Township of Long Beach, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-2-1974 by Ch. 5 of the 1974 Code]
This article is enacted to regulate the sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages in the township in accordance with the provisions of an act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey entitled "An Act Concerning Alcoholic Beverages," comprising Chapter 436 of the Laws of 1933, its supplements and amendments, and also comprising N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq., and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the State Director of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
For the purpose of this article, words and phrases herein shall have the same meanings as in N.J.S.A 33:1-1 et seq., and the rules and regulations of the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
A. 
Laws applicable. All applications for licenses, all licenses issued and all proceedings under this article shall be in accordance with the act, rules and regulations referred to in § 39-1, and all other applicable state or federal laws.
B. 
Issuing authority. All licenses required by this article shall be issued by the Board of Commissioners, which shall also administer the provisions of this article.
C. 
License required. No person shall sell or distribute alcoholic beverages within the township without having obtained a license in accordance with the act referred to in § 39-1 and the provisions of this article.
D. 
License fees.[1] Annual license fees are hereby fixed as follows:
[Amended 5-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-16C; 4-2-2004 by Ord. No. 04-09C; 3-4-2005 by Ord. No. 05-05C; 4-5-2012 by Ord. No. 12-07C]
(1) 
Plenary retail consumption license: $1,500.
[Amended 1-8-2018 by Ord. No. 17-45C]
(2) 
Plenary retail distribution license: $1,500.
[Amended 1-8-2018 by Ord. No. 17-45C]
(3) 
Club license: $180.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 5-3.5, Hotel license, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C.
[1]
Editor's Note: For current fees, see Ch. 82, Fees, Licenses, Bonds and Permits.
[Amended 6-20-1975 by Ord. No. 75-13C]
A. 
No delivery or service of any alcoholic beverage shall be made, permitted or suffered to be made upon or within any licensed premises between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any day with the following exceptions:
(1) 
Delivery or service of alcoholic beverages may be extended to 3:00 a.m. Sunday.
(2) 
On the first day of January of each year, delivery or service of alcoholic beverages may be made throughout the entire day.
B. 
Patrons in or on the licensed premises of a plenary retail consumption establishment shall vacate the premises within 1/2 hour of the required closing time.
[Added 7-18-1980 by Ord. No. 80-26C]
[Amended 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
A. 
Regulations. It shall be unlawful in the township for any person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages to:
(1) 
Purchase or attempt to purchase any alcoholic beverage, whether or not it is to be consumed on a licensed premises.
(2) 
Misrepresent his or her age, by the use of false documents or another person's documents, or otherwise, in connection with the purchase, attempted purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages.
(3) 
Misrepresent his or her age to any police officer of the township in connection with the purchase, attempted purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages.
(4) 
Have in his or her possession any altered or false document for the purpose of establishing the identification or age of such person.
(5) 
Enter any premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of purchasing, or having served or delivered to him or her, any alcoholic beverage.
(6) 
Consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the sale thereof, or have another person purchase or attempt to purchase for him or her any alcoholic beverage.
B. 
Lending identification documents unlawful. It shall be unlawful for any person to permit the use of his or her documents or evidences of identification by any other person under the legal age for purchasing alcoholic beverages in connection with the purchase or attempted purchase of any alcoholic beverage.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 5-6, Revocation of license, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C.
[Added 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
A violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.
[Adopted 8-2-1974 as § 3-9 of the 1974 Code]
[Amended 12-5-1980 by Ord. No. 80-34C; 7-6-1984 by Ord. No. 84-15C]
A. 
No person shall at any time consume alcoholic beverages or have in his or her possession any open container containing any alcoholic beverage on any street, highway, alley, sidewalk, approach or step to any building or in any automobile or other motor vehicle on any street, highway or alley. No person shall at any time consume or have in his or her possession any open container containing any alcoholic beverage in any public building or public place in the Township of Long Beach except in a licensed establishment as regulated by the provisions of Article I, Licensing and Sale, of this chapter and further licensed in accordance with the provisions of Title 33 of the laws of the State of New Jersey. No person shall at any time consume or possess in any container opened or unopened any alcoholic beverage on any public beach in the Township of Long Beach.
B. 
The prohibitions contained in this section shall not prohibit an employee of a licensed premises or licensed building, licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, from carrying and having in his or her possession open containers of alcoholic beverages on a public sidewalk, approach or step to any building if the same be necessary to serve patrons of the licensed establishment or building who are legally seated at outdoor seating as provided for in § 205-61 of this Code, and nothing contained in this section shall prohibit customers or patrons of a lawfully licensed establishment or building from consuming alcoholic beverages while seated at any permitted outdoor seating, permitted pursuant to the terms of § 205-61 of this Code.
[Added 3-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05C]
C. 
The prohibitions contained in this section shall not prohibit any patron who is legally seated at outdoor seating as provided in § 205-61 of this Code from consuming alcoholic beverages at such legal seating, which beverages are brought by the patron or a fellow patron sitting at the same table for personal consumption. It is the intent of this prohibition waiver to permit patrons of food establishments with lawful outdoor seating to bring their own bottle, often called “BYOB,” to consume alcohol in advance of or with a meal to be consumed by persons legally seated at outdoor seating.
[Added 3-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05C]
[Added 7-18-1997 by Ord. No. 97-16C]
A violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, General Penalty.