Township of Greenwich, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee (now Township Council) of the Township of Greenwich 12-20-1976 by Ord. No. 6-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 258.
Certificates of occupancy — See Ch. 284.
Construction and demolition debris — See Ch. 308.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 375.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 388.
Stormwater control — See Ch. 590.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 594.
Subdivision of land and site plan review — See Ch. 610.
Zoning — See Ch. 700.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Greenwich a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the "Greenwich Township Construction Code Enforcing 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.
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, as amended[1] 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 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.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 74-2, Construction Board of Appeals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 5-16-2011 by Ord. No. 11-2011.
[Amended 2-20-1978 by Ord. No. 2-1978; 6-6-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 8-7-1995 by Ord. No. 11-1995; 5-17-1999 by Ord. No. 6-1999; 8-19-2002 by Ord. No. 22-2002; 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 5-2005; 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 8-2011; 5-21-2012 by Ord. No. 7-2012; 9-17-2018 by Ord. No. 7-2018]
A. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsection A hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued. Plan review fees shall be 25% of the amount charged for a construction permit.
(1) 
Building fees:
(a) 
Minimum fees: $45.
(b) 
New construction and additions:
[1] 
New construction and additions: $0.038 per cubic foot.
[2] 
New construction and additions (in excess of 90,000 cubic feet): $0.025 per cubic foot.
(c) 
Renovations, alterations, swimming pools:
[1] 
R3 and R5 use: $34 per $1,000.
[2] 
All other uses: $38 per $1,000.
(d) 
Carports and sheds (over 200 square feet): $34 per $1,000.
(e) 
Retaining walls and fences:
[1] 
Retaining walls: $34 per $1,000.
[2] 
Fences over six feet high: $34 per $1,000.
(f) 
Signs, pylon and ground: $6 per square foot.
(g) 
Demolition:
[1] 
One- and two-family dwellings and residential tanks: $150.
[2] 
All other use groups: $300.
(h) 
Certificate of occupancy:
[1] 
R-2 to R-5: $90.
[2] 
All other use groups: 10% of permit fee; maximum of $300.
(i) 
Continued certificate of occupancy: $250 pursuant to change of use.
(j) 
Premanufactured/construction housing: $50 per $1,000; minimum fee of $300.
(k) 
Asbestos:
[1] 
Asbestos abatement: $106 per site.
[2] 
Asbestos certificate: $21 per site.
(l) 
Lead hazard abatement:
[1] 
Lead hazard abatement: $196 per site.
[2] 
Lead hazard clearance certificate: $39 per site.
(m) 
Tents/air structures in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any direction: $129.
(n) 
Annual permits:
[1] 
Annual permit per worker, including foreman: $450 each.
[2] 
State training registration per subcode/fire and building combined: $140 payable to state.
(2) 
Elevators: in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(3) 
Training fees:
(a) 
New construction: $0.00371 per cubic foot.
(b) 
Renovation/alteration: $1.90 per $1,000.
(c) 
Minimum permit surcharge fee shall be $1.
(4) 
Plan review: 5% of construction permit fee.
(5) 
Plumbing fees:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $45.
(b) 
Per fixture (attached to drainage/water system): $15.
(c) 
Appliances, equipment, refrigeration, air-conditioning equipment, pumps, lawn sprinklers: $91 each.
(d) 
Replacement of solar, oil, gas heating: $91 for each unit.
(e) 
Gas piping: $91.
(f) 
Sewer and water laterals: $91 each.
(g) 
Special devices such as backflow preventers, inceptors, oil and waste: $91 each.
(6) 
Fire prevention fees:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $45.
(b) 
Sprinklers, heads or detectors:
1 to 20
$91
21 to 100
$250
101 to 200
$400
201 to 400
$600
401 to 1,000
$900
Over 1,000
$2,200
(c) 
Preengineered system/fire pumps: $150.
(d) 
Kitchen hood systems: $90.
(e) 
All other fuel-fired appliances: $65.
(f) 
Incinerators: $551.
(g) 
Crematoriums: $511.
(h) 
Standpipe: $321.
(7) 
Electrical fees:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $45.
(b) 
Rough wiring - fixtures and devices:
[1] 
One to 50: $50.
[2] 
Additional 25: $9.
(c) 
Each motor or electrical device:
[1] 
Greater than one kw to 10 kw or one hp to 10 hp: $15.
[2] 
Eleven kw to 45 kw or 11 hp to 50 hp: $65.
[3] 
Forty-six kw to 112.5 kw or 51 hp to 100 hp: $129.
[4] 
Greater than 112.5 kw or 100 hp: $640.
(d) 
Service/meter equipment:
[1] 
225 amps or less: $65.
[2] 
226 amps to 1,000 amps: $129.
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amps: $640.
[4] 
Process equipment fee shall be based on ampere rating of the overcurrent device protecting conductor feeding the process equipment.
(e) 
Temporary installations and decorative displays: $25.
(f) 
Photovoltaic systems (solar):
[1] 
One to 50 kw: $65.
[2] 
Fifty-one to 100 kw: $129.
[3] 
Greater than 100 kilowatts: $640.
[4] 
Rain sensor: $45.
[5] 
Pool bonding: $75.
B. 
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township governing body 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.
C. 
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, a surcharge fee as outlined in Subsection A(3) for new construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter 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.
D. 
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, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Added 12-18-2000 by Ord. No. 30-2000]
A. 
A senior citizen shall not be required to pay any Township fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement to his or her living unit.
B. 
As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SENIOR CITIZEN
A person who has attained the age of 62 years.