[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1999-36 (§ 5-7.6 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the terms used in this chapter are defined as follows:
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- All vehicles propelled otherwise than by muscular power including motorcycles, trailers of all types and tractor equipment.
- PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY
- Any street, avenue, boulevard, highway, sidewalk or alley, waterway or similar place which is owned or controlled by a governmental entity.
Unless an approval has been obtained from the appropriate agency or Township's Land Use Board for the conducting of the business of the sale of motor vehicles, no person shall offer for sale any motor vehicle on any private property, public right-of-way, or vacant land in the Township. This prohibition shall apply both to the owner of the property on which the violation is occurring, the tenant of such property, as well as any owner of a motor vehicle being offered for sale in violation of this chapter.
The owner or resident of any property used for residential purposes, may offer for sale not more than one motor vehicle on the owner or resident's property. Such motor vehicle must be registered to the owner or resident of said dwelling. Under no circumstances may the motor vehicle being offered for sale be located within any public right-of-way.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000, be imprisoned for not more than 90 days and/or serve period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day in which a violation or any provision of this chapter occurs or is repeated, shall constitute a separate offense. The municipal court of the Township shall have jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by court of competent jurisdiction. In no event, however, shall the municipality be required to obtain such a restraining order or injunction, in order to enforce the provisions of this chapter but rather the Township may proceed in such a manner if it so chooses. Nothing herein shall prevent the Township's Code Enforcement Officer or Police Department from issuing summonses for violations of this chapter.