Borough of Shrewsbury, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury 12-28-1976 by Ord. No. 394 (Ch. 27 of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety 2-7-2011 by Ord. No. 955. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning and land development — See Ch. 94.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 118.
Flood hazard areas — See Ch. 122.
Housing standards — See Ch. 145.

§ 88-1 Enforcing agency established; subcode officials designated.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Shrewsbury a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Shrewsbury Borough Construction Code Enforcement Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection 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 Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), 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 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, pursuant to 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 one office location except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.

§ 88-2 Salaries of officials.

The salaries of all officials shall be set forth in the annual Salary Resolution.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The annual Salary Resolution is on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.

§ 88-3 Fees established.

The fees for various permits authorized pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code shall be in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 23, Uniform Construction Code, of the Administrative Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1 et seq., as amended from time to time. All fees shall be paid in full prior to the issuance of any permits.
A. 
The plan review fee shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a new construction permit and shall be paid at the time of application. Plan review fees are not refundable. For projects which do not require plan review for all subcodes, the fee shall be an appropriate percentage (but not less that 5%) of the subcode fee which is applicable.
B. 
The basic construction fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of volume of the cost of construction and the number of plumbing fixtures and devices and the number of electrical fixtures and devices and the number of sprinklers, standpipes and heat and smoke detectors at the unit rates provided therein, plus any special fees.
(1) 
The building subcodes fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
New construction based on the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be $0.034 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures classified and defined in Articles 3 and 6 of the building subcode, except that the fee shall be $0.027 per cubic foot of volume for Use Groups A-I, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-l, F-2, S-1 and S-2, and the fee shall be $0.065 per cubic foot under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), with the maximum fee for such structures on farms not to exceed $1,000.
[1] 
Additions. The fee for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
(b) 
Renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with preengineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction and external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of work.
[1] 
The fee shall be in the amount of $34 per $1,000 for the first $50,000 of estimated cost; from over $50,000 to and including $100,000, the additional fee shall be $23 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $50,000; above $100,000, the additional fee shall be $20 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $100,000.
[2] 
For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Construction Official such data as may be available, produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Official shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
(c) 
Combination fees for renovations or additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection B(1)(a) and (b).
(d) 
The roofing or siding fee shall be a flat fee of $58 for Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5.
(e) 
The minimum fee shall be $50 for residential; $75 for nonresidential.
(2) 
Plumbing fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Plumbing fixtures and devices.
[1] 
All fixtures, appliances, (future and current), gas piping and nontestable backflow preventers and also including:
[a] 
Trap primers.
[b] 
Ice-maker lines.
[c] 
Humidifier lines.
[d] 
Condensate lines.
[e] 
Condensate pumps.
[f] 
Coffee lines.
[g] 
Water heaters.
[h] 
Hot-water heating zones.
[2] 
The charge for each item(s) shall be $20.
(b) 
For grease trap(s), oil separator(s), water-cooled air conditioner(s), sewer and water connection(s), refrigeration unit(s), utility service connection(s), backflow preventer(s) (testable), steam boiler(s), hot water boiler(s), active solar system(s), sewer pump(s), interceptor(s), pump(s), pressure-reducing valve(s), air admittance valve and fuel-oil piping, the fee for each shall be $82.
(c) 
Periodic inspections for cross connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee for each device shall be $75.
(d) 
For domestic hot water boilers, furnaces and air-conditioning units, the fee shall be $65.
(e) 
The minimum fee shall be $50 for residential and $75 for nonresidential.
(3) 
Fire protection fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Smoke detector or devices.
[1] 
The fee for five or fewer shall be $35.
[2] 
For each additional 15 (or part thereof), the fee shall be $20.
(b) 
Alarm devices (i.e., heat, pulls, water flow).
[1] 
The fee for five or fewer shall be $35.
[2] 
For each additional 15 (or part thereof), the fee shall be $20.
(c) 
Supervisory devices (i.e., tampers, low/high air) or signaling devices (i.e., horns/strobes, bells).
[1] 
The fee for 5 or fewer shall be $35.
[2] 
For each additional 15 (or part thereof), the fee shall be $20.
(d) 
Sprinkler heads (wet and dry).
[1] 
The fee for 10 or fewer heads: $100.
[2] 
The fee for 11 to and including 100 heads: $150.
[3] 
The fee for 101 to and including 200 heads: $280.
[4] 
The fee for 201 to and including 400 heads: $748.
[5] 
The fee for 401 to and including 600 heads: $1,000.
[6] 
The fee for 601 heads and up: $1,500.
(e) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $289.
(f) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $100.
(g) 
The fee for independent preengineered systems (CO2, halon, foam, wet or dry chemical, etc.) shall be $116.
(h) 
The fee for each gas- and oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $50.
(i) 
Tanks.
[1] 
The fee for installation of tanks up to 550 gallons in water capacity shall be $50.
[2] 
The fee for installation of tanks over 550 gallons in water capacity shall be $75.
(j) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $460.
(k) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $460.
(l) 
The fee for each alarm panel shall be $50.
(m) 
The fee for each fire pump shall be $250.
(n) 
The fee for each preaction valve shall be $35.
(o) 
The fee for each dry pipe/alarm valve shall be $25.
(p) 
The fee for each smoke control system shall be $100.
(q) 
The minimum fire fee for residential uses shall be $50.
(r) 
The minimum fire fee for nonresidential uses shall be $75.
(4) 
Electrical fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Electrical fixtures and devices:
[1] 
From one to 25 receptacles, fixtures or switches, 15 to 20 amp only: $36.
[2] 
Increments of 25 additional items: $25.
(b) 
One HP or less than or equal to 10 HP $25.
[1] 
Greater than 10 HP or less than or equal to 50 HP: $46.
[2] 
Greater than 50 HP or less than or equal to 60 HP: $92.
[3] 
Greater than 60 HP or less than or equal to 70 HP: $140.
[4] 
Greater than 70 HP or less than or equal to 80 HP: $186.
[5] 
Greater than 80 HP or less than or equal to 90 HP: $240.
[6] 
Greater than 90 HP or less than or equal to 100 HP: $300.
[7] 
Greater than 100 HP: $457.
(c) 
Electrical devices: includes transformers and generators:
[1] 
One KW or less than or equal to 10 KW: $25.
[2] 
Greater than 10 KW or less than or equal to 45 KW: $46.
[3] 
Greater than 45 KW or less than or equal to 55 KW: $92.
[4] 
Greater than 55 KW or less than or equal to 65 KW: $186.
[5] 
Greater than 65 KW or less than or equal to 75 KW: $240.
[6] 
Greater than 75 KW or less than or equal to 85 KW: $300.
[7] 
Greater than 85 KW or less than or equal to 95 KW: $350.
[8] 
Greater than 95 KW or less than or equal to 112.5 KW: $400.
[9] 
Greater than 112.5 KW: $457.
(d) 
Service equipment: term includes service panels, service entry, transfer switch and subpanels, each equipment piece priced as follows:
[1] 
Greater than 0 amp or less than or equal to 100 amp: $75.
[2] 
Greater than 100 amp or less than or equal to 200 amp: $100.
[3] 
Greater than 200 amp or less than or equal to 300 amp: $125.
[4] 
Greater than 300 amp or less than or equal to 400 amp: $160.
[5] 
Greater than 400 amp or less than or equal to 500 amp: $200.
[6] 
Greater than 500 amp or less than or equal to 600 amp: $240.
[7] 
Greater than 600 amp or less than or equal to 700 amp: $286.
[8] 
Greater than 700 amp or less than or equal to 800 amp: $320.
[9] 
Greater than 900 amp: $457.
(e) 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all electrical and communication devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of premises wiring, except those which are portable plug-in type, shall be counted.
(f) 
For photovoltaic systems, the fee shall be based on the designated kilowatt rating of the solar photovoltaic system as follows:
[1] 
One to 50 kilowatts, the fee shall be $58.
[2] 
Fifty-one to 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $200.
[3] 
Greater than 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $576.
(g) 
Permanently installed pools, inground or aboveground, residential, including hot tub/spa and fountains, each: $100.
[1] 
If applicable, underwater light, each: $10.
(h) 
Commercial alarm control unit shall be, [price does not include devices; refer to Subsection B(4)(a)]:
[1] 
Residential shall be $50.
[2] 
Commercial shall be $75.
(i) 
Air conditioning:
[1] 
Less than five tons shall be $65.
[2] 
Greater then five tons shall be $65.
(j) 
Furnace shall be $35.
(k) 
Annual pool inspection shall be $50.
(l) 
The minimum electrical fee for residential uses shall be $50.
(m) 
The minimum electrical fee for nonresidential uses shall be $75.
(5) 
Special fees.
(a) 
Decks. The fee to construct a deck for Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5 shall be based on square footage as follows:
[1] 
Up to and including 200 square feet shall be $50.
[2] 
Over 200 square feet and including 400 square feet shall be $75.
[3] 
Over 400 square feet and including 1,000 square feet shall be $100.
[4] 
Over 1,000 square feet shall be $150.
(b) 
Swimming pools.
[1] 
The fee for installation of an aboveground pool more than 18 inches in depth or more than 750 gallons in capacity for Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5 shall be $50.
[2] 
The fee for installation of a private in-ground pool more than 18 inches in depth or more than 750 gallons in capacity for Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5 shall be $100.
[3] 
The fee for installation of a public pool (in-ground or aboveground) shall be $200.
(c) 
Wood-/coal-burning stoves and chimneys. The fee for installation of wood-coal-burning stoves, fireplaces, heatolators, like devices and/or chimneys shall be $45.
(d) 
Accessory and storage structures. Unless otherwise exempt by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(b)8:
[1] 
The permit fee for construction or installation of a shed or similar accessory structure up to 100 square feet shall be $50.
[2] 
The permit fee for construction and installation of an accessory storage shed or similar accessory structures over 100 square feet and less than 200 square feet shall be $75.
(e) 
Demolition and removal.
[1] 
The permit fee for demolition or removal of a structure of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height for one- or two-family residences (Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5) and structures on farms included under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) shall be $50.
[2] 
The permit fee for demolition of farm outbuildings and minor accessory structures (Use Group U) shall be $30.
[3] 
The permit fee for demolition of all other buildings, structures or use groups shall be $150.
[4] 
For removal of buildings and structures from one lot to another lot or to a new location on the same lot, the fee shall be $20 for the first $1,000 of estimated cost, plus $15 for each additional $1,000 of cost or part hereof. Estimated cost shall be the sum of the following: the estimated cost of moving, plus the cost of the new foundations and all work necessary to place the building or structure in its completed condition in the new location.
[5] 
The permit fee for the demolition of tanks shall be $75 per tank.
(f) 
Satellite dishes and radio transceiver equipment. The fee to install satellite dish, radio, television or other transceiver equipment to be installed for residential use shall be $35. The fee to install satellite dish, radio, television or other transceiver equipment to be installed for nonresidential use shall be $100.
(g) 
Fence.
[1] 
The fee to erect a fence in Use Groups R-3, R-4, R-5 and U which acts as a barrier for a private pool or is in excess of six feet in height shall be $25.
[2] 
The fee to erect a fence (not to exceed eight feet in height) for all other use groups and which acts as a barrier for a public pool shall be $100.
(h) 
The permit fee for asbestos hazard abatement shall be $70 for each construction permit issued. A certification of occupancy must be issued following the successful completion of an asbestos hazard abatement project. The certificate fee shall be $14.
(i) 
The permit fee for lead hazard abatement shall be $70 for each construction permit issued. A certification of clearance must be issued following the successful completion of a lead hazard abatement project. The certificate fee shall be $14.
(j) 
The permit fee for tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be $75.
(k) 
The fee to construct a sign, unless exempted by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(b)6, shall be in the amount of $l per square foot of surface area of the sign, computed on one side only for double-faced signs. The minimum fee shall be $35.
(l) 
The permit fee for a temporary structure used in the course of construction of other activities, whose life is limited to not more than one year, shall be $75.
(6) 
Certificate of occupancy.
(a) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy (unless otherwise indicated) shall be $50 for residential and $100 for nonresidential.
(b) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy issued under N.J.A.C. 5:2.2(c) shall be $120.
(c) 
The fee for the first issuance and the renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $30.
(7) 
The fee for an application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $450 for Class 1 structures and $75 for Class 2 and Class 3 structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $229 for Class 1 structures and $45 for Class 2 and Class 3 structures.
(8) 
Annual permits.
(a) 
Fees for annual construction permits shall be as follows:
[1] 
One to 25 workers (including foreman): $667 per worker.
[2] 
Each additional worker over 25: $232 per worker.
(b) 
Note: Prior to issuance of the annual permit, a training registration fee of $140 per subcode and a list of not more than three individuals to be trained per subcode must be submitted by the applicant to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Code Services, Training Section, along with a copy of the construction permit (Form F170). Checks shall be made payable to "Treasurer of State of New Jersey."
(9) 
New Jersey state training fees.
(a) 
For new construction and additions, the fee shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
(b) 
The fee for all other construction (except preengineered systems of commercial farm buildings) shall be $0.00170 per $1,000 of the value of construction. No fee shall be collected for preengineered systems of commercial farm buildings.

§ 88-4 Fire limits.

A. 
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23:
(1) 
Beginning at the intersection of the New Jersey Transit, North Jersey Coastline Rail Line right-of-way and White Road and running thence along the right-of-way of said railroad; in a northwesterly direction, to New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street); thence along Broad Street, in a southerly direction, to its intersection with White Road; thence in an easterly direction along White Road to the point or place of beginning; said block being triangular in shape and being bound by New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street), White Road and the right-of-way of the New Jersey Transit - North Jersey Coastline Rail Line.
(2) 
Beginning at the point of intersection of New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street) and County Route 520 (Newman Springs Road); thence in a westerly direction along County Route 520 (Newman Springs Road) to its intersection with Laurel Street; thence in a southerly direction along Laurel Street to its intersection with Hadden Avenue; thence in an easterly direction along Hadden Avenue to its intersection with New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street); thence in a northerly direction along the New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street) to the point or place of beginning; said block being rectangular in shape and being bound by New Jersey State Highway No. 35 (Broad Street), County Route 520 (Newman Springs Road), Laurel Street and Hadden Avenue.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and 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.