Borough of Somerdale, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale as Ch. 45, Art. II, of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing Provision Enforcement Officer — See Ch. 33, Art. IX.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 91.
Certificates of compliance — See Ch. 97.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 103.
Fees — See Ch. 131.
Tax abatement for home improvements — See Ch. 233, Art. I.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
Each builder, constructor, carpenter, bricklayer, plasterer, stone mason, roofer, electrician or building contractor making a contract for the erection, alteration or repair of any building or structure or portion thereof or for the installation of electrical work shall first obtain a license and then submit to an examination before the Building Licensing Committee of the Borough of Somerdale, unless otherwise exempted herein.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
Each person, corporation or partnership making application for said license shall pay the required fee as set forth in the Fee Ordinance of the Borough of Somerdale per year.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
All such licenses shall be good for the period of one year and shall expire on December 31 of each year and shall be renewable without examination upon payment of the annual license fee, as set forth in the Fee Ordinance of the Borough of Somerdale.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
There is created by this chapter a Building Licensing Committee to be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Somerdale, the members of which shall hold office for a period of one year, and which shall be composed of the Construction Code Official, one member of the Planning Board, one member of the Zoning Board and one member of the Council. Said members shall be appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council.
A. 
Any person, corporation or partnership holding a valid municipal license for construction work in the State of New Jersey may be exempt from examination at the discretion of the Licensing Committee, and any person, corporation or partnership holding a valid state license for construction work by which statute a municipal license is preempted shall be exempt from the licensing procedures set forth herein.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
B. 
Any person building or making alterations or repairs on his own home shall be exempt from the examination and the license fee.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
The Licensing Committee shall have the power to revoke any license for the violation of the State Uniform Construction Code or any pertinent ordinances of the Borough of Somerdale.
Any corporation or partnership doing any construction work in the Borough of Somerdale shall have a licensed person in charge thereof.
The Licensing Committee shall adopt proper rules and regulations for the examination of each applicant.
[Amended 9-12-1990 by Ord. No. 90:09]
A. 
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to any combination of the following:
(1) 
A fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
(2) 
A term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days.
(3) 
A period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
B. 
The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.