Township of Manalapan, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 86 of the 1993 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 19.
Department of Uniform Construction Code Administration and Enforcement — See Ch. 24, Art. IV.
Land use and development — See Ch. 95.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 110.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 176.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 208.
[Amended 3-9-1994 by Ord. No. 94-06; 10-27-1999 by Ord. No. 99-16; 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14; 12-3-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-24]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsections A through E hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
A. 
Building Subcode: The building subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
For new construction: $0.027 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(2) 
For renovations, alterations and repairs: $35 per $1,000 of estimated cost of the work, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(3) 
For additions: $0.027 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(4) 
For combinations of renovations and additions: the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
(5) 
For swimming pools:
(a) 
Aboveground: $100.
(b) 
In-ground: $150.
(6) 
For open area volume buildings, storage, the fee shall be $0.018 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(7) 
The fee for reroofing or re-siding for residential uses shall be $65 per structure. For all other use groups, the fee shall be computed at $19 per $1,000 of construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(8) 
The building subcode fee for all solar unit construction shall be $65.
(9) 
The fee for buildings of agricultural uses, commercial farm buildings shall be computed at $30 per $1,000 of construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(10) 
The fee for a permit for a demolition of a one-family residence, farm structure, garage, shed, underground fuel oil tank, aboveground fuel oil tank or other type tanks and all other structures shall be $65. The fee for demolition of commercial structures shall be $125.
(11) 
The fee for a permit for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $35 per $1,000 of the sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations and for placement in a completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(12) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $0.95 per square foot of the surface area of the sign, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65. In the case of double-faced signs, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign shall be used for purposes of the fee computation. Signs that are not intended to remain in place more than 45 days and which, in fact, do not remain in place more than 45 days are exempt from this fee and from the requirement to secure a permit.
(13) 
The fee for radon mitigation shall be $65.
(14) 
For temporary structures, tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be $65.
(15) 
The fees for retaining walls shall be as follows:
(a) 
A retaining wall with a surface area of 500 square feet or less that is associated with a residential structure shall be $65.
(b) 
A retaining wall with a surface area greater than 500 square feet that is associated with a residential structure shall be $130.
(c) 
A retaining wall of any size at commercial structures shall be computed at $30 per $1,000 of construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(16) 
The fee for permits for work done in response to a notice of violation shall be computed at $37 per $1,000 of construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $75.
B. 
Plumbing Subcode: The plumbing subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
For the installation, including replacement, of plumbing fixtures, the fee shall be a minimum of $55.
(2) 
Each plumbing fixture shall be computed at the rate of $15.
(3) 
Each commercial dishwasher shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(4) 
Each domestic boiler/furnace hot-water heater shall be computed at the rate of $45. The fee for replacement of boiler/furnace hot-water heater in residential uses shall be $30.
(5) 
Each water service connection shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(6) 
Each sewer utility septic or sewer connection shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(7) 
Each garbage disposal in residential uses shall be computed at the rate of $15.
(8) 
Each air-conditioning unit shall be computed at the rate of $45. Air-conditioning unit for residential uses shall be computed at the rate of $30.
(9) 
Each water conditioner indirect connection shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(10) 
Each sewer ejector shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(11) 
Each grease trap shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(12) 
Each interceptor shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(13) 
Each of the following items shall be computed at the listed rate:
(a) 
Steam unit: $55.
(b) 
Trap primer: $55.
(c) 
Radon system: $15.
(d) 
Hot tub: $45.
(e) 
BBO: $55.
(f) 
Fuel oil line connection: $55.
(14) 
Each commercial pressure backflow device shall be computed at the rate of $55.
(15) 
Each solar system shall be $55.
(16) 
Each residential backflow preventer shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(17) 
Each gas connection shall be computed at the rate of $15.
(18) 
Each stack or vent shall be computed at the rate of $10.
(19) 
Each gas log shall be computed at the rate of $45.
(20) 
For the demolition of the following, the fee shall be $55:
(a) 
Sewer service.
(b) 
Water service.
(c) 
Septic system.
(21) 
The annual certification for commercial backflow preventors shall be $55.
(22) 
The minimum charge for plumbing subcode items not listed above shall be $65. Exception: residential replacement items.
C. 
Electrical Subcode: The electrical subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Outlets, including lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacles or similar fixtures and motors or devices of less than one horsepower or one kilowatt:
(a) 
One to 50 devices: $65.
(b) 
For an additional 25 devices or fraction thereof: $25.
(2) 
Devices consuming or generating electric current.
(a) 
Less than one hp/kw: $10.
(b) 
One hp/kw to 10 hp/kw: $20.
(c) 
Ten hp/kw to 50 hp/kw: $50.
(d) 
Fifty hp/kw to 100 hp/kw: $100.
(e) 
One hundred hp/kw to 150 hp/kw: $150.
(f) 
One hundred fifty hp/kw to 200 hp/kw: $300.
(g) 
Two hundred hp/kw to 300 hp/kw: $600.
(h) 
Greater than 300 hp/kw: $600, plus $20 per 100 hp/kw.
(3) 
Service panels, subpanels, transfer switches, disconnects:
(a) 
Up to and including 100 amps: $65.
(b) 
One hundred one amps to 200 amps: $75.
(c) 
Two hundred one amps to 300 amps: $100.
(d) 
Three hundred one amps to 400 amps: $125.
(e) 
Four hundred one amps to 1,000 amps: $400.
(f) 
One thousand one amps to 1,500 amps: $600.
(g) 
Greater than 1,500 amps: $600, plus $20 per 100 amps.
(4) 
Pools and hot tubs:
(a) 
Aboveground: $75.
(b) 
In-ground: $120.
(c) 
Pool lights inside of pool: $25 each.
(d) 
Heaters:
[1] 
Gas: $20.
[2] 
Heat pump: $30.
(e) 
The fee for the annual electrical inspection of swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, located on any property other than one- or two-family residential property, shall be $65.
(f) 
Hot tub: $45.
(5) 
Each of the following listed items for replacement of unit in residential uses: $30 each.
(a) 
Furnace or boiler.
(b) 
Air handler.
(c) 
Electric heater.
(d) 
Heat pump.
(e) 
Electric hot-water heater.
(f) 
Air-conditioning unit.
(6) 
Each of the following listed items: $25.
(a) 
Electric heater.
(b) 
Heat pump.
(c) 
Electric dryer.
(d) 
Range.
(e) 
Surface units.
(f) 
Commercial exhaust hoods.
(g) 
Sauna/steam unit.
(h) 
Electric hot-water heater.
(i) 
Oven.
(j) 
Dishwasher.
(k) 
Gas and oil heaters, furnace, and boiler.
(l) 
Commercial exhaust fan.
(m) 
Air conditioner.
(n) 
Intercom panels.
(o) 
Radon exhaust fan.
(p) 
Jacuzzi.
(q) 
Area lighting, one to five lights. Over five lights: additional $5 per light.
(r) 
Garbage disposal.
(s) 
Rain sensor.
(t) 
Sign lighting.
(u) 
Central vacuum system.
(7) 
Alarm systems/communication wiring and devices.
(a) 
Fire, burglar and security alarm systems and detectors shall be:
[1] 
Residential: $55.
[2] 
Commercial: $85.
(b) 
Communications:
[1] 
Control panel: $35.
[2] 
One to 25 devices: 25.
[3] 
Over 25 devices: additional $1 per device.
(8) 
Solor photovoltaic systems:
(a) 
Residential:
[1] 
Up to and including five kw: $75.
[2] 
Five and one-tenths kw to 10 kw: $100.
[3] 
Ten and one-tenths kw or above: $175.
(b) 
Commercial:
[1] 
Up to and including 10 kw: $100.
[2] 
Ten and one-tenths kw to 50 kw: $175.
[3] 
Fifty and one-tenths kw or above: $175 and an additional $1 per kw.
(9) 
Lawn sprinkler systems:
(a) 
Rain sensor: $65.
(10) 
The minimum charge for electrical subcode shall be $65. Exception: residential replacement items.
D. 
Fire Protection Subcode: The fire protection subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
For gasoline, oil, fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, chemical or miscellaneous storage tanks up to 550 gallon capacity shall be $65.
(2) 
Tanks.
(a) 
Tanks over 550 and up to 2,500 gallon capacity shall be $110.
(b) 
Tanks over 2,500 gallons an additional $15 per 1,000 gallons.
(3) 
Fire alarms, fire suppression systems and fire sprinklers:
(a) 
For standpipes, fire-suppression systems or special fire protection systems, pre-engineered systems shall be computed at $35 per $1,000 construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(b) 
For automatic fire sprinkler system, limited area sprinkler systems shall be computed per sprinkler head:
[1] 
One to 20 sprinkler heads: $75.
[2] 
Twenty one to 100 sprinkler heads: $135.
[3] 
One hundred one to and including 200 heads: $245.
[4] 
Two hundred one to and including 400 heads: $610.
[5] 
Four hundred one to and including 1,000 heads: $840.
[6] 
For over 1,000 heads: $965.
(c) 
For single and multiple station smoke and or heat detectors and fire alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwellings the fee shall be $65.
(d) 
For smoke and or heat detectors and fire alarm systems and devices in all other use groups shall be as follows:
[1] 
One to 12 detectors and or alarm devices shall be $75.
[2] 
For each 25 detectors and or alarm devices in addition, the fee shall be $30.
(e) 
Signaling and or supervisory devices shall be as follows:
[1] 
One to 12 devices shall be $75.
[2] 
For each 25 devices in addition, the fee shall be $30.
(4) 
For commercial kitchen exhaust equipment, mechanical systems for all use groups the fee shall be computed at $35 per $1,000 construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(5) 
For each heating unit for all use groups the fee shall be computed at $35 per $1,000 construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65. The fee for replacement of heating units in residential uses shall be $30 each.
(6) 
For woodstoves, prefabricated fireplaces, masonry fireplaces, gas fireplaces, or alternate heating devices and components and outdoor burning devices the fee shall be computed at $35 per $1,000 construction cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(7) 
Demolition of an aboveground fuel oil tank, underground fuel oil tank or other type tanks shall be $65.
(8) 
The minimum charge for fire protection subcode items not listed above shall be $65. Exception: residential replacement items.
E. 
Elevator Subcode. The elevator subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
The fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections on new and altered elevator devices shall be as follows:
(a) 
The basic fees for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3, R-4, or R-5 or in an exempted R-2 structure shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $255.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $425.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $225.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $255.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $225.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $65.
[6] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and manlifts: $65.
(b) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $55.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $95.
(c) 
The fee for elevator devices in structures in Use Group R-3, R-4, or R-5, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be $175. 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 5:23-2.20.
(d) 
The fee for witnessing acceptance test of, and performing inspections of, alterations shall be $65.
(2) 
The fees for routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevator devices in structures other than Use Group R-3 or R-4, R-5, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fee for the six-month routine inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $165.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $120.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $120.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $165.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $165.
(b) 
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:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $225.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $265.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $175.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $225.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $345.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $110.
[6] 
Manlifts, stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts: $145.
(c) 
Additional yearly periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $65.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $95.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generators: $65.
(d) 
The fee for the three-year or five-year inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors (five-year inspection): $365.
[b] 
Over 10 floors (five-year inspection): $405.
[2] 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic elevators:
[a] 
Three-year inspection: $275.
[b] 
Five-year inspection: $175.
F. 
Plan review fees:
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 10% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit. Plan review fees shall be paid at the time of granting the permit.
(2) 
The fee for plan review for prototype plans released shall be 10% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit.
(3) 
The hourly fee for review of any amendment or changes to a plan that has already been approved shall be $38.
G. 
Certificate fees:
(1) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be 10% of the new construction permit fee. The minimum fee shall be $50.
(2) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use shall be $65 for each technical subcode section. All commercial property with a change of tenant shall be $65 for each technical subcode section.
(3) 
The fee for the first issuance and the renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $50. There shall be no fee for the first issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy, provided that the certificate of occupancy fee is paid at that time.
H. 
The fee for an application for a variation shall be $110.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 88-2, Renewals and revisions, was repealed 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14.
[Amended 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14; 12-3-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-24]
A. 
All fees paid to the Township pursuant to this chapter are nonrefundable except as otherwise specifically set forth in the regulations of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code. All fees shall be paid by cash, check, money order or other approved method payable to Manalapan Township Construction Code Department.
B. 
In the case of discontinuance of a building project, the volume of the work actually completed shall be computed. Any excess for the uncompleted work shall be returned to the permit holder, except that all penalties that may have been imposed on the permit holder under the requirements of the regulation shall first be collected. Plan review fees are not refundable.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee, not less than annually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the code enforcing agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
[Amended 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14]
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations,[1] the enforcing agency shall collect in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.00265 per cubic foot of volume of new building and additions, and for all other construction a fee of $1.35 per $1,000 value of construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Division of Codes and Standards, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis.
[1]
Editor's Note: The phrase "The Regulations" refers to the Uniform Construction Code Regulations adopted by the Department of Community Affairs for the enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.).
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 88-6, Fire limits, was repealed 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14.
[Amended 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-14]
A. 
No state or county agencies shall be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for the erection or alteration of any public buildings or part thereof.
B. 
The Township of Manalapan shall not be charged any fees pursuant to this section for construction contracted for or conducted by the Township within its boundaries when the Township itself is the enforcing agency.
C. 
The within schedule of fees for inspections and permits shall be waived for any religious organization or institution organized pursuant to the New Jersey Nonprofit Corporations Act.
D. 
No person shall be charged any fees pursuant to this section for construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to any existing private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
[Added 11-9-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-38]
E. 
No person who is deemed disabled, nor a parent or sibling of such a disabled person, shall be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, alteration or improvement that promotes accessibility to the living unit of the disabled person.
[Added 11-9-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-38]
F. 
For purposes of this section, a "disabled person" shall be defined as a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less. In addition to the foregoing, a disabled person shall include any individual meeting any definition set forth by any amendment to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e, under the authority of which this subsection is enacted.
[Added 11-9-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-38]