City of Woodbury, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Woodbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 20.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 73.
Zoning — See Ch. 202.
[Adopted 6-4-1985 as Ord. No. 1480-85; amended in its entirety 6-17-1986 by Ord. No. 1503-86]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality of the City of Woodbury.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 and, in particular, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
The local enforcing agency shall known as the Bureau of Fire Prevention.
[Amended 5-10-2001 by Ord. No. 1916-01]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the City of Woodbury, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[Amended 5-10-2001 by Ord. No. 1916-01]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention, as the local enforcing agency, shall inspect all premises, except owner-occupied detached Use Group R-3 structures used exclusively for dwelling purposes. These inspections shall be made in accordance with the schedule contained in the Code, when required under any cyclical inspection program and as often as may be necessary for the purpose of ascertaining and causing to be corrected any conditions liable to cause fire, contribute to spread of fire, interfere with fire operations, endanger life or any condition constituting violations of the provisions or intent of the Code or a locally adopted amendment. Except in the case of cyclical inspection programs or other good cause, inspection shall not include occupied dwelling units.
[Amended 5-10-2001 by Ord. No. 1916-01; 7-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2234-15]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention, as the local enforcing agency, shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official who shall report to the Fire Administrator or, in the absence of the Fire Administrator, the City Administrator or his/her designee.
[Amended 5-10-2001 by Ord. No. 1916-01; 7-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2234-15]
The Bureau of Fire Prevention, as the local enforcing agency, shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official who shall be the Fire Marshal in charge of fire prevention in the Fire Department who shall report to the Fire Administrator or, in the absence of the Fire Administrator, the City Administrator or his/her designee.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 20, Fire Department.
The fire official, inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to the personnel policies as set forth in Chapter A181, § A181-32 and thereon of the ordinances of the City of Woodbury.
[Amended 5-10-2001 by Ord. No. 1916-01]
A person aggrieved by any ruling, action, order or notice of the local enforcing agency pursuant to the Code shall be entitled to an administrative hearing before the Construction Board of Appeals of Gloucester County created pursuant to Section 9 of P.L. 1975, c. 215 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-127).
[Amended 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-06; 5-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2179-13]
In addition to the inspection and fees required by the Act and the regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, Division of Fire Safety, the following inspections and fees shall be required.
A. 
Inspection and Fee Schedule for all business and buildings as defined in the Uniform Construction Code of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., as amended, and not classified as life-hazard building in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70.
(1) 
Business.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
1 and 2 stories, with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
Once every 12 months
$50
1 and 2 stories, with 5,000 square feet or more per floor
Once every 12 months
$95
3 to 5 stories, with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
Once every 12 months
$90
3 to 5 stories, with more than 5,000 square feet per floor
Once every 12 months
$125
(2) 
Factory.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
Factory, high hazard
Once every 6 months
$170
Factory, low hazard
Once every 12 months
$95
(3) 
Mercantile.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
1 and 2 stories, with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
Once every 12 months
$80
1 and 2 stories, with 5,000 square feet or more per floor
Once every 12 months
$90
3 to 5 stories, with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
Once every 12 months
$120
3 to 5 stories, with 5,000 square feet or more per floor
Once every 12 months
$140
(4) 
Residential. Includes buildings with dwelling units not listed as life-hazard uses with the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, except owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration Fee
(per building
R-2, 3 to 4 units
Once every 12 months
$50
R-2, 5 to 8 units
Once every 12 months
$80
R-2, 9 to 12 units
Once every 12 months
$120
R-2, 13 to 20 units
Once every 12 months
$200
R-2, over 20 units
Once every 12 months
$20 per unit
(5) 
Storage.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
Storage, moderate hazard
Once every 12 months
$170
Storage, low hazard
Once every 12 months
$90
(6) 
Place of assembly.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
Restaurants, meeting/lecturer halls, less than 50 persons
Once every 12 months
$95
(7) 
Educational.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
Educational, less than 50 persons
Once every 12 months
$70
(8) 
Vacant buildings. Buildings that are vacant shall maintain all required fire alarms, sprinklers and standpipe systems in service.
Building Type
Inspection
Frequency
Registration
Fee
Vacant buildings
Once every 12 months
$50
B. 
Any owner, agent or lessee who fails to pay the prescribed registration fee within 30 days of written notification shall be in violation of this chapter and shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
[Amended 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-06]
The application fee for permit shall be as established by New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9 (c).
A. 
Type 1: $42.
B. 
Type 2: $166.
C. 
Type 3: $331.
D. 
Type 4: $497.
[Added 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-065-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2179-13]
The application fee for a certificate of fire code status and/or inspection for any building and/or premises for the purpose of obtaining a certificate of occupancy for the City of Woodbury Housing Department shall be $50.
[Added 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-065-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2179-13]
The application fee for a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, shall be as established by New Jersey State Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d).
[Added 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-06]
The fee established for copies of fire reports and fire investigations for insurance companies, owners and/or occupants shall be $40.
[Added 6-13-2000 by Ord. No. 1897-00; amended 4-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2021-065-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2179-13]
A. 
As per N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.13(a), (b), and (c), the fee established for Fire Department apparatus, labor, and material incurred by suppressing a fire, as well as any other actual expenses, are as follows:
Service
Fee
Apparatus
$150 per hour
Fire fighter
$50 per hour
Materials and equipment
Replacement cost
B. 
As per the Municipal Code of the City of Woodbury Chapter 103, Hazardous Substances, the fee established for Fire Department apparatus, labor, and material incurred during cleanup and removal associated with a hazardous substances discharge shall be as follows:
Service
Fee
Apparatus
$150 per hour
Fire fighter
$50 per hour
Materials and equipment
Replacement cost
[Added 6-12-2006 by Ord. No. 2028-06]
A. 
The Fire Department shall bill and recover the cost of fire-fighting materials used and expended; the cost of the use of the fire trucks, fire engines, rescue equipment and/or any other fire equipment; the cost of personnel hours; the cost of hazardous situations abatement materials; and any other reasonable costs incurred, with respect to any helicopter landing to which the Fire Department responds, specifically including but not limited to any helicopter landing at a designated helispot for the Underwood Memorial Hospital or any other health facility, that occurs in the City of Woodbury.
B. 
The Fire Department shall bill in accordance with the schedule set forth in § 89-14.