§ 118-2Short title.
§ 118-4Schedule of fees.
§ 118-5Reimbursement for professional
§ 118-7Periodic review.
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.
This chapter shall be known as the "Standard Schedule of Fees of the Village of Spring Valley."
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.
Applications to the Village Board.
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.
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.
Application for extension or renewal of special permit approval: one-half of the original fee.
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.
Application for sketch plat approval: $150, plus $37.50 per lot proposed, plus the fees required in § 118-5 herein.
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.
Application for extension of preliminary plat approval: 1/2 of the original fee.
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.
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.
Application for reapproval of subdivision plat: 1/2 of the original fee.
Inspection fee for improvements: 1.5% of the amount of the performance bond or the estimated cost of required improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Application for extension of variance approval: one-half of the original fee.
Application for the demolition of any existing structure:
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.|
Tree cutting of six inches or more in diameter or more than 15 feet in height, five or more trees: $75.
Roofing $75, plus $37.50 for the cost of certificate of use.
Alterations to townhouse, single- and two-family residences: $187, plus $7.50 per $1,000 or fraction thereof, over $2,500.
Alterations to multifamily and commercial structures: $300, plus $7.50 per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $5,000.
Building permit for security gates: $112.50 each.
Application for a certificate of occupancy and violation search.
Existing certificate of occupancy.
Single-family residences: $75.
Two-family residences: $112.50.
Multiple residences: $225, plus $37.50 per unit.
Commercial structures: $375, plus $75 per unit.
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.|
New certificate of occupancy.
Single-family residences, new construction, additions or alterations: $75.
Two-family residences, new construction, additions or alterations: $112.50.
Multiple dwellings, new construction, additions or alterations: $225 per dwelling, plus $37.50 per unit.
Commercial buildings, new construction, additions or alterations: $375 per building, plus $75 per unit.
Cooperatives and condominium residences: $75 per unit.
All other certificates of occupancy: $150.
Application for a certificate of use or compliance:
Certificate of use for roofing, swimming pools, fences, decks, plumbing and sewers, per unit: $75.
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.
Application for sewer permit. (See Chapter 205, Sewers and Sewage Disposal.)
Sewer permit for connection for commercial or industrial structures: $150.
Sewer permit for connection for a multiple dwelling, per building, per connection: $150.
Sewer permit for connection for a one- or two-family dwelling, per connection: $75.
Sewer permit for connection of properties outside Village boundaries: $3,125 per sewer unit.
Initial application for a fire permit: $50.
Application for a sign. (See Chapter 209, Signs.)
Each temporary sign: $100, to be refunded when the sign is removed. Permit can be renewed for an additional 30 days: $50.
Each permanent sign, canopy or awning: $112.50
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.
Chapter 229, Streets and Sidewalks.
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.
All applicants shall, in addition to obtaining a permit, post a bond for the faithful performance of the work.
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:
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.
Applications to the Police Department.
Accident reports and complaint sheets: per page fee of $0.25 New York State mandated.
Noncriminal applications and licenses.
Good conduct letter: $6.
Taxicabs and vehicles for hire. (See Chapter 239, Taxicabs and Vehicles for Hire.)
Taxicab operating license: new, $250; renewal, $175.
Vehicle for hire operating license: new, $250; renewal, $175.
Taxi fleet: new, $2,250; renewal, $2,250.
Replacement, transfer or substitution of vehicles within the registration period: $50 per vehicle.
Reinspection after failure to pass first inspection: $50.
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.
Duplicate taxicab driver's license: $40.
Permit for exterior advertising: $100.
Applications to the Village Clerk.
Yearly sign installer's license fee: new, $300; renewal, $180, plus proof of insurance.
Public scavengers: $200, plus $100 per vehicle.
Barricade, per permit: $80.
Bingo. (See Chapter 76, Bingo.) License fee and admission fee: as prescribed by General Municipal Law Article 14-H.
Snowplowing permit (See Chapter 219, Snowplowing.): $100 for each vehicle. (Permit runs from November 1 to October 31.)
Miscellaneous licenses and permits. (See Chapter 156, Licenses and Licensing.)
Outside retail sales: $275.
Employment agencies: $150.
Peddler, solicitor: $300 for six months. Each agent shall pay a fee of $100.
Auctions and auctioneers: $50 per month.
Permit for special sales: $150 per month.
Political, civic, philanthropic or educational signs: $100.
Medical transportation fleet (up to 25 vehicles): new, $500; renewal, $250.
Amusements and amusement devices. (See Chapter 67, Amusements and Amusement Devices.)
Bowling alleys: $200.
Movie picture houses, per screen: $300.
Shooting galleries: $200.
Skating rinks: $200.
Circus, per day: $200.
Carnivals, per day: $200.
Other places of amusement: $200.
Jukeboxes: three for $100, plus $50 per machine over three.
Cigarette vending machines: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.
Food and beverage machines: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.
Pinball, video or pool tables: three for $150, plus $40 per machine over three.
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.
Boarding fee: $20 per day for each and every day or a fraction thereof.
Male dog, neutered: $8 of which $1 goes to the state.
Female dog, spayed: $8 of which $1 goes to the state.
Male dog, unneutered: $15 of which $3 goes to the state.
Female dog, unspayed: $15 of which $3 goes to the state.
There shall be no licensing charge for the following: guide, war, police, detection, therapy, working, search and service dogs.
Chapter 135, Games of Chance. License fee: as prescribed by General Municipal Law § 191, Subdivision 1(a) and (b).
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.
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.
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.
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.