Borough of Edgewater, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater 12-21-1976 by Ord. No. 606-76 (Ch. 29 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Certificates of substantial compliance — See Ch. 157, Art. III.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 204.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 210.
Land use and development — See Ch. 240.
Sewers — See Ch. 347.
Solid waste; construction debris removal — See Ch. 368.
A. 
There is hereby established in Edgewater a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency, to be known as the "Uniform Construction Enforcing Agency of the Borough of Edgewater," consisting of a Construction Official, a 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. The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Edgewater is hereby delegated the function of the reorganization of positions or the opening of lines of authority between dispersed personnel in different agencies, if any.
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, and N.J.A.C. 5:28, 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. 5:28 to hold each such position. For purposes of this regulation and its enforcement, any such dispersed personnel are subject to the procedures and policies of the Enforcing Agency and are primarily responsible to the Construction Official.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at the Borough Hall, Edgewater, New Jersey, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 29-2, Construction Board of Appeals, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 9-20-2010 by Ord. No. 1439-2010.
[Amended 4-20-1982 by Ord. No. 719-82; 9-8-1987 by Ord. No. 872-87]
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.
[Amended 1-19-1988 by Ord. No. 879-88; 4-16-1991 by Ord. No. 965-91; 4-18-2016 by Ord. No. 1531-2016]
(1) 
The building subcode fees are as follows:
(a) 
For new construction: $0.036 per cubic foot of building or structure volume.
(b) 
For renovations, additions, alterations, and repairs: $50 per $1,000 of estimated cost; $25 thereafter.
(2) 
The plumbing subcode fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
$25 per plumbing fixture, device and plumbing stack to be installed.
(b) 
For special devices, including but not limited to grease traps, oil separators, backflow preventers and water-cooled air conditioning or refrigeration units: $100 per special device.
(c) 
For water heaters, steam boilers, hot-water boilers and sewer pumps and oil interceptor/separator: $50 each.
(d) 
For installation or replacement of sewers, as follows:
[1] 
There shall be a minimum fee of $100 for any size up to and in excess of six inches.
(e) 
For installation or replacement of water service, as follows:
[1] 
There shall be a minimum fee of $75 for one-inch up to including four-inch.
(3) 
The electrical subcode fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Minimum fee
$50
Switching outlets
Rough wiring (1 to 50)
$65
Lighting outlets
Rough wiring (1 to 50)
$65
Receptacle outlets
Rough wiring (1 to 50)
$65
Each additional
$65
Switches, final (1 to 50)
$65
Lighting, final (1 to 50)
$65
Receptacles, final (1 to 50)
$65
Each additional (25)
$20
Electrical range
$50
Electric dryer
$50
Electric hot-water heater
$50
Furnace
$50
Dishwasher
$50
Garbage disposal (replacement only)
$50
Intercom system
$50
Heating unit (wiring)
$50
Whirlpool/spa
$50
Pool bonding, including G.F.I. receptacle
$100
Air conditioner, without heat pump
$50
Air conditioner, with heat pump
$50
Motor, any over 1 horsepower
$50
Automatic fire alarm system
$50
Manual fire alarm
$50
(4) 
The fees for service meter equipment and feeders shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Not over 200 amperes
$80
200 to 300 amperes
$120
Each additional 100 amperes
$50
Transformers, vaults, substations
Not over 45 kilovolts
$150
45 to 112.5 kilovolts
$150
Over 112.5 kilovolts
$150
Motors
Fractional, up to 1 horsepower/kilowatt
$40
Over 1 horsepower/kilowatt to 10 horsepower kilowatt
$65
Over 10 horsepower/kilowatt to 50 horsepower kilowatt
$65
Over 50 horsepower/kilowatt to 100 horsepower/kilowatt
$150
Over 100 horsepower/kilowatt
$500
Protective signaling device system, smoke detectors
1 to 5 devices
$50
Each additional 3 devices
$10
Service, pole, temporary
$75
Single appliance outlet
$50
Outdoor light poles, each
$50
Minimum fee
$50
(5) 
The fee for demolition of a building or structure shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
1- or 2-family residential use
$200
Commercial or industrial use
To 10,000 square feet
$500
Each additional 1,000 square feet
$50
Multifamily
$250
Each unit over 3
$50
Garage or accessory buildings
Residential
$50
Commercial or industrial
$50
(6) 
The fee for swimming pools shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
In-ground pools
$250
Aboveground pools
$150
(7) 
The fire subcode fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Sprinkler system (based on sprinkler heads)
1 to 25 heads
$150
26 to 75 heads
$150
76 to 100 heads
$200
Each 100 heads thereafter, add
Standpipes, per riser
2 1/2-inch
$250
2 l/2-inch to 4-inch
$275
4-inch to 6-inch
$300
Over 6 inches
$350
Suppression system in hood over stove
$125
Automatic fire alarm system (supervised annunciator panel)
$50
Manual fire alarm system
$50
Heating equipment, fuel storage tanks
Residential gas or oil
$75
Heating unit, each
$75
Home oil tank each
$75
Commercial storage tanks
Up to 999 gallons, each
$100
1,000 gallons to 2,999 gallons, each
$100
3,000 gallons to 4,999 gallons, each
$250
Over 5,000 gallons, each
$300
Underground storage tanks, closure or removal
$200
Gas- or oil-fired appliances (not connected to the plumbing system)
$200
Minimum fee, includes fire detection system up to 5 heads
$200
Fire pump
$200
Special suppression (Halon, CO, foam)
Per $1,000 of construction cost
$200
Minimum fee
$200
(8) 
Certificate of occupancy fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Certificate of occupancy
1- and 2-family residential
$75
Multiple-family
$250
Multiple-family, for each unit over 2, per unit
$25
Business, mercantile
$250
Factory/industrial/storage
$250
Certificate of approval
$35
Certificate of continued occupancy
$75
(9) 
Miscellaneous fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Fences over 4 feet
$65
Elevators, escalators, chair lifts
Per $1,000 cost of installation
Minimum fee up to 9 floors
$300
Minimum fee 10 floors and over
$350
Roped elevators, hydraulic
$300
Escalators
$250
Dumbwaiter
$68
Building permit duplicate
$5
Sign permits, per square foot
Minimum fee
$5 sq. ft.
Dumpster
$25
B. 
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 municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
Surcharge fee.
(1) 
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 of $0.0006 per cubic foot of volume of 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 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.
(2) 
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.
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23: Districts C, D, E and F, as provided by the Zoning Ordinance of the Borough of Edgewater, County of Bergen, New Jersey, of 1955, as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 240, Land Use and Development.
[Added 11-1-1978 by Ord. No. 638-78]
A. 
Builders, building contractors or persons engaged in the construction, demolition or renovation of any building or structure or any addition to any building or structure within the municipality will be responsible for removal of any refuse materials resulting from such construction or renovation. Said materials must not be placed on sidewalks or streets at any time.
B. 
Materials to be removed in accordance with Subsection A above shall be removed from the site as promptly as possible, and in no case shall said refuse materials be stored at the site for more than five days.
[Added 8-9-1988 by Ord. No. 896-88]
A. 
Except where more-restrictive provisions govern, the design, construction, installation, maintenance and operation of elevators shall conform to ASME A17.1 and shall meet the technical criteria of N.J.A.C. 5:23-7.70 through 23-7.79 and BOCA Article 26 (1987 Edition).
B. 
Elevator service shall be provided for access by fire-fighting and rescue operations to all floors.
C. 
At least one elevator shall have a cab with a minimum distance between walls or between wall and door, excluding return panels, not less than 80 inches by 54 inches and a minimum distance from wall to return panel not less than 51 inches, with a forty-two-inch side-slide door to allow for turning a wheelchair and accommodating an ambulance cot or stretcher measuring 24 inches by 76 inches in its horizontal open position.
D. 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all use groups with the exception of Use Group R-3 (one- or two-family dwelling units).
Violations of the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).