[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Fredon Ord. No. 14-85 (Sec. 7-7 of the 1972 Revised General Ordinances); amended in its entirety 6-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-07. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Township of Fredon.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Office of the Fire Marshal for the County of Sussex.
Within the established boundaries of the Township of Fredon, the local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures, and premises other than owner-occupied buildings of less than three dwelling units used exclusively for dwelling purposes and buildings, structures, and premises owned or operated by interstate agencies or the state.
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all the pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The Office of the County Marshal referenced in § 262-2 shall be as created and supervised by the County of Sussex and shall meet all of the requirements of the applicable law and regulations.
Appointment of Fire Marshal. The Fire Marshal of the Office of the Fire Marshal of the County of Sussex shall be a state-certified fire official appointed by the Freeholders of the County of Sussex consistent with the procedures set forth in the applicable law and regulations. The Sussex County Freeholders may appoint inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency consistent with the applicable laws and regulations. All life-hazard use inspectors shall be certified by the state.
The Office of the Fire Marshal of the County of Sussex referenced in§ 262-2 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
In addition to the registrations and permits required by the Uniform Fire Code, all other uses subject to Uniform Fire Code inspections shall register with the Office of Fire Marshal, County of Sussex. These uses shall be inspected once per year and shall pay an annual fee as set forth by the County of Sussex, which schedule(s) of fees are adopted by reference for application within the Township of Fredon.
[Amended 7-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-09]
Uses requiring registration with the state as life hazard uses shall not be required to register or pay fees pursuant to this section.
Vacant buildings that create a fire hazard shall be charged and inspected according to the applicable schedule of fees.
Owners of more than one use at a given location shall pay a full fee for the largest use and 1/2 fee or fees for any other use or uses.
The application fees for the permits listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7 shall be specified in the Uniform Fire Code.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206b and 208d, any person aggrieved by any action of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals of the County of Sussex.
Enforcement, violations, and penalties shall be managed in conformity with the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the Uniform Fire Code and all other laws of the State of New Jersey.