Borough of Collingswood, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood 4-15-1996 by Ord. No. 1098.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 117.
Condominium conversion — See Ch. 131.
Development regulations — See Ch. 141.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 163.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 167.
Public health nuisances — See Ch. 211.
Private swimming pools — See Ch. 269.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 135, Construction Codes, Uniform, adopted 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 1030.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Collingswood a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Collingswood Construction Code Office," consisting of a Construction Official, building subcode official, plumbing subcode official, fire subcode official and electrical subcode official and such other subcode official and electrical subcode official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Construction Commission of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereinafter 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 N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and the regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to the aforementioned regulations. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. and the regulations promulgated thereunder, 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.
The Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Collingswood establishes the Camden County Board of Appeals to hear all appeals from decisions of the enforcing agencies.
[Amended 2-3-1997 by Ord. No. 1117; 3-5-2001 by Ord. No. 1248; 10-4-2004 by Ord. No. 1351; 7-1-2013 by Ord. No. 1539]
Item
Fee
Construction Fees
Minimum fee
$65
Building Fees
New construction, per cubic foot
$0.40; minimum $250
Reconstruction up to $50,000, per $1,000
$32
Reconstruction from $50,000 to $100,000, per $1,000
$25
Reconstruction over $100,000, per $1,000
$21
Item
Fee
Plumbing Fees
Minimum fee
$65
Total number of plumbing/gas/oil fixtures, per fixture
$15
Total number of special devices, per device
$85
Stacks (vents), per stack
$15
Item
Fee
Electrical Fees
Minimum fee
$65
Receptacles and fixtures, first 50
$50
Increments of 25 additional receptacle and fixtures, each 25
$10
Each motor, electrical device, transformer or generator, plus per Dept. Community Affairs List 1 hp; kw, kva to 10 hp; kw, kva, each
$15
Greater than 10 hp; kw, kva to 50 hp; kw, kva plus electrical equipment 20 amps to 225 amps, each
$65
Greater than 50 hp; kw, kva to 100 hp; kw, kva plus electrical equipment greater than 225 to 1,000 amps, each
$120
Greater than 100 hp; kw, kva, plus electrical equipment greater than 1,000 amps, each
$600 each
Item
Fee
Fire Protection and Hazardous Equipment Fees
Minimum fee
$65
Sprinkler heads 1 to 20 heads
$85
21 to 100 heads
$160
101 to 200 heads
$289
201 to 400 heads
$750
401 to 1,000 heads
$1,050
Over 1,000 heads
$1,350
Detectors: first detector No. count per Town
$65/first 20
Detectors: each group of additional of detector No. count per Town
$65 additional 80
Independent pre-engineered systems; number of systems
x $120
Gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to plumbing system: number of appliances
x $62
Kitchen exhaust systems: number of systems
x $62
Incinerators
x $450
Crematoriums
x $450
Standpipe, each
$289
FEE CALCULATION BASE IS THE SUM OF THE ABOVE ITEMS
Sum Total Above
PERMIT FEE
80% Above Total
Demolition or Removal Permit Fee
Under 5,000 square feet
$90
All other
$180
Item
Fee
Sign Permit Fees
$65
Minimum fee
Pylon signs
First 100 ft2, per ft2
$4
Next 400 ft2, per ft2
$4
Remaining ft2, per ft2
$4
Ground or wall signs
First 100 ft2, per ft2
$4
Next 400 ft2, per ft2
$4
Remaining ft2, per ft2
$4
Certificate of occupancy fee or temporary certificate of occupancy
$50
C.O. granted change use group or certificate of continued occupancy
$151
Fee for swimming pool bonding and grounding
$65
Item
Fee
Fee for "Application for Variation"
Class 1
$594
Class 1 resubmission
$229
Class 2
$120
Class 2 resubmission
$65
Class 3
$25
Class 3 resubmission
$25
Fee for annual backflow prevention testing, per device
$10
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of up to $500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for each violation of the provisions of this chapter, and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.