Borough of Rockleigh, NJ
Bergen County
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[1973 Code § 42-1]
a. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Rockleigh a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the "Construction Committee," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official and Fire Protection 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. The Construction Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
b. 
Each official position created in paragraph a hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52-27D-119 et seq., as amended, 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 (1) such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
c. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the Enforcing Agency at one (1) office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[1973 Code § 42-2]
a. 
Every owner shall have the right to appeal decisions of the Enforcing Agency of the Borough of Rockleigh.
b. 
All appeals from the decisions of the Enforcing Agency of the Borough of Rockleigh shall be pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., as amended, and N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10, to the Bergen County Construction Board of Appeals, in accordance with its rules and regulations established under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10.
[1973 Code § 42-3; Ord. No. 1-3-04; Ord. No. 07-17; New]
a. 
The fees for a construction permit shall be as established in the Fee Schedule contained below:
FEE SCHEDULE
1. 
New construction (based on cubic feet): 0.0300 per cubic foot
2. 
Renovations.
Renovations
(a)
$25.00 per $1,000.00 cost (or fraction thereof)
(b)
Minimum fee
$45.00
3. 
Certificates of Occupancy Fees.
Certificates of Occupancy Fees
(a)
Residential
$50.00
(b)
Nonresidential
$150.00
(c)
Change of Use
$150.00
(d)
Certificate of Continued Occupancy
$100.00
(e)
Temporary: 30 days maximum of 90 days
$50.00
4. 
Variations.
Variations.
(a)
Residential
$35.00
(b)
Nonresidential
$100.00
5. 
Fences.
6. 
Demolition.
Demolition
(a)
Residential
$60.00
(b)
Nonresidential
$200.00
(c)
Structural tower
$500.00
(d)
Accessory to R-3
$30.00
7. 
Signs.
(a) 
Non-lighted signs: $45.00
8. 
Asbestos and/or Lead Abatement.
Asbestos and/or Lead Abatement.
(a)
Asbestos abatement
$70.00
(b)
Lead abatement
$140.00
(c)
Asbestos certificate
$14.00
(d)
Lead CCI
$28.00
9. 
Plan Review. 20% of permit fee—nonrefundable—included in permit fee.
10. 
Plumbing Fees.
Plumbing Fees.
(a)
Fixtures and appliances connected to the plumbing system.
Water closet/bidet/urinals
$15.00 each
Bathtubs
$15.00 each
Lavatory/sink
$15.00 each
Shower/floor drain
$15.00 each
Washing machine
$15.00 each
Dishwasher
$15.00 each
Commercial dishwasher
$15.00 each
Hot water heater
$35.00 each
Hose bibs
$25.00 each
Water cooler
$25.00 each
Garbage disposal
$25.00 each
Indirect connection
$25.00 each
Vent stack
$25.00 each
Drinking fountains
$15.00 each
(b)
Special Devices.
Grease traps
$50.00 each
Oil separators
$50.00 each
Water cooled air conditioners
$50.00 each
Refrigeration units
$50.00 each
Water utility connection
$100.00 each
Sewer utility connection
$100.00 each
Back flow preventors
$50.00 each
Steam boilers
$50.00 each
Hot water boilers
$50.00 each
Gas connection
$25.00 each
Active solar systems
$50.00 each
Sewer pumps
$50.00 each
Interceptors
$50.00 each
Fuel oil piping
$50.00 each
(c)
Minimum Fee
$50.00
11. 
Electrical Fees.
Electrical Fees
(a)
Electrical Fixtures and Devices.
Switching outlets, lighting outlets
Receptacles 1-50
$65.00
Each additional 25 outlets
$10.00
(b)
Electrical devices/generators/transformers.
20 kW—10 kW
$15.00 each
Over 10 kW and less than or equal to 45 kW
$45.00 each
Over 45 kW and less than or equal to 112.5 kW
$85.00 each
Over 112.5 kW
$400.00 each
(c)
Motors.
2 hp up to 10 hp
$15.00 each
Over 10 hp and less than or equal to 50 hp
$45.00 each
Over 50 hp and less than or equal to 100 hp
$85.00 each
Over 100 hp
$400.00 each
(d)
Service panel/service entrance sub panels.
Less than or equal to 200 amps
$45.00
More than 200 but less than or equal to 1,000 amps
$85.00
Greater than 1,000 amps
$400.00
(e)
Swimming Pool Bonding.
$50.00
(f)
Minimum Fee
$80.00
12. 
Fire Prevention Fees.
Fire Prevention Fees.
(a)
Sprinklers.
1—20 heads
$65.00
21—100 heads
$120.00
101—200 heads
$220.00
201—400 heads
$600.00
401—1,000 heads
$830.00
Over 1,000 heads
$1,050.00
(b)
Heat/smoke detectors.
1—4 detectors
$50.00
Each additional 5
$25.00
(c)
Each Standpipe
$230.00
(d)
Each independent pre-engineered system
$100.00
(e)
Each kitchen exhaust system
$50.00
(f)
Each gas or oil fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system
$50.00
(g)
Hot tar kettle roof
$45.00
(h)
Minimum fee
$50.00
13. 
Elevator Fees. The fee for installation of an elevator and inspection fees shall be pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20. Permits shall be obtained directly from the Department of Community Affairs for the State of New Jersey.
14. 
Storage Tanks/Installation/Removal.
Storage Tanks/Installation/Removal
Capacity up to 2,000 gallons
$40.00
2,000 and over
$100.00
15. 
Items Not Covered. Any items not covered in the above fee schedule shall be charged as per N.J.A.C. 5:28-4.20 of the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
[1973 Code § 42-4]
a. 
No building permit shall be issued for the erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration or moving of any building or structure, unless the applicant therefor shall have deposited with the Construction Official the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars in cash or certified check for premises located in the A Zone and one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars for premises located in the B or C Zone, as security for the faithful performance of the following:
1. 
The repair of any street, curb, sidewalk, drain or other municipal facility that may be damaged as a result of the performance of the work for which the building permit was issued.
2. 
The cleaning of any street, sidewalk or drainage facility that may be covered or filled with dirt, mud, silt, stone or other debris that may wash down from the property as a result of the performance of the work for which the building permit was issued.
b. 
In the event of any damage to a municipal facility as a result of the building work being performed, the applicant shall repair such damage to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer within thirty (30) days after written notification by the Borough. In the event that any street, sidewalk or drainage facility shall require cleaning as a result of the building work being performed, the applicant shall clean same to the satisfaction of the Borough Engineer or the Borough Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours after notification by the Borough.
c. 
In the event that the applicant shall fail to repair any such damage to a municipal facility and/or clean any street, sidewalk or drainage facility, the Borough may perform such work or have same performed and charge the costs thereof against the security deposit, with the applicant being liable for any deficiency. In lieu of the Borough's performing such work or having same performed and charging the cost thereof against the security deposit, the Construction Official shall, in his discretion, withhold the issuance of a certificate of occupancy until the work shall have been satisfactorily performed. Upon completion of the work for which the building permit was issued, the security fund, less any reasonable charges against same as aforesaid, shall be returned to the applicant.
d. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, the Construction Official may waive the requirement of a security deposit where he shall be satisfied from the nature of the building permit application and the extent of the work to be performed thereunder that the interests of the public welfare and safety do not warrant the requirement of a security deposit.
a. 
The following shall be in addition to the inspections required by the Uniform Construction Code requirements, N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18(b).
1. 
In all cases in which applications for development and permits are sought for structures located in either the Historic Zone or Historic Fringe Zone, the following shall be required:
(a) 
For the purpose of ensuring that elevations considered by the Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Board and elevations and construction plans considered by the Construction Official are in conformity with each other, all plans originally submitted and all amendments originally submitted to the Historic Preservation Commission, the Planning Board or the Construction Official shall have prominently stamped thereon a legend whereby the aforementioned Historic Preservation Commission, Planning Board and Construction Official indicate their approval, their disapproval or modifications and approval of the same and date thereof. In addition to the aforementioned legends, upon review by the Construction Official, he shall certify in writing to the Planning Board that the plans upon which any construction permit is issued are in conformance with the elevations and plans originally submitted and approved by the Planning Board and are in conformance with any conditions imposed by the Planning Board in its resolutions. Upon the receipt by the Construction Official of the final plans approved by the Planning Board, the Construction Official shall upon issuance of the construction permit simultaneously determine the number of inspections required in accordance with the provisions of this subsection 9-1.5. The Planning Board shall, at the time of any hearing and approval, incorporate into its resolution a recommendation to the Construction Official as to the number of additional inspections necessary or desirable and the stage of construction at which such additional inspections should be made. The Construction Official shall, when determining the number of inspections required in accordance with the provisions of subsection 9-1.5, take into consideration the recommendations of the Planning Board as contained in its written resolution. The owner, applicant or other responsible person in charge of the work, upon completion of the work and/or stage of construction that requires an additional inspection, shall immediately notify the Construction Official or appropriate subcode official that the work is ready for any additional inspections required as the result of the operation of this subsection 9-1.5, in accordance with the schedule, timing and stage of completion as directed by the Construction Official at the time of issuance of a construction permit. Failure to so notify the Construction Official in a timely fashion shall be deemed a violation of this chapter.
(b) 
Upon the issuance of a construction permit, the Construction Official and appropriate subcode officials, after having given effect to any conditions imposed by the Planning Board after review and recommendation to the Planning Board of the Historic Preservation Commission (pursuant to Chapter 34, Zoning of the Rockleigh Borough Code, subsections 34-32.2 and 34-32.3) shall require as many additional inspections as shall be necessary to ensure that said conditions shall be met at the appropriate stages of construction. During the course of such construction, the Construction Official and the appropriate subcode officials are hereby directed to confer with an appointed representative of the Historic Preservation Commission for the purpose of obtaining the views of the Historic Preservation Commission as to whether or not its recommendations adopted or modified and adopted by the Planning Board as conditions are being met. Notwithstanding that the completion of such additional inspections is still pending, construction by the applicant may be continued without interruption; the Construction Official, however, may subsequently refuse to grant a certificate of occupancy if all of the conditions of the construction permit have not been fully met.
2. 
In all cases in which the construction permit is for structures located in any other zone and the same either exceed two (2) stories in height or by their nature pose complex or unusual construction problems, the Construction Official and the appropriate subcode officials may specify additional or special inspections to the applicant in writing prior to the issuance of a construction permit and, by accepting the permit, the applicant shall be deemed to have accepted their requirement.
b. 
Notice of Inspections. In addition to the notice requirements for the four (4) specific inspections required under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18 and subsections 9-1.5a1 and 9-1.5a2, the owner, applicant or other responsible person in charge of the work shall notify the Construction Official or appropriate subcode officials when the work is ready for any additional inspections required as the result of the operation of this subsection 9-1.5. Notice shall be given at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the time inspection is desired, and inspection shall be performed within three (3) business days of the time for which it was required. The work shall not proceed in a manner which will preclude the inspection until it has been made.
c. 
Inspection Fees. The fee for each additional inspection required under this subsection 9-1.5 shall be forty ($40.00) dollars.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require the retrofitting of existing storm drain inlets which are in direct contact with repaving, repairing, reconstruction, or resurfacing or alterations of facilities on private property, to prevent the discharge of solids and floatables (such as plastic bottles, cans, food wrappers and other litter) to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Rockleigh so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 2]
As used in this section:
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Rockleigh or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
STORM DRAIN INLET
Shall mean an opening in a stormwater runoff and includes, but is not limited to, a grate inlet, curb-opening inlet, slotted inlet, and combination inlet.
WATERS OF THE STATE
Shall mean the ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or groundwater, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 3]
No person in control of private property (except a residential lot with one single-family house) shall authorize the repaving, repairing (excluding the repair of individual potholes), resurfacing (including top coating or chip sealing with asphalt emulsion or a thin base of hot bitumen), reconstructing or altering any surface that is in direct contact with an existing storm drain inlet on that property unless the storm drain inlet either:
a. 
Already meets the design standard below to control passage of solid and floatable materials; or
b. 
Is retrofitted or replaced to meet the standard in subsection 9-2.4 below prior to the completion of the project.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 4]
Storm drain inlets identified in this section shall comply with the following standard to control passage of solid and floatable materials through storm drain inlets.
For purposes of this paragraph "solid and floatable materials" means sediment, debris, trash and other floating, suspended, or settleable solids. For exemptions to this standard see subsection 9-2.4c below.
a. 
Design engineers shall use either of the following grates whenever they use a grate in pavement or another ground surface to collect stormwater from that surface into a storm drain or surface water body under that grate:
1. 
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) bicycle safe grate, which is described in Chapter 2.4 of the NJDOT bicycle Compatible Roadways and Bikeways Planning and Design Guidelines (April 1996); or
2. 
A different grate, if each individual clear space in that grate has an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or is not greater than 0.5 inch across the smallest dimension.
Examples of grates subject to this standard include grates in grate inlets, the grate portion (non-curb-opening portion) of combination inlets, grates on storm sewer manholes, ditch grates, trench grates, and grates of spacer bars in slotted drains. Examples of ground surfaces include surfaces of roads (including bridges), driveways, parking areas, bikeways, plazas, sidewalks, lawns, fields, open channels, and stormwater basin floors.
b. 
Whenever design engineers use a curb-opening inlet, the clear space in that curb opening (or each individual clear space, if the curb opening has two (2) or more clear spaces) shall have an area of no more than seven (7.0) square inches, or be no greater than two (2.0) inches across the smallest dimension.
c. 
This standard does not apply:
1. 
Where the municipal engineer agrees that this standard would cause inadequate hydraulic performance that could not practicably be overcome by using additional or larger storm drain inlets that meet these standards;
2. 
Where flows are conveyed through any device (e.g., end of pipe netting facility, manufactured treatment device, or a catch basin hood) that is designed, at a minimum, to prevent delivery of all solid and floatable materials that could not pass through one of the following:
(a) 
A rectangular space four and five-eighths (4 5/8) inches long and one and one-half (1 1/2) inches wide (this option does not apply for outfall netting facilities); or
(b) 
A bar screen having a bar spacing of 0.5 inch.
3. 
Where flows are conveyed through a trash rack that has parallel bars with one (1) inch spacing between the bars; or
4. 
Where the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection determines, pursuant to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places Rules at N.J.A.C. 7:4-7.2(c), that action to meet this standard is an undertaking that constitutes an encroachment or will damage or destroy the New Jersey Register listed historic property.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Construction Official of the Borough of Rockleigh.
[Ord. No. 2009-10 § 6]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each storm drain inlet that is not retrofitted to meet the design standard.
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 1]
The purpose of this section is to require dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and prohibits the spilling, dumping, leaking, or otherwise discharge of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Rockleigh and/or the waters of the State so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for the failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 2]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words, and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4)
Shall mean a conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, manmade channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Rockleigh or other public body, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
REFUSE CONTAINER
Shall mean any waste container that a person controls whether owned, leased, or operated, including dumpsters, trash cans, garbage pails, and plastic trash bags.
STORMWATER
Shall mean water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities, or is conveyed by snow removal equipment.
WATERS OF THE STATE
Shall mean the ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface or groundwater, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 3]
Any person who controls, whether owned, leased or operated, a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing.
Any person who owns, leases or otherwise uses a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster does not leak or otherwise discharge liquids, semi-liquids or solids in the municipal storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Rockleigh.
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 4]
a. 
Permitted temporary demolition containers.
b. 
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters or other bulk containers).
c. 
Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers.
d. 
Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid NJPDES permit.
e. 
Large bulky items (e.g., furniture, bound carpet and padding, white goods placed curbside for pickup).
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 5]
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Construction Official of the Borough of Rockleigh.
[Ord. No. 2009-11 § 6]
Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars.