As per the Township of Belleville Zoning Ordinance 23-12.1, illegal apartments will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provisions of any part of this chapter or of any amendment thereof shall for each and every violation be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or both.
Each and every day that such violations continue shall be considered a separate and specific violation.
The NJ State Statutes pertaining to Eviction Law and the associated financial compensation to affected tenants can be found by clicking on this embedded link.
Residents wishing to confidentially report any suspect illegal apartments may do so through the Township website via the “Contact the Township Manager’s Office” form or you may directly call 973-450-3322.