Township of Toms River, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Council of the Township of Dover (now Toms River) 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 3884-04; amended in its entirety 1-24-2006 by Ord. No. 3983-06. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adoption of Administrative Code — See Ch. 1, Art. III.
Unfit and unsafe buildings — See Ch. 228.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 252.

§ 42-1 Establishment; duties; Construction Official.

There is hereby created a Department of Construction and Inspection Services, the head of which shall be the Construction Official. The Construction Official shall be responsible for:
A. 
Undertaking enforcement proceedings for all building, housing and related codes, property maintenance, issuing and administering permits issued thereby and reviewing all site and construction plans as specified by state statute or this Code.
B. 
Inspecting real property and improvements thereon under the applicable code provisions, supervising the demolition of condemned buildings and the abatement of nuisances and performing such further duties prescribed by state statute or this Code.
C. 
Administering the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52-27D-119 et seq., the State Uniform Construction Act, and N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq., the regulations for the State Uniform Construction Code and the various subcodes provided therein, including but not limited to building subcode, plumbing subcode and electrical subcode.
D. 
The position of Assistant Construction Official is hereby established. The Assistant Construction Official shall have the same authority and duties as the Construction Official.
[Added 5-24-2011 by Ord. No. 4312-11]

§ 42-2 Division of Code Enforcement.

There is hereby created within the Department of Construction and Inspection Services a Division of Code Enforcement, the head of which shall be the Code Enforcement Officer. The Division of Code Enforcement shall:
A. 
Conduct field inspections and special investigations to ensure compliance with various municipal ordinances.
B. 
Initiate and enforce rules and regulations in relation to enforcement of ordinances.
C. 
Initiate necessary legal action against violators of various municipal ordinances.
D. 
Perform any other such function as necessary to administer the purpose of this Department.

§ 42-3 Duties; Code Enforcement Officer.

There is hereby created a Division of Code Enforcement, the head of which shall be the Code Enforcement Officer. The Code Enforcement Officer shall have the following duties:
A. 
Responsible for enforcing the municipal ordinances and codes of the Township.
B. 
Responsible for reviewing the municipal ordinances of the Township on a continuing basis and to make periodic reports to the immediate supervisor, not less than once every six months, advising the immediate supervisor as to recommendations for new ordinances or regulations or the amendment of existing ordinances or regulations of the Township of Toms River.
C. 
To make investigations, serve violation notices, make and process complaints for code violations and make court appearances as necessary in connection therewith.
D. 
To maintain files of all papers and records pertinent to work performance.
E. 
To perform such other duties as are required by resolution.