Township of White, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of White 4-1-1977; amended in its entirety 9-2-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-15 (Ch. 55 of the 1977 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 92.
Driveways — See Ch. 120.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 140.
Land use — See Ch. 160.
Road construction — See Ch. 223.

§ 110-1 Enforcing agency established.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of White a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "White Township Ordinance Enforcement Office," 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, 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.
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.

§ 110-2 Fees.

A. 
A fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsection A(1) through (16) hereof and shall be paid before a permit is issued.
(1) 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit fee for the applicable subcodes.
(2) 
Basic construction fee. The basic construction fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction, the number of plumbing fixtures and pieces of equipment, the number of electrical fixtures and devices and the number of sprinklers, standpipes and heat and/or smoke detectors at the unit rates provided herein, plus any special fees.
(3) 
Building subcode fee. The building subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
New construction fees: $0.035 per cubic foot of volume for all use groups, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60; except that the minimum fee for Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-1, S-1 and S-2 shall be $100; and the fee shall be $0.001 per cubic foot of volume for structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for the storage of food or grain, or the sheltering of livestock, with the maximum fee for such structures on farms not to exceed $750, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60.
[Amended 4-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1; 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(b) 
Renovations, alterations and repairs fees. Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs shall be based on the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount $24 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work of work up to $50,000 and $20 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for work over $100,000 and $16 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for work over $100,001, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60, except that the fee for other minor work shall be $15 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60, with the exception of work under the flat fee rate as follows.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(c) 
Flat fees.
[1] 
Siding: $125.
[Amended 2-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
[2] 
Roofing: $125.
[Amended 2-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
[3] 
Aboveground pool: $85.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
[4] 
In-ground pool: $125.
(d) 
Addition fees. Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion in Subsection A(3)(a) above.
(e) 
Combination renovations and additions fees. Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees separately in accordance with Subsection A(3)(a) and (b) above.
(f) 
Demolition fees. Fees for demolition shall be $85 for one- and two-family buildings; except that the buildings accessory to one- and two-family buildings shall be $50, and all other structures shall be $125. Fees for the demolition of underground storage tanks shall be $65 each.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(g) 
Moving building fees. Fees for moving of a building shall be $210.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(h) 
Elevator fees. Elevator permit fees shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.1 et seq.
(i) 
Sign fees. Fees for signs shall be $1.75 per square foot computed on one side only for double-faced signs, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(j) 
Asbestos abatement fees. Fees for asbestos abatement shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23, Subchapter 8.
(k) 
Manufactured home fees. Fees for manufactured homes shall be $60 per thousand of cost for site preparation of foundation and utilities with a minimum fee of $60.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(l) 
Lead hazard abatement fees. The fee for lead hazard abatement work shall be $180.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(m) 
Lead abatement clearance fees. The fee for lead abatement clearance shall be $40.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(n) 
Outdoor boiler/furnace fees. The fee for an outdoor boiler/furnace shall be $50.
[Added 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(o) 
Tents fee. The fee for tents (over 900 square feet or more than 30 feet any direction) shall be $90.
[Added 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(p) 
Retaining walls (residential) others by cost of work shall be as follows:
[Added 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
[1] 
Under 550 square feet: $75.
[2] 
Over 550 square feet: $150.
(q) 
Asbestos remediation fee. The fee for asbestos remediation shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9.
[Added 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(4) 
Plumbing subcode fees. Plumbing subcode fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(a) 
Fixtures or appliances: $13 each.
(b) 
Special devices: $82 each.
(c) 
Minimum fee: $60.
(5) 
Electrical subcode fees. Electrical subcode fees shall be as follows. The minimum fee shall be $60.
[Amended 2-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4; 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(a) 
Switches, fixtures, receptacles, motors/devices one horsepower or one kilowatt or less.
[1] 
One to 50 units: $50.
[2] 
Each additional 25 units: $15.
(b) 
Electrical devices, generators, transformers (kilowatts).
Kilowatts
Fee
(each)
Over 1 to 10
$15
10.1 to 45
$75
45.1 to 112.5
$100
Over 112.5
$500
(c) 
Motors (horsepower).
Horsepower
Fee
(each)
Over 1 to 10
$15
11 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$100
Over 100
$500
(d) 
Service panels, service, entrance, subpanels (amperes).
Amperes
Fee
(each)
1 to 200
$60
201 to 400
$140
401 to 1,000
$450
Over 1,000
$600
(e) 
Line item fees (as per technical section).
[1] 
Ranges, ovens, surface units:
[a] 
One kilowatt to 10 kilowatt: $15 each.
[b] 
Over 10 kilowatt: $50 each.
(f) 
Pools.
[1] 
Aboveground pool: $65.
[2] 
In-ground pool: $85.
(g) 
Dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal: $15 each.
[Added 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(h) 
Central A/C.
Kilowatts
Fee
(each)
1 to 10
$15
11 to 50
$65
51 to 100
$120
Over 100
$600
(i) 
Photo voltaic (solar).
Kilowatts
Fee
1 to 10
$90
11 to 50
$150
Over 50
$575
(j) 
Electric heat.
Kilowatts
Fee
1 to 10
$20
11 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$150
Over 100
$575
NOTE: Subpanels are an additional $60 each. Cabanas and sheds associated with a pool require a separate permit.
(6) 
Fire protection subcode fees. The fire protection subcode fee shall be a minimum of $60.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(a) 
Water sprinkler suppression systems.
Sprinkler Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$75
21 to 100
$125
101 to 200
$230
201 to 400
$600
401 to 1,000
$850
Over 1,000
$1,200
(b) 
Standpipes. The fee for each standpipe shall be $212.
(c) 
Oil-fired appliance. The fee for each oil-fired appliance, which is not connected to the plumbing system, shall be $60.
(d) 
Kitchen exhaust. The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $46.
(e) 
Incinerator. The fee for each incinerator shall be $460.
(f) 
Crematorium. The fee for each crematorium shall be $460.
(g) 
Pre-engineered suppression systems. The fee shall be $85 each.
(h) 
Smoke detectors and heat detectors.
Detectors
Fee
1 to 20
$50
21 to 50
$75
Over 50
$150
(i) 
Manual or automatic alarm systems. The fee shall be $50.
(j) 
Central control system. The fee shall be $150.
(k) 
Solid fuel burning appliance (wood, pellets, corn, etc.). The fee shall be $60 each.
(l) 
Chimney liners. The fee shall be $50 each.
(m) 
Chimney (metal or masonry). The fee shall be $50 each.
(n) 
Fire pump. The fee shall be $100.
(o) 
Flammable/combustible tanks. The fees will be as follows:
[1] 
Above or below ground: $50 each.
[2] 
Exchange tank storage: $100 per rack.
(7) 
Certificate of occupancy/approval. The minimum fee for a certificate of occupancy/approval shall be $25.
(a) 
Minor work. Minor work as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:23 shall be $0.
(b) 
Utility buildings and structures. Utility buildings and structures less than 10,000 cubic feet in volume shall be 10% of the construction permit fee, provided that the minimum fee shall be $25.
(c) 
Residential buildings. Residential buildings shall be 10% of the construction permit fee, provided that the minimum fee shall be $25.
(d) 
Other buildings. All other buildings shall be 10% of the construction permit fee, provided that the minimum fee shall be $25.
(e) 
Multiple certificates. Multiple certificates of occupancy shall be $25 per tenant or use. (Optional: may be flat fee or percentage in above.)
(8) 
New Jersey Uniform Construction Codes use group change. The fee for a certificate of occupancy incidental to a use group is $125.
[Amended 4-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-1]
(9) 
Certificate of continued occupancy. The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $100.
(10) 
Elevator certificate of compliance. Fees for certificate of compliance for elevators shall be as provided in N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 2.6(a) and (b).
(11) 
Variation request. The fee for a request to vary from technical code requirements shall be:
(a) 
Class III structure: $85; resubmission $111.
(b) 
Class II structure: $85; resubmission $111.
(c) 
Class I structure: $423; resubmission $550.
(12) 
Change of contractor. The fee for a change of contractor shall be $25.
(13) 
Lapsed permit. The fee to reinstate a lapsed permit shall be 50%.
(14) 
No certificate of continued occupancy letter request. The fee for a letter stating that no certificate of continued occupancy is required shall be $10.
(15) 
Fees in this schedule shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar.
(16) 
State training fees. In accordance with the specifications and guidelines of N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19, a surcharge will be collected then remitted and reported quarterly to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
B. 
Waiver of fees for disabled persons.
(1) 
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for a 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.
(2) 
No disabled person or parent or sibling of a disabled person shall be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to the disabled person's living unit.
(3) 
Definitions. As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BLINDNESS
Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of corrective lens.
DISABLED PERSON
A person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial, gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of the municipality who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (45 U.S.C. § 416), or Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 21), or is rated as having a sixty-percent disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Administration.