[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:23. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No owner, agent, or any person shall rent or lease or in any way deliver up for change of occupancy any residential rental building or dwelling unit until a housing certificate has been issued by the housing inspector.
Such housing certificate shall only be issued upon inspection of the property and finding that:
The visible parts of the property, buildings and structures that are to be covered by the certificate have been inspected by the Housing Inspector and that no visible violations of the Property Maintenance Code exist; and
Any use of the property in question or occupancy limitation violations that take place on the property, that is not specifically authorized by the certificate that is in effect at the time, shall be deemed an illegal occupancy which is a violation of this section and shall be subject to an immediate summons.
A separate housing certificate shall be required for each and every individual tenant space that exists on a property, including but not limited to the occupancy of any building or part thereof, or dwelling unit.
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, regarding name of renter or lessee, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:54.
The certificate shall indicate:
These fees include the cost of the initial inspection plus one reinspection. Additional reinspections, whether due to noncompliance or inability to gain access for a scheduled reinspection, will be charged $50 per reinspection visit. The cost for all inspections relating to the issuance of a housing certificate shall be paid in full no less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled reinspection.
A temporary housing certificate will only be considered upon written request setting forth the reason for the request and a time schedule setting forth the unfinished items and when they will be completed, and then only if all safety issues are found to be in compliance.