Borough of Barnegat Light, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light: Art. I, 9-8-1980 by Ord. No. 80-10 (Secs. 7-1 through 7-6 of the Revised General Ordinances); Art. II, 6-15-1990 by Ord. No. 90-38 (Sec. 7-7 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Outdoor burning — See Ch. 68.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 76.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 140.
[Adopted 9-8-1980 by Ord. No. 80-10 (Secs. 7-1 through 7-6 of the Revised General Ordinances)]
A code establishing fire prevention regulations for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare is hereby established. A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without the inclusion of the text herein.
Said code established and adopted by this article is commonly known as the "BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1978, Fourth Edition."
Three copies of said BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1978, Fourth Edition, have been placed on file with the office of the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Barnegat Light upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file there until final action is taken on this article for the use and final inspection of the public.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section F-104.0 of said code herein, any person affected by the code herein adopted may appeal to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light, which shall have the power to hear such matters, to interpret the code herein adopted and to decide the matter in accordance with the objectives of the code and the laws of the State of New Jersey, provided that no relief shall be granted hereunder unless such relief can be granted without substantial detriment to the public good and without substantial impairment to the intent and purpose of the code herein adopted.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section F-105.5.1 of the code adopted herein:
A. 
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating or neglecting to comply with any provision of this article or the BOCA Basic Fire Prevention Code/1978, Fourth Edition, made a part hereof or notice issued pursuant thereto shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
When by reason of exceptional circumstances the strict application of any provision included in the code herein adopted would result in peculiar and exceptional difficulties to or hardship upon the owner or occupant of the property affected or when the application of the code in a particular case requires interpretation or explanation or where it is contended that the enforcement officer is in error in the application thereof, any person affected by the code herein adopted may appeal to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Barnegat Light as stated herein.
[Adopted 6-15-1990 by Ord. No. 90-38 (Sec. 7-7 of the Revised General Ordinances)]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
The local enforcing agency shall be the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety under the supervision of the Ocean County Fire Marshal.
The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of the municipality other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings and shall comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code.
The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall be in the Office of the Ocean County Fire Marshal and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Ocean County Fire Marshal, who shall serve as the Fire Official. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall consist of said Fire Official and such other inspectors and employees as may be necessary to enforce said code, being appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders pursuant to the procedures set forth herein.
A. 
Fire Official. The Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall be under the supervision of the Ocean County Fire Marshal, who shall be appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Inspectors and employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary for the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety to properly carry out its responsibilities shall be appointed by the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act,[1] any person aggrieved by a ruling, action, notice or order of the Ocean County Bureau of Fire Safety shall have the right of appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Ocean.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208, respectively.
The permit fees shall be established pursuant to the Uniform Fire Code. They shall be as follows, unless modified by resolution of the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders and ordinance of the municipality:
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Type 1: $25.
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Type 2: $100.
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Type 3: $200.
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Type 4: $300.
E. 
Type 5: $1,000.
A violation of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, § 1-15.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).