There is a $50.00 Re-inspection Fee, per appointment, required for each Re-inspection until all violations are corrected and a clear certificate of inspection is issued. All additional requests for extensions must be in writing, and the new date must be approved by the inspector and/or supervisor.
Preparation to receive final paperwork. A valid e-mail address is required for correspondence as this is our preferred method of delivery. In the event that we cannot e-mail, you will be called when they are ready for pick up, which may take up to (5) five business days for them to be available.
There are (3) three types of reports or letters of compliance that can be issued after an inspection is completed. They are as followed:
1. A Clear Certificate of Inspection “Housing Code Certification Letter” stating that there were no violations, the property is in compliance with the City of Burlington’s Minimum Housing Standards Ordinance. Valid for up to (90) ninety days prior to settlement.
2. A Passed Certificate of Inspection “Housing Code Certification Letter” will be issued stating that a re-inspection was performed and the property is now in compliance. A report listing the violations found with the code number cited and direction for violation abatement. Final paperwork can be released after a re-inspection is conducted, fees paid and all forms/applications have been received.
3. A Conditional/Provisional/Temporary Certificate of Inspection “Housing Code Certification Letter” will be issued stating “Based Upon the Facts presented to this office it has been found to be in compliance.” An inspection report listing the violations found with the code number cited, directions for abatement and a blank affidavit is included. The buyer must complete the affidavit with all their information and a statement written in the numbered section verifying, ie: “I/We will be responsible for remaining violations” covering the violations that do not pose a health or safety hazard, and “I/We will not occupy the property until all health/life safety items are in compliance” if the Heater Certification and/or any requirements that are mandatory by the State of New Jersey will not be completed until after settlement.
Should you have any further questions, please call Pamela Bass ext. 142.
Ross Kownatsky, Chief of Code Enforcement