[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Dumont by Ord. No. 850 (Secs. 6-1 through 6-4 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dangerous and unfit buildings — See Ch. 148.
Contractors — See Ch. 188.
Fees — See Ch. 209.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 216.
Floodplain management — See Ch. 222.
Land use procedures — See Ch. 245.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 306.
Signs — See Ch. 350.
Site plan review — See Ch. 355.
Stormwater management and control — See Ch. 374.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 386.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 392.
Zoning — See Ch. 455.
Multiple Family Housing Code — See Ch. 514.
Plumbing standards — See Ch. 526.
There is hereby established in the Borough of Dumont a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Borough of Dumont Code Enforcement Agency," 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.
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 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), as amended 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 the Municipal Building, 50 Washington Avenue, Dumont, New Jersey, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended by Ord. No. 889; Ord. No. 991; Ord. No. 1078; Ord. No. 1124; 4-17-2007 by Ord. No. 1328]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees as provided hereinafter and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
The subcode fees shall be computed as follows, each applicable fee totaled to the aggregate permit fee:
Building subcode. Estimated cost of building work.
New building: $ DCA fee 0.0265 per cubic foot.
Rehabilitation: $ DCA fee 0.0135 x $ Cost.
Minimum fee: $75. NOTE: All applicable plumbing, electrical, fire prevention and other permits are required to ensure that all systems are secured, in compliance with the appropriate subcodes.
New construction: $0.07 per cubic foot of building or structure volume.
[Amended 7-15-2008 by Ord. No. 1367]
Additions and rehabilitation: $20 per $1,000 of estimated cost.
Renovation, alteration and repair: For the purpose of computing this fee, renovation, alteration and repair shall include, but without limitation, renovation, alteration and repair of roofing and/or siding.
Combinations of additions and renovations: the sum of the fees computed separately as addition and renovation.
Temporary structures: for all structures where volume cannot be computed, such as swimming pools, open structural towers, and all similar structures, the fee shall be a flat rate for each of the following units:
Swimming pools: $150. NOTE: Electrical and plumbing fees shall be additional. This subsection shall not modify Chapter 392 of the Code of the Borough of Dumont, except as to construction permit fees.
Fences, greater than six linear feet, construction and installation: $40.
Signs, construction and installation: $75.
Storm enclosures: $20.
Open awning cover of any sort: $20.
Open structural towers: $100.
Microwave receiving antenna: $50.
Windmills, all types, all mounts and/or towers included: $100.
Removal of a structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $10 per $1,000 of the aggregated sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundation and for placement in a completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
Asbestos removal: per N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9.
Lead hazard abatement: per N.J.A.C. 5:17 and/or other applicable state charge.
Plan review: 20% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit which shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. Plan review fees are not refundable. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit. In addition, the following sums shall be paid in escrow in connection with all new construction of or additions to one- and two-family residences:
New construction: the sum of $600 for site inspections by the Borough Engineer. The sum posted hereunder shall remain on deposit with the Borough until the Borough Engineer certifies that all site inspections, and compliance with stormwater management regulations have been completed and all vouchers for services rendered in connection with such services have been paid in full, after which time any balance remaining shall be refunded. This subsection is solely applicable to new construction on a vacant lot or lot post-demolition.
The following sums shall be paid in connection with construction of any addition that disturbs the soil: $250 for construction of 750 square feet or less plus $75 for each additional 250 square feet. The sum posted hereunder shall remain on deposit with the Borough until the Borough Engineer certifies that all site inspections and compliance with stormwater management regulations have been completed and all vouchers for services rendered in connection with such services have been paid in full, after which time any balance remaining shall be refunded upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
Should the escrow funds initially deposited hereunder be exhausted prior to completion of all site inspections, the Borough Engineer shall submit an estimate of additional funds required to complete such inspections, whereupon the applicant shall forthwith deposit with the Borough such additional escrow funds.
Plumbing subcode. Estimated cost of plumbing work: $ DCA 0.00135 x Cost.
Minimum fee: $65.
Fixture/equipment or stack for all fixtures, each: $30, except as otherwise listed in this Subsection B(2), Plumbing subcode. For the purpose of computing this fee, fixtures shall include but not limited to water closet, urinal/bidet, bath tub, lavatory, shower, floor drain, sink, dishwasher, drinking fountain, washing machine, hose bibb or similar devices.
Gas heating installation or conversion:
NOTE: Includes all gas-burning equipment, such as furnaces, dryers, ovens, space heaters, etc., except domestic hot-water heaters.
Inspection of heating system in connection with construction when plumbing subcode fees do not apply shall be $10.
Sewer connection or replacement: $100. (BCUA fees may be additional)
Water service connection: $100.
Water heater: $50.
Fuel oil piping: $65.
Gas piping: $65.
LP gas tank: $65.
Steam boiler: $65.
Hot water boiler: $65.
Sewer pump: $30.
Backflow preventer: $30.
Grease trap: $30.
All other, per fixture unit: $30.
Heat pumps: $50.
Air conditioning: $50.
Electrical subcode. Estimated cost of electrical work: $ DCA 0.00135 x Cost.
Minimum fee: $60.
Total number of electrical fixtures and devices:
One through 50: $60.
Each additional 15: $10.
For the purpose of computing this fee, fixtures shall include but not limited to lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, detectors, light poles, fractional HP motors, emergency and exit lights, communication points, and alarm devices/FAC panel.
Pool permit/with UW lights: $60.
AMP service: $60.
AMP subpanels: $60.
AMP motor control center: $60.
Storable pool/spa/hot tub: $30.
KW electric range/receptacle: $30.
KW oven/surface unit: $30.
KW electric water heater: $30.
KW electric dryer/receptacle: $30.
KW dishwasher: $30.
HP garbage disposal: $30.
KW central A/C unit: $30.
HP/KW space heater/air handler: $30.
KW baseboard heat: $30.
HP motors 1/+HP: $30.
KW transformer/generator: $30.
KW electric sign/outline light: $30.
Fire prevention subcode. Total cost of fire protection work: $ DCA 0.00135 x Cost.
Minimum fee: $75.
Alarm systems. For the purpose of computing this fee, alarm systems shall include, but are not limited to, alarm system, 110v interconnected, CO detector/110v, alarm devices (i.e., smoke, heat, pulls, water/flow), supervisory devices (i.e., tampers, low/high air), signaling devices (i.e., horn/strobes, bells) or other such devices.
Suppression systems: For the purpose of computing this fee, suppression systems shall include, but are not limited to, fire pump, GPM type, dry pipe/alarm valves, preaction valves, sprinkler heads (dry and wet) or other such devices.
Pre-engineered systems: $100 each. For the purpose of computing this fee, pre-engineered systems shall include, but are not limited to, wet chemical, dry chemical, CO2 suppression, FM200 suppression or other such devices.
Other systems: $75. For the purpose of computing this fee, other systems shall include, but not limited to, kitchen hood exhaust system, smoke control system, fire appliances (gas or oil), fireplace venting/metal chimney, furnace or other such devices.
Gas and flammable-liquid storage tanks and equipment, installation. (NOTE: When installed with oil-burning equipment, the fee for the installation of the tank shall cover the installation of oil-burning equipment.)
Miscellaneous. Certificates of occupancy are required by the Borough of Dumont as set forth in other sections of this chapter. The fees for said certificates shall be as follows:
Certificate of occupancy (CO). New construction fee shall be 10% of the total cost of the construction permit that would be charged by the Department. The minimum fees shall be $75, and prepayment at time of issuing the construction permit is required.
Temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) (not refundable): $40. In addition, a cash bond equal to the cost of uncompleted work must be posted. The cash bond is refundable upon issuance of a permanent certificate of occupancy.
Certificate of continued occupancy (CCO) for the sale of property:
One-family residential: $75, payable to the Borough of Dumont, if the CCO inspection is scheduled 10 or more days prior to the anticipated closing date.
Two-family residential: $85, payable to the Borough of Dumont, if the CCO inspection is scheduled 10 or more days prior to the anticipated closing date.
Commercial property: $100, payable to the Borough of Dumont, if the CCO inspection is scheduled 10 or more days prior to the anticipated closing date.
In addition to the fees set forth in this subsection for a CCO, there shall be an additional fee of $25 if the CCO inspection is scheduled more than four days but less than 10 days prior to the anticipated closing date, or an additional fee of $100 if the CCO inspection is scheduled less than four days prior to the anticipated closing date.
Certificate of continued occupancy (CCO) for tenancy changes in apartments and multiple dwellings: $75 for a single apartment, payable to the Borough of Dumont.
Smoke detector compliance certificate: $50, payable to Dumont Fire Prevention Bureau.
Certificate of approval which is required for the following equipment: fence, driveway, shed (under 100 square feet) and other miscellaneous items, including, but not limited to elevator, moving stairway, mechanical equipment, refrigeration, air-conditioning or ventilating apparatus, plumbing, gas piping, electrical wiring, heating systems, or other equipments specifically controlled by the New Jersey Administrative Code. $40, each. (NOTE: Fees for certificates are to be paid upon application, whether a certification is issued or not.)
Certificate of compliance for alteration and addition: $40.
Certificate, multiple dwellings (per unit): $40.
Letter for mortgage inspection: $40.
Reinspection fee: $40 for each reinspection.
Penalties: any person who violates certificate of occupancy requirements shall be fined a sum of up to $250 for a first offense; a second offense shall be fined between $250 and $500; and a third offense shall be fined not less than $500 and no more than $1,000 per certificate of occupancy violation.
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect in addition to the fees specified hereinbefore, a surcharge fee of $0.07 per cubic foot of volume of new construction and additions. Such surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30, and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, such fees shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year.
The construction code official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council biannually a report evaluating the delineation of the fire limits to be established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the construction code 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.
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.