Township of Cherry Hill, NJ
Camden County
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[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #89-65, 10-4-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-35, 4-26-99; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17; Ord. No. 2017-21, 12-11-17]
a. 
There is hereby established in Township of Cherry Hill a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the Department of Construction Code Enforcement and Inspections consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Elevator 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 Building Construction Official shall be the Chief Administrator of the Enforcing Agency.
b. 
Each official position created in paragraph a hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such a 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 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 per P.L. 1975. c.217 and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
c. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #89-65, 10-24-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-35, 4-26-99; Ord. #2003-2, 1-27-03; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
All appeals will be heard by the Camden County Construction Board of Appeals pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23A.
[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #89-65, 10-24-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-35, 4-26-99; Ord. #2003-2, 1-27-03; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
A permit shall be required for all general construction work except for:
a. 
Ordinary maintenance as provided for in Section 5:23-2.7 of the State Uniform Construction Code which do not violate any of the regulations.
[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #88-16, 4-11-88; Ord. #89-65, 10-24-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-12, 1-25-99; Ord. #99-35, 4-6-99; Ord. #99-58, 11-22-99; Ord. #2001-2, 4-9-01; Ord. #2003-2, 1-27-03; Ord. #2006-3, 2-13-06; Ord. #2007-16, 5-29-07; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2010-19, 8-9-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2015-14, 10-26-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
a. 
The fee for a Construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in 1 through 12 hereafter and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
1. 
The Building Subcode Fees. (13-1.4a1)
(a) 
New Construction. Fee for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the building or structure as computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.038 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups. Minimum fee sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
The unit rates may vary for different occupancy groups or structures of different sizes within the same occupancy group. The unit rate for large, open-volume single story buildings, such as barns, silos, greenhouses, warehouses, distribution centers, and other agricultural, recreational and storage-use buildings, (identified by Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2) shall be less than the unit rate for other types of buildings and occupancy classifications; such uses and classifications shall be calculated by the amount of $0.021 per cubic foot of volume for such buildings and structures. Minimum fee sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
For the purposes of calculating the volume to determine the fee for large, open-volume, single story spaces in buildings, such as barns, silos, greenhouses, warehouses, distribution centers, and other agricultural and storage-use occupancies, the height shall be limited to 20 feet notwithstanding the fact that the actual height of the space may be greater than 20 feet.
(b) 
Reconstruction, Renovations, Alterations, Repairs. Fees for renovations, alterations, and repairs shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be thirty-four ($34.00) dollars per one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for the first one million ($1,000,000) dollars or fraction thereof, provided that a minimum fee of sixty-five $65.00) dollars shall be paid. Above one million ($1,000,000) dollars the fee for the amount exceeding the one million ($1,000,000) dollars shall be in the amount of twenty-two ($22.00) dollars per one thousand ($1,000) dollars of the estimated cost, prorated. For the purpose of determining estimated cost the applicant shall submit to the department cost data produced either by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the actual contract signed by the owner and the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. Where any material or labor is furnished or provided at no cost, its normal, or usual cost shall be included in the estimated cost. The department shall make the final decision regarding the estimated cost. The department shall use current building and Valuation Report in determining the estimated cost.
(c) 
Minor Construction. Fees for minor construction work shall be based upon the estimated cost of construction. The fee shall be in the amount of thirty-four ($34.00) dollars per one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars. Minor work shall be as described in the State Uniform Construction Code 5:23-2.17A. Minimum fee sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
(d) 
Exterior Additions. For exterior additions the fee shall be $0.038 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion with a minimum fee of sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
(e) 
Renovations and Addition Combination. For combinations of renovations and additions in excess of one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, the fee shall be computed separately as renovations and additions.
(f) 
Demolition. The fee for a residential demolition or removal permit shall be ninety-two ($92.00) dollars or for a structure of less than five thousand (5,000) square feet in area and less than thirty (30) feet in height or for a one or two-family dwelling. For all other use groups: demolition, interior demolition work or removal permits shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars for all structures from five thousand (5,000) total square feet to ten thousand (10,000) total square feet; and for all structures from ten thousand one (10,001) total square feet to twenty thousand (20,000) total square feet the fee for demolition, interior demolition or removal permits shall be three hundred thirty-six ($336.00) dollars; and for each additional ten thousand (10,000) total square feet or fraction thereof, an additional one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars shall be charged as a permit fee. The fee for the removal of a flammable or combustible liquid underground storage tank (UST) shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars per tank.
(g) 
Signs. The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be in the amount of three ($3.00) dollars per square foot of the surface area of the sign, provided that the minimum fee shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
In the case of double-faced signs the area of surface of only one (1) side of the sign shall be used for the purpose of fee computation.
(h) 
Roofs. One- and two-family dwellings only: The fee for a roof permit for a one- and two-family dwelling shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c).2 I (6). Commercial roofs to be calculated at thirty-four ($34.00) dollars per thousand of construction costs.
(i) 
Siding. One- and two-family dwellings only. The fee for a siding permit for a one- and two-family dwelling shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c).2. I (6). Commercial siding to be calculated at thirty-four ($34.00) dollars per thousand of construction costs.
(j) 
Asbestos Abatement. Public Buildings, "E" use and day care only. The administrative fee for an asbestos abatement permit shall be one hundred eighteen ($118.00) dollars. Certificate of Occupancy for asbestos work is twenty-four ($24.00) dollars.
(k) 
Tents. The fee shall be one hundred nineteen ($119.00) dollars only for tents in excess of sixteen thousand eight hundred (16,800) square feet or more than one hundred forty (140) feet in any dimension.
(l) 
Swimming Pools.
Swimming Pools: The fee for an above-ground swimming pool including hot tubs shall be one hundred forty ($140.00) dollars. The fee for an in-ground residential swimming pool shall be two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars. The fee for all other in-ground swimming pools shall be one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.
(m) 
Retaining Walls.
(1) 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area greater than five hundred fifty (550) square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be two hundred ten ($210.00) dollars.
(2) 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area of five hundred fifty (550) square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structures shall be one hundred six ($106.00) dollars.
(3) 
The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of the construction calculated at thirty-four ($34.00) dollars per one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars of the cost of construction.
2. 
Plumbing Subcode Fees. (13-1.4a2)
(a) 
The fee in the amount of fifteen ($15.00) dollars per fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system, and stack, and for each appliance connected to the gas piping or oil piping system, except for all fixtures listed in the following paragraph (b).
(b) 
The fee shall be ninety-one ($91.00) dollars per special device for the following: grease traps, oil separators, water cooled air-conditioning units, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers equipped with test ports (double check valve assembly, reduced pressure zone, and pressure vacuum breaker backflow preventers), steam boilers, hot water boilers (excluding those for domestic water heating), active solar systems, sewer pumps, and interceptors.
(c) 
The fee shall be fifteen ($15.00) dollars per appliance connected to the gas piping. For the purpose of computing this fee, fixtures or stacks shall include but not be limited to lavatories, kitchen sinks, slop sinks, urinals, water closets, bath tubs, floor drains, drinking fountains, dishwashers, garbage disposals, clothes washers, hot water heaters, or similar devices.
(d) 
Minimum fee for plumbing shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
(e) 
The fee for an annual Certificate of Compliance for testable backflow preventers as defined by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(1)4 shall be twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per device.
3. 
The Electrical Subcode Fees: (13-1.4a3)
(a) 
For one (1) to fifty (50) receptacles and fixtures, the fee shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars; for each twenty-five (25) additional receptacles or fixtures the fee shall be ten ($10.00) dollars. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles or fixtures shall include lighting, outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communication outlets, light-standards eight (8) feet or less in height including luminaires, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar fixtures, and motor devices less than one (1) horsepower or one (1) kilowatt.
(b) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from one hp or one kw to 10 hp or kw; for each transformer or generator rated from one kw or one kilovolt-amps (kva) to 10kw or 10 kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each storable pool or hydro massage bath tub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each fire, security, or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light-standard greater than eight feet in height including luminaries; and for each communications closet, the fee shall be $15.00.
(c) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor-control-center, or disconnecting means rated 225 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $65.00.
(d) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor-control-center, or disconnecting means rated from greater than 225 amperes to 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $129.00.
(e) 
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor-control-center, or disconnecting means rated greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $640.00.
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors except those in plug in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers, and all heat cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
(f) 
Photovoltaic Systems
1-50K
$ 65.00
51-100K
$129.00
>100K
$640.00
(g) 
Private Swimming Pools/Spas, Hot Tubs, Fountains. The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool as defined in the building subcode, spa, hot tub or fountain shall be a flat fee of seventy-seven ($77.00) dollars which include any required bonding, and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles, and heaters, etc., excepting panel boards and under-water lighting fixtures.
(h) 
The fee charged for the installation of single and multiple station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwelling shall be a flat fee of thirty-three ($33.00) dollars per dwelling unit.
(i) 
The fee for the electrical certificate of annual compliance for the inspection of existing public swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs shall be the fee established by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(k) and N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18C shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars for the first swimming pool, spa or hot tub and forty ($40.00) dollars for each additional swimming pool, spa or hot tub.
(j) 
Minimum fee for electric shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
4. 
The Fire Subcode Fees. (13-1.4a4)
Fire protection and hazardous equipment shall include sprinklers, standpipes, smoke and heat detectors, pre-engineered fire suppression systems, gas and oil fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust system, incinerators, and crematoriums.
(a) 
Fire Sprinkler Systems.
(1) 
The fee for twenty (20) or fewer sprinkler heads shall be ninety-one ($91.00) dollars.
(2) 
The fee for twenty-one (21) to and including one hundred (100) sprinkler heads shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars.
(3) 
The fee for one hundred one (101) to and including two hundred (200) sprinkler heads shall be three hundred twenty-one ($321.00) dollars.
(4) 
The fee for two hundred one (201) to and including four hundred (400) sprinkler heads shall be eight hundred thirty-one ($831.00) dollars.
(5) 
The fee for four hundred one (401) to and including one thousand (1,000) sprinkler heads shall be one thousand one hundred fifty ($1,150.00) dollars.
(6) 
The fee for over one thousand (1,000) sprinkler heads shall be one thousand four hundred sixty-nine ($1,469.00) dollars.
(b) 
Fire Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Alarm, Carbon Dioxide Alarm, Special Hazard Alarm, and Smoke Detector Systems. For one (1) to twelve (12) detectors and alarm devices, the fee shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars; for each additional twenty-five (25) detectors and devices; the fee shall be seventeen ($17.00) dollars, except in one- or two-family dwellings.
(c) 
The fee for single and multiple station smoke, heat or carbon monoxide alarm systems in any one- or two-family residences shall be a flat fee of thirty-six ($36.00) dollars per dwelling unit.
(d) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be three hundred twenty-four ($324.00) dollars.
(e) 
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be one hundred twenty-nine ($129.00) dollars.
(f) 
The fee for each gas or oil fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
(g) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
(h) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be five hundred eleven ($511.00) dollars.
(i) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be five hundred eleven ($511.00) dollars.
(j) 
The fee for the installation or removal of a flammable or combustible liquid tank (except underground storage tanks) shall be sixty-five ($65.00) dollars per tank.
(k) 
The fee for replacement of an existing transmission means as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.17A5v shall be thirty-five ($35.00) dollars.
5. 
The Elevator Subcode Fee: (13-1.4a5)
(a) 
Plan Review Fee:
(1) 
The fee for the plan review fee for elevator devices in a one- and two-family dwelling and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in R-2 structures shall be seventy ($70.00) dollars for each device.
(2) 
The fee for the plan review for elevator devices in structures of Use Groups other than a one- and two-family dwelling and elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in R-2 structures shall be three hundred sixty-five ($365.00) dollars for each device.
(b) 
Test and Inspection Fees:
(1) 
The fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections on new and altered elevator devices shall be as follows:
(i) 
The basic fees or elevator devices in structures not in a one- and two-family dwelling, or in an exempted R-2 structure, shall be as follows:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One to 10 floors: $340.00
[2] 
Over ten floors: $567.00
[b] 
Hydraulic elevators: $302.00
[c] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $340.00
[d] 
Escalators, moving walks: $302.00
[e] 
Dumbwaiters: $ 76.00
[f] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and man lifts: $ 76.00
(ii) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[a] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $ 60.00
[b] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $151.00
[c] 
Auxiliary power generator: $114.00
(iii) 
The fee for elevator devices in one- and two-family dwellings, or otherwise exempted devices in R-2 structures, shall be two hundred twenty-seven ($227.00) dollars except fees for dumbwaiters, stairway chairlifts, and inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts shall be seventy-six ($76.00) dollars. These fees shall be waived when signed statements and supporting inspection and testing reports are filed by an approved qualified agent or agency in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.19 and 2.20.
(iv) 
The fee for performing inspections of minor work shall be sixty-eight ($68.00) dollars.
(c) 
Routine and Periodic Tests and Inspection Fees:
(1) 
The fees for routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevators not in one- and two-family dwellings, or otherwise exempted devices in R-2 structures, shall be as follows:
(i) 
The fee for the six-month routine inspection of escalators shall be as $211.00.
(ii) 
The fee for the one-year periodic inspection and witness of tests of elevator devices, which shall include a six (6) month routine inspection, shall be:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One to 10 floors: $302,00
[2] 
Over 10 Floors: $362.00
[b] 
Hydraulic elevators: $227.00
[c] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $302.00
[d] 
Escalators, moving walkways: $484.00
[e] 
Man lifts, stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts: $183.00
[f] 
Dumbwaiters: $120.00
(iii) 
Additional yearly periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[a] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.00
[b] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.00
[c] 
Auxiliary power generator: $ 76.00
(iv) 
The fees for the three-year or five-year inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One to 10 floors (five-year inspection): $513.00
[2] 
Over 10 floors (five-year inspection): $646.00
[b] 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic elevators:
[1] 
Three year inspection: $378.00
[2] 
Five year inspection: $227.00
(d) 
The fees set forth in paragraph (c) above shall be paid annually in accordance with the following schedule, which is based on the average of the fees to be collected over a five-year period.
(1) 
Basic annual fee as follows:
(i) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
(1) 
One to 10 floors: $339.00
(2) 
Over ten floors: $409.00
(ii) 
Hydraulic elevators: $258.00
(iii) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $232.00
(iv) 
Moving walks: $484.00
(v) 
Dumbwaiters: $120.00
(vi) 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts, man lifts: $182.00
(vii) 
Escalators: $695.00
(2) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features as follows:
(i) 
Oil buffers (charge per buffer): $60.00
(ii) 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.00
(iii) 
Auxiliary power generators: $76.00
(e) 
The fee for any reinspection of an elevator shall be set at $200.00 and shall be billed separately from the above fees upon the issuance of a "Notice of Violation and Order to Terminate" necessitating a reinspection.
6. 
Mechanical Subcode Fee: (13-1.4a6)
(a) 
The fee for a mechanical inspection in a one- and two-family dwelling by a mechanical inspector shall be sixty ($60.00) dollars for the first device and twenty ($20.00) dollars for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil, or water piping connections associated with the mechanical equipment inspected.
7. 
Administrative Surcharge Fee: (13-1.4a7)
(a) 
Reserved.
8. 
Certificate of Occupancy Fees: (13-1.4a8)
(a) 
The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy shall be ten (10%) percent of the cost of the construction permit fee for all use groups with a minimum fee of ninety ($90.00) dollars.
(b) 
The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy granted pursuant to a Change of Use Group shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars.
(c) 
Continued Certificate of Occupancy fee shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars.
(d) 
The administrative fee for each Certificate of Occupancy issued following the successful completion of an asbestos abatement project shall be twenty-four ($24.00) dollars. The permit fee for asbestos abatement shall be one hundred eighteen ($118.00) dollars.
(e) 
The fee for the renewal of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy issued for uncompleted work covered by the construction permit shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars. No renewal fee shall be charged for uncompleted prior approval work.
9. 
Code Variations: (13-1.4a9)
The fee for a code variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be eight hundred twenty-one ($821.00) dollars per subcode for Class I. Class II and Ill shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars.
10. 
Reserved. (13-1.4a10)
11. 
Prototype Processing. (13-1.4a11)
(a) 
Where a design is used repeatedly at different locations, the plans attached to the first application for construction permit may be designated as "prototype or master plan" either by the Building Construction Official or the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
Subsequent submittals shall consist of a plot plan including utilities, floor plan, exterior elevations and a reference to the prototype plan by application or permit number (N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.15(e)3.ii.(2)). The construction permit fee shall be reduced by twenty-five (25%) percent.
12. 
Other Permit Fees: (13-1.4a12)
Any fee not listed above shall be charged in accordance with "Department Fees" N.J.A.C. 5:23, et seq. Unless specifically designated in this subsection, all other construction permit fees shall be charged in accordance with the fee schedules within the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. (N.J.A.C. 5:23-1, et seq.)
[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #89-65, 10-24-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-35, 4-26-99; Ord. #2003-2, 1-27-03; Ord. #2006-3, 2-13-06; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
Whenever the Township of Cherry Hill uses the services of a private on-site inspection and plan review agency to enforce (1) or more subcodes, the permit and inspection fees charged for those particular subcodes shall be those fees charged by the Department of Community Affair's current fee schedule pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20. The amount paid to the private on-site inspection agency for their plan review and inspections services shall be in accordance with the contractual agreement between the Township of Cherry Hill and the agency.
[Ord. #87-56, 12-7-87; Ord. #89-65, 10-24-89; Ord. #98-3, 2-9-98; Ord. #99-35, 4-26-99; Ord. #2003-2, 1-27-03; Ord. #2007-16, 5-29-07; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12, 8-17-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
a. 
The Building Construction Official shall, with the advice of the Subcode Officials, prepare and submit to Council biannually a report and any other expenses of the Township fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
b. 
In order to provide for the training, certification, and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect in addition to the fees specified above a surcharge fee of $0.00371 per cubic foot of volume of new construction and the fee for all other construction shall be $1.90 per $1,000 of value of construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey on a quarterly basis. No fee shall be collected for permits for the construction or rehabilitation of residential units that are to be legally restricted to occupancy by households of low or moderate income, as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:43-1.5. No fee shall be collected for demolition of buildings or structures.
c. 
A Municipal Monthly Activity Report shall be filed with the Department of Community Affairs on a monthly basis in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.5(d).
d. 
All permit fees for each Subcode and certificate fee shall be rounded up to the next full dollar amount.
e. 
In the event that fees are required by Cherry Hill Township and are not listed herein, Cherry Hill Township reserves the right to adopt the equivalent fees as proposed per the Uniform Construction Code subchapter 4.
[Ord. #99-58, 11-22-99; Ord. #2007-16, 5-29-07; Ord. #2010-10, 4-26-10; Ord. #2015-12; Ord. #2015-14, 10-26-15; Ord. #2016-12, 8-8-16; Ord. No. 2017-20, 12-11-17]
a. 
The Township of Cherry Hill has found it necessary to establish a local fee schedule to cover particular costs, which are not addressed by Section 13-1 above.
1. 
Change of Ownership Tenant, Certificate of Occupancy or Continued Occupancy: The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy granted to a change of Tenancy/Ownership or Certificate of Continued Occupancy shall be one hundred sixty-eight ($168.00) dollars.
2. 
Reserved.
3. 
Reserved.
4. 
Refunds: In the event that a building permit becomes "null and void" or when moneys are requested to be refunded for permits not used twenty-five (25%) percent of the permit fee will be deducted from the refund.
5. 
Document Imaging Surcharge Fee: Document imaging surcharge fee for new construction and additions per square foot of the total square footage shall be $0.20. All other construction work, excepting work associated with R-3 and R-5 use groups shall be $1.00 per $1,000.00.
6. 
Revised Plan Submittal Plan Review Fee: A plan review fee of twenty (20%) percent of the construction permit fee shall be charged for a review of a revised plan submitted for a previously reviewed and approved plan, other than work associated with one- and two-family dwellings. (R-3 and R-5 Use Groups)
7. 
Placards: A twenty ($20.00) dollar fee per each placard shall be assessed for replacement of occupancy load placards.
8. 
Grading or Earthwork Permit (Commercial Property). The permit fee for site grading or earthwork shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars for five hundred (500) square feet up to ten thousand (10,000) square feet (actual graded area); seventy-five ($75.00) dollars for ten thousand one (10,001) square feet to one (1) acre; and fifty ($50.00) dollars for each additional acre or fraction thereof. This shall apply to commercial properties only.
9. 
Grading (Single Family Lots). For all single family residential lots where the actual graded area is five hundred (500) square feet or more, the permit fee for grading and earthwork shall be fifty ($50.00) dollars.
10. 
Fences. The fee for new or replacement fences over six (6) feet in height or required as a safety barrier surrounding a public or private swimming pool shall be twenty-eight ($0.28) cents per linear foot with a minimum fee of sixty-five ($65.00) dollars.
[Ord. #80-50, § 1, 8-25-80; Ord. #99-35, § 1, 4-26-99]
a. 
All building permit applications for single family residential construction must be accompanied by a grading plan. The grading plan must show the following information:
1. 
Property lines and dimensions;
2. 
Roadway rights-of-way and cartways;
3. 
House location, dimensions, setbacks, first floor elevation, and garage elevation;
4. 
All existing or proposed drainage facilities;
5. 
Proposed elevations at all property corners, building corners, adjoining roadways, and intermediate elevations as may be necessary to determine the proposed drainage patterns;
6. 
Adequate provisions to minimize erosion during construction.
b. 
All grading plans must be prepared and sealed by a licensed professional engineer or licensed land surveyor.
c. 
Following receipt of the grading plan, the Building Construction Official will forward the grading plan to the Township Engineer. The Township Engineer will review the plan and notify the applicant of any required revisions. Final approved plans will be forwarded to the Building Construction Official, at which time the building permit can be issued.
d. 
The Building Construction Official will oversee the grading operations during his/her normal site inspections and may request a site inspection from the Township Engineer.
e. 
Following completion of all grading and drainage work, the applicant must request a final inspection. If any apparent discrepancies exist between the grading plan and actual construction, the applicant will be notified and will be required to perform any necessary site work. Following satisfactory performance of all work, the Building Construction Official will issue the Certificate of Occupancy indicating that all conditions of the grading plan have been satisfied.
f. 
The building permit fee for all single family residential construction shall be revised to indicate a grading review fee of fifty ($50.00) dollars per lot.
g. 
Failure to perform according to the conditions of the grading plan will result in the withholding of the Certificate of Occupancy.
[Ord. #80-50, § 2, 8-25-80]
a. 
All grading or earthwork in excess of five hundred (500.00) square feet on developed or undeveloped properties not covered by site plan review must submit an application for a building permit.
b. 
All requirements shall be identical to those noted under subsection 13-3.1 relative to the grading plan, review and inspection.
c. 
All agricultural tilling or tilling for landscaping purposes shall be exempt from the requirements of this section provided that significant changes in drainage patterns do not result.
d. 
The building permit fee for site grading or earthwork shall be as established in subsection 13-1.4a1(f).
e. 
All grading work must be completed within thirty (30) calendar days from the issuance of the permit. Extension of time may be granted by the Building Construction Official when conditions warrant same.
[Ord. #80-50, § 3, 8-25-80]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall upon conviction be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5. Each violation of the provisions of this section and each day the same is violated shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
[Ord. #88-52, § 1, 7-25-88]
a. 
The responsibility for posting and maintaining the numerals referred to in this section shall be the responsibility of the property owner.
b. 
Numerals shall be mounted as either dark on light background or light on dark background, lighted, so as to be visible from the street or drive, and shall be at least four (4") inches in height. The use of written numerals spelling the number is not permissible.
[Ord. #88-52, § 2, 7-25-88]
a. 
Single Family Residences, Including Attached Units. Numerals shall be displayed within close proximity of the front door or main entrance door. In a case where the residence is set back out of view of the roadway, the address shall be mounted on a fixed post, tree or mailbox, within ten (10') feet to either side of the driveway or walkway that leads to the residence from the addressed road.
b. 
Multiple Family Attached, Including But Not Limited to Garden Apartments, Condominiums, and Townhouses. The address of each structure within the complex shall be mounted either on a post of at least four (4') feet in height or affixed near the roofline of the building. Individual units within the structure shall post on their main entry door or within three (3') feet of the door, their specific suite or unit designation.
c. 
Commercial Establishments, Including But Not Limited to Office Buildings, Strip Stores, Single Business and Other Commercial/Business Structures. Numerals shall be posted within three (3') feet of or affixed to the main entry door.
d. 
Additional Requirements. In addition, if any of the above premises has a rear drive or alley which is visible from the road, the numerical address of the unit shall be posted as previously described at the rear main entrance or overhead door.
[Ord. #88-52, § 3, 7-25-88]
It shall be the responsibility of the Cherry Hill Police Department and the fire companies of each district to carry out the enforcement of this section by issuing a warning for the first offense violation followed by a reinspection after seven (7) days. Should the violation not be corrected by the reinspection date, the property owner shall be issued a summons to appear in Cherry Hill Municipal Court for violation of this section.
[Ord. #99-38, §§ I—IV, 5-10-99]
a. 
The purpose of this section is to eliminate duplicate street addresses within the Township and to regulate the assigning of street numbers to all principal buildings in the Township to assist emergency medical services, Fire Department, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations in the timely and efficient provision of their services to the residents and businesses of the Township.
b. 
The Township Tax Assessor or his/her designee shall have the sole authority to assign an address to a block and lot in the Township. The Township Department of Assessment Services (Tax Assessor's Office) shall be the official holder of record for all Township addresses. The Tax Assessor shall notify the Township 9-1-1 Coordinator of any new addresses and conflicts in existing addressing.
c. 
The Township 9-1-1 Coordinator shall notify property owners in writing of any change in their address due to duplicate street addressing or the use of an incorrect address. The property owner shall be responsible for notifying the local telephone company business office to report their new address in order to incorporate this information into the 9-1-1 System.
d. 
The following street address changes shall take effect in order to comply with this section:
Current Address
New Address
3 Sixth Avenue East
103 Sixth Avenue East
7 Sixth Avenue East
107 Sixth Avenue East
9 Sixth Avenue East
109 Sixth Avenue East
11 Sixth Avenue East
111 Sixth Avenue East
a. 
Access to Construction Sites. Before a construction permit is issued for any buildings or structures that are not readily accessible by emergency vehicles from the existing public right-of-way, the applicant shall complete all roadway site work up to and including the roadway base coat paving.