Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 10-1 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 105.
Similarity of buildings — See Ch. 109.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 113.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 169.
Flood hazard protection — See Ch. 175.
Housing and property maintenance — See Ch. 213.
New home buyers protection — See Ch. 253.
Rental property — See Ch. 315.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 367.

§ 124-1 Enforcing agency established; qualifications.

[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]
A. 
There is hereby established in the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Division of Construction Code Inspection and Enforcement," 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. 
The Division of Construction Code Inspection and Enforcement, through the subcode officials and under the supervision of the Construction Official, shall conduct and administer such inspections and institute enforcement proceedings as are authorized by N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., as amended, and N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq., as amended.
C. 
Appeals of decisions of the Construction Official and appropriate subcode officials shall be heard by the Morris County Construction Board of Appeals.
D. 
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.

§ 124-2 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 124-2, Inspection and enforcement, was repealed 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31.

§ 124-3 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 124-3, Morris County Construction Board of Appeals, was repealed 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31.

§ 124-4 Waiver of construction fees for disabled persons.

[Amended by Ord. No. 99:41]
A. 
A disabled person, or a parent or a sibling of a disabled person, shall not 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 his own living unit.
B. 
For the purpose of applying this provision, a "disabled person" means 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 this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416) or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this definition, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20º shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.

§ 124-5 Fees.

[Amended by Ord. No. 88:35; Ord. No. 90:40; Ord. No. 95:16; Ord. No. 96:12; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:34; 6-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004:21]
A. 
Building subcode fees.
(1) 
New construction (per cubic foot of volume):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
$.032 per cubic foot.
[2] 
Minimum fee: $150.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Up to 500,000 cubic feet: $.045 per cubic foot.
[2] 
Greater than 500,000 cubic feet: plus $.035 per cubic foot.
[3] 
Minimum fee: $300.
(2) 
Foundations and related site work for premanufactured construction; move structure to another location (cost of construction):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Fee: $25/$1,000.
[2] 
Minimum fee: $250.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Fee: $35/$1,000.
[2] 
Minimum fee: $500.
(3) 
Repairs, renovations, alterations, reconstruction, retaining walls (where required by the UCC), balconies and similar construction (cost of construction):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Fee: $20/$1,000.
[2] 
Minimum fee: $75.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Up to $250,000: $39/$1,000.
[2] 
$250,001 to $500,000: plus $36/$1,000.
[3] 
Greater than $500,000: plus $33/$1,000.
[4] 
Minimum fee: $300.
(4) 
Decks:
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $85.
(b) 
All other groups (cost of construction): $35/$1,000.
(5) 
Pools, spas and hot tubs, including required barriers (flat fee):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
In-ground pools: $175.
[2] 
Aboveground pools: $85.
[3] 
Spas and hot tubs: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $500.
(6) 
Sheds (flat fee):
(a) 
One hundred one to 200 square feet, less than 10 feet mean roof height, all groups: $50.
(b) 
Greater than 200 square feet or higher than 10 feet mean roof height, all groups: $125.
(7) 
Roofing and siding:
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $45.
(b) 
All other groups (cost of construction): $35/$1,000.
(8) 
Demolition (flat fee):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Primary structure: $75.
[2] 
Accessory structures and pools: $30.
(b) 
All other groups: $125.
(9) 
Fuel storage tank removal, underground storage tank abandon in place (flat fee, per tank):
(a) 
All groups up to 2,000 gallons: $75.
(b) 
All groups greater than 2,000 gallons: $125.
(10) 
Fuel storage tank installation, including tanks installed in a basement (flat fee, per tank):
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Up to 1,000 gallons: $75.
[2] 
Greater than 1,000 gallons: $125.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Up to 1,000 gallons: $150.
[2] 
Greater than 1,000 gallons: $300.
(11) 
Radon mitigation system:
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $35.
(b) 
All other use groups (cost of construction): $26/$1,000.
(12) 
Temporary structures (flat fee, each):
(a) 
Tent, without appurtenances, 901 square feet or larger or more than 30 feet in any dimension: $85.
(b) 
Tent, with appurtenances, of any size: $85.
(c) 
Construction trailer used for sales purposes: $150.
(d) 
Construction trailer, other than sales trailer: $75.
(e) 
Membrane structures: $75.
(13) 
Signs, all groups (flat fee, per sign):
(a) 
Wall signs: $75.
(b) 
Freestanding, monument signs up to 100 square feet: $150.
(c) 
Freestanding, monument signs greater than 100 square feet: $225.
(14) 
Wood stoves and fireplaces:
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $45.
(b) 
All other groups (cost of construction): $30/$1,000.
(15) 
Towers, monopoles (including first cell array/antenna), antennas, associated equipment sheds (flat fee, each); no permit required for 12 feet or less in height, all groups: $400.
(16) 
Cellular antenna, per array; radio antenna, each; similar devices, each; including associated equipment sheds:
(a) 
On Township-owned property: $500.
(b) 
On all other structures: $400.
(17) 
Flag poles, greater than 12 feet in height:
(a) 
Group R-5: $35.
(b) 
All other groups: $75.
(18) 
Satellite dish more than two feet in diameter (flat fee, per dish); no permit required for two feet or less in diameter:
(a) 
Group R-5: $40.
(b) 
All other groups, roof mounted: $175.
(c) 
All other groups, ground mounted with foundation: $250.
(19) 
Fences greater than six feet in height (other than pool barriers):
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $35.
(b) 
All other groups (cost of construction): $30/$1,000.
(20) 
Asbestos abatement; lead abatement:
(a) 
Group R-5 (flat fee): $50.
(b) 
All other groups (cost of construction): $30/$1,000.
(21) 
Fee for any permit item not provided in this schedule:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $125.
B. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(1) 
For all fixtures or devices, except those listed in Subsection B(2) hereafter, including but not limited to backflow preventers up to one inch, backwater valves, bathtubs, bidets, clothes washers, dishwashers, drinking fountains, floor drains, garbage disposals, floor sinks, hose bibbs, soda dispensing equipment, ice cream or yogurt makers, ice making equipment, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, lavatories, shower stalls, slop sinks, vent stacks, roof/overflow drains, urinals, utensil washers, vacuum breakers, water closets and whirlpools (each): $25.
(2) 
For special devices, including backflow preventers 1 1/4 inches and up, condensate pumps, dental chairs and related dental equipment, eyewashers, fixture ejector or pump, garbage can washers, grease traps, neutralizing devices, water softeners, humidifiers, oil recovery tanks, oil and sand interceptors, sewer ejectors, sump pumps, removing septic tanks or pits, emergency showers, spas, hot tubs, tankless heater, drip or safe pans, hose reels and indirect waste receptors (each): $65.
(a) 
All oil or gas supply piping systems $50.
(b) 
Each oil or gas appliance, including but not limited to broilers, clothes dryers, coffee and tea urns, deep fryers, grills, ovens, radiant heater, steam tables or kettles, log lighters and/or fireplaces:
[1] 
Each fixture or device: $30.
[2] 
Solar hot water system: $150.
[3] 
Hot water heater, furnace/rooftop units, boiler or pool heater:
[a] 
Group R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other groups: $75.
[4] 
Hot water or steam baseboard or convector system: $50.
[5] 
Heat pumps, unit heaters, hot water unit heaters: $30.
[6] 
Radiant heat system: $50 per room
(c) 
Air-conditioning, refrigeration and condensate systems, per unit: $50.
(d) 
On-site inspection of modular buildings:
[1] 
Visual and water test of domestic water systems: $65.
[2] 
Visual and smoke test of sanitary plumbing: $65.
[3] 
Visual and test of hot water or steam heating system: $65.
[4] 
All new plumbing fixtures not factory installed: per schedule.
(e) 
Required inspections and certificate of compliance for backflow preventers:
[1] 
Quarterly inspection: $75.
[2] 
Annual inspection: $150.
(3) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building sewer:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups, manhole to manhole or connection: $75.
(4) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building water service:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups, or valve to valve: $100.
(c) 
All fire hydrants: $100.
(d) 
Hydrostatic test, each: $100.
(5) 
Building storm sewers:
(a) 
Group R-5, each connection: $25.
(b) 
All other groups, each connection: $75.
(c) 
Storm conductors, each: $50.
(d) 
Storm leaders, each: $50.
(6) 
Fee for any fixture, device or inspection not provided in this schedule: $50.
C. 
Fire protection subcode.
(1) 
Fuel-burning appliance, gas heating or oil-fired boilers, water heaters, dryers, furnaces, ovens, space heaters, pool heater, generators, fireplace, etc.:
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Replace/convert first unit: $25.
[2] 
New installation: $50.
[3] 
Each additional unit: $10.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Replace/convert first unit: $50.
[2] 
New installation: $75.
[3] 
Each additional unit: $25.
(c) 
Fire and smoke dampers:
[1] 
Up to five (5) dampers: $50.
[2] 
More than 5, each additional damper: $2.
(2) 
Fuel storage equipment, including install or removal, each tank:
(a) 
Group R-5:
[1] 
Up to 1,000 gallons: $75.
[2] 
Greater than 1,000 gallons: $125.
(b) 
All other groups:
[1] 
Up to 1,000 gallons: $150.
[2] 
Greater than 1,000 gallons: $300.
(3) 
Sprinkler system, each new installation and/or relocation:
(a) 
One to 25 heads: $75.
(b) 
Twenty-six to 75 heads: $150.
(c) 
Seventy-six to 200 heads: $350.
(d) 
Two hundred one to 400 heads: $500.
(e) 
More than 400 heads: $50 per 100 additional.
(4) 
Standpipe system, each new installation and/or relocation:
(a) 
Two and one-half inches: $150.
(b) 
Four inches: $250.
(c) 
Six inches: $350.
(d) 
Eight inches: $450.
(e) 
Larger than eight inches: $600.
(5) 
Fire pumps, each: $500.
(6) 
Fire service lines:
(a) 
First 200 feet: $100.
(b) 
Each additional 100 feet: $50.
(7) 
Fire alarm system (flat fee):
(a) 
Horns/strobes, bells, smoke/carbon monoxide, heat, pulls, duct smoke detectors, (Group R-5: fee includes alarm control panel serving an individual dwelling unit) etc.:
[1] 
One to 10 devices: $50.
[2] 
Eleven to 25 devices: $100.
[3] 
Twenty-six to 100 devices: $250.
[4] 
One hundred one to 200 devices: $500.
[5] 
Over 200: $1 per each additional device.
(b) 
Central fire control center: $1,000.
(c) 
All other groups, fire alarm control panel, each: $75.
(8) 
Smoke exhaust systems:
(a) 
Atrium exhaust systems, each: $200.
(b) 
Commercial kitchen hood system, each: $100.
(c) 
Commercial kitchen hood suppression, each: $100.
(9) 
Pre-engineered systems including carbon dioxide (CO2), foam, dry chemical, wet chemical or other chemical agents (except commercial kitchen hood systems): $100.
(10) 
Chimneys, vents and chimney liners:
(a) 
Group R-5, each: $25.
(b) 
All other groups each: $50.
(11) 
Fee for any permit item not provided in this schedule: $50.
D. 
Electrical subcode fees.
(1) 
For all fixtures, receptacles, switches, fractional motors, air conditioners, water heaters, detectors, communication points, etc.:
(a) 
One to 10 outlets: $45.
(b) 
Each additional 15 outlets: $20.
(2) 
Service, including branch circuits, construction site pole service, construction site trailer service, feeders, meter equipment and signs:
(a) 
Services up to 225 amps: $50.
(b) 
Two hundred twenty-six amps to 400 amps: $105.
(c) 
Over 401 to 1,000 amps: $160.
(d) 
Over 1,000 amps: $275.
(e) 
Replace service, more than three meters: $25
(3) 
Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, fountains and similar devices:
(a) 
Aboveground pools, fountain, spa, etc.: $50.
(b) 
In-ground pools: $80.
(4) 
Annual certification, public pools: $70.
(5) 
Inspect power equipment for elevator: $60.
(6) 
Heating and cooking equipment, similar appliances, thermostats, etc.:
(a) 
Outlet for unit of 30 kw or less: $25.
(b) 
Each additional 30-kw unit or less: $10.
(c) 
Outlet for unit 31 kw or greater: $50.
(d) 
Each additional 31-kw unit or greater: $20.
(e) 
Heating units:
[1] 
First unit: $25.
[2] 
Each additional unit: $15.
(f) 
Each thermostat: $10.
(7) 
Motors, generators, transformers, compressors and switching devices, each:
(a) 
Up to 30 hp or kw: $20.
(b) 
Over 30 to 75 hp or kw: $45.
(c) 
Over 75 to 100 hp or kw: $85.
(d) 
Over 100 hp or kw: $275.
(8) 
Prime transformers, vaults, enclosures or substations, each:
(a) 
Up to 200 kw: $45.
(b) 
Over 200 to 500 kw: $60.
(c) 
Over 500 kw: $150.
(9) 
Fire protective signaling systems, including exit lighting, exit signs, emergency lighting, horns, strobes and pull stations:
(a) 
First five devices: $35.
(b) 
Each additional device from six to 10: $10.
(c) 
Each additional device over 10: $7.
(d) 
Annunciator or control panel: $30.
(10) 
Light poles, each: $50.
(11) 
Signs, each: $75.
(12) 
Fee for any permit item not provided in this schedule: $50.
E. 
Elevator subcode fees. The fees for elevator inspections, including new installations, alterations, repairs and ongoing inspections, are as indicated below. A certificate of compliance is required to be issued after each successful ongoing inspection.
(1) 
New installations Group R-5:
(a) 
Plan review fee: $50.
(b) 
Witnessing acceptance tests: $175.
(2) 
New installations in all other groups:
(a) 
Plan review fee: $260.
(b) 
Witnessing acceptance tests:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $270.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $430.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $240.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $260.
[4] 
Escalators and moving walkways: $240.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $80.
[6] 
Stairway chairlifts and inclined or vertical wheelchair lifts: $80.
(c) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per buffer): $45.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $110.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $80.
(3) 
Witnessing acceptance tests of alterations of elevator devices in structures of all use groups: $100.
(4) 
Six-month routine, one-year, three-year, and/or five-year inspection of elevator devices in structures not in Group R-5:
(a) 
Number of floors:
[1] 
One to 10: $225.
[2] 
Over 10: $270.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $170.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $190.
(d) 
Escalators and moving walkways: $275.
(e) 
Dumbwaiters: $110.
(f) 
Stairway chairlifts and inclined or vertical wheelchair lifts: $155.
(g) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per buffer): $20.
[2] 
Counterweight governor: $45.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $25.
F. 
Administrative fees.
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 25% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable and may be required to be paid upon application.
(2) 
Fees for certificates, in addition to permit fees:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy:
[1] 
Group R-5: $50.
[2] 
All other groups: $125.
[3] 
Change of use, if no construction work proposed: $150.
(b) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy, first TCO, and for each renewal:
[1] 
Group R-5: $30.
[2] 
All other groups: $30.
(c) 
Certificate of approval: no charge.
(d) 
Certificate of compliance: no charge.
(e) 
Temporary certificate of compliance: no charge.
(f) 
Certificate of lead abatement: no charge.
(3) 
Certificate of continued occupancy:
(a) 
Group R-5 (including all subcode inspections): $125.
(b) 
Group R-1, one to 100 units, including common areas, per subcode: $400.
(c) 
Group R-1, each rental unit more than 100 units, including common areas, per subcode, per unit: $3.50.
(d) 
All other groups, per subcode: $500.
(4) 
Reinstatement after lapse of construction permit, subject to the specific approval of the Construction Official:
(a) 
Group R-5, per subcode: $100.
(b) 
All other groups, per subcode: $350.
(c) 
After new subcode adopted and the grace period expired, plan review fee shall apply in accordance with this section.
(5) 
Change in contractor, per subcode: $25.
(6) 
Application for a variation from each section of the Uniform Construction Code requirements or applicable subcode requirements:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $300.
(7) 
New Jersey State permit surcharge fees shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19 and shall be paid at the time of granting the permit.
(8) 
As per N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e and § 124-4 of the Code of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, a disabled person or parent or sibling of a disabled person shall not be required to pay a fee for a Group R-5 construction permit to alter or improve handicap accessibility to the applicant's own living unit.