Borough of Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. IX of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 51.
Licenses — See Ch. 76.
Soil removal — See Ch. 118.
Subdivision and site plan review — See Ch. 126.
Zoning — See Ch. 150.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 214.
A. 
Pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, known as the "Uniform Construction Code Act of the State of New Jersey" (herein after referred to as "the Act"),[1] there is hereby established in the Borough of Upper Saddle River a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Department of the Borough of Upper Saddle River," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official and Fire Protection Subcode Official. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency. He shall have the power to overrule a determination of a subcode official based on an interpretation of a substantive provision of the subcode which such subcode official administers only if the Construction Official is qualified to act pursuant to the Act as a subcode official for such subcode. He may serve as subcode official for any subcode which he is qualified under the Act to administer. A subcode official or Municipal Engineer may serve as a Construction Official if otherwise qualified under the provisions of the Act. The Plumbing Subcode Official shall be the Plumbing Inspector as appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River. Subcode officials or assistance staff may be employed on a part-time basis or hold other positions within the Borough of Upper Saddle River. [Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
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,[2] and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
[2]
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 Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Department of the Borough of Upper Saddle River at its offices located in Borough Hall, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
D. 
The Construction Code Official may serve as the Mechanical Inspector, if qualified under the Act.
[Added 8-10-1994 by Ord. No. 13-94]
A. 
The enforcing agency shall examine each application for a construction permit. If the application conforms to the Act, the code and the requirements of other applicable laws and ordinances, it shall be deemed a completed application and the enforcing agency shall approve the application and shall issue a construction permit to the applicant. Every completed application for a construction permit shall be granted, in whole or in part, or denied within 20 business days. If a completed application is denied in whole or in part, the enforcing agency shall set forth the reasons therefor in writing. If an enforcing agency fails to grant, in whole or in part, or deny a completed application for a construction permit within the period of time prescribed herein, such failure shall be deemed a denial of the application for purposes of an appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals unless such period of time has been extended with the consent of the applicant. The enforcing agency may approve changes in plans and specifications previously approved by it if the plans and specifications when so changed remain in conformity with law.
B. 
A construction permit, issued in accordance with the foregoing provisions, pursuant to which no construction has been undertaken above the foundation walls within one year from the time of issuance, shall expire. The enforcing agency may suspend, revoke or cancel a construction permit in case of neglect or failure to comply with the provisions of this Act or the code or upon a finding by it that a false statement or representation has been made in the application for the construction permit.
C. 
The enforcing agency shall have all other powers as enumerated in the Act.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 41-3, Construction Board of Appeals, was repealed 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09.
A. 
Whenever the enforcing agency shall deny a completed application for a construction permit, refuse or fail to act upon a completed application for a construction permit, refuse to grant a variation pursuant to Article 6 of the Act or make any other decision pursuant or related to the Act or code, including the assessment of any monetary penalties, an owner or his authorized agent may appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals.
B. 
The application for an appeal shall be taken within 20 days of the receipt of written notice of the denial or other decision on the application for a construction permit. Where no notice of denial has been forthcoming, appeal may be taken within 20 days after the expiration of 20 days from the time of filing a completed application for a construction permit.
C. 
The application for an appeal shall be in writing, filed with the Board, briefly setting forth the appellant's position. Such application shall state the name and address of the appellant, the address of the building or site in question, the permit number and shall reference the specific sections of the code in question and the extent and nature of the appellant's reliance on them. The appellant may append to his written application any data or information that he may deem appropriate to his cause. The enforcing agency shall make available to the Board the full record of the application below, which includes a detailed explanation of the reasons for the denial of the appellant's request.
D. 
The application for an appeal shall be accompanied by a fee in the sum of $50. An application for appeal shall not be considered complete unless accompanied by the appeal fee.
E. 
The time for appeal may be extended upon application to the Secretary of the Board and shall be in writing or may be extended at any regular or special meeting of the Board, by the affirmative vote of a majority of the Board.
A. 
The Board shall meet upon notice of the Chairman or at stated periodic meetings if warranted by the volume of work. The hearing shall be recorded and copies made available upon request at the expense of the requesting party.
B. 
All hearings shall be open to the public. The appellant, his representatives or legal counsel and the enforcing agency through the Construction Official or the appropriate subcode official shall be granted an opportunity to be heard.
C. 
When five qualified members are not present to consider a specific appeal, either the appellant or the enforcing agency may request a postponement of the hearing. If there is no such request for a postponement, any decision made by the members present shall be binding and shall be considered as a decision of the full Board. No meetings shall be conducted unless there are at least three members of the Board present. No specific combination of business or profession represented on the Board need be present unless an affirmative vote of the members present determines that such is necessary in the public interest.
A. 
The Board shall hear the appeal, render a decision thereon and file its decision with a statement of the reasons therefor with the enforcing agency from which the appeal has been taken not later than 10 business days following the submission of the completed application for appeal, unless such period of time has been extended with the consent of the appellant. Such decision shall also be filed with the State Division of Housing and Urban Renewal, Bureau of Housing Inspection, Attention: Uniform Construction Code Appeals File, 363 West State, Trenton, New Jersey 08625. Decisions of the Board shall be available for public inspection at both the offices of the Bureau and the enforcing agency during normal business hours.
B. 
Such decision may affirm, reverse or modify the decision of the enforcing agency or remand the matter to the enforcing agency for further action. Whenever the Board shall reverse or modify the decision of the enforcing agency, its statement of reasons therefor shall fully explain the nature and extent of its disagreement with the enforcing agency.
C. 
Decisions of the Board shall be by a concurring vote of three members. Failure to secure three concurring votes shall be deemed a confirmation of the decision of the enforcing agency. Any dissenting member may attach a statement of reasons in opposition to the decision of the Board.
D. 
Every action of the Board shall be by resolution and copies shall be forwarded by certified or registered mail to the appellant or his representatives.
E. 
Failure of the Board to hear an appeal and render and file a decision thereon within the time limits prescribed in this section shall be deemed a denial of the appeal for the purposes of a complaint, application or appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction.
F. 
The enforcing agency shall take immediate action in accordance with the decision of the Board, unless otherwise stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction.
G. 
Any party, including the enforcing agency, may within 30 days appeal from the decision of the Board to a court of competent jurisdiction.
All fees required in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code of the Borough of Upper Saddle River shall be as set forth in the fee schedule in § 41-8.
[Amended 12-29-1977; 5-10-1984; 12-30-1985 by Ord. No. 27-85; 5-8-1986 by Ord. No. 9-86; 9-10-1987 by Ord. No. 14-87; 12-14-1989 by Ord. No. 20-89; 6-14-1990 by Ord. No. 13-90; 3-5-1992 by Ord. No. 1-92; 2-10-1993 by Ord. No. 1-93; 8-10-1994 by Ord. No. 13-94; 6-12-1996 by Ord. No. 9-96; 12-30-1997 by Ord. No. 21-97]
A. 
The fees for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees, plus all applicable special fees, listed herein and shall be paid before the permit is issued. All fees are to be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
B. 
Low-income and moderate-income housing units.
(1) 
Building, electric, plumbing and fire-protection permit fees shall be waived for low-income and moderate-income housing units when the Borough of Upper Saddle River, the County of Bergen, the State of New Jersey or the federal government is financing all or part of the project.
(2) 
Low-income and moderate-income housing units constructed by private developers shall pay the regular fee schedule.
C. 
Plan review fee.
(1) 
New construction, additions or renovations. The fee shall be 20% of the permit fee for proposed improvement and is included in the building subcode fee.
(2) 
Roofing and siding. No plan review fee is required.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(3), fee for berm installation, which immediately followed this subsection was repealed 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09.
D. 
Building subcode fees. The fee for work under the building subcode shall be as follows:
(1) 
New building and additions. Permit fees shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The building permit fee shall be in the amount of $0.030 per cubic foot of volume for residential buildings and structures and $0.035 per cubic foot of volume for all other use groups. State of New Jersey training fees shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume for all construction. The fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1,000 value of construction in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b).
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(2) 
Renovations and alterations, including, but not limited to, decks, roofing, siding, radon and repairs. The fee shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee for residential work shall be $30 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work, with a minimum fee of $100. The fee for all other use groups shall be $35 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work, with a minimum fee of $150. For the purpose of determining estimated costs, the applicant shall submit to the enforcing agency, if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The enforcing agency will make the final decision regarding estimated costs. The building subcode permit shall include a plan review fee in the amount of 20% of the permit fee.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(3) 
Reinstatement of a lapsed construction permit shall be as follows:
(a) 
Recalculation of the construction permit shall be based upon the current fee schedule for all work to be performed.
(b) 
The reinstatement fee shall be 20% of the recalculated value of all work which is to be performed, with a minimum reinstatement fee of $50.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(c) 
Minimum building permit fees shall be:
[1] 
Principal building: $1,500.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
[2] 
Additions:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
[a] 
Less than 120 square feet of floor area: $250.
[b] 
One hundred twenty-one square feet of floor area and greater: $500.
[3] 
Accessory building requiring a footing: $250.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
[4] 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(3)(c)[4], Sheds, was repealed 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09.
[5] 
For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the enforcing agency, if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The enforcing agency will make the final decision regarding estimated cost. Included in the building subcode permit is a plan review fee which is 20% of the building subcode fee.
[6] 
Swimming pools. Permit fees for in-ground pools shall be $300, in addition to electric, plumbing, fence and certificate of approval permits. Aboveground pools shall require a permit fee of $100 in addition to electric, plumbing, fence and certificate of approval permits. The fee for a swimming pool which requires subcode permits shall include plan review fees as part of the subcode permit, which is 20% of the subcode fee.
[7] 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(3)(c)[7], Tennis courts, was repealed 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09.
[8] 
Asbestos hazard abatement permits shall be $70 in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9(a)1, and $14 for certificates of occupancy, following successful completion of abatement in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9(a)2.
[9] 
Retaining walls. The fee for a residential retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet shall be $150. The fee for residential retaining walls with a surface area of 550 square feet or less shall be $75. The fee for a retaining wall of any other use group of any size shall be based upon the cost of the construction in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(g).
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
E. 
Demolition permits. The fee for demolition permits shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(1) 
Principal building, residential: $250.
(2) 
Principal building, all other use groups: $500.
(3) 
Accessory buildings and pools, all other use groups: $100.
F. 
Relocation of building. The fee for the removal of one building from one lot to another or to another location on the same lot shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of moving, plus the estimated cost of a new foundation and all work necessary to place the building, in its completed condition, in the new location.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
G. 
Signs. The fee for a sign shall be $2 per square foot of surface area of the sign, with a minimum fee of $75, computed on each side of the sign to be displayed. This fee shall be in addition to fees required for any application to the Planning Board or Board of Adjustment as established by ordinance.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
H. 
Fences. The fee for a permit to construct a fence shall be $50, which includes the plan review fee. This fee shall be in addition to any Planning Board or Zoning Board application fees which may be required. Fences required for swimming pools shall be $35. The replacement of more than 20% of an existing fence shall be deemed to be a new fence.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
I. 
Certificates of occupancy/certificates of acceptance. The fees for a certificate of occupancy and certificate of acceptance shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
Unit
Fee
Each new business, industrial or residential structure
$120
Each residential addition/alteration
$80
Each addition/alteration, all other use groups
$120
Each new business, industrial
$120
Each unit of condominiums or townhouses
$120
Each commercial tenant or change of use
$100
Continued occupancy letter
$100
Each swimming pool, dock, alteration, detached garage and accessory structure
$80
J. 
A certificate of occupancy shall be issued only if current property taxes and any outstanding building violation penalties are paid.
K. 
Miscellaneous certifications. The fees for miscellaneous certifications shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(1) 
The fee for each request for written clarification of any sort shall be $60. This shall include but not be limited to requests for floodplain information, availability of sewers, or inquiries into the requirement for certificates of code compliance upon resale of residential property and requests for zoning permits.
(2) 
The fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $35.
(3) 
The fee for a change of contractor shall be $15.
(4) 
The fee for an application for a variation shall be $65.
L. 
Plumbing/mechanical subcode fees.
(1) 
The fees for installation of the following types of fixtures under the plumbing subcode shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09; 3-2-2017 by Ord. No. 1-17]
Fixture/Equipment
Fee
Water closet
$20
Urinal/bidet
$20
Bathtub
$20
Lavatory
$20
Shower
$20
Floor/roof drain
$20
Sink
$20
Dishwasher
$20
Drinking fountain
$20
Washing machine
$20
Hose bib
$20
Residential dishwasher
$20
Water cooler
$20
Water softener
$20
Condensate line
$20
Initial fuel piping (install gas or other)
$50
Addtional fuel piping connections, per 50 feet, gas or other
$15
Water heater (install)
$50
Boiler installation and replacement
$65
Sewer pump or ejector
$60
Interceptor/separator
$50
Backflow preventer
$35
Grease trap
$75
Water-cooled air-conditioning or refrigeration unit
$75
Sewer/septic connection
$80
Water service connection (installation and replacement)
$80
Gas service connection (installation and replacement)
$50
Commercial dishwasher (installation)
$50
Reduced-pressure backflow device
$50
Vent stack
$25
Dry well
$40
LP gas tank
$75
Steam boiler
$65
Hotwater boiler
$65
Residential air-conditioning unit
$25
Active solar system
$65
Pool heater
$65
Vacuum breaker
$35
In-ground pool
$50
Minimum plumbing/mechanical permit fee:
$100
Residential
$100
Commercial
$150
Mechanical replacement/rehabilitation in R-3, R-4, and R-5:
Grease traps and oil separators, back flow prevention devices (other than lawn sprinkler)
$225
Refrigeration/air conditioning units, utility service connections, steam boilers, hot water boilers and sewer pumps
$175
Hot air furnaces for hot water heaters, gas piping, gas service entrance, active solar systems, generators and all other fuel consuming appliances and fuel oil piping
$150
(2) 
A plan review fee of 20% is included in the plumbing subcode fees as listed in § 41-8C(1) above.
M. 
Fire subcode fees.
(1) 
The fees under the fire subcode shall be as follows:
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
Description
Fee
Automatic fire alarm system
$40
1 to 10 detectors
$50
11 to 20 detectors
$100
21 to 100 detectors
$150
101 to 200 detectors
$300
201 to 400 detectors
$425
401 to 1,000 detectors
$550
Over maximum
$550
Flammable liquid storage tanks
$250
Combustible liquid storage tanks
$150
Liquid gas storage tanks
$100
Sprinkler systems
1 to 20 heads
$10
21 to 100 heads
$100
101 to 200 heads
$150
201 to 400 heads
$315
401 to 1,000 heads
$500
1,001 heads or more
$650
Over maximum
$650
Kitchen hood exhaust systems, commercial
$125
Kitchen hood protection systems
$100
Gas- or oil-fired appliance (except replacements or rehabilitation in Group R-3, R-4 and R-5, see Subsection L above)
$50
Fireplace or woodburning stove
$60
Gasoline pump
$180
MPD (multiple product dispenser)
$200
Residential storage tank installation, removal or abandonment, indoors or outdoors:
Residential
$100
Nonresidential
$250
Dry pipe/alarm valves
$35
Pre-action valves
$35
Smoke control systems
$100
Standpipes, per riser
$250
Minimum fire subcode fee:
$75
Residential
$75
Commercial
$150
Incinerator
$260
Crematorium
$260
Other fire-protection systems not mentioned
$125
Chimney liner
$75
Pre-engineered systems
$75
Fire/pump GPM type (fueled or electric)
$250
Fireplace venting/metal chimney
$25
Supervisory devices
$10
Signaling devices
$10
(2) 
A plan review fee of 20% is included, in fire subcode fees as listed in § 41-8M(1) above.
N. 
Electrical subcode fees. The fees for installation or replacement under the electrical subcode shall be:
Type
Fee
Fixtures, (including lighting fixture receptacle, switch, smoke/heat detector, alarm device/F.A.C. panel, signaling device, thermostat, emergency and exit light, communication point, motor or electrical device of less than 1 horsepower or less than 1 kilowatt:
1 to 50
$50
Increments of 25 thereafter or $2 each
$50
HP motors:
1 to 10 HP, each
$20
11 to 50 HP
$50
51 to 100 HP
$100
101 HP and over
$500
KW transformers/generators:
1 to 10 KW
$20
11 to 45 KW
$50
46 to 112.5 KW
$100
Above 112.5 KW
$500
AMP service:
Up to and including 200 amps
$100
201 to 400 amps
$150
401 to 1,000 amps
$300
Above 1,000 amps
$500
Swimming pool:
In-ground
$150
Aboveground
$75
Storable pool, spa or hot tub
$75
Steam unit
$20
Light pole, each
$5
Pool heater
$20
Exponential bonding/grounding
$75
Surface cooktop
$20
Air handler
$25
Radon
$20
Baseboard heating (kw):
1 to 10
$20
10 to 45
$50
Transfer switch
$25
Subpanels:
Residential
$25
Nonresidential
$75
Amp motor-control center
$75
Photovoltaic systems (kw):
Up to 50
$100
51 to 99
$150
Over 100
$500
Electric sign/outline light
$40
Annual inspection of public swimming pools, spas and/or hot tubs
$50
Minimum fee for electrical permit:
Residential
$100
Nonresidential
$150
Septic pump and alarm
$75
Any fee not addressed by applicable ordinance will be calculated using fees established by the Department of Community Affairs in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
O. 
Miscellaneous fees.
(1) 
The fee for installation of construction trailers and temporary trailers due to damage to the main structure shall be $100, plus the appropriate plumbing and electrical subcode fees.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(2) 
In order to create zero runoff on large additions, new single-family dwellings, tennis courts and swimming pools, an engineering escrow fee will be collected upon receipt of applications.
[Amended 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(a) 
New single-family dwellings, excluding items in Subsection O(2)(b) below: $3,000.
(b) 
Additions and alterations up to 1,000 square feet, including driveways, tennis courts and swimming pools: $1,500.
(3) 
Posting of bond; deposit required. No building permit shall be issued for the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or moving of any building or structure unless the applicant therefor shall have deposited with the Building Inspector the sum of $5,000 and $1,500 for driveways as security for the faithful performance of the following:
(a) 
The repair of any street, curb, sidewalk, drain or other municipal facility that may be damaged as a result of the performance of the work for which the building permit was issued.
(b) 
The cleaning of any street, sidewalk or drainage facility that may be covered or filled with dirt, mud, silt, stone or other debris that may wash down from the property as a result of the performance of the work for which the building permit was issued.
(4) 
Repair of damage or cleaning.
(a) 
In the event of any damage to a municipal facility as a result of the building work being performed, the applicant shall repair such damage to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer within 30 days after written notification by the Borough.
(b) 
In the event that any street, sidewalk or drainage facility shall require cleaning as a result of the building work being performed, the applicant shall clean the same to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer or the Superintendent of Public Works within 24 hours after notification by the Borough.
(5) 
Assessment of cost against deposit. In the event that the applicant shall fail to repair any such damage to a municipal facility or clean any street, sidewalk or drainage facility, the Borough may perform such work or have the same performed and charge the costs thereof against the security deposit, with the applicant being liable for any deficiency. Upon completion of work for which the building permit was issued, the security fund, less any reasonable charges against the same as aforesaid, shall be returned to the applicant.
(6) 
Waiver. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the Building Inspector may waive the requirement of a security deposit where he shall be satisfied from the nature of the building permit application and the extent of the work to be performed thereunder that the interests of the public welfare and safety do not warrant the requirement of a security deposit.
(7) 
The plan review fee for the installation of berms shall be $50 in addition to all other fees, including Planning Board, Board of Adjustment and engineering fees. In addition, the Zoning Officer shall have discretion to waive engineering review fees on small additions of less than 1,000 square feet.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(8) 
Sheds and other structures not requiring a footing:
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(a) 
Greater than 100 square feet: $100.
(b) 
One hundred square feet or less: $50, which includes the review fee.
(9) 
Tennis courts. The permit fee shall be $200 plus the applicable review fees.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(10) 
Piers. The permit fee shall be $50 plus the applicable review fees.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(11) 
Permits requiring zoning review. The fee for all permits requiring zoning review shall be $50 per initial review and $25 per resubmission for review of additions/alterations and new structures of any use groups. The permit application fee for fences which do not require a building permit as defined by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(b)9 and sheds under 100 square feet is $25, with payment to be made upon submission of application. A zoning review is required when the project or work affects any Borough ordinance. The required engineering fee is to be paid through the Building Department. The permit fee shall be $50, plus the applicable review fees.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(12) 
Driveways. No fee is required for the resurfacing or coating of a driveway. Where a driveway is renovated so as to be completely removed and replaced in the exact location, the fee shall be $50 plus the review fees and applicable bond. The fee for a new driveway which is completely removed and resized shall be $100 plus the review fees and applicable bond. The bond amount shall be $1,500.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(13) 
Curb cut replacement. Any new curb cut or curb replacement shall be required to be reviewed by the Police Department, Department of Public Works, Borough Engineer and, if applicable, the Bergen County Planning Board. The fee shall be $50 plus the review fees and applicable bond. The bond amount shall be $1,500.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(14) 
Miscellaneous engineering fees. If as a result of a complaint at a specific address requiring the services of the Borough Engineer or other Borough professional being required, the property owner or person in control of the property shall be responsible for any fees incurred by the Borough.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
(15) 
Zoning permits and application. A zoning permit application shall be required to be completed and submitted for approval to the Zoning Official for any new home plan review, addition or renovation plan review, pool plan review, new driveways (other than part of a new home), driveway renovations, sheds, tennis courts, piers, fences and any other work affecting any local ordinance. Upon approval, the applicant will be issued a window card which shall be displayed on the addressable street side of the structure clearly visible from the adjoining street or right-of-way.
[Added 11-5-2009 by Ord. No. 10-09]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
A. 
In order to provide for training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect a surcharge fee per cubic foot of volume of new construction and additions. The surcharge fee shall be computed on a percentage per $1,000 of value of construction as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19 for all alterations. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended 5-8-1986 by Ord. No. 8-86; 9-10-2003 by Ord. No. 12-03]
B. 
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Added 10-14-1998 by Ord. No. 21-98]
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. 
Any person or corporation, including an officer, director or employee of a corporation, who violates any of the provisions of the Act[1] or rules promulgated thereunder, or constructs a structure or building in violation of a condition of a building permit, or fails to comply with any order issued by an enforcing agency, or makes a false or misleading written statement or omits any required information or statement in any application or request for approval to an agency shall be subject to a penalty of not more than $500.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
B. 
Anyone who knowingly refuses entry or access to an inspector lawfully authorized to inspect any premises, building or structure pursuant to this Act or who unreasonably interferes with such an inspection shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250.
C. 
With respect to failure to comply with an order issued by an enforcing agency, a person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each day that he fails to comply with a stop-construction order validly issued by an enforcing agency and for each week that he fails to comply with any other order validly issued by an enforcing agency. With respect to violations of the Act or rules promulgated thereunder or with respect to making false or misleading statements or omitting any required information or statement in any application in any application or request for approval to an agency, a person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each violation of any provision of the Act or rules promulgated thereunder and for each false or misleading written statement or omission of required information or statement made in any application or request for approval to an enforcing agency. A person shall be guilty of a separate offense for each violation of the conditions of a construction permit.
D. 
The above-mentioned penalties are subject to change through amendments or supplements to the Act. Payment of a money judgment pursuant hereto brought by the municipality shall be remitted to the Municipal Treasurer of the Borough of Upper Saddle River.