Borough of Haworth, NJ
Bergen County
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[1984 Code § 2-13.1]
a. 
The Department of Building is hereby established as the enforcing agency for the State Uniform Construction Code, which shall be headed by the Construction Code Official. All subcode officials shall be supervised by the Construction Code Official.
b. 
Each official position created in paragraph a hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to law.
c. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at the Haworth Municipal Building except for emergencies, and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
No person may be appointed Construction Code Official unless he is qualified by education, training and experience in the construction field or a related industry, to perform the duties of this office. He shall be generally informed on the quality of building construction, and shall be in good health, and physically capable of making the necessary examinations and inspections of buildings in the course of construction. He shall not have any direct or indirect interest in the sale or manufacture of any material, process or device, entering into or used in or in connection with building construction. (1984 § 2-13.2)
[1984 Code § 2-13.3]
The Construction Code Official shall receive applications for, and issue or refuse, permits and certificates in accordance with law, collecting and accounting for prescribed fees. He shall act as enforcement officer under the Zoning Ordinance, the Housing Code and the Uniform Construction Code, and shall generally be responsible to see that all ordinances of the Borough relating to buildings, housing, construction, repair, removal, demolition, inspection, location and design thereof, are administered and enforced. To the extent possible he shall provide liaison between the Zoning Board of Adjustment and Planning Board.
He shall have all of the powers and duties prescribed by law and this revision for a Construction Code Official, and such powers and duties as may from time to time be conferred upon him by the Borough Council.
[1984 Code § 2-13.4]
The Construction Code Official shall keep a record of his actual proceedings. He shall also, at the regular meetings of the Council in each month, make a report in triplicate of all permits issued during the previous month together with the estimated cost of the work and the fees. All records, plans and documents shall be retained at the Borough Hall.
[1984 Code § 2-13.6; Ord. No. 825 § 1]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
a. 
For new construction (including additions), $0.060/per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
[Amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
b. 
For alterations, renovations, repairs, swimming pools, tennis courts, demolitions, roofing, siding, fences, decks, etc.: $23 per $1,000 of estimated cost provided that the minimum fee shall be $75.
[Amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
1. 
Demolition.
Residential primary structure
$300
Residential accessory structure
$150
Nonresidential primary structure
$500
Nonresidential accessory structure
$250
2. 
Pool.
Aboveground
$150
Semi in-ground
$350
In ground
Same as alterations with a minimum fee of $350
c. 
For combinations of renovations and additions, the fee shall be the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
d. 
For purpose of determining estimated costs, applicant shall submit cost data as may be available by Architect, Engineer or bona fide Contractors bid. Cost shall be for normal labor and material job. The Construction Official shall make final decision regarding estimated cost.
e. 
Certificate of Occupancy Fees:
[Amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
1. 
New Construction. A certificate of occupancy for all new construction: $75.
2. 
Approval Certificates. A certificate of approval for alterations, renovations, decks, pools and tennis courts: No charge permitted by state.
3. 
Other. Certificate of Continued Occupancy:
Residential
$100
Other
$200
Reinspection after failed inspection
$25 each
4. 
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy. The fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy: $125.
In addition a cash bond in an amount to cover the cost of any uncompleted work shall be deposited with the Construction Official. The cash bond will be refunded upon issuance of a permanent certificate of occupancy. No interest will be paid on the cash bond.
f. 
Plan Review Fee by Construction Official shall be 20% of the Construction Permit Fee.
g. 
Elevators. Installation; Inspection.
1. 
Installation Fees. The fee for a permit for the installation of an elevator or dumbwaiter shall be as per Uniform Construction Code.
2. 
The fee for inspection of an elevator shall be in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code.
h. 
Asbestos Removal. The fee for asbestos removal shall be as set forth in the Uniform Construction Code.
i. 
Radon Abatement—same as alterations.
j. 
Soil Movement Filing Fee. The fee for a soil movement application: $150 ($0.20 per cubic foot with a minimum payment of $150).
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
k. 
Zoning review fee: $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
l. 
Patios. The zoning review fee for patios: $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
m. 
Swimming Pool. The zoning review fee for swimming pools, whether aboveground, in-ground, or semi in-ground: $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
n. 
Trailers. The fee for trailers used for construction offices and storage: $150 (for each trailer for six months).
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
o. 
Sheds. The zoning review fee for sheds: $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
p. 
Decks. The zoning review fee for decks: $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
q. 
Temporary Tents. The fee for temporary tents: $150 for six months.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
r. 
Outdoor Cafes. The fee for outdoor cafes: $100.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
s. 
Dumpsters. The fee for dumpsters: $75 for six months.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
t. 
Change of contractor: $25.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
u. 
Mechanical Subcode Fee. Minimum fee shall be $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
v. 
Real estate signs (six months): $75.
[Added 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
[1984 Code § 2-13.6; Ord. No. 825 § 1; amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
a. 
The electrical subcode fees shall be determined as follows:
1. 
From one to 25 receptacles or fixtures: $75
2. 
For each additional 25 or fraction of receptacles: $25.
Receptacles include, but are not limited to, lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures and motors of less than one HP or devices of less than one Kw.
3. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than one HP and less than or equal to 10 HP: $75.
4. 
For transformers and generators greater than one Kw and less than or equal to 10 Kw: $75.
5. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 10 HP and less than or equal to 50 HP: $100.
6. 
For each service panel, service entrance or subpanel less than or equal to 200 amperes: $100.
7. 
For all transformers and generators greater than 10 Kw and less than or equal to 45 Kw: $100.
8. 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 50 HP and less than or equal to 100 HP: $200.
9. 
For each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes: $200.
10. 
For transformers and generators greater than 45 Kw and less than or equal to 112.5 Kw: $130.
11. 
Pool/vault: $200.
12. 
Spa/hot tub: $150.
13. 
Temporary service: $100.
14. 
Smoke and/or heat detectors: included in Subsection a1 and 2 above.
15. 
Alarm system: $75.
16. 
Minimum fee: $75.
[1984 Code § 2-13.6; Ord. No. 825 § 1; amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
Fire subcode fees shall be:
Minimum Fee
a.
Boilers/Furnaces
$100 each
b.
Fireplaces
$60 each
c.
Wood or Coal Stoves
$75 each
d.
Oil and Fuel Tanks, residential
$150 each
e.
Oil and Fuel Storage Tanks in connection with business or commercial use:
1. Each tank up to 1,000 gallon capacity
$150
2. Each tank 1,000 to 3,000 gallon capacity
$300
3. Each tank in excess of 3,000 gallons
$500
f.
Gasoline Pumps
$75 each
g.
Removal or Abandonment of Fuel (in-ground) Tanks
$150 each
h.
Smoke Detectors 1—12
$125
Over 12
$10 each additional device
i.
For installation of sprinkler systems, the fee shall be computed on the number of sprinkler heads to be installed:
1—25 heads
$125
26—75 heads
$200
76—100 heads
$300
101—200 heads
$450
j.
For fire suppression systems such as dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, halon or foam systems:
1—10 heads or diffusers
$100
11 or more heads or diffusers
$125
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the minimum fire code permit fee will be $75.
[1984 Code § BH:3-5; Ord. No. 825 § 1; amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
The plumbing subcode fees shall be:
Minimum Fee
a.
The fee for the installation of each fixture requiring water, sewer or gas connection and each stack
$25
b.
The fee for the installation of grease traps, separators, sewage pumps, backflow preventors, or ejectors
$75
c.
The fee for a new or replacement of an existing sanitary sewer connection, water hookup, etc.
$100
d.
The fee for the installation of each gas appliance or gas line
$50
e.
The fee for installation of sprinkler systems
$8/head
Minimum $100 per system
f.
The fee for the installation of a domestic heating boiler or furnace
$75
g.
The fee for the installation of a commercial heating boiler or furnace
$125
h.
The fee for the installation of a domestic hot water heater
$75
i.
The fee for the installation of a commercial water heater
$75
j.
The minimum plumbing fee
$75
k.
Swimming pool water supply system (permanent water supply only)
$60
l.
Special Devices. The following items shall have a fee of
$75
Water-cooled A.C. systems
Refrigeration units
Active solar systems
Interceptors and fuel oil piping
[1984 Code § 2-13.6; Ord. No. 835 § 1; amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
Minimum Fee
a. Non-Illuminated Signs
1. The fee for a permit to install an awning or a canopy up to 30 square feet
$75
2. The fee for a permit to install all other signs up to 30 square feet
$75
3. The fee for a permit to install all other signs, awnings, canopies, marquees, etc., over 30 square feet, where permitted
$75 + $8 per square foot over 30 square feet
b. Illuminated Signs (where permitted)
The fee for a permit to install an illuminated version of any of the signs defined in Subsection a above
$75 + fee set forth above for a non- illuminated sign
[1984 Code § 2-13.6; Ord. No. 825 § 1]
The surcharge fees for new construction shall be as follows:
a. 
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 $0.0371 per cubic foot of volume of new construction and $1.90 per $1,000 of cost for alteration work. 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. These fees shall be charged as amended and required by the State of New Jersey.
[Amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
b. 
Annual Report to Bureau of Housing Inspection. 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.
[Ord. No. 825 § 1]
a. 
Fee Schedule Recommendation. 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 agency, and any other expenses of the Borough fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[1984 Code § 2-13.6]
a. 
As a condition for any approval of an application for development which includes an on-tract improvement and which will require an inspection by a professional, the developer shall pay the initial deposit of the inspection fee as set forth herein.
b. 
The amounts stated in the review and inspection fee schedules are for the purposes of initial deposit only. The applicant for development is to reimburse actual expenditures related to the review of his application for development and the inspection of any improvements during and after construction or during guaranty periods.
c. 
The Chief Financial Officer shall maintain a trust account to which all deposits are to be made to provide for the fees of the Board Attorney and Borough Engineer found reasonable and proper for services with respect to an application. Each applicant's deposits shall be recorded separately and all charges thereto shall be recorded with the names of the person to whom such funds were disbursed. Charges to any applicant shall be approved by the Board.
d. 
An applicant shall maintain a credit balance. Should the Board receive vouchers which if approved by the Board will exceed the credit, the applicant shall be informed and sufficient funds shall be deposited to permit approval of each voucher.
e. 
A credit balance remaining after completion of proceedings on an application shall be refined to an applicant.
f. 
Fees. Applications shall be accompanied by a fee and deposit as follows:
1. 
For relief under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70; (a) appeal from decision of Construction Official; (b) interpretation; or (c) hardship: a filing fee of one hundred ($100.00) dollars and a deposit in the amount of $200.
2. 
For a residential use variance for not more than two residential units under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d): a filing fee of $100 and a deposit on the amount of $350.
3. 
Upon the filing of an application for a residential use variance under N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d) involving three or more residential units:
(a) 
A filing fee of $100 for each of the first three units and $25 for each additional unit in excess of three.
(b) 
A deposit of $50 for each such unit.
The fire limits heretofore established by the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough shall be considered to be the fire limits established as required by N.J.A.C. 5:23.
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Borough Council biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official, and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
[Ord. No. 680, Preamble]
It is the considered opinion of the Mayor and Council that senior citizens of low income in the community are entitled to safe and sanitary housing accommodations at rentals such persons can afford, and such low-rental housing accommodations are in extremely short supply, and overcrowded and congested housing will eventuate from such a shortage and thereby impair public safety and economic values. The shortage of such safe and sanitary housing for low-income senior citizens cannot be totally relieved through private enterprise and that, therefore, new and rehabilitated construction of housing projects and facilities would not be competitive with private enterprise. The Borough of Haworth is desirous of having its territorial area included in the area of operation of "The Housing Authority of Bergen County."
[Ord. No. 680 §§ 1—3]
a. 
The Borough of Haworth desires to participate in the area of operations of the Housing Authority of Bergen County throughout its territorial boundary and the jurisdiction of its Mayor and Council for the purpose of alleviating the shortage of safe and sanitary housing, specifically with reference to the Section 8 housing assistance payments program.
b. 
The Borough does hereby consent to its inclusion in the area of operation of the Housing Authority of Bergen County.
c. 
The Borough understands that the Housing Authority of Bergen County will not make application for new construction or rehabilitated construction in the Borough of Haworth without the approval of the Governing Body of the Borough of Haworth.
[Ord. No. 680 § 4]
The Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this chapter with the Commissioner of the State Department of Community Affairs and with the Secretary of the Housing Authority of Bergen County.
[Ord. No. 869 § 13-1]
No land shall be used or occupied, and no building erected or altered shall be used or occupied, in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever until a Certificate of Occupancy stating that the premises or building and proposed use comply with all provisions of this chapter shall have been issued by the Construction Official, except that existing occupancy during alterations may be continued unless structural changes during the alteration render such occupancy dangerous or unsafe.
[Ord. No. 869 § 13-2]
a. 
Sale or Occupancy Without Continued Certificate of Occupancy Prohibited. No person shall sell or lease any residential or commercial unit or building, or occupy or use any portion of a residential or commercial unit or building after such unit or building or portion thereof has been vacated or sold, or in which there has been a change in occupancy, until the owner/landlord shall first have applied for and secured a Continued Certificate of Occupancy therefor from the Construction Official of the Borough of Haworth.
b. 
Inspection Required for Issuance of Certificate. Upon receipt by the Construction Official of a written application for a Continued Certificate of Occupancy and payment of the requisite fee, the Construction Official, together with such subcode officials as the Construction Official may deem necessary, shall conduct an inspection of the premises in question to insure compliance with applicable building, health, safety and fire codes, regulations, ordinances and statutes of the Borough of Haworth and State of New Jersey.
c. 
Issuance of Certificate. The Construction Official shall issue a Continued Certificate of Occupancy upon his or her inspection and satisfaction that no violations of the aforementioned codes, regulations, ordinances and statutes exist.
d. 
Violations. If violations are found to exist, there shall be no new occupancy or use of the premises until compliance with this section has been obtained. If compliance is not obtained within a reasonable time after inspection and notice, the Construction Official is authorized to take appropriate legal action.
e. 
Application Fee. The Construction Official shall provide a form of application to be completed by each applicant. A fee of $100 shall accompany each residential application. A fee of $200 shall accompany each commercial or other application.
[Amended 2-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-01]
f. 
Enforcement. The Construction Official shall have the authority to make inspections for building, health, fire and safety violations as required by the within section, and to otherwise carry out the purpose and intent of this section.