[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Alloway 4-10-1997 by Ord. No. 312. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The owner of any residential property, prior to rental, lease or transfer of ownership involving a change of residential occupancy of any dwelling or unit of dwelling space in such property, shall obtain a certificate of occupancy for the dwelling or unit of dwelling space from the Housing Officer of the Township of Alloway. The Housing Officer of the Township of Alloway shall issue such certificate of occupancy only after he inspects the dwelling or unit of dwelling space and finds that such dwelling or unit of dwelling space meets the standards of the New Jersey State Housing Code and the Land Development Ordinance of the Township of Alloway. A new inspection and certificate of occupancy shall be obtained each time there is change of occupancy of any dwelling or unit of dwelling space in any residential property prior to the new occupancy.
The fee for said inspection and certificate of occupancy shall be $25 for the first two inspections of the same dwelling or dwelling unit and $50 for each subsequent inspection necessary until a certificate of occupancy is issued.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A building or structure or part thereof containing one or more dwelling units or lodging units.
- DWELLING UNIT or UNIT OF DWELLING SPACE
- Any room or group of rooms or any part thereof located within a building and forming a single habitable unit with facilities which are used or designed to be used for living, sleeping, cooking and eating.
- The person, organization or corporation who owns, purports to own or exercises control of any residential property.
Any person, organization or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination of said penalties.