City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-26-1974 by Ord. No. MC-942; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 164.

Housing standards — See Ch. 295.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Property maintenance — See Ch. 418.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 350-1
Definitions. 

§ 350-2
Contents of application for license. 

§ 350-3
Mobile home park plan. 

§ 350-4
Limitation on licenses. 

§ 350-5
Water. 

§ 350-6
Removal of wastes. 

§ 350-7
Fire extinguishers. 

§ 350-8
Open fires. 

§ 350-9
Park office; license to be posted. 

§ 350-10
Duties of park attendant. 

§ 350-11
Removal of transporting devices; affixing home to ground. 

§ 350-12
Occupancy of immobilized mobile homes. 

§ 350-13
Mobile homes outside of parks. 

§ 350-14
Number of licenses limited. 

§ 350-15
Failure to comply. 

§ 350-16
Violations and penalties. 

§ 350-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

MOBILE HOME
Any vehicle or similar portable structure constructed so as to permit its use as a conveyance on a public street and so as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling by one or more persons.
MOBILE HOME PARK
An area of land in which two or more occupied mobile homes are harbored, either free of charge or for revenue, together with any building, structure or enclosure used as part of the equipment of such park.

§ 350-2 Contents of application for license.

In addition to the general requirements of § 332-12, the applicant for a license under this chapter shall provide:

A. 

A complete plan of the park, prepared by a licensed engineer of New Jersey, showing compliance with § 350-3 and showing the following, either existing or as proposed:

(1) 

The extent and area used for mobile home park purposes.

(2) 

The roadways, driveways and drainage.

(3) 

The location of mobile home spaces.

(4) 

The location and number of sanitary conveniences, including toilets, washrooms, laundries and utility rooms.

(5) 

The method and plan of sewage disposal.

(6) 

The method and plan of garbage removal.

(7) 

The plan of water supply.

(8) 

The plan for electrical lighting of mobile homes and the mobile home park, including the roadways and driveways.

B. 

Plans and specifications of all buildings and other improvements constructed or to be constructed within the mobile home park.

§ 350-3 Mobile home park plan.

The mobile home park shall conform to the following requirements:

A. 

The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to ensure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.

B. 

Mobile home spaces shall be provided, consisting of a minimum of 1,000 square feet for each space, and each space shall be clearly defined and numbered.

C. 

Mobile homes shall be so harbored on each space so that there shall be an open space of at least 20 feet between the sides of every mobile home and at least 10 feet between the ends of every mobile home. No mobile home shall be located closer than 15 feet from any property line bounding the park or located closer than 15 feet from the near side of any public road. No mobile home shall be located closer than 15 feet from the near side of any park roadway.

D. 

All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than 30 feet in width, shall have an unobstructed access to a public street, road or highway and shall be well marked in the daytime and shall be lighted so as to permit the safe movement of vehicles and pedestrians at night.

E. 

The number of mobile homes permitted in a mobile home park shall not exceed the number of mobile home spaces.

F. 

No mobile home shall be inhabited by a greater number of occupants than that for which it was designed to accommodate by the manufacturer.

G. 

A minimum of 8% of the total acreage of the mobile home park shall be reserved in one or more places within the mobile home park for playground area, to be restricted to such use, and protected from main highways, parking areas and access roads.

H. 

Each mobile home park shall provide toilets and baths or showers, which shall comply with the provisions of the Code of the City of Camden.

I. 

No dog, cat or other animal shall be permitted by the owner thereof or the operator of the park to run at large or to commit any nuisance within the limits of any mobile home park.

§ 350-4 Limitation on licenses.

Licenses issued under this chapter convey no right to erect any building, to do any plumbing work or to do any electrical work or any other kind of work ordinarily requiring governmental management or other permits.

§ 350-5 Water.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 564, Water.
A. 

An adequate supply of pure water for drinking and domestic purposes from t water supply system shall be supplied to meet the requirements of said mobile home park. Said water shall be obtained from faucets only, conveniently located in the mobile home park.

B. 

A water meter shall be installed in each mobile home park.

§ 350-6 Removal of wastes.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 266, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse.

It shall be the duty of the owner of the mobile home park, or his agent or caretaker, to provide for the collection and removal of garbage or other waste material and to otherwise maintain the mobile home park in a clean and sanitary condition.

§ 350-7 Fire extinguishers.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 240, Fire Prevention and Protection.

The owner of every mobile home shall equip said mobile home, at all times, with one fire extinguisher, with an underwater rating of BC10, in good working order.

§ 350-8 Open fires.

No open fires shall be permitted at any place which would endanger life or property, and mobile home areas shall be kept free of combustible refuse.

§ 350-9 Park office; license to be posted.

In every mobile home park, there shall be an office established, which may be either in a mobile home or in a permanent building, which shall be the office of the person in charge of said park. A copy of the park license shall be posted therein, and the park register, as hereinafter referred to in § 350-10, shall be all times kept in said office.

§ 350-10 Duties of park attendant.

It shall be the duty of the attendant or the person in charge of the office, together with the licensee, to:

A. 

Keep at all times a register containing a record of all mobile home owners and occupants located within the park. Said register shall be kept available for inspection at all times by state, federal and city law enforcement officers, public health officials, license inspectors and other officials whose duties necessitate acquisition of the information contained in the register. The register records shall not be destroyed for a period of three years following the date of registration. The register shall contain the following information:

(1) 

The names and addresses of all mobile home owners and occupants.

(2) 

The dates of entrance and departure.

(3) 

The license numbers and owners of all mobile homes and towing or other automobiles.

(4) 

The state issuing each license.

(5) 

The make, model and year of all mobile homes and automobiles.

(6) 

The place of last location and length of stay.

B. 

Maintain the park in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition at all times.

C. 

See that the provisions of this chapter are complied with and enforced and to report promptly to the proper authorities any violation of this chapter or any other violation of law which may come to his attention.

D. 

Report to the Health Office all cases of persons or animals affected or suspected of being affected with any communicable disease.

E. 

Prevent the running loose of dogs, cats or other animals or pets.

F. 

Prohibit the use of any mobile home by a greater number of occupants than that for which it is designed to accommodate by the manufacturer.

G. 

Permit the employees of the Division of Inspections to enter onto and inspect the mobile home park for compliance with the provisions of this chapter, during reasonable business hours.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]

§ 350-11 Removal of transporting devices; affixing home to ground.

It shall be unlawful for any person to remove the wheels or other transporting device from any mobile home or otherwise to affix said mobile home to the ground so as to prevent ready removal of such mobile home, unless a permit to do so is obtained as required for the construction of a new building. Any such alteration shall be construed as converting the mobile home into a building and shall be subject to the requirements of the Zoning and Building Ordinances.

Editor's Note: For the Zoning and Building Ordinances, see Ch. 190, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Ch. 577, Zoning and Land Use.

§ 350-12 Occupancy of immobilized mobile homes.

It shall be unlawful to occupy, for sleeping or other residence purposes, any mobile home which has been rendered immobile by the removal of the wheels or other transporting device and placing the same on a foundation or on the ground, unless such mobile home, in construction and location, complies with the ordinance relating to the construction, wiring, plumbing, sewer facilities and other regulations applicable to single-family dwellings.

Editor's Note: For related provisions, see Ch. 190, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 350-13 Mobile homes outside of parks.

A. 

It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain, occupy or park any mobile home used for human habitation upon any plot of ground in the City, except in a licensed mobile home park.

B. 

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the storage of any mobile home for any length of time when said mobile home is not used for living or sleeping purposes.

§ 350-14 Number of licenses limited.

No more than three licenses for mobile home parks under this chapter shall be issued and outstanding at any one time.

§ 350-15 Failure to comply.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 350-16 Violations and penalties.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]
A. 

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]

B. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this chapter.

C. 

A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.

D. 

The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.