Town of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton 1-17-1977 by Ord. No. 77-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Moving of buildings — Ch. 48.
Unfit dwellings — See Ch. 68.
Fees — See Ch. 73.
Housing standards — See Ch. 84.

§ 56-1 Enforcing agency; personnel qualifications; office location.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Town of Clinton a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Construction Code Enforcing Agency," 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 Enforcing Agency.
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended,[1] and N.J.A.C. 5:23, provided that in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at one office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. Said location shall be at the office of the Construction Official, Clinton Municipal Building, Leigh Street, Clinton, New Jersey.

§ 56-2 Appeals.

All appeals from decisions by the Construction Code Enforcing Agency shall be to the Joint Hunterdon County Construction Board of Appeals.

§ 56-3 Fees.

A. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be as provided for in Chapter 73, Fees.
[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 85-4]
B. 
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the Agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
C. 
Surcharge fees.
(1) 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations,[1] the Enforcing Agency shall collect, in addition to the fees referred to above, a surcharge fee as provided for in Chapter 73, Fees. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended 3-26-1985 by Ord. No. 85-4]
[1]
Editor's Note: The regulations referred to are those promulgated by the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
(2) 
The Enforcing Agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.

§ 56-4 Fire limits.

A. 
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23: all portions of the Town of Clinton included in the several zoning districts designated as C-1-2-3-4-5 and M-1.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council of the Town of Clinton, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.