[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point: Art. I, 5-10-1989 as Ord. No. 454. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Business Licenses; Payment of Taxes
[Adopted 5-10-1989 as Ord. No. 454]
The Carneys Point Township Committee, by adoption of this Article, intends to require full and timely payment of all taxes and assessments as a condition of operating a business in Carneys Point Township. Therefore, whenever a permit, license or other approval of the Carneys Point Township Committee 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. Similarly, when taxes on a business property are delinquent for three consecutive quarters, the permit, license or other approval for the business located at the property will be revoked.
The Carneys Point Township Committee shall not issue any license or permit nor grant any other municipal approval until the applicant for said license or permit or person requesting such approval shall pay all delinquent property taxes or assessments on the property wherein the business or activity for which the license, permit or approval is sought or wherein the business or activity is to be conducted.
In addition to any other information or documents required under the Carneys Point Township Code for the 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 business or activity for which the license, permit or approval is sought or wherein the business or activity is to be conducted are paid in full. Either receipted tax bills or a tax search issued by the Carneys Point Township Search Officer shall be required as proof of payment of taxes. No application for a license, permit or approval shall be considered until such proof is filed with the Township Clerk.
Within 10 days after the issuance of a permit, license or other approval by the Township Committee, the Township Clerk shall notify the Township Tax Collector that said permit or license has been issued or that such approval has been granted. The Township Clerk 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:
The name and address of the person holding the permit, license or approval.
The name and address of the property owner, if different from the person holding the permit, license or approval.
The street address of the property which the license or permit has been issued or approval granted.
The block and lot designation of the property for which the license or permit was issued or approval granted.
The type of permit or license issued or approval granted.
The date the license or permit was issued or approval granted.
The date the license, permit or approval is to expire.
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 are delinquent for at least three consecutive quarters on any property for which a license, permit or approval has been granted. Such information shall be disseminated by the Township Clerk to the 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 business or activity is conducted for three consecutive quarters, said license, permit or approval shall be revoked. The Township Clerk shall give notice of the intent to revoke said license, permit or approval to the property owner, licensee, permittee or person holding municipal approval not less than 10 days in advance of the anticipated municipal action to revoke 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 § 132-6, a new license or permit shall not be issued nor municipal approval granted until the applicant has complied with all of the requirements for the issuance of a license, permit or grant of approval as set forth in the appropriate portion of the Township Code. The applicant shall also be required to pay all taxes as is required by § 132-2 hereof.
The provisions of this Article shall apply to and govern the issuance, renewal and continuation of all permits, licenses and approvals granted by the Township, except for any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
The licenses, permits and approvals governed by this chapter include but are not limited to the following: jitneys, kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds, septic tank cleaners, taxicabs, trailers and mobile homes, building permits, certificates of occupancy, conditional use permits, development permits, casual sales, circuses, fences, fireworks, parades, parks, peddlers and solicitors, seasonal and holiday sales, individual sewage disposal systems, sewers, soil removal and street openings.
This Article shall be effective immediately, except that a property owner or person who holds a license, permit or approval and who has failed to pay taxes due on the subject property for at least three consecutive quarters shall have 30 days from the date of adoption of this Article in order to cure said delinquency before the permit, license or approval is revoked.