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Merchantville Borough - Code Enforcement /Zoning Officer
Kevin Patti
1 West Maple Avenue, Annex
Merchantville, NJ 08109
856-662-2474 x310
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Code Enforcement

 

This office maintains the public interest in both safety and property related

conduct in the borough. Here are some examples and information.

 

Property Maintenance:

 

The property maintenance code is contained in Chapter 60B of the

Merchantville Code. The Borough Council adopted it by Ordinance.

The Property Maintenance Code of 2006 is the code used by the borough

as its criteria. This code covers the inside and the outside of all properties

in the borough and sets forth the minimum standards of maintenance.

Property Maintenance is an essential part of maintaining the appearance

of the Borough of Merchantville. This code holds property owners responsible

for the up keep of their properties. The Borough takes an aggressive

approach toward addressing and correcting property maintenance

violations. In addition to regulating the overall appearance of

properties, the code addresses maintenance of grass, weeds, trees,

shrubs, trash, debris, building exteriors, fences, and vehicle storage.

Owners whose property violates any provision of the code are notified to

correct the violation(s) and comply with the regulations. Owners who do not

abide by the laws are taken to court and if necessary, the Borough can

make the necessary repairs and bill the owners.

 

VACANT PROPERTY REGISTRATION INFORMATION   

 To register a foreclosure or vacant property (or to file a citizen complaint

regarding a property issue), please visit http://community.prochamps.com/nj/camden/merchantville-borough

Any questions with respect to registration requirements,
registration status, etc. should be directed to

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How to Make a Complaint:

 

If you have a complaint about a neighbor or any property owner in the Borough,

you may contact the Borough's Code Enforcement, Property Maintenance

Officer, Kevin Pattiat 856-662-2474 x 310 or via

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Following is the procedure for handling property maintenance

complaints:

When a complaint is received, the Code Enforcement Officer or Deputy

Code Officer will go to the property and do an inspection. If violations of

the Property Maintenance Code are found, the owner will receive a warning

to comply. The owner has 5-10 days to correct the problem..

If the property owner does not contact the Code Enforcement Department

or abate the violation(s), a court summons is issued. It can take up to a month

before the case goes before the court. After a summons is issued the Borough will

take the necessary action to abate the violation and put a lien on the property

for the costs of having the violation abated. This complete process can sometimes

take up to two months from start to finish.

  

NOTICE: IF YOU HAVE A RESENTIAL RENTAL UNIT IN THE

BOROUGH OF MERCHANTVILLE YOU ARE ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER

THE UNIT.  (SEE BELOW FOR APPLICATION) 

 

Note: swimming pools require a permit and to meet fence requirements.

You need a 5 - 6 foot fence w/ self closing gates, you need to confer with

the zoning dept. to make sure you meet all zoning requirements.

Reference to pool fences; you can put up a 5 - 6 foot fence for

pools however when the pool comes down the fence is

required to come down as you will then be non-compliant

with the borough's current code.

 

Sale of properties in Merchantville 

 

Before sale of your property you are required to obtain a "Certificate of Permitted Use"

The application for this can be obtained from the Borough Clerks Office, Code

Enforcement Office or Online at www.merchantvillenj.gov under Zoning &

Code Enforcement. For residential properties you will need an application

for Certificate of Permitted Use -Residential. If your property is a commerical

property you will need an application for Certificate of Permitted Use - Commerical.

Procedure:

1. Complete the application

2. Pay associated fee ($50.00)

3. Once I get the application I will contact the applicant to schedule an inspection.

 

Certificate of Permitted Use Inspection list.

  

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Code Enforcement

and Property Maintenance at 662-2474 x 310.

  

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Mayor's Corner

edward brennan

 

 October 1, 2016

As we begin to welcome my

favorite  time of year, with

tempatures cooling and

leaves changing, fall brings

a rush of activity and

community events to

Merchantville....Continue