Township of Washington, NJ
Gloucester County
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[Adopted 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Ch. III of the 1994 Code; amended in its entirety 3-12-2003 by Ord. No. 4-2003]

§ 80-1 Title.

This article shall be known as the "Codification of Fees and Costs of the Township of Washington."

§ 80-2 Purpose.

This article is adopted in order to advise the citizens of the Township and any and all persons doing business with the Township of the various fees charged for services rendered by the departments of Township government and to provide ready access to any and all such information.

§ 80-3 Licenses and permits.

A. 
The fees which follow shall be charged by the Township for services rendered or licenses or permits issued.
B. 
All license and permit fees shall be annual, unless otherwise noted.
C. 
A discount of $5 per license shall be given to all citizens over the age of 62 years.
[Amended 9-25-2013 by Ord. No. 27-2013]
D. 
Miscellaneous fees shall be $5.

§ 80-4 Alcoholic beverages.

[Amended 5-8-2013 by Ord. No. 11-2013]
A. 
Alcoholic beverage license fees (§ 11-5):
(1) 
Club license: $120.
(2) 
Retail consumption license: $2,400.
(3) 
Retail distribution license: $2,400.

§ 80-5 Amusements.

A. 
Amusement devices (§ 15-12):
(1) 
First three machines, each: $50.
(2) 
Each additional machine: $20.
B. 
Amusement parks and arcades (§ 15-12): (Reserved)

§ 80-6 Bingo and raffles.

(Reserved)

§ 80-7 Businesses and trades.

License fee (§ 40-10): $30.

§ 80-8 Carnivals and festivals.

License for carnivals, circuses, traveling shows and music festivals (§ 44-3): $100.

§ 80-8.1 Charities: charitable clothing bins.

[Added 11-13-2008 by Ord. No. 41-2008]
A. 
Permit fee (§ 47-3): $25.
B. 
Renewal fee: (§ 47-3): $25 per renewal.

§ 80-9 Contractors.

A. 
Builder and contractor registration (§ 59-4): $200.
B. 
Reregistration: $200.
C. 
COAH projects: exempt.

§ 80-10 Copies of documents.

A. 
Land Use Ordinance: $30.
B. 
Street map: $3.
C. 
Zoning maps: $20.
[Amended 3-25-2009 by Ord. No. 9-2009]
D. 
Other documents:
[Amended 5-22-2013 by Ord. No. 12-2013]
(1) 
Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the fee assessed for a duplication of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter shall be $0.05 per letter size page or smaller and $0.07 per legal size page or larger.
(2) 
If it can be demonstrated that actual costs for duplication of a government record exceed the foregoing rates, the Township shall be permitted to charge the actual cost of duplicating the record. The actual cost of duplicating the record, upon which all copy fees are based, shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record but shall not include cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy except as provided. Access to electronic records and nonprinted materials shall be provided free of charge, but the Township may charge for the actual costs of any needed supplies such as computer discs.
E. 
Mailing charge: per meter reading.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F, Notary fee, added 5-22-2013 by Ord. No. 12-2013, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 10-22-2014 by Ord. No. 20-2014.

§ 80-11 Dance halls.

Dance hall licenses (§ 67-7A):
A. 
Annually, per 100 square feet: $25.
B. 
Daily: $15.
C. 
Monthly: $50.
D. 
Weekly: $25.

§ 80-12 Dog licenses.

[Amended 12-5-2002 by Ord. No. 26-2002; 9-25-2013 by Ord. No. 26-2013]
A. 
Dog licenses, annual (§ 19-2E):
(1) 
The annual license fee for all dogs registered within the time as provided by N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.12, for which the owner presents a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian stating that the dog has been spayed or neutered, shall be $10.
(2) 
The annual license fee for all dogs of reproductive age registered within the time as provided by N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.12, which have not been spayed or neutered, is $15.
B. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, regarding a late fee, was repealed 10-22-2014 by Ord. No. 19-2014.
C. 
Seized dog [§ 19-6D(2)]: (Reserved)
D. 
Tag, annual or replacement (§ 19-2H): (Reserved)
E. 
Age 62 is to be considered a senior citizen to obtain a discount.
F. 
The annual license fee for all dogs shall be waived if the owner presents proof that the dog was adopted through the Gloucester County Animal Shelter.
[Added 8-27-2014 by Ord. No. 14-2014]

§ 80-13 Fences.

[Amended 3-22-2007 by Ord. No. 11-2007]
Fence permits: see § 80-41D(1)

§ 80-13.1 Fire prevention inspection fees.

[Added 1-26-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006]
Inspection fees as permitted under Chapter 92, Fire Prevention, § 92-10, shall be as follows:
Annual Fee
Inspection
A.
Assembly
(1)
A.3
Eating establishments with a maximum permitted occupancy of fewer than fifty in which alcoholic beverages are not consumed
$60.00
Every 12 months
(2)
A.4
This shall include all buildings used as churches and similar religious purposes
Exempt
Every 12 months
B.
Business
(1)
one- and two-story with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$35.00
Every 12 months
(2)
one- and two-story with 5,000 square feet or more per floor
$60.00
Every 12 months
(3)
three- to five-story with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$85.00
Every 12 months
(4)
three- to five-story with more than 5,000 square feet per floor
$110.00
Every 12 months
C.
Factory
(1)
F.1
Moderate hazard
$160.00
Every 6 months
(2)
F.2
Low hazard
$85.00
Every 6 months
D.
Mercantile
(1)
one- and two-story with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$60.00
Every 12 months
(2)
one- and two-story with 5,000 square feet or more per floor
$ 85.00
Every 12 months
(3)
three- to five-story with less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$110.00
Every 12 months
(4)
three- to five-story with more than 5,000 square feet or more per floor
$135.00
Every 12 months
F.
Residential
(1)
R.1
3 to 6 units
$35.00
Every 12 months
(2)
R.1
7 to 12 units
$60.00
Every 12 months
(3)
R.1
13 to 20 units
$85.00
Every 12 months
(4)
R.1
over 20 units
$110.00
Every 12 months
(5)
R.2
3 to 6 units
$35.00
Every 12 months
(6)
R.2
7 to 12 units
$60.00
Every 12 months
(7)
R.2
13 to 20 units
$85.00
Every 12 months
(8)
R.2
over 20 units
$110.00
Every 12 months
G.
Storage
(1)
S.1
Moderate hazard
$160.00
Every 12 months
(2)
S.2
Low hazard
$85.00
Every 12 months
H.
Utility. Miscellaneous uses such as commercially occupied, or intended to be occupied, structures, commonly referred to as commercial strip complexes.
(1)
Less than 12,000 square feet
$35.00
Every 12 months
(2)
12,000 or more square feet
$60.00
Every 12 months

§ 80-14 Food and beverages.

Charitable, religious and educational nonprofit corporations, associations and institutions shall be exempt from the payment of the fees.
A. 
Restaurant establishments with nine or fewer employees, excluding owner and spouse: $25.
B. 
Nonseating establishments with nine or fewer employees, excluding owner and spouse: $50.
C. 
Retail food establishment licenses:
Square Feet
Fee
Less than 500
$25
500 - 1,999
$50
2,000 - 3,999
$75
4,000 - 5,999
$100
6,000 - 7,999
$150
8,000 and over
$200
D. 
Mobile units: $50.
E. 
Nonprocessing: $25.
F. 
Temporary: $10.
G. 
Nonprofit: $10.
H. 
Industrial establishments: $50.
I. 
Catering establishments, annually, subject to the options contained below: $200.
(1) 
Catering on not more than three occasions, annually, each license: $20.
(2) 
Located outside the Township and catering within the Township not more than 3 occasions annually, each license: $20.
J. 
Food, beverage and ice vending machines.
(1) 
First machine: $10.
(2) 
Each additional machine: $5.
(3) 
Initial application fee: $5.

§ 80-15 Garage sales.

Garage sales and flea markets (§ 104-3): $10.

§ 80-16 Housing inspections.

A. 
New certificates of occupancy (§ 179-27): $75 per inspection.
B. 
Reinspections (§ 179-27): $75 each reinspection.
C. 
Change in occupancy (§ 179-73):
[Amended 10-25-2007 by Ord. No. 40-2007]
(1) 
Certificate of occupancy application and one reinspection after correction of violations (§ 179-73A and D): $70. Any reinspection after the initial and one reinspection: $50.
[Amended 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009]
(2) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(2), establishing a fee for yearly inspection of rental units, was repealed 2-24-2010 by Ord. No. 7-2010.
(3) 
Copies of regulations (§ 179-73F): not to exceed $3.

§ 80-17 Junkyards.

A. 
Application fee (§ 121-4A): $400.
B. 
License fee (§ 121-4B): $10.

§ 80-18 Kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.

License fees (§ 19-3E):
A. 
Pet shop : $10.
B. 
Kennel accommodating 10 or fewer dogs: $10.
C. 
Kennel accommodating more than 10 dogs: $25.
D. 
Shelter or pound: no fee.

§ 80-19 Landscape plan.

A. 
One-time fee [§ 220-27D(1)]: $50.
B. 
Review and inspection fees [§ 220-27D(2)]:
(1) 
New commercial and/or new industrial construction: $300 for the first acre or fraction thereof, plus $75 for each additional acre or fraction thereof.
(2) 
Residential subdivision, row house, or apartment construction: $400 for two to 15 dwelling units, plus $25 per dwelling unit for every unit above 15.

§ 80-20 Massage parlors.

A. 
Annual fee (§ 141-4A): $100.
B. 
Renewal (§ 141-5C): $100.

§ 80-21 Motor-driven vehicle tags.

(Reserved)

§ 80-22 Municipal improvement searches.

A. 
Search: $10.
B. 
Continuation: $4.

§ 80-23 Peddling and soliciting.

A. 
Application fee (§ 172-10): $75.
B. 
Monthly solicitor registration fee (§ 172-18B): $15.

§ 80-24 Planning Board fees.

[Amended 4-28-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004]
A. 
Residential.
(1) 
Minor subdivision:
(a) 
Application fee: $250.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $500.
(2) 
Major subdivision:
(a) 
Application fee: $750.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $1,500 (five acres or less); $3,000 (more than five acres).
B. 
Nonresidential.
(1) 
Minor subdivision:
(a) 
Application fee: $1,000.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $1,500 (five acres or less); $2,000 (more than five acres).
(2) 
Major subdivision:
(a) 
Application fee: $1,500.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $3,000 (five acres or less); $5,000 (more than five acres).
C. 
Site plan.
(1) 
Minor site plan:
(a) 
Application fee: $1,000
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $1,500 (five acres or less); $2,000 (more than five acres).
(2) 
Major site plan:
(a) 
Application fee: $1,500.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $3,000 (five acres or less); $5,000 (more than five acres).
(3) 
Site plan waiver:
[Added 3-22-2007 by Ord. No. 11-2007]
(a) 
Application fee: $200.
[Amended 10-27-2010 by Ord. No. 22-2010]
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $1,000.
D. 
Development Review Committee fee: $100.
[Added 4-28-2005 by Ord. No. 8-2005]

§ 80-25 Police documents.

(Reserved)

§ 80-26 Poolrooms and bowling alleys.

Annual license fee (§ 177-4A): $100.

§ 80-27 Pools and lakes.

(Reserved)

§ 80-27.1 Property maintenance performed by Township.

[Added 6-26-2008 by Ord. No. 31-2008]
Property maintenance fees performed by the Township of Washington on properties not in compliance with Chapter 179 of the Code of the Township of Washington shall be as follows:
A. 
$200 for the first hour;
B. 
$100 for each additional hour, with a minimum of 2 1/2 hours per job;
C. 
Costs for a dumpster and disposal of materials removed from a property will be in addition to the hourly fees.

§ 80-28 Public Defender.

Application fee: $50.

§ 80-29 Recreational facilities.

[Amended 5-22-2008 by Ord. No. 19-2008]
A. 
Dog park fees.
Type
Annual Fee
Resident
$10
Nonresident
$20
B. 
The Township Council of the Township of Washington hereby authorizes the Township Administration, through the office of the Director of Municipal Services, to periodically review and set dog park user fees, with notice to the office of the Mayor and Township Council.

§ 80-30 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 80-30, Recycling containers, was repealed 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 31-2007.

§ 80-31 Rent control.

Rent increase, rent reduction or appeals application (§ 184-13): $75.

§ 80-32 Soil removal

A. 
Application for soil removal (§ 208-4A): $500.
B. 
Inspection of premises (§ 208-11): $100.

§ 80-33 Street excavations.

[Amended 6-26-2008 by Ord. No. 28-2008]
A. 
If the application and plan conform to the requirements of this chapter, provide for the work to be performed in accordance with the current New Jersey State Highway Specifications and are approved by the Township Engineer and/or Township Director of Municipal Services, the Director of Municipal Services shall issue the permit upon receipt of the following:
(1) 
Administration fee: $50 per application.
(2) 
Engineer review fee: $200 per application.
(3) 
Performance and maintenance guaranty: as set forth in Subsection B.
(4) 
Inspection fee: as set forth in Subsection C.
B. 
Performance and maintenance guaranty. Prior to the issuance of a permit, the applicant shall deposit a performance and maintenance guaranty as follows:
(1) 
Amount. The amount of the guarantee required will be determined by the Township Engineer and/or Township Director of Municipal Services and will be set forth on the latest permit application form at the time of the application submission. The amount shall be computed on the basis of costs required to make proper restorations or repairs, as per the Township Engineer's bond estimate. An annual blanket bond in the amount of $10,000 may be posted to avoid the inconvenience and expense of obtaining individual bonds for each permit requested.
(2) 
Form. The form of the guaranty shall be subject to the review and approval of the Township Attorney and shall be issued by an institution authorized to transact business in the State of New Jersey.
(3) 
Maintenance. The guaranty shall encompass a maintenance guaranty once the permanent restoration has been completed and accepted by the Township. Upon completion of final and permanent restoration and acceptance by the Township, the performance guaranty will be returned subject to a maintenance guaranty of 50% being posted. The maintenance guaranty shall remain in effect for a five-year period for a five-foot deep or more trench, and a two-year period of time for all others. The guaranty shall be released to the permit holder upon satisfactory completion of all restoration and repairs during the two- or five-year maintenance. The two or five-year maintenance period shall commence after final inspection of the work performed under the permit and the acceptance of the work by the Township.
(4) 
Utilities. For all utilities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Public Utilities, a blanket corporate bond acceptable to the Township Attorney in the amount of $25,000 may be deposited with the Township in full force and effect in lieu of a separate bond for each required permit as surety for the performance and maintenance period. Additionally, a blanket corporate bond in the form of cash acceptable to the Township Attorney may be deposited with the Township in full force and effect in lieu of a separate escrow to cover permit inspection fees. The maintenance period shall be for a period of two or five years and shall commence after the final inspection of the work performed under the permit and the acceptance of the work by the Township.
C. 
Inspection fees. Prior to the issuance of a permit, the applicant shall make a deposit for inspection fees in an amount to be determined by the Township Engineer and/or Township Director of Municipal Services. The amount shall be calculated at 5% of the total site improvement cost, including excavation and restoration or based on the number of hours spent by the Township Engineer and/or Township Director of Municipal Services to inspect the work covered under the permit, computed at his/her hourly rate, whichever is greater.

§ 80-34 Subdivision and site plan review and variances.

Major subdivisions, site plan review and variance (§ 220-9 et seq.): escrow deposit of $1,000. In addition, major subdivisions require an additional $50 per lot escrow.

§ 80-35 Taxicabs.

A. 
Taxicab licenses (§§ 233-2 and 233-6): $25.
B. 
Taxi driver's license (§§ 233-4 and 233-6): $5.

§ 80-35.1 Temporary storage trailers or PODS units.

[Added 5-22-2008 by Ord. No. 22-2008; amended 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 29-2010]
A. 
In detached single-family residential zoning districts or uses:
(1) 
For initial application and permit: $25 per unit.
B. 
Fee for a permit in all other zoning districts (commercial or industrial):
(1) 
For application, permit and inspection: $50 per unit.

§ 80-36 Trailer camps and campsites.

A. 
Annual license fee (§ 250-6): $175.
B. 
Fee per trailer space, per week (§ 250-6): $3.50.

§ 80-37 Trees.

Total Number of Trees Removed and Planted
Fee (§ 254-31)
1 - 5
$0
6 - 10
$100
11 - 20
$250
21 - 50
$500
51 - 150
$1,500
151 and over
$1,500, plus $250 for each additional 100 trees or part thereof

§ 80-38 Use of Township facilities.

[Amended 2-13-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
A. 
Municipal golf course fees (effective March 1, 2008).
Type of Use
Fee
Discount card (new)
$25
Discount card (renewal)
$20
Resident:
Weekly
Weekend
With discount card
$11
$13
Without discount card
$12
$14
Senior citizen with discount card
$8
$10
Senior citizen without discount card
$9
$11
Child playing with paying adult
[Added 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009]
$6
$6
2nd child playing with paying adult
[Added 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009]
$3
$3
3rd child playing with paying adult
[Added 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009]
Free
Free
Age to qualify as child: 12 years and under. Child rates are limited to one foursome.
[Added 8-26-2009 by Ord. No. 24-2009]
Nonresident:
With discount card
$12
$ 14
Without discount card
$13
$15
Senior citizen with discount card
$9
$11
Senior citizen without discount card
$10
$12
Age to qualify for senior rates: 60 years
B. 
The Township Council of the Township of Washington hereby authorizes the Township Administration, through the office of the Director of Municipal Services, to periodically review and set municipal golf course user fees, with notice to the office of the Mayor and Township Council. Any increase or decrease in fees should be proportional to the fee structure set forth herein.

§ 80-39 Uniform construction code.

[Amended 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 13-2005]
Any future State of New Jersey adjustments to training fees and private on-site inspection agencies fees shall take effect upon notice by the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in accordance with the formal adoption of Uniform Construction Code fee adjustments, and shall become effective upon publication in the New Jersey Register, as set forth herein. When referring to the term "Department," the same refers to the Department of Community Development under Article V of Chapter 2 of the Code of the Township of Washington.
A. 
General.
(1) 
The fee for plan review, computed as a percentage of the fee for a construction permit, shall be paid at the time of application for a permit. The amount of this fee shall then be deducted from the amount of the fee due for a construction permit when the permit is issued. Plan review fees are not refundable.
(2) 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of the basic construction fee plus all applicable special fees, such as elevator sign fees. This fee shall be paid before a permit is issued.
(3) 
The fee to be charged for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid before a certificate is issued. This fee shall be in addition to the construction permit fee.
(4) 
The construction or rehabilitation of residential units that are to be legally restricted to occupancy by households of low- or moderate-income shall be exempted from the fees set forth in Subsections B and C below and otherwise payable to the Department.
(5) 
No fee shall be collected for work consequential to a natural disaster when the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs is the local enforcing agency.
(6) 
Any time a third-party inspection agency is to perform the inspections required of any of the uniform construction subcodes, the Township shall add an administrative fee of 5% to the cost of the permit for that subcode. All fees shall be adjusted to the next higher dollar amount.
[Added 6-23-2010 by Ord. No. 13-2010]
B. 
Departmental plan review fee.
(1) 
The plan review fee for the new construction shall be based upon the volume of structure.
(a) 
For buildings or structures in Use Groups A, F or S, the plan review fee shall be $0.10 per cubic foot.
(b) 
For health care facilities in Use Groups B or I, the plan review fee shall be $0.22 per cubic foot.
(c) 
For all other buildings or structures, the plan review fee shall be $0.16 per cubic foot.
(2) 
The plan review fee for renovations, alterations, repairs, site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction and external utility connections for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of work.
(a) 
For health care facilities in Use Groups B and I, the fee shall be $14 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost not exceeding $50,000; $11 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost of the first $50,000 and not exceeding $100,000; and $9 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost in excess of the first $100,000.
(b) 
For all other buildings or structures, the fee shall be $10 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost not exceeding $50,000; $8 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost in excess of the first $50,000 and not exceeding $100,000; and $7 per $1,000 or part thereof for estimated cost in excess of the first $100,000.
(3) 
The elevator device plan review fee shall be as set forth in Subsection C(6) and (7) below.
(4) 
There shall be an additional fee of $45 per hour for review of any amendment or change to a plan that has already been released.
(5) 
In any case where the Department conducts plan review for a local enforcing agency, the fee charged by the local enforcing agency for inspection services shall be 80% of the fee that would otherwise be determined under the local fee schedule.
C. 
Departmental (enforcing agency) fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit.
(a) 
The elevator device plan review shall be as in Subsection C(6) and (7) below.
(b) 
The fee for plan review for statewide prototype plans released by the Department or for other prototype plans where the prototype does not include the foundation detail shall be 5% of the amount to be charged for a construction permit.
(2) 
The basic construction permit fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction, the number of plumbing fixtures and rating of electrical devices, the number of sprinklers, standpipes and detectors (smoke and heat) at the unit rates and/or the applicable flat fees as provided herein plus any special fees.
(a) 
Building volume or cost. The fees for new construction or alteration are as follows:
[1] 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be 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 and types of construction as classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the building subcode, except that the fee shall be $0.015 per cubic foot of volume for use groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-S, F-I, F-2, S-I and S-2, and the fee shall be $0.0008 per cubic foot for structures on farms, including commercial farm building under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), with the maximum fee for such structures on farms not to exceed $1,145.
[2] 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of work. The fee shall be in the amount of $24 per $1,000,000. From $50,001 to and including $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $18 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $50,000. Above $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $15 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $100,000. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Department such cost data as may be available produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Department shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
[3] 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
[4] 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection C(2)(a)[2] and [3] above.
[5] 
The fee for tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be $92.
[6] 
The fee for roofing and siding work completed on structures of Group R-3 or R-5 shall be $46.
[7] 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $100 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $50. The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $150 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $75.
(b) 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment. The fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
The fee shall be in the amount of $10 per fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system and for each appliance connected to the gas piping or oil piping system, except as indicated in Subsection C(2)(b)[2] below.
[2] 
The fee shall be $65 per special device for the following: grease traps, oil separators, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers equipped with test ports (double check valve assembly, reduced pressure zone and pressure vacuum breaker backflow preventers), steam boilers, hot water boilers (excluding those for domestic water heating), active solar systems, sewer pumps and interceptors. There shall be no inspection fee charged for gas service entrances.
(c) 
Electrical fixtures and devices. The fee shall be as follows:
[1] 
For the first block consisting of one to 50 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $36; for each additional block consisting of up to 25 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $6. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles, fixtures or devices shall include lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less in height, including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
[2] 
For each motor or electrical device rated from one hp or one kw to 10 hp or 10 kw; for each transformer or generator rated from one kw or one kva to 10 kw or 10 kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each storable pool or hydro massage bath tub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light standard greater than eight feet in height, including luminaries; and for each communications closet, the fee shall be $10.
[3] 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control-center or disconnecting means rated 225 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes, including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $46.
[4] 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control-center or disconnecting means rated from greater than 225 amperes to 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $92.
[5] 
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panelboard, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control-center or disconnecting means rated greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $457.
[6] 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool as defined in the building subcode, spa, hot tub or fountain shall be a flat fee of $46 which shall include any required bonding and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles and heaters, etc., excepting panelboards and under water lighting fixtures. For public swimming pools, the fee shall be charged on the basis of number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection C(2)(c)[1] through [5] above.
[7] 
The fee charged for the installation of single- and multiple-station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwelling shall be a flat fee of $23 per dwelling unit. For fire, burglar and security alarm systems and detectors in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection C(2)(c)[1] and [2] above.
[8] 
For installations consisting of multimeter stacks, the fee shall be based on the ampere rating of the main bus and not upon the number of meters or rating of disconnects on the meter stack. Individual load side panelboards shall be charged in accordance with Subsection C(2)(c)[3], [4] or [5] above. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual feeder conductors.
[9] 
For motors or similar devices requiring concurrent installation of individual controls, relays and switches, the fee shall be based only upon the rating of the motor or device. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual circuit components, for example, controllers, starters and disconnecting means.
[10] 
For electrical work requiring replacement of service entrance conductors or feeder conductors only, the fee shall be in accordance with Subsection C(2)(c)[2] through [5] above based on the designated ampere rating of the over current device of the service or feeder.
[11] 
The fee charged for process equipment shall be based on the ampere rating of the over current device protecting the conductor feeding the process equipment or the cutoff device.
[12] 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all electrical and communications devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of premises wiring, except those which are portable plug-in type, shall be counted.
(d) 
For fire protection and hazardous equipment, sprinklers, standpipes, detectors (smoke and heat), pre-engineered suppression systems, gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust systems, incinerators and crematoriums, the fee shall be as follows:
[1] 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads shall be $65; for 21 to and including 100 heads, the fee shall be $120; for 101 to and including 200 heads, the fee shall be $229; for 201 to and including 400 heads, the fee shall be $594; for 401 to and including 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $822; for over 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,050.
[2] 
The fee for one to 12 detectors shall be $36; for each 25 detectors in addition to this, the fee shall be in the amount of $12.
[3] 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $229.
[4] 
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $92.
[5] 
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance that is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $46.
[6] 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $46.
[7] 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $365.
[8] 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $365.
[9] 
For single- and multiple-station smoke or heat detectors and fire alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwellings, there shall be a flat fee of $23 per dwelling unit. For detectors and fire alarm systems in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection C(2)(d)[2] above.
(3) 
Fees for certificates and other permits are as follows:
(a) 
The fee for a demolition or removal permit shall be $65 for a structure of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, for one- or two-family dwellings (Group R-3 or R-5 of the building subcode), structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), and $120 for all other groups.
(b) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be as follows:
[1] 
Fees for pylon signs shall be $4 per square foot for the first 100 square feet, $3 per square foot for the next 400 square feet and $2 per square foot thereafter.
[2] 
Fees for ground signs or wall signs shall be $2 per square foot for the first 100 square feet, $1.50 per square foot for the next 400 square feet and $1 per square foot thereafter.
[3] 
The minimum fee shall be $46.
(c) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be $28.
(d) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $120.
(e) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy issued under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(c) shall be $120.
(f) 
The fee for the first issuance and the renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be $28.
[1] 
Exception. There shall be no fee for the first issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy, provided the certificate of occupancy fee is paid at that time.
[2] 
Exception. Where a written request for a temporary certificate of occupancy is made for reasons other than uncompleted work covered by the permit (such as uncompleted work required by prior approvals from state or municipal agencies), no renewal fee shall be charged.
(g) 
The fee for plan review of a building for compliance under the alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of the energy subcode shall be $274 for one- and two-family dwellings (Group R-3 or R-5 of the building subcode) and for light commercial structures having the indoor temperature controlled from a single point, and $1,369 for all other structures.
(h) 
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $594 for Class I structures and $120 for Class II and Class III structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $229 for Class I structures and $65 for Class II and Class III structures.
(i) 
The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $140. The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate shall be $28.
(4) 
For cross connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be $46 for each device when they are tested.
(5) 
Annual permit requirements are as follows:
(a) 
The fee to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged annually. The fee shall be a flat fee based upon the number of maintenance workers who are employed by the facility and who are primarily engaged in work that is governed by a subcode. Managers, engineers and clericals shall not be considered maintenance workers for the purpose of establishing the annual construction permit fee. Annual permits may be issued for building fire protection, electrical and plumbing.
(b) 
Fees for annual permits shall be as follows:
[1] 
One to 25 workers (including foremen), $667 per worker; each additional worker over 25, $232 per worker.
[2] 
Prior to issuance of the annual permit, a training registration fee of $140 per subcode and a list of not more than three individuals to be trained per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Code Services, Education Unit, along with a copy of the construction permit (Form F170). Checks shall be made payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey." The Department shall register these individuals and notify them of the courses being offered.
(6) 
The fee for the plan review for elevator devices in structures of Group R-3, R-4 or R-5 and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in structures of Group R-2 shall be $63 for each device.
[Amended 9-22-2010 by Ord. No. 18-2010]
(7) 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures of groups other than R-3, R-4 or R-5 and devices in structures of Group R-2 exempted by Subsection C(6) above shall be $328 for each device.
[Amended 9-22-2010 by Ord. No. 18-2010]
(8) 
The fees for elevator device inspections and tests shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.
(9) 
The fee for a mechanical inspection in a structure of Group R-3 or R-5 by a mechanical inspector shall be $43 for the first device and $10 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil or water piping connections associated with the mechanical equipment inspected.
(10) 
The fee for the annual electrical inspection of swimming pools, spas or hot tubs shall be $36.
D. 
The fee for an inspection by a manufacturer, distributor, owner or any other person for approval of any fixture, appurtenance, material or method, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.8, shall be an amount equal to the cost incurred or to be incurred by the Department for such tests as the Department require, plus an administrative surcharge in the amount of 10% of such cost.
E. 
Minimum fees. The minimum fee for any item not covered within the enumerated fees set forth above shall be $45.

§ 80-40 Vital statistics.

[Amended 12-5-2002 by Ord. No. 25-2002; 3-24-2004 by Ord. No. 5-2004; 6-23-2004 by Ord. No. 16-2004; 3-8-2007 by Ord. No. 8-2007]
A. 
Copies of birth, death and marriage, domestic partner and civil union certificates:
(1) 
First copy: $20.
(2) 
Additional copies: $5.
B. 
Burial permit: $1.
C. 
Marriage license: $28.
D. 
Volunteer nonpaid member of a Washington Township Fire Department or ambulance squad: no fee.
E. 
Domestic partner license: $28.
F. 
Civil union license: $28.
G. 
Correction to vital record: $5.

§ 80-41 Zoning Board of Adjustment fees.

A. 
Variances:
[Amended 4-28-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004; 7-28-2004 by Ord. No. 18-2004; 3-22-2007 by Ord. No. 11-2007]
(1) 
Filing fee: $250.
(2) 
Escrow deposit.
(a) 
Residential: $500.
(b) 
Nonresidential: $1,000.
(3) 
Sign application:
[Amended 4-28-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004; 3-22-2007 by Ord. No.11-2007]
(a) 
Application fee: $200.
(b) 
Escrow deposit: $1,000.
B. 
Use variance filing fee: $250.
(1) 
Escrow deposit: $1,000.
C. 
Variance other than use:
(1) 
Filing fee: $250.
(2) 
Escrow deposit: $1,000.
(3) 
Bulk variance: $250.
D. 
Zoning permit fees shall be $25 generally, except for the following specific permits:
[Added 4-28-2005 by Ord. No. 7-2005; amended 9-28-2006 by Ord. No. 36-2006]
(1) 
Fences: $35.
(2) 
Sheds up to 200 square feet: $35.
(3) 
Aboveground pool: $35.
(4) 
Patios: $35.
(5) 
Change of use/occupancy/ownership: $35.
(6) 
Signs: $35.
(7) 
Temporary signs and banners: $35.
(8) 
Temporary tents: $35.
(9) 
Driveways: $35.
(10) 
Temporary trailer: $35.
(11) 
Decks: $50.
(12) 
Retaining wall: $50.
(13) 
In-ground pool: $75.
(14) 
Fit outs: $75.
(15) 
Garage and sheds over 200 square feet: $75.
(16) 
Mobile home replacement: $75.
(17) 
Additions (sunrooms, porch enclosures, bedrooms, baths: $75.
(18) 
Single-family dwellings: $150.
(19) 
New commercial construction: $200.
(20) 
Billboard: $250 with $15 escrow deposit of $1,500.
[Added 6-10-2009 by Ord. No. 18-2009]
(21) 
(Reserved)
(22) 
Solar energy system: $100.
[Added 3-24-2010 by Ord. No. 10-2010]
(23) 
Cell antenna/equipment fee: $35.
[Added 9-10-2010 by Ord. No. 16-2010]
E. 
Development Review Committee fee: $100.
[Added 4-28-2005 by Ord. No. 8-2005]