City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-14-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4250. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 530-1
Definitions. 

§ 530-2
Prohibition. 

§ 530-3
When permitted. 

§ 530-4
Requirements. 

§ 530-5
Removal. 

§ 530-6
Licenses. 

§ 530-7
Violations and penalties. 

§ 530-1 Definitions.

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

PORTABLE TOILET FACILITIES
Facilities meant for deposition of human bodily wastes and which are not permanently affixed to indoor or outdoor plumbing and which are otherwise known as "porta johns" or "spot a pots."

§ 530-2 Prohibition.

No person, property owner or employee shall use a portable toilet facility in lieu of or in substitution for toilet facilities which are connected to a water system and a permanent sewage system except as provided in § 530-3A and B.

§ 530-3 When permitted.

A. 

Portable toilet facilities may be utilized in conjunction with special events to provide temporary toilet capacity; provided, however, that no facility shall be placed on any property in the City of Camden more than 48 hours prior to the beginning of the special event and shall be removed not more than 36 hours following the conclusion of the event. The placement of portable toilet facilities in public parks and other public facilities shall be governed by the rules and regulations of the governmental entity which owns and operates the facility, provided that, in any event, said facilities shall be served in accordance with the provisions of § 530-4A.

B. 

Those portable toilet facilities necessary to service the needs of the persons working on a construction site may be placed on a construction site; provided, however, that facilities shall not obstruct a public right-of-way and shall not be placed on private property without the consent of the owner or lessee of that property, and provided further that said facilities shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions of § 530-4A, and removed within 36 hours of the completion of the project.

§ 530-4 Requirements.

A. 

The owner or provider of portable toilet facilities shall service said facilities by cleaning and completely removing all human wastes from such facilities at least once every seven days, or more often if more frequent service is necessary to preserve the cleanliness of such facility. The owner or provider of said facility shall cause a log to be maintained and affixed to the facility indicating the date or dates the facility was serviced and the person performing such service.

B. 

Every portable toilet facility shall have the name of the owner or provider of the facility permanently affixed thereto together with the telephone number at which the owner or provider can be reached, in order to provide service to the facility.

§ 530-5 Removal.

If any portable toilet facility is placed in the City of Camden in prohibited locations or is improperly maintained, the owner or provider of said facility as indicated on the facility shall remove said facility within 24 hours of receipt of telephonic notice provided by the City of Camden or the County of Camden Health Department at the telephone number affixed to the facility. If the facility does not contain the information required by § 530-4B, the notice of required removal shall be affixed to the facility. If the owner, provider or person responsible for the placement of the facility does not remove the facility within 24 hours of the receipt or posting of the notice, the City of Camden may remove said facility and recover the costs of removal from the owner, the provider or any other person responsible for the placement of the facility.

§ 530-6 Licenses.

All providers of temporary toilet facilities shall obtain a license through the City of Camden's Bureau of License and Inspections. The fee for said license shall be the same as that provided in Chapter 332 for mercantile licenses. Said license may be suspended or revoked for violations of the provisions of this chapter.

§ 530-7 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be liable for those fines and penalties as provided in § 1-16 of the Code of City of Camden.