Township of Lower, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower 12-10-1975 as Sec. 3-10 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Junkyards and junk dealers — See Ch. 392.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 500.
Towing and storage — See Ch. 600.
Unlicensed vehicles — See Ch. 647.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
STORE and/or STORED
The keeping of a motor vehicle upon any lands and premises, public or private, for a period of more than 15 days.
It shall be unlawful for any person to store, or to permit, cause or suffer to be stored upon any lands and premises, any motor vehicle which is not capable of being presently used or operated or any motor vehicle not bearing current registration plates or a current state inspection sticker, unless such motor vehicle is garaged. The provision of this chapter shall not apply to a motor vehicle or vehicles located on the lands and premises of a licensed new or used automobile dealer or bona fide service station operator where such motor vehicle or vehicles are stored thereon for a period of 30 days or less for maintenance or repairs, or to motor vehicles stored on lands utilized for police or Township storage.
Any motor vehicle which is not capable of being used or operated is hereby deemed to be a motor vehicle which cannot be moved under its own power from place to place on a public highway.
If a motor vehicle is stored upon lands and premises, public or private, for a period of more than 15 days, the storage shall be prima facie evidence that the motor vehicle is not capable of being presently used or operated.
In prosecutions under this chapter, the owner of the motor vehicle involved or the owner of the lands and premises upon which the motor vehicle is stored, or the lessee of the lands and premises upon which the motor vehicle is stored may be made a defendant, and each of them in any one case may be made a defendant.
[Amended by Ord. No. 94-13]
All vehicles which are in such a state of disrepair that the cost of repair exceeds the value of the vehicle or major parts are missing, or the majority of the glass is broken and/or the vehicle would be classed as junk by a reasonable person shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter. The Police Department or Code Enforcement Official shall give owners of the aforementioned types of vehicles a thirty-day warning to remove or garage said vehicle.
[Amended by Ord. No. 94-13]
All unlicensed antique vehicles, unlicensed classic vehicles, unlicensed operable vehicles and unlicensed vehicles in the process of being restored or repaired, where there is evidence of actual work apparent on the vehicle, shall be given a thirty-day warning to garage or cover the vehicle with a car cover or tarpaulin and to place the vehicle in the least conspicuous place on the property if not parked in the driveway. In any event, any uncovered, unlicensed vehicle parked in the yard of any property shall be deemed to be in violation of this chapter. Unless a vehicle is parked in the driveway, it shall not be parked in the front yard or forward of the front of the building if in the side yard of the property. The number of vehicles stored shall not exceed two.