Township of Maplewood, NJ
Essex County
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Editor's Note: Former § 257-15, Regulations not exclusive, was repealed 4-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1993-96. See now § 257-2.4, Regulations not exclusive.
No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XIII (§ 257-49), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XIV (§ 257-50), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended 4-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1993-96]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Subsection A of Schedule XV (§ 257-51A) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
B. 
Additional parking prohibited certain hours. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified in Subsection B of Schedule XV (§ 257-51B) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter, subject to the following:
(1) 
The following vehicles shall be exempt from the parking prohibition of this Subsection B:
(a) 
Residents. A vehicle owned or operated on a regular basis by a resident of the portion of a street on which parking is restricted by this Subsection B and where the vehicle has displayed a current residential parking permit on its left rear window in such a manner as to be closely examined by an officer.
(b) 
Contractors, service and delivery vehicles. Contractors, service and delivery vehicles bearing the name and address of a commercial business may park without a permit during the time that they are rendering service to a residence within the prohibited area.
(c) 
Emergency vehicles. Emergency vehicles and public service, telephone and other public utility vehicles may park within the prohibited area during the time that they are rendering service or repairs within the area.
(2) 
Application for parking permits under this Subsection B shall be made in writing on forms provided to the Township Clerk or her designee. Permits shall be granted only under the following terms and conditions:
(a) 
To persons who are residents of that portion of a street upon which parking is restricted by this Subsection B, a permanent permit, valid for six months for tenants and three years for owner-occupants, shall be issued for every vehicle owned or principally operated by such person, subject to a limit of three permits for each residential unit.
(3) 
A resident parking permit does not exempt a resident from obeying all traffic rules and regulations, including but not limited to parking too close to stop signs or intersections, alternate side parking and no overnight parking.
C. 
The residents of Orchard Road and Woodside Road between the cross streets described in § 257-51C shall be entitled, at no cost, to one resident parking permit for each automobile registered in the household. The Township Clerk shall issue the resident parking permits to the residents of Orchard Road and Woodside Road upon receipt of proof of residency and vehicle ownership for each vehicle for which a permit is to be issued. The holder of the permit shall display the permit in the left rear window of the vehicle. Notwithstanding 257-51C; the residents of Orchard Road and Woodside Road displaying the properly issued resident parking permit may park their vehicles on Orchard Road and Woodside Road. However, all other provisions of this Chapter 257 of the Code of the Township of Maplewood shall remain in full force and effect; and the residents of Orchard Road and Woodside Road shall comply with those provisions, including, but not limited to, commuter parking and overnight parking.
[Added 5-4-1999 by Ord. No. 2099-99]
No person shall stop or stand a vehicle during the times specified in Schedule XVI (§ 257-52) of any day, unless otherwise indicated, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in said schedule, attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Amended 4-6-2010 by Ord. No. 2624-10]
A. 
No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown in Schedule XVII (§ 257-53) at any time between the hours listed in said schedule on any day, unless otherwise indicated upon any of the streets or part of streets described in said schedule.
B. 
The following vehicles shall be exempt from the parking limitations of this section:
(1) 
South Orange/Maplewood Board of Education employees working at Jefferson School, provided that the employee vehicle has displayed a current parking permit on its left rear window in such a manner as to be plainly visible to police personnel; and
(2) 
Provided that the employee vehicle is parked on the west side of Brookside Road between Jefferson Avenue and a point 123 feet south thereof or on the north side of Maryland Road from a point 60 feet east of Ridgewood Road to a point 260 feet east of Ridgewood Road or on the north side of Maryland Road from a point 436 feet east of Ridgewood Road to Brookside Road.
No person shall park a vehicle upon any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XVIII (§ 257-54), attached to and made a part of this chapter, except at the angle designated and only within the painted white stall lines.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-197.5 et seq., those parking spaces so marked and described in Schedule XIX (§ 257-55), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are designated as restricted parking spaces for use by persons who have been issued special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles or have specially equipped motor vehicles.
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:32-11 et seq., those parking spaces so marked and described in Schedule XX (§ 257-56), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are designated for handicapped parking. Only those vehicles operated by or carrying handicapped persons shall park in these spaces.
A. 
No vehicle shall be parked on any thoroughfare or any parking lot between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no vehicle shall be parked on Dunnell Road between Oakview Avenue and Baker Street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. The penalty for violation of this section shall be $60 for each and every offense.
[Amended 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 2024-97; 2-6-2007 by Ord. No. 2383-07; 11-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2877-17]
B. 
Upon complying with the conditions set forth in Subsection C, permits may be issued to motor vehicles which are commonly kept at night within the confines of the Township of Maplewood. Such motor vehicles, with the permit prominently displayed in the left rear window, shall be entitled to park in designated areas upon the streets and in designated parking lots of the Township of Maplewood between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
C. 
Permits allowing parking on an overnight basis in the Township of Maplewood shall be issued by the Township Clerk to those persons who reside in a dwelling unit located in a one-, two- or three-family detached residential dwelling, subject to the following conditions:
(1) 
Only one permit may be issued to a one-family dwelling. Only two permits may be issued to a two-family dwelling. Only three permits may be issued to a three-family dwelling.
(2) 
No permit shall be issued until the designated person from the Code Enforcement Department of the Township of Maplewood shall prepare a report, at the request of the applicant for the permit, attesting to the following:
(a) 
The lot upon which the dwelling sits does not contain a driveway or adequate space for the installation of a driveway.
(b) 
The premises is not possessed of an easement which allows use of a neighboring property or driveway so that vehicles can reach the rear yard of the premises in question where parking can occur.
(3) 
The applicant for the parking permit must be a resident of the Township of Maplewood. The following is acceptable proof of residency:
(a) 
A copy of a valid New Jersey driver's license.
(b) 
A copy of a valid New Jersey motor vehicle registration for the vehicle for which the permit is sought.
(4) 
The vehicle for which the permit is sought must be owned or leased by the applicant, who is a person residing within the Township of Maplewood.
(5) 
Only private passenger automobiles are eligible for permits.
D. 
A qualified individual may apply for either a Type A or Type B parking permit.
[Amended 5-19-2009 by Ord. No. 2593-09]
(1) 
Maplewood residents who reside in a one-, two-, or three-family detached dwelling (a qualified individual) may apply for one Type A or one Type B parking permit per dwelling unit.
(a) 
A Type A parking permit entitles the permit holder to park daily in a Township parking lot designated by the Township between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(b) 
A Type B parking permit entitles the permit holder to park in front of his/her residence, or the closest available parking space adjacent to his/her residence, as designated by the Township, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
(c) 
The cost of a Type A or Type B parking permit for a qualified individual, as described in Subsection C, shall be $240 per year.
(2) 
All qualified individuals as described above may purchase additional Type A parking permits. All other Maplewood residents may purchase a Type A parking permit. The cost of this Type A Parking Permit shall be $600 per year, per vehicle.
(3) 
A Type A or a Type B parking permit issued after June 30 of the permit year shall cost 1/2 of the regular permit fee.
(4) 
All Type A and Type B parking permits shall be valid from January 1 through December 31 of each year and must be renewed annually.
(5) 
All Type A parking permits will be sold in a limited quantity on a first-come basis.
E. 
The Township Clerk, in issuing the permit, will designate to the applicant the location where the subject vehicle may be parked.
F. 
This section shall not apply to any state or county road located within the Township of Maplewood and shall apply only to those streets in the Township which are under the jurisdiction of the Township.
G. 
The Township Business Administrator, in cooperation with the Chief of Police, may designate a snow emergency within the Township of Maplewood. In the event that a snow emergency is declared, the Township Business Administrator will notify the Chief of Police, who will record the time that the snow emergency is declared. Each permit holder is responsible to determine if a snow emergency exists by checking with the Police Department. In the event that a snow emergency has been declared, each permit holder must remove his/her vehicle from any street or designated parking lot within one hour of the declaration of the snow emergency and for the duration of the snow emergency. Failure to do so will subject the vehicle owner to having the vehicle towed, at the owner's expense, and to being ticketed for failure to remove the vehicle in a snow emergency, which penalty shall be $18 for each and every offense.
A. 
Applicability. The word "premises" shall mean and apply to those lands owned by the Board of Education of the School District of South Orange and Maplewood located in the Township of Maplewood and having frontages on the northerly side of Parker Avenue and the easterly side of Valley Street, the lands being the site of the Columbia High School.
B. 
Rules and regulations. The following regulations shall be observed:
(1) 
No person shall park, stop or rank a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to stand at any place on the premises at any time between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
(2) 
No person shall park, stop or rank a motor vehicle or allow a motor vehicle to stand at any place on the premises at any time between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on any day when school is in session, provided that this subsection shall not apply to any person employed at the school or to any person while on the premises to attend any meeting or other function taking place at the school.
(3) 
No person shall use the driveways and parking areas of the premises or any portion thereof at any time in either direction between Parker Avenue and Valley Street, provided that this subsection shall not apply to any person driving a motor vehicle upon the premises for the purpose of discharging or picking up passengers at the high school.
(4) 
No person shall heedlessly drive a motor vehicle on the driveways or parking areas of the premises or any portion thereof, in willful or wanton disregard of the rights and safety of others, in a manner so as to endanger or so as to be likely to endanger a person or property.
C. 
Enforcement. In any prosecution charging a violation for the parking, stopping, ranking or standing of a motor vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle referred to in the complaint was parked, stopped, ranked or allowed to stand in violation of this section, together with proof of the identity of the person who was the registered owner of the vehicle at the time of the violation, shall constitute in evidence a prima facie presumption that the registered owner was the person who parked, stopped or ranked the motor vehicle or allowed the vehicle to stand at the place where and for the time during which the violation occurred, unless conclusively proved otherwise.
The locations described in Schedule XXI (§ 257-57), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as loading zones.
The locations described in Schedule XXII (§ 257-58), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as taxi stands.
The locations described in Schedule XXIII (§ 257-59), attached to and made a part of this chapter, are hereby designated as bus stops.
[Added 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 2173-01]
No person shall park a commercial vehicle, a livery or omnibus, except for the pickup and delivery of materials, on any of the streets or parts thereof described in Schedule XXXVIII (§ 257-74), attached to and made a part of this chapter.
[Added 4-20-2010 by Ord. No. 2627-10]
A. 
No vehicle shall park within five feet of a public or private driveway, measured parallel with the curb from the edge of the driveway depression to the bumper of the car on the following streets:
Name of Street
Academy Street
[Added 5-5-2015 by Ord. No. 2786-15]
Baker Street
Beach Place
Dunnell Road
East Cedar Lane
[Added 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2869-17]
Highland Place
Lenox Place
Maple Avenue
Maplewood Avenue
North Crescent
[Added 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2944-19]
Oakland Road
Oakview Avenue
Park Road
South Crescent
[Added 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2944-19]
South Pierson Road
[Added 9-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2869-17]
Winthrop Place
B. 
Any person convicted of a violation of a provision of this section shall be liable for a penalty of $30 for each offense.
[Added 3-5-2019 by Ord. No. 2945-19]
A. 
Only electric motor vehicles may park in a parking space designated for "Electric Vehicle Parking, Only While Charging" and only while in the process of being charged for a maximum of four hours.
This restriction shall be applicable from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., all days.
B. 
Anyone found in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of $100.