[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Oaklyn as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-12-1985 by Ord. No. 2-83]
Editor's Note: This chapter also superseded former Ch. 75, Fire Prevention, adopted 8-11-1959 by Ord. No. 4-59, as amended.
There is hereby adopted by the Borough of Oaklyn the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code of 1981.
The following insertions are hereby made in the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1981:
The "Borough of Oaklyn" should be inserted in the second line of Section F-100.1 on Page 1 of the code.
The "Borough of Oaklyn" should be inserted in Appendix C, the second line of Section 1 on Page 179 of the code.
The "State of New Jersey" should be inserted in Appendix C, the third line of Section 6 on Page 179 of the code.
The "12th of April 1983" should be inserted in Appendix C, the third line of Section 20 on Page 181 of the code.
Section F-105.5.1 of the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1981 is hereby amended to read as follows:
[Adopted 12-3-2001 by Ord. No. 10-01]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983 c. 383), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Oaklyn.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
[Amended 4-12-2011 by Ord. No. 5-11]
Effective May 1, 2011, the Borough of Barrington, through its Bureau of Fire Prevention, shall be the local enforcing agency and shall hereinafter be known as the "local enforcing agency."
The local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures, and premises within the established boundaries of the Borough of Oaklyn other than one- and two-unit owner-occupied dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes and buildings, structures and premises owned or operated by the federal government, interstate agencies or the state.
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Marshal of the County of Camden. He or she shall provide monthly or annual reports, as requested, to the Chief of the Fire Department and to the Director of Public Safety of the Borough of Oaklyn.
The Fire Marshal and other employees of the local enforcing agency shall be appointed and removed in accordance with the personnel laws, regulations, ordinances, resolutions, policies, and procedures governing County of Camden employees.
The local enforcing agency established by § 75-5 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
[Amended 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. 7-11; 6-12-2018 by Ord. No. 11-18; 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 16-19]
Fees for permits.
Application. Application shall be made to the Fire Official for the uses and/or activities set forth in § 75-9A. No application for a permit shall be acted upon unless such application is submitted 10 working days prior to an inspection.
Code status reports. The fee for a Fire Code status report shall be $90.
[Added 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. 7-11; amended 5-14-2013 by Ord. No. 8-13; 6-12-2018 by Ord. No. 11-18; 9-10-2019 by Ord. No. 11-19; 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 15-19]
The local enforcing agency established by § 75-2 shall carry out non-life-hazard inspection uses and/or activities. Failure to register with this Office within 30 days of receipt of bill will result in your annual fee being doubled. If doubled annual registration fee is not paid within 60 days, then that will result in court and legal action. The annual registration fees for non-life hazard uses and/or activities will be as follows:
[Amended 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 16-19]
Residential buildings with dwelling units not listed as life-hazard by the New Jersey Bureau of Fire Safety, except one- or two-family owner-occupied units:
Commercial or industrial use group includes all buildings not listed as life-hazard by the New Jersey Bureau of Fire Safety. Each floor or story shall be calculated as separate areas for total building calculation.
Smoke detector inspections.
Smoke detector inspections, to be conducted on all one- and two-family residential dwellings for resale being sold within our local L.E.A. shall be charged as follows:
The above fee entitles the applicant to one inspection and one reinspection. A third visit requires a new application and new fee.
A certificate is valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance.
All residential sleeping areas within the Borough shall have at least one fully operable smoke detector located within each sleeping area. All such residential sleeping areas enclosed by a door or otherwise shall, in addition, have at least one fully operable smoke detector located outside each sleeping area within 10 feet of such sleeping area. Installation of the smoke detectors shall be in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations and the National Fire Safety Code, Borough ordinances or any other applicable statute or ordinance. Additionally, a carbon monoxide detector(s) shall be installed, meeting the requirements of UL Standard 2034; provided, however, that no carbon monoxide alarm shall be required in any building that does not contain any fuel-burning appliances and does not have an attached garage.
[Added 5-14-2013 by Ord. No. 8-13]
All buildings, structures and premises owned by the boroughs participating in the LEA, fire stations and EMS stations, if classified as non-life-hazard, although not exempt from registration or inspection, will be exempt from paying a registration fee as pursuant to this article.
[Added 12-10-2019 by Ord. No. 15-19]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in the New Jersey Uniform Fire Safety Act.