Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Signs — See Ch. 405, Art. V.
[Adopted 5-18-2005 by Ord. No. 5-4-2005A]
A sign that advertises the sale or lease of real property may be erected, placed, established, painted, created or maintained in the Borough of Haledon only in conformance with the standards, procedures and requirements of this article.
A. 
For signs advertising the sale and/or lease of real property with a total lot size of less than 35,000 square feet:
(1) 
One sign is permitted on the property.
(2) 
The surface area of one side of the sign may be a maximum of six square feet. The sign must have only two sides.
(3) 
Applicants seeking to display a sign pursuant to this section must file for a permit with the Construction Code Office. There shall be a fee of $15 charged for the issuance of such permit. This permit will allow the authorized sign to be displayed for up to six months. If the sign is to continue to be displayed after the expiration of the six-month period, the applicant must file for a new permit.
(4) 
Application may be made by the property owner or authorized agent thereof with the property owner's written consent.
(5) 
Any sign displayed according to this subsection must be removed within seven days of the sale or lease of the property or the property owner's decision to discontinue his or her efforts to sell or lease the property.
B. 
For signs advertising the sale and/or lease of real property with a total lot size of more than 35,000 square feet:
(1) 
One sign is permitted on the property.
(2) 
The surface area of one side of the sign may be a maximum of 32 square feet. The sign must have only two sides.
(3) 
Applicants seeking to display a sign pursuant to this section must file for a permit with the Construction Code Office. There shall be a fee of $25 charged for the issuance of such permit. This permit will allow the authorized sign to be displayed for up to six months. If the sign is to continue to be displayed after the expiration of the six-month period, the applicant must file for a new permit.
(4) 
Application may be made by the property owner or authorized agent thereof with the property owner's written consent.
(5) 
Any sign displayed according to this subsection must be removed within seven days of the sale or lease of the property or the property owner's decision to discontinue his or her efforts to sell or lease the property.
C. 
For signs advertising the sale and/or lease of an individual unit contained in a multiunit dwelling:
(1) 
For the purposes of this section, "multiunit dwelling" is defined as a multifamily home, apartment complex, condominium complex, townhome complex and similar such complex.
(2) 
A sign may be displayed advertising the sale and/or lease of each individual unit contained within a multiunit dwelling.
(a) 
One sign is permitted on the property per individual unit. A separate permit must be obtained for each individual unit.
(b) 
The surface area of one side of the sign may be a maximum of six square feet. The sign must have only two sides.
(c) 
Applicants seeking to display a sign pursuant to this section must file for a permit with the Construction Code Office. There shall be a fee of $15 charged for the issuance of such permit. This permit will allow the authorized sign to be displayed for up to six months. If the sign is to continue to be displayed after the expiration of the six-month period, the applicant must file for a new permit.
(3) 
A sign may be displayed advertising the sale and/or lease of the entire multiunit dwelling, including every individual unit therein. Application to display a sign for this purpose shall be made in accordance with either § 288-2A or B, depending upon the property lot size.
(4) 
Application may be made by the property owner or authorized agent thereof with the property owner's written consent.
(5) 
Any sign displayed according to this subsection must be removed within seven days of the sale or lease of the property or the property owner's decision to discontinue his or her efforts to sell or lease the property.
D. 
For temporary signs advertising an "open house" for the purpose of advertising the sale or lease of real property:
(1) 
Where a permit has been issued for a property pursuant to § 288-2A, B or C of this chapter, "open house" signs may be displayed in accordance with the following:
(a) 
An additional sign advertising an "open house" for the purpose of advertising the sale or lease of real property may be displayed on the subject property.
(b) 
Three additional signs advertising an "open house" may be displayed on locations other than the subject property. The individual or entity responsible for displaying the sign(s) must obtain the consent of the property owner upon whose property said sign(s) is displayed and must comply with any and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
(c) 
Any "open house" sign displayed on any property shall not exceed four square feet in surface area as measured on one side of the sign. The sign shall have only two sides.
(d) 
Any "open house" sign displayed pursuant to this subsection must be erected and removed on the date of the "open house" event. Under no circumstances shall any "open house" sign displayed pursuant to this subsection remain on display for more than 24 hours.
The enforcement of this section shall be the duty of the Construction Code Office.
After receiving notification of a violation, the property owner may be fined $25 per day per offending sign at the discretion of the Construction Code Official.