N.J. Admin. Code § 5:71-3.2 - Local enforcing agencies; organization

(a) The fire official shall be appointed in the manner provided for in the ordinance establishing the local enforcing agency. He or she shall serve as the chief administrator of the agency. He or she shall establish the day-to-day operating routines of the agency and shall coordinate the activities of any inspectors or other staff. He or she shall be certified in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:71-4.
(b) The municipality, fire district and the fire department shall ensure that the enforcing agency has an adequate number of inspectors to complete all necessary inspections and review all permit applications and act on them in a timely manner as well as sufficient staff to ensure that enforcement actions are taken in a timely manner when violations are found and not corrected. Any inspectors engaged in the inspection of life hazard uses shall be certified as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:71-4.
(c) The local enforcing agency shall be subject to direction from the appointing authority and such subordinate officers as may be designated in the adopting ordinance.
(d) The municipality or fire district shall specifically appoint legal counsel to assist and represent the local enforcing agency in all matters related to the Code. Such legal counsel shall advise the agency and undertake such actions at law as the fire official shall deem necessary.


N.J. Admin. Code § 5:71-3.2
Amended by R.1985 d.611, effective 12/2/1985.
See: 17 New Jersey Register 1015(b), 17 New Jersey Register 2870(a).
(c) substantially amended.
Amended by R.1995 d.58, effective 3/6/1995.
See: 26 New Jersey Register 4258(a), 27 New Jersey Register 878(b).

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