55:19-82. Determination of property as nuisance
5.A property may be determined to be a nuisance if:
a.The property has been found to be unfit for human habitation, occupancy or use pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1942, c.112 (C.40:48-2.3);
b.The condition and vacancy of the property materially increases the risk of fire to the property and adjacent properties;
c.The property is subject to unauthorized entry leading to potential health and safety hazards; the owner has failed to take reasonable and necessary measures to secure the property; or the municipality has secured the property in order to prevent such hazards after the owner has failed to do so;
d.The presence of vermin or the accumulation of debris, uncut vegetation or physical deterioration of the structure or grounds have created potential health and safety hazards and the owner has failed to take reasonable and necessary measures to remove the hazards; or
e.The dilapidated appearance or other condition of the property materially affects the welfare, including the economic welfare, of the residents of the area in close proximity to the property, and the owner has failed to take reasonable and necessary measures to remedy the conditions.
A public officer who determines a property to be a nuisance pursuant to subsections b. through e. of this section shall follow the notification procedures set forth in P.L.1942, c.112 (C.40:48-2.3 et seq.).
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