City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 23, Art. 10, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Builders and contractors — See Ch. 153.
Dangerous and unfit buildings — See Ch. 157.
Demolition of buildings — See Ch. 161.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 183.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 435.
No person shall move any house, building or structure over the streets of the city without having first secured a permit for that purpose from the Streets Division Superintendent at least ten (10) days before the commencement of the moving.
A. 
Application for a permit shall be made, in writing, to the Streets Division Superintendent and filed in his office, upon forms supplied by the city and obtainable at his office.
B. 
The application shall be signed by the owner of the building to be moved and the person to be entrusted with the moving of the same.
C. 
The application shall set forth the following information:
(1) 
The name and address of the applicant.
(2) 
The name and address of the person to be entrusted with the moving of the building.
(3) 
Dimensions of the building.
(4) 
Location from which and to which it will be moved.
(5) 
The exact route for moving the building.
(6) 
The desired time for the commencement of the moving.
(7) 
The estimated time for reaching the destination.
D. 
The application shall be accompanied by a permit fee of fifty dollars ($50.).
A. 
Upon the filing of the application in accordance with the provisions of § 165-2, a copy of the application shall be forwarded to:
(1) 
The Chief of Police.
(2) 
The Chief of the Fire Division.
(3) 
The Public Property Superintendent if any trees may be affected by the moving.
B. 
If there are no objections to the granting of the moving permit by the Streets Division Superintendent or by the officers described in Subsection A hereof by reason of endangering public safety, undue obstruction of traffic, injury or danger to trees along the route, damage to city streets or other property or public utility and fire hazard, the Streets Division Superintendent shall issue the permit, provided that the applicant files a bond as provided in § 165-4 hereof.
A. 
Before issuance of a permit under this chapter, the applicant shall post a surety bond in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.) made by a surety company duly authorized to transact business in this state as surety, and the owner of the building to be removed and the person in charge of the removal of said building as principals.
B. 
The bond shall be in a form approved by the Corporation Counsel and shall indemnify the city against injury or damage to streets, trees, shrubbery, utilities and all other kinds or types of property within the city.
A. 
At least ten (10) days before commencing the moving of any house, building or structure, the permittee shall give written notice to:
(1) 
The Streets Division Superintendent.
(2) 
The Chief of Police.
(3) 
The Chief of the Fire Division.
(4) 
The Public Property Superintendent if any trees may be affected by the moving.
(5) 
Utility companies which may be affected by the moving.
B. 
Said notice shall state the time of commencement of moving operations and the estimated time for reaching the destination.
No building shall be moved over the streets of the city except between sunrise and sunset unless specific authority to do so is given by the Streets Division Superintendent.
Every permit shall be conspicuously displayed upon the vehicle during the course of any moving.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided herein, any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or by a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.