Township of Shamong, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Shamong 12-3-1991 by Ord. No. 1991-20. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 7-6-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-11]
No single-family dwelling, individual unit of a multifamily dwelling, commercial unit or structure, industrial unit or structure or other type of building or structure intended for occupancy or use by any individual or group of individuals, whether sold or rented, shall be occupied by the vendee, tenant or lessee, as the case may be, after such sale or rental until a certificate of continued conformity has been secured from the Construction Code Official.
[Amended 7-6-1993 by Ord. No. 1993-11]
A. 
Procedures.
(1) 
Application must first be made to the Building Subcode Official of the Township of Shamong, on a form to be provided, for a certificate of continued conformity and a fee of $50 for the cost of inspection to the Township if greater be paid. Inspection shall be made by either the Building Subcode Official or Fire Subcode Official to determine whether the property meets the requirements of this chapter. If the property meets the requirements of this chapter, a certificate of continued conformity shall be issued; otherwise, the owner shall be notified in writing of any violations found. The cost of any re-inspection shall be $25 per reinspection.
[Amended 5-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-6; 12-6-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-15; 3-2-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01; 6-9-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3; 12-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-12]
(2) 
The aforesaid inspection shall be made and either a certificate of continued conformity or a notice of violation shall be issued within 10 days from the date of application for a certificate of continued conformity. If no such inspection is accomplished within the aforesaid ten-day period, the dwelling may be occupied but subject to the right of the Township to cause said dwelling to be inspected and, if a violation is found, to cause said premises to be vacated within 10 days' notice thereof.
B. 
Standards.
(1) 
The following specific standards shall apply when an inspection is being made for the issuance at a certificate of continued conformity:
(a) 
Each residential single-family, two-family and multiple-dwelling unit shall have installed in each individual dwelling unit approved smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide sensor device alarm if there is an attached garage or a fuel-burning appliance within the dwelling, both to be installed in a manner and location required by law.
[Amended 7-1-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-4]
(b) 
Chimneys and vents used in connection with a heating system and/or fireplace shall be fitted with an appropriate spark arrester screen approved by the Construction Code Official.
(c) 
The property shall be properly numbered in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance No. 1993-9 entitled "An Ordinance To Provide For The Naming Or Changing The Name of Streets In The Township of Shamong And To Provide For A Building Numbering System." [1]
[Added 12-6-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-15]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 63, Buildings, Numbering of; Naming of Streets.
(d) 
All pools and hot tubs shall be enclosed in accord with the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code provisions adopted at the time of the construction or installation of the pool or hot tub.
[Added 4-6-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04]
(e) 
All steps and railings shall be secure, fastened and supported in accord with Uniform Construction Code provisions.
[Added 4-6-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-04]
[Amended 5-6-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-005]
Any person, firm, corporation, association or legal party whatsoever who or which shall violate, or authorize or procure a violation, or cause to be violated, any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, § 1-15, governing general penalty provisions.