Monroe Township, NJ asked in Civil Litigation, Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New Jersey

Q: If the ordance lacks the definition of an allowed variable does the definition of that variable have to be made public?

For example if the town only allows certain firepits do thay have to make the details of what makes a lawful firepit public? If the town has rules for such a firepit but the rules are not available to the public is this legal? Where is legally allowed for this information to be located?

1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Depends on the town, but most rules and regulations for the town will be posted as a township ordinance and you may be able to find these online. However for what you are concerned about you may also have to look at the fire department regulations for the town/county/state. I suggest consulting with a lawyer if you have been issued a summons as many of these ordinances carry large fines and even possible jail time if you violate them. It may cost a few bucks for the consultation with a lawyer, but could save you a lot of money in the long run.

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