[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-5-1977 by Ord. No. 1976-22 (Ch. 46, Art. I, of the 1975 Code)]
As provided by law and administrative regulations of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, the Uniform Construction Code, which includes subcodes adopted by the Department, shall govern the construction of buildings and the issuance of permits with respect thereto.
Mechanical subcode. The model code known as the International Mechanical Code/2009 and adopted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, as amended, at N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.20 as the "Mechanical Subcode" is hereby adopted by the Township as a subcode under the Uniform Construction Code adopted by the Department governing the construction of building and the issuance of permits with respect thereto.
[Added 9-1-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-11; amended 8-1-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-25; 7-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-09]
[Amended 5-18-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-9; 12-7-1977 by Ord. No. 1977-17; 2-21-1979 by Ord. No. 1979-1; 4-7-1982 by Ord. No. 1982-6; 12-5-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-21]
The following permit fees are hereby established and shall be paid before the permit is issued. All fees paid shall be rounded off to the nearest single dollar amount for administrative simplicity. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the applicable fees listed in Chapter 88, Fees. Fees for certificates of occupancy shall also be as set forth in Chapter 88, Fees.
[Amended 4-18-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-4]
No fees shall be required for any building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical or fire subcode permit if the permit is for use by a house of worship, public school, charitable or nonprofit organization of any kind or for which the Township Council shall issue a certificate of municipal purpose.
Waiver of building permit fees for disabled persons.
[Added 3-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-4]
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay a municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.
For the purposes of this subsection, "disabled person" means a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a corrective lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Council, biannually, 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.
[Amended 9-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-11]
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall charge, collect and submit surcharge fees as required by the regulations.
[Adopted 10-1-1975 as Ch. 46, Art. II, of the 1975 Code]