[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon 7-8-1998 by Ord. No. 6-10-98A (Ch. 163 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40:48-2.53.
Every owner of real property situated within the Borough shall immediately register with the Borough Clerk the street address of his residence whenever such owner does not reside at his property, in the case of residential premises, or does not operate a business at the property, in the case of a commercial property.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- REAL PROPERTY
- Any type of real estate, including commercial or residential, improved or unimproved lots, single-family homes, multiple dwellings and property held in any manner, including fee simple, condominium or cooperative forms of worship.
- STREET ADDRESS
- The address at which the person actually resides, and shall include a street name or rural delivery route in addition to any postal office box number which may be included.
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to forward a copy of any registration made hereunder to the Clerk of Passaic County.
Every owner shall register with the Borough Clerk as provided in § 278-2 of this chapter within 30 days of final passage and publication of this chapter. The registration shall include:
The applicant shall pay an administrative fee of $25, which shall accompany the application. Each new five-year registration shall require an administrative fee of $25.
The registration, when submitted to the Clerk, shall be valid for a period of five years.
Once the registration has been filed with the Borough Clerk, if any changes occur as to the information included in the registration, the landlord shall be required to promptly submit to the Borough Clerk a supplement to the registration.
The Borough Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to prepare a form of registration statement to be used by landlords.
Any landlord who fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter, upon conviction of the first offense, shall be subject to a penalty in the Municipal Court in an amount not to exceed $500 or as otherwise provided by law. After a conviction as to a first offense, each month thereafter shall constitute a separate offense.
In addition to proceeding in the Municipal Court, the Borough shall have the right to bring an action in the Superior Court to enforce the requirement of this chapter against a landlord.