Township of Hopewell, NJ
Mercer County
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[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-92; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
The township clerk or such other officer as may be designated is authorized to collect and receive the following fees and to issue such permits or licenses as may be required by ordinance.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #584-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 1; Ord. #11-1507]
a. 
Plenary Retail Consumption License. Per license year the annual fee shall be:
July 1, 2011 thru June 30, 2012
$2,400
July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 and thereafter
$2,500
b. 
Plenary Retail Distribution License. Per license year the annual fee shall be:
July 1, 2011 thru June 30, 2012
$2,400
July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013 and thereafter
$2,500
c. 
Club License (Annual): $150
d. 
Transfer: 10% of annual fee.
[Ord. #450; Ord. #445; Ord. #446; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 2; Ord. #798-89, § 1; Ord. #95-012; Ord. #01-1196, § 1; Ord. #03-1294, § 1; Ord. #07-1403; Ord. #07-1406]
The building subcode fees shall be as follows:
a. 
Permit for new construction: $0.040 per cubic foot of nonfarm building or structure volume; $0.005 per cubic foot of farm building or structure volume. Farm building or structures are defined as barns, sheds, silos, storage bins, granaries, cribs or other such structures used specifically for agricultural purposes and located on property actively devoted to agriculture or horticulture and assessed under the 1964 Farmland Assessment Act; provided that the minimum fee shall be $46.
b. 
Permit for renovations, alterations and repairs: $25 per $1,000 of estimated cost of the work. The minimum fee shall be $46. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the enforcing agency if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating company or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The enforcing agency will make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
c. 
Permit for additions: $0.040 per cubic foot of nonfarm building or structure volume for the added portion; $0.005 per cubic foot of farm building or structure volume, as defined in subsection 10-3.1a, provided that the minimum fee shall be $46.
d. 
Permit for combinations of renovations and additions: the sum of the fees computed separately as renovations and additions.
e. 
Demolition of a building or structure shall be $150 for Residential; $300 for Commercial and $45 for Utility Buildings.
f. 
The fee for a permit for the relocation of a building or structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $25 per $1,000 or the sum of the estimated costs for moving, for new foundations, and for placement in a completed condition in the new location, provided that the minimum fee shall be $46.
g. 
Fees for Certificates of Occupancy.
1. 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy as required by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(a) and (b) shall be in the amount of 10% of the new construction permit fee that would be charged pursuant to this fee schedule. The minimum certificate fee as specified by use shall be: Residential, $30; Commercial and Industrial, $60; Agricultural, $30.
2. 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy as required by the UCC shall be $150 as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)3v.
3. 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use as required by the UCC shall be $200 as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)3iv.
h. 
The fee for roofing and siding work as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)2i(6) shall be $46. The fee for commercial roofing and siding work shall be $20 per $1,000 of estimated cost, with submission of proposal of work to be done.
i. 
The fee to construct a sign shall be $1.20 per square foot of sign, with a minimum fee of $46.
j. 
The fee to construct or install an above-ground swimming pool shall be $100 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $75. The fee to construct or install an in-ground swimming pool shall be $200 for a pool with a surface area greater than 500 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $100.
k. 
The fee to construct a fence that exceeds six feet in height shall be $9 per $1,000 in cost, with a minimum fee of $46. The height standard does not apply to barriers surrounding public or private swimming pools.
l. 
The fee for an application for a variation shall be as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)3vii.
m. 
The fee to construct a wood deck shall be $15 per $1,000 in cost, with a minimum fee of $46.
n. 
The fee for a radon mitigation permit shall be the total of the minimum fee charged for each discipline involved, i.e., building, electric. Revised per DCA Bulletin 93-A.
o. 
The fee for an annual permit shall be as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5.
p. 
The fee to remove or abandon an underground storage tank shall be $40 for each tank.
q. 
The minimum building permit fee shall be $46.
r. 
An escrow deposit of $500 shall be paid for plot plan review and certificate of occupancy inspections.
[Ord. #446; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #90-852, § 1; Ord. #96-1038; Ord. #01-1196, § 2; Ord. #07-1403; Ord. #07-1406]
Minimum fee shall be $46.
The plumbing subcode fees shall be as follows:
a. 
The fee shall be in the amount of $15 per plumbing fixture, device, except as may be hereinafter set forth.
b. 
The fees shall be in the amount of $65 per special device for grease traps, oil separators, water cooled air conditioning units, sewage ejectors, domestic steam boilers, gas piping, active solar systems, fuel oil piping, refrigeration units, backflow preventers, utility service connections or other similar devices.
c. 
The minimum fee under subsection 10-3.2 shall be $46.
d. 
For the purpose of computing this fee, fixtures or stacks shall include but not be limited to lavatories, kitchen sinks, sinks, slop sinks, urinals, bath tubs, water closets, laundry tubs, shower stalls, floor drains, drinking fountains, dishwashers, garbage disposals, clothes washers, hot water heaters, hose bibs, roof drains, or other similar devices.
e. 
For cross connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be $46 for each device when they are tested or retested due to failure at initial inspection.
f. 
The fee for inspection of sub slab radon collection systems for new construction shall be $33. The fee for inspection of radon vents shall be $7.
[Ord. #524; Ord. #559-80; Ord. #587-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 3; Ord. #736-87, § 1; Ord. #822-89, § 1; Ord. #92-914, § 1; Ord. #02-1256; Ord. #07-1403]
Minimum fee shall be $46.
a. 
Electrical Fixtures and Devices. The fees shall be as follows:
Level One Activity (1 - 200)
First 50 receptacles, fixtures, devices
$40
Each additional block of 25
$20
Level 2 Activity (201 - 400)
First 50 receptacles, fixtures, devices
$40
Each additional block of 25
$30
Level 3 Activity (400+)
First 50 receptacles, fixtures, devices
$40
Each additional block of 25
$50
For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles, fixtures or devices shall include lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light-standards eight feet or less in height including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
b. 
The fee for each motor, electrical device rated from one horsepower or one kw to 10 horsepower or 10 kw; for each transformer, generator, storable pool, hydro massage bath tub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light-standard greater than eight feet in height, the fee shall be $15.
c. 
The fee for each motor or electrical device rated greater than 10 horsepower or 10 kw to 30 horsepower or 30 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control-center, or disconnecting means rated 200 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 200 amperes including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $75.
d. 
The fee for each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 30 horsepower or 30 kw to 100 horsepower or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor-control-center or disconnecting means rated from greater than 200 amperes to 800 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 100 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $150.
e. 
The fee for each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 horsepower or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor-control-center or disconnecting means rated greater than 800 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 100 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $1,200.
f. 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool (as defined in the National Electrical Code), spa, hot tub or fountain shall be a flat fee of $75, which shall include any required bonding, and associated equipment such as one filter pump, disconnecting means and the one required receptacle. Any additional equipment such as pool heater, underwater pool lights, blower motors, receptacles, site lighting and the like shall be additional to the base pool fee. The additional work shall be priced in accordance with paragraphs a through e above the base pool fee where encountered.
g. 
The fee for annual pool inspections shall be a flat fee of $75.
h. 
The fee charged for the installation of single and multiple station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security alarm systems in any one or two-family dwelling shall be a flat fee of $46 per dwelling unit.
i. 
The fee for each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit for other than residential use shall be a base fee of $150 for up to 50 devices. Thereafter the fee shall be increased above the base fee of $150 pursuant to Level One, Level Two, and Level Three above in 25 groups of devices.
j. 
For installations consisting of multi-meter stacks, the fee shall be based on the ampere rating of the main bus and not upon the number of meters or rating of disconnects on the meter stack. Individual load side panel boards shall be charged in accordance with paragraphs c through e above.
k. 
For installations requiring replacement of service entrance conductors or feeder conductors only, the fee shall be in accordance with paragraphs b through e above, based on the designated ampere rating of the overcurrent device of the service or feeder.
l. 
The fee for process equipment shall be based on the ampere rating of the overcurrent device protecting the conductor feeding the process equipment.
m. 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all electrical and communications devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of a premises wiring, except those which are portable plug-in type, shall be counted.
[Ord. #445; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #92-909, § 1; Ord. #07-1403; Ord. #08-1426]
Plan review shall be 25% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. Plan review on a prototype shall be 5% of the amount to be charged. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit. Plan review is a nonrefundable fee. An additional fee of $45 shall be charged for review of changes to the plan.
[Ord. #445; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #07-1403]
Permit to construct a sign shall be $46 minimum.
[Ord. #445; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #07-1403]
In order for the training, certification, and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified, the New Jersey State surcharge fee in the amount specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b). This surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 and not later than one month next succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due.
The enforcing agency shall report annually at the end of each fiscal year to the Bureau of Housing Inspection and not later than July 31, the total amount of surcharge fee collected in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first become effective, the report shall be for the third and fourth (State fiscal year) quarters only.
[Ord. #446; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #01-1196, § 3; Ord. #07-1403]
The construction official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the township committee, annually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the enforcing agency and any other expenses of the municipality attributable to the enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code Act.
[Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 4; Ord. #91-899, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #95-1013, § 1; Ord. #96-1053; Ord. #07-1403; Ord. #07-1406; Ord. #08-1426]
Fire protection and other hazardous equipment: sprinklers, standpipes and risers, detectors (smoke and heat), smoke control system, pre-engineered suppression systems, gas and oil fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, fire pump, fireplaces, chimney relining, solid fuel appliances (wood and coal), kitchen exhaust systems, including incinerators, crematoriums, and flammable and combustible liquid storage systems, spray booths, underground water service-fire protection, underground water storage tanks.
a. 
All Hopewell Township churches, fire companies and schools are exempt.
b. 
Fire subcode application fee or miscellaneous inspection (Minimum): $46.
c. 
Fire subcode fee for renovations, alterations and repairs: $12 per $1,000 of cost up to $250,000; $8 per $1,000 cost from $250,001 to $1,000,000 and $5 per $1,000 of cost over $1,000,001.
d. 
The fee for fuel storage tanks and similar equipment: $40 per 1 to 1,000 gallons plus $10 per each additional 500 gallons or fraction thereof.
e. 
The fee for 20 or fewer smoke/heat detectors shall be $60; for 21 to and including 100 detectors, the fee shall be $125; for 101 to and including 200 detectors, the fee shall be $250; for 201 to and including 400 detectors, the fee shall be $750; for 401 to and including 1,000 detectors, the fee shall be $850 for over 1,000 detectors, the fee shall be $1,500.
f. 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads shall be $65; for 21 to and including 100 heads, the fee shall be $125; for 101 to and including 200 heads, the fee shall be $250; for 201 to and including 400 heads, the fee shall be $750; for 401 to and including 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $850; for over 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,500.
g. 
The fee for each standpipe, each fire pump and each smoke control system shall be $229.
h. 
The fee for each pre-engineered system shall be $125.
i. 
The fee for each gas or oil fired appliance that is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $50.
j. 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system and spray booth shall be $75.
k. 
The fee for each fireplace, coal stove or wood burning stove or chimney relining shall be $50.
l. 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $550.
m. 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $550.
n. 
The fee for underground water storage tanks shall be $100.
o. 
The fee for underground water service fire protection shall be $200.
p. 
The fee for fire protection backflow preventer shall be $65.
q. 
Inspection of smoke sensitive alarm devices shall be $50 per inspection.
[Ord. #703-86, § 1; Ord. #95-1013, § 2; Ord. #06-1378]
Uniform Fire Safety Code permit fees shall be in the amounts as prescribed in the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code.
[Ord. #730-87, § 1; Ord. #06-1378]
a. 
Industrial and commercial uses not classified as "life hazard uses" by the Uniform Fire Safety Code having a gross floor area of:
Gross Floor Area
Fee
Under 1,000 square feet
$25
1,000 square feet to 5,999 square feet
$50
6,000 square feet to 9,999 square feet
$75
10,000 square feet or above
$100
The payment of the above fees shall be the responsibility of the occupant of the premises.
The above described fees shall be paid by the party as designated above or before the date specified in the notice served upon said party by the fire official, which date shall be at least 30 days from the date of the notice.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #513; Ord. #536; Ord. #598-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #638-83, § 1; Ord. #660-82, § 1; Ord. #90-836, § 3; Ord. #91-884, § 3; Ord. #07-1397; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
a. 
Annual license (due on or before January 31): $21.
b. 
Late fee schedule:
February: $10.
March: $20.
April-December: $30.
c. 
Plus a State dog registration tag fee: $1.
d. 
Plus a State fee for a Pilot Spay/Neuter Clinic Fund: $20.
e. 
Plus a State surcharge fee for any nonneutered or nonspayed dog: $3.
f. 
Replacement tag: $1.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
a. 
Ten dogs or less (annual): $10.
b. 
More than 10 dogs (annual): $25.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
a. 
Annual license fee: $10.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
a. 
License fee: No charge.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
As set forth by contract.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
As set forth by contract.
[Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
As set forth by contract.
[Ord. #91-884, § 3; Ord. #93-941, § 6; Ord. #96-1053; Ord. #03-1277, § 2; Ord. #03-1284, § 1; Ord. #07-1397; Ord. #10-1503, § 1]
a. 
Annual Registration fee per registration period (effective 6/2007 through 12/31/2008 then annually thereafter): $21.
Nonneutered/Nonspay fee: $3.
b. 
Replacement tag: $1.
c. 
Late fee:
August
$10
September
$20
October-June
$30
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #731-87, § 1; Ord. #92-912, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #96-1053; Ord. #01-1201, § 1; Ord. #03-1284, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 2]
a. 
Location, construction and inspection of private sewage disposal system: $650.
b. 
Repairs to private sewerage disposal system: $100.
Alterations to private sewerage disposal systems: $625.
c. 
Copy of Individual Sewage Disposal System Code: $5.
d. 
Transfer of ownership of a valid sewage disposal system construction permit for a sewage disposal system design currently on file, but not actively under construction, and without any design changes, from the seller to the buyer of the property, upon sale of property: $50.
e. 
Application fee for a one year extension of a valid sewage disposal system permit currently on file but not actively under construction. A maximum of two extensions are permitted: $50.
f. 
Application for a permit for location, construction and inspection of a redesigned sewage disposal system: $200.
g. 
Abandonment of a sewage disposal septic system/tank when connecting to public sanitary sewage line in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:9A-12.8: $50.
h. 
Application for septic system letter of review: $75.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #432; Ord. #555-80; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #731-87, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #01-1201, § 1; Ord. 03-1284, § 1, Ord. #04-1319, § 2; Ord. #10-1503, § 2; Ord. #2018-1684]
a. 
Location, construction or alteration of an individual nonpublic water supply system: $200.
b. 
Each reinspection caused by failure of permittee to act in accordance with the term of the permit: $50.
c. 
Location, construction or alteration of a public noncommunity water system: $300.
d. 
Copy of water ordinance: $5.
e. 
Well deepening permit: $80.
f. 
Well pump replacement permit: $80.
g. 
Well abandonment permit: $80.
h. 
Aquifer Test and Analysis.
1. 
Each applicant shall be required to reimburse the Township for all reasonable and necessary professional fees related to the review of aquifer test designs, septic system test designs and hydrogeological report reviews. An applicant shall be required to establish an escrow in the form of a development application fee in minimum amounts as set forth below, to be used for professional review fees and inspection fees. The minimum amount of the development application fee/escrow will be determined as set forth below. Each applicant shall agree in writing to pay for all reasonable costs for professional review fees incurred in excess of the minimum escrow amount. Any unused portion of the escrow fee or escrow amount shall be returned to the applicant.
(a) 
Applicants for aquifer test designs, septic system test designs and report reviews required by Section 16-6 et seq. of Hopewell Township's Health Ordinance, Section 17-149 et seq. of Hopewell Township's Municipal Land Use and Development Ordinance, or review of hydrogeological reports in association with septic system design or evaluations shall pay a minimum development application fee/escrow as follows:
(1) 
Review Aquifer or Septic System Test Design.
(i) 
Residential subdivisions and site plans: $1,000. These fees do not apply to existing dwelling units.
(ii) 
Nonessential well and well uses: $1,000 for the first 1,000 gallons of average daily demand and $100 for each additional 1,000 gallons of average daily demand.
(iii) 
Reviews for septic system design or septic system suitability: $1,000.
(2) 
Hydrologic Report Review.
(i) 
Residential subdivisions and site plans: $1,000. These fees do not apply to existing dwelling units.
(ii) 
Nonessential well and well uses: $2,000 for the first 1,000 gallons of average daily demand and $200 for each additional 1,000 gallons of average daily demand.
(iii) 
Reviews for septic system design or septic system suitability: $1,000.
i. 
Application for well water system letter of review: $75.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #731-87, § 1; Ord. #90-836, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #96-1053; Ord. #05-1343, § 1; Ord. #08-1447; Ord. #10-1503, § 2]
a. 
Supermarkets and food stores over 5,000 square feet, restaurants and cafeterias with more than 100 seats: $225.
b. 
Retail food markets or convenience stores of less than 5,000 square feet with food preparation on site and small restaurants with less than 100 seats: $125.
c. 
Food service facilities with limited preparation of nonhazardous foods. Includes but not limited to day care center, coffee service only facilities, alcoholic beverage facilities. Mobile units et al: $100.
d. 
Retail food establishments which sell prepackaged food or beverage items or agricultural items which require no food preparation, including but not limited to pharmacies, farm stands, package store, et al: $75.
e. 
Temporary events: $25.
f. 
Establishment incident to nonprofit organizations: $25.
g. 
Retail Food Establishment Plan Review.
1. 
Less than 1,000 square feet: $150.
2. 
1,000 square feet to 5,000 square feet: $200.
3. 
More than 5,000 square feet: $250.
h. 
Swimming pool and natural commercial bathing places — nonresidential (annual): $200.
i. 
Body art establishments annual license: $250.
j. 
Fitness and recreation establishments: $200.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #731-87, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #02-1259; Ord. #03-1284, § 1; Ord. #04-1319, § 1; Ord. #04-1327, § 1; Ord. #07-1397; Ord. #08-1447; Ord. #10-1503, § 2; Ord. #2016-1621]
a. 
Birth Certificate (Certified Copy).
1. 
First Copy: $25.
2. 
Additional copies of the same record ordered on the same day: $10.
b. 
Burial Permit: $5.
c. 
Death Certificate (Certified Copy).
1. 
First Copy: $25.
2. 
Additional copies of the same record ordered on the same day: $10.
d. 
Marriage license/civil union ($25 State): $28.
e. 
Marriage license/civil union (certified copy): $10.
f. 
Domestic partnership registration (State fee $25): $28.
g. 
Certificate of domestic partnership (certified copy): $10.
h. 
Correction to vital record: $35.
[Ord. #508; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #731-87, § 1; Ord. #739-87; Ord. #764-88, § 1; Ord. #90-836, § 2; Ord. #98-1101, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 2]
a. 
Soil testing in accordance with State regulation and township ordinance — cost per day: $350.
b. 
Failure to cancel township witness, less than 72 hours prior to scheduled date(s), except for inclement weather, the day of testing, shall result in a cancellation penalty fee charge per day: $50.
[Ord. #552; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #03-1284, § 1; Ord. #10-1503, § 2]
a. 
Vending machine site permit fee (annual): $10.
b. 
Vending machine license fee (annual, per machine): $5.
[Ord. #638-83, § 2; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #99-1116; Ord. #01-1201, § 2; Ord. #03-1284, § 1; Ord. #06-1378; Ord. No. #07-1397; Ord. #10-1503, § 2]
Vaccine
Fee
Pneumonia vaccination (non-Medicare)
$22
Influenza vaccination (if not senior or high risk)
$12
Hepatitis B (adult) per dose
$30
Hepatitis B (child - 18 years) per dose
$10
Hepatitis A (adult) per dose
$35
MMR (per dose)
$30
Varicella
$50
Lyme vaccine per dose
$50
Td (adult)
$20
Colon-Rectal Kit
$3
Fees may be waived for low income, uninsured, Medicaid, Medicare or special programs offered by health department.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
a. 
Each machine: $10.
b. 
Each machine (moving picture): $100.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
None.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former subsection 10-6.3, Gasoline Service Station, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 7/15/74, 605-82 and 660-84 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 95-1007.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. No. 2016-1637]
a. 
Application fee: $15.
b. 
License fee: $100.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
License, 180 days: $1,000.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
a. 
Application fee: $25.
b. 
Annual fee: $20.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
a. 
Owner (annual): $25.
b. 
Operator (annual): $10.
c. 
Renewal: $15.
d. 
Per Vehicle: $10.
[Ord. #430; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #08-1440, § I]
a. 
Upon initial application the applicant shall pay a license fee: $2,500.
b. 
Upon application for renewal, for each twelve-month period following the original date of issue the applicant shall pay a license fee: $2,000.
[Ord. #613-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Distributor or Publisher License (annual): $150.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #571-80; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 5; Ord. #01-1201, § 2; Ord. #02-1259]
a. 
Township committee notice/agenda: $0.75 per page.
1. 
Annual subscription fee for notice/agenda: $36 annually.
2. 
Township committee minutes: $0.75 per page.
3. 
Annual subscription fee for minutes: $200 annually.
4. 
Township committee meeting tapes: $10 per tape.
b. 
Planning board notice/agenda: $0.75 per page.
1. 
Annual subscription fee for notice/agenda: $54 annually.
2. 
Planning board minutes: $0.75 per page.
3. 
Annual subscription fee for minutes: $300 annually.
4. 
Planning board meeting tapes: $10 per tape.
c. 
Application review committee (ARC) notice/agenda: $0.75 per page.
1. 
Annual subscription fee for notice/agenda: $36 annually.
2. 
ARC minutes: $0.75 per page.
3. 
Annual subscription fee for minutes: $200 annually.
d. 
Board of adjustment notice/agenda: $0.75 per page.
1. 
Annual subscription fee for notice/agenda: $24 annually.
2. 
Board of adjustment minutes: $0.75 per page.
3. 
Annual subscription fee for minutes: $120 annually.
4. 
Board of adjustment meeting tapes: $10 per tape.
e. 
Other boards, commissions or committees (except Hopewell Township Utilities Authority) notice/agenda: $0.75 per page.
1. 
Annual subscription fee for agenda: $24 annually.
2. 
Other boards, commissions or committees minutes: $0.75 per page.
3. 
Annual subscription fee for minutes: $120 annually.
[New; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #02-1259]
Permit fee, each 200 people or fraction thereof: $10.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former subsection 10-6.12, Vaccination, previously codified herein and containing portions of Ordinance Nos. 638-83, 660-84, 99-1116 and 01-1201 was repealed in its entirety by Ordinance No. 03-1284. See subsection 10-5.7 for vaccination fees.
[Ord. #90-834, § 1; Ord. #01-1201, § 2; Ord. #2019-1705]
The fee for the book entitled "Hopewell: A Historical Geography" shall be: $30 per copy.
[Ord. #92-915, § 1; Ord. #96-1045; Ord. #01-1201, § 2]
a. 
The owner and owners of any lot in the township shall within 30 days after becoming such owners, present the deed or other evidences of title for such lot to the Township of Hopewell for the purpose of recording the transfer and ownership of such lot in the official records of the township.
b. 
The deed or other evidence of title presented for recording and plotting shall contain a definite identification of the location of the lot or property conveyed by insertion of a definite beginning point, the street and house number, and the block and lot numbers according to the most current revision of the township tax map.
c. 
The township may refuse to accept any deed or other instrument for plotting or recording.
d. 
There shall be a fee of $45 paid to the Township of Hopewell for the plotting and recording of each deed or other instrument exclusive of filed map which is evidence of title.
e. 
Any person who fails to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.
[Ord. #94-969; Ord. #97-1088]
A person applying for representation by the public defender of the Township of Hopewell shall pay an application fee of $200 at the time of application. The court may waive the required application fee, in whole or in part, if the court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unreasonable burden upon the person seeking representation.
[Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #686-85, § 31; Ord. #748-87, § 1; Ord. #820-89, § 1; Ord. #94-978, § 1; Ord. #94-997; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #95-1024, § 1; Ord. #97-1075; Ord. #04-1330, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #07-1399 § 1; Ord. #1461, § 1; Ord. No. 2016-1644]
a. 
Each applicant shall be required to reimburse the township for all reasonable and necessary professional fees related to the review of applications for development, review and preparation of documents, stormwater reviews for any major development and inspection of improvements. An applicant shall be required to pay a fee as set forth below, together with the establishment of an escrow account for professional review fees and inspection fees, the amounts of which escrows will be determined as set forth below. Each applicant shall agree in writing to pay for all reasonable costs for professional review fees incurred in excess of the original escrow amount. Any unused portion of the escrow fee or escrow amount shall be returned to the applicant.
b. 
For projects including the actual construction of low and moderate income housing units, the subdivision and site plan application fees shall be reduced by eliminating the per lot fee for those lots in the subdivision devoted entirely to low or moderate income units, and by eliminating from the site plan fee that portion that would have been generated by the low and moderate income housing units.
c. 
Affordable Housing Development Fees. In all developments other than those involving the actual construction of low and moderate income housing units, a fee shall be deposited to the township's interest bearing Affordable Housing Trust Fund pursuant to section 10-17 "Affordable Housing Development Fees" of this chapter.
d. 
Escrow accounts for special meetings requested with the township professional staff shall be arranged and coordinated by the administrative officer, land use. Said escrow accounts shall fully cover the township's anticipated expense for said meeting(s).
[Ord. #95-1024, § 1; Ord. #96-1036, § 1; Ord. #96-1054, § 1; Ord. #00-1161, § 1; Ord. #00-1162, § 2; Ord. #01-1201, § 3; Ord. #02-1259; Ord. #03-1298, § 1; Ord. #04-1319, § 3; Ord. #04-1328, § 1; Ord. #06-1367, § 1; Ord. #08-1447; Ord. #14-1599; Ord. No. 2016-1644]
Applicant shall be responsible for payment of an application fee as set forth below together with deposit of an escrow amount to cover the cost of all reasonableness and necessary professional fees related to review of applications for development. For any and all applications, the minimum escrow amount shall be $500.
a. 
Minor Subdivision.
Type
Application Fee
Escrow Amount
Up to 3 lots (with inclusion of original lot)
$250
$950 per lot
Resubmittal of application due to being incomplete
$150
$1,000
160-day extension request for signature of plans
$35
Amendment or extension of minor subdivision approval
$150
$850
Conceptual review
$150
$1,500
b. 
Site Plan Review.
Type
Application Fee
Escrow Amount
Preliminary plan — nonresidential
$400
$1,200 plus $3 per 100 square feet of improvements up to 1,000,000 square feet
If more than 1,000,000 square feet
$700
$850 plus $2 per 100 square feet of improvements thereafter
Final plan — nonresidential
$300
$850 plus $3 per 100 square feet of improvements up to 1,000,000 square feet
If more than 1,000,000 square feet
$600
$600 plus $1 per 100 square feet of improvements thereafter
Preliminary plan — residential
$300
$600 plus $50 per unit
Final plan — residential
$250
$600 plus $50 per unit
Resubmittal of preliminary or final application due to being incomplete-nonresidential
$200
$600 plus $2.50 per 100 square feet of improvements up to 1,000,000 square feet of improvements
If more than 1,000,000 square feet
$350
$600 plus $0.50 per 100 square feet of improvements thereafter
Resubmittal of preliminary or final application due to being incomplete-residential
$200
$600 plus $10 per unit
Conceptual review
$250
$2,000 up to 100,000 square feet of improvements
If more than 100,000 square feet
$350
$7,500 up to 1,000,000 square feet of improvements
If more than 1,000,000 square feet
$600
$10,000 over 1,000,000 square feet of improvements
Amendment or revalidation of preliminary or final site plan — nonresidential
$250
$850 plus $3 per 100 square feet of improvements up to 1,000,000 square feet
If more than 1,000,000 square feet
$300
$600 plus $1 per 100 square feet of improvements thereafter
Amendment or revalidation of preliminary or final site — residential
$250
$600 plus $10 per unit
Waiver of site plan approval
$200
$1,500
180-day extension for signature of plans
$35
None
Extension request for signature of plans following expiration of initial 180-day extension
$150
$400
Extension of vesting period approvals
$200
$850
c. 
Major Subdivision.
Type
Application Fee
Escrow Amount
Preliminary plan (with inclusion of original lot)
$450 plus $10 per lot
$1,500 plus $100 per lot
Final plat (with inclusion of original lot)
$350 plus $10 per lot
$1,200 plus $75 per lot
Resubmittal of application for preliminary or final due to being incomplete
$200
$850 plus $50 per lot
Conceptual review
$300
$1,800 plus $50 per lot
Amendment or revalidation of preliminary or final subdivision
$250
$1,000 plus $50 per lot
180-day extension for signature of plans
$35
None
Extension request for signature of plans following expiration of initial 180-day extension
$150
$400
Extension of vesting period approvals
$200
$850
Conditional use permit
$200
$1,500
General development plan or amendment
$750
$7,500
d. 
Exemption from Application Fee and/or Escrow Amount. Disabled persons, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be exempt from the payment of applications fees as required by this section, provided that the application relates to development which promotes accessibility to the disabled person's own living unit.
e. 
Site plan application fees and escrows for communications and wireless telecommunications towers, antennas, facilities and equipment shall be as follows:
1. 
If no new tower is proposed, an application fee of $5,000 and an escrow fee of $10,000.
2. 
If a new tower is proposed, an application fee of $10,000 and an escrow fee of $20,000.
f. 
1. 
Hydrogeologic Report Review.
(a) 
All residential subdivisions and site plans. $2,000, collected in escrow, for the first lot or dwelling unit and $200, collected in escrow, for each additional proposed lot or dwelling unit. These escrow fees do not apply to existing dwelling units.
(b) 
Nonresidential site plans. $2,000, collected in escrow, for the first 1,000 gallons of average daily demand and $200, collected in escrow, for each additional 1,000 gallons of average daily demand.
g. 
Development application fees, escrows, stream corridor permit fees and appeal fees for development or disturbance in stream corridors shall be as follows:
1. 
For all uses, a development application fee of $150. For a stream corridor permit, a fee of $150 for every 100 square feet of development or disturbance as defined in Chapter 17, Article X, Section 17-181. In addition, for development applications, an escrow fee of $150 for every 100 square feet of development or disturbance as defined in Chapter 17, Article X, Section 17-181.
2. 
The fee for an appeal to the Zoning Board of Adjustment from the decision of the administrative officer regarding a stream corridor permit shall be $500. Where the Zoning Board reverses the decision of the administrative officer, the $500 appeal fee will be refunded to the applicant.
h. 
Stormwater reviews for any major development shall pay a development application fee of $500 plus $2 for every 100 square feet of disturbance in excess of one acre.
[1]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history for former subsections 10-7.1 through 10-7.9 include portions of Ordinance Nos. 7/15/74, 509, 571-80, 605-82, 660-84, 686-85, 735-87, 748-87 and 820-89.
[Ord. #95-1024, § 1]
a. 
Inspection fees shall be calculated in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53h.
1. 
The applicant shall place in escrow the greater of $500 or 5% of the costs of improvements as estimated by the municipal engineer in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53.4. For those developments for which the reasonably anticipated fees are less than $10,000, the fees may, at the option of the developer, be paid in two installments, with the initial amount being a deposit of 50% of the anticipated fees, with the balance due when the deposit drops to 10% of the reasonably anticipated fees. For those developments for which the reasonably anticipated fees are $10,000 or greater, the fees may be paid, at the option of the developer, in four installments. The initial amount deposited by a developer shall be 25% of the reasonably anticipated fees, with subsequent installments of 25% being due when the escrow account has been reduced to 10% of the total fees anticipated.
2. 
Upon expiration of the applicable maintenance period, any unused portion of the construction inspection fee will be returned to the developer.
[Ord. #95-1024, § 1; Ord. #01-1201, § 3; Ord. #02-1259]
Type
Fee
Copy of 2002 Master Plan Land Use and Conservation Elements
$35
Other Master Plan Elements
See Section 10-9.1
Amendments to Master Plan
See Section 10-9.1
Certificate as to approval of subdivision
$10
Information on CD (as available)
$5 each
NOTE: Information that cannot be reproduced in-house will be sent to a reproduction center and their current rate will be charged.
[Ord. #95-1024, § 1]
In the event the applicant fails to reimburse the township within 30 days of receipt of a statement of professional fees paid by the township for either review or inspection, interest shall accrue at the rate of 1 1/2% per month on the outstanding balance.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #499; Ord. #555-80; Ord. #593-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #652-84, § 1; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #703-86, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 7; Ord. #800-89, § 1; Ord. #94-993, § 1; Ord. #02-1243, § 1; Ord. #05-1363, § 1; Ord. #09-1468, § 1; Ord. #10-1500, § 1; Ord. #13-1571; Ord. No. 2016-1637; Ord. #19-1704]
a. 
Application for firearms identification card: $5.
b. 
Application for firearms permit to purchase: $2.
c. 
Nonresident fingerprinting fee: $15.
d. 
Letters of Good Standing: $5 each.
e. 
Motor vehicle accident report requested in person:
1. 
$0.05 per page for letter sized pages and smaller;
2. 
$0.07 per page for legal sized pages and larger;
3. 
If the actual costs to produce paper copies exceeds $0.05 and/or $0.07 per page then the requestor shall be charged the actual cost of duplication;
4. 
Electronic records (i.e. those records sent via e-mail or fax, etc.) shall be provided to the requestor without any cost of duplication;
5. 
Records requested and provided in another medium (i.e. computer disc, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.) shall be provided at the actual cost of the duplication in medium requested.
f. 
Motor vehicle accident report requested other than in person: $5.
g. 
Special duty for full-time police officers for profit companies: $95/per hour.
h. 
Special duty for full-time police officers for nonprofit organizations: $85/per hour.
i. 
Application fee for providing municipal vehicle towing services: $400.
j. 
Vehicle towing service rotation fee: $100.
[Ord. #432; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #02-1259; Ord. #10-503, § II]
a. 
$0.05 per page for letter sized pages and smaller;
b. 
$0.07 per page for legal sized pages and larger;
c. 
If the actual costs to produce paper copies exceeds $0.05 and/or $0.07 per page then the requestor shall be charged the actual cost of duplication;
d. 
Electronic records (i.e. those records sent via e-mail or fax, etc.) shall be provided to the requestor without any cost of duplication;
e. 
Records requested and provided in another medium (i.e. computer disc, CD-ROM, DVD, etc.) shall be provided at the actual cost of the duplication in medium requested.
[Ord. #432; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #04-1327, § 1]
a. 
Fees pursuant to N.J.S.A. 22A:3-4.
b. 
All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Township of Hopewell Municipal Court shall be submitted through the municipal prosecutor.
c. 
The following fees shall be payable by the requestor to the Township of Hopewell for the discovery provided:
1. 
$0.75 per page for each of the first 10 pages photocopied.
2. 
$0.50 per page for each of the next 10 pages photocopied.
3. 
$0.25 per page for each of the pages photocopied thereafter.
4. 
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
5. 
$0.25 for the envelope for any discovery sent by mail.
6. 
Photographs will be photocopied at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
7. 
Duplication of videotapes constitutes an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per videotape.
8. 
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the township copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
d. 
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Township of Hopewell, e.g. another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #432; Ord. #454; Ord. #567-80; Ord. #571-80; Ord. #580-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #672-85, § 1; Ord. #681-85, § 1; Ord. #702-86, § 1; Ord. #735-87, § 8; Ord. #799-89, § 1; Ord. #96-1043]
a. 
Street and Zoning maps: $2.
b. 
Codified ordinances: $85.
Each supplement: $10
c. 
Land Use and Development Ordinance (Zoning): $50.
d. 
Natural resources inventory: $15.
e. 
Photocopies (customer's material): $0.25 per page for 1-10 pages $0.10 page thereafter.
f. 
Standard specifications for construction of water supply system or sanitary sewers (Available from H.T.M.U.A.): $5.
g. 
Certified list of property owners within 200 feet of applicant property: $0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater.
h. 
Bid documents fees — as set forth in bid notice to bidders.
i. 
Surplus tax maps of the previous year:
Small set of maps: $15
Large set of maps: $25
j. 
Individual tax map, page: $1 per page
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #592-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Deposit, per square yard
$20
Minimum per application
$140
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Fee: $5.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #592-81; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #02-1259]
a. 
Permit fee: $100.
b. 
Reinspection due to improper closure: $25.
c. 
Nonrefundable fee for opening right-of-way on township road: $20.
[Ord. #01-1197, § 1]
a. 
Permit fee per opening: $30.
Refer to Township of Hopewell Land Use and Development Ordinance subsection 17-83 for driveway specifications.
b. 
Performance guarantee for incomplete driveway: $1,000.
In the event that the driveway for a new home is not completed, but the owner/occupant/builder desires to occupy the premises, a performance guarantee shall be posted with the municipal construction official prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy in order to insure that the driveway will be completed within six months. Upon completion of the driveway, the bond shall be returned.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Fee: $10.
[Ord. #427; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Fee: $10.
[New; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Per Calendar Year Within Three Years of Original Issue: $2.
[Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Fee: $2.
[Ord. #10-1489, § 1]
a. 
All requests for the calculation of the amount required for the redemption of a tax lien shall be made in writing to the tax collector. Any party entitled to redeem may request two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost. Each subsequent request made in the calendar year shall be submitted with a $50 fee.
b. 
In a suit to foreclose redemption, a written request for the amount required for the redemption of a tax lien shall be made in writing, setting forth the date to be used in making the calculation. The request shall be made to the tax collector and submitted with a $50 fee.
[Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
For Real Estate Settlement and Internal Revenue Service (per year): $2.
[Ord. #605-82; Ord. #617-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Planning board applications: $1.
[Ord. #617-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
For applications or appeals to the board of adjustment: $1.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Set by the municipal utilities authority.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1]
Set by the municipal utilities authority.
The following fees apply to all applications to the zoning board of adjustment. Applications shall be accompanied by the fees set forth below. Each applicant shall agree in writing to pay all reasonable costs for professional review and administration by the township. The applicant shall be billed and shall pay all reasonable costs over and above the application fee prior to the township issuance of a building permit. Any unused portion of the application fee shall be returned to the applicant.
[Ord. #432; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #702-86, § 1; Ord. #793-88, § 1; Ord. #90-866, § 1; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #98-1094; Ord. #98-1111; Ord. #00-1161, § 2; Ord. #02-1259; Ord. #05-1367, § 2]
a. 
Appeal of Decision of Zoning Officer.
Fee
$100
Escrow
$750
Where the board of adjustment reverses the decision of the zoning officer, $500 of the above cited escrow will be refunded to the applicant.
b. 
Interpretation of Zoning Ordinance.
Fee
$100
Escrow
$600
c. 
Bulk Variance/Hardship Variance.
Residential fee
$100
Escrow
$750
Nonresidential fee
$200
Escrow
$1,000
d. 
Use Variance.
Residential fee
$250
Escrow
$1,000
Nonresidential fee
$500
Escrow
$1,500
Residential Fee/Escrow - Applications in residential zones.
Nonresidential Fee/Escrow - Application in other than residential zones or for other than residential uses.
In the event the escrow amount is depleted, no further action will be taken until such time as an additional amount is deposited as determined by the township.
e. 
Exemption from Application Fee and/or Escrow Amount.
1. 
All charitable, philanthropic, fraternal and religious nonprofit organizations shall be exempt from the payment of application fees and escrow amounts as required by this section, provided that:
(a) 
The nonprofit organization holds a tax exempt status under the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (26 U.S.C. Sections 501(c) or (d)); and
(b) 
The nonprofit organization is submitting a development application for a minor or major subdivision which shall preserve open space or farmland, and shall not create any new buildable lots.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to Ordinance No. 00-1161, Section 3, application fees and/or escrow amounts that have been paid since January 1, 2000 by qualifying charitable, philanthropic, fraternal or religious nonprofit organizations which have submitted development applications for major or minor subdivisions that preserve open space or farmland and do not create new buildable lots shall be returned to the organization by the township.
2. 
The board of education shall be exempt from the payment of application fees as required by this section.
3. 
Disabled persons, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall be exempt from the payment of application fees as required by this section, provided that the application relates to development which promotes accessibility to the disabled person's own living unit.
[Ord. #7/15/74; Ord. #605-82; Ord. #660-84, § 1; Ord. #95-1012]
Fee: $25.
[Ord. #94-993, § 2; Ord. #95-1012; Ord. #05-1343; Ord. #11-1519, § 1]
a. 
Residential.
1. 
Principal use: $50.
2. 
Accessory use: $25.
3. 
Shelter: $25.
b. 
Commercial.
1. 
Principal use: $100.
2. 
Accessory use: $60.
c. 
Temporary activity permit fee: $30.
d. 
Residential conversion: $50.
[Ord. #586; Ord. #605-82]
$250 plus $50 for each balloon annually.
[Ord. #586; Ord. #605-82]
$100 plus $25 for each balloon annually.
[Ord. #02-1259; Ord. #03-1286, § 1; Ord. #05-1358, § 1; Ord. #11-1519, § 2; Ord. #11-1538, § 2; Ord. No. 2017-1651; Ord. No. 2019-1705]
a. 
Nonrefundable tire collection fee (16 inches): $3 each.
b. 
Nonrefundable tire collection fee (larger than 16 inches): $10 each.
c. 
Nonrefundable freon disposal fee: $25.
d. 
Nonrefundable bulk pick-up fee: $39 each.
e. 
Landscaper registration fee: $25/annually.
[Ord. #03-1288, § 1]
The township does hereby impose a tax, at a uniform percentage rate of 1% on charges of rent for every occupancy on or after July 1, 2003, but before July 1, 2004 and 3% on charges of rent for every occupancy on or after July 1, 2004 on a room or rooms in a hotel subject to taxation pursuant to the New Jersey State Sales Tax, more specifically set forth in subsection (d) of Sec. 3 of P.L. 1966, c.30 (N.J.S.A. 54:32B-3). A tax imposed under this section shall be in addition to any other tax or fee imposed pursuant to statute or local ordinance or resolution by the township.
[Ord. No. 03-1288, § 1]
The hotel occupancy tax established in subsection 10-16.1 shall be administered in conformance with Section 4 of Chapter 114 of the laws of 2003 as follows:
a. 
All taxes imposed by subsection 10-16.1 shall be paid by the purchaser or guest renting a hotel room;
b. 
A vendor or hotel establishment (hereinafter "vendor") shall not assume or absorb any tax imposed by subsection 10-16.1;
c. 
A vendor shall not in any manner advertise or hold out to any person or to the public in general, at any time, directly or indirectly, that the tax will be assumed or absorbed by the vendor, that the tax will not be separately charged and stated to the customer or hotel guest or that the tax will be refunded to the customer;
d. 
Each assumption or absorption by a vendor of the tax shall be deemed a separate offense and each representation or advertisement by a vendor for each day the representation or advertisement continues shall be deemed a separate offense; and
e. 
Any violation of this section shall be subject to penalties imposed by the township municipal court, not to exceed $1,000 per violation.
[Ord. No. 03-1288, § 1]
The tax imposed pursuant to subsection 10-16.1 shall be collected on behalf of the township by the person or persons collecting the rent from the hotel customer. Each vendor or person required to collect the tax imposed by subsection 10-16.1 shall be personally liable for the tax imposed, collected or required to be collected. Any such vendor or person shall have the same right in respect to collecting tax from a customer or hotel guest as if the tax were a part of the rent and payable at the same time; provided, however, that the chief financial officer of the township shall be joined as a party in any action or proceeding brought to collect the tax imposed by subsection 10-16.1. A person required to collect a tax imposed pursuant to subsection 10-16.1 shall, on or before the dates required pursuant to Section 17 of P.L. 1966, c.30 (N.J.S.A. 54:32B-17), forward to the Director of the Division of Taxation in the New Jersey Department of the Treasury (hereinafter the "Director"), the tax collected in the preceding month and make and file a return for the preceding month with the Director on any form and containing any information as the Director shall prescribe as necessary to determine liability for the tax in the preceding month during which the person was required to collect the tax. The Director may permit or require returns to be made covering other periods and upon any dates as the Director may specify. In addition, the Director may require payment of tax liability at any intervals and based upon any classification as the Director may designate. In prescribing any other periods to be covered by the return or intervals or classification for payment of tax liability, the Director may take into account the dollar volume of tax involved as well as the need for ensuring the prompt and orderly collection of the tax imposed. The Director may require amended returns to be filed within 20 days after notice and to contain the information specified in the notice. The Director shall collect and administer any tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of Section 3 of Chapter 114 of the Laws of 2003. In carrying out the provisions of this section, the Director shall have all the powers granted pursuant to P.L. 1966, c.30 (N.J.S.A. 54:32B-1 et seq.).
[Ord. No. 03-1288, § 1]
The Director shall determine and certify to the State Treasurer on a quarterly or more frequently basis, as prescribed by the State Treasurer, the amount of revenues collected for the township pursuant to Section 3 of Chapter 114 of the laws of 2003. The State Treasurer, upon certification of the Director and upon the warrant of the State Comptroller, shall pay and distribute to the township on a quarterly or more frequent basis, as prescribed by the State Treasurer, the amount of revenues determined and certified pursuant to Section 3 of Chapter 114 of the laws of 2003. The tax imposed pursuant to the provisions of subsection 10-16.1 shall be governed by the provisions of the "State Uniform Tax Procedure Law", N.J.S.A. 54:48-1 et seq. Finally, the provisions of this section of Chapter 10 shall be subject to any rules or regulations that may be adopted by the Director.
[Ord. #09-1461, § 2]
a. 
Purpose.
1. 
In Holmdel Builder's Association v. Holmdel Township, 121 N.J. 550 (1990), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that mandatory development fees are authorized by the Fair Housing Act of 1985 (the "Act"), N.J.S.A. 52:27d-301 et seq., and the State Constitution, subject to the Council on Affordable Housing's (COAH's) adoption of rules.
2. 
Pursuant to P.L.2008, c.46 section 8 (C. 52:27D-329.2) and the Statewide Non- Residential Development Fee Act (C. 40:55D-8.1 through 8.7), COAH is authorized to adopt and promulgate regulations necessary for the establishment, implementation, review, monitoring and enforcement of municipal affordable housing trust funds and corresponding spending plans. Municipalities that are under the jurisdiction of the Council or court of competent jurisdiction and have a COAH-approved spending plan may retain fees collected from nonresidential development.
3. 
This section establishes standards for the collection, maintenance, and expenditure of development fees pursuant to COAH's regulations and in accordance with P.L.2008, c.46, Sections 8 and 32-38. Fees collected pursuant to this section shall be used for the sole purpose of providing low- and moderate-income housing. This section shall be interpreted within the framework of COAH's rules on development fees, codified at N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.
4. 
The purpose of this section is to update and replace the "Lower Income Housing Fund" provisions previously set forth at section 10-7c of this Code.
b. 
Basic Requirements.
1. 
This section shall not be effective until approved by COAH pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:96-5.1.
2. 
The township shall not spend development fees until COAH has approved a plan for spending such fees in conformance with N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.10 and N.J.A.C. 5:96-5.3.
c. 
Definitions.
1. 
As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) 
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – Shall mean a development included in the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, and includes, but is not limited to, an inclusionary development, a municipal construction project or a 100% affordable development.
(b) 
COAH OR THE COUNCIL – Shall mean the New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing established under the Act that has primary jurisdiction for the administration of housing obligations in accordance with sound regional planning consideration in the State.
(c) 
DEVELOPMENT FEE – Shall mean money paid by a developer for the improvement of property as permitted in N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.3.
(d) 
DEVELOPER – Shall mean the legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot or of any land proposed to be included in a proposed development, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase, or other person having an enforceable proprietary interest in such land.
(e) 
EQUALIZED ASSESSED VALUE – Shall mean the assessed value of a property divided by the current average ratio of assessed to true value for the municipality in which the property is situated, as determined in accordance with sections 1, 5, and 6 of P.L. 1973, c. 123 (C.54:1-35a through C.54:1-35c).
(f) 
GREEN BUILDING STRATEGIES – Shall mean those strategies that minimize the impact of development on the environment, and enhance the health, safety and well-being of residents by producing durable, low-maintenance, resource-efficient housing while making optimum use of existing infrastructure and community services.
d. 
Residential Development Fees.
1. 
Imposed Fees.
(a) 
Within all zoning districts, residential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted below, shall pay a residential development fee of 1 1/2% of the equalized assessed value of land and improvements, provided no increased density is permitted.
(b) 
When an increase in residential density pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(5) (known as a "d" variance) has been permitted, developers shall be required to pay a development fee of 1 1/2% of the equalized assessed value of the initial "by-right" number of units and 6% of the equalized assessed value for each additional unit that may be realized. However, if the zoning on a site has changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application, the base density for the purposes of calculating the bonus development fee shall be the highest density permitted by right during the two-year period preceding the filing of the variance application.
Example: If an approval allows four units to be constructed on a site that was zoned for two units, the fees shall equal 1 1/2% of the equalized assessed value on the first two units, and 6% of the equalized assessed value for the two additional units, provided zoning on the site has not changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application.
2. 
Eligible Exactions, Ineligible Exactions and Exemptions for Residential Development.
(a) 
Affordable housing developments, developments where the developer is providing for the construction of affordable units elsewhere in the municipality, and developments where the developer has made a payment in lieu of on-site construction of affordable units shall be exempt from development fees.
(b) 
Developments that have received preliminary or final site plan approval prior to the adoption of a municipal development fee ordinance shall be exempt from development fees, unless the developer seeks a substantial change in the approval. Where a site plan approval does not apply, a zoning and/or building permit shall be synonymous with preliminary or final site plan approval for this purpose. The fee percentage shall be vested on the date that the building permit is issued.
(c) 
Development fees shall be imposed and collected when an existing structure undergoes a change to a more intense use, is demolished and replaced, or is expanded, if the expansion is not otherwise exempt from the development fee requirement. The development fee shall be calculated on the increase in the equalized assessed value of the improved structure.
(1) 
Exemption. Any change to a more intense use, replacement or expansion of an existing structure that does not result in an increase to the equalized assessed value of the improved structure by greater than $19,999 shall be exempt from the development fee requirements of this section.
(d) 
Developers of residential structures demolished and replaced as a result of a natural disaster shall be exempt from paying a development fee.
e. 
Nonresidential Development Fees.
1. 
Imposed Fees.
(a) 
Pursuant to the provisions of P.L. 2008, c. 46, within all zoning districts, nonresidential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted, shall pay a fee equal to 2 1/2% of the equalized assessed value of the land and improvements, for all new non- residential construction on an unimproved lot or lots.
(b) 
Nonresidential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted, shall also pay a fee equal to 2 1/2% of the increase in equalized assessed value resulting from any additions to existing structures to be used for nonresidential purposes.
(c) 
Development fees shall be imposed and collected when an existing structure is demolished and replaced. The development fee of 2 1/2% shall be calculated on the difference between the equalized assessed value of the preexisting land and improvement and the equalized assessed value of the newly improved structure, i.e. land and improvement, at the time final certificate of occupancy is issued. If the calculation required under this section results in a negative number, the nonresidential development fee shall be zero.
2. 
Eligible Exactions, Ineligible Exactions and Exemptions for Nonresidential Development.
(a) 
The nonresidential portion of a mixed-use inclusionary or market rate development shall be subject to the 2 1/2% development fee, unless otherwise exempted below.
(b) 
The 2 1/2% fee shall not apply to an increase in equalized assessed value resulting from alterations, change in use within existing footprint, reconstruction, renovations and repairs.
(c) 
Nonresidential developments shall be exempt from the payment of non- residential development fees in accordance with the exemptions required pursuant to P.L. 2008, c. 46, as specified in the Form N-RDF "State of New Jersey Non-Residential Development Certification/Exemption" Form. Any exemption claimed by a developer shall be substantiated by that developer.
(d) 
A developer of a nonresidential development exempted from the non- residential development fee pursuant to P.L. 2008, c. 46 shall be subject to it at such time the basis for the exemption no longer applies, and shall make the payment of the nonresidential development fee, in that event, within three years after that event or after the issuance of the final certificate of occupancy of the nonresidential development, whichever is later.
(e) 
If a property which was exempted from the collection of a nonresidential development fee thereafter ceases to be exempt from property taxation, the owner of the property shall remit the fees required pursuant to this section within 45 days of the termination of the property tax exemption. Unpaid nonresidential development fees under these circumstances may be enforceable by the township as a lien against the real property of the owner.
f. 
Collection Procedures.
1. 
Upon the granting of a preliminary, final or other applicable approval, for a development, the applicable approving authority shall direct its staff to notify the construction official responsible for the issuance of a building permit.
2. 
For nonresidential developments only, the developer shall also be provided with a copy of Form N-RDF "State of New Jersey Non-Residential Development Certification/Exemption" to be completed as per the instructions provided. The developer of a nonresidential development shall complete Form N-RDF as per the instructions provided. The construction official shall verify the information submitted by the nonresidential developer as per the instructions provided in the Form N-RDF. The tax assessor shall verify exemptions and prepare estimated and final assessments as per the instructions provided in Form N-RDF.
3. 
The construction official responsible for the issuance of a building permit shall notify the local tax assessor of the issuance of the first building permit for a development which is subject to a development fee.
4. 
Within 90 days of receipt of that notice, the municipal tax assessor, based on the plans filed, shall provide an estimate of the equalized assessed value of the development.
5. 
The construction official responsible for the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy notifies the local assessor of any and all requests for the scheduling of a final inspection on property which is subject to a development fee.
6. 
Within 10 business days of a request for the scheduling of a final inspection, the municipal assessor shall confirm or modify the previously estimated equalized assessed value of the improvements of the development; calculate the development fee; and thereafter notify the developer of the amount of the fee.
7. 
Should the township fail to determine or notify the developer of the amount of the development fee within 10 business days of the request for final inspection, the developer may estimate the amount due and pay that estimated amount consistent with the dispute process set forth in subsection b of section 37 of P.L. 2008, c. 46 (C.40:55D-8.6).
8. 
Payment of Development Fees.
(a) 
For residential development, 50% of the estimated development fee shall be collected at the time of issuance of the building permit. The remaining portion shall be collected at the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. The developer shall be responsible for paying the difference between the fee calculated at building permit and that determined at issuance of certificate of occupancy.
(b) 
For nonresidential development, and in accordance with Form N-RDF, as said form may from time to time be amended, the developer shall pay 100% of the calculated nonresidential development fee amount prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for such development.
9. 
Appeal of Development Fees.
(a) 
A developer may challenge residential development fees imposed by filing a challenge with the County Board of Taxation. Pending a review and determination by the Board, collected fees shall be placed in an interest bearing escrow account by the township. Appeals from a determination of the Board may be made to the tax court in accordance with the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, R.S.54:48-1 et seq., within 90 days after the date of such determination. Interest earned on amounts escrowed shall be credited to the prevailing party.
(b) 
A developer may challenge nonresidential development fees imposed by filing a challenge with the Director of the Division of Taxation. Pending a review and determination by the Director, which shall be made within 45 days of receipt of the challenge, collected fees shall be placed in an interest bearing escrow account by the township. Appeals from a determination of the Director may be made to the tax court in accordance with the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, R.S.54:48-1 et seq., within 90 days after the date of such determination. Interest earned on amounts escrowed shall be credited to the prevailing party.
g. 
Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
1. 
The township shall create and/or continue to maintain a separate, interest- bearing housing trust fund that is maintained by the township chief financial officer for the purpose of depositing development fees collected from residential and nonresidential developers and proceeds from the sale of units with extinguished controls.
2. 
The following additional funds shall be deposited in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and shall at all times be identifiable by source and amount:
(a) 
Payments in lieu of on-site construction of affordable units.
(b) 
Developer contributed funds to make 10% of the adaptable entrances in a townhouse or other multistory attached development accessible.
(c) 
Rental income from municipally operated units.
(d) 
Repayments from affordable housing program loans.
(e) 
Recapture funds.
(f) 
Proceeds from the sale of affordable units.
(g) 
Any other funds collected in connection with the township's affordable housing program.
3. 
Within seven days from the opening of the trust fund account, the township shall provide COAH with written authorization, in the form of a three-party escrow agreement between the township, the bank, and COAH to permit COAH to direct the disbursement of the funds as provided for in N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.13(b).
4. 
All interest accrued in the housing trust fund shall only be used on eligible affordable housing activities approved by COAH.
h. 
Use of Funds.
1. 
The expenditure of all funds shall conform to a spending plan approved by COAH. Funds deposited in the housing trust fund may be used for any activity approved by COAH to address the township's fair share obligation and may be set up as a grant or revolving loan program. Such activities include, but are not limited to: preservation or purchase of housing for the purpose of maintaining or implementing affordability controls, rehabilitation, new construction of affordable housing units and related costs, accessory apartment, market to affordable, or regional housing partnership programs, conversion of existing non- residential buildings to create new affordable units, green building strategies designed to be cost saving and in accordance with accepted national or State standards, purchase of land for affordable housing, improvement of land to be used for affordable housing, extensions or improvements of roads and infrastructure to affordable housing sites, financial assistance designed to increase affordability, administration necessary for implementation of the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, or any other activity as permitted pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.7 through 8.9 and specified in the approved spending plan.
2. 
Funds shall not be expended to reimburse the township for past housing activities.
3. 
At least 30% of all development fees collected and interest earned shall be used to provide affordability assistance to low- and moderate-income households in affordable units included in the municipal Fair Share Plan. One-third of the affordability assistance portion of development fees collected shall be used to provide affordability assistance to those households earning 30% or less of median income by region.
(a) 
Affordability assistance programs may include down payment assistance, security deposit assistance, low interest loans, rental assistance, assistance with homeowners' association or condominium fees and special assessments, and assistance with emergency repairs.
(b) 
Affordability assistance to households earning 30% or less of median income may include buying down the cost of low- or moderate-income units in the municipal Fair Share Plan to make them affordable to households earning 30% or less of median income.
(c) 
Payments in lieu of constructing affordable units on site and funds from the sale of units with extinguished controls shall be exempt from the affordability assistance requirement.
4. 
The township may contract with a private or public entity to administer any part of its Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, including the requirement for affordability assistance, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:96-18.
5. 
No more than 20% of all revenues collected from development fees, may be expended on administration, including, but not limited to, salaries and benefits for municipal employees or consultant fees necessary to develop or implement a new construction program, a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, and/or an affirmative marketing program. In the case of a rehabilitation program, no more than 20% of the revenues collected from development fees shall be expended for such administrative expenses. Administrative funds may be used for income qualification of households, monitoring the turnover of sale and rental units, and compliance with COAH's monitoring requirements. Legal or other fees related to litigation opposing affordable housing sites or objecting to the Council's regulations and/or action are not eligible uses of the affordable housing trust fund.
i. 
Monitoring. The township shall complete and return to COAH all monitoring forms included in monitoring requirements related to the collection of development fees from residential and nonresidential developers, payments in lieu of constructing affordable units on site, funds from the sale of units with extinguished controls, barrier free escrow funds, rental income, repayments from affordable housing program loans, and any other funds collected in connection with the township's housing program, as well as to the expenditure of revenues and implementation of the plan certified by COAH. All monitoring reports shall be completed on forms designed by COAH.
j. 
Ongoing Collection of Fees. The township's ability to impose, collect and expend development fees shall expire with its substantive certification unless the township has filed an adopted Housing Element and Fair Share Plan with COAH, has petitioned for substantive certification, and has received COAH's approval of its development fee ordinance. If the township fails to renew its ability to impose and collect development fees prior to the expiration of substantive certification, it may be subject to forfeiture of any or all funds remaining within its municipal trust fund. Any funds so forfeited shall be deposited into the "New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund" established pursuant to section 20 of P.L. 1985, c.222 (C.52:27D-320). The township shall not impose a residential development fee on a development that receives preliminary or final site plan approval after the expiration of its substantive certification or judgment of compliance, nor shall the township retroactively impose a development fee on such a development. The township shall not expend development fees after the expiration of its substantive certification or judgment of compliance.
k. 
Repealer. All ordinances or Code provisions or parts thereof inconsistent with this section are hereby repealed.
[Ord. No. 12-1550; Ord. No. 2016-1628; Ord. No. 2017-1653]
The Director of Parks and Recreation, or designee, is authorized to collect and receive the following fees and to issue permits as set forth herein. Ten dollars of each fee collected and received shall be designated as "Administrative" and shall be used to offset administrative costs in the current fund budget.
[Ord. No. 12-1550; Ord. No. 2016-1628; Ord. No. 2018-1698]
Any Youth Sport Organization using any Township field or facility shall pay a User Fee to the Township in accordance with the following schedule:
Non-residents are all users who reside outside the boundaries of the Township of Hopewell.
User Fee Schedule
User
Fee, Yearly Per Organization
Hopewell Twp. Residents
No charge
All Other/Nonresidents
$15
[Ord. No. 12-1550; Ord. No. 2016-1628; Ord. No. 2018-1698]
A Field Use Fee shall be paid by the organizing party in accordance with the following schedule for Independence Park, Twin Pines Recreation Facility and the lighted fields at the Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC). Scheduling shall be in accordance with the Field Use Policy established by the Hopewell Township Recreation Advisory Committee.
Field Use Fee Schedule
User
Grass Field/2 hrs.
Grass Lights/2 hrs.
Turf Field/2hrs.
Turf Lights/2hrs.
HT Parks & Rec. Dept.
No charge
No charge
No charge
No charge
HVRSD*
No charge
N/A
No charge
N/A
Resident non-profit
No charge
$60
$80
$160
Resident Adult/Youth
$25
$60
$80
$160
Non-Resident Youth
$50
$120
$160
$320
Non-Resident Adult
$50
$120
$160
$320
Club/select teams/Camps
$50
$120
$160
$320
Camps - Private or for profit
$15 per camper and field use fee
N/A
$15 per camper and field use fee
N/A
Tournament per weekend**
$225
N/A
N/A
N/A
*
No charge during established school use hours as per Field Use Policy.
**
Pertains to tournaments on Township fields that require additional service due to event.
Twin Pines/Independence Park - Field Seasons
Spring Season — March/April/May
Field Use Applications due by Feb. 1st Approvals sent Feb. 15th
Summer Season — June/July/Aug
Field Use Applications due by May 1st Approvals sent May 15th
Fall Season — Sept/Oct/Nov
Field Use Applications due by Aug. 1st Approvals sent Aug. 15th
Winter Season — Dec/Jan/Feb
Field Use Applications due by Nov. 1st Approvals send Nov. 15th
[Ord. #12-1554]
a. 
Application Fees.
1. 
$25 for each tax lot.
b. 
Inspection Fees.
1. 
$50 for each tax lot.
c. 
Tree Escrow Fund Contribution.
Diameter of Removed Trees at Breast Height in Inches
Tree Escrow Fund Contribution
(Value for Each Tree to Be Removed and Not Replaced)
Greater than 10 inches to 16 inches
$480
Greater than 16 inches up to 23 inches
$840
Greater than 23 inches up to 30 inches
$1,680
Greater than 30 inches
$2,100