Police would like to advise residents to contact the Police Department at
732-542-4422 if you are approached by a solicitor who does not possess a Tinton
Falls permit. For your convenience, we have posted the Ordinance pertaining to
peddling and solicitation.
PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
5-6.1 License Required.
It shall be unlawful
for any solicitor, canvasser, hawker or peddler, as defined in sub-section 5-6.2
to engage in such business or to sell or dispose of, or offer to sell or dispose
of, any goods, wares, merchandise or service to be rendered in the future, or to
take orders for any goods, wares, merchandise or services to be delivered or
rendered in the future, within the Borough without first obtaining a license
therefore. (1982 Code §139-1; Ord. #151)
Due to an increase in false alarms within the town, the
police department is going to aggressively enforce Borough Ordinance 5.1 from
this point forward. The ordinance, in part, states:
A False alarm shall mean any alarm activated by inadvertence,
negligence or the unintentional act of someone other than an intruder, and
includes, as well, alarms caused by the malfunctioning of the alarm device or
other relevant equipment.
Borough Ordinance 5.1 (d) False Alarms;
1. In the case of a false alarm, any person having knowledge
thereof shall immediately notify the Police Department in a manner to be
prescribed by rules and regulations in accordance with subsection 5-1.7. In
addition, in the case of false alarms, the Chief of Police or the designated
representative shall cause an investigation to be made and shall keep a record
of the alarms on file. For such false alarms, the following penalties shall
(a) For the first and second false alarm in any given calendar year,
a warning shall be issued.
(b) For the third false alarm in the same
calendar year, a fine of fifteen ($15.00) dollars shall be paid to the Borough.
(c) For the fourth or any subsequent false alarm, a fine of twenty-five
($25.00) dollars shall be paid to the Borough.