Township of East Amwell, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of East Amwell 12-30-2014 by Ord. No. 14-08.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Affordable housing — See Ch. 43.
Smoke alarms — See Ch. 47.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 81.
Historic preservation — See Ch. 86.
Land management — See Ch. 92.
Soil erosion and sediment control— See Ch. 117.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 66, Construction Codes, Uniform, adopted 10-22-1981 by Ord. No. 81-12, as amended.

§ 66-1 Enforcement agency.

A. 
The Township of East Amwell hereby designates the Construction Department of the Township of West Amwell, Hunterdon County, as the East Amwell Construction Code Enforcement Agency consisting of the following officials to be employed by the Township of West Amwell:
(1) 
Construction Official.
(2) 
Building Subcode Official.
(3) 
Plumbing Subcode Official.
(4) 
Electrical Subcode Official.
(5) 
Fire Subcode Official.
(6) 
Properly licensed inspectors and other subcode officials as determined by the Township of West Amwell.
B. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcement agency, at the Township of West Amwell Construction Department in West Amwell Township, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.

§ 66-2 Fee schedule.

A. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees herein set forth and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
B. 
Schedule I, Building subcode.
(1) 
New construction for additions per cubic foot of the building or structure volume:
(a) 
Additions: $0.3800; for agricultural buildings, $0.10.
(b) 
Premanufactured construction: $0.3800; for agricultural buildings, $0.10.
[1] 
Estimate cost of $1 to $50,000: $25.
[2] 
Estimate cost of $50,001 to $100,000: $20.
[3] 
Over 100,001 estimated cost: $15.
(2) 
Rehabilitation includes repair, alteration, renovation, and reconstruction.
(a) 
Minimum building fee: $60.
[1] 
Estimate cost of $1 to $50,000: $25.
[2] 
Estimate cost of $50,001 to $100,000: $25.
[3] 
Over $100,001 estimated cost: $25.
(3) 
Minor work:
(a) 
Estimate cost of $1 to $50,000: $20.
(b) 
Estimate cost of $50,001 to $100,000: $25.
(c) 
Over $100,001 estimated cost: $15.
(4) 
Roofing, siding, fence, deck or balcony:
(a) 
Estimated cost of $1 to $50,000: $15.
(b) 
Estimated cost of $50,001 to $100,000: $20.
(c) 
Over $100,001 estimated cost: $25.
(5) 
Sign, pylon:
(a) 
First 100 square feet: $4.
(b) 
Next 400 square feet: $3.
(c) 
Each additional square foot thereafter: $2.
(6) 
Sign, ground or wall:
(a) 
First 100 square feet: $3.
(b) 
Next 400 square feet: $2.
(c) 
Each additional square foot: $1.50.
(7) 
Temporary structures: $100.
(8) 
Open structural towers:
(a) 
Estimated cost of $1 to $50,000: $25.
(b) 
Estimated cost of $50,001 to $100,000: $20.
(c) 
Over $100,001 estimated cost: $20.
(9) 
Relocation of a structure: minimum fee $200.
(10) 
Radon vent system (new construction): $80.
C. 
Schedule II, Plumbing subcode.
(1) 
Water closet: $15.
(2) 
Urinal/bidet: $15.
(3) 
Bath tub: $15.
(4) 
Lavatory: $15.
(5) 
Shower: $15.
(6) 
Floor drain: $15.
(7) 
Sink: $15.
(8) 
Dishwasher: $15.
(9) 
Drinking fountain: $15.
(10) 
Washing machine: $15.
(11) 
Hose bibb: $15.
(12) 
Water heater: $15.
(13) 
Fuel oil piping: $80.
(14) 
Gas piping: $80.
(15) 
Radon vent system (new construction): $80.
(16) 
Backflow preventer testing, annual: $80.
(17) 
Steam boiler: $80.
(18) 
Hot water boiler: $80.
(19) 
Sewer pump: $80.
(20) 
Interceptor/separator: $80.
(21) 
Greasetrap: $80.
(22) 
Sewer connection: $80.
(23) 
Water service connection: $85.
(24) 
(Reserved)
(25) 
Stacks: $15.
(26) 
Furnace: $15.
(27) 
Air conditioning: $15.
(28) 
Condensate: $15.
(29) 
Other special devices: $80.
(30) 
Minimum fee: $60.
(31) 
Backflow preventer annual testing: $80.
D. 
Schedule III, Electrical subcode.
(1) 
Receptacles and fixtures:
(a) 
First 50: $50.
(b) 
Each additional 25: $20.
(2) 
Motors and electric devices:
(a) 
Over 1 horsepower, up to 10 horsepower: $15.
(b) 
Up to 30 horsepower: $50.
(c) 
Greater than 30 horsepower up to 100 horsepower: $100.
(d) 
Greater than 100 horsepower: $1,000.
(3) 
Transformers and generators:
(a) 
Over 1 kw, up to 10.0 kw: $10.
(b) 
Up to 45.0 kw: $50.
(c) 
Up to 112.5 kw: $100.
(d) 
Larger than above: $1,000.
(4) 
Service panels, subpanels, and motor control center.
(a) 
Service panels:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amps: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amps but less than or equal to 800 amps: $120.
(b) 
Subpanels:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amps: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amps but less than or equal to 800 amps: $120.
(c) 
Motor control center:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amps: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amps but less than or equal to 800 amps: $120.
(5) 
Minimum fee: $60.
E. 
Schedule IV, Fire subcode, all use groups. Fire protection and other hazardous equipment: sprinklers, standpipes and risers; detectors (smoke and heat), smoke-control system; pre-engineered suppression systems; gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system; fire pump; fireplaces; chimney relining; solid fuel appliances (wood and coal); kitchen exhaust systems, including incinerators; crematoriums; and flammable and combustible liquid storage systems, spray booths and underground water service (fire protection, underground water storage tanks).
(1) 
All East Amwell Township-owned properties, houses of worship, fire companies, ambulance services, and schools are exempt.
(2) 
Fire subcode application fee or miscellaneous inspection.
(a) 
Minimum: $60.
(3) 
Fire subcode fee for renovations, alterations and repairs.
(a) 
Twelve dollars per $1,000 of cost up to $250,000.
(b) 
Eight dollars per $1,000 of cost up to $250,000 to $1,000,000 and $50 per $1,000 of cost over $1,000,001.
(4) 
Flammable/combustible tanks:
Size of Tank
(gallons)
Fee
1 to 1,000
$55
1,001 to 1,500
$85
1,501 to 2,000
$105
2,001 to 2,500
$130
2,501 to 3,000
$155
3,001 to 3,500
$180
3,501 to 4,000
$205
4,001 to 4,500
$230
4,501 to 5,000
$255
(5) 
Sprinkler heads.
Number of Heads
Fee
Up to 20
$85
21 to 100
$185
101 to 200
$450
201 to 400
$950
401 to 1,000
$1,150
Over 1,000
$1,800
(6) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $250.
(7) 
Pre-engineered systems.
(a) 
Wet chemical: $175.
(b) 
Dry chemical: $175.
(c) 
CO(2) suppression: $175.
(d) 
Foam suppression: $175.
(e) 
FM200 suppression: $225.
(f) 
Other: $175.
(8) 
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance that is not connecting to the plumbing system shall be $65.
(9) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $125.
(10) 
The fee for each fireplace, coal stove, or woodburning stove shall be $40.
(11) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $550.
(12) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $550.
(13) 
Inspection of smoke-sensitive alarm devices: $40 per inspection.
(14) 
Alarms.
(a) 
Alarm systems.
Number of Devices
Fee
1 to 20
$80
21 to 100
$150
101 to 200
$375
201 to 400
$900
401 to 1,000
$1,100
Over 1,000
$1,400
Panel
$110
(b) 
110v interconnected alarms.
Number of Alarms
Fee
1 to 20
$10
21 to 100
$150
101 to 200
$375
201 to 400
$900
(15) 
Suppression systems.
(a) 
Fire pump: $150.
(16) 
Valves.
(a) 
Dry pipe/alarm valves:
Number of Valves
Fee
1 to 20
$45
21 to 100
$185
101 to 200
$315
201 to 400
$775
401 to 1,000
$1,100
Over 1,000
$1,400
(b) 
Pre-action valves:
Number of Valves
Fee
1 to 20
$45
21 to 100
$185
101 to 200
$315
201 to 400
$775
401 to 1,000
$1,100
Over 1,000
$1,400
(17) 
Smoke control system: $125.
(18) 
Spray booth: $75.
(19) 
Chimney relining: $35.
(20) 
Fireplace, coal stove or woodburning stove: $45.
(21) 
Annual fire line backflow preventer: $65.
(22) 
Plan review, per hour:
(a) 
RCS: $35.
(b) 
ICS: $55.
F. 
Schedule V, Mechanical subcode.
(1) 
Boiler replacement: $120.
(2) 
Furnace replacement: $120.
(3) 
Oil tank installation: $120.
(4) 
Fuel-burning appliances (outdoor wood boilers, multi-fuel boilers and furnaces): $120.
(5) 
Oil tank removals: $60.
(6) 
Chimney liners (stainless steel and aluminum): $60.
G. 
Plan review fees.
(1) 
Prototype plans shall be calculated at 5% of construction permit.
(2) 
All other fees not described as herein shall be outlined pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20, department fees.
H. 
Demolition (all use groups).
(1) 
Storage tanks: $30.
(2) 
Structures or buildings: $30.
(a) 
Residential: $100.
(b) 
Commercial: $200.
I. 
Removal permit.
(1) 
Residential: $65.
(2) 
All other use groups: $95.
J. 
Sign permits.
(1) 
Per square foot: $1.
(2) 
Minimum fee: $30.
K. 
Elevators (same as state).
(1) 
Plan review: as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)6 and 7.
(2) 
Inspection and witnessing fees: as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6(a), (b) and (c).
L. 
Certificates.
(1) 
Certificate of occupancy: minimum fee of $60 or 10% of permit fees, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Certificate of occupancy - change of use: $175.
(3) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: $175.
(4) 
Certificate of occupancy renewal: $60.
(5) 
Certificate of clearance - lead hazard abatement: $60.
M. 
Variations.
(1) 
Variation application, Class I: $800.
(2) 
Variation application, Class II and III: $175.
(3) 
Variation application resubmission, Class I: $300.
(4) 
Variation application resubmission, Class II and III: $100.
N. 
Annual permit fees.
(1) 
Per worker of a group in number specified by law: $700.
(2) 
Per additional worker over number specified by law: $300.
(3) 
State permit fee per subcode: $200.
(4) 
Number in core group $60.
(5) 
Annual pool inspection: $60.
(6) 
Backflow preventer annual reinspection: $60.
O. 
Other fees.
(1) 
State permit surcharge (training) fee - all other construction: $2.
(2) 
Additional fees: In any instance where a permit or service is required pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code Act and a fee is established therefor pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 but is not set forth above in this chapter, the fee established by N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 shall apply as the fee to be paid to the enforcing agency.
(3) 
Permit fees and plan review fees for construction of any permitted building or structure for East Amwell Township-owned properties, houses of worship, fire companies, ambulance services, and schools are waived.

§ 66-3 Enforcement.

Procedures for the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.) and regulations and penalties for violations thereof are set forth in the Act and regulations, including but not limited to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.9. A copy of the Act and regulations has been placed on file in the municipal clerk's office, 1070 Route 202/31, Ringoes, NJ 08551, and will be available for public inspection.