Township of Carneys Point, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 3-24-1999 by Ord. No. 655. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police department — See Ch. 25.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 204.

§ 205-1 Authorization for impoundment or immobilization of vehicles with outstanding warrants.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-139.2, et seq., commonly known as the "Parking Offenses Adjudication Act," the Township of Carneys Point hereby authorizes the impoundment or immobilization of motor vehicles found within Carneys Point Township if there are any outstanding warrants against such vehicles. The Carneys Point Township Committee delegates to the Carneys Point Township Police Department, the New Jersey State Police and any other law enforcement agency the authority to impound or immobilize motor vehicles found within the Township of Carneys Point if there are any outstanding warrants against such vehicles.

§ 205-2 Procedure for sale of vehicles.

Except for vehicles owned by lessors who have complied with the provisions of the Parking Offenses Adjudication Act respecting lessors, if any outstanding warrants are not paid by midnight of the 30th day following the day on which the vehicle was impounded or immobilized, the vehicle may be sold at public auction. The municipality shall give notice of the sale by certified mail to the owner, if his or her name and address is known, and to the holder of any security interest noted on the files of the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles. Public notice of the sale shall be in a form prescribed by the Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles by publication of public notice at least five days in advance of the date of sale. Publication shall be in the official newspaper of the municipality, as established annually by the Carneys Point Township Committee.

§ 205-3 Reclamation.

At any time prior to the sale, the owner of the motor vehicle or other person entitled to the motor vehicle may reclaim possession of it upon payment of the reasonable costs of removal and storage of the motor vehicle and any fine or penalty and court costs assessed against the owner of the vehicle for the violations which gave rise to the impoundment or immobilization of said vehicle, including any outstanding warrants against such vehicle; provided, however, that the owner-lessor of a motor vehicle who has complied with the provisions of the Parking Offenses Adjudication Act respecting lessors shall be entitled to reclaim possession without payment and the lessee shall be liable for any fine, penalty, court costs and outstanding warrants against the vehicle.

§ 205-4 Disposition of proceeds from sale.

Any proceeds obtained from the sale of the vehicle at public auction in excess of the amount owed to Carneys Point Township for the reasonable costs of removal and storage of the motor vehicle and any fines or penalties and court costs assessed against said vehicle for the violations which gave rise to the impoundment or immobilization of the motor vehicle, including any outstanding warrants against such vehicle, shall be returned to the owner of the vehicle, if his or her name and address are known.