Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield 2-15-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-1 as Ch. 39 of the 1984 Code; amended in its entirety 6-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-8; 8-8-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-9. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 57.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 93.
Floodplain development — See Ch. 97.
Land development regulations — See Ch. 120.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 148.
Smoke detectors — See Ch. 163.

§ 69-1 Enforcing agency; officials.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Deerfield a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Deerfield Township Construction Code Enforcing Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical 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.

§ 69-2 Appeals from Enforcing Agency.

The Cumberland County Construction Board of Appeals is authorized and directed to hear appeals from decisions by the aforesaid Enforcing Agency of the Township of Deerfield.

§ 69-3 Fees for construction permits and inspections.

[Amended 4-4-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3; 7-18-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-8; 8-17-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-6]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the Subcode fees listed in Subsections A through G as set forth herein below. State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency construction permit fees: The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the basic construction fee plus all applicable special fees, and shall be paid before the permit is issued. Each fee shall be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
A. 
Plan review fee. The fee for a plan review shall be 20% of the construction permit fee.
B. 
Construction permit fees. The Department of Community Affairs training and certification fees shall be established by the State of New Jersey under the authority of the New Jersey Administrative Code, to be computed on a per-cubic-foot volume for new buildings and additions and for all other construction shall be computed on a dollar amount per $1,000 of value of construction.
[Amended 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-13]
C. 
Building subcode fees. The building subcode fee shall be:
(1) 
The fee for new construction shall be $0.034 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures, except see Subsection C(1)(a).
(a) 
The fee for new construction with unfinished interiors totaling 50,000 cubic feet of volume shall be $0.018 per cubic foot of volume for the first 50,000 cubic feet and $0.015 for the remaining cubic feet with a minimum fee of $58.
(2) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
For renovation, alterations and repairs, $30 for the first $1,000 of estimated cost and $23 per $1,000 or fraction thereafter, provided that the minimum fee shall be $50 plus the foundation fee.
(b) 
Manufactured homes. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(c), there are no fees for the factory-built portion of the home. The fee shall be $60 per $1,000 of estimated cost of site construction associated with the installation of the manufactured home.
(c) 
Farm use buildings exclusively used for agriculture purposes limited to the sheltering of livestock or storage of food. The fee shall be $0.010 per cubic foot of volume of the building or structure pursuant to the Farmland Assessment Act of 1964[1] with a maximum fee of $1,443 per structure.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.1 et seq.
(d) 
Residential lawn sheds, 200 square feet or less: minimum fee of $25.
(3) 
Combination of renovations and additions: The amount shall be the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
(4) 
Demolition. Permit fees for demolition of buildings shall be as follows (flat fee):
(a) 
Single-family dwelling: $82.
(b) 
Garage: $82.
(c) 
Other use group: $151.
(5) 
Special permits.
(a) 
Swimming pools.
[1] 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $126 for a pool with a surface area greater than 555 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $63.
[2] 
The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $189 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $95.
(b) 
The permit fee for a permit to construct and install a sign shall be $5 per square foot, provided that the minimum fee shall be $50. In the case of double-faced signs, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign shall be used for purposes of the fee computation.
(c) 
Certificate of occupancy: Residential, $58, residential additions, $58, residential storage buildings over 300 square feet, $58, All other use groups, $75, granted pursuant to a change of use $151.
(d) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: Residential, $35, all other use groups $75.
(e) 
Relocate building or structure to new location: flat fee of $300. This section is applicable to structures exceeding 300 square feet, plus applicable special fees.
(f) 
Reinstatement of permit: $50, applicable after one year of issuance date plus volume increase if applicable at time of reinstatement.
(g) 
Lead abatement fees: For permit, $100, and for clearance certificate, $176.
(h) 
Asbestos abatement: $176 for permit and $50 for clearance certificate.
(i) 
Application for a variation for all use groups: $748.
(j) 
Roofing permits and siding permits: $45 for the first $1,000 and $15 for each additional $1,000.
(k) 
There shall be no fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy, certificate of approval or certificate of compliance.
D. 
Plumbing subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system (as listed) and gas piping systems included but not limited to:
Fixture or Appliance
Fee
(Each)
Water closet/bidet/urinals
$13
Bathtub
$13
Lavatory/sink
$13
Shower/floor drain
$13
Washing machine
$13
Dishwasher
$13
Commericial dishwasher
$13
Hose bibs
$13
Water cooler
$13
Garbage disposal
$13
Indirect connection
$13
Vent stack
$13
A/C condensate drains
$13
(2) 
Special devices (as listed).
Fixture or Appliance
Fee
(Each)
Grease traps
$82
Oil separators
$82
Water-cooled air conditioners
$82
Refrigerator units
$82
Water heater
$82
Water utility connection
$82
Sewer utility connection
$82
Backflow preventors subject to testing
$82
(All others when not part of fire suppression system)
$13
Steam boilers
$82
Hot water boilers
$82
Gas piping/gas service entrance
$82
Active solar systems
$82
Sewer pumps
$82
Interceptors
$82
Fuel oil piping
$82
Gasoline product piping
$82
Sump pumps
$82
Booster pumps
$82
L.P. cylinders
$82
(3) 
The minimum plumbing subcode fee shall be $58.
E. 
Electrical subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Total number of electric fixtures and devices: This includes fixtures, switches, lighting, alarms, detectors, communication points, solar panels.
(a) 
One through 50: $50.
(b) 
For each additional: $25.
(2) 
For each motor, generator or transformer based on KW or HP including residential appliances, the fees shall be:
(a) 
One through 10 KW/HP: $20 each.
(b) 
Eleven through 50 KW/HP: $60 each.
(c) 
Fifty-one through 100 KW/HP: $120 each.
(d) 
One hundred one through 999 KW/HP: $300 each.
(e) 
Over 1,000 KW/HP: $600 each.
(3) 
Services, disconnects fees shall be:
(a) 
For 30 through 200 amp: $60.
(b) 
Two hundred one through 600 amp: $120.
(c) 
Six hundred one through 1,000 amp: $200.
(d) 
For over 1,000 amp: $300.
(4) 
Temporary pole: $50.
(5) 
Re-intro services: $50.
(6) 
The electrical subcode fee for swimming pools:
(a) 
Aboveground pool with or without lights: $60.
(b) 
In-ground pool with or without lights: $150.
(c) 
Yearly public pool inspections: $100.
(7) 
The minimum electrical sub-code fee shall be $58.
(8) 
Solar PV installations, plus associated panels, disconnects, and solar panels:
(a) 
One through 50 KW: $150.
(b) 
Fifty-one through 100 KW: $200.
(c) 
One hundred through 1,000 KW: $600.
(d) 
For over 1,000 KW: $1,000.
F. 
The elevator fees shall be per state fees.
G. 
Fire subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Sprinkler system fees:
System
Fee
First 20 heads
$80
21 to 100 heads
$140
101 to 200 heads
$280
201 to 400 heads
$600
401 to 1,000 heads
$1,000
Over 1,000 heads
$1,200
Standpipe system
$100
Fire pump
$100
(2) 
Special suppression systems:
(a) 
Range hoods.
[1] 
First one: $60.
[2] 
Each additional: $30.
(b) 
Large systems: $230.
(3) 
Smoke control systems: $100.
(4) 
Exit signs, per floor: $30.
(5) 
Emergency lighting, per floor: $30.
(6) 
Fire alarms:
(a) 
First six devices: $60.
(b) 
Each additional 10 devices: $25.
(7) 
Heat-producing devices in new buildings (fireplaces, wood stoves, furnaces, but not boilers):
(a) 
One- and two-family (new): $70.
(b) 
Replacements: $30.
(8) 
Installation of storage tanks of over 660 gallons: $200.
(9) 
The minimum fire subcode fee shall be $58.
(10) 
For any items not listed above, a special fee shall be determined by the Construction Official and the appropriate Subcode Official.