City of Englewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Englewood 12-20-1976 by Ord. No. 2224 (§§ 9-1 to 9-19 of the 1978 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fee Schedule — See Ch. 191.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 212.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 222.
Land use — See Ch. 250.
Soil erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 358.
Stormwater and surface drainage — See Ch. 370.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 374.

§ 167-1 Establishment of enforcing agency.

[Amended 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27]
There is hereby established in the City of Englewood a State Uniform Construction Code enforcement agency, to be known as the "Building Department," consisting of a Construction Official, a Building Subcode Official, a Plumbing Subcode Official, an Electrical Subcode Official, a 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.

§ 167-2 Qualifications for positions created.

[Amended 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27]
Each official position created in § 167-2 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.) 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.), as amended, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold such position.

§ 167-3 Officials; appointment.

A. 
Except as may otherwise be provided by the law, the Construction Official and the subcode officials shall be appointed by the Council for terms of four years.
B. 
Any person appointed to the position of Construction Official or subcode official shall have such qualifications as are required by law.
C. 
Nothing contained herein shall require that each such position shall be filled by separate persons; provided, however, that any person holding more than one position shall be qualified in all such positions which he holds.
D. 
No more than one person shall be appointed concurrently to hold any position set forth in section § 167-2 of this chapter.

§ 167-4 Outside agencies.

[Amended 12-20-1977 by Ord. No. 2288]
Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 167-2 and 167-3, the City may retain a private on-site inspection or plan review agency in lieu of any particular subcode official, with respect to the administration and enforcement of one or more of the subcodes contained in the State Uniform Construction Code.

§ 167-5 Central Permit Office.

A. 
The Central Permit Office, as heretofore established, is hereby continued under the direction and supervision of the Construction Official.
B. 
Except for emergencies and other unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, the public shall have the right to process all applications under the Uniform Construction Code at the Central Permit Office irrespective of the dispersal of the code enforcement personnel.
C. 
The Central Permit Office shall receive all applications for construction permits and certificates of occupancy, issue notices and orders, collect fees, penalties and fines, and perform such other functions as may be determined by the Construction Official. Said office shall be open during normal business hours of the City.

§ 167-6 Fee collection; general standards.

[Amended 12-20-1977 by Ord. No. 2288]
A. 
All fees required for plan review and the issuance of any permit or certificate shall be collected prior to the review or the issuance of the permit or certificate.
B. 
Fees shall be computed in accordance with the requirements and standards set forth in the State Uniform Construction Code and the regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs and set forth in the New Jersey Administrative Code. These fees are set forth in the fee schedule, a copy of which shall be posted in the Central Permit Office.

§ 167-7 Exemptions.

[Added 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27]
The following shall be exempt from the local construction permit fees:
A. 
Disabled persons. No person shall be charged a local construction permit 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.
B. 
Environmental. No person shall be charged a local construction permit fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to install solar photovoltaic systems to promote reductions of emissions of greenhouse gasses.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 9-7, Plan review (fees), as amended 12-20-1977 by Ord. No. 2288 and 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). See Ch. 191, Fee Schedule.

§ 167-8 Fees.

[Amended 2-15-1983 by Ord. No. 83-03; 12-4-1984 by Ord. No. 84-48; 10-15-1985 by Ord. No. 85-43; 11-18-1986 by Ord. No. 86-36; 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27[1]]
Fees shall be as provided for in Chapter 191, Fee Schedule.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 167-9 Violations and penalties.

[Added 11-7-2007 by Ord. No. 07-27[1]]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both, for each separate violation hereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 167-10 Appeals.

[Amended 2-7-1978 by Ord. No. 2296]
Appeals from decisions of the enforcing agency shall be heard by the Bergen County Board of Appeals in accordance with the applicable regulations promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs known as "Regulations for the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code."

§ 167-11 Fire zones.

Pursuant to the requirements of the State Uniform Construction Code, all those areas lying within business and industrial districts as set forth in Chapter 250, Land Use, are hereby designated as fire zones.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 9-19, Reorganization of positions, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).