Township of Warren, NJ
Somerset County
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The authority to adopt a fire prevention code by reference is contained in R.S. 40:49-5.1, et seq. See subsection 2-4.18 for requirements for installation of fire warning and carbon monoxide detection devices. See subsection 2-4.19 for requirements for rapid response key lock boxes.
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:270-202 of the Uniform Fire Safety Act (P.L. 1983, c. 383) the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code shall be locally enforced in the municipality of Warren.
The local enforcing agency shall be the bureau of fire prevention of the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department.
The local 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 Warren 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 subsection 10-8.1 of this section 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 local enforcing agency established by subsection 10-8.1 of this section shall be a part of the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department and shall be under the direct supervision and control of the Warren Township Fire Marshal who will keep the chief of the Warren Township Fire Department advised of his activities.
a. 
Appointment of Fire Marshal. Each local enforcing agency shall be under the direct supervision of a fire marshal who shall be appointed by the Warren Township Committee which shall consider the recommendation of the chief of the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department. The Warren Township Committee shall not be bound to follow the said chiefs recommendation, but shall consider it along with whatever other items it chooses.
b. 
Term of Office. The fire marshal shall serve for a term of one year, said term to run from January 1 to December 31 of the year of appointment.
c. 
Inspectors and Employees. Such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary in the local enforcing agency shall be appointed by the Warren Township Committee which shall consider the recommendation of the chief of the Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department. The Warren Township Committee shall not be bound to follow the said chiefs recommendation, but shall consider it along with whatever other items it chooses.
d. 
Removal from Office. The fire marshal, inspectors and other employees of the enforcing agency shall be subject to removal by the Warren Township Committee for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector or employee to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the appointing authority or a designated hearing officer.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.19, any person aggrieved by any order of the local enforcement agency shall have the right to appeal to the construction board of appeals of the County of Somerset.
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 91-8 § 1; Ord. No. 99-6 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2; Ord. No. 07-42 § 1]
In addition to the inspections and fees required pursuant to the Act and the regulations of the department of community affairs, the following additional inspections and fees shall be required:
For inspections of all buildings and tenant areas, other than one and two family residences, that do not fall into the categories of "Life Hazard Uses" established in the Uniform Fire Safety Act, the annual inspection fee shall be based on the square footage as follows:
Up to 5,000 square feet
$75
5,001 to 12,000 square feet
$100
12,001 to 24,000 square feet
$150
24,001 to 48,000 square feet
$275
48,001 square feet and higher
$400
The charge set forth herein may be waived by the fire marshal if the inspection is of public facilities, charitable facilities or nonprofit facilities.
[Ord. 85-23, S 1; Ord. 91-8, S 2; Ord. 02-05, S 2; Ord. 04-03, S 1; Ord. No. 2018-02]
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be those presently established by the State of New Jersey as follows:
Type 1 - $54
Type 2- $214
Type 3 - $427
Type 4 - $641
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
The Warren Township Attorney is hereby appointed as legal counsel to local enforcing agency established herein.
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
All ordinances of the Township of Warren which are inconsistent with the provisions of this section are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
This section shall be effective immediately upon final passage and publication according to law.
[Ord. No. 85-23 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
The Warren Township Clerk is hereby directed to provide a certified copy of the within section to the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs, Division of Housing and Development, Bureau of Fire Safety, 3131 Princeton Pike, CN 809, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0809 within two days of its final passage.
[Ord. No. 95-22 § 1; Ord. No. 02-05 § 2]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.A.C. 5:71-1.4 entitled "Definitions" (Chapter 71 of the Code entitled "Fire Code Enforcement") the term "fire official" as used in this Chapter 10 and in other ordinances of the Township of Warren shall include the term "fire marshal."