Township of Lower Moreland, PA
Montgomery County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Moreland 3-21-1990 by Ord. No. 392. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
 Solid waste management fees — See Ch. 168.

§ A214-1 Fees enumerated by chapter.

Fees, which are enumerated below, shall be adopted and revised from time to time by resolution of the Township Commissioners:
Chapter 82, Building Construction
Fee
[Added 3-20-1991 by Res. No. 91-14; amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47[1]; 2-12-2013 by Res. No. 13-04; 11-12-2014 by Res. No. 14-51; 6-9-2015 by Res. No. 15-12; 7-12-2016 by Ord. No. 16-33]
BUILDING PERMITS
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all building permits.
New construction
Residential
Single-family detached dwelling, per each 500 square feet or fraction thereof, including basement and garage
$350
Apartment building, multiple and single-family attached dwellings, including all spaces
First 1,000 square feet
$500
Each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof
$100
Manufactured housing shall bear an approved label identifying compliance to HUD requirements.
This fee excludes basement, footings, foundations, garages, and structures not fabricated and constructed in the factory.
$450
Nonresidential
Each 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof
$350
Additions, alterations and decks
Residential
Each 100 square feet or fraction thereof
$50
Nonresidential
Each 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof
$350
Tenant fit-out
Each 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof
$100
Accessory/minor buildings and structures 1,000 square feet and greater
Residential detached private garages, carports, greenhouses, sheds, etc.
First 1,500 square feet
$250
Each additional 100 square feet or fraction thereof
$30
Nonresidential
For accessory minor buildings and structures with a building area less than 1,000 square feet, see zoning permit fees.
Same as new work
Repairs
$1 to $1,000
$50
$1,001 to $2,500
$100
$2,501 and greater
$100, plus $25 per each additional $1,000
Demolition and wrecking
Residential
$75
Nonresidential
$100
Swimming pools
For each $1,000 cost or fraction thereof
$30
SIGN PERMITS
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all sign permits.
New construction, based on sign area
Up to 32 square feet
$75
33 to 100 square feet
$100
Exceeding 100 square feet
$100 plus $5 per each square foot over 100
Refacing, based on sign area
Up to 100 square feet
$50
Exceeding 100 square feet
$50 plus $2 per each square foot over 100
ELECTRICAL PERMITS
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all electrical permits. All electrical work not exempt by Pennsylvania Act 45, known as the "Uniform Construction Code," shall first receive an electrical permit, including that work performed subordinate to building, fire, mechanical, plumbing, and sign permits.
Residential inspections
Service upgrades
Single meter
100 amps
$84.50
200 amps
$97.50
400 amps
$117
401 amps through 600 amps
$162.50
601 amp through 1,200 amps
$260
Additional meters
( ) x $19.50
Temporary services
Up to 200 amps
$97.50
201 amps through 400 amps
$117
Over 400 amps
$195
Dwelling units (plan review, service, rough, final and HVAC included)
Single-family dwelling units
Up to 200 amps
$260
201 amps through 400 amps
$325
Over 400 amps
$520
Additional subpanels
( ) x $65
Multifamily dwelling units
Up to 200 amps (per unit)
$130
Residential additions, kitchens, bath and basement renovations (includes rough and final)
$162.50
Additional subpanels
( ) x $65
Residential swimming pools/hot tubs
In-ground pools
$234
Aboveground pools
$195
Hot tubs
$130
Residential generators
Up to 22 kW
$130
Over 22 kW
$195
HVAC only
$65
Alternative energy: solar, wind. etc.
Up to 10 kW
$260
11 kW to 100 kW (per each kW)
( ) x $26
100 kW to 500 kW (per each kW)
( ) x $19.50
Over 500 kW (per each kW)
( ) x $13
Commercial; industrial (nonresidential)
The following is based on the total cost of the electrical portion of the construction project. This also applies to tele/data, fire-alarm, and security wiring.
Up to $6,000
$227.50
$6,001 to $10,000
$299
$10,001 to $15,000
$390
$15,001 to $20,000
$487.50
$20,001 to $30,000
$552.50
$30,001 to $40,000
$650
$40,001 to $50,000
$747.50
$50,001 to $60,000
$812.50
$60,001 to $70,000
$942.50
$70,001 to $80,000
$1,040
$80,001 to $90,000
$1,170
$90,001 to $100,000
$1,287
$100,001 to $125,000
$1,365
$125,001 to $150,000
$1,462.50
$150,001 to $175,000
$1,592.50
$175,001 to $200,000
$1,690
$200,001 to $250,000
$1,787.50
$250,001 to $300,000
$1,885
$300,001 to $350,000
$2,015
$350,001 to $400,000
$2,112.50
$400,001 to $450,000
$2,210
$450,001 to $500,000
$2,307.50
$500,001 and above
Price to be determined
MECHANICAL PERMITS
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all mechanical permits.
HVAC systems, gas fireplaces, and vented appliances
New construction
First $2,000 cost
$50
Each additional $1,000 cost or fraction thereof
$10
Replacement
$50
MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Footing and foundations
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all footing and foundation permits.
10% of related cost formula
Plan review — a fee for the review and approval of construction documents
Review fees shall be deducted from the related permit fee.
Accessibility plan
$75 plus $0.045 per square foot of affected floor area
Building plan
20% of related cost formula
Mechanical plan
4% of related cost formula
Repeat inspections
Per inspection
$25
Special inspections
The following fees pertain to existing structures only:
First 2,000 square feet
$100
Each additional 1,000 square feet
$20
Penalty fee
In the event construction is commenced prior to first obtaining the necessary and/or required permit, the applicable fee shall be increased by 100%.
Building Code Appeals
Appeal (with hearing)
$1,500
Appeal (additional hearing)
$400
Appeal (review only)
$500
Chapter 105, Fire Prevention
Fee
[Added 7-17-1991 by Res. No. 91-35; amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47; 12-21-2011 by Res. No. 11-47]
CONSTRUCTION PERMITS
Automatic fire-extinguishing systems: for installation of or modification to an automatic fire-extinguishing system
First $2,000 cost
$50
Each additional $1,000 cost
$20
Fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment: for installation of or modification to fire alarm and detection systems and related equipment
First $2,000 cost
$50
Each additional $1,000 cost
$20
Hazardous materials: to install, repair damage to, abandon, remove, place temporarily out of service, close, or substantially modify a storage facility or other area regulated by Chapter 27 of the 2006 IFC when the hazardous materials in use or storage exceed the amounts listed in Table 105.6.20 of the 2006 IFC
First $2,000 cost
$50
Each additional $1,000 cost
$20
Private fire hydrants: for the installation or modification of private fire hydrants
$75
Standpipe systems: for the installation, modification, or removal from service of a standpipe system
First $2,000 cost
$50
Each additional $1,000 cost
$20
Tanks: removal, installation, modification, and abandonment of underground and aboveground storage tanks
100 to 500 gallons total liquid capacity
$50
501 to 2,500 gallons total liquid capacity
$100
2,501 to 5,000 gallons total liquid capacity
$200
5,001 gallons and above total liquid capacity
$250
OPERATIONAL PERMITS
An annual permit unless otherwise noted.
School and day-care facilities: to operate a private school or day-care facility
$50
FIRE INSPECTION FEES
Inspection fees are based on the total building square footage. The building inspection includes the common areas, heater/mechanical rooms, fire-protection and fire-suppression systems. If a building or property has multiple tenants or suites within the structure, there is also a fee per square footage per space. This inspection would include conditions such as fire spread, endanger occupants, life safety and interfere with firefighting operations.
Apartments
Up to 10 sleeping units
$25
10 to 25 sleeping units
$50
25 to 50 sleeping units
$75
50 to 100 sleeping units
$100
More than 100 sleeping units
$150
Building 6 stories or higher
$200
Assembly, educational, and institutional (based on number of square feet)
Up to 3,500
$50
3,501 to 12,000
$90
12,001 to 36,000
$125
36,001 to 50,000
$150
50,000 to 100,000
$250
Over 100,000
$350
Business, factory, high-hazard, manufacturing, mercantile and storage occupancies (based on number of square feet)
Up to 3,500
$35
3,501 to 12,000
$75
12,001 to 36,000
$100
36,001 to 50,000
$125
50,001 to 100,000
$200
Over 100,000
$300
Reinspections
First reinspection
No cost
Second reinspection
$15 or discretion of the Fire Marshal
Third reinspection
$25
MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Fire and investigative reports
See Lower Moreland Township Public Records Access Policy
Plan review
A fee for the review and approval of fire-extinguishing, alarm, and detection systems shall be deducted from the permit fee.[2]
08% of related cost formula
Chapter 136, Peace and Good Order
Fee
[Added 2-17-2010 by Res. No. 10-21]
Storage units
First 60 days, per unit
$40
Each additional 60 days
$20
Construction trailers
Residential
First 60 days, per trailer
$30
Each additional 60 days
$20
Commercial
First 60 days, per trailer
$55
Each additional 60 days
$20
Chapter 140, Peddling and Soliciting
Fee
[Amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 4-17-2013 by Res. No. 13-18]
Peddling license
$100 per person
Chapter 144, Plumbing
Fee
[Amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47]
PLUMBING PERMITS
A surcharge of $4 per Pennsylvania Act 157 is required for all plumbing permits.
New work
First 5 fixtures
$75
Each additional fixture over 5
$10
Sanitary sewer tap and building sewer
$100
Water service; a separate permit and fee is required for fire protection systems
$50
Addition to or relocation of existing plumbing
Fixture, vent, and drain costs
Same as new work
Sanitary sewer tap and building sewer
$50
Water service; a separate permit and fee is required for fire protection systems
$35
Plan review
A fee for the review and approval of plumbing construction document shall be deducted from the permit fee.
08% related cost formula
Chapter 160, Sewers: Tapping fees
A.
The tapping fee schedule pursuant to Chapter 160, Sewers, shall be as follows.
[Amended 4-15-1992 by Ord. No. 427; 11-16-1994 by Ord. No. 453; 3-20-1996 by Ord. No. 463; 4-16-1997 by Ord. No. 472; 6-21-2000 by Ord. No. 510; 7-9-2002 by Ord. No. 534; 10-20-2004 by Ord. No. 562; 2-15-2006 by Ord. No. 582; 7-8-2008 by Ord. No. 606; 5-13-2014 by Ord. No. 681]
(1)
Subject properties and amount of capacity.
(a)
Properties subject to payment of a tapping fee:
[1]
A tapping fee must be paid regarding all allocations of capacity for immediate use and all allocations reserved for future use. A tapping fee must be paid in regard to all structures or wastewater generating uses which after the date of this ordinance are connected in any manner to the Lower Moreland system. A tapping fee will be required regarding all properties which have been connected and which after the date of this ordinance increase their sewer usage in any manner, whether by subdivision, construction of additional buildings or facilities, physical change or expansion of structures, change of use, or in any other manner. A tapping fee will be required regarding any property or use to the extent the volume of wastewater being deposited into the Lower Moreland system in the future from such property exceeds the capacity previously allocated for such property or use.
[2]
In the event any applicant or property owner asserts that an allocation of capacity has been made for any property or use before the adoption of this ordinance such that no tapping fee under this ordinance needs to be paid, the burden shall be on such owner or applicant to substantiate the amount of any prior allocation of capacity.
[3]
No tapping fee shall be imposed or required regarding any use which the Township or the Lower Moreland Township Authority ("the Authority") has agreed in writing to permit to be connected without the imposition of a tapping fee, provided the owner of the property to which such capacity allocation relates is in compliance with all agreements with this Township and all agreements with the Authority.
(b)
Amount of capacity that must be acquired. The amount of the tapping fee required shall be based upon the capacity required, which capacity shall be determined in the following manner.
[1]
For residential uses, a capacity of 253 gallons per day ("GPD") of capacity shall be required for each individual single-family residence, each part of a duplex, each apartment unit, each townhouse unit, each condominium unit, and any other form or type of dwelling unit which is suitable for occupancy by one family unit. For residential uses, the 253 GPD of capacity that must be secured for each single-family residence, each part of a duplex, each apartment unit, each townhouse unit, each condominium unit, and any other form or type of dwelling unit which is suitable for occupancy by one family unit shall be referred to as an "equivalent dwelling unit" or as an "EDU." Such capacity of 253 GPD per EDU is based upon:
[a]
90 gallons per person per day; and
[b]
The "average number of persons per household" in the Township as established by the most recently issued census data provided by the United States Census as of the date this ordinance is adopted. If the "average number of persons per household" in the Township as established by census data provided by the United States Census changes after the date of the adoption of this ordinance, the capacity required to be purchased for any residential unit shall be adjusted accordingly.
[2]
For all nonresidential uses and buildings, the tapping fee shall be based upon the number of gallons per day ("GPD") of capacity needed for such use or building. The determination of the number of gallons per day of capacity required for a particular use or building shall be made by the Authority based upon sound engineering criteria and estimates based upon the size and type of building and the intended use. Any person or entity challenging the Authority's determination of the capacity required for a particular property or use must establish that the Authority's determination is invalid and lacks a valid foundation.
[3]
For any property which contains multiple uses, including both residential and nonresidential uses, the capacity that must be secured shall be determined based upon the total amount of the capacity required for all buildings and uses on the property, and the tapping fee that must be paid shall be based upon the tapping fees as set forth above for each building and use at the property.
[4]
For any property regarding which the Township or Authority does not allocate the full capacity requested, all required tapping fees shall be based upon the capacity which is actually allocated by the Township or Authority. Additional tapping fees shall be required later if further allocations of capacity are made.
(2)
The tapping fee for all GPD of capacity shall be calculated as follows:
(a)
Calculation of tapping fee amount. The Township hereby approves and adopts the report of consulting engineer CKS Engineers, Inc., Document Ref: No. 3100-61 dated March 7, 2014. A true and correct copy of such report shall be available for inspection at the Township offices.
[1]
The basic tapping fee shall be $25.68 for each GPD of capacity for any property whose flows are not conveyed to or through the Abington system and are not conveyed to or through the Upper Southampton system in any manner. For such properties, in the event any use or building on the property shall utilize, directly or indirectly, any facility that is part of the "capacity part" or the "distribution or collection part" as such terms are utilized in the Municipality Authorities Act, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5607(d)(24) and as set forth in the CKS Engineers, Inc., report, the tapping fee shall be as follows:
[a]
$1.80 per GPD for the capacity part; and
[b]
$23.88 per GPD for the distribution or collection part.
[2]
For all properties whose flows are conveyed to or through the Abington system or are conveyed to or through the Upper Southampton system in any manner, the tapping fee shall be determined as follows:
[a]
The property shall be charged a tapping fee for the distribution or collection part of $23.88 per GPD if any flow from such property uses any part of the Lower Moreland system;
[b]
The property also shall be charged a tapping fee for the capacity part equal to the greater of: i) $1.80 per GPD; or ii) the amount which the Authority or the Township is required to pay to Abington or to Upper Southampton in regard to such property.
[3]
All properties located in any area for which the Authority or Township has adopted, now or in the future, a "special purpose" tapping fee shall also be required to pay such special purpose tapping fee in addition to the capacity part and to the distribution or collection part set forth above in this ordinance.
[4]
All properties which discharge flows which utilize any facilities for which the Authority or Township have agreed with any person or entity to charge and to transfer to such person or entity a "reimbursement part" in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5607(d)(24), or any other statute, shall also be required to pay such reimbursement part in addition to the capacity part and to the distribution or collection part and to the "special purpose" part.
(b)
For all properties located in the area shown on any special purpose tapping fee plan adopted now or at any time in the future by the Commissioners or Authority, other than any property in the area designated as the "Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project," there shall also be due and owing a "special purpose tapping fee" as such term is used in the Municipality Authorities Act (Act of June 19, 2001, P.L. 287, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.) and as set forth in the CKS Engineers, Inc., reports. Such special purpose tapping fee shall be in addition to the basic tapping fee. For all properties located in the area shown on any special purpose tapping fee plan adopted now or at any time in the future by the Commissioners or Authority, other than any property in the area designated as the "Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project," the special purpose tapping fee shall be $40.69 per GPD for all connections during 2006, and such special purpose tapping fee shall automatically increase on January 1 each year, beginning on January 1, 2007, at the rate of 9% from what such special purpose tapping fee was during the prior year, with such annual increases in the special purpose tapping fee stopping once the special purpose tapping fee reaches $80.15 per GPD, being the maximum special purpose tapping fee which can be charged in all portions of the special purpose tapping fee area pursuant to the CKS reports, other than properties in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project.
If a property is partially in a special purpose tapping fee area and partially outside of such area, then the special purpose tapping fee shall be due in regard to any structure or any use on the property which is completely or partially within the special purpose tapping fee area.
(c)
For all properties located in the area designated as the "Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project," as adopted by the Authority, there shall also be due a "special purpose tapping fee" as such term is used in the Municipality Authorities Act (Act of June 19, 2007, P.L. 287, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5601 et seq.) as follows:
[1]
The special purpose tapping fee for all residential areas located in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project shall be $7,500 for each dwelling unit for all properties which connect during 2008, and such special purpose tapping fee shall automatically increase on January 1 each year, beginning on January 1, 2009, at the rate of 9% from what such special purpose tapping fee was during the prior year, with such annual increases in the special purpose tapping fee stopping once the special purpose tapping fee reaches $13,348, being the maximum special purpose tapping fee which can be charged in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project pursuant to the CKS reports. If a property is partially in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project and partially outside of such area, then the special purpose tapping fee shall be due in regard to any structure or any use on the property which is completely or partially within the special purpose tapping fee area. Such special purpose tapping fee for residential areas is based upon each dwelling unit of such residential area being required to possess an allocation of 202 gallons per day (GPD) of capacity.
[2]
The special purpose tapping fee for all nonresidential areas in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project shall be $37.15 per GPD for all connections during 2008, and such special purpose tapping fee shall automatically increase on January 1 each year, beginning on January 1, 2009, at the rate of 9% from what such special purpose tapping fee was during the prior year, with such annual increases in the special purpose tapping fee stopping once the special purpose tapping fee reaches $66.08 per GPD, being the maximum special purpose tapping fee which can be charged in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project pursuant to the CKS reports.
If a property is partially in the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project and partially outside of such area, then the special purpose tapping fee shall be due in regard to any structure or any use on the property which is completely or partially within the Grasshopper Lane-Inverness Area Project.
B.
Any reimbursement tapping fee component to which any developer or other entity or person is entitled under 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5607(d)(24)(i)(C)(IV) or under § 10507-A(c) of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10507-A(c), or under any other statute, shall be due and shall be payable in accordance with all such applicable statutes and shall be in addition to any tapping fee otherwise due under this ordinance or under Chapter A214, Fees, of the Lower Moreland Township Code. In the event that none of the facilities that are the basis for the calculation of the capacity part or that none of the facilities that are the basis for the calculation of the distribution or collection part of the tapping fee as set forth under 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 5607(d)(24) or § 10507-A of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, 53 P.S. § 10507-A, or under the CKS Engineers, Inc., reports referenced in this ordinance, will be utilized in any manner or degree relative to the treatment or conveyance of sewage from a specific property, then the applicable capacity part or distribution or collection part of the tapping fee under this ordinance or under Chapter A214, Fees, of the Lower Moreland Township Code shall not be due or owing.
C.
Resolution No. 14-02 of the Lower Moreland Township Authority, adopted on April 2, 2014, titled "Resolution Establishing Sewer Tapping Fees Imposed With Respect to New Connections and Changes in Existing Connections to the Public Sewers, Including Setting the Amount Charged as the 'Capacity Part,' the 'Distribution or Connection Part,' and the 'Special Purpose Part' of the Tapping Fee, and Imposing a 'Reimbursement Tapping Fee' on Any Property in Any Area Where Such a Fee Is Required or Permitted To Be Charged, Establishing the Terms of Any Allocation of Sewer Capacity, and Amending Existing Resolutions," is hereby incorporated by reference. Such Authority resolution shall apply to all issues as to the timing of when payment of the capacity part, the distribution or collection part, and the special purpose part of the tapping fee is due, including the payment of the tapping fee in installments; the effect of an allocation having been made; and releases in the event an allocation is made and cannot be used. The timing of when payment shall be due of any reimbursement part of any tapping fee shall be in accordance with any agreement made by the Township or the Authority as to such reimbursement, or in accordance with any statute governing such right of reimbursement, or such reimbursement part shall otherwise be due and owing in full at the earlier of the time of connection of the property or when sewer capacity shall have been both requested and allocated for such property.
[Amended 5-13-2014 by Ord. No. 681]
Chapter 160, Sewers: Sewer rentals
[Amended 4-17-1991 by Ord. No. 411; 7-17-1991 by Res. No. 91-36; 4-15-1992 by Ord. No. 427; 6-21-2000 by Ord. No. 510; 8-15-2001 by Res. No. 01-28; 8-18-2004 by Ord. No. 560; 9-19-2007 by Ord. No. 597; 11-21-2007 by Ord. No. 599; 12-15-2010 by Ord. No. 633; 12-10-2013 by Ord. No. 674; 12-9-2014 by Ord. No. 691; 12-8-2015 by Ord. No. 709; 12-13-2016 by Ord. No. 724]
Type of Property
Sewer Rental
Single-family residential properties
Receiving water solely from a public water supplier
Base charge of $147 per quarter, plus a charge of $2.96 per 1,000 gallons of metered water usage in excess of 7,000 gallons of metered water usage during the preceding quarter
Receiving water from a private well or from any source other than a public water supplier
$173 per quarter
Multifamily residential customers
Receiving water solely from a public water supplier
$147 for each unit per quarter, plus a charge of $2.96 per 1,000 gallons of metered water usage in excess of 7,000 gallons multiplied by the number of units
Receiving any portion of water from a private well
$173 per dwelling unit per quarter
Commercial, industrial or institutional properties as defined in § 160-13
Base charge of $169 per quarter, plus $11.89 per 1,000 gallons of metered water usage in excess of 14,000 gallons per quarter
Certification of sewer rental charges
$25
Returned checks
$25
Chapter 172, Stormwater Management
Administrative Fee
Escrow
[Amended 10-20-2004 by Res. No. 04-48; 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47; 7-10-2012 by Res. No. 12-37; 5-13-2014 by Res. No. 14-31; 5-12-2015 by Res. No. 15-08]
Regulated and Nonregulated Grading Permit Fee Schedule
Residential impervious/lot coverage
Nonregulated
Less than 250 square feet
$25
$100
251 square feet to 999 square feet
$25
$250
Regulated
0 square feet to 4,999 square feet
$50
$1,000
5,000 square feet and over
$100
$5,000
Residential earth disturbance
5,000 square feet and over
$100
$5,000
Nonresidential impervious/lot coverage
Nonregulated
Less than 999 square feet
$50
$500
Regulated
0 square feet to 4,999 square feet
$50
$1,500
5,000 square feet and over
$100
$5,000
Nonresidential earth disturbance
5,000 square feet and over
$100
$5,000
Chapter 176, Streets and Sidewalks
Fee
[Amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 6-9-2015 by Res. No. 15-12]
Street and right-of-way openings
Opening, excavating, accessing and tunneling in right-of-way boundary
$25
Poles
Erecting or setting new utility or lighting pole in right-of-way boundary
$10
Sidewalk, curb and driveway apron
New and replacement per 10 linear feet or fraction thereof
$20
Chapter 180, Subdivision and Land Development
Fee
[Amended 6-21-1995 by Res. No. 95-22; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47; 4-18-2012 by Res. No. 12-29]
Subdivision application and escrow
Application fees
Sketch plan submission*
2 lots
$500
3 or more lots
$800
Preliminary plan submission*
2 to 10 lots
$150
11 to 100 lots
$500
101 lots and greater
$750
Final plan submission*
2 to 10 lots
$150
11 to 100 lots
$500
101 lots and greater
$750
Escrow*
2 to 10 lots
$5,000
11 to 100 lots
$7,500
101 lots and greater
$15,000
Land development application and escrow
Application fees
Sketch plan submission*
$800
Preliminary plan submission*
Residential
2 to 10 dwelling units
$150
11 to 100 dwelling units
$500
101 dwelling units and greater
$750
Nonresidential
$500 plus $50 per acre
Final plan submission*
Residential
2 to 10 dwelling units
$150
11 to 100 dwelling units
$500
101 dwelling units and greater
$750
Nonresidential
$500 plus $50 per acre
Escrow*
Residential
1 to 10 dwelling units
$5,000
11 to 50 dwelling units
$7,500
51 dwelling units and greater
$15,000
Nonresidential
Less than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area
$7,500
10,000 to 24,999 square feet of gross floor area
$12,000
25,000 square feet of gross floor area and greater
$15,000
Fee in lieu of dedication
Per residential dwelling unit
$1,000
NOTES:
*
All professional service escrow accounts shall be required to be deposited with the Township at the time of the initial permit application pursuant to the Township's professional services agreement. The Township-incurred professional service fees shall be billed in accordance with the attached professional services fee schedule included in Ch. 180.[3]
Ch. 180: Lower Moreland Township Professional Services Hourly Rates[4]
Fee
[Amended 4-18-2012 by Res. No. 12-29; 12-11-2012 by Res. No. 12-48; 1-7-2014 by Res. No. 14-16; 12-9-2014 by Res. No. 14-54; 5-12-2015 by Res. No. 15-08; 12-8-2015 by Res. No. 15-27; 12-13-2016 by Res. No. 16-52]
Township staff
Civil engineering
$95
Planner
$125
Authority engineering
$120
Legal fees
Real estate
Includes all real estate, subdivision and land development matters arising from formal applications filed with the Township
$190
Plan reviewer (Keystone)
$62
Chapter 188, Taxation
Fee
[Amended 2-15-2006 by Res. No. 06-20; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47]
Business privilege tax registration
$5
Certification of taxes
$25
Chapter 208, Zoning
Fee
[Amended 1-21-1998 by Res. No. 98-15; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47; 11-10-2016 by Res. No. 16-48]
Application for public hearing
Residential
$500
Nonresidential
$800
Postponement, continuance or additional hearing
$200
Change of zoning
$250
Conditional use
$250
Professional services escrow*
 
Change of zoning
$3,000
Conditional use
$3,000
All professional service escrow accounts shall be required to be deposited with the Township at the time of the initial application pursuant to the Township's professional services agreement. The Township-incurred professional services fees shall be billed in accordance with the professional services fee schedule included in Chapter 180.
Curative amendment
$1,000
Floodplain letter, each property
$25
Zoning certification, each property
$25
Zoning permits
Accessory/minor buildings and structures less than 1,000 square feet.
Each 100 square feet or fraction thereof
$20
For accessory minor buildings and structures with a building area of 1,000 square feet or greater, see building permit fees.
Fences and decorative walls
First $1,000 of cost
$35
Each additional $1,000 of cost or fraction thereof
$10
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution also repealed the alarm system fees that immediately preceded this entry. Said fees pertained to application for license and to new installation and annual permit and service for a direct connection alarm system.
[2]
Editor's Note: The former entries for Ch. 112, Food-Handling Establishments, which immediately followed this entry, were repealed 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38.
[3]
Editor's Note: Said fee schedule is included below.
[4]
Editor's Note: A copy of a Lower Moreland Township Contract for Professional Services is on file in the Township offices.

§ A214-2 Other fees.

[Added 4-15-1998 by Res. No. 98-32; amended 9-21-2005 by Res. No. 05-38; 2-15-2006 by Res. No. 06-20; 2-20-2008 by Res. No. 08-20; 10-21-2009 by Res. No. 09-47; 2-17-2010 by Res. No. 10-22; 6-9-2015 by Res. No. 15-12]
Fees not associated with a specific Code chapter, which fees are enumerated below, shall be adopted and revised from time to time by resolution of the Township Commissioners:
Description/Service
Fee
Repeat and special inspections, per inspection
$25
Returned check fee
$25
Rental fee for Community Room
Residents
$35
Nonresidents
$50
Street maps, per copy
$4
Ward maps, per copy
$4
Zoning Maps, per copy
$4
Leaf bags
3 bags
$1
50 bags
$16
Sewer certification
$25
Rental fee for Red Lion Gym
Residents
$35
Nonresidents
$50