Township of Egg Harbor, NJ
Atlantic County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Egg Harbor 12-27-1976 by Ord. No. 26-76. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 83.
Unsafe buildings — See Ch. 84.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 111.
Zoning — See Ch. 225.
A. 
Establishment of enforcement agency; membership.
(1) 
There is hereby established in the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Division of Inspections," within the Department of Planning and Development, 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.[1] The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
[Amended 12-22-1993 by Ord. No. 60-1993]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(2) 
There are hereby established the positions of Acting Construction, Building, Fire Protection, Elevator and Electrical Code Officials to act in the capacity of those duly appointed officials who are absent from their offices, or when there is a conflict or the appearance of impropriety. The appointed acting officials will only act when authorized by the Construction Official. All appointed acting officials shall be licensed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-5.4 and perform their respective duties in accordance with N.J.A.C. 4:23-4.5(f) and (g).
[Added 7-9-1986 by Ord. No. 30-1986; amended 9-23-1992 by Ord. No. 45-1992]
B. 
Qualifications. Each official position created in Subsection A 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.
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. The location of the office shall be in the Municipal Buildings, Bargaintown Road and Central Avenue, Egg Harbor Township.
Appeals from decisions of the enforcing agency shall be heard under the rules and regulations established by the Atlantic County Construction Board of Appeals.
[Last amended 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 24-2004]
Township construction permit fees shall be computed in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code provisions at N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
A. 
Continued certificate of occupancy: $200.
[Amended 8-11-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010]
(1) 
Multiple (i.e., shopping centers, motels, etc.):
(a) 
First unit or store: $80 per unit.
(b) 
Units two to 10: $8 per unit.
(c) 
Units 11 to 100: $5 per unit.
(d) 
Units over 100: $3 per unit.
(2) 
The above rates shall be computed on a progression scale.
B. 
Reinstatement of unexpired lapsed and/or suspended permit.
(1) 
Reinstatement of unexpired lapsed and or suspended permit fee shall be 50% of original computed permit cost.
(2) 
Permits will not be reinstated if:
(a) 
A construction permit is issued in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code provisions, pursuant to which no construction has been undertaken above the foundation wall within one year from the time of issuance.
(b) 
A new code is adopted during the period that work is suspended or abandoned for a period of one year after the time of the last inspection.
C. 
Fees for electric and plumbing permits shall be as stated in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20, along with § 89-6B below.
[Added 8-11-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010]
D. 
The minimum fee to be charged for building permits is $60. Fees for building and fire permits shall be as follows:
[Added 8-11-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010]
(1) 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. Use groups B, H, I-1 to I-3, M, E, R-1 to R-5 and U shall be .036 per cubic foot of volume. Use groups A-1 to A-5, F-1 and F-2, and S-1 and S-2 shall be .021 per cubic foot of volume. Commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) shall be 15 per cubic foot of volume.
(2) 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs of site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings and retaining walls shall be based upon the estimated cost of work, all use groups, as follows:
(a) 
Estimated cost of construction up to $50,001 shall be $40 per $1,000; $50,001 to $100,001 shall be $30 per $1,000; over $100,001 shall be $25 per $1,000, prorated. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Building Department such cost data as may be available by the architect or engineer of record, by a recognized estimated form or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Building Department shall make the final decision regarding the estimated cost.
(b) 
The fee for remanufactured construction and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be at $100 per $1,000 of estimated cost of construction.
(c) 
Tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be $250.
(d) 
The fees for pools shall be as follows: R-3 and R-5 shall be $150 for aboveground pools and $250 for in-ground pools. All other groups shall be $300 for aboveground pools and $400 for in-ground pools.
(3) 
Signs.
(a) 
Pylon signs: $5 a square foot up to 101 square feet; $4 a square foot up to 401 square feet; $3 a square foot over 401 square feet.
(b) 
Ground or wall signs: $4 a square foot up to 101 square feet; $3 a square foot up to 401 square feet; $3 a square foot over 401 square feet.
(4) 
Demolition or removal.
(a) 
Residential and utility use group, less than 5,000 square feet and 30 feet in height: $200. All other use groups shall be $350. Tanks shall be $150.
(5) 
Certificate fees.
(a) 
The fee for a residential certificate of occupancy shall be $50. All others shall be $75.
(b) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $200.
(c) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy issued under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(e) or the request of an owner shall be $200.
(d) 
The fee to renew any temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $50.
(6) 
Plan review fee for compliance under the alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of the energy subcode shall be as follows:
(a) 
R-3 and R-5 use group $400. All others are $2,000.
(7) 
Variations.
(a) 
The fee for Class One structures is $800. Class Two and Class Three shall be $240.
(b) 
The fee for resubmission of an application Class One is $360. Class Two and Class Three shall be $160.
(8) 
Lead hazard abatement.
(a) 
The fee for all uses shall be $250. A clearance certificate shall be $40.
(9) 
Asbestos abatement.
(a) 
The fee for all uses shall be $175. A certificate shall be $35.
(10) 
Annual permits.
(a) 
The fee for one to 25 workers shall be $1,000 per workers. Each additional worker over 25 is $350 per worker.
E. 
The minimum fee to be charged for fire permits is $60. Fees for fire permits shall be as follows:
[Added 8-11-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010]
(1) 
Sprinkler heads (wet or dry).
(a) 
The fee for one to 20 heads shall be $100; 21 to 100 heads shall be $200; 101 to 200 shall be $300; 201 to 400 shall be $800; 401 to 1,000 shall be $1,100, and 1,001 and above shall be $1,500.
(2) 
Detectors and alarm devices.
(a) 
The fee for one to 12 devices shall be $60; each additional 20 shall be $25.
(3) 
Sandpipes shall be $350 each.
(4) 
Independent pre-engineered systems shall be $150 each.
(5) 
Gas- or oil-fired appliances shall be $75 each.
(6) 
Residential kitchen exhaust system shall be $60 each. All others shall be $150 each.
(7) 
Incinerator/crematorium shall be $600 each.
(8) 
Residential tanks shall be $100 each. All other shall be $250 each.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the Subcode Officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee biannually 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
[Amended 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 12-2008]
A. 
In order to provide for training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act, the enforcing agency shall collect a surcharge fee based upon the volume of new construction within the Township. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards in the manner as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b) and (c).
B. 
An administrative fee shall be charged by the Township in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(j); the fee is 50% of the permit cost.
[Amended 8-11-2010 by Ord. No. 20-2010; 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 23-2018]
The implementation of the provision of establishing fire limits within the jurisdiction is being delayed until July 1, 1977, as provided in the regulations. The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Township Committee by May 1, 1977, a report delineating the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
The provisions of this chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1977.