[Ord. No. 1713, § 3; as amended by Ord. No. 3931, 2-7-2006, § 4]
All terms used in this article are defined in the State Uniform Construction Code Act and N.J.S.A. 5:23, promulgated by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs pursuant thereto, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
[Ord. No. 1713, § 3; as amended by Ord. No. 1719, § 1; Ord. No. 1766, § 1; Ord. No. 1792, § 1; Ord. No. 1935, 12-15-1981, § 2; Ord. No. 1941, 2-2-1982, § 2; Ord. No. 2081, 1-3-1984, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 2066, 12-18-1984, §§ 1, 2; Ord. No. 3016, 12-17-1985, §§ 1 - 11; Ord. No. 3246, 12-12-1989, § 3; Ord. No. 3573, 10-27-1998, § 1; Ord. No. 3931, 2-7-2006, § 4; Ord. No. 4185, 6-15-2010, § 1; Ord. No. 32-2013, 9-24-2013]
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 disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
For the purposes of this section, "disabled person" means a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the field of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
Not-for-profit organizations, which are exempt from the payment of federal income taxes pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, shall not be charged fees payable hereunder to the local enforcing agency for renovations and improvements to existing buildings owned by tax-paying third parties, provided such renovations and improvements are performed exclusively for the charitable and benevolent purposes of the said not-for-profit organization. Such exemption shall not apply to any fees for construction of new buildings or for renovations or improvements exceeding a cost of $50,000. Such exemption shall not apply to fees payable to the State of New Jersey or to any private on-site inspection agency.
Enforcing agency fees are waived for construction contracted for or conducted by the Township or the Teaneck Board of Education within its boundaries.
[Ord. No. 1713, § 5]
The construction official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Manager biannually a 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.