Borough of Closter, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter 1-3-1984 as Ord. No. 1983:467 (Ch. 34A of the 1967 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code 1-3-1994 by Ord. No. 1993:663 (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The following is a fee schedule for the payment of fees, permits and licenses of the Borough of Closter, and said fee schedule shall replace all similar applicable fees in various existing ordinances of the Borough of Closter. Said fees shall be an annual amount, except where otherwise noted in said schedule or in the originating ordinance of the Borough of Closter. Additional provisions regarding fees and deposits may be found in the applicable originating ordinances.
A. 
Borough Clerk.
(1) 
Alcoholic beverages:
[Amended 6-8-1994 by Ord. No. 1994:673; 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-8-2004 by Ord. No. 2004:929; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(a) 
Plenary retail consumption Class C (33): $2,500.
(b) 
Plenary retail distribution Class D (44): $2,304.
(c) 
Club licenses (31): $188.
(2) 
Individual amusement machines, including video machines:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(a) 
Jukeboxes: $100.
(b) 
All other coin-operated, each machine: $325.
(c) 
In addition to the annual fee set forth above, each applicant shall be required to pay a one-time nonrefundable fee on submission of application of $100.
(3) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(3), Animals, as amended, was repealed 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(4) 
Applications for appeal to governing body:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(a) 
From decision of Zoning Board of Adjustment: $50.
(5) 
Auctions:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(a) 
Business or commercial, annual (charitable organizations exempt): $50.
(b) 
Residential, per day (charitable organizations exempt): $25.
(c) 
Nonresident auction of jewelry or silverware: $100.
(6) 
Bowling alleys:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(a) 
Per lane: $25.
(b) 
Maximum: $350.
(7) 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(7), Bulky white goods and tire pickup, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208. See now Subsection N.
(8) 
Certification of documents, each: $5.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(9) 
Dealers, secondhand gold and silver: $45.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(10) 
Entertainment, live:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 8-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:1149]
(a) 
Business establishments with 35 or more seats: $250 annually.
(b) 
Business establishments with less than 35 seats: A permit must be obtained, but the fee will be waived for up to three dates annually; thereafter, the fee is $50 annually.
(11) 
Filming.
[Added 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; amended 5-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1040]
(a) 
Filming of commercials, movies, etc., per diem permit:
[1] 
Filming permit on private property: $750.
[2] 
Filming permit for filming on public land: $1,250.
[3] 
Filming permit for nonprofit applicants filming for educational purposes: $75.
(b) 
If, at the request of the applicant and with the consent of the Borough, the permit is issued in less than five business days, the cost of the permit shall be increased to:
[1] 
Filming permit on private property: $1,250.
[2] 
Filming permit for filming on public land: $1,750.
(12) 
Limousines.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 6-26-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:717; 6-26-2013 by Ord. No. 2013:1146; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(a) 
Annual fee for limousine/livery service license: $50.
(b) 
Vehicles:
[1] 
Certificate of compliance issued in duplicate for each limousine covered under the required insurance policy: $10 for each vehicle.
[2] 
Duplicate certificate of compliance if lost or misplaced: $5 for each vehicle.
(13) 
Business registration, retail establishments: $20 annually.[3]
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(a) 
Seasonal sidewalk cafe: additional annual registration fee of $15.
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(13), Notarization, was redesignated as Subsection F(10) 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(14) 
Pool or billiard table, each: $60.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(15) 
Residency letters: $10.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(16) 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(16), Refreshment stands, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
(17) 
(Reserved)[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(17), Hawkers, peddlers and street vendors, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208. See now Subsection B(16).
(18) 
(Reserved)[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(18), Contractors and builders, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208. See now Subsection C(9).
(19) 
Redemption of shopping cart: $15.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(20) 
(Reserved)[7]
[7]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(20) Soil removal, as amended, was repealed 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(21) 
Streets and sidewalks:
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(a) 
(Reserved)[8]
[8]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(21)(a), Restoration guaranty deposit, was redesignated as Subsection C(1)(d) 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(b) 
(Reserved)[9]
[9]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(21)(b), Street restoration permit, was redesignated as Subsection C(1)(d) 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(c) 
(Reserved)[10]
[10]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(21)(c) through (e), regarding streets and sidewalks, as amended, was repealed 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 2017:1234. See now Subsection F.
(22) 
(Reserved)[11]
[11]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(22), Search of Borough records, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
(23) 
Special sales permits (must be displayed):
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(a) 
Going out of business: $90.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(b) 
Estate or house contents: $90.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(c) 
Fire: $90.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(d) 
Flea market or special outdoor events, to be paid by promoter, charitable organizations exempt: $250.
(e) 
[12]Sidewalk, per establishment, requires Mayor and Council approval: $35.
[12]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(23)(e), concerning garage, tag and yard sales, was redesignated as Subsection C(1)(q) 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753. This ordinance also provided for the redesignation of this subsection, formerly Subsection A(23)(f), as Subsection A(23)(e).
(24) 
Businesses or places of amusement: $175.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(25) 
[13] Site work permit: $35.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
[13]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(25), Site work permit, as amended, was redesignated as Subsection C(1)(e)[2] 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024.
(26) 
(Reserved)[14]
[14]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(26), Copy of opinion to interested party, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
(27) 
Theaters: $350.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(28) 
Used car sales establishments: $500.
(29) 
(Reserved)[15]
[15]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(29), Wreckers or towing vehicles on police call list, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208. See now Subsection G(12)(c).
B. 
(Reserved)[16]
[16]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, Certificate of continued occupancy, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
C. 
Construction Office.
[Amended 9-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:726; 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; 12-21-1998 by Ord. No. 1998:784; 7-14-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:798; 8-25-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:790; 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:806; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 6-12-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:864; 4-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004:916; 11-22-2004 by Ord. No. 2004:927; 6-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:940; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959; 11-19-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:1000; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 8-12-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1049; 4-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1063; 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085; 6-24-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:1193]
(1) 
Building subcode fees. Minimum fee residential R3/R5: $75. All other uses and commercial: $100.
(a) 
New construction or additions:
[1] 
Per cubic foot of volume: $0.06.
[2] 
Minimum fee (principal building): $500.
[3] 
Minimum fee (accessory building): $200.
[4] 
Modular structures: $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost.
(b) 
Alterations, repairs, renovations, reconstruction and change of use:
[1] 
Per $1,000 of estimated cost: $30.
(c) 
Roofing, reroofing and siding:
[1] 
Residential, per activity: $75 (e.g., roofing plus siding = $150).
[2] 
Nonresidential, per activity: $100 (e.g., roofing plus siding = $200).
(d) 
Demolition:
[1] 
Residential.
[a] 
Principal building: $350.
[b] 
Accessory structures: $150.
[c] 
Fireplace/masonry: $100.
[2] 
Nonresidential/mixed use.
[a] 
Principal building: $750.
[b] 
Accessory structures: $250.
[3] 
Interior demolition $100 per technical section subcode.
[a] 
Residential: minimum fee of $100.
[b] 
Mixed use/commercial: minimum fee of $200.
(e) 
State surcharge: calculated upon current state fees in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b).
(f) 
Lead hazard abatement with certificate of clearance: $145.
(g) 
Asbestos abatement with administrative certificate: $160.
(h) 
Certificate of occupancy, UCC:
[1] 
Residential (new construction or rehabilitation): $100.
[2] 
Nonresidential: $200.
(i) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy, UCC:
[1] 
Initial issuance: $100.
[2] 
Each subsequent renewal and request for certificate of occupancy: $200.
(j) 
Change of contractor: $25.
(k) 
Plan review fee: 20% of the anticipated permit fee which is nonrefundable.
(l) 
Withdrawn permit administrative fee: 30% includes plan review fee.
(m) 
Reinstatement of lapsed permit fee: 80% of original fee.
(n) 
Certificate of continued occupancy, UCC, applicant requested:
[1] 
General visual inspection by all subcode officials: $100 per subcode.
(o) 
Uniform Construction Code variations:
[1] 
Residential: $125.
[2] 
Commercial/mixed use: $250.
(p) 
Retaining walls: $75, plus zoning review fee:
[1] 
If four feet or more in height per wall, or four feet or more in cumulative height of series of walls (i.e., terraced walls), additional $200.
(q) 
Zoning review fee.
[1] 
Residential: $75 for applications not involving either use review or increase in habitable space/reconstruction/addition/new construction.
[2] 
Residential: $125 for applications involving any of the following:
[a] 
Use review (change or confirmation of building and/or land use).
[b] 
New construction/reconstruction/addition (in excess of 200 square feet).
[3] 
Nonresidential: (assembly; business; educational; factory/industrial; high hazard; institutional; mercantile; storage; utility/miscellaneous):
[a] 
For those applications involving use review only (change or confirmation of building and/or land's occupancy and/or use): $125.
[b] 
For those applications involving use review (change or confirmation of building and/or land's) occupancy and/or use in conjunction with either new building construction/reconstruction or building addition: $200.
[4] 
Signage: $75.
[5] 
Other/nonclassified: $75.
(r) 
Patios: zoning review fee, $75.
(s) 
Fences: zoning review fee (privacy): $75.
[1] 
Pool fence/barrier: zoning review fee, $75, plus:
[a] 
Residential flat fee: $75.
[b] 
Nonresidential flat fee: $100.
(t) 
Swimming pool zoning review fee: $75.
[1] 
Aboveground: $150.
[2] 
Semi-in-ground: $300; also requires soil movement permit.
[3] 
In-ground, per $1,000 of estimated cost: $30; also requires soil movement permit.
(u) 
Signs: zoning review fee of: $75 plus:
[1] 
Flat fee of $100 if construction permit is required.
(v) 
Trailers used for construction offices and storage:
[1] 
Residential: $100 each.
[2] 
Nonresidential/mixed use: $300 each.
(w) 
Private walkways: zoning review fee, $75.
(x) 
Driveways: zoning review fee, $75.
(y) 
Change of tenancy/occupancy zoning, plus fire-prevention fees:
[1] 
Residential: $100, plus $40 each per additional unit.
[2] 
Nonresidential or mixed (BCCO): $200, plus $100 per additional unit.
(z) 
Shed: zoning review fee, $75.
[1] 
Two hundred square feet or more: requires soil movement permit and foundation and construction permit.
[a] 
Flat fee of $75.
(aa) 
Temporary tents:
[1] 
Residential and nonresidential flat fee: $100.
(bb) 
Storage tanks, in gallons per installation:
Storage Tank
(gallons)
Fee
330 or less
$75
660 or less
$125
1,000 or less
$200
5,000 or less
$500
5,001 or more
$1,000
(cc) 
Tank demolition, per tank:
[1] 
Residential: $100.
[2] 
Mixed use/commercial: $200.
(dd) 
Outdoor cafes: $100.
(ee) 
Relocation of structure, plus zoning review fee:
[1] 
$30 per $1000 of estimated cost. $500 flat fee.
(ff) 
Special inspection fee request for emergency/extraordinary situations:
[1] 
Special inspection fees. Any person, partnership or corporation who requests and obtains a required code inspection either before or after regular Building Department hours of business or on holidays and weekends shall be required to pay, in addition to any established permit and certificate fees, the current contractual hourly compensation rate (1 1/2 times their normal hourly salary) for the Code Officials performing the inspections, plus an administrative surcharge of 20% of said calculated amount. Said fee shall be calculated and based on the amount of time required for said inspections with payment for a minimum inspection time of no less than two hours with the calculated surcharge.
(gg) 
Search of Borough Records.
[1] 
Current year and back two years, no retrieval fee only the per page copy charges.
[2] 
Beyond two years from the date of request: $40 per hour or part thereof retrieval fee, plus copy charges per page.
(2) 
Electrical subcode fees. Minimum fee residential R3/R5: $75. Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
(a) 
Receptacles and fixtures [lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, detectors, light poles, motors (fractional horsepower), emergency and exit lights, communication points and alarm devices/fire alarm control panel]:
[1] 
One to 25 units: $75.
[2] 
Each additional 25 or fraction thereof: $60.
(b) 
Motors and electrical devices over 1 HP:
[1] 
One horsepower to 10 horsepower: $100.
[2] 
From 11 horsepower to 50 horsepower: $200.
[3] 
From 51 horsepower to 100 horsepower: $250.
[4] 
Greater than 101 horsepower: $450.
(c) 
Transformers and generators over 1 KW (equipment and appliances, including electrical range oven, dishwasher, dryer, water heater, boiler, furnace, baseboard heat, space heaters, transfer switches, or any other fixed or plug-in appliance), each:
[1] 
One kilowatt to 10 kilowatts: $100.
[2] 
Over 11 kilowatts to 45 kilowatts: $100.
[3] 
Over 46 kilowatts to 112.5 kilowatts: $200.
[4] 
Over 112.5 kilowatts: $450.
(d) 
Service panels, entrances and subpanels:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 150 amps: $175.
[2] 
From 151 amps to 200 amps: $200.
[3] 
From 201 amps to 400 amps: $275.
[4] 
From 401 amps to 1,200 amps: $450.
[5] 
Over 1,201 amps: $750.
[6] 
Additional meters included in service: $35.
[7] 
Underground conduit:
[a] 
Residential, $1 per linear foot with minimum of $75;
[b] 
Nonresidential, $1.50 per linear foot with minimum of $100.
(e) 
Air-conditioning units (disconnect, compress/condenser and air handler):
[1] 
Each: $60.
[2] 
Replacement of any system part: $35.
(f) 
Burglar alarm system (complete): $60.
(g) 
Hydromassage tub (interior whirlpool tub/spa): $150.
(h) 
Swimming pools (includes receptacle, switch, trench, bonding and equipotential bonding mat):
[1] 
Aboveground: $75.
[2] 
Semi-in-ground: $90.
[3] 
In-ground: $125.
[4] 
Light, each: $50.
(i) 
Hot tub or spa (exterior): $150.
(j) 
Certificate of compliance (annual inspection for public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs): $100.
(3) 
Plumbing subcode fees. Minimum fee residential R3/R5: $75. Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
(a) 
Water closet/toilet/urinals/bidets: $25.
(b) 
Bathtub: $25.
(c) 
Lavatory/sink: $25.
(d) 
Shower: $25.
(e) 
Floor drain: $25.
(f) 
Dishwasher: $25.
(g) 
Drinking fountain/water cooler: $25.
(h) 
Washing machine: $25.
(i) 
Hose bibb: $25.
(j) 
Stacks: $25.
(k) 
Water heater:
[1] 
Residential: $70.
[2] 
Commercial: $125.
(l) 
Fuel oil piping: $65.
(m) 
Gas piping: $25 per connection.
(n) 
Steam/hot-water boiler/furnace:
[1] 
Residential: $65.
[2] 
Commercial: $125.
(o) 
Sewer pump/ejector: $65.
(p) 
Interceptor/separators: $65.
(q) 
Backflow preventer:
[1] 
Residential: $65.
[2] 
Commercial with test ports: $100.
(r) 
Sewer connection/replace/repair:
[1] 
Residential: $200.
[2] 
Commercial: $300.
(s) 
Water service connection.
[1] 
Two inches or less: $100.
[2] 
Over two inches: $200.
(t) 
Refrigerant units: $65.
(u) 
Active solar system: $65.
(v) 
Garbage disposal: $25.
(w) 
Indirect connection: $25.
(x) 
Humidifier: $25.
(y) 
Condensate line/drain: $25.
(z) 
Roof drains: $25.
(aa) 
Septic connection: $65.
(bb) 
Water softener: $65.
(cc) 
Swimming pool:
[1] 
Aboveground: $65.
[2] 
Semi-in-ground: $80.
[3] 
In-ground: $100.
(dd) 
Medical gas piping: $25 per connection.
(ee) 
Annual testing of commercial backflow devices: $75 per device.
(ff) 
Swimming pool heater: $100.
(gg) 
Gas service, residential: $100.
(hh) 
Gas service, commercial: $200.
(4) 
Fire protection subcode fees. Minimum fee residential R3/R5: $75. Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
(a) 
Installation of flammable/combustible/liquid storage tanks:
[1] 
Up to 350 gallons: $75.
[2] 
Over 350 gallons to 1,000 gallons: $100.
[3] 
Over 1,000 gallons to 5,000 gallons: $250.
[4] 
Over 5,000 gallons to 10,000 gallons: $500.
[5] 
Over 10,000 gallons: $1,000.
(b) 
Alarm/supervisory/signaling devices (smoke, heat, carbon monoxide, pull stations, water flow, tampers, low/high air, horn/strobes and bells), each:
[1] 
One through six: $100.
[2] 
Each additional device: $10.
(c) 
Wet and dry sprinkler heads:
[1] 
From one through 19: $200.
[2] 
From 20 through 100: $300.
[3] 
From 101 through 200: $400.
[4] 
From 201 through 400: $748.
[5] 
From 401 through 1,000: $1,036.
[6] 
Over 1,000: $1,323.
(d) 
Stand pipes: $289.
(e) 
Kitchen hood exhaust system: $200.
(f) 
Pre-engineered systems:
[1] 
Wet chemical: $150.
[2] 
Dry chemical: $150.
[3] 
C02 suppression: $150.
[4] 
Foam suppression: $150.
[5] 
FM200 suppression: $150.
(g) 
Smoke control systems: $500.
(h) 
Gas- or oil-fired appliance: $60.
(i) 
Fireplaces/wood stoves: $75.
(j) 
Fire sprinkler component fee costs in addition to sprinkler heads:
[1] 
Hydraulic calculations or alterations to pipe schedule, plan review: $75.
[2] 
Dry pipe alarm, pre-action and similar devices: $75.
[3] 
Supervisory devices, each: $25.
[4] 
Water service for fire line:
[a] 
Up to two inches: $200.
[b] 
Two inches to five inches: $300.
[c] 
Six inches or larger: $750.
[d] 
Eight inches or larger: $1,000.
[5] 
Fire pump: $1,000.
(k) 
Fire alarm system components fees in addition to alarm devices:
[1] 
Fire alarm panel, new installation or replacement: $100.
[2] 
Fire alarm system security and other devices (i.e., door locks, electromagnetic releases, hold-open devices, elevator control valves and floor control valves): $10 each.
(l) 
Metal chimney or liners:
[1] 
R3/R5, each: $60.
[2] 
Mixed use/commercial: $100.
(m) 
Emergency lights and exit signs, each: $5.
(5) 
Mechanical subcode fees.
(a) 
R3/R5 structure/use group minimum fee: $75.
[1] 
Water heater: $70.
[2] 
Fuel oil piping connections: $65.
[3] 
Gas piping connections, per connection: $20.
[4] 
Steam boiler with backflow: $130.
[5] 
Hot-water boiler with backflow: $130.
[6] 
Hot-air furnace: $130.
[7] 
Oil tank: $75.
[8] 
LPG tank: $75.
[9] 
Fireplace: $75.
[10] 
Hydronic piping: $65.
[11] 
Radiant heat piping: $65.
[12] 
Lawn irrigation system: $60.
(b) 
Minimum fee mixed use/commercial: $100.
[1] 
Mechanical work on other than an R3/R5 structure/use group shall be calculated based upon $30 per $1,000 of estimated cost.
(6) 
Tree removal permit. The fee for a tree removal permit shall be:
Number of Trees
Fee
1 to 5*
$100
6 to 10
$150
11 to 20
$250
21 to 50
$500
51 and over
$1,000, plus an additional $100 for each additional 5 trees or part thereof
NOTE:
*
A permit is required, but there is no fee for less than two trees in a twenty-four-month period. The twenty-four-month period is counted from the date the permit is issued by the Construction Office.
(7) 
Elevator subcode fees: 100% of the state fees and subject to change by the state pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6, plus administrative fee of 15%.
(8) 
Garage sales. The administrative processing fee for a garage sale permit shall be $10.
(9) 
Contractors and builders, annually: $25.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(10) 
Temporary permit: fee of $50; duration of no longer than one month (30 days) and limit of no more than three temporary permits per vendor in any twelve-month period. The duration of the temporary permit and the fee may be waived and/or revised by the Mayor and Council. To obtain a waiver/revision, the applicant must submit a written appeal to the Mayor and Council, via the Borough Clerk. Thereafter, the appeal shall be heard as soon as practicable at a public meeting.
[Added 9-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1210]
D. 
Fire Prevention Bureau.[17]
(1) 
Mercantile Use Group: $60.
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:725; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085]
(2) 
Business Use Group: $60.
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:725; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085]
(3) 
Storage Use Group: $60.
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:725; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085]
(4) 
Factory Use Group: $60.
[Amended 8-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:725; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085]
(5) 
Residential Use Group:
Class
Fee
R1: Non-owner-occupied 1- and 2-family dwellings
$25
R2: 3 to 10 residential units
$35
R3: 11 to 25 residential units
$50
R4: 26 and more residential units
$75, plus $20 for every 15 units above 26
(6) 
Businesses or activities permits:
Class
Fee
P-1 Use of tar kettle
$35
P-2 Storage, handling or use of compressed gases not otherwise specified
$5 per tank
P-3 Storage, handling or use of hazardous materials or chemicals not otherwise specified, in accordance with the following:
Liquid Measurement
(gallons)
Weight Measurement
(pounds)
Fee
5 to 55
  5 to 500
$25
56 to 110
  501 to 1,000
$50
111 to 550
1,001 to 5,000
$100
  551 to 5,000
5,001 to 50,000
$250
Over 5,000
Over 50,000
$500
P-4 Storage, handling or use of liquid petroleum gases (LPG, propane) in accordance with the following:
Number of Tanks
Fee per Tank
1 to 5
$15
6 to 20
$10, but not less than $75 total
Over 20
$7.50, but not less than $200 total
(7) 
Certificate of smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector compliance: $50.
[Amended 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:972]
(8) 
Certificate of fire code status: $100.[18]
[18]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D(9), Fire alarms, added 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 1999:801, was repealed 6-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:972.
[17]
Editor's Note: For regulatory provisions regarding these fees, see Ch. 106, Fire Prevention.
E. 
Land use fees.[19]
(1) 
Planning Board:
[Amended 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753]
(a) 
Minor subdivision: $500, plus deposit for costs.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(b) 
Major subdivision, for each proposed lot: $500, plus deposit for costs.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(c) 
Site plan approval: $350, plus deposit for costs.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(d) 
Additional cost for site plan or subdivision approval with one or more variances: $200, plus deposit for costs.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(e) 
Deposit for costs: $150.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(f) 
Appeals and all other applications to the Board: $200.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(g) 
Minor soil application:
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882; amended 9-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1213]
[1] 
Minor soil-moving application fee: $25.
[2] 
Minor soil-moving with engineering review application fee: $50.
(h) 
Major soil-moving application fee: $350.
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882; amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(i) 
An escrow deposit of $700 for a major soil-moving application in order to conduct the required engineering review. Additional escrow deposits may be required as deemed necessary by the Planning Board or Planning Board Engineer.
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882; amended 8-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:991; 8-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:1243]
(j) 
An escrow deposit for a retaining wall may be required as deemed necessary by the Planning Board Engineer.
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(k) 
Soil-moving fee. Major soil moving fee is $400; minor soil movement is $0.75 per cubic yard, with a minimum of $25.
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882; amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 5-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1040; 4-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1063]
(l) 
An escrow deposit of $600 to defray the costs of the Borough Engineer's review of an application relative to stormwater runoff as required by § 108-21D of this Code.
[Added 8-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:991]
(m) 
An escrow deposit of $250 is required for applications for minor soil moving with engineering review permits to defray the costs of engineering review of the "as built" and field verification by the Engineer.
[Added 9-14-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1213]
(2) 
Escrow deposits for Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment. Unless set forth elsewhere in this ordinance, escrow fees for professional review and consultation for site plan and subdivisions shall be determined by the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Adjustment prior to the public hearing.
[Amended 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753]
(3) 
Zoning Board of Adjustment:
[Amended 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(a) 
Variances or special permits pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d:
[1] 
Non-use variance or special permit involving single-family or two-family residential use: $200.
[2] 
Non-use variance or special permit, commercial, industrial or multifamily dwellings in excess of a two-family residential use: $500.
[3] 
Use variance application for a single-family or two-family residence: $350.
[4] 
Use variance for commercial and industrial uses or multifamily dwellings in excess of a two-family residential use: $700.
(b) 
Site plan or subdivision:
[1] 
Minor subdivision: $500, plus deposit for costs.
[2] 
Major subdivision, for each proposed lot: $500, plus deposit for costs.
[3] 
Site plan approval: $350, plus deposit for costs.
[4] 
Additional cost for site plan or subdivision approval with one or more variances are requested: $200, plus deposit for costs.
[5] 
Deposit for costs: $150.
[6] 
Appeals and applications, pursuant to Borough Code § 35-21; all other applications to Board: $200.
(4) 
Escrow deposits for Planning Board and Zoning Board professionals:[20]
[Amended 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(a) 
Minimum escrow fees for anticipated legal services:
[Amended 8-8-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:991]
[1] 
Planning Board:
[Amended 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:1159]
[a] 
Minor subdivision: $800.
[b] 
Major subdivision: $1,200.
[c] 
Site plan: $950.
[d] 
All other applications: $300.
[2] 
Zoning Board:
[a] 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a: $500.
[b] 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b: $500.
[c] 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c ("bulk" variance):
[i] 
Single-family residential: $300.
[ii] 
Multifamily residential and nonresidential: $1,000.
[d] 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d (“use” variance): $1,000.
[e] 
Site plan: $1,500.
[Amended 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:1159]
(b) 
Minimum escrow for anticipated engineering services:
[1] 
Minor subdivision $800.
[Amended 8-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:1243]
[2] 
Major subdivision (or minor subdivision, where extension of municipal utilities is involved):
[a] 
Three to 10 lots: $400 per lot.
[b] 
Eleven to 20 lots: $275 per lot.
[c] 
Twenty-one or more lots: $250 per lot.
[3] 
Site plan:
[a] 
Up to 3.0 acres: $900.
[b] 
Three and zero-tenths acres up to 6.0 acres: $1,200.
[c] 
Six and zero-tenths acres or greater: $1,500.
[4] 
For residential applications before the Zoning Board of Adjustment, an engineering escrow fee of $300 shall be required for any application which a majority of the Board Members present at the work session determine requires an engineering review by the Zoning Board Engineer.
[Added 1-4-2011 by Ord. No. 2010:1085]
[20]
Editor's Note: For regulatory provisions regarding escrow deposits, see Chapter 35, Land Use Procedures, § 35-31.
(4.1) 
Special meeting fee (either board): $1,000. (Exception: if the special meeting is called by the Board, the fee may be waived by the Board.)
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(5) 
Satellite earth station:
(a) 
Permit: $25.
(b) 
Deposit: $100.
(6) 
Residential development fees.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
Developmental fees for residential development shall be 1.5% of the equalized value of the assessment.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(b) 
Fees exceeding those permitted in this section may be collected where an agreement is entered into with the developer which offers a financial incentive for paying higher fees. An agreements are subject to approval by the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).
(c) 
Development fees shall be imposed and collected when an existing structure undergoes a change to a more intense use, is demolished or replaced, or is expanded, if the expansion is not otherwise exempt from the development fee requirement. The development fee shall be calculated on the increase in the equalized assessed value of the improved structure.
[Added 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1216]
(7) 
Nonresidential development fees.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
Development fees shall be 2.5% of the equalized assessed value for nonresidential development or as otherwise required by state law.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(b) 
Fees exceeding those permitted in this section may be collected where there is an agreement with the developer that offers a financial incentive for paying higher fees. Such agreements may include, but are not limited to, design waivers, tax abatement, increased commercial/industrial square footage, increased commercial/industrial lot coverage and/or increased commercial/industrial impervious coverage in return for an increased fee. The fee negotiated shall bear a reasonable relationship to the additional commercial/industrial consideration to be received. All agreements are subject to approval by COAH.
(8) 
Eligible exaction, ineligible exactions and exemptions.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
Inclusionary developments shall be exempt from paying development fees except when a developer elects to pay a fee in lieu of building low- and moderate-income housing units, as provided for in Subsection E(6)(b) of this chapter.
(b) 
Developers that expand an existing nonresidential structure shall pay a development fee as required in Subsection E of this section. The development fee shall be calculated based on the increase in the equalized assessed value of the improved structure.
(c) 
(Reserved)[21]
[21]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E(8)(c), regarding improvements and expansions to residential structures, was repealed 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1216. See now Subsection E(6)(c).
(d) 
Developers that have received preliminary or final approval prior to the effective date of this subsection shall be exempt from paying a development fee unless the developer seeks a substantial change in the approval.
(e) 
Developers of churches, synagogues, public nonprofit uses or hospitals shall be exempt from paying a development fee.
(9) 
Collection of fees.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
Developers shall pay 50% of the calculated development fee at the issuance of building permits. The development fee shall be estimated by the Tax Assessor prior to the issuance of building permits.
(b) 
Developers shall pay the remaining fee upon the issuance of certificates of occupancy. Upon issuance of certificates of occupancy, the Tax Assessor shall calculate the equalized assessed value and the appropriate development fee. The developer shall be responsible for paying the difference between the fee calculated at certificate of occupancy and the amount paid at building permit.
(c) 
Development fees that are challenged by a developer shall be placed in an interest-bearing account. If all or a portion of the contested fees are returned to the developer, the accrued interest on the returned amount shall also be returned.
(10) 
Housing Trust Fund.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
There is hereby created an interest-bearing Housing Trust Fund in Fleet Bank for the purpose of receiving development fees from residential and nonresidential developers. All development fees paid pursuant to this section shall be deposited in this fund. No money shall be expended from the Housing Trust Fund unless the expenditure conforms to the municipality's spending plan approved by COAH.
(b) 
If COAH determines that the Borough is not in conformance with COAH's rules on development fees, COAH is authorized to direct the manner in which all development fees collected pursuant to this section shall be expended. Such authorization is pursuant to this section, COAH's rules on development fees and the written authorization from the governing body to the Fleet Bank.
(11) 
Use of funds.
[Added 1-4-1999 by Ord. No. 1998:786]
(a) 
Money deposited in a Housing Trust Fund may be used for any activity approved by COAH for addressing the Borough's low- and moderate-income housing obligation. Such activities may include, but are not necessarily limited to, housing rehabilitation; new construction; regional contribution agreements; the purchase of land for low- and moderate-income housing; extensions and/or improvements of roads and infrastructure to low- and moderate-income housing sites; assistance designed to render units to be more affordable to low- and moderate-income people; and administrative costs necessary to implement the Borough's housing element. The expenditure of all money shall conform to the spending plan approved by COAH.
(b) 
At least 30% of the revenues collected, not targeted for a regional contribution agreement, rehabilitation program or a municipal construction project, shall be devoted to render units more affordable. Examples of such activities include, but are not limited to, down payment assistance, low interest loans and rental assistance.
(c) 
No more than 20% of the revenues shall be expended on administrative costs necessary to develop, revise or implement the housing element. Examples of eligible administrative activities include personnel, consultant services, space costs, consumable supplies and rental or purchase of equipment.
(d) 
Development fees shall not be used to reimburse the Borough for municipal expenditures that preceded its judgment of repose.
(12) 
Expiration of provisions. Subsection E(6) through (12) permitting the collection of development fees shall expire as a result of any of the following:
(a) 
COAH's dismissal or denial of a petition for substantive certification.
(b) 
COAH's revocation of either substantive certification or its certification of this subsection.
(c) 
The expiration of the time defined by a judgment of repose or substantive certification unless the Borough has filed an adopted housing element with COAH, petitioned for substantive certification and received COAH's approval of its development fee ordinance.
(13) 
Fees for updating Borough Tax Map. Developers shall pay a fee of $100 per lot for the updating of Borough Tax Map(s).
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(14) 
Fund for traffic studies and implementation of solutions to traffic problems The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Closter, New Jersey, deem it necessary to the public interest, health, safety, comfort, convenience, protection of property values and general welfare of the Borough of Closter to provide a mechanism whereby the Planning Board or Zoning Board may require an applicant to contribute to a fund dedicated to traffic studies and implementation of solutions to traffic problems whenever either Board determines that the applicant's plan may have a detrimental effect on traffic and when a remedy to that determination is not evident or practical. Said contributions may be used for traffic studies and implementation of solutions to traffic problems at the site or elsewhere in the Borough and/or future improvements at the site or elsewhere in the Borough.
[Added 9-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:873]
[19]
Editor's Note: For regulatory provisions regarding these fees, see Chapter 35, Land Use Procedures, § 35-30.
F. 
Miscellaneous.
(1) 
(Reserved)[22]
[22]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(1), Search of Borough records, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
(2) 
Certification of documents, each: $5.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(3) 
For copies of public records which are required by law to be made, maintained or kept on file, the fee shall be as set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq, the Open Public Records Act.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 7-24-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:870; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(a) 
Whenever a requestor asks for copies of a record in a medium not routinely used by the Borough, not routinely developed or maintained by the Borough, or requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the Clerk may charge the requestor a special service charge, which will differ from the flat fee set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. and which will be equal to the actual cost of reproduction of the record in the medium requested, including labor.
(b) 
Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined, or copied is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the Clerk may charge a special service charge, which will differ from the flat fee set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. and which will be equal to the actual cost of the reproduction of that record.
(c) 
The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the special service charge prior to it being incurred.
(d) 
Reproduction of compact disc(s): equal to the cost of purchasing the discs to be provided to the requestor.
(4) 
Reprints of portions of Code Book: letter size: $0.05 per page; legal size: $0.07 per page.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(5) 
Certified list of persons requiring notice of hearing: $0.25 per name or $30, whichever is greater.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(6) 
Transcripts: equal to cost incurred by Borough.
(7) 
Notice of publication: equal to cost incurred by Borough.
(8) 
(Reserved)[23]
[23]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(8), Reproduction of compact discs, as amended, was repealed 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208.
(9) 
Filming.
[Added 8-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1994:679]
(a) 
Filming permit: $500.
(b) 
Filming permit for filming on public land: $1,000.
(c) 
Filming permit for nonprofit applicants filming for educational purposes (including public land): $25.
(10) 
Notarization: $2 for residents or nonresidents.
[Added 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(11) 
Road opening.
[Added 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; amended 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 2017:1234]
(a) 
Permit application fees.
Nonrefundable application fee:
Small openings
$300
Extensive openings
$300, plus an additional $1 per linear foot over 100 feet
Nonreported opening
$750
Nonrefundable inspection fee (non-engineering)*
$350 (covers a minimum of 4 inspections of not more than 1-hour duration each; additional non-engineering inspections at $75 per hour)
*Charges for engineering inspections are based on the hourly professional fees set forth in Code § 171-40 and will be charged against the applicant's security deposit
(b) 
Security deposit fee for guaranteeing paved area, curb, sidewalk or driveway:
[1] 
Opening paved area, curb, gutter, sidewalk or driveway:
[a] 
Base charge: $30.
[b] 
Charge for each square yard of trench opened: $20.
[c] 
Charge for each square yard of paving: $7.50.
[d] 
Charge for each linear foot of curb: $10.
[2] 
Opening shoulders and roadside areas:
[a] 
Base charge: $30.
[b] 
Charge for each square yard of trench opened: $7.50.
[3] 
Boring, tunneling or driving under the road:
[a] 
Base charge: $30.
[b] 
Charge per linear foot of boring: $2.
(12) 
Late fee: application for use of town grounds. There shall be a fee of $200 for the processing of any application for the use of town grounds when that application is made less than six weeks prior to the use date being requested.
[Added 7-13-2011 by Ord. No. 2011:1100]
G. 
Police Department.[24]
(1) 
Accident reports.
(a) 
In person: in accordance with reproduction of records as listed above.
(b) 
Other than in person: in addition to the above fees, $5 for the first three pages, plus $1 per page thereafter.
(2) 
Alarm system.
[Amended 9-25-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:730]
(a) 
Burglar (direct, dialer, central station), fire (direct, dialer, central station) and local (audible, bell, siren): $50.
[Amended 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068]
(b) 
Reconnection fee: $40.
(3) 
(Reserved)[25]
[25]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection G(3), Bicycles, was repealed 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068.
(4) 
Case reports: in accordance with reproduction of records as listed above.
(5) 
Fingerprinting, noncriminal: $15.
[Amended 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(6) 
Firearms.
(a) 
Identification card: $5.
(b) 
Pistol purchase permit: $2.
(7) 
Good conduct letter: $25.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(8) 
Photographs: $5 per each four-by-six color print.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(9) 
[26]Applications: $50 for a resume-based application (for PTC certified and transfer applicants); $100 for a full application that requires a physical fitness test (pre-academy).
[Amended 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:1159]
[26]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection G(9), Skateboards, roller skates and other human-powered recreational locomotion devices, impoundment storage, was repealed 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068.
(10) 
Tapes. Audio, video, etc., to view or listen to any tape in headquarters: $75 per copy. This fee is subject to waiver for indigent defendants by the Municipal Court Judge.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(11) 
Borough Tax Map: $2.
[Amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(12) 
Towing and storage.
[Added 7-24-1996 by Ord. No. 1996:720; amended 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 5-10-2006 by Ord. No. 2006:968; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(a) 
Nonrefundable application fee: $25.
(b) 
The following is the maximum fee schedule for towing services, either a regular tow or flatbed to garage:
[Amended 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068; 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 2012:1115]
Service
Regular Business Hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays)
After Business Hours (before 8:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m., plus all day Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Passenger cars, small vans, pickups, motorcycles, mopeds and trail bikes
$100
$110
Service calls (flat tires: to remove tire and replace with spare, add $30 to rates)
$50
$60
Motor vehicle lockouts
$60
$85
(c) 
The fee for vehicle storage is $40 per day, outside, or $75 per day, inside, including the first day of towing.
[Amended 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068]
(d) 
Charges may be added, in addition to those listed in Subsection G(12)(b) above, as follows: $85 per hour due to unreasonable delays or unusual difficulties encountered at the towing scene, and up to $40 for Speedy Dry and/or other cleanup at the accident scene. A fuel surcharge may also apply.
[Amended 6-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1068]
(e) 
The Police Department shall retain a list of authorized towing companies which, to the extent practicable, shall include only towing businesses located within the Borough of Closter.
(f) 
Wreckers or towing vehicles on police call list: $125.
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(13) 
Private duty police work: police officer’s hourly overtime rate, plus an additional fee of 25% for administrative and operational costs, apportioned as follows: 10% administrative, 10% vehicle maintenance, and 5% fuel; nonprofit organizations pay a reduced additional fee of 15% for administrative and operational costs.
[Added 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; amended 12-21-1998 by Ord. No. 1998:784; 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:982; 4-28-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1065; 8-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1071; 7-26-2017 by Ord. No. 2017:1228]
(14) 
Applicants for new liquor licenses shall reimburse the Borough for all outside professional accounting, attorney and auditing fees related to the Police Department's investigation of said liquor license application.
[Added 12-11-2002 by Ord. No. 2002:882]
(15) 
Permit for inspection and connecting to sanitary sewer system: $100.
[Added 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(16) 
(Reserved)
(17) 
Hawkers, peddlers, solicitors and street vendors:
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208; 8-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018:1244]
(a) 
Hawkers/canvassers/solicitors: $75 per individual going door-to-door to defray the cost to the Borough of processing, verifying and supervising the application information as set forth in this chapter.
(b) 
Street vendors: $100 per food truck; $100 per food stand vendor.
[24]
Editor's Note: For regulatory provisions regarding Police Department fees, see Ch. 50, Art. VI.
H. 
Tax Assessor.
(1) 
List of property owners. If requested pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-12, the fee shall be $0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater. If requested for any other purpose, the fee shall be $30.
[Amended 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
I. 
Tax Collector/Treasurer.
[Amended 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708]
(1) 
Duplicate tax bill: $5.
(2) 
Subsequent copies: $25. each.
(3) 
Returned check fee: $50.
[Added 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; amended 4-14-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1063]
(4) 
Property tax history printout: $1 per block/lot.
[Added 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; amended 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
(5) 
Copy of Tax Map: $1 per sheet, copy size not to exceed legal-sized paper or 8.5 inches by 14 inches. Larger sizes are per sheet.
[Added 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; amended 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024]
(6) 
Alpine sewer charges/assessment (if required): hookup, maintenance and sewer charges shall be set annually, prior to July 1 or as soon as practicable thereafter, by resolution of the Mayor and Council.
[Added 12-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001:854; amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959; 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:982; 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008:1024; 8-25-2010 by Ord. No. 2010:1072]
(7) 
Notice of tax sale: $25.
[Added 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959]
J. 
Municipal Court.
[Added 8-24-1994 by Ord. No. 1994:676]
(1) 
Public Defender application fee: up to $200.
[Amended 12-9-2015 by Ord. No. 2015:1200]
K. 
Power to waive fees. The Mayor and Council shall have the power to waive the collection of all fees by any public official or board of the Borough of Closter upon application being made to it by any charitable, religious, veterans or eleemosynary organization. The Mayor and Council shall have the power to waive, for a disabled person, any municipal fee or charge required to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit. For the purposes of this section, the term "disabled person" is used as defined in N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e.
[Added 1-2-1996 by Ord. No. 1995:708; amended 2-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009:1029]
L. 
Recreation Commission fees. Registration for various recreational activities shall be determined and published annually by the Recreation Commission prior to the activities occurring. The registration fee shall be no less than $100 per sport and no greater than $250 per family.
[Added 12-22-1997 by Ord. No. 1997:753; amended 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:959; 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:982; 4-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014:1159]
M. 
Parking Authority fees: fee collected per parking space in accordance with Closter Code § 183-84C: $1,650.
[Added 4-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007:982]
N. 
Bulky white goods and tire pickup:
[Added 7-27-2016 by Ord. No. 2016:1208]
(1) 
Per pickup, bulky white metal item: $35; no more than three items.
(2) 
Per tire, without rim: $10.
(3) 
Bulky white goods dropoff: $20.
(4) 
Tire (without rim) dropoff, per tire: $7.