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Housing Department

Borough Council adopts revised Rental Property Inspection Ordinance and revised Residential Sales/C.O. Ordinance.

During the Borough Council Caucus Meeting on Monday, July 6, 2015, Borough Council adopted Ordinance 2015-9: The Revised Residential Rentals Ordinance; and Ordinance 2015-10: The Revised Residential Sales Ordinance.

To see theses Ordinances as adopted please select the links below.  To see Mayor Emeritus Scheffler’s July 31, 2015 letter to residents and property owners please click HERE.

ORDINANCE 2015-9

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, CONSOLIDATING AND SUPERSEDING PRIOR ORDINANCES 2013-14 AND 2013-23 REGARDING THE INSPECTION, REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF RESIDENTIAL RENTAL PROPERTIES IN THE BOROUGH OF PALMYRA (“THE REVISED RESIDENTIAL RENTALS ORDINANCE”)”

ORDINANCE 2015-10

“AN ORDINANCE AMENDING, CONSOLIDATING AND SUPERSEDING PRIOR ORDINANCES 2013-17 AND 2013-25 REGARDING THE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATES OF OCCUPANCY UPON THE SALE OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES IN THE BOROUGH OF PALMYRA (THE REVISED RESIDENTIAL SALES ORDINANCE)”

Attention Landlords: rental property registration & inspection fee is $110.00.

Attention Homeowners: thinking of selling your home?  Effective April 1, 2014, Certificate of Occupancy inspections (on existing home re-sales) are now required.  That fee is also $110.00.

To schedule a rental property or Certificate of Occupancy inspection (on existing home re-sales) please call (856) 829-1096.

Registration forms are available at Palmyra Borough Hall or by selecting the following:

Rental Unit Registration Form
Supplemental Form for Rental Unit Registration
Certificate of Occupancy (existing home re-sale) Inspection Application

Completed Rental Unit Registration Forms and Certificate of Occupancy Inspection Applications should be turned in to Borough Hall along with the $110 fee.  Please register your rental unit with Borough Clerk Barbara Sheipe and submit your Certificate of Occupancy Application to Housing Official Tracy Kilmer.

Rental Unit and Certificate of Occupancy Property Inspection Checklist available by selecting the following:

 

Inspection Criteria

The Inspection Criteria, or the items to be inspected for satisfactory compliance by the Housing Inspectors, are long-standing codes and regulations previously adopted by the Borough – some as long as several decades ago.  No new codes, regulations or requirements were adopted!  These codes and regulations are basic quality of life issues and only require a minimum level of compliance with an emphasis on the protection of public health, safety and welfare.  The criteria inspected will be substantially comprised of elements from the 1980 version of the New Jersey State Housing Code and the 1996 version of the BOCA National Property Maintenance Code.

To learn more about these codes click on the following link, which can be found on our homepage.

 

Rental Property Forms

Rental Unit Registration Form

Please note that the registration fee is $110.00.

Supplemental Form for Rental Unit Registration

NJ DCA Landlord Identity Registration Statement & 1 and 2-unit Dwelling Registration Form

Certificate of Occupancy (existing home re-sale) Inspection Application

Please note that the CO application fee is also $110.00.

 

Vacant Properties

The Borough is also attempting to battle the blight brought on by vacant and abandoned homes.  Most of these properties are bank-owned and have fallen into substantial disrepair.  An increase in Police calls for service, squatters, and thefts have forced the Borough to act.  These property owners are now required to register their homes and pay a hefty fee, which Borough Council hopes will incentivize the banks to sell these properties to responsible homeowners or fix-up them up.

Click for Ordinance 2013-20 regulating vacant and abandoned properties

Click for Vacant Property Registration Form

This information can always be accessed in the future via the link below, which can be found on our homepage.

To schedule a rental property or Certificate of Occupancy inspection (on existing home re-sales) please call (856) 829-1096.