City of Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Hackensack 2-4-2002 by Ord. No. 4-2002.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 19.
Health Department — See Ch. 23.
Land use procedures — See Ch. 26.
Police Department — See Ch. 32.
Housing and property maintenance — See Ch. 100.
Mechanical Code — See Ch. 110.
Rent stabilization — See Ch. 134.
Uniform Construction Code Enforcement — See Ch. 166.
Zoning — See Ch. 175.
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Ch. 6, Community Affairs Department, adopted 5-6-1974 by Ord. No. 7-74, as amended.
There shall be established a Building, Housing and Land Use Department.
The functions and duties of the Building, Housing and Land Use Department shall include but not be limited to:
Administer and enforce City ordinances and applicable state codes relating to the construction, use and occupancy of buildings, structures, and land, including but not limited to the Building Code, the Construction Code, the Plumbing Code, the Mechanical Code, the Electric Code, the Elevator Code, the Fire Code, the Municipal Land Use Law, the Zoning Ordinance, the Subdivision Ordinance, the Housing and Property Maintenance Ordinance, and the Rent Stabilization Ordinance. In addition, it shall administer and enforce all ordinances by the terms of which it, or the former Department of Community Affairs, has been designated as the appropriate City department.
Provide the administrative staff and support for the issuance of permits and licenses relative to buildings, structures and land use as may be required.
Provide the administration staff and support for the Planning Board, the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Rent Stabilization Board and the Construction Board of Appeals.
Administer the issuance of permits relative to work as required by law or City ordinance involving the public right-of-way.
Maintain all maps, charts, documents and other public records pertaining to the functions of the Department.
The performance of such other duties and tasks as may be assigned by the City Manager.
Subject to the authority of the City Manager, the Department shall be headed by the Construction Code Official, who shall also serve as the Zoning Officer. The term "Zoning Officer" shall be deemed to be the equivalent of "Administrative Officer," as that term is defined by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-3.
All other City employees, including but not limited to Code Officials, inspectors, technical assistants, administrative personnel, and clerical personnel, shall be appointed by the City Manager.
The positions and compensation of all employees shall be fixed and determined consistent with the Annual Salary Ordinance adopted by the City Council pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 17, § 17-10, of the Code of the City of Hackensack, New Jersey.
All duties previously assigned to the Community Affairs Department are hereby transferred to the Building, Housing, and Land Use Department.