2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 51 - Standards, Weights, Measures And Containers
Section 51:8-5 - License To Sell Or Deliver Solid Fuel; Certificates Of License; License Plates; Issuance; Terms; Fees; Display; Emergency Plates; Expiration; Revocation Or Refusal To Issue; Names On Vehicles

NJ Rev Stat § 51:8-5 (2016) What's This?

51:8-5. License to sell or deliver solid fuel; certificates of license; license plates; issuance; terms; fees; display; emergency plates; expiration; revocation or refusal to issue; names on vehicles
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of selling, delivering or selling and delivering solid fuel in this State unless he shall have obtained from the Division of Weights and Measures a license to engage in said business and a license plate for each vehicle owned, rented, leased or hired in any manner and used by him for the delivery of solid fuel; provided, however, where any person engages in the business of selling, delivering, or selling and delivering solid fuel in this State at more than one place of business or establishment, it shall be necessary for said person to obtain a separate license for each such place of business or establishment where said solid fuel is so sold, delivered, or sold and delivered; provided, further, that it shall not be necessary for any person who sells or delivers solid fuel at retail in quantities of not more than 100 pounds, and does not sell or deliver more than 100 pounds to the same person on the same day, to obtain such license. Application for said license and license plate or plates shall be made upon a form to be supplied by the superintendent and it shall be the duty of said superintendent to issue such license to such applicant for each calendar year or fraction thereof in which said business is conducted, upon the payment of a fee of $25.00 for any 1 year or fraction thereof, and to issue, for such calendar year or fraction thereof, a license plate for each vehicle so owned and used by the applicant, together with a certificate of the issuance of such license plate, upon the payment of $5.00 for each vehicle so owned, rented, leased or hired in any manner and used, and said certificate shall contain the name and address of the owner of the vehicle and of any person renting, leasing or hiring the vehicle in any manner, together with a description of the character of the vehicle and the motor number. The holder of such certificate or the operator of such vehicle, when requested to do so by any weights and measures officer, shall exhibit such certificate, in order that such weights and measures officer may determine the correctness of said certificate.

It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business aforesaid without having on display in his place of business a certificate of such license, which shall be issued by said superintendent, and no person shall use any vehicle to deliver solid fuel without such license plate being securely and conspicuously attached to said vehicle and such license plate shall be transferable or interchangeable.

Liens or encumbrances on any vehicle shall not be deemed to deprive the owner or a legally authorized user of such vehicle of a right to a license plate for such vehicle; provided, however, that in emergencies growing out of extreme weather conditions, upon application to the division by any person regularly licensed under the provisions of this section, additional vehicle plates shall be issued forthwith upon the payment of $5.00 for each plate, and any such plate may be attached to any vehicle leased or otherwise employed by any licensee. Such emergency plates must be removed and returned to the division when the emergency has passed.

Every license and license plate issued under the provisions of this section shall expire, and the certificates thereof become void on December 31 of each year, and the superintendent shall issue licenses, license plates and certificates for the following year on and after November 1 of each year, such licenses, license plates and certificates so issued not to be used until December 15 of the year preceding the year for which they are issued.

The superintendent may revoke the license of or refuse to issue a license to any person, after a hearing, upon due notice, which may be served personally upon or sent by registered mail to such person, for any dishonest, deceptive or fraudulent practice.

No motor vehicle shall be used for transportation of solid fuel in this State unless the name of the licensee and the municipality in which his place of business is located is conspicuously displayed on the vehicle in letters at least 6 inches high. Any person violating this provision shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $50.00 nor more than $100.00.

Amended by L.1938, c. 44, p. 119, s. 1; L.1939, c. 41, p. 58, s. 1; L.1971, c. 341, s. 6, eff. Dec. 13, 1971; L.1979, c. 421, s. 1, eff. Feb. 8, 1980.


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