City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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Editor's Note: For licensing provisions, see Ch. 332, Licenses and Business Regulations.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 3 of Ch. 5 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Arcades and amusement devices — See Ch. 135.

Carousels and merry-go-rounds — See Ch. 169.

Dance halls — See Ch. 205.

Entertainers, models and dancers — See Ch. 228.

Public entertainment — See Ch. 231.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 180-1

§ 180-2
Insurance; residency or acceptance of service of process.  

§ 180-3
Failure to comply. 

§ 180-4
Violations and penalties. 

This chapter shall apply to the business of operating, conducting or maintaining circuses, carnivals, museums and other shows and exhibitions.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994; 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

No license shall be issued for any circus or show until the applicant has presented evidence acceptable to the Division of Inspections that he has obtained a policy of liability insurance, issued by an insurance company or corporation authorized to do business in the State of New Jersey, conditioned for the payment of all damages caused to person or persons or to property through the act or negligence of the proprietors, managers or operators of such circus or show, or their servants, agents or employees, while operating within the limits of the City under any such license. The amount of such policy shall be at least $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident for personal injuries and $50,000 per accident for property damage.


As a further condition for the granting of such license, the applicant shall demonstrate that he resides in New Jersey or that he has appointed the Division of Inspections to accept service of process on his behalf in any litigation arising out of his operations within the City under the aforesaid license.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this chapter.


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.


The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.