City of Trenton, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Trenton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-7-1967 as Ch. XIV-A of the Revised General Ordinances]

§ 188-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARKING METER
Any mechanical device installed or used for the regulation of parking in accordance with the provisions of this article. Each parking meter installed shall indicate, by proper legend, the legal parking time established by the City and when in operation shall indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of the legal parking shall indicate illegal or overtime parking.
PARKING METER SPACE
Any space within a parking meter zone adjacent to a parking meter.
PARKING METER ZONE
Any municipal lot, street or part of a street on which parking meters are installed and in operation.

§ 188-2 Parking meter locations.

Parking meter locations are designated in the schedule below; provided, however, where an emergency or temporary condition is declared by resolution of the City Council, all rules and regulations set forth hereinafter shall be subject to such changes as shall be provided by that resolution.
Name of Street
Sides
Location
Academy Street
Both
Between Stockton Street and Old Canal Fill
North
Between 65 feet east of Broad Street and 35 feet west of Montgomery Street
Between a point 65 feet east of the east curb of Montgomery Street and a point 35 feet west of the west curb of Stockton Street
South
Between a point 60 feet east of the east curb of Montgomery Street and a point 65 feet west of the west curb of Stockton Street
Armory Drive
Both
Entire length
North Broad Street
Both
Between Academy Street and Olive Street
East
Between Hanover and Academy Streets
From 120 feet north of Perry Street to 35 feet south of Feeder Street
Between Penn-Central Railroad and a point 200 feet south of the south curb of Brunswick Avenue
West
From 60 feet north of Perry Street to 135 feet south of Allen Street extended
Between Hanover Street and Academy Street
North Broad Street
West
From 60 feet north of Perry Street to 135 feet south of Allen Street extended
Between Hanover Street and Academy Street
Between a point 35 feet south of the south curbline of Allen Street extended and a point 70 feet south of the south curbline of Allen Street extended
North Broad Street
West
Between a point 100 feet north of the north curbline of Allen Street extended and a point 35 feet south of south curbline of Feeder Street extended
From 80 feet south of Pennington Avenue to Penn-Central Railroad
Between a point 35 feet north of the north curb of Hanover Street and a point 75 feet north of the north curb of Hanover Street
Between a point 135 feet north of the north curb of Hanover Street and a point 85 feet south of the south curbline of Academy Street extended
South Broad Street
Both
Between Madison and Malone Streets
Between Harding and Liberty Streets
East
From 50 feet south of Livingston Street to 265 feet south thereof
Between a point 315 feet south of the south curb of Livingston Street and a point 90 feet north of the north curb of Market Street
From 35 feet north of Front Street to Windsor Alley
West
Between 100 feet south of Market Street to 140 feet north of Centre Street
Between a point 100 feet south of the south curb of Greenwood Avenue and a point 35 feet north of the north curb of Ferry Street
From 120 feet south of Livingston Street to 45 feet south thereof
From 195 feet south of Livingston Street to 120 feet north of Market Street
From 35 feet north of Livingston Street to 130 feet south of Lafayette Street
Carroll Street
East
Between a point 170 feet north of the north curb of State Street and a point 265 feet north of the north curb of State Street
West Canal Street
East
Between East State and Merchant Streets
West
Between East State Street and a point 80 feet south of the south curb of Merchant Street
Chambers Street
East
Between St. Francis Avenue and a point 250 feet south of the south curb of Hamilton Avenue
Chancery Lane
East
Between 35 feet north of West State Street and 35 feet south of Hanover Street
Chestnut Street
North
Between Clinton Avenue and Genesee Street
North Clinton Avenue
East
Between a point 300 feet north of the north curb of State Street and Lincoln Avenue
North Clinton Avenue
North
Between a point 35 feet east of the east curb of Webster Street extended and a point 110 feet east of the east curb of Webster Street extended
Between a point 170 feet east of the east curb of Webster Street extended, and a point 180 feet west of the west curb of Olden Avenue
From 190 feet east of Olden Avenue to 35 feet west of Sherman Avenue
South
Between Meade and Webster Streets
Between a point 35 feet east of the east curb of Webster Street and a point 200 feet west of the west curb of Olden Avenue
Between a point 120 feet east of the east curb of Olden Avenue and a point 35 feet west of the west curb of Sherman Avenue extended
South Clinton Avenue
East
From East State Street to Raoul Wallenberg Avenue
West
From 35 feet south of Magowan Street to 370 feet south thereof
Ewing Street
East
Between State Street and Elizabeth Alley
West
Between State Street and Cross Street
Franklin Street
West
From 35 feet south of Hamilton Avenue to 85 feet south thereof
East Front Street
[Added 9-19-2002 by Ord. No. 02-90]
Both
Between South Broad Street and North Warren Street
East Front Street
[Amended 9-19-2002 by Ord. No. 02-90]
Both
Between Anderson Street and Bert Avenue
South
From Union Alley to 240 feet east thereof
Between a point 30 feet east of the east curb of Jackson Street and a point 215 feet west of the west curb of Montgomery Street
From 80 feet east of South Montgomery Street to 165 feet west of Stockton Street
Hanover Place
Both
Entire length
East Hanover Street
North
Between Montgomery Street and a point 65 feet west of the west curb of Stockton Street
Between 160 feet west of Montgomery Street to 85 feet west thereof
South
From 170 feet east of Broad Street to 150 feet east thereof
From 40 feet west of Montgomery Street to 105 feet west thereof
Between Montgomery and Stockton Streets
From 45 feet east of Broad Street to 80 feet east thereof
West Hanover Street
North
Between Willow and Calhoun Streets
South
Between a sign 60 feet west of the west curb of Willow and Calhoun Streets
Hudson Street
North
Between Genesee and Broad Streets
Lafayette Street
North
Between Peace and Willow Streets
From 34 feet west of Broad Street to 238 feet west therefrom
From South Warren Street to Howells Alley
South
From 58 feet west of Broad Street to a point 148 feet west therefrom
Between Memorial Drive and South Warren Street
Market Street
South
From 120 feet east of Broad Street to Jackson Street
From Cooper Street to 55 feet west of Broad Street
From 120 feet east of Warren Street to Cooper Street
Merchant Street
South
Between Stockton Street and West Canal Street
South Montgomery Street
East
Between Front and State Streets
West
From 105 feet south of State Street to 125 feet south thereof
From 80 feet north of Front Street to 95 feet north thereof
North Olden Avenue
West
Between Prince Street and Agnes Alley
Between a point 100 feet north of the north curb of Clinton Avenue and Agnes Alley
Perry Street
North
Between Broad and Stockton Streets
St. Francis Avenue
South
Between Chambers Street and Commonwealth Avenue
East State Street
North
Between Ewing and Carroll Streets
From 125 feet east of Olden Avenue to 185 feet east thereof
Between a point 185 feet east of the east curb of Olden Avenue and a point 270 feet east of the east curb of Olden Avenue
Between a point 250 feet east of the east curb of Clinton Avenue and a point 400 feet west of the west curb of Wall Street
Between Carroll Street and a point 180 feet west of the west curb of Clinton Avenue
From 75 feet east of South Walter Avenue to 120 feet west of Olden Avenue
From 125 feet east of Olden Avenue to 150 feet east thereof
East State Street
South
Between a point 100 feet east of the east curb of Cuyler Avenue and a point 35 feet west of the west curb of Walter Avenue
Between Clinton and Fairview Avenues
West State Street
Both
Between Warren Street and Chancery Lane
Between Chancery Lane and Willow Street
Between Calhoun Street and Taylor's Alley
North
Between 105 feet west of Willow Street and 30 feet east of Taylor's Place
Between a point 120 feet west of the west curb of Calhoun Street and a point 35 feet east of the east curbline of Rutgers Place extended
Between a point 35 feet west of the west curbline of Rutgers Place extended and a point 135 feet west of the west curbline of Rutgers Place extended
South
Between a point 644 feet west of the west curb of South Willow Street and a point 960 feet west of the west curb of South Willow Street
Between Perdicaris Place and a point 200 feet west of Rutgers Place, except in front of No. 383 West State Street
From 232 feet west of Barrack Street to 366 feet west thereof
Steward Alley
South
From Stockton Street to 70 feet east thereof
Stockton Street
East
Between East State and Commerce Streets
South Stockton Street
East
From 75 feet south of State Street to 170 feet north of Front Street
Walnut Avenue Extension
West
From 80 feet north of Greenwood Avenue to 115 feet north thereof
North Warren Street
Both
Between Perry and Hanover Streets
Between Perry Street and the Penn-Central Railroad
East
Between Penn-Central Railroad and a point 150 feet south of the south curb of Tucker Street extended
West
Between 35 feet south of Ringold Street and Penn-Central Railroad
Old South Warren Street
East
From Market Street to 320 feet south thereof
West
From 250 feet south of Market Street to 70 feet south thereof
South Warren Street
East
Between a point 180 feet south of the south curb of State Street and Front Street
Between a point 105 feet south of the south curb of Front Street and Lafayette Street
South Warren Street
East
From Lafayette Street to 130 feet north of John Fitch Way
West
From 50 feet south of Front Street to 110 feet south thereof
From 160 feet south of Front Street to 50 feet north of Lafayette Street
From 100 feet south of Lafayette Street to 150 feet north of John Fitch Way
Between John Fitch Way and Market Street
William Trent Place (formerly Old South Warren Street)
West
Between Market Street and the southerly property line of the Trent House grounds
Willow Street
West
Between Hanover and Capitol Streets
North Willow Street
Both
Between Spring and Hanover Streets
South Willow Street
South
From 35 feet north of Front Street to 90 feet south of State Street

§ 188-3 Time limits; fees.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
Parking meter rates for motor vehicles shall be as follows:
A. 
Business Zone A. Where the boundary for the Business Zone A is in the center of the street, this rate shall apply to both sides of the street.
(1) 
For a thirty-minute period, a charge of $0.50.
(2) 
For a one-hour period, a charge of $1.
B. 
All other areas of the City, for a one-hour period, a charge of $0.75.

§ 188-4 Hours of operation.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
A. 
The hours of operation of parking meters in the respective zones shall be from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, and further excepting those times when parking or standing is expressly prohibited on streets or parts of streets in the zones.
B. 
Parking is expressly prohibited from 7:00 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. unless otherwise permitted in Chapter 14 of the Code of the City of Trenton.

§ 188-5 Installation of meters.

Parking meters shall be installed in all zones established as parking meter zones in this article; provided, however, that no parking meters shall be installed in any of the areas where parking is prohibited by statute pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-138.

§ 188-6 Marking of spaces and meters.

The Director of Public Works may have lines or markings painted or placed on the curb and/or the street indicating the parking space controlled by the parking meter. When installed, no person shall park any vehicle across any such line or marking or park any vehicle in such position that it shall not be entirely within the area so designated by such lines or markings, unless the vehicle could not physically fit within the space.

§ 188-7 Manner of parking.

When single-mounted parking meters are used in any parking meter zone which has parallel parking, any vehicle parked in such parking space shall be parked so that the foremost part of such vehicle shall be nearest to the parking meter. When dual-mounted parking meters are used, the above requirement shall apply to the rear vehicle and for the forward vehicle the hindmost part of such vehicle shall be nearest to the parking meter. When a parking space in any parking meter zone is other than parallel parking, the vehicles shall head in to the parking meter unless otherwise instructed by an appropriate sign.

§ 188-8 Operation and use.

No person shall park a vehicle in any parking meter space in any of the parking meter zones established by this article during the hours of operation of those zones without depositing one or more appropriate coins of the United States of America at the rate provided for that zone in the parking meter adjoining such parking meter space and turning the lever to cause the parking meter to operate.

§ 188-9 General regulations and prohibitions.

A. 
No person shall cause a vehicle to remain in or to be parked in a parking meter space adjacent to any parking meter while such meter displays a device or signal indicating the period of time for such parking has expired. No person shall cause, allow or permit any vehicle registered in his/her name to be parked in any parking meter space herein designated or to be hereafter designated in violation of the provisions of this article.
B. 
No person shall deposit in any parking meter a slug, device or metallic substitute, or any other substitute, for a coin of the United States of America.
C. 
No person shall deface, tamper with, damage, unlawfully open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article.

§ 188-10 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department of the City of Trenton, Parking Enforcement Officers of the City of Trenton, and parking meter collectors to enforce the provisions of this article. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this article shall be liable to a penalty of $70 for each offense, or may be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or both. Such fine and imprisonment shall be at the discretion of a Municipal Judge of the City of Trenton.
[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
B. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of any ordinance provision or regulation governing the standing or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked in violation of any such provisions, together with proof identifying its registered owner, shall constitute prima facie proof that the registered owner of such vehicle parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.

§ 188-11 Parking meter bags.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
A. 
Whenever it becomes necessary for representatives of the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, any service, repair or construction contractor or individuals having temporary specific need to use a parking metered space for a vehicle, dumpster or storage for longer than the allotted time prescribed by this article, then parking meter bags may be issued upon approval of an application by the Trenton Parking Utility. A deposit of $40 will be required for each bag and the user will be required to employ a secure lock when bags are placed over meters.
B. 
The fee for the use of parking meters bags shall be $20 per twenty-four-hour period, or part thereof. The fee shall be charged until the time of the return of the parking meter bags. Failure to return bags promptly shall also result in the forfeiture of the deposit.
C. 
No person shall utilize the parking meter bags for any purpose or use other than those approved in the application to the Trenton Parking Utility.
D. 
The Director of the Trenton Parking Utility shall formulate any further rules or regulations necessary to implement the intent and purposes of this section.
E. 
Use of any parking meter bag at a time or place other than specifically applied for and approved shall constitute a violation of this section punishable by a fine of up to $500 for each violation.
F. 
No person shall utilize parking meter bags obtained from any other source, except those applied for and authorized by the Trenton Parking Utility. Such use shall be punishable by a fine as listed in Subsection D, and all unauthorized parking meter bags shall be subject to confiscation.
[Adopted 9-7-1967 as Ch. XIV-B of the Revised General Ordinances]

§ 188-12 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
METERED SURFACE FACILITY
Any lot where any mechanical device is installed or used for the regulation of parking in accordance with the provisions of this article. Each parking meter installed will indicate by proper legend the legal parking time established by the City and, when in operation, shall indicate the balance of legal parking time, and at the expiration of the legal parking shall indicate legal or overtime parking.
PARKING METER SPACE
Any space within a parking metered surface facility adjacent to a parking meter.
PARKING SPACE
Any space within the Trenton Parking Utility facility other than a metered space, that is leased during the hours of operation and in the manner prescribed at each facility.

§ 188-13 Marking of spaces.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
The Business Administrator may have lines or markings painted in any of the Trenton Parking Utility facilities indicating the parking space. When installed, no person shall park any vehicle across any such line or marking or park any vehicle in such position that it shall not be entirely within the area so designated by such lines or markings. No person shall park any vehicle in any unmarked area of any Trenton Parking Utility facility.

§ 188-14 Manner of parking.

When a parking space in any Trenton Parking Utility facility is other than parallel parking, the vehicles shall head into the parking space unless otherwise instructed by an appropriate sign.

§ 188-15 Operation and use.

A. 
No person shall park a vehicle in any parking meter space during the hours of operation without depositing one or more appropriate coins of the United States of America at the rate provided for that facility in the parking meter adjoining such parking meter space, and turning the lever to cause the parking meter to operate.
B. 
No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space during the hours of operation without having obtained a monthly permit for the month applicable from the Trenton Parking Utility.
[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]

§ 188-16 General regulations and prohibitions.

A. 
No person shall cause a vehicle to remain in or to be parked in a parking meter space adjacent to any parking meter while such meter displays a device or signal indicating that the period of time for such parking has expired.
B. 
No person shall cause, allow or permit any vehicle registered in his/her name to be parked in any parking meter space herein designated or to be hereafter designated in violation of the provisions of this article.
C. 
No person shall deface, tamper with, damage, unlawfully open or willfully break, destroy or impair the usefulness of any parking meter installed under the provisions of this article.

§ 188-17 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
It shall be the duty of the officers of the Police Department of the City of Trenton, parking enforcement officers of the City of Trenton, and parking meter collectors to enforce the provisions of this chapter. If authorized pursuant to applicable law, and by way of a contract with the City of Trenton, the Trenton Parking Authority shall enforce the provisions of this chapter. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by law, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this article shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $70 for each offense, or may be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding 15 days for each offense, or both. Such fine and imprisonment shall be at the discretion of a Municipal Judge of the City of Trenton.
[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
B. 
In facilities where parking spaces or parking meter spaces are leased, the Trenton Parking Utility may direct the towing of vehicles at the expense of the owner of such vehicle where the vehicle in question is in violation of prescribed provisions of this article.
C. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of any ordinance, provision or regulation governing the standing or parking of a vehicle, proof that the particular vehicle described in the complaint was parked in violation of any such provision, together with proof identifying its registered owner, shall constitute prima facie proof that the registered owner of the vehicle parked or placed such vehicle at the point where, and for the time during which, such violation occurred.

§ 188-18 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 188-18, Attended surface facilities, as amended, was repealed 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09.

§ 188-19 Unattended metered surface facilities.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
A. 
Mill Hill Lot (Market Street, 225 feet east of the intersection of South Broad Street, including land known as 208 South Broad Street).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered two-hour period at a charge of $0.50 per half-hour increment.
(2) 
Monthly rate: The charge for a leased space shall be $125.
(3) 
Traffic: two-way traffic throughout the facility with entrances and exits at Market and Livingston Streets.
(4) 
Hours of operation.
(a) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
(b) 
Monthly spaces: 24 hours Monday through Sunday, including holidays.
B. 
Hamilton Lot (520 Hamilton Avenue, 220 feet west of the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and Chambers Street, as depicted on the plan attached to original Ord. No. 75-117).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered two-hour period at a charge of $0.50 per half-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: one-way traffic northbound from Hamilton Avenue through the parking lot to Moody Alley.
(3) 
Hours of operation: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
C. 
Wilbur Lot (1149-1151 East State Street, 170 feet west of the intersection of East State Street and Olden Avenue as depicted on the plan attached to original Ord. No. 75-117).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered two-hour period at a charge of $0.75 per one-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: one-way traffic southbound from East State Street through the parking lot to Wilmar Alley.
(3) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
D. 
Brunswick Avenue Lot (934-936 Brunswick Avenue, as depicted on the plan attached).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered one-hour period at a charge of $0.75 per one-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: two-way traffic with an entrance and an exit on Brunswick Avenue and Page Alley.
(3) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
E. 
Broad - Liberty Lot (1126-1130 South Broad Street at the intersection of Liberty Street and South Broad Street as depicted on the plan attached).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered one-hour period at a charge of $0.75 per one-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: one-way traffic through the lot with an entrance on South Broad Street and an exit on Liberty Street.
(3) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
F. 
(Reserved)
G. 
South Broad Street Lot (1011 South Broad Street, as depicted on the plan attached).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered one-hour period at a charge of $0.75 per one-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: two-way traffic with an entrance and an exit on South Broad Street.
(3) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.
H. 
(Reserved)
I. 
Capital South Parking Lot (711 South Broad Street).
(1) 
Daily rate: a metered one-hour period at a charge of $0.75 per one-hour increment.
(2) 
Traffic: two-way traffic with an entrance and an exit on South Broad Street.
(3) 
Metered spaces: from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, excluding Sundays and holidays.

§ 188-20 Unattended unmetered surface facilities.

[Amended 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09]
A. 
East State Street Lot (142-144 East State Street).
(1) 
Free parking: There shall be no charge for parking.
(2) 
Parking shall be permitted only at marked spaces.
(3) 
Parking shall be limited to one hour between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 188-21, Attended structured facility, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 09-09.