Township of Morris, NJ
Morris County
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[Adopted 10-18-1995 by Ord. No. 20-95 (Ch. 45, Art. I, of the 1969 Code)]
[Amended 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 20-12[1]]
The following schedule of fees is hereby established and adopted by the Township of Morris for copies of the public records of the Township of Morris:
A. 
Copies of up to 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches: $0.07 per page.
B. 
Large-sized paper documents and maps (larger than 11 x 17):
(1) 
Black and white: $1.
(2) 
Color: $4.
C. 
Electronic records.
(1) 
Copy of electronic document or database. The following fees cover the cost of copying existing files to a CD: $0.50. Any requests for software conversions shall be subject to the special service charge described below. For security reasons, the use of a CD provided by the requestor is prohibited.
D. 
A special service charge shall be imposed, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, where the nature, format, manner of collation or volume of printed matter is such that it cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or where such record involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request. The fee shall be assessed on a case-by-case basis using the standards and criteria established by the Government Records Council, as may be amended from time to time. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the special service charge prior to it being incurred.
E. 
Conversion of records from one medium to another: cost of duplication plus special service charges as follows:
(1) 
Conversion of paper record to electronic form: N/C.
F. 
Applicable postage shall be added for any and all records requested by mail.
G. 
A deposit shall be paid prior to filling any anonymous request where it is estimated that the information requested will cost in excess of $5 to reproduce. The amount of the deposit shall equal the total estimated cost of filling the request.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 2-3-1999 by Ord. No. 3-99; 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 20-12]
Floodplain location certification letter: $25.
A. 
Letters of good conduct: $5.
B. 
Photographs:
(1) 
Black and white:
(a) 
Four by five inches: $3 each.
(b) 
Five by seven inches: $5 each.
(c) 
Eight by 10 inches: $7 each.
(2) 
The above photo fees are for black and white. For an eight-by-ten-inch color photograph: $10 each.
C. 
Police reports and fingerprinting fees.
(1) 
For all police reports requested by mail, there shall be a fee of $5, as established by N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
For the reproduction of police videotapes, there shall be a fee of $50 per tape, and for the reproduction of cassette tapes, there shall be a fee of $10 per tape.
(3) 
All persons required to be fingerprinted by the Morris Township Police Department who are applicants for a firearm permit, taxi license, canvassing permit or liquor license or are an employee of a liquor licensee, where such fingerprints are submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shall pay a fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for processing such fingerprints. Such fee shall be payable at the time the applicant is fingerprinted by the Police Department, and such payment shall be in the form of a money order or cashier's check made payable to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. No such fingerprint processing shall be accomplished without the payment of the aforesaid fee and in the manner provided therefor.
D. 
Notices, etc.; condominium conversion; senior and disabled citizens (pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2A:18-61.35):
(1) 
Notification and certification of service: $35 per rental unit.
(2) 
Eligibility determination: $75 per unit.
(3) 
Administrative hearing on eligibility: $250 per hearing.
E. 
Bad check service charge: $20.
F. 
Fax: $0.50 per page transmitted.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original § 45-3G, Certificate of smoke detector, of the 1969 Code, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 2-3-1999 by Ord. No. 3-99.
G. 
Use of police vehicles and fire vehicles of the Township of Morris to accompany police officers or firefighters who have been privately contracted for shall be paid by the third party to the Township of Morris at a rate to be established by resolution of the Township Committee.
[Added 6-18-2003 by Ord. No. 15-03; amended 2-19-2014 by Ord. No. 3-14]
H. 
Private duty extra work by police officers and firefighters, as allowed by the Police Chief or Fire Chief, shall be billed at an hourly rate to be established by resolution of the Township Committee. Said sum shall be paid to the Township of Morris, which will in turn remit to the officers or firefighters pursuant to a memorandum of agreement.
[Added 6-18-2003 by Ord. No. 15-03; amended 2-19-2014 by Ord. No. 3-14]
I. 
Duplicate tax sale certificate: $100.
[Added 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 20-12]
J. 
Lien redemption figure request fee. Following the placement of a lien on a property for a delinquent property tax or other municipal charges, each party with interest in the property is entitled to two lien redemption figures at no cost. For each subsequent request, the party will be charged $50. Lienholders will be charged $50 for each request.
[Added 12-19-2012 by Ord. No. 20-12]
A. 
Copy of Zoning Ordinance book: $0.05 per page.
[Amended 5-7-2003 by Ord. No. 10-03; 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 18-07[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Copy of Land Development Ordinance book: $0.05 per page.
[Amended 5-7-2003 by Ord. No. 10-03; 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 18-07[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Copy of Standard Specifications for Road and Public Improvement Construction: $50.
D. 
Copies of the Master Plan of the Township of Morris shall be furnished upon payment of the following fees:
(1) 
Volume I: $20.
(2) 
Volume II: $50.
(3) 
Master Plan re-exam: $30.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Copy of Township Code on disc: $0.50.
[Added 5-16-2007 by Ord. No. 18-07[4]]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 12-6-1995 by Ord. No. 47-95]
The proper Township official is hereby authorized and directed to collect the fees set forth above, and, upon collection of the same, said fees shall be forthwith turned over to the Treasurer of the Township of Morris for deposit to the appropriate account of the Township of Morris.
Where state law imposes a different fee than that herein set forth, then the fee established by state law shall be charged in its place and stead.
This article shall take effect on November 1, 1995.