[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Secs. 11-1 and 11-2 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Establishment; composition; administrator.
There is hereby established in the Township of Washington, Gloucester County, a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the enforcing agency.
The enforcing agency shall consist 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.
Official positions, qualifications.
Each official position created in Subsection A above shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to 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 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 N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119, et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each position.
Public office. 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.
All appeals from any decision of any subcode official shall be made to the Gloucester County Construction Board of Appeals.
The Central Permit Office is established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.49(b).
Construction permit. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the applicable subcode fees listed in Subsections (1) through (4) hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
Building subcode fee. The building subcode fee shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Plumbing subcode fee. The plumbing subcode fee shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Electrical subcode fee. The electrical subcode fee shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Plan review fee. The plan review fee shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit.
Demolition permits. The fee for a demolition permit shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Building removal. The fee for a permit for removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot, for new foundations and for placement in a completed condition in a new location shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Certificate of occupancy. The fee for a certificate of occupancy under this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Elevators. The fees for installation and inspection of elevators shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Council annually a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the Township fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A 52:27D-119 et seq.
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 collect, in addition to the fees specified, a surcharge fee as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code. The surcharge fees shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs on a quarterly basis or the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 not later than one month following the quarter for which it is due.
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fees collected in the fiscal year.
Established. All zoning districts are established as the fire limits for the Township.
Reevaluation of fire limits. The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Council biannually a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. The 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 therefore.