[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 7-1-1987 by Ord. No. 87-2. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MANUFACTURED HOME
- A unit of housing which consists of one or more transportable sections which are substantially constructed off site and, if more than one section, are joined together on site; is built on a permanent chassis; is designed to be used, when connected to utilities, as a dwelling on a permanent or nonpermanent foundation; and is manufactured in accordance with the standards promulgated for a manufactured home by the Secretary pursuant to the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, and the standards promulgated for a manufactured or mobile home by the Commissioner pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.).
- MOBILE HOME
- Any unit, whether licensed or not, used for living, sleeping or business purposes by one or more persons, built on a chassis, designed without a permanent foundation, and shall include a dwelling, sleeping or business unit of vehicular design used or intended or constructed for use as a conveyance upon public streets and highways whether licensed or not and shall further include self-propelled and non-self-propelled vehicles and other structures so designed, constructed and reconstructed or added to by means of accessories in such manner as to permit the occupancy thereof as a dwelling, sleeping place, or for business purposes for one or more persons having no foundation other than wheels, jacks, piers, or skirting so arranged as to be integral with or portable by the mobile home and shall further include the type of dwelling known as trailer, or camp car. A mobile home shall not include a manufactured home of 22 feet in width or more as defined in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-102(c).
- A recreational vehicle, travel trailer, camper or other transportable, temporary dwelling unit with or without its own motor power, designed and constructed for travel and recreational purposes to be installed on a nonpermanent foundation if installation is required.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dwell in or otherwise occupy any mobile home or trailer anywhere within the City of Bridgeton. An exception will be made for people whose dwelling was damaged by fire or other disaster. The Construction Official may permit temporary use of a trailer or mobile home for a period not to exceed six months.
The City of Bridgeton shall not exclude or restrict, through its development regulations, the use, location, placement, or joining of sections of manufactured homes which are not less than 22 feet wide, on land the title to which is held by the manufactured home owner, and are located on permanent foundations, unless these regulations shall be equally applicable to all buildings and structures of similar use.