Township of Franklin, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 3778.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Brush, grass and weeds — See Ch. 88.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 94.
Land development — See Ch. 112.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 132.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 142.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 146.
Housing standards — See Ch. 151.
Nuisances — See Ch. 169.
Trees — See Ch. 222.
Rental dwellings — See Ch. 290.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 183, Property Maintenance, consisting of Arts. I, Residential Regulations, adopted 4-8-1976 by Ord. No. 798, as amended, and II, Nonresidential Regulations, adopted 1-9-1986 by Ord. No. 1260, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 183-1 Title.

§ 183-2 Intent.

§ 183-3 Scope; effective date.

§ 183-4 Severability.

§ 183-5 Applicability.

§ 183-6 Word usage.

§ 183-7 Definitions.

Article II Administration

§ 183-8 Authority and enforcement.

§ 183-9 Records retention.

§ 183-10 Inspections.

§ 183-11 Special provisions.

§ 183-12 Violations and penalties.

§ 183-13 Unsafe, unfit, or unlawful structures or equipment.

§ 183-14 Order to demolish.

§ 183-15 Emergency measures.

Article III Registration and Inspection of Rental Units

§ 183-16 Registration of rental units.

§ 183-17 Recurring inspection of one- and two-family dwelling rental units.

§ 183-18 Inspection of multiple-family dwelling rental units.

Article IV Certificate of Continued Building Compliance

§ 183-19 Certificate of continued building compliance; exceptions.

Article V Occupancy Limitations

§ 183-20 Privacy.

§ 183-21 Minimum room; area dimensions.

§ 183-22 Floor area and occupant load.

§ 183-23 Bedroom requirements.

§ 183-24 Prohibited sleeping areas.

§ 183-25 Efficiency unit.

§ 183-26 Illegal occupancy resulting in overcrowding.

Article VI Minimum Standards and Requirements for Property and Structures

§ 183-27 Vacant land and structures.

§ 183-28 Exterior property areas.

§ 183-29 Exterior of structures.

§ 183-30 Building security.

§ 183-31 Interior of structures.

§ 183-32 Rubbish and garbage.

§ 183-33 Infestation and extermination.

Article VII Light and Ventilation Requirements

§ 183-34 Light requirements.

§ 183-35 Ventilation requirements.

Article VIII Plumbing Facilities and Fixture Requirements

§ 183-36 Required facilities.

§ 183-37 Toilet rooms.

§ 183-38 Plumbing systems and fixtures.

§ 183-39 Water systems.

§ 183-40 Sanitary drainage systems.

Article IX Mechanical Requirements

§ 183-41 Heating facilities.

§ 183-42 Mechanical equipment.

§ 183-43 Duct systems.

§ 183-44 Elevators, escalators, and dumbwaiters.

Article X Electrical Requirements

§ 183-45 Electrical facilities.

§ 183-46 Electrical equipment.

Article XI Firesafety Requirements

§ 183-47 Means of egress.

§ 183-48 Fire-resistance ratings.

§ 183-49 Fire-protection systems.

Article XII Vacant and Abandoned Residential Properties in Foreclosure

§ 183-50 Definitions.

§ 183-51 Registration of vacant and abandoned properties required.

§ 183-52 Fee schedule.

§ 183-53 Creditor responsibility.

§ 183-54 Maintenance of property; notice of violation.

§ 183-55 Enforcement officers.

§ 183-56 Violations and penalties.