Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 7-25-1994 by Ord. No. 1717-94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
Peddling, soliciting and transient vendors — See Ch. 132.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE/YARD SALES
Includes all sales entitled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale" or "flea market sale" or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property which is advertised by an means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of the sale.
GOODS
Includes any goods, warehouse merchandise or other property capable of being the object of a sale regulated hereunder.
A. 
Conduct of sale. The owner or tenant of the premises on which the sale is conducted shall be responsible for the maintenance of good order and decorum on the premises during all hours of the sale. No person shall permit any loud noise or boisterous conduct on the premises nor permit vehicles to impede the passage of traffic on any street or driveway in the area.
B. 
Limit on number. No more than two garage/yard sales shall be permitted on any property within a twelve-month period, and no sale shall be conducted for more than two consecutive calendar days.
C. 
Hours of sale. All sales shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. only, prevailing time.
D. 
Signs.
(1) 
Any sign posted to advertise a garage sale shall not exceed one foot by one foot in area.
(2) 
Signs shall not be posted earlier than two days prior to the sale day.
(3) 
All signs are to be removed by the person conducting the sale within 24 hours after the completion of the sale.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or affect the following persons or sales:
A. 
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction.
B. 
Any person selling or advertising for sale an item or items or personal property which are specifically named or described in the advertisement and which separate items do not exceed three in number.
C. 
Any sale conducted by any merchant or mercantile or other business establishment from or at a place of business wherein such sale would be permitted by the zoning regulations of the Township[1] or under the protection of the nonconforming use section thereof or any other sale conducted by a manufacturer, dealer or vendor and which sale is conducted from properly zoned premises and not otherwise prohibited in the Code of Ordinances.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 180, Zoning.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer. It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer to investigate any violations of this chapter coming to his attention, and if a violation is found to exist, he shall prosecute a complaint before the Municipal Court.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 90-5, Violations and penalties, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.