Borough of Northvale, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale 4-14-1977 by Ord. No. 426 (Ch. 31 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Northvale a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Borough of Northvale Code Enforcement 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, as amended,[1] 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.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at 116 Paris Avenue, Northvale, Bergen County, New Jersey, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Last amended 2-14-2018 by Ord. No. 988-2018]
Fees shall be as follows:
A. 
New construction (based on cubic footage): $0.07 per cubic foot.
B. 
State fees: $0.00371 per cubic foot; $1.90 per $1,000 of value of construction.
C. 
Renovations, alterations, repairs, and minor work:
(1) 
Twenty-five dollars per $1,000 of cost (or fraction thereof).
(2) 
Minimum fee: $65.
D. 
Certificates of occupancy fees:
(1) 
Residential: 10% of permit fee; minimum $100.
(2) 
Nonresidential: 15% of permit fee; minimum $250.
(3) 
Change of use: $200.
(4) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: $200.
(5) 
TCO: $100 for the first 30 days; $75 for each additional 30 days.
E. 
Variations:
(1) 
Residential: $100.
(2) 
Nonresidential: $250.
F. 
Swimming pools:
(1) 
Aboveground: $100.
(2) 
In-ground: $25 per $1,000 of cost of construction; $65 minimum.
G. 
Demolition:
(1) 
Residential: $150.
(2) 
Nonresidential: $500.
(3) 
Structural tower: $200.
(4) 
Accessory to R-3: $40.
H. 
Signs: $100 each.
I. 
Asbestos and/or lead abatement:
(1) 
Asbestos abatement: $150.
(2) 
Lead abatement: $250.
(3) 
Asbestos certificate: $100.
(4) 
Lead ccl: $75.
J. 
Plan review: 20% of the permit fee, nonrefundable, included in the permit fee.
K. 
Plumbing fees:
(1) 
Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system:
(a) 
Water closet/bidet/urinals: $25 each.
(b) 
Bathtubs: $25 each.
(c) 
Lavatory/sink: $25 each.
(d) 
Shower/floor drain: $25 each.
(e) 
Washing machine: $25 each.
(f) 
Dishwashers:
[1] 
Residential: $100 each.
[2] 
Commercial: $100 each.
(g) 
Hot-water heater: $60 each.
(h) 
Hose bibs: $30 each.
(i) 
Water cooler: $30 each.
(j) 
Garbage disposal: $30 each.
(k) 
Indirect connection: $30 each.
(l) 
Vent stack: $20 each.
(m) 
Drinking fountains: $25 each.
(2) 
Special devices:
(a) 
Grease traps: $100 each.
(b) 
Oil separators: $100 each.
(c) 
Water-cooled air conditioners: $100 each.
(d) 
Refrigeration units: $100 each.
(e) 
Water utility connection: $100 each.
(f) 
Sewer utility connection: $100 each.
(g) 
Backflow preventors: $75 each.
(h) 
Backflow preventors (commercial): $100 each, with ports.
(i) 
Steam boilers: $75 each.
(j) 
Hot-water boilers: $75 each.
(k) 
Gas connection: $50 each.
(l) 
Active solar systems: $50 each.
(m) 
Sewer pumps: $75 each.
(n) 
Interceptors: $75 each.
(o) 
Fuel oil piping: $50 each.
(p) 
Medical gas piping: $100 per station.
(q) 
Condensate lines: $25 each.
(3) 
Minimum fee: $80.
L. 
Electrical fees:
(1) 
Electrical fixtures and devices:
(a) 
Switching outlets, lighting outlets:
[1] 
Receptacles one to 25: $65 each.
[2] 
Each additional 25 outlets: $50 each.
(2) 
Electrical devices/generators/transformers:
(a) 
Two kilowatts to 10 kilowatts: $30 each.
(b) 
Over 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 45 kilowatts: $90 each.
(c) 
Over 45 kilowatts and less than or equal to 112.5 kilowatts: $250 each.
(d) 
Over 112.5 kilowatts: $500 each.
(3) 
Motors:
(a) 
Two horsepower up to 10 horsepower: $25 each.
(b) 
Over 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower: $75 each.
(c) 
Over 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower: $100 each.
(d) 
Over 100 horsepower: $500 each.
(4) 
Service panels/service entrance subpanels:
(a) 
Less than or equal to 200 amps: $100.
(b) 
Greater than 200 amps and less than or equal to 1,000 amps: $250.
(c) 
Greater than 1,000 amps: $750.
(5) 
Swimming pool bonding: $100.
(6) 
Swimming pool lights: $50.
(7) 
Minimum fee: $90.
M. 
Fire protection fees:
(1) 
Sprinklers:
Number of Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$100
21 to 100
$200
101 to 200
$300
201 to 400
$600
401 to 1,000
$750
Over 1,000
$900
(2) 
Heat/smoke detectors:
Number of Detectors
Fee
1 to 12
$125
Each additional 10
$35
(3) 
Each standpipe: $300.
(4) 
Each independent pre-engineered system: $150.
(5) 
Each kitchen exhaust system: $100.
(6) 
Each gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system: $75.
(7) 
Hot tar kettle roof: $75.
(8) 
Minimum fee: $80.
N. 
Elevator device test, inspection and plan review fee schedule.
(1) 
The fees for witnessing final 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 of Group R-3, R-4, or R-5 or in an exempted structure of Group R-2 shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $340.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $567.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $302.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $340.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $302.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $76.
[6] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts, and manlifts: $76.
(b) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $151.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $114.
(c) 
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 $227, except fees for dumbwaiters, stairway chairlifts, and inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts shall be $76. These fees 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 performing inspection of minor work shall be $76.
(2) 
The fee for witnessing required routine and periodic inspections and tests 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:
(a) 
Basic annual fee as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $339.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $409.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators; $258.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $232.
[4] 
Moving walks: $484.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $120.
[6] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and man lifts: $182.
[7] 
Escalators: $695.
(b) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $76.
(3) 
The fee for any reinspection of an elevator device shall be set at $203 and shall be billed separately from the above fees upon the issuance of a notice of violation necessitating a reinspection.
(4) 
The plan review fee for elevator devices in structures of Group R-3, R-4 or R-5, and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in structures of Group R-2, shall be $700 for each device.
(5) 
The plan review fee for elevator devices in structures of groups other than R-3, R-4, or R-5, and devices in structures of Group R-2 exempted by Subsection N(4) above shall be $365 for each device.
(6) 
An administrative surcharge of 20% shall be applied to all above-listed fees.
O. 
Storage tanks/installation/removal:
(1) 
Capacity up to 2,000 gallons: $100.
(2) 
Two thousand gallons and over: $500.
P. 
Items not covered. Any items not covered in the above fee schedule shall be charged as per N.J.A.C. 5:28-4.20 of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
Q. 
Non-UCC fees.
(1) 
Residential CCO fees for resale and rentals:
(a) 
Single-family residence: $100.
(b) 
Multiple-family residence: $100, plus $50 for each apt.
(c) 
Zoning reviews: $50.
(d) 
Garage sales: $10.
R. 
Mechanical subcode fees.
[Added 7-12-2017 by Ord. No. 976-2017]
(1) 
R3/R4/R5 structures/Use Group.
(a) 
Water heater: $75.
(b) 
Steam boiler: $100.
(c) 
Hot-water boiler: $100.
(d) 
Hot-air furnace: $100.
(e) 
Oil tank: $75.
(f) 
LPG: $75.
(g) 
Gas fireplace/log: $75.
(h) 
Hydronic piping: $65.
(i) 
Generator: $100.
(j) 
A/C unit: $100.
(k) 
HVAC: $100.
(l) 
Chimney liner, one- or two-family: $100.
(m) 
Pool heater: $100.
(n) 
Fuel-oil piping: $50.
(o) 
Gas piping connection: $50.
(p) 
Minimum fee: $80.
(q) 
Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
(2) 
Mechanical work on other than an R3/R5 structure/Use Group shall be calculated based upon $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost.