Egg Harbor City, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City 12-30-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development fee exemptions — See Ch. 139, Art. VIII.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 150.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 154.
[Amended 7-10-1980 by Ord. No. 6-1980]
A. 
The Common Council of the City of Egg Harbor City finds and determines that it is in the best interest of the City of Egg Harbor City to provide for the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code.
[Amended 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
B. 
There is hereby established in the City of Egg Harbor City a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, consisting of a Construction Code Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical 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 Code Official shall be the chief administrator of the enforcing agency.
[Amended 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999]
C. 
Each official position created in Subsection B hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to the Public Laws of 1975, Chapter 217 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), as amended, provided that, in lieu of any particular subcode official, an on-site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq. More than one such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified pursuant to the Public Laws of New Jersey 1975, Chapter 217 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.), and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position.
D. 
Fees shall be as set forth in § 120-2.
E. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at such offices which shall be reasonably accessible to the public, in terms of distance, location and function.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsections F, G and H, pertaining to the interlocal agreement with Absecon City, which immediately followed this subsection, were deleted 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999.
[Amended 11-29-1979 by Ord. No. 24-1979; 8-11-1983 by Ord. No. 16-1983; 12-22-1983 by Ord. No. 21-1983; 6-12-1986 by Ord. No. 8-1986; 4-6-1989 by Ord. No. 4-1989; 3-1-1990 by Ord. No. 2-1990; 10-24-1991 by Ord. No. 22-1991; 3-28-1996 by Ord. No. 4-1996; 8-26-1999 by Ord. No. 16-1999; 3-23-2000 by Ord. No. 2-2000; 1-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2-2011; 8-13-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015]
A. 
General fees.
(1) 
The City will charge fees as listed on the State Buildings Permit Fee Schedule issued by the Department of Community Affairs. The following are fees for items not listed on the state-issued schedule.
(2) 
The fee for plan review (computed at 20% of the fee for a construction permit) shall be paid at the time of submission of an application for a permit. The amount of this fee shall then be deducted from the amount of the fee due for a construction permit when and if the permit is issued. Plan review fees are not refundable.
(3) 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of each of the subcode fees, plus all applicable special fees. The minimum fee for all subcode technical sections shall be $65. For prototype processing, the permit fee shall be reduced by the amount of the plan review fee.
(4) 
The fee to be charged for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid before a certificate is issued. This fee shall be in addition to the construction permit fee. The fee shall be collected when the construction permit is issued. The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be in the amount of 10% of the new construction permit fee. The minimum fee shall be $60 except for one-family (Use Group R-3 of the building subcode) structures of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(d), for which the minimum fee shall be $75. The minimum fee for additions and alterations over $20,000 shall be $60. The minimum fee for additions and alterations up to $20,000 shall be $30.
(5) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $161.
(6) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $175.
(7) 
There shall be no fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy, a certificate of approval and/or a certificate of compliance. The fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy extension shall be $40.
(8) 
The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2:23 is $50.
(9) 
Periodic inspection. Fees for the periodic reinspection of equipment and facilities granted a certificate of approval for a specified duration in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23 shall be as follows:
(a) 
For cross-connections and backflow preventors that are subject to testing requiring reinspection every 12 months, the fee shall be $82 for each device.
(10) 
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $550 for Class I structures and $110 for Class II and Class III structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $212 for Class I structures and $60 for Class II and Class III structures.
B. 
Building subcode fees.
(1) 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.038 per cubic foot of volume up to 100,000 cubic feet, $0.024 per cubic foot of volume from 100,000 to 500,000 cubic feet and $0.019 per cubic foot of volume over 500,000 cubic feet for buildings and structures of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the subcode. All computed fees that include cents shall be rounded up to the next highest dollar.
(2) 
Fees for repairs, renovations, alterations, reconstruction shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $34 per $1,000. All computed fees that include cents shall be rounded up to the next highest dollar.
(3) 
Tents (in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any direction): fee is $129 each.
(4) 
Fees for roofing and siding (R-3 and R-4 only): fee is $75 each or $120 both.
(5) 
Properties exempt from fees. In the event that the property on which a building renovation or addition to be constructed is, or upon completion will be, exempt from property taxes persuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-3.6, entitled "Exemption of Property of Nonprofit Organizations," as the same is now or may be hereafter amended, then said building renovation or addition shall be exempt from the fees established by this section, provided that, in lieu of said fees, the minimum fee and all fees required to be remitted to payees other than the City of Egg Harbor, including surcharge fees, shall be charged and collected.
(6) 
For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit such cost data as may be available, produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid if available shall be submitted. The enforcing agency shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
(7) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
(8) 
Fee for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees for the addition and alteration computed separately in accordance with the above.
(9) 
Fees for minor construction work shall be based upon estimated cost of work. The fee shall be computed at a unit of $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost or faction thereof as above.
(10) 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool is $100.
(11) 
The fee for an in-ground swimming pool is $210.
(12) 
The fee to inspect a building which has been moved/relocated is $85.
(13) 
The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $92 for a structure of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, for one- or two-family residences (Use Group R-3 and/or R4 of the building code), and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) and $168 for all other groups.
(14) 
The fee for the removal of an underground fuel storage tank is $100 per tank (for tanks equal to or larger than 600 gallons).
(15) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $6 per square foot.
(16) 
The fee for sheds up to 300 square feet is $100. For sheds over 300 square feet, the fee is an additional $0.38 for each additional square foot over 300.
C. 
Elevator subcode fees. All elevators within the City of Egg Harbor City shall be inspected and conform with the State of New Jersey's elevator subcodes. Fees are established by the State of New Jersey for all elevator inspections and permits.
D. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(1) 
The fee shall be $15 per fixture connected to the plumbing system for all fixtures and appliances except as listed below.
(2) 
The fee for special devices shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Grease traps
$91
Refrigeration units
$91
Utility service connection
$91
Back-flow preventors
$91
Boilers
$91
Gas piping
$91
Solar systems
$91
Sewer pumps
$91
Fuel oil piping
$91
Minimum fee
$65
E. 
Electrical subcode fees.
[Amended 6-22-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
(1) 
Receptacles and fixtures.
Number of Devices
Fee
1 to 50
$65
Each additional 25
$15
(2) 
Motors and electric devices.
Horsepower (HP)
Fee
Up to 10
$15
11 to 50
$65
51 to 100
$129
Larger than 100
$576
(3) 
Transformers and generators.
Kilowattaws (Kw)
Fee
Up to 10
$15
11 to 45
$65
51 to 112.5
$129
Larger than 112.5
$576
(4) 
Service panels, entrance and sub panels.
Amps
Fee
Up to 200
$65
201 to 1000
$226
Larger than 1000
$640
(5) 
Other.
(a) 
Residential alarm system: $75.
(b) 
Spa or whirlpool: $75.
(c) 
In-ground or aboveground pool, all electric associated with it: $129.
(d) 
Solar array:
[1] 
Residential.
[a] 
Up to 10 kw: $300.
[b] 
Each additional 10 kw: $25.
[2] 
Commercial.
[a] 
Up to 50 kw: $750.
[b] 
Each additional 10 kw: $50.
(e) 
Annual pool inspection: $75.
(f) 
Sign, electric: $25.
F. 
Fire subcode fees.
(1) 
Wet and/or dry sprinkler head and smoke detector and heat detectors, manual stations, etc. In computing fees for heads and detectors, the number of each shall be counted separately, and two fees, one for heads and one for detectors, shall be charged.
Number of Units
(total)
Fee
20 or fewer
$91
21 to 100
$168
101 to 200
$321
201 to 400
$831
401 to 1,000
$1,150
Over 1,000
$1,469
(2) 
Other.
Device
Fee
Standpipes (each)
$321
Commercial kitchen hood exhaust system (each)
$120
Pre-engineering system (each)
$120
Gas or oil-fired appliance (not connected to plumbing system), furnaces, clothes dryers, ranges, ovens, cooktop units
$65
Fireplace, woodstove, etc.
$65
Installation of fuel storage tanks
Residential
$65
Commercial
$120
Crematoriums
$511
Detectors
$15 each
Mechanical inspection for new HVAC install
$110
G. 
Premanufactured construction fees. The Department has become aware of problems regarding the proper calculation of permit fees for premanufactured buildings.
(1) 
The proper method of calculating permit fees for site construction associated with the installation of premanufactured construction is based on N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(c)1; as follows:
(a) 
Fees for new construction or alterations shall be as follows: Fees for renovations, alterations, reroofing, repairs, and site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction, and the external utility connections for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be computed as a unit rate per $1,000 of estimated cost.
(2) 
The proper way to calculate construction permit fees for all premanufactured construction is that for all four subcodes, Building, Fire, Plumbing and Electric, the fee is based on the unit rate per $1,000 of the cost of the site work.
(3) 
The only exception to the above would be if there is a stick-built addition to the premanufactured building. The stick-built portion would be calculated by the volume.
A. 
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23: that area in Egg Harbor City bounded by Bremen Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Homburg Avenue and the Mullica River.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Common Council biannually a report reevaluating the delineation of the fire limits. This report shall indicate the recommendations of the Construction 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.
This chapter shall take effect on January 1, 1977.