The Bureau of Permits and Inspections is hereby established as the enforcing agency for the State Uniform Construction Code. Enforcing agency means the Municipal Construction Official, subcode officials and assistants thereto.
Each official position designated in Subsection A above shall be filled by a person qualified for such position, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.1 et seq., 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. 5:23-4.5A.
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.
[Amended 5-4-2010 by Ord. No. 4-2010; 7-5-2011 by Ord. No. 10-2011; 10-2-2012 by Ord. No. 31-2012; 11-20-2012 by Ord. No. 37-2012]
The basic construction fee shall be computed on the basis of the volume of the building or the estimated construction cost depending on the type of construction, and the number and types of plumbing, electrical and fire-protection fixtures and devices. Each fee shall be rounded up to the nearest dollar, and shall be paid before the permit is issued. The construction permit fee shall also include any applicable flat fees and special fees.
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit. The fee for plan review shall be paid, as part of the construction fee, before the construction permit is issued. However, if no construction fee is paid after the plan review is completed, the applicant shall be billed for the plan review fee. Plan review fees are not refundable.
State permit surcharge fees. The state fee shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume of new buildings and additions. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1,000 of the value of construction.
Building subcode fees. The building subcode fees shall be computed as follows:
Residential. The fee for new construction shall be $0.030 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures.
Nonresidential. The fee for new construction other than residential per cubic foot of volume shall be $0.030 for the first 50,000 and $0.025 from 50,001 to 1,000,000 and $0.015 from 1,000,001 to 5,000,000.
Manufactured home or modular structure. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(c), there are no fees for the factory-built portion of the home or structure. The fee shall be $85 per $1,000 estimated cost of site construction associated with the installation of the manufactured home or modular structure. Minimum fee of $500.
Farm structures. The fee for qualified structures shall be $0.010 per cubic foot of volume with a maximum fee of $950 per structure. The structure must be used exclusively for farm use and must be located on a qualified farm pursuant to the Farmland Assessment Act of 1964.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 54:4-23.1 et seq.
For renovations, alterations and repairs: $100 for the first $1,000 of estimated costs and $25 per $1,000 or fraction thereafter.
For installation of swimming pools: $100 for aboveground pools and $200 for in-ground pools.
Removal of underground tanks: $75 for the first tank and $50 for additional tanks.
Installation of tanks: $200.
Storable pools with twenty-four-inch depth of water or more: $30 annually.
Structural towers such as cell towers etc., flat fee: $500.
Construction trailers or construction offices, flat fee: $100.
Roofing/siding: a flat fee of $100 for each residential structure. The fee for nonresidential structures shall be $500 for the first 6,000 square feet of roofing or siding and $800 for everything beyond 6,000 square feet.
Open decks and storage structures, flat fee: $75.
Fees for certificates and other permits. The fees for certificates and other permits are computed as follows:
Demolition of residential structures: $200; accessory structures: $50. All fees for other use groups are $300 for the first 20,000 square feet and $50 for each additional 20,000 square feet or part thereof.
Sign permits: $1 per square foot with a minimum fee of $50 for signs over 25 square feet in area or over six feet high.
Occupancy certificate for new construction or change of use: $150 for residential and $200 for all others.
Relocate building or structure to new location: flat fee of $1,000. This subsection is applicable to structures exceeding 300 square feet.
Reinstatement of permit: $150 applicable after one year of issuance date plus volume increase if applicable at time of reinstatement.
Lead abatement fees: $150 for permit and $50 for clearance certificate.
Asbestos abatement fees: $150 for permit and $50 for clearance certificate.
Application for variation for all use groups: $200.
Continued certificate of occupancy for an industrial or commercial property or day cares with prior use letter attached: $400.
Continued certificate of occupancy for residential properties: $150.
Plumbing subcode fees. The plumbing subcode fees shall be computed as follows:
Appliances and fixtures connected to the plumbing system:
Water closet or urinal or bidet: $15.
Floor drain: $15.
Drinking fountain: $15.
Washing machine: $15.
Hose bib: $15.
Water heater (up to 50 gallons): $15.
Vent stack or back vent: $15.
Adding gas appliance to existing system: $15.
Fuel-oil piping and tank: $75.
New gas piping system: $75.
Steam boiler: $75.
Interceptor or separator: $75.
Backflow preventer: $75.
Grease trap: $75.
Water-cooled air conditioners: $75.
Central air or refrigeration unit: $75.
Sewer connection: $75.
Water service connection: $75.
Swimming pool vacuum release system: $75.
Sewer pump: $75.
Water heater (over 50 gallons): $75.
Hot-water boilers (up to 300,000 BTUs): $75.
Hot water boilers (over 300,000 BTUs): $125.
Minimum plumbing fee: $35.
Electrical subcode fees. The electrical subcode fees shall be computed as follows:
Fixtures or receptacles or switches one to 50: $75.
Each additional 25 outlets (this includes detectors, light poles, motors of less than one horsepower, emergency and exit lights, communication points, alarm devices, fire alarm control panels and thermostats): $20.
Pool permit with underwater lights, spa, hot tub and fountain: $75.
Storable pool, all rubber, or spa or hot tub: $35.
KW electric range or receptacle: $15.
KW oven or surface unit: $15.
KW electric water heater: $15.
KW electric dryer or receptacle: $15.
KW dishwasher: $15.
HP garbage disposal: $15.
KW central air-conditioning unit: $25.
HP/KW space heater: $15.
KW baseboard heater: $15.
Temporary service pole: $50.
Reintroduction of electric service: $75.
Elevator subcode fees. The elevator subcode fees shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 and 5:23-12.6. Third-party inspection agency is 100% of state fee plus 30% for administrative costs.
[Amended 5-21-2013 by Ord. No. 8-2013]
Fire subcode fees. The fire subcode fees shall be computed as follows:
Standpipe system: $200 each.
Fire pump: $100.
Each incinerator crematorium: $460.
Waiver of fees. The fees for certificates and other permits are hereby waived as follows:
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the City Commission 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.
Editor’s Note: Former § 11-84, Surcharge fees, was repealed 3-4-2014 by Ord. No. 3-2014. See now § 11-82B.
The fire limits of the City, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 shall be as follows: Beginning at a point on the east bank of Maurice River, 100 feet south of the south line of Smith Street (if extended in a westerly direction); and running from thence in an easterly direction and parallel with the south line of Smith Street to a point 100 feet east of the east line of Second Street; thence in a northerly direction and parallel with Second Street to a point 100 feet north of the north line of Broad Street, thence in a westerly direction and parallel with Broad Street, to a point 100 feet west of the west line of Buck Street; thence in a southerly direction and parallel with Buck Street to a point 100 feet north of the north line of Pine Street; thence in a westerly direction and parallel with Pine Street to the east bank of Maurice River; thence thereby in a southerly direction to the place of beginning.