Ocean City, NJ
Cape May County
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Editor's Note: Previous ordinances codified herein include Ordinance Nos. 87-6, 87-7, 87-8, 87-14, 88-4 and 88-5.
[Ord. #91-4, § 1; Ord. #91-16, § 1; Ord. #92-15, § 1; Ord. #92-24; Ord. #93-13, § 1; Ord. #94-06, § 1; Ord. #95-07, § 1; Ord. #96-9, § 1; Ord. #96-12, § 1; Ord. #97-11, § 1; Ord. #98-05, § 1; Ord. #99-04, § 1; Ord. #99-18, § 1; Ord. #00-08, § 1; Ord. #00-16, § 1; Ord. #01-08, § 1; Ord. #02-07 § 1; Ord. #02-15, § 1; Ord. #02-26, § 1; Ord. #03-09, § 1; Ord. #04-01, § 1; Ord. #04-03, § 1; Ord. #05-05, § 1; Ord. #05-30, § 2; Ord. #06-09, § 1; Ord. #06-29, § 1; Ord. #06-31, § 1; Ord. #06-35, § 1; Ord. #07-16, § 1; Ord. #07-23, § 1; Ord. #07-35, § 1; Ord. #07-43, § 1; Ord. #07-54, § 1; Ord. #08-10 § 1; Ord. #09-18, § 1; Ord. #09-35, § 1; Ord. #10-06, §§ 1—5; Ord. #10-18, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #11-01; Ord. #11-16, § 1; Ord. #11-27; Ord. #11-29, § 8; Ord. #12-06 § 1; Ord. #12-18, §§ 1, 2; Ord. #14-12; Ord. #2015-21; Ord. #2015-28; Ord. #2015-30; Ord. #2016-06; Ord. #2016-23; Ord. #2016-30 §§ 1, 2; Ord. #17-03; Ord. #17-11 § 2; Ord. #17-13; Ord. #17-17; Ord. #17-22; Ord. #18-04; Ord. #18-12]
The fees, charges, and costs for various licenses, uses, and regulations set forth in the following Schedules are hereby adopted and incorporated herein:
Schedule A
Mercantile License Fees
Schedule B
Miscellaneous Licenses, Permits and Registrations
Schedule C
Use/Lease of City Facilities
Schedule D
Beach Fees
Schedule E
Golf and Tennis Fees
Schedule F
Vehicle Storage Fees
Schedule G
Boat Ramp Fees
Schedule H
Fees for Concerts
Schedule I
Miscellaneous Fees and Charges
Schedule J
Recreation Program, Skate Park and Marina Fees
Schedule K
Municipal Airport Fees
Schedule L
Planning, Zoning and Flood Board Application and Escrow Fees
Schedule M
Municipal Court
Schedule N
Police and Fire Departments Fees for Services
Schedule O
State Uniform Construction Code Fees
Schedule P
Parking
Schedule R
Recreation
[Ord. No. 2015-28; Ord. No. 2015-30]
Any Mercantile License fee for a license issued on an annual basis shall be prorated. The license fee shall be reduced by one-twelfth (1/12) for each full month the license is issued after the beginning of the annual period.
Fee
Auction (Other than by real estate brokers)
$200.00
Bicycles (rentals and/or sales)
$150.00
Business Retail and/or Unclassified Business of every type
Maximum fee of one location, $1,200.00
Up to 2,500 sq. ft. floor space or equivalent
$100.00
Each additional 1,000 sq. ft.
$50.00
Wholesale-Storage-Service, etc. up to:
7,500 sq. ft. floor space or equivalent
$100.00
7,500 to 15,000 sq. ft.
$200.00
Each additional 5,000 sq. ft.
$50.00
If in the event any business is discovered after the initial billing, the license fee and respective Ocean City tourism development fee is doubled the existing license and OCTD fee.
Contractors and Subcontractors: License issued for one (1) of the following disciplines only:
Aluminum Products
$150.00
Bulkhead and Piling
$200.00
Canvas Goods
$150.00
Carpet Installation
$150.00
Demolition
$150.00
Fencing
$150.00
Fiberglass
$150.00
Flooring
$150.00
Framing Contractor
$150.00
Glass
$150.00
Insulation
$150.00
Landscaping
$150.00
Masonry
$150.00
Moving/Hauling
$200.00
Ornamental Ironwork
$150.00
Painting/Papering
$150.00
Paving
$150.00
Plastering and Sheetrock
$150.00
Roofing/Siding
$150.00
Signs
$200.00
Tile Work
$150.00
Other contractors and subcontractors not licensed by State statute or municipal ordinance
$150.00
Concessionaires: Beach chair, umbrellas, surfboards, etc.
First location
$125.00
Each additional location
$50.00
Other
$100.00
Food Handling Establishments: Restaurants, luncheonettes, coffee shops, lunch stands or equivalent
Up to 50 seats
$125.00
51 to 100 seats
$200.00
101 to 200 seats
$250.00
Over 200 seats
$350.00
Sidewalk cafe
$100.00
General Contractors/Registered Builders
$300.00
Handyman
$150.00
Lumber Yards
$250.00
Marinas:
Up to 100 boatslips
$200.00
101 to 200 boatslips
$400.00
Over 200 boatslips
$600.00
Jet ski boat rental [Insurance]
Up to 25 crafts [$300,000/$100,000]
$125.00
Over 25 crafts
$175.00
Party boats [$300,000/$100,000]
$150.00
Parasailing [$300,000/$100,000]
$150.00
Marine towing [$300,000/$100,000]
$150.00
Parking Lots:
1-50 spaces
$275.00
51-100 spaces
$350.00
100+ spaces
$450.00
Dwelling Units Rented For Less Than 175 Days:
Single or duplex unit when not occupied by the owner or an immediate family member
$30.00
Single or duplex unit, or any portion thereof, when rented while occupied by the owner or an immediate family member
$30.00
3—5 units in the same structure when not occupied by the owner or an immediate family member
$125.00
Each additional unit
$10.00
The additional OCTC assessment imposed will be as follows:
One Unit or any portion thereof
$145.00
For Three to Five Units
$300.00
Hotels and motels:
1 to 10 units
$125.00
Each additional unit
$10.00
Maximum fee, one location
$1,200.00
Retirement home:
1 to 20 units
$125.00
21 to 50 units
$175.00
51 units and over
$225.00
Rooming houses:
1 to 5 rooms
$125.00
Each additional room
$10.00
Guest houses:
1 to 5 rooms
$125.00
Each additional room
$10.00
Boarding houses:
1 to 5 rooms
$125.00
Each additional room
$10.00
Bed and Breakfast
1 to 5 rooms
$125.00
Each additional room
$10.00
In the event any rental unit subject hereto is discovered after the initial billing, the license fee and respective Ocean City tourism development fee is doubled the existing license and OCTD fee.
Special Sales (Limit to 30 days)
$100.00
Vending Machines and Newspaper Boxes
$25.00 each
(Reserved)
Master HVAC Mechanic License
Annual license and renewal fee
$150.00
Instructors/Tour Guides
(Sports related; such as surfing, sports camps, kayaking, etc.)
$100.00
Licensee shall present a Certificate of Insurance as required by the City's insurance carrier naming The City of Ocean City as additional insured and execute an indemnification agreement approved by the City's Solicitor's office.
Peddlers, Hawkers, Vendors of Food:
Motor vehicle
$300.00
Bicycle cart (per cart) Added tourism assessment fee — 50% of the fee
$150.00
Exemptions:
Motor vehicle
$250.00
Bicycle cart (per cart)
$100.00
In addition to the fees set forth in Schedule A, there shall be a late fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars for the first 30 day period and then ten ($10.00) for the next 30 day period imposed on any license fee not paid by scheduled date of any year.
Billing Schedules
2009 Mercantile Fee: Will be billed prior to May 1st, 2009 for the period May 1st, 2009 to March 31st, 2010.
2009 Apartment Registration Fee: Will be billed prior to July 31st, 2009 for the period August 1st to June 30th, 2010.
2009 Contractor License Fee: Will be billed prior to October 1st, 2009 for a period of October 1st, 2009 to September 30th, 2010.
[Ord. #17-17 § 1]
Fee
Sailboats
Catamaran type sailboat owner's annual fee
$250.00
Permit holders who submit a driver's license as well as a boat registration which contains an Ocean City address will be required to pay an annual fee of $225.00
Single hull sailboat owner's annual license fee
$75.00
Operator's annual license fee
$5.00
Beach vehicle permits annual fee
[Amended 2-27-2020 by Ord. No. 20-05]
$250.00
Taxicab license annual fee
$75.00
Taxicab driver's license annual fee
$50.00
Limousine annual fee
$50.00
Permits for Storage of Materials, Construction Trailers and/or Vehicles; Permit for Overnight Street Parking
As per the ordinance listed below, there will be a separate charge for each piece of equipment that will be parked on the street overnight.
Unmetered parking permit (the size of un-metered space shall not exceed 22 feet)
$75.00 per space per 30 day period
Metered parking permit
$150.00 per space per 30 day period
Permits may be issued for a period of 90 days maximum. If additional time is required beyond the 90 day period, a new application needs to be submitted 10 days prior to expiration of the existing permit.
(Reserved)
Registration of certain real estate
Except as otherwise provided, all owners of nonresidential leased real estate shall be required to register their property with the City of Ocean City and pay an annual registration fee as follows:
One leased unit
$30.00
2 leased units
$60.00
3 to 5 leased units
$125.00
Each additional leased unit
$5.00
These fees are separate and in addition to any fees established by any other ordinance of the City of Ocean City specifically including the Mercantile Ordinance of Ocean City.
Dog license (City portion) (Ord. #17-03) [Subject to additional fees established by State of New Jersey]
$5.80
Dog license late fee (#94-20; Ord. #17-03) Imposed April 1st of current year
$4.00
Marriage license
Application fee [Subject to additional fees established by State of New Jersey]
$3.00
Domestic partnership license and civil union license
Application fee [Subject to additional fees established by the State of New Jersey]
$3.00
Certified copy
$10.00
Rentals of Rooms or Living Accommodations to Minor or Groups (4-21.3c). Renting to persons unrelated by blood or marriage (4-21). The above registration shall be executed under oath by the owner or agent of the owner and shall be accompanied by a registration fee of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars.
Garage sales, yard sales
Garage sales and yard sales shall not be permitted more than three (3) days per year from June 1 through May 31 of any year to dispose of unwanted or excess household items, which may include but not necessarily be limited to: bicycles, beach chairs, bedding, furniture, accessories. Repetitive sales of these or other items at garage sales or yard sales shall be deemed a commercial operation, and shall not be permitted except as authorized by other appropriate regulations of the City of Ocean City.
Non-oceanfront bulkheads:
Application for construction, reconstruction repair or renovation
$200.00
Smoke detector and carbon monoxide inspection (Both inspections are required): including one reinspection for failure or missed appointment
Within 7 business days of request
$50.00
Within 4 business days of request
$75.00
Within 24 hours of request
$100.00
Additional reinspections for failure or missed appointment
$50.00
Failure to comply notice
$100.00
Combination Annual Zoning Compliance Inspection/Smoke/CO Inspection (Effective 01/01/13)
$100.00
Late fee for Smoke/CO Inspections:
Within 30 days of when due
$25.00
Each 30 day period thereafter
An additional $10.00
Permit Fee
Inspection Escrow
Contractor's Application for Municipal Permit To Dredge Privately-Owned Areas Under the Authority of Ocean City's Individual Permit
$200.00
$3.00/cy to be removed
[Ord. #17-03]
Fee
Meeting Room including, but not limited to, 8th Street Recreation Center, Music Pier Green Room, Aquatic and Fitness Center, Bayside Center and Senior Center
Friday, Saturday, Sunday or holiday:
$100.00 per day (up to 8 hours) $10.00 per hour over 8 hours
Monday — Thursday:
$50.00 per day (up to 8 hours) $5.00 per hour over 8 hours
(Reserved)
Music Pier Auditorium:
In-Season (June 1 to Sept. 30)
$725.00 per day (up to 8 hours)
$60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Off-Season (October to May 31)
$450.00 per day (up to 8 hours)
$60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Use of Music Pier Box Office Services:
$100.00
Music Pier Solarium:
In Season (June 1 to Sept. 30)
$475.00 per day (up to 8 hours)
$60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Off-Season (October 1 to May 31)
$300.00 per day
(up to 8 hours) $60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Music Pier Loggia:
In Season (June 1 to Sept. 30)
$450.00 per day (up to 8 hours)
$60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Off-Season (October 1 to May 31)
$300.00 per day (up to 8 hours)
$60.00 per hour over 8 hours
Sports and Civic Center
$400.00 per day (up to 8 hours) &
$50.00 per hour over 8 hours
$75 per hour fee
Bayside Center (Grounds):
1 — 50 persons
$50.00 per hour
51-100 persons
$100.00 per hour
>100 persons
$150.00 per hour
For Categories 1 to 6:
Nonprofit Group Fees: Nonprofit groups and organizations, with legal residence in Ocean City (and Shore Memorial Hospital), will be charged one-half (1/2) of the above fees with the exception of in-season Music Pier fees.
Craft Shows: Any location
$15.00 per table per day (up to 8 hours) $5.00 per table for up to 4 additional hours $5.00 for electric service to any table (subject to availability)
Outdoor Playing Fields:
Lined/Prepared Fields
(Up to 4 hours) $50.00
Other
(Up to 4 hours) $25.00
Per hour, after 4 hours $20.00
Concession Stand (Tenn. Ave., 6th Street)
$50.00
Insurance fee (off-field damage up to $1,000)
For use of 5th or 6th Street baseball &/or softball field, payable to Ocean City Recreation Fund
$50.00
Nonprofit Group Fees: Nonprofit groups and organizations, with legal residence in Ocean City, will be charged one-half (1/2) of the above fees.
Requirement for any event Categories 1-8 — Application and Lease:
For all events and usages a written application and short term lease shall be required. These documents shall contain an exact description of the event and any other information that is deemed necessary by the appropriate City officials.
Carey Stadium including lined/prepared field
$500.00
Practice Field
$50.00
Press Box
$50.00
Lights
$50.00
Playground Pavilion
$25.00
Use of City facilities including fields, parking lots, closed streets, etc. for large group events (100 or more persons) including but not limited to walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons races, etc.
$200.00
These fees will be in effect for all future usages of the building which have not been authorized as of the date of this ordinance.
Use of facilities including fields, parking lots, closed streets, etc. for small group events (fewer than 100 persons) including but not limited to walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, races, etc.
$50.00
Music Pier Staff Fees:
Required
Supervisor $40 per hour (4 hour minimum)
Sound/Light Technician
$25.00 per hour
(if technical systems are used)
Use of Music Pier For Wedding/ Civil Union Ceremony By Small Group (up to 90 minutes)
$200
Overtime Charge
$60/hour, or portion of an hour, over 90 minutes
[Ord. No. 2016-06]
Beach tags are required from the first Saturday in June through the first Monday in September.
1. 
Age: No fee shall be charged or collected from any person under the age of twelve (12) years.
2. 
Preseason "Seasonal Tag" (If purchased May 31st or before): $20.00.
3. 
Seasonal "Seasonal Tag" (If purchased June 1st or after): $25.00.
4. 
Daily — Monday to Sunday (Good for Day of Purchase Only): $5.00.
5. 
Weekly (For period of specific week identified): $10.00.
A weekly pass is defined as Friday to the following Saturday.
6. 
Handling Fee: A fee of $5.00 is established as a handling fee to cover the cost of processing, handling, postage and envelope for each mail order/internet order received by the City of Ocean City. Only Seasonal Tags can be acquired via this provision. Internet/mail order tags are limited to 10 per order.
7. 
The Director of Financial Management in conjunction with recommendations of the Tax Collector and Beach Fee Superintendent will promulgate rules and regulations as to the sale of beach tags concerning outside agencies and internet/mail order tag sales.
8. 
(a) 
Persons in Active Military Service. No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons in active military service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12 years.
(b) 
Persons Who Are Active Members of the New Jersey National Guard. No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons who are active members of the New Jersey National Guard who have completed Initial Active Duty Training and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12 years. As used in this subsection, "Initial Active Duty Training" means Basic Military Training, for members of the New Jersey Air National Guard, and Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, for members of the New Jersey Army National Guard.
(c) 
Records. The Director of Financial Management shall maintain a list of all individuals to whom beach tags are issued pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) above, including the names of all individuals and their family members who qualify for the beach fee exemption. The Director of Financial Management shall also establish procedures for verifying that individuals and their family members qualify for the beach fee exemption.
9. 
Veterans.
(a) 
No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons who have served in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and who were discharged or released therefrom under conditions other than dishonorable and who either have served at least ninety (90) days in active duty or have been discharged or released from active duty by reason of a service-incurred injury or disability.
(b) 
The Director of Financial Management shall maintain a list of all individuals to whom beach tags are issued pursuant to Subsection 9(a) above, including the names of all individuals who qualify for the beach fee exemption. The Director of Financial Management shall also establish procedures pursuant to the rules and regulations promulgated by the Adjutant General of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs pertaining to veteran eligibility for this beach fee exemption.
(c) 
Beach tags issued under this Subsection 9 shall be available at City Hall whenever beach tags are sold, and at such other locations as the Mayor shall deem advisable.
10. 
No Beach Tag Required For Persons Qualifying Under Sections 8 or 9, Above.
A person who qualifies for free access to beaches and bathing and free use of bathing facilities pursuant to sections 8 or 9 of this Schedule D may, in lieu of obtaining and presenting a municipal beach tag to gain access and use, present a valid military identification card, form DD-214 or similar document, or State driver's license or identification card indicating that the holder is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States.
[Ord. #17-13 § 1; Ord. #18-04]
Fee
Ocean City Golf Course:
In-Season: April 1st to October 31
Off Season: November 1st to March 31
Seniors — 62 years or older
Youth — 13 Years or younger
(No charge for non-playing adult accompanying youth on the course)
In Season:
Normal Green Fee:
$15.00
Senior/Youth
[Amended 2-27-2020 by Ord. No. 20-07]
$12.00 per round
Off-Season:
Normal Green Fee:
$10.00 per round
Senior/Youth
$8.00 per round
Monday through Friday $10.00 per round Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Ten Play Card: (Valid in year purchased only)
Purchased by April 30
$75.00
Purchased after April 30
$95.00
Bag and club rental
$10.00 per round
Bag rental
$3.00 per round
Carts
Pull Cart
$3.00 per round
Electric cart rental
$10 per player, per round
Yearly Play Pass: Valid in year purchased only. Said pass shall have registration number and name of participant on card. The yearly pass is nontransferable and nonrefundable $200 if purchased by April 30, $250 if purchased after April 30.
Rental of Course:
Course may be rented for privately run tournaments Monday through Friday at the discretion of the golf course manager. Requests shall be submitted to the golf course manager one month before the requested time.
Nonprofit (As defined)
$150.00 per hour
All others
$200.00 per hour
The selling price for all merchandise in the Golf Course Pro Shop at the Ocean City Municipal Golf Course shall be set at a rate which exceeds the City's total purchase cost. The final decision on the exact selling price of this merchandise shall be made by the Golf Course Manager and Director of Department of Community Services and filed with the Director of Financial Management on a quarterly basis.
Ocean City Tennis Courts
On weekends from Memorial Day weekend through the third Friday in June, and thereafter daily from the third Saturday in June until Labor Day, the following rates shall apply:
Hard and omni court surfaces
$8.00 per hour
(Reserved)
Students (18 or under) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
$5.00 per hour
Ten-Play Discount Cards:
$65.00
Pickleball
Annual Play Pass
$50.00
Daily
$5.00
Group of 4, 2 hours, after 1:00 p.m.
[Added 2-27-2020 by Ord. No. 20-07]
$10.00
12 Courts, up to 4 hours, after 1:00 p.m.
[Added 2-27-2020 by Ord. No. 20-07]
$250.00
1. 
Storage fee for a vehicle as described in Ordinance 87-7[1] stored at the Ocean City Vehicle Storage Facility, Tennessee Avenue and Shelter Road, Ocean City is set at $25.00 per day for calendar year 2003, effective January 1, 2004, $30.00 per day or any portion thereof in accordance with N.J.S.A. 39:1-1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 11:3-38.
[1]
Editor's Note: Sections 1 and 2 of Ordinance No. 87-7, referred to herein was previously codified as § 30-1. A complete copy of Ordinance No. 87-7 can be found on file in the office of the City Clerk.
a. 
Boat Ramp Fees:
1. 
Daily pass shall be valid for only the date of issuance. Good for one (1) vessel or one (1) trailer containing no more than two (2) personal watercraft. The daily pass is for the designated vessel and is nontransferable to another vessel or individual.
Daily pass: $12.00 per day
2. 
Seasonal pass shall be valid for one (1) vessel or one (1) trailer containing no more than two (2) personal watercraft as designated on the application form as submitted at time of purchase. This pass is nontransferable to other vessels or individuals.
1st seasonal pass: $95.00 per season, if purchased by April 30th, thereafter $120.00 per season
2nd seasonal pass (for each additional boat or craft): $50.00 per season, if purchased by April 30th, thereafter $65.00 per season
3. 
Commercial pass: Good for multiple launches and take-outs of more than one (1): boat, vessel or personal water craft(s), i.e. jet skis or wave runners
Commercial pass: $350.00 per season
4. 
The selling price of all merchandise at the Municipal Boat Ramp shall be set at a rate which exceeds the City's total purchase cost. The final decision on the exact selling price of this merchandise shall be made by the Boat Ramp Manager and the Director of Financial Management.
5. 
Week pass (good for the period Friday to the following Saturday, or any portion thereof)
A week pass is good for one (1) boat or vessel, or one (1) trailer containing no more than two (2) jet skis or wave runners maximum for the period identified above. The pass is good for unlimited launches and take-outs during that period.
Week pass without reserved parking: $70.00
[Ord. #18-12]
1. 
Ocean City Pops Orchestra Concerts and other musical productions at the Ocean City Music Pier and other locations:
(a) 
Main Auditorium
Minimum $5.00
Maximum $500.00
(b) 
Solarium
Minimum $5.00
Maximum $500.00
The individual concert ticket prices shall be within the above ranges and shall be submitted to the Director of Financial Management for review and approved by the Mayor not less than thirty (30) days prior to the season.
2. 
First Night buttons:
Minimum $15
Maximum $20.00
3. 
The ticket prices for other concerts and events shall be submitted to the Director of Financial Management for review and approved by the Mayor, not less than thirty (30) days prior to the event.
4. 
Handling Fee: A fee of five ($5.00) dollars is established as a handling fee to cover the cost of processing, handling, postage and envelopes for each mail order received by the City of Ocean City.
5. 
For internet sales: (Online-Ship to and Online-Will Call tickets), these internet purchases will be charged a two ($2.00) dollar fee per ticket to cover the cost of the master ticket agreement, processing fee, credit card fee and other ancillary costs associated with that transaction.
[Ord. #2016-23]
1. 
Bad Check Fee: The City shall impose a fee of $20.00 against individuals who issue a check to the City of Ocean City, which is subsequently dishonored by the individual's bank for insufficient funds or any other cause.
2. 
Copies:
1 page to 20 pages
no charge
21 or more pages
$0.05 per page
Documents available in electronic formats when supplied as e-mail attachments
no charge
Data supplied on compact disk (CD)
1 - 4 CDs
no charge
5 or more CDs
$0.25 per CD
Preprinted/published documents
City's cost
Blue print copies
$1.00 per page
3. 
Certified copies of vital statistics:
Certificates and licenses (birth, death, marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships)
$10.00
4. 
Extras.
a. 
Special service charge, depending upon request.
b. 
Delivery and postage fees additional, depending upon delivery type.
5. 
a. 
Proofs of Payment and Statements of Payments: $2.00
b. 
Duplicate Tax Bills: $5.00
6. 
Street Opening Permits:
a. 
Applications made by any person shall be accompanied by a fee as calculated by the formula set forth as follows:
(1) 
For square yards of six (6) or less: $250.00
(2) 
For square yards in excess of six (6): $350.00
(3) 
For emergency opening of six (6) square yards or less: $275.00
(4) 
For emergency opening in excess of six (6) square yards: $375.00
If the fee is not correct as submitted, the application shall be returned to the applicant. Cable TV franchises are exempted from permit fees.
b. 
In the event the street opening permit requires inspection review, the City shall bill the permittee as per Chapter 30; Schedule I; Number 8 for the inspection time or the amount expended for professional service.
c. 
In the event permit holder requests the City to provide finished grades in order to maintain the drainage, the permit holder shall be charged a flat rate of four hundred eighty ($480.00) dollars per diem for this service.
d. 
In the event the City requires an inspection by the City Engineer, the permit holder will be required to place in escrow a reasonable amount to cover the costs of the City Engineer.
e. 
Street and Alley Restoration Fees:
(1) 
For Street Opening
Time after resurfacing
Restoration Fee
0 - 5 years
$1,000
6 - 10 years
$750
11 or more years
$500
(2) 
For Alley Opening
Time after resurfacing
Restoration Fee
0 - 5 years
$400
6 - 10 years
$200
11 or more years
$100
(3) 
Restoration fees are only chargeable to property owners, and are only applicable to situations where additional or upgraded services are being installed due to construction or development. Such fees are not applicable to situations involving repair or replacement in kind of existing utility services, nor are they applicable to emergency street openings. Furthermore, such fees will not be applicable to openings within streets or alleys for which the property owner has received notification of the City's intent to pave, provided the opening is made prior to resurfacing. The above street and alley restoration fees are in addition to the street opening
(4) 
For additional services, payment of the street and alley restoration fees is the responsibility of the property owner.
(5) 
The above street and alley restoration fees apply to all permit applications for all affected streets and alleys following the effective date of this section.
(6) 
The street restoration fees generated as a result of this Subsection will be utilized to supplement the costs associated with the ongoing road resurfacing and drainage program as established by the capital plan.
f. 
For joint paving and utility projects between the City and a utility company, the City will take responsibility for restoring the surface of said street or alley and for paying the cost thereof. Prior to surface restoration, the City and the utility company shall measure and agree upon the total area of all ditches dug by the utility company. The utility company shall be responsible for the cost of the restoration of fifty (50%) of the total area previously determined. The City shall invoice the utility company for its share of the restoration costs in accordance with the City's existing contractual costs related to said street or alley.
7. 
Codification - Volume I and II
Softback
$110.00*
Hardback
$145.00*
Inserts
$20.00 per revision*
*Editor's Note: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, the cost for a copy of the Revised General Ordinances shall be assessed a special service charge based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies.
8. 
Operational Charge Backs
a. 
Personnel Cost:
(1) 
City Engineer: $100.00 per hour
(2) 
Planner: $100.00 per hour
(3) 
Management Personnel: $60.00 per hour
(4) 
Nonmanagement Personnel: $40.00 per hour
(5) 
Seasonal/Temporary Personnel: $20.00 per hour
b. 
Equipment Costs: (Do not reflect the cost of the City operator)
(1) 
Hand Tools/Push Mowers/Chain Saws: $10.00 per hour
(2) 
Pickup Trucks: $30.00 per hour
(3) 
Six (6") Inch Water Pumps: $30.00 per hour
(4) 
Dump Truck/Bucket Truck: $45.00 per hour
(5) 
Tractor/Mower: $40.00 per hour
(6) 
Street Sweeper: $55.00 per hour
(7) 
Jet/VAC Truck: $70.00 per hour
(8) 
Trash Truck/Roll-off Truck: $70.00 per hour
(9) 
Front End Loader: $70.00 per hour
(10) 
Backhoe: $65.00 per hour
All Ocean City equipment listed above will be operated by Ocean City Public Works employees. The minimum charge for Personnel will be one (1) hour during regular working hours and three (3) hours after regular working hours.
The current rate for disposal of trash is $59.50 per ton. There will be a minimum of one (1) ton charge.
c. 
For use of police officers for events. Said officers will be charged either the hourly rate or premium rate depending on conditions including a 6 percent surcharge to be added to the cost of the service. The company requesting same will direct request to the Chief of Public Services who will make determination if adequate staffing is available to fulfill the request. The Director of Financial Management or his designee will bill the company for services rendered. If a police vehicle is required, then said vehicle will be charged at an hourly rate for all hours and fractions of hours thereof at a rate of $11.00 per hour.
9. 
Municipal Tax Search: $10.00
Continuation: $2.00
10. 
Assessment Search: $10.00
11. 
(Reserved)
12. 
Fee for Defense of Indigent/Ocean City Public Defender. Maximum of fifty ($50.00) dollars to be determined by the Ocean City Municipal Judge.
13. 
Request for adjacent property owners to subject property (DEP Permit Process): $10.00.
Request for property owners within 200 feet of subject property: $10.00.
14. 
Placement of finished, painted bench on the boardwalk; and placement of a dedication plaque on the bench (not furnished by the City of Ocean City). Said dedicated bench is for a one time fee of $650.00. Rules and regulations will be established by the Department of Public Works and approved by the Mayor and Administrator.
a. 
Procedure:
(1) 
Request shall be made in writing.
(2) 
Persons desiring placement of bench with dedication plaque can request specific locations on the boardwalk. If possible, the bench will be placed in the requested location. If this is not possible, bench location will be at an alternate location agreed upon between the person(s) making the dedication and the Director of Public Works. Bench length may vary depending on the requested location.
(3) 
Plaques are to be furnished to the City's Public Works Department by the person(s) making the dedication. The Public Works Department will place the plaque on the completed bench. Prior to furnishing the plaque, the Public Works Department must be contacted for details as to required specifications for dedication plaques.
14A. 
Dedicated Plaques: Placement of a dedication plaque on the eastern side of the boardwalk deck (not furnished by the City of Ocean City). The Department of Public Works will establish rules and regulation. Fee: $250.00.
a. 
Procedure:
(1) 
Request shall be made in writing.
(2) 
Persons desiring placement of dedication plaque can request specific locations on the boardwalk. If possible, the plaque will be placed in the requested location. If this is not possible, plaque location will be at an alternate location agreed upon between the person(s) making the dedication and the Director of Public Works.
(3) 
Plaques are to be furnished to the City's Public Works Department by the person(s) making the dedication. The Public Works Department will place the plaque on the boardwalk. Prior to furnishing the plaque, the Public Works Department must be contacted for details as to required specifications for dedication plaques.
b. 
Conditions:
(1) 
The City of Ocean City is not responsible for damage to, destruction of, or loss of plaques. The City of Ocean City is not responsible for replacement of plaques in the event of loss due to acts of God, including but not limited to, coastal storms, hurricanes, or fire. The City of Ocean City reserves the right to re-move said dedication plaque at the end of the eight (8) year period.
15. 
Bayside Center Fees: For use of the building and/or grounds, the appropriate fee schedule from Section 1 of Schedule C shall apply. From time to time, the City of Ocean City shall accept monetary donations on behalf of the Bayside Center. Said donations shall be in the form of check and made payable to the City of Ocean City. After sufficient donations have been made, the City of Ocean City shall appropriate said donations within the Local Municipal Budget under the provisions of 40A:4-87.
16. 
Suspend the fee associated with white good appliance pickup which is presently $10.00 for non-freon items and $15.00 for freon items. These fees will be suspended until a favorable recycling market exists which will be determined by the Department of Public Works and written communication to the Department of Financial Management when said favorable conditions do exist.
17. 
Fee for plans and specifications which include construction drawings/plan prepared in-house by the Capital Project Team in conjunction with the Purchasing Division. Fee: Sliding scale of $0.00 to $150.00 per set of plans.
18. 
Residential Development Fees:
See Ocean City Zoning and Land Development Ordinance, § 25-1900 "Affordable Housing".
19. 
The selling price of all merchandise at various City owned and operated locations shall be set at a rate which exceeds the City's total purchase cost. The final decision on the exact selling price of this merchandise shall be made by the Director of Financial Management and the Business Administrator.
In the event City merchandise is ordered and/or processed by postal mail or electronically (internet, e-mail) the City can establish a standardized fee for "shipping and handling" to be set by the Director of Financial Management.
20. 
Official Ocean City, New Jersey License Program.
a. 
Licensing Guidelines/Trademark Protection.
(1) 
The Department of Administration of the City administers a licensing program which grants the nonexclusive right to City marks.
(2) 
Through the Department of Administration all City official marks, including trademarks, service marks, mascots, logos, seals designs, slogans and symbols associated with or referring to the City are protected. All commercial products with City official marks shall be licensed.
b. 
License Agreements.
(1) 
To obtain a license to use City marks, contact the Economic Development Office by completing an agreement form and submit a $75.00 nonrefundable fee. Upon approval you will receive labeling information and camera-ready artwork along with an Official Licensee Decal for display at your facility. Each license expires December 31st of the year issued.
(2) 
An additional $75.00 (nonrefundable) fee is required for each new product approved that is not heretofore specifically identified by trademark protection documents.
(3) 
A fee of $25.00 (nonrefundable) shall apply for use of a City of Ocean City Official City mark in radio, television, newspaper or electronic advertising. Each license expires December 31st of the year issued. The Department of Administration shall promulgate the rules and regulations relative to the application of this fee and associated program. Use of a City of Ocean City Official City mark must be pre-approved prior to use.
21. 
Fee for Copy of Zoning Map:
Small
16" x 42"
$10.00
Medium
24" x 60"
$20.00
Large
36" x 98"
$40.00
22. 
Tax Payments Over Internet. The City of Ocean City may accept tax payments over the internet using a payment provider such as Cit-e-net whereby the City of Ocean City does not incur any finance or transactions charges as the result of said transaction. In addition, this process will be implemented only after the Tax Collector of the City of Ocean City establishes the rules and regulations to this method of payment and has filed such rules and regulations with the City Clerk, Director of Financial Management and the Municipal Auditor.
23. 
Tax Sale Certificate.
(a) 
Preparation of Certificate of Tax Sale Redemption after original Tax Sale Certificate has been issued: $25.00
(b) 
Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate: $50.00
24. 
Vicious Dog License Fee: N.J.S.A. 4-19.31. Effective upon proper passage of this ordinance[1] or with the next license renewal: $700.00
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 06-29, codified herein was adopted October 12, 2006.
25. 
Cape May County Dog Park in Ocean City Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
(a) 
Annual Membership Fee — County Resident: $30.00
(b) 
Annual Membership Fee — Non-County Resident: $40.00
(c) 
Weekly Membership Fee: $10.00
(d) 
"Paw Pass" Replacement Fee (Lost or damaged pass): $5.00
(e) 
Duplicate "Paw Pass" Fee: $10.00
Fee Requirements:
Completion of application form with required license information and vaccination information.
All dogs are required to have both a current dog license issued by a municipality and a current rabies vaccination certificate from a licensed veterinarian.
Each applicant will be required to read the "Rules + Regulations" and then sign the "Acceptance of Risk + Release of Liability and Waiver."
26. 
Fees for Copy of Tax Maps:
(a) 
24" x 36" paper copy (98 pages): $220.00
(b) 
11" x 17" paper copy (98 pages): $29.75
(c) 
Digital (CD) copy (98 pages — TIF image of map):$30.00
27. 
Resolution #07-43-379 authorizes the City of Ocean City to accept electronic receipts via the internet and Rule 5:30-9 Local Finance Board—Government Electronic Acceptance provides for the acceptance of credit or debt card within various City offices.
[Ord. #17-03]
(New membership rates effective June 1, 2008) (Plus applicable sales tax)
1. 
All fees and charges for participation in City recreation programs shall be submitted to the Director of Financial Management for review, and then approved by the Mayor at least thirty (30) days prior to the acceptance of registrations for the program.
2. 
Aquatic and Fitness Center Fees.
New Membership Rates - Effective June 1, 2017
Annual
Quarterly
Monthly
Resident
Non-resident
Resident
Non-resident
Resident
Non-resident
Student
$300
$370
$85
$110
$35
$45
C-Cerpent
$225
$225
$75
$75
$30
$30
Single Parent with One Child
$430
$595
$135
$170
$60
$75
Single (19 and over)
$350
$440
$105
$125
$40
$55
Single Senior Citizen
$305
$370
$85
$110
$35
$50
Married Couple
$455
$600
$145
$175
$65
$80
Senior Citizen Couple
$380
$430
$110
$130
$50
$60
Family of Four
$540
$710
$185
$230
$85
$100
Additional Children
$80
$100
$35
$50
$20
$25
Weekly Membership Rate: $30.00.
Daily Fee: $12.00. Can only be used September 1 to June 15.
Guest privileges of members at the rate of $7.00 per day. Member must be present.
Membership cards must be presented to personnel at front desk.
Veteran's with proper ID shall be entitled to senior citizen rates.
AQUATIC AND FITNESS CENTER
Discounted Annual Membership Rates for employees of the City of Ocean City.
Category
Resident
Nonresident
Student
$215
$250
Single Parent plus 1 Child
$345
$400
Single (19 and over)
$250
$295
Single Senior
$215
$250
Married Couple
$350
$400
Senior Couple
$270
$285
Family of Four
$415
$475
Additional Children
$60
$70
Effective the first month following the final adoption of the fee ordinance.
Employees of the City of Ocean City who work specifically at the Aquatic and Fitness Center are exempt from the membership fees as outlined above and shall be required to submit their membership cards when they are utilizing the facility during nonwork hours. This provision shall apply to the employee only.
Said rules and regulations will be promulgated by the Director of Community Service and the Business Administrator.
2A. 
Any special event or new program not listed herein and the proposed fees therefor shall be submitted to the Director of Community Services and Financial Management for review, and then approved by the Mayor at least thirty (30) days prior to the acceptance of registration for the program.
Other Aquatic and Fitness Center Fees:
Members
Nonmembers
Racquetball:
Hourly
$0
$10.00 per hour
Group Swim Lessons:
$60.00 per session
$120.00 per session
($5.00 discount for each additional child that registers)
Private Swim Lesson:
$25.00 per half hour
$50.00 per half hour
Semi-private Swim Lesson:
$20.00 per half hour
$35.00 per half hour
Lifeguard Certification Classes:
$260.00
$260.00
Spin Classes:
$12.00-1 class
$15.00-1 class
$40.00-6 classes
$72.00-6 classes
$60.00-12 classes
$100.00-12 classes
$175.00-unlimited classes
Surfset Classes
Same as Spin Classes
Yoga Classes
$0
$12.00/class
Tai Chi Classes
$0
$12.00/class
Members
Nonmembers
Martial Arts Classes
$7.00/class
$9.00/class
Wallyball
$3.00
$6.00
Adult Swim
$5.00-1 class
$8.00-1 class
$30.00-10 classes
$60.00-6 classes
Personal Training
Staff Trainer
Master Trainer
(1) 60 Minute Session
$49.00
$64.00
(3) 560 Minute Sessions
$139.00
$179.00
(6) 60 Minute Sessions
$259.00
$324.00
(1) 30 Minute Session
$30.00
$40.00
(3) 30 Minute Sessions
$90.00
$120.00
(6) 30 Minute Sessions
$168.00
$228.00
Fitness assessment is complimentary with purchase of any 60 minute package. Your 1st visit is your fitness evaluation.
Group Personal Training
Sessions
Two People
Three People
Four People
Staff Trainers
(1) 60 minutes
$74.00
$90.00
$102.00
(3) 60 minutes
$209.00
$255.00
$289.00
(6) 60 minutes
$388.00
$474.00
$538.00
(3) 30 minutes
$135.00
$165.00
$188.00
(6) 30 minutes
$232.00
$308.00
$350.00
Master Trainers
(1) 60 minutes
$96.00
$117.00
$133.00
(3) 60 minutes
$268.00
$328.00
$373.00
(6) 60 minutes
$486.00
$594.00
$675.00
(3) 30 minutes
$180.00
$220.00
$250.00
(6) 30 minutes
$342.00
$418.00
$475.00
Members
Nonmembers
Small Group Personal Training
(6) 45 Minute Session
$90.00
$120.00
Summer Camp
(1) 2 week session; $10.00 discount for each additional child that registers
$290.00
$340.00
Pool Parties
(1) small party (max. 12) (during open hours)
$7.00 per swimmer $25.00 room
(1) large party (after hours)
$210.00 ($7.00/swimmer over 20 participants)
Partial Pool Rental
[Added 2-27-2020 by Ord. No. 20-07]
$50.00 per hour
3. 
Skate Park Fees:
Seasonal (Resident)
$25.00 (for season or any portion thereof as defined by the rules and regulations)
Seasonal (Nonresident)
$50.00 (for season or any portion thereof as defined by the rules and regulations)
Weekly
$10.00 (pass is good for the period Friday to the following Saturday, or any portion thereof)
Daily
$5.00 per two (2) hour session
Miscellaneous:
Birthday Parties
$50.00 per hour for maximum of two (2) hours exclusive use
Skate Contests/Special Events
$250.00 for up to eight (8) hours. Fee may be waived by the Mayor or his designee.
4. 
Marina Fees (2nd and Bay Avenue):
Seasonal Use
$70.00 per foot
(50% paid at contract signing, full balance by April 15)
Transient
$2.00 per foot per day
Monthly
$23.50 per foot (for a 30 day period)
1. 
(Reserved)
2. 
For use of tie down areas:
Monthly rate and any portion thereof, shall be $100.00; payable on the first day of parking.
Any one (1) twenty-four (24) hour period and any portion thereof, shall be $12.00.
3. 
The selling price of aviation fuel at the Municipal Airport shall be set at a rate per gallon not to exceed $1.50 above the City's total cost per gallon. The final decision on the exact selling price shall be made by the Airport Manager and the Director of Financial Management and filed quarterly with the Director of the Department of Financial Management. A discount of ten ($0.10) cents per gallon shall be given to anyone paying in cash and/or personal check with appropriate identification or with branded fuel suppliers credit card.
4. 
Jump start of airplanes - $25.00 per occurrence.
5. 
Pre-heating of airplanes by use of City's electric shall be $2.00 per day per engine; per twenty-four (24) hour period or any portion thereof.
6. 
Replacement of lost or stolen gate card passes shall be $15.00. Damaged cards turned in for replacement shall be no charge.
7. 
Fee to connect to airport known as the "through-the-fence permit" - $533.00 or 55.5% of the annual tie down fee as identified in number 9 of schedule K, whichever is greater.
8. 
Landside Parking. No overnight parking on or surrounding airport property will be allowed except by a permit issued by the Airport Manager or his/her designee. The schedule for landside parking is as follows:
(a) 
No commercial vehicles at any time.
(b) 
Pilot vehicle parking - limited to twenty-five (25) spaces (year round).
(c) 
Other auto/pickup trucks - Limited to ten (10) spaces - maximum two (2) continuous week stay.
(d) 
Boats on trailers - Limit ten (10) spaces - maximum two (2) continuous week stay. (Seasonal only - April 1 through October 31).
(e) 
RV's/motorhomes - Limited to two (2) spaces - maximum two (2) continuous week stay.
9. 
Yearly tiedown fee (12 consecutive months) shall be $1,100.00 and is payable in lump sum at the beginning of the first month.
NOTE: The fees, charges and costs for Zoning Permits, Construction Permits and the inspection and reinspection fees associated therewith for work undertaken to repair or restore property damaged by the October 29, 2012 storm are hereby temporarily waived, effective immediately and continuing for applications filed by May 24, 2013.
The application fees and escrow fees for applications to the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment for applications seeking Board approval of non-conforming conditions which result from the elevation or floodproofing of a principal structure when the action is proposed to be undertaken in order to comply with the enforcement of federal, state or local building codes or floodplain laws or ordinances shall temporarily be reduced to $0 and $500, respectively, effective immediately and continuing for applications filed by May 24, 2013.
Application Fee
Escrow Fee
Administrative Site Plan
$375.00
$500.00
Minor Subdivision Application:
By Right Application
$250.00
$750.00 + $50/lot
Application with 40:55D-70c variances
$750.00
$1,000.00 + $50/lot
Preliminary Major Sub-division
$750.00
$1,200.00 + $50/lot
Final Major Subdivision
$500.00
$750.00 + $50/lot
Extension of Subdivision:
Extension of preliminary approval
$300.00
$200.00 + $50/lot
Extension of final approval
$300.00
$200.00 + $50/lot
Minor Site Plan: (less than 1,001 sq. ft.; less than 9 units; parking increase less than 20% and no new street)
$525.00
$1,000.00
Major Site Plan:
Preliminary Residential
$750.00
$1,200.00 + $50/unit
Final Residential
$500.00
$750.00 + $50/unit
Preliminary Commercial
$750.00
$1,400.00
Final Commercial
$500.00
$1,000.00
Extension of preliminary or final site plan
$525.00
$300.00
Plan Revisions:
Revisions prior to approval
$375.00
$500.00
Amendment to Board approved plans
$375.00
$500.00
Zoning Board Executive Committee
$375.00
Amendment to Master Plan and/or Zoning Ordinance
$525.00
$1,000.00
Appeal from Administrative Officer pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a
$500.00
$1,000.00
Appeal from Administrative Officer regarding Historic Preservation Commission Report pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a
$500.00
$1,000.00
Interpretation of Zoning Map or Ordinance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b
$375.00
$350.00
Bulk Variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c:
Existing undersized lot to be occupied by a new detached single-family dwelling
$500.00
$1,000.00
Alterations or additions to an existing detached single-family dwelling
$500.00
$1,000.00
Sign, fence, mechanical equipment, shed, or like accessory variance
$250.00
$500.00
All others
$500.00
$1,200.00
Variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d (includes Floor Area Ratio)
$500.00
$1,500.00
Planning variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-36
$375.00
$500.00
Conditional Use pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67
$750.00
$1,200.00
Informal Concept Plan Review pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-10.1
$500.00
$1,000.00
Certificate of Default Approval pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-50b and 73b
$150.00
Certificate of Subdivision Approval pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-56
$150.00
Certificate of Pre-existing Nonconforming Use or Structure pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-68
Issued by the Administrative Officer
$10.00
Issued by the Board of Adjustment
$500.00
$1,000.00
Certificate of Appropriateness
$150.00
Zoning Permit Application:
Initial Zoning Permit Application
$100.00
Mid-Term As-Built Zoning Certification
$50.00
Resubmittal after Denial
$50.00
Amendment to Approved Plan
$50.00
Final As-Built Certification
$100.00
Zoning Permit Application for shed, HVAC, and/or fences. (Includes Final Zoning Certification)
$125.00
Zoning Permit Application including zoning compliance inspection not requiring a final as-built zoning certification
$150.00
Concrete—removal and replacement of existing concrete or hardscape such as pavers, or installation of additional concrete or hardscape, on public right-of-way or private property, (including compliance inspection).
$100.00
Concrete or hardscape work on public right-of-way or private property involving new construction or renovation that requires a certificate of occupancy, (including zoning compliance inspection).
$75.00
Sign Permit for modifying existing signs
16 square feet or less
$25.00 per sign
Greater than 16 square feet
$50.00 per sign
As-Built Certificate of Compliance
One (1) permit is required for each lot. Permits are required for pavers installation. Department of Planning and Engineering will be the enforcement agency
Mid-Term As-Built Certification per Subsection 25-1200.3.1a.
$50.00
Final As-Built Zoning Certification per Subsection 25-1200.3.1b.
$100.00
Reinspection for Final As-Built Zoning Certification
$50.00
Final on-site zoning inspection for construction that does not require Final As-Built Certification (defined in Subsection 25-1200.3.1a. or b.)
$50.00
(Reserved)
Application to Flood Damage Prevention Appeal Board
$500.00
$1,000.00
Request for Transcription of Audio — Applicant will be responsible for the costs of the transcription as provided by third party who is determined by the Secretary. The Secretary will provide the tape to the third party for transcription upon written request from the applicant.
Copy of audio CD
$10.00 per CD
Final Zoning Certification
(See item 21)
Appeal of the decision of the Bulkhead Inspector as per Chapter 22, § 20-12
$750.00
$1,200.00
Request for Reapproval
50% of original
50% of original
Permit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55-34 and 36
$250.00
$350.00
Waiver Request - Checklist Item and Design Standards
$100.00 each
Tax map changes resulting from subdivision
$500.00
Special meeting requested by Applicant
$500.00
Historic Preservation Commission Application
Infill development and demolition application
$150.00
$600.00
Rehabilitation and restoration application
$75.00
$300.00
Inspection as required by condition of approval or Court Order or prior to sale
$100.00 (effective 01/01/13)
Reinspection
$75.00
Redevelopment Plan
$1,000.00
$5,000.00
Review of Grading Plan or Grass Block Pavers by Engineering Office
[Amended 6-11-2020 by Ord. No. 20-08]
$150.00
Zoning Compliance Certification Inspection
Including one (1) re-inspection for failure or missed appointment
$100.00 (effective 01/01/13)
Additional reinspections for failure or missed appointment
$50.00
Failure to comply notice
$75.00
When done at the time of smoke detector and carbon monoxide detection inspection, the charge for all three (3) inspections shall be
$100.00 (effective 01/01/13)
If failure of any of the three (3) inspections occurs, then the respective reinspection charges shall apply.
*For fees associated with Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Inspections see Schedule B, Items No. 14 and No. 15.
Late fee for Zoning Inspections:
Within 30 days of when due
$25.00
Each 30 day period thereafter
An additional $10.00
*Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 06-29, codified herein was adopted October 12, 2006.
1. 
Copy Fees. The fees that the Judiciary is permitted to charge for copying costs are set by State statute. Fees for copying court records are as follows:
$0.75 per page for the first to the tenth page;
$0.50 per page for the eleventh to the twentieth page;
$0.25 per page for all pages over 20.
2. 
Additional $5.00 for certified copies.
3. 
Additional $10.00 for exemplified (sealed) copies
Exceptions to No. 2 and No. 3: First certified or exemplified copy free to litigant or attorney
The Department of Police Services and Department of Fire and Rescue Services shall, at the request of any person, prepare copies of any Police or Fire report, certification or documentation, filed in the Department, and will provide for the review or copying of any audio or videotape prepared by the department subject to the following fees:
a. 
Copies:
1. 
1 page to 20 pages: no charge
2. 
21 or more pages: $0.05 per page
Documents available in electronic formats when supplied as e-mail attachments: no charge
3. 
Data supplied on compact disk (CD):
1-4 CDs
no charge
5 or more
$0.25 per CD
4. 
Preprinted/published document: City's cost
5. 
Blueprint copies: $1.00 per page
6. 
Extras:
(a) 
Delivery and postage fees additional, depending upon delivery type.
(b) 
Special service charge, depending upon request.
b. 
Miscellaneous Police and Fire Departments Fees:
1. 
(Reserved)
2. 
Viewing photographs of accident scenes: $5.00
3. 
(Reserved)
4. 
(Reserved)
5. 
Taking fingerprints by request: $20.00
6. 
Permit to purchase a handgun and form of register (SP 671): $2.00
7. 
Firearm purchaser's identification card (SP 645): $5.00
8. 
Employee record checks: $20.00
9. 
Fee for review of Traffic Control Plans by the Traffic Safety Unit. This process falls within the confines of Subsection 17-1.9 of this Code (Traffic Control, Barricades, Safety Devices and Job Site Safety). Traffic control plans are required any time that normal pedestrian, bicycle, and/or vehicular traffic is required to be detoured or moved in any manner: $25.00
Exempt: Permits obtained under request for "Street Opening"
c. 
Police and Fire Response Service Charges:
1. 
A service charge of $15.00 shall be paid to the City of Ocean City by each subscriber of an alarm system for a second response made to the location of a false alarm by the Police or Fire Department during the same calendar year. A service charge of $40.00 shall be similarly paid to the City upon the third response made to the location of a false alarm by the Police or Fire Department during the same calendar year and a service charge of $80.00 shall be similarly paid to the City upon the fourth and each subsequent response made to the location of a false alarm by the Police or Fire Department during the same calendar year.
2. 
(Reserved)
d. 
Emergency Medical Services:
1. 
Billings to Insurance Companies and/or Persons Served by Emergency Medical Services. The City of Ocean City shall contract with a third party billing agent who shall issue a bill in the amount of six hundred fifty ($650.00) dollars in each instance where City-EMS services are provided. Said bill shall be issued to the insurance company providing coverage for the person served, if any, or directly to the person served if insurance coverage is not available.
(a) 
Loaded Miles Fee. In addition to the fee in Subsection 1 of Emergency Medical Services, a loaded mile fee of twelve ($12.00) dollars is established and shall be billed for each loaded mile as prescribed by the rules and regulations of the Department of Fire/EMS and the Department of Financial Management.
2. 
(Reserved)
3. 
(Reserved)
[Ord. #17-22 § 1]
Each year, a review of the costs associated with Code Enforcement shall be conducted by the Business Administrator or his designee and compared to the revenue generated by the fees assessed by this Schedule. He will recommend an adjustment, if necessary, to assure compliance with N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126a.
NOTE: The fees, charges and costs for Zoning Permits, Construction Permits and the inspection and reinspection fees associated therewith for work undertaken to repair or restore property damaged by the October 29, 2012 storm are hereby temporarily waived, effective immediately and continuing for applications filed by May 24, 2013.
Fee for Construction Permit.
a. 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed in 1 through 4 hereof and shall be paid for before the permit is issued.
1. 
The building subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
New construction:
(1) 
Residential: $0.034 per cubic foot. (Minimum fee $58.00)
(2) 
All other Use Groups: $0.021 per cubic foot. (Minimum fee $58.00)
(b) 
Additions: $.023 per cubic foot. (Minimum fee $58.00)
(c) 
Renovations, alterations and repairs.
(1) 
$30.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work up to $50,000.00 (Minimum fee $58.00)
(2) 
$23.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work from $50,001.00 to $100,000.00.
(3) 
$19.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work over $100,000.00.
(d) 
Combination of renovation and additions:
(1) 
The sum of fees computed separately as renovation and additions.
(e) 
Roofing and siding:
(1) 
Use Groups R-3, R-5: $58.00 flat fee
(2) 
All other Use Groups:
[a] 
$30.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work up to $50,000.00 (Minimum fee $50.00).
[b] 
$23.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work from $50,001.00 to $100,000.00.
[c] 
$19.00 per $1,000.00 of estimated cost of work over $100,000.00.
(f) 
Fencing: wood, metal, masonry or other, over six (6') feet in height, or as enclosures for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs:
(1) 
$50.00 flat fee
(g) 
Swimming pools:
(1) 
$190.00 flat fee
(h) 
Asbestos abatement:
(1) 
$70.00 flat fee
(2) 
Certificate of occupancy: $14.00
(i) 
Lead Hazard Abatement:
(1) 
$176.00 flat fee
(2) 
Certificate of Clearance: $35.00
(j) 
Demolition of building or structure; removal or relocation of building or structure to new location:
(1) 
$150.00 flat fee for R-3 Use Groups.
(2) 
$100.00 flat fee for U Use Groups.
(3) 
$200.00 flat fee for all other Use Groups.
(k) 
Certificate of occupancy or approval:
(1) 
Residential/per living unit: $50.00.
(2) 
All other Use Groups: $75.00 per unit.
(3) 
Change of use: $151.00 per unit.
(4) 
Continuing certificate of occupancy: $151.00 per unit.
(5) 
Certificate of approval: no fee.
(6) 
Certificate of clearance: $28.00
(7) 
Renewal of TCO: $35.00
(l) 
Signs:
(1) 
$2.50 per square foot of surface, provided that the minimum fee shall be $58.00.
(m) 
Plan review:
(1) 
20% of the amount charged for the construction permit.
(2) 
Plan review fee shall be credited to the permit fee.
(3) 
The plan review fee is not refundable.
(n) 
(Reserved)
(o) 
Temporary structures:
(1) 
$75.00 flat fee.
(p) 
Underground and aboveground storage tank installation and abandonment:
(1) 
$20.00 per $1,000.00 estimated cost of work up to $50,000.00. (Minimum fee $58.00).
(2) 
$18.00 per $1,000.00 estimated cost of work from $50,001.00 to $100,000.00.
(3) 
$15.00 per $1,000.00 estimated cost of work over $100,000.00.
(q) 
Fee for application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10:
(1) 
$748.00 for Class 1 structures.
(2) 
$151.00 for Class 2 structures.
(3) 
$151.00 for Class 3 structures.
(r) 
Fee for resubmission of application for variation:
(1) 
$289.00 for Class 1 structures.
(2) 
$82.00 for Class 2 structures.
(3) 
$82.00 for Class 3 structures.
(s) 
Fee for training, certification and technical programs (per U.C.C.):
(1) 
Enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to fees specified, surcharge fee of $0.00334 per cubic foot volume of new buildings and additions. The fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1,000.00 of value of construction. Said surcharge to provide for training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the Regulations.
(2) 
Said surcharge fee to be accounted for and remitted to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey" on quarterly basis.
(t) 
Underground and aboveground storage tank removal (regulated and unregulated):
(1) 
$150.00 flat fee.
2. 
The electrical subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
The minimum fee shall be $58.00.
(b) 
Receptacles and fixtures:
1—50
$50.00
each additional 25 outlets
$8.00
Pools with lights
$69.00
(c) 
Transformers and generators:
Under 1kW - 10kW
each $13.00
Over 10kW - 45kW
each $58.00
Over 45kW - 112.5kW
each $116.00
Over 112.5kW
each $576.00
(d) 
Motors and electrical devices:
Under 1HP - 10HP
each $13.00
Over 10HP - 50HP
each $58.00
Over 50HP - 100HP
each $116.00
Over 100HP
each $576.00
(e) 
Service panels, entrances, and sub-panels:
0 - 225 amps
each $58.00
Over 226 - 1000 amps
each $116.00
Over 1000 amps
each $576.00
(f) 
(Reserved)
(g) 
Certificate of approval - no fee.
(h) 
Special inspection under P.L. 1998-C.137 for Swimming Pools: $46.00
3. 
The plumbing subcode fee schedule shall be as follows:
(a) 
Water closet
$13.00 each
Urinal/bidet
$13.00 each
Bath tub
$13.00 each
Lavatory
$13.00 each
Shower
$13.00 each
Floor drain
$13.00 each
Sink
$13.00 each
Dishwasher
$13.00 each
Drinking fountain
$13.00 each
Washing machine
$13.00 each
Hose bibb
$13.00 each
Water heater
$13.00 each
Fuel oil piping
$82.00 each
Gas piping
$82.00 each
Steam boiler
$82.00 each
Hot water boiler
$82.00 each
Sewer pump
$82.00 each
Interceptor/separator
$82.00 each
Backflow preventer
$82.00 each
Greasetrap
$82.00 each
Sewer connection
$82.00 each
Water service connection
$82.00 each
Stacks
$13.00 each
Air conditioning
$82.00 each
Backflow preventer testing
Minimum fee
(b) 
The minimum fee shall be $58.00 each.
(c) 
Certificate of approval: no fee.
4. 
The fire subcode fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
The minimum fee shall be $58.00.
(b) 
Storage tanks: $36.00
(c) 
Alarms/supervisory/signaling
First 10
$45.00
Each additional 25
$25.00
(d) 
Wet and dry sprinkler heads:
1—20
$82.00
21—100
$151.00
101—200
$289.00
201—400
$748.00
401—1000
$1,036.00
over 1000
$1,323.00
(e) 
Standpipes: $289.00
(f) 
Pre-engineered systems:
Wet chemical
$116.00
Dry chemical
$116.00
CO2 suppression
$116.00
Foam suppression
$116.00
Halon suppression
$116.00
(g) 
Kitchen hood exhaust systems: $58.00
(h) 
Smoke control systems: $58.00
(i) 
Gas or oil fired appliances: $58.00
(j) 
Certificate of approval: no fee
5. 
The elevator subcode shall be:
(a) 
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Code Services, Elevator Safety Unit, CN 816, Trenton, New Jersey, 08065.
6. 
The mechanical subcode fee shall be as follows;
For replacement or new installation of mechanical equipment in an existing Single Family Home or Two-Family Dwelling of R5 and R3 Construction.
(a) 
The minimum fee shall be $58.00.
(b) 
Water Heater: $13.00
(c) 
Fuel Oil Piping Connections: $82.00
(d) 
Gas Piping Connections: $82.00
(e) 
Steam Boiler: $82.00
(f) 
Hot Water Boiler: $82.00
(g) 
Hot Air Furnace: $58.00
(h) 
Oil Tank: $36.00
(i) 
LPG Tank: $36.00
(j) 
Fireplace: $58.00
(k) 
Generator: $58.00
(l) 
Air Condensing Unit: $82.00
(m) 
Gas Piping: $82.00
If in the event the State of New Jersey directs a higher fee than the above listed schedules, the Construction Code Official is authorized to change the appropriate fee after said fee is approved in writing by the Director of Planning and Engineering, the Director of Financial Management and Mayor.
[Ord. No. 2015-21]
1. 
The Office of Parking Regulations will be responsible for the administration of the parking operations within the City of Ocean City. The Director of Financial Management will promulgate the rules and regulations concerning the administration of the parking operations.
2. 
Unmetered lots will include the following locations:
a. 
9th and Boardwalk - South
b. 
9th and Boardwalk - North
c. 
Atlantic Avenue between Moorlyn and Ninth Street
d. 
Moorlyn Terrace
e. 
8th Street and Boardwalk South
f. 
5th and Boardwalk
g. 
5th and Asbury Avenue
h. 
6th Street Multi-Purpose Field
i. 
Airport Lot
j. 
Boat Ramp Lot(s)
k. 
Shelter Road Parking Lots
3. 
The parking operation is from May 1st to October 31st of each year.
a. 
Surface parking lots will be open from the first day in May until the last day in October.
b. 
Parking meters and metered lots will be generally in effect beginning May 1st and shall remain in effect no later than October 31st of each year.
c. 
Parking fees shall not be charged for metered lots between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.
4. 
a. 
For Unmetered Lots:
The rate structure will fluctuate each day depending on parking activity. Said rates will not exceed twenty ($20.00) dollars. The actual rate to be charged will be determined by the Director of Financial Management or his/her designee. Said rate will be clearly posted at the entrance of each parking lot. In addition, the Director of Financial Management or his/her designee will be required to report the rates charged to the Mayor.
Cars will be subject to a second fee for re-entry.
b. 
For Pay Station Lots:
(1) 
The first two (2) hours or any portion thereof shall be a minimum of two ($2.00) dollars total and not exceed a maximum of six ($6.00) dollars. The actual rate to be charged shall be determined by the Director of Financial Management or his/her designee.
(2) 
Each additional hour or any portion thereof, after the first two (2) hours, shall be a minimum of one ($1.00) dollar per hour and not exceed a maximum of five ($5.00) dollars per hour. The actual rate to be charged shall be determined by the Director of Financial Management or his/her designee. The maximum rate allowed to be charged for gated lots and pay stations shall not exceed twenty ($20.00) dollars during any consecutive twenty-four (24) hour period.
Cars will be subject to a second fee for re-entry.
(3) 
Overnight parking shall be allowed on the 8th Street and Boardwalk — North lot. The rate shall be as directed in paragraphs 4.b(1) and 4.b(2). The method of payment shall be by cash or credit/debit card.
5. 
Motorized vehicles and boats on trailers are allowed long-term parking on the 9th Street and Boardwalk Lot and the Atlantic Avenue Lot in designated spots during the period of November 1st and March 31st with proper application and approval by the Division of Parking Regulations. The rate shall be sixty ($60.00) dollars per month and any portion thereof.
6. 
(Reserved)
7. 
Permit Parking: Permit parking will be allowed on the following lots:
a. 
Ninth Street and Boardwalk metered lot (also called Alpha A Lot).
b. 
Atlantic Avenue Lot
c. 
(Reserved)
The rates for these lots are established as follows:
(1) 
Ninth Street and Boardwalk metered lot (also called Alpha A Lot) - $1,100.00
(2) 
Atlantic Avenue Lot - $800.00
(3) 
(Reserved)
Replacement of lost or stolen gate card passes shall be $15.00. Damaged cards turned in for replacement shall be no charge.
8. 
Bus Parking will be allowed as follows:
a. 
The west side of West Avenue in front of Primary School in designated spots only. July through August only — 7:00 a.m. to midnight - $75.00 with reservation; $100.00 without reservation.
b. 
Transportation Center - 7:00 a.m. to midnight - $75.00 with reservation; $100.00 without reservation.
c. 
Nonprofit groups, with proof of nonprofit status, shall pay a fee of $25.00 for parking at both of the above locations with reservation; $50.00 without reservation.
9. 
Oversized vehicles (vehicles with trailer or motor homes, buses, construction vehicles, etc.) are not permitted to be parked at the following lots unless given permission and a permit by the Director of Finance or his/her designee:
a. 
Shelter Road Parking Lots
b. 
9th and Boardwalk - North and South Lots
c. 
Atlantic Avenue between Moorlyn and 9th Street Lot
d. 
Moorlyn Terrace Lot
e. 
5th Street and Boardwalk Lot
f. 
8th Street and Boardwalk — North and South Lot
10. 
Metered permits shall be $150.00 for the season, which is generally from May 1st until the meters are removed. Said fee shall be prorated by the number of full and partial months left until the end of the season. These permits only apply to the 7th Street and Central Avenue lot, the Transportation Center lot, 12th Street and Asbury Avenue lot, and Haven Avenue between 9th Street and 10th Street. No proration will be given if meters are removed from municipal lots prior to October 31st of each year. Meter permits shall be sold and valid for one (1) vehicle each. They are not interchangeable between vehicles.
11. 
The Tennis Court/High School metered parking lot located at 6th Street and Atlantic Avenue shall be a pay to park lot at the discretion of the Director of Financial Management or his/her designee during the months of June through August. The Director of Financial Management or his/her designee shall set the fee which shall not exceed twenty ($20.00) dollars maximum per day (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. midnight).
12. 
The Shelter Road Soccer Field rear parking lot shall have five (5) designated parking spots, approximately seventy-three (73) feet long by ten (10) feet wide, each for oversized vehicles and construction equipment. A fee of one hundred ($100) dollars per week or any portion thereof shall be charged per spot/permit. Contractors doing business for the City shall be exempt from this fee, but are still required to obtain a permit from the Division of Parking Regulations.
13. 
Discount Parking Pass Program. A discount parking pass program can/will be implemented in accordance with rules established by the City Business Administrator and the Director of Financial Management in conjunction with the Manager of Parking Regulations for nonprofit organizations and community events held at City or school facilities.
a. 
Site Locations:
North Street Playground
8th Street Playground
34th Street Playground
b. 
Items:
4" x 8" Engraved Paver
$150.00
12" x 12" Engraved Paver
$500.00
Shade Tree w/engraved donor plaque
$1,000.00
All proceeds as result of the Park and Playground Donor Program shall be deposited in the Recreation Dedicated Trust Fund for the purpose of making improvements to the above listed parks and playgrounds or continuation of said program. The actual rules and regulations will be incorporated within the Park and Playground Donor Program and approved by the Mayor, Business Administrator and the Director of the Department of Community Services.