Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Morris 12-22-1976 by Ord. No. 32-76 (Ch. 37 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Moving of buildings — See Ch. 196.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 202.
Fences and walls — See Ch. 261.
Fires and fire prevention — See Ch. 268.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Township of Morris a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency to be known as the "Township of Morris Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency," consisting of a Construction Code Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official and such other subcode officials for such additional subcodes as the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey, shall hereafter adopt as part of the State Uniform Construction Code, and such other subcode assistants as may be necessary, to be appointed by the Township Committee. The Construction Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
[Amended 5-7-1995 by Ord. No. 13-95; 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
B. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, as amended,[1] and N.J.A.C. 5:23, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
C. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances, which office shall be located in the Municipal Building at 50 Woodland Avenue, Morris Township, New Jersey.
[Added 8-19-1998 by Ord. No. 15-1998[1]]
All appeals from decisions of the enforcing agencies of the Township of Morris shall be filed and heard by the Morris County Construction Board of Appeals. All such appeals shall be made, taken and filed in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the New Jersey Administrative Code and the Morris County Construction Board of Appeals.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed original § 37-2, Construction Board of Appeals, of the 1969 Code.
[Amended 3-14-1979 by Ord. No. 13-79; 3-8-1984 by Ord. No. 31-84; 9-11-1985 by Ord. No. 32-85; 3-28-1990 by Ord. No. 6-90; 5-7-1995 by Ord. No. 13-95]
A. 
The fee for a construction permit and all other permits required to be issued by the Construction Code Official of the Township of Morris shall be the fees set forth in the Department of Community Affairs fee schedule, N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20, as amended.
[Amended 2-3-1999 by Ord. No. 5-99; 5-4-2005 by Ord. No. 16-05; 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 18-07; 3-17-2010 by Ord. No. 5-10; 7-21-2010 by Ord. No. 14-10; 7-19-2017 by Ord. No. 18-17]
(1) 
Application for variation:
(a) 
Class I: $200.
(b) 
Class II: $100.
(c) 
Class III: $50.
(d) 
There shall be an additional fee of $690 per hour for review of any amendment or change to a plan that has already been released.
(2) 
Building fee schedule. Minimum fee for each subcode: $75.
(a) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(b) 
New building:
[1] 
R-5: $0.035 per cubic foot.
[2] 
All others: $0.044 per cubic foot.
(c) 
Addition:
[1] 
R-5: $0.035 per cubic foot.
[2] 
All others: $0.044 per cubic feet.
(d) 
Alteration:
[1] 
First $50,000:
[a] 
R-5: $33 per $1,000.
[b] 
All others: $44 per $1,000.
[2] 
Next $50,000:
[a] 
R-5: $27 per $1,000.
[b] 
All others: $33 per $1,000.
[3] 
Over $100,000:
[a] 
R-5: $20 per $1,000.
[b] 
All others: $28 per $1,000.
(e) 
Roofing, R-5: $85.
(f) 
Siding, R-5: $85.
(g) 
Fence: $85.
(h) 
Sign: $5 per square foot.
(i) 
Pool, aboveground: $165.
(j) 
Pool, in-ground: $550.
(k) 
Asbestos abatement/lead: $118.
(l) 
Lead hazard: $165.
(m) 
Demolition.
[1] 
R-5 less than 5,000 square feet, 30 feet: $275.
[2] 
U-tank removals: $75.
[3] 
All others: $2,750.
(n) 
Radon: $75.
(o) 
Certificates.
[1] 
Certificate of occupancy (CO):
[a] 
R-5: $75.
[b] 
All others: $125.
[2] 
CO asbestos: $24.
[3] 
Certificate of continued occupancy (CCO): $50 per subcode.
[4] 
Use group change: $200.
[5] 
Certificate for clearance for lead: $24.
[6] 
Temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO): $30.
(3) 
Electrical fee schedule. Minimum fee for each subcode: $75.
(a) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(b) 
Receptacles and fixtures:
[1] 
First 50: $55.
[2] 
Each additional 25: $25.
(c) 
Motors and electrical devices over one hp:
[1] 
Up to 10 hp: $25.
[2] 
Up to 50 hp: $85.
[3] 
Up to 100 hp: $135.
[4] 
Larger than above: $660.
(d) 
Transformers and generators over 1 kw:
[1] 
Up to 10.0 kw: $25.
[2] 
Up to 45.0 kw: $85.
[3] 
Up to 112.50 kw: $135.
[4] 
Larger than above: $660.
(e) 
Service panels, entrances, and subpanels:
[1] 
Up to 200 amps: $85.
[2] 
Up to 1,000 amps: $165.
[3] 
Larger than above: $660.
(f) 
Pool: $165.
(4) 
Plumbing fee schedule.
(a) 
Minimum fee for subcode: $75.
(b) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(c) 
Water closet: $25.
(d) 
Urinal/bidet: $25.
(e) 
Bathtub: $25.
(f) 
Lavatory: $25.
(g) 
Shower: $25.
(h) 
Floor drain: $25.
(i) 
Sink: $25.
(j) 
Dishwasher: $25.
(k) 
Drinking fountain: $25.
(l) 
Washing machine: $25.
(m) 
Hose bibb: $25.
(n) 
Stacks: $25.
(o) 
Water heater:
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(p) 
Fuel oil piping:
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(q) 
Gas piping:
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(r) 
Steam boiler: $90.
(s) 
Hot-water boiler: $90.
(t) 
Sewer pump: $90.
(u) 
Interceptor/separator: $90.
(v) 
Backflow preventer: $90.
(w) 
Grease trap: $90.
(x) 
Sewer connection: $90.
(y) 
Water service connection: $90.
(z) 
Furnace: $90.
(aa) 
Backflow preventer annual: $100 per backflow, comm.
(5) 
Fire fee schedule.
(a) 
Minimum fee for subcode: $75.
(b) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(c) 
Storage tanks: $85.
(d) 
Alarm/supervisory/signaling:
[1] 
First 12: $85.
[2] 
Each additional 25: $110.
(e) 
Wet and dry sprinkler heads:
[1] 
One to 20: $90.
[2] 
Twenty-one to 100: $165.
[3] 
One hundred one to 200: $330.
[4] 
Two hundred one to 400: $880.
[5] 
Four hundred one to 1,000: $1,210.
[6] 
Over 1,000: $1,540.
[7] 
Standard pipes: $330.
(f) 
Pre-engineered systems:
[1] 
Wet chemical: $330.
[2] 
Dry chemical: $330.
[3] 
CO2 suppression: $330.
[4] 
Foam suppression: $330.
[5] 
Halon suppression: $330.
(g) 
Miscellaneous:
[1] 
Kitchen hood exhaust system: $330.
[2] 
Smoke control systems: $1,100.
[3] 
Gas or oil-fired appliance: $85.
[4] 
Fire main: $330.
[5] 
Chimney liner: $75.
(6) 
Mechanical fee schedule.
(a) 
Minimum fee for subcode: $75.
(b) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(c) 
Water heater.
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(d) 
Fuel oil piping.
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(e) 
Gas piping.
[1] 
R-5: $75.
[2] 
All others: $85.
(f) 
Steam boiler: $90.
(g) 
Hot-water boiler: $90.
(h) 
Hot-air furnace: $90.
(i) 
Oil tank: $85.
(j) 
LPG tank: $85.
(k) 
Fireplace: $25.
(7) 
Municipal ordinance:
(a) 
Certificate of continuing occupancy (CCO): $125.
(b) 
Zoning approval: $50.
B. 
The Construction Code Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Township Committee, annually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributed to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[Amended 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52-27D-119 et seq.
C. 
Waiver of construction and permit fees in certain cases. Pursuant to Section 1 of P.L. 1989, c. 223 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e), and as the same may be from time to time amended, 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.
[Added 12-16-1998 by Ord. No. 27-98]
D. 
The Township of Morris may elect to utilize an outside agency for the provision of the Uniform Construction Code Fire Subcode services set forth in the preceding sections of this chapter. In the event the Township should so elect, the fee structure shall be as provided in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20, as the same may be from time to time amended. In addition, the Township will charge an administrative fee of 30% of the scheduled fee, the same to be retained by the Township.
[Added 9-15-2010 by Ord. No. 23-10; amended 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
A. 
Until this chapter may be amended, there shall be no fire limits established in the Township of Morris.
B. 
The Construction Code Official shall prepare and submit to the Township Committee, biannually, a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. The report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction Code Official, the Building Subcode Official and the Fire Subcode Official regarding those areas which should be designated as within fire limits, with the reasons therefor.
[Amended 6-17-2015 by Ord. No. 20-15]
This chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1977.
The Clerk of the Township of Morris shall forward a copy of this chapter to the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.