Village of Spring Valley, NY
Rockland County
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley 2-25-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986; amended in its entirety 4-11-1995 by L.L. No. 1-1995. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 118-1
Purpose. 

§ 118-2
Short title. 

§ 118-3
Applicability. 

§ 118-4
Schedule of fees. 

§ 118-5
Reimbursement for professional consulting services. 

§ 118-6
Refunds. 

§ 118-7
Periodic review. 

§ 118-1 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide for a consolidated schedule of fees to be charged in the administration of Village laws, regulations and resolutions.

§ 118-2 Short title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Standard Schedule of Fees of the Village of Spring Valley."

§ 118-3 Applicability.

The fees set forth herein shall apply to the provisions of all of the local laws, regulations and resolutions adopted by the Village Board and shall supersede any specific fee contained or referred to in such laws, regulations or resolutions which have been adopted prior to the date of this chapter.

§ 118-4 Schedule of fees.

[Amended 9-24-1996 by L.L. No. 4-1996; 5-15-2002 by L.L. No. 3-2002; 8-14-2002 by L.L. No. 7-2002; 11-12-2002 by L.L. No. 10-2002; 5-27-2003 by L.L. No. 1-2003; 4-12-2005 by L.L. No. 6-2005; 11-22-2005 by L.L. No. 15-2005; 7-25-2006 by L.L. No. 5-2006; 12-19-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006; 9-8-2009 by L.L. No. 4-2009; 10-15-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009; 2-4-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010]
A. 

Applications to the Village Board.

(1) 

Petition to amend Chapter 255, Zoning (See Chapter 255, Zoning, Article XIV, Amendments.): $375, plus the publication cost of the notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein, plus, in the case of a petition to amend the Zoning Map, $150 per acre for each acre of land affected.

(2) 

Special permits. (See Chapter 255, Zoning, Article VII, Special Permit Use Requirements.)

(a) 

Application for special permit approval: $375 for one- and two-family houses and houses of worship; for all others: $1,250 to include the costs of fees otherwise payable to the Planning Board, but exclusive of subdivision fees and fees charged by the Village planning consultant.

(b) 

Application for extension or renewal of special permit approval: one-half of the original fee.

B. 

Applications to the Planning Board. (See Chapter 232, Subdivision of Land, and Chapter 255, Zoning, Article X, Site Development Plan and Architectural Review; Appearance Review Board.)

(1) 

Original site plan approval: $375, plus $112.50 for each acre of land or lot or dwelling unit, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(2) 

Subdivision approval:

(a) 

Application for sketch plat approval: $150, plus $37.50 per lot proposed, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(b) 

Application for preliminary plat approval: $225, plus $75 per lot proposed, plus the publication cost of the notice of public hearing (if held), plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(c) 

Application for extension of preliminary plat approval: 1/2 of the original fee.

(d) 

Application for subdivision plat approval: $375, plus $122.50 per lot proposed, plus the publication cost of the notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(e) 

Application for revised approval of subdivision plat: $150, plus $75 per lot affected by the proposed revision(s), plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(f) 

Application for reapproval of subdivision plat: 1/2 of the original fee.

(3) 

Inspection fee for improvements: 1.5% of the amount of the performance bond or the estimated cost of required improvements.

(4) 

Maintenance bond: the amount considered adequate by the Planning Board in order to assure the satisfactory condition of the required improvements for a period of one year after the date of the completion of the required improvements.

C. 

Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals. (See Chapter 255, Zoning, Article XII, Board of Appeals.)

(1) 

Interpretation: $375 for one- and two-family houses and houses of worship; for all other matters: $750, plus the publication cost of the notice of the public hearing, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(2) 

Appeals: $375 for one- and two-family houses and houses of worship; for all other matters: $375, plus the publication cost of the notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(3) 

Variances: $375 for one- and two-family houses and houses of worship; for all other matters: $750, plus the publication cost of the notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.

(4) 

Application for extension of variance approval: one-half of the original fee.

D. 

Applications to the Building Inspector. (See also Chapter 82, Building Construction and Fire Prevention, and Chapter 255, Zoning, Article XIII, Enforcement and Administration.)

(1) 

Application for the demolition of any existing structure:

(a) 

One-family dwellings: $150.

(b) 

Two-family dwellings: $225.

(c) 

Multiple dwellings, per building: $300.

(d) 

Commercial structures, per building: $450, plus $25 per $1,000 or part thereof over $5,000.

(e) 

All other structures, per building: $112.50.

(2) 

Application for renewal of building permits:

(a) 

One-family dwellings: $37.50.

(b) 

Two-family dwellings: $75.

(c) 

Multiple dwellings, per building: $112.50.

(d) 

Commercial structures, per building: $150.

(e) 

All other structures, per building: $37.50.

(3) 

Applications for new construction: The fees will be based upon the Building Valuation Data (BVD) Table which will be updated at six-month intervals (February and August). The following formula will be employed:

Building gross area x square foot construction cost ÷ 1000 x $7.50.
A copy of the applicable table will be available in the Building Department.
(a) 

Tree cutting of six inches or more in diameter or more than 15 feet in height, five or more trees: $75.

(b) 

Roofing $75, plus $37.50 for the cost of certificate of use.

(c) 

Alterations to townhouse, single- and two-family residences: $187, plus $7.50 per $1,000 or fraction thereof, over $2,500.

(d) 

Alterations to multifamily and commercial structures: $300, plus $7.50 per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $5,000.

(e) 

Building permit for security gates: $112.50 each.

(4) 

Application for a certificate of occupancy and violation search.

(a) 

Existing certificate of occupancy.

[1] 

Single-family residences: $75.

[2] 

Two-family residences: $112.50.

[3] 

Multiple residences: $225, plus $37.50 per unit.

[4] 

Commercial structures: $375, plus $75 per unit.

[5] 

Condominium or cooperative residences: $75.

To verify a building has no violations, a physical inspection of the property must be done by the Building Department. If there are no violations on the property, the Building Department shall issue a copy of the certificate of occupancy or letter stating no violations. However, if there are violations, they must be corrected before the certificate of occupancy will be issued.
(b) 

New certificate of occupancy.

[1] 

Single-family residences, new construction, additions or alterations: $75.

[2] 

Two-family residences, new construction, additions or alterations: $112.50.

[3] 

Multiple dwellings, new construction, additions or alterations: $225 per dwelling, plus $37.50 per unit.

[4] 

Commercial buildings, new construction, additions or alterations: $375 per building, plus $75 per unit.

[5] 

Cooperatives and condominium residences: $75 per unit.

[6] 

All other certificates of occupancy: $150.

(5) 

Application for a certificate of use or compliance:

(a) 

Certificate of use for roofing, swimming pools, fences, decks, plumbing and sewers, per unit: $75.

(6) 

Annual firesafety inspection of all one- and two-family dwellings of community residence use, multiple dwellings (permanent, transient, senior citizen and adult residential care use), commercial buildings (business, mercantile, industrial, storage, institutional, assembly and miscellaneous use), special or hazardous use facilities, common areas of commercial buildings for compliance with state and local law. Additional fees as applicable. The fees for certificate of compliance firesafety inspections shall be as follows (The fee is waived if building permit is issued.): See Fee Schedule for Certificate of Compliance of Fire Safety Inspections available from the Building Inspector.

(7) 

Additional fees as applicable.

(a) 

Plan reviews for issuance of a building permit. No charge for first and second review. All additional reviews: $100 per hour.

(b) 

Reinspection fee for each reinspection visit required due to violations found uncorrected: $45.

(8) 

Application for sewer permit. (See Chapter 205, Sewers and Sewage Disposal.)

(a) 

Sewer permit for connection for commercial or industrial structures: $150.

(b) 

Sewer permit for connection for a multiple dwelling, per building, per connection: $150.

(c) 

Sewer permit for connection for a one- or two-family dwelling, per connection: $75.

(d) 

Sewer permit for connection of properties outside Village boundaries: $3,125 per sewer unit.

(9) 

Initial application for a fire permit: $50.

(10) 

Application for plumbing inspection:

(a) 

Townhouses, single- and two-family residences: $43.75, plus $31.25 for each fixture to be installed.

(b) 

Multifamily and commercial structures $150, plus $31.25 for each fixture to be installed.

(c) 

Mechanical equipment replacement: $112.50.

(11) 

Application for a sign. (See Chapter 209, Signs.)

(a) 

Each temporary sign: $100, to be refunded when the sign is removed. Permit can be renewed for an additional 30 days: $50.

(b) 

Each permanent sign, canopy or awning: $112.50

(c) 

Political, civic, philanthropic, or educational signs: $ 100 to be refunded if signs are removed within specified period. If not removed, the permittee is subject to the imposition of a fine for littering.

(12) 

Chapter 229, Streets and Sidewalks.

(a) 

Excavation operations.

[1] 

No excavation shall be made in any street or sidewalk unless a permit is first obtained from the Building Department for which a fee of $150 shall be paid by the applicant. In addition to the permit fee, the sum of $75 shall be paid to the Village for such excavation measuring not more than 25 cubic feet, plus $0.50 for every cubic foot over 25 cubic feet.

[2] 

All applicants shall, in addition to obtaining a permit, post a bond for the faithful performance of the work.

(b) 

Sidewalk repair. It shall he unlawful for any person to repair, excavate or remove any portion of any sidewalk within the Village of Spring Valley unless a permit therefor has been issued by the Building Inspector. The fees for said permits shall be as follows:

[1] 

For work encompassing 12 linear feet or less: $75.

[2] 

For work encompassing more than 12 linear feet: $75, plus 5% of the cost of construction or repair.

(c) 

Curb cuts. No person shall construct a curb cut unless a permit therefor is issued by the Building Inspector. The fee for said permit shall be $75. In addition, a cash bond shall be deposited with the Village by the person who obtains the permit. The amount of the cash bond shall be at the rate of $15 per linear foot.

(13) 

Chapter 101, Contractors, Article I, Fire Protection Sprinkler Systems.

(a) 

Application fee for a certificate holder: $225, nonrefundable; renewal: $75.

(b) 

Fire protection sprinkler system contractor's license: $750, nonrefundable; renewal: $150.

(14) 

Application for reinspection.

(a) 

First two reinspections: $0.

(b) 

Third reinspection: $100 payable prior to reinspection.

(c) 

All additional reinspections: $200 payable prior to each reinspection.

E. 

State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) processing. (See Chapter 255, Zoning, § 255-47C.)

(1) 

Environmental impact statement processing: any fees collectible pursuant to SEQRA, NYCRR 617.17(b) and (c).

F. 

Applications to the Police Department.

(1) 

Noncriminal fingerprinting.

(a) 

Immigration and naturalization: $25.

(b) 

State Liquor Authority application: $25.

(c) 

Private investigator/security: $25.

(d) 

License applications: $25.

(2) 

Accident reports and complaint sheets: per page fee of $0.25 New York State mandated.

(3) 

Noncriminal applications and licenses.

(a) 

Good conduct letter: $6.

(b) 

Taxicabs and vehicles for hire. (See Chapter 239, Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire.)

[1] 

Taxicab operating license: new, $250; renewal, $175.

[2] 

Vehicle for hire operating license: new, $250; renewal, $175.

[3] 

Taxi fleet: new, $2,250; renewal, $2,250.

[4] 

Replacement, transfer or substitution of vehicles within the registration period: $50 per vehicle.

[5] 

Reinspection after failure to pass first inspection: $50.

[6] 

(Reserved)

[7] 

Taxicab driver's license: $75. One-half of said fee shall be waived for a period of two years to any taxicab driver who has provided information to law enforcement authorities leading to the conviction of a person for committing a misdemeanor or felony within the Village of Spring Valley. Such right to such a waiver shall be determined by the Village of Spring Valley Police Chief.

[8] 

Duplicate taxicab driver's license: $40.

[9] 

Permit for exterior advertising: $100.

G. 

Applications to the Village Clerk.

(1) 

Yearly sign installer's license fee: new, $300; renewal, $180, plus proof of insurance.

(2) 

Public scavengers: $200, plus $100 per vehicle.

(3) 

Barricade, per permit: $80.

(4) 

Plumber's license (See Chapter 185, Plumbing.): new, $375; renewal, $180.

(5) 

Pawnbroker's license (See Chapter 178, Pawnbrokers.): $200 per year.

(6) 

Bingo. (See Chapter 76, Bingo.) License fee and admission fee: as prescribed by General Municipal Law Article 14-H.

(7) 

Snowplowing permit (See Chapter 219, Snowplowing.): $100 for each vehicle. (Permit runs from November 1 to October 31.)

(8) 

Miscellaneous licenses and permits. (See Chapter 156, Licenses and Licensing.)

(a) 

Outside retail sales: $275.

(b) 

Employment agencies: $150.

(c) 

Peddler, solicitor: $300 for six months. Each agent shall pay a fee of $100.

Editor's Note: See Ch. 183, Peddlers and Solicitors.

(d) 

Auctions and auctioneers: $50 per month.

(e) 

Permit for special sales: $150 per month.

(f) 

Political, civic, philanthropic or educational signs: $100.

(g) 

Medical transportation fleet (up to 25 vehicles): new, $500; renewal, $250.

[Added 4-26-2011 by L.L. No. 9-2011]

(9) 

Amusements and amusement devices. (See Chapter 67, Amusements and Amusement Devices.)

(a) 

Bowling alleys: $200.

(b) 

Menageries: $200.

(c) 

Movie picture houses, per screen: $300.

(d) 

Shooting galleries: $200.

(e) 

Skating rinks: $200.

(f) 

Theaters: $300.

(g) 

Circus, per day: $200.

(h) 

Carnivals, per day: $200.

(i) 

Other places of amusement: $200.

(j) 

Jukeboxes: three for $100, plus $50 per machine over three.

(k) 

Cigarette vending machines: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.

(l) 

Food and beverage machines: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.

(m) 

Pinball, video or pool tables: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.

H. 

Application to Code Enforcement Bureau for copies of records of the Code Enforcement Bureau (See Chapter 8, Code Enforcement Bureau.): as mandated by the state.

I. 

Miscellaneous fees.

(1) 

Chapter 62, Alarm Systems. Alarm user registration: annual fee of $50.

(2) 

Chapter 71, Animals, Article I, Licensing, Identification and Control of Dogs.

(a) 

Impoundment.

[1] 

First impoundment: $12.

[2] 

Second impoundment within 12 months: $50.

[3] 

Third impoundment within 12 months: $75.

(b) 

Boarding fee: $20 per day for each and every day or a fraction thereof.

(c) 

License fees.

[Amended 2-15-2011 by L.L. No. 2-2011]

[1] 

Male dog, neutered: $8 of which $1 goes to the state.

[2] 

Female dog, spayed: $8 of which $1 goes to the state.

[3] 

Male dog, unneutered: $15 of which $3 goes to the state.

[4] 

Female dog, unspayed: $15 of which $3 goes to the state.

[5] 

There shall be no licensing charge for the following: guide, war, police, detection, therapy, working, search and service dogs.

(3) 

Chapter 135, Games of Chance. License fee: as prescribed by General Municipal Law § 191, Subdivision 1(a) and (b).

(4) 

Chapter 190, Property, Abandonment of.

(a) 

Redemption fee: $30.

(b) 

Storage and removal fee: $30.

§ 118-5 Reimbursement for professional consulting services.

A. 

The Village Board, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals, in the review of any application described above, may refer any such application presented to it to such engineering, planning, environmental or other technical consultant as such Board shall deem reasonably necessary to enable it to review such application as required by law. The charges made by such consultants shall be in accord with charges usually made for such services in the metropolitan New York region or pursuant to an existing contractual agreement between the Village and such consultant. The Village Board shall approve all such charges before they are incurred. All such charges shall be paid upon submission of a Village voucher. The applicant shall reimburse the Village for the cost of such consultant services upon submission of a copy of the voucher therefor, receiving full credit for all moneys paid pursuant to any per acre, per lot or other unit charge specified herein. Such reimbursement shall be made prior to final action on the application.

B. 

In the event that an application is required to be reviewed by the Village Board and any other board, then, in such event and to the extent applicable, both Boards shall use the same consultants, who shall, in such case, prepare one report providing the data, information and recommendations requested by both Boards. In all instances, duplications of consultants' reports shall be avoided wherever possible in order to minimize the cost of such consultants' reports to the applicant.

§ 118-6 Refunds.

All petitions for refunds shall be made to the Village Board. Refunds of fees will be allowed in proportion to the status of the application and any funds expended in the processing of such application. In no case shall more than one-half ( 1/2) or 50% of the fee be refundable. Where applications are submitted which do not contain the required materials for review, an administrative fee of 10% of the application fee will be assessed with the returned application. No fee is refundable after the scheduling of a required public hearing.

§ 118-7 Periodic review.

The Village Board may periodically review the fee schedule set forth in this chapter and shall, by resolution after the public hearing for which notice shall be given 10 days prior thereto, amend the fees set forth herein.