[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Jackson 6-26-2007 by Ord. No. 18-07 (Ch. 83 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to designate certain parking locations within the Township of Jackson as permit parking areas and to regulate the use of such parking locations in a manner which encourages use by Township residents.
There are hereby created and established in the Township of Jackson facilities or zones for the parking of motor vehicles on lots now or hereafter owned or rented by the Township for that purpose.
Any person who desires to park a motor vehicle in a municipal lot or zone shall purchase from the Township Clerk, or designee, a permit which shall be displayed on the back of the rearview mirror of each vehicle parked in a municipal parking lot in such a manner as to be clearly visible thereon. The Clerk shall have the authority to determine the form of said permits. An applicant for such a permit may request a duplicate permit for another motor vehicle which is registered in the same name. Only one duplicate per permit is allowed. Said duplicate permit shall be distinguishable from the original permits issued by the Clerk. The Clerk is authorized to issue replacement permits where a permittee wishes to substitute a vehicle different from the one for which the original permit was issued. In a case where a motor vehicle with a permit must be in a repair shop for any lengthy period of time, a temporary thirty-day sticker may be issued.
There shall be no permit fee for Township residents. Resident permit applicants shall show to the Clerk, or designee, satisfactory evidence of Township residence.
The annual permit fee for nonresidents shall be $200. Said permit shall terminate on December 31 of the year of issuance. The Clerk is permitted to adjust and prorate fees on a quarterly basis within the calendar year for which the permit is sought beginning April 1 of the year of issuance. This provision shall not empower the Clerk to issue permits for less than the balance of the year for which the permit is sought. The fee for the issuance of a duplicate permit is $5, and the fee for the issuance of a replacement permit is $3. In the case of a temporary permit to be issued to a permit holder, the fee shall be $2. A one-day daily permit may also be issued for a fee of $10.
[Amended 4-8-2014 by Ord. No. 06-14]
Annual renewal. Persons desiring to purchase a permit for the next ensuing calendar year may purchase same on and after December 1 of the proceeding year.
The permit shall only authorize the parking of vehicles at the designated locations weekdays.
The permits to be sold by the Clerk under the terms of this chapter are intended to apply to one parking space, and no person shall park a motor vehicle of such size or in such a manner as to occupy more than one such parking space. Further, motor vehicles shall be parked head-in into the parking space so that the rear bumper of the vehicle abuts traffic aisles. The issuance of a duplicate permit by the Clerk shall not entitle the permittee to park more than one vehicle in a parking facility at one time.
Each person applying for a parking permit hereunder shall complete an application form to be prepared by the Clerk which shall set forth the name, address, and driver's license number of the applicant for the motor vehicle to which the permit is to apply, including a description of each motor vehicle by year, make, model, color, and license plate number. At the time of applying for said permit, an applicant shall present to the Clerk the current New Jersey motor vehicle registration and insurance identification card for which a permit is sought. (Vehicles must be registered to one person.) Under no circumstances will a refund or rebate be granted for any unused portion of the annual pro rated parking fee.
The permit stickers issued shall be affixed only to the motor vehicles described in the application and shall not be transferable to any other vehicle.
Wherever parking has been restricted in any portion of a designated parking lot or zone by 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.
The Director of Public Safety 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 designated parking areas.
The following vehicles shall be exempt from this chapter:
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 Township of Jackson, 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 designated parking areas. Any commercial vehicle parked overnight shall be deemed in violation of this chapter.
Any vehicle lawfully parked in a parking space governed by a parking meter, where the required coins have been deposited in said meter.
Emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles and public service, telephone and other utility vehicles may park without a permit during the time that they are rendering service or repairs in 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.
Any person who parks a vehicle or who permits a vehicle to be parked in a municipal parking lot or facility in violation of the terms of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $20 in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. Further, all enforcement officers are hereby authorized to arrange for the towing of any such illegally parked vehicles and the owner of said vehicle shall remain liable for all towing and storage charges associated therewith. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which the violation occurs and/or continues.
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 permit 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 $100 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 business.
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.