City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 18 of Ch. 8 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Sections 558-8 and 558-9 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Auctions — See Ch. 141.

Repair stations — See Ch. 270.

Junkyards — See Ch. 320.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 460.

Towing services — See Ch. 531.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 558-1
Definitions. 

§ 558-2
Junk and salvaged vehicles and parts. 

§ 558-3
Minimum lot area. 

§ 558-4
Bonding and deposits.  

§ 558-5
Rest rooms. 

§ 558-6
Illumination.  

§ 558-7
Street entrances. 

§ 558-8
Failure to comply. 

§ 558-9
Violations and penalties. 

§ 558-1 Definitions.

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

NEW MOTOR VEHICLES
Refers to any person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of selling new motor vehicles, related new and factory-reconditioned parts and accessories.
SECONDHAND OR USED MOTOR VEHICLES
Refers to any person, firm or corporation, engaged in the business of selling usable secondhand or used motor vehicles.

§ 558-2 Junk and salvaged vehicles and parts.

No person, firm or corporation licensed under this chapter shall engage in the business of selling, trading or storing salvaged or used parts or nonusable, abandoned or junk motor vehicles, except as provided in Chapter 320.

§ 558-3 Minimum lot area.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 577, Zoning.

No license shall be issued under this chapter to any applicant to carry on or conduct a business for the sale of new and/or secondhand or used motor vehicles on any open lot which contains less than 5,000 feet.

§ 558-4 Bonding and deposits.

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

Prior to the issuance of a license under this chapter, the applicant shall make, enter into, execute and deliver a bond to the Division of Inspections in the sum of $1,000, conditioned upon the faithful obedience to the terms of this chapter, with corporate surety authorized to do business within the State of New Jersey, said bond to be approved as to form by the City Attorney.

B. 

In addition to the other requirements of this chapter, the license applicant shall deposit with the Division of Inspections the sum of $200 in cash, to be held by the city for the purpose of defraying any cost of restoring curbs or pavements as more particularly provided in § 558-7 of this chapter.

§ 558-5 Rest rooms.

Every open lot or place of business used by a licensee under this chapter shall maintain on the premises where such business is to be conducted, or in connection therewith or within a reasonable distance thereof, a rest room with toilet accommodations in accordance with the ordinances and regulations of the city applicable thereto.

§ 558-6 Illumination.

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

Every open lot used and maintained by a licensee under this chapter shall be illuminated from sundown to sunrise of each day with electrical lights, which shall be installed and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the electrical standards of the city

Editor's Note: For the electrical standards, see Ch. 190, Construction Codes, Uniform.
, other applicable ordinances of the city and the applicable rules and regulations of the Division of Inspections, Bureau of the Construction Code Official.

§ 558-7 Street entrances.

A. 

No street entrance to any premises licensed hereunder shall be constructed or maintained until the licensee has reset the adjoining curbing and reconstructed the adjoining sidewalk in accordance with the Department of Public Works. The licensee shall, upon abandonment of the business on any open lot then conducted by him, forthwith replace the curbing and sidewalk in conformance with and according to the rules and regulations of said Department of Public Works.

B. 

Upon issuance of a license under this chapter, the Division of Inspections shall forthwith transmit the cash deposit sum required under this chapter to the City Treasurer to be held in a special fund as to guarantee that, in case said licensee abandons said business at said location, any pavement or curbing disturbed by said licensee in the construction of any entrance or entrances to said lot shall be restored as provided in this section. In case of failure of any such licensee to do so within 30 days after he shall abandon the use of such lot, the Division of Inspections shall be authorized to use such fund, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to restore any such pavement and curb to its original condition. On the restoration of such curb or sidewalk, such deposit, or the unexpended balance thereof, shall, without interest thereon, be returned to the licensee depositing the same or his heirs or assigns, on the abandonment of any such open lot for the conduct of such business and upon such licensee having fully complied with the provisions of this chapter.

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

§ 558-8 Failure to comply.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, 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 chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 558-9 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
A. 

Unless otherwise provided for in any other section of this chapter, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a time not exceeding 90 days, or both.

B. 

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

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 chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.