[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.]
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.
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, 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.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
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:
New construction (based on cubic footage): $0.07 per cubic foot.
State fees: $0.00371 per cubic foot; $1.90 per $1,000 of value of construction.
Signs: $100 each.
Plan review: 20% of the permit fee, nonrefundable, included in the permit fee.
Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system:
Water closet/bidet/urinals: $25 each.
Bathtubs: $25 each.
Lavatory/sink: $25 each.
Shower/floor drain: $25 each.
Washing machine: $25 each.
Hot-water heater: $60 each.
Hose bibs: $30 each.
Water cooler: $30 each.
Garbage disposal: $30 each.
Indirect connection: $30 each.
Vent stack: $20 each.
Drinking fountains: $25 each.
Grease traps: $100 each.
Oil separators: $100 each.
Water-cooled air conditioners: $100 each.
Refrigeration units: $100 each.
Water utility connection: $100 each.
Sewer utility connection: $100 each.
Backflow preventors: $75 each.
Backflow preventors (commercial): $100 each, with ports.
Steam boilers: $75 each.
Hot-water boilers: $75 each.
Gas connection: $50 each.
Active solar systems: $50 each.
Sewer pumps: $75 each.
Interceptors: $75 each.
Fuel oil piping: $50 each.
Medical gas piping: $100 per station.
Condensate lines: $25 each.
Minimum fee: $80.
Swimming pool bonding: $100.
Swimming pool lights: $50.
Minimum fee: $90.
Fire protection fees:
Elevator device test, inspection and plan review fee schedule.
The fees for witnessing final acceptance tests and performing inspections on new and altered elevator devices shall be as follows:
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:
Hydraulic elevators: $302.
Roped hydraulic elevators: $340.
Escalators, moving walks: $302.
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts, and manlifts: $76.
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.
The fee for performing inspection of minor work shall be $76.
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:
Basic annual fee as follows:
Hydraulic elevators; $258.
Roped hydraulic elevators: $232.
Moving walks: $484.
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and man lifts: $182.
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.
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.
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.
An administrative surcharge of 20% shall be applied to all above-listed fees.
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.
Mechanical subcode fees.
[Added 7-12-2017 by Ord. No. 976-2017]
R3/R4/R5 structures/Use Group.
Water heater: $75.
Steam boiler: $100.
Hot-water boiler: $100.
Hot-air furnace: $100.
Oil tank: $75.
Gas fireplace/log: $75.
Hydronic piping: $65.
A/C unit: $100.
Chimney liner, one- or two-family: $100.
Pool heater: $100.
Fuel-oil piping: $50.
Gas piping connection: $50.
Minimum fee: $80.
Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
Mechanical work on other than an R3/R5 structure/Use Group shall be calculated based upon $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost.