Township of Haverford, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Haverford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-11-2021 by Res. No. 2203-2021.[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This resolution also superseded former Art. I, Fee Schedule, adopted 1-13-2020 by Res. No. 2169.
The Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the following fee schedules:
A. 
Administrative costs.
Photocopying, per page
$0.25
B. 
Alarms.
False alarms, 3 or more per calendar year, per alarm
$300
C. 
Amusement and entertainment.
(1) 
Jukeboxes and mechanical amusement devices:
Annual license fees:
1 to 3, each item
$150
Each item in excess of 3
$250
Pool Table, annual license fees
1 to 3, each pool table
$150
Each pool table, in excess of 3
$300
Jukeboxes, mechanical amusement devices and pool tables in premises owned by a nonprofit organization, each item
$25
Replacement of lost or destroyed seal, stamp or decal, each item
$5
(2) 
Circuses and carnivals:
Each theatrical exhibition, per performance
$5
Each concert, per performance
$25
Each jugglery exhibition, per performance
$5
Each circus and menagerie combined, per 1 day
$250
Each outside show accompanying a circus or menagerie, per 1 day
$25
Each carnival, per day
$200
Each boxing or sparring exhibition, per 1 day
$200
(3) 
Any other entertainment/recreation for which a price of is charged:
Skating rink, per calendar year
$50
Exhibition, recreation hall or club, per year
$50
Dance hall or club, per day
$10
per year
$100
Religious educational and charitable organizations holding an entertainment or exhibit, per day
$50
D. 
Bathing places, public.
Annual license and inspection fee
$150
E. 
Building construction.
(1) 
Plan review fees:
Building:
New construction, Residential
$100
Additions and alterations over $50,000 of construction value
$50
Nonresidential and multifamily buildings, per hour
$95
Accessibility
$200
Engineering Escrow:
Steep slope of floodplain reviews
$2,000
Grading and stormwater management up to:
10,000 square feet lot area affected
$1,500
10,001 to 50,000 square feet lot area affected
$2,500
Over 50,000 square feet lot area affected
$5,000
Subdivision and Land Development Escrows:
Sketch plans and lot line changes
$1,000
Preliminary subdivision plan
$2,500
Final subdivision plan
$2,000
Additional escrow per lot
$100
Preliminary/final land development
$5,000
Each plan revision resubmission
$500
[Applicants seeking concurrent preliminary/final review must provide the escrow for both applications upon submission]
(2) 
Building permit/inspection fees:
Residential:
New construction:
First $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$20
Over $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$15
Alterations and repairs:
First $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$20
Over $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$15
Alterations and repairs, decks, sheds, detached garages:
First $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$20
Over $10,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$15
Roofing, siding, windows and doors:
Per $1,000 of cost
$20
HVAC installations, per $1,000 of cost
$25
Re-inspection for violations/noncompliance, per inspection
$100
Portable storage units
$50
Nonresidential and multifamily buildings:
New construction:
First $40,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$25
Over $40,000 of cost (per $1,000)
$20
Alterations and repairs (including roofing and siding):
Per $1,000 of cost
$20
Accessory structures:
First 200 square feet
$50
Each additional 100 square feet
$15
Curb and sidewalk repairs, per $1,000 of cost
$50
Re-inspection for violations/noncompliance, per inspection
$100
Trailers
$250
Tents:
Up to 500 square feet
$50
501 to 800 square feet
$100
801 square feet and over
$200
Signs:
Wall signs
$100
Freestanding signs
$150
Temporary signs
$100
Swimming pools:
In-ground pools, including bonding and fence enclosure
$250
Aboveground pools
$75
Fencing:
First 100 linear feet
$40
Each additional 100 linear feet
$10
Demolition permits:
First 2,000 square feet of building area
$200
Each additional 2,000 square feet
$75
Certificate of use and occupancy:
New construction:
Single-family dwelling
$50
Nonresidential and multifamily dwelling
$100
Change of ownership/occupancy:
Application received with more than 30 days' processing time, per unit
$75
Application received with less than 30 days' processing time, per unit
$105
Application received with less than 10 days' processing time, per unit
$175
Application received with less than 5 days' processing time, per unit
$300
Each re-inspection
$25
Zoning certification letter
$100
(3) 
Electric permits:
All new installations, alterations to existing and additional electrical per $1,000 of cost
$20
Re-inspections to correct violations
$20
(4) 
Plumbing permits:
Water service connections from house to curb, per 100 feet
$75
Sewer service connections from house to curb, per 100 feet
$100
On-site sanitary systems (excludes engineers review)
$100
Private wells
$100
All new installations, alterations and additions to existing and additional plumbing, per $1,000 of cost
$20
F. 
Contractors, Licensing of (per calendar year):
Master plumber or electrician
$75
General, sign, lawn care, swimming pool paving or subcontractors
$75
Property manager, decorator
$75
Journeyman plumber or electrician, chief plant electrician, oil burner or refrigeration service dealer
$15
Apprentice plumber or electrician
$7.50
G. 
Electrical standards, annual permits:
Routine repairs, maintenance or replacement at a pre-designated site, per calendar year
$150
H. 
Erosion and sediment control:
Up to 1 acre of land graded or disturbed, exceeding 1/2 acre
$50
Each acre exceeding 1 acre, up to 10 acres
$15
Each acre exceeding 10 acres
$5
(Engineering escrows are also required per Building Construction Plan Review Fee Schedule [Subsection E(1) above])
I. 
Explosives:
Blasting permit, each ten-day period
$500
Storage of explosives, per calendar year
$1,000
J. 
Fire prevention fees:
Annual fire prevention inspections:
Buildings up to 1,500 square feet
$80
Buildings 1,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet
$105
Each additional 2,000 square feet to 9,000 square feet
$20
All structures over 9,000 square feet
$325
Re-inspection for corrections to defects
$30
Failure to appear for scheduled inspection
$50
Depositions and/or expert testimony at court appearances:
Consultation: two-hour minimum, per hour
$65
Deposition: four-hour minimum, per hour
$40
Fire incident report
$25
Fire permits:
Plan review, per hour
$95
Fire alarm permits
$100
Fire suppression, sprinklers and hoods, per $1,000 of cost
Upto $50,000 of cost
$25
Each additional $1,000 of cost
$15
Use and occupancy inspections (initial application)
$25
Tank permits (removal or installation, per tank)
Residential
$65
Commercial
$100
All other high-hazard permits, per the Fire Prevention Code per $1,000 of cost
$25
High-hazard/multi-dwelling-unit buildings:
0 to 25 dwelling units
$150
26 to 50 dwelling units
$200
51 to 75 dwelling units
$225
76 to 100 dwelling units
$250
101 to 150 dwelling units
$275
Each additional 100 units
$50
K. 
Food and drink:
Eating and drinking establishments (sit-down dining)
With less than 49 seats
$200
With 50 to 199 seats
$250
With 200 or more seats
$350
Eating and drinking establishments with retail sales:
Applicable retail fee plus eating and drinking establishment fee
Take-out facilities (no seating)
$200
Bakery only
$100
Retail food facilities (e.g., grocery stores, mini marts, convenience stores):
1,500 square feet or less of floor space
$100
1,501 to 2,500 square feet of floor space
$250
2,501 to 5,000 square feet of floor space
$300
5,001 to 7,500 square feet of floor space
$390
7,501 to 10,000 square feet of floor space
$515
10,001 to 15,000 square feet of floor space
$665
Over 15,000 square feet of floor space
$815
Retail food having take-out or sit-down dining:
Applicable retail fee, plus
$200
Commissaries (including caterers)
$250
Mobile food vendors
$125
Nonprofit charitable operation
$45
Temporary food service/special event:
1 to 5 food vendor booths
$85
Each additional booth
$20
Seasonal farmers market vendor
$100
Vending machines
$25
L. 
Garbage, rubbish and refuse:
Bulk trash collection, for 1 to 5 items, per item
$18
Cleanout, 6 to 10 items, flat fee
$98
M. 
Housing standards:
Annual housing license
$60
Housing license inspection or re-inspection fee, per unit
$50
Failure to appear for scheduled inspection
$50
N. 
Miscellaneous licenses and permits:
Backyard chicken license (initial application)
$60
Backyard chicken license (renewal)
$25
O. 
Parks and playgrounds:
Seasonal adult and non-Township ball field permits
$500
Township park pavilion
$40
Synthetic turf rental fees:
Township organization, volunteer coaches, per hour
$20
Township organization, paid coaches/employees, per hour
$45
Non-Township organization, volunteer coaches, per hour
$85
Non-Township organization, paid coaches/employees, per hour
$110
Denny Gym rental fees, half court:
Township organization, volunteers/individual, per hour
$60
Township organization, paid coaches/business, per hour
$110
Non-Township organization, volunteers/coaches, per hour
$85
Non-Township organization, paid coaches/employees, per hour
$150
Denny Gym rental fees, full court:
Township organization, volunteers/individual, per hour
$90
Township organization, paid coaches/business, per hour
$175
Non-Township organization, volunteers/individual, per hour
$140
Non-Township organization, paid coaches/business, per hour
$200
Activity rooms
$50
Studio/private
$50
Studio/business:
Township/business
$50
Non-Township/business
$75
Environmental lab:
Resident/private
$60
Township/business
$80
Nonresident/private
$75
Non-Township/business
$95
Multiuse room:
Half room:
Resident, private, per hour
$55
Township, business, per hour
$90
Nonresident, private, per hour
$75
Non-Township, business, per hour
$130
Full room:
Resident, private, per hour
$100
Township, business, per hour
$165
Nonresident, private, per hour
$130
Non-Township, business, per hour
$200
P. 
Peddling and soliciting:
Soliciting or peddling license by a Township resident/landowner at their primary residence or owned property within Haverford Township, each two-day period (except Christmas tree sales)
$50
Soliciting or peddling license by a Township resident at a location other than their primary residence or owned property within Haverford Township, or by a nonresident, each two-day period (except Christmas tree sales), per location
$150
Christmas tree sales, 45-day maximum
$100
Q. 
Poles:
Erect any telephone, electric light or power pole
$35
R. 
Police services:
Photographs, each
$15
Fire investigation report
$50
Police incident report:
Each copy
$15
For senior citizens (65 years and older)
$5
Police accident investigation report:
Each 2 pages
$15
For senior citizens (65 years and older), each 2 pages
$5
Copies of any other files/reports, per page, plus the cost of postage
$0.25
Police details, per hour rate, per officer
$90
Civil service — entry level applicants
$45
Fingerprinting service, civilians, non-arrest related
$35
Block party permit
$35
Live music permit
$10
Special event race permit
$50
Police body camera footage (per upload)
$19
Police body camera footage (per minute of redaction)
$1
Music festival (over 1,000 people)
$150
S. 
Sewage and drainage facilities.
Sewer service connection fee
$1,500
T. 
Skating rink:
Advertising (per Board)
$400
Public skating
Adult, 7 years and over (1 1/2 hours)
$8
Children, 6 years and under (1 1/2 hours)
$6
Senior citizens
$3
Home schoolers
$7
Group rates
$7
High school hockey games
$5
Hourly group ice rental
$375
Family membership books:
Haverford Township residents
$65
Nonresidents
$70
Including skate rental
$10
Skate rental
$2
U. 
Subdivision and land development application fees:
Sketch plans and lot line changes
$150
Minor subdivision, each submission
$500
Major subdivision, each submission
5 to 10 lots
$1,000
11 to 25 lots
$1,500
26 or more lots
$2,000
Land development, per 20,000 square feet of lot area, plus $100 per tenant/leasehold
$1,500
[Note: See also Subsection E(1), Engineering escrows.]
V. 
Streets and sidewalks:
Excavations/opening of a public right-of-way:
First 10 linear foot cut of an unimproved surface
$24
Each additional 10 linear feet
$9
First 10 linear foot cut of an improved surface
$24
Each additional 10 linear feet
$14
Plus:
Improved surface restoration escrow (per every 5 linear feet)
$1,000
Unimproved surface restoration escrow, per $1,000 of cost
$50
Street degradation fee for improved surface
$100
Additional degradation fee if surface paved within the past five years:
Per linear foot, if paved within 1 year
$34
Per linear foot, if paved within 2 years
$28
Per linear foot, if paved within 3 years
$22
Per linear foot, if paved within 4 years
$16
Per linear foot, if paved within 5 years
$10
Road closing to traffic:
Per hour, first 24 hours
$5
Per day, each additional day
$40
Right-of-way occupancy:
First 24 hours
$80
Per day, each additional day
$10
Special inspections, per hour
$25
Oversize or overweight loads, per day
$500
Sidewalk and curb construction or replacement, each 50 feet
$50
Petition to open or vacate streets:
Filing fee
$575
Professional services fee, per hour
$220
W. 
Telecommunications:
Wireless communication facilities:
Application fee per each facility in a right-of-way
$330
Per each other wireless communication facility
$650
Annual right-of-way (ROW) use fee
$190
Annual fee per authorized attachment to any single Township structure in the ROW
$275
Rental fees for attachment to Township structures outside of a ROW are negotiable, but not less than market rates
Professional services escrow deposit
$2,500
X. 
Zoning Hearing Board applications and appeals:
Residential variances, appeals or special exceptions
$550
Nonresidential accessory signs or other accessory structures
$700
Subdivision related variances and new construction
$700
All other applications and/or appeals
$2,000
Y. 
Finance:
Lien service fee, covers filing and satisfaction
$125
Revival of lapsed lien (20-year life)
$100
Interest rate of liens
10%, annual
Tax certification, per year
$5
Tax certification rush service (if needed in less than 2 working days), additional flat fee
$10
Returned check charge
$35
Finance charge on all unpaid invoices over 60 days
15%, annual
Duplicate tax bill fee
$2
Z. 
Delinquent sewer and trash:
If a long-standing sewer and/or trash account is assigned to special counsel for collection, the property owner will be subject to the following fees and charges. Additionally, there shall be added to the below amounts any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses of counsel in connection with each of these services, as itemized in the applicable counsel bills, which shall be deemed to be part of the fees.
Verify data, setup and open file, prepare and send demand letter:
Legal fees
$160
Prepare and file writ of scire facias; related bookkeeping:
Legal fees
$250
Court fees
According to Delaware County fee schedule in effect
Sheriff fees
Varies
Prepare and mail correspondence per Pa. RCP 237.1:
Legal fees
$30
Prepare and file default judgment; related bookkeeping:
Legal fees
$175
Court fees
According to Delaware County fee schedule in effect
Prepare and file writ of execution for Sheriff sale:
Legal fees
$800
Court fees
According to Delaware County fee schedule in effect
Sheriff fees
Varies
Administrative fees for payment schedule:
Three months or less
$25
More than three months
$50
Calculation of payoff figures on delinquent accounts assigned for collection
$25
AA. 
Hearing before the Board of Commissioners:
Conditional use
$1,500
Validity challenges/curative amendments
$2,000
Change of zoning classification
$2,500
Intermunicipal transfer of liquor license application
$1,500
BB. 
Miscellaneous fees:
Record request and reproduction for subpoena or testimony:
Document search - hourly rate
$25
Witness appearance (in additional to record fees):
First 3 hours, including travel
$150
Additional hour or portion thereof
$25
Mileage
Current IRS rate
Professional assistance/special events
Township medic w/Township ALS vehicle - hourly rate
$110
Narberth EMS assistance w/Narberth Ambulance
Narberth stated rates
CC. 
Parking fees:
Meter/kiosk parking (per 30 minutes)
$0.25
Convenience fee (for meter/fine credit card transaction)
$2.50
Parking lot hang tags (quarterly)
$90
Parking meter violation
$15
Parking meter violation (after 5 days)
$20
Parking card (initial issuance or replacement card)
$5
Parking card (initial issuance) for Township senior citizens age 65 or over
waived
Parking card (time loaded) for Township senior citizens age 65 or over
2x credit
Charging at electric vehicle station:
Per hour, while charging
$1
Per hour, if still connected 30 minutes after charge is complete
$2
[Adopted 9-10-2007 by Res. No. 1646]
A. 
Following the submission of any land use applications, the relevant commission, board or agent may determine that it, he or she will require the assistance of professional consultants, including, but not necessarily limited to, architects, attorneys, certified public accountants, engineers, geologists, land surveyors, landscape architects and planners to review the application and/or to provide monitoring services. Issues for which such review or monitoring may be needed may include, but are not limited to, compliance with existing laws and legislation, the potential for environmental or other impact(s), the need for public improvements, drainage improvements, sediment and erosion control measures, and other environmental safety measures as well as the provisions of adequate legal conveyances and financial performance security.
B. 
It is the purpose of this section to ensure that any fees and expenses reasonably incurred by the commission, board or agent in procuring such services be reimbursed by the applicant.
C. 
The fees the consultants may charge will be calculated in accordance with the following schedule:
[Amended 1-11-2010 by Res. No. 1741; 1-9-2012 by Res. No. 1832; 3-9-2015 by Res. No. 1971; 6-12-2017 by Res. No. 2055; 2-12-2018 by Res. No. 2082; 2-11-2019 by Res. No. 2121; 2-10-2020 by Res. No. 2170; 1-11-2021 by Res. No. 2208-2021]
(1) 
Technical (including engineering or scientific) consultants. Hourly rates:
(a) 
Township Engineer (David Pennoni): $140 per hour.
(b) 
Senior Professional: $133 per hour.
(c) 
Project Professional: $126 per hour.
(d) 
Staff Professional: $120 per hour.
(e) 
Associate Professional: $111 per hour.
(f) 
Graduate Professional: $103 per hour.
(g) 
Technician: $97 per hour.
(h) 
Building Code Official: $90 per hour.
(i) 
Field-Technician: $80 per hour.
(j) 
Project Assistant: $30 per hour.
(k) 
Survey Crew: $200 per hour.
(2) 
Township Solicitor: $175 per hour.
(3) 
Other consultant's expenses including, but not limited to, outside legal counsel will be calculated in accordance with the hourly rates actually charged by the other consultants to the Township for similar services.