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Township of South Harrison, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of South Harrison 9-12-1985 by Ord. No. 0-11-85. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 55.
Hazardous substances — See Ch. 82.
Fire insurance claims — See Ch. 84, Art. I
Pursuant to Section II of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c.383), N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq., the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality of South Harrison Township.
[Amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91; 3-9-2011 by Ord. No. 0-11-03[1]]
The Office of the Gloucester County Fire Marshall of the County of Gloucester is hereby designated as the local enforcement agency.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance became effective January 1, 2011.
The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of South Harrison Township, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
[Amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91; 3-9-2011 by Ord. No. 0-11-03[1]]
The periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code shall be carried out by the Office of Gloucester County Fire Marshall in the Municipality of South Harrison Township, County of Gloucester.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance became effective January 1, 2011.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 74-5, Organization, amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91, was repealed 3-9-2011 by Ord. No. 0-11-03, effective 1-1-2011.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 74-6, Appointment of Fire Official; term of office; inspectors and employees, amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91, was repealed 3-9-2011 by Ord. No. 0-11-03, effective 1-1-2011.
Pursuant to Sections 15 and 17 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-206 and 52:27D-208) of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency (or agencies) shall have the right to appeal to the Construction Board of Appeals of Gloucester County.
[Amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91; 2-7-1996 by Ord. No. 0-1-96]
A. 
The following is the Inspection and Fee Schedule for all buildings as defined and classified in the Uniform Construction Code of New Jersey other than:
(1) 
Owner-occupied one and two-family dwellings used exclusively for dwelling purposes.
(2) 
South Harrison Township municipal buildings.
(3) 
South Harrison Township School District buildings.
(4) 
Buildings that are incidental or auxiliary to the agricultural use of a farm property.
B. 
In addition to the inspection and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs the following additional inspections and fees shall be required:
Inspection and Fee Schedule
Building Type
Inspection fee
Assembly and Business
One- and two-story with less than 5,000 square feet
$25
One- and two-story with 5,000 square feet or more
$50
Three- to five-story with less than 10,000 square feet
$75
Three- to five-story with more than 10,000 square feet
$100
Assembly places for churches, social and fraternal organizations and other organizations conducted not for profit shall be exempt from inspection fees if used solely as a meeting place and not more than once a week on average.
Factory
F-1
$150
F-2
$75
Mercantile
One- and two-story with less than 5,000 square feet
$50
One- and two-story with 5,000 square feet or more
$75
Three- to five-story with 10,000 square feet or more
$125
Residential
R-2, three to six units
$25 per building
R-2, seven to 12 units
$50 per building
R-2, 13 to 20 units
$75 per building
R-2, over 20 units
$100 per building
R-3 other than owner occupied
$10 per building
Storage
S-1
$150
S-2
$75
Mixed Uses
Full fee shall be charged for main use and half fee for other uses.
Educational
$75
[Amended 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 0-3-91]
The permit fees shall be those established by the State of Uniform Fire Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 55, Construction Codes, Uniform.
[Added 3-9-2011 by Ord. No. 0-11-04]
A. 
All properties within the Township of South Harrison having an automatic fire alarm or fire sprinkler suppression system shall be equipped with a rapid entry key box. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to require such installations within residential one- or two-family dwellings.
B. 
The aforesaid key box shall be of a UL type and approved by the local enforcing agency identified within § 74-2.
C. 
Key box contents. The rapid entry key boxes shall contain the following:
(1) 
Keys to locked points of egress, whether on interior or exterior of such buildings;
(2) 
Keys to all locked mechanical rooms;
(3) 
Keys to locked elevator rooms;
(4) 
Keys to elevator controls;
(5) 
Keys to any other areas as directed by the local enforcing agency in order to serve the purposes of this section; and
(6) 
A floor plan sketch of the premises identifying all rooms labeled with the use of such rooms. This sketch need not be to scale, but shall be prepared to reasonably provide rapid identification of the use and accesses to all rooms.
D. 
Time for compliance. All existing buildings subject to this section shall comply within 12 months of the effective date hereof. All newly constructed buildings, not yet occupied, or buildings currently under construction, shall comply immediately upon occupancy.
E. 
Penalties. Any building owner violating this section shall be subject to penalties as set forth in the Uniform Fire Code.