Township of Pittsgrove, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pittsgrove as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Commercial amusement devices licenses — See Ch. 28.
Kennels, pet shops and shelters licenses — See Ch. 40.
Junkyards and junk dealers licenses — See Ch. 54.
Mobile home park licenses — See Ch. 64.
Transient merchants licenses — See Ch. 93.
[Adopted 10-9-1991 by Ord. No. 15-1991; amended in its entirety 6-10-1992 by Ord. No. 5-1992]
The Pittsgrove Township Committee, by adoption of this article, intends to require full and timely payment of all taxes and assessments or an agreement for payment of the same, acceptable to the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector, as a condition for the issuance or renewal of any license or permit by Pittsgrove Township. Therefore, whenever a permit, license or other approval of a Pittsgrove Township approving authority is required under Township ordinances, no permit, license or approval will be granted or renewed unless the applicant for said permit, license or approval has paid all property taxes and assessments or has entered into a written agreement for payment of the same acceptable to the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector. Similarly, when taxes or assessments on a property are delinquent for three consecutive quarters or said agreement for payment of the same has been breached, the permit, license or other approval for the activity at the property will be subject to revocation unless otherwise provided by written agreement with the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector.
Pittsgrove Township approving authorities shall not issue any license or permit nor grant any other municipal approval until the applicant for said license or permit or the person requesting such approval shall pay all delinquent property taxes or assessments on the property for which the license, permit or approval is sought or wherein the activity is to be conducted or unless a written agreement for payment of the same has been entered into with the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector.
In addition to any other information or documents required under the Pittsgrove Township Code for issuance of any license or permit or grant of any approval, any applicant for a permit, license or other approval shall submit proof that all property taxes or assessments on the property wherein the activity for which the license, permit or approval is sought or wherein the activity is to be conducted are paid in full or that a written agreement for payment of the same has been entered into with the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector. Either receipted tax bills or a tax search issued by the Pittsgrove Township Search Officer shall be required as proof of payment of taxes. A written certification by the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector that a written agreement for payment of said taxes or assessments has been entered into shall be proof of said agreement. No application for a license, permit or approval shall be considered until said proof is filed with the responsible Pittsgrove Township approving authority.
Within 10 days after the issuance of a permit, license or other approval by any Pittsgrove Township approving authority, the responsible Pittsgrove Township approving authority shall notify the Township Tax Collector that said permit or license has been issued or that such approval has been granted. The responsible Pittsgrove Township approving authority shall also notify the Tax Collector as to the street address and block and lot designation for the property for which the license or permit has been issued or approval granted. The Township Tax Collector shall maintain a separate journal which shall include the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the person holding the permit, license or approval.
B. 
The name and address of the property owner, if different from the person holding the permit, license or approval.
C. 
The street address of the property for which the license or permit has been issued or approval granted.
D. 
The block and lot designation of the property for which the license or permit was issued or approval granted.
E. 
The type of permit or license issued or approval granted.
F. 
The date that the license or permit was issued or approval granted.
G. 
The date that the license, permit or approval is to expire.
H. 
The status of taxes at the time the permit or license was issued or approval granted.
The Township Tax Collector shall notify the Township Clerk whenever property taxes or assessments are delinquent for at least three consecutive quarters on any property for which a license, permit or approval has been granted or a written agreement with the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector for payment of the same, as herein provided, has been breached. Such information shall be disseminated by the Township Clerk to the Pittsgrove Township Committee immediately, with the Township Committee to consider revocation of the license, permit or approval at its next regularly scheduled meeting.
Whenever a property owner or person who holds a permit, license or approval fails to pay property taxes on the property upon which the licensed, permitted or approved activity is conducted for three consecutive quarters or a written agreement with the Pittsgrove Township Tax Collector for payment of the same has been breached, said license, permit or approval shall be subject to revocation by the Pittsgrove Township Committee. The Township Clerk shall give notice of the intent to consider revocation of said license, permit or approval to the property owner, licensee, permittee or person holding municipal approval not less than 10 days in advance of anticipated municipal action to consider revocation of said license, permit or approval. Said notice shall be given, in writing, by certified mail. Prior to considering the revocation of any license, permit or other approval, the Township Committee shall consider any relevant information offered by the property owner or person holding the permit, license or approval.
In the event that a license, permit or other approval is revoked pursuant to § 63-6, a new license or permit shall not be issued nor municipal approval granted until the applicant has complied with all conditions and requirements imposed by the Pittsgrove Township Committee or all of the requirements for issuance of a license, permit or grant of approval as set forth in the appropriate portion of the Township Code.
[Amended 6-10-1998 by Ord. No. 7-1998]
The provisions of this article shall apply and govern the issuance, renewal and continuation of all permits, licenses and approvals granted by the Township within the scope of N.J.S.A. 40:52-1. The licenses, permits and approvals governed by this article include the following: commercial amusement devices licenses, campground licenses, junkyard and junk dealer licenses, mobile home park licenses, soil removal licenses, transient merchants licenses, taxicab licenses, kennels and pet shops and shelter licenses.
The Pittsgrove Township Committee, for the purpose of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public and for good cause shown, may grant an exemption from the provisions of this article to any applicant for a permit, license or approval pursuant to this article.
This article shall be effective immediately upon publication in the manner required by law.