Township of Long Beach, NJ
Ocean County
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Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Long Beach 5-19-1995 by Ord. No. 95-17C. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 189.
The following words, phrases and terms as used in this chapter are hereby defined for the purpose hereof as follows:
CAMPER
A separate vehicle designed for human habitation that is a motorized, self-propelled vehicle, or that can be towed by another vehicle.
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
CAMPER TRAILER
A vehicular, portable dwelling structure designed to be used for recreational purposes. This includes but is not limited to a travel trailer, a pickup camper, a folding tent trailer or a motorized camper where the dwelling portion is an integral part of the self-propelled vehicle.
MOTOR HOME
A motorized self-propelled vehicle containing sleeping and other facilities for human habitation.
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
RECREATIONAL VEHICLE
A vehicle used for recreational purposes including, but not limited to, the following: all types of boats, boat trailers, campers, camper trailers, canoes, jet skis, jet ski trailers, kayaks, motor homes, snow mobiles and utility trailers.
[Added 12-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-32C; amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
TRAILER
A vehicle without mode of power, designed for carrying persons or vehicles required to be drawn, pulled or towed by another vehicle. "Trailer" shall also include but is not limited to boat trailers and ski mobile trailers.
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
TRAILER, MARINE
A trailer specifically designed to transport vessels, boats or other water crafts on or over public streets, public rights-of-way, easements, or from place to place.
[Added 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
TRAILER, UTILITY
A trailer without mode of power generally used for hauling or storage of miscellaneous household, yard, or construction materials and equipment from place to place.
[Added 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
VEHICLE HEIGHT
A vehicle's height shall be determined by the physical measurement from the ground surface to the upper most part of the vehicle.
[Added 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
VEHICLE LENGTH
A vehicle's length shall be determined by the physical measurement of a vehicle, i.e.:
[Added 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
A. 
Boats: shall be measured from the bow to the stern.
B. 
Camper/motor home: shall be measured from bumper to bumper.
C. 
Canoe/kayak: shall be measured from end to end.
D. 
Trailer: shall be measured from the rear to the front excluding the trailer hitch.
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C; 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33C]
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or store any of the hereinbefore defined recreational vehicles on any residential property, public street, right-of-way, or easement within the Township of Long Beach except in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
Any recreational vehicle may be parked on any public road, street, or easement for a period not to exceed 24 hours within a seven-day period.
B. 
Recreational vehicles nine feet or less in height and 30 feet or less in length shall be stored on any residential lot in accordance with the following conditions:
(1) 
A lot area of 6,000 square feet or less: two recreational vehicles.
(2) 
A lot area of more than 6,000 square feet: three recreational vehicles.
C. 
The recreational vehicle shall have a current and valid registration. Recreational vehicles stored on a residential lot for a period of more than one month must be registered to the property owner or renter/tenant of the residential lot on which the recreational vehicle(s) is/are stored. Proof of tenancy by lease shall be provided.
D. 
Recreational vehicles shall be stored not less than 10 feet from the edge of the paved roadway on which the lot fronts in accordance with the following conditions:
(1) 
A lot area of 6,000 square feet or less: one recreational vehicle.
(2) 
A lot area of more than 6,000 square feet: two recreational vehicles.
E. 
No recreational vehicle shall be stored on any public sidewalk.
F. 
On corner lots, no recreational vehicle shall be stored in the corner sight triangle.
G. 
A recreational vehicle may be stored in the rear or side yards of a lot provided it shall:
(1) 
Be stored parallel and adjacent to the principal or accessory structure.
(2) 
Not exceed the dimensions of the structure or 30 feet in length, whichever is less.
(3) 
Shall comply with the minimum accessory setbacks of the lot.
H. 
A recreational vehicle may be stored in the front yard of a lot provided that it shall:
[Added 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33C]
(1) 
Not exceed the dimensions of the structure or 30 inches in length, whichever is less.
(2) 
Shall comply with the minimum accessory setbacks of the lot.
(3) 
Shall not be stored or parked in any manner in any front yard that creates a sight obstruction for pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular traffic.
I. 
For purposes of the restrictions on the limited number of recreational vehicles permitted to be stored on residential lots, when a boat or jet ski are stored on a boat or jet ski trailer in compliance with the number of boats and jet skis the trailer is designed to support, the boat or jet ski and trailer shall count as one Recreational Vehicle together. A trailer without any boat or jet ski stored upon it shall count as one independent and separate recreational vehicle.
[Added 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33C]
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
Any recreational vehicle may be stored on any commercial lot provided that:
A. 
No recreational vehicle shall be stored in the front yard of the lots less than 10 feet from the edge of the paved roadway on which the lot fronts.
B. 
It shall not reduce the minimum accessory setback requirements of the district in which the lot is located.
C. 
No recreational vehicle shall be stored or parked on any public sidewalk.
D. 
On corner lots, no recreational vehicle shall be stored in the designated sight triangle.
E. 
Shall not be stored or parked in any manner in any front yard that creates a sight obstruction for pedestrian, bicycle, or vehicular traffic.
[Added 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33C]
[Added 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 16-19C]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to occupy or otherwise reside within, or in any manner relating thereto, any recreational vehicle while it is being parked or stored on any residential or commercial lot, or on any public roadway or easement.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to connect any recreational vehicle to electric, water, natural gas, or sanitary sewer service while being parked or stored within the Township of Long Beach.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 193-5, Prohibitive storage, which immediately followed, was repealed 8-1-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33C.