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Township of Cranbury, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 64.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 72.
[Adopted 10-28-1985]
[Amended 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act N.J.S.A. 52:27D-202, the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., shall be enforced locally with the Township of Cranbury.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16]
The local enforcing agency shall be the Bureau of Fire Safety of the Township of Cranbury, which is hereby established and which shall be operated under the supervision of the Fire Official of the Township of Cranbury.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16]
The Bureau of Fire Safety of the Township of Cranbury shall enforce the Uniform Fire Safety Act[1] and the codes and regulations adopted under it in all buildings, structures and premises within the Township of Cranbury and shall faithfully comply with requirements of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the Uniform Fire Code, except that owner-occupied one- and two-family dwellings and buildings owned or operated by the federal government, the state or interstate agencies shall be exempt from inspection, registration and permit requirements.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16]
The local enforcing agency established by § 84-12 of this article shall assist the registration of life-hazard uses with the Department of Community Affairs and shall carry out the periodic inspections of such uses as required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16; 4-27-1992 by Ord. No. O-3-92-006; 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29]
The local enforcing agency established by § 84-12 of this article shall issue permits for such uses as required by the Uniform Fire Code on behalf of the Commissioner of Community Affairs.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16]
The local enforcing agency established by § 84-12 of this article shall be under the direct Supervision and control of the Fire Official, who shall serve as the chief administrative and inspection official for said agency and who shall report to the Township Committee from time to time.
A. 
Appointment of Fire Official. The local enforcing agency shall be under the supervision and control of a Fire Official, who shall be appointed by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury.
B. 
Term of office. The Fire Official shall serve at the pleasure of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury.
C. 
Inspectors and employees. The Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, upon the recommendation of the Fire Official or the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the Township of Cranbury, shall appoint such inspectors and other employees as may be necessary for the proper operation of the local enforcing agency.
D. 
Removal from office. Inspectors, other employees of the enforcing agency and the Fire Official shall be subject to removal by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury upon the recommendation of the Fire Official or the Bureau of Fire Safety or on its own initiative for inefficiency or misconduct. Each inspector, employee or Fire Official to be so removed shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury or a designated hearing officer, consistent with recognized standards of due process.
[Amended 3-26-1990 by Ord. No. 0-90-06; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. O-04-90-16]
E. 
Salaries. The salaries of the Fire Official and other employees of the local enforcing agency shall be as set forth in the Township Salary Ordinance as from time to time adopted and amended. The cost of salaries and benefits payable hereunder shall be funded in full by the permit and other fees received by the local enforcing agency pursuant to this article.
[Amended 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29]
Pursuant to the Uniform Fire Safety Act and Uniform Fire Code, any person aggrieved by any ruling, action, notice, order or decision of the local enforcing agency shall have the right to appeal to the County Construction Board of Appeals of the County of Middlesex.
[Amended 4-27-1987; 6-24-1991 by Ord. No. O-5-91-14; 10-23-2000 by Ord. No. O-09-00-27; 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29]
A. 
All life-hazard use registration fees and all permit fees, as indicated in the Uniform Fire Code. N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., shall be adopted by the local enforcing agency for the purpose of enforcing this article.
B. 
In addition to the above, the fee for fire inspections of non-life hazard uses shall be as follows:
[Amended 10-23-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17-15]
(1) 
Single occupancy under 1,000 square feet: $58.
(2) 
Single occupancy 1,001 to 2,000 square feet: $90.
(3) 
Single occupancy 2,001 to 3,000 square feet: $122.
(4) 
Single occupancy 3,001 to 4,000 square feet: $154.
(5) 
Single occupancy 4,001 to 10,000 square feet: $206.
(6) 
Single occupancy 10,001 to 20,000 square feet: $270.
(7) 
Single occupancy 20,001 to 50,000 square feet: $464.
(8) 
Each additional 10,000 feet in excess of 50,000 square feet: $45.
C. 
Notwithstanding Subsection A of this section, the application fee for a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, as said provision may from time to time be amended, shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-13-2006 by Ord. No. 02-06-06]
(1) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received more than 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $45;
(2) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $90; and
[Amended 10-23-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17-15]
(3) 
Requests for a CSDCMAC received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $161.
[Amended 10-23-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17-15]
(4) 
Reinspection of a CSDCMAC: $25 per reinspection.
[Added 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 01-16-01]
D. 
Permit fees shall be as follows:
[Added 10-23-2017 by Ord. No. 10-17-15]
(1) 
Type 1: $54.
(2) 
Type 2: $214.
(3) 
Type 3: $427.
(4) 
Type 4: $641.
[Amended 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29]
Penalties shall be assessed, levied and collected in accordance with the provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70-1.1 et seq., and Regulations for Fire Code Enforcement, N.J.A.C. 5:71-1.1 et seq.
Should any section or provision of this Article be declared invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such declaration shall not affect the remaining sections or provisions of this article, which are hereby declared to be severable.