[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park 1-3-1977 by Ord. No. 856. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Truss-type buildings — See Ch. 103.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 104.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 143.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 147.
Land use and development — See Ch. 167.
Multiple dwellings — See Ch. 189.
Certificates of continuing occupancy — See Ch. 198.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 261.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.
There is hereby established in the Borough of Palisades Park a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Department of Building Inspection," 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. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency. All personnel shall be appointed or assigned to the Department of Building Inspection by the Mayor and Council pursuant to law.
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the Mayor and Council from retaining an on-site inspection agency for the purpose of acting in the place of a subcode official for specified subcodes established by law, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.6, as required by law.
[Added 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882]
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, 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, and N.J.A.C. 5:23, to hold each such 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.
[Amended 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882]
Any and all appeals from determinations of the Construction Code Official or any subcode official of the Borough of Palisades Park as authorized by P.L. 1975, c. 217, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder shall be heard by the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.11A(2), this section shall take effect no later than 120 days from the date that a copy of a resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park delegating jurisdiction to the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals is received by the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals.
[Amended 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882; 3-8-1979 by Ord. No. 899; 9-10-1981 by Ord. No. 938; 3-8-1984 by Ord. No. 991; 11-26-1984 by Ord. No. 1008; 6-23-1992 by Ord. No. 1154; 6-22-1993 by Ord. No. 1173; 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 1266; 3-17-1998 by Ord. No. 1295; 4-23-2009 by Ord. No. 1527; 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 1566; 3-25-2014 by Ord. No. 1614; 4-22-2014 by Ord. No. 1618; 2-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-2; 10-22-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-16]
[Added 9-15-1998 by Ord. No. 1308]
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.
No disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
No disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be required to pay any fee charged under the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., in connection with any application for development which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
For the purposes of this section, "disabled person" means a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include but not be limited to any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act, (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.) or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park pursuant to § 300-7 of the Code of the Borough of Palisades Park:
[Amended 8-15-1995 by Ord. No. 1226]
Fire District No. 1. Fire District No. 1 shall comprise the areas housing highly congested business, commercial, manufacturing and industrial uses or in which such uses are developing. The limits of such areas are described as bounded by the M-1 and M-C Districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park.
Fire District No. 2. Fire District No. 2 shall comprise the areas housing residential uses, together with retail stores and business and amusement centers or in which such uses are developing, and the limits of such areas are described as bounded by the B-1 and B-2 Districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park.
Outside fire limits. All other areas not included in Fire District Nos. 1 and 2 shall be designated as outside fire limits.
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council biannually a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This 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 therefor.
All appointments, qualifications for appointment, internal procedures, hearings and notice relative thereto and appeals and filing therefor shall be and they are hereby governed by P.L. 1975, c. 217, and Title 5, Chapter 23, of the New Jersey Administrative Code, as amended and supplemented, three copies of each being on file in the Department of Building Inspection and office of the Borough Clerk.
Upon publication and passage as prescribed by law, this chapter shall be filed and recorded with the Bureau of Housing Inspection, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and retained on file as a public record in the offices of the Borough Clerk, Building Inspector and Department of Building Inspection.