Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Prevention Bureau — See Ch. 28, Art IV.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Fees — See Ch. 133.
Hazardous substances — See Ch. 156.
Laundries and dry-cleaning establishments — See Ch. 172.
[Adopted 8-12-1985 by Ord. No. 1324]

§ 139-1 Local enforcement.

Pursuant to Section II of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 139-2 Enforcing agency designated.

The local enforcing agency shall be the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Fire Department of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.

§ 139-3 Enforcement duties.

A. 
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, 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.
B. 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202b, unless any amendment of the Uniform Fire Safety Act or the Uniform Fire Code hereafter requires more frequent inspection, any structure containing three or more dwelling units shall be inspected to determine and enforce compliance with the Uniform Fire Safety Code at least once annually.
[Added 3-23-1999 by Ord. No. 1847]

§ 139-4 Life-hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established by § 139-2 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 5, which immediately followed this section and dealt with the enforcing agency being part of the Fire Department, was deleted 5-29-1990 by Ord. No. 1538.

§ 139-5 Fire Official.

[Amended 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 1352]
A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of a Fire Official who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council and upon the advice of the Chiefs of the Fire Department.
B. 
Term of office; vacancies. The Fire Official shall serve for a term of one year, concurrent with the calendar year. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner hereinbefore provided.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the Council and upon the advice of the Fire Official, for a term of one year, concurrent with the calendar year.
D. 
Removal from office. The Fire Official, inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Mayor and Council for inefficiency, misconduct or other good cause. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.

§ 139-6 Appeals.

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 the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208, respectively.

§ 139-7 Permit fees.

A. 
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code are hereby adopted.
B. 
Additional permit fees shall be as set forth in Chapter 133, Fees, § 133-15A(2).
[Added 3-24-1986 by Ord. No. 1351; amended 4-11-2000 by Ord. No. 1893]