City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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[Adopted 4-2-1997 by Ord. No. R-237]

§ 190-41 Signage for restricted parking zones for driveways and loading zones.

A. 
The owner of any real property containing a driveway or loading zone and located within the City may make an application to the City Clerk for the installation of a sign designating the driveway or loading zone a restricted parking area.
B. 
Applications for the installation of the restricted parking signs referred to in Subsection A hereof may be obtained from and shall be filed with the City Clerk. The applicant shall also submit a fee of $125 to the City Clerk made payable to the City of Hoboken at the time said application is filed with the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall then forward all applications to the Business Administrator or his designated agent who shall investigate each application for compliance with state law and local ordinances. After the Business Administrator has determined compliance or noncompliance with state law and local ordinances, he shall then direct the Division of Traffic and Signals to install signage designating restricted parking on the property. Should the application be denied for noncompliance with governing laws, then the City Clerk shall refund the full amount of the application fee.
C. 
The Department of Administration Division of Traffic and Signals shall maintain a registry of all signs installed within the City of Hoboken for the purpose of designating restricted parking. All signs shall be installed in accordance with the standards set forth by the Uniform Traffic Code.
D. 
The City of Hoboken may, for good cause shown, established by ordinance restrict parking for a Loading Zone. It is provided that such parking is not otherwise prohibited and does not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
[Added 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. DR-164]
E. 
The term Loading Zone shall mean: No person shall park any vehicle in said location during the times indicated other than for the loading or unloading of goods and materials. Use is for a time limit of 20 minutes, and the vehicle's four-way flashers must be on.
[Added 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. DR-164]
F. 
The Parking and Transportation Committee and the Superintendent of Traffic and Signal shall review all requests for loading zones for compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of this article.
[Added 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. DR-164]
G. 
Loading zoning application shall require a demonstration of at least three businesses in designated area within a radius of 200 feet. Consideration will be given to the type of businesses, the flow of patrons, and timing for delivery of goods. The hours and days of operation will be Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
[Added 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. DR-164]
H. 
Proper signs shall be erected in accordance with the current Manual on Traffic Control Devices.
[Added 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. DR-164]

§ 190-41.1 Parking in front of driveway.

[Added 1-17-2007 by Ord. No. DR-288; amended 10-20-2010 by Ord. No. Z-63]
A. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-138.4, the Director of the Parking Utility may issue to owners of private driveways and, in the case of a private residence to members of the same household, permits authorizing the parking of private passenger vehicles in front of the owner's driveway. The Director may require an owner to file a complete application for such a permit on a form provided by the Director. An owner of a private driveway shall be eligible to apply for up to three permits for his or her own motor vehicles or for use by other parties authorized by the owner to park in front of the private driveway. In the case of a private residence, each member of the owner's household who owns a motor vehicle shall also be eligible to apply for a permit issued under this section. The Director may require an applicant to provide evidence that the driveway was legally established in accordance with the municipal Zoning Code.
B. 
The permit shall identify the location of the driveway and the vehicle authorized to park in front of the driveway. The permit shall be 5A 1/2 inches by 8A 1/2 inches in size. Shall bear an appropriate certification of authenticity and shall be displayed prominently within the vehicle when parked so as to be seen from the middle of the street.
C. 
Provided that such parking is not otherwise prohibited and does not interfere with a normal flow of traffic, it is an affirmative defense to prosecution for violation of N.J.S.A. 39:4-138(d) if:
(1) 
The parked vehicle and driveway where the vehicle is parked are owned by the same person; or
(2) 
The parked vehicle is owned by a member of the same household as the owner of the private driveway; or
(3) 
The owner of the private driveway authorized the parking of the parked vehicle in front of the private driveway; or
(4) 
This defense may be presented by form of affidavit as provided for in the New Jersey Court Rule 7:6-6(a); or
(5) 
The rights of this parking permit shall supersede all other parking permit regulations, which are found in Hoboken General Code §§ 190-6.2 and 141A-2H.
D. 
No owner may permit any vehicle to park in front of the owner's driveway without a valid driveway parking permit displayed prominently within the vehicle when parked so as to be seen from the middle of the street.
E. 
No owner may charge a fee for permitting anyone to park a vehicle in front of the owner's driveway.
F. 
The parked vehicle must be parked parallel to the curb in front of the driveway. No vehicle shall be parked in such a way as to block access to the sidewalk.
G. 
Markings for the driveway shall not exceed the minimum necessary clearance to safely ingress and egress the driveway.
[Added 3-7-2012 by Ord. No. Z-158]
H. 
No permits shall be issued for multiuse or connecting driveways.
[Added 3-7-2012 by Ord. No. Z-158]