Township of Upper Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield 12-30-1976 by Ord. No. 165 (Ch. 43 of the 1977 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 143.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 303.
Zoning and development — See Ch. 405.
There is hereby established in the Township of Upper Deerfield a state uniform construction code enforcing agency consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Fire Protection Subcode Official and such other subcode officials as may be appointed to administer additional subcodes hereafter adopted by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey pursuant to the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
A. 
Each official position created in § 165-1 of this chapter shall be filled by a person qualified for such position under the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act. More than one subcode official position may be held by the same person.
B. 
In lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract, or such inspections may be made by an inspection authority approved by the State of New Jersey pursuant to law.
C. 
The Township of Upper Deerfield may agree with one or more other municipalities to provide for the joint appointment of a Construction Official or any particular subcode official, subject to regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location during normal business hours, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
Appeals from decisions of the enforcing agency shall be taken to the Construction Board of Appeals duly appointed for the County of Cumberland pursuant to the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
[Amended 5-4-1978 by Ord. No. 190; 6-6-1985 by Ord. No. 271; 7-2-1985 by Ord. No. 272; 6-1-1989 by Ord. No. 332; 7-6-1989 by Ord. No. 333; 8-1-1991 by Ord. No. 380; 2-2-1995 by Ord. No. 429; 3-20-1997 by Ord. No. 465; 3-15-2007 by Ord. No. 585; 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 676; 10-16-2014 by Ord. No. 718; 12-30-2015 by Ord. No. 735]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in Subsections A through G as set forth herein below.
State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency.
Construction permits fees. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the basic construction fee plus all applicable special fees, and shall be paid before the permit is issued. Each fee shall be rounded up to the nearest dollar.
A. 
Plan review fee. The fee for a plan review shall be 20% of the construction permit fee.
B. 
Training and certification fees. The Department of Community Affairs training and certification fees shall be established by the State of New Jersey under the authority of the New Jersey Administrative Code to be computed on a per cubic foot volume for new buildings and additions and for all other construction shall be computed on a dollar amount per $1,000 of value of construction.
C. 
Building subcode fees. The building subcode fee shall be:
(1) 
New construction.
(a) 
The fee for new construction shall be $0.034 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures, except see Subsection C(1)(b).
(b) 
The fee for new construction with unfinished interiors totaling 50,000 cubic feet of volume shall be $0.018 per cubic foot of volume for the first 50,000 cubic feet and $0.015 for the remaining cubic feet, with a minimum fee of $82.
(2) 
Exceptions:
(a) 
For renovation, alterations and repairs, $35 for the first $1,000 of estimated cost and $25 per $1,000 or fraction thereafter.
(b) 
Manufactured homes. In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(c), there are no fees for the factory-built portion of the home. The fee shall be $100 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of site construction associated with the installation of the manufactured home.
(c) 
Farm use buildings exclusively used for agriculture purposes on agricultural assessed land pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3. The fee shall be $0.010 per cubic foot of volume of the building or structure, with a maximum fee of $1,443 per structure.
[Amended 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 756]
(3) 
Combination of renovations and additions. The amount shall be the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
(4) 
Demolition. Permit fees for demolition of buildings shall be as follows:
Type of Building
Flat Fee
Single-family dwelling
$80
Garage
$80
Other use group
$150
(5) 
Special permits.
(a) 
Swimming pools.
[1] 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $125 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $65.
[2] 
The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $190 for a pool.
(b) 
The permit fee for a permit to construct and install a sign shall be $4 per square foot, provided that the minimum fee shall be $70. In the case of double-faced signs, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign shall be used for purposes of the fee computation.
[Amended 4-20-2017 by Ord. No. 756]
(c) 
Certificate of occupancy:
[1] 
Residential: $55.
[2] 
Residential additions: $55.
[3] 
Residential storage buildings over 300 square feet: $55.
[4] 
All other use groups: $75, granted pursuant to a change of use $150.
(d) 
Certificate of continued occupancy:
[1] 
Residential: $35.
[2] 
All other use groups: $75.
(e) 
Relocate building or structure to new location, flat fee of $300. This subsection is applicable to structures exceeding 300 square feet, plus applicable special fees.
(f) 
Reinstatement of permit, $50 applicable after one year of issuance date plus volume increase if applicable at time of reinstatement.
(g) 
Lead abatement fees: for permit, $100; and for clearance certificate, $175.
(h) 
Asbestos abatement: $175 for permit; and $50 for clearance certificate.
(i) 
Application for a variation for all use groups: $750.
(j) 
Roofing permits and siding permits: $35 for the first $1,000 and $25 for each additional $1,000.
(k) 
The fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy is $35, with a fee of $30 for each extension.
(6) 
The minimum construction subcode fee shall be $70.
D. 
Plumbing subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system (as listed) and gas piping systems, including, but not limited to:
Fixture or Appliance
Fee
(each)
Water closet/bidet/urinals
$15
Bathtub
$15
Lavatory/sink
$15
Shower/Floor drain
$15
Washing machine
$15
Dishwasher
$15
Commercial dishwasher
$15
Hose bibs
$15
Water cooler
$15
Garbage disposal
$15
Indirect connection
$15
Vent stack
$15
A/C condensate drains
$15
(2) 
Special devices (as listed):
Type of Device
Fee
(each)
Grease traps
$90
Oil separators
$90
Water-cooled air conditioners
$90
Refrigerator units
$90
Water heater
$90
Water utility connection
$90
Sewer utility connection
$90
Backflow preventors subject to testing
$90
(All others, when not part of fire suppression system)
$15
Steam boilers
$90
Hot water boilers
$90
Gas piping/gas service entrance
$90
Active solar systems
$90
Sewer pumps
$90
Interceptors
$90
Fuel oil piping
$90
Gasoline product piping
$90
Sump pumps
$90
Booster pumps
$90
L.P. cylinders
$90
(3) 
The minimum plumbing subcode fee shall be $70.
E. 
Electrical subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Total number of electric fixtures and devices; this includes fixtures, switches, lighting, alarms, detectors, communication points, solar panels:
Number of Fixtures
Fee
1 to 50
$50
For each additional 25
$25
(2) 
For each motor, generator or transformer based on KW or HP, including residential appliances, the fees shall be:
Number of KW/HP
Fee
(each)
1 to 10
$20
11 to 50
$60
51 to 100
$120
101 to 999
$300
1,000 or greater
$600
(3) 
Services, disconnect fees shall be:
Number of Amps
Fee
30 to 200
$60
201 to 600
$120
601 to 1,000
$200
> 1,000
$300
(4) 
Temporary pole: $50
(5) 
Re-intro services: $50
(6) 
The electrical subcode fee for swimming pools:
(a) 
Aboveground pool, with or without lights: $60
(b) 
In-ground pool, with or without lights: $150
(c) 
Yearly public pool inspections: $100
(7) 
The minimum electrical subcode fee shall be $70.
(8) 
Commercial solar PV installations.
Number of KW
Fee
1 to 50
$150
51 to 100
$200
100 to 1,000
$600
> 1,000
$1,000
Plus associated panels, disconnects, and solar panels
(9) 
Residential solar PV installations: flat fee of $350
F. 
The elevator fees shall be per state fees.
G. 
Fire subcode fees shall be:
(1) 
Sprinkler system fees:
Number of Heads or Type of System
Fee
First 20 heads
$80
21 to 100 heads
$140
101 to 200 heads
$280
201 to 400 heads
$600
401 to 1,000 heads
$1,000
> 1,000 heads
$1,200
Standpipe system
$100
Fire pump
$100
(2) 
Special suppression systems:
System
Fee
Range hoods (first one)
$60
Each additional
$30
Large systems
$230
(3) 
Smoke control systems: $100.
(4) 
Exit signs, per floor: $30.
(5) 
Emergency lighting, per floor: $30
(6) 
Fire alarms:
(a) 
First six devices: $60
(b) 
Each additional 10 devices: $25
(7) 
Heat-producing devices in new buildings, (fireplaces, wood stoves, furnaces, but not boilers):
(a) 
One- and two-family (new): $70
(b) 
Replacements: $30
(8) 
Installation of storage tanks: greater than 600 gallons, $200
(9) 
The minimum fire subcode fee shall be $70.
(10) 
For any items not listed above, a special fee shall be determined by the Construction Official and the appropriate subcode official.
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee of the Township of Upper Deerfield 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.
A. 
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations,[1] the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0006 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only.
[1]
Editor's Note: For the Uniform Construction Code Act, see N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq. "The regulations" refers to the regulations established by the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
B. 
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, and not later than July 31, the total amount of the surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.
[Amended 5-5-2011 by Ord. No. 669]
No building or structure hereinafter constructed or altered in whole or in part shall be used or occupied until a certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the enforcing agency in accordance with the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act. Copies of all certificates of occupancy or other certifications required to be issued by the Zoning Official or any other public official and affecting the use and occupancy of any building, structure or premises or part thereof shall be filed with the enforcing agency before a certificate of occupancy is issued by said agency. Fees required for a certificate of occupancy shall be those fees fixed in § 303-9, Certificate of occupancy fee, and such fees shall be paid before a certificate of occupancy is issued. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued by the enforcing agency until all of the work covered by the construction permit shall have been completed in accordance with the permit, the State Uniform Construction Code and all other applicable statutes, regulations and ordinances.
[Added 12-4-2008 by Ord. No. 621]
A. 
No single-family, modular home or any other dwelling unit of any kind shall be moved into the Township of Upper Deerfield for purposes of permanent location therein, or temporary location therein for more than 24 hours, without having obtained a moving permit from the Township Construction Official.
B. 
Prior to issuance of any moving permit under this section, the Construction Official shall ascertain that the modular home is either new and not previously occupied being sold by either a dealer or manufacturer, or shall ascertain by personal inspection that the modular home or dwelling unit meets all of the requirement of the International Building Code (2006 NJ Edition) and the ordinances of the Township of Upper Deerfield. The Construction Official shall also ascertain that the modular home or dwelling, irrespective of whether new or used, contains the certification of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs as meeting code requirements. After making the determination required in this section, the Construction Official shall issue a moving permit, the cost of which shall be $20.
C. 
Inspections outside of Upper Deerfield Township. All personal inspections provided for under Subsection B hereof shall be conducted before a modular home or other dwelling physically enters the jurisdiction of the Township of Upper Deerfield. The cost of such inspection shall be borne by the applicant for a moving permit, in addition to the permit fee under Subsection B, at the following rate: the prevailing mileage reimbursement rate under the Internal Revenue Code per mile for each mile of the round trip to and from the place of inspection plus $75 per hour for time spent by the Construction Official in travel and inspection of the unit involved.
D. 
No permit shall be issued under this section unless it is determined by the Construction Official that the applicant therefor has a permanent location for the modular home or dwelling unit in the Township of Upper Deerfield on which said unit can be installed in full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulations and has all permits required therefor.
E. 
The permit required under this section shall not be required for the movement of a mobile home, modular home, or other dwelling unit through Township of Upper Deerfield on a purely transient basis, from a place outside the Township to a destination outside the Township on the state highways or county roads within the Township, so long as such unit does not remain for more than 24 hours in the Township of Upper Deerfield.
F. 
Penalties. Violation of any provision of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed $500, and each day during which a violation takes place may be deemed a separate violation.