Atlantic City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[Adopted 6-15-1961 by Ord. No. 22-1961]

§ 92-3 Hours of beach use restricted.

[Amended 5-24-2000 by Ord. No. 32-2000]
Except as allowed by special permit issued by the Mayor, it shall be unlawful for any person to enter, walk, be, loiter, lounge or sleep upon the beaches of the City of Atlantic City between the inland side of said beaches and the waterline of the same between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any twenty-four-hour day.

§ 92-4 Swimming and bathing hours restricted.

It shall be unlawful to swim or bathe in the ocean waters adjacent to and bounding the beaches of the City of Atlantic City between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, in any twenty-four-hour day.

§ 92-5 Access under Boardwalk restricted.

[Added 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 46-2006[1]]
Except for City personnel, City contractors or medical or law enforcement personnel responding to an emergency, it shall be unlawful for any person to enter, walk, be, loiter, lounge or sleep upon the area under the Boardwalk of the City of Atlantic City at any time.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Former § 92-5, Attire on Boardwalk restricted, was repealed 6-5-1991 by Ord. No. 33-1991.

§ 92-6 (Reserved) [1]

[1]:
Editor's Note: Former § 92-6, Boardwalk busker times and locations designated, was repealed 5-6-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009.

§ 92-7 Food and beverages.

[Added 6-25-1964 by Ord. No. 9-1964; amended 6-5-1991 by Ord. No. 33-1991; 5-24-2000 by Ord. No. 32-2000]
Except as allowed by permit/license issued in accordance with New Jersey law and special events permit issued by the Mayor or lease authorized by Council, which lease shall provide for insurance and indemnification, no alcoholic beverages are permitted on the beach at any time.

§ 92-8 Playing ball, Frisbee or catch.

[Added 6-25-1964 by Ord. No. 9-1964; amended 7-31-1980 by Ord. No. 67-1980; 6-5-1991 by Ord. No. 33-1991]
A. 
No person between June 15 and September 15 shall be permitted to play with a ball or Frisbee or engage in the game of catch on the Boardwalk and beach in the City of Atlantic City. The Atlantic City lifeguards are herewith given express authority to enforce the provisions of this section.
B. 
Notwithstanding the above, volleyball is permitted on the beach in areas designated by the Mayor or his designee.

§ 92-9 Spears and spear guns.

[Added 6-25-1964 by Ord. No. 9-1964]
No person shall be allowed to carry on the beach or in the ocean spears or spear guns commonly associated with skin diving.

§ 92-10 Use of railings and steps.

[Added 6-25-1964 by Ord. No. 9-1964]
No person shall be permitted to sit on Boardwalk railings or on the steps leading to the beach.

§ 92-11 Use of roller skates, skateboards and similar vehicles; scooter helmets.

[Added 6-25-1964 by Ord. No. 9-1964; amended 7-19-1979 by Ord. No. 39-1979; 6-5-1991 by Ord. No. 33-1991]
A. 
The use of roller skates, skateboards and any vehicle, except baby carriages, invalid chairs and licensed chairs, is prohibited on both the Boardwalk and the beach.
B. 
Scooter helmet required.
[Added 10-25-2000 by Ord. No. 69-2000]
(1) 
Any person riding a scooter upon any public area in the City of Atlantic City shall wear an approved helmet designed for safety that meets or exceeds the standards set by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Standard Z-90.4, or the Snell Foundation, or such subsequent nationally recognized standard for helmet performance as the City of Atlantic City may adopt and shall have either the neck or chin strap of the helmet fastened securely while the scooter is in motion.
(2) 
Scooters shall only be permitted on the Boardwalk of Atlantic City between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. daily throughout the year.
(3) 
No person shall transport another person on or in tow of a scooter upon any public area in the jurisdiction of the City of Atlantic City unless the passenger is wearing a helmet that meets the aforementioned standards.
(4) 
A parent or guardian is responsible for requiring that a child under the age of 14 years wears an approved helmet while on a scooter in any public area in the City of Atlantic City and has the neck or chin strap of the helmet fastened securely.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B(5), pertaining to penalties for violations, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 28-2005. See now § 92-12.

§ 92-11.1 Jet skis franchise.

[Added 10-5-2005 by Ord. No. 84-2005]
A. 
The City Council for the City of Atlantic City shall, by resolution, authorize the Clerk of the City of Atlantic City to establish applications for one license which shall be made available to a qualified resident of the City of Atlantic City.
B. 
The licensee shall be able to operate the business from the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from May 1 through October 1 on the beach in front of Kennedy Plaza up to 200 feet out and 200 feet in width.
C. 
Each licensee shall be required, on a monthly basis, to provide an update of the safety requirements as it shall establish, and the municipality shall have the right to revoke said license for any violations of the safety features provided or for failure to comply with the maintenance and cleanup associated with such activities.
D. 
The licenses must be renewed each year with the applicant providing documentation showing his or her status as a qualified Atlantic City resident and demonstrating that it is in good standing in compliance with the terms and conditions of this section.

§ 92-12 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-1-1989 by Ord. No. 1-1989; 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 28-2005; 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 46-2006; 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 104-2008]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter, upon conviction in the Municipal Court of the City of Atlantic City, shall be punished for each offense by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $2,000, imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Any person pleading guilty may pay a fine of up to $500 to the Municipal Court of the City of Atlantic City for a first-time offense only.