Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 3-28-06 as Ord. No. 0-09-06. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Certificates of continued occupancy shall be required for human habitation of all existing dwelling units in the Township of Winslow before a change in occupancy can occur.
A single unit already in existence, providing complete, independent living facilities for one (1) or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking and sanitation, whether the same is occupied or to be occupied by an owner or tenants or occupied on any other basis.
The certificate of occupancy for existing dwelling units required herein does not repeal or amend requirements for other certificates of occupancy heretofore provided in the ordinances of the township or statutes of the State of New Jersey.
Application for certificate of occupancy of existing dwelling units shall be made to the Township Construction Official on a form provided by the Official's office. The Township Construction Official shall thereupon cause an inspection to be made of the subject dwelling unit to determine if such unit is fit for human habitation and in compliance with the Township of Winslow Code.
In the event that a change of occupancy is also accompanied by a change of ownership of a dwelling unit, the buyer of such dwelling unit may waive the seller's responsibility and assume said responsibility provided that such waiver is made in writing, which said waiver shall further state that the buyer is fully aware that he/she or it is assuming full responsibility for obtaining a certificate of occupancy for existing dwelling units pursuant to this chapter and provided further that such a written waiver shall be filed with the Township Construction Official.
An application to the Township Construction Official shall be accompanied by a fee of fifty dollars ($50.) for residential dwellings and one hundred dollars ($100.) for commercial dwellings.
The Township Construction Official or his representative shall, within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the fully completed application for a certificate of occupancy for existing dwelling units and the accompanying fee, make such inspection(s) under the requirements set forth above and upon determining that said requirements set forth above have been complied with, issue a certificate of occupancy for existing dwelling units.
If, upon the inspection or inspections aforesaid, the Township Construction Official or his representatives find that the subject dwelling unit is not in compliance, said official or his representative shall thereupon and within the said ten (10) working days notify the applicant in writing of such noncompliance, specifically setting forth the violation or violations which require correction.
Upon correction of the violations, the applicant shall notify the Township Construction Code Official in writing and shall submit a reinspection fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.) with such notification whereupon the Construction Code Official or his representative shall reinspect the subject dwelling upon receipt of such notification and reinspection fee. This procedure shall continually be followed until all violations have been corrected, at which time a certificate of occupancy for existing dwelling units shall be issued.