By Laws Ammendments
At our May meeting the By Laws Committee Chairman presented a proposed amendment which would strike the requirement that Directors can only serve two full terms on the Board, where they would then have to move up to an Officer’s position or move off the Board. After much discussion amongst the members present, a vote was taken after a motion was made and seconded, to adopt the proposal. the motion did not carry and a second motion was made and seconded to reject the proposed amendment. The By Laws continue to contain the requirement that a Director can only serve for two full 3 year terms.
Let any Board member know if you are interested in serving on one of BPMIA’s committees. See the available committees on the committees page.
Also let us know if there are topics of discussion, or concerns you would like presented at a regular Association meeting.
To all UCC instructors; make a BPMIA regular meeting a field trip/class for your students. They can network with colleagues and get their names out there for possible future employment and hopefully join our ranks to make our association membership strong. Hand outs should include a membership application.
To all members: Help us get the word out to the world by forwarding to us, the email addresses of your friends and associates who are in related professions, and who might be interested to in joining our Association. See the BPMIA contacts page for contact information.
Uniform Construction Code Program: Bergen Community College.
Bergen Community College offers classes for construction professionals who are looking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. Obtaining a technical or administrative license enhances the chances for higher paying, more responsible jobs. Questions? Please contact 201 447-7488 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Information: https://ce.bergen.edu/
- Registration: https://bit.ly/
- Inquiries: phone (201) 447-7488 or email email@example.com.
- Contact: Yeon Su Kil, EdM, Program Supervisor
Bergen Community College, Continuing Education & Workforce Development
400 Paramus Rd, Paramus NJ 07652
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Licensing: Bergen Community College
Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in February 2023, but only if there are enough students to run a class. Call the number below if you are interested in continuing your education for licensure by the State of New Jersey as code officials.
Steps Toward Licensing
- Sub-Code Official (Administrative)
- Construction Code Official (Administrative)
- RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (Building Inspector licensure)
- ICS – Industrial Commercial Structures
- HHS – Hazardous High-rise Structures
Attendance requirements are mandated for each course by the state; however, attendance does not ensure licensing. Prerequisites for all courses will be enforced by the Licensing Bureau, New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs.
For information on how to take the national tests or apply for your NJ license, contact the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Services by calling (609) 984-7834.
• The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs currently offers students a 100% reimbursement of the tuition for qualified applicants. If you have any questions about qualifying for any of these courses, then you must talk to the Department of Community Affairs before you register! There are no refunds once classes are started.
Please register early. For more information, please call (201) 447-7488. You can register over the phone!
2019 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th at the Farmstead Country Club and deemed to be another huge success. Proceeds are used for our Scholarship fund which helps our children while attending college. Many thanks to Ernie Sisco and his committee for their hard work in making the outing the success it always turns out to be.
NJBOA’s May Association Meeting
BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting on May 25th, 2022.
The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest, 309 Vincent Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601
There were 14 members of BPMIA in attendance, and there were representatives from Mitchell Humphry and e Plan-Soft who spoke about the integration of the two software companies and their role in code enforcement for code officials in local enforcing agencies.
Contractor Registration Law
Contractor Registration took effect January 1, 2006
The official text of New Jersey Statutes can be found through the home page of the New Jersey Legislature http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.), published by Thomson West, provides the official annotated statutes for New Jersey.The statutes in PDF form provided on this website by the Division of Consumer Affairs are unofficial courtesy copies, which may differ from the official text. Although every effort is made to ensure that the text of the courtesy copies is identical to the official version, if any discrepancies exist between the text on this website and the official version, the official version will govern.
An Act concerning construction permits for the installation of wheelchair ramps on residential real property and amending P.L. 1975, C.2l 7.
AN ACT concerning construction permits for the installation of wheelchair ramps on residential real property and amending P.L.1975, c.2l 7.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New J ersey:
I. Section 13 of P.L.1975, c.217 (C.52:27D-131) is amended to read as follows:
C.52:27D-131 Construction permits: application, approval. expiration, cancellat ion, extension.
13. a. The enforcing agency shall examine each application for a construction permit. If the application conforms with this act, the code, and the requirements of other applicable laws and ordinances. the enforcing agency shall approve the application and shall issue a construction permit to the applicant. Every application for a construction permit shall be granted, in whole or in part, or denied within 20 business days, unless the application is limited to the construction of a ramp designed to provide wheelchair access to a one or two unit dwelling, and required for such access by a resident of the dwelling, in which case the permit shall be granted or denied within five busi ness days. If appl ication is denied in whole or in part, the enforcing agency shall set forth the reasons therefor i n writing. If an enforcing agency fails to grant, in whole or in part, or deny an application for a construction permit within the period of time prescribed herein. such failure shall be deemed a denial of the application for purposes of an appeal to the construction board of appeals unless such period of time has been extended with the consent of the applicant. The enforcing agency may approve changes in plans and specifications previously approved by it, if the plans and specifications when so changed remain in conform ity with law. Except as otherwise provided in this act or the code, the construction or alteration of a building or structure shall not be commenced until a construction permit has been issued. The construction of a building or structure shall be in compliance with the approved application for a construction permit; and the enforcing agency shall insure such compliance in the manner set forth in section 14 of this act.
The commissioner, after consultation with the code advisory board, may. for certain classes or types of occupancy posing special or unusual hazard s to public safety. establish regulations designating the department as the enforcing agency for purposes of approving plans and specifications. A municipal enforci ng agency shall not grant an occupancy permit for any such class or type of construction unless the applicant submi ts appropriate plans and specifications certified or approved by the department. Upon submission by an appl icant of such certified approved plans and specifications, the enforcing agency shall recognize the approval when deciding whether to approve the application for a construction permit.
- A construction permit. issued in accordance with the foregoing provisions, pursuant to which no construction has been undertaken above the foundation walls within one year from the ti me of issuance. shall expire.
- The enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in the event the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the date of issuance of the construction permit. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law.rule or regulation to the contrary, the enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in effect on the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- 131.l et al.). if the project for which the construction permit was obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- I 31. l et al.).
P.L.2015, CHAPTER 159
- If the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by a deadline set forth in this section, the permittee may submit a request for an extension of the permit to the enforcing agency for review. The enforcing agency may extend the permit for a period of one year. Approval of the extension shall not be unreasonably withheld. Denial of a request for an extension may be appealed to the county construction board of appeals established pursuant to section 9 of P.L.1975 , c.217 (C.52:270-127). If a project is not completed within the deadline set forth in this section, the enforcing agency shall take all appropriate action up to and including demolition of the uncompleted structure.
The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a permi t obtained : ( 1) to construct
improvements to the interior of a residential property in which the permittee is currently residing that are not visible from the outside of the residential property, (2) for any building of which the extetior and all required site improvements have been fully constructed, or (3) for a project while that project is under the control of a mortgagee in possession.
The enforcing agency may suspend, revoke or cancel a construction permit in case of neglect or failure to comply with the provisions of this act or the code, or upon a finding by it that a false statement or representation has been made in the application for the construction permit.
2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved December 2, 2015.