Township of Independence, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Independence 6-1-1949 (Ch. 166 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 401-1 Minimum requirements for heat and hot water.

Heating requirements. Every owner of a building or buildings occupied as residences by two or more families, and every person whether he be owner, lessor or agent of a building constructed to be occupied as a residence by two or more families, and where such owner, lessor or agent has agreed to supply heat, shall supply heat from the first day of September in each year to the first day of June of the succeeding year so that the temperature of the apartment where one or more persons reside shall always be kept at 68° F. or above between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and not lower than 60° F. between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. the following morning.
Heating of water. Every owner, lessor or agent of a building occupied as a residence by two or more families and who has agreed to furnish the tenants with hot water for bath and laundry purposes shall furnish said hot water at a temperature sufficiently high, 130° F. to 160° F., that it will be hot enough to wash dishes, laundry and for bathing purposes from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

§ 401-2 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-10-1984 by Ord. No. 84-10]
Any owner, lessor or agent of a building violating the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $2 nor more than $500.