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Borough of Rockaway, NJ
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Rockaway 11-14-1991 by Ord. No. 23-91. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Chapter 91, Alcoholic Beverages.
[Amended 4-8-1999 by Ord. No. 4-99; 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 06-03; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14]
(1) 
Article I, Licensed Premises. Fees for retail licenses to sell alcoholic beverages shall be as follows:
(a) 
Plenary retail consumption license: $1,550.
[Amended 12-14-2017 by Ord. No. 19-17]
(b) 
Plenary distribution license: $1,550.
[Amended 12-14-2017 by Ord. No. 19-17]
(c) 
Club license: $140.
B. 
Chapter 95, Amusement Devices.
[Amended 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 06-03; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(1) 
License fee: $100 for the first machine and $50 for each additional machine to be licensed.
C. 
Chapter 115, Uniform Construction Codes.
[Amended 2-7-1992 by Ord. No. 6-92; 9-14-1995 by Ord. No. 11-95; 12-7-1995 by Ord. No. 13-95; 6-12-1997 by Ord. No. 5-97; 9-10-1998 by Ord. No. 11-98; 10-14-1999 by Ord. No. 12-99; 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 06-11; 8-11-2011 by Ord. No. 10-11; 8-8-2019 by Ord. No. 13-19; 10-24-2019 by Ord. No. 22-19]
(1) 
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees listed, plus all applicable special fees such as elevator or sign fees.
(a) 
The building subcode fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
New building or addition to existing building: $0.038 per cubic foot of volume of structure.
[2] 
Premanufactured construction; rehabilitation (includes repair, alteration, renovation and reconstruction); minor work; roofing; siding; deck or balcony; fence:
Estimated cost
Fee per $1,000
$1 to $50,000
$30
$50,000 to $100,000
$26
Over $100,000
$22
[3] 
Sign, pylon, ground or wall per square foot of sign. (Double-faced signs fee will be based on one side of face.):
Size
Fee per Square Foot
First 100 square feet
$4
Next 400 square feet
$3
Each additional square foot thereafter
$2
[4] 
Pool - inground:
Estimated cost
Fee per $1,000
All
$22
[5] 
Pool - aboveground: $75.
[6] 
Retaining wall at Class 3 residential structure:
Surface area (square feet)
Fee
550 or less
$100
Over 500
$200
[7] 
Retaining wall of any size at structure other than Class 3 residential:
Estimated Cost
Fee per $1,000
$1 to $50,000
$30
$50,000 to $100,000
$26
Over $100,000
$22
[8] 
Asbestos abatement: $75.
[9] 
Lead hazard abatement: $160.
[10] 
Radon remediation:
Estimated Cost
Fee per $1,000
$1 to $50,000
$30
$50,000 to $100,000
$26
Over $100,000
$22
[11] 
Demolition:
Size
Fee
Less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height or Use Group R-3/R-5
$100
Greater than 5,000 square feet in area and greater than 30 feet in height
$175
[12] 
Temporary structure: $125.
[13] 
Open structural tower:
Estimated cost
Fee per $1,000
$1 to $50,000
$30
$50,000 to $100,000
$26
Over $100,000
$22
[14] 
Underground storage tank removal:
Use Group
Fee
R-3/R-4/R-5/CFB
$75
All other use groups
$125
[15] 
Installation or replacement of storage tank:
Size or Use Group
Fee
Up to 550 gallons for R-3/R-4/R-5
$75
All other use groups or over 550 gallons
$200
[16] 
Taking tank out of service or altering pipe during installation: $75.
[17] 
Minimum fee shall be $65.
(b) 
The plumbing subcode fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
Fixtures: $20 per fixture. (NOTE: Includes fixtures such as water closet, urinal/bidet, bath tub, lavatory, shower, floor drain, sink, dishwasher, drinking fountain, washing machine, hose bib, or any other fixture or equipment connected to the gas or oil piping system).
[2] 
Fees for special devices (per item):
[a] 
Water heater: $20.
[b] 
Fuel oil piping: $50.
[c] 
Gas piping: $25.
[d] 
LP gas tank: $75.
[e] 
Steam boiler: $85.
[f] 
Hot water boiler: $85.
[g] 
Sewer pump: $85.
[h] 
Interceptor/separator: $85.
[i] 
Backflow preventor: $85.
[j] 
Grease trap: $85.
[k] 
Sewer connection: $100.
[l] 
Water service connection: $100.
[m] 
Stacks: $20.
[n] 
Water-cooled air-conditioning unit: $85.
[o] 
Refrigeration unit: $85.
[p] 
Active solar system: $85.
[q] 
Other special devices not listed above: $100.
[3] 
Minimum fee shall be $65.
(c) 
The electrical subcode fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
Electrical receptacles, fixtures and devices; first 25: $45. [NOTE: Fixtures and devices to be counted for these items include lighting fixtures; receptacles; switches; motion sensors; detectors; light standards less than eight feet in height; motors or devices of less than one horsepower (hp); emergency and exit lights; communications points; alarm devices/fire alarm control panel; devices rated below 20 amps; equipment rated below one kilowatt (kw); fire, security or burglar alarm control unit; communications closet; single/multi station smoke/heat detectors, fire, burglar or security alarm system.]
[2] 
Increments of 25 additional receptacles, fixtures and devices: $25.
[3] 
Pool permit with underwater lights (per item): $150.
[4] 
Private pool/spa/hot tub/fountain: $125.
[5] 
Storable pool/hydro massage bath tub: $100.
[6] 
Electrical range/receptacle; oven/surface unit; electrical water heater; electric dryer/receptacle; dishwasher; garbage disposal; space heater/air handler; baseboard heat:
KW or HP
Fee
1 to 10
$40
11 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$150
Over 100
$500
[7] 
Household electrical cooking equipment (rated up to 16 kw) {in addition to item § A263-1C(1)(c)[6] above}: $50.
[8] 
Central air-conditioning unit:
KW
Fee
1 to 10
$100
11 to 50 (commercial)
$150
51 to100
$175
Over 100
$500
[9] 
Motors (1+ hp), electric sign/outline light (kw):
KW or HP
Fee
1 to 10
$50
11 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$150
Over 100
$500
[10] 
Transformer/generator:
KW or KVA
Fee
1 to 10
$50
11 to 45
$75
46 to 112.5
$150
Over 112.5
$500
[11] 
Service, subpanels, motor control center, utility load management device:
Number of Amps
Fee
1 to 200
$150
201 to 300
$200
301 to 400
$300
401 to 800
$475
801 to 1,000
$525
1,001 and higher
$725
[12] 
Solar arrays:
KW
Fee
1 to 50
$58
51 to 100
$116
Over 100
$576
[13] 
Light standards over eight feet in height: $30 each.
[14] 
Minimum fee shall be $65.
(d) 
The fire protection subcode fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
Flammable/combustible tanks: $125.
[2] 
Alarm systems (detection, supervisory, signaling, or other devices; 110v interconnected alarms; CO detectors/110v interconnected alarms):
[a] 
One to 12 devices: $50.
[b] 
Each additional 10 devices: $20 per increment of 10.
[3] 
Automatic sprinkler systems:
Number of Heads Being Installed
Fee
1 to 20
$85
21 to 100
$150
101 to 200
$300
201 to 400
$750
Over 400
$1,200
[4] 
Standpipes: $275.
[5] 
Pre-engineered systems (wet chemical, dry chemical, CO2 suppression, foam suppression, or other): $200 per item.
[6] 
Kitchen hood exhaust: $75.
[7] 
Smoke control system: $75.
[8] 
Gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to plumbing system: $65.
[9] 
Incinerator: $300.
[10] 
Crematorium: $500.
[11] 
Other item not identified above: $500 per item.
[12] 
Minimum fee shall be $65.
(e) 
The mechanical subcode fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
Devices.
[a] 
First device: $65.
[b] 
Each additional device: $30.
[2] 
Fuel oil piping connection: $0 for connections associated with mechanical equipment installation.
[3] 
Gas piping connection: $0 for connections associated with mechanical equipment installation.
[4] 
Minimum fee shall be $85.
(2) 
General fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy fees.
[1] 
Fee shall be set in the amount of 10% of permit fees for new structures, with minimum of $45 and maximum of $200.
[2] 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be $220.
[3] 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy issued for all uses except R-3 under N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23c shall be $200.
(b) 
Variation. The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $594 for Class I structures, $120 for Class II structures, and $65 for Class III structures.
(c) 
Lead abatement clearance certificate: $50.
(d) 
Asbestos abatement certificate of occupancy: $25.
(e) 
Miscellaneous fees.
[1] 
For cross connections, backflow preventors, public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs that are subject to testing and require annual inspections, the fee shall be $65.
[2] 
In the case of discontinuance of work, all completed work will be computed. Any excess work will be refunded except 25% of excess for cost of permit fees and refunding upon approval of Mayor and Council.
[3] 
All suspensions of permits pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.16[b] will not be refundable in whole or in part.
(f) 
State training fees. Fees shall be pursuant to current regulations of N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19.
(g) 
Engineering fees.
[1] 
For engineering review: $200.
(h) 
Special off-hours inspection fees. Fees to be determined by the Construction Official prior to any inspection and to be determined based on request to conduct inspections outside of the inspector's scheduled hours. The minimum special off-hours minimum fee shall be $50 per special inspection.
D. 
Chapter 121, Dogs, Cats and Other Animals.
[Amended 11-10-2005 by Ord. No. 20-05; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(1) 
Fee for license, registration tag or registration sleeve:
(a) 
Neutered animals: $17 for each dog or cat license.
(b) 
Unneutered animals: $20 for each dog or cat license.
(2) 
Registration tag fee for dogs or cats which have a valid New Jersey license tag or sleeve: $5.
(3) 
Replacement fee for lost registration tag or sleeve: $5.
(4) 
License for kennel providing accommodation for 10 or fewer dogs and/or cats: $10.
(5) 
License for kennel providing accommodation for more than 10 dogs or cats: $25.
(6) 
Annual license fee for cattery or pet shop: $10.
(7) 
Impoundment fees:
(a) 
Initial fee: $50.
(b) 
Boarding fee: $35 per day.
(8) 
Inspection fees for cattery, kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound:
[Added 10-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-17]
(a) 
For under 6,000 square feet: $100.
(b) 
For 6,000 square feet and larger: $200.
E. 
Chapter 139, Fire Prevention and Protection.
(1) 
The fee for fire watch services shall be as follows:
[Added 3-28-2013 by Ord. No. 04-13[1]]
(a) 
Fee for the services of personnel assigned to fire watch duties: $50 per hour per person, with a minimum charge for such services equal to four hours. Payment of the minimum charge will be required if three hours' minimum notification of cancellation is not given. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, an escrow deposit will be required in an amount to be determined by the Chief Financial Officer.
(b) 
The rate for use of vehicles shall be as follows when requested under orders from the Bureau of Fire Prevention:
[1] 
Engine: $50 per hour.
[2] 
Ladder truck: $100 per hour.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(1), regarding fees for no-smoking and other fire prevention signs, was repealed 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07.
(2) 
Non-life hazard uses:
[Amended 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05; 7-8-2010 by Ord. No. 12-10; 7-28-2011 by Ord. No. 08-11; 10-11-2012 by Ord. No. 20-12; 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 15-14]
(a) 
Premises under 3,000 square feet: $65.
(b) 
Premises over 3,000 square feet and under 6,000 square feet: $150.
(c) 
Premises over 6,000 square feet and under 12,000 square feet: $250.
(d) 
Premises over 12,000 square feet: $400.
(e) 
Multilevel premises with up to and including three stories: $250.
(f) 
Multifamily dwellings (Use Group R-2 as defined in the Uniform Construction Code): $75.
(g) 
Garages or storage areas within multi-family dwelling units: $40 per area.
(h) 
One-day fire permit for cooking use: $15.
[Added 9-22-2016 by Ord. No. 19-16]
(3) 
Inspection and icertificate of compliance.
[Amended 9-10-1998 by Ord. No. 11-98; 12-11-2003 by Ord. No. 11-03; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 12-14-2017 by Ord. No. 19-17; 4-25-2019 by Ord. No. 03-19]
(a) 
Inspection and issuance of a certificate of compliance with the Smoke Detector Law, N.J.S.A. 52:27D 198.1 et seq., by the Fire Official: $45. If the application is received four to 10 business days prior to closing, the fee is increased to $90; if received fewer than four business days prior to closing, the fee increases to $200 per inspection.
(b) 
In the event that the Fire Marshal is required to make a reinspection because the premises is not in conformity with N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3, N.J.A.C. 5:70-4.19 and the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, an additional fee of $40 for each inspection shall be imposed. The certificate of inspection shall only be issued upon the requisite fees being paid.
(4) 
Certificate of fire code status. The fee for a certificate of fire code status shall be $50.
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05; amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(5) 
Public records. The fee for copies of public records, including investigative and arson reports, shall be as follows:
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05; amended 7-8-2010 by Ord. No. 12-10]
(a) 
Search fee: $10.
(b) 
All records in printed form up to 11 inches by 17 inches in size which are available pursuant to law, unless otherwise specified by law or local ordinances: $0.05 per page.
(6) 
Penalties. Penalties for acts or omissions in violation of Chapter 139 shall be in accordance with the penalty provisions of the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:70 2.12 and N.J.A.C. 5:70 2.12A. The penalty for failure to file a registration or pay when due an annual registration fee for a non-life hazard use shall be the same as is specified for life hazard uses.
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05]
(7) 
Duplicate copy of photographs: $20.
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05]
(8) 
Duplicate copy of fire report: $20.
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05; amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(9) 
Written verification of fire (for tax purposes, etc.): $50.
[Added 5-12-2005 by Ord. No. 03-05; amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(10) 
Fire extinguisher training.
[Added 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 15-14]
(a) 
Group of one to five people: $100.
(b) 
Group of six to 10 people: $150.
(c) 
Group of 11 or more people: $200.
F. 
Chapter 179, Parks and Recreation Areas, including the beach facility.
[Amended 2-27-1992 by Ord. No. 3-92; 11-22-1993 by Ord. No. 19-93; 12-7-1995 by Ord. No. 13-95; 8-10-2000 by Ord. No. 6-00; 5-9-2002 by Ord. No. 04-02; 3-9-2006 by Ord. No. 02-06; 3-8-2007 by Ord. No. 04-07; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 5-8-2008 by Ord. No. 10-08; 5-13-2010 by Ord. No. 09-10; 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 25-10; 12-8-2011 by Ord. No. 17-11; 12-13-2012 by Ord. No. 23-12; 5-23-2013 by Ord. No. 07-13; 11-14-2013 by Ord. No. 19-13; 3-27-2014 by Ord. No. 03-14; 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14; 5-12-2016 by Ord. No. 08-16; 5-11-2017 by Ord. No. 04-17; 12-14-2017 by Ord. No. 20-17]
(1) 
The fees imposed beginning January 1, 2018, shall be as follows:
(a) 
Recreation sport fees.
[1] 
Residents of the Borough of Rockaway: $5 per person, per sport, per season for sports that are approved and financed by the Borough of Rockaway.
[2] 
Nonresidents of the Borough of Rockaway: $10 per person, per sport, per season for sports that are approved and financed by the Borough of Rockaway. Certain restrictions may apply. The eligibility for nonresidents to participate in Borough-sponsored programs will be determined by the Borough of Rockaway Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and may change from year to year. Not applicable to the Junior Knights program.
[3] 
Fees shall be payable by each sport to Borough of Rockaway Recreation and must be received prior to the beginning of the season and prior to receiving any funds from the Borough. All payments must be accompanied by a roster listing all participants' and coaches' information, including first and last name, address, birth date, phone number, parent or guardian first and last name.
(b) 
Beach badges.
[1] 
Season passes:
[a] 
$50 per person.
[b] 
Age 55 and older: Free.
[c] 
Children age five and under accompanied by a badge holder: Free.
[2] 
Daily passes:
[a] 
$5 per day.
[b] 
Age 55 and older: Free.
[c] 
Children age five and under accompanied by a badge holder: Free.
[3] 
Season fees shall not exceed $150 per immediate family (maximum five people).
[4] 
Replacement fee for lost beach badge: $5.
(c) 
(Reserved)
(d) 
Senior citizen residents of the Borough of Rockaway: parks and recreation fees shall be waived upon presentation of proper identification of residency.
(e) 
Fees for teams using Borough facilities for adult softball: The fee for a team utilizing Borough facilities for adult softball shall be an annual charge of $350 per team. Any person requesting a team permit must submit a roster of team members at the time the application is made, and teams will be permitted to add players to the original roster without the payment of additional fees, provided that the addition of such players is in accordance with league rules.
(2) 
Schedule of nonrefundable fees for use of recreation facilities shall be based on four seasons determined to be as follows: December 1 through February 28, March 1 through June 30, July 1 through August 31, September 1 through November 30.
[Added 6-14-2007 by Ord. No. 11-07; amended 8-22-2013 by Ord. No. 16-13; 12-13-2018 by Ord. No. 26-18]
Facility
Season Fee*
One-Time Fee*
Centennial Park basketball court
$350
$100
Donatoni Community Park
Small baseball/softball field
$400
$150
Large baseball field
$400
$150
Soccer field
$400
$150
Friendship Field
$350
$100
Heady Park
Baseball/softball field
$350
$100
Basketball court
$400
$150
Hockey rink
$400
$150
Memorial Park playground
$200
$100
Park Lake Beach (in season)
$25 per person plus lifeguard fees at $15 per hour; minimum of 2**
$100 plus lifeguard fee at $15 per hour; minimum of 2**
Smith Field
$350
$100
*
In the event an organization has multiple groups or teams, each group or team will be assessed a separate fee.
**
The number of lifeguards required will be determined by the Recreation Director.
(3) 
Fee for endorsement or sponsorship of an outside group or commercial enterprise by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee or by the Borough of Rockaway: $100.
[Added 8-22-2013 by Ord. No. 16-13]
G. 
Chapter 187, Peddlers, Solicitors and Auctioneers.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(1) 
Badge deposit: $50.
(2) 
License fees:
(a) 
Weekly license: $250 per week. (For purposes of this fee, a week shall constitute six consecutive days, excluding Sundays.)
(b) 
Monthly license: $800 per month.
(c) 
With respect to a peddler or solicitor conducting its business door-to-door or a person distributing advertising materials: $50 per day for a daily license.
(3) 
License for charitable organizations: badge deposit of $50.
(4) 
Auctioneer permit fee: $50 per day.
H. 
Chapter 193, Poolrooms and Billiard Rooms.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(1) 
Annual license fees:
(a) 
For the first pool or billiard table located on the premises to be licensed: $100.
(b) 
For each additional pool or billiard table located on the premises to be licensed: $50.
I. 
Chapter 197, Property Maintenance.
(1) 
Fee for issuance of certificate of continued occupancy: $50.
(2) 
Fee for issuance of temporary certificate of continued occupancy: $75.
(3) 
The registration fee for each building that has become vacant or abandoned property shall be:
[Added 2-12-2015 by Ord. No. 03-15]
(a) 
Initial: $250.
(b) 
First renewal: $500.
(c) 
Second, third or fourth renewal: $1,000.
(d) 
After five years: $5,000.
J. 
Chapter 213, Sewers.
[Amended 4-10-2003 by Ord. No. 03-03; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(1) 
The fee to obtain permission to make a four-inch sanitary sewer connection from the sewer main to the curb shall be $1,000.
(a) 
The applicant shall notify the Public Works Department of the intended date and time when such connection is to be made so that the Public Works Department may inspect such connection and approve of same before any backfilling of any excavation shall commence.
(b) 
At the time the applicant receives the permit to make such connection, the applicant shall provide the Borough Clerk with a certificate of insurance evidencing that the applicant has obtained a comprehensive general liability policy, a workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability policy and a commercial automobile policy guaranteeing notification to the Borough of Rockaway in the event of cancellation thereof. All of the policies shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Attorney and shall name the Borough of Rockaway as an additional named insured by endorsement designating the specific project. The comprehensive general liability policy shall have limits of at least $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 general aggregate. The workers' compensation limits shall be $1,000,000 for each accident, $1,000,000 disease-policy limit, $1,000,000 disease, each employee. The commercial automobile policy limit shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 for each accident.
(c) 
The applicant shall post a performance bond with the Borough of Rockaway in an amount of $200 to be retained by the Borough to assure that any repairs to public facilities such as road pavement, curbs, sidewalks and utilities shall be maintained in accordance with the requirements of the Borough Engineer for one year following the completion of such improvements.
(d) 
One year after any improvements are made to pavement, curbing and/or sidewalks or other public utilities or improvements, the applicants shall make an application for the performance bond to be released. The application shall be made to the Public Works Department and upon certification to the Borough Treasurer by the Director of Public Works that the improvements and restoration are in satisfactory condition, the performance bond may be released. Should the applicant fail to properly maintain the improvements, the Borough shall give the applicant notice of such deficiency, and should the applicant fail to correct such deficiency(ies) within 45 days of such notice, the Borough may proceed to have the deficiency(ies) corrected utilizing the performance bond posted with the Borough.
(2) 
The fee to obtain a dye test to determine if a building is connected to the Borough's sanitary sewer shall be $50 per test and shall be payable at the time the application for a dye test is submitted.
[Added 3-25-2010 by Ord. No. 07-10]
(3) 
The annual rate for sewer service outside of the municipal boundaries shall be $250 per unit.
[Added 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14; amended 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(4) 
The sanitary sewer user charge for discharging sewage into the sanitary sewer system and subsequently into the Rockaway Valley Regional Sewerage Authority (RVRSA) sewer system shall be based as follows:
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(a) 
First, all costs and expenses, including salaries, charges from RVRSA, other expenses, and capital outlay associated with the Borough sewer system, shall be determined.
(b) 
Second, a flat fee of $50 per quarter per unit will be charged, regardless of water consumption; however, if the water account is inactive, there will be no sanitary sewer user charge.
(c) 
Third, a service charge based upon water consumption of $0.0073 per cubic foot will be charged to pay for all costs determined in Subsection J(4)(a) above.
(d) 
Multiple units on a single meter. The owner of the property shall be charged a minimum quarterly charge of $50, multiplied by the number of units serviced by that one meter.
(5) 
Whenever sewer service commences after the first day of any quarterly period, sanitary sewer user charges for the first quarterly period shall be prorated.
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(6) 
If an estimated water bill is charged to any customer for any billing period during which no meter reading could be taken by the Water Department and no customer reading card is returned by the customer, the service charge as determined in Subsection J(4)(c) above shall be based on the average water usage for that customer over the prior four billing periods.
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(7) 
Private wells. Residential properties on private wells shall be charged an annual rate of $250 per unit. Commercial properties on private wells shall be charged an annual rate of $500 per unit.
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(8) 
Exemptions.
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16]
(a) 
The sanitary sewer user charge shall not apply to disabled veterans or surviving spouses who are exempt from property taxes.
(b) 
The sanitary sewer user charge shall not apply to water bill accounts for cemeteries, field sprinklers, fire sprinklers, or individually billed properties outside of the Borough limits (i.e., Township of Denville and Township of Rockaway water utility customers).
K. 
Chapter 227, Taxicabs.
[Amended 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 33-92; 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 06-03; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14]
(1) 
Annual taxicab or livery license: $150.
(2) 
Taxicab or livery license transfer fee: $75.
(3) 
Driver's license and renewals: $75.
(4) 
Addition or deletion of vehicles to annual license: $40 per vehicle.
L. 
Chapter 231, Trailers and Trailer Parks.
[Amended 10-22-1992 by Ord. No. 30-92; 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 06-03]
(1) 
Annual trailer park license fee: $200 plus $5 per week, per trailer, payable on the last day of the month.
[Amended 4-10-2008 by Ord. No. 08-08]
(2) 
Transfer of license: $65.
M. 
Chapter 241, Vehicles and Traffic.
(1) 
Applications for parking permits:
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(a) 
Per annum, per passenger vehicle: $150. Monthly and weekly permits may be purchased in the amounts of $15 and $5, respectively.
[Amended 12-8-2011 by Ord. No. 17-11[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2012.
(b) 
Replacement fee for any mutilated permit or for transfer to another vehicle: $25.
(c) 
One-day permit: $5 per passenger vehicle.
(2) 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection M(2), regarding fees for the storage of vehicles in the Rockaway Borough municipal storage area, was repealed 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07.
(3) 
Fee for the services of police officers for private traffic control or other private police officer services. Any person, company or corporation who shall require the services of a police officer for private traffic control or other private police officer services shall be required to pay an hourly charge for such services equal to the hourly amount earned by the highest ranking officer in the Borough plus an administrative fee of 15% of the hourly charge, with a minimum charge for such services equal to four hours (plus the 15% administrative add-on charge). Payment will be required if three hours' minimum notification of cancellation is not given. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, an escrow deposit will be required in an amount to be determined by the Chief Financial Officer.
[Added 12-11-2003 by Ord. No. 11-03; amended 3-9-2006 by Ord. No. 02-06; 8-11-2011 by Ord. No. 10-11]
(4) 
The rate for use of vehicles shall be as follows when requested or when directed under orders from the Chief of Police:
[Added 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14]
(a) 
Marked police unit: $50 up to four hours; $100 over four hours.
N. 
Chapter 247, Water.
(1) 
Article I, General Regulations.
(a) 
Tapping fees for all taps to the municipal water system will be $1,000 per connection. Water main taps up to two inches will be made by the Borough. Water main taps over two inches will be the responsibility of the owner or the owner’s contractor. All such taps shall be subject to inspection by the Borough. All excavation and backfilling are the responsibility of the owner or the owner’s contractor. The owner will supply the Borough with proof of liability insurance insuring against property damage and personal injury, naming the Borough as an additional insured.
[Amended 3-11-2004 by Ord. No. 02-04]
(b) 
Fee to turn water back on after service has been discontinued for nonpayment of water bill: $100.
(c) 
Fee for turning off water service so that property owner may make repairs and then turning service back on: $40 during normal business hours when scheduled with 48 hours' notice. If the request to turn off water service during normal business hours is made with less than 48 hours' notice, the fee increases to $80. If the water service must be turned off and/or on outside of normal business hours and an emergency call-out is required, there will be a charge of $60 per hour per employee with a minimum charge of three hours per employee.
[Amended 5-10-2007 by Ord. No. 07-07;[4] 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 16-07; 3-13-2008 by Ord. No. 04-08; 2-11-2010 by Ord. No. 03-10; 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
[4]
Editor's Note: Due to a typographical error, this ordinance was repealed 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 15-07.
(d) 
Rates.
[Amended 12-22-1994 by Ord. No. 19-94; 5-10-2007 by Ord. No. 07-07;[5]9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 16-07]
[1] 
The following minimum charges and rates per quarter-annually based upon the cubic feet used for all customers of the water utility system of the Borough of Rockaway shall be:
[a] 
For the first 1,300 cubic feet: minimum charge of $62.
[Amended 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 25-10; 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
[b] 
All water consumed over and above 1,300 cubic feet, in addition to the minimum fee of $62 for the first 1,300 cubic feet, shall be charged at the rate and according to the amount consumed as follows:
[Amended 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 25-10; 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
Amount
(cubic feet)
Fee
Next 1,300 in excess of the first 1,300
$6.65 per 130 cubic feet per quarter
Next 1,300 in excess of the first 2,600
$7.00 per 130 cubic feet per quarter
Next 1,300 in excess of the first 3,900
$7.60 per 130 cubic feet per quarter
Next 1,300 in excess of the first 5,200
$8.00 per 130 cubic feet per quarter
In excess of the first 6,500
$8.40 per 130 cubic feet per quarter
[c] 
An estimated bill shall be charged to any customer for any billing period during which no meter reading could be taken by the Water Department and no customer reading card is returned by the customer. The estimate shall be the average usage for that customer over the prior four billing periods.
[2] 
Annual private fire service charges shall be as follows:
Fire Line
(inches)
Quarterly Fee
Weekday Annual Fee
Turn On/Off
Weekend/
Evening/
Holiday/
Turn On/Off
2 or less
$60
$240
$35
$50
2 1/2
$70
$280
$35
$50
3
$80
$320
$35
$50
4
$90
$360
$35
$50
6
$100
$400
$50
$75
8
$120
$480
$50
$75
10
$150
$600
$50
$75
12
$200
$800
$50
$75
[3] 
Private hydrants or hydrants outside of the municipal boundaries: $175 per hydrant per year.
[Amended 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 25-10; 12-11-2014 by Ord. No. 16-14]
[4] 
Multiple units on a single meter. The owner of the building shall be charged a minimum quarterly charge of $62, multiplied by the number of units serviced by that one meter.
[Amended 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 25-10; 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
[5]
Editor's Note: Due to a typographical error, this ordinance was repealed 9-13-2007 by Ord. No. 15-07.
(e) 
Connection fees. In order to facilitate long-term improvements to the system, a connection fee of $5 per gallon of usage as estimated in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:10-12.6, will be assessed on all connections.
[Added 3-11-2004 by Ord. No. 02-04]
(f) 
At the time the applicant receives the permit to make such connection, the applicant shall provide the Borough Clerk with a certificate of insurance evidencing that the applicant has obtained a comprehensive general liability policy, a workmen’s compensation and employer’s liability policy and a commercial automobile policy guaranteeing notification to the Borough of Rockaway in the event of cancellation thereof. All of the policies shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Attorney and shall name the Borough of Rockaway as an additional named insured by endorsement designating the specific project. The comprehensive general liability policy shall have limits of at least $1,000,000 for each occurrence and $2,000,000 general aggregate. The workers' compensation limits shall be $1,000,000 for each accident, $1,000,000 disease-policy limit, $1,000,000 disease, each employee. The commercial automobile policy limit shall be a minimum of $1,000,000 for each accident.
[Added 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(g) 
Fee to repair or replace a damaged water hydrant, water main, pipe, or service connection: the actual cost of materials plus labor. If work is performed outside of normal business hours, there will be an additional charge of $60 per hour per employee,with a minimum charge of three hours per employee.
[Added 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 23-08]
(h) 
Final readings/change of ownership or tenancy. The fee for a final/special reading shall be $45 for each reading when scheduled with 72 hours' notice. If the request for a final/special reading is made with less than 72 hours' notice, the fee increases to $70.
[Added 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
(i) 
Minimum charge for any service call: $25.
[Added 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 11-13]
(2) 
Article II, Meters.
[Amended 5-11-2006 by Ord. No. 05-06; 9-11-2008 by Ord. No. 23-08]
(a) 
Fee to replace a water meter because of accidents, weather conditions, and/or negligence: the actual cost of the meter plus labor during normal business hours. If work is performed outside of normal business hours, there will be an additional charge of $60 per hour per employee, with a minimum charge of three hours per employee.
(b) 
Meter test requested by property owner: the actual cost of testing the meter, but if meter is found to register more than 3% more water than actually passes through it, it will either be replaced or repaired and no fee will be charged.
(c) 
Fee to repair or replace an outside reader, including touchpad, because of accidents and/or negligence: the actual cost of the outside reader plus labor during normal business hours. If work is performed outside of normal business hours, there will be an additional charge of $60 per hour per employee, with a minimum charge of three hours per employee.
(3) 
Article IV, Allocation of Water Capacity:
[Added 8-8-2013 by Ord. No. 15-13]
(a) 
The nonrefundable application fee to apply for allocation of water capacity for nonmunicipal purposes shall be $100.
(b) 
Nonrefundable fee to reserve allocated water capacity for nonmunicipal purposes: $5 per gallon per day of usage as estimated in accordance with N.J.A.C. 7:10-12.6, payable in five installments of 20% as determined by the Borough Engineer as follows:
[1] 
The first installment of the nonrefundable reservation fee shall be due within 30 days of the Mayor and Council resolution approving the application for reserved water capacity.
[2] 
An additional 20% of the nonrefundable reservation fee shall be due each year thereafter on the anniversary date of the approval until it is paid in full; provided, however, that if the applicant applies for a construction permit for the proposed project, the entire reservation fee shall be paid in full before such permit shall be issued. It is the applicant's responsibility to make all installment payments in a timely manner.
O. 
Chapter 203, Recycling.
[Added 12-10-1992 by Ord. No. 34-92]
(1) 
Article II, Disposal of Tires. Fees for tire disposal stickers: $2 for each rimless tire and $3 for each tire with rim.
P. 
Service fees and copies of documents.
[Added 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 06-03]
(1) 
Fees for copies of government documents.
[Amended 3-11-2004 by Ord. No. 02-04; 7-14-2005 by Ord. No. 08-05; 9-28-2006 by Ord. No. 21-06; 3-8-2007 by Ord. No. 04-07; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 10-9-2008 by Ord. No. 25-08; 2-11-2010 by Ord. No. 03-10; 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 22-10; 9-8-2011 by Ord. No. 13-11]
Purpose of Fee
Fee
Accident reports: Requests for accident reports on file with the Rockaway Borough Police Department shall be submitted through the Rockaway Borough Police Department.
Letter-sized pages and smaller: $0.05 per page; legal-sized pages and larger: $0.07 per page. If copies are requested other than in person, an additional fee of $5 shall be added.
All records in printed form on letter-sized pages and smaller which are available pursuant to law, unless otherwise specified by law or local ordinances
$0.05 per page
All records in printed form on legal-sized pages and larger which are available pursuant to law, unless otherwise specified by law or local ordinances
$0.07 per page
Birth, civil union, death, domestic partnership, and marriage certificates and other vital statistics information from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare:
Certified copy or certification of an original record
$10
Certified copy or certification of an original record with one amendment
$10
Certified copy or certification of an original record with more than one amendment
$5 per each additional amendment
Correction of an original record
$10
Calculate redemption of tax lien
Any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54 may receive two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost; a fee of $50 shall be charged for each subsequent calculation
Code of the Borough of Rockaway
$395 hardcover copy or cost to the Borough
Discharge of a lien affidavit
$10
Duplicate real property tax bill
$5 for the first duplicate copy and $25 for each subsequent duplicate copy of the same tax bill in the same tax year
Duplicate tax sale certificate
$100
Mailing of notice of tax sale
$25 each up to $50
Master Plan
$50
Official search for municipal lien (tax search) or for improvements authorized but not assessed:
Original request
$10
Continuation of official search within three years from the date of the original search
$2 per year
Real property tax information
$5 per line item per year of information requested
Street maps (11 inches x 17 inches)
$0.07 per page
Supplementation to Code of Rockaway as prepared by publisher
$0.50 per page
Tax maps (11 inches x 17 inches)
$0.07 per page
Tax maps/GIS data (CD)
$50
Tax title lien information (water, sewer, special assessment)
$5 per line item per year of information requested
Water rent charges and information
$5 per account per year of information requested
Zoning Land Use Book
$50
Zoning maps (11 inches x 17 inches)
$0.07 per page
Notwithstanding the foregoing, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 et seq., if the Borough of Rockaway can demonstrate that its actual costs for duplication of a government record exceed the foregoing rates, the Borough of Rockaway shall be permitted to charge the actual cost of duplicating the record.
(2) 
Municipal Court discovery. All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Borough of Rockaway Municipal Court shall be addressed pursuant to New Jersey Court Rule 7:7-7, and the fees for same shall be as set forth in that rule.
[Amended 12-9-2004 by Ord. No. 14-04; 9-28-2006 by Ord. No. 21-06; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 10-9-2008 by Ord. No. 25-08; 2-11-2010 by Ord. No. 03-10; 9-8-2011 by Ord. No. 13-11; 4-11-2013 by Ord. No. 05-13]
(3) 
(Reserved)[6]
[6]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection P(3), Simulator solution, as amended, was repealed 9-8-2011 by Ord. No. 13-11.
(4) 
Recordings of Borough proceedings. The cost to duplicate the recording shall be charged for each recording of the Borough proceedings.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; 10-9-2008 by Ord. No. 25-08; 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 22-10; 9-8-2011 by Ord. No. 13-11]
(5) 
Records not subject to examination or copying. Notwithstanding the provisions of this chapter, where it shall appear that the record or records which are sought to be examined and of which copies are requested shall pertain to an investigation in progress by the Borough of Rockaway or by any board, department or official appointed by or existing under its authority, or where the publication of such records by such department or official is expressly forbidden by statute, proclamation or regulation, or is otherwise exempt from the requirement that copies thereof be furnished upon request, or such publication would be inimical to public interest, the request for the same may be refused or denied.
(6) 
Copying by person requesting documents permitted. Where the document in question is more than 100 pages in length, the Clerk may permit the person requesting copies to use his own copying machine, provided that there is no risk of damage or mutilization of the documents and that it would not be incompatible with the transaction of public business. Such determination shall be completely within the discretion of the Clerk.
(7) 
Notary services.
[Added 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07]
(a) 
The following fee is established for the use of notary services provided by employees of the Borough of Rockaway:
[1] 
Notary services: $5 per document.
(b) 
Fees for notary services will not be charged to Borough of Rockaway residents upon proof of residency.
Q. 
Application fee and escrow for requests for street vacations. Upon making a request to the Mayor and Council to vacate any portion of a public street, the applicant shall pay a fee to cover the cost of the administration thereof in the amount of $500. Additionally, the applicant shall post with the Borough Treasurer an escrow in the amount of $1,200 to be applied against the professional fees of the Borough professionals, including but not limited to the Borough Attorney, Borough Engineer and Borough Planner, as well as the costs associated with the recording of the formal ordinance vacating said public street. Any excess monies left over after all fees and costs have been paid shall be refunded to the applicant. In the event it shall appear that the escrow shall be insufficient to cover all such fees and costs, the Mayor and Council shall not finally enact the ordinance unless and until the applicant shall have paid an amount equivalent to the total amount of fees and costs charged to the Borough in connection with the street vacation.
[Added 12-9-2004 by Ord. No. 12-04]
R. 
Chapter 217, Streets and Sidewalks.
[Added 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 24-07; amended 4-9-2020 by Ord. No. 02-20]
(1) 
The fee to obtain permission to open, dig up, excavate, or disturb any street or portion thereof shall be $100 for any residential property and $400 for any commercial property.
(2) 
Escrow fees will be as follows:
(a) 
For all openings up to 100 square feet: $450.
(b) 
For all openings from 100 square feet to 1,000 square feet: $1,000.
(c) 
For all openings greater than 1,000 square feet, the escrow fee will be determined based upon location of the work, construction schedule, restoration cost estimate, and the scope of work proposed. Full-time construction observation and reimbursement will be required for all projects determined to be of a nature that could impact the infrastructure of the Borough of Rockaway. This determination will be based upon the recommendation of the Borough Engineer after careful review of the application and concurrence by the Borough Administrator and the Superintendent of the Department of Public Works.
S. 
Chapter 123, Donation Bins.
[Added 12-11-2008 by Ord. No. 30-08]
(1) 
The fee to obtain permission to locate a donation clothing bin shall be $25.
(2) 
The renewal fee for a donation clothing bin shall be $25.
T. 
(Reserved)[7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection T, Chapter 65, Police Department, added 5-13-2010 by Ord. No. 08-10, was repealed 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 07-16.
U. 
Chapter 7, Bills, Payment of.
[Added 11-8-2010 by Ord. No. 23-10]
(1) 
The fee for checks returned for insufficient funds shall be the greater of $35 or the actual cost assessed by the financial institution.
V. 
Chapter 195, Precious Metals and Other Secondhand Goods Dealers.
[Added 9-14-2017 by Ord. No. 14-17]
(1) 
Initial application and license fee: $300.
(2) 
Annual renewal fee: $250.
W. 
Chapter 206, Scrap Metal Dealers.
[Added 9-14-2017 by Ord. No. 15-17]
(1) 
Initial application and license fee: $300.
(2) 
Annual renewal fee: $250.
X. 
Fee for the services of police officers for security services after school hours for the schools comprising the Morris Hills Regional District: $50 per hour. Payment will be required if three-hours-minimum notification of cancellation is not given. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, an escrow deposit will be required in an amount to be determined by the Chief Financial Officer.
[Added 6-28-2018 by Ord. No. 08-18]