Township of Old Bridge, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Old Bridge 6-15-1981 by Ord. No. 15-81 (Ch. XXIV of the 1973 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Festivals, mass gatherings and commercial flea markets — See Ch. 169.
Secondhand jewelry — See Ch. 242.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 347.
Holiday sales; Christmas tree sales — See Ch. 394.
Vendors — See Ch. 502.

§ 193-1 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
A sale of items of tangible personal property wherein on one location there are multiple vendors who have paid a fee for the privilege of occupying the space allotted to each such vendor for the purpose of displaying and selling items of tangible personal property.

§ 193-2 License required; application; fee; conditions.

No person, firm or corporation may, without a license, conduct a flea market other than a bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational or cultural organization not for profit and being able to establish that it is such type of nonprofit organization; subject, however, to the following requirements:
Each organization authorized to conduct a flea market in accordance with this chapter shall obtain a permit from the Township Clerk at least 14 days prior to the date of the commencement of such flea market sale.
Such permit shall set forth the following:
The name and address of the organization conducting the sale.
The street address of the location at which said flea market sale is to be conducted.
The date or dates of the sale.
There shall be a permit fee of $1 for each sale conducted.
Such flea market sales shall be limited to two consecutive calendar days, excluding Sunday, and shall be conducted only between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be a maximum of two rain dates allowed.
The permit for the conducting of such sale must be prominently displayed upon the premises upon which the sale is conducted throughout the entire period of sale.

§ 193-3 Filing of list of participants; annual fee.

Any person, firm or corporation not a bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational or cultural organization as set forth above may obtain a license to operate a flea market from the Township Clerk upon filing a list of each person, group of persons, firms or organizations which will participate in said flea market, the home address of each said person or firm, the location of the flea market, its dates and hours of operation and the number of booths. The annual fee for each flea market shall be $5 per stall or booth.

§ 193-4 Cleaning of premises; removal of merchandise.

Immediately upon the conclusion of any sale or series of sales authorized by this chapter, the permittee shall be obliged within 24 hours after the conclusion of said sale to clean the outside of said premises and remove all unsold merchandise therefrom and restore same to the condition in which it existed prior to said sale.

§ 193-5 Exceptions.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to affect the following:
Persons selling goods pursuant to an order or process of a court of competent jurisdiction.
Persons acting in accordance with their powers and duties as public officials.
The selling or advertising for sale of any item or items of personal property which are specifically described in the advertisement.

§ 193-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Penalty.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).