Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton 1-27-1977 by Ord. No. 2-1977; amended in its entirety 5-2-2011 by Ord. No. 8-2011. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 107.
Unfit buildings— See Ch. 115.
Bulkheads — See Ch. 118.
Certificates of occupancy — See Ch. 122.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 163.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 229.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 249.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Tuckerton a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Building Official's Office," consisting of a Construction Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials or additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs shall 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 N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., as amended, and 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 to hold each such position; and each of such official positions may be held by more than one person, provided that each such person appointed is qualified to hold each such position. A construction official or subcode official shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council, for a term of four years and shall, upon appointment to a second consecutive term, or on or after the commencement of a fifth consecutive year of service, be granted tenure as provided by N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126, and shall not be removed from office except for just cause after a fair and impartial hearing.
C. 
The position of Plumbing Inspector is hereby created by the Borough of Tuckerton. The term of office of the Plumbing Inspector shall be one year from the first day of January of each year and ending on the 31st day of December of each year. The appointment of the Plumbing Inspector shall be made by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. The Mayor and Borough Council may further appoint a Deputy Plumbing Inspector(s), for a term of one year, who shall meet all of the qualifications of the office of Plumbing Inspector as required by law. The Deputy Plumbing Inspector shall perform all of the duties of the Plumbing Inspector at his/her direction or in his/her absence.
D. 
The position of Mechanical Inspector is hereby created by the Borough of Tuckerton. The term of the Mechanical Inspector shall be one year from the first day of January of each year to the 31st day of December of each year. The appointment to the position of Mechanical Inspector shall be made by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. The Mayor and Borough Council may further appoint a Deputy Mechanical Inspector(s), for a term of one year, who shall meet all of the qualifications of the office of Mechanical Inspector as required by law. The Deputy Mechanical Inspector shall perform all of the duties of the Mechanical Inspector at his/her direction or in his/her absence.
E. 
There is hereby created the position of Technical Assistant to the Construction Official/Control Person of the Borough of Tuckerton. The Technical Assistant to the Construction Official/Control Person shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Borough Council. The duties of the Technical Assistant to the Construction Official/Control Person shall be as follows:
(1) 
Under the direction of the Construction Official, provide technical assistance in the issuance of permits for construction in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Uniform Construction Code and other applicable codes and ordinances of the Borough of Tuckerton.
(2) 
Review applications for construction permits to ensure that all necessary information and documents are included, and request additional documenting information if required. Explain procedures to applicant and, utilizing the checklist provided by the Construction Official, inform applicant of any additional requirements, including the need for a zoning official review and sign-off.
(3) 
Issue necessary application forms to applicant and initiate office file, as appropriate.
(4) 
Determine prior approvals and plan review required for proposed work.
(5) 
Issue permits and certificates after approval and authorization have been granted by the appropriate subcode or construction official.
(6) 
Collect fees as required.
(7) 
Maintain records and prepare reports as required.
(8) 
Review inspection logs for overdue inspections, and advise appropriate official when action for noncompliance according to Uniform Construction Code regulations is appropriate.
(9) 
After review and approval by the appropriate official, issue fence permits, shed permits, contractor's licenses, garage sale permits and road opening permits. Maintain records of permits issued, receive fees, and issue necessary receipt to applicant.
(10) 
Coordinate activities of the Construction Official and subcode officials and inspectors, as well as the Zoning Officer and Code Enforcement Officer.
(11) 
Act as initial public contact for all matters related to construction, zoning and Code enforcement. Receive inquiries and complaints both in person and via telephone. Refer to appropriate Borough officials.
(12) 
Perform all duties as outlined in Uniform Construction Code Municipal Procedures Manual.
F. 
Salaries for such individuals in such positions shall be determined by the Mayor and Borough Council.
G. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcement agency at one office, except for emergencies and unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended 8-17-2015 by Ord. No. 13-2015; 10-3-2016 by Ord. No. 15-2016]
A. 
The fees for a construction permits shall be the sum of the sub code fees listed below and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
(1) 
Building:
(a) 
New construction and additions: $0.040 per foot C.V.
(b) 
Modular homes, manufactured buildings: $125.
(c) 
Renovations, alterations, and moving buildings:
[1] 
Per $1,000 to $100,000: $30.
[2] 
Per $1,000 over $100,000: $20.
(d) 
Minimum building permit: $75.
(e) 
R-5 roofing and siding: $75 each.
(f) 
Demolition:
[1] 
R-5 SFD: $75.
[2] 
All other buildings: $150.
(g) 
Decks:
[1] 
Up to 100 square feet: $75.
[2] 
Per square foot additional: $0.25.
(h) 
Signs:
[1] 
Up to 32 square feet: $75.
[2] 
Per square foot additional: $1.
(i) 
Temporary use permit (six months) $200.
(j) 
P.V. solar system: $250.
(k) 
Swimming pools:
[1] 
Public; all: $300.
[2] 
Private in-ground: $300.
[3] 
Private aboveground: $100.
[4] 
Private hot tub: $100.
[5] 
Required enclosure: $100.
(l) 
Bulkheads, new: $30 per $1,000 of work.
(m) 
Bulkheads, replace with like: $300.
(n) 
Docks, floats, ramps, or lifts: $100 each.
(o) 
Tents over 900 square feet or 30 feet any direction: $120 each.
(2) 
Certificates of occupancy:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy R-5: $50.
(b) 
Certificate of continued occupancy R-5: $150.
(c) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy R-5: $50.
(3) 
Fire protection:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(b) 
Preengineered suppression systems: $400 each.
(c) 
Sprinkler systems:
[1] 
Up to 200 heads: $300.
[2] 
Up to 400 heads: $750.
[3] 
Up to 1,000 heads: $1,050.
[4] 
Over 1,000 heads: $1,350.
(d) 
Smoke alarms, fire alarms, heat detectors, CO2 detectors, alarm devices:
[1] 
Up to 12 devices: $50.
[2] 
For each additional 25: $25.
(e) 
Standpipes: $300.
(f) 
Appliances: $50 each.
(g) 
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems: $250 each.
(h) 
Incinerators or crematorium: $460 each.
(4) 
Plumbing:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(b) 
Modular home; manufactured building: $125.
(c) 
Plumbing fixtures: $15 each.
(d) 
Active solar systems (water): $250.
(e) 
Water connection: $85.
(f) 
Sewer connection: $85.
(g) 
Heat ducts or baseboard heat: $85.
(h) 
Backflow preventers: $85.
(i) 
Grease traps, sprinklers, special devices: $85.
(j) 
Lawn irrigation systems: $85.
(k) 
Refrigeration units: $85.
(5) 
Mechanical:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(b) 
Water heater: $100 each.
(c) 
Furnace: $100 each.
(d) 
Central air conditioner: $100 each.
(e) 
Boiler: $100 each.
(f) 
Gas piping: $75 each.
(g) 
Chimney: $75 each.
(h) 
Oil piping: $75 each.
(i) 
LPG tank: $75 each.
(j) 
Hydraulic piping: $75 each.
(k) 
Fireplace: $100 each.
(l) 
Fuel-burning unit: $100 each.
(m) 
Gas conversion: $100 each.
(n) 
Aboveground tanks to 220 gallons: $100 each.
(o) 
Aboveground tanks to 400 gallons: $200 each.
(p) 
In-ground tank removal: $75 each.
(q) 
In-ground tanks to 400 gallons: $300 each.
(r) 
In-ground tank removal and direct replacement to 400 gallons: $300 each.
(s) 
In-ground tanks over 400 gallons: $750 each.
(t) 
Propane exchange installations: $200 each.
(u) 
Propane filling stations: $750 each.
(6) 
Electric:
(a) 
Minimum fee: S75.
(b) 
Modular home; manufactured building: $125.
(c) 
P.V. solar systems:
[1] 
Up to 10 kw: $250.
[2] 
Each additional 1 kw over 10: $25.
(d) 
Fixtures, receptacles, lighting, devices: $50 up to 25, $25 each additional 25.
(e) 
Replacement wiring, storable pool, hydro-massage tub, underwater lighting fixture, household cooking equipment up to 16 kw, fire, security, or burglar alarm control unit; each receptacle rated 30 to 50 amps, light standards greater than eight feet including luminaries, communications closets: $25 each.
(f) 
Receptacles over 50 amps: $50 each.
(g) 
Motors and electrical devices (each):
[1] 
One to nine horsepower: $25.
[2] 
Greater than nine through 50 HP: $50.
[3] 
Greater than 50 through 100 HP: $200.
[4] 
Greater than 100 horsepower: $500.
(h) 
Transformers and generators (each):
[1] 
Zero to nine kw or kva: $25.
[2] 
Greater than nine through 45 kw/kva: $50.
[3] 
Greater than 45 through 112.5 kw/kva: $200.
[4] 
Greater than 112.5 kw/kva: $500.
(i) 
Service panels, entrance or subpanels (each):
[1] 
Up to 225 amps: $75.
[2] 
Greater than 225 through 400 amps: $150.
[3] 
Greater than 400 through 1,000 amps: $250.
[4] 
Greater than 1,000 amps: $500.
(j) 
Private swimming pool, spa, hot tub, fountain: $75 each.
(k) 
Public swimming pool, spa, hot tub, fountain: $150 each.
(l) 
Annual pool inspections: $75 each.
(m) 
Signs: $75 each.
(n) 
Smoke detectors, fire alarms, burglar alarms: $75 per system.
(o) 
Irrigation systems in R-5: $75.
(p) 
Irrigation systems all other use groups: $225.
(7) 
Any item not specifically referred to in this fee schedule are addressed in N.J.A.C.5:23-4.20 under the heading "Department Fees."
A. 
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 public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
B. 
A disabled person, or a parent or a sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
C. 
For the purposes of this section, "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 a 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.
The owner or owners of any plot of land or parts thereof upon which any building in violation of this chapter may be placed, any architect, builder, carpenter or mason who may be employed or assists in the commission of such violation and any or all persons who may violate any of the provisions of this chapter or fail to comply therewith, or with any of the requirements thereof, or who shall violate or fail to comply with any order or regulation made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any order or regulation made thereunder, or who shall build in violation of any detailed statement or any specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, shall, upon conviction thereof, severally for each and every violation or noncompliance respectively not otherwise provided for, forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $500 or suffer imprisonment in the county jail for a term of not exceeding 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, and the permit shall stand revoked until such time as the chapter is complied with.