Township of Readington, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Readington 5-17-1965. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 82.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 96.
Fire prevention standards — See Ch. 123.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 176.
Sanitation — See Ch. 265.
Housing Rehabilitation Program — See Ch. A282.

§ 138-1 Enforcement official.

[Amended 10-4-1999 by Ord. No. 20-99; 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
The Construction Code Official and the Hunterdon County Board of Health of the Township of Readington are hereby designated as the officers to exercise the powers prescribed by this chapter.

§ 138-2 Adoption of standards.

[Amended 10-4-1999 by Ord. No. 20-99; 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A.40:49-5.1, the New Jersey State Housing Code as approved by the Departments of Health and Commerce and Economic Development and filed in the township offices, is hereby accepted, adopted and established as a standard to be used as a guide in determining whether dwellings in this municipality are safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation and rental. A copy of the New Jersey State Housing Code is annexed to this chapter and three copies of the same have been placed on file in the office of the Readington Township Clerk and are available to all persons desiring to use and examine the same.

§ 138-3 Inspections.

[Amended 10-4-1999 by Ord. No. 20-99; 5-17-2010 by Ord. No. 14-2010]
The Construction Code Official and the Hunterdon County Board of Health are hereby authorized and directed to make inspection to determine the condition of dwellings, dwelling units, rooming units and premises located within the Township of Readington in order that they may perform their duty of safeguarding the health and safety of the occupants of dwellings and of the general public.

§ 138-4 Occupancy of nonconforming dwellings prohibited.

No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or rent to another for occupancy any dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein which does not conform to the provisions of the New Jersey State Housing Code established hereby as the standard to be used in determining whether a dwelling is safe, sanitary and fit for human habitation.

§ 138-5 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not exceeding $1,000, imprisonment for a term to exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, and each violation of any of the provisions of this chapter and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).