Township of Mine Hill, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Mine Hill during codification (upon enactment, adoption information will be inserted here). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 235-1 Fire Department.

The initiation fee for an application for membership shall be $2. (§ 40-3)

§ 235-2 Alcoholic beverages.

The annual fees for licenses and the maximum number issued for the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in the Township shall be as follows: (§ 136-3)
Class of License
Annual License Fee
Number of Licenses
Plenary retail consumption license
$1,400
5
Plenary retail distribution license
$750
1
Club license
$63
1

§ 235-3 Amusements.

The following annual operator's fees shall be paid to the Township: (§ 140-6)
A. 
Machine jukeboxes: $50 for the first machine; $20 for each additional machine.
B. 
Amusement or entertainment machines or devices (except pool or billiard tables not operated by insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc or key): $50 for the first machine; $20 for each additional machine.
C. 
Pool or billiard table not operated by the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plate, disc or key: $50 for the first machine; $20 for each additional machine.

§ 235-4 Animals.

A. 
Dog licenses.
(1) 
The person applying for or renewing a license and registration tag shall pay a license fee as follows: (§ 145-6)
(a) 
For each dog license for each dog that is spayed or neutered:
[1] 
Fee for 2016: $11.20.
[2] 
Fee for 2017 and beyond: $12.
(b) 
For each dog license for each dog that is unspayed or unneutered:
[1] 
Fee for 2016: $14.20.
[2] 
Fee for 2017 and beyond: $15.
(2) 
Any person applying late for a license and/or registration tag shall pay, in addition, a late charge of $10. (§ 145-6)
(3) 
The annual license fee for a potentially dangerous dog license shall be $700. (§ 145-6)
B. 
Kennels and pet shops. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.9, the annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or less dogs shall be $10 and for more than 10 dogs, $25. The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $10. (§ 145-6)
C. 
Impounded dogs. Whenever a dog is found at large and is impounded, a redemption fee of $3 shall be imposed to cover expenses. (§ 145-8)
D. 
Cat licenses.
(1) 
A license and registration tag shall be issued after payment of a fee of $10 for each neutered/spayed cat for the first year and every year thereafter. (§ 145-23)
(2) 
A surcharge of $3 will be imposed on any license and registration tag for each cat for which proof of spayed/neutered cannot be provided. (§ 145-23)
(3) 
A late charge of $10 shall be assessed for the issuance of a license and registration tag after the last day of February, the month that the tag expired. (§ 145-23)
E. 
Impounded cats.
(1) 
A redemption fee of $3 shall be imposed to cover expenses incurred in seizing the cat, regardless of whether the cat is impounded or returned directly to its owner or other person keeping or harboring the cat. (§ 145-29)
(2) 
In addition to the redemption fee, a maintenance fee of $4 per day shall be paid for each day the cat has been impounded. (§ 145-32)

§ 235-5 Child-care centers.

The fee for an application for a child-care center license shall be $100, to help defray the cost to the Township of the inspections of the child-care center. (§ 187-6)

§ 235-6 Construction and zoning.

A. 
No fee listed herein shall be charged for any type of construction permit for any building or structure owned by the State of New Jersey, County of Morris, or this Township or any agency or subdivision thereof.
B. 
Code enforcement fees. Code enforcement fees shall be the sum of the Construction Code fees, plan review fee, Building Subcode fee, certificate fees, state training fee, third-party agency administrative fee (if any), Elevator Code fee, Fire Code fee, Electrical Code fee, Plumbing Code fee, certificate of occupancy fees, zoning fees, certificate of habitability fees, certificate of approval fees, certificate of continued occupancy fees, mechanical inspection fees, annual permit fees, miscellaneous fees and any fines imposed by the Construction Official.
C. 
Construction Code fees.
(1) 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 25% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable and may be required to be paid upon application.
(2) 
The basic construction permit fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction, the number of plumbing fixtures and pieces of equipment, the number of electrical fixtures and devices, the number of sprinklers, standpipes, and detectors (smoke and heat), and specialty equipment at the unit rate provided herein. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any or all of the building, plumbing, electrical or fire protection work shall be $50.
(3) 
All construction permit fees and the State of New Jersey training surcharge fees for the construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvements of any building owned and operated by the following government entities and agencies listed below and designed to solely promote accessibility shall be waived:
(a) 
List of entities and agencies:
[1] 
Township of Mine Hill.
[2] 
County of Morris.
[3] 
State of New Jersey.
[4] 
Federal government.
[5] 
Mine Hill Township Board of Education.
[6] 
Rockaway Valley Sewerage Authority.
[7] 
Mine Hill Township Fire Department.
[8] 
Mine Hill Township First Aid Squad.
(b) 
Designs taken to solely promote accessibility by the disabled person or a parent or sibling of a disabled person to an existing structure to which they own and live in.
D. 
Building Subcode fees.
(1) 
The fees for new construction shall be based upon volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.035 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups as classified in the Building Subcode. The minimum for new construction shall be $200.
(a) 
Foundations for modular homes and relocated homes shall be $100 per $1,000 of estimated cost of construction.
(2) 
Fees for renovation, alterations and repairs shall be based upon the cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $35 per $1,000, up to $50,000. From $50,001 and up, the fee shall be $25 per $1,000 of the estimated cost. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Construction Official such cost data as may be available, produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A contractor's bid or contract, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Official shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost. The minimum fee shall be $150.
(3) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion, except that the minimum fee shall be $200.
(4) 
Fees for combination renovation and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection D(1) and (2) above.
(5) 
Roofing and siding:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
Group R-2, R-3, R-4, flat fee: $250.
(c) 
All other groups: cost of construction per $1,000. See Subsection D(2).
(6) 
Sheds:
(a) 
Zero to 100 square feet: zoning permit only.
(b) 
Over 100 square feet: $75.
(7) 
Fences:
(a) 
Fences greater than six feet in height (other than pool barriers):
[1] 
Group R-5, flat fee: $75.
[2] 
All other groups: cost of construction per each $1,000. See Subsection D(2).
(b) 
Fences less than six feet in height:
[1] 
With no pool: zoning permit only.
[2] 
With pool: see Subsection D(17) below.
(8) 
Retaining walls:
(a) 
Retaining walls less than four feet in height: zoning permit only.
(b) 
Retaining walls greater than four feet in height, as follows:
[1] 
Walls less than 550 square feet, flat fee (Group R-5): $85.
[2] 
Walls more than 550 square feet, flat fee (Group R-5): $175.
[3] 
All other groups: per cost of construction, per $1,000. See Subsection D(2).
(9) 
Fees for demolition (per structure):
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $125.
(b) 
All other groups: $500.
(c) 
Group R-5, fuel tanks (per tank): $100.
(d) 
All other groups, fuel tanks (per tank): $400.
(e) 
Accessory/miscellaneous structures, pools, sheds, etc.: $75.
(10) 
Fee for removal of a building or a structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $200 for demolition of the original foundation. New foundation and for placement in a completed condition in the new location shall be computed as in Subsection D(1)(a) above. Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Subcode fees shall be computed separately.
(11) 
Fees for the installation of storage tanks are as follows:
(a) 
Zero to 550 gallons: $125.
(b) 
Five hundred fifty-one to 1,000 gallons: $250.
(c) 
One thousand one to 4,999 gallons: $500.
(d) 
Over 5,000 gallons: $1,000.
(12) 
Signs (ground and wall). The minimum fee is $100. The fee shall be $2.50 per square foot of the surface area of the sign. In the case of a double-faced sign, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign is used for purposes of the fee computation.
(13) 
Radon mitigation (exclusive of electric), flat fee (all groups): $75.
(14) 
Asbestos abatement, flat fee (all groups): $100.
(15) 
Lead abatement, flat fee (all groups): $100.
(16) 
Towers and monopoles:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
All other groups, flat fee: $800.
(c) 
Cellular, antenna, radio antennas, satellite dishes or similar devices, per device, regardless of group, per device: $60.
(17) 
Fees for installing swimming pools, hot tubs, spas (including the required barrier):
(a) 
Group R-5, aboveground pool, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
Group R-5, in-ground pool, flat fee: $250.
(c) 
All other groups: $500.
(18) 
Flagpoles, greater than 12 feet in height:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $50.
(b) 
All other groups, flat fee: $100.
(19) 
Fireplace, stove and furnaces and other specific appliances:
(a) 
Group R-5: $50.
(b) 
All other groups: per cost of construction per $1,000. See Subsection D(2).
(20) 
Temporary structures, tents, trailers, air-supported structures, etc.:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
All other groups: $250.
(21) 
Permits based on an approved prototype shall have the fee reduced by 20%. Permits based on an approved statewide prototype shall have the fee reduced by 15%.
(22) 
Fees not listed. Any fee not mentioned herein shall be charged in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18 through 5:23-4.20.
(23) 
Application for variation, fees per structure:
(a) 
RCS structures: $250.
(b) 
ICS structures: $700.
(c) 
HHS structures: $1,000.
(24) 
Fee for certifications and other miscellaneous items:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy:
[1] 
Group R-5: $60.
[2] 
All other groups: $150.
(b) 
Certification of continued occupancy:
[1] 
Group R-5: $100.
[2] 
All other groups: $200.
(c) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy and for each renewal:
[1] 
Group R-5: $50; renewal: $25.
[2] 
All other groups: $150; renewal: $50.
(d) 
Certificate of approval: no charge.
(e) 
Certificate of compliance: no charge.
(f) 
Certificate of occupancy at completion of asbestos abatement: $39.
(g) 
Certificate of occupancy at completion of lead abatement: $39.
(h) 
Change of contractor, per subcode: $50.
E. 
State permit surcharge. In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., an enforcing agency, including the Department when acting as the local agency, shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction within the municipality. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs. This fee shall be in conformance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19.
F. 
Third-party administrative fee. In the event the Township is required to call upon a third-party agency, the Township shall have the authority to add 15% to the appropriate subcode fee to cover administrative costs.
G. 
Elevators. Inspections for elevators, escalators and dumbwaiters shall be in compliance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.6. The fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections shall be as follows:
(1) 
The basic fees for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or in an exempted R-2 structure, shall be as follows:
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One to 10 floors: $330.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $550.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $95.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $30.
(d) 
Escalators, moving walks: $295.
(e) 
Dumbwaiters: $75.
(f) 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts/manlifts: $75.
(2) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
(a) 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
(b) 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $150.
(c) 
Auxiliary power generator: $110.
(3) 
Elevator devices:
(a) 
The fee for elevator devices in structures in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be $220. This fee shall be waived when signed statements and supportive inspection and acceptance test reports are filed by an approved qualified agent or agency in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.19 and 5:23-2.20.
(b) 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures in Use Groups R-3 and R-4 and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in R-2 structures shall be $60.
(c) 
The fee for plan review in structures in use groups other than R-3 and R-4, and devices in the R-2s exempted by N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)6, shall be, for each device, $310.
(4) 
The fee for witnessing acceptance tests of and performing inspections of minor work shall be $75.
(5) 
The fees for routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fees for six-month routine inspections are as follows:
[1] 
Traction and drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $205.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $265.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $150.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic: $205.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $205.
(b) 
The fees for one-year periodic inspection and witnessing of tests of elevator devices, which shall include a six-month routine inspection, shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $295.
[b] 
Ten plus floors: $350.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $220.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $255.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $470.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $120.
[6] 
Manlifts, stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts: $180.
(c) 
Additional yearly periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $75.
(d) 
The fee for the three-year or five-year inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors (five-year inspection): $500.
[b] 
Over 10 floors (five-year inspection): $555.
[2] 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic elevators:
[a] 
Three-year inspection: $375.
[b] 
Five-year inspection: $220.
H. 
Electrical Subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $50.
(2) 
For all fixtures, receptacles, switches, fractional motors, air conditioners, dishwashers, water heaters, communication points, detectors, alarm devices, FAC panels, bells, horns/strobes, water flow or tamper switches, pull stations, security items such as security points for doors/windows, alarm points, card readers, magnetic locks, etc.:
(a) 
One to 20 devices: $50.
(b) 
For each additional 20 devices: $20.
(3) 
Solar/photovoltaic systems:
(a) 
Number of kilowatts:
[1] 
Zero to 50: $60.
[2] 
Fifty one to 100: $115.
[3] 
Over 100 plus: $575.
(b) 
Micro-inverters:
[1] 
One to 20: $50.
[2] 
For each additional 20 devices: $20.
(c) 
Inverters: $75.
(d) 
Meter: $25.
(4) 
Services, subpanels and disconnects:
(a) 
Amperage:
[1] 
Up to 200: $75.
[2] 
Two hundred one to 500: $150.
[3] 
Five hundred one to 1,000: $225.
[4] 
Over 1,000: $650.
(b) 
Replacement of services exceeding three meters:
[1] 
Each additional meter: $25.
(5) 
Generator/transformers/vaults/enclosures/substations (number of kilowatts):
(a) 
One to 10: $20.
(b) 
Ten and one-tenth to 45: $75.
(c) 
Forty-five and one-tenth to 112.5: $125.
(d) 
Over 112.5: $600.
(6) 
Heat pumps:
(a) 
For the first 10 pumps: $50.
(b) 
Each additional pump: $10.
(c) 
All other groups: $100.
(7) 
Motors (horsepower):
(a) 
One to 10: $20.
(b) 
Ten and one-tenth to 50: $75.
(c) 
Fifty and one-tenth to 112.5: $125.
(d) 
Over 112.5: $600.
(8) 
Signs, freestanding or on a structure: flat fee of $75.
(9) 
Inspection of elevator: $100.
(10) 
Light poles:
(a) 
Under eight feet in height: regular fixture/device.
(b) 
Over eight feet in height: $25 each.
(11) 
Swimming pools:
(a) 
Residential aboveground pool: $75.
(b) 
Residential in-ground pool: $100.
(c) 
Residential spa/hot tub*: $50.
(d) 
Public spa/hot tub*: $150.
(e) 
Annual pool, spa, hot tub inspection*: $150.
*
Each additional pool, spa or hot tub on site: $50.
I. 
Fire Subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $50.
(2) 
Sprinkler system, each new installation and/or relocation; relocation; fire alarm systems (horns, strobes, bells, smoke/carbon monoxide, heat, pulls, duct smoke detectors, electronic door locks): (Note: In computing the fee for heads or devices, the number of each shall be counted separately, and two fees, one for heads and one for devices, shall be charged.)
(a) 
One to 20 heads and devices: $75.
(b) 
Twenty-one to 100 heads and devices: $175.
(c) 
One hundred one to 200 heads and devices: $300.
(d) 
Two hundred one to 400 heads and devices: $800.
(e) 
Four hundred one to 1,000 heads and devices: $1,400.
(f) 
Over 1,000 heads and devices: $1,800.
(3) 
Standpipe systems, each new installation, relocation and/or repair, each: $250.
(4) 
Pre-action valves, dry pipe valve, each: $150.
(5) 
Yard hydrants or underground piping, per loop: $200.
(6) 
Central control station, per each station: $200.
(7) 
Central fire control center, each: $1,000.
(8) 
Fire pump, each: $500.
(9) 
Installation of hazardous or smoke exhaust systems:
(a) 
Atrium exhaust system, each: $400.
(b) 
Commercial kitchen hood system, each: $200.
(c) 
Hazardous exhaust system, each: $200.
(d) 
Commercial kitchen hood suppression, each: $200.
(10) 
Pre-engineered system, including carbon dioxide foam, dry or wet chemical, inert gas, FM200 or other chemical or special systems (except commercial kitchen hood systems), each: $200.
(11) 
Installation of emergency generator, each:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $200.
(12) 
Fire water storage tank, each: $300.
(13) 
Crematorium fee, each: $500.
(14) 
Incinerator fee, each: $500.
(15) 
Heating and cooling equipment (furnaces, air handlers, dryers, ovens, space heaters, pool heaters, boilers, fuel-burning appliances, fireplaces, chimney liner and metal vents):
(a) 
First device, each: $60.
(b) 
Additional device, each: $15.
(16) 
Flammable/combustible storage tanks:
(a) 
Each tank, zero to 999 gallons: $100.
(b) 
Each tank, 1,000 to 4,999 gallons: $300.
(c) 
Each tank, 5,000 gallons or more: $400.
(17) 
Field inspection/location of sprinkler heads and/or fire extinguisher placement: $100.
J. 
Plumbing Subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $50.
(2) 
All fixtures or devices, except those listed in Subsection J(3) hereafter, including but not limited to backflow preventers up to one inch, backwater valves, bathtubs, bidets, clothes washers, dishwashers, drinking fountains, floor drains, garbage disposals, floor sinks, hose bibs, soda dispensing equipment, ice cream or yogurt makers, ice-making equipment, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, lavatories, shower stalls, slop sinks, vent stacks, roof/overflow drains, urinals, utensil washers, vacuum breakers, water closets and whirlpools, each: $25.
(3) 
Special devices, including backflow preventers 1 1/4 inches and up, condensate pumps, dental chairs and related dental equipment, eye washers, fixture ejector or pump, garbage can washers, grease traps, neutralizing devices, water softeners, humidifiers, oil recovery tanks, oil and sand interceptors, sewer ejectors, sump pumps, emergency showers, spas, hot tubs, tankless heaters, drip or safe pans, hose reels and indirect waste receptors, pool drains, solar systems or other specialty devices, each: $75.
(4) 
For each oil or gas appliance, including but not limited to broilers, clothes dryers, coffee and tea urns, deep fryers, grills, ovens, radiant heaters, steam tables or kettles, log lighters and/or fireplaces, each device or fixture shall be $20.
(5) 
Water heater, furnace, rooftop units, steam/hot-water boiler, heat pumps, pool heaters:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $100.
(6) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building water service: $75.
(7) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building sewer service: $75.
(8) 
Air-conditioning, refrigeration and condensate systems, each unit: $75.
(9) 
Required inspection and certificate of compliance for the annual backflow preventer, each device: $75.
(10) 
Each abandoned septic tank and/or pit: $100.
(11) 
Installation of each liquefied petroleum (propane) gas tank/cylinder shall be as follows:
(a) 
Each tank, zero to 999 gallons: $100.
(b) 
Each tank, 1,000 to 4,999 gallons: $500.
(c) 
Each tank, 5,000 gallons or more: $800.
K. 
Mechanical inspections.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(2) 
Performed by mechanical/plumbing inspector for the installation and replacement of mechanical equipment in existing buildings, Groups R-5, R-4, R-3:
(a) 
First piece of equipment, each: $75.
(b) 
Additional equipment, each: $20.
(3) 
No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil or water connections associated with the mechanical equipment.
L. 
Annual permit fees.
(1) 
Fees to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged on an annual basis. This fee shall be per maintenance worker primarily employed in an appropriate subcode:
(a) 
From one to 25 workers, each: $933.
(b) 
Over 25 workers, each additional worker: $329.
(2) 
Prior to the issuance of an annual permit, a training registration fee of $196 per subcode and a list of not more than three individuals to be trained per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the Township's Construction Code Official, who shall forward the fee to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Enforcement, Training Section, along with copies of the construction permit (Form F-170). Checks shall be made payable to the Treasurer, State of New Jersey.
(3) 
Note: Annual permit fees are not refundable.
M. 
Miscellaneous fees. Special inspections not enumerated above shall be performed by the appropriate subcode official at an hourly rate of $100, with a minimum of four hours (Example: inspections requested to be performed after hours).
N. 
Zoning fees. Zoning fees shall be enumerated as follows:
(1) 
Zoning letter of compliance: $50.
(2) 
Zoning permit not requiring a construction permit: $50.
O. 
Except as enumerated above, all checks shall be made payable to the Township of Mine Hill.
P. 
All fees collected pursuant to this section are nonrefundable.
Q. 
Search, examination and reproduction of code enforcement records. The Construction Official is designated as the deputy custodian of all Building Department and Building Subcode records. Duplicating costs and special service charges related to the reproduction of any Building Department records and documents shall be in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Records Act,[1] as specified under § 235-29A, Photocopies of public records, of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.

§ 235-7 Driveways.

There shall be submitted with an application for a driveway permit the following nonrefundable fees, payable to the Township of Mine Hill: (§ 213-4)
A. 
Residential driveway: $35.
B. 
Commercial driveway: $150.
C. 
Industrial driveway: $250.
D. 
An application for any residential driveway permit which, in the opinion of the Zoning Officer, requires review by the Township Engineer shall be assessed both the applicable fee set forth above and an engineering review and inspection fee of $200.

§ 235-8 Dumpsters and refuse containers.

A zoning permit for a dumpster/refuse container shall be subject to the zoning permit fee set forth in § 235-12, Land use, of this chapter. (§ 221-8)

§ 235-9 Fire prevention.

A. 
The permit fees established by the Uniform Fire Code shall be amended to be as follows: (§ 252-9)
(1) 
Type 1: $25.
(2) 
Type 2: $50.
(3) 
Type 3: $100.
(4) 
Type 4: $150.
(5) 
Type 5: $500.
B. 
Non-life-hazard inspection fees. The inspection fee for fire prevention non-life-hazard annual inspections shall be as follows: (§ 252-10)
(1) 
Premises under 3,000 square feet: $65.
(2) 
Premises over 3,000 square feet and under 6,000 square feet: $150.
(3) 
Premises over 6,000 square feet and under 12,000 square feet: $250.
(4) 
Premises over 12,000 square feet: $400.
(5) 
Multilevel premises with up to and including three stories: $250.
(6) 
Multifamily dwellings (R-2 as defined in the Uniform Construction Code): $75.
(7) 
Garages or storage areas within multifamily dwelling units: $40 per area.
C. 
The fee for fire extinguisher training shall be as follows:
(1) 
Group of one to five people: $100.
(2) 
Group of six to 10 people: $150.
(3) 
Group of 11 or more people: $200.

§ 235-10 Food establishments.

A. 
Fees for retail food establishments are as follows: (§ 264-2)
(1) 
Annual license fee:
(a) 
Prepackaged goods: $50 annually.
(b) 
Temporary food and drink, nonseating and mobile: $75 annually.
(c) 
Restaurants, seating capacity:
[1] 
Zero to 25 seats: $150 annually.
[2] 
Twenty-six to 100 seats: $200 annually.
[3] 
Over 100 seats: $250 annually.
(d) 
Supermarket (more than 2,500 square feet): $300 annually.
(2) 
Reinspection of premises:
(a) 
First reinspection: 1/2 of annual license fee.
(b) 
Second and subsequent reinspection: full annual license fee.
(3) 
Plan review fee: $100.
(4) 
The fee for any food license shall be waived for any nonprofit organization providing evidence of a federal tax exemption.

§ 235-11 Junk dealers and junkyards.

A. 
The annual license fee to be paid for a junk dealer license shall be $50. There shall be no proration of fees for licenses issued after June 30. (§ 303-17)
B. 
The annual license fee for a motor vehicle junkyard shall be $50. (§ 303-18)

§ 235-12 Land use.

A. 
Fences and walls. The fee for a construction (building) permit for a fence or wall, when such permit is required by § 310-143, Fences and walls, shall be $25 for the first 100 feet of length, or fraction thereof, and $10 for each additional 100 feet of length, or fraction thereof; provided, however, the total fee for a construction permit for a fence or wall shall not exceed $50. (§ 310-143)
B. 
Every applicant filing an application for development or for other relief for which notice must be given pursuant to § 310-31 shall pay the following nonrefundable fees: (§ 310-254)
Application Fee
Escrow (Account) Fund
Subdivisions
Minor plat
$150
$1,000
Preliminary major plat
$500
$1,500, plus $75 per lot, provided a minimum $2,000 shall be deposited
Final major plat
$300
$750, plus $75 per lot, provided a minimum $1,000 shall be deposited
Concept plan for review, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-10.1:
Minor plat
$50
$500
Major plat
$100
$1,000
Site plans
Minor site plan
$200
$1,300
Preliminary plan:
Commercial
$400
$1,800 per acre or part thereof, plus $75 per dwelling unit in the case of multiple-family units and/or $0.05 per square foot of gross building area in the case of nonresidential buildings, provided a minimum $2,000 shall be deposited
Residential
$300
$1,800 per acre or part thereof, plus $75 per dwelling unit in the case of multiple-family units and/or $0.05 per square foot of gross building area in the case of nonresidential buildings, provided a minimum $2,000 shall be deposited
Final plan:
Commercial
$100
$900 per acre or part thereof, plus $40 per dwelling unit in the case of multiple-family units and/or $0.025 per square foot of gross building area in the case of nonresidential buildings, provided a minimum $1,000 shall be deposited
Residential
$100
$900 per acre or part thereof, plus $40 per dwelling unit in the case of multiple-family units and/or $0.025 per square foot of gross building area in the case of nonresidential buildings, provided a minimum $1,000 shall be deposited
Informal presentation
$100
None
Concept plan for review:
Minor plan
$50
$500
Major plan
$100
$1,000
Amended preliminary major and/or final major site plan
$150
$1,000
Variances
Appeals (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a)
$150
$1,000
Interpretation (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b)
$100
$1,000
Bulk (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c)
$200
$100 when filed with site plan
$1,000 with subdivision
Use (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d):
Residential
$250
$500
Commercial
$500
$500
Permit (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34, 40:55D-35 and 40:55D-36)
$300
$2,500
Concept plan
Zone change
$500
$2,500
Conditional use application
Residential zones
$200
$1,000
Nonresidential zones
$750
$2,000
Appeals
Appeals to Township Council
$250
None required
Certified list
Certified list of property owners
$0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater
None required
Copy of minutes
Transcripts of decision
$5 per page for first copy of said page, plus $0.25 per copy for each additional copy of said page
Special meeting
Held at request of applicant
$200
$1,000
Extension of time
Review request for extension of time
$100
$500
C. 
Professional review for subdivision or site plan or construction permit approval. The cost per each inspection related to a single-family home shall be $100, unless specified elsewhere in Chapter 310, Land Use, or in the Uniform Construction Code. (§ 310-254)
D. 
Revision fees for applications previously approved: (§ 310-254)
(1) 
Residential use: minimum of $100 or 25% of original fee, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Commercial use: minimum of $100 or 25% of original fee, whichever is greater.
E. 
Miscellaneous fees for items not covered: $200. (§ 310-254)
F. 
Zoning permit: $25, plus all fees for normal subdivisions and site plans. (§ 310-254)
G. 
Annexation. For hearing on a petition for annexation: $1,000. (§ 310-254)
H. 
Farmland preservation. To review a petition for inclusion of a parcel in a municipally approved farmland preservation program: $500. (§ 310-254)
I. 
See § 310-255 for provisions pertaining to the payment of deposits in escrow and charges for professional services.

§ 235-13 Parks and recreation.

A. 
Beaches and boating.
(1) 
Definitions. For the purposes of this subsection, the following definitions shall apply:
ADULT
Persons at least 18 years of age.
CHILD
Persons between two and 17 years of age; children under the age of two may accompany adults to the beach free of charge.
COUPLE
Two persons between 18 and 64 years of age who are married to or in a civil union with each other.
FAMILY
Consists of parent(s) and minor children (grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, etc., may purchase individual passes as applicable to their age).
RESIDENT
Persons residing within the municipal boundaries of the Township of Mine Hill and the Borough of Wharton.
SENIORS
Persons age 65 and older.
(2) 
The following fees are hereby established for the use of the Municipal Beach in the Township of Mine Hill:
(a) 
Beach membership:
Type of Membership
Resident
Nonresident
Family membership
$125
$250
Couple membership
$100
$200
Individual adult membership
$75
$150
Individual child membership*
$25
$50
Senior membership
$25
$50
*
Requires the purchase of a family, individual adult or senior membership to accompany the child.
(b) 
Nonmember daily fees:
Resident
Nonresident
Adults, children and seniors
$5
$10
(3) 
Boat registration fees (all boat fees are per boat for the season; boat fees do not include beach membership):
(a) 
All Municipal Beach members: $25.
(b) 
Nonmembers: $50.
(4) 
Promotional days. There are allowed to be up to three no-fee promotional days at the discretion of the Director of Community Programs to encourage membership.
(5) 
Beach rules. All persons utilizing the beach, members and nonmembers, will be subject to the "Beach Rules," as established and amended from time to time by the Township Council with the advice of the Director of Community Programs. Said rules shall be posted at the beach and made available to the public through the Municipal Clerk's office.
(6) 
Boating rules. Upon payment of the boat registration fee, each boat applicant shall read and sign a copy of the "Boating Rules." One signed copy of the rules shall be given to the applicant, and another shall be filed with the Municipal Clerk. No boat registration permit shall be issued until a signed copy of the "Boating Rules" has been filed.
B. 
Basketball program. The following participation fees are hereby established for the recreation basketball program:
(1) 
Early registration (by October 16): $60 per person with a uniform or $45 with no uniform.
(2) 
Regular registration (October 17 or after): $70 per person with a uniform or $55 with no uniform.

§ 235-14 Property maintenance.

A. 
Vacant residential and nonresidential premises.
(1) 
Registration or renewal fee for each vacant property registered: $50. (§ 390-25)
(2) 
Registration fee for each building that has become vacant or abandoned property: (§ 390-27)
(a) 
Year 1: $250.
(b) 
Year 2: $500.
(c) 
Year 3: $750.
(d) 
Year 4: $1,000.
(e) 
Year 5: $1,250.

§ 235-15 Recreational bathing (public swimming pools).

The annual permit fee to operate a public recreational bathing facility shall be $200. (§ 398-2)

§ 235-16 Rental property.

The annual license fee for any person(s), corporation or business entity who rents, leases or lets or offers to rent, lease or let any rental unit shall be $150 per year, unless the licensee has been convicted of a violation of Chapter 405, Rental Property, Article I, Licensing and Registration Requirements, or any other Township ordinance, statute or regulation concerning rental property, in which case the annual license fee shall be $500. (§ 405-2)

§ 235-17 Sales.

A. 
Garage sales. The license fee to conduct a garage sale shall be $2. (§ 411-2)

§ 235-18 Sewers and sewage disposal.

A. 
Sewer rates. See Chapter 425, Sewers and Sewage Disposal, Article III, Sewer Rates, for sewer rates and charges applicable in the Township.
B. 
Individual subsurface sewage disposal systems (septic systems). Fees and charges for the filing of plans, processing, and inspection of sewage disposal systems shall be as follows: (§ 425-47)
(1) 
Residential property permit:
(a) 
Repair application: $50.
(b) 
Alteration application: $100.
(c) 
New system application: $200.
(2) 
Commercial property permit:
(a) 
Repair application: $100.
(b) 
Alteration application: $200.
(c) 
New system application: $400.
(3) 
The permits under this section shall expire one year from the date of issue. The renewal fee for the reissuance of the aforesaid permits shall be $50.
(4) 
The reinspection fee shall be $50.

§ 235-19 Smoke detectors.

The fee for a certificate of habitability combined with the fee for the firesafety inspection shall be: (§ 437-5)
A. 
With 15 or more days prior to closing: $100.
B. 
Between six and 14 days prior to closing: $125.
C. 
Five or fewer days prior to closing: $175.

§ 235-20 Soil erosion and sediment control.

A. 
The filing fee for a land disturbance permit shall be as follows, depending on the type of project involved, and these fees shall be in addition to any and all fees required by Chapter 310, Land Use: (§ 444-6)
(1) 
Major subdivision: $100.
(2) 
Minor subdivision: $50.
(3) 
Site plan: $100.
(4) 
Other project: $100, plus $10 per acre or fraction thereof.
B. 
Inspection fees. A person to whom a land disturbance permit has been issued shall pay to the Township charges incurred for site inspections by the Township Engineer and his assistants. These fees shall be in addition to any and all fees required by Chapter 310, Land Use. Such charges shall be as follows: (§ 444-9)
(1) 
Township Engineer: $35 per hour.
(2) 
Township Engineer's assistant: $20 per hour.

§ 235-21 Soil removal.

A. 
Application fee for a soil removal permit: $25, plus payment of the reasonable cost to the Township, as estimated and determined by the Township Council, for the special engineering and legal services required because of the application. (§ 448-4)
B. 
In addition to the permit fee, the applicant shall pay a fee of $0.04 per cubic yard of soil removed each year. (§ 448-4)

§ 235-22 Solid waste.

A. 
Recycling. The user fee for disposition of materials for recycling that use Freon in their operation is $15 or actual cost, whichever is higher. (§ 453-13)

§ 235-23 Temporary storage units.

The fees associated with a permit to place a temporary storage unit on any private property are as follows: (§ 459-3)
A. 
Application for a permit to place a temporary storage unit on any private property for 60 days: $50.
B. 
Permit renewal:
(1) 
First renewal: $75.
(2) 
Second renewal: $100.
(3) 
Third renewal: $150.

§ 235-24 Streets and sidewalks.

A. 
Excavations and openings. Fees for street opening permits shall be as follows: (§ 476-7)
(1) 
Review fee:
Disturbed Area
(square feet)
Fee
Less than 50
$50
51 to 500
$150
More than 500
$150, plus 5% of cost of restoration
(2) 
Inspection escrow account:
Disturbed Area
(square feet)
Fee
Less than 50
$100
51 to 500
$350
More than 500
$350, plus 5% of cost of restoration and backfill

§ 235-25 Taxicabs and limousines.

Operators shall be required to pay the following license fees: (§ 490-5)
A. 
For each regulated vehicle having a seating capacity of not more than five persons, including the driver: $150 per vehicle.
B. 
For each regulated vehicle having a seating capacity of more than five persons, including the driver: $200 per vehicle.
C. 
For each driver: $100.

§ 235-26 Trees.

A. 
Tree removal. For all tree removal applications other than homestead lots, a nonrefundable application fee of $75 shall be submitted, together with a review and inspection fee of $200 for the first acre and $100 for each additional acre or portion thereof on which tree removal activities are proposed. For homestead lots, only a nonrefundable application fee of $30 shall be submitted. (§ 509-13)

§ 235-27 Used motor vehicle dealers.

The fee for an annual used motor vehicle dealer license required under Chapter 514 shall be $250. The license fee shall be due annually, and there shall be no proration of the fee for licenses issued after January 1. (§ 514-4)

§ 235-28 Water.

A. 
Individual and Semipublic Water Supply Code fees. (§ 533-8)
(1) 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to locate or construct a single-unit water supply: $25.
(2) 
For the filing of an application and plans for a permit to alter an existing water supply: $15.
(3) 
For the issuance of a permit to locate and construct or alter a water supply: $15.
(4) 
For each reinspection of a water supply, or part thereof, caused by the failure of the permittee to locate and construct or alter the same in accordance with the terms of the permit issued or the terms of the aforesaid code, an inspection fee of $15 shall be charged.
B. 
Water service connection fees. (§ 533-12)
(1) 
Connections for new services of the Township-installed waterline:
Size of Line
(inches)
Charge
3/4
$1,956
1
$1,986
1 1/2
$2,016
(2) 
Connections for units in a subdivision or units in a townhouse development which are connected to the water system by a developer who installs all the waterlines in the development:
Size of Line
(inches)
Charge
3/4
$978
1
$1,008
1 1/2
$1,038
(3) 
For services larger than 1 1/2 inches, the Water Department shall determine the service connection fee to be charged based upon the costs to the Township in making such connection.
C. 
Services on owner's side; charges. (§ 533-14)
(1) 
Leaks in service lines. The owner shall be liable for water escaping from leaks in the service lines at a charge of $250 per day from the date said leak is discovered. If the leak persists for more than 10 consecutive days, the charge will be increased to $1,000 per day. If the leak is repaired in three days or less, any charge shall be waived.
(2) 
Frozen service pipes. The charge for a Water Department inspector to thaw the service pipe using electric current shall be $25 per hour for each hour the inspector is on the job.
D. 
Meters and metering. (§ 533-15)
(1) 
Any homeowner denying access to a meter will be charged $250 per day from the date of notification. This charge will be waived if access is granted within three business days.
(2) 
When an appointment is not kept by the homeowner and a repeat visit is necessitated, there will be a charge of $50 per additional visit. If there is a meter reading discrepancy caused by this office, there will be no charge. However, if the meter is correct, there will be a charge of $50 for revisiting to read the meter.
E. 
Meter tests. Meter test fees are as follows: (§ 533-16)
Meter Size
(inches)
Charge
5/8
$50
3/4
$50
1
$75
Larger than 1
At cost, but not less than $100
F. 
Water service and use charges. (§ 533-18)
(1) 
Water service charge.
(a) 
Every owner of improved or unimproved property (residential, commercial or industrial) which is connected to the Township's public water system, or which has available to it a curb connection (service line from main to curb shutoff valve) installed for the purpose of permitting the building to be so connected, shall pay a quarterly water service charge, based upon the size of the service line (from the main to the curb stop valve shutoff), as follows:
Meter Size
(inches)
Charge Per Quarter
3/4
$47.42
1
$63.42
1 1/2
$142.27
2
$253.12
3
$499.20
4
$887.38
6
$1,996.80
8
$3,549.78
(b) 
Every owner of improved property (residential, commercial or industrial) which has available to it water service from the Township public water system, where no curb connection has as yet been installed, shall pay a service charge of $40 per quarter, notwithstanding the fact that the owner has not connected to the system.
(c) 
Every owner of unimproved property (whether zoned for residential, commercial or industrial use) which has available to it water service from the Township public water system, where no curb connection has as yet been installed, shall pay a service charge of $40 per quarter.
(2) 
Water use (consumption) charges. The quarterly use (consumption) charge shall be calculated at the following rate: $3.98 per each 1,000 gallons of water consumed.
(3) 
Turn-off-turn-on charge: $20.
G. 
Developer charges. (§ 533-19)
(1) 
Fee for use of a water meter and yolk: $62.
(2) 
Installation and service fee: $150.
H. 
Miscellaneous fees. The following fees shall be charged for the services set forth: (§ 533-20)
(1) 
Service line inspection from curb stop to house. The fee for inspection of trenches and pipe on private property shall be $50 per visit.
(2) 
Voluntary discontinuance of service.
(a) 
The turn-off-and-on charge for weekdays shall be $100 (two visits).
(b) 
The turn-on-and-off charge after 3:30 p.m., weekdays, and all day on holidays and weekends shall be $200 (two visits).
I. 
Water for building purposes. (§ 533-21)
(1) 
The fee for one- and two-family residences shall be a flat fee of $100 per structure, per month.
J. 
Variance of service and/or facilities. (§ 533-22)
(1) 
Should the occupant of the premises turn on the water or suffer or cause it to be turned on after it has been shut off at the curb by the Water Department, it shall be shut off again, the curb stop shall be sealed, and a charge of $100, or, if after hours, $200, shall be made for the expense of shutting off the curb stop and turning it on again.
K. 
Private fire hydrants. (§ 533-24)
(1) 
The service charge for private fire hydrants, whether connected to a fire line or on a separate connection, shall be $1,280 per year for each hydrant.
L. 
Extensions. (§ 533-25)
(1) 
Inspection fees for all main extensions by developers shall be as follows: $25 for each service within the limits of the development, plus a fee for the inspection of the physical connection between the extension and the existing main based upon $20 per inch of diameter of the developer's main, plus a fee for the inspection of the various mains within the development and any supply main and the development. The fee for the inspection of the supply main shall be a percent of the cost of the supply main as determined by the Township Engineer. The percentage shall be 10% for extensions up to $10,000 in cost, 8% for extensions between $10,000 and $25,000 in cost and 5% for all extensions in excess of $25,000 in cost.

§ 235-29 Miscellaneous fees.

A. 
Photocopies of public records:
(1) 
Per page, letter-size page or smaller: $0.05.
(2) 
Per page, legal-size page or larger: $0.07.
(3) 
Larger than ledger: actual cost from vendor.
B. 
Redemption of bounced check: $20.
C. 
Travel allowance: IRS standard mileage rate.
D. 
Duplicate tax bills. The Tax Collector shall charge a maximum of $5 for the first duplicate copy and a maximum of $25 for each subsequent duplicate copy of the same tax bill in the same fiscal year.
E. 
Certificate of occupancy/maintenance letters: $3.
F. 
Copies of Land Use Ordinance Book: $40 (per copy).
G. 
Township Code book: $80 (per copy).
H. 
Marriage license/application fee: $28.
I. 
Certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates: $4 (first copy); $2 (additional copies purchased at same time).
J. 
Separate pickup of items requiring special handling (e.g., white metal items): $10.
K. 
Calculate redemption of tax lien.
(1) 
Purpose of fee: calculate redemption of tax lien (other than lienholder). Any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, or any related or successor statutory provision, may receive two calculations of the amount required for redemption within a calendar year at no cost. A fee of $50 shall be charged for each subsequent calculation.
(2) 
Purpose of fee: calculate redemption of tax lien (lienholder). Any lienholder requesting a calculation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1, or any related or successor statutory provision, shall be charged $50 for each calculation.
L. 
Civic Center fees.
(1) 
Use of Civic Center. Organizations desiring to utilize the Civic Center for meetings, recreation, or other purposes may be granted permission to utilize the Civic Center under conditions set forth in the Township of Mine Hill's "Policy for Use of Township Facilities."
(2) 
Fee for use of Civic Center. Organizations using the Civic Center shall pay a fee as follows:
(a) 
Rates per day:
[1] 
Day use rate: $100.
[2] 
Evening rate: $50.
(b) 
A not-for-profit organization which does not charge fees for the activity taking place at the Civic Center shall be exempt from the fee. A not-for-profit organization which charges fees for the activity taking place at the Civic Center shall pay a reduced fee of $40 for day use and $25 for evening use.