Borough of West Cape May, NJ
Cape May County
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Editor's Note: See also Section 28-2 for affordable housing development fees.
[Ord. No. 155-89 Preamble]
N.J.S.A. 40:55D-8 and 40:55D-53, provisions of the Municipal Land Use Act, authorize the municipality to charge reasonable fees for the review of all applications for development as well as fees for any required inspection services by the Borough Engineer.
[Ord. No. 155-89 § 1; Ord. No. 170-91 § 1; Ord. No. 247-97 § 2; Ord. No. 319-02 § 5; Ord. No. 341-04 § 1; Ord. No. 365-06 § 1; Ord. No. 392-07 § 1; Ord. No. 422-09 § 1; Ord. No. 514-2016]
Every application for development to the West Cape May Planning Board shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee and an initial escrow deposit, in the following amounts, and payable in cash or certified check made out to the Borough of West Cape May. No application for development shall be processed unless these fees are paid in their entirety.
Type of Application
Application Fee
Escrow Deposit
Minor Subdivision Approval
$400 +$150 each newly described lot
$1,000
Preliminary Major Subdivision Approval
$500 +$150 each lot
$1,200
Final Major Subdivision Approval
$400
$800
Preliminary Site Plan Approval
$500 + $75 each additional unit
$1,800
Final Site Plan Approval
$400
$800
Minor Site Plan Approval
$500
$1,200
Request for Site Plan Waiver
$400
$800
Appeal (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(a))
$400
$ 600
Interpretation (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(b))
$400
$800
Informal Review
$200
Special Meeting at Applicant's Request
$400
"C" Variance (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c))
$300
$600
"D" Variance (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d))
$450 + $150 each additional unit
$1,000
Permit Application (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34 and -35)
$200
$800
Administrative map fee
$75 per lot
$0
The above applies to minor and major subdivisions
Revision by Applicant
$200
Extension of Approval
$150
Wind/Ground Based Solar Installation
$500
$1,200
Wind/Ground Based Solar Installation in connection with a Minor Site plan
$250
$1,000
[Ord. No. 155-89 § 2; Ord. No. 319-02 § 5; Ord. No. 341-04 § 1]
The escrow fees are established to cover the Planning Board's costs of professional services in connection with the particular application. Any sums not so utilized shall be returned to the applicant. In the event the costs for such professional services by the Planning Board exceed the initial escrow fee for a particular application, the applicant shall, upon demand, pay such additional sums to the Planning Board Secretary. All final approvals are conditioned upon payment of all required escrow fees; and the Board may cease consideration of any application where additional escrow deposits have been requested and not paid by the applicant.
[Ord. No. 155-89 § 3; Ord. No. 392-07 § 1]
In the event a particular application is not specifically covered by the fee schedule established in Section 26-2, the application fee shall be $100 and the escrow fee shall be $100.
[Ord. No. 155-89 § 4]
In the event an application concerns several different requests for a variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c), the applicant shall be required to pay the appropriate application fee for all such variance requests.
[Ord. No. 365-06 § 2]
The Administrative Map Fee will only be charged to those applications, such as subdivision applications, that require a modification of the Borough's Tax Map as a result of the application.
[Ord. No. 155-89 § 5; Ord. No. 365-06 § 3]
All fees set forth herein are intended to cover the Borough's actual costs in administering applications for development.