Township of Marlboro, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Marlboro 12-30-1976 by Ord. No. 22-76 (Ch. 55 of the 1981 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Environmental Commission — See Ch. 10, Art. I.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 183.
Land use and development — See Ch. 220.

§ 125-1 Enforcing agency established; subcode officials designated.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Marlboro a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the Division of Uniform Construction Code, constituted as set forth in § 4-69 of Chapter 4 of the Code of the Township of Marlboro.
[Amended 6-25-1992 by Ord. No. 17-92; 12-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-35]
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 (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.
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.

§ 125-2 Construction Board of Appeals.

A. 
Composition. There is hereby established a Construction Board of Appeals to hear appeals from decisions by the enforcing agency. Such Board shall consist of five members. At least one Board member shall be a registered architect or licensed professional engineer of building construction experience, and at least one Board member shall be as qualified as a Plumbing Subcode Official, and one as qualified as an Electric Subcode Official. No more than two Board members shall be selected from the same business or profession. Each Board member shall have had at least three years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a licensed engineer or registered architect; or, in the alternative, five years' experience in construction, design or supervision as an architect or engineer with a bachelor's degree in architecture or engineering, respectively, from an accredited institution of higher education; or, as a further alternative, 10 years' experience in construction, design or supervision as a journeyman in a construction trade or as a construction contractor, subcontractor or inspector.
B. 
Appointments.
(1) 
The Mayor shall appoint the Board members and any alternate members. For the members first appointed, the Mayor shall designate the appointees' terms so that one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one for a term of two years, one for a term of three years and two for terms of four years. At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, appointments shall be made for terms of four years. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term.
(2) 
The Mayor shall appoint such number of alternates, as may be appropriate, for terms not to exceed four years or may, in the alternative, appoint alternates on a case-by-case basis.
(3) 
No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the enforcing agency, the decisions of which are subject to the review of the Board.

§ 125-3 Fees.

[Amended 7-15-1993 by Ord. No. 41-93; 10-7-1993 by Ord. No. 47-93; 3-24-1994 by Ord. No. 5-94; 9-26-1996 by Ord. No. 29-96; 2-27-1997 by Ord. No. 4-97; 8-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-20; 5-15-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-16; 3-5-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-15; 2-17-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1; 2-12-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3; 2-12-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-1; 2-25-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-4]
A. 
Building.
(1) 
Alterations, repairs, and remodeling:
(a) 
General: $45 per $1,000 for the first $50,000; $35 per $1,000 for the next $150,000; $25 per $1,000 for the balance.
(b) 
Fence (flat fee): $120.
(c) 
Residential roof: $35 per $1,000 of cost of construction.
(d) 
Commercial roof: $60 for the first $1,000 cost of construction; $50 for every $1,000 thereafter.
(e) 
Residential siding: $35 per $1,000 of cost of construction.
(f) 
Retaining walls:
[1] 
Surface area greater than 550 square feet: $150.
[2] 
Surface area of 550 square feet or less: $75.
(g) 
Aboveground swimming pools (flat fee): $100.
(h) 
Inground swimming pools: $150.
(2) 
New residential, commercial and industrial:
(a) 
For the following use groups: R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and U: $0.031 per cubic foot.
(b) 
For the following use groups: A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, B, E, F-1, F-2, H, I-1, I-2, I-3, M, R-1, S-1 and S-2: $0.03 per cubic foot.
(c) 
For large open volume building: $0.03 per cubic foot.
(3) 
Additions and expansion of floor area:
(a) 
For the following use groups: R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and U: $0.028 per cubic foot.
(b) 
For the following use groups: A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, B, E, F-1, F-2, H, I-1, I-2, I-3, M, R-1, S-1 and S-2: $0.03 per cubic foot.
(4) 
Demolition or removal of:
(a) 
Residential accessory buildings: less than 2,000 square feet and less than 30 feet high: $100.
(b) 
Residential buildings:
[1] 
Two thousand square feet and less than 30 feet high: $150.
[2] 
Two thousand square feet to 5,000 square feet: $200.
[3] 
More than 5,000 square feet and less than 35 feet high: $250.
(c) 
Commercial buildings: $500.
(d) 
Lead abatement: $140 plus $28 for clearance certificate.
(e) 
Asbestos: $200.
(5) 
Signs:
(a) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(b) 
For the first 100 square feet: $5 per square foot.
(c) 
For the next 400 square feet: $4 per square foot.
(d) 
Per square foot thereafter: $3.
(6) 
Certificates of occupancy:
(a) 
Residential multiple certificate, per unit: $75.
(b) 
Residential certificate of occupancy (new): $75.
(c) 
Certificate of continued occupancy (all): $250.
(d) 
Commercial certificate of occupancy: 15% of the cost of the permit.
(e) 
Asbestos: $50.
(f) 
Use group change: $200.
(g) 
Temporary certificates of occupancy ("TCO") may be issued for both residential and commercial structures upon payment of a fee of $30 each and compliance with the requirements of the Construction Official.
(7) 
Additional fees:
(a) 
Minimum building subcode fee: $75.
(b) 
Extending/updating expired permits: $75.
(c) 
For anything not listed: $75.
(d) 
Application for variation:
[1] 
Class I structures: $594.
[2] 
Class II and Class III structures: $120.
(e) 
Resubmission of an application for variation:
[1] 
Class I structures: $229.
[2] 
Class II and Class III structures: $75.
(f) 
Surcharge:
[1] 
New construction: $0.0265 per cubic foot of volume.
[2] 
Per $1,000 of construction value: $1.35.
(g) 
A change of contractor review fee of $75 per discipline will be charged for each change of contractor permit.
(h) 
Security cameras: $75 for up to a total of 10 security cameras and an additional fee of $75 for each 10 additional cameras thereafter.
(i) 
Radon mitigation: $75.
B. 
Plumbing.
(1) 
Minimum plumbing fee: $75.
(2) 
Each fixture: $20.
(3) 
Water utility connection: $75.
(4) 
Sewer utility connection: $75.
(5) 
Garbage disposal: $15.
(6) 
Air-conditioner unit: $75.
(7) 
Sewer ejector: $75.
(8) 
Grease trap: $75.
(9) 
Condensate line: $20.
(10) 
Backflow device: $75.
(11) 
Vent stack: $20.
(12) 
Gas-to-gas domestic furnace with electric permit: $100.
(13) 
Water conditioners/filter systems/refrigeration unit: $65.
(14) 
Active solar systems: $75.
(15) 
Gas steam boiler: $85.
(16) 
Fuel oil piping: $45.
(17) 
Gas-to-gas steam boiler with electric permit: $85.
(18) 
Gas-to-gas hot-water boiler with electric permit: $85.
(19) 
Plumbing devices other than listed: $75.
(20) 
Steam unit-shower: $75.
(21) 
Gas generator: $75.
(22) 
Gravity water heater: $75.
(23) 
Power vent or instantaneous water heater with electric permit: $100.
(24) 
Floor, roof, and hub drains: $20.
(25) 
Whirlpool/spa and hot tubs: $75.
(26) 
Gas piping, each appliance: $20.
(27) 
Extending/updating expired permits: $75.
(28) 
Vacuum relief system: $75.
(29) 
Refrigerator ice maker: $15.
(30) 
Medical gas (per outlet): $15.
(31) 
Additional fees:
(a) 
Change of contractor review fee: $75.
(32) 
Air handler: $65.
(33) 
Sump pumps: $65.
(34) 
Humidifiers: $25.
(35) 
Studor vent/air admittance device: $25.
C. 
Fire.
(1) 
Smoke and heat detectors (number of detectors); also includes horn strobes, devices, exit and emergency lights:
(a) 
One to 20: $75.
(b) 
Twenty-one to 100: $111.
(c) 
One hundred and one to 200: $212.
(d) 
Two hundred and one to 400: $550.
(e) 
Four hundred and one to 1,000: $761.
(f) 
Over 1,000: $972.
(2) 
Sprinkler fees for wet and dry sprinkler heads (number of heads):
(a) 
One to 20: $70.
(b) 
Twenty-one to 100: $100.
(c) 
One hundred and one to 200: $125.
(d) 
Two hundred and one to 400: $275.
(e) 
Four hundred and one to 1,000: $375.
(f) 
Over 1,000: $475.
(3) 
Additional fees:
(a) 
Each standpipe: $220.
(b) 
Each incinerator: $100.
(c) 
Each crematorium: $100.
(d) 
Each gas or oil-fired appliance: $65.
(e) 
Underground main and water tanks: $250.
(f) 
Change of contractor review fee: $75.
(g) 
(Reserved)
(h) 
Fire pump: $225.
(i) 
Generator: $75.
(4) 
Preengineered suppression systems:
(a) 
Suppressions not listed: $70.
(b) 
CO2 suppression: $150.
(c) 
Halon suppression: $150.
(d) 
Foam suppression: $150.
(e) 
Dry chemical: $70.
(f) 
Wet chemical: $70.
(g) 
Kitchen hood exhaust system: $70.
(5) 
Fuel tank installations: $75.
(6) 
Fuel tank abandonment: $125.
(7) 
Replacement heating unit: $75.
(8) 
Wood stove installation: $85.
(9) 
Extending/updating expired permits: $75.
(10) 
Anything not listed: $75.
(11) 
Minimum fire subcode fee (commercial): $75.
(12) 
Minimum fire subcode fee (residential): $75.
(13) 
Fuel tank removals: $125.
D. 
Electrical.
(1) 
Switching, lighting, and receptacle outlet (devices of less than one horsepower or one kilowatt included):
(a) 
One to 50: $75.
(b) 
Each additional 25: $40.
(2) 
Service panels, entrances, and subpanels:
(a) 
For 100 amps or less: $100.
(b) 
For 101 amps to 200 amps or less: $175.
(c) 
For 201 to 400 amps or less: $300.
(d) 
For 401 to 600 amps or less: $300.
(e) 
For 601 to 1,000 amps or less: $500.
(f) 
For 1,001 amps or more: $600.
(3) 
Transformers and generators:
(a) 
From zero kilowatt to 10 kilowatts: $100.
(b) 
From 10 kilowatts to 45 kilowatts: $125.
(c) 
From 45 kilowatts to 112.5 kilowatts: $175.
(d) 
If larger than the above: $400.
(4) 
Motors and electrical devices (control equipment, heating, compressor, heat pump, air handler, strip heater, water heater, dryer, oven, range, furnace, and dishwasher):
(a) 
Zero horsepower to 10 horsepower: $75.
(b) 
Eleven horsepower to 50 horsepower: $75.
(c) 
Fifty-one horsepower to 100 horsepower: $115.
(d) 
One hundred one horsepower to 150 horsepower: $150.
(e) 
One hundred fifty-one horsepower to 200 horsepower: $300.
(f) 
Two hundred one horsepower to 300 horsepower: $600.
(g) 
Three hundred one horsepower or larger: $700.
(5) 
Bonding, pool/vault (outlets/receptacles): $75.
(6) 
Feeders:
(a) 
Each 100 amperes: $65.
(b) 
Each additional 100 amperes: $65.
(7) 
Photovoltaic systems:
(a) 
One to 50 kw: $300.
(b) 
Fifty-one to 100 kw: $400.
(8) 
Any other device: $75.
(9) 
Extending/updating expired permits: $75.
(10) 
Anything not listed: $75.
(11) 
Minimum electrical subcode fee: $75.
(12) 
Escalators: $225.
(13) 
Elevators (one to 10 floors): $250.
(14) 
Residential elevator: $200.
(15) 
Commercial ground-level HVAC: $100.
(16) 
Commercial rooftop HVAC: $200.
(17) 
Boiler and furnace with plumbing: $100.
(18) 
Disconnect 100 amps or less: $75.
(19) 
Disconnect 101 to 200 amps: $125.
(20) 
CSST (gas line) bonding: $75.
(21) 
Additional fees:
(a) 
Change of contractor review fee: $75.
(22) 
In- ground pools: $300.
(23) 
Aboveground pools: $100.
(24) 
Car charging outlets:
(a) 
Twenty-amp: $75.
(b) 
Thirty-amp: $85.
(c) 
Forty-amp: $95.
(d) 
Fifty-amp: $105.
(e) 
Four hundred eighty volts: $125.
(25) 
New and replacement residential A/C: $75.
(26) 
Radon mitigation: $75.
E. 
Elevators.
(1) 
The fee for a permit shall be $25 per unit, plus costs charged by an on-site inspection agency as follows for witnessing acceptance tests:
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One through 10 floors: $225.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $375.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $200.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $225.
(d) 
Escalators and moving walks: $200.
(e) 
Dumbwaiters: $50.
(f) 
Stairway chair lifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and man lifts: $50.
(g) 
Residential devices: $150.
(h) 
Oil buffers (per oil buffer): $43.
(i) 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $100.
(j) 
Auxiliary power generator: $75.
(2) 
Semiannual routine inspections (fees per unit):
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One through 10 floors: $140.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $180.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $100.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $140.
(d) 
Escalators and moving walks: $140.
(3) 
Annual inspections and witnessing of tests:
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One through 10 floors: $200.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $240.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $150.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $200.
(d) 
Escalators and moving walks: $320.
(e) 
Dumbwaiters: $80.
(f) 
Stairway chair lifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and man lifts: $120.
(4) 
Additional yearly periodic inspection fees:
(a) 
Oil buffers (per oil buffer): $43.
(b) 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $100.
(c) 
Auxiliary power generator: $75.
(5) 
Three- and five-year test/inspection fees:
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators (five-year inspection):
[1] 
One through 10 floors: $340.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $380.
(b) 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic:
[1] 
Three-year inspection: $250.
[2] 
Five-year inspection: $150.

§ 125-4 Annual report.

The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township of Marlboro 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.

§ 125-5 Surcharge fee.

[Amended 3-24-1994 by Ord. No. 5-94; 12-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-35]
In order to provide training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations[1] promulgated thereunder, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b). Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Construction Code Element, Division of Housing and Development, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 and not later than one month succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: "The regulations" refers to the regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs.

§ 125-6 Prototype construction permits.

[Amended 9-26-1996 by Ord. No. 29-96]
There shall be a reduction of 20% of the fee being charged for any prototype construction permits. The fee shall be calculated by calculating the actual permit fee required and then subtracting therefrom a twenty-percent reduction to determine the revised fee.

§ 125-7 Partial exemptions from fees.

[Added 2-17-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1; 3-2-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-5]
Charitable, philanthropic, fraternal, athletic, recreational and religious nonprofit organizations holding a tax-exempt status under the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954 [26 U.S.C. § 501(c) or (d)] shall be eligible for a refund of 50% of the Uniform Construction Code ("UCC") fees set forth in § 125-3A(1), Alterations, repairs, and remodeling, paid since April 1, 2016, excluding the surcharge fee to the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs provided for in § 125-5 upon receipt of satisfactory proof of qualifications. This section providing for partial exemption from the U.C.C. fees for qualified religious, charitable and nonprofit organizations shall expire on December 31, 2017, unless further extended by formal action of the Township Council.