46:8-35. Penalty for violation; recovery to municipalities
9. Any landlord who shall violate any provision of this act shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $500.00 for each offense, recoverable by a summary proceeding under "the penalty enforcement law" (N.J.S.2A:58-1 et seq.). The Superior Court, Law Division, Special Civil Part in the county or the municipal court of the municipality in which the premises are located shall have jurisdiction to enforce said penalty.
The Attorney General, the municipality in which the premises are located, or any other person may institute the proceeding; where the municipality or any other person other than the Attorney General institutes the proceeding, a recovered penalty should be remitted by the court to the municipality in which the premises subject to the proceeding are located.
L.1974,c.50,s.9; amended 1981,c.299,s.5; 1991,c.91,s.458.
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