[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Rockville Centre 2-22-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971 as Ch. 78 of the 1971 Code; amended in its entirety 5-5-1986 by L.L. No. 4-1986. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Amusement and gaming devices — See Ch. 84.
Auctioneers — See Ch. 90.
Secondhand automobile sales — See Ch. 93.
Bowling alleys and pool halls — See Ch. 105.
Building Code — See Ch. 112.
Building drains — See Ch. 118.
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 126.
Businesses — See Ch. 138.
Coin-operated dry-cleaning machines — See Ch. 154.
Master electricians — See Ch. 160.
Entertainment — See Ch. 163.
Food and drink dispensers — See Ch. 191.
Fortune-telling, clairvoyance, phrenology — See Ch. 194.
Gasoline sale and service stations — See Ch. 204.
Junk and secondhand dealers — See Ch. 215.
Lodging and boarding houses — See Ch. 225.
Parades and processions — See Ch. 239.
Pawnbrokers — See Ch. 244.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 247.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 250.
Special sales — See Ch. 265.
Soil and earth removal — See Ch. 280.
Solid waste — See Ch. 283.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 287.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 297.
Towing — See Ch. 300.
Washing machines — See Ch. 315.
Signs and posting bills — See Ch. 335.
Whenever in any local law it is provided that a license be obtained before engaging upon any act or in any specified business, trade or occupation; or providing services for payment or hire for the convenience, comfort or entertainment of others; or for any other designated purpose, it shall be a violation hereof for any person to engage upon or undertake any activity or enterprise thus specified until a license has been issued to him in compliance with the provisions of this and of any other applicable local law.
Except as otherwise specifically provided, every applicant for a license shall file with the Village Clerk a statement signed and sworn to by the applicant in person if an individual, by all partners if a partnership, and by the president or duly authorized officer if a corporation, containing the following information:
The name of the applicant.
His business address.
His home address, if he is a natural person.
If his age is 21 years or less, and if less, his precise age.
The precise purpose for which the license is sought.
The place within the Village where the licensee will engage in the licensed activity or enterprise.
The names and addresses of all persons interested directly or indirectly in the operation of the business.
The names and addresses of each officer, director and stockholder of a corporate applicant, and number of shares of the corporate stock owned by each stockholder, number of shares authorized to be issued and number of shares actually issued. The Village shall be advised forthwith of any change of officers, directors or stockholders or the license may be revoked.
The names and addresses of each and every person providing any part or all of capital of this business or operation.
Every applicant must state that no persons have provided any funds for the organization or operation of this business except as stated in the application, and if any such funds are hereafter obtained, the Village is to be advised immediately.
Whether or not the applicant, or, in the case of a corporation, whether any officer or director thereof, has been convicted of a crime or offense or violation of any local law of the Village, and if so, the nature of such crime or offense, the date and court of conviction and the penalty assessed therefor.
Satisfactory credentials from his principal, if the applicant is to act as an agent.
References or letters of recommendation by at least three reputable businessmen or property owners in the County of Nassau, State of New York, such as will establish to the satisfaction of the Mayor the good character and business responsibility of the applicant.
Any other data necessary to meet the requirements of any local law by provisions of which the license sought is required.
Satisfactory certificate or other evidence from an insurance company licensed to do business in the State of New York, indicating that a public liability policy in accord with the law of the State of New York has been issued and is in force covering any vehicle for which a license is being sought.
Whenever by the terms of any local law a bond is required to protect the Village or any other person against loss because of the fault or default of a licensee, no license shall be issued until a bond in the full amount specified and in form approved by the Village Attorney has been filed with the Village Clerk, and the fact of its filing, the amount of its coverage and the date of its expiration have been noted on the license.
All licenses shall expire on the following dates or times:
Special sales, 30 days from date of issuance, may be renewed for additional 30 days (Chapter 265, Sales, Special).
All licenses shall be issued by the Mayor or licensing officer designated by the Mayor to such persons as he shall deem fit and proper upon an evaluation of their qualifications and upon compliance of the applicant with the provisions of this or any other applicable local law.
Any applicant who has been refused a license by the Mayor or licensing officer may apply for its issuance to the Board of Trustees at a meeting thereof, and the same may be granted or refused by the Board.
Every license issued shall be signed by the Mayor or licensing officer and countersigned by the Village Administrator, who shall keep a record thereof and the amount of fee to be paid therefor.
No license shall be effective until the fee therefor as established by the Board of Trustees shall have been paid to the Treasurer, who shall endorse his receipt of the fee upon each license which is presented to him, properly signed and countersigned and accompanied by the amount of the fee.
Unless application for a renewal of a license is filed more than 20 days prior to the expiration date thereof, such application shall be subject to all of the requirements of an original application. Any person who has filed an application for a license renewal and complied with all the requirements of filing of said application and whose license is not renewed by the Mayor or licensing officer shall have a right to a hearing in accordance with the procedures set forth in § 222-13 of this chapter. Any of the causes set forth in § 222-12 of this chapter shall be sufficient basis for the refusal to renew a license. The refusal to renew shall not be effective until the hearing is held and a report and recommendation rendered to the Board of Trustees and action is taken thereon pursuant to § 222-13 of this chapter.
Every person to whom a license or permit has been issued shall at all times have the same with him at the site or place when the business or act licensed is being performed, and available for inspection by a police officer or any other authorized person.
[Amended 5-1-2014 by L.L. No. 3-2014]
Any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this or any other local law may be suspended or revoked by the Mayor or licensing officer, or renewal of any such license may be denied, for any of the following causes:
Fraud or false statement in the application for the license.
Fraud or false statement in connection with operating or carrying out the business, activity or enterprise for which the license was issued.
Any violation of a provision of this chapter or of any other local law pursuant to which the license was issued.
Conviction of the licensee of any crime.
Operating or carrying out the licensed business, enterprise or activity in an unlawful manner or in such a way as to breach the peace or constitute a danger to or disrupt the health, safety or general welfare of the public.
Transfer or assignment of the license to any person or entity without the written consent of the Mayor or licensing officer, after due written application and presentation of information concerning the proposed transferee's qualifications, similar in nature and scope to those furnished by or required of the original applicant.
No such suspension or revocation shall be effective until after a hearing is held and a report and recommendation rendered to the Board of Trustees and action is taken by the Board of Trustees pursuant to § 222-13 of this chapter, except that a suspension or revocation shall take effect immediately, or at any specified time prior to the conclusion of such hearing, in the event the suspending or revoking authority determines that continuation of the business or activity authorized by such license would constitute a danger to the public health, safety or general welfare if permitted to continue before the conclusion of such hearing.
Any person who has had his license suspended, revoked or not renewed by the Mayor or licensing officer pursuant to § 222-9 or § 222-12 shall have right to a hearing upon such suspension, revocation or nonrenewal before a Hearing Officer designated by the Board of Trustees. A written request for such hearing must be filed by the licensee with the Village Administrator within 15 days of notification to him of the suspension, revocation or nonrenewal by the Mayor or licensing officer. Failure to timely file such request shall be deemed a waiver of the right to a hearing. The hearing shall be held within 30 days after the filing of the request thereof. All persons interested or affected shall have the opportunity to be heard at the hearing. The hearing officer, upon the completion of the hearing, shall render a written report and recommendation thereon to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees after the report and recommendation of the hearing officer is reviewed may reinstate the license, revoke the license or continue the suspension of the license for a specified period of time.