Bayonne reminds property owners about heat and hot water requirements

At a minimum, heat must be 68 degrees Fahrenheit and hot water must be 120

The Bayonne Health Division is reminding property owners that local municipal health regulations require them to furnish heat at a minimum of 68 degrees Fahrenheit from October 1 to May 1.

The Health Division, part of the Bayonne Department of Municipal Services, is also reminding property owners that the health regulations require them to provide an adequate supply of running hot water. Hot water must be at a minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit between the hours of 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. daily.

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The city has regulations about heat and hot water, in order to provide for the health and comfort of its residents and workers. According to the city, the regulations are intended to prevent people from freezing in their dwellings and workplaces during the cold weather.

Bayonne also requires that hot water be available for sanitary reasons throughout the year. The only exceptions allowed are cases in which mutual, written agreements exist to vary from the legal requirements.

The city has the authority to enforce the regulations, and property owners and employers who violate the regulations are subject to fines. The Health Division urges all of those responsible for residences and workplaces to ensure that they are in compliance with all relevant regulations.

Tenants and workers who are not being supplied with heat or hot water during the times and dates specified by law should report these problems to the city. During workdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., tenants and workers can call the Health Division at 201-858-6100.

On nights, weekends, and holidays, tenants and workers should report the lack of heat or hot water to the Bayonne Police Department at 201-858-6900. For more information, go to bayonnenj.org.

For updates on this and other stories, check www.hudsonreporter.com and follow us on Twitter @hudson_reporter. Daniel Israel can be reached at disrael@hudsonreporter.com.

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