Town of Dover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover 2-9-1982 as Ord. No. 2-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Noise — See Ch. 254.

Poolrooms and bowling alleys — See Ch. 281.

Sunday activities — See Ch. 341.

Theaters, shows and other exhibitions — See Ch. 357.

§ 109-1
Definitions. 

§ 109-2
License required. 

§ 109-3
Issuance of license; fee; display of license; number of licenses restricted; placement of devices restricted. 

§ 109-4
Use restrictions. 

§ 109-5
Violations and penalties. 

§ 109-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Any automatic, mechanical or electronic amusement device for skill or entertainment, whether coin-operated or not, including but not limited to pinball machines, video games, bagatelle, console, cathode-ray tube game machine or similar devices that use a display screen for points, lines or dots of light that can be manipulated to stimulate games or other types of entertainment.

§ 109-2 License required.

It shall be unlawful to have or possess or to operate for gain or amusement in the Town of Dover any amusement device as defined herein, without first obtaining a license therefor, and provided that all conditions set forth in § 109-3 herein are met.

§ 109-3 Issuance of license; fee; display of license; number of licenses restricted; placement of devices restricted.

The Town Clerk, upon authorization by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover, is hereby authorized to issue such licenses upon the following terms and conditions:

A. 

The license fee shall be $180 per year for each amusement device, with each license expiring on May 31 of each year.

[Amended 12-27-1983 by Ord. No. 42-1983; 11-26-1991 by Ord. No. 29-1991]

B. 

The license shall be prominently displayed by attaching the same on each device.

C. 

Not more than two amusement device licenses shall be issued to any one owner, tenant or operator, nor shall more than two licenses be issued for any one establishment.

D. 

The placement of each and every amusement game within an establishment must have the approval of the Chief of Police of the Town of Dover.

E. 

No amusement device shall be installed within 200 feet of any school or church.

§ 109-4 Use restrictions.

[Amended 5-25-1982 by Ord. No. 15-1982]
A. 

No amusement device shall be utilized for games of chance, prizes, payoffs or gambling, nor shall there be any gambling in the playing or in the operation of the same.

B. 

No one under the age of 18 shall be permitted to operate the same where said machine is located in or on premises from which there is sold or consumed alcoholic beverages.

C. 

No one under the age of 18 shall be permitted to operate said amusement devices of any nature during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, from September 1 of each year until June 30 of each year, except during those days that the public schools of Dover are in recess or on vacation.

§ 109-5 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

Anyone convicted of a violation of this chapter shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding the sum of $1,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, for each violation.