Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 223.

§ 231-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTOR VEHICLE INCAPABLE OF BEING USED OR OPERATED
A motor vehicle which cannot be moved under its own power from place to place upon any public street or highway.
STORE or STORED
The keeping of a motor vehicle upon any lands for a period of more than 15 days.
TRAILER
Any structure designed for mounting upon wheels and incapable of moving or traveling under its own power. Such trailers are normally connected to a cab or motorized unit for hauling.

§ 231-2 Storage of inoperative vehicles prohibited; exceptions.

No person, firm, corporation or other entity shall hereafter store or permit to be stored upon any lands within the Borough of Seaside Heights any motor vehicle which is not capable of being used or operated, unless said motor vehicle is garaged, except that the foregoing should not apply to any person, firm, corporation or other entity holding a valid license to carry on, maintain or establish any motor vehicle business, motor vehicle junkyard or any person, firm or corporation possessing a state license to sell secondhand motor vehicles.

§ 231-3 Trailer storage prohibited.

A. 
It shall be unlawful for any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity to store upon any lands within this municipality any trailer, whether attached or unattached to a cab or motorized unit. It shall further be unlawful to use any such unit for storage of any goods or objects while in this municipality.
B. 
For the purpose of this chapter, it shall be presumed that any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity is storing any trailer as prohibited by this chapter when the trailer shall remain in the stationary position for more than 24 hours upon any private or public lands within the municipal limits.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any individual, partnership, corporation or other entity to park or store upon any roadway or other public property within the Borough of Seaside Heights any boat or boat trailer; any motorcycle, jet-ski, or personal watercraft trailer; any camping or recreational type trailer; and any other type of trailer whatsoever unless the same has been properly registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles and is attached to a properly registered motor vehicle in which case such motor vehicle and attached trailer shall not be parked or stored for more than one 24 hour period.
D. 
The storage or parking on private property of any such vehicle and trailer as set forth in § 231-3C shall be within the established building or setback lines.

§ 231-4 Exemptions.

A. 
This chapter shall not apply to trailers being used in connection with a temporary function which is sanctioned by the municipality. Any of these duly sanctioned functions, such as a circus or carnival, shall be exempt from this chapter.
B. 
All municipal, fire company or first aid equipment shall be exempt from the provision of this chapter.
C. 
Any temporary construction trailers and equipment, when used in conjunction with a construction project, shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
D. 
All dumpsters used in connection with a duly licensed business operation shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
E. 
This chapter shall not apply to any trailer, container or other equipment used by the borough or any other person, organization or entity with the approval of the borough, for the storage of recycled materials.
F. 
This chapter shall not apply to the official impound yard for motor vehicles as authorized by the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 231-5 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any other provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.