Township of Kingston, PA
Luzerne County
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[Res. No. R-2020-11, 9/9/2020[1]]
The following Schedule of Fees prevailing in and applicable to the Township of Kingston is adopted and stated, as follows:
1.
Zoning Maps (361.50)
Actual invoiced cost to the Township for printed documents
2.
Photocopies (380.00)
$0.30 per page ($0.25 Right-to-Know Law)
A.
Certified copy fee
$5 mandated by Right-to-Know Law
B.
Notary fee for certified copies
$15
C.
Administrative cost DUI fee
$25
D.
Administrative cost for mailings
Actual cost to the Township for printed documents plus postage and $5 handling fee
3.
Subdivision Ordinance Booklets (361.53)
Actual invoiced cost to the Township for printed documents
4.
Zoning Ordinance Booklets (361.54)
Actual invoiced cost to the Township for printed documents
5.
Stormwater Ordinance Booklets
Actual invoiced cost to the Township for printed documents
6.
Minor Subdivision (361.31)
A.
Township filing fee
$300
B.
Township engineering review and inspection fee
$2,000
C.
Luzerne County review fee
Actual cost of Luzerne County review fees
D.
Luzerne County road and bridge review fee
Actual cost of Luzerne County review fees
7.
Major Subdivision (361.34)
A.
Township preliminary plan filing fee
$500
B.
Township preliminary plan engineering review and inspection fee
(1)
5 lots or fewer
$2,000
(2)
6 lots or more
$2,500 + $15 per lot or unit
C.
Luzerne County review fee
Actual cost established by Luzerne County
D.
Luzerne County Road and Bridge Department review fee
Actual cost established by Luzerne County Road and Bridge Department
E.
Township revised plan filing fee (plans given final approval previously but requiring modifications)
$200 each
F.
Township revised plan (engineering review and inspection fee)
$150 + $15 per lot or unit
G.
Township final plan filing fee
$300 each
H.
Township final plan engineering review fee
(1)
5 lots or fewer
$2,000
(2)
6 lots or more
$2,500 + $15 per lot
All fees outlined above are payable at the time of plan submission to the Township.
In the event that the review and inspection fees required by A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H in Paragraphs 6, 7, 8, 12, 15 and 30 increase beyond the fees paid by the applicant at the time of plan submission, the Township Manager shall have the authority to invoice the applicant for the actual increased review and inspection fees, as defined in Chapter 22, Part 3, § 302, and Part 6, § 611, of the Kingston Township Code of Ordinances.
8.
Land Development (361.34)
A.
Township land development preliminary plan filing fee
$500 each
B.
Township land development preliminary plan engineering review and inspection fee
$2,000 each
C.
Township land development revised plan filing fee (plans given final approval previously but requiring modifications)
$200 each
D.
Township land development revised plan engineering review and inspection fee
$150 + $15 per lot or unit
E.
Township land development final plan filing fee
$300 each
F.
Township land development final plan engineering and review and inspection fee
$1,000 each
9.
Zoning Hearing (361.34)
Appeals and variances, plus the actual cost of the transcript of the stenographic notes, if transcription is requested by a party
$500 each
10.
Curative Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance
$500 each
11.
Zoning Changes
Rezoning of property
$500 each
A.
Luzerne County Planning Commission
Actual cost charged by the Luzerne County Planning Commission
12.
Manufactured Home Parks
Same as minor or major subdivision fees
13.
Road Damage Deposits (362.46)
Ordinance No. 1976-39
$1,000 for each road
14.
Certificate of Occupancy Permits
A.
Nonresidential
$50 each
15.
Conditional Use Applications
A.
Application filing fee
$500 each
B.
Application filing fee for wireless communications towers
$3,000 each
C.
Engineering review and inspection fee for wireless communications towers
$3,000 each
D.
Application filing fee for oil and gas development
$3,000 each
16.
Recreation (383.30)
A.
Recreation program registration
(1)
Kingston Township resident child
$90 per child
(2)
Dallas School District nonresident child
$100 per child
17.
Roadway Occupancy Permit (362.47)
To include all utility excavations in the Township right-of-way, except for those requested by the Township or as part of a Township project
A.
Road pavement cut
$100 each
B.
Grass or dirt cut off pavement
$65 each
18.
Police Reports
Under authority of Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code
A.
Accident reports (361.11)
(1)
Reportable
$15 each
(2)
Nonreportable
$50 each
B.
Incident reports
$25 each
C.
Fingerprinting (362.15)
$20 each
D.
Blood alcohol breath test
$100 each
E.
Parking ticket (331.12)
(1)
First offense
$10 each
(2)
Repeat offense
$25 each
19.
Zoning Permits (362.48)
Issued for the following:
A.
New homes
$55
B.
New nonresidential buildings
$55
C.
Additions for existing homes
$55
D.
Additions for nonresidential buildings
$55
E.
Garages (attached)
$55
F.
Decks (footer-framing-final)
$55
G.
Porches
$55
H.
Patios
$55
I.
Accessory buildings
$55
J.
Sheds (for storage only)
$55
K.
Retaining walls
$55
L.
Fences
$55
M.
Chimneys
$55
N.
Change of use
$300
O.
Conversions
$55
P.
Moving a building
$55
Q.
Metal carports
$55
R.
Detached garage, pool house, pole barn
$55
20.
Building Permits (362.41)
Issued for the following:
A.
New homes
GFA (gross floor area) x $120 per square foot ÷ $1,000 x $8 = permit
B.
New nonresidential construction
See B.I.U. Fee Schedule and add 20%
C.
U.C.C. surcharge (state-mandated fee)
$4.50
D.
Kingston Township surcharge (362.50)
$3.50
E.
New manufactured homes
$250
F.
Relocated manufactured homes
$200
G.
Detached garage, pool house, pole barn, etc.
$55 for the cost up to $4,999; cost of $5,000 and above is $4 for each additional thousand
21.
Exterior Repairs
A.
Roof replacements
$10 per $1,000 of cost
B.
Additions for existing buildings
$10 per $1,000 of cost
C.
Interior and/or exterior alterations
$10 per $1,000 of cost
22.
Pool Permits
A.
Aboveground (24 inches in depth or greater)
$50
B.
In-ground with fence
$160
C.
Road damage
$500 deposit will be held in escrow until approval and final inspection
23.
Transient Retail Business (321.61)
A.
Soliciting door to door
$30 per person per day
B.
Fixed location, 90 days or less
$300
24.
Driveways (322.80)
A.
New connections to Township roadways
$75
B.
Resurfacing of existing connection to Township roadway
$40
25.
Amusements (322.90)
A.
Applicant fee
$150 deposit held in escrow until obligations are met
B.
Fireworks permit
$55
26.
Storage of Vehicles
A.
Reclamation costs upon impoundment
$50 per occurrence
27.
Demolition Permits
A.
Residential structures
$100 each
B.
Nonresidential structures
$350 each
28.
Spring Cleanup Permits (364.30)
A.
Cars/small SUVs
$5 (2 trips); $10 (unlimited)
B.
Minivans/midsize SUVs/small trucks
$10 (2 trips); $25 (unlimited)
C.
Trucks/cargo vans less than 1 ton
$35 (2 trips)
D.
Vehicles greater than 1 ton
$90 (1 trip)
29.
Fire/Burglar Alarm Permits (321.30)
A.
Installment permit
$65
B.
Service charges for multiple false alarms
(1)
Burglar alarm
$75
(2)
Fire alarm
$95
30.
Stormwater Drainage (362.53)
Plans Under Toby's Creek Stormwater Ordinance
See stormwater attachment
31.
Returned Check Fee
A.
Bank fee
Actual cost charged by bank
B.
Administrative fee
$25
32.
Storage Fees on Unclaimed Evidence
$10 per day
33.
Signs (321.60)
$5 per square foot
34.
Open Fire Permits (per occasion)
$0
35.
Tax Collection (361.65)
A.
Tax certifications
$10 each
B.
Duplicate bills
$5 each
36.
Service Fee (361.75)
A.
Collection of 3% charge for credit card
Actual cost
37.
Outdoor Wood Boilers/Burners (Ordinance 2008-1)
$40 each
38.
Rental Property Inspections (Ordinance 2007-2)
A.
Initial inspection
$55 per unit
B.
Reinspection
$35
39.
Stray Dog Fee (331.40)
A.
Capture and housing of stray dogs
$50 per dog, per occasion
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Editor's Note: This resolution also repealed former Subpart 13A, Schedule of Fees, adopted by Res. No. R-2019-8, 3/13/2019.