[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Mantua 9-2-2003 (Ch. 167 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Board of Health of the Township of Mantua does hereby accept and adopt the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, Chapter 8, Body Art Procedures, N.J.A.C. 8:27-1 et seq., as the standard governing all businesses that offer tattooing, permanent cosmetics, and ear and body piercing to the public with the exception of a physician who is authorized by the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:9-6 et seq.
The provisions of the State Sanitary Code shall have the force and effect of law. Under the authority of N.J.S.A. 26:1A-9, the provisions are enforceable by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services and county departments of health.
Excluding any other licensing requirements provided by the state and/or local county health agency and/or department, it shall be unlawful for any purpose to operate a body art business without first obtaining a license from the Township of Mantua Board of Health to engage in such business in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
An application for a license shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $1,000. Any change of ownership shall require a new application and a license with payment of fees therefor. Applications shall be filed with the Township Clerk.
All local licenses shall expire on the 31st day of December annually.