[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Oldmans 1-4-1978 by Ord. No. 78-1 as Ch. 8 of the 1978 Code; amended in its entirety 3-4-1992 by Ord. No. 92-2. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in Oldmans Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Oldmans Township Construction Agency," consisting of a Construction Code Official, Building Inspector, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, Elevator 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 Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
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 by 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 such position.
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.
[Amended 10-7-1992 by Ord. No. 92-9; 7-6-1994 by Ord. No. 94-4; 3-6-1996 by Ord. No. 96-3; 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5; 12-19-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-6; 12-7-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-13]
The fee for a construction permit of any type, as listed in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 (which is incorporated herein and which shall be deemed the current regulation in effect when the permit is requested), shall be the maximum sum permitted to be charged pursuant thereto and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
[Added 8-4-1993 by Ord. No. 93-5]
Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter with regard to the payment of fees, a bona fide religious corporation or nonprofit corporation shall not be required to pay any fee otherwise due pursuant to the provisions of this chapter for any repair, construction or other development which has a value of less than $5,000 if the inspection service is provided by an officer or an employee of Oldmans Township. The fee waiver provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any fee which is required for an inspection to be performed by an on-site inspection agency under contract with Oldmans Township. Furthermore, the fee waiver provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any construction or improvement which has a value of $5,000 or greater.
The Construction Code Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Oldmans Township Committee, 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.
[Amended 9-3-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5]
In order to provide 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 of $0.0016 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. Said surcharge shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, 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 referred to are those 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 being collected in the fiscal year. 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.