Understanding Code Enforcement, Violations & Permits in Buena Vista Twp.

Officials work extremely hard to make sure property owners comply with the Rules and Regulations of the Township. Sometimes it takes a little bit longer than anticipated. Once an alleged violation is reported Township Officials immediately go to work on identifying the appropriate department to oversee complaint.

An inspection of the reported property is performed in order to understand the severity of the complaint.  The property owner is then sent a notice to comply and given a specific timeframe to cure the violation.  If a violation is not cured by the timeframe Township Officials then issue a summons to court.

A process of this nature could take anywhere from 60-90 days. During that time Township Officials continue to urge the property owner to correct the violation.  The Township understands the frustration it may pose on the adjoining property owners that may experience the slow timeframe for neighbors to cure violations.

The Township strives in making Buena Vista Township a wonderful place to live and encourage all residents to be mindful of their neighbors and of the rules and regulations of the Township. For questions and concerns, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office at (856) 697-2100 ext. 1.

Zoning Permits

Are you looking to improve your home by installing solar, a pool, building a shed or garage or even constructing an addition to your home? Well, the Township is here to help you obtain the proper permits.  All improvements, including the installation of a fence requires a zoning permit prior to construction. The application can be found on the Township’s website www.buenavistanj.com or at the Township Clerk’s Office. Fee varies depending on the work.

Property Maintenance

April showers brought May flowers as well as very green grass.  Get out those lawn mowers to make sure your grass is cut. Residents are required to maintain their properties, which includes cutting of grass, maintenance of building and grounds, including trees.  If you see a property not maintained, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office at (856) 697-2100 ext. 1.

Selling or Renting a House

Are you looking to sell, purchase or rent a home in one of the friendliest towns, Buena Vista Township? Make sure to contact the Township Clerk’s Office and schedule for a fire certification inspection.  Each property is required to be inspected by the Township Fire Marshal before it is occupied or rented.  If you are landlord renting a home, a copy of the lease is required to be provided for verification purposes.  The application can be found on the Township’s website www.buenavistanj.com or at the Township Clerk’s Office.

For more information, please contact the Township Clerk’s Office at (856) 697-2100 ext. 1 or email ltilton@buenavistanj.com.

Article Written by Lisa A. Tilton, Township Clerk & Planning/Zoning Secretary