[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newton 6-8-1970 as Sec. 11-1 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The State Uniform Construction Code, building subcode, is hereby adopted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 and N.J.A.C. 5:23. The code is hereby adopted and incorporated as fully as if set forth at length herein. The provisions shall be controlling in the construction, alteration, renovation, rehabilitation, maintenance, occupancy, and use of all buildings and structures therein contained within the corporate limits of the Town.
There is hereby established in the Town a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Department of Code Enforcement," consisting of a Construction Official, a building subcode official, building and housing inspector, a plumbing subcode official, an electrical subcode official, a fire protection subcode official, a mechanical inspector, 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. All positions required or necessary to insure the proper enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code shall be appointed by the Town Manager in accordance with New Jersey State Civil Service rules and regulations. The Construction Official or other subcode officials, upon proper identification, shall have authority to enter any building, structure or premises at any reasonable hour.
In the event the Town of Newton enters into an interlocal agreement for services of one or more of said officials and/or inspectors, said services may be provided by another municipality, county or state agency as set forth in such interlocal agreement.
[Added 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9]
Each official position created in § 85-2 shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. 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 N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
The public shall have the right to do business during normal business hours with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
Wherever the world "municipality" is used in the code, it shall mean the Town of Newton.
Wherever the term "corporation counsel" is used in the code, it shall mean the attorney of the Town of Newton.
Wherever the term "Board of Appeals" is used in connection with the construction code enforcing agency, it shall mean the Sussex County Board of Appeals created pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act which shall be used for purposes of appeals from decisions of the Town enforcement agency.
The fire limits of the Town are hereby established as follows:
No fees shall be charged for construction of any permitted building or structure owned by the Town of Newton or any of the subordinate agencies.
Rules concerning violations and penalty proceedings are contained within the regulations of the Uniform Construction Code.
Upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy under the regulations of this chapter, all buildings and structures are subject to the provisions of Chapter 213, Property Maintenance, Article II, Property Maintenance Code, known as the "Property Maintenance Code." The issuance of certificates of occupancy shall be conditioned upon compliance with Chapter 213, Article II, providing that no provisions of Chapter 213, Article II, conflict, govern or affect the provisions or intent of the Uniform Construction Code.