Township of Livingston, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Livingston 11-5-1979 as §§ 8-1 to 8-9 of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 141.
Land use — See Ch. 170.
Sewers — See Ch. 251.
Swimming — See Ch. 279.
Water — See Ch. 316.
[Amended 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 14-2006]
There is hereby established within the Township a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Municipal Enforcing Agency," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official, Elevator 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.
A. 
Each official position created in § 110-1 hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to 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.
B. 
More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for those occasions involving emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
A. 
The Construction Board of Appeals, heretofore created, is hereby continued.
B. 
The Board shall consist of five members and alternate members as hereinafter provided for.
C. 
The qualifications for membership to the Board of Appeals are:
(1) 
At least one member shall be a registered architect or a licensed professional engineer of building construction experience.
(2) 
At least one member shall be as qualified as a Plumbing Subcode Official.
(3) 
At least one member shall be as qualified as an Electrical Subcode Official.
(4) 
No more than two members shall be selected from the same business or profession.
(5) 
Each 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 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.
A. 
The Manager shall appoint the Board members and any alternate members to the Board.
B. 
For the members first appointed, the Manager shall designate the appointee's terms so that:
(1) 
One member shall be appointed for a term of one year;
(2) 
One member shall be appointed for a term of two years;
(3) 
One member shall be appointed for a term of three years; and
(4) 
Two members shall be appointed for terms of four years.
C. 
At the expiration of such terms and thereafter, all appointments shall be for terms of four years.
D. 
The Manager shall appoint such number of alternate members, as may be appropriate, for terms not to exceed four years; or he may, in the alternative, appoint such alternate members on a case-by-case basis.
A. 
No regular or alternate Board member may be a member of the enforcing agency, the decisions of which are subject to review by the Board.
B. 
No compensation shall be paid to any regular or alternate member of the Board, except that such persons shall be entitled to reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses that may be incurred in the course of the performance of their duties.
[Amended by Ord. No. 12-1977; Ord. No. 4-1989; Ord. No. 7-1993; Ord. No. 32-1999; Ord. No. 22-2000; 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 14-2006; 9-15-2008 by Ord. No. 32-2008; 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 8-2009; 5-3-2010 by Ord. No. 17-2010; 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010; 12-21-2015 by Ord. No. 23-2015; 5-23-2016 by Ord. No. 18-2016]
A. 
Fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Building fees.
Fees
Description
Residential
Commercial
Minimum fee
$75
$75
New construction and additions:
Use Group A
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group B
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group E
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group F
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group H
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group I
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group M
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group R-1
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group R-2
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group R-3
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group R-4
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group R-5
0.035/cf of volume
Use Group S
0.050/cf of volume
Use Group U
0.050/cf of volume
All others
0.050/cf of volume
0.050/cf of volume
Renovations and repairs:
Use Group A
$30/$1,000
Use Group B
$30/$1,000
Use Group E
$30/$1,000
Use Group F
$30/$1,000
Use Group H
$30/$1,000
Use Group I
$30/$1,000
Use Group M
$30/$1,000
Use Group R-1
$30/$1,000
Use Group R-2
$30/$1,000
Use Group R-3
$30/$1,000
Use Group R-4
$30/$1,000
Use Group R-5
$25/$1,000
Use Group S
$30/$1,000
Use Group U
$30/$1,000
All others
$30/$1,000
$30/$1,000
Roofing:
Residential
$90
Commercial
$30/$1,000
Siding:
Residential
$90
Commercial
$30/$1,000
Swimming pools:
Above ground
$135
In-ground
$200
Decks (new):
Residential
$0.95/square foot
All others
$1.50/square foot
Retaining walls:
Residential less than 550 sq ft
$100
Residential over 550 sq ft
$200
Commercial
$30/$1,000
Fences:
Residential
$95
Commercial
$200
Temporary structures:
Construction trailers
$250
$250
Flag poles
$100
$200
Tents in excess of 900 sq ft or 30 feet in any direction
$200
$200
Asbestos removal:
$125
$125
Variation for asbestos abatement
$571
$571
Demolition and removal:
Principal structures
$180
$180
Each accessory structure
$90
$90
Signs:
Surface of sign is calculated per each side
$2/sq ft
Minimum fee per sign
$75
Alternate energy systems and nondepletable energy source:
One- or two-family homes and light commercial structures with single indoor temperature control
$315
$315
All others
$1,575
Certificate of occupancy:
Single Family R-5
$60
All other use groups
$150
$150
Change of use
$150
$150
Continued certificate of occupancy
$150
$150
Temporary certificate of occupancy
$60
$150
Renewal of temporary certificate of occupancy
$150
$150
Asbestos abatement
$25
$25
Certificate of approval
$0
$0
Variations:
Class I
$821
Class II
$168
Class III
$168
$168
Resubmission fee:
Class I
$321
Class II
$91
Class III
$91
$91
Change of contractor fee
$30/subcode
$30/subcode
Update fees
$75
$75
Revised plans
$75
$75
Change of ownership of a permit
$100
$100
Plan review fees
Plan review fees shall be 20% of charge for construction permits
State fees
State fee shall be established by the NJDCA and revised from time to time by said department
Nonmentioned fees
Any fee not mentioned herein shall be charged in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18 through 5:23-4.20
Elevators
Shall be established by the NJDCA. All fees for elevator plan review and permits shall be submitted to NJDCA
(2) 
Plumbing fees.
Fees
Description
Residential
Commercial
Minimum fee
$75
$75
Per fixture
$20
$20
Devices
$20
$20
Plumbing stacks
$20
$20
Special devices:
Water service
$85
$85
Sewer service
$85
$85
Sewer ejectors
$85
$85
Heat pumps
$85
$85
Unit heaters
$85
$85
Interceptors (grease, oil, hair, sand, etc.)
$85
$85
Hot water boiler
$85
$85
Steam boiler
$85
$85
Commercial backflow preventer
$85
Commercial air conditioning
$85
Pool heaters
$85
$85
Refrigeration units
$85
Refrigeration systems
$85
Active solar
$85
$85
Sewer interceptors
$85
$85
Gas service
$85
$85
Oil piping
$85
$85
Hot water heater
$85
$85
Pool drains
$85
$85
Water softeners
$35
$35
Instant hot
$35
$35
Garbage disposal
$35
$35
Residential backflow preventer
$35
Residential air conditioner
$35
Steam unit
$35
$35
Sump pump
$35
$35
Condensate system
$35
$35
Humidifiers
$35
$35
Trap primers
$35
$35
Air admittance valve (AAV)
$35
$35
Each gas appliance connected to the gas main
$20
$20
Annual testing for commercial backflow preventers:
First device
$110
Each additional
$60
(3) 
Fire fees.
Fees
Description
Residential
Commercial
Minimum fee
$75
$75
Sprinkler heads:
Less than 20 heads
$100
$100
21 - 100 heads
$150
$150
101 - 200 heads
$275
$275
201 - 400 heads
$800
$800
401 - 1,000 heads
$1,050
$1,050
Over 1,000 heads
$1,500
$1,500
Alarms:
R-5 Single Family - multiple station smoke or heat detectors and smoke alarm systems:
1 - 12 devices
$75
Each additional device
$8
Alarms in all other use groups:
1 - 25 devices
$155
Each additional 20 devices or part thereof
$45
Emergency lights/exit signs:
Less than 12
$75
$75
Each additional 5 or part thereof
$15
$15
Chimney liners
$95
$95
Commercial kitchen hood exhaust system
$150 each
Preengineered Systems:
CO2 suppression
$150
FM200
$150
Foam system
$150
Dry chemical
$150
Wet chemical
$150
Cylinders
$150 each
Fire and smoke dampers:
Up to 5
$75
$75
Each additional
$10 each
$10 each
Stand pipes
$275
Fire pumps
$100
$100
Drafting systems
$200
$200
Smoke control systems
$200
$200
Pre-action valve
First valve
$155
Each additional valve
$75
Incinerators or crematorium
$450
$450
Tanks (fee is for each tank):
Removal/abandonment
$125
$125
Install new
$150
$150
Service stations piping and vapor recovery
$125
Gas or oil fired appliances (not connected to the plumbing system)
$95
$95
(4) 
Electric fees.
Fees
Description
Residential
Commercial
Minimum fee
$75
$75
Number of fixtures, switches and devices:
From 1 - 50
$57
$57
From 51 - 75
$66
$66
From 76 - 100
$75
$75
From 101 - 125
$84
$84
From 126 - 150
$93
$93
From 151 - 175
$102
$102
From 176 - 200
$111
$111
From 201 - 225
$120
$120
From 226 - 250
$129
$129
From 251 - 275
$138
$138
From 276 - 300
$147
$147
From 301 - 325
$156
$156
From 326 - 350
$165
$165
From 351 - 375
$174
$174
From 376 - 400
$183
$183
From 401 - 425
$192
$192
From 426 - 450
$201
$201
From 451 - 475
$210
$210
From 476 - 500
$219
$219
From 501 - 525
$228
$228
From 526 - 550
$237
$237
From 551 - 575
$246
$246
From 576 - 600
$255
$255
From 601 - 625
$264
$264
From 626 - 650
$273
$273
From 651 - 675
$282
$282
From 676 - 700
$291
$291
From 701 - 725
$300
$300
From 726 - 750
$309
$309
From 751 - 775
$318
$318
From 776 - 800
$327
$327
From 801 - 825
$336
$336
From 826 - 850
$345
$345
From 851 - 875
$354
$354
From 876 - 900
$361
$361
From 901 - 925
$370
$370
From 926 - 950
$379
$379
From 951 - 975
$388
$388
From 976 - 1,000
$397
$397
Fractional hp motors/ceiling fans are counted as fixtures/switches
Solar/photovoltaic systems:
1 kw - 50 kw
$100
$100
51 kw - 100 kw
$175
$175
Over 100 kw
$862
$862
Annual pool inspections
$100
Burglar and fire systems (residential)
$50
Private swimming pools:
Flat rate and additional equipment
$100
Kw-rated items
0.1 kw - 0.9 kw
Added to fixture count
Added to fixture count
1 kw - 10 kw
$20
$20
10.1 kw - 45 kw
$100
$100
45.1 kw - 112.5 kw
$175
$175
Over 112.5 kw
$862
$862
Motors:
0.1 hp - 0.9 hp
Added to fixture count
Added to fixture count
Over 1 hp - 10 hp
$20
$20
10.1 hp - 50 hp
$100
$100
50.1 hp - 100 hp
$175
$175
Over 100 hp
$862
$862
Services and subpanels:
Up to 225 amps
$100
$100
226 amps to 1,000 amps
$175
$175
Over 1,000 amps
$862
$862
Other fees:
Light poles:
8 feet or less
Charged as a regular fixture
Over 8 feet in height
$22
$22
Commercial pools
Fees are determined by number of devices installed
Commercial alarm systems
Fees are determined by number of devices installed
Energy management devices:
JCP & L
$13
$13
PSE & G
$13
$13
Cooking appliances:
Residential units up to 16 kw
$20
B. 
Fees for all items not listed above shall be calculated according to the fee schedule in accordance with the Uniform Construction Code of New Jersey.
[Amended by Ord. No. 32-1999]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Council annually 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. The report shall be structured in accordance with such guidelines as shall be issued from time to time by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs so as to accurately portray true enforcing agency expenses in general and for structures of different use groups.
Those areas of the Township now zoned and classified by the Zoning Ordinance of the Township of Livingston as B-1 General Business Districts, B-2 Highway Business Districts, I Limited Industrial Districts, R-L Office Building and Research Laboratory Districts, P-B Professional Business Districts and the D-S Designed Shopping Center Districts are hereby established as the fire limits of the Township.