Town of Cumberland, RI
Providence County
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[This appendix contains a schedule of certain fees and charges required by the Town of Cumberland. This schedule should not be considered comprehensive. For current fees on all subjects, please check with the Town Clerk.]
[Ord. No. 05-08, § 2, 5-18-2005]
Animals:
License fee (set by state law)
$6/two years
Impoundment fee
$25
Daily maintenance fee, not to exceed per day
$35
License fee for pedigree dogs kept in licensed kennel
None
Kennel license application fee
$50
Aggressive dogs, fine
$500
Running at large:
First offense within a year
$50
Second offense within a year
$100
Third and subsequent offense within a year
$200
Burglar alarms (supervised):
Installation fee
$300
Users permit fee (yearly)
$100
Automatic dialing devices (yearly)
$25
Municipal lien certificate fee
$25
Junked and abandoned vehicles:
Reclaiming fee
$200 + cost
Open burning:
Daily permit fee
Set by each fire district
Low or moderate income housing:
Nonrefundable filing fee:
1 unit
$225
2 units
$250
3 units
$275
4 to 8 units
$300
9 to 15 units
$325
16 to 25 units
$350
25 units or more plus $15 for each unit over 25
$400
Soil erosion and sedimentation control plans:
Review and certification fee:
1 lot
$100
2 lots
$180
3 lots
$240
4 to 8 lots
$340
9 to 15 lots
$450
16 to 25 lots
$550
26 to 50 lots
$750
51 lots
$750
Plus, per lot for each lot over 100
$30
Site plans and multifamily:
Review and certification fee:
5,000 square feet — 1.9 acres
$240
2 acres — 5.9 acres
$340
6 acres — 10.9 acres
$450
11 acres — 20.9 acres
$550
21 acres — 50.9 acres
$650
51 acres — 75.9 acres
$1,000
76 plus acres
$1,000
Plus for each acre over 76
$30
Inspection fee:
5,000 square feet — 1 acre
$150
Per acre for each additional disturbed acre (rounded to the nearest full acre beyond the 1 acre)
$90
Streets and sidewalks:
Excavation and construction fee schedule:
Application fee
Nonrefundable
Base charge per application, covers 1 excavation up to 25 square feet
$50
Additional charge per square foot of trench area
$0.20
Security, upon successful completion
Refundable
Paved areas
Base charge per application, covers up to 25 square feet
$5,000
Additional charge per square foot
25 to 100 square feet
$10
101 to 500 square feet
$5
501 and over square feet
$1
Other than paved or concrete areas
Base charge per application, covers up to 25 square feet
$2,000
Additional charge per square foot
$1
Additional inspection fee
Nonrefundable
Curb cuts or driveways
Security, per application, refundable after completion
$400
Other than "working hours," Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Contractor shall pay cost incurred by Town for inspectors.
Business licenses
Alcoholic beverages
Class A
$700
Class B-V
$1,000
Class B-limited
$500
Class C
$500
Class D
$200
Class D vets clubs
$200
Class D-limited
$100
Transfer of alcoholic beverage license
$200
Nonrefundable liquor license application fee
$100
Renewal
$100
F-1
$35
Temporary outside serving of alcohol
$50
Permanent outside serving of alcohol
$100
2:00 a.m.
$100, plus advertising
Victualing house
First class
$125
Second class
$115
Third class
$105
Fourth class
$100
Fifth class
$100
Transfer of victualing house license
$50
Holiday sales
$100
Used auto parts
$500
Junk car licenses
$500
Peddlers
Yearly
$200
Daily
$75
Entertainment licenses
Daily
$35
Yearly (on April 1)
$200
Extended hours license
$150
Trade name certificates (one-time fee)
$100
Transfer fee
$50
Nonprofit trade name certificates (one-time fee)
$25
Nonrefundable application fee
$25
Petitions
$100, plus advertising
Law enforcement
Concealed pistol/revolver license or permit fee:
$40
[Ord. of 2-20-1991, § 2; Ord. No. 97-7, § 1, 3-5-1997; Ord. No. 97-32, § 1, 10-22-1997; Ord. No. 01-29, 9-5-2001; Ord. No. 02-17, 6-5-2002; Ord. No. 04-11, §§ 1 — 4, 6-2-2004; Ord. No. 05-08, § 2, 5-18-2005; Ord. No. 08-07, § 1, 3-12-2008; Ord. No. 09-29A, § 1, 1-6-2010; Ord. No. 10-06-A, § 1, 4-7-2010; Ord. No. 10-09, 4-29-2010; amended 11-2-2016 by Ord. No. 16-22; 9-18-2019 by Ord. No. 19-25]
Service Charge
Qualified elderly
$26
5/8 inch
$62
3/4 inch
$74
1 inch
$118
1 1/2 inches
$187
2 inches
$280
3 inches
$526
4 inches
$800
6 inches
$1,565
Public and Private Fee Per 1,000 gallons
(quarterly)
2020*
Step 1
0 to 12,500
$3.1846
Step 2
12,501 to 50,000
$4.4639
Step 3
Over 50,001
$4.26
*The per 1,000 gallon rates in effect on the date of the passage of this appendix as set forth above shall be adjusted annually by the percentage less than or equal to any tax increase which may be approved by the Town Council (through the annual tax levy), provided that any such increase does not exceed the rates adequate to pay for all costs associated with the municipal water supply as more fully and completely set forth in § 45-39.1-5 of the General Laws of Rhode Island, 1956, as amended.
Other Rates per 1,000 Gallons
2020*
Purchased water surcharge
$1.54
Infrastructure surcharge
$1.92
State surcharge
$0.1866
Water protection surcharge
$0.1054
*The purchased water surcharge shall be adjusted by the Water Superintendent as required due to increases in the wholesale rate for water from any wholesale provider as approved by the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission (RIPUC). The increase in the surcharge shall be equal to any future RIPUC-approved wholesale rate increase and shall take effect immediately upon notification of the rate increase by any wholesale provider.
Other Charges
Public fire hydrant
$330 per hydrant
Shutoff fee
$100 per occurrence
Water service tie-in fee
$500
New installation tie-in fee. Additional fee for providing and installing new meter, based on size to cover the cost of purchasing the meter and automatic reading transmitter:
Meter Size
(inches)
5/8
$288
3/4
$328
1
$378
1 1/2
$984
2
$984
3
$2,192
4
$3,690
6
$6,257
Debt reduction surcharge. The collection of a debt reduction surcharge for the purpose of recovering debt shall remain in effect in accordance with Ordinance No. 15-12 as approved by the Town Council.
Collection of outstanding water and sewer bills shall result in termination of water service to the subject property until such time that the outstanding balances are collected and/or a lien being placed against the subject property and may result in tax sale to collect outstanding balances.
Said water bills shall be due and payable on the date stated therein, and all water bills remaining unpaid 31 days thereafter shall carry until collected, a penalty of 14% upon the unpaid amount and a penalty of $5 each billing period.
Monetary and percentage terms may vary slightly due to round-off effect to nearest whole dollar or nearest whole percentage point.
Any customer using an average of 100,000 gallons or more per month will be billed monthly. All other customers shall be billed at such times as determined and agreed upon by the Finance Director and the Water Superintendent.
Infrastructure surcharge. Funds which are budgeted and/or collected through the infrastructure revenue and expense lines and capital improvement expense line of the approved annual water fund budget which are not expended in each fiscal year shall be transferred to a restricted water infrastructure fund for the purpose of completing infrastructure projects within the water system. The funds shall be transferred to the restricted water infrastructure fund within 90 days of the end of each fiscal year, and the amount shall be recommended by the Finance Director and Water Superintendent and approved by the Town Council, subject to changes proposed by the annual audit.
(a) 
Building permits. The following fees shall be charged for building permits:
Fee Rate Schedule
Valuation
Fees
$500 or less
$50
$1,000
$50
$2,000
$60
$3,000
$70
$4,000
$80
$5,000
$100
$6,000
$110
$7,000
$120
$8,000
$130
$9,000
$140
$10,000
$150
$11,000
$160
$12,000
$170
$13,000
$180
$14,000
$190
$15,000
$200
$16,000
$210
$17,000
$220
$18,000
$230
$19,000
$240
$20,000
$250
$21,000
$255
$22,000
$260
$23,000
$270
$24,000
$275
$25,000
$280
$26,000
$285
$27,000
$290
$28,000
$295
$29,000
$300
$30,000
$305
$31,000
$310
$32,000
$315
$33,000
$320
$34,000
$325
$35,000
$330
$36,000
$335
$37,000
$340
$38,000
$345
$39,000
$350
$40,000
$355
$41,000
$360
$42,000
$365
$43,000
$370
$44,000
$375
$45,000
$380
$46,000
$385
$47,000
$390
$48,000
$395
$49,000
$400
$50,000
$420
$50,000 to $100,000
$420 plus $4 for each $1,000 over $50,000 and not over $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000
$620 plus $3 for each $1,000 over $100,001 and not over $500,000
$500,001 and up
$1,820 plus $2 for each $1,000 over $500,001
Construction cost shall be determined by the Building Official.
(b) 
Plumbing permits. The following fees shall be charged for plumbing permits:
Plumbing Permit Fees
$0 — $500
$50
$500 — $1,000
$75
$1,000 — $2,000
$90
$2,000 — $3,000
$100
$3,000 — $4,000
$125
$4,000 — $5,000
$140
$5,000 — $7,500
$150
$7,500 — $10,000
$175
$10,000 — $15,000
$200
$15,000 — $20,000
$225
$20,000 — $25,000
$250
Over $25,000
$250 plus $5 for each additional thousand
(c) 
Mechanical permits. The following fees shall be charged for mechanical permits:
Mechanical Permit Fees
$0 — $500
$50
$500 — $1,000
$75
$1,000 — $2,000
$90
$2,000 — $3,000
$100
$3,000 — $4,000
$125
$4,000 — $5,000
$140
$5,000 — $7,500
$150
$7,500 — $10,000
$175
$10,000 — $15,000
$200
$15,000 — $20,000
$225
$20,000 — $25,000
$250
Over $25,000
$250 plus $5 for each additional thousand
(d) 
Electrical permits. The following fees shall be charged for electrical permits:
Electrical Permit Fees
$0 — $500
$50
$500 — $1,000
$75
$1,000 — $2,000
$90
$2,000 — $3,000
$100
$3,000 — $4,000
$125
$4,000 — $5,000
$140
$5,000 — $7,500
$150
$7,500 — $10,000
$175
$10,000 — $15,000
$200
$15,000 — $20,000
$225
$20,000 — $25,000
$250
Over $25,000
$250 plus $5 for each additional thousand
(e) 
Sign permits. The sign permit fee shall be a base fee of $10, plus $1 per square foot in excess of 10 square feet.
(f) 
Certificate of use and occupancy. The fee for a certificate of use and occupancy for a single-family residence shall be $25 per inspection and $50 per reinspection.
(g) 
911 House Number Fee. $25.
(h) 
Zoning certificates and zoning book copies. $25.
(i) 
Commercial permits. Commercial permit fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Gasoline stations. The fees for the erection of gasoline station buildings shall be the amounts specified in the schedule of permit fees in Subsection (a) of this section, and in addition there shall be a fee of $50 for each gas pump and a fee of $25 for each tank for petroleum products.
(2) 
Moving buildings or other structures. The fees for the moving of buildings or other structures shall be as follows:
a. 
If relocated so as not to involve the use of public highways in the process of moving, the fee shall be $10.
b. 
If not more than 2 1/2 stories in height and involving use of public highways, the fee shall be $25.
c. 
If more than 2 1/2 stories in height and involving use of public highways, the fee shall be $50.
(3) 
Demolition. The fees for the demolition of buildings or other structures will be in accordance with the following table:
Schedule of Permit Fees for Demolition of Buildings or Other Structures
From
Volume in Cubic Feet To and Including
Fee
0
5,000
$5
5,000
25,000
$15
25,000
100,000
$30
100,000
500,000
$50
500,000
1,000,000
$75
1,000,000
No limit
$100
In accordance with the state building code, G.L. 1956, §§ 23-27.3-113.1 and 23-27.3-118.0 when a permit is required, failure to comply with this provision shall include the following:
a. 
Late filing fee. If an owner or agent files an application for the required permit after work has commenced or has commenced work prior to the issuance of the required permit, a late filing fee shall be added to the normal fee that would otherwise apply. The late filing fee shall be double the normal fee.
b. 
Failed inspection fee. For a failed inspection, a fee of $25 shall apply for the necessary reinspection of the corrected work.
[Ord. No. 91-23, § 1, 9-18-1991; Ord. No. 97-16, § 1, 7-16-1997; Ord. No. 97-32, § 1, 10-22-1997; Ord. No. 99-1, §§ 1, 2, 1-6-1999; Ord. No. 01-34, § 1, 2-20-2002; Ord. No. 09-02A, § 1, 3-18-2009; Ord. No. 09-29A, § 1, 1-6-2010]
The following sewer assessment rates shall apply to the Construction of Sewer System - Expansion Under
Contract No. 86-5 — Broadview Location
Contract No. 86-4 — Valley Falls Location
Contract No. 85-2 — High Street Location
Contract No. 85-3 — Sanford & Church Location
Contract No. 85-1 — Mill Street Location
Contract No. 87-2 — Cumberland Hill Location
Contract No. 85-5 — Desmaris Street Location
Contract No. 85-4 — Manville Hill Road Location
Contract No. 87-1 — West Sneech Brook Location
Contract No. 87-3 — Mendon Road Location
Contract No. 87-4 — Albion Road Location
Contract No. 93-1 — Mendon Road Location
Contract No. 94-1 — Curran Road Location
Contract No. 94-2 — Cumberland Hill Location
Contract No. 95-1 — Bear Hill Location
Contract No. 95-2 — Amherst Street Location
Contract No. 95-3 — Pocasset Avenue-Amherst Street-Alan Avenue Location.
Assessment charges for such sewers shall be computed at the rate of $79 per linear foot of lot frontage payable over a period of 20 years. The method used to calculate the sewer assessment is as follows:
Case No. 1: A lot fronting on a street with sewer accommodations will be computed by multiplying the lot frontage by $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 2: A corner lot shall be assessed at the rate of $79 for each linear foot of lot frontage on the side of the lot that is adjacent to the sewer.
Case No. 3: A corner lot where the sewer abuts both sides of the lot shall be assessed by multiplying the longest side of the lot by $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 4: A corner lot where the sewer abuts both sides of the lot and has a frontage on the long side in excess of 150 feet, yet has an area of less than 20,000 square feet, shall be assessed for 150 feet of frontage at $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 5: A lot fronting on two streets (not a corner lot) both of which are sewered and cannot be further subdivided based on current zoning of the lot shall be assessed for the longest side at the rate of $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 5a: A lot fronting on two streets (not a corner lot) both of which are sewered and can be further subdivided based on current zoning of the lot shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot of lot frontage on each street.
Case No. 6: Lots that do not front on a Town accepted road and that will receive sewer connections through a driveway, right-of-way, easement, paper road, etc., shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot for a minimum lot frontage of 50 feet plus the width of the driveway, right-of-way, easement, paper road, etc.
Case No. 7: If the frontage of a lot is less than 50 feet, then it shall be considered to have a minimum of 50 feet of frontage for sewer assessment purposes and shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot.
If a situation arises that does not conform to the cases enumerated hereinabove, the director of public works or his designee is hereby authorized to compute the sewer assessment in accordance with the method set forth in the ordinance, which in his sole discretion best describes said situations.
Any prior sewer assessment payments made to the Town of Cumberland for the projects listed herein will be credited to the new assessment made pursuant to this ordinance.
The Finance Director shall permit deferred payment of annual installments of sewer assessments made pursuant to article I of this ordinance with respect to lots not connected to the Town's sewer system which are owned and used as principal residence by a person or persons (i) at least one of whom has attained the age of 65 or is disabled and (ii) who had gross household income of $15,000 or less for the preceding calendar year. Any person desiring to defer payment of an annual installment shall apply to the finance director in writing within 30 days after mailing of the installment bill for permission to do so. No deferral shall be allowed unless the applicant files a timely application setting forth the factual basis for the deferral request. Any deferred payments shall be due not later than the earlier of (i) any connection from the property to the Town's sewer system or (ii) any transfer of the property. Interest will not be charged on payments deferred pursuant to this section.
Sewer assessment rate bills shall be due and payable on the date stated therein and all sewer assessment rate bills remaining unpaid 31 days thereafter shall carry, until collected, a penalty at the same percentage rate established by the Town for unpaid property taxes, upon the unpaid amount and the current penalty charge for each billing period.
The properties as listed in Exhibit "1997 Bond Sewer Assessment, Monastery and Chapel Four Corners Area", attached to Ord. No. 01-34, are subject to a sewer assessment charge of $68 per linear foot. Such charge is payable in equal annual payments over the remaining life of the bond, 18 years.
Ferncrest Sewer Project Exhibit 2
(Ch. 40, Div. 6, § 40-172)
Lot Number
Assessment
Yearly
502
$13,424.25
$671.21
503
$13,424.25
$671.21
504
$13,424.25
$671.21
505
$13,424.25
$671.21
506
$13,424.25
$671.21
507
$13,424.25
$671.21
508
$13,424.25
$671.21
509
$13,424.25
$671.21
510
$13,424.25
$671.21
511
$13,424.25
$671.21
512
$13,424.25
$671.21
513
$13,424.25
$671.21
514
$13,424.25
$671.21
515
$13,424.25
$671.21
516
$13,424.25
$671.21
517
$13,424.25
$671.21
518
$13,424.25
$671.21
521
$13,424.25
$671.21
522
$13,424.25
$671.21
525
$13,424.25
$671.21
526
$13,424.25
$671.21
529
$13,424.25
$671.21
530
$13,424.25
$671.21
531
$13,424.25
$671.21
532
$13,424.25
$671.21
533
$13,424.25
$671.21
534
$13,424.25
$671.21
535
$13,424.25
$671.21
536
$13,424.25
$671.21
537
$13,424.25
$671.21
539
$13,424.25
$671.21
540
$13,424.25
$671.21
541
$13,424.25
$671.21
$443,000.25
$22,149.93
[Ord. No. 2010-03A, § 1, 2-17-2010]
The following fees shall apply to all zoning applications and appeals be heard by the Zoning Board of Review and/or Providence County Superior Court.
Application for variance or special use permit: $350.
Appeal of Building Official: $350.
Other appeals to Zoning Board: $350.
Certificate of zoning compliance: $50.
The party filing the application or appeal shall be responsible for the payment of all notices required by the provisions of G.L. § 45-24-1 et seq., and/or any notice by publication required by said chapter of the general laws as well as the fee for recording the decision in the Town's land evidence records.
The party filing an appeal of any Zoning Board of Review decision to the superior court shall be responsible for the ordering of and payment for the stenographic report of the entire proceeding appealed from which shall be forwarded to the Zoning Board of Review for inclusion with the certified record/documents required pursuant to G.L § 45-24-69 and responsible for the payment of all notices and advertisements required by law.
The following fees shall apply to all applications for zone changes and road abandonments.
Application for zone change: $700.
Application for road abandonment: $700.
The party filing the application for a zone change or road abandonment shall be responsible for the payment of all notices required and notice by publication required by the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island. Additionally, the party requesting either a zone change or road abandonment shall be responsible for payment of the recording of the decision granting the zone change together with any limitations and conditions imposed, in the land evidence records pursuant to G.L. § 45-24-53.
Single-family residence: $3,139.76.
Attached family accessory dwelling unit: $1,560.48.
Per unit for two or more units (duplex/apartment): $1,825.72.