Township of Oxford, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oxford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas – See Ch. 234.
Peace and good order – See Ch. 240.
[Adopted 10-15-1934 (Ch. 36, Art. I, of the 1974 Township Code)]

§ 112-1 Number of licenses restricted.

A. 
There shall not be more than four plenary retail consumption licenses and not more than one plenary retail distribution license outstanding in the Township of Oxford at the same time.
[Amended 6-19-1944]
B. 
There shall not be more than two club liquor licenses issued within the Township of Oxford.
[Added 7-19-1955]

§ 112-2 License fees.

[Amended 4-6-1970; 6-12-1974; 12-11-1974; 6-19-1975; 4-4-1977 by Ord. No. 77-3; 12-19-1991 by Ord. No. 91-16; 5-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-02; 4-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03]
The annual license fees for alcoholic beverage licenses in the Township of Oxford shall be as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption license: $1,140.
[Amended 5-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-05; 3-19-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-03; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-03]
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license: $741.
[Amended 5-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-05; 3-19-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-03; 3-18-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-03]
C. 
Club license: $188.

§ 112-3 Hours.

A. 
The hours during which alcoholic beverages may be sold within the limits of the Township of Oxford from Monday to Saturday inclusive shall be from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. the following day.
[Amended 2-2-1959]
B. 
The hours of sale on Sunday shall be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.
[Amended 11-8-1963; 5-19-1994 by Ord. No. 94-7]
C. 
Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prohibit the retail sale of alcoholic beverages between the hours of 12:00 midnight December 31 and 4:00 a.m. January 1 in any year in which New Year's Day falls on a weekday.
[Amended 12-26-1956]
D. 
During the hours that sales are prohibited, the entire licensed premises, except the part or parts thereof operated as a bona fide hotel or restaurant, shall be closed to the public for business, and, during the period the licensed premises is closed, all curtains or blinds shall be open so that the premises shall be open to the view of the public. All patrons and customers shall be removed from the licensed premises at the closing time.
[Added 9-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-10]

§ 112-4 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-11-1974; amended 10-21-1993 by Ord. No. 93-11]
Upon conviction, after hearing, of any violation of any provision of this article or any statute, rule or regulation, any license issued or created by this Municipality may be suspended or revoked in accordance with rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control. In addition, any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both, except as otherwise provided by Title 33 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated.
[Adopted 10-6-1975 (Ch. 36, Art. II, of the 1974 Township Code)]

§ 112-5 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DRINKING
Consuming or holding an open or partly consumed container of alcoholic beverage of any nature or having in one's possession an open or partly consumed container of alcoholic beverage of any nature.
PUBLIC PLACE
Any place to which the public has access and shall include any street, highway, road, alley or sidewalk. It shall also include the immediate vicinity of any store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business and public grounds, areas and parks, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property not owned by or under the control of the person charged with violating this article.

§ 112-6 Prohibited acts.

[Amended 10-21-1993 by Ord. No. 93-11]
No person shall drink in a public place, except groups possessing a permit to serve beer in a park issued pursuant to § 234-3.

§ 112-7 Exclusion.

This article shall not apply to drinking on private property by the owner of that property and his guests or to a business holding a valid alcoholic beverage consumption license.

§ 112-8 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-21-1993 by Ord. No. 93-11]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.