Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge 12-9-1963. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 26.
Licensing — See Ch. 75, Arts. I and III.
Massage and somatic therapy businesses — See Ch. 75C.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 77A.
Peace and good order; parental responsibility — See Ch. 78.
A. 
No more than eight plenary retail consumption licenses shall be issued and outstanding in the Borough at the same time. No more than one plenary retail consumption license shall be granted to one person.
[Amended 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-35]
B. 
No more than one plenary retail distribution license shall be issued and outstanding in the Borough at one time.
[Amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 70-5; 10-11-1977 by Ord. No. 77-28; 3-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-1; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-002]
The annual fees for the issuance and renewal of alcoholic beverage licenses of the classes designated shall be as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption license.
Year
Fee
2011
$1,244
2012
$1,492
2013
$1,790
2014
$2,148
2015
$2,500 (maximum)
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license.
Year
Fee
2011
$708
2012
$849
2013
$1,018
2014
$1,221
2015
$1,465
C. 
Club license: $70.
[Amended 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-35]
No plenary retail consumption license shall be issued except for a premises operated as a restaurant or as a hotel or motel containing no less than 100 rooms. The word "restaurant," as used in this section, shall mean any place to or for which a permit is or may be issued by the Borough Board of Health permitting the sale of food for consumption on the premises.
[Amended 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-35]
No holder of a plenary retail distribution license shall sell or be permitted or entitled to sell alcoholic beverages in or upon any premises in which any other business is carried on, with the exception of a hotel or motel containing no less than 100 rooms.
[Amended 7-12-1965 by Ord. No. 65-3; 7-23-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-010]
No licensee shall sell, serve, deliver or permit the consumption, or allow or permit the sale, service or delivery, of any alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises between the following hours on the following days:
A. 
On Monday, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
On Tuesday through Saturday, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
C. 
On Sunday, between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
D. 
On New Year's Day when it is a weekday, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
E. 
On New Year's Day when it is a Sunday, between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
A. 
During the hours when the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited, as provided in § 40-5, the entire licensed premises shall be closed so that all doors are locked and no patrons are present in the licensed premises or premises connected therewith; provided, however, that this requirement shall not apply to or prohibit the sale and service of food and nonalcoholic beverages in bona fide hotels, in restaurants as defined in N.J.S.A. 33:1-1t or in premises of clubs as set forth in N.J.S.A. 33:1-12, Paragraph 5, and in state regulations.
B. 
During the hours when sales are prohibited as prescribed in § 40-5, a clear interior view, except toilet rooms therein, shall not be obstructed by any screen, nontransparent glass, shade, blind, door, shutter, merchandise or any other articles. Nothing in this subsection shall apply to guest rooms and private dining rooms in hotels.
[Amended 7-8-1984 by Ord. No. 74-16; 12-23-1986 by Ord. No. 86-35]
No licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of, any alcoholic beverage, directly or indirectly, to any person under the age of 21 years or to any person actually or apparently intoxicated or to any habitual drunkard or allow, permit or suffer the consumption of any alcoholic beverage by any such person in or upon the licensed premises or permit such persons to congregate in or about said licensed premises.
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Editor's Note: Former § 40-8, Distance between licensed premises, added 7-12-1965 by Ord. No. 65-3, was repealed 2-14-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-001.
No licensee shall allow, permit or suffer any person actually or apparently intoxicated to loiter in or about the licensed premises.
Each licensee shall report forthwith to the police any disturbance, breach of the peace or other improper conduct in or about the licensed premises.
[Added 9-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-015]
A. 
Consumption prohibited. Unless specifically addressed by statutes of the State of New Jersey, no person shall consume any alcoholic beverage or possess any opened alcoholic beverage in or upon:
(1) 
A public street, roadway, sidewalk, parking place, or any other public or quasi-public place other than a place licensed for consumption of alcoholic beverages upon the premises, or a restaurant where the proprietor has given permission to consume beer and wine upon the premises;
(2) 
A public conveyance;
(3) 
Any private property, not his or her own, without the permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
B. 
Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection A hereof, the Borough Council may, by resolution, permit the consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages in any public or quasi-public place at a designated time or times in connection with a special event, series of events, or observance which has been authorized by the Borough Council.
C. 
No person shall sell, distribute, transfer, give or by any other means supply any alcoholic beverage in any public or quasi-public place, or while in or on a public street or thoroughfare, or while in a parked vehicle on any street or public thoroughfare to any person who is under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages.
[Added 11-9-1993 by Ord. No. 93-20; amended 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-14]
It shall be unlawful for a person under the legal age to possess or consume alcoholic beverages on private property in the Borough of Park Ridge, except as is provided for herein.
[Added 11-9-1993 by Ord. No. 93-20; amended 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-14]
Those person or persons who violate this chapter will be subject to a fine of $250 for the first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense. In addition, they may also be subject to the imposition of a penalty which suspends or postpones for six months the driving privileges of that person. Such suspension or postponement shall be in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 2000, c. 33.[1]
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:48-1.2.
[Added 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-14]
A. 
Those persons who are under the legal age who are engaged in the employment of an establishment, place or business which serves alcoholic beverages and are required to deliver or place alcoholic beverages on display are exempt from this chapter for the course of their employment at that place.
B. 
Any underage person or persons who possess or consume alcoholic beverages in connection with religious observance, ceremony or rite or who consume or possess an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative, who has attained the legal age to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages, is exempt from this chapter.
C. 
As used herein, a "guardian" is a person who has qualified as a guardian of the underage person pursuant to a testamentary or court appointment. "Relative" means the underage person's grandparent, aunt, uncle, sibling or any other person related by blood or affinity.