Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 8-14-1985 by Ord. No. 24-85 (Ch. 49 of the 1969 Code)]
Pursuant to Section 11 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383),[1] the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality of Morris Township.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202.
A. 
The Fire Department of the Township of Morris through the Fire Prevention Bureau shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act and codes.
B. 
The New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be enforced by the Bureau of Fire Prevention in the Fire Department of the Township of Morris, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Chief of the Fire Department, hereinafter referred to as the "Fire Chief."
C. 
The Bureau of Fire Prevention shall consist of the Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief, if any there be, and such members of the Fire Department as may be designated by and acting under the authority of said Chief or Deputy Fire Chiefs in his absence.
D. 
The Fire Chief may detail such members of the Fire Department as inspectors as shall from time to time be necessary. If the Fire Chief deems it necessary, he shall recommend to the Township Committee of the Township of Morris the employment of temporary technical inspectors.
The enforcement agency shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act, and the codes and regulations adopted under it, in all buildings, structures and premises within the established boundaries of Morris Township, other than owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings, and shall faithfully comply with the requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code.
The local enforcing agency established by § 268-8 of this article shall carry out the periodic inspections of life-hazard uses required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey.
A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of the Fire Official, who shall be a commanding officer in the Fire Department of the Township of Morris, appointed by the Fire Chief.
[Amended 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Committee and may be removed from office at any time, with or without cause, by the Township Committee.
[Amended 3-22-2017 by Ord. No. 02-17]
[Added 10-18-2000 by Ord. No. 23-00[1]]
A. 
The owner of a structure within the Township of Morris having a sprinkler or standpipe connection either attached to or within five feet of said structure shall be required to install, maintain and illuminate a weatherproof light fixture containing a one-hundred-watt light source, red in color, mounted on the structure in the immediate vicinity of the sprinkler or standpipe connection at a height of seven feet above the connection. The exact final placement and design of the light fixture shall be set forth on plans submitted to the Fire Department of the Township of Morris and approved by the Fire Official.
B. 
The owner of any structure in the Township of Morris served by sprinkler and/or standpipe connections that are remotely located at a distance in excess of five feet from the building shall cause to be placed, maintained and illuminated a freestanding light fixture containing a one-hundred-watt light source, red in color, immediately behind the fixture at a height of four feet. The exact final placement and design of the light fixture shall be set forth on plans submitted to the Fire Department of the Township of Morris and approved by the Fire Official.
C. 
In certain cases, based upon extraordinary circumstances, the Fire Official of the Township of Morris shall have the right to grant a waiver of the requirements imposed by this article on an individual basis; however, some form of other substitute identification will be required.
D. 
The owner of any structure in the Township of Morris which falls within the requirements of this section shall cause the structure to be brought into compliance within 60 days from receipt of written notice from the Fire Official.
E. 
Failure to comply with the provisions of this section may result in the imposition of fines, such fines as may be levied pursuant to and for a violation of the Uniform Fire Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed original § 49-8, When effective, of the 1969 Code.
[Added 3-18-2009 by Ord. No. 2-09; amended 3-22-2017 by Ord. No. 02-17]
A. 
Fee schedule.
Square Footage
(square feet)
Fee
Less than or equal to 5,000
$50
5,001 to 6,000
$55
6,001 to 7,000
$60
7,001 to 8,000
$65
8,001 to 9,000
$70
9,001 to 10,000
$80
10,001 to 12,000
$100
12,001 to 15,000
$125
15,001 to 20,000
$150
Each additional 5,000 over 20,000
$25
B. 
All non-life-hazard uses inspections will be inspected at a minimum of once every two years, but may be done annually.
[Amended 10-18-2000 by Ord. No. 23-00]
Any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the Morris County Construction Board of Appeals.