Township of Florence, NJ
Burlington County
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§ 91-16 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

A. 
The governing body shall enforce this chapter.
B. 
In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used in violation of this chapter, the Mayor and Council and its agents or an interested party, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceeding to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use; to restrain, correct or abate such violation; to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land; or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in and about such premises.
C. 
In case any building or structure is erected, constructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained or any building, structure or land is used in violation of this chapter or of any ordinance or other regulation made under authority conferred hereby, the proper local authorities of the Township or an interested party, in addition to other remedies, may institute any appropriate action or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance or use; to restrain, correct or abate such violation; to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land; or to prevent any illegal act, conduct, business or use in or about such premises. Any person convicted of such violations before a court of competent jurisdiction shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $1,000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof, and each day shall be deemed a separate violation.[1]
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
If, before final subdivision approval has been granted, any person transfers or sells or agrees to transfer or sell, except pursuant to an agreement expressly conditioned on final subdivision approval, as or agent, any land which forms part of a subdivision for which municipal approval is required by ordinance pursuant to this chapter, such person shall be subject to a penalty not to exceed $1,000, and each lot disposition so made may be deemed a separate violation.
E. 
In addition to the foregoing, the Township may institute and maintain a civil action for injunctive relief and set aside and invalidate a conveyance made pursuant to such a contract of sale if a certificate of compliance has not been issued in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-56.
F. 
Whenever it shall come to the attention of either the Planning Board or the Board of Adjustment that action was taken by such Board based upon fraud or misrepresentation by or on behalf of the applicant as to a material fact, such Board shall have the right to rescind its previous action and to order revocation of any approval, permit or certificate theretofore granted upon such fraud or misrepresentation. Such rescission and revocation shall remain in effect unless and until such Board shall reinstate such approval following a hearing thereon granted to the applicant within 10 days of any requests therefor by the applicant. The rights of a rescission and revocation set forth in this subsection shall be in addition to the right to proceed under the other subsections of this section.