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ORDINANCE 1998-03ORDINANCE 98 -3 � - ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CHERRY HILL ESTABLISHING A STATE UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE ENFORCING AGENCY AND A CONSTRUCTION FEE SCHEDULE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 217, LAWS OF NEW JERSEY 1975 AND TITLE 5, CHAPTER 23 OF THE NEW JERSEY ADMINISTRATIVE CODE WHEREAS, Ordinance 95 -46 entitled "Construction Fee Schedule" was adopted in 1995 by the Township Council of the Township of Cherry Hill; and is hereby amended; and WHEREAS, the New Jersey State Construction Code (N.J.A.C. 5:23 et. seq.) has been revised; and WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J. A.C. 5:23 -2.25 shall establish fees for activities as outlined by statute, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden and State of New Jersey as follows that Ordinance 95 -46 be rescinded and the following be adopted as the "Cherry Hill Township Uniform Construction Code Fee Ordinance ". Section 1. (a) There is herebv established in Township of Cherry Hill a State Uniform Construction Code Enforcing Agency to be known as the Department of Code Enforcement & inspections consisting of a Construction Official, Building Subcode Official, Electrical Subcode Official, Fire Subcode Official, Plumbing Subcode Official, Elevator 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. (b) Each official position created in subsection (a) hereof shall be filled by a Person qualified for such a position pusuant to P.L. 1975, C.217 as amended and N.J..4 C. 5:23; provided that in lieu of any particular Subcode Official, an on -site inspection agency may be retained by contract pursuant tol 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 per P.L. 1975, C.217 and N.J.A.C. 5:23 to hold each such position. (c) The public shall have the right to do business with the enforcing agency at the Cherry Hill Township Municipal Building, 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, except for emergencies and unforseen or unavoidable circumstances. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Section 2. All appeals wills be handled by the Camden County Construction Board. of Appeals pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 -4.40. Section 3. A permit shall be required for all general construction work except for: (a) Ordinary repairs as provided for in Section 5:23 -2.7 of the State Uniform Construction Code which do not violate any of the regulations. Section 4. Construction Permit Fees: The fee for a Construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in 1 through 10 herefore and shall be paid before the permit is issued. (1) The Building Subcode Fee New Construction (a) Fee for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the building or structure as computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23 -2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.027 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups. Renovations. Alterations. Repairs (b) Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work The fee shall be $20.00 per $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, provided that the minimum fee of S43.00 shall be paid. For. the purpose of determining estimated cost the applicant shall submit to the department cost data produced either by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the actual contract signed by the owner and the contractor. A bonafide contractor's bid if available shall be submitted. Where any material or labor is furnished or provide at no cost, its normal, or usual cost shall be included in the estimated cost. The department shall make the final decision regarding the estimated cost. The department shall use the current BOCA Building and Valuation Report in determining the estimated cost. Minor Construction (c) Fees for'minor construction work shall be based upon the estimated cost of construction. The fee shall be in the amount of $20.00 per $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof. Minor work shall. be as described in the state Uniform Construction Code 5:23 - 2.17.4. : Exterior Additions i (d) For exterior additions the fee shall be $0:027 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion with a minimum fee of $43.00. . Renovations and Addition Combination (e) Fore combinations of renovations and additions in excess of $1,000.00, the fee shall be computed separately as renovations and additions. Grading or Earthwork Permit (Commercial Property) (f) The permit fee for site grading or earthwork shall be $40.00 for 500 square feet up to 10,000 square feet (actual graded area), $70.00 for 10,001 square feet to one acre, and $40.00 for each additional acre or fraction thereof. This hall apply to commercial properties only Gradin -g(Sinele Familv Lots) (g) For all single family residential lotswhere the actual graded area is 500 square feet or more, the permit fee for grading and earthwork shall be $40.00. (h) The fee for new fences shall be $0.20 per linear foot with a minimum fee of $33.00. (i) The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $60.00 for a stricture of less than 1,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height or for a one or two family dwelling (use group R -3 of the building subcode), and $90.00 for all structures over 1,000 square feet, for interior demolition work, and for all other use groups. (j) The fee for apermit to construct a sign shall be in the amount of 50.085 per square foot of the surface area of the sign, provided that the minimum fee shall be 543.00. In the case of double faced signs the area of surface of only one side of the sign shall be used for the purpose of fee computation. (k:) The fee'for a roof permit for a single family dwelling '(use group R -3 and R -4 only) shall be $46.00 as per N.J.A.C. 5:234.20(c).2.i(6). i. (1) The fee for a siding permit for a single family. dwelling (use group R -3 and R -4 only) shall be.:546.00 as per N.J.A.C. 5:23- 4.20(c).2i(6). (m) The administrative fee for an asbestos abatement permit shall be 570.00. (n) The fee'shall be $90.00 for tents in excess of 900'squar'' feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension. (2) The Plumbina Subcode Fee Shall Be: 75% of State Fees found in 5:23- 4.20iii. (3) The Electrical Subcode Fee Shall Be: .75% of State Fees found in 5:23- 4.20iii. (4) The Fire Subcode Fee Fire protection and hazardous equipment shall include sprinklers, standpipes, smoke and heat detectors, pre- engineered fire suppression systems, gas and oil fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust system, incinerators, and crematoriums. (a) Sprinkler and Detection Eauipment In computing fees for sprinkler heads and smoke/heat detectors, the number of each shall be counted separately and two fees, one fore sprinkler heads and one for smokelheat detectors, shall be charged. 20 or Less (1) The fee for 20 or fewer sprinkler heads or heat/smoke detectors shall be 546.00. 21 to 100 ( ?) The fee for 21 to and including 100 sprinkler heads or heat/smoke detectors shall be $85.00. 101 to 200 (3) The fee for 101 to and including 200 sprinkler heads or smokelheat detectors shall be $163.00. 201 to 400 (4) The fee for 201 to and including 400 sprinkler heads or smoke /heat detectors' shall be 5423.00. 401 to 1.000 (5) The fee for 401 to and including 1,000 sprinkler heads or smoke/heat detectors shall be $585.00. Over 1.000 (6) The fee for over 1,000 sprinkler heads or smoke/heat detectors shall be 5748.00. (b) The fee for each standpipe shall be 5163.00 (r) The fee for each independent pre - engineered system shall be 565.00. (d) The fee for each gas or oil fired applinace which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be 543.00. (e) The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be S43.00. (f) The fee for each incinerator shall be 5260.00. (g; The fee for the installation or removal of flammable or combustible liquid tanks shall be $46.00 per tank. (5) The Elevator Subcode Fee Shall Be: 75% of State Fees as found in in 5:23 - 4.20 - viii -6,7,8 and 5:23 -12. (6) Mechanical Subcode Fee Shall Be: As per 5:23- 4.20.9. (7) Administrative Surcharge (a) Whenever a private on -site inspection and plan review agency is used by the Township of Cherry Hill, an administrative surcharge fee of 15% shall be cha bed. The surcharge fee shall apply only to the Subcode for which a private on- site inspection and plan review agency is used as per N.J.A.C. 5:23- 4.18(k). (8) Certificate of Occupancy Fees (a) The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy shall be 10% of the cost of the building subcode permit fee for all use groups with a minimum fee of 590.00. (b) The fee for a Certificate of Occupancy granted pursuant to a (:hange of Use Group'shaL' be Si25.00. The fee- for a change of.Ownership/Tenant or Certificate of Continued Occupant' shall be S90.00. -- (c) The fee, for a tenant Certificate of Occupany shall be $85.00 per unit for apartments'(] -2 use group only). (d) The administrative fee for each certificate of occupancy issued following the successful completion of an asbestos abatement project shall be $14.00. = ' (9) The Feefor Final Reinspections Shall Be: (a) Final inspections for all trades shall be made upon written request orthe contractor /builder /owner. If upon written request for final inspection, the building is not ready for final inspection, and a reinspection is to be made, then a reinspection fee of 5100.00 will be charged. This fee shall be paid before the final reinspection is made. (10) Refunds (a) In the event that a building permit becomes "null and void" or 'td-: n monies are requested to be refunded for permits not used, an administrative fee of 15% of the cost of the permit, in addition to 25% for plan review will be deducted from the refund. (11) Prototype Processing (a) Where a design is used repeatedly at different locations, the plans attached to the first application for construction permit may be designed as "prototype or master plan" either by the Construction official or the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Subsequent submittals shall consist of a plot plan including utilities, flour plan, exterior elevations and a reference to the prototype plan by application or permit number (N.J.A.C. 5:23- 2.15(e)3.i(t). The construction permit fee shall be reduced by 25 %. Section 5. When the enforcing agency uses the services of a private on -site inspections and plan review agency to enforce one or more subcodes, the fees charged to the municipality by the private on -site agency shall be a percentage of those fees ch.; bed by the Department of community Affairs current fee schedule pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 - 4.14(1:) and N.J.A.C. 5:23 -4.20. Such fees may change and become effective without further notice as provided in N.J.A.C. 5:23 -4.20. Section 6. (a) The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to Council biannually 'a - report and any other expenses of the h1"nicipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act. (b) In order to provide for the training, certification, and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and regulations, the ell orcing agency shall collect in addition to the fees. specified above a surcharge fee of 50.0016 per cubic foot of volume of new c6nstruction and`S0.008 per dollar value of alteration and renovation construction. Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey on a quarterly basis.'. (c) A Municipal Monthly Activity Report (Form R -810) shall be flied with the Department of Community Affairs on a monthly basis in accordance with N.J.A. C. 5:23- 4.5(d). Section 7. If any section or part of this ordinance shall be declared invalid by the judgement of any court or competent jurisdiction, such section or part shall be deemed to be severable from the remainder of this ordinance. Sec tion 8. A!: ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistant with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies only. INTRODUCED: January 26, 1998 i COUNCIYPRESID ,V-OPTED: February 9, 1998 ATTEST: SUSAN BASS LET"LN, MANOR _N-1YRN C. CLOTH, R.M.C., TO« CLERK