Atlantic City, NJ
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Atlantic City 12-5-1984 by Ord. No. 72-1984. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic generally — See Ch. 243.

§ 202-1 Restrictions. [1]

No person shall be permitted to park any vehicles on any public street or portion thereof located in the following described zones of the City of Atlantic City, for more than three consecutive hours, unless:
A. 
The vehicle is owned or operated on a regular basis by a City resident; and
B. 
The vehicle has a valid resident or special guest parking permit displayed on the back of the rearview mirror in such a manner to be readily examined by persons authorized to enforce this chapter.
[Amended 12-16-1998 by Ord. No. 71-1998]
C. 
The vehicle falls under one of the exceptions to this parking ban pursuant to the provisions of § 202-12 of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 31-2016, adopted 7-13-2016, provided for a fine of $51 for violation of residential parking regulations.

§ 202-2 Permit zones established.

[Amended 7-23-1986 by Ord. No. 33-1986; 7-17-1991 by Ord. No. 44-1991; 8-2-1995 by Ord. No. 54-1995; 9-6-1995 by Ord. No. 62-1995; 9-6-1995 by Ord. No. 64-1995; 2-7-1996 by Ord. No. 5-1996; 5-22-1996 by Ord. No. 25-1996; 8-6-1997 by Ord. No. 46-1997]
A. 
Residential parking permit zones shall be as follows:
(1) 
Zone A. The area bounded by and between Albany Avenue, excluding the easterly side of said street, to Jackson Avenue and the Boardwalk to the inside thoroughfare; the westerly side of North Trenton Avenue consisting of the 500, 600 and 700 Blocks; the easterly side of North Trenton Avenue consisting of the 500 and 600 Blocks; the southern most 400 feet of the westerly side of the 300 Block of North Trenton Avenue; the southern most 185 feet of the easterly side of the 300 Block of North Trenton Avenue; the easterly side of North Maryland Avenue consisting of the 100 Block.
[Amended 5-6-1998 by Ord. No. 19-1998; 7-22-1998 by Ord. No. 38-1998; 9-23-1998 by Ord. No. 53-1998; 6-23-1999 by Ord. No. 28-1999; 2-16-2005 by Ord. No. 12-2005; 6-14-2006 by Ord. No. 41-2006]
(2) 
Zone B.
(a) 
The area bounded by and between Albany Avenue, excluding the westerly side of said street, to Missouri Avenue (also known as "Christopher Columbus Boulevard"), excluding the easterly side of the street, and the Boardwalk, to the inside thoroughfare.
(b) 
The east side of Bellevue Avenue, between the Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue.
[Added 6-27-2007 by Ord. No. 45-2007]
(c) 
The west side of California Avenue, between the Boardwalk and Pacific Avenue; eliminate limited parking on the east side of California Avenue.
[Added 8-8-2007 by Ord. No. 61-2007]
(d) 
The east and west sides of Iowa Avenue, between Pacific and Atlantic Avenues, except for the area on the west side of the street between Atlantic Avenue and the Stenton Avenue access alley; provided, however, that wherever parking has been restricted on the east side of Iowa Avenue by previous ordinance or resolution presently in effect, then said areas shall continue to be restricted parking areas as provided in the ordinance or resolution, notwithstanding the provisions of this section.
[Added 2-25-2009 by Ord. No. 09-2009]
(e) 
The west side of Kentucky Avenue from Adriatic Avenue and Sewell Avenue.
[Added 9-6-2017 by Ord. No. 24-2017]
(3) 
Zone C. The easterly side of Maryland Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Arctic Avenue (Grammercy Avenue), and both sides of Maryland Avenue between Magellan Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard.
[Amended 3-9-2005 by Ord. No. 19-2005; 8-7-2013 by Ord. No. 46-2013]
(4) 
Zone C. The easterly side of Maryland Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Arctic Avenue (Grammercy Avenue), and both sides of Maryland Avenue between Magellan Avenue and Brigantine Boulevard.
(5) 
Zone C. The area bounded by and between New Jersey Avenue (both sides) to New Hampshire Avenue (both sides), and from the Boardwalk to Pacific Avenue, excluding Pacific Avenue, plus both sides of Oriental Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue to the easterly end of Oriental Avenue.
(6) 
Zone C. The easterly side of New Jersey Avenue between Arctic Avenue (Grammercy Avenue) and Baltic Avenue (Madison Avenue); and the easterly side of Connecticut Avenue between Arctic Avenue (Grammercy Avenue) and Baltic Avenue (Madison Avenue); both sides of Baltic Avenue (Madison Avenue) between New Jersey Avenue and Connecticut Avenue; and the west side of Indiana Avenue between Mediterranean Avenue and Hummock Avenue.
[Amended 2-19-2003 by Ord. No. 5-2003; 4-30-2003 by Ord. No. 22-2003]
(7) 
Zone C. The 100 block of Euclid Avenue from the Boardwalk to New Hampshire Avenue, including residents of the unit block of South Maine Avenue, 1700 Block of Mediterranean Avenue and the 1700 Block of Bacharach Boulevard.
[Added 7-9-2003 by Ord. No. 45-2003[1]; amended 4-7-2004 by Ord. No. 29-2004; 5-19-2004 by Ord. No. 40-2004]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of former Subsection A(7) as Subsection A(8) and that appropriate signs shall be posted in order to provide notice to the public of the establishment of the permit parking area designated by this ordinance.
(8) 
Zone C. The east side of New Hampshire Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Madison Avenue.
[Added 9-6-2017 by Ord. No. 24-2017[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection A(8) as Subsection A(9).
(9) 
Wherever parking has been restricted in any portion of the above zones by another or other ordinances or resolutions presently in effect regulating parking (such as ordinances establishing metered areas), then said portions of the above zones shall continue to be regulated parking areas as provided in such respective other ordinances or resolutions, notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter. In addition, nothing in this chapter shall modify or repeal those restrictions imposed upon any hotel, motel or apartment complex required by the Municipal Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 163, Part 4, to provide the off-street parking for its guests or residents. Residents of hotels, motels or apartment complexes, where the Zoning Ordinance requires that the owners of said facilities provide off-street parking for its residents, shall not be entitled to receive residential parking permits pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
Any person or persons issued a residential parking permit or a special guest permit shall be issued such permit for a particular zone (i.e., Zone A, B or C), and such permit shall be used solely and exclusively for parking in such respective zone.

§ 202-3 Application for parking permits.

Application for parking permits under this chapter shall be made in writing to the Chief of Police or his designee upon such forms as shall be prepared by the office of the Chief of Police upon passage of this chapter.

§ 202-4 Resident parking permits conditions.

[Amended 7-23-1986 by Ord. No. 33-1986]
Regular resident parking permits shall be granted to the following persons under the terms and conditions as hereinafter set forth:
A. 
To persons who are bona fide City residents of the City of Atlantic City of any zone described in § 202-2 above. Each said person shall be entitled to one parking permit for each vehicle owned or leased by such person and principally garaged at or near a residence located within any zone described in § 202-2 above.
B. 
To each bona fide business establishment of the zone described in § 202-2 above. Each said business establishment shall be entitled to a maximum of 10 business employee parking permits, depending upon how many employees are actually employed and verification of their employment and of their necessity to utilize a motor vehicle for commuting to and from the business establishment.

§ 202-5 Special guest permits.

Special guest permits shall be granted to the following person or persons under the terms and conditions set forth above:
A. 
Each bona fide resident household of the City of Atlantic City in zones described in § 202-2 shall be entitled to two special guest permits over and above any other permit they may be entitled to under this chapter if they reside within the residential parking permit zones established under this chapter under § 202-2 above.

§ 202-6 Special guest permit restrictions.

Special guest permits may be used only by operators of vehicles within the area described in § 202-2 with the sole purpose of visiting a person or persons residing within the resident household to whom the special guest permit being displayed was issued. A special guest permit may be used by such persons for not more than three consecutive days. Special guest permits may be used only on streets located within two City blocks of the household to whom said special guest permit was issued.

§ 202-7 Permits; satisfactory compliance of conditions.

An applicant for a regular residential parking permit or a special guest permit shall show to the Chief of Police, or his designee, satisfactory evidence that he or she fulfills all the conditions required by issuance of said permit. Whenever, by reason of a change of circumstances, any person, whether as an individual or member of a household, is no longer qualified to hold any such permit, such permit shall immediately surrender the same to the Chief of Police or his designee. It shall be unlawful for any person to:
A. 
Represent that he is entitled to a permit hereunder when he is not so entitled, to display or cause to be displayed;
B. 
In any way assist in the display of any special guest permit for the parking of a vehicle by the operator for any purpose other than to visit a person or persons residing in the household to whom the special guest permit was issued by the City;
C. 
Fail to surrender a permit to which he or she, or the household for whom he or she obtained a permit, is no longer entitled;
D. 
Park a vehicle within any zone described in § 202-2 above at any time when holder of such permit is not entitled to hold it.

§ 202-8 Fees.

There will be a fee of $1 for the first permit purchased and $2 for each additional permit purchased. All permits issued hereunder shall be valid for the current calendar year in which they are issued, but may be renewed upon expiration, provided that the conditions for issuance thereof still exist.

§ 202-9 Signs.

The Chief of Police is hereby directed to prepare and erect proper signs calling attention to the provisions of this chapter along those streets or portions thereof located within the area described in § 202-2 above.

§ 202-10 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 9-3-1986 by Ord. No. 54-1986]
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, except as otherwise provided herein, shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of up to $50, plus such costs in the amount of $25 and other state imposed fees. Said penalties may be payable without Court appearance in accordance with the Local Supplemental Violations Bureau Schedule promulgated pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule R:7:12-4. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which the violation occurs and/or continues.
[Amended 8-6-1997 by Ord. No. 46-1997; 2-25-2004 by Ord. No. 12-2004; 7-28-2004 by Ord. No. 63-2004; 3-2-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
B. 
It shall be prohibited for any individual, corporation or other entity to whom parking permits have been issued to duplicate, sell or lease or otherwise transfer any pass in a manner not provided for in this chapter. Any individual or business to whom a parking permit has been issued that is found to have duplicated, sold, leased or otherwise unlawfully transferred said parking permit will be subject to a fine of $50 and/or imprisonment up to 30 days upon conviction. In addition, all future parking privileges provided for in this chapter shall be revoked for said individual or person.
[Amended 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 30-2009]
C. 
Any vehicles found to have parking permits which have been duplicated, sold or leased or otherwise unlawfully transferred shall be towed at the owner's expense. The owner of said vehicle shall receive a summons for a violation of this chapter and be subject to a penalty as provided in Subsection A above.

§ 202-11 Multifamily apartments and condominiums.

Residents of multifamily apartment or condominium apartment buildings containing 10 or more units each, and which buildings contain sufficient off-street parking facilities for all residents of said buildings who desire off-street parking facilities, shall not be entitled to regular residential parking permits.

§ 202-12 Exemptions.

The following vehicles shall be exempt from this chapter:
A. 
Contractors, service and delivery vehicles. Contractors, service and delivery vehicles bearing the name and address of a commercial business and registered and licensed to do business in the City of Atlantic City, if required, and exhibiting commercial license tags may park without a permit between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. during the time that the operator and/or occupants of said vehicle are actually rendering service, repairs or improvements to a residence or other property located within the area described in § 202-2 above. Any commercial vehicle parked overnight shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
B. 
Any vehicle lawfully parked in a parking space governed by a parking meter, where the required coins have been deposited in said meter.
C. 
Emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles and public service, telephone and other utility vehicles may park without a permit during the time they are rendering service or repairs to the area. Proof of service, e.g., an invoice or other written document must be furnished upon request of an officer enforcing parking regulations. Any public utility vehicle parked overnight and not providing service shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
D. 
Vehicles of members of nonprofit organization(s).
[Added 7-12-2006 by Ord. No. 56-2006]
(1) 
Vehicles owned by members of nonprofit organization(s) are exempt from the three-or-more-consecutive hour restriction of § 202-1, and penalties of § 202-10, so long as the permit authorizing such exception is properly displayed pursuant to § 202-13.
(2) 
Any member of the nonprofit organization seeking a permit qualifying his or her vehicle for exemption must complete an application pursuant to § 202-3.
(3) 
Said application must be accompanied by a letter from the applicant stating applicant's home address; name of the nonprofit organization to which applicant is a member; local address of said nonprofit organization; and the meeting dates and times of said nonprofit organization. Further, the applicant must provide proof acceptable to the Chief of Police or his designee as to the nonprofit status of the organization.
(4) 
Any permit issued hereunder of this subsection shall be subject to the fees and renewal provision(s) of § 202-8.
(5) 
Every successful applicant shall only receive one permit.

§ 202-13 Other regulations: compliance by vehicles displaying permits.

Every vehicle displaying a regular residential parking permit or a special guest permit shall comply with all other applicable statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations governing, regulating or restricting the parking of motor vehicles on the public streets of the City of Atlantic City. A vehicle displaying such permits shall not be exempt from the obligation to deposit the required coins in parking meters or to refrain from parking areas where parking is, restricted or prohibited, including but not limited to loading zones, driveways, fire hydrant areas, stop sign areas, etc.

§ 202-14 Promulgation of regulations by Chief of Police.

A. 
The Chief of Police is hereby empowered to promulgate reasonable and appropriate rules and regulations to implement and provide for the proper operation of this chapter.
B. 
The Chief of Police is specifically given the authority to make reasonable regulations providing for the waiver of enforcement of this chapter for limited areas and periods of time for the purpose of permitting more than two guests of a resident of any zone described in § 202-2 to park for more than three hours for the purpose of attending a bona fide event (including but not limited to wedding receptions, funeral receptions, etc.) at the home of said resident, provided that such special events are not such events that are held frequently or on a regular recurring basis.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The preamble for the ordinance included in this chapter read as follows:
"Whereas, a number of areas within the City of Atlantic City are primarily for residential purposes; and
"Whereas, it is the public policy of the City of Atlantic City to preserve these areas for residential use; and
"Whereas, the legalization of casino gaming in Atlantic City has significantly increased the number of employees and visitors traveling to and from casinos, casino hotels, construction projects, and other commercial enterprises, located in the areas of the City where casino hotels and other commercial activities are present and permitted, which casino hotels and other commercial areas are in many cases located adjacent to or near residential areas of the City; and
"Whereas, as a result of said significant increase in the number of persons traveling to and from the casino and commercial areas of the City, many nonresident visitors and employees traveling to and from the casino hotels and commercial areas of the City have chosen to park their motor vehicles in streets in residential areas of Atlantic City, thereby resulting in significant overcrowding of streets in many residential areas of Atlantic City; and
"Whereas, the governing body of the City of Atlantic City finds and declares it in the interests of the health, safety and general welfare of the people of Atlantic City to implement a plan for discouraging, limiting and restricting said vehicles operated by persons traveling to and from casino hotels and other commercial areas of the City in residential areas;
"Now, therefore, The Council of the City of Atlantic City does ordain that:"