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.]

§ 69-1 Schedule of fees.

The following fees and rates are fixed for the following departments:
Chapter/Description
Fee
Chapter 34: Alcoholic Beverages
[Last amended 8-6-1996 by Ord. No. 9-96]
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 7-9-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-06]
A. 
Construction permit fees and construction permits. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode applications, plus all administrative and miscellaneous fees listed below. All fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar and shall be paid before the permits are issued, unless otherwise stated. The minimum construction permit fee shall be $60.
B. 
The building subcode[1] fees are as follows:
(1) 
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 $0.034 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups and types of construction as classified and defined in articles 3 and 4 of the building subcode, except that the fee shall be $0.018 per cubic foot of volume for use groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2, and the fee shall be $0.0010 per cubic foot for structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings, under N.J.A.C 5:23-3.2(d), with the maximum fee from such structures on farms not to exceed $1,145.
(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 work. The fee shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000. 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. Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis for new construction for the added portion in Subsection B(1) above.
(3) 
The fee for open decks, porches and raised platforms shall be $0.35 per square foot, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60.
(4) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection B(1), (2) and (3) above.
(5) 
The fee for a permit to reroof an existing structure shall be $58 for all structures of Use Group R-5 and $10 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for all other use groups, with a minimum fee of $60.
(6) 
The fee for a permit to reside or veneer an existing structure shall be $58 for all structures of Use Group R-5 and $10 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for all other use groups, with a minimum fee of $60.
(7) 
Fees for retaining walls shall be as follows:
(a) 
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 $150.
(b) 
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 $75.
(c) 
The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based upon the cost of construction.
(8) 
The fee for temporary structures and structures for which volume cannot be computed, such as aboveground swimming pools and open structural towers, shall be $125. The fee for an in-ground swimming pool shall be $175. These fees shall include all required pool enclosures.
(9) 
The fee for fencing exceeding six feet in height shall be $50.
(10) 
The fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be $2 per square foot computed on one side only for a single- or double-faced sign, provided that the minimum fee shall be $60.
(11) 
(Reserved)
(12) 
The fee for installation or replacement for storage systems of flammable and combustible liquids shall be $50 per tank, up to and including those with a capacity of 1,000 gallons, and $75 per tank for those with capacities exceeding 1,000 gallons.
(13) 
The fee for a demolition permit issued for the removal of underground storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids shall be $50 per tank.
(14) 
The fee for a permit to demolish a building or structure shall be as follows:
(a) 
Use Group R-5 shall be $50;
(b) 
Buildings and structures incidental to Use Group R-5 shall be $25; and
(c) 
All other use groups shall be $100.
(15) 
Fees for moving of a building shall be $75.
(16) 
For purposes of estimating cost of work, any part of $1,000 shall be rounded up to the next highest thousand-dollar increment.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 5-23-3.14.
C. 
Plumbing subcode[2] fees are as follows:
(1) 
The fee for each fixture, stack or appliance connected to the plumbing system shall be $18.
(2) 
The fee for each special device, including but not limited to grease traps, oil separators, air conditioning or refrigeration units, water and sewer connections, flammable and combustible liquid storage tanks, backflow preventers, steam or hot water boilers, gas piping, active solar systems, sewer pumps, interceptors and fuel oil piping shall be $55 for Use Group R-5 and $82 for all other use groups.
(3) 
The minimum permit fee for work, including the plumbing subcode, shall be $60.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.15.
D. 
Administrative and miscellaneous fees:
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. This fee shall be credited toward the amount of the construction permit fee.
(2) 
The fee to process an application for a variance pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be as follows:
Variance
Fee
Class I Structure
$100
Resubmission
$50
Class II Structure
$50
Resubmission
$25
Class III Structure
$100
Resubmission
$15
(3) 
An administrative surcharge fee of 15% shall be charged on each subcode application issued by any third-party agency contracted by the Township of Sandyston.
(4) 
The fee for the reinstatement of a lapsed permit shall be 20% of the original fee calculated per subcode application, provided that the minimum fee shall be as per subcode.
(5) 
The fee for each construction permit and certificate of occupancy issued for an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.10, 1 and 2.
(6) 
The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $125. The fee for a lead hazard abatement clearance certificate shall be $25.
(7) 
The fees for certificates of occupancy are as follows:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy for one- and two-family dwellings: $90.
(b) 
Certificate of occupancy for accessory buildings to one- and two-family dwellings: $35.
(c) 
Certificate of occupancy for principal buildings or structures of all other use groups: $100.
(d) 
Certificate of occupancy for accessory buildings of all other use groups: $35.
(e) 
Multiple certificates of occupancy for all use groups per unit: $50.
(f) 
Certificates of occupancy for change of use group only: $100.
(g) 
Certificates of continued use or occupancy: $150.
(h) 
The fee for first issuance or renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy shall be: $30.
(8) 
Fees for certificates of compliance as required by N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(k) are as follows:
(a) 
High-pressure boilers (12 months): $50.
(b) 
Refrigeration systems (12 months): $50.
(c) 
Pressure vessels (12 months): $50.
(d) 
Cross-connections and backflow preventers (12 months): $50.
(e) 
Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs (12 months): $50.
(9) 
State of New Jersey training fees shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume of all new construction and $1.70 per $1,000 of estimated cost for alterations and repairs or as currently posted in the regulations. These fees are set by and shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(c)1.
(10) 
The fee for a change of contractor shall be $20.
(11) 
The fee for a letter stating that no certificate of continued occupancy is required shall be $20.
E. 
Fire protection subcode[3] fees are as follows:
(1) 
Wet or dry sprinkler suppression systems as per the following numbers of heads:
Number of Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$65
21 to 100
$120
101 to 200
$229
201 to 400
$594
401 to 1,000
$822
(2) 
Fee for each standpipe: $229.
(3) 
Fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to the plumbing system: $50.
(4) 
Commercial kitchen exhaust system, each: $50.
(5) 
Pre-engineered suppression systems, each: $92.
(6) 
Fuel storage tanks (underground or aboveground, installation only), each:
Capacity
(gallons)
Fee
1 to 1,000 gallons
$50
1,001 to 4,000
$80
Over 4,000
$120
(7) 
Smoke or heat detectors:
Number of Detectors
Fee
1 to 20
$46
21 to 120
$131
121 to 220
$216
221 to 320
$301
321 to 420
$386
421 to 520
$471
(8) 
Manual or automatic alarm systems: $50.
(9) 
Central control system: $50.
(10) 
The fire protection subcode fee shall be a minimum of $60 for single-family dwellings and $75 for all other structures.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.17.
F. 
Electrical subcode[4] fees are as follows:
(1) 
The fees for electrical receptacles, fixtures and devices are as follows:
(a) 
For the first block consisting of one to 50 receptacles, fixtures or devices: $45.
(b) 
For each additional block consisting of up to 25 receptacles, fixtures or devices: $8.
(2) 
The fees for electrical devices, generators, transformers, motors or air conditioner feeders and disconnects are as follows:
(a) 
For each electrical device, generator, transformer or motor rated up to 10 kilowatts or 10 hp: $15.
(b) 
For each electrical device, generator, transformer rated over 10 kilowatts to 45 kilowatts; for each motor rated over 10 hp to 50 hp; or for each air conditioner feeder and disconnect, commercial, 11 to 50 hp, plus unit: $58.
(c) 
For each electrical device, generator, transformer rated over 45 kilowatts to 112.5 kilowatts; for each motor rated over 50 hp to 100 hp; or for each air conditioner feeder and disconnect, commercial, 51 hp or over, plus unit: $116.
(d) 
For each electrical device, generator, transformer rated over 112.5 kilowatts: $576.
(e) 
For each motor over 100 hp: $576.
(3) 
The fees for service panels, service entrances, subpanels are as follows:
(a) 
For each service panel, service entrance, subpanel from 0 to 200 amps; $58.
(b) 
For each service panel, service entrance, subpanel over 200 to 1,000 amps: $116.
(c) 
For each service panel, service entrance sub/panel over 1,000 amps: $576.
(4) 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool, spa, hot tub or fountain as defined in the building subcode shall be a flat fee of $45, which shall include any required bonding and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles and heaters, etc., excepting panel boards and underwater lighting fixtures. For public swimming pools, the fee shall be charged on the basis of number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection F(1) though (3) above.
(5) 
The fee for pool permit, with UW lights: $15.
(6) 
The fee for storable pool, spa, hot tub: $15.
(7) 
The fee for signs: $15.
(8) 
The fee for light standards: $15.
(9) 
The minimum permit fee for work including the electrical subcode shall be $60.
(10) 
The fee for photovoltaic systems shall be based on the designated kilowatt rating of the solar photovoltaic system as follows:
Kilowatts
Fee
1 to 50
$58
51 to 100
$116
Greater than 100
$576
[4]
Editor's Note: See N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.16.
G. 
Elevator subcode fee. 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.
H. 
The fee for mechanical inspection in a structure of Group R-3 or R-5 by a mechanical inspector shall be $54 for the first device and $13 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil, or water piping connections associated with the mechanical equipment inspected. All mechanical inspections will be performed by the Plumbing Inspector.
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 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-06]
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
$100
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
$200
Commercial and/or industrial
$300
D variance (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d)
$400
Private road variance
$200
Conditional use
$400
Amended site plans or subdivisions
50% of original fee
Extension of time
$50
Zoning permit
$20
Escrows
Attorney
Minor subdivision
$500
Site plan/major subdivision
$1,000
Variances/conditional use
$500
Amended subdivision/site plan
$500
Extension of time (plus all costs incurred by Board professionals in review and handling)
$150
Engineer
Informal concept review with engineering
$250
Minor subdivision
$500
Minor subdivision with variance
$150
Conditional use
$500
Preliminary major subdivision/site plan
$1,000
Final subdivision/site plan
$1,000
Planner
Minor subdivision
$500
Conditional use
$400
Preliminary major subdivision/ site plan
$500
Final subdivision/ site plan
$500
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)[5]
$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
[5]
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.

§ 69-2 Repealer.

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.