City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-9-1971 as Art. 2 of Ch. 13 of the Revised Ordinances; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 129.

Places of public entertainment — See ch. 231.

Food and beverage vending machines — See Ch. 259.

Ice cream — See Ch. 262.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Soft drinks — See Ch. 481.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 448-1

§ 448-2
Adoption of standards. 

§ 448-3
Compliance required. 

§ 448-4
License required; applicability. 

§ 448-5
Gambling and games of chance. 

§ 448-6
Alcoholic beverages. 

§ 448-7
Failure to comply. 

§ 448-8
Violations and penalties. 

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

In the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey, it means and refers to the Camden County Health Department.
That certain code approved by the State Department of Health for adoption by reference in accordance with law, being a code regulating retail food establishments, and providing for its enforcement.
Any premises where food is prepared and/or sold to be consumed at another location.

Pursuant to and in accordance with the Public Health and Sanitation Codes Adoption by Reference Act (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.2 to 26:3-69.6), there is hereby established and adopted as the Retail Food Establishment Code of the City the whole of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey. A printed copy of said code is annexed to and incorporated by reference in Ordinance No. MC-280, passed on December 9, 1963, adopting said code as amended.


The Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey is hereby incorporated in this chapter by reference and made part hereof as fully as though it had been set forth at length herein.


In accordance with law, the required number of printed copies of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey have been placed on file in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Division of Inspections having charge of the enforcement thereof and shall remain on file in said offices for the use and examination of the public so long as this chapter shall remain in effect.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]

All retail food establishments shall be operated in compliance with the provisions of the Retail Food Establishment Code of New Jersey and with all other applicable provisions of the statutes of New Jersey and the ordinances of the City.

A license shall be required for all establishments where food is prepared, sold and/or consumed; this shall include all nonprofit clubs, establishments, etc.

No licensees shall operate, conduct or carry on or permit to be operated, conducted or carried on in or about any building, grounds or other place licensed under this chapter any game of chance or gambling device or devices.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 129, Alcoholic Beverages.

No alcoholic beverages shall be sold, stored, served, delivered or consumed on the licensed premises, nor shall any licensee suffer to permit the sale, storage, service, delivery or consumption of any alcoholic beverages upon the premises licensed under this chapter, directly or indirectly, before, during or after the licensed premises is open to the public.

[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.