Borough of Sussex, NJ
Sussex County
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Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history includes portions of Ordinance Nos. 10/9/59, 1/20/69, 8/18/69, 2/16/71, 8/21/78, 85-17, 86-2, 12-95, 2009-06.
[Ord. 2010-20]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:70-1 et seq.) shall be locally enforced in the Borough of Sussex.
[Ord. 2010-20]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Hardyston Township Bureau of Fire Prevention, which shall hereinafter be known as the local enforcing agency.
[Ord. 2010-20]
a. 
Within the established boundaries of the Borough of Sussex, the local enforcing agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Code in all buildings, structures, and premises other than owner-occupied buildings of less than three dwelling units used exclusively for dwelling purposes and buildings, structures, and premises owned or operated by interstate agencies or the state.
b. 
The local enforcing agency shall faithfully comply with all the pertinent requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. 2010-20]
a. 
The Bureau of Fire Prevention established by subsection 11-1.2 of this section shall be created and supervised by the Township of Hardyston and shall meet all of the requirements of the applicable law and regulations.
b. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The chief administrative officer of the bureau of fire prevention shall be a state-certified fire official appointed by the governing body of the Township of Hardyston consistent with the procedures set forth in the applicable law and regulations. The governing body of the Township of Hardyston may appoint inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency consistent with applicable laws and regulations. All life hazard use inspectors shall be certified by the state.
[Ord. 2010-20]
The bureau of fire prevention established by subsection 11-1.2 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 the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
[Ord. 2010-26]
a. 
In addition to the registrations and permits required by the Uniform Fire Code, all other uses subject to Uniform Fire Code inspections shall register with the bureau of fire prevention. These uses shall be inspected once per year and shall pay an annual fee based upon square footage as set forth below:
Annual Fee
L-1
Under 5,000 square feet
$35
L-2
5,000 — 11,999 square feet
$75
L-3
12,000 — 49,999 square feet
$150
L-4
50,000 — 99,999 square feet
$300
L-5
100,000 — 299,999 square feet
$500
L-6
300,000 — 749,999 square feet
$750
L-7
750,000+ square feet
$1,000
b. 
Uses requiring registration with the state as life hazard uses shall not be required to register or pay fees pursuant to this section.
c. 
Vacant buildings that create a fire hazard shall be charged and inspected according to the schedule above.
d. 
Owners of more than one use at a given location shall pay a full fee for the largest use and one-half fee or fees for any subsequent use or uses.
[Ord. 2010-26]
a. 
The application fees for the permits listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7 shall be as specified in the Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. 2010-26]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206b; 208d, any person aggrieved by any action of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Sussex.
[Ord. 2010-26]
Enforcement, violations, and penalties shall be managed in conformity with the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the Uniform Fire Code and all other laws of the State of New Jersey.