In applying and interpreting the provisions of this chapter, said provisions shall be held to the minimum requirements adopted for the morals, convenience and general welfare.
Any owner or agent, any person or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith or with any of the requirements thereof, who shall erect, structurally alter, enlarge, rebuild or move any building or buildings or any structure, who shall put into use any lot or land in violation of any detailed statement or plan submitted and approved hereunder or who shall refuse reasonable opportunity to inspect any premises shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be liable to a fine of not more than $1,000 or to imprisonment for notmore than 90 days, or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or to such fine and imprisonment. Each and every day such violation continues shall be deemed a separate and distinct violation.
[Amended 4-12-2006 by Ord. No. 20-2006]
The owner of any building or structure, lot or land, or part thereof, where anything in violation of this chapter shall be placed or shall exist and any architect, builder, contractor, agent, person or corporation employed in connection therewith and who may have assisted in the commission of any such violation shall each be guilty of a separate misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor, shall be liable to a fine or imprisonment or both, hereinbefore specified.
[Amended 12-8-1982 by Ord. No. 71-1982; 11-9-1983 by Ord. No. 35-1983; 2-24-1993 by Ord. No. 9-1993]
All amendments to this chapter shall be adopted as more fully provided in N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. and shall comply with all requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:50-3.45.