[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:
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.
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.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid before a certificate is issued.
All fees shall be rounded off to the nearest dollar.
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.
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.
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.
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
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.
The fee for tents, in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension, shall be $129.
The fee for roofing and siding work in Use Groups R-3 and R-5 shall be $65.
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.
Fees for signs shall be $3.75 per square foot, computed for one side only.
The fee for fences more than six feet high shall be $50.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fee for 20 or fewer heads or detectors shall be $91.
For 21 to and including 100 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $168.
For 101 to and including 200 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $321.
For 201 to and including 400 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $831.
For 401 to and including 1,000 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $1,150.
For over 1,000 heads or detectors, the fee shall be $1,469.
The fee for each standpipe shall be $321.
The fee for each independent preengineered system shall be $129.
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $65.
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $65.
The fee for each incinerator shall be $511.
The fee for each crematorium shall be $511.
The fee for each solid-fuel heating device shall be $60.
The fee for a metal chimney or liner shall be $60.
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) up to 1,000 gallons shall be $60.
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) for 1,001 to 4,000 gallons shall be $80.
The fee for a storage tank (underground or aboveground) over 4,000 gallons shall be $120.
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.
Certificates and other fees.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be $90.
The certificate fee for buildings of Use Group U shall be $35.
The multiple certificate of occupancy fee shall be $90 per unit.
The fee for a continued certificate of occupancy shall be $90 per unit.
The fee for a certificate of occupancy pursuant to change of use shall be $250.
The certificate fee for asbestos hazard abatement shall be $25.
The fee for asbestos hazard abatement shall be $70.
The fee for lead hazard abatement shall be $196.
The fee for a certificate of clearance shall be $28.
The fee for change of contractor shall be $20 per subcode.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.