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Township of Saddle Brook, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Saddle Brook 2-10-1977 as Ord. No. 745. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarms — See Ch. 50.
Building construction — See Ch. 70.
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 73.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 75.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 93.
Oil-burning equipment — See Ch. 143.
Plumbing — See Ch. 152.
Site plan review — See Ch. 163.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 177.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Saddle Brook a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Uniform Construction Code Enforcing 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, 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 to 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.
Appeals from the decision of the Enforcing Agency relating to the Uniform Construction Code shall be made to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Bergen in accordance with the procedures established by the County Board of Appeals.
[Amended 9-13-1979 by Ord. No. 785; 12-11-1986 by Ord. No. 937; 12-30-1987 by Ord. No. 963; 10-10-1991 by Ord. No. 1036; 12-12-1991 by Ord. No. 1040; 2-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1070; 12-14-1995 by Ord. No. 1190; 7-16-1998 by Ord. No. 1165; 8-13-1998 by Ord. No. 1166; 12-28-2000 by Ord. No. 1223; 2-14-2002 by Ord. No. 1249; 9-12-2002 by Ord. No. 1260; 3-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1268; 5-12-2011 by Ord. No. 1512; 5-10-2012 by Ord. No. 1528-12]
A. 
The fee for plan review, where applicable, is computed as a percentage (20%) of the fee for a construction permit and shall be paid at the time of submission of an application for a permit. Plan review fees are not refundable.
B. 
The fee for a variation as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $50.
C. 
Asbestos hazard abatement fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Administrative fee per permit issued shall be $50.
(2) 
Administrative fee for each certificate of occupancy issued following the successful completion of an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be $10.
D. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsection D(1) through (5) hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
(1) 
Building Subcode fees shall be:
Type Fee
(a) For new residential construction and additions, Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5 $0.04 per cubic foot
Provided that the minimum fee shall be:
[1] Principal residential structure $300*
[2] Residential additions and accessory structures $150
(b) For new commercial, industrial, Use Groups R-1 and R-2, construction and additions $0.05 per cubic foot
Provided that the minimum shall be:
[1] Principal commercial or industrial structure $500*
[2] Commercial or industrial additions $250*
(c) For renovations, alterations, repairs and reroofing of residential structures
[1] First $1,000 of the estimated cost of work $55*
[2] Cost for each additional $1,000 of work $15*
[3] Minimum fee $55*
(d) For renovations, alterations, repairs and reroofing of commercial, industrial, Use Groups R-1 and R-2, structures
[1] First $1,000 of the estimated cost of work $250*
[2] Cost for each additional $1,000 of work $15*
(e) For combinations of renovation and additions to any structure, the sum of the fees is computed separately as renovations and additions
(f) In-ground pool, including fence $250*
(g) Aboveground pools $100
(h) Demolition of a building, structure or underground tank
[1] Residential building (Use Group R-5) $275*
[2] Accessory residential building and in-ground pools $125*
[3] All other buildings and structures $1,500*
[4] Underground storage tanks
[a] Up to 1,000 gallons $100
[b] Over 1,000 gallons $150
(i) Moving a building or structure, price per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated cost for moving and placement in a completed condition upon the new foundation $10*
Provided that the minimum fee shall be: $250*
(j) Signs (in the case of double-faced signs, the area of only 1 side shall be used to calculate the fee)
[1] Up to 6 square feet $125*
[2] 6.1 to 50 square feet $200
[3] Over 50 square feet $300
(k) Certificate of occupancy
[1] Use Groups R-3 and R-5 $50*
[2] All other use groups $150*
(l) Certificate of occupancy – resale/change of title Note: All reinspections for Use Groups R-3 and R-5 will be charged a reinspection fee equal to the first inspection fee for each additional time an inspection official is required to return to the premises.
[1] Use Groups R-3 and R-5 $50*
[2] All other use groups $200
(m) Certificate of continued occupancy – rental
[1] Use Groups R-3 and R-5 $50*
[2] All other use groups $200
(n) Temporary certificate of occupancy, all use groups $50
(o) Minimum fee $75
(2) 
Electrical Subcode fees.
Type Fee (Residential/ Commercial)
(a) Receptacles, fixtures or switches, detectors, lightpoles, motors/devices 1 hp or 1 kw or less, emergency and exit lights, fractional motors, communications points and alarm devices
FAC panel:
[1] 1-50 $65/$75
[2] Increments of 25 additional items $15/$20
(b) Motors
[1] Greater than 1 hp or less than or equal to 10 hp $15/$20
[2] Greater than 10 hp or less than or equal to 50 hp $55/$65
[3] Greater than 50 hp or less than or equal to 100 hp $125/$145
[4] Greater than 100 hp $525/$600
(c) Electrical devices/generator/transformer/inverters
[1] Over 1 kw — 10 kw $15/$20
[2] 10.12 kw — 45 kw $60/$70
[3] 45.1 kw — 112.5 kw $115/$130
[4] Over 112.5 kw $550/$630
(d) Service equipment
[1] 0-200 amps $75/$85
[2] 201-400 amps $125/$145
[3] 401-800 amps $225/$260
[4] 801-1,000 amps $350/$440
[5] Greater than 1,000 amps $550/$630
[6] Temporary pole construction service; average service panel and GFI rec. $85/$100
(e) Photovoltaic systems
[1] 1 kw – 3 kw $25/$30
[2] 3 kw – 9 kw $45/$50
[3] 10 kw – 13 kw $65/$75
(f) Other
[1] Bonding: swimming pools, spas and hot tubs $100/$115
[2] Rain sensor $60/$70
[3] Electric range $55/$65
[4] Dishwasher $55/$65
[5] Garbage disposal $55/$65
[6] A/C unit $55/$65+
[7] Burglar alarm/intercom system $55/$65
[8] Whirlpool spa $55/$65+
[9] Swimming pool, spa and hot tub filter $55/$65+
[10] Pool light $55/$65
[11] Electric dryer $55/$65
[12] Electric water heater $55/$65
[13] Baseboard heat $55/$65
[14] Thermostats None/$65
[15] Heat pump $55/$65+
[16] Pumps $55/$65+
[17] Signs $55/$65
[18] Light standards $55/$65
(g) Minimum fee $75/$75
+Base price only. Additional fees based on hp of motor or kw of device [see Subsection D(2)(b) and (c) above].
(3) 
Plumbing Subcode fees.
Type Fee
(a) First fixture, stack or hose bibb
[1] Residential structure $55*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $100*
(b) Each additional fixture, stack or hose bibb
[1] Residential structure $8*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $15*
(c) Water softeners, water heaters or storage tanks (new or replacement)
[1] Residential structure $55*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $100*
(d) Lawn sprinkler, including backflow device
[1] Residential structure $75*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $125*
(e) Water service or sewer line (new or replacement)
[1] Residential structure $75*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $150*
(f) Cross connections
[1] Residential structure $200*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $400*
(g) Interceptors, separators, grease traps and sewer ejectors
[1] Residential structure $75*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $150*
(h) Gas heating systems, gas boilers and A/C systems
[1] Residential structure $55*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $125*
(i) Gas piping
[1] Residential structure $55*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $125*
(j) Water piping
[1] Residential structure $55*
[2] Commercial or industrial structure $125*
(k) Minimum fee $75
(4) 
Fire Subcode fees.
Type Fee
(a) All heating appliances and HVAC equipment, including solid-fuel appliances and duct work (new and replacement)
[1] Residential structures $75
[2] Commercial or industrial structures $125
(b) Fire dampers
[1] Residential structures $50
[2] Commercial or industrial structures $150
(c) Chimneys, vents and shafts
[1] Residential structures $50
[2] Commercial or industrial structures $150
(d) Swimming pool heaters
[1] Residential structures $75
[2] Commercial or industrial $100
(e) Storage tanks, including replacement, underground or aboveground (including liquid petroleum gas, flammable combustible, chemical liquid or gases)
[1] Up to 550 gallons $75
[2] 551 to 1,000 gallons $125
[3] Each additional 1,000 over 1,000 gallons $75*
(f) Automatic fire sprinklers
[1] 1 to 20 heads $100*
[2] 21 to 100 heads $200
[3] 101 to 200 heads $300
[4] 201 to 400 heads $600
[5] 401 to 1,000 heads $900
[6] Over 1,000 heads $1,200
(g) Private yard fire hydrant (per hydrant) $150
(h) Standpipes $200*
(i) Fire pumps
[1] New installation $500
[2] Replacement $300
(j) Special suppression systems $150
(k) Smoke detectors and alarms
[1] 1 to 6 $100
[2] Each additional over 6 $7
(l) Automatic fire alarm systems
[1] Up to 20 initiating devices $150
[2] Per device over 20 devices $7
(m) Minimum fee $75
(5) 
Zoning.
Type Fee
(a) Zoning permit application review fee (required for all zoning permit applications)
[1] Residential $25
[2] Commercial $100
(b) Accessory structure (100 square feet or less) $75*
(c) Signs
[1] Refacing $35*
[2] Temporary sign (6 months) $75*
[3] Temporary real estate sign (6 months) $20
(d) Temporary storage trailer (6 months) $100*
(e) Temporary construction trailer (1 year) $100
(f) Temporary storage POD (6 months) $75
(g) Tents (30-day maximum)
[1] Up to 900 square feet $75
[2] Over 900 square feet $200
(h) Fence
[1] 4 feet or less $35*
[2] Over 4 feet $50*
(i) Retaining wall (plans required)
[1] 3 feet or less $50*
[2] Over 3 feet (requires UCC application) Subsection D(1)(c) and (d)
(j) Driveways, patios, walkways, sidewalks $25*
(k) Soil movement under 50 cubic yards $50
(l) Satellite dish $50*
(6) 
Commercial swimming pool registration. With respect to commercial swimming pools and spas that are open year round, the permit fee is $400. For those that are open seasonally, the permit fee is $300. There will be a late fee charge in the amount of $100 for any payment that is 30 days past due.
(7) 
Fee exemption. All fees required by this section shall be waived for members in good standing of the Saddle Brook Volunteer Fire Department and the Saddle Brook Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
A. 
The establishment of fire limits is hereby delayed as provided by law until July 1, 1977.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Township 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.