Borough of Chester, NJ
Morris County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Chester 4-3-1980 as Sec. 4-2 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 127.

§ 148-1 License required.

No person shall erect, construct, operate, conduct or maintain a public garage, gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant in the borough, without first obtaining a permit so to do, in accordance with the provisions hereof.

§ 148-2 Application.

Any applicant for a permit to conduct a public garage, gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant in the borough shall file an application with the Borough Clerk, setting forth the name of the applicant, a description of the premises, its owner, and location, together with a copy of the plans and specifications of all buildings and diagram showing location of buildings, tanks, pumps and driveways on the premises.

§ 148-3 Fees.

[Amended by Ord. No. 81-4; Ord. No. 96-06]
The fee for a permit shall be as established in Chapter 127, Fees, Article I, payable to the Borough Clerk at the time of issuance.

§ 148-4 Location restrictions.

A. 
No part of any public garage or gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant or of any driveway thereto shall be located within 200 feet of any building, or a point on the opposite side of the street on which it falls, used as a church, hospital, public or parochial school, if such building is located on either side of the same street or streets upon which the public garage or gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant is located.
B. 
No part of any building used as a public garage or gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant and no tank or filling pump or other service appliance used in connection with any public garage, gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant shall be erected within 25 feet of any dwelling house.
C. 
No tank or gasoline or oil pump, no oiling or greasing mechanism and no other service appliance installed in connection with any public garage, gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant shall be within 15 feet of any street line.
D. 
No public garage or gasoline or oil service station or bulk gasoline or oil storage plant shall be hereafter located with or attached to a building occupied for any other purpose, unless it is separated from such other occupancy, and the walls, floors and ceilings enclosing it are of fireproof or semi-fireproof construction.

§ 148-5 Existing location continued.

Any public garage, gasoline or oil storage plant existing at the time of enactment of this chapter may be continued upon any lot or in any building so occupied, and any such building may be restored or repaired in the event of partial or total destruction thereof.

§ 148-6 Hours of operation.

[Added by Ord. No. 83-16]
A. 
All gasoline filling stations in the borough shall be closed and shall not engage in any business operations involving the sale or dispensing of fuels, oils, goods or services, except for emergency road services, during the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
B. 
Any person who violates this section by engaging in any prohibited business operations between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., upon conviction, shall be subject to the penalties stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty. Each day that a violation of the provisions of this section occurs shall be considered to be a separate offense.