Borough of Wood-Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge 12-26-1975 by Ord. No. 700 as § 4-9 of the 1975 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 154 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing — See Ch. 343.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GARAGE SALES
Includes all sales titled "garage sale," "lawn sale," "attic sale," "rummage sale" or "flea market sale" or any similar casual sale of tangible personal property which is advertised by any means whereby the public at large is or can be made aware of the sale.
GOODS
Any goods, warehouse merchandise or other property capable of being the object of a sale regulated hereunder.
[Amended 12-19-1983 by Ord. No. 22-83; 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-16[1]]
No person shall conduct a garage sale in the Borough without first filing with the Clerk the information hereinafter specified and obtaining from such Clerk a license to do so, to be known as a "garage sales license." The fee for such license shall be $10. The fee for the second license in any twelve-month period shall be $20. Only two such licenses shall be issued to any one person within a twelve-month period, and no such license shall be issued for more than four consecutive calendar days.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
[Amended 12-19-1983 by Ord. No. 22-83]
Each license issued under this chapter shall be prominently displayed on the premises upon which the garage sale is conducted throughout the entire period of the licensed sale.
The information to be filed with the Borough Clerk, pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, shall be as follows:
A. 
Name of person, firm, group, corporation, association or organization conducting such sale.
B. 
Name of owner of the property on which the sale is to be conducted and consent of owner if applicant is other than owner.
C. 
Location at which sale is to be conducted.
D. 
Number of days of sale.
E. 
Date and nature of any past sale.
F. 
Relationship or connection applicant may have had with any other person, firm, group, organization, association or corporation conducting such sale and the date or dates of such sale.
All garage sales shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. only.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to nor affect the following persons or sales:
A. 
Any person selling or advertising for sale an item or items of personal property which are specifically named or described in the advertisement and which separate items do not exceed 10 in number.
B. 
Any bona fide charitable, eleemosynary, educational, cultural or governmental institution or organization which receives an exemption in writing from any or all of the terms of this chapter from the Mayor and Council.
The person to whom such license is issued and the owner or tenant of the premises on which such sale or activity is conducted shall be jointly and severally responsible for the maintenance of good order and decorum on the premises during all hours of such sale or activity. No such person shall permit any loud or boisterous conduct on such premises nor permit vehicles to impede the passage of traffic on any roads or streets in the area of such premises. All such persons shall obey the reasonable orders of any member of the Police or Fire Department of the Borough in order to maintain the public health, safety and welfare.
[Amended 10-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-16]
Any person, association or corporation conducting any such sale or similar activity without being properly licensed therefor or who or which shall violate any of the other terms and regulations of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II. Each day that such sale shall continue without being duly licensed shall be considered a separate violation.