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City of Hoboken, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken 4-6-1966 by Ord. No. 261. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
The parking of vehicles or the abandonment of vehicles in violation of any provision or section of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic in that it constitutes danger to life, limb and property of other motorists, pedestrians and others.
It shall be unlawful to park any trailer or semitrailer upon any public street in the City while the trailer or semitrailer is detached from a tractor.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
When a vehicle is parked or abandoned in violation of any provision or section of this chapter, members of the Police Division of the City are hereby authorized to remove the vehicle from the street to a garage designated or maintained by the Police Division or to a lot designated or maintained by the Police Division used for the storage of any such vehicle. Whenever a police officer removes a vehicle from a street as authorized by law or any provision or section of this chapter and the officer knows or is able to ascertain the name and address of the owner thereof, such officer shall immediately notify such owner, in writing, of the fact of such removal and reasons therefor and the place to which such vehicle has been removed. If such vehicle is moved to a public garage, a copy of such notice shall be given to the proprietor of the garage. Whenever an officer removes a vehicle from the street under this section and does not know and is unable to ascertain the name of the owner, or if the owner fails or refuses to claim the vehicle and the same remains in the possession of the Police Division for a period of 30 days, the Police Division shall expose the vehicle for sale at public auction in a public place pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:10.4.1 and 40:47.20.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
Continuous parking of a vehicle on a public highway for a period of 72 hours shall be prima facie evidence of abandonment by the owner thereof and reasonable grounds for a member of the Police Division to believe that such vehicle has been abandoned.
This chapter shall be deemed an exercise of the police power of the Mayor and Council for the preservation and protection of public safety, and its provisions shall be liberally construed with a view to effecting such purpose.
[Amended 11-4-1987 by Ord. No. V-140]
Any owner or other person legally entitled to the return of any vehicle removed by the Police Division shall be required to pay, in addition to any fine that may be imposed under the terms of this chapter, the full amount of fees chargeable for towing and storing the vehicle before the return thereof. The amount of any unpaid fee, the payment of which is required hereunder, shall constitute a debt due the Mayor and Council of the City of Hoboken and shall be collectible in the manner provided by law in a court of competent jurisdiction.