City of Burlington, NJ
Burlington County
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[Adopted by Ord. No. 8-1997 (Ch. 1.08 of the 1996 Municipal Code)]
[Amended by Ord. No. 17-2002]
A. 
Penalties for violations of municipal ordinances. For a violation of any provision of this Code or any other ordinance of the City where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section violated, the court, upon conviction, may impose one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or any place provided by the City for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days; or by a fine not less than $100 or more than $2,000; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[Amended 6-14-2011 by Ord. No. 05-2011]
B. 
Repeat offender. Any person who is convicted of violating an ordinance within one year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance, and who was fined for the previous violation, shall be sentenced by the court to an additional fine as a repeat offender. The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for violation of the ordinance, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the ordinance.
Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this Code or any other ordinance of the City exists shall constitute a separate violation.
[Amended by Ord. No. 17-2002]
A. 
The maximum penalty stated herein is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including the minimal penalty, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation, in the discretion of the appropriate court.
B. 
Any person convicted of a violation of any ordinance may, in the discretion of the court by which he was convicted, and in default of the payment of any fine imposed therefor, be imprisoned in the county jail or a place of detention provided by the City for any term not exceeding 90 days or be required to perform community service for a period not exceeding 90 days.
C. 
In case of the amendment of any chapter of this Code containing provisions for which a penalty is provided by such chapter, the penalty so provided shall be held to relate to amendments and additions to the chapter and amendments to the sections contained therein, whether reenacted in the amendatory ordinances or not, unless such penalty is specifically repealed or amended therein.
[Added 3-1-2011 by Ord. No. 02-2011]
A. 
The Burlington Municipal Code shall be amended to allow for the following violations to be paid through the Violations Bureau without the necessity of a court appearance. In the event that any such summons is issued by City of Burlington Police Department, City of Burlington Code Enforcement, or any other official of the City of Burlington, absent any specific indication that a court appearance is required, no appearance shall be required and the person committing the violation shall be permitted to pay the following violations through the City of Burlington Municipal Court Violations Bureau in the amount set forth as follows:
Code Section
Violation
Amount Payable
§ 80-11
Unlicensed automatic amusement devices
$150
§ 84-4
Dogs at large
$56
§§ 84-4, 85-51
Nuisance by dog (owner supervision); failure to clean up dog waste from any public property
$150
§ 103-2
Boat ramp violation
$84
Failure to apply or obtain required Uniform Construction Code permit prior to beginning work
$100
Maintenance of exterior stair; porch appurtenance shall be in sound condition and repair
$100
Rodent infestation
$250
All living spaces heated at least 65° at a position of 36 inches above floor level throughout living space
$150
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to be maintained
$250
Exterior commercial structure be maintained in good order
$250
§ 195-29
Operation of an unlicensed residential rental property
$500
§ 195-29
Failure to renew landlord license
$250
§ 195-32
Failure to update change in occupancy of a rental or application within 20 days
$150
§ 195-33
Occupancy of any residential rental property without obtaining certificate of inspection
$250
Failure to provide access for inspection
$100
Tenants must provide access to owners or agents to abate ordered or needed repairs
$250
Only those persons on file with the City may occupy the rental unit
$150
Nuisance prohibited, no rental property shall be conducted in a manner constituting a nuisance to others
$150
Compliance with other laws, maintenance of rental properties
$250
Failure to obtain Historic Commission approval prior to acting
$250
Rooming houses and boardinghouses prohibited within City of Burlington limits
$500
§ 207-92
Occupancy without inspection or occupancy certificate (nonrental)
$250
§ 207-93
Failure to obtain Zoning or Land Use Board approval prior to beginning work
$150
§ 217-10
Open/overflowing trash bin/container
$100
§ 265-1
Unkempt grass or lawn
$84
§ 300-5
Trash placed out for collection prior to 12 hours
$50
§ 300-6
Trash containers awaiting collection
$50
§ 300-17
Recyclables in trash
$50
§ 300-17
Recyclables placed in improper recycling container
$50
§ 306-1
Snow removal from sidewalks
$84
§ 306-2
Casting snow into the roadway
$84
§ 330-3
Oversized vehicle parking
$56
§ 344-6
Prohibited parking (emergency/weather)
$84
B. 
Nothing herein shall prohibit any of the within summonses as issued to require a court appearance. In such a case, the appropriate issuing department, agency or official shall indicated the same via notice on the summons itself, indicating "Court appearance required."
C. 
Nothing herein shall be construed so as to prevent someone from pleading not guilty, requesting a court appearance, trial or otherwise appearing before the Municipal Court Judge. In such an event, the attached schedule of fines payable through the Violations Bureau of the City of Burlington Municipal Court shall not be construed as limiting amounts imposed by the Municipal Court Judge. All such fines imposed by the Court shall be in accordance with the minimums and maximums as set forth in the ordinances.