[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Shamong 5-7-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Township of Shamong a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Construction Code Enforcement Agency," 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 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 such a position.
Editor's Note: See 52:27D-119 et seq.
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.
[Amended 11-3-1999 by Ord. No. 1999-7; 5-4-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6; 8-5-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-008; 10-7-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-012; 3-2-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01; 6-9-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3; 12-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-12]
A fee of 20% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit shall be charged for plan review.
Roofing or siding.
For all roofing or siding completed on structures of Use Group R-3 or R-4, the fee shall be $100 each.
The fees for new building construction and additions is $0.047 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the Building Subcode, except that the fee shall be $0.030 per cubic foot of volume for Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2, and the fee shall be $0.015 per cubic foot for structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for the storage of food or grain or the sheltering of livestock, with maximum fee for such structures on farms not to exceed $1,602.
Renovations, alterations and repairs.
The fees for building renovations, alterations and repairs are as follows:
For the purpose of determining the estimated cost, an applicant shall submit to the Construction Official cost data or the same shall be supplied by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted to the Construction Official, who shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
The fee to inspect the installation of a mobile home, office or construction trailer or similar mobile structure shall be $150.
From one to 50 receptacles, lighting fixtures, detectors, devices (and motors or devices of less than one horsepower or one kilowatt), in the amount of $55, with each additional 25 items (or fewer) having a fee of $20.
For motors or electrical equipment of one horsepower and less than or equal to 10 horsepower or of one kilowatt and less than or equal to 10 kilowatts, the fee shall be $22.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower, for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel less than or equal to 200 amperes, and for all electrical devices greater than 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 45 kilowatts, in the amount of $75 each.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower, for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes and for all electrical devices greater than 45 kilowatts and less than or equal to 112.5 kilowatts, in the amount of $139 each.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 100 horsepower, for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 1,000 feet amperes, and for each electrical device greater than 112.5 kilowatts, in the amount of $665 each.
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors except those in plug-in applications shall be counted (including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooling or other devices consuming or generating electrical energy).
For aboveground swimming pools, including bonding, the fee shall be $100.
Installation of a low-voltage communication system in any structure other than Use Groups R-3 or R-4, the fee shall be $45.
The fee for each fire and/or intrusion alarm panel, associated wiring and components shall be $65.
The fee for an electrical sign, not cord and plug connected, and outline type of neon lighting shall be $65.
The fee for an annual inspection of public pools and spas, including private swim clubs and physicians' offices, shall be $75.
Each entrance or subpanel 200 amp or less shall be $90.
Transformers and generators greater than 10 kW and less than or equal to 45 kW shall be $75 each.
Each entrance or subpanel greater than 200 amp and less than 1,000 amp shall be $139 each.
The fee for each fire and/or intrusion alarm panel, associated wiring and components shall be $65.
The fee for light standards, wood or metal poles, shall be $25 per light standard, regardless of the number of fixtures.
Bonding of footing rebar: $20 each.
Solar electric: Residential up to 10kw, $300; over 10kw, $300 for the first 10kw, plus $15 for each additional 1kw. All other systems up 50kw, $750; over 50kw, $750 for the first 50 kw, plus $50 for each additional 10kw.
Minimum electrical permit fee shall be $85.
The fee for sprinkler heads shall be:
The fee for each standpipe shall be $331.
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $139.
The fee for each commercial kitchen exhaust system shall be $75.
The fee for each incinerator shall be $521.
The fee for each crematorium shall be $521.
The fee to inspect a manufactured fireplace, wood- or coal-burning stove or a gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to the plumbing system shall be $75.
The fee for smoke detectors or other detectors for the detection of fire or shall be:
Minimum fire permit fee shall be $85.
Only those fences specifically regulated by the building subcode shall be issued permits, and those fees shall be based on the following: $35 for every $1,000 of construction value.
Towers, antennas and satellite dishes:
Tents or membrane structures:
The fee to erect a tent or membrane structure shall be $130 each, which will be applied to tents and membrane structures larger than 900 square feet or exceeding 30 feet in any dimension, and containing platforms and/or special electrical equipment covering an area in excess of 120 square feet, including all connecting areas or spaces with a common means of ingress or egress and used or intended to be used for gathering together 10 or more persons, if not regulated by the Division of Fire Safety.
The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $175 per structure or portion of.
Certificates of occupancy.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for single family dwellings, additions and detached garages shall be $60.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for commercial structures shall be $168.
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $168.
The fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $50.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for additions to structures of Use Group R-5 shall be $60.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid at the time the permit is obtained, and shall be in addition to the construction permit.
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.10 shall be $821 for Class I structures and $168 for Class II and Class III structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $321 for Class I structures and $91 for Class II and Class III structures.
Asbestos abatement project fee:
For each construction permit and certificate of occupancy issued for an asbestos hazard abatement, the fee shall be as provided by N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9, $196.
Work to be performed on premises owned by or leased to nonprofit fire companies and first aid and rescue squads located in and supported by the Township are exempt from all fees.
Waiver of construction permit fees.
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be charged for a permit for any reasonable and necessary construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.
"Disabled person" means a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
Minimum permit fee.
Notwithstanding any provision above, there shall be a minimum subcode permit fee of $85 for any permit issued under this section.
Mechanical inspections. The fee for mechanical inspections in a structure of Use Group R-3 or R-5 by a mechanical inspector shall be $85 for the first device and $28 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil or water piping connection associated with the mechanical equipment inspected.
Fees and administrative surcharge to be charged when there is private on-site plan review and/or inspection:
The fees to be charged when there is private on-site plan review and/or inspection shall be those set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 except for those items set forth in § 71-2 Fees, above which are not contained in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20, in which case the fees shall be as set forth in § 71-2, Fees, above. In addition to the fees, there shall also be collected a fifteen-percent administrative fee to be based on the total of the fees to be collected.
[Amended 10-7-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-012; 3-2-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-01; 6-9-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3; 12-5-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-12]
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, the surcharge fee established and imposed pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:4-19, which fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs, Department of Community Affairs. This fee shall not be imposed in conjunction with demolition or tank removal work.
On or before February 10 of each year, the Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, and in consultation with the municipal finance officer, prepare and submit to the Township Committee annually a report recommending what changes, if any, should be made to the fee schedule based on the operating expense of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.