Township of Sandyston, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Sandyston 2-4-1988 by Ord. No. 2-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following fees and rates are fixed for the following departments:
Chapter/Description
Fee
Chapter 34: Alcoholic Beverages
[Last amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-04]
Plenary retail consumption license
$500
Plenary retail distribution license
$500
Club license
$100
Chapter 36: Amusements
Application fee
$100
License fee for each 100 persons, or any portion thereof
$100
Minimum fee
$100
Chapter 45: Building Construction
[Last amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-04]
A. 
General.
(1) 
The fee for plan review, computed as a percentage of the construction permit, shall be paid at the time of permit issue. The amount of this fee shall then be deducted from the permit fee due for a construction permit. Plan review fees shall not be refundable.
(2) 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of the basic construction fee and all subcode fees and any special fees. This fee shall be paid before the permit is issued.
(3) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid before a certificate is issued.
(4) 
All fees shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar.
B. 
Building subcode fees. Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.038 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups except that the fee shall be $0.021 per cubic foot of volume for use groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, E, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2, and the fee shall be $0.0011 per cubic foot for structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), used exclusively for the storage of food or grain, or the sheltering of livestock, with minimum of $60 and a maximum on farms not to exceed $1,602.
(1) 
For the purposes of calculating the volume to determine the fee for large, open-volume single-story spaces in buildings, such as barns, silos, greenhouses, warehouses, distribution centers and other agricultural and storage-use occupancies, the height shall be limited to 20 feet, notwithstanding the fact that the actual height of the space may be greater than 20 feet.
(2) 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with preengineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction, and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000 up to $50,000. From $50,001 to and including $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $23 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $50,000. Above $100,000, the additional fee shall be in the amount of $19 per $1,000 of estimated cost above $100,000. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Construction Official such cost data as may be available, produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The construction official shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost. The minimum fee shall be $60.
(3) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
(4) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection B(2) and (3) above. The minimum fee shall be $60.
(5) 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $140 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet. The fee for an in-ground pool shall be $210 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $106.
(6) 
The fee for tents, in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension, shall be $129.
(7) 
The fee for roofing and siding work in Use Groups R-3 and R-5 shall be $65.
(8) 
The fee for demolition or removal permit shall be $82 for a structure less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height and structures used for farm uses. All other structures will be $151.
(9) 
Fees for signs shall be $3.75 per square foot, computed for one side only.
(10) 
The fee for fences more than six feet high shall be $50.
(11) 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $210.
(12) 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $106.
(13) 
The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of construction.
C. 
Plumbing subcode fees. The following fees shall be based on the number of plumbing fixtures, devices, plumbing stack and utility connections to be installed. Utility service connections include sewer and water service connections. The fee shall be a unit rate per fixture, stack and utility connection as follows. The minimum fee permit shall be $60.
Type
Fee
Water closet
$15
Bidet/urinal
$15
Bath tub
$15
Lavatory
$15
Shower
$15
Floor drain
$15
Residential A/C
$15
Dishwasher
$15
Drinking fountain
$15
Washing machine
$15
Hose bibb
$15
Stacks
$15
Water heater
$15
Hot water boiler
$91
Sewer pump
$91
Interceptor/separator
$91
Commercial backflow preventer
$91
Residential backflow preventer
$15
Grease trap
$91
Fuel oil piping
$91
Sewer connection
$91
Water service connection
$91
Steam boiler
$91
Gas piping
$91
D. 
Electrical subcode fees. The electrical subcode fee shall be based upon the number of electrical fixtures and devices to be installed. The fee shall be a unit rate per fixture and device as described below. The minimum permit fee shall be $60.
Fixtures/Devices
Fee
1 to 50 receptacles, fixtures, switches
$50
Increments of 25
$9
For the purpose of calculating this fee, the term "receptacles" shall include:
Lighting outlets
Fluorescent fixtures
Smoke detectors
Pool bonding
Heat detectors
Burglar alarm devices
Intercom devices
CRT outlets
Motors of equipment rated less than 1 HP
Thermostats
Light standards
Telephone outlets
Exit lights
Motors
Fee
Greater than 1 HP or less than or equal to 10 HP
$15
Greater than 10 HP or less than or equal to 50 HP
$65
Greater than 50 HP or less than or equal to 100 HP
$116
Greater than 100 HP
$576
Electrical Devices, Including Transformers and Generators
Fee
Greater than 1 KW or less than or equal to 10 KW
$15
Greater than 10 KW or less than or equal to 45 KW
$65
Greater than 45 KW or less than or equal to 112.5 KW
$116
Greater than 112.5 KW
$576
For the purpose of computing this fee, typical electric devices are listed below.
Device
KW
Fee
Electric dryer
5.0
$15
Electric range
8.0
$15
Electric oven
5.7
$15
Surface units
7.1
$15
Hot water heaters
4.5
$15
Central air conditioner
10.8
$65
Dishwasher
1.2
$15
Service Equipment, Including Service Entrance, Service Panels and Subpanels
Fee
Greater than 0 amp less than or equal to 200 amp
$65
Greater than 200 amp or equal to 1,000 amp
$129
Greater than 1,000 amp
$640
KW
Fee
Photovoltaic
0 to 50
$65
51 to 100
$129
Above 100
$640
E. 
Fire protection subcode fees. These shall be fees for fire protection and other hazardous equipment: sprinklers, standpipes, detectors (smoke and heat), preengineered suppression systems, gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust systems, incinerators and crematoriums. The minimum fee for the fire subcode shall be $60.
(1) 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads or detectors shall be $91.
(2) 
For 21 to and including 100 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $168.
(3) 
For 101 to and including 200 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $321.
(4) 
For 201 to and including 400 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $831.
(5) 
For 401 to and including 1,000 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $1,150.
(6) 
For over 1,000 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $1,469.
(7) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $321.
(8) 
The fee for each independent preengineered system shall be $129.
(9) 
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $65.
(10) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $65.
(11) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $511.
(12) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $511.
(13) 
The fee for each solid-fuel heating device shall be $60.
(14) 
The fee for a metal chimney or liner shall be $60.
(15) 
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) up to 1,000 gallons shall be $60.
(16) 
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) for 1,001 to 4,000 gallons shall be $80.
(17) 
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) over 4,000 gallons shall be $120.
F. 
Elevator subcode fees. The elevator subcode fees shall be established by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
G. 
Certificates and other fees.
(1) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be $90.
(2) 
The certificate fee for buildings of Use Group U shall be $35.
(3) 
The multiple certificate of occupancy fee shall be $90 per unit.
(4) 
The fee for a continued certificate of occupancy shall be $90 per unit.
(5) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy pursuant to change of use shall be $250.
(6) 
The certificate fee for asbestos hazard abatement shall be $25.
(7) 
The fee for asbestos hazard abatement shall be $70.
(8) 
The fee for lead hazard abatement shall be $196.
(9) 
The fee for a certificate of clearance shall be $28.
(10) 
The fee for change of contractor shall be $20 per subcode.
(11) 
Periodic inspections. Fees for the periodic reinspection of equipment and facilities granted a certificate of approval for a specified duration in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23 shall be as follows:
(a) 
For elevators, escalators and moving walks requiring reinspections every six months, the fee shall be as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20 8.
(b) 
The fees for cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be $50 for each device.
(12) 
The fee for a mechanical inspection in a structure of Use Group R-3 or R-5 by a mechanical inspector shall be $60 for the first device and $15 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil, or water piping connections, including the bonding conductor (jumper) associated with the mechanical equipment inspected.
H. 
Annual permits. The fee to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged annually. This fee shall be a flat fee based upon the number of maintenance workers who are employed by the facility and who are primarily engaged in work that is governed by a subcode. Managers, engineers and clerical shall not be considered maintenance workers for the purpose of establishing the annual construction permit fee. Annual permits may be issued for building/fire protection, electrical and plumbing.
I. 
Variation application. The fee for an application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $423 for Class I structures and $85 for Class II and Class III structures. The fees for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $163 for Class I structures and $46 for Class II and Class III structures.
Chapter/Description
Fee
Chapter 60: Dogs and Other Animals
[Last amended 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-06]
License, neutered or spayed
$10
License, not neutered or spayed
$13
Late penalty (after February 10), per month
$5
Redemption fee
$20, plus expenses, including boarding costs
Kennel license
$50
Kennel licenses shall be issued by the Township Clerk. Dog licenses shall be issued by the Township Clerk
Chapter 64: Driveways
[Last amended 9-1-1998 by Ord. No. 3-98]
Permit to construct or alter on Township road
$35
Escrow to ensure completion
$600
Chapter 71: Fire Protection
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-06; 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-07]
Permit fees are to be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9.
Non-life-hazard use inspection fees are listed in § 71-9 of this Code
Certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm
Application fee
More than 10 business days prior to change of occupant
$50
4 to 10 business days prior to change of occupant
$80
Fewer than 4 business days prior to change of occupant
$125
Reinspection fee
$40
Chapter 91: Junkyards
[Amended 7-5-1995 by Ord. No. 7-95]
Annual license fee
$125
Chapter 94: Land Use Procedures
Certified tax list
$10
Chapter 112: Peddling and Soliciting
See § 112-5.
Chapter 126: Sewage Disposal System
[Last amended 7-5-1995 by Ord. No. 7-95]
Permit to locate and construct (new)
$125
Permit to alter
$62.50
Update permits
50% of current rates
Soil log, site observation
$25, plus $5 per test hole
Reinspection fee
$15
Chapter 137: Subdivision and Site Plan Review, and Chapter 150: Zoning
[Last amended 9-11-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-09]
Special meeting fees
$400
Zoning Map
$15
Land Use Ordinance book
$40
Application fees (plus all costs incurred by Board professionals in the review and handling of the application)
Informal concept review with engineering
$150
Minor subdivision
$200
Preliminary major subdivision
$500, plus $50 per lot
Final major subdivision
$300, plus $50 per lot
Preliminary site plan
$500
Final site plan
$300
A appeal (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a)
$400
B appeal interpretation (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b)
$200
C variance (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c)
Residential
$250
Commercial and/or industrial
$300
D variance (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d)
$400
Private road variance
$250
Conditional use
$400
Amended site plans or subdivisions
50% of original fee
Extension of time
$150
Zoning permit
$20
Escrows
Attorney
Minor subdivision
$750
Site plan/major subdivision
$1,250
Variances/conditional use
$750
Amended subdivision/site plan
$750
Extension of time (plus all costs incurred by Board professionals in review and handling)
$300
Engineer
Informal concept review with engineering
$500
Minor subdivision
$750
Minor subdivision with variance
$1,000
Conditional use
$750
Preliminary major subdivision/site plan
$1,250
Final major subdivision/site plan
$1,000
Amended subdivision/site plan
$750
Planner
Minor subdivision
$750
Conditional use
$650
Preliminary major subdivision/ site plan
$750
Final subdivision/ site plan
$750
Amended subdivision/site plan
$500
Miscellaneous
Return check
$20
Chapter 170: Retail Food Establishments
[Last amended 7-5-1995 by Ord. No. 7-95]
Permanent establishments, annual
$50
Temporary or mobile
$25
Sanitary reinspection
$15
Chapter 177: Water
[Amended 7-5-1995 by Ord. No. 7-95]
Permit to locate and construct (new)
$125
Permit to alter
$62.50
Reinspection
$15
Update permits
50% of current rate
Miscellaneous
[Last amended 11-10-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-08]
Marriage/civil union license application
$28
Domestic partnership registration
$28
Marriage/civil union, certified copy
$5
Domestic partnership, certified copy
$5
Birth certificate, certified copy
$5
Death certificate, certified copy
$5
Tax search
$10
Improv. search
$10
Duplicate tax bill
$4
Duplicate tax bill, second request
$25
Cancellation of tax sale certificate
$25
Returned check
$25
Municipal Code book
$50
Raffle license
$10
Photocopies
Letter size
$0.05
Legal size or larger
$0.07
Computer printouts (per page)
$3
Certified letter, status of taxes (per letter)
$10
Computer-printed address labels (per hundred)[1]
$15
Special Township Committee meeting
$200
Bid specification packets, per project
$5 - $50
Certifying copy of document as true copy
$2
Recording of public meeting on CD-ROM (per CD)
$0.50
Master Plan
$25
CD of Master Plan
$10
[1]
Editor’s Note: The entries for "certificate of continued occupancy" and "certificate of continued occupancy reinspect fee," which immediately followed this entry, were repealed 6-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-05.
All sections of the Municipal Code of the Township of Sandyston, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, which are inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed.