Borough of South River, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of South River 9-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-32. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 155-1 Chapter 36, Court.

§ 155-2 Chapter 50, Land Use Procedures.

§ 155-3 Chapter 62, Aging, Office on

§ 155-3.1 (Reserved)

§ 155-3.2 Chapter 72, Department of Public Safety, Article III - off-duty police officer compensation.

§ 155-4 Chapter 99, Alarm Systems.

§ 155-5 Chapter 103, Alcoholic Beverages.

§ 155-6 Chapter 108, Animals.

§ 155-7 Chapter 110, Amusement Devices.

§ 155-8 Chapter 112, Billiard Rooms.

§ 155-9 (Reserved)

§ 155-10 Chapter 129, Construction Codes, Uniform.

§ 155-10.1 Preparation of fee schedules.

§ 155-10.2 Surcharge fee; remittance; reports to state.

§ 155-10.3 Fire limits.

§ 155-10.4 Inspections; penalty for reinspections.

§ 155-10.5 Waiver of permit fees for construction of residential handicapped accessibility improvements.

§ 155-10.6 Chapter 136, Donation Bins.

§ 155-10.7 Miscellaneous licenses and fees.

§ 155-10.8 Chapter 350, Zoning.

§ 155-11 Chapter 147, Electric Connections, Article I.

§ 155-12 Chapter 147, Electrical Connections, Article II.

§ 155-12.1 Chapter 147, Electrical Connections, Article III.

§ 155-13 Chapter 157, Fiber Optic Cable.

§ 155-14 Chapter 169, Fire Prevention.

§ 155-15 Chapter 198, Junk Dealers.

§ 155-16 Chapter 209, Licensed Trades and Occupation.

§ 155-17 Chapter 241, Outdoor Cafes and Restaurants.

§ 155-18 Chapter 255, Peddling and Soliciting.

§ 155-18.1 Chapter 257, Precious Metals and Gems.

§ 155-18.2 Chapter 45, Article XII, Parking Utility.

§ 155-19 Chapter 258, Property Maintenance.

§ 155-19.1 Section 22-62, Recreation program and park fees.

§ 155-20 Chapter 263, Roll-Off Dumpters.

§ 155-21 Chapter 275, Sewers

§ 155-22 Chapter 282, Soil Addition and Grade Alteration.

§ 155-23 Chapter 284, Soil Removal.

§ 155-23.1 Chapter 288A, Special Events.

§ 155-24 Chapter 289, Streets and Sidewalks.

§ 155-25 Chapter 295, Subdivision, site plan and variance applications.

§ 155-26 Chapter 300, Swimming Pools.

§ 155-27 Chapter 310, Taxicabs and Limousines.

§ 155-28 Chapter 315, Trailers.

§ 155-29 Chapter 319, Tree Removal and Woodlands Management.

§ 155-30 Chapter 333, Water.

§ 155-31 Chapter 344, Wreckers.

§ 155-32 Chapter 350, Zoning.

§ 155-32.1 Chapter 363, Food and Beverage Service.

§ 155-33 Fees for marriage or civil union ceremonies.

§ 155-1 Chapter 36, Court.

Fee for Municipal Public Defender: not more than $200.

§ 155-2 Chapter 50, Land Use Procedures.

List of property owners: $10 or $0.25 per name, whichever is greater.

§ 155-3 Chapter 62, Aging, Office on

The following fee schedule shall be in effect with respect to all of the listed activities and shall be due and payable at the time said individual registered to attend the activity:
Event
Senior Fee
PAAD Fee
Yearly membership
$5.00
$2.50
Senior prom
$10.00
$5.00
Picnic
$3.00
$1.50
Holiday party
$5.00
$2.50
Exercise class
$2.00
$1.00
Ad for newsletter
Bus card ad/1 year
$350.00
Gym equipment training session
$10.00
$5.00

§ 155-3.1 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 155-3.1, Chapter 72, Department of Public Safety, Article XV, added 12-28-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-46, was repealed 5-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-14.

§ 155-3.2 Chapter 72, Department of Public Safety, Article III - off-duty police officer compensation.

[Added 5-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-13]
Off-duty police officer compensation and fees:
A. 
Regular police officers at an hourly rate of $55 per hour for a four-hour minimum.
B. 
Special police officers at an hourly rate of $32 per hour for a four-hour minimum.
C. 
An administrative fee of 6% of the total wages paid to cover administrative costs, overhead and out-of-pocket expenses of the Borough of South River.
D. 
Fee for police vehicle and fuel: $100 per vehicle for one to four hours or any part thereof; $12 per hour or any part thereof for each hour beyond the first four hours in any twenty-four-hour period.
E. 
Vehicle barricades: $5 per hour for each barricade.
F. 
Flares: $2 each.
G. 
Any returned check: $35.

§ 155-4 Chapter 99, Alarm Systems.

[Amended 10-27-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-32; 4-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-9]
Registration fees for all alarm devices, as required by Chapter 99, shall be $0.

§ 155-5 Chapter 103, Alcoholic Beverages.

A. 
Plenary retail consumption license: $660.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license: $420.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
C. 
Club license: $120.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
D. 
Transfer of license: $66.
[Amended 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-30; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
E. 
Teen night events:
(1) 
For an individual permit to cover a single teen night event, the fee shall be $50 per event.
(2) 
For a yearly permit, the fee shall be $500 for the first year and $750 for each subsequent yearly permit.
(3) 
Any other types of permits, i.e., monthly, quarterly, etc., shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Borough Council for the establishment of the appropriate fees.

§ 155-6 Chapter 108, Animals.

[Amended 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-52]
A. 
Article I, Dog Licensing.
(1) 
License fee: $9.80.
(2) 
Replacement metal tag: $3.
(3) 
Additional charge for New Jersey registration: $1.
(4) 
Pilot Clinic Fund: $0.20.
(5) 
License for nonspayed/nonneutered dog: $3.
(6) 
License issued after annual renewal period:
[Amended 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1]
(a) 
February 1 to February 28/29: additional $5.
(b) 
March 1 to March 31: additional $10.
(c) 
April 1 to December 31: additional $15.
(7) 
Reclamation fee: $40.
B. 
Article VIII, Cat Licensing and Control.
(1) 
License fee: $5.
(2) 
Replacement metal tag: $3.
(3) 
License for nonspayed/nonneutered cat: $5.
(4) 
License issued after annual renewal period:
[Amended 1-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-1]
(a) 
February 1 to February 28/29: additional $5.
(b) 
March 1 to March 31: additional $10.
(c) 
April 1 to December 31: additional $15.
(5) 
Reclamation fee: $40.
(6) 
Households with three or more cats spayed/neutered: $15.
(7) 
Households with three or more cats nonspayed/nonneutered: $30.

§ 155-7 Chapter 110, Amusement Devices.

A. 
Distributors.
Number of Machines
Fee
Less than 10
$75
10 or more but less than 20
$100
20 or more but less than 30
$125
30 or more but less than 40
$150
40 or more but less than 50
$175
50 or more
$225
B. 
Operators: $50 for the first machine; $25 for each additional machine.
C. 
Jukeboxes and music-producing devices: $25 per year.

§ 155-8 Chapter 112, Billiard Rooms.

License fee: $25 per table.

§ 155-9 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 155-9, Chapter 124, Circuses and Carnivals, was repealed 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-30. See now § 155-23.1, Chapter 288A, Special Events.

§ 155-10 Chapter 129, Construction Codes, Uniform.

[Amended 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16; 7-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-25; 3-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-8]
The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of the subcode fees below and shall be paid before the permit is issued.
A. 
Building subcode fees.
(1) 
For new construction and additions, the fees shall be calculated as follows:
(a) 
For all zoning districts in the Borough of South River: $0.045 per cubic foot.
(b) 
There will be a minimum fee of $250 for new construction permits or for additions.
(c) 
Engineering review fee.
[1] 
There shall be an engineering review fee of $250 for a plat or plan required under § 350-25 where no escrow is otherwise required.
[2] 
There shall be a fee of $125 for any such plat or plan requiring resubmission.
(2) 
For renovations, alterations and repairs, the fees shall be based on the estimated cost of construction and shall be based on $20 per $1,000. Fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar amounts.
(3) 
For a combination of renovations and additions, the sum of the fees shall be computed separately as renovations and alterations.
(4) 
Establishment of fees for installation of:
(a) 
In-ground swimming pools and spas: $165.
(b) 
Aboveground pools: $100.
(c) 
Fence for swimming pool: $50.
(d) 
Wood-burning stove or prefabricated fireplace: $100.
(e) 
Masonry fireplaces: $125.
(f) 
Windows: $75.
(g) 
Temporary structures: $100.
(h) 
Wooden deck (Use Group R), flat fee any size: $100.
(i) 
Satellite (dish-type) antennas over 40 inches: $75.
(j) 
Roof replacement: $75.
[1] 
With plywood replacement: $125.
[2] 
In multiple-family building, price is per upper floor unit.
(k) 
Commercial roof replacement based on renovations and repair schedule: minimum $200.
(l) 
Installation/replacement of exterior siding: $50.
(m) 
Demolition of structure:
[1] 
Under 5,000 square feet/30 feet height: $100.
[2] 
All others: $175.
[3] 
Interior demolition: $75.
(n) 
Sign: $2 per square foot of surface area.
(o) 
Elevator: $100 per car.
(p) 
Asbestos removal permit: $75.
(q) 
Lead abatement: $75.
(r) 
Sheds under 220 square feet: $75.
(s) 
Aluminum three-season rooms:
[1] 
On existing deck: $20 per $1,000.
[2] 
On new deck: $100, plus $20 per $1,000.
(5) 
The training fee shall be collected at the rate in effect at the time of permit issuances as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b).
(6) 
Prototype processing shall receive a plan review credit of 20%.
(7) 
Minimum building subcode shall be $75.
(8) 
Certificate fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy (CO): $150.
(b) 
Certificate of continued occupancy (CCO): $200.
(c) 
Certificate of clearance (lead): $75.
(d) 
Use group change: $150.
(e) 
Annual permit fee shall be as specified in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5.
(f) 
Variation application: $375 (building codes).
(g) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy: $150.
(9) 
A nonrefundable deposit of $100 shall be submitted with all permit applications for new construction, additions or major renovations as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.18(a)(1).
B. 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(1) 
Installation of the following:
(a) 
Water closet: $20.
(b) 
Urinal/bidet: $20.
(c) 
Bathtub: $20.
(d) 
Lavatory: $20.
(e) 
Shower: $20.
(f) 
Floor drain: $20.
(g) 
Sink: $20.
(h) 
Dishwasher: $20.
(i) 
Drinking fountain: $20.
(j) 
Washing machine: $20.
(k) 
Hose bib: $20.
(l) 
Gas piping: $25 per unit.
(m) 
Fuel oil piping: $50.
(n) 
Steam boiler: $100.
(o) 
Hot-water boiler: $100.
(p) 
Water heater: $55.
(q) 
Sewer pumps.
[1] 
Residential single fixture: $75.
[2] 
Residential multifixture: $100.
[3] 
Commercial: $200.
(r) 
Interceptor:
[1] 
Interior: $75.
[2] 
Exterior: $100.
(s) 
Commercial backflow: $75.
(t) 
Water cool/AC or refrigerator unit.
[1] 
Residential: $50.
[2] 
Commercial: $100.
(u) 
Sewer connection: $100.
(v) 
Water service: $100.
(w) 
Active solar system: $50.
(x) 
Vents/stacks: $20 per vent/stack.
(y) 
Lawn sprinkler system: $75.
(z) 
Water filter/conditioner system: $75.
(aa) 
Sump pump: $50.
(bb) 
Roof drains: $25 per drain.
(cc) 
Condensate drain: $25 per unit.
(dd) 
Medical gas system: $100 flat.
(ee) 
Pressure booster: $50.
(ff) 
Pool heater: $100.
(2) 
The minimum fee for plumbing subcode shall be $75.
(3) 
Demolition of a structure to include capping of sewer and water services is $50.
(4) 
Annual permits: fee charged as per current N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5, State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
(5) 
Installation of liquid propane gas tanks (LPG): $100.
(6) 
Annual recertification of commercial backflow preventers as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23(k): $50 per unit.
(7) 
Small miscellaneous appliances or equipment: $50.
(8) 
Large miscellaneous appliances or equipment: $100.
C. 
Electrical subcode fees.
(1) 
Receptacles and fixture:
(a) 
First 25: $55.
(b) 
26 to 50: $105.
(c) 
51 to 75: $145.
(d) 
76 to 100: $185.
(e) 
101 to 125: $225.
(f) 
126 to 150: $265.
(g) 
151 to 175: $305.
(h) 
176 to 200: $345.
(2) 
Motors and electrical devices:
(a) 
Less than 1 Horsepower or 1 kilowatt: $20.
(b) 
1 to 5 Horsepower or 1 to 6 kilowatt: $30.
(c) 
Each increment of 5 Horsepower or 5 kilowatt: $5.
(d) 
Over 50 increment of 10 Horsepower or 10 kilowatt: $5.
(3) 
Transformers and generators:
Number of Kilowatts/Kilovolt-Amperes/Horsepower
Fee
0 to 1
$ 20
Over 1 to 5
$45
Over 5 to 10
$50
Over 10 to 15
$55
Over 15 to 20
$60
Over 20 to 25
$65
Over 25 to 30
$70
Over 30 to 35
$75
Over 35 to 40
$80
Over 40 to 45
$85
Over 45 to 50
$90
Over 50 to 60
$95
Over 60 to 70
$100
Over 70 to 80
$105
Over 80 to 90
$110
Over 90 to 100
$115
Over 100 to 110
$120
Over 110 to 120
$125
Over 120 to 130
$130
Over 130 to 140
$135
Over 140 to 150
$140
Over 150 to 160
$145
Over 160 to 170
$150
Over 170 to 180
$155
Over 180 to 190
$160
Over 190 to 200
$165
Over 200 to 210
$170
Over 210 to 220
$175
Over 220 to 230
$180
Over 230 to 240
$185
Over 240 to 250
$190
Over 250 to 260
$195
Over 260 to 270
$200
Over 270 to 280
$205
Over 280 to 290
$210
Over 290 to 300
$215
Over 300 to 310
$220
Over 310 to 320
$225
Over 320 to 330
$230
Over 330 to 340
$235
Over 340 to 350
$240
Over 350 to 360
$245
Over 360 to 370
$250
Over 370 to 380
$255
Over 380 to 390
$260
Over 390 to 400
$265
Over 400 to 410
$270
Over 410 to 420
$275
Over 420 to 430
$280
Over 430 to 440
$285
Over 440 to 450
$290
Over 450 to 460
$295
(4) 
Service panels, entrances and subpanels:
(a) 
100 amperes or less: $75.
(b) 
101 to 200 amps: $95.
(c) 
201 to 400 amps: $125.
(d) 
401 to 1,000 amps: $300.
(e) 
1,001 to 1,100 amps: $500.
(5) 
Any installation of any wiring or any voltages operating at 10 volts or more must comply with N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., which is the Electrical Contractors Licensing Act of 1962.
(6) 
For any inspection of any discipline (i.e., building, electric, plumbing, fire) where violations previously cited have not been abated and the third visit to the premises has been made, there shall be imposed a penalty [as required by the Administrative Code of New Jersey, N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18(c) and 5:23-2.31(c)], equal to the original fee charged for that subcode but not to exceed $75.
(7) 
The following flat fees are established:
(a) 
Annual commercial pool permit: $150.
(b) 
Residential aboveground pool permit: $75.
[1] 
Bonding: $100.
[2] 
Receptacle: $65.
(c) 
Residential in-ground pool permit: $75.
[1] 
Bonding: $100.
[2] 
Receptacle: $65.
(d) 
Air conditioner over one horsepower: $75.
(e) 
Electrical signs: $75.
(8) 
Annual permits. Fee charged as per current N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)5, State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code.
(9) 
The minimum fee for the electrical subcode shall be $65.
(10) 
The fee for minor work for the electrical subcode shall be $65.
(11) 
Demolition of a structure to terminate electrical service is $100.
D. 
Fire protection subcode fees.
(1) 
Wet and/or dry sprinkler heads.
Number of Wet and/or Dry Sprinkler Heads
Fee
1 to 50
$75
51 to 100
$50
Part of or additional 100
$40
Residential sprinkler system
$50 per unit
(2) 
Smoke and heat detectors.
(a) 
Fee for detectors.
[1] 
Residential:
[a] 
1 to 10: $50.
[b] 
Each additional detector: $5.
[2] 
Commercial:
[a] 
1 to 5: $75.
[b] 
Each additional detector: $10.
[c] 
Duct smoke detector: $15.
(b) 
Manual pull stations (each): $20.
(c) 
Audible/visual devices:
[1] 
Up to 15 devices: $75.
[2] 
Each additional device: $10.
(d) 
Fire alarm control panel: $75.
(e) 
Tamper and supervisory switches:
[1] 
Up to 15 devices: $75.
[2] 
Each additional device: $10.
(3) 
Pre-engineered suppression system: $150.
(4) 
Standpipes: $75 per riser.
(5) 
Kitchen hood exhaust systems: $100 each.
(6) 
Incinerators and crematoriums: $300 each.
(7) 
Smoke control systems: $200 each.
(8) 
Underground fire main installation: $250.
(9) 
Fire pump: $250 each.
(10) 
Flammable/combustible liquid tank installation fee:
(a) 
Less than 1,000 gallon: $75 each.
(b) 
More than 1,000 gallon: $100 each.
(11) 
Removable or abandonment of UST: $100 each.
(12) 
Removal of AST:
(a) 
Commercial: $100 each.
(b) 
Residential: $50 each.
(13) 
Finished basement: $50.
(14) 
Mechanical fees.
(a) 
Replacement of boiler/furnace:
[1] 
Residential: $65.
[2] 
Commercial: $100.
(b) 
Chimney liner: $55 each.
(c) 
Wood/gas fireplace: $55 each.
(15) 
Minimum fire protection fee: $65.
E. 
Elevator subcode fees. Elevator registration and fees shall be as per N.J.A.C. 5:23, Subchapter 12.
F. 
The Borough of South River shall enforce the requirements of N.J.S.A. 45:5A-1 et seq., otherwise known as the "Electrical Contractors Licensing Act of 1962," including any and all amendments as enacted.

§ 155-10.1 Preparation of fee schedules.

[Added 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16]
The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Borough Council, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.

§ 155-10.2 Surcharge fee; remittance; reports to state.

[Added 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16]
In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support systems required by the Uniform Construction Code Act and the regulations, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.0014 per cubic foot of volume of new construction. Such surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Bureau of Housing Inspection, Department of Community Affairs, on a quarterly basis for the fiscal quarters ending September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30 and not later than one month succeeding the end of the quarter for which it is due. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first became effective, such fee shall be collected and remitted for the third and fourth quarters only. The enforcing agency shall report annually, at the end of each fiscal year, to the Bureau of Housing Inspection and not later than July 31 the total amount of the surcharge fee collection in the fiscal year. In the fiscal year in which the regulations first became effective, such report shall be for the third and fourth quarters only.

§ 155-10.3 Fire limits.

[Added 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16]
The following fire limits are established pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 to be established by July 1, 1977.

§ 155-10.4 Inspections; penalty for reinspections.

[Added 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16]
A. 
For inspections made after 4:00 p.m. on normal business days, weekends and legal holidays: $250 for inspections up to four hours.
B. 
The fees set forth in this subsection shall be in addition to regular fees set forth in this chapter.
C. 
For any reinspection of any discipline (i.e., plumbing, building, fire or electric) where violations cited previously have not been abated and this is the third visit to the premises, there shall be imposed a penalty, as required by administrative law at N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.18, equal to the original fee charged on residential structures and a flat fee of $75 for any other structure.

§ 155-10.5 Waiver of permit fees for construction of residential handicapped accessibility improvements.

[Added 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-16]
A. 
Purpose.
(1) 
The State of New Jersey Uniform Construction Code, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-126e, permits the governing body of any municipality to provide by ordinance that no person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing public or private structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
(2) 
The governing body of the Borough of South River believes that the promotion of such accessibility improvements in residential buildings is for the public good.
B. 
Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
DISABLED PERSON
A person who has the total and permanent inability to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of the Borough who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.), or is rated as having a sixty-percent disability, or higher, pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans' Act. For the purposes of this definition, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends an angle no greater than 20° shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
C. 
Waiver of fees. A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration, or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.
D. 
Exclusions. This section specifically excludes accessibility improvements made to buildings or structures devoted to commercial use.

§ 155-10.6 Chapter 136, Donation Bins.

[Added 10-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-46]
A. 
Application fee: $25.
B. 
Renewal fee: $25.

§ 155-10.7 Miscellaneous licenses and fees.

[Added 7-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-20; amended 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-30; 5-14-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-9; 3-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7; 11-25-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-27; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
License Issued
Fee
Application for police officer
$75
Government record under Open Public Records Act
8 1/2 inches by 11 inches page size
$0.05/page
8 1/2 inches by 14 inches page size
$0.07/page
Firearms ID card
$5
Street map
$4
Master Plan copy
$50
Birth, marriage, domestic partnership and death certifications
$15
Birth, marriage, domestic partnership and death corrections
$25
Bound volume of the Code of the Borough of South River
$186
Code supplement
$25
Zoning Map
$4
Subdivision and Site Plan Review, Stormwater Management and Zoning Book
$25
Real property tax search
$3
Real property assessment search
$3
Tax and utility lien and tax and utility property search
$10
Lien search (water, sewer, electricity, taxes)
$5
Water assessment search
$3
Electric assessment search
$3
Water or electric search
$5
Duplicate real property tax bill
$5
Duplicate water bill
$5
Duplicate electric bill
$5
Duplicate tax sale certificate
$5
Unrecorded lien certificate
$11
Duplicate mailing of tenant water and electric bills to owner
$32
Credit card charge back
$20
CD/DVD
$1
Payment plan fees
$5
Property maintenance administrative fee
5%
All payments made by credit card and/or debit card to the Borough of South River, exclusive of any payments to the Municipal Court
Fee of 3%

§ 155-10.8 Chapter 350, Zoning.

[Added 4-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-13]
Permit Issued
Fee
Change of Use/tenant
$50
Commercial building
$50
Home occupation
$50
New home
$50
Addition (commercial)
$50
Addition (residential)
$30
Accessory structure (commercial)
$50
Accessory structure (residential)
$30
Finished basement
$30
Stairs/porch
$30
Deck/gazebo
$30
Shed
$25
Fence
$25
Sign
$50
Impervious surface
$30
Miscellaneous review
$30

§ 155-11 Chapter 147, Electric Connections, Article I.

[Amended 7-19-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-33; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-30;[1] 4-25-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-11]
The schedule of charges for electrical energy consumption is as follows:
A. 
Class A: residential consumption.
(1) 
Service charge: $8.75.
[Amended 3-11-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-5]
(2) 
Charge per kilowatt-hour:
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[2]]
Number of Kilowatt-Hours
Charge
(per kilowatt-hour)
All consumption
$0.0270
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
B. 
Class B: general service/nondemand consumption.
(1) 
Service charge: $35.
(2) 
Charge per kilowatt-hour:
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[3]]
Number of Kilowatt-Hours
Charge
(per kilowatt-hours)
All consumption
$0.3072
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
C. 
Class C: retail power/demand consumption.
(1) 
Service charge: $25.
(2) 
Demand charge (all kilowatts). The kilowatt demand charge for all kilowatts of monthly demand shall be as follows:
(a) 
June 1 through September 30: $17.70.
(b) 
October 1 through May 31: $15.60.
(3) 
Kilowatt-hour charge.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[4]]
(a) 
All consumption: $0.2100.
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
(4) 
Minimum monthly charge: $81.30.
D. 
Class F: streetlighting consumption.
(1) 
Charge per kilowatt-hour.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[5]]
Number of Kilowatt-Hours
Charge
(per kilowatt-hour)
All consumption
$0.2010
[5]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
(2) 
Pole rental: $4.82 per month.
E. 
Class G: yard lighting.
(1) 
Charges:
Size of Light Bulb
(in watts)
Rental Charge
(per lamp)
Monthly Charge
(per pole)
100 (mercury vapor)
$38.87
$4.82
250 (mercury vapor)
$49.40
$4.82
400 (mercury vapor)
$95.70
$4.82
100 (h.p. sodium)
$38.87
$4.82
150 (h.p. sodium)
--
$4.82
250 (h.p. sodium)
$95.70
$4.82
400 (h.p. sodium)
--
$4.82
F. 
Class H: standby emergency service.
(1) 
Service charge: $25.
(2) 
Demand charge (all kilowatts). The kilowatt demand charge for all kilowatts of monthly demand shall be as follows:
(a) 
June 1 through September 30: $17.70.
(b) 
October 1 through May 31: $15.60.
(3) 
Kilowatt-hour charge.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[6]]
(a) 
All consumption: $0.2100.
[6]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
G. 
Class I: commercial demand rate: general purpose at secondary - distribution voltages.
(1) 
Service charge: $20.
(2) 
Demand charge (all kilowatts). The kilowatt demand charge for all kilowatts of monthly demand shall be as follows:
(a) 
June 1 through September 30 (after first 15 kilowatt-hours): $20.66.
(b) 
October 1 through May 31 (after first 15 kilowatt-hours): $18.22.
(3) 
Kilowatt-hour charge.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[7]]
(a) 
Up to 4,500 KWH: $0.3070.
(b) 
4,501 KWH and up: $0.2460.
[7]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
(4) 
Minimum monthly charge: $81.30.
H. 
Class J: public school building operated by the South River Board of Education with demand metering.
(1) 
Service charge: $27.
(2) 
Demand charge (all kilowatts). The kilowatt demand charge for all kilowatts of monthly demand shall be as follows:
(a) 
June 1 through September 30: $5.
(b) 
October 1 through May 31: $3.30.
(3) 
Kilowatt-hour charge.
[Amended 7-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-20; 9-28-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-24; 12-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-27[8]]
(a) 
June 1 through September 30: $0.2030.
(b) 
October 1 through May 31: $0.1960.
[8]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect 1-1-2016.
(4) 
Minimum monthly charge: $292.50.
I. 
Application fee for opening an account: $25.
J. 
Final read fee for closing an existing account: $25.
K. 
Tenant deposit.
[Amended 3-11-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-5]
(1) 
Residential: $200.
(2) 
Commercial: $500.
L. 
Interest shall be charged on all unpaid account balances at 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500 from the billing date if the balance is not paid within 30 days of the billing date. For all South River Board of Education accounts, interest shall be charged on all unpaid account balances at 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500 from the billing date if the balance is not paid within 60 days of the billing date.
[Amended 9-22-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-31]
M. 
Annual power cost adjustment (APCA).
[Added 9-10-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-26]
(1) 
Each class of service set forth in this § 155-11 that is billed for electricity on a per-kilowatt-hour basis shall be billed or credited with the annual power cost adjustment factor as provided in § 147-3B.
N. 
Notwithstanding the kilowatt charge subsections above, the governing body is authorized to provide demand charge relief to certain not-for-profit organizations residing within the Borough of South River. The governing body shall provide said demand charge relief through the adoption of a resolution on an annual basis.
[Added 3-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-4]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that it would take effect for consumption commencing 1-1-2008 after passage, approval and publication as provided by law.

§ 155-12 Chapter 147, Electrical Connections, Article II.

Annual credit: $26.76.

§ 155-12.1 Chapter 147, Electrical Connections, Article III.

[Added 6-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-16; amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-5; 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-18]
An escrow deposit of $3,500 shall be paid to the South River Electric Utility for a connection between the municipal electric utility and self-generating electrical equipment. The escrow shall be utilized for an application fee of $250, professional services of the Utility Engineer and Borough Attorney in reviewing plans submitted by an applicant as well as for preparation of an interconnection and purchase power and payment obligation agreements in addition to NETA testing costs, test result analysis by the Utility Engineer and meter programming fees. Inspection fees for such equipment and facility are set forth in § 155-10 of the Borough Code. The escrow deposit shall be deposited by the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough, or his/her designee, in an account for such purposes under the sole control of the Borough. Said escrow may be commingled with similar escrows from other applicants, but accurate accounts and records shall be kept so as to identify particular escrows and charges made against the same.

§ 155-13 Chapter 157, Fiber Optic Cable.

A. 
Fee for municipal approval or consent by ordinance: $150.
B. 
Fee schedule.
(1) 
For applications recommended for approval by Borough Council:
(a) 
Aboveground:
[Amended 2-13-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-5]
[1] 
Aboveground installation: $0.50 per linear foot per year; or
[2] 
Utility pole attachment fees equivalent to the fees charged in Subsection B(1)(a)[1] above.
(b) 
Underground installation: $0.75 per linear foot per year, provided that if the installation is located under publicly owned property (not a right-of-way), the fee shall be $1.75 per linear foot per year.
(c) 
In no event shall the fee be less than $500.
(2) 
An annual renewal fee payable to the Borough of South River on July 1 of each subsequent fiscal year of $0.019 per linear foot, with a minimum fee of $500.
(3) 
An engineering and legal professional escrow for review of at least $750 or a greater amount as determined by the Borough Engineer.

§ 155-14 Chapter 169, Fire Prevention.

A. 
Registration fees and local inspections. The following fees shall be required for businesses, occupancies, buildings or structures upon inspection by the local Fire Official, or a representative of the same, which shall be performed at least once every three years:
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
Up to 12,000 square feet of occupiable space: $50.
(2) 
Maximum fee: $250.
B. 
Information requests. Requests for file information shall be accompanied by a research fee of $25. Photocopies of information will be provided at a cost of $0.50 per page for the first 10 pages, $0.25 per page for the next 10 pages and $0.10 for each additional page.
C. 
Automatic fire alarms and carbon monoxide alarms for residential use.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
Basic fee: $50 per unit.
(2) 
The fee would rise to $100 if the certificate is required within 10 days and to $150 if required within three days.

§ 155-15 Chapter 198, Junk Dealers.

A. 
License fee: $300.
B. 
For each additional cart, wagon, truck or other vehicle: $10.

§ 155-16 Chapter 209, Licensed Trades and Occupation.

A. 
Initial license fee: $50.
B. 
License transfer fee: $25.
C. 
License replacement fee: $25.

§ 155-17 Chapter 241, Outdoor Cafes and Restaurants.

[Amended 3-24-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-16; 10-26-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-45]
Any person submitting an application for an outdoor café or restaurant license shall submit an application fee in the amount of $100 with said application. Should an application be approved by the Mayor and Council of the Borough by resolution as specified herein, the applicant shall pay a licensing fee in the amount of $100 plus $1 per square foot of sidewalk utilized for said outdoor cafe or restaurant; provided, further, that no renewal fee shall be required for a license renewal unless there shall be a change in the design, setup or size of said outdoor restaurant/café in which event the applicant shall pay a renewal fee of $100.

§ 155-18 Chapter 255, Peddling and Soliciting.

[Amended 10-24-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-36; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
License fee: $25.

§ 155-18.1 Chapter 257, Precious Metals and Gems.

[Added 6-22-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-26]
A. 
Initial license application: $200.
B. 
Each annual license renewal: $25.
C. 
Initial license application where the dealer has been in business for a period not less than one year on the effective date of this section: $25.

§ 155-18.2 Chapter 45, Article XII, Parking Utility.

[Added 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-35]
Fees for metered or permit parking shall be:
A. 
Parking by permit at municipal parking lots: $15 per month.
B. 
Meter parking:
(1) 
Per 12 minutes: $0.05.
(2) 
Per 24 minutes: $0.10.
(3) 
Per hour: $0.25.
C. 
Replacement fee for lost or destroyed permit: $5.

§ 155-19 Chapter 258, Property Maintenance.

A. 
The fee for a registration and initial inspection for a certificate of leased occupancy inspection shall be $100 per unit, and if a reinspection is required, a reinspection fee of $75 per unit shall be required. Said fee shall be paid with the application for inspection and along with the request for reinspection.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
B. 
For a certificate of continuing occupancy for all residential and commercial structures at time of sale, said fee shall be $100, and if a reinspection is required, an additional fee of $100 for each reinspection. Said fee shall be paid along with the application, and the reinspection fee shall be paid at the time of the requested reinspection.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
C. 
The fee for additional reinspections after the first reinspection due to continued denial shall be $125.
[Amended 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
D. 
The fee for the fire inspection shall be that which is established in the Uniform Fire Safety Act set forth in said Act and revised general ordinances of the Borough of South River.

§ 155-19.1 Section 22-62, Recreation program and park fees.

[Added 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-8]
A. 
Baseball (t-ball, rookie, minor, major leagues): $35. Additional fees:
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
B. 
Basketball (fundamentals, K through 2, 3rd through 5th, 6th through 8th): $45. Additional fees:
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
C. 
Softball (gidgets, juniors, seniors): $35. Additional fees:
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
D. 
Wrestling: $75. Additional fees:
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
E. 
Street hockey: $35. Additional fees:
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
F. 
Street hockey fundamentals:
(1) 
Three-week basic skills program: $10.
(2) 
Additional registration fee for regular league play: $15.
(3) 
Full registration fee (exclusive of basic skills program): $25.
G. 
Aerobics, men's fitness, zumba and yoga: $30.
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16]
H. 
Picture with Easter Bunny: $3.
I. 
Soccer: $75.
[Amended 6-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-16; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
(1) 
After registration closed: $10.
(2) 
For nonresidents: $10.
J. 
Karate: program fee as determined by instructor.
K. 
Tennis: program fee as determined by instructor.
L. 
Athletic field lighting fees:
[Added 3-10-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-6]
(1) 
When any sports team or league seeks to reserve the use of a Borough athletic field at night(s), with the use of lighting, it shall be charged a lighting fee for the use of the electricity on lighted fields. The fee shall be $25 per hour, billed in one-half-hour increments per use, rounded up, based on the amount of the time reserved. All fees will be collected up front, based on the amount of field time reserved, at the beginning of each season. If there are any hours paid for and not used, due to rainouts or other cancellations, said fees shall be refunded in a reasonable time following the end of the sports season.
(2) 
Exemptions. Fees for all Borough recreation leagues, Borough schools and Borough youth teams shall be absorbed by the Borough. Any disputes over what teams or groups are exempt shall be decided by the Borough Administrator.
M. 
Athletic field use fees:
[Added 4-28-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
(1) 
When any sports team or league seeks to reserve the use of a Borough athletic field, it shall be charged a fee for the use of the fields. The fee shall be $50 per use. All fees will be collected up front, based on the amount of field time reserved, at the beginning of each season. If there are any dates paid for and not used, due to rainouts or other cancellations, said fees shall be refunded in a reasonable time following the end of the sports season.
(2) 
Exemptions. Fees for all Borough recreation leagues, Borough schools and Borough youth teams shall be absorbed by the Borough. Any disputes over what teams or groups are exempt shall be decided by the Borough Administrator.

§ 155-20 Chapter 263, Roll-Off Dumpters.

A. 
Refundable deposit: $200.
B. 
Permit fee: $50.
C. 
Renewal fee: $25.

§ 155-21 Chapter 275, Sewers

Sewer use charges and connection and application fees:
Connection Size
(inches)
Connection Fee Charge
4 (minimum)
$393.41
5
$613.72
6
$885.17
8
$1,573.64
10
$2,458.81
12
$3,540.69

§ 155-22 Chapter 282, Soil Addition and Grade Alteration.

A. 
Filing fee: $100.
B. 
Escrow fee: $500.

§ 155-23 Chapter 284, Soil Removal.

A. 
Application fee.
Application
Review and Removal Fee
Minor
$1,000
Major
$1,750
B. 
Fees for inspection and enforcement.
Application
Inspection Fee
Minor
$2,500 per annum
Major
5,000 per annum

§ 155-23.1 Chapter 288A, Special Events.

[Added 10-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-30; amended 12-16-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-29]
For applications submitted 30 or more days before the date proposed for the special event, there shall be an application fee of $75. For applications submitted between 15 days and 29 days before the date proposed for the special event, there shall be an application fee of $125. For applications submitted between one day and 14 days before the date proposed for the special event, there shall be an application fee of $225.

§ 155-24 Chapter 289, Streets and Sidewalks.

A. 
Excavations in streets.
(1) 
The fee for such permit shall be in accordance with the following schedule, with the minimum fee being $10:
Permit Fee Schedule
10% of repair guaranty under $500
8% of repair guaranty from $500 to $5,000
6% of repair guaranty over $5,000
(2) 
In addition, each applicant for such permit shall deposit a repair guaranty in accordance with the following schedule to ensure the proper replacement of the roadway surface within 15 days after completion of the project in the permit:
(a) 
For excavation in the bituminous-concrete-overlaid-portland-cement-concrete roadway or surface: $4.50 per square foot.
(b) 
For excavation in a bituminous-concrete or portland-cement-concrete roadway or surface: $4 per square foot.
(c) 
For excavation in oil-treated, untreated or unimproved roadway or surface: $2.50 per square foot.
(3) 
Notwithstanding the above, the minimum repair guaranty to ensure the proper replacement of the roadway surface shall be $1,000.

§ 155-25 Chapter 295, Subdivision, site plan and variance applications.

[Amended 7-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-25; 12-27-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-41]
A. 
Application fees:
(1) 
Subdivisions.
(a) 
Minor subdivision: $250 base fee, plus $100 for each lot created.
(b) 
Preliminary major subdivision: $250 base fee, plus $100 for each lot created.
(c) 
Final major subdivision: $250 base fee.
(2) 
Site plans.
(a) 
Minor site plan: $300 base fee.
(b) 
Preliminary major site plan: $300 base fee.
(c) 
Final major site plan: $200 base fee.
(3) 
Conditional use application to Planning Board: $250 base fee, plus the fee for site plan.
(4) 
Application for a site plan waiver shall require an application fee of $150.
(5) 
Appeals and interpretations.
(a) 
Application for appeal of Zoning Officer decision or action: $75.
(b) 
Request for Zoning Ordinance interpretation: $75.
(6) 
Variances.
(a) 
Request for each new single- or two-family residential bulk variance: $75 each.
(b) 
Request for each multifamily or new nonresidential bulk variance: $100 each.
(c) 
Request for use variance: $250
(7) 
Applications involving utility extensions (major applications).
(a) 
For any application, including the extension of sewer facilities, add $100 per lot for subdivisions or $100 per unit for site plans. If a pump station or other special facility is required, add a flat fee of $700. A review of off-tract improvements shall be the actual review fee of the engineer, estimated by the engineer and paid in advance.
(b) 
For any application involving extension of water facilities, add $50 per lot for subdivisions or $50 per unit for site plans. A review of off-tract improvements shall be the actual review fee of the engineer, estimated by the engineer and paid in advance.
(8) 
Final approval of site plans and subdivisions shall be conditioned upon the applicant's paying all necessary water, sewer and electric connection charges and inspection fees.
(9) 
Inspection fees shall be posted by certified check or cash prior to final approval in an amount equal to 5% of the cost of the improvements, except where the Borough Engineer deems it necessary to increase same due to special or complex construction requirements. Where construction of facilities will take place after preliminary approval, the inspection fees shall be paid prior to commencing construction.
(10) 
Submission of each revised plan shall result in a revised submission application fee of 1/2 the original total application fee.
B. 
Escrow fees.
(1) 
Subdivisions.
(a) 
Minor subdivision: $3,000.
(b) 
Preliminary major subdivision: $5,000.
(c) 
Final Major subdivision: $1,500.
(2) 
Site plans.
(a) 
Minor site plans: $2,500.
(b) 
Preliminary major site plans:
[1] 
Residential building of 0 to 10 units: $2,500.
[2] 
Residential building of 10+ units: $5,000.
[3] 
Nonresidential or mixed uses: $5,000.
[4] 
Nonresidential uses with over 5,000 GFA: $10,000.
(c) 
Final major site plans: $1,500.
(3) 
Conditional use application to Planning Board: $1,250, plus the fee for site plan.
(4) 
Application for a site plan waiver: $300.
(5) 
Appeals and interpretations.
(a) 
"a" appeal of Zoning Officer decision or action:[1] $600.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a.
(b) 
"b" Request for zoning ordinance interpretation:[2] $400.
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70b.
(6) 
Variances.
(a) 
"c" Single or two family residential bulk variances:[3] $700.
[3]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c.
(b) 
"c" Multi-family or new non-residential bulk variances: $1,000.
(c) 
"d" Request for use variance:[4] $1,000.
[4]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d.
(7) 
Final approval of site plans and subdivisions shall be conditioned upon the applicant's paying all necessary water, sewer and electric connection charges and inspection fees.
(8) 
Inspection fees shall be posted by certified check or cash prior to final approval in an amount equal to 5% of the cost of the improvements, except where the Borough Engineer deems it necessary to increase same due to special or complex construction requirements. Where construction of facilities will take place after preliminary approval, the inspection fees shall be paid prior to commencing construction.
(9) 
Special design elements. Applicants shall pay escrow fees based upon 33% of the original escrow fee when and as determined by the reviewing board that the proposed project includes a special design consideration, such as, but not limited to, sanitary sewer pump station, detention of retention ponds, potable water storage facility, traffic signalization device, off-tract improvements, etc.
(10) 
Resubmission. Submission of each revised plan shall result in a revised submission escrow fee of 20% the original total escrow fee.

§ 155-26 Chapter 300, Swimming Pools.

A. 
Permit fees:
(1) 
Ten dollars per $1,000 of evaluation of estimated costs.
(2) 
Minimum fee (not refundable):
(a) 
Aboveground pools: $25.
(b) 
In-ground pools: $50.
B. 
Inspection fee: $1.
C. 
Special police officer: $1 per inspection.

§ 155-27 Chapter 310, Taxicabs and Limousines.

[Amended 5-11-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-13]
A. 
For each taxicab owner’s license, the sum of $100 per year or any fraction thereof.
[Amended 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-16]
B. 
For each taxicab driver’s license, the sum of $50 per year or portion of the year.
[Amended 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-16]
C. 
For each limousine license, the sum of $50 per year or any fraction thereof.
D. 
For each limousine driver’s license, the sum of $50 per year or portion of the year.
[Added 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-16]
E. 
For substitution of a taxicab vehicle, the sum of $25 per vehicle.
[Added 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-16]

§ 155-28 Chapter 315, Trailers.

Application for trailer camp permit: $125 for each trailer coach space.

§ 155-29 Chapter 319, Tree Removal and Woodlands Management.

Escrow deposit: $150 per tree.

§ 155-30 Chapter 333, Water.

[Amended 4-13-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-7; 4-12-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-8]
A. 
Article 1, Water Use:
(1) 
Payment of bills; discontinuance of service:
(a) 
To cover the cost of turning on water service during 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays: $50.
(b) 
After 2:00 p.m. on any given workday or on weekends or holidays: $125.
(c) 
Application fee for opening or changing an account: $25.
(d) 
Final read fee for closing an existing account: $25.
(2) 
Water rates.
(a) 
Effective May 1, 2010, the minimum charge per quarter for all consumers within the Borough of South River shall be as follows:
Meter-Size
(inches)
Minimum Charge per Quarter
All meter sizes
$52.95
(b) 
Quarterly rates.
[1] 
Effective May 1, 2010, the quarterly rates for all water consumed by consumers in all meter size categories shall be as follows:
Amount
(cubic feet)
Rate per 1,000 Cubic
Feet per Quarter
0 to 1,000
$52.95
1,001 to 4,000
$64.45
4,001 to 8,000
$70.65
8,001 to 12,000
$77.80
12,001 and up
$85.55
[2] 
There will be a surcharge of 5% on all water consumption based on water readings taken in the months of July, August and September. Said readings are taken during the normal water reading cycles as established by the Borough of South River Water Utility.
(c) 
Senior citizen discount: not to exceed $2.55 for each quarterly tax bill.
(d) 
Tapping fees:
[1] 
Three-fourths inch: $46.30.
[2] 
One inch: $52.90.
[3] 
Tap larger than one inch: The owner's plumbing contractor shall make a waterline tap under supervision of Utilities Department personnel upon payment of an inspection fee of $35.
(e) 
Water meter fee: according to meter size and vendor pricing.
(f) 
Connection fees:
Connection Size
(inches)
Connection Fee Charge
3/4
$947.58
1 and 1 1 /4
$2,132.05
1 1/2
$3,600.80
2
$5,969.75
3
$13,171.36
4
$22,647.16
6
$50,600.77
8
$88,124.94
B. 
Fire service charges Effective May 1, 2010.
(1) 
Quarterly charges.
Meter Size
(inches)
Minimum Charge per Quarter
2
$62.10
3
$139.40
4
$245.25
6
$552.60
8
$984.25
10
$1,536.80
12
$2,212.15
(2) 
Connection fees.
Connection Size
(inches)
Connection Fee
2
$115
3
$250
4
$425
6
$950
8
$1,685
10
$2,640
12
$3,800
(3) 
Minimum quarterly charge for each hydrant installed on private property: $66.15.

§ 155-31 Chapter 344, Wreckers.

[Amended 7-23-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-15; 12-23-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-38; 4-27-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-12]
A. 
License fee: $100 per year; fee on or after August 1: $50.
B. 
Charges:
(1) 
For conveying a disabled vehicle from any point in the Borough, when towed, transported and/or conveyed or removed any time of the day or night: $125. Licensed Borough wrecker operators may assess a one-time administrative yard fee in the amount of $35 to cover the handling costs of a vehicle in storage.
(2) 
Dead storage.
(a) 
For the first 15 days of dead storage, after a twenty-four-hour grace period from the time of arrival at a storage facility: $45/day for each twenty-four-hour period or fraction thereof.
(b) 
For every day of dead storage exceeding 15 days: $60/day.
(3) 
Cleanup scene of accident: $60; $25 additional for application of absorbent material.
(4) 
Standby time: $85 per hour, which time shall begin to accrue once the tow operator has been on the scene for 59 minutes without being able to begin to tow and/or commence recovery efforts. Any part of an hour after the elapsed first 59 minutes shall be counted as a full hour, and the full hourly rate of $85 shall then be charged.
(5) 
Winching fee: $100 per hour.
(6) 
The rates delineated in this section shall be exclusive of any other repair service costs provided by the tow operator, including, but not limited to, such services as repairing flat tires or installing new and/or spare parts to a disabled vehicle. A tow operator shall be permitted to charge an additional fee of $85 for such services as lockouts, tire changes and fuel deliveries. In such situations, it shall be the responsibility of the tow operator to first inform the owner and/or operator of the motor vehicle of the hourly labor rates and estimated cost for parts, materials, other services and labor prior to the performance of such repair services.
(7) 
If a motorist requests to have his or her vehicle taken to any location within the Township other than the wrecker operator's business location, the wrecker operator shall comply if the motorist has either cash or a credit card to pay for the towing charges. There shall be no additional charge for towing a vehicle to any location within the Borough of South River. If a motorist requests that his or her vehicle be taken outside the Borough but within Middlesex County and the wrecker operator is able to comply with the request, the fee shall be $6 per mile beyond the boundaries of South River regardless of the time of day. The motorist shall be responsible for negotiating the terms of a tow beyond Middlesex County. No operator shall refuse a credit card or cash as payment for services.

§ 155-32 Chapter 350, Zoning.

A. 
Fences.
(1) 
Inspection fee: $25 each inspection.
(2) 
Any inspections after the first inspection: $25 per inspection.

§ 155-32.1 Chapter 363, Food and Beverage Service.

[Added 12-14-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-53]
A. 
Article IV, Mobile Retail Food Establishments.
(1) 
Application fee for mobile van, truck, cart or other vehicle from which food and beverages are sold: $100.
(2) 
There shall be an annual fee of $50 for each permit or renewal for each mobile retail food establishment. Payment of the fee provided for in this Subsection B shall not entitle the vendor to a license required under Chapter 209 of this Code, but a separate application and a fee shall be made under Chapter 155 for a mercantile license required by this Code.
(3) 
The above annual license fees are based on administrative costs and the maximum of two inspections per year required of establishments that continue to remain in a satisfactory condition. Those establishments requiring more than two inspections per year as a result of citizen complaints which are deemed by the Borough Health Officer to be legitimate or reinspections needed to obtain compliance will be subject to a reinspection fee of $25 for each such reinspection.
(4) 
Transfer fee: $50.

§ 155-33 Fees for marriage or civil union ceremonies.

[Added 2-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-2]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to establish policies and procedures for the collection of fees associated with the performance of marriage or civil union ceremonies by the Mayor.
B. 
Requirements.
(1) 
Required fees. Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of South River shall remit a fee of $100, to be paid by check to the Borough of South River, which shall be inclusive of an administrative fee of $25. Fees collected shall be deposited into the Borough’s current fund as miscellaneous revenue.