Township of Bernards, NJ
Somerset County
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§ 21-19.1 Commercial Vehicle Parking and Storage.

[Ord. #585, § 507A; Ord. #1429, 5-29-2001, amended]
A commercial vehicle used in connection with a business or vehicle on which is contained advertising matter intended to promote the interest of a business shall not be parked or stored in a parking area serving the business unless the vehicle is parked in the side or rear yard. In residential zones, not more than one commercial vehicle (any vehicle which is customarily used as a commercial vehicle shall be considered such with or without commercial registration) may be kept on the premises, provided:
It does not exceed a rated capacity of 8,500 GVW.
It is regularly housed in a garage and not in a carport.
It is used by a resident of the premises.
It is not parked on the street, in the driveway or on any exposed portion of the lot.

§ 21-19.2 Recreational Vehicles, Travel Trailers and Horse Trailers.

[Ord. #585, § 507B]
Recreational vehicles and travel trailers may not be occupied in any zone; however, one unoccupied travel trailer or recreational vehicle or one horse trailer may stand on any lot in a residential zone, provided that the vehicle must either be garaged or stored in a side or rear yard at least 15 feet from any property line and screened from view from all adjacent properties.

§ 21-19.3 Disabled, Nonregistered and Uninspected Vehicles.

[Ord. #585, 507C; Ord. #868, § 6]
Disabled, nonregistered and/or uninspected vehicles may not be stored in any zone except in an enclosed garage, unless same are awaiting repair at a licensed public garage or unless same are new vehicles being stored or displayed at an auto sales and showroom. For the purpose of this chapter, the term "disabled" shall refer to a motor vehicle which is in such a state of disrepair that it cannot readily be made operable in conformance with all requirements of the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles.

§ 21-19.4 Use of Trailers in Connection with Site Construction.

[Ord. #585, § 507D; Ord. #760, § 32]
The use of trailers in any zone in connection with site construction shall be permitted subject to the following restrictions and regulations:
Such trailers shall only be used as temporary sales offices and/or field offices, although not more than one night watchman or similar person may live in temporary residence in such trailer.
Such trailers shall not be moved onto a construction site until 90 days prior to the date upon which construction actually commences and shall be removed from such site on or before the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy, unless a later removal is authorized by the Board.
A permit for the location and use of any such trailer shall be obtained from the Zoning Officer. Such permit shall be renewed every 12 months.

§ 21-19.5 Miscellaneous.

[Ord. #585, § 507E]
The outdoor storage or display of any article or material as part of a commercial operation is permitted subject to the following regulations:
The outdoor storage of any article or material, other than merchandise for sale on the premises, is permitted in any nonresidential zone, provided that such storage shall be limited to the side and rear yards only and shall be screened by fencing, planting, or both, along any lot line adjoining a residential zone and elsewhere as approved by the Board. The height of the fence shall be equal to or greater than the height of the material stored, provided that neither the height of the material stored nor of the fence shall exceed six feet. Materials stored outdoors shall be kept in an orderly manner at all times and shall not include any discarded or abandoned articles.
Material stored outdoors shall be located at least 10 feet from any property line.
The outdoor storage of merchandise for sale on the premises is permitted in the front, side and rear yards of properties in the B-1, B-2, B-3, E-2 and M-1 Zones, provided that the same is located at least 25 feet from a street right-of-way line and 10 feet from a property line. The area devoted to such storage shall be approved by the Board and shall be screened along any side or rear lot line adjoining a residential zone. The height of the material stored outdoors shall not exceed six feet, except in the M-1 Zone where the height of stored material shall not exceed 25 feet. No article or material shall be stored in any required parking area or so located as to interfere with vehicular or pedestrian traffic movement or safety. In addition, no article or material shall be stored or displayed on a sidewalk.
The outdoor storage of live plants being displayed for sale on the premises is permitted in the B-1, B-2, and B-3 Zones only and may be located within 10 feet of a street right-of-way line and up to any property line, provided that the height of such material does not exceed three feet in height within 25 feet of the street right-of-way or within 10 feet of the property line.
Excepting the outdoor storage of live plants, not more than 50% of any yard shall be devoted to outdoor storage or display.

§ 21-19.6 Storage of Vehicles in Nonmunicipal Parking Lots Prohibited.

[Ord. #868, § 7]
No vehicle shall be stored in any nonmunicipal parking lot, and no vehicle which is being held for sale or resale by a person or party in the business of selling new or used vehicles shall be parked in any such parking lot. In addition, no vehicle which is being held for sale by a person or party not ordinarily in the business of selling new or used vehicles shall display more than one sign advertising it for sale, which sign must be mounted inside the passenger compartment of the motor vehicle and may not exceed three square feet in area, while said vehicle is parked in any nonmunicipal parking lot.
For the purpose of this chapter, the term "nonmunicipal parking lot" shall mean any parking lot located in the Township of Bernards which is not owned by the municipality and which has a parking capacity in excess of 30 automobiles which is opened to the public or to which the public is invited.