City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 8-6-1985 as Ord. No. 85-068. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
IMPERMISSIBLE RENTAL UNIT
An impermissible unit which is rented or offered for rent for dwelling purposes for one (1) or more tenants or family units.
IMPERMISSIBLE UNIT
A residential unit which is:
A. 
A residential unit for which no certificate of occupancy has been issued;
B. 
A residential unit which is in excess of the number of such units for a particular building or zone according to the Zoning and Land Development Ordinance;[1] or
C. 
A residential unit which was created without the required plumbing, electrical or building permits.
RESIDENTIAL UNIT
A single dwelling unit providing living facilities for one (1) or more persons, said unit having provisions for any of the following: sleeping, cooking and/or sanitation.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 483, Zoning and Land Development.
No person shall rent or suffer to be occupied an impermissible unit in a building which such person owns or otherwise controls.
Upon a tenant being required to vacate an impermissible rental unit, the landlord of said tenant shall pay to said tenant:
A. 
All reasonable moving and relocation expenses incurred by said tenant, including a real estate broker's commission incurred in the procuring of a new rental unit.
B. 
Any security deposit.
C. 
Any pro rata rent which may be due to the tenant because of the tenant being required to vacate the unit prior to the expiration of the tenancy.
A. 
Any person who violates this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.), not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) or a confinement of not more than ninety (90) days in jail, or both.
B. 
For purposes of determining violations of § 187-2 of this chapter, each and every day of continued rental or occupancy shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation.
C. 
For purposes of determining violations of § 187-3 of this chapter, each and every day of refusal to pay to the tenant the moneys required thereunder shall be deemed to be a separate and distinct violation.