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Town of Wakefield, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Wakefield 6-1-1992 by Art. 37 as Ch. V, Sec. 12 of the 1992 Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dog license fees — See Ch. 104, § 104-13.
Fees for removal of wildlife from private property — See Ch. 104, § 104-17.
Board of Health fees — See Ch. 414.
[Amended 4-3-2006 ATM by Art. 23]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 73 of Chapter 329 of the Acts of 1980,[1] the following fees are established for the office of Town Clerk:
(1)
For filing and indexing assignment for the benefit of creditors: $5.
(11)
For entering amendment of a record of the birth of an illegitimate child subsequently legitimized: $5.
(12)
For correcting errors in a record of birth: $10.
(13)
For furnishing a certificate of birth: $10.
(13A)
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of birth: $2.
(14)
For entering delayed record of birth: $5.
(20)
For filing a certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name: $50.
[Amended 11-18-2013 RTM by Art. 14]
(21)
For filing by a person conducting business under any title other than his real name of a statement of change of his residence or of his discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from or of a change of location of such business: $10.
(22)
For furnishing a certified copy of a certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name or a statement by such person of his discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from such business: $3.
(24)
For recording the name and address, the date and the number of the certificate issued to a person registered for the practice of podiatry in the commonwealth: $10.
(29)
For correcting errors in a record of death: $10.
(30)
For furnishing a certificate of death: $10.
(30A)
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of death: $2.
(42)
For entering a notice of intention of marriage and issuing certificates thereof: $25.
(43)
For entering a certificate of marriage filed by persons married out of the commonwealth: $3.
(44)
For furnishing a certificate of marriage: $10.
(44A)
For furnishing an abstract copy of a record of marriage: $2.
(45)
For correcting errors in a record of marriage: $10.
(54)
For recording power of attorney: $5.
(57)
For recording a certificate of registration granted to a person to engage in the practice of optometry or issuing a certified copy thereof: $10.
(58)
For recording the name of the owner of a certificate of registration as a physician or osteopath in the commonwealth: $10.
(62)
For recording an order granting locations of poles, piers, abutments or conduits, alterations or transfers thereof and increase in number of wires and cables or attachments under the provisions of MGL c. 166, § 22: flat rate of $50 and an additional fee of $5 and $3.50 additional for each street or way included in such order.
(66)
For examining records or papers relating to a birth, marriage or death upon the application of any person: the actual expense thereof, but not less than $5.
(67)
For copying any manuscript or record pertaining to a birth, marriage or death: $3.
(69)
For receiving and filing of a complete inventory of all items to be included in a closing-out sale, etc.: $2.
(75)
For filing a copy of a written instrument or declaration of trust by the trustees of an association or trust or any amendment thereof as provided by MGL c. 182, § 2: $10.
(79)
For recording any other documents: $10 per page.
Voter's card: $2.
[1]
Editor's Note: See MGL c. 262, § 34. The numbers in parentheses in § 119-1 refer to the subsections contained in said § 34.
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7]
Pursuant to MGL c. 148, § 13, the Town Clerk shall charge the following fees for the annual registration of underground storage tanks:
Amount Stored
Fee
1-9,999 gallons
$75
10,000-19,000 gallons
$150
20,000-59,000 gallons
$200
60,000-99,999 gallons
$250
100,000-199,999 gallons
$500
[Amended5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
The following fees are maximum fees which may be charged by the appropriate board or licensing agency:
A. 
Sealer of Weights and Measures.
(1) 
Liquid capacity measure of capacity of more than one gallon and measures on pumps: $40 each.
(2) 
All other weights and measures: $25 each.
B. 
Other fees:
(1) 
License for automatic amusement devices: $100.
(2) 
License for innholders and restaurants: $50.
(3) 
License for fortune-tellers: $50.
(4) 
Transient vendor license: $50 plus $25 per employee.
(5) 
Common victualer license: $25.
(6) 
Innholder license: $50.
(7) 
Video machine license: $100.
(8) 
Entertainment license: $50 per device.
[Amended 5-10-1993 ATM by Art. 32; 4-7-2003 ATM by Art. 28; 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7; 5-2-2016ATM by Art. 19; 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
The current fee schedule is on file with the Town Clerk.
A. 
Smoke detector:
(1) 
One- to three-family: $10.
(2) 
Over three-family or commercial: $25.
B. 
Oil burner: $50.
[Amended 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
C. 
Blasting permits: $25.
D. 
Tank removal: $25 per tank.
E. 
Propane permit: $25.
F. 
Tank truck permits: $25.
G. 
Fire reports: $5 per report.
H. 
Fireworks display: $25.
I. 
Master box disconnect: $5.
J. 
Nursing home inspection: $35.
K. 
Tar kettle permit: $25.
L. 
Welding cutting permit: $25.
M. 
Gunpowder: $25.
N. 
Flammables storage permit: $25.
O. 
Environment Information 21E Report: $25.
P. 
Tank installation fee (above or under ground): $50.
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7]
Q. 
Fire Dept. inspection fee for residential plan review: $50.
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7; amended 5-10-2018 ATM by Art. 22]
R. 
Fire Dept. inspection fee for commercial plan review:
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7]
(1) 
Up to 7,500 sq. ft.: $50.
(2) 
7,500 to 12,500 sq. ft.: $150.
(3) 
Over 12,500 sq. ft.: $200.
S. 
Copy of Zoning Bylaws from Engineering Department: $15.
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7]
T. 
Copy of Zoning Map from Engineering Department: $5.
[Added 11-7-2005 RTM by Art. 7]
U. 
Service as Commissioner to qualify public officers under MGL c. 30, § 11: $15.
[Added 5-3-2010 ATM by Art. 25]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 119-4, Wire permit fee schedule, as amended, was repealed 4-7-2003 ATM by Art. 28. See now § 119-3E.
Fees not enumerated herein shall be governed by applicable legislation or may be set by the appropriate board or licensing authority as may be allowed by law.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 119-5, Plumbing permit fee schedule, as amended, was repealed 4-7-2003 ATM by Art. 28. See now § 119-3C.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 119-6, Gas permit fee schedule, as amended, was repealed 4-7-2003 ATM by Art. 28. See now § 119-3D. This article also renumbered former §§ 119-7 and 119-8 as 119-4 and 119-5, respectively.