[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 12-27-1976 as Ord. No. 1976-11, which ordinance provided that it take effect 1-1-1977. Section 72-3A and C(1) amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Stanhope a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Borough of Stanhope Building and Construction Office," 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.
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 (1) 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.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one (1) office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended 8-29-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-9]
Any appeals of decisions from the enforcing agency shall be to the County Board of Appeals.
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsection A(1) through (3) hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued:
[Amended 8-29-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-9; 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9]
The fee for plan review shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees, and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee, less any expenses incurred, shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit.
The fee for a permit for demolition of a building or structure shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees.
The fee for a permit for the removal of a building or structure shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees.
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees. In the case of double-faced signs, the area of the surface of only one (1) side of the sign shall be used for purposes of the fee computation.
The fee for a permit for the installation of an elevator shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council, 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.
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee, which shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees. Said 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 (1) month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted to the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9]
Editor's Note: "The regulations" refers to the regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
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. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
Whenever the Construction Code Official determines pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-1 et seq. that a proposed solar energy system is eligible for tax exemption pursuant to the standards provided in N.J.A.C. 14A:4-1 et seq., the Construction Code Official may waive any permit and inspection fee as set forth in Chapter 82, Fees.
[Added 6-23-1980 by Ord. No. 1980-13]