City of Clifton, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the City of Clifton 7-3-2001 by Ord. No. 6212-01; amended in its entirety 1-5-2009 by Ord. No. 6787-09. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 378-1 Identification tags.

No merchant, corporate or otherwise, shall provide shopping carts for the use of its customers without affixing thereto a permanent sign or notice identifying the owner of the cart, or the merchant who has written consent from the owner to use the cart, and listing a valid telephone number or address through which the owner or merchant can be contacted.

§ 378-2 Abandoned carts; fees.

A. 
Any shopping cart that does not have a sign or notice identifying the owner of the cart, or the retailer who has written consent from the owner to use the cart, and a valid telephone number or address through which the owner or retailer can be contacted that is abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof shall be seized by the Police Department and/or Department of Public Works and impounded by the Department of Public Works, to be sold in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:47-20[1] at public auction as unclaimed property after a period of six months, unless the owner thereof shall claim the shopping cart from the Department of Public Works within the six-month period and pay the sum of $35 for each such shopping cart to cover municipal retrieval costs and, in addition thereto, $2 per day for storage for each such cart. Said fees shall be paid to the Finance Department of the City of Clifton for the purposes of the City of Clifton.
[Amended 1-5-2009 by Ord. No. 6788-09]
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Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 40:47-20 was repealed by P.L. 1971, c. 197. See now N.J.S.A. 40A:14-157.
B. 
Any shopping cart that does have a sign or notice identifying the owner of the cart, or the retailer who has written consent from the owner to use the cart, and a valid telephone number or address through which the owner or retailer can be contacted that is abandoned or otherwise left on public streets, public property or on private property without the express consent of the owner or tenant thereof shall be subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.65.