone communications and does not create an increase in traffic in residential neighborhoods; or
(2) 
To the delivery of newspapers, magazines or periodicals.
B. 
This chapter shall not apply to any residents situated within the Township who utilize their own property for the selling of farm products locally grown within the Township.
Any person, firm, association or corporation violating any section of this chapter shall, upon conviction before the Judge of the Municipal Court or any other office having jurisdiction, be subject to the following fines:
A. 
First offense: $150.
B. 
Second offense: $300.
C. 
Any subsequent offense: $500.