Township of Ocean, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1992-7 (§ 5-22 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Block parties — See Ch. 102.
Curfew — See Ch. 144.
Noise — See Ch. 245.

§ 268-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:
Any individual, partnership or corporation.

§ 268-2 Possession of weapons with intent to steal.

It is unlawful for any person to have upon him/her any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with intent to break and enter into any building or to have upon him/her any pistol, hanger, cutlass, bludgeon or other offensive or dangerous weapon with intent to assault any person or to be found in or near any dwelling house, warehouse, stable, barn, coach house or in any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purposes, with intent to steal any goods or chattels.

§ 268-3 Destruction of property.

It is unlawful for any person to maliciously destroy, damage or injure property of any kind.

§ 268-4 Unauthorized use of fire equipment keys.

It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to have in his/her possession or make or cause to be made, use or cause to be used any key or keys of any fire engine, ambulance, truck or ambulance house, alarm box or other fire or first aid equipment.

§ 268-5 Unauthorized uniform wearing.

It is unlawful for any person not a member of a fire company or first aid squad to use or wear the uniform, or any part thereof, regularly used by the members of said company or squad.

§ 268-6 Graffiti.

It is unlawful for any person to write or mark or cause to be written or marked any word or figure on any wall, fence, porch, post, building, enclosure, pavement or public street on any public or private property without the owner's permission.

§ 268-7 Obtaining unwarranted public or private assistance.

It is unlawful for any person to knowingly or designedly, by means of any false statement, made orally or in writing, obtain from the Township or from an officer, committee, commission or body thereof or from any private or charitable organization or association of any kind, under pretense that he/she is poor and needy or out of employment, any money, personal property or other valuable thing.

§ 268-8 False representation of finances in obtaining assistance.

It is unlawful for any person, by false representations as to his/her financial situation to obtain from any department or public welfare financial or other assistance in any form.

§ 268-9 Urinating in public.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
No person shall urinate or defecate on any public street, public sidewalk or in any public place or in any place open to and used by the public or outdoors upon any private property, within the public view.

§ 268-10 Public nuisance.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
It is unlawful and shall be public nuisance for any person, if with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm, or recklessly creating risk thereof, he or she engages in fighting or threatening, or in violent or tumultuous behavior, or creates hazardous or physically dangerous condition by any act which services no legitimate purpose of the actor.

§ 268-11 Open containers of alcohol.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
No person shall possess, have, hold, control, maintain, own or otherwise consume an alcoholic beverage or entice or encourage person to drink an alcoholic beverage on any public street, public sidewalk, school, public conveyance, or in any other public place or in any place open to and used by the public or outdoors.
This section shall not apply to residential property or real property which is licensed by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.

§ 268-12 Smoking in public by minors.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
No person under the age of 18 years shall smoke or carry lighted tobacco in any public place, school, or outdoors, including, but not limited to places of public accommodation or places of public assembly.

§ 268-13 Violations and penalties, maximums.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for term not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for a separate offense.

§ 268-14 Fines collected.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
All fines imposed and collected under and by virtue of this chapter shall be paid into the treasury of the Township.

§ 268-15 Violations and penalties, minimums.

[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person or persons violating any provisions of this chapter shall be fined minimum of $100 for first conviction and the minimum penalty for second conviction within one year shall be a fine of $200 and for third or more convictions within one year the minimum penalty shall be a fine of $300.

§ 268-16 Casting of snow or ice.

[Added 3-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-2]
Prohibition on casting of snow or ice. No owner, tenant or occupant of any premises, whether residential, commercial, or nonprofit, abutting any street or public roadway in the Township of Ocean shall throw, place or deposit snow or ice into or on any such street or public roadway, it being the intent and purpose of this provision to prohibit all persons from throwing, casting, placing or depositing snow and ice which accumulates within the private property belonging to that person on streets located within the Township of Ocean.
Penalties. Any person, including the owner, tenant or occupant of any premises actually casting the snow or ice onto a public roadway within the Township of Ocean in violation of the terms of this chapter shall, upon condition be subject to a fine of not more than $500. Each instance in performing such action shall constitute a separate and distinct offense subject to any and all penalties described herein.