No person or business entity, including a religious or charitable organization, shall operate as a mobile retail food vendor on any public property within the City of Hoboken without a parking permit issued by the Department of Transportation and Parking.
The City of Hoboken may, from time to time, set a limit on the number of total parking permits that may be issued and/or renewed per year; however, no more than one permit may be issued to a single person or business entity, or both. All applicants for a mobile retail food vendor parking permit must show proof of a current business license and health certificate prior to approval of the parking permit application.
No person shall operate a mobile retail motorized vehicle without the granting of a parking permit.
Any person desiring a permit shall file with the Department of Transportation and Parking an application which shall contain the following information:
A copy of a current Hoboken mobile retail food vendor business license.
A notarized letter from the business owner authorizing an individual as a responsible officer of the business, if the applicant is not the owner.
Verification that there is no off-street parking contractually provided to the business address as determined by the Parking Utility.
The regular working hours of the owner or nonresident employee(s) listed on the application for whom a business permit is sought.
Whether the applicant, in previously operating in this state under a license, has had such license revoked or suspended and, if so, the reasons therefor.
The make and model of vehicle, state license plate number, driver's identification number, copy of state registration, vehicle insurance information and copy of current valid motorized mobile food vendor license.
A description of the food items to be sold.
Any other information as required by the Parking Utility.
Mobile retail food vendor permits shall be valid from January 1 to December 31 of the year stated thereupon, regardless of the date the permit is granted by the City. There is no right to renewal of parking permits hereunder.
Hoboken Parking Enforcement officers and the Hoboken Police Department shall have the authority to enforce all sections of this article.
The Department of Transportation and Parking is hereby authorized to promulgate additional rules and regulations appropriate for the implementation of this section, and, if necessary, work with other agencies and departments of the City and state to establish a streamlined process for the permitting of mobile retail food vendors, provided that such rules and regulations are in writing and served on all permits at least seven days prior to enforcement.
Mobile retail food vendors shall be parked and/or conduct business at a minimum distance of 75 feet from the business entrance of any menu-serving restaurant.
Mobile retail food vendors may not occupy resident-only parking spaces.
Mobile retail food vendors in possession of a mobile retail motorized food vendor parking permit, per § 147-8B, may occupy any parking space in a permit-only zone within the City for up to four consecutive hours, unless otherwise restricted, and may occupy any parking space in a metered zone for up to two consecutive hours, unless otherwise restricted.
Mobile retail food vendors in possession of a mobile retail motorized food vendor parking permit with an extended parking endorsement per § 147-8B(2) may occupy any parking space in a permit-only zone within the City for up to four consecutive hours, unless otherwise restricted, and may occupy any parking space in a metered zone for up to six consecutive hours, unless otherwise restricted, and may occupy any combination of metered spaces for up to eight hours, so long as time in any one space does not exceed six hours and the metered spaces utilized are not on the same street segment that is between two intersections.
Mobile retail food vendors must pay for their first two hours at a metered parking space and, if in possession of a parking permit, must display receipt of payment verification for these two hours for the entire period of any parking event.
No mobile retail food vendor unit shall be parked on the street overnight or left unattended and unsecured at any time food is kept in the mobile retail food vendor unit.
Any mobile retail food vendor unit which is found to be unattended or parked during overnight hours shall be considered a public safety hazard and may be ticketed and impounded.
Mobile retail food vendors shall not be eligible for a business parking permit.
There shall be no more than two mobile retail food vendors parked within any street segment not interrupted by intersections.