City of Cohoes, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cohoes 12-10-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996; amended in its entirety 1-24-2006 by Ord. No. 2-2006. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ A290-1 Fee schedule.

[Amended 2-27-2007 by Ord. No. 4-2007; 7-22-2008 by L.L. No. 6-2008; 8-26-2008 by Res. No. 30-2008; 1-13-2009 by Res. No. 4-2009; 6-22-2010 by Res. No. 25-2010]
The following are fees for the Code of the City of Cohoes:
Chapter/
Section
Item
Fee
Charter
§ C9-3
Water main tapping permit
$100
Ch. 82
Curb cut-out
Approval of Traffic Commission before obtaining building permit for regular fee
§ 104-10
Game room license
$500
Additional license for each game or table
$100
§ 107-3
Dog license
Local fee of $10 (waived for senior citizens)
§ 107-19
License to bring a farm animal, reptile, wild or domestic, or primate, wild or domestic, into City parks, Cayuga Plaza grounds or Canal Square
$50
§ 171-2
Hazardous liquid storage tanks
New installations
$500
Replacements
$250
§ 198-7
Peddler permit
$50 per week
§ 198-33
Vendor license
$500 annual or $30 per day
§ 202-3
Plumbing permit for inside plumbing
The greater of $50 or 1% of the plumbing cost
§ 215-7
Residential occupancy permit
$40
Reinspection
$25
Cancellation
$25
Ch. 239
Collection of improperly placed waste material
$100 or cost of removal
Ch. 239,
Appendix A
Disposal of bulk household items
Arm chair
$4.50
Sofa
$9
Sofa bed
$13
Kitchen chair
$1
Kitchen table
$5.50
Crib
$3.50
Dresser
$6.50
End table
$1
Portable television
$3
Television console
$9
Stereo/radio console
$5.50
Portable stereo
$1
Mattress
$3
Box spring
$3
Bed (head- and footboard)
$2
Bookcase
$5
Desk
$6
Entertainment center
$8.50
Lawn chair
$1.50
Lawn umbrella
$1
Ping-Pong table
$9.50
Pool table
$10
Piano
$50
Organ
$10
Microwave oven
$2
Humidifier
$1.50
Dehumidifier
$2.50
Ottoman
$1
China cabinet
$10
Rugs, must be cut into 4-foot lengths or less
$2 per length
Rubber pads, must be cut into 4-foot lengths or less
$2 per length
Swimming pool filter
$3
Swimming pool liner (folded and bound)
12 feet
$1
15 feet
$2
18 feet
$2.50
24 feet
$4
15 x 25 feet
$3
16 x 32 feet
$5.50
15 x 30 feet
$5
Swimming pool cover, must be folded and bound
12 feet
$1
15 feet
$1
18 feet
$1
24 feet
$3.50
15 x 30 feet
$2.50
Floor covering
Based on amount
§ 239-39
Additional fee for weight of item
$0.05 per pound, minimum of $1
Wet items
Double the standard fee
§ 244-1C
Barricade permit
$30 with a building permit; $60 without a building permit
§ 244-7
Utility street
$100
Excavation permit
$100
Opening
$3 per square foot
§ 255-6
Tax searches
1 day to 5 years
$25
Each additional 3-year period
$2
Duplicate tax bill
$5
Taxicab owner license, per cab
$25
Taxicab driver's license
$10
§ 280-2
Water main tap or connection permit
$100
§ 280-21
Testing of resident's water meter
$125
Ch. 285
Building permit
1% of the cost of the project, $50 minimum
Fence
1% of the cost of the project, $30 minimum
Demolition
$250 for commercial or dwelling, $75 for accessory structures
Driveway
1% of the cost of the project, $50 minimum
Sidewalk
1% of the cost of the project, $50 minimum
Sign permit
$30, except as part of a building permit for an overall project
Hearing before the Zoning Board of Appeals
Area variance
$60
Use variance
$60
Grade alteration (cubic yards). The following quantities shall be based on the total amount of cuts or fills, whichever is larger.
50 to 100
$35
101 to 1,000
$50
1,001 to 10,000
$50, plus $15 for each additional 1,000 cubic yards or fraction thereof
Over 10,000
$200, plus $35 for each additional 10,000 yards or fraction thereof
Subdivision of land preliminary plan filing fee
Residential subdivisions, base fee, plus:
$125
One-family, per lot
$35
Two-family, per lot
$50
Multifamily, per lot
$65
Preliminary site plan application required fee
Lot size of 0 acre to .25 acre
Residential
$125
Commercial
$200
Lot size of .26 acre to 1 acre
Residential
$200
Commercial
$250
Lot size of 1.1 acres to 5 acres
Residential
$250
Commercial
$375
Lot size of 5.1 acres or more
Residential
$375
Commercial
$500
Additional Fees
Item
Fee
Marriage license
$40 (local portion $17.50)
Marriage certificate
$10
Certified copy or certified transcript of marriage
$10
Filing of preliminary application
Minor subdivision
$25
Major subdivision
$500
Returned checks
$30