Township of Nutley, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nutley 12-21-1971 by Ord. No. 1896 (Ch. 93 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 57.
Air pollution — See Ch. 200.
Licensing of contractors — See Ch. 279.
General fees — See Ch. 320.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 344.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 349.
Flood hazard area certification — See Ch. 352.
Heating requirements — See Ch. 399.
Multiple dwelling and hotel standards — See Ch. 456.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 520.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 585.
Water regulations and rates — See Ch. 685, Art. I.
Zoning — See Ch. 700.

§ 272-1 Enforcing agency established; central permit office.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Nutley a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Nutley Code Enforcement Department," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the Enforcement Department. All subcode officials, their assistants and staff for the purposes of the regulations and its enforcement are subject to the procedures and policies of the enforcing agency and are primarily responsible to the Construction Official.
B. 
The official positions as created by Subsection A shall be as follows:
[Amended 5-3-1983 by Ord. No. 2102; 7-7-1987 by Ord. No. 2197; 4-4-1989 by Ord. No. 2269; 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 2438; 10-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2924; 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3042]
(1) 
Construction Official.
(2) 
Building Subcode Official.
(3) 
Building Inspector.
(4) 
Plumbing Subcode Official.
(5) 
Fire Protection Subcode Official.
(6) 
Fire Protection Inspector.
(7) 
Electrical Subcode Official.
(8) 
Elevator Subcode Official.
C. 
A central permit office, under the direction and supervision of the Construction Official, will be located in the Municipal Building, 1 Kennedy Drive, Nutley, New Jersey, to be open during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on normal business days of the municipality.
[Amended 9-6-1994 by Ord. No. 2438]

§ 272-2 Construction Board of Appeals.

[Amended 7-7-1987 by Ord. No. 2197; 4-4-1989 by Ord. No. 2269; 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3042]
The Essex County Board of Appeals, 900 Bloomfield Avenue, Verona, New Jersey 07044, shall hear any appeal from decisions by the enforcing agency.

§ 272-3 Construction fee schedule.

[Amended 12-6-1977 by Ord. No. 1925; 8-7-1975 by Ord. No. 1982; 7-7-1987 by Ord. No. 2197; 4-4-1989 by Ord. No. 2269; 9-2-2003 by Ord. No. 2799; 9-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2916]
A. 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the construction permit fee and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The fee shall be credited toward the fee for the construction permit but shall not be refundable in the event a permit is not issued.
B. 
Building subcode fee.
(1) 
New construction.
(a) 
Per cubic foot for B, E, H, I-1, I-2, I-3, M, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and U: $0.035.
(b) 
Per cubic foot for A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2: $0.025.
(c) 
Minimum fee for new construction:
[1] 
R-3, R-5 and U (shed): $60.
[2] 
All other use groups: $100.
(2) 
Addition.
(a) 
Per cubic foot for B, E, H, I-1, I-2, I-3, M, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and U: $0.035.
(b) 
Per cubic foot for A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2: $0.025.
(c) 
Minimum fee for addition:
[1] 
R-3, R-5 and U: $50.
[2] 
All other use groups: $75.
(3) 
Renovations, alterations, repairs.
(a) 
For Use Groups R-3 and R-5 only:
[1] 
First $50,000/per $1,000: $17.
[2] 
Next $50,000/per $1,000: $15.
[3] 
Balance/per $1,000: $13.
(b) 
For all other use groups, per $1,000: $22.
(c) 
Minimum fee for R-3 and R-5: $50.
(d) 
Minimum fee for all other use groups: $100.
(4) 
Combined renovations and additions: To be computed separately.
(5) 
Temporary structure permit.
(a) 
Tents, construction trailers, air-supported structures, etc.: $75.
(6) 
Minor work: As defined in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A(c)1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, fees for minor construction work shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(c)1vii.
(7) 
Tank removal/installation.
(a) 
Residential: $25.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
C. 
Demolition fees.
(1) 
For Use Groups R-3 and R-5:
(a) 
Under 5,000 square feet or 30 feet in height: $150.
(b) 
Deposit: $500.
(2) 
One- or two-car garage (residential): $75; deposit: $200.
(3) 
Three, or more car garage (residential): $100; deposit: $350.
(4) 
All other use groups (per structure).
(a) 
Under 10,000 square feet: $500; deposit: $1,000.
(b) 
Over 10,000 square feet shall be calculated as per Subsection B(3); deposit: $1,000.
(5) 
Partial demolition: $75.
D. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(1) 
First fixture connected to the plumbing system.
(a) 
Except those listed in Subsection D(3): $50.
(2) 
Each additional fixture connected to the plumbing system.
(a) 
Except those listed in Subsection D(3): $15.
(3) 
Per special device listed below: $55.
(a) 
Grease traps, oil separators, interceptors, refrigeration units, backflow preventers equipped with test ports (double check valve assembly, reduced pressure zone and pressure vacuum breaker backflow preventers), steam boilers, hot water boilers, gas piping/service connection, active solar systems, sewer pumps, fuel oil piping, vent stacks.
(4) 
Connections.
(a) 
Water service or sewer connection: $75.
(5) 
Minimum fees.
(a) 
R-3 and R-5 only: $50.
(b) 
All other use groups: $100.
E. 
Electrical subcode fees.
(1) 
Receptacles, fixtures, switches, detectors, etc.
(a) 
First 50: $50.
(b) 
Each additional 25: $10.
(2) 
Motors and electrical devices (including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking, or other devices consuming or generating electric current):
(a) 
For one horsepower or kilowatt up to 10 horsepower or kilowatts: $10.
(b) 
For 11 horsepower or kilowatts up to 50 horsepower or kilowatts: $40.
(c) 
For 51 horsepower or kilowatts up to 100 horsepower or kilowatts: $60.
(d) 
Over 100 horsepower or kilowatts: $100.
(3) 
Transformers and generators [including primary transformers, vaults, enclosures, substations (each bank of transformers), generators, etc.]:
(a) 
One kilowatt up to 10 kilowatts: $10.
(b) 
For 11 kilowatts up to 45 kilowatts: $40.
(c) 
For 46 kilowatts up to 112.5 kilowatts: $60.
(d) 
Over 112.5 kilowatts: $100.
(4) 
Service panels, entrances and subpanels:
(a) 
Up to 200 amperes: $50.
(b) 
For 225 to 600 amperes: $100.
(c) 
Larger than 600 amperes: $300.
(d) 
Each additional meter: $15.
(e) 
Temporary service inspection: $50.
(5) 
Smoke detectors/fire alarms.
(a) 
First 20 devices: $50.
(b) 
Each additional 25 devices: $25.
(6) 
Swimming pools.
(a) 
In-ground pools: $75.
(b) 
Aboveground pools: $35.
(c) 
Bonding and grounding (five-year certificate): $50.
(d) 
Hydro massage tubs and spas: $30.
(7) 
Minimum fee.
(a) 
R-3 and R-5 only: $50.
(b) 
All other use groups: $75.
F. 
Fire subcode fees.
(1) 
Oil, gas and propane tanks and pumps:
(a) 
Tank fill: $50.
(b) 
R-3 and R-5 installation (per tank): $75.
(c) 
R-3 and R-5 removals (per tank): $75.
(d) 
All other use groups: $200.
(2) 
Gas, oil or wood fire appliance.
(a) 
Including furnaces, boilers or fireplaces (per unit): $65.
(3) 
Smoke detectors, CO detectors, fire alarm systems.
(a) 
First 20 devices: $50.
(b) 
Each additional 25 devices: $65.
(4) 
Sprinkler systems, wet or dry heads:
(a) 
For one to 20 heads: $50.
(b) 
For 21 to 100 heads: $75.
(c) 
For 101 to 200 heads: $150.
(d) 
For 201 to 400 heads: $400.
(e) 
For 401 to 1,000 heads: $750.
(f) 
Over 1,000 heads: $900.
(5) 
Standpipe system: $150.
(6) 
Commercial kitchen exhaust system: $150.
G. 
Certificate fees.
(1) 
Certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
For new construction, 10% of the construction permit fee with a minimum fee of: $75.
(b) 
For R-3 and R-5 renovations/alterations to existing buildings or accessory buildings: $50.
(c) 
All other use groups: $100.
(d) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy for renovations or new construction: $100.
(2) 
Change of use: $100.
(3) 
Certificate of continued occupancy.
(a) 
Residential (one-, two- or three-family dwellings), per dwelling unit: $75.
(b) 
Multiple dwellings (four or more units): $250; additional per unit over four, $20.
(c) 
Real estate other than R-3 and R-5: $250.
(d) 
Business (without change of use): $50.
(e) 
Reinspection (per unit/business/inspection): $20.
(f) 
Temporary: $50.
(g) 
Apartment (re-rental): $35.
(h) 
Apartment (reinspection): $15.
(i) 
Video license/liquor license: $50.
H. 
Other permit fees.
(1) 
Sign permit.
(a) 
Per square foot computed on total signage: $2; minimum fee, $30.
(b) 
Political sign (each/maximum of 12): $10.
(c) 
Pole, ground or roof sign, per square foot computed on total signage: $4; minimum fee, $40.
(d) 
Awning/canopy: $50.
(e) 
Lawn sign (real estate or contractor): $25.
(2) 
Fences.
(a) 
One- and two-family: $50.
(b) 
Others: $150.
(3) 
Swimming pool permit: Shall be computed the same as in Subsection A(3) above.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: So in original. Subsection A(3) does not exist.
(4) 
Asbestos abatement permit: $75; certificate of clearance, $15.
(5) 
Lead abatement permit: $100; certificate of clearance, $25.
(6) 
Garage sales: $10.
(7) 
Contractors' license.
[Amended 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(a) 
New application: $50.
(b) 
Renewal: $25.
(8) 
Move/relocate a structure permit: The fee for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $17 per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations and for placement in a completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
(9) 
Elevators: All fees shall be assessed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6.
(10) 
Mandated period inspections. High pressure boilers, refrigerator systems, pressure vessel, cross connections, and backflow preventers: $50.
(11) 
Any other requested inspections, such as real estate transaction: $20.
(12) 
Hazardous uses and places of assembly requiring inspection every three months: $20.
(13) 
Cross-connections and backflow preventors requiring inspection every three months: $20.
(14) 
Sprinklers requiring inspections every 12 months.
(a) 
System up to 100 heads: $100.
(b) 
Each additional 150 heads: $10.
(15) 
Special service and/or conditions not provided for in this schedule: minimum fee, $30/hour; minimum charge, two hours.
(16) 
Driveway: $50.
[Added 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(17) 
Retaining wall: $50.
[Added 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(18) 
Sheds: $50.
[Added 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(19) 
Christmas tree sales: $25.
[Added 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3035]
(a) 
Deposit: $25.
(20) 
Elevator inspection fees. Pursuant to contract with state licensed third party inspection agency.
[Added 4-14-2008 by Ord. No. 3056]
I. 
Variation fee.
(1) 
Class I structure: $150; resubmission, $105.
(2) 
Class II structure: $125; resubmission, $65.
(3) 
Class III structure: $100; resubmission, $35.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 93-4, Fire limits, as amended, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted 7-7-1987 by Ord. No. 2197.

§ 272-4 Waiver of fees.

[Added 9-1-1998 by Ord. No. 2546]
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.

§ 272-5 Public building fee exemptions.

[Added 12-4-2007 by Ord. No. 3042]
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126c, all public buildings and Board of Education buildings shall be exempt from permit fees.