Town of Clay, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clay 7-6-1992 by L.L. No. 3-1992. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and designated as "Schedule of Fees of the Town of Clay."
The Town of Clay, recognizing the need to revise certain fees previously adopted dealing with zone changes, special permits, site plan applications, preliminary plat applications, department fees and certain other fees relating to Town Board services incurred for engineering, legal and administrative costs, intends herein to establish a schedule of fees for such various services and to incorporate same within the provisions of this chapter.
It is the intent of the Town of Clay by the enactment of this chapter establishing a schedule of fees for various services performed by Town departments and personnel, to rescind and repeal any and all resolutions and regulations previously adopted that pertain in any way to the fees hereinafter set forth.
[Amended 12-21-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998; 8-20-2001 by L.L. No. 1-2001; 11-6-2002 by L.L. No. 2-2002; 10-7-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002; 3-17-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003; 1-5-2004 by L.L. No. 1-2004; 9-8-2004 by L.L. No. 2-2004; 12-19-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005; 5-7-2007 by L.L. No. 4-2007; 10-6-2008 by L.L. No. 8-2008; 8-20-2012 by L.L. No. 3-2012; 1-20-2016 by L.L. No. 1-2016]
A. 
Fees derived from Code sections. Fees for the specific Code sections enumerated below shall be as follows:
Chapter/Section
Subject
Fee
Chapter 5, Appearance Tickets
Security amount for violation
$15
Chapter 69, Animals
§ 69-5B(3)
Security amount for violation
$15
§ 69-6F(1)
Impoundment fee
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(2)
Boarding fee
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(3)
Distemper shot
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(4)
Bordetella (kennel cough)
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(5)
Rabies (dog or cat)
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(6)
Veterinary examination
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(7)
Deworming
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(8)
Flea treatment
Contractor's rate
§ 69-6F(9)
Parvo virus testing for animals under 6 months of age
Contractor's rate
Chapter 78, Brush, Grass, Rubbish and Weeds
§ 78-6
Work done by Town:
Administrative fee: $150
Chapter 81, Building Construction
§ 81-12
Mobile home: Installation in mobile home court
$125
New residential homes:
Square footage will be based on house square footage, excluding garage square footage and unfinished basement space. Any discrepancies or additional square footage added during construction will be addressed before a certificate of occupancy will be issued:
Up to 1,500 square feet
$600
1,501 to 2,000 square feet
$800
2,001 to 2,500 square feet
$1,000
2,501 to 3,000 square feet
$1,200
3,001 square feet and up
$1,400
Building permit fees:
Upon filing of permit application, where total valuation of work is:
Residential (garages, decks, additions):
Up to $1,000 value of work
$25
$1,001 and over
$25, plus $6 for each additional $1,000 or fraction
Residential (total project) apartments and apartment accessory structures
$100 for the first $1,000 of project value plus $7 for each additional $1,000 or fraction
Pools
Above ground
$60
In-ground
$120
Minor residential accessory structures (currently based on value)
Shed (200 square feet or less)
$30
Residential fence
$30
Commercial, industrial building structures
$100 for the first $1,000 of project value plus $7 for each additional $1,000 value of project
Limited special event (e.g., tent sales)
$125
Work commenced prior to obtaining a building permit
Double the building permit fee
For renewal of expired permits within 2 years of expiration
The larger of $25 or 10% of original fee
The foregoing fees shall include the certificate of occupancy, except that:
Fee for each reinspection following a scheduled final inspection when work is complete
$50
After-hours inspection fee
$75
Chapter 86, Buildings, Unsafe
§ 86-12D
Emergency work done by Town
Administrative fee: $150
§ 86-15
Assessment and lien
Administrative fee: $150
Chapter 100, Excavations
§ 100-9
Initial permit fee
$500, plus $1 per acre for each acre of land proposed to be used for or in connection with operations to be conducted thereunder (excluding unimproved setbacks from roadways and including areas previously used but not yet rehabilitated in accordance with an approved plan)
Annual renewal fee
$100, plus the acreage charge outlined above
Renewal fee if public hearing required
Same as initial fee
Chapter 112, Flood Damage Prevention
§ 112-11B
Deposit to cover additional application costs
No more than $500
Chapter 118, Games of Chance
§ 118-9C
License fee for conduct of games
$25 for each license period
§ 118-9D
License fee for leasing of premises to conduct games
$50
Chapter 144, Mobile Home Courts
Annual license fee
$100, plus $4 per mobile home
Chapter 167, Peddling and Soliciting
§ 167-5
Additional deposit/bond amount for a license as a solicitor who demands, accepts or receives payment or deposit of money in advance of final delivery
$5,000
§ 167-12
License fee for each person licensed as a hawker, peddler or solicitor for a period of:
One month or less
$20
Six months or less
$40
In excess of six months but for not more than one year
$75
Chapter 200, Subdivision of Land
§ 200-5A
Monuments and lot corner markers
$450 each
Chapter 216, Vehicles, Abandoned, Junked or Inoperative
§ 216-3B
Removal procedure
Administrative fee: $150
Chapter 223, Water
§ 223-9B
Restoration of water service
During regular business hours
$5
During other than regular business hours
$7.50
Chapter 230, Zoning
§§ 230-7B(6), 230-8B(6), 230-9B(6) and 230-10B(6)
Fee in lieu of park and recreation area
$500 per lot
$50 per unit multiple-family
§ 230-22A(19)(c)[3]
Application fee for exterior promotional signs
$5 for each service station or sales outlet for a period of 30 days and an additional sum of $5 for each additional period of 30 days not to exceed a total of 90 days
B. 
Additional fees. Fees in addition to those enumerated above shall be as follows:
(1) 
Town Clerk's office.
Item/Subject Matter
Fee
Town maps
$3
Zoning Ordinance (copy)
$20
Zoning Map (whole)
$20
Zoning Map (half)
$10
Zoning Map Small (whole)
$10
Zoning Map Large (whole)
$20
Drainage and sewer standards
$5
Copies (per page)
Letter/Legal
$0.25
Ledger (11x17)
$0.50
Wide format (exceeds 11x17)
$5
Certification
$1
(2) 
Planning and Development Department.
[Amended 10-6-2008 by L.L. No. 8-2008]
Item/Subject Matter
Fee
Zone change applications
$400
Variance
Residential
$200
Commercial
$400
After construction
Double the fee
Special permit
$300
Site plans and special permits requiring site plan review1
3 acres or less
$900
Over 3 acres
$1,500
Site plans - commercial/industrial2
3 acres or less
$700
Over 3 acres
$1,300
Amended site plans. Amendment of site plans which are proposed within five years of the original site plan approval, which, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Planning and Development, would not involve changes that could adversely impact adjacent properties:
$600
Preliminary plats2
Base fee
$200, plus $50 per lot
Final plats
$300
Zoning information research
$30 per parcel
$30 residential
$75 commercial and apartments
Fire safety/property maintenance inspections required by New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code:
Buildings and/or leased spaces not exceeding 5,000 square feet
$50 per inspection
Building and/or leased spaces 5,001 to 20,000 square feet
$75 per inspection
Building and/or leased spaces over 20,000 square feet
$100 per inspection
Administrative certificate of occupancy
$25 each
Administrative subdivision fee
$75
Administrative site plan fee
$75
Computer-projected images at public meetings:
One image per project application
$25
Each added image per project application
$25
Additional advertising (does not include Town Board zone changes)
As per cost
Additional engineering fees incurred by Town
As per cost
NOTES:
1 For a commercial site plan or residential subdivision (with no proposed public utilities) requiring the preparation of a stormwater pollution prevention plan, an additional $1,500 will need to be deposited with the Town to cover engineering fees for the review of the stormwater pollution prevention plan.
2 Fees for site plans and preliminary plats include engineering charges.
(3) 
Town Board services for special district improvement fees.
(a) 
Engineering, legal and administrative fees associated with petition preparation, reviews of petition plans, public hearings, review of contract drawings, and construction observation shall be based on actual costs incurred. In each case, the project developer shall be required to place deposits with the Town of Clay to cover such costs.
(b) 
For single-family homes and/or townhouses, comprised of seven lots or fewer (with proposed public utilities), an initial deposit of $2,000 plus $450 per lot shall be required after the preliminary plat for the project approved by the Town of Clay Planning Board and prior to any additional work being performed on the project. Prior to the time that petition plans are considered for approval, an additional deposit of $2,000 plus $450 per lot shall be required for each and every section of the development thereafter proposed.
(c) 
For single-family homes and/or townhouses, comprised of eight lots or more (with proposed public utilities), an initial deposit of $2,000 plus $450 per lot shall be required after the preliminary plat for the project is approved by the Town of Clay Planning Board and prior to any additional work being performed on the project. Prior to the time that petition plans are considered for approval, an additional deposit of $2,000 plus $450 per lot shall be required for each and every section of the development thereafter proposed.
(d) 
For commercial and industrial projects with proposed public utilities, fees will be calculated and deposited on a case-by-case basis depending upon the magnitude of the project.
(e) 
If a highway is proposed to be dedicated to the Town as part of the project, an additional fee of $200 per lot will need to be deposited by the developer prior to the contract documents being approved to pay for highway inspection fees.
(f) 
Any pending improvements for which contract drawings have not been approved shall be subject to the same fee provision as set forth in Subsection B(3)(a) through (e).
(g) 
Prior to acceptance of facilities, a preliminary accounting shall be made to determine whether additional monies are required with any necessary payment being made before the utilities are accepted. Upon written request and completion of all facilities, including overland drainage requirements, a final accounting shall be made to the developer within 90 days of such acceptance of the facilities and/or the final certification by the Town Engineers as to the completion of overland drainage requirements. Any unexpended funds will be returned to the developer without interest.