Township of Hillsborough, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hillsborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 113.
Animals running at large — See Ch. 117, Art. I.
Curfew — See Ch. 149.
Games of chance — See Ch. 177.
Hunting in public places — See Ch. 183.
Littering — See Ch. 197.
Loitering — See Ch. 200.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 221.
Off-road vehicles — See Ch. 279.
[Adopted 7-14-1931 (Ch. 116, Art. I, of the 1977 Code)]

§ 224-1 Maintaining or frequenting disorderly houses.

No person shall keep or maintain or frequent or visit a disorderly house or a house of ill fame, or allow or permit any house, shop, store or other building owned or occupied by him or her to be used as a disorderly house or house of ill fame or to be frequented or resorted to by riotous or disorderly persons, prostitutes, gamblers or vagrants.

§ 224-2 Maintaining or frequenting gaming houses; cockfights.

No person shall set up, keep or maintain, or permit to be set up, kept or maintained, in any house or premises any faro table, faro bank, roulette wheel or other device or game of chance for the purpose of gaming, or any boxing ring, cockpit or other place for men or animals to fight; nor shall any person hold or permit to be held in any house or premises, or frequent or visit any house or premises in which is held, any dogfight, cockfight, prizefight or any sparring contest for a purse or money prize.

§ 224-3 Participating in games of chance for money.

No person shall deal, play or engage in faro, roulette or other game of chance, either as banker, player, dealer or otherwise, for the purpose of gaming.

§ 224-4 Begging alms.

No person shall go about from door to door nor place himself or herself in the streets to beg or gather alms.

§ 224-5 Nudity and indecency.

No person shall appear in any street or public place in a state of nudity or in a dress not belonging to his or her sex or in any indecent or lewd dress, or shall make any indecent exposure of his or her person or be guilty of any lewd or indecent act or behavior, or shall exhibit, sell or offer to sell any indecent or lewd book, picture or thing, or shall exhibit or perform any indecent, immoral or lewd play or other representation.

§ 224-6 Swimming in Township waters near dwellings.

No person shall swim or bathe in any of the waters of or bounding the Township, within 200 yards of any dwelling house at any time.

§ 224-7 Parking on public highways after sunset. [1]

No person shall park an automobile or other conveyance on the public highways after sunset, except in front of his or her dwelling house or place of business.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 143, Vehicles and Traffic.

§ 224-8 Activities frightening animals or annoying persons.

No person shall engage in any practice, sport or exercise having a tendency to frighten horses or other animals or to annoy persons passing in the streets or on the sidewalks.

§ 224-9 Use of noisemaking devices for commercial purposes.

No person shall ring any bell or bells or blow any horn or make any public outcry at or for any public sale, auction or vendue, or to attract any attention to or gain passengers for any cab, hack or omnibus, in any public street or highway.

§ 224-10 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-27-1977 by Ord. No. 77-21; 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. 95-37]
Each and every person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a Class C violation, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.
[Adopted 8-10-1935 (Ch. 116, Art. II, of the 1977 Code]

§ 224-11 Prohibited conduct.

[Amended 11-25-1997 by Ord. No. 97-34]
The several acts, offenses and conducts set forth in this section are hereby prohibited, and any person or persons or corporations violating in any way or manner any of said provisions shall be, upon conviction thereof, subject to the penalties hereinafter provided:
A. 
Having upon him or her any picklock, key, crow, jack, bit or other implement with an intent to break and enter any building; or having in possession any pistol, hanger, cutlass or any other offensive or dangerous weapon with intent to assault any person; or being in or near any dwelling house, warehouse, stable, barn or in any place of public resort or assemblage for business, worship, amusement or other lawful purposes, with intent to steal any goods or chattels.
B. 
Addressing or making audible any offensive remarks or comments, or giving any offensive sign or gesture, to or against any person passing along the street or being in the public places or public conveyances within said Township, or obstructing or interfering with any person or persons lawfully in or upon said streets or public places or public conveyances in said Township.
C. 
Going from door to door in said Township begging or to collect alms, or placing oneself in or upon any street, highway, byway or passage within said Township to beg or collect alms.
D. 
Carrying concealed upon his or her person any offensive or dangerous weapon, except such persons as are duly authorized to do so in said Township.
E. 
Throwing or casting any stick, stone or pebble into or in any street or public place or into or against any cars, vehicles, houses or buildings; firing or discharging any pistol, gun or other fowling piece or any kind of firearms in any public street, public building or public place; injuring any of the streetlights, wires, poles or fixtures lawfully in any street or public place; loitering, congregating or gathering on a street or other public or private place and refusing to disperse when lawfully requested to do so by any member of the Township Committee or any peace officer or persons lawfully appointed to make such request or demand, or at the request of the owner or tenant of the property on which such congregating, gathering or loitering occurs.
F. 
Washing, bathing or swimming in the daytime when nude or insufficiently clothed in any lake, river, pond or brook within said Township, or at any other time and place in said Township when the same is contrary to the morals and public decency of the community wherein such acts are undertaken.
G. 
Exposing for sale at public vendue any merchandise brought into said Township for the purpose of sale without the proper license or permit as may now or hereafter be lawfully required by the Township Committee for so selling or exposing for sale.
H. 
Willfully and maliciously giving any false fire alarm or other false alarm in any manner whatsoever in said Township, knowing that the alarm so given was false.
I. 
Erecting within the limits of any highway any signs, barricades or encroachments of any nature without having proper permission so to do; disturbing or removing any barricades lawfully placed at the beginning or ending of any road construction work or road operation conducted within the territory of said Township by proper authority.
J. 
Violating in any manner the peace and quiet of Hillsborough Township or any part thereof; or willfully or wrongfully trespassing upon any property, public or private; or committing any nuisance within the bounds of said Township, be the same a public or private nuisance; or resisting arrest or the authority of any officer lawfully in discharge of his duty.

§ 224-12 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-27-1977 by Ord. No. 77-21; 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. 95-37]
Consistent with the laws and statutes of the State of New Jersey in such cases made and provided, each violation of this article shall be deemed a Class C violation, punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.