Borough of Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Atlantic Highlands 6-16-1993 by Ord. No. 29-93; amended in its entirety 3-8-2006 by Ord. No. 04-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 139.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDON
With respect to public streets, private property, public highways and public property, any vehicle which:
A. 
Is parked out of doors without the current year's registration or identification markers as required by law;
B. 
Is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction to traffic and the driver or person owning or in charge thereof neglects or refuses to move the same to a place where it will not obstruct traffic;
C. 
Is found to be mechanically inoperative; or
D. 
Is found without one or more tires.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Automobile, omnibus, road tractor, trailer, truck, truck-tractor and vehicle as defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1.
It is unlawful to abandon a motor vehicle on any public street or highway of the Borough or on any property which is owned, leased, or maintained by the Borough or to abandon, permit or suffer the abandonment of any motor vehicle on any private property unless garaged.
This chapter shall not apply to any owner of a motor vehicle who has received a permit for motor vehicle sale or repair issued upon written application and acceptance of same, from the Code Enforcement officer or designee, for those circumstances where:
A. 
Sale: a single motor vehicle is being held for sale, by the owner, for a period not to exceed 30 days, during the three-hundred-sixty-five-day period from the initial date of offering, unless extended by permit from the Code Enforcement Officer as outlined in § 346-4.
B. 
Repair: a single motor vehicle is being held for repair for a period not to exceed 30 days from the original date of disability, becoming mechanically inoperative, or while waiting for appraisal as a result of an insurance claim, unless extended by permit from the Code Enforcement Officer as outlined in § 346-4.
C. 
Commercial establishment: motor vehicles are being stored on the private, commercial property on which a duly licensed and authorized motor vehicle repair facility, is being operated.
A. 
A permit may be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer for an extension of the time periods set forth in this § 346-4, upon written application and acceptance of same and upon the payment of the fees as provided in Chapter 168, Article II.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
No extension shall be granted past 60 days.
Whenever any member of the Borough Police Department finds any motor vehicle abandoned on any public street, public highway or public property, he may take possession by removing it to such place as may be designated by the Chief of Police or by securely placing a written notice on the motor vehicle which states that the Borough Police Department has taken possession and the motor vehicle shall be removed from the public street, public highway or public property.