[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 4-13-1977 by Ord. No. 298. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DWELLING UNIT
- A room or group of rooms which form a single unit, to be occupied by one or more persons for all or any combination of the following uses: living, sleeping, cooking and eating. For the purposes of this chapter, a "dwelling unit" is not a building or structure to which the provisions of regulations for the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., concerning the issuance of certificates of occupancy are applicable.
[Amended 6-8-1977 by Ord. No. 303]
No person, group of persons, association, partnership or corporation, or any combination thereof, who owns, manages, conducts or operates a dwelling unit shall rent, lease, let, sublet or permit the same to be occupied or rerented, nor shall any person, group of persons, association, partnership or corporation, or any combination thereof, purchasing or acquiring, in any manner, occupy a dwelling unit or permit it to be occupied by another without first securing from the Office of Housing and Inspection of the Township a certificate of occupancy for said dwelling unit.
[Added 1-26-1994 by Ord. No. 564]
The Office of Housing and Inspection shall have seven business days in order to make the inspection or inspections necessary in order to issue a certificate of occupancy. Said seven-day period shall not commence until the applicant has filed a complete application and paid such fees as shall be required by this chapter.
[Added 4-23-1997 by Ord. No. 612]
In the event that a dwelling unit does not qualify for a certificate of occupancy under § 64-2 hereof, the Office of Housing and Inspection may issue a temporary certificate of occupancy if the Office of Housing and Inspection concludes that occupancy of the dwelling unit prior to the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy will not adversely affect the safety or welfare of those persons who occupy the dwelling unit. A temporary certificate of occupancy issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for 60 days, except that the temporary certificate of occupancy may be extended for an additional thirty-day period at the discretion of the Office of Housing and Inspection.
[Amended 5-25-1988 by Ord. No. 438; 10-24-1990 by Ord. No. 496; 7-8-1992 by Ord. No. 537; 4-23-1997 by Ord. No. 612; 12-9-1998 by Ord. No. 642; 3-16-2011 by Ord. No. 856]
No certificate of occupancy shall be issued for a dwelling unit unless the dwelling unit complies with all of the provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code, as amended, and all of the ordinances of Carneys Point Township now in existence or hereafter enacted, pertaining to plumbing, building, electrical, fire, zoning, health, safety and minimum housing standards and all departmental regulations established pursuant to said ordinances or laws. In addition, no certificate of occupancy shall be issued for a dwelling unit unless all trash, garbage and waste products have been removed from the property and properly disposed of by the owner or such other person as is authorized by the owner.
[Amended 6-8-1977 by Ord. No. 303]
The Office of Housing and Inspection of Carneys Point Township shall be the agency which has the duty to enforce this chapter.
[Amended 5-13-1987 by Ord. No. 421; 4-23-1997 by Ord. No. 612; 5-8-2002 by Ord. No. 716; 3-16-2011 by Ord. No. 856]
All applications for the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, as well as applications for reinspection for the issuance of a certificate of occupancy, shall be accompanied by the fee set forth in this chapter.
In addition to the fees charged in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, an administrative fee of $50 shall be charged in connection with the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy.
[Added 9-22-1993 by Ord. No. 560]
An application for a certificate of occupancy shall be valid for six months from the date the application is filed. In the event that a certificate of occupancy is not issued within six months of the date that an application for said certificate is filed, the application shall be deemed null and void and of no effect. In the event that a certificate of occupancy is requested after the six-month period, the person requesting same shall be required to file a new application and to pay such fees as shall be required by the Carneys Point Township Code.
[Amended 5-20-1985 by Ord. No. 393; 3-16-2011 by Ord. No. 856]
Any individual, person, group of persons, association, partnership, corporation or any other entity or combination thereof violating any of the terms of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 60 days, or both, for each violation of the terms of this chapter. Each week, which is defined as a period of seven consecutive days, that a particular violation continues, shall constitute a separate offense.
All other ordinances or parts of other ordinances, to the extent that any such ordinances or parts of any ordinance are inconsistent with the provisions hereof, are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies. Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed or construed in any manner to affect, repeal or invalidate the required procedures for application for the issuance of a certificate of occupancy pursuant to the provisions of the regulations for the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.