Boat Ramp

                   
   

BOAT RAMP DIVISION
Public Affairs Department
City Boat Ramp

 
   
             
               
             

 

BOAT RAMP LOCATION:
Tatham and E. Pearl Streets
Burlington NJ 08016

CAPACITY:
Max. 28 ft. Boat Length

MAP: E. Pearl St. Location

BOAT RAMP SEASON:
BEGINS: April
ENDS: November

HOURS IN-SEASON:
OPEN: 6am–10pm, 7 days/week
ATTENDANT: No Attendants will be on duty until further notice

TO PURCHASE PERMIT: 
522 Wood Street
Burlington NJ 08016

TEL: 609-386-4070
FAX: 609-386-0766
E-MAIL:BevS@burlingtonnj.us

 

 

OTHER PUBLIC AFFAIRSDIVISIONS:
Health and Vital Statistics
Recreation
Tourism Council
Celebrations & Public Events
Boat Ramp

 

Location of Boat Ramp E. Pearl St.
Location of City Hall, High Street
 
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 65Burlington, NJ – Events calendar, schedule of meetings and boating classes, and announcements.

BOAT RAMP LOCATION:

foot of Tatham Street
and E. Pearl Street
on the Delaware River
and Assiscunk Creek

BOAT RAMP ATTENDANT:
No Attendant on Duty Until Further Notice

Owing to budget reductions, no Attendants will be on duty until further notice.
Boat Trailer Permits are required, however, and Police will issue citations to trailer owners who do not display proper permit stickers. Please purchase permits at the Daniel Keegan Center, 522 Wood Street, Mon. to Fri., 9 am – 4 pm. Please have valid driver's license as well as boat and trailer registrations when applying.

PERMITS  

A Permit is required to launch watercraft. Permits must be displayed on all vehicles, trailers and watercraft. Permits are available at:

Recreation Office
Daniel Keegan Center
522 Wood Street
Burlington NJ 08016
M–F 9am–4pm
TEL: 609-386-4070
FAX: 609-386-0766
E-MAIL: BevS@burlingtonnj.us

Please have valid driver's license as well as boat and trailer registrations when applying.

BOAT RAMP PERMIT FEES

DAILY

SEASONAL

City of Burlington Residents

 

$10.00

 

$30.00

Senior Citizens of Burlington (Age 62+)

 

$ 5.00

 

$20.00

Other New Jersey Residents

 

$15.00

 

$50.00

Senior Citizens of NJ

 

$10.00

 

$40.00

Out-of-State Non-Residents

 

$25.00

 

$200.00

Sr. Citizens Out-of-State

 

$25.00

 

$200.00

THE BOAT RAMP RULES  |  top of page

PURPOSE
The purpose of this chapter shall be to:

  1. Protect the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of, and visitors to, the City;
  2. Protect the Ramp and Ramp areas;
  3. Provide for an orderly procedure for the enjoyment of the ramps and ramp areas by boaters and residents alike.

PERMIT REQUIRED
No one shall be permitted to use the Ramp without obtaining a Permit to be issued by the Municipal Clerk.

SEASONAL LIMITS– HOURS
Permits for the use of Boat Ramp area on E. Pearl St. shall be issued for the period from April 1st through November 1st each day from the hours of 6am to 10pm.

FEES
As set forth in Section 3.20.050. Council may waive applicable fees when requested by a nonprofit organization in advance of any scheduled event sponsored on behalf of a non-profit organization.

PARKING DECALS– HOURS AND RESTRICTIONS

  1. Upon receiving a Permit from the Recreation Dept., a decal shall be issued by the Recreation Dept., which shall be placed upon each automotive vehicle, vessel, and trailer permitted to park in the Ramp Parking Area.
  2. No person shall park a vehicle in the designated Boat Ramp Parking Area unless such vehicle has a current decal displayed next to its license tag.
  3. No parking shall be permitted beyond the hours that the Ramp is open to the public. The Police Dept. shall be empowered to cause any vehicle parked in violation of these provisions to be towed away and impounded by the Dept.

BOAT RESTRICTIONS

  1. No boat that exceeds 28 feet in length shall be permitted to use the Ramp.
  2. No boat shall be permitted to dock to floats for an extended period of time. There shall be a ten-minute limit for docking to floats.
  3. Mooring of boats shall not be permitted in Ramp vicinity.

REGULATIONS

  1. Vehicle Repair. There shall be no repairing of vehicles, boats, vessels or trailers in the Parking Lot Area.
  2. Loitering / Fishing. There shall be no loitering or fishing allowed or permitted in the Ramp Area.
  3. Removal of Fire Hazards. Any conditions about or around a boat or watercraft declared to be a fire hazard in the judgement of the Chief of the Fire Dept. or the Assistant Chief shall be removed by the owner or person in charge of such boat.
  4. Dumping or Littering. Garbage, paper, or other refuse shall not be thrown overboard from any boat while in the water or waterways of the City, or into any water or waterways under its jurisdiction. The disposal of garbage, paper and other refuse shall be provided for by the owners, lessee, operator, or other person in charge of such boat.
  5. Waste Oil Deposits. Waste oil shall not be deposited or disposed of into the waters of any stall or slip nor into the waters adjacent thereto.
  6. Walkways and Facilities. Walkways and other facilities through or by which access is gained to boats docked or moored in the stalls or slips shall be kept clear at all times. No supplies, equipment, or material of any kind shall be piled or placed thereon.
  7. Children must be supervised on and off the docks and must wear appropriate personal floatation on the docks.
  8. All non-swimmers must wear appropriate personal floatation on the docks.
  9. No running permitted on the docks.
  10. All pets must be kept on a leash.

 

OWNER LIABILITY
All persons using the Municipal Boat Launching Ramp shall do so at their own risk. The City assumes no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any boats or motor vehicles or any equipment used in connection with them.

VIOLATION– PENALTY
Any person who violates any one or more of the provisions of this Chapter shall be subject to penalties as set forth in Chapter 1.08. In the case of a continuing violation or violations, a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500) may be assessed for each day that the violation or violations continue unabated, until such time as the violation of violations are corrected. A separate offense shall be deemed committed each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.

 

   
 
 

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