Borough of Haledon, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Haledon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 83.
Dangerous buildings and structures — See Ch. 115.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 120.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 186.
Housing — See Ch. 210.
Site plan review — See Ch. 332.
Zoning — See Ch. 405.
[Adopted 12-29-1976 by Ord. No. 12-13-76 (Ch. 90, Art. I, of the 1984 Code)]
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Haledon a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Haledon Enforcing Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, 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. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
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, 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.
A. 
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 qualified as a Plumbing Subcode Official and one qualified as an Electrical 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. 
The Mayor and Council shall appoint the Board members and any alternate members. For the members first appointed, the Mayor and Council 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.
(1) 
The Mayor and Council 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.
(2) 
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.
C. 
Members shall serve without compensation.
[Last amended 9-8-1982 by Ord. No. 8-11-82; 4-11-1984 by Ord. No. 3-14-84; 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 1-10-90; 9-11-1991 by Ord. No. 8-14-91D; 3-13-1996 by Ord. No. 2-14-96; 2-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1-18-2006B]
A. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsection A(1) through (3) hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
(1) 
The building subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
For new construction: $0.05 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $200 for a principal building.
(b) 
New construction of an accessory building: $0.05 per cubic foot of building structure, provided that the minimum fee shall be $50.
(c) 
For construction of sheds: $0.05 per cubic foot of shed, with a minimum fee of $25 for a shed of 120 square fee or less and $35 over 120 square feet.
(d) 
In addition to the above fees, there shall be a state training surcharge fee of $0.0016 per cubic foot.
(e) 
For renovations, alterations and repairs:
[1] 
Fifteen dollars per thousand dollars, with a minimum charge of $60.
[2] 
A minimum of $60 for roofing.
[3] 
For siding: $60.
[4] 
For installation of any antenna over 12 feet in height and over two feet in diameter, a building permit fee of $60 is required. There is an additional requirement for an electrical permit.
[5] 
Fences and retaining walls.
[a] 
Residential: minimum of $20.
[b] 
Commercial: minimum of $50.
(f) 
For additions: $0.05 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60.
(g) 
For combinations of renovations and additions, the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
(h) 
Any installation of a semipermanent trailer, including a construction trailer: a minimum charge of $60.
(i) 
Any construction of a modular home: a minimum fee of $60, plus $15 per $1,000 of estimated costs of the foundation.
(j) 
For flood plan det. Ltrs/LOI: $70.
(k) 
For asbestos abatement inspection: $70, plus $14 for certificate of occupancy.
(l) 
For radon inspection: $60.
(2) 
The plumbing subcode fees shall be affixed as follows:
Device
Fee
Water closet/bidet/urinal
$10
Bathtub
$10
Lavatory
$10
Shower/floor drain
$10
Washing machine
$10
Dishwasher, residential
$10
Dishwasher, commercial
$25
Water heater, residential
$10
Water heater, commercial
$25
Domestic boiler/hot water
$35
Steam boiler
$35
Water utility connection
$25
Sewer utility connection (2)
$25
Hose bibb
$10
Water cooler
$10
Water softeners
$10
Swimming pool water supply
$10
Swimming pool heater
$25
Garbage disposal
$10
Air-conditioning unit
$10
Indirect connection
$10
Sewer ejector
$30
Grease trap/oil separator
$30
Interceptor
$30
Backflow device
$10
Vent stack
$10
Solar system
$35
Lawn sprinkler
$25
Gas furnace, forced air
$15
Roof drain
$10
Special device
$30
Minimum fee, including inspections
$40
Gas piping, business
$25
Gas piping, residential
$20
(3) 
The electrical subcode fee shall be charged in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 et seq. There shall be an administrative fee of $25 for each electrical permit issued.
(4) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid as this fee shall be credited towards the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit.
(5) 
The fee for a permit for demolition of a building in Use Group R3 shall be $60. Other use groups shall be $10 per $1,000 of estimated costs of demolition. Accessory structures that are demolished shall be charged $25 per permit, and condemned structures shall pay $50 per permit.
(6) 
There shall be a charge of $100 for tennis courts, including any fences that are installed as the same time.
(7) 
The fee for a permit for the construction of a swimming pool with electrically powered filers shall be $10 per $1,000 of estimated costs of construction, with a minimum fee of $35.
(8) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be a minimum of $25, plus $1 per square foot of surface area.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(9) 
The fees for certificates of occupancy shall be:
(a) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $50 for residential and $100 for business.
(b) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for a new construction and the fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use shall be $50.
(c) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for a multiple dwelling shall be $35 per unit.
(d) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for a new construction shall be $60.
(e) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy for nonresidential shall be $125.
(10) 
Mechanical permit fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Installation of an elevator or escalator shall be $175.
(b) 
The fee for an inspection of an elevator or escalator shall be $50 per inspection, and there shall be a minimum of two inspections per year.
(c) 
There shall be an annual charge of $35 for the inspection of a dumbwaiter, high-pressure boiler, refrigeration system and pressure vessels.
(d) 
There shall be a quarterly charge of $35 for the inspection of cross-connections.
(e) 
Any kitchen exhaust system installed in a commercial building shall be $100.
(f) 
In the event that any device is to be replaced in a commercial establishment, there shall be a charge of $35 per unit for a replacement permit.
(11) 
Fees to be charged by the Fire Subcode Official for inspections shall be as follows:
(a) 
Fireplace or solid-fuel stove inspection: $35.
(b) 
Gasoline pump inspection: $50.
(c) 
Commercial oven or stove inspection: $85.
(d) 
Fire-suppression system, including water sprinklers, dry chemical, foam, carbon dioxide or Halon:
[1] 
The fee per inspection shall be as follows:
Heads or Nozzles
Fee
Up to 25
$125
26 to 75
$175
76 to 200
$250
Each additional 100 over 200
$75
[2] 
There shall be a minimum fee of $60 per inspection.
(e) 
Fire suppressions systems, reinspection fee: $75. A late fee of $25 will be charged if not paid within 30 days of receipt of notice.
(f) 
Hose station: $10.
(g) 
Standpipes.
Size of Pipes
(inches)
Fee
(per riser)
2 1/2
$75
4
$100
6
$125
8
$150
Larger than 8
$175
(h) 
Fire pumps, each: $100.
(i) 
Central control stations/fire command: $250.
(j) 
Manual fire alarm systems: $50, plus $3 for each pull station.
(k) 
Automatic fire detection/alarm systems:
[1] 
Commercial: $100.
[2] 
Residential: $50.
(l) 
Inspection of nursing home: $50 per bed.
(m) 
Smoke detector:
[1] 
Residential: $40.
[2] 
Commercial: $50.
(n) 
There shall be a fee of $35 for any miscellaneous equipment not covered or contained herein that requires inspection of a residential or commercial building.
B. 
Borough Clerk fees.
(1) 
Public bids.[2]
Estimated value of less than $50,000
No charge
Estimated value of $50,000 to $100,000
$25
Estimated value in excess of $100,000
$45
In circumstances deemed exceptional by administrator
To be determined
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council 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.
D. 
In order to provide for 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 $0.0016 per cubic foot of volume for new construction. Said 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, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
E. 
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspections, 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, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended 6-8-1983 by Ord. No. 5-18-83]
A. 
The following fire limits are hereby established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.16, and said proposed areas shall be included within the designated fire limits:
(1) 
Block 55: Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40.
(2) 
Block 56: Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 25A, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40.
(3) 
Block 57: Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40.
(4) 
Block 84: Lots 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 6, 7, 7A, 8, 9.
(5) 
Block 85: Lots 1, 1A, 1B, 4, 5, 6.
(6) 
Block 87: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6A, 7, 8, 13, 14, 14A, 15, 16, 17, 18A, 18, 19.
(7) 
Block 88: Lots 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14A.
(8) 
Block 89: Lots 1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20A, 21.
(9) 
Block 90: Lots 1, 16, 17, 18, 19, 19A.
(10) 
Block 91: Lots 1, 2, 2A, 3, 4.
(11) 
Block 93: Lots 1, 4, 4A, 5.
(12) 
Block 96: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
(13) 
Block 98: Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
(14) 
Block 100: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
(15) 
Block 103: Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24.
(16) 
Block 105: Lots 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25.
(17) 
Block 107: Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 26C, 26D, 27, 28.
(18) 
Block 109: Lots 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
(19) 
Block 110: Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5B.
(20) 
Block 111: Lots 15, 15A, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29.
(21) 
Block 117: Lots 1A, 3.
(22) 
Block 120: Lots 23, 24, 25, 26, 27A, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34A, 34.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and 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 the fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
Rules of procedure and operation shall be in accordance with the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
[Adopted 3-10-1982 by Ord. No. 2-10-82A (Ch. 90, Art. II, of the 1984 Code)]
The Fire Subcode Official of the Borough of Haledon shall conduct inspections of all smoke detectors upon installation in hotels and multiple dwellings as are regulated by N.J.A.C. 5:10-19.11 (c).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 90-7, Fees, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).