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Section 136 Licensing and regulating occupations

Town (TWN)

The town board may provide by ordinance for the licensing and otherwise regulating of:

  1. Auctioneers, employment agencies, collateral loan brokers, junk dealers and dealers in second hand articles; the running of public carriages, cabs, hacks, carts, drays, express wagons, automobiles or other vehicles for the transportation of persons or property over or upon the streets of a town for hire, and soliciting either on private property or on the public highway or running therefor, or for hotels, boats, lodging houses or garages; auctioneering, hawking and peddling, except the peddling of meats, fish, fruit and farm produce by farmers and persons who produce such commodities.

  2. The doing of a retail business in the sale of goods of any description within the limits of the town from canal boats, in the canals, or from the lands by the side of such canals and within the boundary lines thereof, or from boats on a lake or river, except products of the farm and unmanufactured products of the forest.

  3. Circuses, theatres, motion picture houses, shows or other exhibitions or performances, the keeping of billiard or pool rooms, bowling alleys, shooting galleries, skating rinks, amusement parks and other similar places of amusement, for money or hire; or the giving of exhibitions, performances or entertainments in any place within the town.

  4. The use of any public hall or opera house; but such place shall not be licensed unless it has suitable and safe means of ingress and egress in case of panic or fire.

  5. The running of restaurants, eating places, lunch counters, soft drink counters or similar places for the sale for consumption upon the premises of beverages of any class or description.

  6. The use of any hall or place other than private homes for dancing whether in connection with some other use of the premises or otherwise, whether or not such dancing is open to the general public.

  7. In a town of the first or second class, the doing of plumbing, heating, ventilating and electrical work; provided, however, that employees of public service corporations shall not require a license while engaged in the work of such corporations.

  8. The collection of garbage.

  9. In any town in a county having a population of more than seven hundred fifty thousand, other than a county wholly included in a city, the running, operation or conducting the business of a laundromat, launderette or other coin operated machine establishment for clothes washing, drying or dry cleaning or any combination of such operations.

  10. The running of hotels, inns, boarding houses, rooming houses, lodging houses and associations or clubs furnishing services ordinarily furnished in hotels, inns, boarding houses, rooming houses and lodging houses.

  11. The running, operation or conducting business of house trailer camps, tourist camps, or similar establishments.

  12. In any town in the counties of Cortland, Erie, Monroe and Suffolk, or in a county adjoining a city having a population of one million or more, or in any town adjacent to such a county, the operation and use of any lands or premises for the excavation of sand, gravel, stone or other minerals and the stripping of top soil therefrom.

  13. The running, operation or conducting the business of riding stables, riding academies, or similar establishments.

  14. The running, operation or conducting the business of raising mink.