Re: I got sanitation violations for garbage that someone illegally dumped

Posted by jerseymom on 2019/3/12 20:30:10

JCBORN wrote:
How can you find out the cost of the violation -- 287-8H? I tried calling but no one answers the phone. Is there a site to look this up?

§ 1-25. - General penalty.
[Amended 3-27-2002 by Ord. No. 02-035; 10-23-2013 by Ord. No. 13-113 ; 1-25-2017 by Ord. No. 17-005 ]

A. Notwithstanding any other section of this Code or any other ordinance, the maximum penalty for violating any provision of this Code shall be, in the discretion of the Court, a fine of up to two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) and/or imprisonment for a period of up to ninety (90) days and/or a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days; provided, however, that for the violation of an ordinance pertaining to solid waste disposal the maximum penalty shall be ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), and the minimum penalty shall be two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00); provided further,

however, that for violations of Chapter 287 by owners of multiple-family residential property, the minimum penalty shall be:

1. Two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) for properties that are one (1) to four (4) units; and

2. Five hundred dollars ($500.00) for properties that are five (5) or more units.

B. Each day a violation of any provision of this Code or any ordinance shall continue shall constitute a separate offense. This section shall not affect any mandatory minimum penalty established by any section of the Code or ordinance.

C. In addition to the penalties hereinabove provided, any condition caused or permitted to exist in violation of any of the provisions of this Code or any ordinance shall be deemed to be a public nuisance and may be abated by the city as provided by law, and each day that such condition continues shall be regarded as a new and separate offense.

D. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:69A-29, any person who is convicted of violating an ordinance within one (1) year of the date of a previous violation of the same ordinance and who was fined for the previous violation, shall be sentenced by a court to an additional fine as a repeat offender.

The additional fine imposed by the court upon a person for a repeated offense shall not be less than the minimum or exceed the maximum fine fixed for a violation of the ordinance, but shall be calculated separately from the fine imposed for the violation of the ordinance.


Scroll down to find § 287-29. - Violations and penalties. - click on link to go to source.

And for the future - get out those Nest cameras and earn big:

§ 287-14. - Reward; payment upon collection of fine. [Added 10-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC-21]

Whenever any individual shall furnish evidence to the city of unlawful dumping activity and such evidence, in the opinion of the Director of Public Works, results in the conviction and fine of the offender, 25% of the fine, when collected, shall be paid to said individual furnishing such evidence; provided, however, that no such reward shall be paid to any person who is charged with the duty to or has the power to enforce any of the provisions of this article.

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