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Devine v. Township of Mantua

Decided: November 13, 1953.

WALTER F. DEVINE, PLAINTIFF,
v.
TOWNSHIP OF MANTUA, COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, DEFENDANT



Civil action in lieu of prerogative writ.

Woods, J.s.c.

Woods

The plaintiff is the equitable owner, under an agreement of sale, of a tract of land situate in the Township of Mantua on which he has parked a trailer which he owns and occupies as a home. He holds a license issued by the Motor Vehicle Department for said trailer and he has paid the required license fees as provided for in an ordinance adopted by the Township of Mantua on November 13, 1951 and amended July 9, 1952. This ordinance was passed for the purpose of defining, regulating and licensing trailers and camp cars and trailer camps and camp parks. We quote the sections of the ordinance which are pertinent to the regulation and licensing of individual trailers:

"Section 1. Definition of a trailer. For the purpose of this Ordinance, a trailer or camp car is defined to be any vehicle, whether self-propelled or otherwise, used or intended to be used as a conveyance upon the public streets or highways, whether licensed as such or not, and so designed, constructed, reconstructed or added to by means of accessories or otherwise in such manner as to permit the occupancy thereof as a permanent or temporary dwelling or sleeping place for one or more persons, and having no foundation other than wheels, jacks or skirtings so arranged as to be integral with or portable by said trailer or camp car.

Section 3. Regulations for Trailers. The following regulations shall apply to all trailers:

a. No more than one (1) family shall reside in any one (1) trailer.

b. Trailer must be equipped with proper toilet facilities, and adequate bathing and laundry facilities; must make provisions for adequate water supply; garbage and waste disposal; and must be equipped with adequate fire extinguisher of a standard accepted brand of manufacture. Requirement as to bathing and laundry and water supply facilities shall not apply when trailer is parked in trailer camp where these facilities must be furnished by the owner of camp as provided for in Section 4.

c. Trailers must be parked at least fifteen (15) feet from the nearest trailer, building or structure.

d. Permanent foundations may not be constructed under trailers as trailers do not meet the requirements of the Township Building Code as to the method of construction for homes and as to minimum floor area required of one-family dwelling units.

Section 7. Trailer Stored on Premises of Owner. The parking or storing of a trailer on the premises of the owner shall be permitted without a license if such trailer is not used as living or sleeping accommodations.

Section 8. Repairs and Storage. A trailer may be brought into the Township for repairs or storage without license provided it is left with a public garage for that purpose and also providing it is not used as living or sleeping quarters while undergoing repairs or while stored.

Section 9 [as amended]. Fees. It shall be unlawful to park a trailer or operate a trailer camp unless a license has been obtained. The following fees shall be charged for ...


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