Code Enforcement Office

Sump Pump DischargeHazlet Township would like to remind property owners about sump pump discharge guidelines.

These excerpts are from the township code:

  • According to the township code, groundwater collected by sump pumps may not be discharged in a way that creates a nuisance or dangerous condition, including but not limited to icing or standing water in or on a public street, public sidewalk, public right-of-way, or on any private or public property. Chapter 170-4B(9) of the Hazlet Codes 
  • If the Township has constructed a sump pump drain line in a right-of-way adjacent to the front, side or rear yard of your property, it shall be unlawful for any person or entity to discharge or to allow or cause to be discharged any sump pump discharge from that property into or onto any public or private property, except to the sump pump drain line. Discharge of any sump pump discharge to the sanitary sewer system is prohibited. Discharge of sump pump discharge must be made through a drain line installed on the property at the property owner’s expense into the sump pump drain line constructed by the Township. The connection to the sump pump drain line must be inspected by the Township Department of Public Works. - Chapter 392-20 of the Hazlet Codes- Sump Pump Discharge Prohibited acts: 
  • Any property owner, upon receipt of notice of violation of this article shall be required to connect the sump pump discharge on the property to the sum pump drain lines within 10 days of receipt of said notice. - Chapter 392-21 Notice of Violation:  
  •  If the violation is not abated within said 10 days, the continuing violation of this article shall be subject to a maximum penalty set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III. Each and every violation of any provision of this article shall be considered a separate violation and shall subject the person so charged to the maximum penalty. Chapter 392-22 Violations ad penalties: 
  • Snow and Ice Removal: Any owner or tenant of lands ore premises abutting or bordering on any public street in the Township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such street or, in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impracticable, cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or be formed thereon. No person shall throw, place or deposit any snow or ice into or upon any street in the Township. Chapter 372-1  
  •  Removal by the township; cost shall become lien. - Chapter 372-3  

Our goal is to attain compliance with Township ordinances regarding property maintenance, enforcement and abatement to improve the quality of life for the entire Township.

Receiving a Violation

Potential violations are discovered through inspector's observations, residential complaints and referrals from other agencies. Once a violation is confirmed to exist a notice of violation will be sent to the property owner given a time frame to abate said violation.

Common Code Violations

  • Deterioration and condition of structures
  • Inoperable or unregistered vehicles
  • Overgrown grass, weeds over 12 inches
  • Sidewalks not being maintained, snow and ice
  • Signs on public property in Right-of-ways
  • Trash, debris and rubbish on property