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Borough of Oaklyn, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Oaklyn as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 62.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 64.
Fire Prevention Code fees — See Ch. 73, Art. II.
Fire control measures — See Ch. 74A.
Housing standards — See Ch. 83.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 101.
[Adopted 4-12-1985 by Ord. No. 2-83[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter also superseded former Ch. 75, Fire Prevention, adopted 8-11-1959 by Ord.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:
A. 
The "Borough of Oaklyn" should be inserted in the second line of Section F-100.1 on Page 1 of the code.
B. 
The "Borough of Oaklyn" should be inserted in Appendix C, the second line of Section 1 on Page 179 of the code.
C. 
The "State of New Jersey" should be inserted in Appendix C, the third line of Section 6 on Page 179 of the code.
D. 
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:
F-105.5.1 Penalty for violations: Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of the code or failing to comply with any order issued pursuant to any section thereof shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed six months, or both. Each day that a violation continues, after a service of notice as provided for in the code, shall be deemed a separate offense.
[Adopted 12-3-2001 by Ord. No. 10-01[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This chapter also superseded former Art. II, Enforcement and Administration, consisting of §§ 75-4 through 75-11, adopted 9-10-1985 by Ord. No. 6A-1985.
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983 c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Oaklyn.
[1]
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."
A. 
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.
B. 
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
A. 
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.
B. 
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]
A. 
Fees for permits.
Permit Type
Fee
Type I
$64
Type I (Open flame public gatherings)
$64
Type I (Unoccupied or vacant buildings, structures 2,500 square feet or more but less than 12,000 square feet engrossed floor area)
$64
Type II (Propane exchange)
$258
Type II (Propane and forklift exchange
$516
Type II (Fumigation/fogging)
$258
Type II (Unoccupied or vacant buildings, structures 12,000 square feet or more but less than 100,000 engrossed floor area)
$258
Type III
$499
Type III (Unoccupied or vacant buildings, structures 100,000 engrossed floor area)
$499
Type IV
$767
Type V
$1,773
B. 
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.
C. 
Code status reports. The fee for a Fire Code status report shall be $90.
D. 
Fire reports. (When not, an OPRA requested report) the cost for a detailed fire investigation summary report will be as follows:
(1) 
Fire cause and origin reports: $130 (Fire report only).
(2) 
Fire scene photos: $60 (Fire photos only).
(3) 
Total for both report and photos: $190.
[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]
A. 
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]
(1) 
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:
Unit Size
Fee
1 to 3 units
$103
Rental properties-home
$103
4 to 10 units
$188
11 to 20 units
$251
21 to 40 units
$304
41 to 60 units
$362
61 to 80 units
$420
81 to 100 units
$478
101 to 120 units
$536
121 to 140 units
$594
141 to 160 units
$652
161 to 180 units
$710
181 to 200 units
$768
201 to 220 units
$826
221 to 240 units
$884
241 to 260 units
$942
261 to 280 units
$1,001
281 to 300 units
$1,059
301 to 320 units
$1,117
321 to 340 units
$1,175
341 to 360 units
$1,236
361 to 380 units
$1,291
381 to 400 units
$1,349
401 to 420 units
$1,407
(2) 
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.
Building Size
Fee
Building with or without attached dwelling units not in excess of 1,000 square feet
$90
Building with or without attached dwelling units in excess of 1,000 square feet not exceeding 3,000 square feet
$149
Buildings in excess of 3,000 square feet not exceeding 9,000 square feet
$188
Buildings in excess of 9,000 square feet not exceeding 15,000 square feet
$304
Buildings in excess of 15,000 square feet not exceeding 50,000 square feet
$412
Buildings in excess of 50,000 square feet not exceeding 100,000 square feet
$490
Buildings in excess of 100,000 square feet not exceeding 200,000 square feet
$844
Buildings in excess of 200,000 square feet not exceeding 300,000 square feet
$1,199
For each additional 100,000 square feet or part thereof
$380
(3) 
Smoke detector inspections.
(a) 
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:
[1] 
Request received 14+ business days prior: $56.
[2] 
Request received 13 to 8 business days prior: $64.
[3] 
Request received seven to four business days prior: $96.
[4] 
Request received three business days or less prior: $161.
(b) 
The above fee entitles the applicant to one inspection and one reinspection. A third visit requires a new application and new fee.
(c) 
A certificate is valid for a period of 90 days from the date of issuance.
(4) 
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.