Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[Added 9-28-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-35]
The Construction Official of the Borough shall also be known as the "Zoning Officer" and shall have the additional powers and duties set forth in this article.
The duties of the Zoning Officer shall be as follows:
A. 
Review all applications for development to ensure they meet the requirements of this chapter, except for those sections where another official is specifically given enforcement or administrative responsibilities.
B. 
Discover and ascertain the existence of any violations of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance or Subdivision Ordinance.
C. 
Investigate and inspect any alleged violation of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance or Subdivision Ordinance.
D. 
Prevent further or continued violations of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance or Subdivision Ordinance which are known by him/her to exist, and by every lawful means cause the violators to cease and desist from committing such further violations.
E. 
Prosecute violations of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance in the manner provided by law.
F. 
Make an inspection of every parcel of land, building or structure for which a development application is requested in order to ascertain that said occupancy or use will comply with every standard, regulation and requirement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance for such occupation and use.
G. 
Issue zoning permits, which shall be required as a condition precedent to the commencement of a use or the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, conversion or installation of a structure or building, where an existing or proposed occupancy or use complies with every standard, regulation and requirement of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance.
H. 
Report to and advise the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment with respect to matters which are properly before each Board, and otherwise conduct investigations with respect to matters pertaining to the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance and otherwise within his/her jurisdiction.
I. 
Initiate and maintain an accurate and complete file with respect to every alleged zoning violation or other matter investigated and processed by him/her.
J. 
File reports of his/her activities, including the complaints and case processed by him/her and the disposition thereof with the Borough Council as may be directed by them.
K. 
Serve notice upon the owner of any property found in violation of the Borough Zoning Ordinance, Site Plan Ordinance or Subdivision Ordinance and, if said violation is not corrected within 30 days thereof, prosecute a complaint to terminate said violation in Municipal Court.
L. 
Determine compliance with conditions of approval set forth in resolutions adopted by the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment, serve notice upon the owner of any property found to be in violation thereof and, if said violation is not corrected within 30 days thereof, prosecute a complaint to terminate said violation in Municipal Court.