Town of Westerly, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Westerly 8-13-1991 by Ch. No. 983 as § 7-2 of the 1991 Code (as amended through Ch. No. 1143). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-10-2004 by Ch. No. 1490; 5-12-2003 by Ch. No. 1442; 5-8-2006 by Ch. No. 1570; 5-14-2007 by Ch. No. 1601; 6-11-2007 by Ch. No. 1608; 8-20-2007 by Ch. No. 1614; 4-12-2010 by Ch. No. 1711; 11-29-2010 by Ch. No. 1735; 8-20-2012 by Ch. No. 1778; 2-24-2014 by Ch. No. 1806; 3-7-2016 by Ch. No. 1852; 11-5-2018 by Ch. No. 1943; 5-13-2019 by Ch. No. 1958; 7-8-2019 by Ch. No. 1966; 9-30-2019 by Ch. No. 1977; at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Business License and Permit Fee Schedule
Business
Fees
Alcoholic beverages (RIGL 3-7)
(a)
Class A package store (limited to 4 only - by population)
$500.00
(b)
Class B Tavern
$1,500.00
(c)
Class B Victualer
$1,000.00
(d)
Class B Limited
$200.00
(e)
Class B-H (licensed hotel)
$250.00
(f)
Class C Bar
$500.00
(g)
Class D Club
$400.00
(h)
Class D Limited (beer and wine only)
$200.00
(i)
Class E
$10.00
(j)
Class F Limited (beer and wine only)
$15.00
(k)
Class F-1 Full Privilege
$35.00
(l)
Class T Theatres
$200.00
(m)
Transfers
$100.00
(n)
Extended hours (1:00 to 2:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and day before holidays)
$200.00
Amusements (Code Ch. 72)
(a)
Mechanical devices, per device type (such as merry-go-rounds, bumper cars, amusement rides, Ferris wheels, batting cages)
$50.00
(b)
Miniature golf, per device type (Water wizz, rock wall, go carts, paddle boats, jet skis, banana boats, trampolines, etc.)
$50.00
(c)
Bowling alleys, per lane
$20.00
(d)
Coin-operated devices, per machine (video games, pinball machines, jukeboxes, pool tables, etc.)
$20.00
(e)
Distributors of coin-operated devices, plus each device
$100.00
$20.00
Antique shop
$50.00
Billiard, pool tables, etc., (Code Ch. 190)
(a)
Per table
$60.00
(b)
Coin-operated (each additional)
$20.00
Dogs (Code § 76-3)
(a)
Spayed/neutered
$5.00
(b)
Unspayed/unneutered
$10.00
(c)
Dangerous dog
$100.00
(d)
Surcharge
$1.00
(e)
Fine after May 1
$25.00
(f)
Lost Tag
$1.00
Entertainment (Code Ch. 115)
(a)
Indoor (music or entertainment)
$300.00
(b)
Outdoor (music only; six months May 1 to October 31) (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Memorial Day, July 4th, VJ Day, Labor Day – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) (Sundays through Saturdays – minimally amplified soloists – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
$150.00
(c)
Special one-time events (not to exceed 14 days) (religious, charitable, firefighting organizations exempt from fee) (RIGL 5-22-12; Code Ch. 221)
1.
Carnival, circus, concert, sporting event, exhibition, motion pictures, ball, etc.
$100.00
2.
Art festival/craft fair, dance, movies-on-the beach, etc.
$10.00 day (not to exceed $100.00)
3.
Parade, Fundraiser (bazaar, road race, walk-a-thon, etc.)
(No fee; permit only)
Flea markets (indoor or outdoor)
$150.00 (1 to 10 tables)
$300.00 (11 or more)
Food dispenser (RIGL 5-24-1; Code Ch. 247)
(a)
Tavern
1.
Up to 40 rooms
$50.00
2.
41 rooms and over
$75.00
(b)
Victualer houses
$50.00
1.
Extended hours (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
$25.00
Hotels, motels, guest houses (Code Ch. 141)
(a)
1-6 rooms
$25.00
(b)
7-25 rooms
$50.00
(c)
26 or more rooms
$75.00
Itinerant vendors (Code Ch. 186)
Goods, wares and merchandise
1 day to 1 week
$50.00
8 days to 2 weeks
$75.00
More than 2 weeks
$125.00
(not to exceed 3 months)
Junk and secondhand dealers (RIGL 5-21-1; Code Ch. 150)
(a)
Shop, storehouse or other place for reception of junk, old metals or other secondhand articles (including secondhand automobiles, trucks, motorcycles)
$100.00
(b)
Foundryman or other person receiving same for purpose of melting or converting into casting
$5.00
(c)
Gatherer of same in any bag, wagon, cart or truck
$5.00
(d)
Automobile junkyard
$100.00
(e)
Secondhand shop
1.
Retail consignment shop (sale of clothing on a consignment basis)
$100.00
2.
Sale of used clothing or merchandise
$100.00
Mobile homes and trailers (Code Ch. 167)
(a)
Mobile home/trailer parks
$200.00
(b)
Mobile home/trailer storage
$25.00
Mobile food establishment (Code Ch. 186)
(a)
Food trucks, including food carts, ice cream trucks/carts, lemonade trucks/carts
$75.00
(b)
Event/temporary mass gathering
$300.00
Mooring fees
(a)
Mooring fees:
1.
Mooring annual application fee
$25.00
2.
Mooring annual permit fee
$250.00
3.
Mooring application late fee
$50.00
(b)
Mooring waiting list fees:
1.
Waiting list initial application fee
$25.00
2.
Waiting list annual renewal fee
$25.00
Parking spaces, rental (A certified plot plan for the number of cars is required by the Zoning Official) (PL 292)
(a)
50 spaces or fewer
$50.00
(b)
More than 50 spaces
$100.00
Peddlers (hawkers) (Code Ch. 186)
(a)
Ice cream, fruits, vegetables, goods, wares, merchandise, articles or substances
$50.00
(b)
Religious books or publications, articles of household manufacture or wearing apparel manufactured by one's own hands, milkmen, farmers selling their produce or the produce of other farms, farmers markets
(Exempt from fee payment)
Private detectives
$150.00
(a)
ID card (RIGL 5-5-1)
$6.00
Public bathing beaches (Code § 81-7)
$25.00
Public laundry and cleaners (RIGL 5-16-2)
$10.00 each/$20.00 both
Retail sales (Code Ch. 202)
(a)
On days other than holidays
$35.00
(b)
On enumerated holidays
$50.00
Solid Waste (Code Ch. 217)
Pay-by-the-bag program:
1.
Orange bags:
(a)
Thirty-three-gallon capacity:
$8.00 per roll
(b)
Fifteen-gallon capacity:
$5.00 per roll
2.
Bulky items not currently listed as chargeable and cannot be placed in Town-designated trash bag:
(a)
Westerly residents-Tip fee for junk, construction and demolition debris:
$10 per load, up to 140 pounds, maximum of $125 per ton
(b)
Other persons entitled to use facility:
$20 per load, up to 140 pounds, maximum $125 per ton
3.
Brush:
$100.00 per ton or $1.00 per twenty-pound increments
4.
Leaves, grass clippings and hedge trimmings:
(a)
Commercial landscapers will be allowed to dispose of leaves, grass clippings and hedge trimmings from:
Westerly address:
$15.00 per ton
Non-Westerly address:
$30.00 per ton
(b)
Westerly residents disposing of leaves and grass clippings from their personal property:
No charge
Tipping fee for commercial haulers and commercial business users:
1.
Solid waste loads consisting of 100% of Town-designated trash bags:
$0 (authorized by contract with Department of Public Works)
2.
Solid waste loads not contained in Town-approved orange bags
1/4 ton minimum
Solid waste (trash) loads where all parts are generated within the corporate limits of Westerly:
$100.00 per ton
Solid waste (trash) loads where any part originates outside the corporate limits of Westerly:
$105.00 per ton
Recycling loads from Westerly residential stops, if trash-tipped:
$0
Recycling loads where any part originates outside the corporate limits of Westerly, if trash-tipped:
$0
Recycling loads: If trash not tipped:
$25.00 per ton
Junk, construction and demolition debris, etc.:
$125 per ton
Bulky items: (ID may be required)
1.
White goods (stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc.):
No charge
2.
Box springs or mattresses:
Limit three mattresses per day; residents only
ID REQUIRED
No charge for residents only
Any wet or vermin-infested mattresses or items disposed in an improper area will be charged:
$80.00 per item
3.
Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, any appliance containing freon:
$15.00 per item
Nonresident:
$30.00 per item
4.
Upholstered furniture:
$10.00 per item
Nonresident:
$20.00 per item
5.
Miscellaneous (boilers, gas heaters, sinks, water heaters, metal sheds, large cabinets, furnaces, loads of metal, etc.):
No charge
6.
Tires:
(a)
Automobile, pickup truck:
$5.00 per tire
Nonresident:
$10.00 per tire
(b)
Truck, bus tires:
$15.00 per tire
Nonresident:
$30.00 per tire
7.
Propane tanks:
(a)
Large (over 20 pounds, but less than 100 pounds)
$50.00
Nonresident:
$100.00
(b)
Small (20 pounds and under):
$2.00
Nonresident:
$4.00
8.
Load handling surcharge:
$75.00
Examples: string loads, beams over four feet long, etc. (and any other items determined by Director of Public Works or his designee)
Nonresident:
$150.00
9.
Boats and campers:
(a)
Resident:
$125.00 per ton
(b)
Nonresident:
$250.00 per ton
Transportation fee:
$25.00 per ton
Commercial hauler permit fee (Code § 217-7B)
$200.00
Application for business account (Code § 217-7C)
$100.00
Trash haulers (Code § 217-20)
$50.00
Yard sales (Code Ch. 256)
$5.00
Zoning
1.
Zoning petitions
(a)
Adoption or repeal of ordinance or map
$0
(b)
Amendment of ordinance text and/or map
$750.00
2.
Zoning certificates
(a)
Single-family residences:
1 – 3 bedrooms
$75.00
4 – 6 bedrooms
$150.00
7 or more bedrooms
$50.00 per bedroom
(b)
Multifamily residences
2-family
$150.00
3-family
$250.00
4-family
$400.00
(c)
Condominiums:
Per unit
$75.00
(d)
Decks
$50.00
(e)
Additions
$75.00
(f)
Accessory buildings
550 square feet or less
$25.00
551 – 1,099 square feet
$75.00
1,100 square feet, plus
$100.00
(g)
Commercial buildings
$500.00
3.
Zoning applications
(a)
Variances
$150.00
(b)
Special use permits
$200.00
(c)
Dimensional modifications
$175.00
(d)
Flood hazard permits
$175.00
(e)
Aquifer protection permits
$175.00
(f)
Sign permits
$75.00
Each sign face, up to and not exceeding 36 square feet, for each square foot of signage
$5.00
Each sign face, exceeding 36 square feet and/or requiring one or more variances, for each square foot of signage
$10.00
(g)
Any other permits not specified
$175.00
(h)
Appeals
$200.00
(In addition to the fees set forth above, applicants shall be responsible for cost of advertising and any other expenses associated with each application.)