Township of Teaneck, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-8.1; Ord. No. 4080, 6-24-2008, § 1.]
There shall be a Department of Buildings, the head of which shall be the Construction Official/Zoning Officer, who shall be qualified as required by law. He shall be appointed by the Manager and shall serve for such term and with such tenure as is provided by law. The Construction Official/Zoning Officer shall also exercise the powers and perform the duties vested in the Zoning Officer at such times as the Zoning Officer shall be absent from the Township or shall be unable to serve by reason of disability or otherwise.
[Ord. No. 3158, 7-26-1988, § 2-8.2; Ord. No. 3162, 8-9-1988, § 5.; Ord. No. 4080, 6-24-2008, § 2.]
The Department of Buildings shall have such powers and duties as are set forth in Chapter 11 of the Code, and, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126, the Construction Official and the Department shall have the following specific powers and duties:
(a) 
The administration of the State Uniform Construction Code Act[1] and all local ordinances and state regulations appertaining thereto, including the issuance of building permits and certificates of occupancy.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(b) 
The enforcement and administration of the Township Zoning Ordinances[2] subject to the provisions of the state enabling act.[3]
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 33, Development Regulations.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.
(c) 
The supervision and ensurance of the making of such other inspections as may be required to administer and enforce the provisions of any Township Heating Code, Housing Code, Building Code and the Property Maintenance Code,[4] for which there shall be such officers and employees as may be authorized by the Salary Ordinance.[5]
[4]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 11, Buildings, and Ch. 29A, Property Maintenance Code.
[5]
Editor's Note: The Salary Ordinance is on file in the Township offices and may be inspected there during regular business hours.
(d) 
The conduct and administration of such other inspections and enforcement proceedings as are authorized by the ordinances and laws under his administration or as may be allocated and assigned to him by the Manager. He shall, so far as practicable, consolidate and coordinate all regulatory inspections relating to the construction, maintenance, use and occupancy of buildings and structures, which are not vested in any other Department by the Code, including, without limitation, those powers and duties specified in Chapter 11 of the Code.
There may be an Assistant Construction Official who shall generally assist the Construction Official in the proper performance of his/her duties. The Assistant Construction Official shall, upon designation by the Manager, exercise the powers and perform all of the duties vested in the Construction Official at such times as the Construction Official shall be absent from the Township or be unable to serve by reason of disability or otherwise. In the absence of the Construction Official, the Assistant Construction Official shall act as the head of the Department of Buildings. The acting Construction Official shall be subject to the following regulations:
(a) 
The position of Construction Official will, at all times, remain a temporary position to the acting Officials, unless the Manager officially appoints the acting Official to permanent status in accordance with law.
(b) 
A written record shall be kept by the Department of Buildings as to each day that the Assistant Construction Official acts as the Construction Official.
(c) 
The Assistant Construction Official must be properly licensed as a Construction Official in accordance with the rules of the State of New Jersey in order to act as the Construction Official.
[Ord. No. 3757, 5-27-2003, § 1]
[Ord. No. 4080, 6-24-2008, § 3.]
There shall be a position of Zoning Officer, who shall be appointed by the Manager. The Zoning Officer shall be responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Township Zoning Ordinances.[1] The annual salary for the position of Zoning Officer in the Township of Teaneck shall be determined from time to time by the Township Council and shall be paid in accordance with the provisions of the Salary Ordinance of the Township of Teaneck.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 33, Development Regulations.