[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Maplewood 9-4-1984 as Ord. No. 1659. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall write, paint or place with ink, paint, chalk or any other substance or substances or otherwise mark, carve, scratch or etch graffiti on the real or personal property of another, whether real or personal property publicly or privately owned, unless the owner of such property shall have prior knowledge of such writing, painting or placing of graffiti and subsequently consented to the same.
The marking of any property, real, personal or mixed, by an owner thereof in such a manner as would constitute graffiti is likewise prohibited.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to imprisonment for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days or a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.).
In addition thereto, the Judge of the Municipal Court is urged to require appropriate correction or restitution by requiring the offender to remove graffiti under the supervision of such municipal employee or other person designated by the Court, in order to avoid, in proper cases, a custodial sentence in the judgment of the Municipal Court.