Borough of Palisades Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park 1-3-1977 by Ord. No. 856. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Truss-type buildings — See Ch. 103.
Unfit buildings — See Ch. 104.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 143.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 147.
Land use and development — See Ch. 167.
Multiple dwellings — See Ch. 189.
Certificates of continuing occupancy — See Ch. 198.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 261.
Zoning — See Ch. 300.
A. 
There is hereby established in the Borough of Palisades Park a State Uniform Construction Code enforcing agency, to be known as the "Department of Building Inspection," consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, 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. All personnel shall be appointed or assigned to the Department of Building Inspection by the Mayor and Council pursuant to law.
B. 
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the Mayor and Council from retaining an on-site inspection agency for the purpose of acting in the place of a subcode official for specified subcodes established by law, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.6, as required by law.
[Added 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882]
C. 
Each official position created in Subsection A hereof shall be filled by a person qualified for such position pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217,[1] 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 such official position may be held by the same person, provided that such person is qualified, pursuant to P.L. 1975, c. 217, and N.J.A.C. 5:23, to hold each such position.
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
D. 
The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at one office location, except for emergencies and unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances.
[Amended 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882]
Any and all appeals from determinations of the Construction Code Official or any subcode official of the Borough of Palisades Park as authorized by P.L. 1975, c. 217, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder shall be heard by the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals. Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.11A(2), this section shall take effect no later than 120 days from the date that a copy of a resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park delegating jurisdiction to the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals is received by the County of Bergen Construction Board of Appeals.
[Amended 2-9-1978 by Ord. No. 882; 3-8-1979 by Ord. No. 899; 9-10-1981 by Ord. No. 938; 3-8-1984 by Ord. No. 991; 11-26-1984 by Ord. No. 1008; 6-23-1992 by Ord. No. 1154; 6-22-1993 by Ord. No. 1173; 3-18-1997 by Ord. No. 1266; 3-17-1998 by Ord. No. 1295; 4-23-2009 by Ord. No. 1527; 2-15-2011 by Ord. No. 1566; 3-25-2014 by Ord. No. 1614; 4-22-2014 by Ord. No. 1618; 2-28-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-2]
Type
Fee
Building Fees
Minimum Building Fee
$70
New/Addition
New building
$0.027 per cubic foot
Addition
$0.027 per cubic foot
Rehabilitation
$30 per $1,000
Demolition
One- and two-family
$300
Garage/accessory
$100
Multifamily 3+
$400
(Each unit over 3)
Add $50 per unit
Commercial property up to 1,000 square feet
$500
For each additional 1,000 square feet
$50
Underground storage tanks (removal, closure, install)
Up to 2,000 gallons
$250
Over 2,000 gallons
$400
Certificate of occupancy (UCC)
$100
Miscellaneous
Roofing one- and two-family
$85
Siding one- and two-family
$85
All other roofing and siding (cost of job)
$30 per $1,000
Aboveground pool
$150
In-ground pool
$250
Asbestos
$150
Radon
$70
Retaining walls
Up to 550 square feet
$250
Over 550 square feet
$375
Signs (all) per square feet
$4
Awnings/canopies (cost of construction)
$35 per $1,000
Type
Fee
Electrical Fees
Minimum permit fee
$70
Grouping
Fixture and devices to be counted for these items include outlets, wall switches, lighting fixtures, convenience outlets, alarm devices, emergency lights, exit signs, smoke/CO detectors, communication points, fraction of motors, light poles greater than 8 feet or similar fixtures and fraction of motors and devices of one kilowatt or less.
First 25 units
$80
Increments of 25 units
$35
Pool with lights
$13
Spa
$13
Calculations
For the purpose of calculating the following electrical fees, all motors except those in plug-in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers, and all heating, cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
Motors/electrical devices
Up to 10 HP
$80
Up to 50 HP
$80
Up to and over 100 HP
$650
Transformers/generators
Up to 10 KW
$90
Up to 45 KW
$205
Up to 112.5 KW
$205
Over 112.5 KW
$450
Photovoltaic system
1 to 20 panels
$60
Each additional 20 panels
$30
1 to 10 KW
$60
11 to 50 KW
$90
51 to 100 KW
$120
Greater than 100 KW
$576
Services/panels/subpanels
Up to 200 amps
$150
Up to 300 amps
$175
Up to 400 amps
$350
Up to 500 amps
$470
Up to 800 amps
$920
Over 800 amps
$1,500
Temporary electric poles
$95
Range/over/surface unit
$30
Dishwasher/dryer
$30
Water heater
$30
Garbage disposal replacement
$30
Intercom
$30
A/C units (residential)
$75
A/C units (commercial)
$125
Visual bonding
$50
Heating unit
$30
Pool bonding
$150
Baseboard heat (KW size)
$35
Outdoor lights less than 8 feet
$100
Heat pump
HP size
Whirlpool/spa
By HP
Pool filter
By HP
Type
Fee
Plumbing Fees
Minimum permit fee
$70
For the purpose of clarification, special devices include grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air-conditioning units, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers, steam boilers, hot water boilers (excluding those for domestic water heating), gas service piping, sewer pumps, interceptors, and fuel oil piping.
Water closet
$30
Bidet/urinal
$30
Bathtub
$30
Lavatory/sink
$30
Shower
$30
Floor drain
$30
Sink
$30
Dishwasher
$30
Washer
$30
Hose bib
$30
Fuel oil piping
$35
Sump pump
$30
Condensate drain
$30
Garbage disposal
$30
Stacks
$30
Gas appliance connection
$40
Sewer pump
$100
Interceptor/separator
$100
Hot water boiler
$100
Steam boiler
$100
Hot water boiler
$100
Sewer connection, 4 inches to 5 inches
$100
Gas service connection
$100
Grease trap
$100
Water-cooled A/C
$100
Backflow Preventer
1/2 inch to 1 inch
Residential
$40
Commercial
$75
1 1/4 inches to 3 inches
Residential
$75
Commercial
$125
Yearly backflow certification, all types
$75
Water service installation/replacement
3/4 inch to 2 inches
$100
2+ inches to 4 inches
$250
All services above 4 inches
$400
Sewer Installation/Replacement
4 inches to 5 inches
$100
6 inches
$250
All pipe over 6 inches
$500
Type
Fee
Fire Fees
Minimum permit fee
$70
Plan review/inspection
Residential plan review/inspection, each new unit
$100
Commercial use
Up to 5,000 square feet
$500
Over 5,000 square feet
$1,000
Hotel/motel, each unit
$100
Pre-engineered system
Minimum fee
$300
Halon, CO2, foam, wet, dry chemical fee
$25 per $1,000 of construction
Fire alarm control panel (FAC)
$350
Fire pump
$350
Commercial hood system
$300
Commercial hood suppression system
$300
Gas/oil appliance
$100
Chimney pipe liner
$100
Standpipe
$350
Signaling devices
$85
Fuel storage tank
$70
Dry pipe alarm
$50
Pre-action valve
$50
Supervisory devices
$50
Any fire protection or detection device
Smoke, carbon, sprinkler heads, exit lights, etc.
$2
Type
Fee
Elevator fees
Plan review
R-2, R-3, R-4
$76
All other use groups
$350
Witnessing acceptance and performing inspection
Traction and winding drum
1 through 10 floors
$340
Over 10 floors
$567
Dumbwaiters, chairlifts
$76
Hydraulic elevators/escalators
$302
Roped hydraulic elevators
$340
Six-month routine cycle inspection
Traction and winding drum elevators
1 through 10 floors
$211
Over 10 floors
$271
Hydraulic elevators
$151
Roped hydraulic escalators, moving walks
$211
One-year periodic inspection and witnessing of tests, includes six-month routine inspection
1 through 10 floors
$302
Over 10 floors
$362
Hydraulic elevators
$227
Roped hydraulic elevator
$302
Escalator, moving walks
$630
Manlifts, chairlifts
$183
Dumbwaiters
$120
Three- and five-year inspection
Hydraulic and roped elevators
Three-year
$387
Five-year
$425
Traction and drum winding elevators
1 through 10 floors, five-year
$513
Over 10 floors, five-year
$646
Additional charges for any of the above
Oil buffers
$60
Counterweights, governor safetys
$151
Auxiliary generators
$114
Type
Fees
Miscellaneous Fees
Business CCO
$400
Apartment CCO, per unit
$50
Resales
One-family, condo, co-op
$50
Two-family
$75
Multidwelling
First unit
$100
Each additional unit
$50
Zoning review letters
$50
Dumpster
On public property
$15 per day
On private property
No fee
Businesses
To 5,000 square feet
$500
Each additional 1,000 square feet
$100
All reinspection fees
$35
Fences up to 6 feet
$75
Sheds
$75
[Added 9-15-1998 by Ord. No. 1308]
A. 
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
B. 
No disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
C. 
No disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be required to pay any fee charged under the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., in connection with any application for development which promotes accessibility to his own living unit.
D. 
For the purposes of this section, "disabled person" means a person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include but not be limited to any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act, (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.) or is rated as having a 60% disability or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
A. 
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park pursuant to § 300-7 of the Code of the Borough of Palisades Park:
[Amended 8-15-1995 by Ord. No. 1226]
(1) 
Fire District No. 1. Fire District No. 1 shall comprise the areas housing highly congested business, commercial, manufacturing and industrial uses or in which such uses are developing. The limits of such areas are described as bounded by the M-1 and M-C Districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park.
(2) 
Fire District No. 2. Fire District No. 2 shall comprise the areas housing residential uses, together with retail stores and business and amusement centers or in which such uses are developing, and the limits of such areas are described as bounded by the B-1 and B-2 Districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of the Borough of Palisades Park.
(3) 
Outside fire limits. All other areas not included in Fire District Nos. 1 and 2 shall be designated as outside fire limits.
B. 
The Construction Official shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and 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.
All appointments, qualifications for appointment, internal procedures, hearings and notice relative thereto and appeals and filing therefor shall be and they are hereby governed by P.L. 1975, c. 217,[1] and Title 5, Chapter 23, of the New Jersey Administrative Code, as amended and supplemented, three copies of each being on file in the Department of Building Inspection and office of the Borough Clerk.
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Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
Upon publication and passage as prescribed by law, this chapter shall be filed and recorded with the Bureau of Housing Inspection, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and retained on file as a public record in the offices of the Borough Clerk, Building Inspector and Department of Building Inspection.