Union City, NJ
Hudson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Union City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire protection — See Ch. 4, § 4-87.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 107.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 122.
Fees — See Ch. 155.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 311.
[Adopted by Ord. No. 2001-11 (§ 13-15 of the 1996 Revised General Ordinance)]
The Fire Prevention Bureau established by § 4-87 shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs. The annual registration fee for life-hazard uses shall be the current fees established by the Uniform Fire Code.
In addition to the registrations required by the Uniform Fire Code, the non-life-hazard uses listed in Chapter 155, Fees, shall register with the Fire Prevention Bureau. These uses shall be inspected once each year and pay annual fees as set forth in Chapter 155. All fees shall be paid by July 1 of the fiscal year, as may be amended from time to time.
A. 
Permit application fees. The application fees for the permits listed in N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.7(a) shall be as provided by state regulations as may be revised and as listed in Chapter 155, Fees.
B. 
Certificate of Fire Code status fee. The cost for the issuance of a certificate of Fire Code status shall be as set forth in Chapter 155.
[Amended 1-6-2004]
A. 
Required. Before any Use Group R-3 or R-4 structure is sold, leased or otherwise made subject to a change of occupancy for residential purposes, the owners shall obtain a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC) from the City evidencing compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19.
B. 
Application fee. The application fee for a certificate of smoke detector compliance, as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9(d), shall be as set forth in Chapter 155, Fees.
C. 
All property owners must comply with the prevailing state law with regard to obtaining smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms or any fire prevention requirements.
[Added 5-21-2013]
[Added 10-19-2004]
A. 
The owner of a building in Union City with an elevator shall install a lockbox at a location which is readily accessible to the Construction Official, firefighters and the Fire Official.
B. 
The elevator's fire service keys shall be placed in the lockbox and remain there at all times.
C. 
The owner shall provide the Construction Official, firefighters and the Fire Official with a set of the elevator's standardized fire service keys.
D. 
New elevators and elevators under going reconstruction shall be equipped to operate with standardized fire service keys.
[Adopted 3-21-2006]
Except as provided below, an approved automatic fire sprinkler system shall be installed in all new buildings and structures regardless of the materials used in construction and/or use group classification.
A. 
Exception: all buildings and/or structures used exclusively for the transmission and/or distribution of electrical power.
B. 
Exception: detached accessory buildings and/or structures with an intended use that is incidental to that of the primary building and/or structure on the same lot of record as a detached single-family home. Detached accessory buildings and/or structures shall include detached garages, storage sheds, and animal habitats. This exception shall not apply if the horizontal separation between the accessory building and/or structure is less than 10 feet from any other building and/or structure.
C. 
Exception: detached accessory buildings and/or structures with an intended use that is incidental to that of the primary building and/or structure on the same lot of record where the primary building and/or structure. This exception shall not apply if the horizontal separation between the accessory building and/or structure is less than 25 feet from any other building and/or structure or the accessory building and/or structure is used for the storage of the following hazardous materials:
(1) 
Flammable and/or combustible liquids.
(2) 
Flammable gas if the quantity exceeds 10 gallons (37.9 liters) and/or 333 cubic feet of gas (9,429.5 liters).
(3) 
Corrosives.
(4) 
Toxic agents.
(5) 
Oxidizers classified as Class 2, 3, or 4. Class 1 oxidizers shall not exceed 100 gallons (378.5 liters) and/or 1,000 pounds (373.2 kilograms).
(6) 
Unstable/reactives.
(7) 
Water reactives, if the quantity exceeds 100 gallons (378.5 liters) and/or 1,000 pounds (373.2 kilograms).
(8) 
Pyrophoric materials (all classifications).
(9) 
Organic peroxides (all classifications).
(10) 
Explosives (all classifications).
D. 
Exception: picnic shelters, gazebos, pergolas, and detached public restroom facilities with a minimum horizontal separation of 25 feet from all other buildings and/or structures. This exception shall not apply if the picnic shelter, gazebo, pergola, or detached public restroom facility is equipped with a permanent heat-producing appliance that utilizes natural gas and/or propane as a fuel supply or if the detached public restroom facility exceeds a total 400 square feet in size.