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Application Instructions for Solicitor, Peddler, Canvasser and Transient Merchant License

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Application Instructions for Solicitor and Peddler LicenseLicensing Period: January 1st to December 31st.

AN ORDINANCE BY PRINCETON CONCERNING PEDDLING AND SOLICITING

Application Package

 a. Application for License

Submit completed application to the Municipal Clerk’s Office with all forms and required materials. All items must be complete for processing. Applicant's signature must be notarized before submitting the application for processing. Princeton does not provide notary services.Application fee of $100.00 per person and must be submitted at the time of application.Make checks payable to PRINCETON.The fee is non-refundable whether or not the license is approved or denied. Two (2) photographs of the applicant approximately (2 x 2) must be submitted with the application.Complete Authorization for Release of Information.

b. Request for a Criminal History Record (Solicitor’s License Background)Please follow the below instructions and note that you will need to use a credit card or electronic check as payment for the required State Bureau of Identification (SBI)check fee of $20.00: 

Go to the website https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/.  You will need to enter the police department ORI number on the first page, which is NJ0111000.  At this time it is incumbent on the applicant to verify the ORI number to make sure it is correct.  A literal translation will appear and the applicant has the option of continuing or canceling the filing. You will see the following below the ORI entrance block if the correct ORI number NJ0111000 is entered: “The selected ORI Number is associated with City/Agency – “PRINCETON TWP PD”.  After the NJ0111000 selection has been made, click “Continue”.

If the “Continue” option is chosen, the applicant will fill out the demographics (Personal, Address & Contact Information).  After filling out the required information, click “Continue”.

On the “FILING” screen you will select the type of background needed from the “Reason for Filing Request” options: 

NJS 2C:58-3. Purchase of Firearms

Local Ordinance 

State Agencies

Statute for HUD Compliance

For Solicitors, etc. they will select the “Local Ordinance” option.  Once this is done, the“Description of Reason for Filing Request” box located just underneath the aforementioned selection must be completed with the appropriate statute, rule or regulation, executive order, administrative code, local ordinance or resolution.  For example, in the “Description of Reason for Filing Request” box the applicant will type, “Solicitor’s License, Princeton Ordinance 14-3”. 

When this information is completed, the applicant must then check the agreement box located at the bottom of the “Filing” page.  You will have the opportunity to review and make changes on any of the previous screens at the next “Review” screen before moving on to the payment screen.Click ‘Continue”. 

If all of the entered information is correct, the applicant will check out. Click “Continue” then“Checkout” on the “Checkout” screen.  On the “Transaction Summary” screen you’ll note there is a fee of $20.00 and payment must be made by credit card or electronic check. Choose Credit Card or Electronic Check on the Payment drop-down menu. Click “Continue” and enter the required information on the following screen. Once payment is verified, the applicant will receive a Confirmation & Receipt that will include the confirmation number. A copy of this should be submitted to the Princeton Police Department. The SBI request and records check will then be forwarded to the Princeton Police Department via their ORI number, NJ0111000. 

Mobile Food Vendors

Applicants for mobile food vending must also apply to the Princeton Regional Health Department for license and vehicle inspection. A copy of the license must be provided.

Renewal of License

Applicant to file a new application and Request for a Criminal History Record(Solicitor’s License Background) and repeat the processing procedure annually whichincludes review and approval by the Princeton Police Department.

Witherspoon-Jackson Historic District

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

Mercer County Affordable Housing Veterans Residence provides rental units for low-income veterans. The rental property is located at 2280 Hamilton Ave., Hamilton, NJ 08619. For more information, visit:

For eligibility and requirements, download the PDF handbook at:

http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_manual.pdf

To view the application, download a PDF copy at: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/pdfs/housing_veterans_residence_application.pdf

For more information, contact the Mercer County Affordable Housing Program at:

640 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 989-6858, Fax (609) 989-0306

Web: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/departments/hcd/program.html

 

3.4.2      Municipality-Specific Housing Programs

In Alphabetical Order by Municipality

Ewing: The Township of Ewing coordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with

Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Ewing@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=jefferson

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Townshipcoordinates its affordable housing program in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. They provide both home sales and rental units for low and moderate-income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Hamilton@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=hamiltonwelcome

 

Hamilton: Hamilton Township Housing and Urban Development Office provides information regarding Community Development Block Grant Program (i.e. housing rehabilitation), rental assistance (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and affordable housing.

2090 Greenwood Avenue, P.O. Box 00150 Hamilton, NJ 08650

Phone: (609) 890-3675, Fax: (609) 890-3525

Email: JBlakely@hamiltonnj.com

Web: www.hamiltonnj.com/HUD

 

Hopewell Township: TheTownship of Hopewell affordable housing program provides both for sale homes and rental units. Hopewell’s Affordable Sales are managed by Princeton Community Housing Development Corporation.

One Monument Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3822, ext. 5

Email: necall@princetoncommunityhousing.org

Web: https://www.princetoncommunityhousing.org/communities/hopewell-township-affordable-sales-program

 

Hopewell Borough: Hopewell Borough provides affordable housing in accordance with COAH. Contact the affordable housing liaison for more information.

88 East Broad Street, Hopewell, NJ 08525

Phone: (609) 466-2636, Fax: (609) 466-8511

Email: Michele.hovan@hopewellboro-nj.us

Web: www.hopewellboro-nj.us/departments/administration/affordable-housing/          

 

Hightstown Housing Authority serves low income residents of the Borough of Hightstown and the surrounding areas.

131 Rogers Avenue, Hightstown, NJ 08520

Phone: (609) 448-2268, Fax: (609) 426-9440

Email: kleprevost@Hightstownhousing.org

Web: www.hightstownhousing.org/default.aspx

 

Lawrence Township: Lawrence Township provides affordable housing for both purchasers and renters.

2207 Lawrence Road, P.O. Box 6006, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 844-7087, Fax: (609) 896-0412

Email: Alink@lawrencetwp.com

Web: www.lawrencetwp.com/affhousing.html

 

Pennington Borough has limited affordable housing properties, which are advertised through the New Jersey Housing Resource Center at www.nj.gov/njhrc/find.

For more information, contact the Affordable Housing Liaison:

30 North Main Street, Pennington, NJ 08534-0095

Phone: (609) 737-0276

Email: eheinzel@penningtonboro.org (Eileen Heinzel, current affordable housing liaison)

Web: www.nj.gov/njhrc/find or www.penningtonboro.org

           

Princeton Housing Authority (PHA) is a government corporation that provides housing for low income families in Princeton while promoting self-sufficiency. PHA owns and manages 236 apartments for families, seniors, and disabled residents in addition to five developments in Princeton. Units may have income requirements.

1 Redding Circle, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 924-3448

Web: www.princetonhousing.org/

 

Robbinsville Township: Robbinsville Township provides affordable housing for both sale and rent. For more information, contact the Municipal Housing Liaison/Administrative Agent, Gail Pfister.

2298 Route 33, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Phone: (609) 259-3600 ext. 110

Email: gailp@robbinsville.net

Web: www.robbinsville-twp.org/departments/affordable_housing/index.php

 

Trenton Housing Authority (THA) provides affordable housing for Trenton residents. For a listing of affordable rental properties in the City of Trenton, visit www.trentonnj.org/ documents/rental_housing_list.doc (Word document). For Trenton Housing Authority eligibility requirements, visit www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing.

875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638

Phone: (609) 278-5000

Web: www.tha-nj.org/apply-for-public-housing

 

West Windsor: TheTownship of West Windsor affordable housing programs are coordinated in collaboration with Piazza & Associates. Sales and rentals are available for low and moderate income households.

Princeton Forrestal Village

216 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 786-1100, Fax: (609) 786-1105

Email: Info@HousingQuest.com

Web: www.piazza-and-associates.com/afhousing.php?pa=wwtwp

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