Township of Swatara, PA
Dauphin County
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[Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Swatara 12-14-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-11 (Ch. 1, Part 9, of the 1990 Code); amended in its entirety 3-12-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 147-1 Fee schedule.

[Amended 7-9-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-6; 12-3-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-11; 5-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-6; 12-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-12; 2-1-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2; 3-13-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-5; 2-12-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2; 5-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-4; 1-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-1; 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-9]
Subject/Location in Code
Fee
ANIMALS
Carrier pigeon permit (Ch. 104, § 104-11)
$20
Special permit for maintenance of specified animals in specified locations (Ch. 104, § 104-27)
$50
BUILDINGS
Building permits
New residential dwelling units
$8 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $50 ($1,000 or less); cost shall be determined by the most-recent National Building Valuation Data Report as published by ICC; plus $50 for certificate of occupancy/letter of substantial completion
New residential alterations, additions (value of construction shall be based on reasonable value of material and labor where no contract exists)
$8 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $50 ($1,000 or less); $25 for certificate of occupancy/letter of substantial completion
New commercial/industrial, commercial business identification signs, billboards, commercial swimming pools, commercial/industrial additions and alterations, commercial accessory building
$12 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $100 ($1,000 or less); cost shall be determined by the most-recent National Building Valuation Data Report as published by ICC; plus $50 for certificate of occupancy/letter of substantial completion
Commercial plumbing, electrical, mechanical or HVAC when no other construction is being completed
$100 flat rate
Residential plumbing, electrical, mechanical or HVAC when no other construction is being completed
$50 flat rate
Private residential garages (value of construction based on $12 per square foot) [Ch. 128, § 128-5A(3)]
$8 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $100 ($1,000 or less), plus $25 for certificate of occupancy/letter of substantial completion
Permit renewal [Ch. 128, § 128-6(F)(1)]
Residential
$50
Commercial
$100
Code Hearing Board of Appeals (Ch. 128, § 128-14)
$150 filing fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee, plus all costs charged by COG
Demolition permit [Ch. 128, § 128-5A(4)]
Residential: $50; commercial: $150 per building; no charge if demolition ordered by Building Official
Existing structures (Ch. 128, Art. VII, §§ 128-50A and 128-6C)
$250
CONDUCT
Sound trucks and loudspeakers permit (Ch. 195, § 195-3)
$25
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Motor vehicle hearing fee (Ch. 279, § 279-9C)
$100
Motor vehicle storage permit and/or sticker (Ch. 279, § 279-4)
$15/three months
Used and salvaged goods hearing fees (Ch. 227, § 227-3D)
$100
Used and salvaged goods storage permit (Ch. 227, § 227-3A)
$15/three months
IMPROVED ROAD SURFACE (permanent restoration) (Ch. 249, § 249-13)
Minimum charge for inspections, first 500 feet of trench
$70
Rate for inspection time exceeding first 500 feet of trench
$30 per each additional 500 feet of trench or fraction thereof
LAND DEVELOPMENT FILING FEE (Ch. 253, Art. VII, § 253-47A)
First acre
$500 base fee (including recording), plus all Township Engineer fees as incurred based upon a consultant fee schedule as approved by the Board of Commissioners, and $80 per hour for Township staff review for the third and subsequent submissions
Each additional acre (or fraction thereof)
$30 per acre
LICENSES, PERMITS, ETC.
Food establishment license and permit (Ch. 160, § 160-8)
$50
New license
Less than 50 persons capacity
$100
More than 50 persons capacity
$240
Change of ownership
$85
Annual renewal
$85
Walk-through (preliminary walk-through inspection prior to final inspection)
$25
Reinspection
$25
Establishment (wholesale/retail) selling food without on-premises eating (Ch. 160, § 160-8)
$50
New license
$50
Annual renewal
$50
MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE HOME PARKS
Outside parking of trailer park permit (Ch 191, § 191-2)
$10 per day
Trailer park permit (Ch 191, § 191-3)
$150
PARKS AND RECREATION
Park/recreational fee (Ch. 203, § 203-3E)
$25
Dog show permit
$10
PLANNING MODULE (DEP MODULE FORMS)
$250 filing fee, plus $80 per hour for review time beyond three hours
SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL (Ch. 231)
On-lot septic permit, new or repair (Ch. 231, § 231-21.21)
New systems and repair/replacement of absorption area components
$500
Repair/replacement of other system components, such as building sewers, tanks and distribution components
$150
Pumper/hauler registration fee (Ch. 231, § 231-21.8)
$25 per annum
Administration fee (Ch. 231, § 231-21.21)
$50 per on-lot system
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT (Ch. 247, Art. XII, § 247-41)
Filing (review) fee
$250, plus all Township Engineer fees as incurred based upon a consultant fee schedule as approved by the Board of Commissioners
Subdivisions, campgrounds, mobile home parks and multifamily dwellings where the units are located in the same local watershed
$200
Multifamily dwellings where the designated open space is located in a different local watershed from the proposed units
$400
Commercial/industrial
$300
Relative amount of earth disturbance
Residential
Road less than 500 linear feet
$100
Road 500 to 2,640 linear feet
$200
Road greater than 2,640 linear feet
$300
Commercial/industrial and other
Impervious area less than 3,500 square feet
$100
Impervious area 3,500 to 43,460 square feet
$400
Impervious area greater than 43,560 square feet
$600
Relative size of project
Less than one acre
$200
One to 5 acres
$300
Five to 25 acres
$400
Twenty-five to 100 acres
$500
One hundred to 200 acres
$600
Greater than 200 acres
$700
Stormwater control measures
Detention basins and other controls which require a review of hydraulic routings (per control)
$150
Other control facilities which require storage volume calculations but no hydraulic routings (per control)
$100
Site inspection (per inspection)
$200
All subsequent reviews
1/4 the amount of the initial review fee, unless a new application is required as per Article VI of Chapter 247, Stormwater Management. A new fee shall be submitted with each revision in accordance with this schedule
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS (Ch. 249, Art. II, § 249-9B)
Highway occupancy permit (street openings in improved and unimproved portions)
$50
SUBDIVISION FILING FEE (Ch. 253, Art. VII, § 253-47A)
Lots 1 through 5
$500 base fee (including recording), plus all Township Engineer fees as incurred based upon a consultant fee schedule as approved by the Board of Commissioners, and $80 per hour for Township staff review for the third and subsequent submissions
Lots 6 through 25
$15 per lot
Lots 26 and over
$10 per lot
SWIMMING POOLS
Swimming pool permit for construction or installation (Ch. 257, § 257-3)
$8 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $50 ($1,000 or less), plus $25 for certificate of occupancy/letter of substantial completion
TAXATION
Conducting amusement permit (Ch. 261, § 261-3)
Permanent (more than 10 days)
$15
Temporary (less than 10 days)
$10
Defacement of permit fee
$2.50
Business privilege annual license (Ch. 261, § 261-34)
$30
TREES
Necessary harmful action to trees permit (Ch. 266, § 266-9)
$5
UNIFORM CONSTRUCTION CODE (Ch. 128, Art. VIII, § 128-58)
A.
Accessibility reviews and inspection
$1 per $1,000 of construction cost, and a minimum of $50
B.
Reinspection fee: when an inspection is scheduled but not ready when inspection was to be conducted
$80 per hour, a minimum of $40
C.
Fire inspection (2009 International Fire Code Sections 106.2 and 113)
Occupancy Type
Fee
A-1
$200
A-2
$150
A-3
$125
A-4
$125
A-5
$200
B >1,000 square feet
$125
B <1,000 square feet
$75
E
$150
F-1
$150
F-2
$150
H-1
$150
H-2
$200
H-3
$200
H-4
$150
H-5
$200
I-1
$125
I-2
$150
I-3
$150
I-4
$100
M
$150
R-1 <100 units
$150
R-1=100-200 units
$200
R-1 >200 units
$250
R-2
$150
R-3 & 4
$150
S-1
$150
S-2
$125
U
$150
All above fees include 1 reinspection; after the first reinspection, a rate of $50 per hour will be charged, with a one-hour minimum, and billed in 1/4-hour increments thereafter. Day-care facilities and group homes will include fire drill and firesafety class.
Subject/Location in Code
Fee
D.
Plan review - fire (2009 International Fire Code Section 113)
Sprinkler/standpipe systems
$150 per riser
Alarm systems
Up to 49 devices
$150
50 to 100 devices
$250
Over 100 devices
$350
Commercial cooking fire suppression systems
$100
All other plan reviews
$75 per hour, 1 hour minimum; billed in 1/4-hour increments thereafter
Engineer (PE) or NICET Level 4 seal/signature required on all plans
E.
Special events permits (tent sales, fireworks)
$100
F.
Fire incident report
$20
G.
Code Hearing Board of Appeals
$500 (or amount charged by Capitol Region COG) Board of Appeals at time of appeal)
H.
Energy reviews and inspections
$1 per $1,000 of construction cost, and a minimum of $50
I.
Knox Box check/inspection (2009 International Fire Code Section 506)
$10
ZONING PERMITS (Ch. 295)
New commercial/industrial, commercial business identification signs, billboards, commercial swimming pools, commercial/industrial additions and alterations, commercial accessory building
$5 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $75 ($1,000 or less); cost shall be determined by the most-recent National Building Valuation Data Report as published by ICC
Residential multifamily (3 units or more) new construction, additions, decks, or anything attached to the dwelling
$5 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $75 ($1,000 or less); cost shall be determined by the most-recent National Building Valuation Data Report as published by ICC
Residential 1-family or 2-family new construction, additions, decks or anything attached to the dwelling
Residential sheds 1,000 square feet or under: $5 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000 and a minimum of $75 ($1,000 or less); cost shall be determined by the most-recent National Building Valuation Data Report as published by ICC
Home occupation
$50 flat rate
Certificate of use
$50 flat rate
Nonconformity certificate
$50 flat rate
Residential detached accessory building
$50 flat rate
Sign permit (not requiring a building permit)
$8 per $1,000 or fraction of $1,000, and a minimum of $25
Sign permit (requiring a building permit)
$75
ZONING HEARINGS AND REZONING REQUESTS (Ch. 295)
Rezoning request
$750 application fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee for legal advertising, legal notification, and stenographic transcription
Variance request
$750 application fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee for legal advertising, legal notification, and stenographic transcription
Special exception request
$750 application fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee for legal advertising, legal notification, and stenographic transcription
Interpretation, clarifications and appeals
$750 application fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee for legal advertising, legal notification, and stenographic transcription
Letters of verification of zoning use, classification, or similar matters
$50
Conditional use request
$750 application fee, plus all costs in excess of filing fee for legal advertising, legal notification, and stenographic transcription