Township of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington 9-10-1968 (Sec. 4:2 of the 1975 General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 15.
Land development — See Ch. 330.

§ 556-1 Definitions.

[Amended 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
TRAILER
A structure, such as a house trailer, or a vehicle, whether self-propelled or non-self-propelled, which is designed, constructed, reconstructed or added to by means of accessories to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons on a temporary or permanent basis. The term "trailer" shall also include the terms "camper," "camping vehicle" or "recreation vehicle." The term does not apply to house trailers that through installation, connections to utilities and/or other arrangements are not currently subject to transportation; nor does the term apply to commercial trailers used for hauling material or equipment, or trailers used for the shipment of goods, pulled by motorized vehicles and commonly called "tractor-trailers."

§ 556-2 Enforcement official.

[Amended 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024]
The Police Department of the Township of Burlington is hereby designated as the agency responsible for the enforcement of this chapter.

§ 556-3 Parking in streets; permit requirements.

A. 
Parking prohibition and exception. It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer for any period exceeding 24 hours on any street of the Township of Burlington except for the purpose of repair.
[Amended 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024]
B. 
Permit required. It shall be unlawful for any person to make repairs upon a trailer on any street within the Township of Burlington except pursuant to a valid permit issued for this purpose by the Burlington Township Police Department.
C. 
Issuance procedure and standard. Any person desiring a permit to make repairs upon a trailer on any street within the Township of Burlington shall make application to the Police Department of the Township of Burlington for said permit. The Police Department of the Township of Burlington shall investigate the conditions present and shall determine whether the trailer can or cannot be removed to a garage, service station or other premises for the purposes of repair. In the event that said trailer cannot be so moved, the Police Department shall issue a permit without fee.
D. 
Permit term and extension. Any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be valid for a period of 48 hours from the time of its issuance. Any permit issued pursuant to this section shall clearly have placed upon it the date and time when said permit was issued. Where the permittee licensed under the provisions of this chapter cannot make repairs sufficient to cause the trailer to be moved within the forty-eight-hour period referred to above, the Burlington Township Police Department is herewith authorized to extend the term of the permit for a period of time sufficient to make the repairs necessary, not in excess of 48 hours.
[Amended 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024]
E. 
Restriction. Any trailer undergoing repairs under the provisions of this section shall not during such period of repair be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place.

§ 556-4 Boats and trailers.

[Added 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024[1]]
Trailers, as described in § 556-1, and boats on boat trailers may be parked or stored on private residential property, subject to the following conditions:
A. 
Location. Trailers, as described in § 556-1, and boats on boat trailers which are not parked or stored in a fully enclosed garage or building may be parked or stored only in rear or side yards.
B. 
Setback requirements. Trailers, as described in § 556-1, and boats on boat trailers parked or stored in rear yards must be set back at least five feet from all lot lines. Trailers and boats on boat trailers parked or stored in side yards must be set back at least 10 feet from the side lot line and may not block windows or doors that might be used to exit the residence in the event of a fire or other emergency.
C. 
Use regulations. At no time shall a parked or stored trailer be occupied or used for living, sleeping or housekeeping purposes or for storage of equipment other than that used in connection with the vehicle.
D. 
Numbers regulated. Only one trailer and one boat on a boat trailer may be parked or stored at any one time on any one property.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former § 556-4, Parking on private residential property.

§ 556-5 Buses, commercial vehicles and commercial trailers.

[Added 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 14-OR-024]
A. 
One commercial vehicle of a rated capacity of 3/4 ton or less, owned or used by a resident of the premises to go to and from business, may be parked or garaged overnight on residentially used or zoned property or on a public street adjacent to the property.
B. 
Commercial vehicles and commercial trailers may be parked on residentially used or zoned property or on streets adjacent to a residential property for loading or unloading purposes.
C. 
Except as provided in the previous subsections and except for emergency or service vehicles while actually engaged in emergency or service calls, neither buses, nor commercial vehicles, nor commercial trailers, nor trailers designed or used for the hauling or shipment of material, goods or equipment may be parked or garaged overnight on residentially used or zoned property or on any public street adjacent to a residential property.
D. 
Neither buses, nor commercial vehicles, nor commercial trailers may be parked overnight, stored or garaged on nonresidentially used or zoned property or on a public street adjacent to a nonresidential property except as provided by and in compliance with approved site plans.
E. 
As used in the previous subsections "overnight" parking means continuous parking for a period of six hours between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.