Town of Guttenberg, NJ
Hudson County
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[Ord. 2/21/90 § 1]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c 383), the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Town of Guttenberg.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 2; Ord. 4/3/91 § 1; Ord. #016/99]
The local enforcement agency within the Town shall be the Fire Prevention Bureau which is hereby created within the Town of Guttenberg.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 3]
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the Town other than owner occupied one and two family dwellings and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 4]
The local enforcement agency established by subsection 14-1.2 of this section shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 5; Ord. 4/3/91 § 2; Ord. #016/99]
The local enforcement agency established by subsection 14-1.2 of this section shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Official who will supervise all activities of the agency and who shall be responsible for filing such reports of activities as may be required by law or regulation. For administrative purposes, the Fire Official shall report to the Councilperson in charge of the Fire Prevention Office.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 6]
Fire Official(s) and or Fire Inspector(s), in numbers sufficient to effectively carry out the duties of the local enforcement agency shall be appointed by the Mayor and Board of Council for terms not to exceed one year.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 7]
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 27D-208) any person or persons aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Hudson.
[Ord. 2/21/90 §§ 8, 10; Ord. 4/3/91 § 3; Ord. #016/99; Ord. #012/00; Ord. #020/02; Ord. #012/04; Ord. #25-11; Ord. #19-12; Ord. No. 05-2017]
a. 
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees are hereby established with inspection to take place once a year and with the further requirement that these non-life hazard uses shall register with the Fire Prevention Bureau of the Town of Guttenberg.
Annual Fee
Business Use Group
B-1
Under 2,500 square feet
$50
B-2
2,500 to 4,900 square feet
$100
B-3
5,000 to 9,999 square feet
$125
B-4
10,000 and over square feet
$180
Factory Use Group
F-1
Under 5,000 square feet
$180
F-2
5,000 and over square feet
$250
Mercantile Use Group
M-1
Under 6,000 square feet
$100
M-2
6,000 to 11,999 square feet
$250
Storage Use Group
S-1
Under 2,500 square feet
$100
S-2
2,500 square feet and over
$180
Residential Use Group
R-A
non-owner occupied 1 and 2 units
$25
R-B
3 to 6 units
$75
R-C
7 to 12 units
$125
R-D
13 to 20 units
$250
R-E
Over 20 units
$600
Utilities Use Group
U-1
Under 2,500 square feet
$100
U-2
2,500 and over square feet
$150
Smoke Detector Inspections
1-, 2- family, condos and co-ops and townhouses
1.
If inspected more than 10 business days prior to change of occupancy
$35
2.
If inspected 4 to 10 business days prior to change of occupancy
$70
3.
If inspected less than 4 business days prior to change of occupancy
$125
b. 
R-A Uses shall only be inspected upon sale or change of tenant.
c. 
Uses not classified above will be classified as business uses.
d. 
Uses required to register with the State as life hazard uses shall not be required to register under this section.
e. 
In the discretion of the Fire Official, vacant buildings will be charged and inspected according to the previous use of the building.
f. 
All residential uses except R-A uses shall be inspected in the common areas only.
g. 
Smoke Detector Inspections. There shall be an additional fee of $40 per occasion for a reinspection of smoke detectors.
h. 
Late Fees. Any fees due and owing under this subsection that have not been paid within 14 days of its due date shall be subject to a late fee penalty equal to the amount of the original fee.
[Ord. 2/21/90 § 9; Ord. 4/3/91 § 4; Ord. No. 05-2017]
The following permit fees are hereby established:
Type 1
$75
Type 2
$166
Type 3
$331
Type 4
$497
Type 5
$1,200
[Ord. 8/21/91 § 1]
The use or possession of portable gas and kerosene stoves, propane barbecue stoves, and other similar fuel burning appliances using highly flammable liquids or gases is prohibited in or on any building within the Town. As used herein, the term building shall mean and include any balcony, roof, deck, or extension of the building.
[Ord. 8/21/91 § 2; Ord. #016/99]
The use or possession of portable gas and kerosene stoves, propane barbecue stoves, and other similar fuel burning appliances using highly flammable liquids or gases is prohibited within five feet of any building.
[Ord. 8/21/91 § 3]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall be liable to a fine in an amount not to exceed $100. Each and every day a violation of this section shall occur shall be deemed to be a separate offense.