Village of Ridgewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Council of the Village of Ridgewood 8-27-1974 by Ord. No. 1541 as Ch. 21 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 101.
Amusements — See Ch. 103.
Noise — See Ch. 201.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 218.
Poppers — See Ch. 221A.
Power tools and landscaping and yard maintenance equipment — See Ch. 222.
Silly string — See Ch. 240.
Skateboards — See Ch. 241.
Smoking — See Ch. 244.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 265.

§ 215-1 Begging.

No person shall go from door to door or place himself in the streets to beg or gather alms.

§ 215-2 Public places.

As used in §§ 215-3 and 215-4, the term "public place" shall mean any street, sidewalk, curb, park, playground, place, property or other open area of public resort owned by the Village or the Board of Education of the Township of Ridgewood.

§ 215-3 Prohibited conduct.

The following conduct in or about public places shall be prohibited:
Cutting, injuring, defacing, removing, disturbing, marking or writing upon any tree, shrub, building, fence, bench, sign, monument, memorial or other structure, apparatus or property; lounging, idling, sitting or lying on any monument or memorial; picking, cutting or removing any shrub, brush, bush, plant or flower.
Selling or displaying or offering to sell goods or wares, except by special permit as provided by § 215-4.
Conducting exhibitions or entertainment, except by special permit as provided by § 215-4.
Uttering of abusive, indecent or profane language.
Fighting or other conduct disruptive of the public peace.
Betting, gambling and gaming.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages or possession of the same in opened or nonoriginal containers, except in areas designated from time to time by the Village Manager and with the written approval of the Village Manager as provided by § 215-4.
[Amended 5-27-1975 by Ord. No. 1570; 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 1934]
Interference with or failure to obey any police officer or parks or playgrounds personnel in the proper performance of their duties.

§ 215-4 Issuance of permits for certain activities.

[Amended 6-12-1984 by Ord. No. 1934]
The Village Manager is hereby authorized and empowered to issue permits for activities enumerated in § 215-3 requiring the same and not otherwise violating any ordinance, rule or regulation of the Village upon his determination that the public health, safety and general welfare will not be endangered thereby. Written application for permits must be made in duplicate to the Village Clerk at least seven days in advance of the occurrence of the proposed activity.

§ 215-5 Hunting prohibited.

No person shall engage in hunting within the limits of the Village.[1]
Editor's Note: Former Sections 21-6 through 21-9, which immediately followed this section, regarding loitering, were deleted 10-13-1992 by Ord. No. 2375.

§ 215-6 Obstructing streets.

No person shall obstruct or interfere with any person lawfully being in or upon any street.

§ 215-7 (Reserved) [1]

Editor's Note: Former § 215-7, Sunday activities, amended 3-27-1973 by Ord. No. 1476, was repealed 11-9-1993 by Ord. No. 2432.

§ 215-8 Distribution of advertising matter.

No person shall distribute or cause to be distributed within the Village, except through the United States Mail, to any person upon any public highway or place or to any house, place or vehicle any commercial advertising matter or article, unless the same has been previously ordered by the person in possession of the house, place or vehicle to which the same shall be distributed; provided however, that this section shall not prohibit the distribution of announcements or advertising accompanying the delivery of goods purchased, but this exception is not to include advertising matter accompanying or enclosed with newspapers, magazines or periodicals ordered.