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Borough of Clementon, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Clementon 10-24-1977 by Ord. No. 77-12. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 91.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 134.
Housing standards — See Ch. 155.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 253.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Clementon a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Clementon Construction Code Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Fire Subcode Official and Electrical Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Construction Commission of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey shall hereinafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
[Amended 3-26-1984 by Ord. No. 84-6]
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filed by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended,[1] and 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 such position.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at the Borough Hall.
The Clementon Mayor and Borough Council establishes the Camden County Board of Appeals to hear all appeals from decisions of the enforcing agency.
[Last amended 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-27]
A. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed below and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
(1) 
The building subcode fee shall be:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(a) 
For new residential construction: $0.040 per cubic foot of building or structure volume.
(b) 
For new commercial construction: $0.030 for Use Groups A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1, and S-2; all other commercial construction: $0.040 per cubic foot of building or structure.
(c) 
For renovations, alterations, minor construction and repairs:
[1] 
Estimated cost up to and including $50,000: $35 per thousand or fraction thereof.
[2] 
Estimated cost of $50,001 up to and including $100,000: $32 per thousand or fraction thereof.
[3] 
Estimated cost above $100,001: $29 per thousand or fraction thereof.
[4] 
The minimum fee shall be $60.
(d) 
For demolition or removal:
[1] 
Structures of less than 5,000 square feet and less than 30 feet in height, one- and two-family residences and structures on farms: $82.
[2] 
All other use groups: $151.
(e) 
For signs:
[1] 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $3 per square foot of surface area of the sign.
[2] 
The minimum fee shall be $60.
(f) 
For pools:
[1] 
In-ground and aboveground pools: $150.
(g) 
For fences:
[1] 
The fee for fences over six feet high shall be based on the cost of the project pursuant to § 105-3A(1)(c) with a minimum fee of $50.
[2] 
Zoning approval is required for fences.
(h) 
Roofing and siding:
[1] 
The fee for Use Groups R-3 and R-4 shall be $60.
[2] 
The fee for all other use groups shall be based on the cost of the project pursuant to § 105-3A(1)(c) with a minimum fee of $60.
(2) 
The plumbing subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $15 per fixture or stack as listed below:
[1] 
Bathtubs.
[2] 
Clothes dryers.
[3] 
Clothes washers.
[4] 
Dishwashers, commercial.
[5] 
Drinking fountains.
[6] 
Vent stacks.
[7] 
Garbage disposals.
[8] 
Water coolers.
[9] 
Laundry tubs.
[10] 
Radiators.
[11] 
Lavatories.
[12] 
Ranges.
[13] 
Showers/floor drains.
[14] 
Sinks (any type).
[15] 
Water closets/bidets.
[16] 
Urinals.
[17] 
Gas piping/gas service entrances.
[Added 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-17]
(b) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $85 per special device as listed below:
[Amended 10-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-17]
[1] 
Grease traps.
[2] 
Oil separators.
[3] 
Refrigeration units.
[4] 
Water utility connections.
[5] 
Active solar systems.
[6] 
Interceptors.
[7] 
Water-cooled air conditioners.
[8] 
(Reserved)
[9] 
Water utility connections.
[10] 
Sewer utility connections.
[11] 
Steam boilers.
[12] 
Hot-water boilers.
[13] 
Backflow preventers.
[14] 
Steam boilers.
[15] 
Sewer pumps.
[16] 
Fuel oil piping.
(c) 
Required annual reinspection of backflow preventers: $58 for each device.
[Added 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsection A(2)(c) as Subsection A(2)(d).
(d) 
The minimum fee shall be $60.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(3) 
Electrical subcode fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(a) 
All switches, receptacles and lighting outlets:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
Number
Fee
1 to 50
$45.00
Each additional 25 or fraction
$10.00
(b) 
Motors:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
Size
(horsepower)
Fee
Over 1 to 10
$15.00
Over 10 to 50
$60.00
Over 50 to 100
$120.00
Over 100
$576.00
(c) 
Electrical devices/generators/transformers:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
Size
(kilowatts)
Fee
Over 1 to 50
$58.00
Over 10 to 50
$116.00
Over 50 to 100 plus
$576.00
(d) 
Electrical items:
Item
Fee
Ranges/ovens/surface units  (1 to 10 kilowatts)
$10.00 each
Ranges (over 10 kilowatts)
$46.00
Dishwashers
$10.00
Garbage disposals
Include in fixture total
Dryers
$10.00
Air-conditioner units
$10.00
Burglar alarm/intercom systems
$43.00
Smoke detectors
Include in fixture total
Whirlpools/spas
$10.00
Water heaters
$10.00
Central heat
$10.00
Baseboard heat
$10.00
Thermostats
Include in fixture total
Heat pumps
By horsepower size
Motor control centers/subpanels
By ampere size
Signs
$10.00
Light standards
$10.00
Motors (fractional horsepower)
Include in fixture total
Motors (all others)
$10.00
Pool bonding
  Per SE
No charge
  Charge for GFI
$10.00
Pool filter motor (over 1 horsepower)
$10.00
(Subpanel for pools, if listed)
By size
(e) 
Service panels/service entrance/subpanels:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
Size
(amperes)
Fee
0 to 225
$58.00
Over 225 to 1,000
$116.00
Over 1,000
$576.00
(f) 
Annual public pool inspection:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
[1] 
Pool, spa, or hot tub: $70 each.
(g) 
The minimum fee for electrical inspections shall be $60.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(4) 
Fire subcode fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(a) 
Sprinkler heads:
Number
Fee
1 to 20
$82.00
21 to 100
$151.00
101 to 200
$289.00
201 to 400
$748.00
401 to 1,000
$1,036.00
Over 1,000
$1,323.00
(b) 
Heat/smoke detectors:
Number
Fee
1 to 20
$75.00
Over 100
$130.00 per hundred
(c) 
Standpipe: $289 each.
(d) 
Independent pre-engineered: $116 each system.
(e) 
Gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system: $58.
(f) 
Kitchen exhaust system: $65 each.
(g) 
Incinerator/crematorium: $460 each.
(h) 
Storage tank: $75 each.
(i) 
The minimum fee shall be $60.
(j) 
Installation of an elevator.
[1] 
Fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections on new and altered elevator devices shall be as follows:
[a] 
The basic fees for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or in an exempted R-2 structure, shall be as follows:
[i] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
1 to 10 floors
$306
Over 10 floors
$510
[ii] 
Hydraulic elevators: $272.
[iii] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $306.
[iv] 
Escalators, moving walks: $272.
[v] 
Dumbwaiters: $68.
[vi] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and manlifts: $68.
[b] 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[i] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $54.
[ii] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $136.
[iii] 
Auxiliary power generator: $102.
[c] 
The Department fee for elevator devices in structures in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be $204. This fee shall be waived when signed statements and supportive inspection and acceptance test reports are filed by an approved qualified agent or agency in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.19 and 5:23-2.20.
[d] 
The fee for performing inspections of minor work shall be $68.
[e] 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures in Use Groups R-3 and R-4, and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in R-2 structures, shall be $50 for each device.
[f] 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures in use groups other than R-3 and R-4, and otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be $260 for each device.
B. 
The fees for certificates of occupancy shall be as follows:
(1) 
Other-than-residential fee shall be $120.
(2) 
One- and two-family residences less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height shall be $70.
(3) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted to change the use shall be $174.
(4) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for residential shall be $70.
(5) 
The fee for all other use groups shall be $120.
(6) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy: $151.
[Added 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(7) 
The fee for renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy: $35.
[Added 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
C. 
The Department of Community Affairs training fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
As required by the Uniform Construction Code Act,[2] a surcharge of $0.0019 per cubic foot of volume of the new construction.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(2) 
A surcharge of $0.00096 for permits, other than new construction, based on the estimated cost of the work over $625.
(3) 
The surcharge is to be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis.
D. 
Asbestos abatement; fees:
(1) 
The administrative fee for each construction permit for asbestos abatement shall be $106.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(2) 
The administrative fee for each certificate of occupancy after the successful completion of an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be $21.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(3) 
The authorization and reauthorization fees for the asbestos safety control monitor shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.18.
(4) 
The application fee for certification as an asbestos safety technician shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:3-8.19.
E. 
Lead abatement fees:
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]
(1) 
The administrative fee for lead hazard abatement work shall be $176.
(2) 
The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate shall be $35.
F. 
Plan review fee. The plan review fee shall be 40% of each listed fee. Where the Construction Department performs plan review only, the plan review fee shall be in the amount of 25% of the new construction permit fee.
G. 
Application for a variation fee. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10, an application for a variation fee shall be $748 for Class I structures and $151 for Class II and Class III structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $289 for Class I structures and $82 for Class II and Class III structures.
[Amended 10-18-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-18]