City of West Haven, CT
New Haven County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven 10-24-1988 by Ord. No. 273.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning and Zoning Commission — See Ch. 32.
Building Department fees — See Ch. 81, Art. II.
Fees for licenses — See Ch. 139.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ord. No. 209, adopted 3-12-1984.

§ 101-1 Schedule of fees for applications, services, maps and publications relating to planning and zoning.

[Amended 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 276; 8-25-1993 by Ord. No. 332; 9-27-2004; 11-27-2006]
No application for planning or zoning services, maps. publications, or relief under the City of West Haven Charter shall be considered until the fee has been paid in accord with the following schedule:
A. 
CT 22a-27j Land use fee surcharge.
(1) 
State-mandated application fee surcharge. As required by CGS § 22a-27j as amended in 2003 the City shall collect a fee of $30 from any person, firm or corporation, other than a municipality, for any approval required by Chapters 124 (Zoning), 126 (Municipal Planning Commission), 440 (Wetlands and Watercourses), or 444 (Coastal Management) of the Connecticut General Statutes.
(2) 
This CTDEP surcharge of $30 is in addition to the fees shown below for items that are indicated with an asterisk (*).
B. 
Applications to Zoning Board of Appeals.
(1) 
Special exception: $100.*
(a) 
Filing following receipt of an order to cease and desist: $200.*
(2) 
Variance: $200.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(a) 
Filing following receipt of an order to cease and desist: $300.*
(3) 
Special use exception: $200.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(a) 
Filing following receipt of an order to cease and desist: $500.*
(4) 
Certificate of approval of location (CAL) for an automotive use or reuse: $125.*
(5) 
Review of administrative order or decision: $100.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(6) 
Renewal of approval: $100.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(7) 
Public hearing fee: $200.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
Fee waiver. Application fees for zoning relief made by the City of West Haven or any department, agency, board, or commission thereof shall be waived.
C. 
Applications to Planning and Zoning Commission.
(1) 
Subdivision or resubdivision:
(a) 
Two or three lots: $250.*
(b) 
Four or more lots: $40 per lot with a minimum of $500.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(2) 
Special permit: $200.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(3) 
Zone Map or text change: $550.*
(4) 
Subdivision inspection fee: 5% of estimated costs of public improvements.
(5) 
Site plan review (including soil erosion and sediment control plans): $250.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(6) 
Coastal site plan review: $250.*
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(7) 
Public hearing fee (when required): $100.
(8) 
Renewal of extension of approval: $100.
[Added 7-23-2012]
(9) 
Abandonment of street or right-of-way: $100.
[Added 7-23-2012]
D. 
Applications to the Inland Wetlands Agency: fees as recommended by the Inland Wetlands Agency.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
E. 
Applications for zoning permits.
(1) 
Certificate of zoning compliance, per parcel: $100.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(2) 
Zoning permit:
(a) 
Requiring a certificate of occupancy: $100.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(b) 
Not requiring a certificate of occupancy: $50.
(3) 
Penalty fee for filing of application for zoning permits following receipt of an order to cease and desist: $100.
(4) 
Floodplain development (FPD) permit:
(a) 
Floodplain development (FPD) permit: No charge.
(b) 
Floodplain development (FPD) variance: $50.
(c) 
Time extension for FPD variance, per regulation: $50.
F. 
Certificate of completion.
(1) 
The project architect shall furnish a statement certifying that the requested elements have been completed in substantial accord with the approved plans.
(a) 
For dwellings:
[1] 
One to five units, per dwelling unit: $25.
[2] 
More than five dwelling units: $100.
[3] 
Project or phase completion: $100.
(b) 
For institutional, commercial or industrial:
[1] 
For each tenant or project phase: $25.
[2] 
Project or phase completion: $100.
G. 
Postponements, rescheduling and customer receipts.
(1) 
Postponement or rescheduling of public hearing before Planning and Zoning Commission or Zoning Board of Appeals at applicant's request after advertisement or notification is sent: $100. An additional public hearing fee shall be required.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(2) 
Receipt for payment of zoning fees shall be furnished to the applicant. The applicant shall submit a copy of the receipt upon request by the Commission or Board hearing the matter.
H. 
Maps, publications and customer service charges.
(1) 
Maps.
(a) 
Zoning Map.
[1] 
Colored: $50.
[2] 
Black and white: $20.
(b) 
Inland Wetland Map: $20.
(c) 
Topographic Map section for SESC filing: $30.
(2) 
Ordinances and regulations.
(a) 
Zoning regulations: $40.
(b) 
Inland Wetland Regulations: $10.
(c) 
Subdivision Regulations: $10.
(3) 
Customer service and mailing charges:
(a) 
Mailing and handling fee for application, map, or regulation: $5.
(b) 
Agenda fee for Zoning Board of Appeals or Planning and Zoning Commission:
[1] 
Annual rate, including mailing and postage: $100.
[Amended 7-23-2012]
(4) 
Placement on Planning and Zoning Hearing Registry: $200.
(5) 
Fee waiver. Charges shall be waived for materials for use by the City of West Haven or any department, agency, board, or commission thereof. It is not the intent of this section to allow materials to be secured on behalf of private parties to avoid payment for the maps and/or publications.
I. 
Fees of the City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown.
[Added 8-27-2012]
(1) 
The fees associated with inspections (C.G.S. Section 29-305) and Plan Reviews (Section 29-292-4e Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies) by the City of West Haven Fire Department Allingtown are in addition to any fee otherwise required by the West Haven Building Department. Prior to inspections or occupancies that require certificates or permits, the appropriate fee must be paid in full. Inspections not requiring permits or certificates will be invoiced to the building owner and payable upon receipt to the City of West Haven. Government and public educational occupancies are exempt from inspection fees but are subject to inspection.
(2) 
Fire Marshal inspection pursuant to C.G.S. Section 29-305.
(a) 
Places of assembly: $75.
(b) 
Blasting permit: $20.
(c) 
Carnivals: $75.
(d) 
Day-care facility: $75.
(e) 
Demolition: $75.
(f) 
Dry cleaners: $75.
(g) 
Educational: $75.
(h) 
Fireworks: $75.
(i) 
Group homes/day-care: $75.
(j) 
Hospitals: $500.
(k) 
Industrial: $75.
(l) 
Institutional: $75.
(m) 
Liquor license inspection: $75.
(n) 
Mercantile: $75.
(o) 
Propane: $75.
(p) 
Residential with three or more dwelling units: $75.
(q) 
Service stations: $75.
(r) 
Skilled nursing facilities: $150.
(s) 
Storage: $75.
(t) 
Tanker truck inspection: $50 (per vehicle).
(u) 
Underground flammable/combustible liquid tank removal (UST): $75 commercial; $50 residential.
(v) 
Copies of report: $20.
(3) 
Plan review fees pursuant to Section 29-292-4e Regulation of Connecticut State Agencies.
(a) 
When any person, firm, business or other entity submits a plan, application or other document in connection with a building permit for review and/or approval to the office of the Fire Marshal, the fees for said review and/or approval shall be:
[1] 
Construction value, $0.00 up to and including $40,000: $100.
[2] 
In excess of $40,000: $100 plus 0.5% per $1,000 or portion thereof.
[3] 
Special installation (hood and duct, computer rooms, suppression systems, other): $100 per system.
[4] 
One- and two-family residential occupancies are exempt from the above fees.
(b) 
All Fire Marshal fees must be paid in full in order to receive Fire Marshal approval per State of Connecticut Building Code Section 105.3.1.2. Late fees of 1.5% per month will apply to any unpaid fees not received within 30 days of billing.
(c) 
Any building plans for structures 10,000 square feet or greater may be required to have an independent plan review, as determined at the sole discretion of the Office of the Fire Marshal. The independent plan review shall be conducted by a plan reviewer hired by the applicant and subject to the approval of the Office of the Fire Marshal. The applicant shall pay all costs associated with the contracted plan reviewer's independent review. The applicant shall submit the plan reviewer's written report, along with documentation that the reviewer's costs have been paid in full, prior to the Office of the Fire Marshal's review and approval of such plan.