Township of Knowlton, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton by Ord. No. 91-2 (Sec. 8-3 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire and Rescue Volunteer Company — See Ch. 26.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 101.

§ 29-1 Local enforcement.

Pursuant to Section II of the Uniform Fire Safety Act of New Jersey (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the Township of Knowlton.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.

§ 29-2 Agency designation.

The local enforcing agency shall be known as the "Bureau of Fire Prevention," which is hereby created in the Township of Knowlton.

§ 29-3 Powers and duties of Bureau.

The local enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted pursuant thereto in all buildings, structures and premises within the Township of Knowlton, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Code.

§ 29-4 Life hazard uses.

The local enforcing agency established herein by § 29-2 of this chapter shall carry out the periodic inspections of life hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.

§ 29-5 Organization of Bureau.

The local enforcing agency established herein by § 29-2 of this chapter shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Prevention Official, who shall be the Fire Subcode Official appointed by the Township Committee, according to law.

§ 29-6 Fire Official; inspectors and additional employees.

The local enforcing agency shall be under supervision of a Fire Official, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee to serve for a term of one year and shall thereafter be appointed annually at the Township annual reorganization meeting. Any vacancy shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Township Committee. Inspectors and other such employees, as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency, may be appointed by the Township Committee, after the recommendation of the Fire Official. All additional inspectors or employees shall be appointed annually by the Township Committee at the annual reorganization meeting, as deemed appropriate and necessary by the Township Committee.

§ 29-7 Board of Appeals.

Pursuant to § 29-15 and § 29-17 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Warren County Construction Board of Appeals. The Fire Official shall notify any aggrieved party, upon request by that party, of the party's right to appeal and the time frame within which the appeal must be taken. The Fire Official may provide written notice to such aggrieved party of the rights to appeal.

§ 29-8 Inspections, permits and fees.

The inspections and permits and frequency of inspections, as set forth in the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code (N.J.A.C. 5:18 and 5:18B), are herein adopted by reference, as if set forth at length herein. In addition to the fees, pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required as follows:
A. 
Mercantile businesses shall be inspected yearly with a fee schedule of:
(1) 
Thirty-five dollars for the first 1,000 square feet.
(2) 
Five dollars for each additional 1,000 square feet.
B. 
Factories shall be inspected yearly with a fee schedule of:
(1) 
Forty dollars for the first 1,000 square feet.
(2) 
Fifty dollars for 1,001 to 3,500 square feet.
(3) 
Sixty dollars for 3,501 to 6,000 square feet.
(4) 
Seventy dollars for 6,001 to 10,000 square feet.
(5) 
Eighty dollars in excess of 10,000 square feet.
C. 
Warehouses shall be inspected yearly with a fee schedule of:
(1) 
Forty dollars for the first 2,000 square feet.
(2) 
Fifty dollars for 2,001 to 5,000 square feet.
(3) 
Sixty dollars in excess of 5,000 square feet.
D. 
Repair shops and service business shall be inspected yearly with the same fee schedule as that pertaining to mercantile business.
E. 
Business offices (lawyers, doctors and other professional offices, barbershops and insurance offices) shall be inspected yearly with a fee schedule of:
(1) 
Thirty dollars for one professional.
(2) 
Ten dollars for each additional professional.
F. 
Multifamily housing buildings:
(1) 
Fifteen dollars: three- to four-unit buildings.
(2) 
Twenty-five dollars: five- to eight-unit buildings.
(3) 
Thirty-five dollars: nine- to twelve-unit buildings.
(4) 
Ten dollars for each additional unit.
G. 
All other types of structures and facilities not otherwise described or included in this section shall be inspected yearly with the same fee schedule as that pertaining to mercantile businesses.

§ 29-9 Permits.

The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code are as follows:
A. 
Type 1: $29.
B. 
Type 2: $115.
C. 
Type 3: $230.
D. 
Type 4: $345.
E. 
Type 5: $1,150.