Village of Ridgefield Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[Adopted 5-25-1982 by Ord. No. 4-82; amended in its entirety 3-12-2002 by Ord. No. 02-2 (Ch. 101, Art. II, of the 1985 Code)]
[Amended 2-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-04]
A. 
General.
(1) 
The fee for plan review, computed as a percentage of the fee for a construction permit, shall be paid at the time of application for a permit. The amount of this fee shall then be deducted from the amount of the fee due for a construction permit when the permit is issued. Plan review fees are not refundable.
(2) 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of the basic construction fee plus all applicable special fees, such as elevator or sign fees. This fee shall be paid before a permit is issued.
(3) 
The fee to be charged for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid at the time the permit is issued. This fee shall be in addition to the construction permit fee.
(4) 
Any and all charitable, philanthropic, fraternal and religious nonprofit organizations which hold tax exempt status under N.J.S.A. 54:3.6 et seq. shall be exempt from the payment of all local permit fees charged under this article, upon the presentation and filing of the form prescribed by N.J.S.A. 54:4-4.4, which demonstrates tax exempt status, with the Village Tax Assessor.
(5) 
There shall be no construction permit fee or surcharge fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement to an existing residential dwelling, classified as R-1, R-2, R-3 or R-4 according to the state building code in effect at the time the permit is issued, if the sole purpose of the construction, alteration or improvement is to promote accessibility to disabled persons.
B. 
Construction fees:
(1) 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit. Whenever a permit is issued based on an approved prototype plan for which a construction permit has previously been issued, the construction permit fee shall be reduced by the amount of the plan review fee.
(2) 
All use groups.
(a) 
Additions and new construction.
[1] 
Per cubic foot: $0.029.
[2] 
Minimum fee: $105.
[3] 
Plus state training fee: $0.0016.
(b) 
Renovations, alterations and repairs.
[1] 
First $1,000 of estimated cost: $37.
[2] 
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof: $27.
(c) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection B(2)(a) and (b) above.
(d) 
The fee for tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be: $80.
(e) 
Temporary construction trailers or structures for which volume cannot be computed: $105.
(f) 
Minor work. Steps, retaining walls, construction or replacement of porch or stoop which does not provide structural support for any roof or portion of a building; construction or alteration of any rooms within existing one- and two-family dwellings when no structural members are to be altered.
[1] 
First $1,000 of estimated cost: $40.
[2] 
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof: $30.
(g) 
The fee for roofing and siding work completed on structure in use group.
[1] 
R-3, including one- and two-car garages: $45.
[2] 
All other use groups: $75.
(h) 
Demolition and removal.
[1] 
One- and two-vehicle garage: $35.
[2] 
One- and two-family dwellings less than 5,000 square feet in area: $180.
[3] 
All other structures: $500.
[4] 
Closure of underground storage tanks up to 2,000 gallons:
[a] 
Commercial or multifamily: $125.
[b] 
Residential: $40.
[c] 
Over 2001 gallons, with DEPE permit (all properties): $200.
(i) 
Signs, computed on one side only for double-faced sign.
[1] 
Per square feet: $1.50.
[2] 
Minimum: $35.
(j) 
Accessory buildings 150 square feet or larger: $40.
(k) 
Asbestos removal (set by DCA): $84.
[1] 
Certificate of approval: $17.
(l) 
Lead hazard abatement: $110.
[1] 
Clearance certificate: $35.
(m) 
Fee for filing an application for a variation as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be:
[1] 
Class one structure: $210.
[2] 
Class two structure: $160.
[3] 
Class three structure: $85.
[4] 
Asbestos removal: $310.
(3) 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment:
(a) 
Per fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system, and for each appliance connected to the gas piping system, except as indicated in Subsection B(3)(d) below.
[1] 
Residential: $14.
[2] 
Commercial: $16.
(b) 
Special device, grease trap, oil separator, water-cooled air conditioner, active solar systems, backflow preventors, sewer pump or ejector: $40.
(c) 
Domestic hot water heater: residential, $40; commercial, $50.
(d) 
Gas- or oil-fired boiler: $40.
(e) 
Water service or sewer installation or repair: $40.
(f) 
Lawn sprinkler system: residential, $35; commercial, $60.
(g) 
Condensate air-conditioning line: $25.
(h) 
Minimum plumbing fee: $40.
(4) 
Electrical fixtures and equipment.
(a) 
Switching/lighting/receptacle outlets.
[1] 
One to 25: $40.
[2] 
Each additional 25: $15.
(b) 
Service panels/entrance/subpanels.
[1] 
Zero to 200 amps: $65.
[2] 
Over 200 amps to 300 amps: $70.
[3] 
Each additional 100 amps: $75.
(c) 
Motors.
[1] 
Fractional up to one HP: $15.
[2] 
Over 1HP/KW to 10 HP/KW: $20.
[3] 
Over 10 HP/KW to 50 HP/KW: $50.
[4] 
Over 50 HP/KW to 100 HP/KW: $105.
[5] 
Over 100 HP/KW: $355.
(d) 
Electrical devices/generators/transformer/vaults.
[1] 
Up to 45 KV/KW: $45.
[2] 
Over 45 KV/KW to 112.5 KV/KW: $80.
[3] 
Over 112.5 KV/KW: $375.
(e) 
Line items.
[1] 
Range, oven, surface units, dishwasher, dryer, water heater, garbage disposal, intercom systems, signs, etc.: $35.
[2] 
Pool bonding, including GFI: $90.
[3] 
Outdoor lighting, each: $50.
[4] 
Residential air conditioning: $45.
[5] 
Commercial air conditioning: $85.
(f) 
Annual inspection of commercial swimming pools: $70.
(g) 
Temporary lighting: $50.
(h) 
Minimum electrical fee: $40.
(5) 
Fire protection fees.
(a) 
Suppression systems, smoke detectors.
[1] 
Up to 25 heads: $65.
[2] 
Twenty-six to 75 heads: $80.
[3] 
Seventy-six to 100 heads: $115.
[4] 
One hundred one to 200 heads: $160.
[5] 
Each additional 100 heads: $160.
(b) 
Standpipes, per riser.
[1] 
Up to six inches: $80.
[2] 
Over six inches: $105.
(c) 
Kitchen suppression systems, commercial: $80.
(d) 
Gas- or oil-fired appliance: $45.
(e) 
Fire pump: $50.
(f) 
Preengineered suppression systems: (Halon, CO2, foam, wet, dry chemical): $110.
(g) 
Wood-burning stoves: $45.
(h) 
Incinerator or crematorium: $510.
(i) 
Minimum fire protection fee: $40.
(6) 
Elevator fees.
(a) 
(Reserved), performed by DCA.
(7) 
Certificates of occupancy.
(a) 
Use groups.
[1] 
A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5: $60.
[2] 
B, M, U: $45.
[3] 
F-1, F-2, H: $75.
[4] 
R-1, R-2: $110.
[5] 
I-1, I-2, I-3, E: $90.
[6] 
R-3, R-4 (new structure): $100.
[7] 
R-3, R-4 (unit): $30.
[8] 
Certificate of approval: $55.
(8) 
Fences.
(a) 
Up to six feet (only protecting pools), residential: $35.
(b) 
Up to six feet (only protecting pools), commercial: $55.
(c) 
Six feet and over, residential: $40.
(d) 
Six feet and over, commercial: $65.
(9) 
Oil tank installations.
(a) 
Residential, up to 1,000 gallons: $40.
(b) 
Commercial and all over 1,000 gallons: $110.
(10) 
Swimming pools
(a) 
Aboveground, twenty-four-inch deep or more: $40.
(b) 
In-ground (residential): $100.
(c) 
In-ground (commercial): $200.
(11) 
State-mandated training fees.
(a) 
Per cubic feet of volume: $0.00265.
(b) 
All other work: $1.35 per $1,000 (rounded off).
(12) 
Zoning permits: (non Uniform Construction Code).
(a) 
Fences under six feet, other than protecting swimming pools (residential): $35.
(b) 
Fences under six feet, other than protecting swimming pools (commercial): $45.
(c) 
Accessory buildings under 150 square feet: $40.
(13) 
Sidewalks and driveways (non Uniform Construction Code).
(a) 
Construction, removing, repairing, replacing sidewalk or driveway apron.
[1] 
Every 250 square feet or fraction thereof: $35.
(b) 
Constructing, removing, replacing curbs.
[1] 
Every 10 linear feet or fraction thereof: $10.
(c) 
Erection and maintaining of temporary sidewalk or walkway or sidewalk fence.
[1] 
Each 30 days or fraction thereof: $10.
(d) 
Sidewalk excavation or opening: $25.
(e) 
Refuse container (dumpster) in public roadway.
[1] 
Each five-day period or fraction thereof: $35.
(f) 
Construction or replacing of driveway: $35.
A. 
Any and all charitable, philanthropic, fraternal and religious nonprofit organizations which hold tax exempt status under N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.6 et seq. shall be exempt from the payment of all local permit fees charged under this article upon presentation and filing of the form prescribed by N.J.S.A. 54:4-4.4, which demonstrates tax exempt status, with the Village Tax Assessor.
B. 
After the initial presentation of the form demonstrating tax exempt status, the Village Tax Assessor shall make a copy of the certificate at no charge to the tax exempt organization and place it on file for future reference. If the form, on its face, appears to be outdated or inaccurate, the Village Tax Assessor may refuse to grant any exemption unless and until a current and valid form is shown and filed.
C. 
The tax exempt organization shall maintain a copy of a current and valid form demonstrating tax exempt status with the Village Tax Assessor.
D. 
State, county or local government units and agencies or political subdivisions thereof shall not be required to pay any local permit fees, nor shall such unit or agency be subject to the training fee surcharge imposed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
E. 
The Ridgefield Park Board of Education shall be exempt from payment of any fee.
F. 
Newly constructed residential units that are to be legally restricted to occupancy by households of low or moderate income shall be exempt from payment of all local permit fees.
[Amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 09-11]
Any person violating this article or these rules and regulations, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.