City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Arts. 19 and 20 of Ch. 8 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Fire prevention — See Ch. 240.

Gasoline tanks — See Ch. 274.

Junkyards — See Ch. 320.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Parking lots — See Ch. 386.

Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 460.

Towing services — See Ch. 531.

Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 548.

Sale of motor vehicles — See Ch. 558.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

ARTICLE I
Gasoline Filling Stations (§ 270-1 — § 270-3) 

ARTICLE II
Repair Stations (§ 270-4 — § 270-13) 

Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.

§ 270-1
Definitions. 

§ 270-2
Failure to comply. 

§ 270-3
Violations and penalties. 

§ 270-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

GASOLINE FILLING STATION
Any premises open to the public for the purpose of offering for sale gasoline, diesel fuel, propane gas or kerosene.

§ 270-2 Failure to comply.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this article without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this article or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 270-3 Violations and penalties.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289; amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]
A. 

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this article shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this article.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this article shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this article or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this article and Chapter 332.

Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.

§ 270-4
Definitions. 

§ 270-5
Applicability. 

§ 270-6
Repair orders. 

§ 270-7
Copies of documents to be available; signs.  

§ 270-8
Approval of painting facilities required.  

§ 270-9
Storage yards to comply with all provisions. 

§ 270-10
Storage yards to be fenced. 

§ 270-11
Repairs on streets and sidewalks. 

§ 270-12
Failure to comply.  

§ 270-13
Violations and penalties.  

§ 270-4 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

MOTOR VEHICLE AND TRAILER REPAIRS
Includes any type of repairs and/or replacements to motors, transmissions, radiators, rear wheels or axles; painting, spray painting, paint stripping or body and fender repairs and/or replacements; tune-ups; auto glass, upholstery, electrical system or tire repairs, on or off a vehicle; detailing; and any other related work to all types of gasoline or diesel fuel or electric-driven trucks, automobiles or any other type of motor vehicle, including motorcycles and motorbikes, which shall include the repair, replacement, fabrication, construction and/or reconstruction of any type of trailer, vehicle or carrier.

§ 270-5 Applicability.

This article shall apply to motor vehicle and trailer repairs and shall not apply to any agency acting within the scope and lawful authority of the police power of the State of New Jersey or the City of Camden.

§ 270-6 Repair orders.

A. 

No licensee hereunder shall make any type of repairs or replacements to any motor vehicle, as defined in this article, without first having executed, in duplicate, a motor vehicle repair order authorizing such repairs by the legal owner thereof.

B. 

A motor vehicle repair order shall state the following:

(1) 

The name and address of the owner of the vehicle.

(2) 

The make, model, year and serial number.

(3) 

The tag number of the vehicle, if available.

(4) 

The signature of the owner of the vehicle.

C. 

Copies of the motor vehicle repair order shall be kept on file for examination by any license inspector or any police officer of the City of Camden at any reasonable time when so requested.

§ 270-7 Copies of documents to be available; signs.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]

Pursuant to the New Jersey State Consumer Protection Act, Motor Vehicle Regulation 13:45S - 7.1 - 1.11 requires that all motor vehicle repair businesses licensed under this article shall post, in a conspicuous place, a sign informing the customer that the motor vehicle repair dealer is obliged to provide a written estimate, if requested, copies of any receipt or document signed by the customer, a detailed invoice, a written copy of any guaranty and the return of any replaced parts that may have been requested. A copy of the aforementioned sign is available, when requested, at the office of the Division of Inspections, City Hall, Camden, New Jersey.

§ 270-8 Approval of painting facilities required.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]

No licensee hereunder shall be permitted to paint or spray paint on the licensed premises, unless an approved type of paint or spray booth or area is installed and approved by the Building Inspector and the Fire Marshal and approval thereof is submitted to the Division of Inspections.

§ 270-9 Storage yards to comply with all provisions.

Wherein the licensee shall maintain or conduct a storage yard on premises within the City for the purpose of storing towed vehicles, then said premises shall conform to all applicable licensing ordinances regulating storage yards, Building Codes, Zoning Codes and firesafety regulations.

Editor's Note: For the building codes, zoning codes and firesafety regulations, see Ch. 190, Construction Codes, Uniform; Ch. 240, Fire Prevention and Protection; and Ch. 577, Zoning and Land Use.

§ 270-10 Storage yards to be fenced.

A. 

Any motor vehicle storage yard which may be conducted on any open lot in the City shall have said lot fenced in by a fence at least seven feet high and so constructed as will keep within its bounds the contents of such lot or open space.

B. 

The fence shall be of solid, uniform, noncombustible, rigid construction. That portion of such fence which faces any public street, highway or open lands or buildings not belonging to the licensee shall also be of solid rigid construction preventing a view of the interior of such motor vehicle storage yard. Cyclone fencing, existing as of the date of adoption of this article and satisfying the height requirements of Subsection A, may serve as a foundation for the attachment of a uniform material satisfying the requirement for a fence of solid, uniform, noncombustible, rigid construction prohibiting a view of the interior.

C. 

All fencing, as outlined in Subsections A and B, shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition at all times and shall be repaired and refurbished to prevent deterioration.

D. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to store any vehicles and/or vehicle parts on City sidewalks, streets or adjoining land.

[Added 5-10-1990 by Ord. No. MC-2543]

§ 270-11 Repairs on streets and sidewalks.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 491, Streets and Sidewalks.
[Amended 5-10-1990 by Ord. No. MC-2543]
A. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to repair, assemble, disassemble, dismantle, strip, damage, destroy or abandon any motor vehicle upon the public streets or sidewalks in the City of Camden.

B. 

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to deposit, spill or discharge any oil, gasoline or grease on city sidewalks, streets or adjoining land.

§ 270-12 Failure to comply.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this article, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this article or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 270-13 Violations and penalties.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]
A. 

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this article shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this article.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this article shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this article or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this article and Chapter 332.