Township of Clinton, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Clinton 3-13-2002 by Ord. No. 767-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 133.
Land use regulations — See Ch. 165.
See Chapter 4, §§ 4-47 and 4-48 of this Code.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:49-5.1 et seq. the Township of Clinton hereby adopts N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1 et seq. entitled "Uniform Construction Code Regulations" and N.J.A.C. 5:23A-1.1 et seq. entitled "Construction Board of Appeals" by reference for the Township of Clinton, the same being authorized by N.J.S.A. 52:27D-123.
[Amended 8-11-2004 by Ord. No. 858-04; 10-13-2004 by Ord. No. 862-04; 12-12-2007 by Ord. No. 948-07; 5-27-2009 by Ord. No. 981-09; 3-25-2015 by Ord. No. 1061-15]
The Uniform Construction Code Fee Schedule shall be as follows:
A. 
Administrative and certificate fees.
(1) 
Certificate of occupancy:[1]
(a) 
Schedule 1: 10% of permit fee. Minimum fee: $75.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(b) 
Schedule 2: 10% of permit fee. Minimum fee: $75.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(c) 
Asbestos hazard abatement: $14.
(d) 
Lead hazard abatement: $28.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Building Subcode Fee Schedule at the end of this chapter for an explanation of the schedule designations referred to in Subsection A(1)(a) and (b).
(2) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: $300.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(3) 
Certificate of occupancy pursuant to a change of use: $300.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(4) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy: $30. The fee shall be waived for the first issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy, provided a fee for a certificate of occupancy is paid at that time.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(5) 
Certificate of approval: no charge.
(6) 
Certificate of compliance (includes electrical certificate of compliance for commercial pools, spas, or hot tubs): no charge.
(7) 
Variations.
(a) 
Residential (R-3, R-5), single item: $100.
(b) 
Residential (R-3, R-5), multiple within one unit or prototype to development: $250.
(c) 
All other use groups: $400.
(8) 
Plan review fee shall be 5% of the amount charged for the permit of all prototype releases. The fee shall be 20% for all other reviews. The fee shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. Plan review fees are not refundable.
(9) 
Minimum fee per subcode applied for: $75.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
(10) 
State of New Jersey training fees: per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b).
(11) 
Annual permit: state fee schedule [consistent with requirements as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5].
(12) 
Change of contractor fee: $50 per subcode.
[Added 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection A(12), which listed the fee for off-hour inspections.
(13) 
Plan review fee of an amended plan once a permit has been issued: $70 per hour, with a minimum charge of $35.
B. 
Building subcode fees.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: The building subcode fees are included in a table at the end of this chapter.
C. 
Electrical subcode fees. (See Subsection H of this section for fees concerning carnivals and other temporary special events.)
[Amended 7-28-2010 by Ord. No. 1005-10; 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
Item
Based on
Cost
Devices
Includes total of lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, detectors, light poles, motors - fractional HP, emergency and exit lights, communication points and alarm devices/fire alarm control panel(s)
First 10 items
$70
Each additional 25 or portion of 25 items
$25
Pools
Pool permit/with underwater light(s)
Flat fee
$125 each
Storable pool, spa, hot tub
Flat fee
$100 each
Annual inspection. of commercial pools, spas, or hot tubs [per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(1)]
Flat fee
$125 each
Motors and apparatus rated in/by horsepower
Includes, but is not limited to garbage disposal, space heater/air handler, motors, all other, 1 HP and over
Equal to or greater than:
1 HP up to 5 HP
5 HP up to 50 HP
50 HP up to 100 HP
100 HP
$50 each
$100 each
$200 each
$600 each
Transformers and app. rated in/by kilowatt
Includes, but is not limited to electric range/receptacle, oven/surface unit, electric water heater, electric dryer/receptacle, dishwasher, central A/C unit, space heater/air handler, baseboard heat, transformers/generators, electric sign/outline lighting
Equal to or greater than:
1 KW up to 5 KW
5 KW up to 50 KW
50 KW up to 100 KW
100 KW
$50 each
$50 each
$200 each
$600 each
Service panels, panels and MCCs rated in amperes
Includes, but is not limited to, service, subpanels, motor control center
Equal to or less than 200 amperes
$100 each
Greater than 200, equal to or less than 600 amperes
$250 each
Greater than 600 amperes
$800 each
D. 
Elevator subcode fees. Permit fees for elevator inspections shall be charged at the rate established by N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
E. 
Fire protection subcode fees.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
Item
Based on
Cost
Tanks (installation)
Residential, R-3, R-4, R-5
Each
$50
All others, up to 999 gallons
Each
$125
All others, 1,000 gallons and over
Each
$200
Tank removals
Each
$75
Alarm, signal and supervis. devices
First 12 items
$50
Includes, but is not limited to, total of smoke/heat detectors, pull stations, water flow switches, horns, strobes, bells tamper switches, low/high air switches
Each additional 10 or portion of 10 items
$25
Suppression system devices
Dry pipe/alarm valve
Each
$100
Preaction valve
Each
$100
FDC connection
Each
$100
Fire pump
Each
$250
Post indicator valve
Each
$100
Fire hydrant
Each
$150
Underground fire main
Each
2% of cost of work, $75 minimum
Other suppression system devices not listed above
Each
$75
Sprinkler heads (wet and dry)
1 to 9
$85
10 to 49
$175
50 to 99
$300
100 to 199
$600
200 to 299
$900
300 and over
$1,200
Standpipes
Each
$325
Pre-engineered systems
Wet chemical
Each
$220
Dry chemical
Each
$220
CO2 suppression
Each
$220
Foam suppression
Each
$220
Halon suppression
Each
$220
Smoke control systems
Each
$300
Kitchen hood exhaust systems
Each
$220
Commercial gas or oil-fired systems
Each
$75
Commercial spray booth
Each
$300
Appliances, other:
Woodburning firplace or stove
Each
$75
Chimney liner
Each
$60
Metal chimney
Each
$75
Incinerator
Each
$1,000
Crematorium
Each
$1,000
Commercial gas or oil appliance
Each
$100
Residential appliances
Each
$40
F. 
Mechanical subcode fees (in R-3, R-4 and R-5 Use Groups only).
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
Fixture/Equipmenta
Based on
Cost
Water heatera,b,d
Flat fee for each item
$75
Fuel oil pipingc
Each additional item
$25
Gas pipingc
Steam boilera,b, d
Hot water boilera,b,d
Hot air furnacea,d
Oil tanks
$100
LP tanks
$30
New gas piping and fuel oil piping
Per plumbing subcode fee schedule
New ductwork
$150
Chimney liner
Flat fee
$75
NOTES:
a If new electrical work is required in the installation of fixture/equipment a properly filed Electrical Subcode Technical Section Form F-120B must be filed with the application for permit and certified as required by the Electrical Contractors Licensing Act, N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq. N.J.S.A. 45:1-14 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 13:31.
b If replacement of fixture/equipment will encompass backflow or cross connection work a separate Plumbing Subcode Technical Section Form F-130B must be filed with the application for permit and certified as required by the Master Plumbers Licensing Act, N.J.S.A. 45:14C-7 et seq., N.J.S.A. 45:1-3.2. et seq. and N.J.A.C. 13:32-1.
c If replacement of fixture/equipment will include fuel, or gas or hydronic piping as part of the proposed work, fee(s) are based on the fixture/equipment only.
d A chimney verification for replacement of fuel-fired equipment may be accepted per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.20(c).
G. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
[Amended 5-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1112-18]
Fixture/Equipment
Based on
Cost
Water closet
Each
$20
Urinal/bidet
Each
$20
Bathtub
Each
$20
Lavatory
Each
$20
Shower
Each
$20
Floor drain
Each
$20
Sink
Each
$20
Dishwasher
Each
$20
Drinking fountain
Each
$50
Washing machine
Each
$20
Hose bib
Each
$20
Water heater
Each
$75
Fuel oil piping
Flat fee
$75 for the first 4 appliances; $20 for each additional appliance
Gas piping
Flat fee
$75 for the first 4 appliances; $20 for each additional appliance
Steam boiler
Each
$200
Hot water boiler
Each
$200
Sewer pump
Each
$50
Interceptor/separator
Each
$200
Backflow preventer (lawn sprinkler)
Each
$75
Grease trap
Each
$200
Sewer connection
Each
$75
Water service connection
Each
$75
Stacks
Each
$20
For residential appliances in Use Groups R-3, R-4, and R-5, see the Mechanical Subcode Fees.
Other:
Active solar systems
Each
$300
Commercial heating and equipment
Each
$75
Roof drains
Each
$25
Water cooled AC or refer. units
Each
$300
Cross-connections and backflow preventers subject to testing and requiring reinspection or annual testing
Flat fee
$100
LP tanks
Flat fee
$30
Hydronic piping
Flat fee
$30
H. 
Electrical subcode fees for carnivals and other temporary special events. Fees for electrical inspections in connection with carnivals, as defined by N.J.A.C. 5:14A-1.1, et seq., or other temporary special events that entail four or more electrical items for which inspection is required, shall be consistent with the fees established in Subsection C of this section for the three lowest cost items being inspected. For each additional item, the fees shall be 1/2 of the amount established in Subsection C. For the purpose of this Subsection H, a temporary special event is an event, including, but not limited to, a tradeshow, concert, or other community assembly, with a duration of seven days or less.
[Added 7-28-2010 by Ord. No. 1005-10]