[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park 2-22-1977 by Ord. No. 3-77 (Ch. 90 of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Village of Ridgefield Park a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Building Department," 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. All personnel shall be appointed or assigned to the Building Department by the Commissioner in charge of that particular agency or section.
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 by 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.
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.
Public buildings (County and Village). No fee shall be charged for any type of construction permitted for any building or structure owned by the County of Bergen or the Village of Ridgefield Park or any of their subordinate agencies.
The Construction Official, with the advice of the subcode officials, shall prepare and submit to the Board of Commissioners of the Village of Ridgefield Park biannually a report recommending a fee schedule, based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expense of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Amended 4-12-1977 by Ord. No. 6-77]
All appointments, qualifications for appointment, internal procedures, hearings and notice relative thereto, appeals and filing therefor shall be and they are hereby governed by Chapter 217 of the Laws of New Jersey 1975 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.) and Title 5, Chapter 23, of the New Jersey Administrative Code, as amended and supplemented, three copies of each being on file in the Building Department and office of the Village Clerk.
Upon publication and passage as prescribed by law, this chapter shall be filed and recorded with the Bureau of Housing Inspection, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and retained on file as a public record in the offices of the Village Clerk, Construction Official and Building Department.
In the event the State of New Jersey has or does establish a uniform system for fines and penalties under P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended by N.J.A.C. 5:23 (N.J.S.A. 52-27D-119 et seq.), then that particular fine or penalty shall govern any occurrences where a person, firm or corporation shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter.