[Amended 3-5-1986 by Ord. No. 709]
The provisions of this chapter shall be administered and enforced by the Building Inspector of the Borough of Lindenwold.
It shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to ascertain whether the proposed building, alteration or condition complies with the provisions of this chapter; to issue permits only for such construction, alteration, additions or uses as are in accordance with the provisions and requirements of this chapter; to keep a record of all applications for permits and a record of all permits issued, with a notation of all special conditions involved; to file and safely keep copies of all plans submitted; to prepare a monthly report for the Mayor and members of Borough Council, summarizing for the period since his last previous report all building permits and certificates issued by him and all complaints of violations and the action taken by him consequently thereof; and to inspect and examine any building or structure and to order in writing the remedying of any condition found to exist in violation of any provisions or requirements of this chapter.
The Building Inspector shall have the right to enter any building or premises during the daytime in the course of his duties.
A permit shall be required prior to the erection, conversion or structural alteration of any building, structure or portion thereof and prior to the use or change in use of any building or land. Applications for a permit shall be made in writing on the forms supplied by the Borough of Lindenwold, and the same shall be filled out by the owner or his duly authorized agent. Said form shall then be filed with the Building Inspector, together with a plot plan, drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions, radius and angles of the lot to be built upon, the exact size and the location of the building or buildings in its or their exact relation to the lot and street line. Where the average front yard depth of the existing buildings does not comply with the district regulation, then the existing buildings in the same block front within 200 feet on either side of the side lot lines of the premises of the applicant shall be shown. The application above mentioned shall be in such form as the governing body shall prescribe and shall contain the name and address of the owner of the land, the exact nature of the work to be done, the name of the contractor or builder, the cost of the work and such other pertinent information as said governing body shall, by resolution, from time to time designate. Said application shall then be approved and endorsed by the Building Inspector prior to the issuance of a permit. A permit shall be granted or refused within 10 days after the written application has been filed with the Building Inspector.
No building or structure hereinafter erected, constructed or structurally altered shall be permitted by the person, firm or corporation who erected, constructed or structurally altered the same to be used or changed in any use until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued by the Building Inspector, stating that the building or the proposed use thereof complies with the provisions of this chapter and any other ordinances or statutes of the State of New Jersey.
A certificate of occupancy, if required, shall be applied for coincident with the application for a building permit and shall be issued within 10 days after the erection or structural alteration of such building shall have been completed in conformity with the provisions of this chapter. In case the Building Inspector shall decline to issue a certificate of occupancy, his reason for doing so shall be stated on one copy of the application and that copy returned to the applicant. A record of all certificates shall be kept on file by the Building Inspector and copies shall also be furnished to the owner or builder, the Borough Assessor, Borough Tax Collector and Borough Clerk.
The Building Inspector shall require the payment of the sum prescribed in Chapter 150, Fees, Article I, Fee Schedule, § 150-17, upon an application for a certificate of occupancy. All such fees shall be paid into the Borough treasury.
It is recognized that it may be in accordance with the purpose of this chapter to permit temporary activities for a limited period of time which may be prohibited by other provisions of this chapter. Such uses are of such a nature and are so located that at the time of petition they will:
The Mayor and members of Borough Council may, by resolution, after written application, issue a permit for a period not to exceed three months. Such period may be extended not more than once for an additional period of three months.