Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 12-4-1989 by Ord. No. 12-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Towing and storage — See Ch. 224.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 232.
Recreational vehicles — See Ch. 235.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONED
Includes any motor vehicle, omnibus, road tractor, trailer, truck or other vehicle which:
A. 
Is parked without the current year's registration or identification markers as required by law;
B. 
Is so disabled as to constitute an obstruction of traffic and the driver or person owning or in charge thereof neglects or refuses to move the same to a place where it shall not obstruct traffic;
C. 
Is found to be mechanically inoperative and is allowed to remain inoperative in the street for a period of five days; or
D. 
Is found without one or more tires.
JUNK AUTOMOBILE
Any automobile which is no longer in actual use as a motor vehicle or which is unfit for use in highway transportation or which has been discarded for use as a motor vehicle.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle, omnibus, road tractor, trailer, truck or other vehicle and shall have the meaning as ascribed to the foregoing words as contained and defined in N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq. of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey.
It shall be unlawful for any person to abandon or suffer or permit the abandoning of any motor vehicle, junk automobile or junk automobile body out of doors upon any public or private lands in the Township of Westampton or on any public street or between the right-of-way side lines of any public right-of-way therein.
No person shall place, keep or store any junk automobile or junk automobile body on any public or private property within the Township of Westampton. Nothing herein shall prohibit the placing, keeping or storage of any motor vehicle, junk automobile or junk automobile body in an enclosed garage, barn or other building.
Nothing heretofore mentioned shall be deemed to prevent any of the following activities from being conducted on private lands under the conditions or by the people referred to. All working agricultural vehicles are exempt from this chapter.
A. 
One motor vehicle, within the definition set forth above, which does not possess the current year's registration may be maintained on a single parcel of land having on it a single-family residential dwelling as long as the motor vehicle is in a complete and operable condition. The vehicle may not be kept in the front yard.
B. 
Any person may maintain motor vehicles altered for drag or stock-car racing as long as said motor vehicles are maintained on registered trailers. Vehicles may not be kept in the front yard.
C. 
Owners of antique motor vehicles which are classified as such under state statutes are exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
Any person who possesses, owns or maintains a motor vehicle covered under any one of the exclusions referred to above shall obtain from the Chief of Police an exempt certificate which shall indicate that the motor vehicle in question comes under one of the exclusions referred to in § 238-4, Exclusions. Said exempt certificate shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance. All owners of exempt certificates shall display the exempt certificate on the windshield or other prominent place on the motor vehicle in question so that it is readily observed by the enforcement officials under this chapter.
Each and every person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment in a county jail for a period of not more than six months, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge. Each day that the offense occurs shall be deemed a separate offense.