Borough of Bay Head, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bay Head 4-2-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-07.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 174, Peace and Good Order, comprising Art. I, Proper Attire, adopted 7-15-1986 as part of Ord. No. 1986-6 (§§ 3-18.4 and 3-18.10 of the 1984 Code), as amended; Art. II, Disorderly Conduct, adopted 11-19-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5; Art. III, Sleeping in Public, adopted 9-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-10; and Art. IV, Loitering, adopted 12-2-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-16.
No person shall appear or travel on any street, avenue, highway, road, beach, beachfront or waterway located in the Borough of Bay Head or appear in any public place, store or any business open to the public in said Borough in a state of nudity. A person shall be found in a state of nudity when clothing or absence of clothing completely exposes to public view a person's genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, anus or female breasts.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to urinate or defecate on any public place, or on outdoor private property in this Borough, except facilities specifically designated for that purpose.
"Public place," means any place to which the public has access and includes any street, beach, highway, road, alley, park, public parking lot or sidewalk.
"Outdoor private property," means the visible yard area of any residence, store, shop, restaurant, tavern or other place of business, as well as parking lots or other vacant private property.
No person shall interrupt, interfere with, hinder, disturb or obstruct the proceedings, functions or deliberations of the governing body, Board of Health or any other official body. No person shall interfere with any municipal officer or official engaged in the performance of his duty or to knowingly resist or oppose any person authorized by law to make an arrest or to serve any writ, bill, order or process when such person is acting in the performance of his duty.
It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully and maliciously give or make or cause to be made a false fire, first aid, air raid or police alarm.
Parking of vehicles on residential lawns shall be prohibited.
No person shall sleep in any public place overnight, nor shall any person use any motor vehicle or trailer for sleeping or habitation purposes in any public place.
Unless otherwise specified herein, for a violation of any provision of this chapter, the maximum penalty, upon conviction thereof, shall be a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for up to 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
All fines and penalties under this chapter may be paid directly to the Municipal Court Administrator, unless otherwise indicated by the officer issuing the summons.