It shall be unlawful for any persons to apply graffiti to any building, structure, tree, shrub, curb, vehicle, or to other personal or real property (public or private) located within the City.
Nothing contained within this chapter shall prohibit the enforcement of any other chapter of the Municipal Code of the City of Bridgeton.
Easily removable markings (chalk or water soluble) on public sidewalks and streets used in connection with traditional children's games, or city sponsored events, shall not be considered graffiti.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.59, property owners of record are responsible for either:
Graffiti removal within 90 days of a removal notice being sent; or
Objecting to the removal notice within 30 days of the order's date that they will have instituted a court action challenging the removal order within 60 days of the removal order's date. All such objections shall be made by personal delivery or certified mail.
Property owners who have complied with a removal order shall:
Complete the notice's provision that states they have removed the graffiti;
Sign the provision statement, which indicates that the facts set forth therein are true and that the signature is considered as if being made under oath and subject to the same penalties as provide by law for perjury.
Return the removal notice by personal delivery or certified mail.
If a property owner does not undertake the removal of graffiti within 90 days of the date of the order, unless an action challenging the order to remove graffiti is still pending pursuant to § 180-3A(2), the City of Bridgeton may remove the graffiti from that property and present the property owner with a detailed itemization of the costs incurred by the municipality, by certified mail and regular mail, for reimbursement from the property owner.