Borough of Ship Bottom, NJ
Ocean County
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[Prior code § 5-7; amended by Ord. 71-14 § 1, 1971; Ord. No. 2011-05, § 1, 6-28-2011; Ord. No. 2011-13, § 1, 12-20-2011]
The following rules and regulations shall be observed with respect to the operation of motor vehicles on the strand or beach of this Borough:
No vehicle (except municipal, state or federal vehicles) shall be operated on the strand or beach front during the period from the second Saturday in May to the last Saturday in September, unless as otherwise provided by the adoption of a resolution of the governing body.
[Amended 5-28-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-11]
No vehicle shall be operated on the strand or beach front at a speed in excess of 20 miles per hour.
Only motor vehicles equipped with four-wheel drive, bearing current registration certificate, operated by licensed drivers and meeting all state requirements shall be permitted on the strand or beach front.
No such vehicle shall be operated on the sand dunes and all such vehicles shall obtain access to the beach front from the public streets only at places specifically designated by the Police Department.
All such vehicles shall be required to maintain a reasonable distance from congested bathing beaches or other areas where bathers, surf fishers or others using the beach are present.
No rubbish, debris or litter of any sort shall be discarded from any vehicle while being operated on the ocean beach.
No vehicle shall be operated on the beach front at night without adequate lights.
Every vehicle being operated on the beach shall be operated in a safe, reasonable and careful manner at all times so as not to endanger the lives and safety of other persons using the beach front.
[Prior code § 5-8.1; amended by Ord. 77-9 § 1, 1977; Ord. 84-4 § 1, 1984; Ord. 88-21 § 5, 1988; Ord. 98-4 § 1, 1998; Ord. No. 2011-05, § 2, 6-28-2011]
No motor vehicle may be operated on the strand or ocean beach front of the Borough without first having obtained a permit. Application shall be made to the Borough on a form provided by the Borough for the purpose, which application and form shall state the applicant's name, address, driver's license number, the make, model and year of the vehicle for which a permit is sought, as well as the motor vehicle registration number and state of registration of such vehicle, the name and policy limits of the liability insurance carried on such vehicle and the names and addresses of all persons who will be authorized to operate such motor vehicle.
[Amended 5-28-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-11]
The application shall be accompanied by a fee of $50.
[Amended 5-28-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-11; 3-24-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-03]
Any resident of the state who has been honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active service in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States and who has been declared by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, or its successor, to have a service-connected disability of any degree shall be exempt from the payment of the application fee.
The permit shall be subject to revocation by the Judge of the Ship Bottom Municipal Court for an infraction of or violation of any state law or municipal ordinance.
[Ord. 2006-18 § 1, 2006; amended 5-28-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-11]
The registration fee as required by this chapter may be waived for fishing events sponsored by a nonprofit association or organization upon adoption of a resolution of the governing body.