Township of Little Falls, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Little Falls 12-22-2008 by Ord. No. 1060. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development fees — See Ch. 57.

§ 71-1 Amendments by resolution.

The fees listed in the schedule below shall be reviewed annually, or at such other times as deemed necessary, by the Mayor and Council. Any subsequent changes to the amount of such fees, escrow deposits and guarantees set forth in the schedule shall be made by appropriate resolution.

§ 71-2 Fee Schedule.

The following fees, escrow deposits, and guarantees shall be required in the Township of Little Falls:
Chapter/Section
Description
Fees/Escrow Deposit/Guarantee
Chapter 3
ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT
3-6.6F
Municipal Public Defender representation fee
Not to exceed $200
3-7.7L(3)
Police officer application fee
$75
Chapter 11
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
ARTICLE I
Licensing
11-6A
Class of License
No. of Licenses
Plenary retail consumption license
14
$2,200
Plenary retail distribution license
1
$2,200
Club license
2
$165
Chapter 15
[Amended 12-28-2015 by Ord. No. 1239]
AMUSEMENTS
ARTICLE I
Carousels, Whips and Mobile Amusement Devices
15-6
License fee
$25 per year
ARTICLE II
Games of Skill; Jukeboxes
15-16
Operator's license
1 to 3 machines
$250
4 to 6 machines
$330
7 to 9 machines
$385
License to operate amusement or entertainment devices in a restaurant associated with a hotel
$2,250
Distributer's license
1 to 10 machines
$440
11 to 20 machines
$660
21 to 30 machines
$880
31 to 40 machines
$1,100
41 to 50 machines
$1,320
51 to 60 machines
$1,650
61 to 75 machines
$1,800
75 or more machines
$2,000
License to operate and distribute jukeboxes in any place of business
For each jukebox
$40
For each jukebox located at a station
$5 per station
Chapter 19
ANIMALS
ARTICLE I
Licensing of Dogs
19-7
Annual license
$6.80/year
19-7
Registration tag
$1/year/dog
19-7
Nonsterilized dog
$3/year/dog
19-7
State Pilot Clinic Fund
$0.20/year/dog
19-7
Renewals
Same as original fee
Note: Seeing Eye dogs and service dogs shall be licensed, but the owner or keeper shall not be required to pay the fee. See § 19-9.
ARTICLE II
Licensing of Cats
19-30
License fee:
Unneutered cat
$11
Neutered cat
$8
Annual license renewal
Same as original
19-31
Replacing lost tag
$2
ARTICLE V
[Added 5-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1088]
19-47
Kennels (less than 10 dogs)
$10
Kennels (greater than 10 dogs)
$25
Pet shops
$10
Shelters and pounds
No fee
Chapter 26
BODY ART
26-2
Plan review for establishment performing body art procedures
$100
Annual licensing inspections:
Establishment performing tattooing or permanent cosmetics
$300
Establishment performing body piercing
$300
Establishment performing tattooing or permanent cosmetics and body piercing
$300
Temporary establishment license (maximum of 14 calendar days per event)
$150
Chapter 37
CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE
37-5
One- and two-family dwelling
$35
Dwelling unit within multifamily dwelling (3 or more units) registered and inspected by the state
$15
Single rooms rented in a one- and two-family dwelling
$15
Nonresidential:
Occupancies up to 999 square feet
$40
Occupancies from 1,000 to 4,999 square feet
$60
Occupancies from 5,000 to 9,999 square feet
$100
Occupancies over 10,000 square feet
$150
Chapter 46
[Amended 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 1137]
CONSTRUCTION CODES, UNIFORM
46-3A
Building permit fees
New construction
Use Groups
A-5, B, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, 1-1, 1-2, U
$0.030/cf
A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1, S-2
$0.020/cf
Minimum fee
$60
Fees for renovations, etc.: estimated cost:
Up to and including $50,000
$25/$1,000
$50,001 up to and including $100,000
$20/$1,000
Above $100,000:
Additional fee of $15/$1,000
Minimum fee
$60
Tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension
$150
Roofing and siding work, Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5
$70
Fences (over 6 feet)
$75
Signs: square feet surface area sign (both sides of a double-face sign)
$2/square foot
Swimming pools:
Aboveground
$60
In-ground with surface area greater than 550 square feet
$200
All other cases
$85
46-3B
Demolition fees:
One- and two-family dwelling under 5,000 square feet
$150
Accessory structures, tank removals
$60
All other structures
$125
46-3C
Asbestos and lead hazard abatement:
Asbestos hazard abatement permit/N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9 permit
$70
Asbestos hazard abatement CO
$20
Lead hazard abatement
$140
Lead hazard abatement clearance certificate
$28
46-3D
Plumbing fixtures and equipment:
Fixtures and appliances (except listed below)
$20
Special devices (grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air-conditioning unit, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers, steam boilers, hot water boiler (excluding those for domestic water heating), gas piping, active solar systems, sewer pumps, interceptors and fuel oil piping) (No fee for gas service connection.)
$60
Fuel tank installation (residential)
$60/tank
Fuel tank installation (commercial):
1 to 1,000 gallons
$60
1,001 to 5,000 gallons
$100
5,001 gallons and over
$150
Minimum fee
$60
46-3E
Fire protection and other hazardous equipment fees.
Smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors:
One to 12
$50
For each 25 additional detectors
$15
Sprinklers:
20 or fewer heads
$50
21 to 100 heads
$100
101 to 200 heads
$175
201 to 400 heads
$300
401 to 1,000 heads
$500
Over 1,001 heads
$800
Standpipes:
$225
Pre-engineered suppression system
$100
Gas, oil and solid-fuel-fired appliances, kitchen exhaust systems
$75
Oil and fuel tank installation
$50/tank
Incinerators and crematoriums
$250
46-3F
Mechanical inspection fees (by a mechanical inspector in Use Groups R-3 and R-4):
Mechanical inspection fee for first device
$50
Additional device
$12 each
46-3G
Electrical fees:
Electrical fixtures and devices:
Minimum fee
$65
From 1 to 50 receptacles, fixtures or switches
$60
Increments of 25 additional items
$15
For the purpose of computing this fee, the term "receptacles, fixtures or switches" shall include lighting outlets, fluorescent fixtures, intercom devices, CRT outlets, smoke detectors, pool bonding, thermostats, light standards, heat detectors, burglar alarm devices, and telephone outlets.
Motors:
Greater than 1 hp or less than or equal to 10 hp
$15
Greater than 10 hp or less than or equal to 50 hp
$60
Greater than 50 hp or less than or equal to 100 hp
$110
Greater than 100 hp
$500
Electrical devices, including transformers and generators:
Greater than 1 kw or less than or equal to 10 kw
$12
Greater than 10 kw or less than or equal to 45 kw
$50
Greater than 45 kw or less than or equal to 112.5 kw
$100
Greater than 112.5 kw
$500
Service equipment (includes service panels, service entrances, and subpanels):
Greater than 0 amp and less than or equal to 200 amps
$75
Greater than 200 amps and less than or equal to 1,000 amps
$200
Greater than 1,000 amps
$500
Temporary pole service
$82
Reconnect (minimum fee)
$50
Annual electrical inspection for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs
$75
46-3H
Certificates of occupancy (CO)
10% of new construction permit fee
Minimum fees:
Minimum
$100
Use Group R3, less than 5,000 square feet and less than 30 feet in height
$50
CO granted pursuant to a change of use group
$120
CO for tenant spaces, multiple-dwelling condominiums, and townhouses
$35
Certificate of continued occupancy
$100
Temporary certificate of occupancy.
No fee
Certificate of compliance for inspection of cross-connections and backflow preventers
$50
46-3I
Variations:
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10:
Class I structures
$594
Class II and Class III structures
$120
Resubmission of an application for variation:
Class I structure
$229
Class II and Class III structures
$65
46-3J
State of New Jersey training fees
Per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19
All fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar.
46-5
Surcharge fees
Per state building permit fee schedule
Chapter 57
DEVELOPMENT FEES
57-4
Residential development:
57-4A(1)
In R-1A, R-1B, R-1C, R-2, R-3, R-3A and AHO Zoning Districts
1.5% equalized assessed value
57-4A(2)
Increase in residential density pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(5) ("d" variance)
6% equalized assessed value for each additional unit
57-5
Nonresidential development:
57-5A(1) and (2)
New construction, additions to existing structures
2.5% equalized assessed value
57-5A(3)
Demolishing and replacing existing structure
2.5% of difference between equalized assessed value of preexisting land and improvements and the newly improved structure
57-5B
Nonresidential portion of mixed-use inclusionary or market-rate development
2.5% equalized assessed value
Notes:
(1)
Affordable housing developments and developments where the developer has made a payment in lieu of on-site construction of affordable units shall be exempt from development fees. Developments that have received preliminary or final approval prior to the adoption of a municipal development fee ordinance shall be exempt from development fees unless the developer seeks a substantial change in the approval. See § 57-4B.
(2)
For nonresidential development fee exemptions, see § 57-5B.
(3)
For fee collection procedures, see § 57-6.
Chapter 82
FIRE PREVENTION
ARTICLE I
Local Enforcement Agency
82-8A
[Amended 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 1136]
Non-life-hazard uses: buildings, structures and premises:
Up to 999 square feet
$50/year
1,000 square feet to 4,999 square feet
$100/year
5,000 square feet to 9,999 square feet
$200/year
10,000 square feet to 14,999 square feet
$300/year
15,000 square feet to 19,999 square feet
$400/year
20,000 square feet
$500/year
82-9B
Certificate of Fire Code status
$35
82-10
Reinspection fee for a certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance[1]
$20
Chapter 105
LANDSCAPERS
105-3C
Commercial landscaper license
$100/year
Chapter 114
LAUNDRIES, SELF-SERVICE
114-3
Application for license
$10/washer and dryer
Chapter 122
LICENSING
ARTICLE I
Licensing Procedures
122-6
Transfer of a license from place to place
$5
ARTICLE II
Fees
122-17
Automobile service stations
$100
122-17
Bowling alleys
$250
122-17
Dance halls
$50
122-17
Juke boxes and compact disc players publicly amplified
$50
122-17
Places of business where facilities for public dancing are provided
$50
122-17
Mechanical kiddie rides used for pleasure or entertainment,
$250/month or any fraction thereof
Chapter 130
MASSAGE, BODY WORK AND SOMATIC THERAPY BUSINESSES
130-5
Establishment permit
$100/year
Chapter 140
OUTDOOR DINING FACILITIES
140-9
License fee
$100/year
Chapter 143
[Added 4-25-2016 by Ord. No. 1252]
PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES
ARTICLE I
Rules and Regulations
Day camp fees
One-half day daily
$25
Full day daily
$50
One-half day weekly
$70
Full day weekly
$140
Before May 31
One-half day session monthly
$230
Full day session monthly
$460
After May 31
One-half day session monthly
$250
Full day session monthly
$500
Chapter 151
PEDDLING AND SOLICITING
151-4
Application to Chief of Police
$10
151-4
License renewal
$5
Chapter 168
PUBLIC RECREATIONAL BATHING
168-3
Public bathing beach
$400
168-3
Public hot tub or spa
$50
168-3
Public swimming pool
$75
168-3
Public wading pool
$50
Chapter 174
RECORDS, PUBLIC ACCESS TO
174-7A
Copies of records
Actual cost, unless otherwise established
174-7A(1)
Standard-sized paper documents, up to 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches in size:
1 to 10 pages
$0.75/page
11 to 20 pages
$0.50/page
All pages over 20
$0.25/page
174-7A(2)
Large-sized paper documents and maps:
Zoning, Street and Tax Maps:
Zoning Map
$3
Street Map
$3
Tax Maps
$3
Drug-Free School Zone Map, soils survey map, site plan, subdivision plat, engineering plans
Cost of duplication, plus $9 administrative fee
174-7A(3)
Copy of Code book, Code supplements, zoning pamphlets, land use pamphlets, Master Plan
Cost of duplication, plus $9 administrative fee
174-7A(4)
Vital statistics:
Certified copies of vital statistics records
$8/copy
Marriage license
$28/copy
Domestic partnership registration
$28/copy
174-7A(5)
Police reports, photographs and other records:
Police reports:
Picked up in person
Standard-size document fee
Copies requested other than in person
$5/first page; $0.50/page for each additional page
Photographs
$5/each
Permit to purchase pistol or revolver
$2/each
Firearms identification card
$5/each
Fingerprints
$15
174-7A(6)
Official searches for municipal liens (tax searches)
$3
174-7A(7)
Continuation of an official search within 3 years from the date of the original search
$1/year
174-7A(8)
Certificate of approval for subdivisions
$3
174-7A(9)
Duplicate copies of tax bills
$2
174-7A(10)
Returned checks
$20/check
174-7A(11)
Electronic records:
Copy of audiotape
$20/each
Copy of video tape
$30/each
Copy of electronic document or database:
Floppy disks
Cost of duplication plus cost of disk ($0.50/each)
CD
$30/each
174-8B
Service charge for fulfilling second or subsequent request within 12-month period
$25/line item
Chapter 178
RENT CONTROL
178-5E
Application for hardship rent increase
$5/residential unit; minimum $40
178-5E
All other applications before Rent Leveling Board
$40
178-6
Escrow deposit in conjunction with hardship rent increase application
Based on estimates of professional review involved
178-9D
Implementation of Senior Citizens and Disabled Protected Tenancy Act:
Filing of notice of intention
$60/apartment unit
Filing of appeal of determination
$40
Chapter 182
RETAIL FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS AND VENDING MACHINES
182-2A
Class I, Food and Drink:
Nonseating (smaller than 12,000 square feet)
$150
Prepackaged only (smaller than 12,000 square feet)
$50
1 to 50 seats
$150
51 to 100 seats
$200
101+ seats
$300
182-2B
Class II, Supermarket
$500
182-2C
Class III, School
$100
182-2D
Class IV, Mobile Food and Drink
$150
182-2E
Class V, Temporary Retail Food Establishment
$75
182-2F
Class VI, Vending Machine:
Prepackaged only
$20
Gumball
$5
All others
$40
182-2G
Class VII, Nonprofit
No fee
Chapter 186
SALES, SPECIAL
ARTICLE I
Distress, Close-Out, Removal and Fire Sales
186-3
License
$50/event
186-3
Renewal fee
$20/event
ARTICLE II
Casual Sales
186-16A
License
$5/license
186-16B
Churches located in the Township
No fee
Chapter 195
SEWER CONNECTIONS
ARTICLE I
Sewer Connection Regulations
195-7B
Escrow deposit to compensate Township Engineer for engineering services performed in connection with review of plans and specifications and field inspections
As determined by Engineer
ARTICLE II
[Amended 11-24-2014 by Ord. No. 1203]
Sewer Connection Fees
195-11
Filing of application for connection:
Residential use
$500/residential unit
Commercial or industrial use
$1,000
195-13
Residential sewer connections
$6,000/dwelling unit
195-14
Commercial or industrial sewer connections:
195-14B
Connection fee
$3/square foot of floor area; minimum $6,000
195-14C
Preconnection inspection
$500
195-15
Mixed-used premises connections:
Residential unit filing fee
$500/each, plus costs
Commercial/industrial structure filing fee
$1,000/each, plus costs
Residential unit connection fee
$6,000/each, plus charges
Commercial/industrial use connection fee
$3/square foot, plus charges; minimum $6,000
One-half of each of the sewer connection fees listed above (including for residential, commercial/industrial and mixed-use properties) shall be deposited upon receipt in the Township’s General Capital Fund in a special reserve entitled “I&I” dedicated to fund infiltration/inflow repairs and improvements to the Township’s sanitary sewer system.
Chapter 209
SOIL REMOVAL
209-6
Permit
$100, plus $0.03/cubic yard of soil removed
209-8
Bond
As determined by Township Committee, but in no event less than $1,000
Chapter 214
SOLID WASTE
ARTICLE I
Recycling
214-9A
Tires:
Up to size 700
$4 each
Over size 700
$15 each
214-9B
Metal scrap and appliances:
214-9B(1)
Collection and disposal of metal scrap and appliances when picked up at curbside:
Appliances, sinks and tubs
$5 each
Metal car parts
$5/part
Other metal
$5/pickup
214-9B(2)
Any items containing Freon, whether picked up or brought to the recycling center
$5/item
Chapter 218
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT
218-10C
Stormwater management facility maintenance guarantee
As per N.J.S.A. 40:55D-53
218-11B
Review of applications not requiring Planning Board and/or Zoning Board of Adjustment approval:
Development projects consisting of 1 acre or less
$150
Development projects consisting of 1 to 5 acres
$350
Development projects consisting of more than 5 acres
$500
Chapter 223
STREETS AND SIDEWALKS
ARTICLE II
Excavations in Public Streets
223-12
Application to excavate
$50/permit, plus estimated cost of pavement replacement
223-13
Bond
As determined by Engineer or Superintendent
ARTICLE III
Sidewalk Construction and Removal
223-22
Application
$25/permit
ARTICLE IV
Roll-off Containers
223-31B
Application for permit
$10/day/container/ location
223-31D
Application to place container on private property:
One-time administrative charge
$10
Renewal for container remaining in place longer than 10 days
$10
Failure to renew
$10
Chapter 236
TAXICABS AND LIMOUSINES
236-1
Business license
$100/business, plus $100/vehicle
236-3
Driver's license
$10
Chapter 249
[Amended 5-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1088]
TOWING
ARTICLE I[2]
Light Towing
249-9
Towing rates
Tow
$100
Winching
$60
Accident scene cleanup
$40
Storage
$40; $1 per hour part thereof
Mileage
$3 per mile as described in § 249-13
249-10
Municipal storage rates
$40 per day in twenty-four-hour increments, starting at the time the vehicle is towed, or $1 per hour part thereof
249-13B
Removal from lane of travel
$40
249-13C
Towing to location outside the Township
$3/mile
ARTICLE II
Heavy Towing
These rates are subject to modification by way of resolution of the Township Council and shall be on record with the Clerk of the Township.
[Added 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 1182]
A. Heavy towing service rates
(1) General rates
(a) Rate, billed in thirty-minute increments.
$325 per hour (one-hour minimum)
(b) Shaft removal
$45
(c) Brake release
$45
(d) No mileage fee from the point of tow to the licensee's storage yard.
(2) Air cushion device in heavy-duty vehicle recovery rate
$550 per hour
B. Heavy towing service storage rates
(1) Per day
$75
(2) Tandem axle
$100 per day
(3) Tractor-trailer combination
$140 per day
C. Emergency road service
$60
(1) Emergency road service: jump start, bringing up to two gallons of fuel, tire change
(2) If a tow results, there will be no charge for road service, except cost of emergency gas if placed into the vehicle's tank
D. Rates for vehicle recovery and/or winching
(1) Wreckers and personnel
(a) Heavy-duty wrecker
$300 per hour to be charged in thirty-minute increments with a one-hour minimum
(b) Additional manpower
$60 per hour per man
(c) Level 3 recovery supervisor
$90 per hour
(2) Licensees may, however, charge additional fees for extraordinary recovery and/or winching. All services must be itemized on the statement for services.
E. Additional services that may be required
(1) Axle pull/drive shaft/transmission disconnect
$40 flat rate
(2) Hookup air
$25 flat rate
(3) Roadway cleanup, to be charged in thirty-minute increments with a one-half-hour minimum
$50 per hour
(a) When basic environmental cleanup is required, a charge of $25 for each fifty-pound bag of absorbent and plastic bags for removal may be charged
(b) Cleanup services, including time and absorbent, must be itemized on the statement
(4) Administrative charges
(a) Maximum
$25
(b) Services must be itemized on the statement
(5) No yard charge may be billed
(6) Waiting time in excess of 15 minutes, which shall be calculated based upon each 15 minutes spent at the site from which a motor vehicle will be towed, with fewer than 15 minutes, rounded up to 15
$40 per hour
(7) The use of window wrap or tarping
$25
(8) The licensee shall prepare an itemized billing invoice for all services rendered
Chapter 261
TREES
261-5
Performance and maintenance bonds
As determined by Planning Board
Chapter 280
ZONING
280-134
Conditional use application
$100/unit
280-139D
[Amended 9-11-2011 by Ord. No. 1131]
Payment in lieu of construction and low- and moderate-income housing
$180,267/unit
280-174G
Review of applications for location of wireless telecommunications facilities on Township property
$5,000 (nonrefundable)
Chapter A281
CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE
A281-9
Annual franchise fee
2% actual gross revenues received
A218-17
Performance bond
$25,000
Chapter A282
FIRE HYDRANT BILLING FOR RESERVOIR RIDGE
A282-4C
Administrative expense surcharge
8%
[1]
Editor's Note: Fees for Ch. 82, Article II, Fire Alarms, which immediately followed this entry, were repealed 9-26-2011 by Ord. No. 1136.
[2]
Editor's Note: Light towing provisions were redesignated as Art. I and sections numbered pursuant to Ord. No. 1181, adopted 10-28-2013.

§ 71-3 Fees for payment in lieu of constructing affordable housing.

[Added 9-12-2011 by Ord. No. 1131]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of the payment-in-lieu ordinance is to establish a mechanism to provide funding for the construction of affordable housing within the Township of Little Falls for zone districts where the Zoning Ordinance[1] permits that affordable housing obligations may be satisfied through a payment in lieu of constructing the units on site. The mechanism contained within this section is intended to require the developer or redeveloper of a project to provide a fee in the amount of the actual cost of constructing or subsidizing the construction of his or her prorated share of affordable housing units within Little Falls Township, including hard and soft costs.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 280, Zoning.
B. 
Payments in lieu of constructing affordable housing in inclusionary zones.
(1) 
Payments in lieu of the construction of affordable housing shall be based upon the prorated share of the actual cost to the Township to create or subsidize the creation of an affordable housing unit within the Township, using any of the eligible options for the provision of affordable housing permitted under applicable affordable housing regulations, provided said options are also consistent with the zoning regulations of the Township of Little Falls and/or with an applicable adopted redevelopment plan. Both hard and soft costs shall be included in the calculation. The payment amount shall be calculated by the applicant based upon a proportionate share of the total project cost embodied in one or more pro formas for the construction of affordable housing elsewhere within Little Falls, if such pro formas have been prepared and are on file in the office of the Township Clerk, or shall be negotiated between the Township and the developer or redeveloper as the case may be. In no case shall the negotiated amount be less than the actual cost to the Township to create or subsidize the creation of the amount of affordable housing units required for the project under consideration, including both hard and soft costs.
(2) 
In negotiating the amount of a payment-in-lieu for a fraction of a unit, the Township may require the preparation of a pro forma by the developer or redeveloper, to be reviewed by an independent third-party entity at the expense of the developer or redeveloper, to confirm that the amount of the payment-in-lieu accurately reflects the realistic costs of providing an affordable unit in Little Falls. Fractional units must be calculated out to include a minimum of two decimal places.
(3) 
This section is applicable to applications for development proposed to be located within inclusionary zones located within Little Falls Township that permit the applicant to utilize a payment-in-lieu-of-construction option to satisfy the affordable housing obligation for his or her project.
(4) 
Fifty percent of the payment-in-lieu fee shall be paid prior to the issuance of the certificate of occupancy for the first housing unit within the market rate development for which payment in lieu of construction is required. The remaining 50% of the payment-in-lieu fee shall be paid in full prior to the point at which 50% of the housing units in the market rate housing development have received a certificate of occupancy. In cases where only one market rate single-family unit is proposed, the applicant shall pay 100% of the payment-in-lieu-of-construction fee prior to the issuance of the final certificate of occupancy.