[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light 3-14-1977 by Ord. No. 77-3 (Secs. 8-1 and 8-7 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby created, in accordance with the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act, P.L. 1975, c. 2l7 (hereinafter referred to as the "Act"), an enforcing agency to be known as the "Department of Building Administration of the Borough of Barnegat Light."
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
The Department of Building Administration of the Borough of Barnegat Light shall consist of a Construction Code Official and such subcode officials, assistants and other personnel as are appointed by the Mayor and Council to administer and enforce the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code adopted in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Nothing herein, however, shall prevent the borough from accepting inspections as to compliance with the State Uniform Construction Code or any subcode thereof made by an inspection authority approved by the State of New Jersey pursuant to law.
The duties of the Construction Code Official shall be to administer and enforce the State Uniform Construction Code pursuant to the provisions of the Act. The Construction Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the Department of Building Administration. He shall establish the day-to-day operating routines of the Department and coordinate the activities of the subcode officials and other departmental personnel.
The Construction Code Official may serve as a subcode official for any subcode which he is qualified to administer under the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Amended 7-16-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
Subcode officials shall enforce the provisions of the subcodes for which they are responsible in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder. The Ocean County Construction Inspection Department is hereby designated to act as the Electrical Subcode inspection agency of the borough.
One person may hold more than one subcode official position, provided that the person is qualified to hold each such position pursuant to the Act and regulations adopted thereunder. Each subcode official shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of the appropriate subcode, subject to the procedure of the Department of Building Administration as established by the Construction Code Official. The Construction Code Official 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 he is qualified pursuant to the Act to act as a subcode official for that subcode. However, each subcode official shall have exclusive decisionmaking authority with respect to the technical provisions of the subcode for which he has been appointed the official.
The Mayor and Council may appoint such other assistants and personnel as they deems necessary for the proper functioning of the Department of Building Administration. Such assistants and personnel shall be under the supervision of the Construction Code Official or the appropriate subcode official.
The Construction Code Official and all subcode officials, assistants and other departmental personnel shall be qualified in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
The Construction Code Official and all subcode officials shall be appointed for a term of four years, beginning January 1 of the year of appointment.
The annual salary and compensation for the Construction Code Official and all subcode officials, assistants and other departmental personnel shall be determined from time to time by the Mayor and Council and shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the Salary Ordinance of the Borough of Barnegat Light.
Editor's Note: Current salary information is available in the Borough offices.
No person employed by the Department of Building Administration as the Construction Code Official or a subcode official, assistant to the Construction Code Official or a subcode official, trainee, inspector or plan reviewer shall engage in or otherwise be connected, directly or indirectly, for purposes of economic gain, with any business or employment furnishing labor, materials, appliances or services for the construction, alteration, demolition or maintenance of buildings or structures within the state, nor shall any such official or employee engage in any other activity or work which conflicts with his official duties.
This section shall not apply to the ownership of stock or other investment instrument in any corporation listed on any national stock exchange, any such business or employment outside the state or dual employment by two or more enforcing agencies.
The Department of Building Administration shall maintain a central permit office at the Barnegat Light Borough Hall, West 10th Street, Barnegat Light. This office shall be open during normal business hours and shall receive applications for construction permits and plan review; issue construction permits and certificates of occupancy; collect fees, penalties and fines; and issue notices and orders in accordance with the provisions of the Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
The public shall have the right to do business with the Department of Building Administration at the office location set forth in § 76-12, except in the case of emergencies or unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended 8-9-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10; 3-10-1986 by Ord. No. 86-4; 7-19-1989 by Ord. No. 89-15; 7-17-1992 by Ord. No. 92-79; 11-19-2008 by Ord. No. 08-15; 9-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-15; 11-17-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-16; 3-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-004; 1-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2014-008; 7-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-015]
The following fee schedule is hereby adopted and established for the following construction subcodes:
Building subcode fees shall be as follows (there shall be a minimum building subcode fee of $50):
New construction. Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. Use groups and types of construction are as classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the building subcode.
Renovations, alterations and repairs. The fee shall be based on estimated cost of the work. To determine estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Construction Code Official such cost data as may be available produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Code Official shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
Additions. Fees shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
Temporary structures. The fee for temporary structures, towers, fences greater than six feet in height, open decks not attached to a principal or accessory structure and similar structures for which volume cannot be computed shall be $35.
Bulkheads, docks, wharves and piers. The fees shall be computed as an alteration.
Plumbing subcode fees shall be as follows:
For each of the following, $12.75:
For each of the following, $77.35:
LP gas tank.
Hot water boiler.
Backflow preventor (backflow preventor with test ports: $12.75).
Water service connection.
Water-cooled air-conditioning units.
Active solar systems.
Other special devices.
Fire protection subcode fees shall be as follows:
110v interconnected, one- and two-family dwellings (per dwelling unit): $28.05.
CO detectors/110v interconnected alarms, one- and two-family dwellings (per dwelling unit): $28.05.
No. of dry pipe/alarm valves.
No. of preaction valves.
No. of standpipes: $272.85.
Pre-engineered systems, wet chemical: $109.65.
Pre-engineered systems, dry chemical: $109.65.
Pre-engineered systems, CO2 suppression: $109.65.
Preengineered systems, foam suppression: $109.65.
Preengineered systems, FM200 suppression: $109.65.
Preengineered systems, other: $109.65.
Kitchen hood exhaust: $55.25.
Smoke control system: $55.25.
Gas-fired appliances: $55.25.
Oil-fired appliances: $55.25.
Electrical subcode fees shall be as follows:
Pool permit, with UV lights: $12.75.
Private pool, spa, hot tub, fountain: $65.45.
Storable pool, hydro massage, bath: $12.75.
Household electrical cooking: $12.75.
Electric sign (>20 but <225 amps): $55.25.
Fire, security or burglar alarm control unit: $12.75.
Light standard >8 feet in height: $12.75.
Communications closet: $12.75.
Single/multiple station smoke/heat detectors, fire, burglar or security alarm system, one- and two-family dwellings: $28.05.
Utility load management device: $55.25.
Plan review fee: 20% of the amount to be charged for a new construction permit.
Basic construction fee: the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction, and the number of sprinklers, standpipes and detectors (smoke and heat) at the unit rates provided herein, plus any special fees.
Certificates and other permits.
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be in the amount of $1 per square foot surface area of the sign, computed on one side only for double-faced signs.
Certificate of occupancy: $50.
Reinstatement of lapsed permit: $35 per subcode.
Annual permits. The fee to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged annually. This fee shall be a flat fee based upon the number of maintenance workers who are employed by the facility, and who are primarily engaged in work that is governed by a subcode; managers, engineers and clericals shall not be considered maintenance workers for the purpose of establishing the annual construction permit fee. Annual permits may be issued for building and fire protection. Fees shall be as follows:
A schedule of the construction and subcode fees established by this chapter shall be posted in the office of the Construction Code Official and shall be made available to the public.
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the Department of Building Administration shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0006 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. 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 of each year and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due, beginning March 31, 1977.
At the end of each fiscal year and not later than July 31, the Department of Building Administration shall report to the Bureau of Housing Inspection the total amount of surcharge fees collected during the fiscal year; provided, however, that the first annual report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1977.
The Construction Code 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 operation expenses of the Department.
A schedule of the fees imposed by this chapter shall be posted in the office of the Construction Code Official and shall be accessible to the public.
Whenever a term used in this chapter is defined in the Act or the regulations promulgated thereunder, such term is intended to have the meaning set forth in the definition of such term in the Act or regulations, unless a contrary intention is clearly and explicitly expressed from the context of this chapter.
[Added 7-16-1997 by Ord. No. 97-8]
[Added 9-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-009]
Days and hours. Construction and demolition activity, excluding emergency work, shall be performed as follows:
Saturdays: beginning no earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Sundays: No construction activity shall be performed on Sundays, except by the homeowner beginning not earlier than 8:00 a.m.
Stop time: Construction and demolition activity shall be concluded no later than 6:00 p.m.
[Added 6-14-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-014]
Power generators. Gas-powered electric generators shall be prohibited on construction sites, but rather a temporary electric power pole shall be installed and activated to bring electric power to the construction site.