Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 11-28-1994 by Ord. No. 94-30.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 104.
Public bathing places — See Ch. 120.
Building construction — See Ch. 125.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 166.
Mechanical standards — See Ch. 195.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 209.
Plumbing — See Ch. 218.
Sewers — See Ch. 235.
Street excavations — See Ch. 250.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 255.
Taxation — See Ch. 260.
Attachment 1 - Appendix A: Professional Services Hourly Rates
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 162, Fees, adopted as follows: Art. I, 2-26-1990 by Ord. No. 90-08; Art. II, 10-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-42; Art. III, 10-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-43; Art. IV, 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 92-01; Art. V, 2-26-1979 by Ord. No. 79-8; Art. VI, 12-13-1982 by Ord. No. 82-33; Art. VII, 10-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-44; Art. VIII, 12-7-1993 by Ord. No. 93-22; Art IX, 6-13-1994 by part of Ord. No. 94-18; Art X, 6-13-1994 by part of Ord. No. 94-18; as amended.

§ 162-1 Establishment of Consolidated Fee Schedule.

The Board of Commissioners hereby establishes the Consolidated Fee Schedule of the Township of Radnor (the "schedule").

§ 162-2 Intent.

It is the intent of the Board that all applicable sections of the Township Code, in which various fees for specified service are established and levied, shall be consolidated into this schedule, and noted thereon, so as to permit a timely review by staff and the Board of all such fees.

§ 162-3 Effective date.

All fees contained in the schedule shall become effective as of January 1, 1995, at rates listed under the Rate column.

§ 162-4 Annual review of fees by departments.

All departments shall review all fees under their respective jurisdictions at least once annually, and more often as possible, and shall recommend adjustments to those fees as part of the annual budget process. The Finance Director, under the direction of the Township Manager, shall prepare an updated Consolidated Fee Schedule, with all such departmental recommendations, for the Board's consideration as part of the Township's Budget and Tax Levy Ordinance[1] each year. Any fees not adjusted in a subsequent fiscal year shall continue to be levied at their rate in effect during the previous fiscal year, until otherwise enacted by the Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance is on file at the Township offices.

§ 162-5 Conflict with other provisions.

Notwithstanding any other provision herein or of the Township Code, the Board shall be authorized to revise by separate legislation the rate, or any conditions for the setting thereof, of any fee contained in this schedule or the Administrative Code.

§ 162-6 Consolidated Fee Schedule.

[Last amended 1-3-2017 by Ord. No. 2016-16]
The fees for the year ending December 31, 2017, shall be as follows:
CONSOLIDATED FEE SCHEDULE
Fee Description
Amount of Fee
Community Development Department
Chapter 120, Bathing Places
License fees
Swimming pool
Outdoor
$300 per pool
Indoor
$350 per pool
Spa
$250 per pool
Wading
$200 per pool
Chapter 125, Building Construction
Residential
New one- and two-family dwelling
$20 per $1,000
Additions, alterations, repairs, demolition, etc.
$20 per $1,000
Commercial, institution, public land use, recreation, multifamily
New buildings and fire suppression systems
$30 per $1,000 up to $50,000; $20 per $1,000 for each additional $1,000
Additions, alterations, repairs, demolition, to existing buildings and fire suppression systems
$50 per first $1,000, $25 per $1,000 for each additional $1,000
Permits
Window sign (new or replacement)
$20 per $1,000
Awning and wall signs (new or replacement)
$20 per $1,000
Marquee sign (new or replacement)
$20 per $1,000
Freestanding sign (new or replacement)
$20 per $1,000
Certificate of occupancy (new)
Residential
$50
Nonresidential
$100
Zoning permit
Fences
$75
Accessory structures less than 200 square feet
$75
Agricultural buildings
$75
Propane tanks
$75
Home occupation
Traffic
$150
Nontraffic
$100
Zoning compliance
$100
Transfer of real estate - sidewalk block escrow
$300 per block
Chapter 156, Electrical
Electrician's license (annual)
$50
Electrical inspection agency license
$100
Electrical permit
$20 per $1,000 or fraction thereof
Low voltage/voice data/alarm
$20 per $1,000 or fraction thereof
Wind/solar electric
$20 per $1,000 or fraction thereof
Plan review: third-party contract
$75 per hour
Chapter 166, Fire Prevention
Permits
Bonfire: for institutional use only (each permit)
$100
Fireworks
$150
Blasting, residential
$150
Blasting, nonresidential
$150
Fire Marshal report
$50
Residential
$50
Nonresidential
$100
Storage tanks
Repairs and alterations
$50 per tank
Abandonment or removal
$200 per tank
Installation
$200 per tank
Chapter 170, Food Establishment Fees
Indoor dining
License and inspection
 
For seats
0 to 30 seats
$200
31 to 70
$250
71 to 110
$350
111 to 150
$425
151 to 190
$475
191 to 230
$525
231 to 300
$625
301 and over
$725
For floor area (square feet)
0 to 1,500
$150
1,501 to 2,500
$200
2,501 to 5,000
$275
5,001 to 7,500
$350
7,501 to 10,000
$450
10,001 to 15,000
$575
15,000 and over
$725
License for selling ice cream from a motor vehicle
(excludes vendors requiring Dept. of Ag. approval)
$100
Food vendor (mobile and vendors requiring Dept. of Ag. approval)
$200
Temporary food establishment
$125
Special event sponsor
$250
Plan review
Food establishment
$150 per initial review
Resubmitting plans
$75
Reinspection for a failed inspection
50% of initial fee
Annual outdoor dining renewal
$150
Dining application renewal late fee
 
Indoor
75% of license fee
Outdoor
$70
Chapter 178, Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB)
Application to HARB
$50
Chapter 195, Mechanical
HVAC license, annual (air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, mchs.)
$50
Residential, one- and two-family
Permit for geothermal/HVAC systems
$100
Permit to replace, modify or relocate duct work
$50
Water well or nonpotable water, irrigation
$100
Solar mechanical/plumbing
$150
Permit to add, modify or extend radiant/baseboard or other hydromechanical systems
$50
Permit for new or replacement central heating systems
$15 first 10,000 BTUs, $5 each additional 10,000 BTUs
Permit for new or replacement air conditioning central systems
$100
Permit for new or replacement heat pump
$100
Permit for all well-driven or mechanical water supply systems for geothermal HVAC systems
$100
Solar mechanical/plumbing
$150
Commercial, instituion, public land use, recreation, multifamily permit fees
Geothermal/HVAC system wells
0 to 10
$200
11 to 30
$350
31 or more
$500
New or replacement, including duct work
Central heating system (regardless of fuel source)
$30 for 10,000 BTUs, $10 each additional 10,000 BTUs
Air conditioning systems
$30 for 10,000 BTUs, $10 each additional 10,000 BTUs
Heat pump
$30 for 10,000 BTUs, $10 each additional 10,000 BTUs
Replace, modify or relocate duct work
$20 for each $1,000, or portion of cost
Refrigeration units (including walk-in boxes, other units with remote compressors)
$20 first ton or portion thereof, $10 each additional ton, or portion thereof
Solar mechanical/plumbing
$175
Water wells or nonpotable water wells
$100
Chapter 218, Plumbing
Plumber license (annual)
$50
Residential (one- and two-family) permits
New work, alterations, additions, and repairs
$75 for more than 5 fixtures, $5 each additional fixture
Alterations/additions/repairs one fixture (minimum fee)
$35
Pipe repair
$75
Exterior lateral sewer connection or repair
$150
Interior main drain alteration or replacement (which includes stack vent)
$75
Garbage grinders and dishwashers (new installation or replacement)
$15 each
All gas and electric appliances needing gas or plumbing piping
$75 for first unit, $15 for each additional
Water service (new or replacement)
$75
Domestic hot water heater (new or replacement)
$20
Sewer ejection pump (new or replacement, not including connection)
$50, pump capacity 21 gallons per minute; $150, pump capacity greater than 21 gallons per minute
Permit fee for sewer residential grinder pumps and pit (E-One System)
$300
Commercial, instituion, public land use, recreation, multifamily
New work, alterations, additions not exceeding 5 fixtures
$75, $5 each additional fixture
External lateral sewer connection or repair main drain or sewer connection (new)
$150
Pipe repair
$100
Garbage grinders and dishwashers (new installation or replacement)
$30 each
Main interior drain replacement, alteration or repair (including stack vent)
$75
Sewer ejection pump (new or replacement)
$50, pump capacity less than or equal to 21 gallons per minute; $300, pump capacity greater than 21 gallons per minute
All gas and electrical appliances requiring plumbing or mechanical installation (new or replacement, including gas piping)
$75 for first unit, $15 for each additional
Water service (new or replacement)
$100
Each hot water heater (new or replacement)
$75
Interceptors and separators (new or replacement)
$75
Sewer grinder pumps (new or replacement)
$500
Chapter 226, Rental Housing
Rental housing permits
$60 each unit (1 to 10), $40 each additional unit
Rental Housing Appeals Board
$2,500 plus $500 for each subsequent hearing
Reinspection after a 2nd failed inspection
$100
Application late fee
July 1 to July 31
$100
On or after August 1
$150
Chapter 280, Zoning Hearing Board
Applications
Zoning Hearing Board, application fees
One- and two-family dwellings
$550, plus $275 for each additional hearing
Rooming house, multifamily
$550, plus $275 for each additional hearing
Nonresidential uses (including community, planned institutional and public land use)
$900, plus $450 for each additional hearing
Challenge to the validity of map or ordinance
$7,500, plus $450 for each additional hearing
Board of Commissioners
Application to amend zoning map/ordinance
$1,000, plus $750 for each additional hearing
Application for conditional use
$1,500, plus $750 for each additional hearing
Curative amendment
$7,500, plus $750 for each additional hearing
Appeals from Zoning Officer or Township Engineer
Residential
$550, plus $275 for each additional hearing
Nonresidential
$900, plus $450 for each additional hearing
Fee for postponement of a public hearing when requested following publication of the required legal notice
$200
Zoning books
$30
Other Community Development
Code appeals application fee: building, electrical, fire prevention, mechanical, plumbing, property maintenance
$750
Intermunicipal transfer of liquor license
$1,500, plus $750 for each additional hearing
Pennsylvania state assessed training fee, building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical
$4 per permit
Administration of Pennsylvania state assessed training fee
$2 per permit
Zoning maps
$15
Plan review
$95
Code Official overtime rate
$100 per hour
Administrative refund fee
10% or a minimum of $30, whichever is greater
Dormitory inspection fee
$24 per room
Appeal of health enforcement notice to Board of Health
Single-family residential
$550
Multifamily residential and nonresidential
$900
Change in contractor
Residential new one- and two-family dwelling
10% of existing permit fee or $20, whichever is greater
Commercial, institution, public land use, recreation, multifamily buildings and fire supression systems
10% of existing permit fee or $50, whichever is greater
Engineering Department
Grading Permit Fees
 
Grading permit application, minor
$495
Grading permit application
$150 for first 50 cubic yards ("cy") of cut and fill; plus $200 for 51 to 1,000 cy of cut and fill; plus $200 each additional 1,000 cy of cut and fill
The permit fee includes the submission review, and the allowance of one plan resubmission, and two site inspections. During the review process, the applicant will provide an escrow amount to cover the cost of trees required by the Shade Tree Commission, erosion and sedimentation control, and a contingency for additional inspections and/or additional plan review.
Grading permit application requiring stormwater management
$500 per 0 to 1,000 cy of cut and fill
The permit fee includes the submission review, and the allowance of one plan resubmission, and two site inspections. During the review process, the applicant will provide an escrow amount to cover the cost of trees required by the Shade Tree Commission, erosion and sedimentation control, and a contingency for additional inspections and/or additional plan review
Grading permit application requiring ground water recharge
$220
The permit fee includes the submission review, and the allowance of one plan resubmission, and two site inspections. During the review process, the applicant will provide an escrow amount to cover the cost of trees required by the Shade Tree Commission, erosion and sedimentation control, and a contingency for additional inspections and/or additional plan review
$220
Subdivision/Land Development (SALDO)
Sketch plan
$300
Reverse subdivision
$350
Lot line change
$350
Lot consolidation
$350
Professional escrow account*
$1,300
Minor subdivision (5 lots or less)
$950 per plan +$150 per lot
Professional escrow account*
$7,000
Major subdivision (more than 5 lots)
$2,000 per plan + $150 per lot
Professional escrow account*
$15,000
Multifamily dwellings
$1,500 per plan + $500 per unit
Professional escrow account*
$10,000
Land development (under 1 acre)
$1,100 per plan + $350 each building + $100 per acre
Professional escrow account*
$10,000
Land development (1 acre or more)
$1,500 per plan + $350 each building + $100 each acre
Professional escrow account*
$15,000
Inspections of improvement
Inspection (staff) $67
Inspection (engineer) See rates in Appendix A
Review of development plans, commercial: landscaping and other improvements
Inside/outside professional: see rates in Appendix A[1]
Transfer of real estate
$150 per property
Expedited in 13 days or less
$300 per property
* All professional escrow funds are required to be deposited with the Township at the time of the initial plan application pursuant to the Township's professional services agreement. The Township-incurred professional fees shall be billed in accordance with the professional service fees in Appendix A.[2] All SALDO application's fees are for one review with provided comments. Additional plan reviews, resubmissions, consultant fees, legal fees, etc., are to be paid from the escrow account, following the first review. The escrow account must be replenished when the balance of the account is at 20% of the original escrow amount.
Sewage Enforcement
Sewage enforcement officer permits
$750 per application (includes inspection)
Additional perc test
$350
Repairs to existing system
$300
Other
Sidewalk replacement permit fee
1 to 10 blocks
$50
11 to 20 blocks
$100
21+ blocks
$125
Clearing permits (If inspections are required, they will be charged in accordance with Appendix A[3])
$25 per acre; minimum charge $80
Plotter Services
8.5 inches by 11 inches or 9 inches by 12 inches
$1.50 (black and white), $5 (color)
11 inches by 14 inches
$3 (black and white), $9 (color)
11 inches by 17 inches or 12 inches by 18 inches
$10 (black and white), $12 (color)
17 inches by 22 inches or 18 inches by 24 inches
$15 (black and white), $18 (color)
22 inches by 34 inches or 24 inches by 36 inches
$20 (black and white), $22 (color)
34 inches by 44 inches or 36 inches by 48 inches
$22 (black and white), $35 (color)
Finance and Administration
Stormwater and Sanitary Sewer Fees
Sanitary Sewer rent (per 1,000 gallons of water used)
$5.90
Sanitary sewer rent delinquent charges
1% monthly beginning June 1 through March 1 applied on the full outstanding balance from the previous month
Stormwater fee
$29 per unit
Stormwater fee delinquent charges
0.5% monthly beginning March 1 through December 1 applied on the full outstanding balance from the previous month
Stormwater or sanitary certification fee
$7.50
Expedited stormwater or sanitary certification fee surcharge (if request submitted within 48 hours of desired date/time)
$20
Sanitary sewer connection fees, new
Residential
$850
Commercial
$1,250
Multifamily
0 to 10 units
$500 per unit
11 or more units
$400 per unit
Minimum sewer service charge
$65
Filing of lien (to include, but not limited to, stormwater fee, sanitary sewer rent, or property maintenance costs)
$125 attorney
$18.50 filing
Delinquent accounts
Writ of scire facias
$100 attorney
$22.50 filing
Entering of judgment
$150 attorney
$13.50 filing
Sheriff sale
Actual cost
Other, Finance Department
Business privilege and mercantile license fee
$10
Postage: nonresident
Actual cost
Returned check
$50
Refund fee
10% per refund, with a minimum of $10
Right-to-know requests
Public document copy charges
$0.25 per one-sided page
Public document CD creation charges
$5 each
Certification of record
$1
Information Technology
Room Rentals
General: The Township offers three conference rooms for rental. Rates double on Saturday, Sunday, and Township holidays. Contact Township for conference room and equipment rental policy and room availability. Please see the Information Technology Policy for Rental and Use of Township Conference Rooms and Equipment for fee waiver opportunities.
Friends Meeting Room (ground floor); capacity 40
$50 per hour
Radnorshire Room (first floor); capacity 125
$100 per hour
Radnorshire Room (first floor); capacity 125 — tenant rental
$250 per hour
Powys Room (first floor); capacity 15
$35 per hour
Hourly Equipment and Staffing Fees
General: Conference rooms offer additional equipment features such as a podium, microphones, special seating configurations, additional tables, A/V equipment, TV/DVD/VCR and wireless Internet. A/V equipment rentals require staffing, a minimum of two-hour charge, and rates double after four hours. Contact Township for conference room and equipment rental policy and staffing availability.
IT staff member (as needed)
$50 per hour
Room setup and breakdown (for equipment, configuration, etc.)
$50 per hour
Room cleanup (trash, nonrequested setup, etc.)
$100 per hour
Podium (Radnorshire room only; no microphone)
$0
Microphones: 21 conference room and 1 podium microphones
$50 per hour
Wireless microphones: 2 hand-held and 2 lavaliere (combination of any 2)
$30 per hour
Projectors: 2 HD DLP projectors
$70 per hour (each)
Monitors: 13 LCD monitors for viewing projections/DVD/VCR
$20 per hour
Document camera: view hard documents on large screens
$60 per hour
DVD/VCR
$15 per hour
Laptop use
$40 per hour
DVD copy; recording event on DVD (limit 1)
$15 per hour
Digital format; recording event in other digital format (limit 1)
$15 per hour
Portable projector
$50 per hour
50-inch plasma TV usage
$70 per hour
Graphics: character generated graphics inserted on screen
$10 per hour
Package Fees
General: Conference rooms, A/V equipment, and staffing rentals are available as a package rental. Package rentals require staffing, a minimum of two-hour charge and rates double after four hours. Contact Township for conference room and equipment rental policy and staffing availability.
Powys Room only: 50-inch plasma and laptop
$100 per hour
Radnorshire Room (no recording); microphones, laptop, projector, setup and breakdown
$250 per hour
Radnorshire Room (recording): microphones, laptop, projector, DVD recording, setup and breakdown
$350 per hour
Film and Video Production Fees
General: The film and video production permit is designed to provide effective coordination of events, including the filming and videotaping of television, film, commercial, nonprofit, and feature productions.
Film and video production permit
$250 per production
Parks and Recreation
General Programming and Events
Programming and event fees are determined and allocated on an ongoing basis as they are planned. Specific programming and event identification remains under continual development, generally on a seasonal basis and once applicable direct costs are determined. Fees for those specific programs and events are set to cover the direct costs along with attempting to recover the associated overhead for the corresponding program or event. In the majority of circumstances, the direct costs of programming and events are not incurred unless the proceeds collected cover those costs. The Recreation Department determines the fees for programming and events on an ongoing basis throughout the developmental process.
Administrative Fees
Refund fee
10% of total fee paid; minimum $10 charge
Nonresident program or event participation fee
$30 per person per registration
Parks, Picnic Areas, Fields, and Facilities
Fenimore Woods/Clem Macrone Park pavilion rental
$75 resident
$150 nonresident/ companies
Picnic/court/park area rental
$55 resident
$75 nonresident/companies
Field permitting fee (to cover the one-time permitting costs for athletic fields)
$60 per field, per usage, one-time usage fee
Adult league team field permit (softball, soccer, baseball, etc.) (The above fee applies to programs that utilize both Township fields and school district fields.)
$100 per season (not to exceed 10-week period)
Adult league team field permit (softball, soccer, baseball, etc.). (The above fee applies to all new requests with full seasonal usage at Township fields.)
$275 per season (not to exceed 10-week period)
Field permitting fee: for-profit/restricted groups, private educational institutions, organizations or programs (These fees do not apply to Radnor community youth sports organizations that include Radnor Soccer Club, Radnor Wayne Little League and Radnor Girls/Boys Lacrosse. It is proposed that exceptions for this fee will consist of Radnor Township restricted groups, private educational institutions, organizations or programs that provide the Township with the equivalent usage of its facility. These occurrences will be documented and provided to the Parks Board and BOC as they are recommended.)
$15 per person per season (not to exceed 10-week period)
Radnor Memorial Park turf field permit fee (Fee was developed and structured within the Radnor Memorial Turf/Agnes Irwin School lease agreement)
Radnor residents/Radnor nonprofit organizations and groups
$60 per usage/one-time usage fee
Radnor private educational institutions, organizations, or programs
$75 per hour
Non-Radnor residents/non-Radnor nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, or program
 
For-profit businesses or nonresident groups
$150 per hour
(The above fees do not apply to Radnor Community youth sports organizations that include Radnor Soccer Club, Radnor Wayne Little League and Radnor Girls/Boys Lacrosse.)
 
Advertising Fees (not applicable to Township newsletter)
Business card advertising in brochure
$200 per advertisement
Single edition publication, advertising in Township/Department publication for commercial business
Business card
$225 per advertisement
1/4 page
$450 per advertisement
1/2 page
$650 per advertisement
Full page (does not include inside front or back cover)
$950 per advertisement
License fee advertising banner for Encke fields
$2,000 per field
Radnor Activity Center (RAC) at Sulpizio Gym Permit Usage Fees
Group 1: Community service and/or recreation groups which are comprised of or serve the citizens of Radnor Township. Civic clubs, charitable organizations, youth sports associations and other organizations of like character, not for profit and devoted to community interest.
Group 1: full gym per hour
$50 (resident)
$90 (nonresident)
Group 2: Noncivic business groups operating for the benefit or profit of a restricted group.
Group 2: full gym per hour
$100 (resident)
$150 (nonresident)
Birthday party: 2-hour party with event supervisor
$275 (resident)
$305 (nonresident)
RAC: room add-on fee to gym rental
$25 flat fee
RAC: room rental/no gym
$35 per hour
Police Department
Alarm registration
$100
Accident report
$15
Fingerprinting
$30 first card, $20 for additional card
Picture
$30 each
Incident report
As allowed under Pennsylvania Right to Know Law
Parking permit, residential permits
$25 residents
$75 nonresidents
$5 temporary parking, per day
Parking permit fee, Louella Park and Walk
$190 Half Year
$375 Full Year
Meter bag fee/parking space reservation
$10 per day per parking space
Peddling and soliciting
$110
Extra-duty fee/detail rate
1.7 times patrol overtime rate
Police vehicle at location (owner request)
$25 per hour per vehicle
Videotape/DVD
$75 per copy
Records check
$30 written, $15 verbal
Police service (notarized document)
$45 per service
Expungement letter
$100
K9 services (Note: This only applies to nonemergency calls for service.)
During shift: $100 per hour, 2- or 4-hour minimum at P.D. discretion
Nonshift: Paid at detail rate (above), 2- or 4-hour minimum at P.D. discretion
Fines
False alarms
$70 2nd occurrence
$140 3rd or more occurrences
Parking meter
$20 plus $25 for late payments
Public Works Department
Road opening permit
$150 per 100 feet cut
Bulk trash collection
$25 less than 5 items or 150 pounds total weight
+$25 each additional 5 items
+$25 each item over 150 pounds
+$10 each item with Freon
+$5 each item with propane
Recycling can replacement
$20 per can
Rear yard trash collection
Single and multifamily units with less than 9 attached units
$420 per house per year
Multifamily unites with less than 9 attached units
$240 per unit per year
[1]
Editor’s Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[2]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[3]
Editor’s Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this chapter.

§ 162-7 Penalty for nonpayment.

[Added 12-15-1997 by Ord. No. 97-41]
Except as otherwise provided by any other ordinance relating to a specific fee, all fees charged for services in fiscal year 1998 and thereafter shall be subject to a penalty of 10% and interest levied at the rate of 1/2 of 1% per month on any payment or any unpaid portion thereof not received by the Township within 30 days after an invoice for said services shall have been initially sent to the recipient for whom said services were rendered.