Township of Mendham, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mendham 5-12-2014 by Ord. No. 6-2014. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 160-1 Administration of government.

A. 
Application fee for representation by Township Public Defender: not more than $200, but only in an amount necessary to pay the costs of municipal public defender services. (§ 10-33)

§ 160-2 Access to records.

A. 
The following fees shall be charged for copies of public documents and searches: (§ 62-2)
(1) 
Photocopies.
(a) 
Letter size: $0.05 per page.
(b) 
Legal size: $0.07 per page.
(2) 
Zoning Map: $5.
(3) 
Returned check fee: $25.
(4) 
Master Plan: $75.
B. 
Copying by person requesting documents (document more than 100 pages): $15 per day. (§ 62-3)
C. 
Road detail fees.
[Amended 9-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-2016]
(1) 
For the convenience of those persons and entities which utilize the services of off-duty law enforcement officers of the Mendham Township Police Department and to authorize the outside employment of police while off duty, the Township hereby establishes a policy regarding the use of said officers:
(a) 
Any request for police attendance at private events, work sites, businesses or any other activity not ordinarily provided shall be made to the Chief of Police or his designee.
(b) 
The Chief of Police or his designee, at his discretion, may assign members of the Police Department not on regular duty to provide police services at those events, work sites or activities. While on said duty, the members of the Department so assigned shall be under the supervision and control of the Chief of Police or superior officers of the Department and shall be subject to the provisions of this subsection.
(c) 
For this service, the persons sponsoring or responsible for such events shall directly compensate, at the rate established by the Township, the Township for the services of members of the Department who are assigned to the activity.
(2) 
The fee to be charged for hiring Township police officers for road detail shall be at $100 per hour. There shall be a four-hour minimum of the rate shown for the private duty work. All payment shall be made to the Township of Mendham and allocated as follows:
(a) 
Police officer (hourly): $85.
(b) 
Administrative fee retained by the Township (hourly): $15.
(3) 
Road detail fees shall be paid to the Township prior to the commencement of work based on the estimated hours required. No work will be scheduled until sufficient funds are posted in the established account. Any excess fees will be refunded to the contractor.

§ 160-3 Alarm systems.

A. 
Private alarm systems.
(1) 
Registration fee (annual): $35. (§ 82-4)
(2) 
Renewal of registration (annual): $35. (§ 82-4)
(3) 
Late charge for renewals submitted after January 1: $10. (§ 82-14)
B. 
Smoke-sensitive alarm devices in new residential occupancies.
(1) 
Inspection and issuance of the certificate. (§ 82-14)
(a) 
More than 10 business days' notice: $50.
(b) 
Less than 10 business days' notice: $75.
(c) 
Four business days' or less notice: $125.
(2) 
Reinspection: $30. (§ 82-14)

§ 160-4 Alcoholic beverages.

A. 
Plenary retail consumption license fee (annual): $2,500. (§ 87-3)
B. 
Club license (annual): $185. (§ 87-3)

§ 160-5 Animals.

A. 
Annual dog fees.
(1) 
Annual dog license. (§ 93-2)
(a) 
Neutered fee: $12 ($10.80 municipal/$1.20 state).
(b) 
Unneutered fee: $15 ($12 municipal/$3 state).
(c) 
Late fee: $5.
(2) 
Duplicate license: $2. (§ 93-2)
(3) 
Kennel fee: $20. (§ 93-2)
B. 
Annual cat fees.
(1) 
Annual cat license. (§ 93-5)
(a) 
Neutered fee: $12 ($10.80 municipal/$1.20 state).
(b) 
Unneutered fee: $15 ($12 municipal/$3 state).
(c) 
Late fee: $5.
(2) 
Duplicate license: $2. (§ 93-5)
(3) 
Duplicate license, registration tag or sleeve: $2. (§ 93-5)

§ 160-6 Beach and recreation activities.

Beach and recreation activity fees are fixed and established as follows:
A. 
Beach membership.
[Amended 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015; 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
Program/Service
Fee
Resident
Family (3 or more)
Early discount (by June 15)
$275
June 16 forward
$300
Premium membership
$325
Couple or parent and child
Early discount (by June 15)
$200
June 16 forward
$225
Premium membership
$250
Single (21 and older)
Early discount (by June 15)
$175
June 16 forward
$200
Premium membership
$225
Senior couple (62+)
Early discount (by June 15)
$100
June 16 forward
$100
Senior single (62+)
Early discount (by June 15)
$55
June 16 forward
$55
Teen single (16 — 20)
Early discount (by June 15)
$175
June 16 forward
$200
Premium membership
$200
Nonresident
Family (3 or more)
Early discount (by June 15)
$300
June 16 forward
$315
Premium membership
$350
Couple or parent and child
Early discount (by June 15)
$225
June 16 forward
$240
Premium membership
$265
Single
Early discount (by June 15)
$200
June 16 forward
$225
Premium membership
$240
Senior couple (62+)
Early discount (by June 15)
$100
June 16 forward
$130
Premium membership
$130
Senior single (62+)
Early discount (by June 15)
$55
June 16 forward
$70
Premium membership
$70
Daily fees
Member guest pass, per person
$5
Resident, daily
$10
Nonresident, daily
$12
Swim lessons
Member, per week
$60
Member, private lesson, per lesson
$20
Nonmember, per 3 weeks
$75
B. 
Beach buddy discount. If an existing member refers a new family, both families receive a $25 discount. Both families must register for membership simultaneously.
C. 
Group parties:
[Amended 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015; 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
Number of People
During Operation Hours
Per Extra Hour
Member
10 to 15
$90
$30
Up to 25
$125
$30
Up to 50
$175
$50
Up to 100
$250
$75
Up to 200
$300
$100
Nonmember
10 to 15
$125
$30
Up to 25
$160
$30
Up to 50
$200
$50
Up to 100
$280
$75
Up to 200
$330
$100
D. 
Swim team:
[Amended 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015; 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
(1) 
Member:
(a) 
Per person: $115.
(b) 
Per person, more than two: $75
(c) 
Maximum family: $315.
(2) 
Nonmember:
(a) 
Per person: $150.
(b) 
Per person, more than two: $75
(c) 
Maximum family: $325.
E. 
Preschool day camp: $75 per child.
F. 
Beach camp:
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015; amended 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]
(1) 
Member: $40 per person, per week
(2) 
Nonmember: $50 per person, per week.
G. 
Canteen nights: $10 per person.
[Added 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 4-2015; amended 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 6-2016]

§ 160-7 Uniform Construction Code.

A. 
Fees established. Pursuant to the provisions of the State Uniform Construction Code Act and Regulations, the following fees are hereby established.
(1) 
Building subcode. The building subcode fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
For new construction: $0.34 per cubic foot of building or structure volume of all structures, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(b) 
For additions: $0.34 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(c) 
For renovations, alterations, repairs and minor construction work: $28 per $1,000 of estimated cost of work up to $50,000, plus $22 per $1,000 of estimated cost from $50,000 to $100,000, plus $19 per $1,000 of estimated cost over $100,000; provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(d) 
For combinations of additions and renovations, alterations, repairs and/or minor construction work, the fee shall be the sum of the fees computed separately under Subsection A(1)(b) and (c) above.
(e) 
For the construction of a barn or similar building or structure where no interior floor to ceiling partitions or finished interior walls are contemplated or intended, $0.0016 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(f) 
For the construction of an in-ground swimming pool, the fee shall be $135.
(2) 
Plumbing subcode. The plumbing subcode fee shall be $15 per plumbing fixture, device, and plumbing stack to be installed, and $65 per boiler, furnace and hot water heater, provided that the minimum fee for a plumbing permit shall be $65.
(3) 
Electrical subcode.
(a) 
From one to 50 receptacles or fixtures, the fee shall be in the amount of $50; for each 25 receptacles or fixtures in addition to this, the fee shall be in the amount of $15. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles or fixtures shall include lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacles, smoke and heat detectors, or similar fixtures, and motors or devices of less than or equal to one horsepower or one kilowatt.
(b) 
Motors and electrical devices.
[1] 
For each motor or electrical device greater than one horsepower and less than or equal to 10 horsepower; and for transformers and generators greater than one kilowatt and less than or equal to 10 kilowatts, the fee shall be $15.
[2] 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance, or sub-panel less than or equal to 200 amperes; for each transformer and generator greater than 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 50 kilowatts and less than or equal to 50 kilowatts; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $65 (0–200 amp, $65).
[3] 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or sub-panel greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes; and for transformers and generators greater than 50 kilowatts and less than or equal to 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $150.
[4] 
For each motor or electrical device greater than 100 horsepower; for each service panel, service entrance or sub-panel greater than 1,000 amperes, and for each transformer or generator greater than 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $550.
(c) 
Photovoltaic systems.
[1] 
For each system between zero and 50 kilowatts, the fee shall be $75.
[2] 
For each system from 51 kilowatts to 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $200.
[3] 
For each system over 100 kilowatts, the fee shall be $600.
(d) 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors except those in plug-in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
(e) 
Minimum fee, annual pool bonding inspection: $125.
(f) 
The minimum electrical subcode fee shall be $65.
(4) 
Fire subcode. The fire subcode fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
For sprinkler systems (R-2, R-3 and R-4 use groups), the fee shall be $100 for each such system.
(b) 
For sprinkler systems (all other use groups), the fee per system shall be as follows: one to two heads, $75; three to 20 heads, $150; 21 to 100 heads, $250; more than 100 heads, $350.
(c) 
For fire-suppression systems other than sprinkler systems, the fee shall be $100 for each such system.
(d) 
For fire protection standpipe systems, the fee shall be $200 for the first riser and $100 for each additional riser.
(e) 
For fire pumps, the fee shall be $300 per unit.
(f) 
For fire detection and alarm systems (R-2, R-3 and R-4 use groups), the fee per system shall be $50 for one to seven smoke detectors and $5 for each additional detection device. For a system installed for low voltage and radio controlled, there shall be an additional fee of $35.
(g) 
For fire detection and alarm systems (all other use groups), the fee per system shall be $75 plus $1 per activation/detection/alarm or strobe device.
(h) 
For a kitchen exhaust system (other than R-3 and R-4 use groups), the fee shall be $75.
(i) 
For gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, the shall be $50 for the first unit and $10 for each additional unit.
(j) 
The minimum fire subcode fee shall be $65.
(5) 
Elevator safety subcode. The fee shall be the fee charged by the private on-site agency retained by the Township plus an administrative charge of 15% thereof.
(6) 
Construction permit. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees required under Subsection A(1) through (5) above plus any applicable special fees. The fee shall be paid before the construction permit is issued.
(7) 
Plan review. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. For projects which do not require plan review for all subcodes, the fee shall be the appropriate percentage of the subcode fee which is applicable. The amount paid for plan review fee shall not be refundable but shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charges for the construction permit.
(8) 
Demolition of building. The fee for a permit to demolish a building or structure shall be $75 per building or structure.
(9) 
Removal of building. The fee for a permit for the removal of a building or structure from one lot to another lot or to a new location on the same lot shall be $5 per $1,000 of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations and for placement in a completed condition in a new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(10) 
Asbestos hazard abatement. The fee for a permit for the removal of asbestos shall be $65 per building or structure.
(11) 
Signs. The fee for a sign shall be $40.
(12) 
Variances. The fee for an application for a permitted variance from any subcode shall be $85.
(13) 
Certificates of occupancy. The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be as follows:
(a) 
For a certificate of occupancy for new construction, additions, alterations, repairs, minor work or a building subject to removal, the fee shall be $70.
(b) 
For a certificate of continued occupancy, the fee shall be $50.
(c) 
For a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use, the fee shall be $50.
(d) 
For a certificate of occupancy following the completion of an asbestos abatement, the fee shall be $14.
(e) 
For a temporary certificate of occupancy, the fee shall be $35.
B. 
State surcharge fee. In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the Act and Regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0016 per cubic foot of volume of new building and additions and $0.80 per $1,000 of value of all other construction. Such surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis.
C. 
Waiver of fees and charges related to handicap accessibility. Notwithstanding the fees set forth in Subsections A and B, no person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or Township Building Department fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing living unit or any of the facilities contained therein.

§ 160-8 Equestrian farm exhibitions, shows and competitions.

Event fee: $100 per day for the first day of the event and $50 per day for each succeeding day of the event for which the permit is to be issued. (§ 154-7)

§ 160-9 Fire prevention.

A. 
In addition to the registration and inspection of life hazard uses, the fees for which are determined by the Department of Community Affairs, the following additional inspections and the fees therefor shall be required by the Township of Mendham; provided, however, that if any of the uses listed below are also life hazard uses, then the fees and frequency of inspections specified for the life hazard use shall apply: (§ 177-9)
Type of Use
Inspection Fee
Number of Annual Inspections
Private schools and any supporting facilities
$100
3
Any structure covered by the code owned by the Township of Mendham or the Board of Education of the Township of Mendham
Exempt
3
All other structures covered by the code
$25
1
All agricultural uses of a farm upon consent of the owner who shall be provided with a list of recommendations
Exempt
1
B. 
There shall be submitted with each variance application a fee of $25 to cover the cost of processing it. (§ 177-9)
C. 
There shall be submitted with each request for a Certificate of Fire Code Status a fee of $10. (§ 177-9)

§ 160-10 Peddling and soliciting.

Application fee: $50. (§ 250-6)

§ 160-11 Sewers.

A. 
Mendham East Water Pollution Control System sewer charges. (§ 272-4)
[Amended 12-29-2015 by Ord. No. 15-2015]
(1) 
Service charges established.
(a) 
The owner of every property connected to and served by the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System (a self-liquidating municipal utility established by Ordinance No. 8-96 entitled "An Ordinance of the Township of Mendham, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Providing for the Acceptance of the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System and its Operating and Maintenance by the Township as a Self-Liquidating Municipal Utility") shall pay to the Township an annual service charge in accordance with the following schedule:
Property Use
Annual Service Charge
Single-family dwelling unit and condominium dwelling unit:
1-Bedroom Dwelling
$765.40
2-Bedroom Dwelling
$1,530.80
3-Bedroom Dwelling
$2,296.20
4-Bedroom Dwelling
$3,061.60
5-Bedroom Dwelling
$3,827.00
(b) 
The foregoing service charges represent an increase of 7.5%
(2) 
The annual service charges provided in Subsection A(1) of this section shall be billed by the Collector of Taxes of the Township and be due and payable quarter-annually on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 in each and every year.
(3) 
If any bill for service charges remains unpaid after the due date, the amount due shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum up to $1,500 and 18% over $1,500. No interest shall be charged if payment of any quarterly service charge is made within the 10th calendar day following the date upon which the quarterly service charge became due. Service charges, and any interest thereon, provided by this subsection shall be liens on the respective properties against which such charges are made, and the payment may be enforced in the same manner provided for the collection of taxes.
(4) 
All service fees received by the Township pursuant to this subsection shall be dedicated revenues to adequately meet the managerial, professional, overhead and all other operating expenses of the Mendham East Water Pollution Control System in accordance with the provisions of the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1et seq.
(5) 
The rate structure established herein shall be effective January 1, 2016, and continue thereafter until amended or modified.
B. 
Mendham West Water Pollution Control System sewer charges. (§ 272-8)
[Amended 8-23-2016 by Ord. No. 15-2016]
(1) 
Service charges established. The owner of every property connected to and served by the Mendham West Water Pollution Control System (a self-liquidating municipal utility established by Ordinance No. 16-2001 entitled "An Ordinance of the Township of Mendham, in the County of Morris, New Jersey, Providing for the Acceptance of the Mendham West Water Pollution Control System and its Operating and Maintenance by the Township as a Self-Liquidating Municipal Utility") shall pay to the Township an annual service charge in accordance with the following schedule:
Property Use
Annual Service Charge
Single-family
$1,507
Condo Unit
$622
(2) 
The annual service charges provided in Subsection B(1) of this section shall be billed by the Collector of Taxes of the Township and be due and payable quarter-annually on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1 in each and every year.
(3) 
If any bill for service charges remains unpaid after the due date, the amount due shall bear interest at the rate of 8% per annum up to $1,500 and 18% over $1,500. No interest shall be charged if payment of any quarterly service charge is made within the 10th calendar day following the date upon which the quarterly service charge became due.
(4) 
Service charges, and any interest thereon, provided by this subsection shall be liens on the respective properties against which such charges are made, and the payment may be enforced in the same manner provided for the collection of taxes.
(5) 
All service fees received by the Township pursuant to this subsection shall be dedicated revenues to adequately meet the managerial, professional, overhead and all other operating expenses of the Mendham West Water Pollution Control System in accordance with the provisions of the Local Budget Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-1 et seq.

§ 160-12 Solid waste; recycling.

A. 
Recycling Depot Fees. (§ 289-13)
(1) 
Tires without rims: $5.
(2) 
Tires with rims: $10.
(3) 
Automobile batteries: $10.
(4) 
Mulch/wood chip delivery: $35.

§ 160-13 Streets, sidewalks and driveways.

A. 
Use; Openings; Construction; Specifications; Driveways. Permit fees for applications under Chapter 301, Article I, shall be as follows: (§ 301-2C)
(1) 
Minor road opening permit fee: $125 plus bond.
(2) 
Major road opening permit fee: $225 plus bond.
(3) 
Driveway permit fee: $50 plus bond.

§ 160-14 Vehicles, impoundment and storage.

A. 
Storage charges. (§ 323-3)
(1) 
Day one through day seven: no charge.
(2) 
Day eight through day 30: $25 per day.
(3) 
Day 30 until redemption: $50 per day.