City of Camden, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Camden 12-26-1974 by Ord. No. MC-936; amended in its entirety 11-24-1982 by Ord. No. MC-1910. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 129.

Elevators — See Ch. 217.

Food and beverage vending machines — See Ch. 259.

Housing standards — See Ch. 295.

Licenses and business regulations — See Ch. 332.

Retail food establishments — See Ch. 448.

Zoning — See Ch. 577.

§ 355-1

§ 355-2

§ 355-3
Register to be kept. 

§ 355-4
Failure to comply. 

§ 355-5
Violations and penalties. 

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

Any building or part thereof used or held out to the public as a place where sleeping accommodations are furnished for pay to tourists, transients or travelers for a period of one day or more, including but not limited to hotels, motels, inns, motor inns and motor lodges.

All hotels licensed under this chapter shall conform to the following regulations:


There shall be at least 400 cubic feet of space in each unit for each person, except children, allowed to occupy said unit for lodging.


Each unit shall have at least one window, which window shall be so constructed that it may be freely opened and closed and shall afford access to daylight and fresh air, except where the unit is air-conditioned.


Adequate heating facilities shall be maintained, and a minimum temperature of at least 68º shall be maintained. In emergency situations, the Division of Inspections may modify this degree requirement.

[Amended 12-8-1983 by Ord. No. MC-1994]


All electric wiring shall be installed in compliance with the standards of the National Fire Prevention Association.

[Amended 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]


Each unit shall be provided with adequate locks on each window and means of entrance thereto. Locks on all doors shall be operated by keys that will not fit the doors of any other unit in the licensed premises, and duplicates shall be kept by the licensee readily available at all times.


No building shall be used for hotel purposes unless it is furnished with the number of exits and fire escapes required by the building ordinances of the City

Editor's Note: For the building ordinances, see Ch. 190, Construction Codes, Uniform.
for the construction of a new hotel.


Water closets and lavatories shall be available to all guests using any hotel, and there shall be at least one bathroom equipped with water closets, shower or tub and lavatory facilities for each five guests on the premises.


Each unit shall be provided with sufficient fire extinguishers, which shall be, at all times, in working order and readily accessible to the occupants.


All trash and other waste material shall be kept in tightly closed, flyproof and insectproof cans, and provisions shall be made for removal of all trash, waste material or garbage from the licensed premises.


Each hotel proprietor shall keep or cause to be kept a register of guests, and such register shall be available for inspection to any duly authorized city employee at any time.


In addition to any other information required by law to be in said register, the register shall show the date of arrival, the room assigned and the make and license number of any motor vehicle parked at the hotel by the registrant.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in § 332-1, to engage in the activity identified and regulated by this chapter, without first having obtained a license therefor and paid the fee required for such license, both as provided in Chapter 332, Licenses and Business Regulations. Any person engaging in such activity who shall fail to comply with any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 shall be in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

[Added 4-9-1987 by Ord. No. MC-2289]

Unless otherwise provided in the chapter, penalties against persons violating the provisions of this chapter shall be imposed in accordance with the provisions of § 1-16A.

[Amended 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. MC-4234]


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each and every day for each and every violation of this chapter.


A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation or violations occur or continue.


The imposition of a fine or imprisonment as punishment for a violation of any provision of this chapter shall not be deemed to be in lieu of any provision of this chapter or of Chapter 332 providing for revocation or suspension of any license issued under this chapter and Chapter 332.