Township of Jackson, NJ
Ocean County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Council) of the Township of Jackson 5-27-1975 by Ord. No. 20-75 (Ch. 78 of the 1972 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use and development regulations — See Ch. 244.
Mobile home dealerships — See Ch. 275.
Mobile home parks — See Ch. 280.
Rent control for mobile home parks — See Ch. 334.
Trailers and campsites — See Ch. 400.
The purpose of this chapter is to regulate and control trailers and mobile homes occupied as dwellings, pursuant to the authorization contained in N.J.S.A. 40:52-1, and to remedy and clarify the existing situation in the Township of Jackson for the purpose of removing and phasing out illegal trailers and establishing reasonable regulations and registration requirements for legal trailers and mobile homes.
It shall be unlawful within the limits of the Township of Jackson for any person to park or locate any trailer or mobile home on any street, alley or highway or other public place or on any tract of land, occupied or unoccupied, owned by any person, within the Township of Jackson, in the County of Ocean, except as provided herein and as provided in Chapter 280, Mobile Home Parks, and Chapter 400, Trailers and Campsites, of the Code of the Township of Jackson.
Any mobile home or trailer located on any street, alley or highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person, for the purpose of occupancy as a dwelling within the Township of Jackson, shall be permitted to remain or shall be removed in accordance with the following:
A. 
Any mobile home or trailer which has been located on such public place or tract of land on or before September 16, 1959, and has been continuously occupied since that date shall be permitted to remain in that location, provided the owner of said mobile home or trailer complies in full with the requirements of this chapter and specifically, with the requirements of §§ 285-5 and 285-6 hereof, and provided further that such mobile home or trailer is not being used for rental purposes.
B. 
Any mobile home or trailer which has been placed on such public place or tract of land and has been occupied subsequent to September 16, 1959, but prior to January 1, 1973, shall be permitted to remain in that location for a period not to exceed 10 years from the date hereof, provided the owner of said mobile home or trailer complies in full with the requirements of this chapter and, in particular, complies with the provisions of §§ 285-5 and 285-6 hereof, and provided further that such mobile home or trailer is not being used for rental purposes; provided, however, that the original owner or owners, listed on the application form submitted pursuant to § 285-6, of any mobile home or trailer which falls within the classification of this section shall be permitted to continue to reside in and use such mobile home or trailer as a dwelling on an indefinite basis after the expiration of the aforesaid ten-year period.
[Amended 9-14-1976 by Ord. No. 46-76]
C. 
Any mobile home or trailer which has been placed on a location on any street, alley or highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person, for the purpose of occupancy as a dwelling within the Township of Jackson, on or after January 1, 1973, shall be required to be removed within six months of the effective date hereof; and it shall be unlawful within the limits of the Township of Jackson for such a mobile home or trailer to be parked or located on any street, alley or highway or other public place or on any tract of land owned by any person for such occupancy within the Township of Jackson after the termination of said six-month period.
D. 
Any mobile home or trailer which has been placed on such public place or tract of land and has been used for business purposes subsequent to September 16, 1959, but prior to January 1, 1973, shall be permitted to remain on that location and to be used in connection with such business for a period not to exceed 10 years from the date hereof, provided that the owner of said mobile home or trailer complies in full with any applicable requirements of this chapter, and provided further that the owner of such mobile home or trailer files the registration information required by § 285-6 within 90 days of the date of adoption of this provision.
[Added 4-12-1977 by Ord. No. 13-77]
[Added 5-9-1978 by Ord. No. 25-78]
By duly adopted resolution, the Township Committee may permit any owner of real property to locate a mobile home or trailer on such property for a period not to exceed six months, in the discretion of the Township Committee, where such owner establishes to the satisfaction of the Township Committee that there exists a hardship situation, as defined herein. As used herein, the term "hardship situation" is defined as a situation where the aforesaid owner of such real property has had his dwelling and residence located on such property substantially destroyed by flood, fire or other similar destructive occurrence and where such owner has available no other place of dwelling or residence. In all such situations, the standards, registration requirements and licensing fees set forth in §§ 285-5, 285-6 and 285-7 of the Jackson Code shall apply.
Any mobile home or trailer permitted or allowed to continue in its present location for occupancy as a dwelling, under the provisions of § 285-3, shall comply in all respects with the following requirements:
A. 
Said mobile home or trailer shall be located on a well-drained, properly graded site, free from stagnant pools of water.
B. 
Any such mobile home or trailer shall be connected to an approved water supply system to supply running water for all sanitary and washing fixtures, and drinking and domestic purposes, as required by all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
C. 
Any such mobile home or trailer shall be connected to an approved septic system or sanitary sewer system, in accordance with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
D. 
Electrical service to the mobile home or trailer shall be of adequate capacity to serve the maximum connected load. Main service, fusing and distribution shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Electrical Code and shall be installed and maintained in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
E. 
Mobile home units shall have a minimum floor area, inclusive of kitchen, bath and closet area, of 140 square feet when occupied by not more than two persons, and not less than 240 square feet when occupied by three persons, with an additional 70 square feet per person when occupied by more than three persons. The minimum height of habitable spaces in mobile homes and trailers shall not be less than seven feet.
[Amended 9-14-1976 by Ord. No. 46-76]
F. 
Any mobile home or trailer located in the Township of Jackson must be maintained in a state of repair, free of leakage and free of access by rodent or insect infestation or the like.
A. 
All owners or occupants of mobile homes or trailers in the Township of Jackson who are permitted to locate such mobile homes or trailers within the Township for occupancy as a dwelling, under the provisions of this chapter, shall be required to register their mobile homes or trailers as individual trailer campsites with the Township of Jackson by filing with the Township Clerk an application on a form to be furnished to the applicant. Said application must be submitted within six months of the effective date of this chapter. No application will be accepted after the aforesaid six-month time period. Said application shall contain the information required herein and any other pertinent information required by said registration application for the purpose of providing a permanent record of those trailer and mobile homes which are in existence in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. Said application form shall be submitted and signed by the applicant and shall require the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
The location, by reference to the Official Tax Map of the Township of Jackson, of the mobile home or trailer.
(3) 
The date that the mobile home or trailer was first located on the premises and occupied as a dwelling.
(4) 
The manufacturer, type, size and year of construction of the mobile home or trailer.
(5) 
The serial number, identification number or registration number, or the like, of the mobile home or trailer.
(6) 
The approximate outer dimensions of the trailer or mobile home and the approximate dimensions of each interior room.
(7) 
The name and age of each occupant of the mobile home or trailer.
(8) 
Affirmation that the mobile home or trailer is connected to an approved water supply and septic system, has approved electrical service and is located on and affixed to a permanent foundation.
(9) 
Attached to the application shall be a map or sketch, which may be hand-drawn, indicating the location and dimensions of the premises upon which the mobile home or trailer is located, the approximate location of the mobile home or trailer thereon and the approximate location of any other permanent improvements thereon.
B. 
After verification of the information contained in the registration application by the appropriate municipal officials, the Township Clerk shall issue a registration tag which the applicant shall immediately prominently display in a window or door of the registered mobile home or trailer. Said registration tags shall differentiate between those trailers and mobile homes permitted under § 285-3A, and those which are permitted for a period of five years under § 285-3B hereof.
C. 
The Township Clerk shall not issue a registration tag for any mobile home or trailer which is not in full compliance in all respects with all requirements of this chapter. Such registration tags shall not be transferable to any replacement trailer or mobile home in any case.
D. 
Mobile homes and trailers located in the Township of Jackson that are permitted to remain at their present location shall comply with all requirements of this chapter within six months of the effective date of this chapter. Failure to submit a proper application or to so comply with all requirements herein within said six-month period shall cause such trailer or mobile home to be illegally and unlawfully located within this municipality and in violation of this chapter and shall be required to be removed forthwith.
[Amended 9-14-1976 by Ord. No. 46-76; 7-22-1991 by Ord. No. 29-91]
A. 
An individual trailer campsite license fee of $3 per week per trailer or mobile home shall be paid to the Township of Jackson by the owner or occupant thereof, which sum shall be paid monthly on or before the last calendar day of each month. In addition, all real estate taxes shall be paid up to date on the premises upon which the mobile home or trailer is located. This individual trailer campsite license fee shall commence on October 1, 1976. Where an individual mobile home or trailer is located on premises qualified for a license under this chapter and the owner pays the aforesaid license fee, said mobile home or trailer is hereby declared to be personal property and shall not be subject to assessment as real property.
B. 
This fee does not apply to the owner or occupant of a mobile home or trailer located within the confines of a mobile home park as defined or licensed under Chapter 280, Mobile Home Parks, of the Code of the Township of Jackson.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine up to but not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for a term up to but not exceeding 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Municipal Judge. A separate offense shall be deemed committed for each day during or on which a violation occurs.