[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of South Harrison 2-11-1977 by Ord. No. 1-1977. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Township of South Harrison a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Construction Code Department," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, Plumbing 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 shall enforce the subcode corresponding to his or her title subject to the supervision of the Construction Official.
Each official position created in § 55-1 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 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.) 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.
All appeals will be handled by the Gloucester County Board of Appeals.
[Last amended 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 0-14-05]
The fee schedule used for calculation by the Construction Code Enforcement Office of the Township of South Harrison is set by the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Project Review. However, the minimum fee set by the Township for all construction disciplines (building; electric; plumbing; and fire) is hereby established as the sum of $75. The fee schedule set by the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Project Review, is posted on the South Harrison Township Bulletin Board, and copies can be obtained at the Construction Code office or on the Department of Community Affairs website.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee annually a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency, and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Amended 12-27-2000 by Ord. No. 0-00-04; 6-9-2004 by Ord. No. 0-04-07]
In order to provide for the training, certification, and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19. Said 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 no 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, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
Editor's Note: The "Regulations" refers to the regulations promulgated by the Department of Community Affairs.
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. In the fiscal year in which the Regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
Editor's Note: Original Section 4, which immediately followed this section and stated that the fire limits would be determined at a later date, was deleted 12- 27-2000 by Ord. No. 0-00-04.
[Added 6-9-2004 by Ord. No. 0-04-07; amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 0-05-16; 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 0-14-05]
Twenty percent of the construction permit fee shall be deemed to be the plan review fee pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(b)1. When a department plan review fee has been collected pursuant to the regulations, or when a plan review fee is waived, then the enforcing agency’s construction permit shall be reduced by 20% from the amount otherwise specified in the municipal enforcing agency fee schedule.
Editor’s Note: Former § 55-10, Administrative surcharge, added 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 0-09-09, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 0-14-05.