Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
The restrictions which control development in each district are set forth in the attached Schedules 1 and 2, which are supplemented by other sections of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Said schedules are included at the end of this chapter.
A. 
No building or structure shall be erected, moved, altered, constructed, reconstructed or enlarged except as specified in this chapter, nor shall any land, building or structure be used for any purpose or in any manner except in conformity with all regulations, requirements and/or restrictions specified in this chapter for the district in which such building, structure or land is located.
B. 
In interpreting and applying this chapter, the requirements contained herein are declared to be the minimum requirements for the protection and promotion of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare.
A. 
Any use not specifically designated as a principal permitted use, accessory use or conditional use is specifically prohibited from any zone district in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
B. 
No yard or other open space provided about any building for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this chapter shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for any other building.
C. 
The area or dimension of any lot, yard or other space shall not be reduced to less than the minimum required by this chapter, and if already existing at less than the minimum required by this chapter, said area or dimension may be continued and shall not be further reduced.
D. 
All off-street parking and loading shall be located on the lot on which the principal use is located.
E. 
In case of uncertainty or disagreement as to the proper application of any of the requirements of this chapter, the determination thereof shall lie with the Board of Adjustment.
F. 
The sale, storage or display of goods outside the confines of a building or structure is prohibited except for the following:
[Amended 8-13-1994 by Ord. No. 1601]
(1) 
The sale of products for garden supply and building material establishments.
(2) 
The sale of gasoline and related automotive goods at automobile service stations.
(3) 
Sidewalk sales, subject to the issuance of the applicable permit by the Borough.
(4) 
Outside sales for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, subject to the issuance of any applicable permit by the Borough.
(5) 
Newspaper vending machines as otherwise permitted by ordinance.
G. 
No land or building in any zoning district within the Borough shall be used or shall be allowed to be used as a massage parlor or massage business except such establishment operated by a physician, osteopath, chiropractor or certified physical therapist licensed by the State of New Jersey; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall prevent the massage of patient at the residence of that patient by a duly licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or certified physical therapist or at a regularly established medical center, hospital or sanatorium under the supervision of a licensed physician, osteopath, chiropractor or certified physical therapist or at his, her or their professional office.
[Added 12-29-1998 by Ord. No. 1843]
H. 
No land or building in any zoning district within the Borough shall be used or shall be allowed to be used for any of the following purposes:
[Added 11-26-2002 by Ord. No. 1986]
(1) 
Businesses for the purposes of cashing checks unless such business provides to its customers checking and savings accounts and mortgage loans.
(2) 
Businesses for the sale of live poultry.
(3) 
Businesses for the sale or service of motorcycles or motorcycle parts or accessories.
(4) 
Businesses or offices providing to the public physic readings, tarot card readings, palm readings, crystal ball readings, "new age" readings, aura readings or aura photography.
(5) 
Businesses, offices or parlors providing to the public tattoos or body piercing.
(6) 
Public billiards or pool parlors.
(7) 
Amusement or video arcades or businesses providing to the public entertainment through video games, pinball games, electronic games or the like.
(8) 
The conduct of carnivals or circuses or other businesses providing entertainment by the use of carousels, roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels or similar devices, which carnivals, circuses or other such businesses are open to the public.
(9) 
Businesses providing the storage, transfer, baling, packing or other processing of junk, trash, scrap metal or any other refuse.
(10) 
Businesses or offices providing to the public saunas, steam baths or bathing facilities except upon the premises of an otherwise lawfully permitted hotel, motel or health-care facility operated by a licensed physician and when such facilities are approved under the applicable provisions of the Health Code of the Borough.
I. 
No residential premises, including dwelling houses, apartments, rooming houses or boarding houses or any parts thereof or rooms therein, except duly licensed hotels and motels, shall be rented or let for occupancy by any person or persons for a period or term of less than 180 days.
[Added 2-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2386]
J. 
No land or building in any zoning district within the Borough of Hasbrouk Heights shall be used or shall be allowed to be used for the sale or distribution of marijuana or any substitute thereof producing an intoxicating effect, except for such premises regularly in the business of providing prescription medicines under a license issued by the New Jersey Board of Pharmacy and only for the sale of medical marijuana having been prescribed by a licensed physician and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist.
[Added 2-13-2018 by Ord. No. 2402]
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1747]
There shall be permitted no more than one principal building on each lot in any district, except in the R-4, R-5 and R-6 Zones and only as expressly permitted in the applicable sections of this chapter as to separate multiple dwelling apartment buildings, and except in the B-2 Highway Commercial and I Industrial Zones as long as the distance between any two such principal buildings on one lot (known herein as the "interior yard") shall be no less than 1/2 of the minimum side yard in that zone.
[Amended 4-23-1996 by Ord. No. 1747]
There shall be permitted no more than one principal use on each lot in any zoning district in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, except in the B-2 Highway Commercial and I Industrial Zones.