Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Township of Irvington 1-8-1985 by Ord. No. MC 2763 (Ch. 139, Art. III, of the 1981 Revised Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 439.
As used herein, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:
INDELIBLE MARKER
Any felt-tip marker, china marker or similar device containing non-water-soluble colors and which has a flat or angled writing surface 1/2 inch or greater.
Absent express permission to the contrary by the owner or other person having control thereof, it shall be unlawful for any person to possess a spray paint container, liquid paint in cans or other containers or indelible marker in any public building or upon any public facility or private property with intent to use the same to deface said building, facility or property. Any person who possesses a spray paint container, liquid paint in cans or other containers or an indelible marker in any public building or upon any public facility or private property with no legitimate or lawful purpose therefor shall be prima facie presumed to have possessed the same with the intention of using such container, can, marker or paint to deface said building, facility or property.
[Added 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. MC 3023; amended 11-10-1998 by Ord. No. MC 3101]
It is the sole responsibility of the owner or owners of any building, facilities or properties which have been defaced in violation of § 342-2 to remove all graffiti from said buildings, facilities or properties within 10 days after written notification from the Township of Irvington that a violation has occurred. The Township of Irvington shall not be responsible for the removal of graffiti on any building and cannot accept said responsibility or assignment of graffiti removal from an owner or owners.
[Amended 12-28-1993 by Ord. No. MC 2988; 9-12-1995 by Ord. No. MC 3023; 9-13-2016 by Ord. No. MC 3582[1]]
A. 
Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, the penalties for violations of this chapter are as follows:
Section
Short Description
1st Offense
2nd Offense
3rd Offense
4th Offense Maximum Fine;
Court Appearance Required
§ 324-3
Removal of graffiti
$100
$250
$500
$1,000
B. 
Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of a violation of any other terms of this chapter shall be subject to the penalty set forth in Chapter 1, Article III, Penalties, of the Township Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).