Borough of Woodstown, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodstown 10-10-1977 as Ord. No. 293. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Borough of Woodstown a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Department of Construction Inspection," consisting of a Construction Official, a Building Subcode Official, a Plumbing Subcode Official, an Electrical Subcode Official, a Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such other 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 Construction Official and the subcode officials shall be determined from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
Each official position created in § 47-1 hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to applicable statute or regulations. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to applicable statute or regulations to hold each such position.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
All subcode officials, their assistants and staff and all other personnel working for the Department of Construction Inspection shall be subject to the procedures and policies of said agency and shall be primarily responsible to the Construction Official.
[Amended 3-23-81 by Ord. No. 324; 2-28-1983 by Ord. No. 337; 4-10-89 by Ord. No. 411; 5-24-94 by Ord. No. 473; 2-9-99 by Ord. No. 532; 4-13-04 by Ord. No. 593]
A. 
The fees for construction permits shall be equal to those set forth in the New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code and shall be paid prior to issuance of any permit.
(1) 
Reserved.
(2) 
The inspection and plan review fees for plumbing, electrical, fire, elevator and building subcodes shall be as established by the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs and published in the New Jersey Register. These fees may be amended from time to time, shall not exceed the fees as published in the most current New Jersey Register and are the maximum fees to be charged. In addition to the fees set forth therein there shall be a surcharge as provided in Section 47-8.
[Amended 3-26-1996 by Ord. No. 503; Ord. No. 2016-8; 4-11-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-6]
(a) 
(i) through (iii) (Reserved)
[Amended 3-26-1996 by Ord. No. 503; 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8; deleted 4-11-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-6]
(3) 
(Reserved)
(4) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit.
[Amended 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(5) 
through (9) (Reserved)
(10) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be:
(a) 
New construction, additions, alterations and major repairs:
(i) 
in R-3 and R-5 use groups: $39.00
(ii) 
in all other use groups: 10% of the permit sub-code fees
(b) 
Change of use: $168.00
(c) 
Certificate of Continued Occupancy: $168.00
(d) 
Multiple Certificate of Occupancy: $168.00
(e) 
Certificate of Occupancy extension: $39.00
[Amended 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(11) 
The fee for erection of a fence shall be $15.00 per estimated one-thousand dollars, cost or value or part thereof, including material and labor, with a minimum fee of $15.00.
[Amended 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(12) 
(Reserved)
[Amended 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8; deleted 4-11-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-6]
(13) 
Swimming pool fees shall be as follows:
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(a) 
Above-ground swimming pools with a surface area greater than 550 square feet: $210.00
(b) 
Above-ground swimming pools with a surface area less than 550 square feet: $70.00
(c) 
In-ground swimming pools with surface area greater than 550 square feet: $210.00
(d) 
In-ground swimming pools with surface area less than 550 square feet: $106.00
(e) 
Storable pools, spas and/or hot tubs: $46.00
(14) 
Demolition of storage tanks:
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(a) 
R-3 and R-5 use groups: $92.00
(b) 
All other use groups: $168.00
(15) 
Fireplaces.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(a) 
Venting/metal chimney: $65.00
(16) 
There shall be a minimum fee of $65.00 for each technical section.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
(17) 
Any permit fees not addressed in this chapter shall be determined by the Construction Official.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
B. 
All inspection fees shall be payable by the owner or his/her agent to the Municipal Construction Code Office and rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
There are hereby established fire limits for the Borough of Woodstown. Said fire limits shall be coextensive with the boundaries of the C Commercial Districts and the M Manufacturing Districts as they are shown on the official Zoning Map of the Borough of Woodstown.
[Amended 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 473]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Borough Council of the Borough of Woodstown, annually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
[Amended 5-24-1994 by Ord. No. 473; 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
A. 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations,[1] the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, the surcharge fee as established by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, which fee shall be published in the most current edition of the New Jersey Register. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Department of Community Affairs on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: "The regulations" refers to the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of the Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.).
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. 2016-8]
A. 
No person shall rent, change tenancy or convey title to any business property (nonresidential) in the Borough of Woodstown without first obtaining a certificate of continued occupancy (CCO) in the manner provided herein.
B. 
Prior to conveying title or occupancy to any premises described in the preceding subsection, an owner shall apply to the Construction Official for such certificate of continued occupancy. The Construction Official or his representative shall inspect the premises within 10 business days of said application and, upon determining that all provisions of this chapter have been complied with, shall issue a certificate of continued occupancy permitting occupancy of said premises. The said ten-business-day period shall not commence until the applicant has filed a complete application and paid fees as required by § 47-5. Such certificate of continued occupancy shall indicate that compliance has been met. If, upon inspection, the premises is found to be noncompliant, the Construction Official or his representative shall notify the owner in writing of such noncompliance, specifically setting out the required corrections. Upon correction, the owner shall notify the Construction Official, who shall, within five days, re-inspect the required correction(s). This procedure shall be followed until all violations have been corrected, at which time a certificate of continued occupancy shall be issued.