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Town of Barnstable, MA
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[Adopted 5-6-2004 by Order No. 2004-066 (Art. XIII of Ch. II of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003); amended in its entirety 2-7-2008 by Order No. 2008-076]
The following Schedule of Fees shall be in effect in the Town of Barnstable.
[Amended 3-4-2010 by Order No. 2010-071; 1-17-2013 by Order No. 2013-064; 5-5-2016 by Order No. 2016-077]
Fee Per Device
Description
1 to 3
4 or More
Scale with capacity over 10,000 pounds
$275
$250
Scale with capacity 5,000 to 10,000 pounds
$145
$120
Scale with capacity 100 to 5,000 pounds
$90
$80
Scale with capacity less than 100 pounds
$60
$55
Weights (each)
$10
$8
Liquid measures
$40
$40
Liquid measure meters
Lubricant meters
$60
$55
Motor fuel meters
$60
$55
Vehicle tank meters
$120
$110
Vehicle tank meter gravity
$185
$160
Bulk storage tank meter
$185
$160
Mechanical pumps, each stop
$15
$15
Taxi meters (semiannually)
$60
$55
Commercial odometer - hub odometer
$60
$65
Leather measure
$185
$160
Dry measure, 1 bushel or less
$95
$95
Dry measure, more than 1 bushel
$130
$130
Counting device
$35
$35
All other measuring devices
$135
$135
Rope, wire or chain measuring devices
$135
$30
Reinspection fee (after official rejection)
$100
$100
Reverse vending machines
Bottle and can redemption inspection
Disposable test material supplied by inspector
$35
$30
Disposable test material supplied by store
$20
$15
Automatic electronic checkout systems
3 or fewer cash registers (per inspection)
$95
4 to 11 cash registers (per inspection)
$180
12 or more cash registers (per inspection)
$300
Adjustment fee
$25
$25
Legal Ad fee
Actual cost of legal ad
Actual cost of legal ad
Inspection/fines
$10 per additional month after 120 days late
$10 per additional month after 120 days late
[Amended 3-4-2010 by Order No. 2010-071; 1-5-2012 by Order No. 2012-034; 1-17-2013 by Order No. 2013-064; 11-7-2013 by Order No. 2014-034; 5-5-2016 by Order No. 2016-077]
MGL c./Section
Description
Fee
40, § 22
Taxicabs/limos (Town Manager)
$50
100, § 2
Auctioneer, annual (Town Manager)
$15
100, § 2
Auctioneer, temporary (Town Manager)
$10
101, § 33
Temporary license to sell for charitable purposes
$10
101, § 33
Temporary license to sell for charitable purposes
$10
138, § 12
Club, all alcohol
$2,225
138, § 12
Club, wine and malt
$1,725
138, § 12
Common victualer, all alcohol
$3,050
138, § 12
Common victualer, wine and malt
$1,950
138, § 12
Inn holder, all alcohol
$3,550
138, § 12
Inn holder, wine and malt
$2,450
138, § 12
General on premises, all alcohol
$3,900
138, § 12
General on premises, wine and malt
$3,400
138, § 12
Annual general on premises - arts and cultural, wine and malt
$750
138, § 12
Seasonal general on premises - arts and cultural, wine and malt
$1,000
138, § 12
Farmer-brewery pouring
$3,050
138, § 14
One-day, all alcohol
$90
138, § 14
One-day, wine and malt
$40
138, § 14
One-day, beer only/wine only
$35
138, § 15
Package store, all alcohol
$3,025
138, § 15
Package store, wine and malt
$1,950
138, § 30A
Pharmacist to sell alcoholic beverages
$2,000
140, § 2
Inns and restaurants (common victualers)
$100
140, § 21B
Nonalcoholic beverages
$100
140, § 32B
Mobile home parks
$50
140, § 32B
Motels
$50
140, § 34
Lodging house
10 guests or fewer
$75
More than 10 guests
$125
140, § 49
License for vehicle for sale of food
$250
140, § 54
Junk dealer (secondhand dealer)
$50
140, § 56
Private parking lot (per space) (Town Manager)
$14
140, § 56A
Shooting gallery
$100
140, § 59
Auto dealer
$150
140, § 177
Pool table (each)
$75
140, § 177A
Automatic amusement devices (each)
$100
140, § 181
Live theatre (theatrical exhibitions)
$100
140, § 183A
Karaoke
$100
140, § 183A
Entertainment
Annual, seven-day live
$275
Annual, seven-day non-live
$75
One day, not-for-profit
$25
One day, for profit
$50
140, § 1851
Fortune-tellers
$250
140, § 186
Carousel
$75
140, § 192
Rental boats (freshwater)
$100
148, § 13
Storage of hazardous materials (Town Manager)
$100
Septic system inspection fee (Health)
$25
Board of Health request for variance
$95
Application fee licenses and permits
$100
Bad-check fee
$25
Annual/seasonal license late fee
$100
Special event late filing fee
$25
Description
New Permit
Annual Permit
1 to 500 gallons or 4,000 pounds
$45
$0
500 to 999 gallons or 8,000 pounds
$45
$22.50
1,000 to 4,999 gallons or 40,000 pounds
$75
$37.50
5,000 to 9,999 gallons or 80,000 pounds
$105
$52.50
10,000 to 29,999 gallons or 240,000 pounds
$135
$67.50
30,000 to 99,999 gallons or 800,000 pounds
$165
$82.50
100,000 to 199,999 gallons or 1,600,000 pounds
$240
$120
More than 200,000 gallons or 1,600,000 pounds
$330
$165
[Amended 3-4-2010 by Order No. 2010-071]
A. 
Building permits.
Description
Fees
Residential (R03, R-4 Use Groups)
New buildings
Application fee
$100
Permit fee
$5.10 per $1,000 of construction value
Additions, alterations/renovations
Application fee
$50
Permit fee
$5.10 per $1,000 of construction value; $35 minimum
Commercial and all other use groups
New buildings
Application fee
$150
Permit fee
$9.10 per $1,000 of construction value
Additions, alterations/renovations
Application fee
$100
Permit fee
$9.10 per $1,000 of construction value; $60 minimum
Permit fee for all other structures
(not specified)
$9.10 per $1,000 based on actual value; $100 minimum
B. 
Plumbing permits.
Description
Fees
Residential, per unit
$40/first fixture plus $12 each additional fixture
Commercial, per unit
$60/first fixture plus $15 each additional fixture
C. 
Gas permits.
Description
Fees
Residential, per unit
$40/first fixture plus $12 each additional fixture
Commercial, per unit
$60/first fixture plus $15 each additional fixture
D. 
Electrical permits.
Description
Fees
Residential
New construction per unit
$150.00
Additions/renovations
Less than 500 square feet
$30.00
Greater than 500 to 1,500 square feet
$50.00
Greater than 1,500 square feet
$100.00
Minor alterations/appliances
$30.00
Change of service/meter
$30.00
Accessory structures (garage, barn, etc., excluding separate meter)
$30.00
Temporary service
$30.00
Meters per unit
$30.00
Smoke detectors/alarms
$30.00
Commercial
New construction per unit
$200, plus $25 per 1,000 square feet greater than 4,000 square feet
Additions/renovation
Less than 1,000 square feet
$75.00
Greater than 1,000 to 2,500 square feet
$100.00
Greater than 2,500 square feet
$150, plus $25 per 1,000 square feet greater than 4,000 square feet
Minor alterations/appliances, etc.
$30.00
Change of service/meter
$40.00
Temporary service
$30.00
Signs
$30.00
Carnivals/fairs
1 to 10 concessions/rides
$50.00
10 concessions/rides
$100.00
E. 
Signs.
Description
Fees
Under 25 square feet
$50.00
Over 25 to 50 square feet
$75.00
Over 50 to 75 square feet
$150.00
Over 75 square feet
$200.00
F. 
Miscellaneous permits and fees.
Description
Fees
Accessory building: all use groups
Greater than 120 square feet to 500 square feet
$35.00
Greater than 500 square feet to 750 square feet
$50.00
Greater than 750 square feet to 1,000 square feet
$75.00
Greater than 1,000 square feet to 1,500 square feet
$100.00
Greater than 1,500 square feet
Same as new building permit based on actual cost
Change of permit holder
$35.00
Pre-Building Code structure, certificate of occupancy
$75.00
Change of use permit (no construction)
$25.00
Foundation permit (separate from building permit for cause only)
$35.00
Zoning compliance certificate (lots/existing uses/structures)
$50.00 minimum plus research time
Reinspections (for work not ready for inspection, incomplete work or failure of inspectors to gain access to premises)
$100.00
Removal of stop-work order
$50.00
Replacement of lost permit inspection cards
$50.00
Chimney/fireplace (new and reconstruction)
$35.00
Certificates of inspection
$10 increase CMR 780 Table 106;
$50.00 minimum
Permit renewals
First renewal
$50.00
Second renewal (for cause only)
$75.00
In-ground swimming pools
$125.00
Aboveground swimming pools
$75.00
Decks, open porch
$60.00
Relocation/moving (includes new foundation)
$250.00
Demolition
Residential principal buildings
Minimum $125.00 $5.10 per $1,000 of construction value
Accessory buildings
$50.00
Commercial buildings
$9.10 per $1,000 of construction value
Home occupation (no construction)
$35.00
Pre-permit plan review (one- and two-family)
$75.00
Temporary residential certificate of occupancy (for cause only)
$75.00
Residential certificate of occupancy
$25.00
Temporary commercial certificate of occupancy (for cause only)
$75.00
Commercial certificate of occupancy
$75.00
Pre-permit plan fees
$100.00
Site plan (fees)
Project construction cost
Under $5,000
$100.00
$5,000 to $14,999
$200.00
$15,000 to $49,999
$250.00
$50,000 to $249,999
$350.00
$250,000 or more
$500.00
Permit related to work begun prior to time allowed for acquiring permits under Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Gas Code
Two times permit cost
G. 
Express permits.
Description
Fees
Minimum
$35.00
Residing/reroofing (residential)
$5.10 per $1,000 of construction value
Wood/coal stoves
$35.00
Replacement windows
$35.00
Sheds under 120 square feet
$35.00
Others (as determined by inspector)
$35.00
H. 
Tents. (See § 240-9D of Ch. 240, Zoning.)
Description
Fees
Residential
$25.00
Fund-raiser/special event/nonprofit agency
$25.00
Commercial (temporary accessory structure)
$100.00
Organized and supervised recreational camp (special permit required)
$50.00
For a permit or renewal of a permit for newsracks pursuant to § 130-5: $50.
For outdoor business licenses pursuant to § 141-6:
A. 
Annual fee: $400.
B. 
When issued after October 15: $200.
C. 
For charitable organizations (special license): $25.
For tourist camps pursuant to § 217-4:
A. 
Permit: $10 per tourist camp.
B. 
Renewal fee: $10 per tourist camp.
[Added 2-17-2011 by Order No. 2011-052[1]]
MGL c. 262,
§ 34, Clause
Description
Fee
1
For filing and indexing assignment for benefit of creditors
$10
11
Entering amendment of a record of the birth of a child born out of wedlock subsequently legitimized
$20
12
Correcting errors in a record of birth
$20
13
Furnishing certificate of a birth
$10
13A
Furnishing an abstract copy of a record of birth
$10
Research and furnish an ancient (over 100 years) vital record
$20
14
Entering delayed record of birth
$20
20
Filing certificate of a person conducting business under any title other than his real name (good for four years)
$40
21
For filing by a person conducting business under any title other than his real name; statement of change of his residence, or discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from, or change of location of, such business
$20
22
Furnishing certified copy of certificate of person conducting business under any title other than his real name or a statement by such a person of his discontinuance, retirement or withdrawal from such business
$10
23
Recording the name and address, the date and number of certificate issued to a person registered for the practice of podiatry in the commonwealth
$25
29
Correcting errors in a record of death
$20
30
Furnishing a certificate of death
$10
30A
Furnishing an abstract copy of a record of death
$10
42
Entering notice of intention of marriage and issuing certificate
$41
43
Entering certificate of marriage filed by persons married out of the commonwealth
$20
44
Issuing certificate of marriage (certified)
$10
44A
Furnishing an abstract copy of a record of marriage
$10
45
Correcting errors in a record of marriage
$20
54
Recording power of attorney
$20
57
Recording certificate of registration granted to a person engaged in the practice of optometry, or issuing a certified copy thereof
$25
58
Recording the name of the owner of a certificate of registration as a physician or osteopath in the commonwealth
$25
62
Recording order granting locations of poles, piers, abutments or conduits, alterations or transfers thereof, and increase in number of wires and cable or attachments under the provisions of Sec. 22 of Chapter 166
Flat rate
$40
Additional fee
$10
66
Examining records or papers relating to birth, marriage or deaths upon the application of any person, the actual expense thereof, but not less than
$10
67
Copying any manuscript or record pertaining to a birth, marriage or death
$5
69
For receiving and filing a complete inventory of all items to be included in a closing out sale, etc.
   First page
$10
   Plus each additional page
$2
75
For filing a copy of written instrument or declaration of trust by the trustees of an association or trust, or any amendment thereof as provided by Chapter 182, § 2
$20
79
Recording any other documents
$10
Issuing burial permits
$5
Certification of any document from our office not named
$10
Raffle permit (nonprofit organizations)
$10
[1]
Editor's Note: This order also renumbered former § 76-10 as § 76-16.
[Added 2-17-2011 by Order No. 2011-052]
MGL Chapter
and Section
Description
Fee
60 § 23
Municipal lien certificates
$40
60 § 15, cl. 2
Demand fees for personal property, real estate and excise taxes
$15