Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 3-28-2006 by 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.
EXISTING DWELLING UNITS
A single unit already in existence, providing complete, independent living facilities for one 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.
[Amended 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
Application for a certificate of continued 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.
[Amended 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
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 continued 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.
[Amended 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
A. 
An application to the Township Construction Official shall be accompanied by a fee of $100 for residential dwellings and $200 for commercial dwellings.
[Added 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
A. 
The Township Construction Official or his representative shall, within 10 working days of the receipt of the fully completed application for a certificate of continued 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 continued occupancy for existing dwelling units.
B. 
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 10 working days notify the applicant in writing of such noncompliance, specifically setting forth the violation or violations which require correction.
C. 
Upon correction of the violations, the applicant shall notify the Township Construction Code Official. With such notification, the Construction Official or his representative shall reinspect the subject dwelling. There shall be no fee for the first reinspection; for all subsequent inspections, there shall be a $50 reinspection fee. This procedure shall continually be followed until all violations have been corrected, at which time a certificate of continued occupancy for existing dwelling units shall be issued.
D. 
If notification is not received, the property shall be posted and reinspection shall be conducted by the Construction Official or his representative in 15 working days.
E. 
There shall be no occupancy of any dwelling until all life hazard violations are abated and inspected.
[Added 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
A. 
All violations must be abated by date assigned by the inspector.
B. 
Upon the discretion of the Construction Official, the person or persons, firm, corporation, or business violating the provisions of this chapter the open violations that remain, said inspector may grant an extension up to 20 days in which to abate the violations.
C. 
Any person, persons, firm, corporation, or business found to have violated any portion or provision of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of up to $1,000 and not less than $250.
[Added 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. O-2019-018]
Chapters 2 through 8, inclusive, of the current edition of the International Property Maintenance Code are hereby adopted and incorporated herein as if the same were herein set forth with particularity.