Township of East Amwell, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of East Amwell as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Construction fees — See Ch. 66.
[Adopted 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 91-13]

§ 47-1 Purpose; statutory authority.

This article is intended to provide for the safety of the inhabitants of this township and is adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-198.1 to 52:27D-198.3.

§ 47-2 Smoke-sensitive alarm required.

A structure situated in the Township of East Amwell which is used, or intended for use, for residential purposes by not more than two households shall have a smoke-sensitive alarm device on each level of the structure and outside each separate sleeping area in the immediate vicinity of the bedrooms and located on or near the ceiling in accordance with National Fire Protection Association Standard No. 74-1984 for the installation, maintenance, and use of household fire warning equipment. The installation of battery-operated smoke-sensitive devices shall be accepted as meeting the requirements of this section. The smoke-sensitive device shall be tested and listed by a product certification agency recognized by the New Jersey Bureau of Fire Safety.

§ 47-3 Issuance of certificate of compliance; fee.

[Amended 12-30-2014 by Ord. No. 14-09]
Prior to any change in occupancy of a structure described in § 47-2 of this article, the person serving as Fire Official for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors shall determine that the structure complies with the provisions of said § 47-2, and shall issue a certificate of compliance as to the determination. An application for such certificate of compliance shall be made to this official on such forms as he/she shall reasonably determine, and a fee of $45 shall be paid to the Township with such application; the same fee will be charged for each reinspection.

§ 47-4 Violations and penalties.

Any owner who sells, leases, rents or otherwise permits to be occupied, on a change of occupancy, for residential purposes any structure described in § 47-2 of this article, when the structure does not comply with said § 47-2, or without complying with the requirements of § 47-3 of this article, shall be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not to exceed $500, a term of imprisonment of not to exceed 90 days, or a period of community service not to exceed 90 days, which may be collected and enforced by the enforcing agency as defined in N.J.S.A. 52:27D-196 by summary proceedings pursuant to the Penalty Enforcement Law, N.J.S.A. 2A:58-1 et seq.