Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Morris as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 199.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 202.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 216.
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 268.
Occupancy standards — See Ch. 354.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 385.
Housing Code — See Ch. 558.
[Adopted 2-3-1999 by Ord. No. 2-99 (Ch. 36 of the 1969 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED OCCUPANCY
That document issued by the Township of Morris upon determination by the Township of Morris Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency or its designee that a dwelling is fit for human habitation in accordance with the provisions of the ordinances of the Township of Morris and the laws, rules and regulations of the State of New Jersey, including but not limited to compliance with the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192).
[Amended 2-28-2018 by Ord. No. 01-18]
It shall hereafter be unlawful for a property owner to transfer title and/or possession to any residential real property in the Township of Morris without having first obtained a certificate of continued occupancy prior to the sale, lease or occupancy of such premises. A certificate of continued occupancy shall be valid for 90 days from date of issuance. It may be extended for an additional 30 days by the construction code official for good cause.
The owner of residential property for which a certificate of continued occupancy is required shall make application therefor to the Township of Morris Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency on application forms furnished for that purpose. The fee for the certificate shall be as set forth in Chapter 216 and payable to the Township of Morris.
Upon inspection of any residential dwelling, the Township of Morris, in its discretion, may issue a temporary certificate of continued occupancy, conditioned upon compliance with such specified conditions as may reasonably be required, such conditions to be satisfied within a period of time not to exceed 30 days.
The fee for a temporary certificate of continued occupancy shall be the same as for the permanent certificate of continued occupancy as provided in Chapter 216 and shall be payable to the Township of Morris. Upon satisfaction of the required conditions, a permanent certificate of continued occupancy shall be issued following reinspection.
A violation of this article may result in the imposition of a fine in an amount not to exceed $100. In the event that title and/or possession of the residential property shall have been transferred, the transferee shall have the responsibility to secure the certificate of continued occupancy required by this article. In the event that the transferee shall fail to have secured the required certificate of continued occupancy within 30 days of having received notice from the Township of Morris, the transferee and the transferor may be subject to the penalties provided for herein. Each day shall constitute a separate violation.
[Adopted 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 17-07 (Ch. 64, Art. I, of the 1969 Code)]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BOAT
Any boat, motor, trailer, sailboat, rowboat, canoe or any vessel, powered or unpowered.
BULKY ITEM
Any item with a volume larger than three cubic feet.
MOTOR VEHICLE
Any motorized vehicle, including but not limited to automobiles, pickup trucks, larger trucks, motorcycles, quads (four-wheelers), snowmobiles, motor homes, tractors, trailers, motorized yard equipment, etc.
PROPERTY
Any residential property in the Township of Morris.
PROPERTY OWNER
The owner or owners of the property in the Township of Morris.
SALE
The offer to trade, exchange, accept money for, pass title to or otherwise dispose of or acquire a particular item.
A property owner may offer for sale not more than two boats, motor vehicles or bulky items from his, her or their residential property not more than two times per year, and further provided the following regulations are complied with:
A. 
The item to be sold, whether boat, motor vehicle or bulky item, may not be placed in the municipal right-of-way.
B. 
The boat, motor vehicle or bulky item may not be positioned on the property in a manner so as to obstruct the view of the traveling public or the free and unobstructed passage of the public over any sidewalk, walkway or public way in or about the Township of Morris.
C. 
The item offered for sale shall not be illuminated or otherwise artificially positioned or placed, nor shall it be elevated or in any other manner positioned other than in what would be considered to be the normal state of repose of such item.
D. 
Not more than one boat, motor vehicle or bulky item may be exposed for sale on any given occasion.
E. 
No owner of property should allow, suffer, permit or cause any item to be exposed for sale for a greater period of time than 30 calendar days in any calendar year. It is the intention of this article that 30 calendar days of marketing time for any item, whether the same be a boat, motor vehicle or bulky item, shall be the total annual cumulative time during which anyone may allow, cause, suffer or permit the exposure for sale of any such item. For example, if an item should sell in five days, and the property owner wishes to allow, suffer or permit the sale of some other item, he, she or they shall have a total of 25 days of remaining time within the calendar year within which to market exposed said item for sale.
This article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Township of Morris, the Zoning Officer of the Township of Morris, and the Board of Health of the Township of Morris, including all officers, agents and appointees thereof.
[Amended 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
Upon conviction for violation of this article, the Municipal Court Judge of the Township of Morris shall impose a penalty as provided in § 1-3, General penalty, of this Code.