Vernon Township

21 Church Street, Vernon, NJ 07462
Phone: 973.764.4055


Ordinance No. 20-07

Introduced: February 24, 2020
Public Hearing: March 9, 2020
Status: Adopted

An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending Chapter 509 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon Entitled “Taxation” to Revise the Definition of Transient Accommodations

WHEREAS, the governing body of the Township of Vernon (hereinafter “Township”) has found that it is in the public interest to amend Chapter 509 of the Township Code to include transient accommodations; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 509 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended as follows:

ARTICLE I Hotel and Motel Room and Transient Accommodation Occupancy Tax

§ 509-7. Definition of Transient Accommodation.

“Transient accommodation” means a room, group of rooms, or other living or sleeping space for the lodging of occupants, including but not limited to residences or buildings used as residences that is obtained through a transient space marketplace or is a professionally managed unit.

SECTION 2. Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity of constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

SECTION 3. Any ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

SECTION 4. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage, approval, and publication by law.


Vernon Township

21 Church Street
Vernon, NJ 07462

Phone: 973.764.4055 

Township Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
Non-Emergencies Dial 973-764-6155


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