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
Junkyards and salvage yards — See Ch. 344.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 477.
Sale or storage of vehicles on vacant land — See Ch. 485.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 481, Vehicles, Inoperative, adopted 11-27-1973 by Ord. No. 1378 as Ch. 105, Art. I, of the 1973 Code, as amended.

§ 481-1 Garaging of inoperative vehicles; exception for certain licensed parties.

A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter store or permit or suffer to be stored upon any lands within the Township of Toms River any motor vehicle which is not capable of being used or operated or which is not currently registered with the State of New Jersey or other state, unless said motor vehicle is garaged, except that the foregoing shall not apply to any person, firm or corporation holding a valid license to carry on, maintain or establish any motor vehicle business, motor vehicle junkyard or who shall possess a state license to sell secondhand motor vehicles.
B. 
Failure of a vehicle to bear license plates shall be prima facie evidence that the vehicle is not currently registered with the State of New Jersey or other state.

§ 481-2 Determination of inoperability.

Any motor vehicle which is not capable of being used or operated shall be deemed to be a motor vehicle which cannot be moved under its own power from place to place upon any public street or highway.

§ 481-3 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:
GARAGE
A building or wing of a building, as of a house, in which to park a car or cars.
GARAGED
To put in or bring into a garage.
STORE or STORED
The keeping of a motor vehicle upon any lands for a period of more than 15 days.

§ 481-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not exceeding $200 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. Each and every day that such violation continues or exists shall be considered a separate and distinct violation and not as a continuing offense.