Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Toms River 12-9-2008 by Ord. No. 4168-08.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beach shelters and tents — See Ch. 192.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 228.
Carnivals, circuses and traveling shows — See Ch. 238.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 252.
Fire prevention and protection — See Ch. 308.
Tents — See Ch. 348, § 348-8.37.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 217, Buildings for Public Assemblages, Temporary, adopted 11-27-1973 by Ord. No. 1378 as Ch. 65 of the 1973 Code.

§ 217-1 Examination and approval of structures required.

Any tent, temporary grandstand, temporary building or temporary structure of any nature or kind erected in this Township for the temporary assemblage, grouping or gathering of people shall be examined and approved as to safety from fire hazards and safety in construction and erection before people are permitted to assemble or gather in or at the same, by the Chief of the Fire Department of this municipality, or Chief of the fire company in the area in which the tent, temporary grandstand, temporary building or temporary structure is erected or to be erected, as well as by the Construction Official of this municipality.

§ 217-2 Distance restriction.

No tent, temporary grandstand, temporary building or temporary structure shall be constructed, erected or maintained on any ground in this Township where there is any flammable material within 100 feet of same.

§ 217-3 Written approvals required.

No person shall erect, maintain or use any tent, temporary grandstand, temporary building or temporary structure for the purposes referred to in § 217-1 hereof without first getting written approvals of the Chief of the Fire Department or Chief of the fire company, and the Construction Official, which written approvals shall be kept on the premises while the premises are used for said purposes, and said permits shall be exhibited upon request to any police officer, fire company official, fireman or municipal official checking upon any of said matters in his official capacity and in the performance of his duties.

§ 217-4 Fireproof tents.

No person shall use or permit to be used any tent other than a fireproof tent for the gathering or assembling of people in this municipality.

§ 217-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of a fine of not exceeding $400 or imprisonment in the common jail of the County of Ocean for a term of not exceeding 30 days, or both, at the discretion of the Municipal Court before whom said conviction is had.