Code Enforcement

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The Code Enforcement / Zoning Office is tasked with ensuring that municipal codes are followed and enforced. These codes are in place to protect the safety of our residents, ensure the stability and upward mobility of property values, and to maintain a pleasant and clean community.

Report a Violation

If you would like to report a code violation, you may contact our Code Enforcement Officer at 973-402-9410 ext. 632 or Alternatively, you may click the "Report a Concern" button on the home page or CLICK HERE to submit a report online.

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Code Enforcement Process

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1) Educate/Communicate

The goal of the Code Enforcement / Zoning Office is to maintain safety and cleanliness standards through compliance with municipal codes. The process starts with communication, public education, work agreements and finally compliance. The issuance of summonses is of last resort when compliance is otherwise withheld. By communicating and educating the public, we will bring awareness and open a line of communication, thus reducing the number of warnings and summonses needed to keep Boonton safe and clean.

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2) Patrols/Inspections

The Town's Code Enforcement Officer / Zoning Officer patrols and inspects the town throughout the week. When a violation is identified it is documented. 

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3) Violation Notices/Door Hangers

If the nature of the violation is something that can and should be remedied within a few days (i.e.garbage, snow, grass, leaves, missed inspection, etc.) then a door hanger will be left at the property. THIS IS A WARNING, NOT A SUMMONS. The door hanger will have a re-inspection date by which the violation should be eliminated. A sample door hanger can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

If the nature of the violation consists of something that requires more time, a violation notice will be produced back at the office. The Violation Notice will contain the municipal code(s) that have been violated, brief instruction(s) of what is expected for compliance and a compliance date. This Violation Notice will be mailed to the property owners last known address. THIS IS A WARNING, NOT A SUMMONS. A sample Violation Notice can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.  

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4) Summons

As a last resort, a summons (ticket) may be issued when a violation(s) has not been corrected by the violations notice / door hanger comply date. A copy of the summons will be sent via regular mail. On the ticket, you will find the nature of the violation(s), applicable codes and a court date. Please be aware the Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer is not responsible for the court date. Once a summons is issued, it is a court matter and no longer in the purview of the Town. However, proven compliance with Town codes may work in your favor on the day of court.

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5) Court

Once a summons is issued, it is a matter of the court and will be handled as such. You will receive a letter from the court confirming the court date. Contact the court to confirm your court date or to report that a confirmation letter was never received. As a reminder, Boonton's Court is located in Parsippany. Please be aware, the court is not responsible for the summons that was issued, the Code Enforcement/Zoning Officer is. Get more information about the court by CLICKING HERE. You may also call the court at (973) 331-7159.