Township of Mullica, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica 8-14-1984 by Ord. No. 7-84. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Mobile home parks for senior citizens — See Ch. 153.
Trailer camps — See Ch. 221.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 235.
[Amended 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91]
An ordinance regulating the permanent and temporary location, construction, use and maintenance of house trailers/mobile homes within the Township of Mullica and the issuance of permits to locate and maintain said house trailers/mobile homes for temporary use and fixing penalties for the violation thereof is hereby established and adopted, to be described and commonly known as the "Mullica Township Mobile Home Ordinance."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
HOUSE TRAILER/MOBILE HOME
A unit of housing which is manufactured in accordance with the standards promulgated for a manufactured or mobile home by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act P.L. 1975, c. 217 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.).
House trailers/mobile homes shall be considered a permitted use in all residential districts of Mullica Township; provided, however, that in order to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mullica Township, the use and occupancy of any house trailer/mobile home for a dwelling shall be permitted only in the manner provided herein and subject to regulations as follows:
A. 
A house trailer/mobile home shall be permitted only to replace an existing dwelling or house trailer/mobile home used for permanent occupancy, subject to the provisions of Subsection D of this section. The record owner of the land upon which the replacement house trailer/mobile home is to be located shall be the only person to whom a permit may be issued as hereinafter provided. However, the house trailer/mobile home need not be for the personal occupancy of the owner of the land; provided, however, that said house trailer/ mobile home shall not be occupied temporarily for weekend or vacation use or other occasional occupancy.
B. 
A house trailer/mobile home shall be placed on a safe, permanent and adequate foundation supporting the underframe and with its wheels removed, shall be secured and bolted on all corners, and shall have skirting, without loose blocks, placed around the foundation, which foundation shall include piers of solid concrete, cinder blocks or their equivalent, each pier to be at least eight inches by 16 inches in size and spaced not more than eight feet on center; and said house trailer/mobile home shall be placed on a concrete slab at least four inches thick extending to the exterior of said house trailer/mobile home in each direction.
C. 
Such house trailer/mobile home shall be considered as a dwelling house, building or structure and shall have a water supply and sewerage system which shall comply with local, county and state sanitary laws and regulations, and a building permit and certificate of occupancy therefor shall be required under the terms of the Uniform Construction Code adopted by Mullica Township.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 102, Construction Codes, Uniform.
D. 
The exterior dimension of such house trailer/mobile home shall provide not less than 720 square feet without extensions, except that if the width of said home is not less than 22 feet, is on land the title to which is held by house trailer/mobile-home owner and is located on a permanent foundation, said home may be located on the land whether or not an existing dwelling or house trailer/mobile home is being replaced.
E. 
If said house trailer/mobile home is licensed as a motor vehicle, no building permit or certificate of occupancy therefor shall be issued until such motor vehicle license has been surrendered and canceled.
F. 
Any said house trailer/mobile home shall be assessed for local taxes as real property, together with the land on which it is situate, and all appliances and equipment which are a part of said mobile home shall be considered as fixtures for the purpose of determining the assessed value of said property for tax purposes.
G. 
The lot area, frontage, lot coverage and setback requirements shall be the same for a house trailer/mobile home as for conventional single-family dwellings within the district in which the house trailer/mobile home is proposed.
H. 
If the owner of a house trailer/mobile home shall obtain a motor vehicle license or registration for any said house trailer/mobile home, prior payment of all real property taxes assessed thereon must be paid for the full current tax year, and if such motor vehicle license and registration is issued, said house trailer/mobile home shall be removed from the municipality on or before December 31 of the current tax year.
[Added 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91]
I. 
If an existing house trailer/mobile home is destroyed by fire or other disaster or if the owner thereof desires to replace the existing house trailer/mobile home, the placement of a new house trailer/mobile home on the subject property must be in compliance with the provisions of this chapter, and the former house trailer/mobile home must be removed from the premises within five days after the new house trailer/mobile home has been constructed or installed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
[Added 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91]
[Amended 4-9-1985 by Ord. No. 7-85; 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91; 6-28-2016 by Ord. No. 8-2016; 5-9-2017 by Ord. No. 4-2017]
The issuance of a permit under this chapter is for the temporary use of a house trailer/mobile home only. A house trailer/mobile home may be used temporarily for an office, tool storage or as quarters for a watchman, builder, owner or occupant on any construction job or similar project for the duration of the permit. Temporary permits may be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer pursuant to § 156-4A. No permit will be issued without the proper building permits, a stable base driveway to the trailer installed in compliance with § 144-87 of the Code of the Township of Mullica, and an approved well and septic except in an emergency situation as determined by the Code Enforcement Officer.
A. 
Deposit and fees.
(1) 
Each application for the installation of a house trailer/mobile home for temporary use shall be accompanied by a Zoning Permit Application and the required Zoning Permit Fee. The applicant shall provide with each application to the reasonable satisfaction of the Code Enforcement Officer:
(a) 
The progress on the proposed construction;
(b) 
The applicant applied promptly for and diligently pursued the required approvals; and/or
(c) 
The applicant was barred or prevented, directly or indirectly, from proceeding with the construction because of delays in obtaining legally required approvals from other governmental entities.
(2) 
Each application for the installation of a house trailer/mobile home for temporary use shall require a permit pursuant to the following fee schedule:
Length of Permit
(months)
Fee
0 to 6
$500
6 to 12
$1,000
(3) 
At the expiration of the twelve-month permit, the applicant shall promptly remove the temporary house trailer/mobile home.
[Amended 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91]
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to house trailers situate in a duly licensed trailer park or trailer camp as defined and regulated by Chapter 221, Trailer Camps, of the Code of Ordinances of the Township of Mullica, and this chapter shall not be construed as repealing, amending or replacing Chapter 221, Trailer Camps, aforesaid.
[Amended 8-13-1991 by Ord. No. 12-91]
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days or 30 days' community service, or any combination thereof. Every day in which said person, firm or corporation violates the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a separate offense. A continuance of a violation or a noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a nuisance, and the Township Council shall have the right to apply to the courts of this state for injunctive relief or other relief in addition to the penalties prescribed herein.