City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken: 1-6-2010 by Ord. No. Z-25. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parking Utility — See Ch. 56.
Parking lots — See Ch. 140.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
Unregistered vehicles — See Ch. 191.
Parking for handicapped — See Ch. 192.

§ 141A-1 Hoboken permit parking program.

At all times, the streets of Hoboken will be designated "permit parking only," with the exception of metered parking, those areas designated "resident permit parking only" as defined in § 141A-2, or as indicated by local signage.

§ 141A-2 Resident permits.

A. 
A resident parking permit of a design specified by the Director of the Parking Utility of the City of Hoboken (the "Parking Utility") is required of Hoboken residents for each motor vehicle with a gross weight of no more than 2.5 tons to park in designated resident permit parking areas.
B. 
Proof of current residence in Hoboken must be presented when applying for a resident permit. As proof of residency, the applicant must provide a valid New Jersey driver's license reflecting a legal Hoboken address. If an address change decal has been affixed to the driver's license, additional proof of residency is required as described in § 141A-3C(1) through (10).
C. 
Proof of vehicle ownership or primary use by the individual seeking the permit must be presented when applying for a resident permit. As proof of ownership or primary use, the individual must provide a current New Jersey vehicle registration for the vehicle to be permitted that shall reflect the same name and Hoboken address as the resident seeking said permit. If an address change decal has been affixed to the vehicle registration, proof of insurance shall also be provided in the same name and Hoboken as the resident seeking said permit. Alternatively, proof of vehicle ownership or primary use may be established by presenting one of the following combinations of documents:
(1) 
A valid vehicle registration in a company's name, a current pay stub with the company's name and the name of the individual seeking a residential permit, and a notarized letter from the fleet manager or other responsible authority at said company indicating that the vehicle has been issued to the individual seeking a residential permit for business and personal use.
(2) 
A valid New Jersey vehicle registration in leasing company's name, proof of insurance with same Hoboken address and name of the individual seeking the residential permit.
D. 
The resident permit shall expire annually according to a schedule established by the Parking Utility. For the purposes of renewal, proof of current residence and vehicle ownership or primary use, as described in § 141A-2B and C, respectively, shall be submitted to the Parking Utility on an annual basis.
E. 
The resident permit is to be placed on the driver's side, lower left-hand corner of the rear window of the permitted vehicle. For motorcycles, the permit shall be placed on the windshield, on the casing of the side mirror of the registered vehicle, or held on owner's person so long as the motorcycle's license plate is unobstructed and clearly visible.
F. 
Effective 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except those areas covered by metered parking, one side of every designated street will be designated resident permit parking only. These zones are valid only for vehicles displaying a valid resident parking permit and are indicated by signage.
G. 
Only vehicles with current resident parking permits may park in a resident permit parking only area. Unless otherwise posted, other vehicles shall not park in these areas at any time or for any reason, with the exception of vehicles specifically endorsed by the Parking Utility to do so.
H. 
The resident permit parking only areas, unless otherwise indicated by signage in said areas, include, but are not necessarily limited to:
Name of Street
Side
Limits
Locations
Adams Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Newark Avenue and extending to the northerly most terminus.
Bloomfield Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Observer Highway and extending to the southerly curbline of Newark Street. Also beginning at the northerly curbline of First Street and extending to the southerly curbline of Fourteenth Street.
Clinton Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Observer Highway and extending to the northerly most terminus.
Eighth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Eighth Street
South
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Castle Point Terrace and extending to the easterly curbline of Hudson Street
Eleventh Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Hudson Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Fifteenth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Willow Avenue and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Fifth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Jackson Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street.
First Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Marshall Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Grand Street.
Fourth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Garden Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Fourteenth Street and extending to the northerly curbline of Observer Highway.
Grand Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Newark Avenue and extending to the most northerly terminus.
Harrison Street
[Added 11-3-2010 by Ord. No. Z-67]
East
24 hours
From Fifth Street to the northern boundary.
Harrison Street
[Amended 4-18-2012 by Ord. No. Z-169]
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Fourth Street and extending to the southern terminus.
Hudson Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Fourteenth Street and extending to the northerly curbline of Fifth Street.
Hudson Street
[Added 8-1-2010 by Ord. No. Z-48]
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curb of 4th Street and extending to the northerly curb of 2nd Street.
Jackson Street
[Added 4-18-2012 by Ord. No. Z-169]
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Observer Highway and extending to the southerly curbline of Paterson Avenue.
Jackson Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Paterson Avenue and extending to the most southerly terminus
Jefferson Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Sixteenth Street and extending to the most southerly terminus.
Madison Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Observer Highway and extending to the most northerly terminus.
Monroe Street
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Twelfth Street and extending to the most southerly terminus.
Newark Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Clinton Street and extending to the easterly curbline of Madison Street.
Ninth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Jackson Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Observer Highway
[Added 2-3-2016 by Ord. No. Z-394]
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Henderson Street and extending to the easterly curbline of Washington Street
Observer Highway
[Added 4-18-2012 by Ord. No. Z-169]
North
24 hours
Beginning at the easterly curbline of Jackson Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Paterson Avenue.
Observer Highway
[Added 2-3-2016 by Ord. No. Z-394]
South
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Henderson Street and extending to the easterly curbline of Bloomfield Avenue
Park Avenue
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northerly curbline of Observer Highway and extending to the southerly curbline of Fourteenth Street.
Second Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Marshall Street.
Seventh Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Jackson Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street.
Sinatra Drive
West
24 hours
Beginning at the northernmost curbline of Fifth Street and extending to its end at the intersection of Eleventh Street and Hudson Street.
Sixteenth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Jefferson Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Willow Avenue.
Sixth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street and extending to the most westerly curbline.
Tenth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Hudson Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Third Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Jackson Street and extending to the westerly curbline of Bloomfield Street.
Thirteenth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Hudson Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Twelfth Street
North
24 hours
Beginning at the westerly curbline of Monroe Street and extending to the most westerly terminus.
Vezzetti Way
[Repealed 2-3-2016 by Ord. No. Z-394]
Willow Avenue
West
24 hours
Beginning at the southerly curbline of Fifteenth Street and extending to the southerly most terminus.

§ 141A-3 Temporary permits.

A. 
Temporary permits may be issued for a maximum of 45 continuous days per vehicle per calendar year, whereupon the permit shall expire or be renewed by providing documentation as described in § 141A-3C and D to reestablish residency and ownership or primary use, respectively, for said permit. Alternatively, a temporary permit may be issued for a nonrenewable maximum of 14 continuous days by providing one document listed in § 141A-3C, and the documentation listed in 141A-3D. The Parking Utility shall have the power to extend the duration of temporary permits up to 14 days upon application in person to the Parking Utility and upon a demonstration of special circumstances.
B. 
Temporary permits are issued only to current Hoboken residents who do not meet the requirements of a residential permit as described in § 141A-2, or who need parking on a temporary basis for vehicles which they own or are primary user during the temporary period. Examples include individuals without a Hoboken address on their New Jersey driver's license, vehicles not registered in the name of the resident, awaiting receipt of a driver's license with a Hoboken address, awaiting registration papers for a newly purchased car, or for vehicles in short term use, such as rental cars.
C. 
The documentation required to establish current residence is the same as provided in § 141A-2B; namely, a valid New Jersey driver's license reflecting a legal Hoboken address. Alternatively, proof of residence may be established for the purposes of obtaining a temporary permit by presenting three of the following documents showing the same residential Hoboken address:
(1) 
A valid deed for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(2) 
A current, original lease or rental agreement for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(3) 
A current utility bill or receipt for establishing service for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(4) 
A current tax bill for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(5) 
A current telephone bill for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(6) 
A checking or savings account statement within the past 60 days for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(7) 
First class mail received from any federal, state, or local government agency within the past six months for same legal residential Hoboken address in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(8) 
An official, certified letter from a Dean of Students attesting to residence at a legal off-campus residential Hoboken address;
(9) 
An official academic course schedule for the current semester from a local institution in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit;
(10) 
Other appropriate documentation sufficient for establishing residency of an individual upon approval of the Director of the Parking Utility.
D. 
Documentation is also required to establish vehicle ownership or primary use by the individual seeking a temporary permit, as provided in § 141A-2C. Alternatively, proof of ownership or primary use may be established for the purposes of obtaining a temporary permit by presenting one of the following documents or combination of documents:
(1) 
A valid driver's license, a valid vehicle registration, and proof of insurance for same vehicle in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit.
(2) 
A valid driver's license and a current vehicle rental agreement both in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit.
(3) 
A valid driver's license, a copy of a temporary license plate issued upon purchase of a vehicle, and proof of insurance for same vehicle, all in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit. Said temporary permit shall be issued for one vehicle, free of charge to the resident for a maximum of 45 days with an endorsement allowing temporary permit holder to park in resident permit parking areas when a residential permit in the same name as the individual seeking the temporary permit is concurrently suspended.
(4) 
A valid driver's license and a copy of a work order or repair estimate from an official automotive repair facility for a vehicle, both in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit. Said temporary permit shall be issued for one vehicle, free of charge to the resident for the number of days indicated on the work order or repair estimated, or for a maximum of 45 days, whichever is less with an endorsement allowing temporary permit holder to park in resident permit parking areas when a residential permit in the same name as the individual seeking the temporary permit is concurrently suspended.
(5) 
A valid driver's license, a valid vehicle registration, proof of insurance, all in the name of the individual seeking a temporary permit, and a copy of a valid business permit application provided by a Hoboken business owner. Said temporary permit shall be issued for a maximum of 45 days, whereupon the permit shall expire and be replaced by a business permit by presenting a current pay stub as described in § 141A-5B.
E. 
Use of a temporary permit is confined to permit parking only areas as designated by the Parking Utility.
F. 
All temporary permits are to be displayed prominently in the front windshield where they are easily visible and fully readable from the exterior of the vehicle.
G. 
Temporary permits shall be discarded once the resident no longer needs the permit or the permit expires, whichever occurs first.

§ 141A-4 Visitor permits.

A. 
Visitor permits are issued only to Hoboken residents and are to be used only so long as the visitors are actually visiting the household of a resident to which the permit is issued.
B. 
There shall be a visitor permit issued to any resident who applies in person to the Hoboken Parking Utility for a period of one to seven days and may not extend for more than seven consecutive business days.
C. 
Visitor permits are not required on Sundays or announced holidays. As used in this chapter, "day," "Sunday" and "Holiday" shall commence at 12:00 midnight and terminate at 11:59 p.m. on the designated day.
D. 
The documentation required of the resident to establish residency for the purposes of obtaining a visitor permit is the same as provided in § 141A-3C.
E. 
A visitor permit will not be issued to anyone residing in any building exclusively used by students of a college.
F. 
Use of a visitor permit is confined to permit parking only areas as designated by the Parking Utility.
G. 
All visitor permits are to be displayed prominently in the front windshield where they are easily visible and fully readable from the exterior of the vehicle.
H. 
Visitor permits shall be discarded once the resident no longer needs the permit or the permit expires, whichever occurs first.
I. 
The Parking Utility shall have the power to extend the duration of visitor permits up to two weeks upon application in person to the Parking Utility and upon a showing of special circumstances.
J. 
All Hoboken residents 62 years of age or older shall receive up to two year-long "Senior" visitor permits free of charge if they request. Proof of age shall be required and may be shown by birth certificate, social security check and Medicare card or by other official documents acceptable to the Parking Utility.
K. 
All Hoboken residents who are disabled, to the extent that they are not able to personally drive a motor vehicle, and elect to forfeit eligibility for a residential parking permit shall receive one annual “Disabled” visitor permit free of charge upon request. Proof of residency is the same as described in § 141A-3C. Proof of disability shall be required and may be shown by providing at least two of the following documents showing the same name as the resident seeking the Disabled visitor permit.
[Added 5-4-2011 by Ord. No. Z-109]
(1) 
A valid New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission “Disabled Person” identification card.
(2) 
A valid New Jersey Transit "Disabled" identification card.
(3) 
A valid New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority “Disability” identification card.
(4) 
Other appropriate documentation sufficient for establishing disability of an individual upon approval of the Director of the Parking Utility.

§ 141A-5 Business permits.

A. 
Business establishments located in Hoboken may obtain business permits for the owner or any nonresident employees who commute by motor vehicle to work. The permit shall be limited by the Parking Utility to the hours during which the owner or nonresident employee is normally present at the business facility. Use of a business permit is confined to permit parking zones as designated by the Parking Utility.
B. 
All applications for business permits shall be by the business owner or a responsible officer of the employer. The following information is to be included in the business permit application:
(1) 
A copy of a current Hoboken business license;
(2) 
A notarized letter from the business owner authorizing an individual as a responsible officer of the business, if the applicant is not the owner;
(3) 
Verification that there is no off-street parking contractually provided to the business address as determined by the Parking Utility;
(4) 
A copy of a valid driver's license and a current pay stub in the same name of nonresident employee(s) listed on the application for whom a business permit is sought;
(5) 
A copy of a valid vehicle registration and proof of insurance of each vehicle for which a business permit is sought;
(6) 
The regular working hours of the owner or nonresident employee(s) listed on the application for whom a business permit is sought;
(7) 
Any other information as required by the Parking Utility.
C. 
Business permits are only to be used during regular working hours of the individual to whom a permit is issued, as established by the business owner. The business permit will be for timed-zoned use on an hourly basis, thereby requiring the owner or nonresident employee(s) to specify the exact hours during which parking is to be permitted with said business permit.
D. 
Business permits will be issued on an annual basis. The business permit is to be displayed prominently in the front windshield where it is easily visible and fully readable from the exterior of the vehicle. For motorcycles, the license plate must be clearly visible at all times.
E. 
Each business shall be limited to no more than 20 effective and valid permits at one time.
F. 
Hoboken residents able to establish current residence per the requirements of § 141A-3B may apply for a business permit for contractors named on a Hoboken work permit for the time periods covered by said work permit.
G. 
The Parking Utility has the right to grant business permits in special circumstances.
H. 
A business permit shall not be issued to employees of the City of Hoboken or the Hoboken Police Department.
I. 
The Parking Utility has the right to issue an endorsement to individual businesses allowing permit holders to park in resident permit parking areas during specified hours pursuant to an agreement established between the Parking Utility and said business.

§ 141A-6 Abuse of parking permits.

Parking permits shall be revoked under the following circumstances or their equivalent:
A. 
If such permit is used on any vehicle other than the one for which it was issued, regardless of whether the vehicle's owner is a resident or visitor.
B. 
If any such permit is used on the car of an employee or owner, other than a bona fide business permit.
C. 
If any such permit is displayed by a vehicle other than one to which a permit is issued or used for any purpose other than the one stated on the permit application.
D. 
The Parking Utility may assess penalties against the offending household, individual or business, as set forth in § 141A-8.

§ 141A-7 Term of permits.

Resident permits and business permits will expire annually or in accordance with a schedule promulgated by the Parking Utility.

§ 141A-8 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any vehicle parked on a street posted as permit parking only, without a valid resident permit, visitor permit, temporary permit or business permit, shall be subject to a parking fine, as provided by ordinance, a vehicle boot, and after proper notice, towing of the vehicle to a lot as designated by the Parking Utility.
B. 
Any vehicle parked on a street posted as resident permit parking only, without a valid resident permit, shall be subject to a parking fine, as provided by ordinance, a vehicle boot, and after proper notice, towing of the vehicle to a lot as designated by the Parking Utility.
C. 
Any vehicle with an expired permit and parking on a street posted as permit parking only or for resident permit parking only shall be subject to the same penalty as a vehicle parked on the street without a permit.

§ 141A-9 Grace period.

A. 
Any vehicles parked in a permit parking only zone as defined in this Article without a valid resident permit, visitor permit, temporary permit or business permit will have a four hour grace period, after which they will be ticketed, booted and/or subsequently towed.
B. 
There is no grace period for resident permit parking only area.

§ 141A-10 Authority of the Parking Utility.

A. 
The Parking Utility shall formulate and promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to this Article, subject to the veto of the majority of the City Council, and the Parking Utility shall be entitled, in its discretion, to verify any information appropriate to the enforcement of this Article.
B. 
At the discretion of the Executive Director or his/her designee, exceptions may be granted for any special circumstances affecting City residents with respect to obtaining a parking permit.

§ 141A-11 Enforcement.

A. 
Enforcement of this chapter and further rules and regulations as may be promulgated from time to time shall be under the jurisdiction of either the Hoboken Parking Utility and/or the Hoboken Police Department as determined by the Director of the Department of Public Safety.
B. 
The Parking Utility and the Hoboken Police Department shall have the power to issue summonses for violations of this Article; provided, however, that in the case of a summons issued for misuse of a residential permit, such summons shall be issued by the Municipal Court of the City of Hoboken.

§ 141A-12 Fees.

A. 
All fees collected pursuant to this chapter shall be set by the Parking Utility in its reasonable discretion and subject to the veto of the City Council.
B. 
A schedule of all fees set pursuant to this chapter shall be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the office of the Parking Utility and at the office of the City Clerk.