[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Spring Lake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. No. 26-1988 (§ 2-51 of the Revised General Ordinances)]
There is a growing problem of delinquent payment of property taxes and assessments by individuals and businesses; and the New Jersey Legislature has adopted an Act, P.L. 1987, c. 174 (N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.2), which empowers a municipality to control the issuance and revocation of certain licenses, permits or certificates of occupancy, if the owner thereof either owes or is delinquent in paying property taxes or assessments thereon. The promotion of public interest is best served by regulating delinquent taxpayers by controlling the issuance, renewal and revocation of the permits and licenses.
As a precondition to the issuance or renewal of any license, permit or certificate of occupancy issued by, or requiring the approval of the Borough, the applicant, if he is the owner thereof, shall pay any delinquent property taxes, assessments, water/sewer connection fees, and water and sewer charges 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.
If the owner of the property upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted has failed to pay the taxes, assessments, water/sewer connection fees and water and sewer charges due on the property for at least three consecutive quarters, then that license, permit or certificate of occupancy shall be revoked or suspended.
Upon payment of delinquent taxes or assessment, pursuant to the provisions of this article, the license, permit or certificate of occupancy shall be restored.