Borough of Wood-Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge 6-15-1987 by Ord. No. 87-12 (Ch. 113 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, repairing, restoring, reroofing, re-siding, demolishing, or moving the whole or part of any building or structure, or engaged in the business of the construction and installation of swimming pools or signs, shall be required to register with the Construction Code Official.
The owner or occupant of a building or structure applying for a building permit shall not be required to register, provided that he intends to do and supervise his own work.
Applications for the registration of contractors shall be submitted to the Construction Code Official on forms supplied by him and shall include the name of the contractor, address, phone number and registered agent, if any. The application shall also contain the number of years such person, firm or corporation has been in business or in existence at the current location or any prior location, as well as information regarding types of insurance maintained and the names of insurers.
The annual fee for registration for all contractors shall be $25, which registration shall expire on December 31.
All work shall be done in accordance with the State Uniform Construction Code, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and must be done in a good and workmanlike manner.
After obtaining a building permit, the person or persons doing the work shall notify the Construction Code Official 24 hours prior to commencing any work whatsoever on any building or structure.
No permit shall be issued by the Construction Code Official of the Borough of Wood-Ridge to anyone except a licensed contractor or his duly authorized agent under the provisions of this chapter, except to actual owners or occupants who intend to do the work themselves.
The Construction Code Official shall revoke the registration of any contractor licensed hereunder who shall be guilty of any one or more of the following acts or omissions:
Fraud or misrepresentation as determined by a court of competent jurisdiction.
Fraud or misrepresentation upon the application for registration submitted in accordance herewith.
Failure to secure necessary permits or violation of the Uniform Construction Code or other Borough ordinance, regulations or state statutes and/or industry standards.
By the filing of a Chapter 7 petition for bankruptcy, whether voluntary or involuntary, or upon the appointment by the court of competent jurisdiction of a receiver.
Failure to maintain required liability insurance.
The Construction Code Official shall notify the contractor in violation of this chapter in writing, giving 10 days to rectify any violation therein enumerated.
Failure of the contractor to rectify said violation shall result in an automatic revocation of the contractor's registration.
Any person aggrieved by the action of the Construction Code Official shall have the right to appeal to the Mayor and Council. Such appeals shall be taken by filing with the Borough Clerk, within 10 days after notice of revocation, a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for appeal. The Mayor and Council shall thereafter set a time and place for hearing the appeal upon at least seven days' prior notice to the appellant. The decision of the Mayor and Council on such appeal shall be final.
Whenever notice is required to be given by any section of this chapter, such notice may be effected by personal service upon any principal or agent of the registered contractor or by certified mail to the last address listed in the Construction Code Official's office, listed in connection with the registration information.
Any person or persons or their agents, servants or employees who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in the Municipal Court of the Borough of Wood-Ridge, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. Every day that such person or persons or their agents, servants or employees shall fail to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall constitute a separate and additional offense against the provisions thereof.
Any contractor, after revocation, may register, provided that:
He obtains certification from the Construction Code Official to the effect that all violations have now been corrected and the matter causing the revocation has been satisfied.
Proof that any loss caused by the act or omission for which the registration was revoked has been fully satisfied.