Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington adopted 4-18-1967. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 227-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
INOPERABLE
Incapable of being legally driven or moved under its own power on the public highways of the State of New Jersey.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Every device in, upon or by which a person or property might, if such device were in operable condition, be transported upon a highway, excepting devices moved by human power.
OPERABLE
Capable of being legally driven or moved upon the public highways of the State of New Jersey.
UNLICENSED
Not currently licensed to be driven or moved on the public highways by the proper licensing authority, or not bearing current registration plates or tags lawfully issued by such authority for the motor vehicle involved.

§ 227-2 Abandonment on public roads or lands prohibited.

No person shall leave any inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle or any part thereof on any public road or other public lands or premises except in case of emergency and then for a period of no more than 24 hours.

§ 227-3 Leaving or maintaining on private land restricted.

No person shall leave or maintain any inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle or any part thereof on any private lands or premises for more than 30 days, whether consecutive or not.

§ 227-4 Restrictions on property owners.

No owner or occupier of any lands or premises shall permit or suffer any inoperable or unlicensed motor vehicle or any part thereof to be left or maintained on his lands or premises for more than 45 days, whether consecutive or not.

§ 227-5 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to motor vehicles or parts thereof:
A. 
Located in garages or other buildings.
B. 
Operable but unlicensed, displayed for sale on premises of a licensed new or used car dealer.
C. 
On a lawfully operated junkyard.
D. 
Enclosed in an area so as not to be visible from any public road or from any adjacent property.
[Amended 10-4-1971]

§ 227-6 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).