§ 169-1Building and construction fees.
§ 169-2Clerk fees.
§ 169-3Engineering fees.
§ 169-5Land use.
§ 169-7Municipal Court fees.
§ 169-8Tax Assessment Department fees.
§ 169-9Tax Collection Department fees.
§ 169-10Fire prevention.
§ 169-11General fees.
§ 169-12Off-duty police administrative fees.
§ 169-13Water and sewer fees.
§ 169-14False alarm system fees.
§ 169-15Youth Center rental fee.
§ 169-16Memorial tree planting.
§ 169-17Tree clearing and removal.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Construction Department (§ 129-3):
Construction fee schedule. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode and/or administrative and miscellaneous fees listed hereof and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
Building subcode fees.
For new construction: $0.035 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
For renovations, alterations and repairs: $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost of the work, provided that the minimum fee shall be $75.
For additions: $0.035 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
For combination of renovations and additions: the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
For fuel storage tanks: $28 per $1,000 of estimated cost of work, with a minimum fee of $75.
For inspection of barns, silos, greenhouses, warehouses and other agricultural, recreational and storage use buildings: $0.015 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, up to 100,000 cubic feet; $0.010 per cubic foot of building or structure volume in excess of 100,000 cubic feet.
The fee for asbestos abatement shall be $85. The fee for each certificate of occupancy issued following the successful completion of an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be $50.
The fee for lead hazard abatement shall be $85.
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit.
The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $250.
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $75.
Certificates of occupancy.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy issued pursuant to new construction shall be computed at 10% of the construction permit fee. The minimum fee shall be $75.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $75.
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be $50.
The fee for a permit for installation of an elevator shall be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)6 and 7 and N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.1 et seq.
The fee to construct an aboveground swimming pool shall be $220. The fee to construct an in-ground swimming pool shall be $220.
The fee for erecting or alteration of a wall or fence exceeding six feet in height or fences required as barriers surrounding public or private swimming pools shall be $75.
Fees for retaining walls shall be as follows:
A retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall have a flat fee of $100.
A retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall have a flat fee of $70.
A newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of the construction.
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $100.
Surcharge fees. In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume of new construction, and $1.70 per $1,000 of value of construction or alteration work. Said surcharge fees shall be remitted to the Division of Codes and Standards, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30 and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, said fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters.
Plumbing subcode fees.
Plumbing fixtures shall include, but not be limited to, stacks, lavatories, kitchen sinks, slop sinks, sinks, urinals, water closets, bathtubs, shower stalls, laundry tubs, floor drains, washing machine connections, hose bibs and similar fixtures.
Plumbing appurtenances shall include, but not be limited to, devices, a manufactured device, or an on-the-job assembly of component parts, which is adjunct to the basic piping system and plumbing fixtures, pressure reducing valves backflow prevention devices back water valves, vacuum breakers, grease traps, interceptors and similar devices.
Plumbing appliances shall include but not be limited to hot water heaters, tankless heaters, heat exchangers, water storage tanks, solar panels, water pressure booster systems, sump pumps, dishwashers, ice makers, instant hot water coils, sewerage ejectors, garbage disposal units, sterilizers, aspirators, water-cooled air-conditioning units, water conditions and similar equipment.
The fee for the installation or the replacement of a plumbing fixture shall be $15 for each plumbing fixture.
The fee for the installation or replacement of a plumbing appurtenance and/or special device shall be $75 per each plumbing appurtenance and/or special device. Exception: The fee for backflow preventor that does not require ongoing inspections shall be $35. For cross connections and backflow preventor that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection every 12 months, the fee shall be $75 for each device.
The fee for the installation or replacement of a plumbing appliance shall be $45. Exception: When installed in Use Group R-3 and R-4 in new construction or a complete renovation that is not considered an ordinary repair, the fee for dishwashers, ice makers and instant hot water coils shall be $20.
The fee for the installation of a house or building sewer and/or a water service pipe is $75.
The fee for the installation or replacement of subsoil drains shall be $25.
The fee for the installation or replacement of roof drains and/or area drains shall be $50 per drain.
The fee for gas line piping is $20 per each gas appliance connection.
The fee for the installation or replacement of oil lines and/or oil tank piping shall be $50.
The minimum plumbing fee shall be $75.
Electric subcode fees.
For from one to 50 receptacles or fixtures, the fee shall be in the amount of $75; for each 25 receptacles or fixtures in addition to this, the fee shall be in the amount of $20. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles or fixtures shall include lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacles or similar fixture, and motors or devices of less than one horsepower or one kilowatt.
For each motor or electrical device one horsepower or greater than one horsepower and less than or equal to 10 horsepower; and for transformers and generators one kilowatt or greater than one kilowatt and less than or equal to 10 kilowatts, the fee shall be $20.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel less than or equal to 200 amperes; and for all transformers and generators greater than 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 45 kilowatts, the fee shall be $65.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes; and for transformers and generators greater than 45 kilowatts the fee shall be $90.
For each motor or electrical device greater than 100 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or subpanel greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator greater than 112.5 kilowatts, the fee shall be $400.
For the purpose of computing these 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.
For each pool permit with UV lights, there shall be a flat fee of $125.
For each yearly electrical inspection completed pursuant to P.L. 1998, c. 137,
The minimum electrical fee shall be $75.
Fire protection subcode fees.
The fee for 25 or fewer heads or detectors shall be $80; for 26 to and including 100 heads or detectors the fee shall be $160; for 101 to 200 heads or detectors the fee shall be $300; for 201 to 400 heads or detectors the fee shall be $570; over 400 heads or detectors the fee shall be $1,020. In computing fees for heads and detectors, the number of each shall be counted separately and two fees, one for heads and one for detectors, shall be charged.
The fee for each standpipe shall be $200.
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $110.
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $80.
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system will be $190.
The fee for each incinerator shall be $420.
The fee for each crematorium shall be $420.
The minimum fee shall be $95.
Waiver of fees. No person shall be charged a construction permit fee, permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility for disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein. Further, a disabled person, or a parent or a sibling of a disabled person, shall not 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. For the purpose of applying this provision, the definition of a "disabled person" offered in the Uniform Construction Code Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e) shall govern.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Township Clerk:
Motels and tourist lodges (§ 353-5). The annual fee for motels and tourist lodges shall be $20 per lodging unit or $10 per unit if the license is issued after July 1.
Peddlers, solicitors and canvassers (§ 281-9). The fee for every applicant for a license shall be $50 per annum or $15 per day.
Taxicabs (§ 342-5). The annual fee to be paid for a taxicab license shall be as follows:
Filming/taping on public land and under § 173-4A. The fee for a permit for filming/taping on public land shall be:
Junkyards. The fee for a junkyard license shall be $400 per year.
Improvement search. The fee for an improvement search shall be $10.
Games of chance license. The fee for a games of chance license shall be $10.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the engineering department:
Grading plan review: $275; minor grading plan review: $175.
Hunting map: $10.
Map or plan copy 24 inches by 36 inches: $6.
Large map or plan copies: $1 per square foot.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Health Department:
Marriage license/civil union license/domestic partnership license: $28.
Burial permit: $1.
Certified copy of vital statistics record: $10.
Food and drink.
Food and drink license (renewal – non-mobile-pre-packaged food): $75.
Food plan review (new): $100.
Septic systems and wells.
Well permit: $100.
Water supply (§ 442-8).
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct a water supply: $5.
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing water supply: $5.
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter an existing water supply: $10.
For each reinspection of a water supply or part thereof caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code of New Jersey (1966): inspection fee of $10.
Release/removal of trapped animals: $25.
Dead animal removal: No charge.
Feral cat removal: No charge.
Male cancer screening: fixed by Health Officer per clinic.
Female cancer screening: fixed by Health Officer per clinic.
SMAC blood testing: fixed by Health Officer per clinic.
Immunizations: fixed by Health Officer per clinic.
Health-related screenings: fixed by Health Officer per clinic.
Massage and bodywork therapy establishments. The annual permit fee for massage and bodywork therapy establishments shall be $250 payable on January 1 of each year.
Tattoo and permanent cosmetic establishments. The annual licensing fee for tattoo and permanent cosmetic establishments shall be $250 per year.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Land Use Department:
Application fees. The following are application and escrow fees for applications for development as well as interpretations, appeals, concept applications, change of use, and zoning permit:
|Application Fee or Charge||Initial Escrow Deposit|
|Minor, simple lot line change||$250||$1,000|
|Amendment to approved minor||$100||$150/lot|
|Preliminary plat||$2,000 plus $500/lot||10 or fewer lots: $2,000; 11 to 25 lots: $3,000; 26 to 1,000 lots: $5,000|
|Final plat||$1,000 plus $250/lot||10 or fewer lots: $500; 11 to 25 lots: $800; 25 lots or more: $1,000|
|Amendment to approved preliminary plat||$250 plus $50/lot||$125/lot|
|Amendment to approved final plat||$125 plus $25/lot||$62.50/lot|
|Waiver from design standards||$100 each|
|Site plans, conventional|
|Waiver of minor site plan||$250||$500|
|Preliminary||$500 plus $10/1,000 square feet of lot area plus $10/square foot of floor area||$750 per acre or part thereof for 2 acres; $100 for each additional acre or part thereof|
|Amendment to previously approved preliminary site plan||$500||50% of preliminary escrow|
|Final site plan||$250 plus $3/1,000 square feet of lot area plus $3/100 square feet floor area||$350/acre or part thereof for first acre plus $50 for each additional acre or part thereof|
|Amendment to previously approved final site plan||$250||50% of final site plan escrow|
|Waiver from design standards||$100 each|
|Site plans, multifamily|
|Preliminary||$600 plus $200 per unit over 3||10 or fewer units: $2,000; 11 to 25 units: $3,000; 26 to 100 units: $4,000; 100 plus units: $5,000|
|Amendment to previously approved preliminary site plan||50% of preliminary fee||50% of preliminary escrow|
|Final site plan||25% of the fee for preliminary site plan||25% of the escrow for preliminary site plan|
|Amendment to previously approved final site plan||50% of final site plan fee||50% of final site plan escrow|
|Waiver from design standards||$100 each|
|Fees applicable to various applications|
|Combined preliminary and final application||Preliminary and final fee||Preliminary and final escrow|
|Resubmission on incomplete||50% of original fee||50% of original escrow|
|Request for extension||$150||$1,000|
|Request for change in condition of resolution||$250||$500|
|Conditional use||Single family: $500; major subdivision: $2,000; site plan: $1,500||Single family: $2,000; subdivision: $3,000; site plan: $3,000|
|(c)||Variances - bulk||$250 each||$1,500 base/additional; $250 for additional variance|
|(d)||Variances - use||$750 each||$1,500|
|Fences/sheds/other accessory structures||$25|
|Commercial vehicle permit||$100|
|Zoning permit for certificate of existing nonconformity||$150|
|CD recording of Planning Board or Board of Adjustment meeting||$2 per CD|
|Lot grading plan||$275|
|Meeting fee||$1,500 for special meeting|
|Canceled meeting fee||$500 if special meeting canceled|
Inspection fees. The developer shall reimburse the Township for all reasonable inspection fees. A deposit of the greater of $500 or 5% of the estimated costs of improvements shall be required.
Temporary outdoor storage structures: $25 for the permit.
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Recreation Department. Included in most of these fees is a recreation participant assessment of $5 added to each fee to be utilized for the maintenance of any field lighting with any balance being held in trust for recreation capital improvements. Some programs are exempt from the participant assessment. The fees that are exempt and do not include the assessment are designated by an asterisk (*) below. Programs using Township property run by the Montville Athletic League, Montville Baseball and Softball Association, Montville Lacrosse Club, Montville Soccer Association, or other approved sports organizations using Township property shall also be subject to the recreation participant assessment of $5.
|ARCH Way*||Fees up to $25|
|Assessment fee||$5 per person per program|
|Atlantic City trips*||$30|
|Basketball, clinic (Broncos)||$50|
|Basketball, clinic (fall)||$110|
|Basketball, clinic (summer)||$250|
|Late fee (late registration fee goes up, too)||$80|
|Bocce*||$25 per team|
|Chef it Up – cooking classes||$85|
|Concerts in the Park – 4 per year||Free|
|Egg Hunt – special event||Free|
|ELL (English language learner)||Free|
|Field hockey clinic||$50|
|Field hockey clinic league||$100|
|Flag rugby camp||$180|
|First year registration||$45|
|Garden – What's Growing On?||$100|
|Giggles & Glue||$35|
|Golf – TGA full day program||$590|
|Guitar lessons – international||$150|
|Guitar lessons – rock||$120|
|Halloween – M O A N V I L L E||Free|
|Holiday Christmas tree lighting||Free|
|Horseshoes||$100 per team|
|Kids Fun & Fitness||$70|
|Little Tots Club||$70|
|Math prep workshop||$85|
|Mtn. Creek – passes*||$299|
|Mtn. Creek – ski trips||$305|
|Mtn. Creek – meal vouchers*||$8|
|Multi-sports – spring break||$120|
|Multi-sports – summer||$179|
|Open gym, men's||$25|
|Pathways – special needs* (reading, swimming, soccer, etc.)||Fee up to $250|
|Playground (5 weeks only)||$500|
|Refund fee (to process program refund)||$5|
|Shawnee ski trips (4 trips only)*||$275|
|Soccer clinic – USSI||$189|
|Tae Kwon Do||$99|
|Tennis lessons – kiddie||$100|
|Tennis – pre/k||$100|
|Tennis lessons – Knoll||$135|
|Tennis lessons – USSI||$129|
|Track clinic, fall||$35|
|Trips, ball games/theater (dependent upon trip)*||$150|
|Volleyball – clinic||$65|
|Volleyball – in town||$60|
|Volleyball – travel||$125|
|Yoga – tweens||$200|
|Yoga – mom and me/mom to be||$150|
Park facility fees.
|Athletic field (per field charge)||Without lights With lights||Hourly Hourly||$50 $100||$100 $200|
|Turf field (per field charge)||Without lights With lights||Hourly Hourly||$100 $200||$200 $400|
|Pavilion site - bocce/horseshoe||With electric||Daily rate||$50||$200|
|Book two dates (raindate)||$75||$300|
|Basketball per-court charge (lights are on a timer)||With lights||2 hours||$50||$200|
|Amphitheater||With electric||Daily rate||$50||$200|
|Field House||Without kitchen||Per-hour charge - maximum six-hour limit includes setup and cleanup||$50||$200|
|With kitchen||Per-hour charge - maximum six-hour limit includes setup and cleanup||$100||$400|
|Ball field||Without lights With lights||2 hours 2 hours||$50 $100||$200 $400|
|Ball field||Without lights With lights||2 hours 2 hours||$50 $75||$200 $300|
|Etta Konner Park|
|Ball field||Without lights||2 hours||$25||$100|
|Ball field||Without lights||2 hours||$25||$100|
|Ball field||Without lights||2 hours||$25||$50|
|Basketball court||Without lights||2 hours||$25||$50|
|Turf field (per-field charge)||Without lights With lights||Hourly Hourly||$100 $200||$200 $400|
There are hereby established the following fees to be administered by the Municipal Court:
There are hereby established the following fees for services obtained from the Tax Assessment Department:
The fee for a list of property owners within 200 feet of subject property shall be $10 or $0.25 per name, whichever is greater.
There are hereby established the following fees for services obtained from the Tax Collection Department:
The fee for a duplicate tax sale certificate (for lien holders only) shall be $100.
The fee for searches for municipal liens on properties shall be $10.
The fee for duplicate tax bills shall be $5.
The fee for tax sale certificate redemption calculation shall be $50 for each calculation subsequent to the first and second calculation in a calendar year which shall be provided for no fee.
There are hereby established the following fees administered by the Fire Prevention Bureaus:
Business occupancies, buildings or structures up to 2,500 square feet of occupiable space: $75.
Business occupancies, buildings or structures between 2,501 square feet and 5,000 square feet of occupiable space: $100.
Business occupancies, buildings or structures between 5,001 square feet and 10,000 square feet of occupiable space: $135.
Business occupancies, buildings or structures between 10,001 square feet and 20,000 square feet of occupiable space: $175.
Business occupancies, buildings or structures between 20,001 square feet and 50,000 square feet of occupiable space: $200.
Business occupancies, buildings or structures in excess of 50,001 square feet of occupiable space: $225 for the first 50,000 square feet and $75 for each 100,000 square feet thereafter to a maximum fee of $550.
Plan review fee (§ 189-15). A request for a land use plan review or other written report associated with a development or waiver of site plan application in the Township shall be accompanied by a fee of $75.
Certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (§ 189-23):
Requests received more than 10 business days prior to a change in occupancy: $50.
Requests received between four and 10 business days prior to the change of occupancy: $75.
Requests for a certificate of compliance received fewer than four business days prior to a change of occupancy: $125.
Reinspection fee: $50.
There are hereby established the following fees which are administered by various departments within the Township when applicable:
Credit card convenience fee. The fee for the use of credit cards to pay any Township charges or fees shall be 3% of the amount charged.
The fee for off-duty police services shall be as follows:
Police vehicle. The fee for the use of an off-duty police vehicle shall be $10 per hour.
Administrative fee: 10% of the total hourly fee shall be added as an administrative fee.
There are hereby established the following fees which are administered by the Water and Sewer Department:
Sewer, quarterly charge (§ 300-17A).
The rates for sewer usage shall be based upon the combination of a base rate and an additional rate based on water usage. The water usage rate for all single-family residential users shall be determined by winter meter readings except, where a single-family residential user has a separate lawn-sprinkling meter, then actual water usage will be used for all billing quarters. The water usage rate for all other users shall be based upon the actual year-round water use. The rates shall be as follows:
|Usage||Base Rate||Rate per 1,000 Gallons|
|Effective 1-1-2013||Effective 1-1-2013|
|0 to 100,000 gallons||$95||$3.65|
|0 to 20,000 gallons||$95||$3.65|
Meter fees (§ 394-12B):
Fire sprinkler fees (§ 394-21B):
|Less than 4-inch||$75.00|
Swim pool fill use of hydrant: $75.
Reinstallation of meter due to negligence of property owner (in addition to cost of meter) (§ 394-31): $50.
Hydrant damage: cost of man-hours to repair plus hydrant parts.
Temporary hydrant meter (in addition to meter, $3.25 per thousand gallons, $200 refundable after meter returned) (§ 394-22B).
The following fees shall be established for false alarms which are responded to by the Police Department:
There is hereby established the fee to be charged for the rental of the Youth Center: $150 per hour for a minimum of two hours.
There is hereby established the following fee to be charged for memorial tree plantings:
The application for removal of a public or protected tree shall be accompanied by a fee payable to Montville Township determined as follows (§ 368-15A):
|Trees||Fee (per tree)|
|1 to 10||$20|
|11 to 20||$30|
|21 or greater||$35|