Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 5-9-1989 by Ord. No. 89-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 419.
The purpose of this chapter is to provide standards and regulations for no parking or standing in designated fire zones to ensure proper access for emergency apparatus to and throughout the site.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle or place any obstruction on lands, whether publicly or privately owned, in the Borough of Paramus after notice has been posted, as hereinafter provided, by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee prohibiting such parking.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIRE LANE/ZONE
Areas designated by the Fire Official and properly posted and marked in accordance with this chapter. The terms "fire zone" and "fire lane" shall be interchangeable.
FIRE OFFICIAL
The Borough of Paramus official or his designated representative, as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:18, the Uniform Fire Code.
OWNER
A person who owns, purports to own, manages, rents, leases or exercises control over a building, structure, premises or use or a portion thereof.
PERSON
Any natural person or individual or any firm, partnership, association, limited partnership, sole proprietorship, corporation or any other business entity or any government agency or entity.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department and the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Borough of Paramus.
A. 
The Fire Official shall designate fire zones on both private and public property in the Borough of Paramus as deemed necessary for public safety. He shall notify, in writing, the owner of said property, specifically describing the designated areas and the Borough of Paramus standard for posting and marking.
B. 
The marking of fire zones shall be the responsibility of and at the expense of the owner and shall be accomplished within 30 days of the receipt of the notification.
C. 
Suitable signs and/or markings bearing the words "No Parking — Fire Zone" shall be posted and marked and striped in accordance with standards established by the Fire Prevention Bureau and shall be properly maintained on said lands by the owner, occupant, lessee or licensee thereof where this chapter is effective and as are approved by the Fire Official. Defacing, tampering with or damaging such signs or allowing them to deteriorate so as to reduce their effectiveness to notify when posted shall constitute a violation of this chapter.
A police officer shall have the authority to remove or have removed such obstructions or vehicles as may violate this chapter at the expense of the owner of the premises in the case of obstructions or at the expense of the owner of the vehicle.
A. 
Any person who violates § 237-2 of the chapter shall, upon conviction in Municipal Court thereof, be punished by a mandatory fine of $75. Each violation shall constitute a separate offense.
B. 
An owner who fails to comply with the regulations specified in § 237-5B and C shall result in a penalty of $500. Penalties shall be assessed by the Fire Official in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:18, the Uniform Fire Code.