Township of Millstone, NJ
Monmouth County
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[1971 Code § 49-1; Ord. 10-1-73]
As used in this chapter:
MOBILE HOME
Shall mean a movable or portable year round single-family dwelling on a chassis and used or capable of being used for sleeping, living or business purposes by one or more persons, equipped with or designed to be connected to utilities. Such vehicle shall be the type which is eligible for motor vehicle registration and licensing by the State of New Jersey for being transported on public streets of the State of New Jersey.
MOBILE HOME LOT
Shall mean a parcel or tract of land for the placement of a single mobile home, which parcel shall be designed to accommodate no more than one mobile home and its occupants.
REFUSE
Shall mean garbage, rubbish and/or trade waste; combustible or noncombustible waste solids.
TRAILER
Shall mean any structure built on a chassis which does not fall within the definition of mobile home, visiting mobile home, travel trailer, camper or coach trailer as set forth above and which does not have a toilet or a bath and/or shower and is not specifically designed for occupancy by human beings either permanently or temporarily.
TRAVEL TRAILER, TRAVEL COACH, OR CAMPER
Shall mean a vehicular portable structure built on a chassis or designed to be mounted on a pick-up truck or truck chassis with sufficient equipment to render it suitable for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacational uses, which is self-propelled.
VISITING MOBILE HOME
Shall mean any mobile home temporarily located within the Township upon a site other than one licensed for a mobile home, the owner or occupant of which is a nonresident of the Township and is visiting within the Township for a period of not more than 14 days.
[1971 Code § 49-2; Ord. 10-1-73]
No person shall park, locate, use, construct, operate or maintain a mobile home within the Township unless such person shall first obtain a license therefor and pay the fees as hereinafter provided. No mobile home shall be located or used within the Township except upon a space which has been duly licensed. All mobile homes located within the Township shall within 60 days hereafter obtain a license. Any license issued under prior ordinances regulating the subject matter of this chapter shall entitle the holder thereof to continue his use for the term of the previously issued license. Thereafter, he shall comply with all of the requirements of this chapter.
[1971 Code § 49-4; Ord. 10-1-73]
a. 
Application for a mobile home license shall be made to the Township Clerk upon a form provided by the Clerk. Application forms shall contain the following information:
1. 
Full names, ages and addresses of the applicants and of those persons intended to occupy the mobile home, if any.
2. 
If a use other than residential occupancy is contemplated, a specification of the use sought.
3. 
A sketch or diagram drawn at a scale of one inch equals 20 feet showing the location of the main or principal house or dwelling; the proposed location of the mobile home and/or trailer; the setbacks, lot size, distances between existing buildings and the proposed mobile home and/or trailer; lot and block number; and the name and address of the property owner.
4. 
The existing or proposed facilities for sewage disposal showing the location of the proposed facilities or the point of connection with an existing facility.
5. 
The existing or proposed facilities for supply of water showing the location of wells, to the point of connection thereto.
b. 
Applications for renewal of licenses shall be made at least 30 days prior to the expiration date of an existing license. All other applications for licenses shall likewise be made within 30 days of the next Township Committee meeting. The Township Committee shall act upon an application by its second regular meeting following the thirty-day receipt time.
c. 
The Township Committee shall approve or disapprove the application at a public meeting within the time prescribed aforesaid. Issuance of the license shall be based upon the standards in this chapter and upon those standards and requirements as set forth in the Zoning Ordinance and/or Land Subdivision Ordinance of the Township, as well as all of the applicable health codes. Prior to the issuance of a license or as a condition thereto, the Health Officer shall certify to the Township Committee full compliance with the applicable health codes.
[1971 Code § 49-13; Ord. 10-1-73; New]
a. 
Licenses may be granted for periods up to six months to persons on application to the Township Committee, to allow trailers or mobile homes to be used on the property of the applicant while the owner's residence is being actively constructed on the same property. Renewals may be granted at the discretion of the Township Committee. Applications for a license shall be accompanied by the fee stated in Section 5-16 of Chapter 5. Applications for renewal of licenses must be made at least 30 days before any license expires, and accompanied by the fee stated in Section 5-16 of Chapter 5. All temporary trailers shall be removed before a Certificate of Occupancy is granted for the house being constructed. Subsequent applications may be granted based upon the Township Committee's evaluation of the progress made as shown in the progress report submitted by the applicant.
b. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to park any trailer or mobile home for any period exceeding two hours on any street in the Township or on any premises, unless in an enclosed building, within the limits of the Township, except for the purposes of repair or storage. If any person desires to repair or store a trailer or mobile home other than in a licensed location, he shall obtain a license therefor from the Township Committee. Such license shall be granted upon request, without fee. Any such trailer or mobile home undergoing repairs or being stored shall not, during such period of repair or storage, be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place. Nothing herein contained shall preclude the issuance of a license by the Township Committee for a fee, upon written application filed with the Township Clerk, for use of a trailer as such on private property for habitation, as provided elsewhere in this chapter.
[1971 Code § 49-6; Ord. 10-1-73]
In the case of failure or refusal to comply with any of the terms and/or provisions of this chapter, the Township Committee may at its discretion, upon 10 days' notice and hearing before the Committee, refuse or revoke any license applied for or granted hereunder. In addition to the penalties prescribed for violation hereof in this chapter, the Township Committee may, at its discretion, cause the removal of the mobile home or trailer and the cost of same shall be assessed over to the applicant. In that regard, therefore, it shall be unlawful for any person to remove or cause to have removed or to permit the removal of the wheels of any mobile home or trailer or otherwise to permanently affix it to the ground in a manner that would prevent the ready removal of the aforesaid vehicle.
[1971 Code § 49-3; Ord. 10-1-73; Ord. 4-7-75; Ord. 8-2-76; Ord. 10-4-76; Ord. 4-4-77; Ord. No. 80-8; Ord. No. 88-10, § 1]
No license shall be issued for the occupancy, use or location of a mobile home except in connection with the following:
a. 
To no more than two persons related to each other by marriage or blood, at least one of whom shall be 55 years of age or over and at least one of whom shall have been a resident of the Township for at least five years next preceding the date of the application. The mobile home shall be used as an accessory use to an existing residential structure upon the same property; provided, however, that the existing residential structure is owned by one related by blood or marriage to the applicant. The license fee shall be as stated in Section 5-16. Licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewed immediately. Initial applications made for licenses after July 1 of any year shall be as stated in Section 5-16 for the remainder of the year.
b. 
Mobile homes may be used as housing facilities for transient or migratory workers in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 35, Zoning, of this Code and provided that certification is received by the State of New Jersey. The license fee for each mobile home so used shall be as specified in Section 5-16.
c. 
Construction of a Permanent Residence.
1. 
A person who is constructing or having constructed for him a permanent residence may apply for a temporary license to use a mobile home for a period of six months during construction. A building permit must be applied for and issued for the permanent residence prior to the Township Committee's taking any formal action on the application for the temporary license.
2. 
Renewals may be granted, provided that the residence is in the process of construction; provided, however, that not less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the temporary license a renewal request shall be filed together with a progress report by the applicant. The report must indicate sufficient progress before any renewal will be considered. Failure to commence construction during the first six-month period may be considered as cause for denying any request for renewal.
3. 
The license fee for such use shall be as specified in Section 5-16. Renewals in the discretion of the Committee may be periods of less than six months.
4. 
The Township Committee may waive the building permit requirements if it determines an emergency situation exists. The resolution allowing occupancy of the mobile home in an emergency shall provide that a building permit be applied for and issued within 90 days of the resolution.
d. 
Persons engaged in active commercial construction projects within the Township may apply for licenses for mobile homes and/or trailers to be used in conjunction with the construction thereof. Residence shall not be permitted in such a vehicle. The license fee shall be as stated in Section 5-16.
e. 
Mobile homes and/or trailers may be stored and/or repaired within the Township without fee, although an application and permit must be granted therefor if the period within which the trailer or mobile home shall remain on the site exceeds 24 hours. No site where repair or storage shall be performed shall contain more than two mobile homes and/or trailers and, in any event, shall not violate any of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance or the Land Subdivision Ordinance of the Township. Any such trailer or mobile home undergoing repairs or being stored shall not, during such period of repair or storage, be used by any person as a dwelling or sleeping place. The permit granted shall be valid for a period of six months.
f. 
To disabled veterans with service connected disabilities who have been residents of the Township for not less than five years next preceding the date of the application or who have owned property in the Township for five years next preceding the date of application; provided, however, that the mobile home in either case shall be used as an accessory use to an existing residential structure owned by one related by blood or marriage. The license fee for such use shall be as stated in Section 5-16.
g. 
Disabled Relatives.
1. 
On verified application to the Township Committee by two persons related to each other by marriage or blood, at least one of whom shall be 55 years of age or older and shall have either a physical or mental disability verified by a physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey, and wherein it is the opinion of the physician that the use, occupancy and location of the mobile home by one of the applicants on the same property as the blood relative with at least five years' residency next preceding the date of application is recommended and would be helpful to the medical well being of the applicant.
2. 
The application shall contain the names and addresses of the applicants, the lot and block number of the location of the proposed mobile home, the owners of record of the property and any medical reports to corroborate the facts alleged in the application with respect to the mental and physical condition of the applicants.
3. 
Upon receipt of the application, the Township Committee shall fix a time and place to hear the application and receive such evidence as is necessary to support the request. A decision shall be rendered after the hearing has been completed.
4. 
The mobile home shall be used as an accessory use to an existing residential structure owned by one related by blood or marriage. The license fee for such use shall be as specified in Section 5-16. Licenses shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewed immediately. Initial applications made for licenses after July 1 of any year shall be as specified in Section 5-16 for the remainder of the year.
h. 
For temporary use as a real estate sales office in conjunction with the development of a new residential development project, under the following terms and conditions:
1. 
The mobile home shall be used only for the sales of new residential units constructed or to be constructed in the new residential development project.
2. 
The mobile home shall be located on the property which is under development for the new residential development project.
3. 
There shall be no more than one mobile home used for real estate sales purposes for each new residential development project.
4. 
Use of the mobile home shall be discontinued, and it shall be removed from the site no later than 30 days after closing of title to the last residential unit in the new residential development project.
5. 
The mobile home permit shall be issued for a six-month period and may be renewed.
6. 
The license fee for each six-month period shall be as stated in Section 5-16. The fee shall not be pro rated for shorter periods of time.
7. 
In addition to any other penalties as provided by law, failure to strictly observe the terms and conditions set forth in this subsection shall result in the license becoming null and void and the mobile home shall be removed from the site within 10 days of the license becoming null and void.
[1971 Code § 49-5; Ord. 10-1-73; Ord. 8-2-76]
a. 
All setbacks, front, side and rear yards and lot areas shall be as required by the Zoning Ordinance of the Township. When and where applicable, mobile homes and/or trailers shall be located no closer than 15 feet to the main or principal residential dwelling on the premises.
b. 
Each and every mobile home to be occupied shall contain a toilet and bath or shower.
c. 
The Township Committee may limit the number of persons occupying mobile homes, keeping in mind the health and welfare of all persons on the property, as well as those residents of the Township.
d. 
There shall be no dumping of waste material on the ground. All refuse shall be placed in a solid container with a lid, either a garbage or ash can to be provided by the applicant, and all such materials so contained shall be properly disposed of. Such receptacles shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition at all times.
e. 
It shall be a violation of this chapter to permit any wastewater or extraneous debris from sinks, baths, cesspools, septic tanks or other plumbing fixtures for means of disposal located in mobile homes and/or trailers to be deposited upon the surface of the ground; and all such fixtures and devices when in use must be connected to a disposal system, or the drainage therefrom must be disposed of in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Health.
f. 
The applicant shall provide for an adequate supply of pure and potable water for drinking and such other uses normally required in a residential dwelling place. The method or means of obtaining the water shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Health.
g. 
All temporary licenses issued by reason of the construction of other structures shall be subject to the condition that the mobile homes and/or trailers shall be removed before any final Certificate of Occupancy is granted or within 30 days of the completion of the project, whichever is earlier.
h. 
Visiting mobile homes and/or travel trailers, campers and travel coaches may be located temporarily within the Township at locations other than on a licensed mobile home space, provided the period of location does not exceed two weeks.
i. 
Emergency or temporary stopping of mobile homes and/or trailers is permitted on any street for not longer than 24 hours subject to any other prohibitions, regulations or limitations imposed by traffic and parking regulations, or ordinances for that street.
[1971 Code § 49-14; Ord. 10-1-73]
Private and commercial campgrounds and parks are prohibited.
[1971 Code § 49-15; Ord. 10-1-73]
Pickup campers and tent trailers may be stored at place of residence of the owner.
[1971 Code § 49-2; Ord. 10-1-73]
a. 
The provisions of this chapter comprise the minimum standards with which all mobile homes and/or trailers shall comply. These vehicles shall also comply with the rules and regulations and policies or laws administered by the Township of Millstone or any agency or subdivision of this State having legal jurisdiction, including Chapter 9 of the New Jersey State Sanitary Code, which may be relevant.
b. 
Compliance with Laws. Whenever a license shall be issued for a mobile home space or for any other purpose authorized by this chapter, the premises shall at all times comply with all federal and state laws, the Zoning Ordinance, police, health, fire and other applicable regulations imposed by the Township Committee or the Board of Health. The premises shall be subject to examination and inspection by day or night by the Township Committee and/or its representatives.
[1971 Code §§ 49-7, 49-16; Ord. 10-1-73]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. In the event of such conviction, the license may be revoked and no new licenses for the operation and maintenance of the mobile home or trailer park reissued. Each twenty-four-hour period during which a violation continues shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct offense.