Town of Clifton Park, NY
Saratoga County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Clifton Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 73.
Construction and design standards — See Ch. 86.
Nature preserves — See Ch. 152.
Parks — See Ch. 153.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 179.
Zoning — See Ch. 208.
Planned development districts — See Ch. A217.
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Editor's Note: Former Art. I, Transportation Impact Fee, adopted 4-18-1988 by L.L. No. 6-1988, was repealed 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998.

§ 103-1 through § 103-12. (Reserved)

[Adopted 5-16-1988 by L.L. No. 12-1988]

§ 103-13 Subdivision fees.

The following fees shall be collected by the Clifton Park Planning Department from applicants requesting subdivision review and/or approval pursuant to Clifton Park Town Code Chapter A215:
A. 
Conceptual review. A fee shall be paid with the request for a preliminary conference pursuant to the following schedule:
[Amended 10-17-1988 by L.L. No. 23-1988; 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
(1) 
Fifty dollars, minimum, plus $15 per lot for each lot in excess of four lots.
(2) 
One hundred dollars, minimum, plus $20 per acre for each acre or partial acre exceeding one acre of soil-disturbing activity (SDA) application.
B. 
Preliminary approval. A fee shall be paid with the request for preliminary subdivision approval pursuant to the following schedule:
(1) 
Two hundred dollars, minimum fee, plus $30 per lot for each lot in excess of four lots.
C. 
Final approval. A fee shall be paid at the time of final subdivision approval pursuant to the following schedule:
(1) 
Two hundred fifty dollars minimum fee, plus $30 for each approved lot in excess of four lots.
[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
D. 
GIS processing. A fee of $15 per lot and a computer disk of the final plot shall be submitted prior to the release of stamped plans.
[Amended 3-20-1995 by L.L. No. 5-1995[1]; 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
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Editor's Note: This local law also provided as follows: "This amendment will apply to any subdivisions submitted for stamping by the Planning Board after the effective date of this amendment."
E. 
The Planning Board shall require an applicant for any review, permit or approval to deposit an amount established by the Planning Board as its estimate to pay for the fees and/or costs of any engineer, consultant or attorney designated by the Planning Board to review such application. The fees and/or costs charged by such engineer, consultant or attorney in connection with such review will be charged against the sum deposited. Any amount remaining shall be returned to the applicant within 45 days of final action on the application.
[Added 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 13-1990]
F. 
(Reserved)[2]
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Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, Planned unit development fees, added 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998, was repealed 11-9-2015 by L.L. No. 12-2015.

§ 103-14 Parkland fees.

[Amended 9-15-1988 by L.L. No. 15-1988; 3-12-2012 by L.L. No. 5-2012; 5-12-2014 by L.L. No. 3-2014]
In the event that the Planning Board requests payment in lieu of parkland pursuant to § A215-7 of the Town Code, the following fees shall be collected by the Town of Clifton Park Planning Department from the applicant prior to issuance of approved subdivision plans:
A. 
Per approved building lot: $1,250.

§ 103-15 Site plan review fees.

[Amended 9-15-1988 by L.L. No. 15-1988]
There shall be collected by the Department of Planning, prior to the issuance of site plans, a fee which shall be computed as follows:
A. 
Conceptual review. A fee shall be paid with the request for a preliminary conference pursuant to the following schedule:
[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
(1) 
Fifty dollars minimum, plus $15 per each 1,000 gross square feet or any fractional part thereof of area in excess of 2,000 gross square feet. Any fractional part of 1,000 square feet will be rounded up.
B. 
Preliminary approval. A fee shall be paid with the request for preliminary subdivision approval pursuant to the following schedule:
(1) 
Two hundred fifty dollars, minimum fee, plus $40 per each 1,000 gross square feet or any fractional part thereof of area in excess of 2,000 square feet. Any fractional part of 1,000 square feet will be rounded up.
[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
C. 
Final approval. A fee shall be paid at the time of final subdivision approval pursuant to the following schedule:
(1) 
Two hundred fifty dollars, minimum fee, plus $40 per each 1,000 gross square feet or any fractional part thereof of area in excess of 2,000 square feet. Any fractional part of 1,000 square feet will be rounded up.
[Amended 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
D. 
The Planning Board shall require an applicant for any review, permit or approval to deposit an amount established by the Planning Board as its estimate to pay for the fees and/or costs of any engineer, consultant or attorney designated by the Planning Board to review such application. The fees and/or costs charged by such engineer, consultant or attorney in connection with such review will be charged against the sum deposited. Any amount remaining shall be returned to the applicant within 45 days of final action on the application.
[Added 7-10-1990 by L.L. No. 13-1990]

§ 103-15.1 Denial of permit if fees are due.

[Added 7-3-1989 by L.L. No. 13-1989]
No owner, applicant or agent of record for an owner or applicant for any approval from the Town of Clifton Park shall be permitted to submit application for consideration of any site plan or subdivision of land, or be entitled to obtain any permit from the Town of Clifton Park in relation to any matter before the town, if any fees pursuant to this article or any other town law are due and owing to the Town of Clifton Park.

§ 103-15.2 Notification listing fee.

[Added 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998; amended 3-14-2016 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
Upon request, the involved department will create a listing of all names and addresses, mailing labels, and a map of all adjoining landowners within 500 feet of a parcel under consideration for subdivision, variance, special use permit or site plan pursuant to §§ 179-15.1, 208-79D(2), 208-109C(2)(d), 208-109C(3)(d), and 208-115F. The fee of $50 is payable at the receipt of the list. This service is not mandatory.

§ 103-16 Permit fees.

[Amended 9-15-1988 by L.L. No. 15-1988; 10-17-1988 by L.L. No. 23-1988; 12-16-1996 by L.L. No. 14-1996; 4-6-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998; 11-19-2001 by L.L. No. 16-2001; 10-6-2003 by L.L. No. 5-2003; 10-10-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006; 2-7-2011 by L.L. No. 1-2011; 2-13-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2012[1]; 10-20-2014 by L.L. No. 8-2014; 10-13-2015 by L.L. No. 10-2015; 11-16-2015 by L.L. No. 13-2015; 7-5-2016 by L.L. No. 4-2016]
Except as set forth hereinabove, the Building Inspector shall collect, at the time of a building permit application, a building permit fee pursuant to the following schedule:
Permit
Fee
Residential permits:
New structures or additions to existing structures:
Per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$20
Minimum charge
$75
Residential remodeling or renovations, i.e., conversions of nonhabitable to habitable space (garage to living space); any structural change to the building; any structural change to the foundations; door and window changes
Per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$20
Minimum charge
$75
Toolsheds, storage buildings and garages, either metal or wood, regardless of whether they are permanent or portable. (No permit is required for a structure less than 144 square feet in floor area. However, it must adhere to side line and rear line setbacks.)
Per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$15
Minimum charge
$75
Tents or inflatable structures (special events)
$50
Reroofing:
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Siding:
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Patios and decks:
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Swimming pools (in-ground or aboveground)
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Chimneys, fireplaces and inserts, wood stoves, HVAC and water heaters
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Septic systems (new or replaced)
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Sewer and water utility lines, to include lateral connections
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Demolition
Residential
$60
Commercial
$250
Utility lines other than laterals (sewer, water, etc.)
$200
Commercial/nonresidential permits:
New structures, additions or alterations to existing structures:
Per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$30
Minimum charge
$350
Toolsheds, storage buildings and garages, either metal or wood, regardless of whether they are permanent or portable
Per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$30
Minimum charge
$350
Change of tenancy (no construction activity)
$200
Tents or inflatable structures (special events)
$200
Special use permit
Application only (site plan review fees apply separately)
$300
Variances
Single-lot residence
$150
All others, including logging
$300
Signs
Per square foot
$5
Minimum
$125
Banner
A new business may display a grand opening banner, as permitted in Chapter 171, Signs, herein, once for a thirty-day period without incurring a permit fee.
Plan review (unless included in the permit fee)
1/2 of the permit fee (or minimum)
Residential minimum
$100
Commercial minimum
$300
Soil-disturbing activity (SDA)
$200 minimum plus $50 per acre for each acre or partial acre exceeding 1 acre of soil-disturbing activity
Any additional plan review (changes, revision or additions to original permit)
Residential, per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$15
Residential minimum
$75
Commercial, per 100 square feet of floor area or portion thereof
$30
Commercial minimum (Note: The original permit fee covers the initial plan review and one re-review, if required. Projects requiring a third or more review will be charged an additional fee equal to 5% of the overall permit cost.)
$250
Renewal of permit
Residential
$75
Commercial
$300
Permit extension after two-year limit (6 months maximum)
Residential
$150
Commercial
$500
Timber harvesting
$200
Agricultural buildings
Per 100 square feet or any portion thereof
$5
Minimum charge
$50
Remodeling or renovation to an agricultural building
Per 100 square feet or any portion thereof
$5
Minimum charge
$50
Fireworks permits for individuals or vendors
$100 per event
Surcharge for inspections before or after normal business hours or for special events (not including fireworks)
$50/hour
Contractors found working without a permit when required will be charged an amount equal to double the permit minimum fee as a condition of issuing the permit.
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Editor’s Note: This local law also repealed former § 103-17, Fire inspection fees, added 5-8-2006 by L.L. No. 4-2006, which immediately followed this section.