Township of Freehold, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Traffic — See Ch. 11.
[Adopted by Ord. No. O-79-21 (Ch. 11A of the Revised General Ordinances), as amended through Ord. No. O-97-27]
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Editor’s Note: This Art. I, Municipal Parking Lots and Drives, was created 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. O-10-7, which ordinance also included §§ 228-1 through 228-7 (formerly included as Ch. 228, Parking Lots and Drives) in said article.

§ 228-1 Areas subject to control.

This chapter shall apply to any and all areas within the Township set aside for the parking of motor vehicles and designated by the Freehold Township Transportation Board as a municipal parking lot.

§ 228-2 Permit required; penalty.

Any person owning or operating a motor vehicle who shall park same in a designated municipal parking lot without a current permit as provided for in this chapter shall be subject to a fine not less than $50 nor more than $100.

§ 228-3 Fees.

[Amended 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. O-08-32]
Municipal parking lot fees:
A. 
For the first vehicle in any household: $100 per annum.
B. 
For any vehicle other than the first registered in any household: $100 per annum.
C. 
For any vehicle owned by a nonresident of the Township $200.
D. 
For any portion greater than one month of the remainder of the year following August 1 of that year: 50% of the annual fee.
E. 
Daily permit: $2 per day.
F. 
Replacement fee for lost decals: $10.

§ 228-4 Application; display of decal.

Application for parking permits shall be made to the Township Clerk, who shall collect the appropriate fee and issue a decal to the applicant. The decal shall be displayed upon the vehicle to which the permit applies in such a location as shall be designated on the instructions provided by the Clerk. Failure to display the decal shall be prima facie evidence of violation of this chapter. No motor vehicles shall be parked in any designated municipal parking lot without a decal properly issued by the Township Clerk covering the motor vehicle for the current time.

§ 228-5 Restrictions concerning applications and use of permits; penalty.

A. 
The parking permits provided for in this chapter shall only be issued to bona fide Freehold Township residents. As part of the application process, the applicant shall certify to such residency and, must present a current New Jersey driver's license showing the applicant's Township address. If the resident has moved to the Township within 60 days of making the application, the Township Clerk may issue a permit for up to 60 days. To renew beyond such temporary period, the resident must present the driver's license described above.
B. 
Parking permits are not transferable, nor shall the holder of such a permit allow anyone, other than his/her spouse or child residing in the same Freehold Township household, to use the permit on either a temporary or permanent basis. No one other than an authorized user of the permit as provided for in the immediately preceding sentence shall use such parking permit.
C. 
Parking permits are no longer valid and must be surrendered to the Township Clerk's office within two weeks of the permit holder changing his/her residency to a location outside of the Township.
D. 
Any person found guilty of providing a false certification under Subsections A and B above or of facilitating the providing of such false certification shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Any person found guilty of violating any provision of Subsection C above shall be subject to a fine not less than $50 nor more than $100.

§ 228-6 Parking outside designated areas prohibited; penalty.

Whenever the designated commuter parking area provided by the Township shall apply to a portion of a parking lot, which designated area shall be appropriately marked, no motor vehicle displaying a decal issued hereunder shall be parked outside of the designated commuter parking area. Any person owning or operating a motor vehicle in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine not less than $50 nor more than $100.

§ 228-7 Driving through Municipal Plaza prohibited; penalty.

A. 
The municipal drive known as "Municipal Plaza," located in front of the Municipal Building and connecting Schanck Road with Still Wells Corner Road, is hereby designated as not being a through street. No one shall operate a motor vehicle through Municipal Plaza for any purpose other than conducting business at one or more of the municipal buildings comprising the municipal complex. It shall give rise to a presumption that the operator of a motor vehicle has violated this section if there is proof that the operator of the motor vehicle drove his or her vehicle continuously along Municipal Plaza without stopping the vehicle, exiting it and entering one or more of the buildings comprising the municipal complex.
B. 
Signs shall be erected within a reasonable distance of both entrances of Municipal Plaza advising that it is not a through street.
C. 
Any person having been convicted of a violation of this section shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
[Adopted 4-27-2010 by Ord. No. O-10-7]

§ 228-8 Prohibition of unregistered vehicles in parking yards and parking places.

Unless authorized by a sworn law enforcement officer, no person shall operate, park, leave or be in possession of a motor vehicle which is unregistered or has a suspended registration in any parking yards (lots) and parking places, which are open to the public or to which the public is invited, whether owned or maintained by a governmental entity or in conjunction with any business or enterprise, whether public, quasi-public or private.

§ 228-9 Exemptions.

This article shall not apply to:
A. 
Private property to which the public is not invited, such as residential lots.
B. 
Motor vehicles which are exempted from registration under Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes, such as car dealer inventory.

§ 228-10 Removal.

Any police officer is authorized to order the removal of any unregistered vehicle in violation of this article to a storage space or garage, and the expense involved in such a removal and storage of the vehicle shall be borne by the owner of the vehicle, except that the expense shall be borne by the lessee of a leased vehicle.

§ 228-11 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-22-2012 by Ord. No. O-12-9]
The violation of this article shall subject the person so convicted, or pleading guilty, to a fine of $100 for an unregistered vehicle and $175 for a vehicle which has a suspended registration.