Township of Greenwich, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Greenwich 10-18-1982 by Ord. No. 17-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 258.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 310.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 520.
A. 
Certificates of occupancy shall hereafter be required for human habitation of all existing dwelling units in the Township of Greenwich before a change in occupancy of any such unit may be effected.
B. 
For purpose of this chapter, "existing dwelling units" shall mean any building or structure presently used or used hereafter for habitation by any human beings, whether the same are occupied or to be occupied by an owner or tenant or occupied on any other basis.
C. 
The certificate of occupancy required herein does not repeal or amend requirements for other certificates of occupancy heretofore provided for by ordinances of this Township or statutes of the State of New Jersey.
A. 
Application for a certificate of occupancy for a change in occupancy shall be made to the Construction Code Official of this Township on a form provided by said Construction Code Official.
B. 
The Construction Code Official shall thereupon cause inspection to be made of the subject dwelling unit to determine if such unit is fit for human habitation and in compliance with all applicable Township ordinances and laws of the State of New Jersey related to maintenance, safety and health.
C. 
The owner of each dwelling unit subject to this chapter is hereby charged with the responsibility for making written application to the Construction Code Official for a certificate of occupancy. In the event that a change of occupancy is also accompanied by a change of ownership of a dwelling unit, the buyer of such dwelling unit may waive the seller's responsibility and assume the same; provided, however, that such waiver is in writing and states that the buyer is fully aware that he, she or it is assuming full responsibility for obtaining a certificate of occupancy pursuant to this chapter, and provided further that such written waiver be filed with the Construction Code Official.
D. 
Application to the Construction Code Official shall be accompanied by a fee of $40.
[Amended 9-8-1992 by Ord. No. 14-1992]
E. 
The Construction Code Official or his representative shall, within 10 working days of the receipt of a fully completed application for a certificate of occupancy and the accompanying fee, make such inspections as are required herein and, upon determining that the requirements of §§ 284-2B and 284-4 herein have been complied with, shall issue a certificate of occupancy.
A. 
If, upon the inspection or inspections aforesaid, the Construction Code Official or his representative finds the subject dwelling unit is not in compliance, said official or his representative shall within three working days notify the applicant, in writing, of such noncompliance, specifically setting forth the violation or violations which require correction.
B. 
Upon correction of the violation or violations, the applicant shall notify the Construction Code Official in writing and shall submit a reinspection fee of $25 with such notification. The Construction Code Official or his representative shall reinspect the dwelling within five working days of receipt of such notification and reinspection fee. This procedure shall be followed until all violations have been corrected, at which time a certificate of occupancy shall be issued.
[Amended 9-8-1992 by Ord. No. 14-1992; 2-19-2013 by Ord. No. 2-2013]
[Amended 9-8-1992 by Ord. No. 14-1992]
Smoke detectors are required in accordance with the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code regulations.
[Amended 9-8-1992 by Ord. No. 14-1992]
Any person charged with the responsibility for obtaining a certificate of occupancy pursuant to this chapter who violates or neglects to comply with any provision hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable for a penalty of not less than $75 nor more than $1,000 for each violation.
[Amended 9-8-1992 by Ord. No. 14-1992; 5-16-2011 by Ord. No. 11-2011]
The Construction Code Official shall furnish copies of all regulations referred to herein to any person for fees in the following amounts:
A. 
Seventy-five cents per page for the first through 10th pages.
B. 
Fifty cents per page for the 11th to 20th pages.
C. 
Twenty-five cents per page for all pages over 20.