Borough of Mars, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mars 5-3-2010 by Ord. No. 431. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 107.
Property maintenance — See Ch. 179.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 230.
Tax Collector service fees — See Ch. 238, Art. V.
Zoning — See Ch. 270.
126a Plan Review Fees

§ 126-1 Adoption of provisions.

The following required permit applications, inspections, and fees are adopted by the Borough of Mars to facilitate the enforcement of the Borough Code,[1] the Municipalities Planning Code provisions,[2] the Uniform Construction Code,[3] Chapter 270, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Mars, and other applicable ordinances of the Borough as they pertain to the construction, renovation, repair, and occupation of Borough residential, commercial and industrial structures.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 45101 et seq.
[2]:
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
[3]:
Editor's Note: See Chapter 107, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 126-2 Responsibility for obtaining permit; payment of fees.

The following permits and fees shall be the responsibility of the residents and businesses of the Borough to obtain and pay for.

§ 126-3 Forms.

The forms for all permits shall be provided by the Borough to all applicants and shall be required to be filled in and submitted to the Borough office or to the Zoning Officer or appointed inspection agencies.

§ 126-4 Permit requirements and fee schedule. [1]

The Borough shall from time to time adopt by resolution a permit and fee schedule. Construction or installation of the facilities listed in this chapter shall require, depending on their size and characteristics, a zoning review fee, a building permit fee and an inspection fee.
Zoning Permit and Fee Schedule
Zoning review fee [for building permits as required by the Uniform Construction Code (UCC)[2] and for structures over 64 square feet in size] $50
Occupancy permit (issued at construction completion for all building permits issued) $25
Change of occupancy in residential districts $20
Change of occupancy or use in all other districts $40
Home occupation permit and related sign $30
Appeals to the Zoning Hearing Board $600
Residential sign (up to 2 square feet) permit $25
Business sign (up to 100 square feet) permit $50
Fence permit required for all fencing longer than 30 feet in combined length $25
Private pool permit (aboveground) $25
Private pool permit (in-ground) $50
Shed or other structure (such as storage houses, greenhouses, or private recreation structures other than prefabricated swing sets) up to 64 square feet $25
Utility building permit greater than 64 square feet/playhouse permit $50
Private kennel permit $50
Garage $50
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]:
Editor's Note: See Chapter 107, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 126-5 Building permit and inspection fees. [1]

The Borough adopts the following building permit and inspection fees for residential and commercial construction: Refer to the current fee schedule of the UCC third-party inspector attached hereto and made a part hereof.[2]
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]:
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is included at the end of this chapter.

§ 126-6 Additional permits, requirements and fees.

A. 
Permits for attached decks greater than 25 square feet in size and erected 30 inches above the ground surface and decks smaller than 25 square feet but erected 30 inches above the ground surface: permit to be calculated at $50 for inspection, plus $0.10 per square foot of deck area.
B. 
All building inspections performed by inspectors not appointed by the Borough as its official representatives shall be billed directly by said third-party inspectors to the building owner or responsible party.
C. 
Engineering or legal reviews performed by the Borough Engineer and/or the Borough Solicitor shall be paid for by a developer or property owner who has submitted a subdivision plan, site plan, building plan, or other plans to the Borough, at the customary hourly rate charged by the Engineer and Solicitor to the Borough. Before such reviews shall commence, a deposit shall be paid to the Borough, to be credited against the expense of such reviews, representing the estimate by the Engineer and the Solicitor of the cost of said reviews. Any additional time not covered by said deposit will be billed to and be payable by the developer/property owner, and any excess deposit shall be refunded to the developer/property owner.
D. 
Review and submittal of subdivision plans: $100.
E. 
All other fees or permits required by Borough zoning, maintenance and building ordinances and not specifically listed herein: $35.
F. 
Copies of Chapter 270, Zoning, of the Code of the Borough of Mars: $15.
G. 
All other hearings before the Mars Borough Zoning Hearing Board and procedures for conditional use or special exception: $600.