Township of Rochelle Park, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 9-16-1968 as Ord. No. 292. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 80.
A. 
Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, repairing, restoring, re-siding, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of structures or the appurtenances thereto, or erecting or altering signs, within the Township of Rochelle Park, shall be required, before undertaking the construction, erection, alteration, addition, repair, restoration, reroofing, re-siding, moving or demolition of any structure or sign for which a permit is required by this chapter, to register the name of such person or firm or corporation with the Department of Building Inspections.
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519]
B. 
The owner or occupant of a structure applying for a permit required by this chapter shall not be required to register, provided that he intends to do and supervise his own work; however, if a construction permit is required by the Building Department, Building Inspector or any subcode official, said owner or occupant shall be required to limit the time of work as set forth in § 83-2.
[Amended 8-20-2003 by Ord. No. 889-03]
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519; 11-18-1996 by Ord. No. 740-96]
A. 
Applications for the registration of contractors shall be submitted to the Construction Official upon appropriate forms supplied by him and shall include, in addition to any information he may deem necessary, a statement giving the name or corporate or firm name of the contractor and, in the case of a firm, corporation or partnership, the name and address of the principal officer or member of said firm, corporation or partnership. The application shall also contain the number of years the person, firm or corporation has been in business or in existence at the current location or any prior locations, including the address of such prior locations, if any. The applicant shall state in which class he desires to be registered, choosing one or more of the classes designated in § 83-4.
B. 
Days and times when activities are prohibited; exceptions.
[Amended 8-20-2003 by Ord. No. 889-03]
(1) 
No contractor, as defined in this chapter, nor any qualifying homeowner or property owner pursuant to § 83-1B shall be allowed to perform activities set forth herein within the Township of Rochelle on Sunday or on the following holidays, unless an exemption is sought and obtained for such work from the Construction Code Department.
Holidays
New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
(2) 
Nothing contained in this chapter shall be considered as prohibiting emergency repairs necessary for the preservation of health and safety on Sundays or on the aforementioned holidays.
(3) 
During the days of Monday through Saturday, no activity shall commence before 7:00 a.m. and shall cease by 6:00 p.m.
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519]
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall be registered under this chapter or shall be reregistered after revocation of registration under § 83-6 unless and until there is paid to the Construction Official therefor a fee of $15.
B. 
After registration and for so long as the registration is not revoked under § 83-5, the registration shall be renewed annually at a fee of $15.
For the purposes of this chapter, there shall be the following classes of registration:
A. 
General contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the construction of a structure from start to finish and the alteration, addition to or repair of any structure. The contractor shall be equipped to handle such work either by and through his own organization or appropriate subcontractors and, in the latter event, must be completely responsible for his subcontractors' work.
B. 
Contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the construction of a structure from start to finish and the alteration, addition to or repair of any structure. The contractor shall be equipped to handle such work by and through his own work or his own organization or employees.
C. 
Roofing and siding contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the applying of roofing and siding materials to existing or new structures.
D. 
Demolition contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the demolishing of any structure in whole or in part.
E. 
Moving contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the moving of any structure.
F. 
Sign or billboard contractor: a contractor who is proficient in the erection, alteration or maintenance of signs or billboards.
G. 
Miscellaneous contractor: a contractor who is proficient in work of a special character as determined by the Construction Official.
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519]
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519]
A. 
If any person, firm or corporation registered under the provisions of this chapter shall fail, in the execution of any work for which a permit is required, to comply with the provisions relevant to the construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, re-siding, reroofing, moving or demolition of any structure or sign or part thereof, the Construction Official shall cause a notice of violation to be served upon such person or the principal member or officer of any such firm or corporation.
B. 
Upon conviction for such violation, the registration of such person, firm or corporation shall be revoked by the Construction Official, who shall strike the name of such person, firm or corporation from the registration list and shall not reenter or reinstate such registration during such time as the said violation exists or remains. Upon revocation, the Construction Official shall forthwith cause notice of revocation to be published in a newspaper circulating in the Township.
[Amended 5-5-1986 by Ord. No. 519]
Any person, firm or corporation whose registration has been revoked under the provisions of this chapter may reregister and have his or its name reentered upon the registration list upon filing with the Department of Building Inspections a certificate signed by the Construction Official to the effect that all violations with reference to which conviction was secured have been corrected or are nonexistent and upon the payment of the fee prescribed by § 83-3.