Storm Water Management

The State of New Jersey has implemented new storm water management regulations which each municipality must adhere to. The following ordinances were adopted by the borough to be in compliance with the regulations.

Ordinance Number 19-2006 - Animal Control


Section 5-7.3: Requirement for Disposal


All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned for that purpose.

Section 5-7.4: Exemptions


Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this section while such animal is being used for that purpose.

Section 5-7.5: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.


Section 5-7.6: Enforcement & Penalty


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Ordinance Number 20-2006 - Litter Control


Section 3-3.1 (c): Prohibited Acts & Regulated Activities


It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop, discard, or otherwise place any litter of any nature upon public or private property other than in a litter receptacle, or having done so, to allow such litter to remain.

Whenever litter is thrown or discarded or allowed to fall from a vehicle or boat in violation of this ordinance, the operator or owner, or both, of the motor vehicle or boat shall be deemed to have violated this ordinance.

Section 3-3.9: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.

Section 3-3.10: Penalties


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.


Ordinance Number 21-2006 - Improper Disposal of Waste


Section 3-16-3: Prohibited Conduct


The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than storm water in the municipal separate storm water system operated by the Borough of Ramsey is prohibited. The spilling, dumping, or disposal of materials other than storm water in such a manner as to cause the discharge of pollutants to the municipal separate storm sewer system is also prohibited.

Section 3-16-5: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.

Section 3-16.6: Penalties


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Section 3-17: Wildlife Feeding


No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Ramsey, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife in zoos, parks, or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).

Section 3-17-4: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.

Section 3-17-5: Violations & Penalties


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Section 3-18-3: Illicit Connection Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System


No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged through an illicit connection to the municipal separate storm sewer system operated by the Borough of Ramsey any domestic sewage, non-contact cooling water, process wastewater, or other industrial waste (other than storm water).

Section 3-18-4: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.

Section 3-18-5: Penalties


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Ordinance Number 22-2006 - Yard Waste Collection Program


Section 3-19-3: Yard Waste Collection


Sweeping, raking, blowing, or otherwise placing yard waste that is not containerized at the curb or along the street is only allowed during the seven (7) days prior to a scheduled and announced collection, and shall not be placed closer than ten (10) feet from any storm drain inlet. Placement of such yard waste at the curb or along the street at any other time or in any other manner is a violation of this ordinance. If such placement of yard waste occurs, the party responsible for placement of the yard waste must remove the yard waste from the streets or said party shall be deemed in violation of this ordinance.

Section 3-19-4: Enforcement


This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Ramsey.

Section 3-19-5: Violations & Penalties


Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.

Additional Information


For further information about storm water management, consult the Clean Water New Jersey website.