Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 11-26-1991 by Ord. No. 91-36; amended in its entirety 9-19-1995 by Ord. No. 95-31. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Builders and contractors — See Ch. 179.
Truss-type buildings — See Ch. 187.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 203.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 339.
Prior to the resale of all residential properties within the Borough of Paramus, a certificate of compliance from the Building Department shall be required.
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-1]
Before issuing a certificate of compliance, the Construction Code Official or designee shall conduct an inspection of the property to determine conformance with Chapter 429, Zoning; § 363-5, Unlawful acts; sewer cleaning registration, Subsection G; and other ordinances and regulations of the Borough. Also, the Fire Official or designee shall inspect property for conformance with New Jersey P.L. 1991, c. 92,[1] Smoke-Sensitive Alarm Devices. Attached is the Borough certificate of compliance form which is to become part of this chapter.[2] This form may be revised from time to time without the necessity of a revision to this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-198.1 et seq.
[2]
Editor's Note: The certificate of compliance form is included at the end of this chapter.
The applicant shall pay the sum of $75 to the Borough of Paramus to cover the administrative costs of inspections and issuance of the certificate of compliance.
Prior to the occupancy of a new tenant in commercial properties, a continued certificate of occupancy from the Building Department shall be required.
Before issuing a continued certificate of occupancy, the Construction Code Official, Zoning Official, Electrical Inspector, Plumbing Inspector and Fire Inspector shall conduct an inspection of the property to determine conformance with Chapter 429, Zoning, and other ordinances and regulations of the Borough. Attached is the Borough continued certificate of occupancy form which is to become part of this chapter.[1] This form may be revised from time to time without the necessity of a revision to this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: The continued certificate of occupancy form is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 08-5]
The applicant shall pay the sum of $250 to the Borough of Paramus to cover the administrative costs of inspections and issuance of the continued certificate of occupancy.
[Added 8-25-1998 by Ord. No. 98-28[1]]
Prior to the occupancy of a new tenant in residential properties, a certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy from the Building Department shall be required.
[1]
Editor's note: this ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 197-7, violations and penalties, as § 197-10.
[Added 8-25-1998 by Ord. No. 98-28]
A. 
Before issuing a certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy, the Construction Code Official or designee shall conduct an inspection of the property to determine conformance with Chapter 429, Zoning, and other ordinances and regulations of the Borough. Also, the Fire Official or designee shall inspect property for conformance with New Jersey P.L. 1991, Chapter 92.[1] Attached is the Borough certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy form which is to become part of this chapter.[2] This form may be revised from time to time without the necessity of a revision to this chapter. If the tenant desires to register and otherwise utilize services available to residents through the Borough of Paramus and/or its agencies, a certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy shall be required.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 27D:198.1 through 27D:198.3.
[2]
Editor's Note: The certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy form is included at the end of this chapter.
B. 
No certificate of occupancy shall be required for housing approved solely for senior citizen occupancy.
[Added 8-25-1998 by Ord. No. 98-28]
The applicant/tenant shall pay the sum of $25 to the Borough of Paramus to cover the administrative costs of inspections and issuance of the certificate of occupancy of a residential tenancy.
[Amended 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code.
B. 
The issuance of either a certificate of compliance for residential resale or a continued certificate of occupancy shall not preclude the imposition of penalties upon the subsequent discovery of violations.