City of East Orange, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the City of East Orange 3-25-1968 by Ord. No. 20-1968 as Appendix A, Ch. 8, of the 1968 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Board of Health — See Ch. 14A, Art. II.
Buildings unfit for human habitation — See Ch. 113.
Housing standards; property maintenance — See Ch. 159.

§ 282-1 Nuisance conditions enumerated.

Any thing, condition or act which is or may become a detriment or menace to human health is, and the following specific things, conditions and acts are, each and all of them, hereby declared to be and defined as nuisances:
A. 
Any water or liquid in which mosquito larvae exist.
B. 
Any accumulation of manure or vegetable or animal matter in which fly larvae exist.
C. 
Any well or other supply of water used for drinking or household purposes which is polluted or which is so situated or constructed that it may become polluted.
D. 
Permitting ragweed in a flowering state or poison ivy to exist or to grow upon any public or private property.
E. 
Any imperfect, defective, leaking, unclean or filthy sink, water closet, urinal, sump pit, slop basin or other plumbing fixture in any building used or occupied by human beings.
F. 
Depositing, maintaining or permitting to be maintained or to accumulate upon any public or private property any household wastewater, sewage, garbage, tin cans, offal or excrement; any decaying fruit, vegetable, fish, meat or bones; any oyster or clam shells; any foul or noxious odors, gases or vapors; or any foul, putrid or obnoxious liquid or substance.
G. 
Permitting any garbage, offal, scraps, waste food or other putrescible material to be held in a container which is not watertight or which is uncovered in any store, factory or outside of any building or on any public or private property or in any building of multiple occupancy except in the individual apartment.
H. 
Any person killing or slaughtering in the City any cattle, calf, sheep, lamb or swine or maintaining any establishment or place for the purpose of killing or dressing poultry or any establishment where such practices are carried on.
I. 
Any person spitting upon any public sidewalk or crossing or upon the floor of any public building, bus or other public conveyance.

§ 282-2 Creation or maintenance prohibited.

[Amended 2-22-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
No person shall create, commit or maintain, or permit to be created, committed or maintained, any nuisance as described in § 282-1. (See § 282-6 for violations and penalties hereof.)

§ 282-3 Permit required for use of poisonous substances for fumigation.

No person shall use or permit the use of hydrocyanic acid gas or any product of cyanogen or any other substance poisonous to life or human beings for fumigating or disinfecting any structure or premises in the City of East Orange without first having obtained a permit so to do from the Health Department of the City, which permit shall be exercised only in the presence of an authorized representative of the Health Department of the City of East Orange at the time and place said gas or other product is released.

§ 282-4 Rodents.

[Amended 2-22-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
A. 
No person shall feed, permit to be fed, make accessible or permit to be made accessible any food, food scrap, garbage, bird feed or other organic substance for mice, rats or other rodents; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any school, pet shop or other place where rodents are properly confined as pets, experimental animals or for other useful or meaningful purposes. (See § 282-6 for violations and penalties hereof.)
B. 
No person shall harbor or permit to be harbored on any private or public property any mice, rats or other rodents; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any school, pet shop or other place where rodents are properly confined as pets, experimental animals or for other useful or meaningful purposes. (See § 282-6 for violations and penalties hereof.)
C. 
No person shall maintain or permit to be maintained on any private or public property any accumulation of wood, rocks, construction material or other debris which is suitable for the harborage of mice, rats or other rodents. (See § 282-6 for violations and penalties hereof.)

§ 282-5 Pools and stagnant water.

[Amended 2-22-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
No person shall accumulate or permit to be accumulated on any private or public property pools of water, stagnant water or other liquid of any unconfined, uncontrolled or unplanned manner for a period exceeding seven days. (See § 282-6 for violations and penalties hereof.)

§ 282-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 2-22-1999 by Ord. No. 4-1999]
A. 
Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this chapter, except as provided in § 282-6B, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500.
B. 
Payment through Violations Bureau. If you wish to plead guilty of violating or refusing to comply with §§ 282-2, 282-4A, B and C, and 282-5, respectively, and give up your rights to have a lawyer and a trial, you may pay a fine of $200 by bringing or mailing the summons together with payment within 14 days of notice of violation to the Violations Bureau located at:
Violations Bureau
Municipal Court - East Orange
221 Freeway Drive
East Orange, New Jersey 07018