Borough of North Arlington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Arlington 2-18-1936 by Ord. No. 511; amended in its entirety 4-18-1978 by Ord. No. 1134 (Ch. 88 of the 1984 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Amusement rides — See Ch. 87, Art. I.

§ 115-1
Proper licensing required. 

§ 115-2
Application; fee. 

§ 115-3
Investigation and approval of application; issuance of permit. 

§ 115-4
Validity and transferability of permit. 

§ 115-5
Hours of operation. 

§ 115-6
Revocation of permit. 

§ 115-7
Licensing of rides. 

§ 115-8
Violations and penalties. 

For the promotion of the general welfare and morals of the community, it shall be unlawful for any person, association of persons or corporation to conduct, manage or promote and/or participate in public exhibitions commonly called "carnivals" and "circuses" or other similar exhibitions or performances in the Borough of North Arlington, whether or not admission fees are charged to witness the same, except on private property of a minimum area of 5,000 square yards and if off-street parking facilities for a minimum of 100 cars are provided on additional property owned by the same owner, all requirements of the Borough Health Code are met and enforced and said person(s), associations or corporations are properly licensed according to all local and state regulations, and without first having made application and received permission to do so in accordance with the provisions hereinafter set forth.


The applicant for such permission shall file an application, in writing, with the Borough Clerk of the Borough of North Arlington, setting forth the name and address of the applicant and, if the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of its officers; whether or not the applicant, or if the applicant is a corporation its officers, has ever been arrested or convicted of a crime or a violation of a town ordinance; a detailed description of the proposed carnival or circus; and the name and address and copy of the liability insurance company, with a minimum coverage of $300,000/$1,000,000. The Borough shall be shown as an additional insured on the policy.


Said application must be accompanied by a permit fee of $50, which fee is hereby imposed for revenue and regulation.

Upon receipt of such application, the Borough Clerk shall forward the application to the Chief of Police who shall cause an investigation to be made of the applicant and the proposed carnival or circus and shall thereupon return the application to the Mayor and Council stating his/her findings and recommendations. If the application is approved by the Mayor and Council, the Borough Clerk shall issue the permit.

All permits issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid for a period of one month from the date of issue, unless sooner revoked, and shall not be transferable without the consent of the Mayor and Council.

Every carnival or circus permitted by this chapter shall operate only between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. every day, unless specified otherwise in the permit.

The Mayor and Council shall have the power to revoke any such permit, for cause, after notice to the applicant and an opportunity to be heard.

Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

All mobile mechanical rides, such as merry-go-rounds and Ferris wheels, are subject to the licensing provisions of Chapter 87, Article I, of the Code.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, General Penalty, in the discretion of the presiding Judge.