Borough of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton 3-21-1977 by Ord. No. 4-1977 (Ch. 27 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 67.
Licensing of contractors — See Ch. 80.
Electric — See Ch. 90.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 102.
Water and sewer services — See Ch. 205.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Pemberton a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Division of Inspection," 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 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.
B. 
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,[1] 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
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.
All appeals will be handled by the Burlington County Board of Appeals.
[Amended 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990; 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996; 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-5; 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsections A through D hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
A. 
Building subcode fee. The building subcode fee shall be:
(1) 
For new construction, the permit fees shall be computed at the rate of $0.027 per cubic foot of volume. However, structures falling into S-1 or S-2 categories shall be charged at the rate of $0.030 per cubic foot, except that the minimum fee in all cases shall be $35.
(2) 
For alterations, renovations and repairs, the permit fees shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work and shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost, up to and including $50,000; from $50,001 to and including $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost; above $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $20 per $1,000 of estimated cost. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the enforcing agency, if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized cost-estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor’s bid, if available, shall be submitted. The enforcing agency shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost. There shall be a minimum fee of $50 for any permit under this section.
(3) 
For additions, permit fees shall be computed the same as for new construction, $0.035 per cubic foot of volume, except that the minimum fee shall be $50.
(4) 
For additions and alterations, permit fees shall be the sum of the respective fees for alterations and additions computed separately.
B. 
Plumbing subcode fee. The fee for the plumbing subcode shall be the fee mandated by the state for a third-party agency, but no less than $50.
C. 
Electrical subcode fee. The fee for the electrical subcode shall be the fee mandated by the state for a third-party agency, but no less than $50.
D. 
Fire subcode fee. The minimum fee for the fire subcode shall be $50. Other fire subcode fees are as follows:
(1) 
For plan review to establish firesafety: $50.
(2) 
For inspection of new homes: $50.
(3) 
For inspection of newly installed wood stoves or fireplaces or new or rebuilt chimneys: $60.
(4) 
For inspection of smoke detectors:
(a) 
First five: $50.
(b) 
Each additional one: $5.
(5) 
For inspection of storage tanks:
(a) 
Up to 100 gallons, not to include drums or gas cans: $60.
(b) 
For each additional 500 gallons or fraction thereof: $40.
(6) 
For inspection of sprinkler systems:
Number of Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$65
21 to 100
$100
101 to 200
$229
201 to 400
$594
401 to 1,000
$822
Over 1,000
$1,050
(7) 
For inspecting fire hazards, such as boilers, fire-suppression systems, fire hose cabinets, fire alarms and standpipes, per visit: $60.
[Amended 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996; 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]
The fee for plan review shall be 5% of the amount charged for the construction permit. The fee for plan review of a consultative nature where no immediate construction is planned shall be 20% of the estimated cost of the construction permit for such work or $50, whichever is higher.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996; amended 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]
The fee for a permit for demolition of a building or structure shall be $150 for one- or two-family residences, $75 for garages, storage sheds and tanks, and $250 for commercial warehouses and all other buildings or structures.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996]
A. 
The fee for a permit for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $10 per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations and for placement in a complete condition in the new location, except that the minimum fee shall be $50.
B. 
The fee or structural inspection of an existing dwelling shall be $50.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996; amended 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $2 per square foot of the surface area of the sign, except that the minimum fee shall be $50.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996; amended 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-4]
The following fees shall be charged for certificates of occupancy:
A. 
New home: 10% of the construction permit fee, but not less than $50.
B. 
Additions, etc.: $50.
C. 
Change of use: $100.
D. 
Continued occupancy: $50.
E. 
Temporary occupancy: none.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Borough 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.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996]
As required by the Department of Community Affairs, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0016 per cubic foot of volume of new construction, and $0.80 per $1,000 of construction costs of all other permits. Such surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31, and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, such fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996]
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 fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, such report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Added 3-19-1996 by Ord. No. 6-1996]
Fire limits shall be determined at a later date; except, however, that the Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of any fire limits herein determined. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.