Town of Dover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the Town of Dover as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Volunteer Fire Department — See Ch. 20.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 101.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 150.
Electrical standards — See Ch. 171.
False fire alarms — See Ch. 179.
Conduct at fires — See Ch. 193.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 225, Art. I.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 285.
Smoke detectors — See Ch. 324.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Life Safety Code, adopted 7-27-1970 as Art. 16, Ch. F, of the 1969 Revised Ordinances, as amended, was repealed 2-26-2002 by Ord. No. 9-2002.

§ 189-1 through § 189-2. (Reserved)

[Adopted 8-13-1985 as Ord. No. 24-1985]

§ 189-3 Local enforcement.

Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Town of Dover, Morris County, New Jersey.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.

§ 189-4 Designation of local enforcing agency.

The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Fire Department of the Town of Dover.

§ 189-5 Duties of local enforcing agency.

The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Town of Dover, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 189-6 Inspection of life hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established by § 189-4 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of the life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.

§ 189-7 Organization of local enforcing agency.

[Amended 2-11-1992 by Ord. No. 4-1992; 2-26-2002 by Ord. No. 9-2002]
A. 
The local enforcing agency established by § 189-4 of this article. which is a part of the Fire Department of the Town of Dover, shall be under the direction, supervision and control of the Fire Official of the Town of Dover.
B. 
The Fire Official shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Chief of the Fire Department of the Town of Dover.

§ 189-8 Fire Official responsibilities; removal.

[Amended 2-26-2002 by Ord. No. 9-2002]
A. 
The Fire Official shall be subject to civil service laws contained in Title 11 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey and the regulations adopted thereto.
B. 
The Fire Official shall report to the Chief of the Fire Department of the Town of Dover.
C. 
Removal from office. The Fire Official may be removed from office pursuant to requirements of Title 11 of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey and regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

§ 189-9 Right to appeal.

Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Morris County.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and N.J.S.A. 52:27D-208, respectively.

§ 189-10 Additional required inspections and fees.

[Amended 8-13-1997 by Ord. No. 23-1997; 2-26-2002 by Ord. No. 9-2002; 7-26-2005 by Ord. No. 17-2005; 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 12-2008]
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required:
Non-Life Hazard Use
Registration Fee
Eating establishments with a maximum permitted occupancy of less than 50 seats in which no alcoholic beverages are consumed
$50
Retail stores and other mercantile uses containing (square feet):
Description
Fee
1 to 1,000
$50
1,001 to 5,000
$75
5,001 to 9,000
$100
9,001 to 12,000
$125
12,001 to 15,000
$190
15,001 to 18,000
$250
Over 18,000, per 10,000 square feet additional
$25
Over 50,000 per 10,000 square feet additional
$15
Multiple-family dwellings per building (required once every five years) containing (square feet):
3 to 10 units
$100
11 to 15 units
$125
16 to 20 units
$190
21 to 25 units
$215
26 to 30 units
$250
Churches and places of worship
$25
Common areas, one fee per building
$50
Apartment complex, one fee per building
$100
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 189-11 Permit fees.

[Amended 8-13-1997 by Ord. No. 23-1997; 7-26-2005 by Ord. No. 17-2005]
A. 
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be amended to be as follows:
(1) 
Type 1: $42.
(2) 
Type 2: $166.
(3) 
Type 3: $331.
(4) 
Type 4: $497.
B. 
Permit types and fees.
[Added 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 12-2008]
Permit Type
Fee
Open flame
$60
Welding
$75
Bonfire
$60
Torch
$75
Cooking
$75
Suppression tent
$60
Hazmat
$497
Flammable liquids
$497
Assembly
$60
Bowling alley lanes
$166
Blasting
$75
Fireworks
$331