Township of Cedar Grove, NJ
Essex County
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The provisions of this chapter shall be administered and enforced by the Zoning Officer of the Township. Prior to any change in the use of a structure or land, a zoning permit shall be obtained in order to assure compliance with this chapter. In no case shall a permit be granted for the construction or alteration of any building or use of land where the proposed construction, alteration or use would be in violation of any provision of this chapter. It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer and any duly authorized assistants to cause any building lands, plans or premises to be inspected or examined and to order in writing the remedying of any conditions found to exist in violation of any provision of this chapter. The Zoning Officer shall have the right to enter any building or premises during business hours in order to carry out such duties.
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Filing plans. All applications for building permits shall be made in the manner prescribed in the Building Code.[1]
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Editor's Note: See Ch. 119, Construction Codes, Uniform.
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Records. It shall be the duty of the Zoning Officer to keep a record of all applications for permits and a record of all permits issued, with a notation of all special conditions involved. The Zoning Officer shall file and safely keep copies of all plans submitted and the same shall form a part of the records of the zoning office. The Zoning Officer shall prepare a report for the governing body periodically, at intervals of not greater than three months, summarizing for the period since the last previous report, all building permits and certificates issued by the zoning office and all complaints of violations and the action taken consequent thereon.
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Zoning. Zoning permits shall hereafter be secured from the Zoning Officer prior to construction, erection or alteration of any structure or part of a structure or use of a structure or land.
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Certificates of occupancy. It shall be unlawful to use or permit the use of or occupy any building or premises or part thereof hereafter created, located, erected changed, converted or enlarged, wholly or partly, until a certificate of occupancy has been issued for that premises. The certificate shall certify that the structure or use complies with the provisions of this chapter.
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Revocation. On the serving of notice of any violation of any of the provisions or requirements with respect to any building or use thereof or of land, as specified in this chapter, the certificate of occupancy for such use shall thereupon, without further action, be null and void. A new certificate of occupancy shall be required for any further use of such building or land.
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Filing. A duplicate copy of the certificate of occupancy shall be filed with the Tax Assessor. A record of all certificates of occupancy shall be kept in the office of the Construction Official. Copies shall be furnished, on request, to the Planning Board or to any person having a proprietary or tenancy interest in the building or land affected.
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Temporary use permits. It is recognized that it may be in accordance with the purposes of this chapter to permit temporary activities for a limited period of time, which uses may be prohibited by other provisions of this chapter. If such uses are of such nature and are so located that at the time of petition they will in no way exert a detrimental effect upon the use of land and will contribute materially to the welfare of the Township, particularly in a state of emergency, under conditions peculiar to the time and place involved, then the Zoning Board may, subject to all regulations for the issuance of special permits elsewhere specified, issue a permit for a period not to exceed six months. Such period may be extended not more than once for an additional period of six months.
As a condition for any approval required pursuant to this chapter, property taxes or assessments for local improvements which are due or delinquent on the property for which any application is made shall be paid.