Township of Manalapan, NJ
Monmouth County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Manalapan as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverage license fees — See Ch. 55.
Amusement device license fees — See Ch. 58.
Auction and auctioneering fees — See Ch. 68.
Construction Code fees — See Ch. 88.
Dog and cat license and impounding fees — See Ch. 61.
[Adopted 10-27-1993 by Ord. No. 93-30 as Ch. 102, Art. I, of the 1993 Code; amended in its entirety 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 07-10]
Public records of the Township shall be open for inspection by members of the public as provided by law (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1). Such inspection shall be made only at reasonable times during business hours and without interference to the conduct of the affairs of the office or other place where such records are kept or maintained.
The following fees shall be charged for copies of public documents:
A. 
Fee for certified copy of a vital statistics record: $15 each.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-23]
B. 
Fee for certified corrected copy of a vital statistics record: $15 each.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-23]
C. 
Police accident reports: When requested in person, the per-page fee shall be charged. All others shall be charged $5 for the first three pages and $1 for each additional page (N.J.S.A. 39:4-131).
D. 
Photographs: cost of duplication of negatives. Copies of photographs onto duplication paper shall be charged the per-page fee. If applicable, a special service fee shall be imposed in accordance with this article.
E. 
Electronic records:
[Amended 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
(1) 
Copy of police audiotapes: $10 per tape.
(2) 
Copy of police videotapes: $25 per tape.
(3) 
Copy of electronic document. The following fees cover the cost of copying existing files to a floppy disk or CD, or software conversions. For security reasons, the use of a floppy disk or CD provided by the requestor is prohibited.
(a) 
Diskette: cost of diskette rounded up to the nearest dollar.
(b) 
CD or DVD: cost of CD or DVD rounded up to the nearest dollar.
(4) 
Cost of conversion of electronic records: A special service charge shall be imposed when the request requires a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology and shall based on the hourly rate incurred by information technology personnel, clerical and/or supervisory assistance and/or the cost incurred by the Township.
F. 
Municipal assessment search/tax search: $10. For a continuation of an official search for municipal items or for improvements authorized but not assessed or for a certificate as to approval of subdivision within three years from the date of the original search: $2 per calendar year.
G. 
For duplicate tax, water and sewer bills: $5 each.
H. 
All other documents where multiple copies are not available:
Number of Pages
Fee
(per page)
1 to 10
$0.75
11 to 20
$0.50
Over 20
$0.25
I. 
Where the documents in question are more than 100 pages in length, the Clerk may permit the person requesting copies to use his own copying machine, provided that there is no risk of damage or mutilation of the documents, and that it would not be incompatible with the transaction of public business to do so. Such determination shall be completely within the discretion of the Clerk. The fee in such case shall be $15 per day.
J. 
Official maps: $5.
K. 
Copies of and/or supplements to bulk items, such as the Manalapan Township Code and Master Plan, shall be the cost of printing/reproduction plus an administrative fee of $2.
L. 
Duplication of recording tapes (meetings, public hearings, etc.) shall be the cost of tape rounded up to the nearest dollar.
[Amended 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
M. 
For certified copies, the fee for one sheet shall be $3. Should multiple sheets require certification, the fee shall be $5 plus the per-page fee.
N. 
Special service charge for copying of printed matter. If the printed matter cannot be copied by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, a special service charge will be imposed based on the hourly rate incurred by employee providing the service and/or the cost incurred by the Township.
O. 
Reimbursement: Any person or entity requesting public records shall reimburse the Township for any cost for outside services, equipment, materials or supplies incurred by the Township while complying with the request.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection P, regarding the fee for bags or other type of item used for recycling, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15. See now § 102-4.
[Amended 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
The Township Treasurer shall collect a fee in the amount of $20 from any payer of fees, taxes or other charges, paid pursuant to the ordinances of the Township of Manalapan, whose check to the Township of Manalapan has been returned unpaid. Said fee shall be collected for any check returned whether by stop payment, insufficient funds, uncollected funds or other reason. Said fees shall be collected for any returned check to any department or division of the Township of Manalapan.
[Added 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
The fee for bags or any other type of item used for recycling shall be the actual cost rounded up to the nearest dollar.
[Amended 9-10-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:48-1, a fee is hereby established in the amount of $100 for each marriage or civil union ceremony performed by the Mayor of Manalapan Township or authorized representative in accordance with law.
[Added 11-10-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-23]
The fee for training classes held by the Township of Manalapan is $100 per attendee.