[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of North Haledon as Ch. 55 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Borough of North Haledon a State Uniform Construction Code Administration 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 inspector 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 of such positions.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 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.
Editor's Note: Original § 55-2, Construction Board of Appeals, of the 1990 Code, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-20-2011 by Ord. No. 5-2011.
[Amended 5-11-1988 by Ord. No. 12-1988; 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990; 2-20-1991 by Ord. No. 2-1991]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Chapter 275, Fees, and shall be paid before the permit is issued. The estimated cost is determined by use of the BOCA Building Valuation Data Report and must be verified as to the actual cost of the construction by the designer prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and 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.
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, a surcharge fee per cubic foot of volume of new construction as provided in Chapter 275, Fees. This surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspections, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 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, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
Editor's Note: "The regulations" refers to regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.
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, this report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
Rules of procedure and operation shall be in accordance with the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.