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Borough of Woodland Park, NJ
Passaic County
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[Ord. No. 77-1 § 1; Ord. No. 77-16 § I]
a. 
It is hereby established in the Borough of Woodland Park a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the Department of Inspections, consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, two (2) Assistant Fire Protection Subcode Officials, and such other Subcode Officials for such additional Subcode Officials as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the Chief Administrator of the Enforcing Agency.
b. 
Each official position created in paragraph a. hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23; provided that, in lieu of any particular Subcode Official, an on-site Inspection Agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one (1) such official position may be held by the same person; provided that such person is qualified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
c. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at the Municipal Building, McBride Avenue and Brophy Lane except for emergencies, and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Ord. No. 77-1 § 2]
a. 
There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals to hear appeals from decisions by the enforcing agency. Such Board shall consist of five members. At least one Board member shall be a registered architect or licensed professional engineer of building construction experience, and at least one Board member shall be qualified as a Plumbing Subcode Official and one qualified as an Electrical Subcode Official. No more than two Board members shall be selected from the same business or profession. Each Board member shall have had at least three years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a licensed engineer or registered architect; or, in the alternative, five years' experience in construction, design or supervision as an architect or engineer with a bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering, respectively, from an accredited institution of higher education; or, as a further alternative, 10 years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a journeyman in a construction trade or as a construction contractor, subcontractor or inspector.
b. 
The Mayor shall appoint the Board members and any alternate members. For the members first appointed, the Mayor shall designate the appointees' terms so that one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years, and two for terms of four years. At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, appointments shall be made for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
The Mayor shall appoint such number of alternates as may be appropriate for terms not to exceed four years; or may, in the alternative, appoint alternates on a case-by-case basis.
No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the enforcing agency, the decisions of which are subject to the review of the Board.
c. 
Board members shall serve without compensation.
[Ord. No. 77-1 § 3; Ord. No. 82-1 § I; Ord. No. 89-6 § 2; Ord. No. 95-6 § 1; Ord. No. 04-12; Ord. No. 09-02; New; Ord. No. 2017-37; amended 1-16-2019 by Ord. No. 19-03]
a. 
Building Subcode fees.
1. 
New building: $0.040 per cubic foot of building volume (minimum $80).
2. 
Addition: $0.045 per cubic foot of building volume (minimum $80).
3. 
Renovations, alterations, repairs: $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost ($80 minimum).
4. 
Premanufactured structure: $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost (minimum $80).
5. 
Demolition:
(a) 
Principal building residential R5: $100.
(b) 
All other use groups: $20 per $1,000 of estimated cost ($200 minimum).
6. 
Accessory structure:
(a) 
Residential:
(1) 
Under 200 square feet: $50.
(2) 
200 square feet and over: $15 per $1,000 of estimated value (minimum $65).
(b) 
Commercial:
(1) 
Under 200 square feet: $100.
(2) 
200 square feet and over: $30 per $1,000 of estimated value (minimum $150).
7. 
Underground storage tanks: abandonment or removal, residential or commercial: $80 per tank.
8. 
Fences:
(a) 
Residential: $50 minimum or $10 per $1,000 of estimated cost.
(b) 
Commercial: $100 minimum or $15 per $1,000 of estimated cost.
9. 
Sign installation: $2 per square foot of surface area ($80 minimum).
10. 
Swimming pools:
(a) 
Inground: ($200 minimum) $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost. Engineering escrow for inground pools: $350 minimum. In the event the plan is not approved and must be resubmitted, the applicant shall be billed at the Borough Engineer's hourly rate.
(b) 
Aboveground: $80.
11. 
Certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
Letter: $25.
(b) 
Commercial/industrial building: $0.04 per square foot ($100 minimum).
(c) 
Multiple dwelling: $50 per unit.
(d) 
New construction, residential: $50 per unit. Addition: $50.
12. 
Retaining walls, residential (not included with a site development application):
(a) 
For a zoning permit (walls under four feet in height): $50.
(b) 
Walls four feet in height and over, up to 550 square feet: $100.
(c) 
For walls 551 square feet and over: $200.
(d) 
Engineering escrow for walls four feet in height and over: $350. In the event the plan is not approved and must be resubmitted, the applicant will be charged at the Municipal Engineer's hourly rate.
(e) 
All other use groups: $15 per $1,000 of estimated cost ($100 minimum).
13. 
Sidewalks, driveways and parking lots:
(a) 
Residential: $50.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
14. 
Sheds under 200 square feet: $50. All others: apply UCC fees.
15. 
Temporary signs: $25.
b. 
Fire Subcode.
1. 
Minimum permit fee: $80.
2. 
Fireplace, wood-burning stove, gas/oil-fired appliances: $80.
3. 
Commercial extinguishing system, pre-engineered suppression system or halen recovery system: $200.
4. 
Fire suppression:
(a) 
Fire service connection fee:
(1) 
Up to four-inch line: $200.
(2) 
Over four-inch line: $350.
(b) 
Fire pumps: $250.
(1) 
GPM type: $500.
(c) 
Sprinklers:
Number of Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$100
21 to 50
$150
51 to 100
$250
101 to 200
$500
201 to 400
$750
401 to 1,000
$1,000
Over 1,000
$1,250
Each 25 over 1,000
$25
(d) 
Standpipes: $250 per riser.
(e) 
Dry pipe alarm valves: $250 each.
(f) 
Pre-action valves: $250 each.
5. 
Fuel tank installation:
(a) 
Residential: $80.
(b) 
Commercial:
(1) 
1 to 1,000 gallons: $100.
(2) 
Over 1,000 gallons: $250.
6. 
Residential heating equipment (not connected to the plumbing system): $80 per appliance ($80 minimum).
7. 
Residential/commercial fire alarm system:
(a) 
1 to 12 detectors: $80.
(b) 
For each additional detector: $3 per detector.
8. 
Residential/commercial exit/emergency lights: $80 for up to 12 lights, plus $5 per each additional light over 12.
9. 
Fireplace venting/chimney liners: $80.
10. 
The fee for an incinerator shall be $1,200.
11. 
The fee for a crematorium shall be $1,200.
12. 
Other devices shall be $200.
13. 
Smoke control systems: $200.
14. 
Kitchen hood system: $200.
c. 
Plumbing Subcode fees.
1. 
Minimum permit fee: $80.
2. 
Water closet: $20.
3. 
Urinal/bidet: $20.
4. 
Bathtub: $20.
5. 
Lavatory sink: $20.
6. 
Shower stall: $20.
7. 
Floor drain/floor sink: $20.
8. 
Dishwasher:
(a) 
Residential: $20.
(b) 
Commercial: $75.
9. 
Drinking fountain: $20.
10. 
Washing machine: $20.
11. 
Water service connection: $50.
12. 
Sanitary sewer connection: $50.
13. 
Storm drain: $50.
14. 
Sewer ejector pump:
(a) 
Residential: $50.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
15. 
Hose bibb: $20.
16. 
Condensate line/clear water waste: $20.
17. 
Dryer: $20.
18. 
Future DWV stacks and/or each future fixture: $20.
19. 
Gas piping: $35 or $15 per appliance.
20. 
Water heater:
(a) 
Residential: $50.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
21. 
Hot-water boiler:
(a) 
Residential: $50.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
22. 
Steam boiler:
(a) 
Residential: $50.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
23. 
Interceptors/separators: $150.
24. 
Grease trap:
(a) 
Internal: $75.
(b) 
External: $250.
25. 
Water-cooled A/C or refrigeration: $100.
26. 
Backflow preventer: $50; 1 1/2 inches or larger: $75.
27. 
Sump pumps: $50.
28. 
Pool heaters: $50.
29. 
For cross connections and backflow preventers subject to annual inspections and testing: fee shall be $75 per device.
30. 
Root drains: $20 each.
31. 
Septic system pumps: $75.
d. 
Elevator Subcode fees: shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6. The administrative fee shall be 20%.
e. 
The fee for an annual permit shall be $250.
f. 
Electrical fees.
1. 
Electrical fixtures and devices: From 1 to 25 receptacles, fixtures or switches: $80. For increments of 25 additional items: $30.
2. 
Motors:
(a) 
Greater than 1 HP or less than or equal to 10 HP: $50.
(b) 
Greater than 10 HP or less than or equal to 50 HP: $100.
(c) 
Greater than 50 HP or less than or equal to 100 HP: $200.
(d) 
Greater than 100 HP: $650.
3. 
Electrical devices including transformers and generators:
(a) 
Greater than 1KW or less than or equal to 10 KW: $50.
(b) 
Greater than 10 KW or less than or equal to 45 KW: $100.
(c) 
Greater than 45 KW or less than or equal to 112.5 KW: $200.
(d) 
Greater than 225 KW: $1,000.
4. 
HID fixtures:
(a) 
10 or less: $80.
(b) 
Each additional fixture: $30.
(c) 
Pool:
(1) 
Aboveground: $80.
(2) 
Inground: $150.
(3) 
Annual pool bonding certificate: $150.
5. 
Service equipment:
(a) 
Term includes: service panel, service entrance and subpanels:
(1) 
Greater than 0 and less than or equal to 100 AMP: $100.
(2) 
Greater than 100 AMP and less than or equal to 200 AMP: $150.
(3) 
Greater than 200 AMP and less than or equal to 500 AMP: $250.
(4) 
Greater than 500 AMP and less than or equal to 1,000 AMP: $500.
(5) 
Greater than 1,000 AMP: $1,000.
(b) 
Each additional meter socket: $50 each.
6. 
Solar panels: $50 per 5 KW.
7. 
Minimum fee: $80.
g. 
Lead Hazard Subcode fees. The Lead Hazard Subcode fee shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
h. 
Asbestos Subcode fees. The Asbestos Subcode fee shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.1 and N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9.
[Ord. No. 78-2 § 1]
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23: the entire Borough.
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Municipal Council, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official, and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require the retrofitting of existing storm drain inlets which are in direct contact with repaving, repairing, reconstruction, or resurfacing or alterations of facilities on private property, to prevent the discharge of solids and floatables (such as plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers and other litter) to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Woodland Park so as to protect public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 2]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Woodland Park or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORM DRAIN INLET
shall mean an opening in a storm drain used to collect stormwater runoff and includes, but is not limited to, a grate inlet, curb-opening inlet, slotted inlet and combination inlet.
WATERS OF THE STATE
shall mean the ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 3]
No person in control of private property (except a residential lot with one (1) single-family house) shall authorize the repaving, repairing (excluding the repair of individual potholes), resurfacing (including top coating or chip sealing with asphalt emulsion or a thin base of hot bitumen), reconstructing or altering any surface that is in direct contact with an existing storm drain inlet on that property unless the storm drain inlet either:
a. 
Already meets the design standard below to control passage of solid and floatable materials; or
b. 
Is retrofitted or replaced to meet the standard in subsection 17-2.4 below prior to the completion of the project.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 4]
Storm drain inlets identified in subsection 17-8.3 above shall comply with the following standard to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drain inlets. For purposes of this paragraph, "solid and floatable materials" means sediment, debris, trash and other floating, suspended or settleable solids. For exemptions to this standard, see subsection 17-8.4c below:
a. 
Design engineers shall use either of the following grates whenever they use a grate in pavement or another ground surface to collect storm water from that surface into a storm drain or surface water body under that grate:
1. 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bicycle safe grate, which is described in Chapter 2.4 of the NJDOT Bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (April 1996); or
2. 
A different grate, if each individual clear space in that grate has an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or is no greater than 0.5 inches across the smallest dimension.
Examples of grates subject to this standard include grates in grate inlets, the grate portion (non-curb-opening portion) of combination inlets, grates on storm sewer manholes, ditch grates, trench grates, and grates of spacer bars in slotted drains. Examples of ground surfaces include surfaces of roads (including bridges), driveways, parking areas, bikeways, plazas, sidewalks, lawns, fields, open channels, and stormwater basin floors.
b. 
Whenever design engineers use a curb-opening inlet, the clear space in that curb opening (or each individual clear space, if the curb opening has two (2) or more clear spaces) shall have an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or be no greater than two (2.0) inches across the smallest dimension.
c. 
This standard does not apply:
1. 
Where the Municipal Engineer agrees that this standard would cause inadequate hydraulic performance that could not practicably be overcome by using additional or larger storm drain inlets that meet these standards;
2. 
Where flows are conveyed through any device (e.g., end of pipe netting facility, manufactured treatment device, or a catch basin hood) that is designed, at a minimum, to prevent delivery of all solid and floatable materials that could not pass through one of the following:
(a) 
A rectangular space four and five-eighths (4 5/8) inches long and one and one-half (1 1/2) inches wide (this option does not apply for outfall netting facilities); or
(b) 
A bar screen having a bar spacing of 0.5 inches.
3. 
Where flows are conveyed through a trash rack that has parallel bars with one (1) inch spacing between the bars; or
4. 
Where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection determines, pursuant to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:4-7.2(c), that action to meet this standard is an undertaking that constitutes an encroachment or will damage or destroy the New Jersey Register listed historic property.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Woodland Park.
[Ord. No. 09-09 § 6; New]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5.
[Ord. No. 09-10 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and prohibits the spilling, dumping, leaking or otherwise discharge of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to be municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Woodland Park and/or the waters of the State so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 09-10 § 2]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Woodland Park or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
REFUSE CONTAINER
shall mean any waste container that a person controls whether owned, leased or operated, including dumpsters, trash cans, garbage pails, and plastic trash bags.
STORMWATER
shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
WATERS OF THE STATE
shall mean the ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or ground water, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
Any person who controls, whether owned, leased or operated, a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing.
Any person who owns, leases or otherwise uses a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster does not leak or otherwise discharge liquids, semi-liquids or solids to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Woodland Park.
[Ord. No. 09-10 § 4]
a. 
Permitted temporary demolition containers
b. 
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters or other bulk containers)
c. 
Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers
d. 
Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid NJPDES permit
e. 
Large bulky items (e.g., furniture, bound carpet and padding, white goods placed curbside for pickup)
[Ord. No. 09-10 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Woodland Park.
[Ord. No. 09-10 § 6; New]
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall be liable, upon conviction, to the penalty stated in Chapter I, Section 1-5.
[1972 Code § 14-2.1; New]
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1, the "New Jersey State Housing Code" as approved by the Departments of Community Affairs, is hereby adopted as a standard governing supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and conditions essential to making dwellings safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation, occupancy or use, and governing the condition of dwellings. The "New Jersey State Housing Code" is attached to and made a part of this section by reference without the text being included herein.
[1972 Code § 14-2.2]
Three (3) copies of the "New Jersey State Housing Code" have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk and will remain on file there for the use and examination of the public.
[1972 Code § 14-2.3]
The administrative and enforcing authority for the provisions of this section shall be the Construction Official.
[1972 Code § 14-2.4; Ord. No. 2015-05]
a. 
The public officer may determine that a building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use if he or she finds that conditions exist in such building which are dangerous or injurious to the health or safety of the occupants of such building, the occupants of neighboring buildings or other residents of the Borough.
b. 
Such conditions shall be deemed to include the following: defects therein increasing the hazards of fire, accident, or other calamities; lack of adequate ventilation, light, or sanitary facilities; dilapidation; disrepair, structural defects; uncleanliness; failure to comply with the requirements of the building code or the certificate of occupancy.
[1972 Code § 14-2.5]
The Construction Official may make rules and regulations which interpret or amplify any provision of this section or for the purpose of making the provisions of this section more effective. No regulation, however, shall be inconsistent with or alter or amend any provision of this section, and no regulation shall impose any requirement which is in addition to or greater than the requirements that are expressly or by implication imposed by any provision of this section. Rules and regulations shall be subject to the same penalty as other violations of this section.
[1972 Code § 14-2.6]
The Construction Official or his agents or employees shall make inspections to determine the condition of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises located within the Borough. For the purpose of making inspections, the Construction Official or his agents are authorized to enter and examine any dwelling, dwelling unit, rooming unit or premises at any reasonable hours as the circumstances of the case permit. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the entry of the Construction Official or his agent at any time when an actual emergency exists which tends to create a danger to public health or safety, or at any time when an inspection is requested by an owner or occupant.
[1972 Code § 14-2.7]
Upon presentation of proper identification, the owner, occupant or person in charge of a dwelling, dwelling unit or rooming unit shall give the Construction Official or his agents free access to the premises for the purpose of inspection or of making any repairs or alterations which are necessary to effect compliance with this chapter.
[1972 Code § 14-2.8]
The Construction Official or his agents may, upon affidavit, apply to the Judge of the Municipal Court for a search warrant setting forth factually the actual conditions and requirements that provide a reasonable basis for believing that a nuisance or violation of this section exists on the premises, and if the Municipal Judge is satisfied as to the matter set forth in the affidavit, he shall authorize the issuance of a search warrant permitting access to and inspection of that part of the premises on which the nuisance or violation may exist.
[1972 Code § 14-2.9]
Whenever the Construction Official determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that there has been a violation of any provision of this section or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, he shall give notice of the alleged violation to the person or persons responsible therefor as hereinafter provided. The notice shall:
a. 
Be put in writing;
b. 
Include a statement of the reasons why it is being issued;
c. 
Allow a reasonable time for the performance of any act it requires;
d. 
Be served upon the owner or his agent, or the occupant, as the case may require; provided that notice shall be deemed to be properly serviced upon such owner or agent, or upon such occupant, if a copy thereof is served upon him personally; or if a copy thereof is sent by certified mail to his last known address; or if a copy thereof is posted in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling affected by the notice; or if he is served with notice by any other method authorized or required under the laws of this State. The notice may contain an outline of remedial action which, if taken, will effect compliance with the provisions of this section and with rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
[1972 Code § 14-2.10]
Any person affected by any notice which has been issued in connection with the enforcement of any provisions of this section, or of any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, may request and shall be granted a hearing on the matter before the Construction Official provided that person shall file in the office of the Construction Official a written petition requesting a hearing and setting forth a brief statement of the grounds therefor within ten (10) days after the day the notice is served. Upon receipt of the petition, the Construction Official shall set a time and place for the hearing and shall give the petitioner written notice thereof. At the hearing the petitioner shall be given an opportunity to be heard and to show why the notice should be commenced not later than ten (10) days after the day on which the petition is filed; provided that upon application of the petitioner, the Construction Official may postpone the date of the hearing for a reasonable time beyond the ten (10) day period, if in his judgment the petitioner has submitted a good and sufficient reason for the postponement. After the hearing the Construction Official shall sustain, modify, or withdrawn the notice, depending upon his findings as to whether the provisions of this section and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto have been complied with. If the Construction Official sustains or modifies the notice, it shall be deemed to be an order. Any notice severed pursuant to this chapter shall automatically become an order if a written petition for a hearing is not filed in the office of the Construction Official within ten (10) days after the notice is served. The proceedings at the hearings, including the findings and the decision of the Construction Official, shall be summarized, reduced to writing, and entered as a matter of public record in the office of the Construction Official. The record shall also include a copy of every notice or order issued in connection with the matter. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the Construction Official may seek relief therefrom in any court of competent jurisdiction, as provided by the laws of the State. Whenever the Construction Official finds that an emergency exists which requires immediate action to protect public health or safety, he may, without notice or hearing, issue an order reciting the existence of such an emergency and requiring that such action be taken as he deems necessary to meet the emergency. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section, an order shall be effective immediately. Any person to whom an order is directed shall comply therewith immediately, but upon petition to the Construction Official shall be afforded a hearing as soon as possible. After a hearing, depending upon his findings as to whether the provisions of this section and of the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto have been complied with, the Construction Official shall continue an order in effect, or modify it, or revoke it.
[1972 Code § 14-2.11]
Wherever a petition is filed with the Construction Official by a public authority as defined in N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.4, or by at least five (5) residents of the Borough charging that any dwelling is unfit for human habitation as defined in the Housing Code, or whenever it appears to the Construction Official on his own motion that any dwelling is unfit for human habitation, he shall if his preliminary investigation discloses a basis for such charges, issue and cause to be served upon the owner of, and parties in interest in such dwelling a complaint stating the charges in that respect and containing a notice that a hearing will be held before the Construction Official at a place therein fixed not less than ten (10) days nor more than thirty (30) days after the serving of the complaint; that the owner and parties in interest shall be given the right to file an answer to the complaint and not appear in person, or otherwise, and give testimony at the time and place fixed in the complaints; and that the rules of evidence prevailing in courts of law or equity shall not be controlling in hearings before the Construction Official.
[1972 Code § 14-2.12; Ord. No. 2015-07]
If after notice and hearing, as provided above, the Construction Official determines that the dwelling under consideration is unfit for human habitation, as defined in the Housing Code, he shall state in writing his findings of fact in support of his determination and shall issue and cause to be served upon the owner thereof and parties in interest an order requiring:
a. 
The repair, alteration or improvement of the building to be made by the owner, within a reasonable time, which shall be set forth in the order, or at the option of the owner, to vacate or to have the building vacated and closed within the time set forth in the order.
b. 
If the building is in such condition as to make it dangerous to the health and safety of persons on or near the premises, and the owner fails to repair, alter or improve the building within the time specified in the order, that the owner shall remove or demolish the building within a reasonable time as specified in the order of removal.
c. 
If the owner fails to comply with an order to repair, alter or improve, or at the option of the owner to vacate and close the building, the Building Inspector may cause the building to be repaired, altered or improved, or to be vacated and closed; that the Construction Official may cause to be posted on the main entrance of any building so closed, a placard with the following words: "This building is unfit for human habitation or occupancy or use; the use or occupation of this building is prohibited and unlawful."
d. 
If the owner fails to comply with an order to remove or demolish the building, the Construction Official may cause the building to be removed or demolished or may contract for the removal or demolition thereof after advertisement and receipt of bids therefor.
e. 
The amount of:
1. 
The cost of the filing of legal papers, expert witnesses' fees, search fees and advertising charges incurred in the course of any proceeding taken under this section determined in favor of the Borough.
2. 
The cost of repairs, alterations, or improvements, or vacating and closing, or removal or demolition, if any, or the amounts of the balance thereof remaining after deduction of the sum, if any, realized from the sale of materials derived from such buildings or from any contract for removal or demolition thereof, shall be a municipal lien against the real property, upon which the cost was incurred. In the event that the monies used in connection with the nuisance abatement were from funding provided by the Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery Program, Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, HUD, there shall be a lien placed against the real property in favor of Borough of Woodland Park, New Jersey and Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Development Block Grant- Disaster Recovery (Hurricane Irene).
If the building is removed or demolished by the Construction Official, he shall sell the materials of such building. There shall be credited against the cost of removal or demolition thereof, the proceeds of any sale of materials or any sum derived from any contract for the removal or demolition of the building. If there are no credits, or if the sum total of the costs exceeds the total of credits, a detailed statement of the aforesaid costs and the amount so due shall be filed with the Municipal Tax Assessor or other custodian of the records of tax liens and a copy thereof shall be forthwith forwarded to the owner by certified mail. If the total of the credits exceeds the costs, the balance remaining shall be deposited in the Superior Court by the Construction Official, shall be secured in a manner as may be directed by such Court and shall be disbursed according to the order or judgment of the Court to the persons found to be entitled thereto by final order or judgment of such Court; provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to impair or limit in any way the power of the Borough to define and declare nuisances and to cause their removal or abatement, by summary proceedings or otherwise. Any owner or party in interest may, within sixty (60) days from the date of the filing of the lien certificate, proceed in a summary manner in the Superior Court to contest the reasonableness of the amount or the accuracy of the costs set forth in the municipal lien certificate.
[1972 Code § 14-2.13]
Complaints or orders issued by the Construction Official pursuant to this section shall be served upon persons either personally or by certified mail, but if the whereabouts of the person is unknown and the same cannot be ascertained by the Construction Official in the exercise of reasonable diligence, and the Construction Official shall make an affidavit to that affect, then the serving of the complaint or order upon the persons may be made by publishing the same once each week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper having circulation in the Borough. A copy of such complaint or order shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the premises affected by the complaint or order, and a copy of the complaint or order shall be duly recorded or lodged for record with the County Recording Officer.
[1972 Code § 14-2.14]
The Construction Official is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise such powers as may be necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this section, including the following, in addition to others herein granted.
a. 
To investigate the dwelling conditions in the borough in order to determine which dwellings therein are unfit for human habitation.
b. 
To administer oaths, affirmations, examine witnesses and receive evidence.
c. 
To enter upon premises for the purpose of making examination; provided that entries shall be made in such manner as to cause the least possible inconvenience to the persons in possession.
d. 
To delegate, with the consent and approval of the Mayor, any of his functions and powers under this section to such officers and agents as he may designate.
[1972 Code § 14-2.15]
No person shall occupy as owner or occupant, or rent to another for occupancy, any dwelling or dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein which does not conform to the provisions of the New Jersey State Housing Code established hereby as the standard to be used in determining whether a dwelling is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation.
[1972 Code § 14-2.16; New]
The owner of any building located within the limits of the Borough who desires to or is ordered to demolish the same shall first obtain a permit for that purpose from the Construction Official and shall pay a fee as set forth in this chapter for each building or structure to be demolished. The fee shall be paid prior to the issuance of any such permit. A permit shall be required, but no fee payable, for demolishing any structure less than one hundred fifty (150) square feet in area. Demolition under any such permit must be completed within thirty (30) days of the issuance of the permit.
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 1; Ord. No. 11-14 § 1; Ord. No. 2017-14 §§ 1, 2]
As used herein, the following words shall have the following meanings:
ATTIC
shall mean the open, non-habitable space between the ceiling beams of the top habitable story and the roof rafters in any building. Habitable and non-habitable space is determined through use of State floor-to-ceiling height regulations.
BASEMENT
shall mean a story partly underground and having more than one-half (1/2) of its clear height below the finished grade. A basement shall not be considered a story for purposes of height measurement in determining the permissible number of stories when used solely for incidental or accessory storage or for the housing of mechanical equipment, to include a hot-water heater and furnace, for a washer, dryer, recreation room and a bathroom, either partial or full.
BATHROOM (FULL)
shall mean any enclosed space which contains a bathtub and/or shower, a lavatory and/or a sink or fixtures serving similar purposes.
BATHROOM (PARTIAL)
shall mean any enclosed space which contains a lavatory and a sink or fixtures serving a similar purpose.
DWELLING INSPECTION
shall mean an inspection conducted to determine a unit's compliance with the housing standards of the Borough of Woodland Park.
DWELLING UNIT
shall mean any room or group of rooms located within a building or portion thereof, forming a single habitable unit with facilities that are used, designed or arranged to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and sanitary facilities.
FAMILY
shall mean a married couple, their children (natural or adopted) and the mother and/or father of the married couple; a single person, his or her children (natural or adopted) and his or her mother and/or father; the legal guardian(s) and his/her or their children; and the mother and/or father of the legal guardian(s); the foster parent(s) and his/her or their children, and the mother and/or father of the foster parent(s); or two individuals whose relationship is of a permanent and domestic character, their children (natural or adopted) and the mother and/or father of either or both individuals.
[Ord. No. 2017-14 § 1]
IMPERMISSIBLE DWELLING UNIT
shall mean a dwelling unit:
a. 
For which no certificate of occupancy has been issued;
b. 
Which is in excess of the number of such units for a particular building or zone according to the Zoning Code; or
c. 
That was created without the required plumbing-electrical or building permits.
KITCHEN
shall mean any space containing any of the following: plumbing fixtures such as sinks and wet bars, any counter tops, cabinets, microwave oven, stove or hot plates.
[Ord. No. 2017-14 § 2]
OWNER
shall mean the holder or holders of the title to the premises in fee simple or having charge, care or control of the premises, as owner, agent of the owner or as executor or mortgagee in possession, regardless of how such possession was obtained.
TENANT
shall mean any person residing with the consent of the owner in an apartment or unit of housing space.
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 2; Ord. No. 11-14 § 2]
a. 
Any one of the following shall constitute an "illegal" apartment or dwelling unit:
1. 
An apartment or dwelling unit which exceeds the legal dwelling/occupancy units that are on record with the Borough's Code Enforcement Official;
2. 
An apartment or dwelling unit which would exceed the number of units permitted under the Zoning Ordinance or any approvals granted by a land use agency of the Borough of Woodland Park;
3. 
An apartment or dwelling unit which fails to meet the requirements of any regulation affecting health, safety or welfare of the general public;
4. 
An apartment or dwelling unit which the owner has permitted occupancy thereof without obtaining the required plumbing, electrical and building permits.
b. 
No person shall rent, or allow to be occupied, an "illegal" apartment or dwelling unit, or permit same to be occupied by any tenant or other person, in:
1. 
A building which such person owns or otherwise controls;
2. 
A dwelling unit which such person rents or otherwise controls.
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 3; Ord. No. 11-14 § 3]
a. 
Unapproved occupancies of attics are prohibited.
b. 
Any residential attic used for any purpose other than incidental storage must meet the following criteria:
1. 
Under no circumstances shall a bathroom be permitted in the attic, whether partial or full, after enactment of this section;
2. 
There shall be no kitchen or any semblance of same (i.e. hotplate, refrigerator, food cabinets, sink …);
3. 
Except for required fire exits, access to the attic or basement shall be through the dwelling unit;
4. 
Under no circumstances shall the attic be offered as a separate dwelling unit, rooming unit or independent rooming unit;
5. 
An attic must be an integral part of the dwelling unit and shall not be leased to any party that does not have full access and rights to the dwelling unit.
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 4; Ord. No. 11-14 § 4; Ord. No. 2017-14 §§ 3, 4]
a. 
Any residential cellar or basement used for living space must meet the following criteria:
1. 
Except for required fire exits, access to the cellar or basement shall be through the dwelling unit;
2. 
A cellar or basement must be an integral part of the dwelling unit and shall not be leased to any party that does not have full access and rights to the dwelling unit;
3. 
A full or partial bathroom shall be permitted, provided the primary access to same is through the existing dwelling unit.
b. 
Room Usage:
1. 
Basements in all zones shall be open and undivided except for utility rooms, laundry rooms and incidental storage rooms.
2. 
Kitchen, wet bars or cooking facilities shall not be permitted in any basement which contains bathroom facilities, separate rooms or entrances from the exterior.
3. 
Bathroom facilities shall not be permitted in any basement which also contains cooking facilities, entrances from the exterior or separate rooms.
[Ord. No. 2017-14 § 3]
c. 
Meters.
1. 
Only one electric and/or gas service including metering devices shall be allowed for each permitted dwelling unit.
2. 
A house meter or service shall be allowed for common areas of two family and multiple family dwellings, which service shall not exceed 30 amps.
[Ord. No. 2017-14 § 4]
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 5; Ord. No. 11-14 § 5]
a. 
Any tenant who receives a notice of eviction resulting from zoning or code enforcement activity for an illegal occupancy, shall be considered a displaced person and shall be entitled to relocation assistance paid by the landlord in an amount equal to six (6) times the monthly rent.
b. 
The owner of the structure shall be liable for the payment of relocation assistance pursuant to this section, and shall make payments for assistance directly to the displaced tenant.
c. 
In addition to paying damages, as set forth in this section, the owner of the real property shall also return to the displaced person any security deposit, together with interest, plus any rental payment required to be apportioned upon notification by the enforcement official that the illegal apartment or dwelling unit must be vacated.
[Ord. No. 06-05 § 6; Ord. No. 11-14 § 6; Ord. No. 2017-14 § 5]
a. 
In addition to eviction and relocation expenses, as outlined in subsection 17-7.5 of this section, any person who violates this section shall be subject to the following fines:
1. 
For the first offense, a mandatory fine of one thousand five hundred ($1,500.00) dollars shall be imposed;
2. 
For the second offense, a mandatory fine of five thousand ($5,000.00) dollars shall be imposed;
3. 
For the third offense and all subsequent offenses, a mandatory fine of eight thousand ($8,000.00) dollars shall be imposed or imprisonment for a term not to exceed ninety (90) days, or both.
b. 
For purposes of determining violations under this section, each and every day of continued rental or occupancy shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.
c. 
The provisions of this section shall be enforced by all members of the Borough of Woodland Park Police Department, the Construction Code Official, the Code Enforcement Official and/or the Housing Officer of the Borough of Woodland Park.
d. 
Violations. Any person found guilty of renting or allowing the use of an illegal apartment which was constructed without permits shall remove said construction by permit to satisfaction of the Code Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. No. 2017-14 § 5]
[Ord. No. 14-14]
This section is adopted pursuant to the authority established within the Borough of Woodland Park, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 59: 1-1, et seq.
a. 
Dwelling Certificate. (i.e.: Certificate of Occupancy). This section is to supplement and be read in conjunction with subsection 22-50.2, regarding Certificates of Occupancy. This section is not to supersede or invalidate subsection 22-50.2, in any manner, shape or form.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
As used herein, the following words shall have the following meanings:
DWELLING CERTIFICATE
shall mean a certificate filed with the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Woodland Park, or his designee, certifying the occupants and location of a dwelling unit — for purposes of Residential Occupancy. As such, no residential premises may be changed in tenancy, use or ownership — unless a Certificate of Occupancy has been issued by the Code Enforcement Officer.
DWELLING INSPECTION
shall mean an inspection conducted to determine compliance with the Code of the Borough of Woodland Park: Smoke Detectors, Woodland Park Housing Standards and Zoning Standards.
DWELLING UNIT
shall mean as defined herein and the Borough Code.
[Ord. No. 14-14; Ord. No. 2017-20]
Every owner of a residential unit(s) within the Borough of Woodland Park, who intends to lease or rent the said unit(s), must file with the Zoning Officer of the Borough of Woodland Park, or his designee, a Dwelling Certificate on a form prescribed by the Borough of Woodland Park — within the time parameter set forth in this chapter. At that time, the owner will be required to certify to the truthfulness of the information submitted therein.
a. 
Every owner shall file a Dwelling Certificate upon the change of occupancy for a residential unit — either by sale or tenancy — prior to the occurrence of the said change in title or residency. In addition, where a new owner takes possession of a residential unit(s), that new owner must also file a Dwelling Certificate, for the existing tenant(s) at that property.
b. 
Every new owner shall file a Dwelling Certificate not more than 30 days immediately prior to any conveyance of title of a one or two unit dwelling. As such, the prospective owner must start this process with the Code Enforcement Official as soon as reasonably possible, to insure compliance with this section.
c. 
This section also requires that: 1. When ownership changes, and/or 2. An owner registers a new tenant(s), that the owner will provide to the Code Enforcement Official the identities of all people (adults and children) who will occupy the premises. Additionally, the owner and the prime tenant will certify to the truthfulness of the information submitted by signing the Dwelling Certification(s); and all related information requests.
d. 
Enforcing Authority.
The Administrative and enforcing authority for the provisions of this section will be the Construction Code Official for the Borough of Woodland Park. All violations of this section will be prosecuted by the Woodland Park Municipal Court.
e. 
Standards. This section shall constitute the standards to guide the Construction Code Official in determining the fitness of any dwelling, dwelling unit, or premises which is used for residential purposes.
f. 
This Certificate of Occupancy Ordinance is applicable to the sale of all residential homes in the Borough of Woodland Park which shall include but not be limited to multi-family dwellings. It will be the obligation of the purchaser of a home (property) in Woodland Park, to make contact with the Construction Code Official's Office to schedule an inspection(s) and fill out applications for the Certificate of Occupancy Ordinance (and related forms).
g. 
All adult occupants shall present Photo Identifications in person to the Code Enforcement Officer to be photocopied and kept on file. A birth certificate or similar type of Identification shall be required for all children or minors showing proof of relationship.
[Ord. No. 2017-20]
[Ord. No. 14-14]
In addition to the requirements of subsection 17-8.3, this section will apply to all rental units within the Borough of Woodland Park.
As such, it will be the obligation of the owner (either existing or prospective) or landlord, to have communication with the Borough Construction Code Official's Office prior to leasing or taking possession of premises, in order to be certain that a Certificate of Occupancy is issued to the proper parties and filed with the Code Official's Office.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
If there are problems or issues with regard to remedying defects in the subject premises, the Construction Code Official will be allowed to issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (T.C.O.) for ninety (90) days, within his or her discretion — provided there are no public safety issues at the said premises.
Specifically, this provision is provided to insure that the parties will make all necessary repairs and/or remediations that are required to make the said premises habitable in accordance with the Borough's Codes and Regulations.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
a. 
The purchaser of residential premises in Woodland Park will be obligated to present to the Building Inspector proof of their intent to purchase or rent the said property. This proof can be in the form of a Contract or Memorandum of Understanding to purchase or rent the said premises, prior to applying for a Certificate of Occupancy.
b. 
In addition, for purposes of public safety, the actual purchaser of the said premises will be required to place their photo I.D. on record with the Building Code Official and will be designated as the contact person for the said premises. It is also the obligation of the contact person to provide the names of all individuals who will be living in the said premises. This provision of this section also applies to instances where a property is purchased and there are existing tenancies. As such, in this instance — the purchaser of property who has existing tenancies — will also have to abide by this provision of this section, and provide the photo I.D. for the existing prime tenant and the identity of all inhabitants of the said premises.
Additionally, if the purchaser of property within the Borough of Woodland Park is a corporation — the corporation must provide the identity of the president of the corporation and a copy of his or her photo I.D. Likewise, if the purchaser of property will be utilizing a management company to conduct its affairs within the Borough of Woodland Park, the management's agent who will be handling the said property will be required to act as the contact person and post their photo I.D. with the Code Official's Office.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
a. 
Costs. The costs to conduct the inspection for residential units within the Borough of Woodland Park will be as follows:
1. 
For an inspection of an individual apartment, which is contained in a single family or two-family unit, the cost will be fifty ($50.00) dollars;
2. 
For an inspection of a home that is a single family or two-family unit, i.e.: for purposes of a sale/change of ownership, the cost will be one hundred ($100.00) dollars; and
3. 
For an inspection of apartment units in a building which contains more than two (2) residential units, the cost will be forty ($40.00) dollars per unit.
b. 
Inspections. The Code Enforcement Officer is hereby authorized to conduct inspections of residential premises upon receipt of an Application advising of a pending change in tenancy, use or ownership.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
The Code Enforcement Official shall, within ten (10) business days after receipt of a written application for a Certificate of Occupancy, either issue said certificate provided that the inspections reveal that the residential premises complies with the requirements contained herein; or in the event of non-compliance, notify the applicant as to the reason(s) why the residential premises failed the inspection. The Code Enforcement Officer will then advise the applicant of what remedial action must be taken to correct the said condition(s). Thereafter, if the applicant makes good faith progress in remedying all deficiencies, the Code Enforcement Officer may decide whether or not to issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
The Borough of Woodland Park does not guaranty to the purchaser, mortgagor, mortgagee or lessee, that the residential premises inspected is free from latent or patent defects; nor is the Borough liable for damage or injury caused to any person as a result thereof, if any violation is not reported in the inspection report, nor is the Borough liable for any damages, claim or injuries to property which is the subject of inspection.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
This portion of this section is being enacted to provide an update to the infrastructure of the Borough of Woodland Park's Water System and to insure that safety requirements are adhered to. As such, it will be the obligation of all property owners who intend to have a Certificate of Occupancy issued for the sale of, or rental of their property, to be certain that the water meter(s) contained on the premises shall have remote meter reading applications, at the property owners own expense. This provision of this section requires all property owners (existing or prospective) to provide that remote meter reading equipment is installed on their property. This provision is in accordance with the upgrade of the water infrastructure for the Borough of Woodland Park and Public Safety. With regard to these water issues, property owners (existing and prospective) will have to coordinate with the Director of the Department of Public Works (D.P.W.) regarding all issues for the changing of water meters, pricing, and scheduling to conduct the change-over of water meters. There will be a separate and distinct form that property owners (existing and prospective) will be required to obtain from the Director of the D.P.W. to demonstrate compliance with this aspect of this section, which must be presented to the Code Enforcement Official's Office before a Certificate of Occupancy can be granted. The Director of the D.P.W. will have the discretion to coordinate with property owners for the appropriate time parameter to accomplish the change in the water meter from manual reading to remote reading. In the event that there is an issue with regard to this process, such as the water meter not being available or crews not being available to accomplish the work — the property owner (existing or prospective) will be required to deposit monies with the Borough's Water Department (in escrow) to cover the cost for the said project - until the time that the project can be completed. In the meantime, the owner of the said property (existing or prospective) will be able to obtain a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy, provided all of the required is filed with the Director of the D.P.W. and the Code Enforcement Official's Office.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
Any person who violates any provision of this section, which shall include but not be limited to: corporate entities, shall — upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of up to:
a. 
Five hundred ($500.00) dollars for the first offense;
b. 
One thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for the second offense; and
c. 
Two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars for the third offense and any offense thereafter.
These penalties apply to violations of the Certificate of Occupancy and Water Meter Provisions of this section.
[Ord. No. 14-14]
This section may be enforced by any properly qualified New Jersey Code Enforcement Officer, who is employed by the Borough of Woodland Park.
[1972 Code § 18-3.1]
As used in this section:
BUILDING
shall mean and include all houses and dwellings, stores and business places, and other buildings, which shall front upon any street in the Borough.
[1972 Code § 18-3.2]
The Engineer shall plot upon the tax maps of the Borough all of the properties which now or shall hereafter front upon any street and designate and assign a number therefor in compliance with the numbering system prescribed in subsection 24-3.3.
[1972 Code § 18-3.3]
a. 
All even numbers shall be on the northerly and westerly side of the streets. All odd numbers shall be on the easterly and southerly side of the streets.
b. 
On all streets running north and south the numbers shall begin at the southerly end and run north. On all streets running east and west, the numbering shall begin at the westerly end and run east.
c. 
This section shall not apply to any streets which have heretofore been numbered on the Borough's records by the Engineer and which are contrary to the provisions of paragraphs a. and b. of this subsection.
[1972 Code § 18-3.4]
All buildings now or hereafter erected within the Borough shall bear, in figures, the street number assigned to the building on the tax maps of the Borough. The figure shall be displayed by the owner or occupant on the front of the building in numerals at least three (3) inches in height, at or near the front entrance to building and so located as to be visible to persons passing by the building or premises on the abutting street.
[1972 Code § 18-3.5]
The Engineer upon completion of the plotting upon the tax maps of the Borough of the numbers assigned to all lots and buildings on any particular street shall file a copy thereof with the Municipal Clerk. The Clerk shall, by certified mail or by personal service, serve upon the owner or occupant of the premises notification of the number assigned to his building or lot. Thereafter the owner shall be obligated to comply with the requirements of this section within thirty (30) days after the receipt of the notification.
[1972 Code § 18-3.6]
Upon any subdivision or resubdivision of land in the Borough resulting in a lot or lots other than those delineated on the map. The Engineer shall assign a number to each lot resulting from the subdivision or resubdivision, which shall be in proper numerical sequence in relation to the number assigned to the other lots fronting on the same street, and he shall record the new numbers on the map within ten (10) days of the filing of the approval given for such subdivision or resubdivision of land.
[1972 Code § 18-3.7]
No subdivision or resubdivision, major or minor, of land requiring approval by the Planning Board shall be approved by it, unless a number shall be assigned by the Engineer to each lot for the building erected or to be erected on it.
[1972 Code § 18-3.8]
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the Construction Official or anyone in his Department for the occupancy of any building hereinafter erected or enlarged unless the provisions of this section shall have been complied with.
[Ord. No. 00-10 § I; previously codified in Code § 22-50.6 and relocated to § 17-12]
a. 
Expiration of Permit. See also Code Subsection 17-6.16. When a permit has been issued for the demolition or removal of a structure, said permit shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within thirty (30) days after issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is not completed within three (3) months after the time of commencing the work.
b. 
Regulations. Whenever a structure is demolished or removed the premises shall be maintained free from all unsafe or hazardous conditions by the proper regulation of the lot, restoration of established grades and the erection of all necessary walls and fences in accordance with the provisions of the appropriate subcodes. If the demolition or removal was required as part of an approved site plan or variance, then construction as approved by said site plan or variance shall commence no later than three (3) months after the demolition and/or removal is completed.
c. 
Bond Requirements. Before a demolition or removal permit is issued the applicant shall file with the Construction Official a bond executed by the applicant as principal and a surety company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey as surety. The amount of the bond shall be determined by the Construction Official but in no event shall be less than one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars and shall be conditioned as follows:
The permittee will complete the work authorized by the permit in conformity with the terms of the permit and the provisions of this chapter on or before the date of completion set forth on the permit and in this chapter.
d. 
Violations and Penalties. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty established in Chapter I, Section 1-5. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.