City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Newburgh 6-14-2010 by Ord. No. 9-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Code, the following schedule of fees is hereby established with respect to licenses, permits, registrations, applications, subscriptions and activities required or regulated under the provisions of the Code of the City of Newburgh. Specific requirements and regulations shall be as set forth in the chapter to which reference is made below. The following schedule of fees shall remain in effect until rescinded or amended.
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Charter
[Last amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 7-2012]
§ C9.33
Sanitation stop fee
$2.75 per stop per tax lot, whether or not a building is erected thereon
Dwelling unit fee
$16.50 per month per dwelling unit
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 30, Electrical Examiners, Board of
§ 30-8
Manual of Rules and Regulations for Electrical Examiners
$5 per copy
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 70, Parking Violations Bureau
[Last amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 13-2013]
§ 70-10, Hearings
Transcript fee
$10
§ 70-12, Appeals
Appeal application fee
$25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 103, Alarm Systems
[Last amended 1-10-2011 by Ord. No. 6-2011]
§ 103-13
Alarm permit application fee
$100 residence/business; nonrefundable
Fire-suppression system installation application
2% of the approved estimated costs of the system
§ 103-21
False alarms: any alarm activation to which the Police Department personnel respond which is not the result of an unauthorized entry, fire, smoke or other emergency
Up to 2 per calendar year
$0
3 to 5 per calendar year
$50 per alarm
6 or more per calendar year
$125 per alarm
Payable to the City Clerk by the property owner or lessee upon receipt of an annual billing statement from the City
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 108, Amusements
§ 108-7
Cabaret license
$100 per year
$10 per day
Bowling alley license
$25 per year
Roller-skating rink license
$75 per year
Boxing or wrestling match license
$150 per year
Motion-picture shows
$150
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 110, Mass Gatherings and Public Events
§ 110-3
Public assembly permit
$50
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 114, Bingo and Games of Chance
§ 114-13
License pertaining to games of chance
$50
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 121, Buildings, Vacant
[Last amended 4-22-2013 by Ord. No. 5-2013]
§ 121-3A
Vacant building registration and renewal fee
Initial fee
$250
First renewal
$500
Second renewal
$1,000
Any subsequent renewal
$2,000
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 122, Building Construction
§ 122-14
Upon the filing of a building permit application for:
New residential structure
$250, plus $0.25 per square foot of floor area
New commercial or industrial structure
$350, plus $0.25 per square foot of floor area
Addition, alteration, renovation or accessory building
$12.50 per $1,000 of construction value
Minimum fee
$50
Building permit for demolition
$75 per story
Failing to apply for a building permit prior to the commencement of work, which shall be charged in addition to the amounts set forth above
50% of the application fee for a residential structure or $200 for a commercial structure
Required inspections for building permit applications conducted outside of regular working hours
$150
Informational report
$50
Surcharge for starting work without a permit
Residential: 50% of building permit fee
Commercial/industrial: $200
§ 122-21
Certificates of occupancy:
Single-family or two-family residence
$100
Residential accessory structure/residential addition, alteration or renovation
$50
Multiple-family residence (3 units and above)
$300
Commercial/Industrial
$300
Reinspection
$200
Copy of certificate of occupancy
$25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 125, Buildings, Demolition of
§ 125-4
Demolition permit
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 137, Collateral Loan Brokers
[Last amended 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 19-2011]
§ 137-3
Collateral loan broker license application fee
$200; nonrefundable
§ 137-6
Collateral loan broker license annual fee
$200
Collateral loan broker replacement license fee
$100
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 139, Construction Operations
§ 139-8
Crane permit
Up to 3 days: $300
4 or more days: $300, plus $50 per day
§ 139-11
Temporary trailers used as offices
Up to 10 days: $50
11 days to 30 days: $100
Scaffold permit
$50 per erection
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 150, Dogs and Other Animals
[Last amended 12-13-2010 by Ord. No. 18-2010]
§ 150-9
Euthanization and burial of dogs
Under 40 pounds: $50
Over 40 pounds: $65
Euthanization of cats
$45
Euthanization of kittens
$25
Dog licenses:
Spayed or neutered dog
$7.50, plus $1 Agriculture and Markets population control fund surcharge
Unspayed or unneutered dog
$12.50, plus $3 Agriculture and Markets population control fund surcharge
Replacement identification tags
$10
§ 150-18B
Redemption of impounded dog
$35, plus an additional $3 for each 24-hour period of impoundment for the second, third and each subsequent impoundment of the same dog
Boarding:
For each animal which is placed in the care and custody of a private boarding facility
Actual cost of such placement, plus cost of veterinarian services and medication expenses incurred by the City while caring for such animal
For each animal in the care and custody of the City of Newburgh Animal Control Officer boarded at City facilities
$25 per day or part thereof; plus cost of veterinarian services and medication expenses incurred by the City while caring for such animal
§ 150-19
Adoption of dogs
$10, plus the cost of a dog license
Dogs
Spay: $77
Neuter: $77
Rabies shot: $28
Cats
Spay: $40
Neuter: $23
AIDS/FIV combo: $30
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 155, Electrical Standards
[Last amended 4-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2-2018]
§ 155-6
Electrical permit
$25 per permit
New York State unified solar permit
$25 per permit
§ 155-15
Master electrician license (Class A)
New license: $350
Renewal: $300 every 2 years
Master electrician license (Class B)
Temporary (1 job only): $750
Special electrician license (Class C)
New license: $50
Renewal: $50 per year
Replacement of lost license
$25 per license
§ 155-23
Plate or sign
$10
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 158, Environmental Quality Review
§ 158-5
Environmental quality review:
Upon a determination that an action may or will have a significant effect on the environment (positive declaration), the applicant shall pay the following to the lead agency:
Actual cost to the lead agency of the preparation and review of the draft environmental impact statement under the State Environmental Quality Review Act up to a maximum of 2% of the project cost for residential projects and 1/2 of 1% of the total project cost for nonresidential projects
Deposit
Amount determined by the lead agency to be sufficient to cover such costs, which sum shall be drawn against in the course of the SEQRA process. Subsequent deposits shall be required as needed.
Applicant elects to prepare draft environmental impact statement (DEIS)
Lead agency may, at its discretion, collect the costs incurred in preparing its own DEIS, as well as any costs incurred in the review of any DEIS prepared by the applicant
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 166, Fences
§ 166-3
Fence permit
$25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 168. Filming
[Added 3-13-2017 by Ord. No. 6-2017]
§ 168-6
Nonrefundable application fee
$50
Permit fee
$500 for use of public property per day
$750 for use of public property per night
$200 per day to reserve public street parking
Request for use of City personnel and services
Actual cost of the City employee or City service
Refundable security deposit
$1,500
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 172, Fire Prevention
§ 172-7
Blasting permit
$250
§ 172-10
Nightclub (licensed premises) inspection
$250
Fireworks permit
$75
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 175, Flood Damage Prevention
§ 175-13
Floodplain development permit application
$100
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 181, Garage Sales
§ 181-6
Garage sale permit
$3
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 183, Waste Management, Handling and Disposal
§ 183-17
Vehicle license for private garbage collectors
$200
§ 183-19
Sanitation permit for commercial properties
$15
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 190, Housing and Property Standards
§ 190-27
Violation search
$100, plus $0.25 per page
Street reports
$20
All requests for certification letters, including but not limited to flood control certification, certificates of occupancy, abstract, title search, zoning and road ownership certificates
$100 per certified letter
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 198, Junkyards
§ 198-10
Junkyard license
$250 annually
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 207, Letter and Parcel Receptacles
§ 207-4
Annual permit fee
$25
Renewal
$25
Inspection fee
$10
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 209, Newsracks
§ 209-5
Annual permit fee
$25
Renewal
$25
Inspection fee
$10
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 220, Parks and Recreation Areas
[Last amended 6-15-2015 by Ord. No. 8-2015]
§ 220-12
Use of Downing Park:
Application fee
$50
Usage fees (per hour/per event):
Events with 40 participants or fewer
$80
Events with 41 to 100 participants
$150
Events with 101 to 300 participants
$250
Events with 301 participants or more
$400
Refundable damage fee
$500
§ 220-17
Delano-Hitch Recreation Park:
Use of multipurpose activity center building:
Application fee
$50
Usage fees:
(1) Organizations whose membership is 50% or more City residents
$200 for 4 hours or less
$50 for each additional hour, or part thereof
(2) Organizations whose membership is less than 50% City residents
$400 for 4 hours or less
$100 for each additional hour, or part thereof
Usage fees shall be reduced by 25% for any group or organization sponsoring 10 or more events in any calendar year.
Use of facility's kitchen
$100 additional fee for duration of event
Refundable damage fee
$500
§ 220-19
Use of aquatic center and athletic fields:
Swimming pool:
Season pass: 4 family members
$100
Daily fee per 2 1/2 hour session
$2 per adult (18 and over): $1 per child (17 and under)
Summer camp programs
$2 per child per day Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; reservations required
Baseball Field No. 1:
City of Newburgh youth teams
$25 per game
All other adult or youth teams
$40 per game
$55 per night game
$70 per double-header
$100 per 1/2 day
$175 per full day
Baseball Field Nos. 2, 3 and 4
City of Newburgh youth teams
$25 per game
All other adult or youth teams
$40 per game
$70 per double-header
$100 per 1/2 day
$175 per full day
All games played by the City of Newburgh Little League Baseball Program or other City of Newburgh youth programs may be approved pursuant to a separate license agreement between the Program and the City Manager for a fee of $1,000 which may be discounted as follows: 40% if at least 50% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents; or 60% if at least 75% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents; or 80% if at least 95% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents.
Football/soccer field:
City of Newburgh-based youth teams
All games may be approved pursuant to a separate license agreement between the Program and the City Manager for a fee of $1,000 which may be discounted as follows: 40% if at least 50% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents; or 60% if at least 75% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents; or 80% if at least 95% of the Program registrants are City of Newburgh residents.
Non-City youth teams
$200 per day game; $350 per night game
City of Newburgh-based adult teams
$150 per day game; $175 per night game
Non-City adult teams
$300 per day game; $350 per night game
Adult league
$800 per team
Delano-Hitch basketball courts:
Tournaments
City resident or organization: $150 per day
Non-City resident or organization: $300 per day
Leagues
City-based leagues: $150 per team
Non-City-based leagues: $200 per team
Use of area for non-sports event
$250 per day
Delano-Hitch tennis courts:
Clinic/tournament
City resident or organization: $200 per day
Non-City resident or organization: $300 per day
Use of area for non-sports event
$250 per day
Summer camp for ages six years to 13 years old
City residents: $350 per child; $50 discount for each additional sibling
Nonresidents: $450 per child
§ 220-21
Launching boat or jet skis at Newburgh Boat Launch
Daily permit: $15
Season permit: $100
§ 220-23
Docking at Newburgh Landing
A.
Fees for for-profit licenses:
One-time permit:
Permit for recreational vessels over 40 feet in length (by length of boat)
$1 per foot
Permit for all commercial vessels (by length of boat)
$1 per foot
Monthly or annual permit:
Vessels with a capacity of fewer than 100 persons
$125 per week
Vessels with a capacity of 100 or more persons
$200 per week
B.
Fees for not-for-profit licensees
Fee to be determined by City Manager based on admission fees charged to board vessel and cost of City services and utilities to vessel
§ 220-26
Desmond tennis courts (Lily and South Street):
Clinic/tournament
City resident or organization: $200 per day
Non-City resident or organization: $300 per day
Use of area for non-sports event
$250 per day
Gidney Avenue basketball courts:
Tournaments
City resident or organization: $100 per day
Non-City resident or organization: $200 per day
Leagues
City-based league: $150 per team
Non-City-based league: $200 per team
Use of area for non-sports event
$250 per day
§ 220-34
Use of Delano-Hitch Stadium
Non-sporting event:
Application fee
$50
Usage fees:
City of Newburgh nonprofit organization
$200 per day
Non-City of Newburgh not-for-profit organization
$300 per day
City of Newburgh resident or organization
$350 per day
Non-City of Newburgh resident or organization
$800 per day
Usage fees shall be reduced by 25% for any group or organization sponsoring 10 to 20 events in any calendar year.
Any group or organization sponsoring more than 20 events in any calendar year shall pay usage fees set by the City Manager with the approval of the City Council.
Security deposit
$500
Sporting events:
City-of-Newburgh youth teams
$25 per game
City-of-Newburgh adult teams
$60 per game
Non-City youth or adult teams
$75 per day game; $100 per night game; $150 per double-header; $250 for 1/2 day; $500 for full day
All fees and charges referred to in this entry may be included in a license agreement, upon the approval of the City Council, as may be deemed appropriate by the City Manager or the City Manager's designee.
Use of parking lot for non-sporting event
$250 per day
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 223, Peddlers, Vendors and Solicitors
[Last amended 2-25-2013 by Ord. No. 3-2013]
§ 223-6
Peddler's license
Nonrefundable application fee
$100
Renewal application
Application fee waived if renewal made within 30 days of expiration
License fees:
Annually
$250
Seasonal, April 15 through October 15
$150
§ 223-7A
Identification badge for canvassing and/or soliciting under § 223-7A
$20
§ 223-24
Duplicate license fee
$100
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 230, Plumbing
[Last amended 4-9-2018 by Ord. No. 2-2018]
§ 230-10
Plumbing examinations:
Nonrefundable application fee (includes 1 reexamination)
$300
§ 230-15
License (certificate of competency)
Certificate of registration: $250
Replacement of lost license
$25 per license
§ 230-16
Renewal
Within 30 days of expiration: $100
If renewed after January 1: $125
Sticker: $5 per vehicle per year
§ 230-32
Plumbing permit
1 to 5 fixtures: $30
6 or more fixtures: $50
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 235, Public Market
§ 235-7
Renting space in Public Market
$10 per space per day
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 239, Records, Public Access to
§ 239-8
Photocopies of municipal records (9 inches by 14 inches)
$0.25 per page
Photocopies of municipal records in excess of 9 inches by 14 inches in size or reproduction of records by methods other than photocopying
Actual cost of reproduction, as determined by the City Manager
Inspection of records, search for records or any certification pursuant to Chapter 239 of this Code
No fee
Fees for copies of ordinances and official documents shall be as follows:
Printed copies of codes
Zoning Ordinance: $25
Subdivision Regulations: $15
Fees of Bureau of Vital Statistics
As set by state statute
Police Department reports
All reports: $5
Copies: $0.25 per page
Certification: $1
Fire Department reports
Fire reports: $5
Fire investigation report: $25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 240, Rental Properties
[Last amended 2-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2-2017]
§ 240-3
Rental license application and renewal
A nonrefundable permit application fee shall be paid, upon filing an application for a rental license or for a renewal rental license in accordance with the following schedule of rental dwelling units per structure:
Number of Dwelling Units
Fee per Unit
1 to 2
$95
3 to 5
$80
6 to 9
$66.50
10 to 11
$62
12 to 14
$55
15 to 20
$50
21 or more
$39.50
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 242, Reservoirs
[Last amended 3-9-2015 by Ord No. 3-2015]
§ 242-4
Browns Pond Boat Rental
City residents: $20 per day plus $5 per passenger
Nonresidents: $30 per day plus $5 per passenger
Senior citizens and veterans: $15 on weekdays and full price on weekends
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 248, Sewers
[Last amended 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 11-2011[1]]
§ 248-1
Minimum sewer charge
$1 per quarter
§ 248-1A
Sewer facility unit charge
Each 1-family dwelling will be assigned 1 unit
Each 2-family dwelling will be assigned 1.75 units
Each 3-family dwelling will be assigned 2.5 units
Each 4-family dwelling will be assigned 3.25 units
All other properties with improvements within the City, other than 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family dwellings, will be assigned 1 unit for every $30,000 in their total assessed value (approved prior to applying exemptions, abatements, etc.)
All other properties without improvements within the City will be assigned 1 unit
§ 248-7
Septic systems and other private sewage disposal systems
Residential new system or repair of existing
$100
§ 248-8
Sewer connections (openings or alteration)
Residential (1- and 2-family)
$100
Multifamily (3 and above), commercial, industrial gravity sewer connection
$200
§ 248-19
Permit for the discharge from private sewage disposal system to public sewer
Application fee
$100
Discharge fee
The rate established by the sewage treatment plant manager based upon the cost of processing the particular type of waste, market conditions, and the risks entailed to the plant by the processing of that particular type of waste so as to provide a reasonable return to the City, provided that such rate shall be no less than $5 per 1,000 gallons of waste or the sewer use rent as may be established by § 248-1B of this Code multiplied by the rate per 1,000 gallons for outside City water users as may be established in this chapter of this Code, whichever is greater.
§ 248-43
Scavenger waste discharge:
Annual license fee for vehicles transporting sewage to treatment plant
$25
Discharge per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof
$5
Laundry sewage disposal:
Sewage sludge
$0.13 per gallon
Septage
$0.13 per gallon
Leachate
$0.13 per gallon
Laundry sewage
$0.05 per gallon
§ 248-44
Industrial waste discharge permit:
Industrial users
$1,500 per year
Significant industrial users
$11,500 per year
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 249, Sidewalk Cafes
§ 249-5
Sidewalk cafe permit
$100 annually
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 250, Signs
§ 250-8
Sign permit
$100
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 257, Stoves, Wood-Burning
§ 257-3
Wood- or coal-burning stove permit:
Construction
$25
After 3 days
$50 per day
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 263, Streets and Sidewalks
[Last amended 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 11-2017]
§ 263-5
Sidewalk permit
$50
Curb cut permit
$75
Concrete stamps
$50 rental fee per stamp
$250 refundable deposit
§ 263-12
Permit to use fire hydrant
$100 per day
Deposit for connection and wrenches
$100
§ 263-15
Street opening permit
$175
§ 263-24
Permit for installation of gasoline tanks
$350
Permit for installation of combustible liquid tank:
Tanks of 275 gallons (up to 2 tanks)
No fee
Tanks of 550 gallons
$50
Tanks of 1,000 gallons and larger
$250 for tanks of 1,000 gallons and $15 for each additional 1,000 gallons of tank capacity
Permit for tank removal
$25 per tank
§ 263-26
Operation of petroleum dispensers
$100 per year
Gas pump within line of street
$50 per year
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 266, Subdivision of Land
[Last amended 9-14-2015 by Ord. No. 12-2015]
§ 266-19
Open spaces
Parks, open space and minor subdivisions
$0.05 per square foot of subdivided area
§ 266-22
Subdivision of land fees
Lot line change and two-lot subdivision of parcel containing an existing residential structure
$200
Minor subdivision of 4 lots or fewer
$200
Major subdivision of 5 lots or more
$200, plus $50 per lot
Cost of professional services required in subdivision review process
On all applications for subdivision approval to the Planning Board, the applicant shall, in addition to any fees established pursuant to Chapter 266 and in addition to any fees established by Chapter 158 of this Code, pay the actual cost of the following services which may be reasonably required by the Planning Board in the processing of the application:
The sums of money deposited pursuant to this subsection shall be placed in an escrow account to cover such costs, which account shall be drawn against in the course of the review of the particular application. Initial deposit shall be $500. Subsequent deposits shall be required as needed. Any amount remaining in the account on completion of review shall be refunded.
[1] Engineering services
[2] Review during construction, inspection services
[3] Planning services
Inspection of public improvements
3% of the value of bonded improvements
Public hearing
$150, plus $50 for obtaining a public hearing notification list from the City Assessor
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 272, Taxicabs
§ 272-6
Taxicab driver's license application
$100
§ 272-7
Taxicab driver's license
$100 per year
§ 272-12
Taxicab license fee
$400 per year
§ 272-20
Taxicab vehicle license transfer fee
$100
§ 272-21
Replacement license, permit, card, badge or tag
$25
Taxicab driver's license replacement photograph application
$2
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 275, Telephone Booths
§ 275-3
Telephone booth permit:
Application fee
$25 per pay telephone
Renewal application fee
No change in location: $10
Change in location: $25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 276, Tobacco
[Added 1-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2-2015]
Tobacco retail license:
Application fee
$10 nonrefundable
Annual fee
$50
Replacement fee
$50
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 288, Vehicles and Traffic
§ 288-29
Loading zone designation
$100 per year
§ 288-34
Handicapped parking space designation
$25
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 293, Water
[Last amended 9-24-2018 by Ord. No. 4-2018]
§ 293-22
Backflow preventer:
Application fee
$100
Administrative processing fee for late filing of annual backflow prevention device testing report
$25
§ 293-23
Certified backflow tester submittal fee
$15
§ 293-34
Tap fees. The following utility connection fees shall be charged for all new connections to water and sewer systems in the City of Newburgh:
1- and 2-family residential
$100
Multifamily (3 and above), commercial, industrial
$300
Water meters up to 2 inches in size
Supplied by the City at no cost
Water meters over 2 inches
Paid by the owner/applicant and shall be purchased by the owner/applicant from the supplier for the type and manufacturer as indicated by the Superintendent
The owner/applicant shall be responsible for the installation of the connection line from the main to the building, including the tapping valve or corporation stop, curb stop and box, as well as the meter and remote. All connection permit charges shall be paid at the time the application is approved.
Charge for restoration of service. When water service to any premises is requested to be turned off or when water service to any premises has been turned off upon the order of the owner/customer or for any of the above reasons and service at any premises is again desired by the same owner/customer, including seasonal customers, it shall be done by a City of Newburgh licensed plumber at the cost to the owner/customer. If the City shuts off the water service at the water main for any violation of Chapter 293, the owner shall be charged the actual cost of the termination, which shall be included on the owner's next water bill. If the owner requests the water service to be turned on after the violation of Chapter 293 has been corrected and lifted by the Superintendent, the reconnection shall be done by a City of Newburgh licensed plumber and contractor with all costs borne by the owner.
Private sprinkler charge for connection to City mains:
2-inch lateral
$110 per year
3-inch lateral
$150 per year
4-inch lateral
$200 per year
6-inch lateral
$250 per year
8-inch lateral
$325 per year
10-inch lateral
$400 per year
12-inch lateral
$525 per year
16-inch lateral
$700 per year
20-inch lateral
$1,000 per year
§ 293-35
Check reading of water meter fee. Whenever the accuracy of a meter reading is questioned by the owner/customer, a check reading of the meter shall be done by the Water Department. The expense incurred in making such check reading shall be borne by the owner/customer; except on the occasion when the reading was found to be inaccurate, the cost shall be borne by the City.
Meter test fee (requested by owner):
5/8-inch to 1-inch meter
$25
1 1/2-inch to 2-inch meter
$40
Inspections and tests:
Water
$25
Sewer
$25
Sewer and water
$50
Performance of dye or peppermint test
$50 plus the cost of the dye or peppermint up to $20 per pound
Water system flow test or fire hydrant flow test
$150 per hour
§ 293-36
Charge for maintenance, repair or replacement of the water meter because of improper use, accident, freezing, vandalism, theft or removal without permission of the Superintendent or any other extraordinary cause
$250, plus the actual cost of labor and parts required to repair or replace the meter
Penalty for unauthorized interference with, tampering with, unsealing of or removal of water meters
$500, plus cost of parts and labor for repair, replacement and/or resealing of meter
Charge for replacement of missing water meters
$1,000, plus the actual cost of parts, labor and the cost to purchase a new meter
§ 293-37
Final/Closing reading of meter at customer request
$35
§ 293-38
Quarterly metered water rates per 1,000 gallons
First 1,000 gallons
Inside City: $6.127
Outside City: $9.196
Additional usage
Flat rate of $6.127 ($9.196 outside City) per 1,000 gallons
Minimum quarterly charge:
Meter Size
(inches)
Gallons Allowed
Inside City
Outside City
+5/8
6,000
$36.76
+5/8
9,000
$82.76
3/4
14,000
$85.78
$128.74
1
24,000
$147.05
$220.70
1 1/2
42,000
$257.33
$386.23
2
83,000
$508.54
$763.27
3
120,000
$735.24
$1,103.52
4
180,000
$1,102.86
$1,665.28
6
315,000
$1,930.01
$2,896.74
8
675,000
$4,135.73
$6,207.30
A surcharge shall be added to the above charges for water services in the amount of 14%. This extra charge is made for the purpose of financing the cost of obtaining water from the New York City Aqueduct. Such surcharge shall be effective on October 1, 1981, and shall continue to be made in every quarterly billing period in which any water is taken from the Aqueduct tap.
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
§ 293-38
Water facility unit charge
Each single-family dwelling will be assigned 1 unit
Each two-family dwelling will be assigned 1.75 units
Each three-family dwelling will be assigned 2.5 units
Each four-family dwelling will be assigned 3.25 units
All other properties with improvement within the City, other than 1, 2, 3 and 4-family dwellings, will be assigned 1 unit for every $30,000 in their total assessed value (approved prior to applying exemptions abatements, etc.)
All other properties without improvements within the City will be assigned 1 unit.
Minimum water facility charge
$1 per quarter
Hydrant charge, outside City
$122 per hydrant per year
Hydrant charge, private
$30.50 per hydrant per quarter or $122 per hydrant per year
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 297, Wreckers and Towers
[Last amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 13-2013]
§ 297-3
Towing, storage and cleanup rates:
Initial pickup charge for towing or road service
Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
$125
Between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
$150
Any time during snow emergency
$175
Winching charge
$100 per hour
Towing City-owned cars
$45, plus $1.50 per mile if towed from outside City limits
Outside storage
$50 for the initial 24-hour period or any portion thereof and $50 for each 24-hour period thereafter or portion thereof
Inside storage
$60 for the initial 24-hour period or any portion thereof and $60 for each 24-hour period thereafter or portion thereof
Cleanup services
$50 per half hour
Application of speedy dry or similar material
$40
§ 297-6
Annual license fee
For the first truck or vehicle: $150
For each additional truck or vehicle: $25
§ 297-22
Towing of vehicles by City:
Abandoned vehicles as defined in the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law
$250
Storage at City facilities
$50 per day or any part thereof for outside storage
$60 per day or any part thereof for inside storage
Installation of immobilization device
$75
Removal of immobilization device
$25
Removal of scofflaw administrative fee
$10
Code Section
Type of Fee
Amount
Chapter 300, Zoning
[Last amended 1-10-2011 by Ord. No. 4-2011]
§ 300-9
Miscellaneous planning, zoning and Building Department fees
Applicants shall, at the discretion of the particular board involved, reimburse the cost of professional services required in the review process based on the most current rate. Payment shall be made prior to each stage of submission.
Reinspection, other than for a certificate of occupancy for the same site
Residential site: $40 per additional inspection of the same site for the same purpose
Commercial site: $75 per additional inspection of the same site for the same purpose
Inspections requested outside normal business hours
$150, plus reimbursement of overtime costs
§ 300-10
On all applications for site plan approval, special use permit, zoning amendment, variance or other appeal to the Planning Board, or other reviewing board, the applicant shall, in addition to any fees established pursuant to Chapter 300 and in addition to any fees established by Chapter 158 of this Code, pay the actual cost of the following services which may be reasonably required by the Planning Board, or other reviewing board, in the processing of the application:
The sums of money deposited pursuant to this subsection shall be placed in an escrow account to cover such costs, which account shall be drawn against in the course of review of the particular application. The initial deposit shall be $500.
[1]
Engineering services
Subsequent deposits shall be required as needed.
[2]
Review during construction, inspection services
On completion of review, funds remaining in the account will be refunded to the applicant.
[3]
Planning services
§ 300-402.
Architectural Review Commission
Application for certificate of appropriateness
With public hearing: $100
Without public hearing or consent agenda: $25
Application for a certificate of appropriateness only in connection with the erection of a sign subject to a sign permit fee, provided that such sign is to be either a wall sign not exceeding 25 square feet of surface area or a projecting sign not exceeding nine square feet of area on one side
$50
§ 300-55
Swimming or bathing pool permit
$50
§ 300-70
Special off-street parking permit
Application fee: $50
§ 300-88
Planning Board
Site plan application
Residential (4 or fewer dwelling units): $200
Residential (5 or more dwelling units): $200, plus $100 per unit
Commercial: $1,000 plus $100 per 1,000 square feet of floor area
Inspection of public improvements
2% of the approved estimated dwelling units: $200
§ 300-89
Recreation fee in lieu of land
As determined by the Planning Board
Planning Board
Special use permit application
Residential: $150
Commercial: $250
Transcript of proceedings
$3 per page
Assessor's public hearing notification list
$50
Zoning Board of Appeals
Application for variances and requests for interpretation
Residential: $150
Commercial: $250
Transcript of proceedings
$3 per page
Assessor's public hearing notification list
$50
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2012.
Type of Fee
Amount
Code compliance
Pre-rental inspection
$75
Each reinspection: $50
Boiler permit
$25
Place of assembly category buildings, annual inspection
$150
Commercial buildings (other than public assembly category), annual inspection
$75
Road dedication
$250, plus the cost of recording and other incidental expenses to process the application; said fee is not returnable
Dumpster permit for construction, demolition or rehabilitation of property
For the first 7 days: $35
Per week after the first 7 days: $35
Police Department
Fingerprinting
Full set
City residents: $25
Non-City residents: $75
Thumbprint by Clerk
$5
BB gun permit
$5
City Clerk
Issuance of certification of cancellation of tax lien
First certification: free per tax lot
Replacement certification: $25 per tax lot
City Collector
Search of tax records and calculation of taxes owed
$75 per tax lot
Returned check fee
$20
Law Department
Preparation and review of documents in connection with the purchase of real property from the City
$200 per tax lot, payable at closing
Preparation and review of resolutions, documents and related services by the Law Department in connection with requests by private parties to the City for an action, enactment of a resolution or execution of a document in connection with that private party
Amount equal to the reasonable cost to the City to render such services as established by the Law Department and approved by the City Manager
Geographic information systems
Mapping
[Amended 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014]
$40 per hour billed in 15-minute increments for work exceeding 30 minutes in length (length of time to be determined by the GIS Analyst)
Printing (by paper size):
8 1/2 inches by 11 inches
First copy: $5; each additional copy: $3
11 inches by 17 inches
First copy: $10; each additional copy: $6
Customized paper size up to 36 inches by 40 inches
First copy: $25; each additional copy: $15
Larger than 36 inches by 40 inches
First copy: $30; each additional copy: $18
Data:
Building footprint data
$50
Parcel data
$100
Orthoimagery
$200
Data available at no cost from other sources
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014]
No charge
Basic data
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014]
No charge
All other data
$20 per request
Subscription
$100 per year for Interactive Mapping Services[1]
Geographic information system data fees may be waived by the City Manager upon the provision of certification by the requestor and the recommendation of the City Engineer, City Comptroller or Corporation Counsel that the GIS data sought will result in a direct benefit to the City of Newburgh in the form of a direct financial gain to the City or an academic or other study conducted in the interest and for the benefit of the City of Newburgh.
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014]
Civil service examination fees
Application for any civil service open competitive exams for the position of police officer or fire fighter for which the New York State Department of Civil Service has provided the examination and rated the candidates
[Amended 7-15-2013 by Ord. No. 9-2013]
$50
Application for all other open competitive exams for civil service positions for which the New York State Department of Civil Service has provided the examination and rated the candidates
$20
Candidates for promotional examinations who are employees of the City of Newburgh or of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District at the time of application for the examination
$15, plus that portion of the fee mandated by and payable to the State of New York Department of Civil Service ($7.50)
A. 
Applicants for civil service examination who satisfy any one of the criteria stated herein shall be entitled to a waiver of the payment of any examination fee(s) upon the provision of certification of their eligibility therefor which is satisfactory to the City as follows:
(1) 
Individuals who are unemployed and primarily responsible for the support of a household; or
(2) 
Individuals who are eligible for Medicaid, or receiving supplemental security income (SSI) payments; or
(3) 
Individuals who are receiving public assistance in the form of temporary assistance for needy families/family assistance or safety net assistance, or are certified eligible for Job Training Partnership Act/Workforce Investment Act programs through a state or local social services agency.
B. 
Content of waiver form.
(1) 
To qualify and be approved for the waiver of examination fees provided herein, applicants must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the City that they qualify. Applicants may do so by submitting a signed and notarized form to the City of Newburgh Civil Service Administrator. The format of such form shall be approved by the Civil Service Commission and shall comply with the legal and regulatory requirements of the state, and shall provide, at a minimum, the following:
(a) 
A reproduction of that portion of Civil Service Law § 50, Subdivision 5(b), providing the legal authority for the subject waiver.
(b) 
The examination title(s), exam number(s) and examination date(s).
(c) 
Indication of the criteria which qualifies the applicant for the waiver.
(d) 
A certification statement to be signed by the applicant and notarized by a New York State notary public attesting to the applicant's eligibility and stating the possible consequences of false statements.
(e) 
The applicant's name, address, telephone number, social security number, the date of the application, a place for the notary seal, and such other information as the Civil Service Commission may appropriately require.
(2) 
All information which is protected by privacy and security laws and other protections shall be kept confidential by the City and not publicly disclosed.
[1]
Editor’s Note: The administrative fee, which immediately followed this fee, was repealed 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2-2014.
A. 
Failure to pay the fees as stated in this chapter of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newburgh shall be punished as provided in § 1-12 for violation of this chapter of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Newburgh.
B. 
The imposition of one penalty for any violation shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and all such persons shall be required to correct or remedy such violations or defects. Each day that prohibited conditions exist shall constitute a separate offense.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code of the City of Newburgh, the Newburgh Industrial Development Agency shall be exempt from the payment of any and all fees to the City of Newburgh as established in this chapter or in the Code of the City of Newburgh.
The City Comptroller shall impose the following service charges for receiving, handling and disbursing the following funds and coupons substituted by contractors in lieu of a retained cash percentage:
A. 
Coupon bonds: 5% of the matured coupon amount shall be paid to the Comptroller as a condition precedent to releasing the matured coupons to the owner.
B. 
Other interest-bearing securities without coupons: 5% of the interest payable on such security during the period held by the Comptroller as a condition precedent to the release of such securities.
C. 
Non-interest-bearing securities: No fee shall be charged.