Township of Lower, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower by Ord. No. 77-70 (Sec. 9-6 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 206.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 235.
Construction permits — See Ch. 254.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 291.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 340.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 448.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 500.
The provisions of the New Jersey State Housing Code, a true copy of which is on file in the office of the Township Clerk, are hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set out at length herein, as constituting the standards to guide the appropriate officials of the Township of Lower in determining the fitness of a building for human habitation, use or occupancy.
The administrative authority provided in the code to administer the provisions thereof is the Director of Public Safety. The public officers provided for in the code shall be the Director of Public Safety, the Building Inspector, the Electrical Inspector, the Plumbing Inspector, and the Township Health Officer.
The Director of Public Safety, the Building Inspector, the Electrical Inspector and the Plumbing Inspector and the Township Health Officer shall all be guided in the exercise of the powers conferred upon them by law, by the provisions of the New Jersey State Housing Code, and shall use the standards set forth therein to guide them in determining the fitness of a building for human habitation, use or occupancy.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter, including the provisions of the New Jersey State Housing Code which have been hereby adopted, shall, upon conviction, be punishable by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or a fine not to exceed $500, or both. Each twenty-four-hour period that any violation continues to exist shall be deemed to be a separate offense and shall be punishable as aforesaid.