Township of East Brunswick, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of East Brunswick 12-10-63 and as Ch. VII of the Revised General Ordinances. § 202-6. Fees rescinded 9-14-81 by Ord. No. 81-390, reinstated 1-11-82 by Ord. No. 81-428 due to Assembly Bill No. 3614, Chapter 358, Laws of 1981 extending the moratorium on the taxation of mobile homes as real property for an additional year. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-12-66 by Ord. No. 66-4-A]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAMPSITE
Any place where a person is permitted to sleep or dwell in anything other than a permanent structure.
TRAILER
Any self-propelled or non-self-propelled vehicle or portable or semiportable structure used or intended for use as a temporary or permanent dwelling or sleeping place for one (1) or more persons, including but not limited to mobile homes, dependent and independent travel trailers, piggy-back campers, camp cars, mobile home busses and tents.
TRAILER CAMP
Any place where a trailer as hereinafter defined may be parked, other than an enclosed building, for more than three (3) hours, including but not limited to mobile home parks and trailer parks.
No person shall operate a trailer camp or campsite within the Township of East Brunswick without having obtained a license and paid the required license fee.
Applications for licenses shall be made to the Township Clerk and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant; if the applicant is a corporation, the name and address of the registered agent and the address of the corporation's principal place of business.
B. 
A statement as to whether the applicant is the owner of the premises upon which the proposed trailer court will operate.
C. 
The total number of trailer stands in the proposed trailer camp.
D. 
Three (3) copies of a site plan of the proposed trailer camp on a scale no smaller than one (1) inch equals forty (40) feet and clearly showing the following:
(1) 
The area, shape and size of the site, all properties within two hundred fifty (250) feet of the site boundaries and all buildings on those properties.
(2) 
Topography of the site drawn at a ten-foot contour level.
(3) 
Any prominent natural features on the site.
(4) 
The location and size of all easements for gas, water and electric lines.
(5) 
The locations of all proposed trailer sites and accessory buildings, sidewalks, driveways, roads, parking areas, buffer strips and recreation areas.
(6) 
The proposed grading and drainage plan for the site.
E. 
Appropriate information as to the location and type of facilities provided for water supply, sewage disposal and garbage disposal. If any laundry or similar facilities are to be provided, information as to their location and type shall also be included. This information may be included in the site plan.
F. 
Appropriate evidence as to the good character and business responsibility of the applicant.
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer or camp car for any period exceeding two (2) hours on any street in the Township of East Brunswick or on any premises within the limits of the township, except for the purposes of repair or storage.
[Amended 7-26-76 by Ord. No. 76-4-F; 3-23-81 by Ord. No. 81-339; 10-14-86 by Ord. No. 86-780; 11-25-91 by Ord. No. 91-114; 12-23-91 by Ord. No. 91-124]
Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter or any other section of the Code of the Township of East Brunswick to the contrary, a resident may repair or store a trailer, motor home, camper or camp car on his or her own property adjacent to his or her home without first obtaining a permit from the Township of East Brunswick. Any such trailer, motor home, camper or camp car undergoing repairs or being stored shall not, during such period of repair or storage, be used by any persons as a dwelling or sleeping place unless the owner shall first apply for a permit, without fee, to be issued by the Township Clerk. Such permits may be issued by the Township Clerk upon a showing by applicant of any one of the following:
A. 
His or her home has been partially or totally destroyed by fire, flood or other casualty, in which case the permit shall be valid for a period of 120 days.
B. 
He or she owns or operates a seasonal recreational property and requires housing for a caretaker or watchman for security purposes, in which case the permit shall be valid for a period of 1 year.
C. 
He or she is constructing or renovating an existing house in a rural preservation zone on qualified farmland, in which case the permit shall be valid for a period of 180 days, and shall be eligible for a renewal of 90 days, provided the house is still undergoing construction or renovation.
Notwithstanding such issuance, the Township Council may revoke such a permit if it receives sufficient credible information to warrant a conclusion that the permit was issued based upon a misstatement of the facts. Any extension of this time period must be approved by the Township Clerk.
[Amended 2-9-65 by Ord. No. 65-4; 12-27-67 by Ord. No. 67-4-C]
The fee for the license to operate and maintain a trailer camp or camp site shall be five hundred dollars ($500.) per year, plus two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per calendar week, or any part thereof, for each trailer parked at the camp.
Each licensee shall maintain a camp registry and each month submit three (3) copies of the same so far as it pertains to the previous month, setting forth the license number of each trailer; serial number, body type and license number of each automobile; date of arrival, whether still at camp and, if out, the date of departure; and the age, name and last permanent address of the owner of each car and trailer and of each occupant thereof. A copy shall be delivered to the Township Clerk, a copy to the Clerk of the Municipal Court and a copy to the Tax Collector, together with payment to the Tax Collector of any and all fees due the township as provided herein. No license shall be transferable without permission of the Township Council.
[Amended 8-26-68 by Ord. No. 68-4-D]
A. 
No license shall be issued for more than forty (40) trailers in any trailer camp.
B. 
Each trailer space shall be clearly marked and shall be adequate for the type of facility occupying the same. Trailers shall be parked on each space so that there will be at least fifteen (15) feet side-to-side spacing between trailers, ten (10) feet end-to-end spacing between trailers and any adjoining property line, twenty-five (25) feet from the side line of any public street or highway and fifteen (15) feet from any building or structure.
C. 
A minimum of one hundred (100) square feet per trailer space shall be provided in one (1) or more places for recreation areas, be restricted to such use and be free of traffic hazards.
Any water faucet, toilet, garbage receptacle or other equipment required by the provisions of this chapter in campgrounds or which may hereafter be required by any rules and regulations of the Board of Health pertaining to campgrounds shall be in addition to and shall not be construed to mean water faucets, toilets, garbage receptacles or other equipment now or hereafter located in or adjacent to the campground and which may already or hereinafter be required under provisions of other laws or ordinances.
Trailer camps shall be enclosed with an approved fence or planted hedge, five (5) feet in height, with no openings to adjoining property other than the required entrances and exits to streets or public spaces.
Travel lanes not less than thirty (30) feet in width which provide easy access to all parking spaces shall be constructed with a hard, dustless road surface which affords ready means of entrance and exit to the street.
Office buildings, structures housing sanitary equipment, garages and repair shops shall be constructed to meet all requirements of the Building Code. Repair shops for motor vehicles shall be located not less than twenty (20) feet from trailer units or any building.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 75, Construction Codes, Uniform.
No license to conduct a trailer camp, campsite or sleeping quarters intended to be provided, as described in the application, shall be issued if any of the sleeping quarters or any of the outside sanitary conveniences intended to be provided are within five hundred (500) feet of three (3) or more dwelling houses occupied for dwelling purposes at the time of the application in the Township of East Brunswick.
[Amended 12-12-66 by Ord. No. 66-4-A]
It shall be unlawful for any person or licensee operating a trailer camp to place, cause or permit any trailer to be placed upon a permanent foundation or otherwise permanently fixed to the ground, and any such action shall automatically convert the trailer to a permanent dwelling subject to the provisions of the Zoning Chapter and all other township ordinances applicable to permanent structures.
Editor's Note: See Ch. 228, Zoning.
No person shall permit any licensed premises to be used for immoral purposes or suffer the violation thereon or therein of any penal law or of any ordinance of the township.
Each licensed place or premises shall at all times comply with all proper police, health and fire regulations imposed by the Township Council or Board of Health. Any business and the place and premises where conducted shall be subject to examination and inspection by day or night by the Township Council, or a committee thereof, and by the fire and health authorities of the township.
In case of failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this chapter, the Township Council may, on notice and hearing, refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder.