NEW JERSEY

Abandoned Boats

New Jersey Abandoned Vessel Statue

“Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 12:7C-9, it is unlawful for any owner to abandon any vessel to or upon public land or waters of this State, including any municipal waterway, to or upon any municipally-owner land, or upon any private property, or the water immediately adjacent thereto without the consent of the official designated by law to have jurisdiction over such public land or waterway, or the owner or other person in charge of the private property except when an emergency exists.”

We can provide the public agency a feature to add to its website which enables citizens to accurately find and retrieve their vehicles. Citizens search by entering their Liccense Tag or VIN, and upon successful entry will receive results indicating tow status, storage location, and other data deemed appropriate. Sample below: