Town of Newton, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newton 5-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-11; amended in its entirety 5-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-4. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 100-1 Licensing (Chapter 171).

Transfer fee (§ 171-7): $10.

§ 100-2 Peddling and soliciting (Chapter 206).

A. 
Peddlers, hawkers and vendors (§ 206-3):
(1) 
Daily rate:
(a) 
License fee (traveling): $70.
(b) 
License fee (stationary): $300.
(2) 
Annual rate:
(a) 
License fee (traveling food vendor): $350 plus food handler's permit.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
B. 
Solicitors and canvassers (§ 206-12):
(1) 
License fee, per day: $50.
(2) 
License fee, per week: $100.
(3) 
License fee, per month: $200.
(4) 
License fee, per year: $300.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 21-1.1d, Charitable solicitation permits, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 11-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-27.

§ 100-3 Junkyards and junk dealers (Chapter 156).

Retail or wholesale junk dealer (§ 156-4):
A. 
Including one vehicle: $600 per year.
B. 
Each additional vehicle: $50 per year.

§ 100-4 Amusements (Chapter 53).

A. 
Mechanical amusement device (§ 53-4): $150 per year.
B. 
Motion-picture theaters (§ 53-12): $200 per screen per year.
C. 
Pool or billiard tables (§ 53-19):
(1) 
Per table: $125 per year.

§ 100-5 Special sales (Chapter 222).

A. 
Going-out-of-business sale (§ 222-5): $55.
(1) 
Renewal: $35.
B. 
Garage sale (§ 222-13B): $15.
[Amended 4-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]

§ 100-6 Signs and banners over streets (Chapter 266, Article III).

Display of banner over street (§ 266-13): no fee.[1],[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 21-1.1k, pertaining to registration of private refuse, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 21-1.1l, which immediately followed this section, was repealed by Ord. No. 27-80.

§ 100-7 Trailer camps (Chapter 294).

A. 
Trailer court construction or alteration (§ 294-2E): $225.
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
B. 
Trailer court operations (§ 294-4):
[Amended 10-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-21]
(1) 
Monthly charge: $50 per trailer.
(2) 
Minimum: $200.

§ 100-8 Filming (Chapter 105).

A. 
Application fee:
(1) 
Commercial films: $85.
(2) 
Nonprofit films: no fee.
(3) 
Other films: $35.
B. 
Daily filming fee payable in addition to the basic filming permit fee:
(1) 
Commercial films: $210.
(2) 
Nonprofit films: no fee.
(3) 
Other films: $35.

§ 100-9 Marriage and civil union ceremonies (Chapter 180).

A. 
In-Town ceremony performed: $75.
B. 
Out-of-Town ceremony performed: $100.
C. 
Active (and/or retired) military: N/A.
D. 
An administrative fee of $25 shall be added to the above-established fees.

§ 100-10 Clothing bins (Chapter 82).

Charitable bins (§ 82-3):
A. 
Initial permit: $25.
B. 
Renewal permit: $25.

§ 100-11 Sidewalk cafes (Chapter 234).

Sidewalk cafe license (§ 234-6D): $50.

§ 100-12 Alcoholic beverage control (Chapter 49, Article III).

A. 
Plenary retail consumption license [§ 49-15D(1)]: $1,500.
[Amended 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9; 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license [§ 49-15D(1)]: $1,500.
[Amended 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-92-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
C. 
Club license [§ 49-15D(1)]: $185.

§ 100-13 Animals (Chapter 57).

A. 
License and registration (§ 57-14E):
(1) 
Neutered dog: $15 per dog.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(2) 
Nonneutered dog: $18 per dog.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(3) 
Cat license (neutered or nonneutered): $12 per cat.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(4) 
Replacement dog/cat tag: $2 each.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(5) 
Vicious dog license: $500 per year.
(6) 
Late fee for dog/cat license, after February 1: $5 per month.
B. 
Kennels, pet shops and shelters or pounds:
(1) 
Kennel: $50.
(2) 
Pet shop: $50.
(3) 
Shelter or pound: $50.
C. 
Impounding and destruction of certain dogs and cats:
[Added 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(1) 
Destruction of any unclaimed dog or cat at the request of the owner: $3.
(2) 
Expenses incurred by reason of any dog's or cat's detention, including maintenance: not to exceed $4 for the first day and $1 per day for each additional day, and $2 for picking up each dog or cat.

§ 100-14 Taxicabs and limousines (Chapter 283).

A. 
Taxicab owner's license (§ 283-4G):
(1) 
Initial application: $550.
(2) 
Renewal application: $300.
(3) 
Each vehicle: $50.
(4) 
Fee for taxicab owner's application submitted after the due date: $100 per month.
[Added 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
B. 
Taxicab driver's license [§ 283-5A(11)]:
(1) 
Initial application: $50.
(2) 
Renewal application: $30.
(3) 
Fee for taxicab driver's application submitted after the due date: $10 per month.
[Added 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
C. 
Limousine licensing fees:
(1) 
Principal place of business verification fee (for each principal place of business in Newton): $250.
(2) 
Business address verification fee (for each such limousine and each business address): $100.
(3) 
Limousine license fee: $50.

§ 100-15 Vehicles and traffic (Chapter 307).

A. 
Parking meter fees (§ 307-24):
[Amended 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-13]
(1) 
Each 1/2 hour: $0.25.
B. 
Parking lot meter fees (§ 307-35):
[Amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-25; 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-13]
(1) 
Lot No. 1 Adams Street Plaza and Lot No. 4 Central Plaza.
(a) 
Two hours free parking with purchase of paid 1/2 hour for $0.25.
(b) 
Each additional 1/2 hour thereafter: $0.25.
(2) 
Lot No. 2 Main Street Plaza and Lot No. 3 Western Plaza and Lot No. 5 Eastern Plaza.
(a) 
Each 1/2 hour: $0.25.
(b) 
Ten-hour maximum.
C. 
Parking passes may be purchased at the Municipal Building for the above metered lots at the following rates:
(1) 
Lot No. 1 Adams Street Plaza, Lot No. 2 Main Street Plaza, Lot No. 3 Western Plaza, Lot No. 4 Central Plaza, and Lot No. 5 Eastern Plaza:
[Amended 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9; 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-25; 10-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-13]
(a) 
Monthly: $30, plus tax if applicable.*
(b) 
Quarterly: $90, plus tax if applicable.*
(c) 
Annual: $300, plus tax if applicable.*
(d) 
Merchant, annual: two for $300, plus tax if applicable.*
(e) 
Merchant, semiannual: two for $150, plus tax if applicable.*
(2) 
Overnight parking pass:
[Amended 10-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-21; 8-22-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-17]
(a) 
Central Plaza (Lot No. 4), Western Plaza (Lot No. 3) and the Adams Street Lot (Lot No. 1) (residents and business night shift employees): $15 monthly;* $180 annually.*
(b) 
Tractor-trailer/box truck parking: $100 annually.*
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(c) 
Park and ride: free.
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
*
Plus applicable New Jersey state sales tax.
D. 
Municipal lot annual parking pass.
[Added 12-8-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-24]
(1) 
For the twelve-hour period of 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.: $150 per month.
(2) 
For the twelve-hour period of 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.: $150 per month.
(3) 
Annual passes must be purchased and paid for, for the entire year, but may be prorated if passes are available. (See § 307-38F)

§ 100-16 Building and housing (Chapters 70, 85 and 144).

A. 
Construction permit fees (§ 85-7A). The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of all subcode applications, plus all administrative and miscellaneous fees listed in Subsection A(2)(a) through (d) below. All fees will be rounded to the nearest dollar and shall be paid before the permits are issued, unless otherwise stated. The minimum construction permit fee shall be $65. In the event the Town of Newton enters into an interlocal agreement for Construction Department services to be provided by another municipality, the fees charged for specific services under this section shall be as set forth in the fee schedule published by the host municipality, which host municipality fee schedule shall supersede any inconsistent fees set forth in this section and is adopted by reference.
(1) 
Building subcode fees are as follows:
(a) 
Fees for new construction: $0.034 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(b) 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction, and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of work. The fee shall be in the amount of $30 per $1,000 for the first $50,000, prorated. From $50,001 to and including $100,000, the fee on the amount exceeding $50,000 shall be in the amount of $23 per $1,000 of estimated cost, prorated. Above $100,000, the fee on the amount exceeding $100,000 shall be in the amount of $19 per $1,000 of estimated cost, prorated. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Department such cost data as may be available, produced by the architect or engineer on record or by a recognized firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Department shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
(c) 
The fee for open decks, porches and raised platforms shall be $0.25 per square foot, provided that the minimum fee shall be $65.
(d) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection A(1)(a) through (c) above.
(e) 
The fee for a permit to reroof an existing structure shall be $58 for all structures in Use Group R-3 or R-5 and $10 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for all other use groups, with a minimum fee of $65.
(f) 
The fee for a permit to re-side or veneer an existing structure shall be $58 for all structures in Use Group R-3 or R-5 and $10 per $1,000 of the estimated cost of the work for all other use groups, with a minimum fee of $65.
(g) 
The fee for any retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $189. The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $95. The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of construction as per Subsection A(1)(b) above.
(h) 
The fee for temporary structures and all structures for which volume cannot be computed, such as open structural towers, shall be $75.
(i) 
The fee for fencing exceeding six feet in height shall be $35.
(j) 
The fee to construct a sign:
[1] 
Fees for pylon signs shall be $65 for the first 40 square feet and $8 a square foot thereafter.
[2] 
Fees for ground signs or wall signs shall be $2 per square foot for the first 100 square feet, $1.50 per square foot for the next 400 square feet and $1 per square foot thereafter. The minimum fee shall be $65.
(k) 
The fee for an aboveground swimming pool shall be $126 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $63. The fee for an in-ground swimming pool is $189 for a pool with a surface area greater than 550 square feet; the fee in all other cases shall be $95.
(l) 
The fee for installation or replacement of storage systems of flammable and combustible liquids shall be $76 per tank for up to and including those with a capacity of 2,000 gallons and $100 per tank for those with capacities exceeding 2,000 gallons.
(m) 
The fee for a demolition permit issued for the removal of underground storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids shall be $50 per tank for up to and including those with a capacity of 1,000 gallons and $100 per tank for those with capacities exceeding 1,000 gallons.
(n) 
The fee for a permit to demolish a building or structure shall be as follows: Use Group R-5 shall be $100; buildings and structures incidental to Use Group R-5 shall be $25; and all other use groups shall be $100.
(o) 
Sheds over 100 square feet and up to and including 200 square feet shall be $50. Sheds more than 200 square feet shall be required to have a foundation system, and the fee shall be calculated on the volume of the structure.
(p) 
The fee for tents in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension shall be $116.
(2) 
Administrative and miscellaneous fees.
(a) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. This fee shall be credited toward the amount of the construction permit fee.
(b) 
The fee to process an application for a variance pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be as follows:
[1] 
Class I structure: $100; resubmission: $50.
[2] 
Class II structure: $50; resubmission: $25.
[3] 
Class III structure: $30; resubmission: $15.
(c) 
An administrative surcharge fee of 15% shall be charged on each subcode application which is issued by any third-party agency or interlocal agreement contracted by the Town of Newton.
(d) 
The fee for each construction permit and certificate of occupancy issued for an asbestos hazard abatement project shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9(a)1 and 2.
(e) 
The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $125. The fee for a lead hazard abatement clearance certificate shall be $25.
(f) 
The fees for certificates of occupancy are as follows:
[1] 
Certificate of occupancy for one- and two-family dwellings: $50.
[2] 
Certificate of occupancy for accessory buildings to one- and two-family dwellings: $35.
[3] 
Certificate of occupancy for buildings or structures of all other use groups: $75.
[4] 
Certificate of occupancy for accessory buildings of all other use groups: $35.
[5] 
Multiple certificates of occupancy for all use groups, except R-5, per unit: $50.
[6] 
Certificates of occupancy for change of use group only: $75.
[7] 
The initial temporary certificate of occupancy (TCO) fee shall be $30, unless the certificate of occupancy (CO) fee is paid at the initial issuance of the TCO. If the TCO is renewed after 60 days, there shall be a fee of $30 charged, even when the CO has been paid in full.
(g) 
State of New Jersey training fees shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume of all new buildings and additions. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The fee for all other construction shall be $1.70 per $1,000 of value of construction. The minimum training fee shall be $1.
(h) 
The fee for a change of contractor shall be $30.
(i) 
The fee for a letter stating that no certificate of continued occupancy is required shall be $30.
(3) 
Elevator subcode fees. The Town of Newton uses the Department of Community Affairs for plan review and inspection on all elevators located within the Town limits. The fees are established by the state.
(4) 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(a) 
The Town of Newton has contracted a private on-site agency which performs plumbing subcode services. The fees charged shall be the fees for plumbing fixtures and stacks which are charged by the Department of Community Affairs as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
(b) 
In the event that the Town of Newton shall employ its own plumbing subcode official, the fees shall be as follows:
[1] 
The fee for each fixture, stack or appliance connected to the plumbing system shall be $10 for those in Use Group R-5 and $12 for all other use groups.
[2] 
The fee for each special device, including grease traps, oil separators, air-conditioning or refrigeration units, water and sewer connections, backflow preventers, steam or hot-water boilers, gas piping, active solar systems, sewer pumps, interceptors and fuel-oil piping shall be $25 for Use Group R-5 and $40 for all other use groups.
[3] 
The fee for each cross-connection and backflow preventer, subject to annual testing and inspection, shall be $100.
[4] 
The minimum permit fee for work, including the plumbing subcode, shall be $46.
(5) 
Electrical subcode fees.
(a) 
For the first block consisting of one to 50 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $36; for each additional block consisting of up to 25 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $6. For the purpose of computing this fee, "receptacles," "fixtures" or "devices" shall include lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less in height, including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
(b) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from one hp or one kw to 10 hp or 10 kw; for each transformer or generator rated form one kw or one kva to 10 kw or kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each storable pool or hydromassage bathtub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rate from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for each light standard greater than eight feet in height, including luminaries; and for each communications closet, the fee shall be $10.
(c) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control center, or disconnecting means rated 225 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes, including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $46.
(d) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control center or disconnecting means rated from greater than 225 amperes to 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $92.
(e) 
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor-control center or disconnecting means rated greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva, the fee shall be $457.
(f) 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool as defined in the building subcode, spa, hot tub or fountain shall be a flat fee of $46, which shall include any required bonding and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles, and heaters, etc., excepting panel boards and underwater lighting fixtures. For public swimming pools, the fee shall be charged on the basis of number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection A(5)(a) through (e) above.
(g) 
The fee charged for the installation of single- and multiple-station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security alarm systems in one- or two-family dwellings shall be a flat fee of $23 per dwelling unit. For fire, burglar and security alarm systems and detectors in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection A(5)(a) and (b) above.
(h) 
For installations consisting of multimeter stacks, the fee shall be based on the ampere rating of the main bus and not upon the number of meters or rating of disconnects on the meter stack. Individual load-side panel boards shall be charged in accordance with Subsection A(5)(c), (d) or (f) above. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual feeder conductors, provided the minimum fee shall be $46.
(i) 
For motors or similar devices requiring concurrent installation of individual controls, relays and switches, the fee shall be based only upon the rating of the motor or device. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual circuit components, for example, controllers, starters, and disconnecting means.
(j) 
For electrical work requiring replacement of service entrance conductors or feed conductors only, the fee shall be in accordance with Subsection A(5)(b) through (e) above, based on the designated ampere rating of the overcurrent device of the service or feeder.
(k) 
The fee charged for process equipment shall be based on the ampere rating of the overcurrent device protecting the conductor feeding the process equipment or the cutoff device.
(l) 
For the purpose of computing the fees, all electrical and communications devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of the premises' wiring, except those which are a portable plug-in type, shall be counted.
(m) 
The minimum fee for any electrical permit shall be $46.

§ 100-17 Health codes (Chapters 133; 250, Article I; and 273).

A. 
Septic cleaning permit (§ 133-24): no fee.
B. 
Maintenance of swine license, application (§ 133-30): $25.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 21-1.7d, Boardinghome for children license, and 21-1.7e through g, pertaining to swimming pools, which immediately followed this subsection, were repealed 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2.
C. 
Retail food establishment code (§ 133-33):
(1) 
Annual license (less than 5,000 square feet): $150.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(2) 
Reinspection fee (less than 5,000 square feet): $25.
(3) 
Annual license (5,000 square feet or greater): $250.
(4) 
Reinspection fee (5,000 square feet or greater): $75.
(5) 
Late fee for food establishment: $75 per month.
[Added 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
D. 
Training of food handlers (§ 133-34G):
(1) 
Application, certification course and administration of examination for food service manager: $25.
(2) 
Application, administration of examination and renewals of certificate for food service manager: $15.
E. 
Solid waste collection vehicle fee (§ 250-1): no fee.
F. 
Body art licenses (§ 273-2):
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(1) 
Initial license (§ 273-2D): $550.
(2) 
Renewal license, annually (§ 273-2E): $325.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(3) 
Late fee for license renewal, per month (§ 273-2E): $75.
(4) 
Establishments that limit body-piercing procedures to the trailing edge of the ear (lower lobe), annually (§ 273-2B): $50.

§ 100-18 Fire subcode/prevention (Chapters 70, 85, 115 and 144).

A. 
Fire protection code. The fire protection subcode fee shall be a minimum of $38 for additions, alterations and accessory structures; $38 for single-family dwellings; and $60 for all other structures.
(1) 
Water sprinkler suppression systems:
(a) 
One to 20 sprinkler heads: $100.
(b) 
Twenty-one to 50 sprinkler heads: $125.
(c) 
Fifty-one to 100 sprinkler heads: $150.
(d) 
One hundred one to 200 sprinkler heads: $250.
(e) 
Over 200 sprinkler heads: $300.
(2) 
Fee for each standpipe: $175.
(3) 
Fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance not connected to the plumbing system: $50.
(4) 
Fee for each kitchen exhaust system: $50.
(5) 
Fee for each incinerator: $250.
(6) 
Fee for each crematorium: $250.
(7) 
Storage tanks (underground or above ground, installation only): The fee for installation or replacement of storage systems of flammable and combustible liquids shall be $20 per tank for up to and including those with a capacity of 2,000 gallons and $50 per tank for those with capacities exceeding 2,000 gallons.
(8) 
Pre-engineered suppression systems, each: $85.
(9) 
Smoke or heat detectors:
(a) 
One to 20 detectors: $30.
(b) 
Twenty-one to 50 detectors: $55.
(c) 
Over 50 detectors: $125.
(10) 
Manual or automatic alarm systems: $50.
(11) 
Central control system: $50.
(12) 
Penalty for noncompliance with § 115-8, Parking regulations: $50.
B. 
Non-life-hazard use. In addition to the registrations required by Chapter 115, Article I, Uniform Fire Code, the following non-life-hazard uses shall register with the Bureau of Fire Prevention. These uses shall be inspected once per year and pay an annual fee. The following is the fee schedule for non-life-hazard uses:
A. Assembly
A-1
Eating establishment (under 50)
$30
A-2
Take-out food service (no eating)
$30
A-3
Church or synagogue
$30
A-4
Recreation centers, multipurpose rooms, etc. (fewer than 100)
$55
A-5
Courtrooms, libraries, fraternal organizations, condominium centers (fewer than 100)
$55
A-6
Senior citizen centers (fewer than 200)
$55
B. Business/professional
B-1
Professional use, 1 and 2 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$30
B-2
1 and 2 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$55
B-3
1 and 2 stories, more than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$80
B-4
3 to 5 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$105
B-5
3 to 5 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$155
B-6
3 to 5 stories, over 10,000 square feet, per floor
$225
C. Retail (mercantile)
M-1
1 and 2 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$65
M-2
1 and 2 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, less than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$95
M-3
1 and 2 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$120
M-4
3 to 5 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$155
M-5
3 to 5 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, less than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$180
M-6
3 to 5 stories, over 10,000 square feet, per floor
$205
With the exception of hardware stores, 3,000 square feet, retail stores over 12,000 square feet are life-hazard uses.
D. Manufacturing (factory)
F-1
1 and 2 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$80
F-2
1 and 2 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, less than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$105
F-3
1 and 2 stories, more than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$155
F-4
3 to 5 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$180
F-5
3 to 5 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, less than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$205
F-6
3 to 5 stories, over 10,000 square feet, per floor
$255
E. Storage (moderate hazard, S-1; low hazard, S-2)
S-1
1 and 2 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$55
S-2
1 and 2 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, less than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$105
S-3
1 and 2 stories, more than 10,000 square feet, per floor
$155
S-4
3 to 5 stories, less than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$180
S-5
3 to 5 stories, more than 5,000 square feet, per floor
$205
S-6
3 to 5 stories, over 10,000 square feet, per floor
$255
Exceptions: life-hazard uses.
F. Residential (LEA listed with multifamily BHI). The fee is for each building.
R-1
1 to 6 units
$25
R-2
7 to 12 units
$50
R-3
13 to 20 units
$75
R-4
21 to 50 units
$100
R-5
For each additional unit
$2
C. 
In the event the Town of Newton enters into an interlocal agreement for fire subcode/prevention services to be provided by another municipality, county or state agency, the fees charged for specific services under this section shall be as set forth in the fee schedule published by the host municipality, county or state agency. The fee schedule of said host municipality, county or state agency shall supersede any inconsistent fees set forth in this section and is adopted by reference.
[Added 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9]

§ 100-19 Utilities (Chapter 228).

A. 
Water connection fees (§ 228-3C):
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-17]
(1) 
Residential, per dwelling unit: $3,402.
(2) 
Commercial: Charge will be $23.30 per gallon per day based on estimated usage, with a minimum of $3,402, plus labor and materials.
B. 
Construction water (§ 228-3D), per quarter: $100.
C. 
Water turn-on and turn-off charge (§ 228-5B) after normal Water Department working hours: $75.
D. 
Common tap, five-eighths-inch meter (§ 228-6C): $180.
E. 
Standpipes or sprinklers, annually (§ 228-6K): $200 per inch.
F. 
Hydrant rental (§ 228-6L), annually: $200.
G. 
Meter checkout (§ 228-6U): $150.
H. 
Frozen meter charge: $250.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
I. 
Sewer tap charge (§ 228-14): $600.
J. 
Sewer connection (§ 228-16):
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-17]
(1) 
Residential, per dwelling unit: $5,933.
(2) 
Commercial and/or industrial:
Charges Per Gallon Per Day
Minimum
$40.91
$5,933
K. 
Water and Sewer rates (§ 228-17):
[Amended 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-17]
Gallons Per Quarter
Water Rate
Sewer Rate
Combined Water/Sewer Rate
0 to 4,000
$30 minimum
$45 minimum
$75 minimum
Over 4,000
$14.50/M
$7.50/M
$22/M
Those individuals who apply and qualify pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-8.40, et seq. for a senior citizen, disability or surviving spouse tax deduction shall be charged the following utility rates:
Gallons Per Quarter
Water Rate
Sewer Rate
Combined Water/Sewer Rate
0 to 4,000
$30 minimum
$30 minimum
$60 minimum
Over 4,000
$14.50/M
$7.50/M
$22/M
L. 
Final water reading charge (between billing cycles): $30.
M. 
Sewer dye test: $75.
N. 
Service charge for restoration of service when service to a property has been discontinued due to nonpayment of water bill (§ 228-19F): $50.
O. 
Turning off of water illegally turned on: $500.
P. 
Additional water meter (at owner's request): $250 each.
[Amended 5-23-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-9]
Q. 
Inspection fee for water and sewer work: $30 per hour.
R. 
Rental of sewer camera: $100 per hour.
[Added 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
S. 
Manpower for sewer camera: $50 per man per hour.
[Added 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
T. 
Truck rental for sewer camera: $100 per truck per hour.
[Added 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]

§ 100-20 Streets and sidewalks (Chapter 266, Articles IV, V and VI).

A. 
Excavation permits (§ 266-27):
(1) 
Concrete pavement: $60.
(2) 
Other surfaces: $60.
B. 
Sidewalk construction, removal (§ 266-37): $15.
C. 
Fees for rental of public works equipment and manpower (relating to Chapters 1, Article III; 45; 49, Articles I and II; 57, Articles I and II; 109; 151; 175; 187; 200; 213, Article I; 254; 262; 266, Articles I, II, IV, V and VI; and 289). All fees represent the charge per hour.
(1) 
Loader/backhoe: $300.
(2) 
Sweeper with operator: $200.
(3) 
Dump truck: $150.
(4) 
Small truck: $100.
(5) 
Use of men:
(a) 
Equipment operator(s), hourly, per man: $45.
(b) 
Laborer(s), hourly, per man: $30.
(6) 
Mowers, saws, miscellaneous tools: $50.
D. 
Traffic cones/signs escrow deposit (per item): $20.

§ 100-21 Property Maintenance Code (Chapter 213, Article II).

A. 
Fee for application for inspection and certificate of compliance:
[Amended 10-22-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-25]
(1) 
Request for certificate of compliance received more than 10 business days prior to change of occupant: $75.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(2) 
Request for certificate of compliance received four business days to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $100.
(3) 
Request for certificate of compliance received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $150.
(4) 
Reinspection fee: $25.
[Added 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
B. 
Fee to file an appeal to the Municipal Board of Appeals: $100.
C. 
Fee for special inspections: $20.
D. 
Fee for a copy of Property Maintenance Code: $25.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection E, fee for inspection of commercial structures, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 3-23-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-7.
E. 
Appeals.
[Added 9-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-22]
(1) 
Fee to file an appeal to the Town Manager: $100.
(2) 
Fee to file an appeal to the Town Council: $100.

§ 100-22 Land subdivision and site plan review (Chapter 240).

[Amended 4-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-12]
A. 
Minor subdivision (Chapter 240):
(1) 
Filing fee: $250.
(2) 
Escrow fee: $1,500.
B. 
Major subdivision (Chapter 240) filing fees:
(1) 
Preliminary: $750, plus $100 per lot.
(2) 
Final: $500.
C. 
Inspection and review fee deposit: 2% of improvements.
D. 
Major subdivision (Chapter 240) review deposits:
(1) 
Preliminary: $2,000, plus $150 per lot.
(2) 
Final: $2,000, plus $50 per lot.
E. 
Site plan filing fee, preliminary:
(1) 
Residential: $150 per unit, but not less than $300; escrow fee: $1,000, plus $50 per unit or lot.
(2) 
Commercial or industrial:
(a) 
Up to 1,000 square feet: $350.
(b) 
More than 1,000 square feet: $800.
(c) 
Escrow fee, up to 1,000 square feet: $2,000; more than 1,000 square feet: $2,000, plus $100 per 1,000 square feet of additional floor area.
F. 
Site plan filing fee, final: same as preliminary.
G. 
Site plan waiver:
(1) 
Planning Board: $150.
(2) 
Escrow fee: $500.
(3) 
Planning Board Secretary: $100.
H. 
Tax Map maintenance fee.
[Added 3-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-4]
(1) 
The fee for the cost of updates and modifications to the Tax Maps of the Town of Newton as a result of a subdivision application as authorized by Chapter 240 shall be as follows:
(a) 
Minor subdivision/lot line adjustment: $250.
(b) 
Major subdivision: $250, plus $25 for each lot with a new property line.
(c) 
Subdivision including condominiums: $250, plus $25 per unit.
(2) 
The appropriate fee shall be paid to the Town of Newton prior to final subdivision approval.
I. 
Concept plan review (including proposals for redevelopment):
(1) 
Application: $250.
(2) 
Escrow: $2,000.

§ 100-23 Zoning (Chapter 320).

A. 
Townhouse plan filing fee:
(1) 
$75, plus $20 per unit (preliminary).
(2) 
$50, plus $10 per unit (final).
B. 
Inspection and review fee deposit: $2,000.
C. 
Planning Board applications:
(1) 
Pursuant to 18A-3.10a[1]:
Application
Escrow
Residential
$200
$500
Commercial/professional
$400
$1,000
Industrial
$850
$1,000
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 18A-3.10a was repealed by Ord. No. 2010-17.
(2) 
Pursuant to 18A-3.10b[2]:
(a) 
Special use: $100.
(b) 
Other: $50.
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Section 18A-3.10b was repealed by Ord. No. 2010-17.
(3) 
Pursuant to 18A-3.10c[3]:
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
Application
Escrow
Escrow, Single-Family
Residential
$300
$2,000
$1,500
Commercial/professional
$600
$2,000
Industrial
$1,100
$2,000
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Section 18A-3.10c was repealed by Ord. No. 2010-17.
(4) 
Pursuant to 18A-3.10d[4]:
Application
Escrow
Residential
$500
$3,000
Commercial/professional
$700
$3,000
Industrial
$1,300
$3,000
[4]
Editor's Note: Original Section 18A-3.10d was repealed by Ord. No. 2010-17.
(5) 
Co-location on existing cellular tower structure/eligible facilities request review fee, pursuant to § 320-30D and J.
[Added 10-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27]
(a) 
Application: $300.
D. 
Escrow fee pursuant to 18A-3.10a, c, and d[5]: $1,000.
[5]
Editor's Note: Original Section 18A-3.10a, c, and d was repealed by Ord. No. 2010-17.
E. 
Charge for request of extension or reapproval: $200; escrow for extension of reapproval: $500.
F. 
Charge for request for amendment to previously approved plans: $200; escrow for amendments: $500.
G. 
Charge for request for rezoning: $700; escrow for rezoning: $700.
H. 
Charge for special meeting of Planning Board: any required fee, plus $850.
I. 
Charge for informal presentation (amount to be credited toward future application fees): $200.
J. 
Zoning permit: $25.
K. 
Fence permit: $25.

§ 100-24 Miscellaneous fees and charges.

A. 
Swimming pool:
[Amended 3-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-8; 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(1) 
Season passes:
(a) 
Town of Newton residents:
[1] 
Family: $200. (A family is defined as any adult, his or her spouse and their children, ages three to 21, living together in one household. A maximum of six badges will be issued.)
[2] 
Couple: $150. (A couple is defined as two persons, married, engaged or otherwise romantically paired, living in one household. A couple membership may also be purchased by single parents with one child. A maximum of two badges will be issued.)
[3] 
Single: $100.
(b) 
All others (residing outside the Town of Newton):
[1] 
Family: $300. (A family is defined as any adult, his or her spouse and their children, ages three to 21, living together in one household. A maximum of six badges will be issued.)
[2] 
Couple: $200. (A couple is defined as two persons, married, engaged or otherwise romantically paired, living in one household. A couple membership may also be purchased by single parents with one child. A maximum of two badges will be issued.)
[3] 
Single: $125.
(c) 
Swim team participant:
[1] 
Per swimmer: $50, up to a family maximum of $100 (Newton Swim Team).
[2] 
Per hour: $100 (includes an additional 15 minutes of deck time both before and after practice).
(d) 
Senior citizens (ages 62 and up):
[1] 
Couple: $60. (A couple is defined as two persons, married, engaged or otherwise romantically paired, living in one household.)
[2] 
Single: $35.
(e) 
Replacement badge: $5 each.
(f) 
Friends of Newton membership: available to Town of Newton employees, Town of Newton emergency services personnel (police, fire and EMS), military (active duty, reserve, or retired), people employed within the Town of Newton (as evidenced by a recent pay stub).
[1] 
Family: $200. (A family is defined as any adult, his or her spouse and their children, ages three to 21, living together in one household. A maximum of six badges will be issued.)
[2] 
Couple: $150. (A couple is defined as two persons, married, engaged or otherwise romantically paired, living in one household. A couple membership may also be purchased by single parents with one child. A maximum of two badges will be issued.)
[3] 
Single: $100.
(g) 
Swim team family membership:
[1] 
Town of Newton resident: $150.
[2] 
Nonresident: $250.
(2) 
Daily admission:
(a) 
Senior citizens (ages 62 and up): $2.
(b) 
All others: $5.
(c) 
Twilight fee for non-senior citizens (after 5 p.m.): $3.
(3) 
Swim lessons:
(a) 
Season pass holder: $55 for eight thirty-minute lessons.
(b) 
All others: $75 for eight thirty-minute lessons.
(4) 
Special group rate: $3 per person, to be used when a group visits the pool in off-peak hours.
(5) 
Lifeguard training: Red Cross fees are additional and are not covered under this section:
(a) 
Season pass holder: $250.
(b) 
All others: $275.
(6) 
Birthday parties:
(a) 
Season pass holders: $150 for the first 10 guests, $5 each additional guest; pizza and soda are included. Ice cream is an additional charge.
(b) 
All others: $200 for the first 10 guests, $5 each additional guest; pizza and soda are included. Ice cream is an additional charge.
(7) 
Scuba Discovery class: $100 per student per class.
(8) 
Water aerobics:
(a) 
Season pass holders: $15 for five sessions.
(b) 
All others: $35 for five sessions, includes daily visit fee.
(9) 
Guard Start: A pre-lifeguarding class for ages 11 to 14 resulting in CPR and First Aid certification.
(a) 
Season pass holders: $75.
(b) 
All others: $100.
B. 
Books and maps:
(1) 
Town maps (streets): $5.
(2) 
Zoning Map: $12 (now in color).
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(3) 
Charge for mailing land use ordinances: $3.
(4) 
Master Plan:
(a) 
Hard copy: $25.
(b) 
CD copy (as supplied by Town Engineer): $10.
(5) 
Code book: $150.
(6) 
Zoning Ordinance: $75.
C. 
Miscellaneous charges:
(1) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C(1), which provided a charge for fingerprints, was repealed 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26.
(2) 
Meter covers, per day: no charge.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(3) 
Accident reports (copies), per page: $0.05 when picked up at Police Department, $5 when mailed with a self-address stamped envelope.
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(4) 
Fishing permits, Morris Lake:
(a) 
All day: $20.
(b) 
All day (senior citizen 62 or more years old): $15.
(5) 
Application fee for representation by Municipal Public Defender: $200.
(6) 
Fee for printing duplicate tax bills:
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2]
(a) 
First duplicate, per N.J.S.A. 54:4-64: $5.
(b) 
Subsequent duplicates, per statute: $25.
(7) 
Fee for issuing duplicate certificates of tax sale (N.J.S.A. 54:5-52.1): $100.
(8) 
Property owner list request: $10.
(9) 
Certification that taxes are paid to date, related to planning/zoning applications: $15.
(10) 
Court-related discovery, first five pages, each page thereafter, per § 100-24G.
(11) 
Other police-related documents, per § 100-24G.
(12) 
Audio or video CD: $0.35 each.
(13) 
Newton Historic Ordinance: $5.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 21-1.15c14, pertaining to garage sale permits, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 10-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-21.
(14) 
Tax search request per N.J.S.A. 54:5-14: $10 initial; request for continuation per statute: $2 per year.
(15) 
Lienholder foreclosure requesting redemption figure (N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1): $50.
(16) 
N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, entitled party requesting subsequent tax sale certificate redemptions within a calendar year: $50.
(17) 
Electronic transaction fees. Any surcharges or convenience fees shall be itemized separately on the invoice, charge slip, or receipt, and shall be disclosed to the payor at the time the transaction occurs. Such fees shall not exceed the cost of handling and processing the transaction to the local unit. The Town will periodically review all the costs to determine an appropriate percentage or fee to be charged.
[Added 12-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-27; amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(a) 
The fee for the use of a credit card for the payment of taxes, interest, penalties and municipal charges or other fees and charges by the Town of Newton shall equal a percentage of the transaction. Said percentage fee shall not, in any event, exceed 4.0% of the total amount of the payment due to the Town of Newton.
(b) 
The fee for use of an ACH checking account payment ("e-check") for the payment of taxes, interest, penalties and municipal charges or other fees and charges by the Town of Newton shall be $2 per transaction.
D. 
Certified copies of licenses and certificates issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics:
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(1) 
Marriage certificate: $15 first copy, $5 each additional copy.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(2) 
Birth certificate: $15 first copy, $5 each additional copy.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(3) 
Death certificate: $15 first copy, $5 each additional copy.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(4) 
Correction to birth certificates, marriage certificates, or death certificates: $25.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
(5) 
Domestic partnership, per copy: $15.
(6) 
Civil union: $15 first copy, $5 each additional copy.
[Amended 2-8-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-1]
E. 
Park use fees:
[Amended 11-26-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(1) 
Park/field use fees will be waived for residents of the Town of Newton, Newton High School and for youth athletic teams based within the Town of Newton.
(2) 
Not-for-profit groups (daily):
(a) 
Half-day rate (up to four hours): $50.
(b) 
Full-day rate (four hours or more): $100.
(3) 
All other groups (daily):
(a) 
Half-day rate (up to four hours): $75.
(b) 
Full-day rate: (four hours or more): $150.
(4) 
Use of our athletic fields or basketball courts: $75 per game.
(5) 
Use of our athletic fields or basketball courts: $50 per practice.
(6) 
Use of the lights for the basketball, baseball or multipurpose field: $25 per hour.
(7) 
A deposit of $50 will be required from all groups based outside the Town of Newton. (This deposit is payable by check and will be returned to the organization, provided there is no damage to the facility.)
(8) 
Payment of the above fees shall be due upon approval of the application for park use.
F. 
Playground registration fees:
(1) 
Summer recreation program, one child: $75.
(2) 
Summer recreation program, two or more children from the same family or parent: $100.
G. 
Copying fees:
[Amended 10-13-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-21]
(1) 
Eight-and-one-half-inch by eleven-inch or smaller copies: $0.05 per page.
(2) 
Eight-and-one-half-inch by fourteen-inch copies: $0.07 per page.
(3) 
Eleven-inch by seventeen-inch copies: $0.07 per page.
(4) 
Three-inch by five-inch photographs, per print from negative: actual cost.
(5) 
Three-inch by five-inch photographs, per print through reproduction: actual cost.
(6) 
Blueprint reproductions and computerized technological electronic information:
(a) 
All unusual copy sizes such as 18 inches by 24 inches, 24 inches by 36 inches and 36 inches by 48 inches, including plans and tax maps that cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business sizes (eight and one-half inches by 11 inches, eight and one-half inches by 14 inches or 11 inches by 17 inches) will be charged in accordance with the amounts charged to the Town for having such copies made.
(b) 
Paper copies shall be provided by the Town of Newton. In the event that requests are made for records to be copied onto medium not routinely maintained by the Town of Newton or which require a substantial amount of manipulation, programming or transfer of electronic or information technology records, then in addition to the per-copy cost, the Town may also charge the actual cost to contract a professional to provide the service of copying or transferring such records to computer diskettes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Such reasonable fee shall be equal to the actual cost incurred by the Town for recording medium such as diskettes, CDs or DVDs, plus programming, copying and transferring records to medium other than paper.
H. 
Service charges for checks returned to the Town, per N.J.S.A. 40:5-18c: $20. If any individual or business has a check or other written instrument to the Town returned two times, all future payments to the Town must be tendered in cash or by certified or cashier's check, per N.J.S.A. 40:5-18d.
[Amended 5-29-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-14; 11-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-27]
I. 
Miscellaneous inspection fees:
(1) 
Farmland inspection by Tax Assessor: $25.
J. 
Police escrow accounts (relating to Chapter 30):
(1) 
Rate of compensation shall be based on the time and 1/2 rate of top step of Newton's patrolmen contract currently in effect.
(2) 
Administrative fee: $7.50 per hour.
K. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection K, Alarm registration fees (relating to Chapter 45), was repealed 10-26-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-30. See now § 45-4.
L. 
Tree protection and replacement (Chapters 240 and 297).
[Added 4-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-10]
(1) 
Tree Bank fee for trees proposed for removal that are not replaced on the site pursuant to § 240-7B(6)(d): $200 per tree.