The provisions of this chapter imposing time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles as set forth in N.J.S.A 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary "Emergency No Parking" signs are displayed. The Chief of Police, or in his/her absence the ranking police officer, is authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of "Emergency No Parking" signs when weather conditions, accidents, fires or public celebrations dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that "Emergency No Parking" signs are being or will be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The effectiveness of the section is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
[Added 11-10-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-22]
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to authorize the Ocean Township Police Department to provide for temporary no-parking areas, streets or sections on streets during times of public events, sporting events, public celebrations, and other large public gatherings so as to avoid the hazards or conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic or endangerment of pedestrians.
The Township of Ocean Police Department shall have the authority to declare that due to a large public gathering, celebration, sporting event or other activity or event attended by a large number of persons, to declare that no parking shall be permitted on certain streets or sections of streets where necessary in order to avoid the hazards or conditions which may interfere with the free flow of traffic and or endangerment of pedestrians. The Chief of Police, officer in charge, or in his or her absence, the ranking police officer is authorized to declare such a condition and direct a posting of "emergency and/or temporary no parking signs" where needed. Notification of that emergency or temporary no-parking signs are being or will be posted, shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any police officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable cost of removal and storage which may result from such removal before regaining possession of the vehicle.
The effectiveness of this section is contingent upon signs be erected designating the area in question as "emergency no parking" and/or "temporary no parking" areas as required by law.
Any person violating the provision of this section shall, in addition to paying the cost of removal and storage of said vehicle, be fined a minimum of $50 and a maximum of $100.
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than two hours at any time on any day, except Sundays and public holidays upon any of the streets or parts of streets or areas described in § 385-16.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2003-39]
There is established in the Township restricted parking spaces to be utilized exclusively by handicapped persons, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5.
The locations designated in § 385-16 are restricted parking spaces for use by persons who have been issued special vehicle identification cards by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-205, on which motor vehicles a certificate is displayed, and for which special vehicle identification cards have been issued, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-206.
Penalties. Pursuant to P.L. 2003, c.161, approved by the Legislature on August 22, 2003, any person parking a motor vehicle in a restricted parking space without a special vehicle identification card, shall be liable to a fine of $250 for the first offense and for each subsequent offense, a fine of at least $250 and up to 90 days community service on such terms and in such form as the court shall deem appropriate, or any combination thereof.
No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter sell, trade or offer for sale or trade any motor vehicle on any public road or right-of-way or private property except on land owned or leased by that person, firm or corporation, provided further that all such activity shall be conducted in accordance with all applicable ordinances of this municipality, including, without limitation, Chapter 410, Zoning.
Nothing contained in this section shall prohibit the operation of privately owned automobile, in the Township, by its owner, exhibiting sign indicating that it is available for sale.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1996-7]
No person shall park a motor vehicle on the southerly side of Lighthouse Drive between its intersection with Pirate Drive and its terminus with Barnegat Bay.
Sewer infrastructure facilities.
[Added 11-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11]
Penalty. Any person violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided as follows: "The Township of Ocean is the owner of property upon which sewer infrastructure facilities are located. These facilities must remain open for access at all times both for regular maintenance thereof and also for emergency situations. The Township Committee has been notified that at two of these locations, individuals are parking their personal motor vehicles on said property and/or in the driveways of these publicly owned lands, blocking access to sewer lift stations. The purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit the parking of motor vehicles on said properties."
No person or entity who owns or has possession of any motor vehicle, boat, truck, trailer or portable storage facility shall place or park, or permit the placement or parking of, any such items, which that person or entity owns or controls, on any property located with the Township of Ocean which was purchased with Open Space funding, Ocean County Natural Lands Trust funds or State Green Acre funds, unless duly designated parking facilities have been established by the Township of Ocean and approved by the entity which provided funding for such land purchase and preservation. The penalty provisions of Subsection B(2) shall apply to any such violations of this provision.
[Added 3-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-2]
[Amended by Ord. No. 1997-16]
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is covering the public roads, streets and/or highways located within the Township, the parking of any motor vehicle on or upon any portion of a public road, street or highway is strictly prohibited.
The prohibition upon the parking of a motor vehicle on any public road, street or highway located within the Township shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased and until the streets, road and/or highways located within the Township have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
As used in this section, the term "snow" means any precipitation depositing any accumulation on the streets, roads or highways located with the Township, including but no limited to, snow, sleet, hail or ice or freezing rain.
Warning signs stating the parking prohibited status of the roads during snowfall shall be erected and maintained in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:4-198 at the following locations:
In situations when a motor vehicle is unable to proceed and must be parked on any street, road or highway in the Township, the operator of such vehicle must notify the Police Department of the Township as to the disabled vehicle left parked on the road, street or highway.
Any unoccupied motor vehicle parked or standing in or upon the Township shall be deemed an violation of this section, shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation or traffic, and any police officer will provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner of the vehicle shall be responsible for all expenses associated with the towing and storage.
Whoever shall park their vehicle in violation with this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.