Township of Little Falls, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the governing body of the Township of Little Falls 12-18-1995 by Ord. No. 753 as Sec. 10-1 of the 1995 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Certificates of compliance — See Ch. 37.
Development fees — See Ch. 57.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 231.
Zoning — See Ch. 280.

§ 46-1 Enforcing agency established.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Little Falls a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the Little Falls Enforcing Agency, consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, Elevator 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.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952]
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), 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.

§ 46-2 Construction Board of Appeals.

[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952]
Any person aggrieved by any action of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Passaic County Construction Board of Appeals.

§ 46-3 Fee schedule.

[Amended by Ord. No. 772; Ord. No. 786; 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060]
Fees for the following shall be as set forth in Chapter 71, Fees:
A. 
Building permit fees, including:
(1) 
New construction, based upon the volume of the structure.
(2) 
Renovations, alteration and repairs or site construction associated with premanufactured construction and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction.
(3) 
Tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension.
(4) 
Roofing and siding work completed on structures in Use Groups R-3 and R-4.
(5) 
Fences (over six feet).
(6) 
Signs.
(7) 
Swimming pools.
B. 
Demolition of one- and two-family dwellings under 5,000 square feet, accessory structures, tank removals, and other structures.
C. 
Asbestos and lead hazard abatement.
D. 
Plumbing permits for fixtures and equipment and special devices [grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air-conditioning unit, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers, steam boilers, hot water boiler (excluding those for domestic water heating), gas piping, active solar systems, sewer pumps, interceptors and fuel oil piping (No fee for gas service connection.)].
E. 
Fire protection and other hazardous equipment, including smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors, sprinklers, standpipes, pre-engineered suppression systems, gas, oil and solid-fuel-fired appliances, kitchen exhaust systems, oil and fuel tank installation and incinerators and crematoriums.
F. 
Mechanical inspections.
G. 
Electrical fixtures and devices, including lighting outlets, fluorescent fixtures, intercom devices, CRT outlets, smoke detectors, pool bonding, thermostats, light standards, heat detectors, burglar alarm devices, and telephone outlets, motors, transformers and generators and service equipment (term includes service panel, service entrance and subpanels).
H. 
Certificates of occupancy fee, certificates of continued occupancy, and certificates of compliance for inspection of cross connections and backflow preventers.
I. 
Variations.
J. 
State of New Jersey training fees.

§ 46-4 Reports of Construction Official.

The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the governing body, 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 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.).

§ 46-5 Surcharge fees.

A. 
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 specified above, a surcharge fee as calculated pursuant to the state building permit fee schedule. The surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter 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.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 952]
[1]
Editor's Note: The "regulations" refers to the regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
B. 
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 fees collected in the fiscal year.

§ 46-6 Fire limits.

The establishment of fire limits is hereby delayed pursuant to law.

§ 46-7 Rules of procedure.

Rules of procedure and operation shall be in accordance with the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations issued pursuant thereto.

§ 46-8 Waiver of fees to provide accessibility for handicapped.

[Added by Ord. No. 819]
A. 
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any 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.
B. 
Nothing herein shall be construed as a waiver of any fees when the accessibility-promoting construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement is incidental to other construction.
C. 
The Construction Official shall determine whether accessibility improvements are incidental to other construction.
D. 
There shall be no prorating or other reduction of fees in the case of accessibility improvements incidental to other permitted construction.