[HISTORY: Derived from Ch. X, Secs. 10-1 and 10-24, of the Revised General Ordinances of the Borough of Fort Lee, 1978, adopted 3-1-1979. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Historic Site, Structure, Culture and Landmark Committee — See Ch. 64.
Asbestos — See Ch. 149.
Builders and contractors — See Ch. 159.
Building construction — See Ch. 163.
Demolition of buildings — See Ch. 166.
Numbering of buildings — See Ch. 169.
Certificate of continuing occupancy — See Ch. 182.
Conversion Appeals Board — See Ch. 196.
Elevators — See Ch. 205.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 216.
Housing standards — See Ch. 246.
Land use procedures — See Ch. 261.
Prior notice of utility work — See Ch. 310.
Redevelopment — See Ch. 319.
Sewers — See Ch. 336.
Site plan review — See Ch. 345.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 360.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 365.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 368.
Zoning — See Ch. 410.
There is hereby established in the borough a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Fort Lee Construction Code Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Prevention Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner 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.
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, 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, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
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.
[Amended 7-19-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-28; 2-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10; 2-10-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3]
The following fees for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Schedules A through D hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
Schedule A: Building Subcode Fees.
Schedule B: Fire Subcode Fees.
[Amended 10-11-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-32]
Schedule C: Plumbing Subcode Fees.
[Amended 12-19-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-31]
Schedule D: Electrical Subcode Fees.
Electrical fixtures and devices: receptacles, fixtures and devices, including smoke and heat detectors, alarm devices, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less, emergency lights, exit lights, or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower or one kilowatt:
Motors, electrical devices, transformers and generators:
For each motor or electrical device rate from 1 hp or 1 kw; for each transformer or generator rated from 1 kw or 10 kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each underwater lighting fixture; for each household electric cooling equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each security or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light standard greater than eight feet in height and for each communication closet: $40.
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for electric signs rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes, including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes and for each utility load management device: $65.
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva: $150.
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva: $500.
Service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switchgear, motor-control center or disconnecting means:
Swimming pool bonding (permanently installed private pools): Outlets, feeders and motors (excluding panel boards and underwater lighting):
Annual visual pool inspection: $100.
Minimum electrical fee: $65.
Schedule E: Elevator Subcode Fees.
[Amended 6-9-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-12]
The fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections on new and altered elevator devises shall be as follows:
The basis fees for elevator devices in structures not of Group R-3, R-4, or R-5, or in an exempted structure of Group R-2, shall be as follows:
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
The fee for elevator devices in structures of Group R-3, R-4, or R-5, or otherwise exempt devices in structures of Group R-2, shall be $204. This fee shall be waived when signed statements and supportive inspection and acceptance test reports are filed by an approved qualified agent or agency in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.19 and 2.20.
The fee for performing inspections of minor work shall be $68.
The fees for routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevator devices in structures not of Group R-3, R-4, or R-5, or otherwise exempt devices in structures of Group R-2, shall be as follows:
The fee for the six-month routine inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
The fee for the one-year periodic inspection and witnessing of tests of elevator devices, which shall include a six-month routine inspection, shall be as follows:
Additional yearly periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
The fee for the three-year or five-year inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
The fees set forth in Subsection A(5)(b) above shall be paid annually in accordance with the following schedule, which is based on the average of the fees to be collected over a five-year period:
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the governing body, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based upon 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. See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
In order to provide the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0006 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. The surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, 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 next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the Regulations first become effective, the fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only. 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 in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the Regulations first become effective, the report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by people with disabilities to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
Hourly charges and fees for development-wide inspection of homes after issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be in such amount as may be reasonable and necessary in order to ascertain whether a violation exists or to verify that any work performed has abated the violation.
There shall be an additional fee of $75 per hour per inspector for review of any amendment or change to a plan that has already been released.
The fire limits required to be established by N.J.A.C. 4:23 shall be established not later than July 1, 1977. The Construction Official shall, not later than May 1, 1977, prepare and submit to the Borough Council a report recommending the delineation of specific fire zones. Thereafter he shall prepare and submit to the Borough Council biannually a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, and the reasons therefor.
It is hereby established pursuant to the foregoing that the following areas are established as fire limits:
The westerly side line of Abbott Boulevard running from its intersection with Columbia Avenue, southerly to the borough line between Fort Lee and Cliffside Park, running along to the rear of Lots 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, together with Lot 5 in Block 401.
The southerly side of Main Street, commencing at the intersection of the south side of Main Street, with the westerly side of Kaufers Lane, running westerly along the south side of Main Street, to its intersection with the easterly side of New Jersey Routes 1 and 46, commonly known as Bergen Boulevard, more particularly referred to as Lots 1 thru 11 and Lot 29 in Block 4302, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, and part of 5 in Block 4301 ......, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 and 39 in Block 4202 ......, Lot 5 in Block 4204 ......, Lot 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 in Block 4203 ......, Lot 12, 1/2 of 11, 8, 9, and 10, in Block 4102 ......, Lot 36, 37, 34, 32 and 100 feet in depth of Lots 12, 33 and 35, in Block 4101 ......, Lots 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 part of 12, and 100 feet in depth of Lot 4 in Block 4007 ......, Lots 1 thru 10 in Block 4006 ......, Lot 21, 22, 23 and approximately 132 feet in depth from Main Street, Lot 24, in Block 3510 ......, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, in Block 3509.
The northerly side of Main Street, commences with its intersection with the westerly side of Hudson Terrace, westerly to its intersection again to the easterly side of New Jersey Highway 1 and 46, known also as Bergen Boulevard, more particularly described as Lots 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Block 4806 ......, Lot 17 through Lot 30 and approximately 150 feet in depth and parallel with the northerly side of Main Street, in Block 4701 ......, Lots 3 through 7 in Block 4501 ......, Lots 20 - 47 in Block 4404 ......, approximately 100 feet in depth and parallel with Main Street, in Block 3512.
The Construction Official's office be and is hereby authorized to charge the sum of $25 for letters of information, including but not limited to flood letters, duplicate certificates of occupancy, bank certifications, confirmation of zoning, etc. Such fee shall be in addition to any and all other fees properly chargeable pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code as set forth in schedules governing subcode fees.