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Department: Code Enforcement

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  • Zoning & Code Enforcement
    • Can a vehicle be parked anywhere on my property?

      No automobile shall be parked or stored in any area of a lot other than a garage, driveway, or street.  Unregistered vehicles are not permitted anywhere on a residential property unless in an enclosed structure, such as a garage.  Unregistered vehicles, trailers, boats, etc parked on the street are regulated and enforced by Sayreville Police Department.

    • How long do I have to clean my sidewalk after it snows? Can the snow be thrown into the street?

      You have within twelve (12) hours of daylight after the snow stops to clean the sidewalk.  No owner, tenant, or occupant of any premises abutting on any street shall throw, place, or deposit any snow or ice into or on any street.

    • I want to rent out my house, what do I need to do for it to be a legal rental property?

      Please visit our "Renting Your Home In Sayreville" page.  Click here for step by step instructions.

    • I've made my complaint. How long do I have to wait before I see something being done?

      After your complaint has been received, the average time to investigate is 1 to 3 working days for a Code Enforcement Officer to visit, document, and determine if a violation exists. We respond to each complaint as soon as it is filed as each and every complaint is important to us. Complaints are prioritized according to potential health and safety hazard. Once a complaint is investigated and verified, the property owner is notified and a process begins to abate the violations.

      The process of abatement may last days, weeks or months; depending on the severity of the violations, the circumstances surrounding the property, and the due process and property rights that are guaranteed to all citizens. It may appear to an outside observer that no action is occurring or that action does not occur on a timeline that satisfies the complainant, however, it should be considered that the due process rights and property rights of all citizens are respected and that voluntary compliance is a process that resembles a partnership between the Borough and property owners - it is not a process to penalize violators or to retaliate against difficult neighbors.

    • My neighbor never takes in their garbage receptacles, how long are they allowed to stay out?

      No receptacles shall be placed out for collection prior to sunset of the evening before the scheduled collection day.  Receptacles shall be brought in no later than sunset of the day of collection.

    • My neighbor's yard is in disrepair - what can I do?

      We strongly encourage speaking to your neighbors prior to contacting us regarding a concern or complaint to see if an issue can be resolve.  If that doesn't work, please go to our Service Request form here.

    • What time can contractors start and end work?

      Construction can take place 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. week days, excluding emergency work. Weekends and holidays are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents working on their own property hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On Sundays, the excavation, construction, grading, demolition, alteration, maintenance or repair of any property by any person or entity for hire shall be prohibited, except that any such work necessitated by an emergency may be so performed.

    • Why does a community need ordinances?

      Ordinances are intended to create a reasonable standard for property maintenance. Ordinances are designed with quality of life, safety and the protection of our community.