New Jersey Parking Laws and Penalties

2022-07-06 09:25:25 - Traffic Court

Ticket issuing and payment management are not the responsibilities of the Motor Vehicle Commission in New Jersey. The municipal courts of New Jersey deal with all parking tickets in the state. As a result, New Jersey parking rules are set by individual towns. Jurisdictional differences will affect the types of violations and the fines associated with them. The uniform parking laws of the broader nation are incorporated and enforced under New Jersey parking laws.

According to the New Jersey parking regulations (Title 39. Motor Vehicles and Traffic Regulation 39 § 4-138), you should never stop or park in the following places unless directed to do so by a police officer or to prevent an accident.

1. At a bus stop

2. Within an intersection

3. In front of a driveway, whether public or private

4. Crosswalks, sidewalks, interstate highways, bridges, elevated roadways, and tunnels

5. Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant

6. Within 25 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection, or along the sideline of a street or intersection highway with the exception of alleys as well as sections 2 and 4 of P.L.2009, c. 257 (C.39:4-138.6)

7. Within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing

8. Within 50 feet of a “stop” sign except as granted in section 2 of P.L.2009, c.257 (C.39:4-138.6)

9. Within 20 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station and within 75 feet of the said entrance on the street opposite a fire station

10. Within 20 feet of a curb directly opposite the end of a safety zone or between a safety zone and the adjacent curb

11. Within 10 feet from a crosswalk or sideline of a street or intersection of a highway, provided there exists a curb extension or bulb-out

12. Double parking (near another vehicle)

13. Within 20 feet of the end of a pedestrian safety zone or between the pedestrian safety zone and the adjacent curb

14. In any space that has been duly marked “No Parking” by the Commissioner of Transportation

15. Near a street construction site with proper markings

16. In appropriately marked handicapped parking area (private or public) in accordance with P.L.1977, c. 202 (C.39:4-197.5), P.L.1975, c. 217 (C.52:27D-119 et seq.) or any other applicable law unless you have the legal authorization and the appropriate plates. The parking restrictions will be enforced by the state, county, or municipal law enforcement officers or parking enforcement authorities, both on public and private properties.

It is illegal to move any vehicle not lawfully under one’s control into an area prohibited by law or to move a vehicle away from a curb at an unreasonably far distance.

As stated above, NJ parking laws state that the attached penalties and other nuances of the above violations will vary from town to town.