[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mansfield 4-6-1964 by Ord. No. 1964-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 14.
[Amended 3-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-3; 8-3-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-7]
It shall be unlawful to use or permit the use of or occupy any buildings or premises or parts thereof hereafter created, located, erected, changed, altered, converted or enlarged wholly or partly until a certificate of occupancy has been issued for those premises in accordance with the requirements of the Construction Code adopted pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act. The certificate shall certify that the structure or use complies with the provisions of this ordinance and that the applicant has complied with or has satisfactorily demonstrated waiver from any and all conditions imposed upon the applicant by any reviewing authority, be it local, county or state; and no certificate shall be issued unless and until the applicant has fully complied with all applicable provisions of this chapter and any other applicable law or regulation. Such occupancy permits shall be granted or denied within 10 days from the date that a written application is filed with the Construction Official, stating that the erection or alteration is completed. The fees for such applications shall be set forth in the Construction Fee Schedule adopted pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Amended 5-6-1968 by Ord. No. 1968-2; 3-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-3]
On the serving of notice of any violation of any of the provisions or requirements with respect to any building or use thereof or of land, as specified in this chapter, the certificate of occupancy for such use shall thereupon, without further action, be null and void unless the holder thereof shall, within 48 hours of the receipt of said notice, request a hearing thereon. If a hearing is requested, the Construction Official shall designate a time and place for such a hearing and give the holder of the certificate of occupancy at least 10 days' notice thereof in writing addressed to him at the address listed in the application for said permit. At said hearing, the enforcing agency shall hear the holder of said permit and any other persons in interest and shall determine whether or not any provisions of this chapter have been violated. The enforcing agency may notify the holder of the permit at that time of its determination or may notify said holder in writing within 10 days of the hearing. Upon notification either orally or in writing by the Construction Official that a violation of this chapter has been found, the certificate of occupancy shall be null and void.
[Amended 3-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-3]
A duplicate copy of the certificate of occupancy shall be filed with the Tax Assessor. A record of all certificates of occupancy shall be kept in the office of the Construction Official. Copies shall be furnished, on request, to the Planning Board or to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building or land affected.
It is recognized that it may be in accordance with the purposes of the chapter to permit temporary activities for a limited period of time, which uses may be prohibited by other provisions of this chapter. If such uses are of such a nature and are so located that at the time of petition they will in no way exert a detrimental effect upon the uses of land and activities normally permitted in the zone or contribute materially to the welfare of the Township, particularly in a state of emergency, under conditions peculiar to the time and place involved, then the Zoning Board may issue a permit for a period not to exceed six months. Such period may be extended not more than once for an additional period of six months.
[Amended 3-6-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-3]
To the extent that any term or provision of Chapter 12 conflicts with or otherwise affects the terms and enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act or the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, the terms and enforcement of said State Uniform Construction Code Act and its regulations shall be deemed controlling.
Editor's Note: "The regulations" refers to the regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.