Borough of Netcong, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong 12-30-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unsafe buildings and structures — See Ch. 120.
Certificate of habitability — See Ch. 127.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 157.
Housing standards — See Ch. 186.

§ 140-1 Enforcing agency established; subcode officials designated.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Netcong a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Netcong Building Department," 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.
[Amended 4-12-1977]
B. 
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, as amended,[1] and N.J.A.C. 5:23, provided that, in lieu of a 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
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.

§ 140-2 Fees.

[Amended 4-12-1977; 6-13-1978; 7-13-1982; 7-12-1983; 4-10-1984; 9-9-1986; 10-14-1986; 6-12-1990; 5-12-1992; 10-12-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-25; 10-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-9]
A. 
Basic construction fee.
Item
Fee
Minimum fee
$65
Surcharge to provide for required training, certification and technical support programs
As set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b)
New construction
Buildings and structures of all use groups and types as classified in Articles 3 and 4 of the Building Subcode
$0.027/cubic foot
Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1, and S-2
$0.020/cubic foot
Structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
$0.020/cubic foot
Additions
Computed for the added portion on same basis as for new construction
Alterations (based on estimated cost of work)
Not exceeding $100,000
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
Above $100,000
$20/$1,000 estimated cost
Combined renovations and additions
Sum of fees computed separately for additions and alterations
Tank abandonment in place or tank removal
$75
In-ground pool and required fence
$300
Aboveground pool
$125
B. 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment.
Item
Fee
Installation or replacement of plumbing fixtures
$15/fixture
Installation or replacement of plumbing appurtenance or special device
$75/appurtenance or device
Cross-connections and backflow preventers subject to testing
$75/device
Annual test of cross-connections and backflow preventers
$75
Installation or replacement of plumbing appliance
$35
Installation or replacement of dishwashers, ice makers and instant hot water coils when installed in Use Groups R-3 and R-4, new construction, or a complete renovation
$15
Installation of house or building sewer and/or water service pipe
$75
Installation of lawn sprinkler system
$5/sprinkler head
Installation or replacement of subsoil drains
$75/drain
Removal or abandonment in place of sewage disposal system or septic tank
$75
Installation or replacement of roof drains and/or area drains
$75
Gas line piping
$15/gas appliance connection
Installation or replacement of oil lines and/or oil tank piping
$75
Radon mitigation, lead abatement, or asbestos abatement
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
C. 
Electrical fixtures and devices.
Item
Fee
Receptacles or fixtures
1 to 50
$65
Each additional 25
$15
Motor or electric device
1 hp to 10 hp
$20
Greater than 10 hp to 50 hp
$60
50 hp to 100 hp
$120
Greater than 100 hp
$560
Transformers and generators
1 kw to 10 kw
$20
Greater than 10 kw to 45 kw
$60
45 kw to 112.5 kw
$120
Greater than 112.5 kw
$560
Service panel, service entrance or subpanel
Less than or equal to 200 amperes
$92
Greater than 200 amperes to 1,000 amperes
$120
Greater than 1,000 amperes
$560
Annual pool inspection
$65
D. 
Fire protection and other hazardous equipment.
Item
Fee
Sprinklers and detectors (smoke and heat)
20 or fewer heads or detectors
$95
21 to 100 heads or detectors
$165
101 to 200 heads or detectors
$265
201 to 400 heads or detectors
$670
401 to 1,000 heads or detectors
$950
Standpipe
$300 each
Pre-engineered system
$295 each
Gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to plumbing system
$65 each
Kitchen exhaust system
$75 each
Incinerator
$600 each
Crematorium
$600 each
E. 
Elevator devices.
Item
Fee
Installation of a new elevator
$300
Witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections
Traction and winding drum elevators
1 to 10 floors
$243
Over 10 floors
$405
Hydraulic elevators
$216
Roped hydraulic elevators
$243
Escalators, moving walks
$216
Dumbwaiters
$54
Stairway chair lifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair and man lifts
$54
Additional charges for the following features
Oil buffers
$43 each
Counterweight governor and safeties
$108
Auxiliary power generator
$81
Elevators in Use Group R-3 or R-4 or exempt R-2
$162
Witnessing acceptance test and performing inspections of alterations
$54
Tests and inspections for devices not in Use Group R-3 or R-4 or otherwise exempt R-2 structures:
Six-month inspections
Traction and winding drum elevators
1 to 10 floors
$151
Over 10 floors
$194
Hydraulic elevators
$108
Roped hydraulic elevators
$151
Escalators or moving walks
$151
One-year inspections
Traction and winding drum elevators
1 to 10 floors
$216
Over 10 floors
$259
Hydraulic elevators
$162
Roped hydraulic elevators
$216
Escalators and moving walks
$346
Dumbwaiters
$86
Stairway chair lifts, inclined vertical wheelchair and man lifts
$130
Additional annual charges for the following features
Oil buffers
$43
Counterweight governor and safeties
$86
Auxiliary power generator
$54
Three-year or five-year inspections
Traction and winding drum elevators
1 to 10 floors
$367
Over 10 floors
$410
Hydraulic elevators
Three-year inspection
$270
Five-year inspection
$162
Roped hydraulic elevators
Three-year inspection
$270
Five-year inspection
$162
F. 
Certificates and other permits.
Item
Fee
Demolition permits
Demolition of structure less than 5,000 square feet in area and 30 feet in height
$75
Demolition of one- or two-family residences and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
$75
Demolition of structures in all other groups
$120/story
Permit to construct a sign
$24/$1,000 estimated cost
Certificates of occupancy
In general
10% of cost of new construction permit fee; minimum fee of $120
One- or two-family structures less than 5,000 square height in area and 30 feet in height, and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for storage of food or grain, or sheltering of livestock
10% of cost of new construction permit fee; minimum fee of $120
Certificate granted pursuant to a change of use group
$120
Certificate of continued occupancy
$40
Temporary certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval
No fee
Extension of temporary certificate of occupancy or certificate of approval
$65
Certificate of compliance for new elevator device
$85
Review of building for compliance under alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of Energy Subcode
One- and two-family homes and for light commercial structures having the indoor temperature controlled from a single point
$200
All other buildings
$500
Application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10
Class 1 structures
$200
Class 2 and 3 structures
$200
Resubmission of application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10
Class 1 structures
$200
Class 2 and 3 structures
$200
Annual construction permit based on number of maintenance workers
1 to 25 workers (including foreman)
$425
Each additional worker over 25
$165
Annual training registration
$140/subcode
Certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance
$35
Each additional inspection of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance
$35

§ 140-3 Report on fee schedule.

The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Netcong, biannually, 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.

§ 140-4 Training surcharge fee.

[Amended 6-12-1990; 7-9-1991; 11-10-1992]
A. 
In order to provide for the training and certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act, any enforcing agency, including the Department when acting as the local agency, shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction within the municipality. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Housing Inspection in the manner herein provided.
B. 
Amount. The training surcharge fee shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b) and any subsequent amendments thereto. The Borough shall collect the above fees as part of its usual responsibilities.
C. 
Remitting and reporting. The Borough shall remit such fees to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs on a quarterly basis, in conjunction with Report No. R-840B (State Training Fee Report), in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.5(d). Fees remitted shall be for the quarter.