Borough of Pennington, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pennington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use procedures — See Ch. 34.
Fees — See Ch. 98.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 104.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 108.
Historic preservation — See Ch. 119.
Site plan review — See Ch. 163.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 181.
Zoning — See Ch. 215.
[Adopted 7-6-1998 by Ord. No. 98-12]

§ 83-1 Uniform construction code enforcing agency.

A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Pennington a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Construction Code Enforcement Department," consisting of a Construction Code 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 Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
B. 
Each official position 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 P.L. 1975, c.217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.

§ 83-2 Computation of plan review and construction permit fees.

A. 
The fee for plan review, computed as a percentage of the fee for a construction permit, shall be paid at the time of submission of an application for a permit or, at the discretion of the Construction Code Official, at the time of granting the permit. The amount of this fee shall then be deducted from the amount of the fee due for a construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable.
B. 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of all the subcode fees and basic construction fees plus any applicable special fees, such as elevator or sign fees, pursuant to Chapter 98.
[Amended 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]

§ 83-3 Plan review fees as percentage of construction permit fees.

[Amended 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Plan review fees and fees for projects that do not require plan review for all subcodes are set forth in Chapter 98.

§ 83-4 Certificate of occupancy fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Fees to be charged for a certificate of occupancy shall be computed and paid pursuant to Chapter 98.

§ 83-5 Code variation fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
The fee for variations from the code are set forth in Chapter 98.

§ 83-6 Fee for training and certification of inspectors.

[Amended 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-6; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
The fee for training and certification of inspectors shall be determined in accordance with Chapter 98.

§ 83-7 Building subcode fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 6-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-6; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Building subcode fees for permitting shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 98.

§ 83-8 Mechanical subcode fees.

[Amended 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
There shall be no fees for mechanical inspections because the Borough does not issue mechanical permits.

§ 83-9 Elevator fees.

[Amended 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Elevator fees for inspections and tests are set forth in Chapter 98.

§ 83-10 Fire subcode fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Fire subcode fees for permitting shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 98.

§ 83-11 Plumbing subcode fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Plumbing subcode fees for permitting shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 98.

§ 83-12 Electrical subcode fees.

[Amended 4-4-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-10]
Electrical subcode fees for permitting shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 98.

§ 83-13 Recommendations of Construction Code Official.

The Construction Code Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Borough Council an annual 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.

§ 83-14 Additional fees.

In addition to the fees set forth in this article, the borough shall collect such other construction fees as are required and set forth in the Uniform Construction Code or in regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
[Adopted 11-2-1998 by Ord. No. 98-24]

§ 83-15 Construction to promote accessibility for handicapped.

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.