Borough of Paramus, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Paramus 5-14-1969 by Ord. No. 608 (Ch. 8, Art. 1, of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Truss-type buildings — See Ch. 187.
Certificates of compliance — See Ch. 197.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 203.
Operation of cranes — See Ch. 207.
Home buyers protection — See Ch. 269.
Site plan review — See Ch. 371.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 387.
Zoning — See Ch. 429.
A. 
Every person, firm or corporation engaged in the business of constructing, erecting, altering, repairing, restoring, reroofing, residing, moving or demolishing the whole or any part of buildings or structures or engaged in the construction and installation of swimming pools or engaged in the business of erecting or altering signs, for any of which a permit is required by the applicable ordinances of the Borough, shall be required to register the name of such person or firm or corporation with the Building Inspector.
B. 
The owner or occupant of a building or structure applying for a permit required by a Borough ordinance shall not be required to register, provided that he intends to do and supervise his own work.
For the purpose of this chapter, there shall be the following classes for registration:
A. 
Contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the construction of a building or structure from start to finish or the alteration, addition to or repair of any building or structure. This class of contractor shall be equipped to handle such work by and through his own work or his own organization or employees.
B. 
Demolition contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of demolishing any building or structure in whole or in part.
C. 
General contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the construction of a building or structure from start to finish or the alteration, addition to or repair of any building or structure. This class of contractor shall be equipped to handle such work either by and through his own organization or appropriate subcontractors and, in the latter event, must be completely responsible for his subcontractors' work.
D. 
Miscellaneous contractor: a contractor who is engaged in work of a special character as determined by the Building Inspector.
E. 
Moving contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of moving any buildings or structures.
F. 
Roofing and siding contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the application of roofing and siding materials to existing or new buildings or structures.
G. 
Sign or billboard contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the erection, alteration or maintenance of signs or billboards.
H. 
Swimming pool contractor: a contractor who is engaged in the business of the installation of swimming pools, their equipment and appurtenances.
Applications for registration under this chapter shall be submitted to the Building Inspector on forms supplied by him and shall include, in addition to any information he may deem necessary, a statement giving the name or corporate or firm name of the contractor and, in the case of a firm, corporation or partnership, the name and address of the principal officer or member of said firm, corporation or partnership. This application shall also contain the number of years such person, firm or corporation has been in business or in existence at the current locations, including the address of such prior locations, if any. The applicant shall state in which class he desires to be registered, choosing one or more of the classes designated in § 179-2 of this chapter.
A. 
No person, firm or corporation shall be registered under this chapter or shall be reregistered after revocation of registration under § 179-6 of this chapter unless and until there is paid to the Building Inspector therefor a fee of $100.
[Amended 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 98-8; 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. 11-15]
B. 
After registration and for so long as the registration is not revoked under § 179-5 of this chapter, no subsequent fee shall be required.
[Added 2-10-1998 by Ord. No. 98-8]
To register as a contractor with the Borough of Paramus so as to be able to work as a contractor within the Borough of Paramus, the following requirements must be satisfied:
A. 
A registration fee of $100 must be submitted.
[Amended 5-10-2011 by Ord. No. 11-15]
B. 
A current certificate of insurance indicating amounts of coverage for product liability and workmen's compensation must be submitted.
C. 
Vehicle insurance as required by the New Jersey Department of Motor Vehicles must be submitted.
A. 
If any person, firm or corporation registered under the provisions of this chapter shall fail, in the execution of any work, to comply with the applicable ordinances and regulations of the Borough relevant to the construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, residing, reroofing, moving or demolition of any building, structure, swimming pool, sign or billboard or part thereof, the Building Inspector shall cause a notice of violation to be served upon such person or principal member or officer of any such firm or corporation. Such notice shall:
(1) 
Be in writing.
(2) 
Include a statement of the reasons why it is being issued.
(3) 
State that unless, within 10 days from service of the notice, a written request is made for a hearing before the Building Inspector, said notice shall, at the expiration of such ten-day period, be deemed an order to cease and desist from and to abate the described violation.
(4) 
Prescribe a reasonable time within which such person shall be required to cease and desist from and to abate such violation.
B. 
Upon conviction for such violation at a requested hearing or upon failure to correct such violation within the period of time stated in the notice of violation, the registration of such person, firm or corporation shall be revoked by the Building Inspector, who shall strike the name of such person, firm or corporation from the registration list and shall not reenter or reinstate such registration during such time as said violation exists or remains.
Any person, firm or corporation whose registration has been revoked under the provisions of § 179-5 of this chapter may reregister and have his or its name reentered upon the registration list upon filing with the Building Department a certification by the Building Inspector to the effect that all violations with reference to which conviction was secured have been corrected or are nonexistent and upon payment of the fee prescribed in § 179-4.
[Amended 11-24-1992 by Ord. No. 92-23; 3-14-2006 by Ord. No. 06-2]
Any person who violates any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties provided by § 1-15 of this Code.