City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 7-19-1983 by Ord. No. 4825-83. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Off-street parking — See Ch. 345.
Parking on residential streets — See Ch. 349.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 439.
Diesel-powered vehicles — See Ch. 441.

§ 347-1 Word usage.

Whenever any words and phrases are used in this chapter, the meanings respectively ascribed to them in Subtitle 1 of Title 39 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey shall be deemed to apply to such words and phrases used therein.

§ 347-2 Parking prohibited certain hours; permit for recreational vehicle.

[Amended 12-17-1991 by Ord. No. 5559-91; 7-20-1999 by Ord. No. 6069-99]
A. 
Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. every day, it shall be unlawful for any person to park an omnibus, school bus, school vehicle Type I, school vehicle Type II, pole trailer, road tractor, trailer, farm trailer, semitrailer, truck tractor, tow truck, taxi or limousine, or any combination thereof, on any street, highway, or public place in the City of Clifton; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prohibit the parking of a vehicle for the purpose of installing, maintaining or performing public utility services.
[Amended 7-2-2013 by Ord. No. 7105-13]
B. 
Vehicles over four tons; recreational vehicles.
[Added 7-21-1987 by Ord. No. 5421-90]
(1) 
Between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. every day, it shall be unlawful for any person to park or store a motor vehicle in excess of four tons, registered gross vehicle weight, or in excess of 25 feet overall length, or tow truck or flat bed of any size, on any street, highway or public place in the City of Clifton; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prohibit the parking of a recreational vehicle bearing handicapped license plates, a recreational vehicle displaying a permit issued by the Chief of Police as hereinafter provided, or a vehicle for the purpose of installing, maintaining or performing public utility services or carrying merchandise, goods, tools or supplies from or to area residences and/or businesses, or performing any services for the owner or tenant of premises in the area.
[Amended 4-21-1992 by Ord. No. 5579-92]
(2) 
Permits for recreational vehicles.
(a) 
The Chief of Police, or his designee, may issue temporary permits to residents on any street or portion thereof upon which parking is so restricted, subject to the proviso, however, that not more than one such permit shall be issued and outstanding at any one time for the use of any one dwelling unit.
(b) 
On the application of any person who resides on any said street upon which parking is so restricted, the Chief of Police, or his designee, may issue permits to be valid as follows:
[1] 
For up to 30 days upon a showing by the applicant that visitors to such person's residence will not be able to park in the immediate vicinity thereof or on such person's property without violating the restrictions imposed by Clifton's Zoning Ordinance;[1] or
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 461, Zoning.
[2] 
For up to seven consecutive days, but not longer than 14 days in any thirty-day period, for the purpose of loading and unloading such vehicle, upon the showing by the applicant that he is not able to park such vehicle on his property.
(c) 
If the Chief of Police, or his designee, shall approve such application and further finds that the issuance of any such requested permit will not unduly impair traffic safety during the time of its validity, then he shall issue such permit and may limit the streets or portions of streets for which they shall be valid.
(d) 
Application for parking permits under this section shall be made in writing to the Chief of Police, upon such forms as may be provided.
(e) 
An applicant for a parking permit shall provide the Chief of Police, or his designee, with satisfactory evidence that he fulfills all of the conditions required for the issuance of such permit as well as the recreational vehicle registration information. It shall be unlawful for any person to represent that he is entitled to a permit hereunder when he is not so entitled or to park a recreational vehicle displaying such permit at any time when the holder of such permit is not entitled to hold it.
(f) 
The fee for each parking permit granted under this section shall be $1.
(3) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A transportable structure self-propelled or capable of being towed by a passenger car, station wagon or small pick-up truck, of such size and weight as not to require any special highway movement permits and designed, constructed or altered to provide temporary movable living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use, but not for profit nor commercial use, nor shall it be a movable home. Recreational vehicle shall include but not be limited to campers, travel trailers, camping trailers and motor homes. Recreational vehicle shall not include motorized vehicles that are less than 18 feet in overall length.

§ 347-3 Signs to be erected.

The Chief of Police is hereby directed to have proper signs calling attention to the provisions of this chapter erected or placed at all entrances to the City.

§ 347-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 11-8-2006 by Ord. No. 6625-06]
All or any person(s), firm(s) or corporation(s) violating any provision of this chapter shall pay, upon being adjudged guilty, a fine not exceeding $250.

§ 347-5 When effective.

This chapter shall take effect after final passage and publication as provided by law and upon approval thereof by the Commissioner of Transportation.