[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Denville by Ord. No. 24-76 (Ch. 11, Sec. 11-1, of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the Division of Construction Code Enforcement and Zoning in the Department of Community Development, consisting of a Construction Official, building subcode official, plumbing subcode officials, 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, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint the Construction Official together with all other subcode officials. The term of office for these respective officials shall be for a term of one year and until the successor has been duly qualified and appointed.
Each official position created in § 195-1 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. 5:23; provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an outside 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. 5:23 to hold each such position.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location except for emergencies, and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended by Ord. No. 7-78; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Chapter 245, Fees, Rates and Charges, and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Council biannually a report recommending a fee schedule, based on the operating expenses of the agency, and any other expenses of the Township fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act. Attached hereto and made a part hereof is a schedule of all fees pertaining to the operation of the Division of Construction Code Enforcement and Zoning in the Department of Community Development.
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 as set forth in Chapter 245, Fees, Rates and Charges. The surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter 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, the fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
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, the report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.