Township of Delran, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Delran as Ch. III of the 1993 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing — See Ch. 203.
This chapter shall be known as the "Codification of Fees and Costs of the Township of Delran."
This chapter is adopted in order to advise the citizens of the Township and any and all persons doing business with the Township of the various fees charged for services rendered by the departments of Township government and to provide ready access to any and all such information.
A. 
Licenses and permits. The following fees shall be charged by the Township for services rendered or licenses or permits issued. All license and permit fees shall be annual, unless otherwise noted.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1994-16; Ord. No. 1998-7; 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25; 7-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-10; 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-11; 5-14-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-7; 3-4-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3; 10-7-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-14]
Type of Service, License or Permit
Fee
Code Reference
Alarm systems
None
65-8
Amusement games
See § 76-10
Amusement park license
See § 76-10
Animals: cats and dogs
Cat licenses:
80-2E
Neutered or spayed
$13
All others
$14
Dog licenses:
80-2E
Neutered or spayed
$12.80
All others
$13.80
Kennel license:
80-3E
10 or fewer
$10
More than 10
$25
Pet shop license
$10
80-3E
Late fee, after January 31st
$5
80-2E
Late fee, after February 28th
$10
80-2E
Seized dog or cat
80-7D(2)
Tag, annual or replacement
$1
80-2H
Billiard rooms and poolrooms
$500
246-3
Bingo and raffles
No charge
Ch. 176
CATV franchise
None
A370-6
Charitable solicitations
No charge
240-24
Farmers market:
Vendor fee, full season (11 weeks)
$150
Vendor fee, half season (6 weeks)
$90
Vendor fee, one week only
$20
Fee for electricity, full season (11 weeks)
$55
Fee for electricity, half season 6 weeks)
$30
Fee for electricity, one week only
$5
Gold and silver dealers
252-4
Application fee
$35
Each employee
$10
Annual
$10
Annual, each employee
$10
Mechanical amusement devices:
76-20
Distributors of amusement games:
1 - 10
$225
11 - 20
$400
21 - 30
$500
31 - 40
$600
41 - 50
$700
More than 50
$1,500
Operator's license, annually
$75
Late fee
$50
Mercantile licenses
203-4
Automobile sales agency, franchised
$210
Marinas
$210
Recreation facility, outdoor
$105
Service stations:
With bays
$210
Fuel only
$158
Used car lots
$158
Others, according to square feet of floor space:
Up to 4,999
$84
5,000 - 14,999
$158
15,000 - 29,999
$315
30,000 - 49,999
$630
50,000 and over
$1,050
Late fee
$50
Parades
$200
226-3D
Peddlers, hawkers, canvassers and solicitors:
License processing fee:
240-3
Per year
$100
Per day
$25
Badge deposit
$1
Salvage yards
None
274-4A
Sexually oriented business
$1,000
285-6
Taxicab licenses:
Application fee
$10
317-2B(3)
Driver's permit, each
$10
317-3C(3)
Taxicab license, each
$50
317-2B(3)
Transfer fee
$1
317-2E(2)
Limousine permit, each
$50
317-2B(3)
B. 
Alcoholic beverages.
[Amended 3-23-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-4; 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
Type of License
Fee
Code Reference
Club license
$150
71-5D
Plenary retail consumption license
$2,400*
71-5D
Plenary retail distribution license
$2,400*
71-5D
* The annual fee for plenary retail consumption licenses and plenary retail distribution licenses shall automatically increase each renewal date thereafter by 20%, rounded off to the lowest five-dollar amount, until such time as the statutory maximum is reached.
C. 
Use of Township facilities. Code reference: §§ 20-45C and 231-6.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1994-16; 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-16; 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
A. 
Food handler's license.
(1) 
Fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Nonseating establishments wherein are employed not more than nine employees shall pay an annual fee of $25.
(b) 
Nonseating establishments wherein are employed more than nine employees shall pay an annual fee of $50.
(c) 
Seating establishments having a total seating capacity for not more than 19 persons shall pay an annual fee of $50.
(d) 
Seating establishments having a total seating capacity for more than 19 persons and not more than 49 persons shall pay a fee of $75.
(e) 
Seating establishments having a total seating capacity for more than 49 persons and not more than 99 persons shall pay a fee of $100.
(f) 
Seating establishments having a total seating capacity for more than 99 persons shall pay a fee computed on the basis of $100 plus, for total seating capacity in excess of 99, the sum of $0.50 per seat.
(g) 
Drive-in establishments shall pay a fee in accordance with the foregoing fees as the same are set forth for seating establishments. Each slot for parking shall be considered to be two seats.
(h) 
Mobile establishments shall pay a fee of $15 for each facility from which food is sold in the Township of Delran.
(i) 
Industrial establishments shall pay a fee of $25.
(j) 
Catering establishments (having applied for the license provided for in the Board of Health ordinance).
[1] 
Catering establishments shall pay an annual license fee of $100, subject to the option contained in the following subsection.
[2] 
Catering establishments which are engaged or which engage themselves in the business of catering on not more than three occasions annually, and catering establishments whose business premises are not located in the Township of Delran and which are engaged or which engage themselves for catering in the Township of Delran not more than three times annually, having applied for the license provided for in, shall pay, for each such license issued, the sum of $20.
(2) 
Charitable, religious and educational nonprofit corporations, associations and institutions shall be exempt from the payment of the foregoing fees.
(3) 
Late fee: $50.
B. 
Food and beverage vending machines.
Type of Fee
Fee
Per machine
$25
Late fee
$50
C. 
Vital statistics. For searching, certifying and issuing the first certified copy of a death, marriage, domestic partnership, civil union, or birth certificate, the Registrar of Vital Statistics shall collect a fee of $20. For each additional copy ordered at the same time, the Registrar shall collect $10 per copy. For all certificates issued which will require the exclusion of certain information as set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, the Registrar shall collect a flat fee of $8 per certificate.
[Amended 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-11]
[Amended by Ord. No. 1994-16; Ord. No. 1996-2; 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-16; 2-16-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-4; 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
A. 
The Township shall be entitled to charge and collect a fee for the reproduction of copies of written reports or other police investigation reports, including accident reports, of the Township Police Department, available to the public, in accordance with the costs established under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 et seq., as amended, and § 150-9 of this Code. Requests for accident reports made other than in person shall be charged $5 for the first three pages and $1 per page for each additional page thereafter, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
B. 
In accord with § 150-9 of this Code, applicable postage shall be added for any and all records requested by mail. All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Delran Municipal Court shall be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor in compliance with the requirements of R.7:7-7 of the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of New Jersey.
C. 
Where discovery must be obtained from an entity other than Delran Township, the actual cost paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requesting party.
D. 
In addition to the foregoing, the following charges shall be imposed:
(1) 
Fingerprint check: $10.
(2) 
Application for firearms I.D. in addition to state and FBI fees: $5.
(3) 
Application for permit to carry handgun, each: $2.
[Amended Ord. No. 1991-1; Ord. No. 1994-20; Ord. No. 1995-8; Ord. No. 1996-1; Ord. No. 1996-14; Ord. No. 2001-1; Ord. No. 2002-4; 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-5; 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25; 6-26-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-9; 12-16-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-24]
A. 
The basic construction fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction; the number of plumbing fixtures and pieces of equipment; the number of electrical fixtures and devices; the number of sprinklers, standpipes and detectors (heat and smoke); the number of lift devices and their appurtenances; and shall be calculated at the unit rates provided herein plus any special fees. The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for a new construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any or all of building, electrical, plumbing, fire protection or elevator / lift / escalator work shall not be less than $55 for each subcode. All fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar and paid in full prior to the issuance of a construction permit.
(1) 
The building volume or cost. The fees for new construction or alterations are as follows:
(a) 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.055 per cubic foot of volume for structures of all types of construction and use groups as classified and defined in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4 of the International Building Code, except that:
[1] 
For structures of Use Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2, the construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.015 per cubic foot of volume; and
[Amended 7-7-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-8]
[2] 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs or site construction associated with pre-engineered systems of commercial farm buildings, premanufactured construction, and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $28 per $1,000 for the first $50,000, prorated. From $50,001 to and including $100,000, the fee on the amount exceeding $50,000 shall be in the amount of $23 per $1,000 of the estimated cost, prorated. Above $100,000, the fee on the amount exceeding $100,000 shall be in the amount of $19 per $1,000 of estimated cost, prorated. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Department such cost data as may be available produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Department shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
(b) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
(c) 
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees calculated separately in accordance with Subsection A(1)(a)[1] and [2] above.
(d) 
Fees for modular homes shall be a flat fee of $300.
(e) 
Fees for mobile homes shall be a flat fee of $300.
(f) 
Fees for temporary structures shall be as follows:
[1] 
Garden-type utility sheds which are 100 square feet or less, 10 feet or less in height for residential (R-3, R-5) properties are not required to have a construction permit. All other use groups are required to obtain a permit and pay a flat fee of $60.
[2] 
Garden-type utility sheds which are larger than 100 square feet, but not more than 200 square feet, 10 feet in height for residential (R-3, R-5) properties shall be a flat fee of $60. All other use groups shall be a flat fee of $100.
[3] 
The fee for fabric shelters, sheds, or accessory structures of Use Group U larger than 200 square feet, or more than 10 feet in height shall be calculated as in Subsection A(1)(a) above but shall not be less than $125 for all use groups.
(g) 
Fees for tents 1,600 square feet or larger or more than 40 feet in any one direction shall be a flat fee of $90.
(h) 
Fees for fences higher than six feet shall be a flat fee of $50 for Use Groups R-3 and R-5. All other use groups shall be calculated as per Subsection A(1)(a)[2] above.
(i) 
Fees for signs 15 square feet or less per side shall be a flat fee of $20. Signs larger than 15 square feet per side shall be calculated at the rate of $3 per square foot of the sign computed on one side only, but shall not be less than $90. Fees for temporary signs shall be a flat fee of $60.
(j) 
The fee for a storable swimming pool, fish pond or similar structure shall be a flat fee of $50.
(k) 
Fees for swimming pools above ground and not more than four feet six inches in depth shall be a flat fee of $120.
(l) 
Fees for swimming pools other than those covered in Subsection A(1)(k) above shall be a flat fee of $175.
(m) 
Fees for reroofing or residing on structures of Use Groups R-3 and R-5 shall be a flat fee of $55 each. All other use groups shall be calculated as per Subsection A(1)(a)[2] above.
(n) 
Fuel oil storage tanks. The fee for removal of an R-3 or R-5 Use Group storage tank shall be $50; all other tank removals shall be $90. The fee for installation of a storage tank shall be $300, except that use groups R-3 and R-5 shall be a flat fee of $55.
(o) 
The fee for a demolition permit shall be $55 for temporary structures less than 100 square feet and less than 10 feet in height. All other demolition permits for temporary structures shall be $55.
(p) 
The fee for a demolition permit shall be $150 for a structure less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height as well as farm buildings, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d). For all other structures, the fee shall be $300.
(q) 
The fee for the demolition of a pool shall be $55.
(r) 
Fees for retaining walls shall be as follows:
[1] 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $189.
[2] 
The fee for a retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure shall be $95.
[3] 
The fee for a newly constructed retaining wall of any size at other than a Class 3 residential structure shall be based on the cost of the construction.
(2) 
Electrical fixtures and devices. The fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
For the first block consisting of one to 50 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $45; for each additional block consisting of up to 25 receptacles, fixtures or devices, the fee shall be $8. For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles, fixtures or devices shall include lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less in height, including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
(b) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from one hp or one kw to 10 hp or 10 kw; for each transformer or generator rated from one kw or one kva to 10 kw or 10 kva; for each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof; for each storable pool or hydromassage bathtub; for each underwater lighting fixture; for household electric cooking equipment rated up to 16 kw; for each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit; for each receptacle rated from 30 amperes to 50 amperes; for light standards greater than eight feet in height including luminaries; and for each communications closet; the fee shall be $13.
(c) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 10 hp or 10 kw to 50 hp or 50 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor control center, or disconnecting means rated 225 amperes or less; for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 10 kw or 10 kva to 45 kw or 45 kva; for each electric sign rated from greater than 20 amperes to 225 amperes, including associated disconnecting means; for each receptacle rated greater than 50 amperes; and for each utility load management device, the fee shall be $58.
(d) 
For each motor or electrical device rated from greater than 50 hp or 50 kw to 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor control center or disconnecting means rated from greater than 225 amperes to 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated from greater than 45 kw or 45 kva to 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva; the fee shall be $116.
(e) 
For each motor or electrical device rated greater than 100 hp or 100 kw; for each service equipment, panel board, switchboard, switch gear, motor control center or disconnecting means rated greater than 1,000 amperes; and for each transformer or generator rated greater than 112.5 kw or 112.5 kva; the fee shall be $576.
(f) 
The fee charged for electrical work for each permanently installed private swimming pool as defined in the building subcode, spa, hot tub or fountain shall be a flat fee of $69, which shall include any required bonding and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles, and heaters, etc., excepting panel boards and underwater lighting fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection A(2)(a) through (e) above.
(g) 
The fee charged for the installation of single and multiple station smoke or heat detectors and fire, burglar or security alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwelling shall be a flat fee of $29 per dwelling unit. For fire, burglar and security alarm systems and detectors in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection A(2)(a) and (b) above.
(h) 
For installations consisting of multimeter stacks, the fee shall be based on the ampere rating of the main bus and not upon the number of meters or rating of disconnects on the meter stack. Individual loadside panel boards shall be charged in accordance with Subsection A(2)(c), (d), or (e) above. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual feeder conductors.
(i) 
For motors or similar devices requiring concurrent installation of individual controls, relays and switches, the fee shall be based only upon the rating of the motor or device. There shall be no additional fee charged for the concurrent installation of individual circuit components, for example, controllers, starters, and disconnecting means.
(j) 
For electrical work requiring replacement of service entrance conductors or feeder conductors only, the fee shall be based on the designated ampere rating of the overcurrent device of the service or feeder as follows:
[1] 
Two hundred twenty-five amperes or less: $58;
[2] 
Two hundred twenty-six to 1,000 amperes, the fee shall be $116; and
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amperes: the fee shall be $576.
(k) 
The fee charged for process equipment shall be based on the ampere rating of the overcurrent device protecting the conductor feeding the process equipment or the cutoff device.
(l) 
For the purpose of computing these fees, all electrical and communications devices, utilization equipment and motors which are part of premises wiring, except those which are portable plug-in type, shall be counted.
(m) 
For photovoltaic systems, the fee shall be based on the designated kilowatt rating of the solar photovoltaic system as follows:
[1] 
One to 50 kilowatts: $58;
[2] 
Fifty-one to 100 kilowatts: $116; and
[3] 
Greater than 100 kilowatts: $576.
(3) 
Plumbing fixtures and equipment. The fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fee shall be in the amount of $13 per fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system, and for each appliance connected to the gas piping or oil piping system, except as indicated in Subsection A(3)(b) below.
(b) 
The fee shall be $82 per special device for the following: grease traps, oil separators, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers equipped with test ports (double check valve assembly, reduced pressure zone and pressure vacuum breaker backflow preventers), steam boilers, hot-water boilers (excluding those for domestic water heating), active solar systems, sewer pumps and interceptors. There shall be no inspection fee charged for gas service entrances.
(4) 
For fire protection and hazardous equipment, sprinklers, standpipes, detectors (smoke and heat or carbon monoxide), pre-engineered suppression systems, gas- and oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, kitchen exhaust systems, incinerators and crematoriums, the fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fee for 20 or fewer heads shall be $82; for 21 to and including 100 heads, the fee shall be $151; for 101 to and including 200 heads, the fee shall be $289; for 201 to and including 400 heads, the fee shall be $748; for 401 to and including 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,036; for over 1,000 heads, the fee shall be $1,323.
(b) 
The fee for one to 12 detectors shall be $45; for each 25 detectors in addition to this, the fee shall be in the amount of $15.
(c) 
The fee for each standpipe shall be $289.
(d) 
The fee for each independent pre-engineered system shall be $116.
(e) 
The fee for each gas- or oil-fired appliance that is not connected to the plumbing system shall be $58.
(f) 
The fee for each kitchen exhaust system shall be $58.
(g) 
The fee for each incinerator shall be $460.
(h) 
The fee for each crematorium shall be $460.
(i) 
For single and multiple station smoke or heat detectors and fire alarm systems in any one- or two-family dwellings, there shall be a flat fee of $29 per dwelling unit. For detectors and fire alarm systems in buildings other than one- or two-family dwellings, the fee shall be charged in accordance with Subsection A(4)(b) above.
(5) 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures of Group R-3, R-4, or R-5, and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in structures of Group R-2 shall be $63 for each device.
(6) 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures of groups other than R-3, R-4 or R-5 and devices in structures of Group R-2 exempted by Subsection A(5) above shall be $328 for each device.
(7) 
The fees for elevator device inspections and tests shall be as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:23-12.
(8) 
The fee for a mechanical inspection in a structure of Group R-3 or R-5 by a mechanical inspector shall be $54 for the first device and $13 for each additional device. No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil, or water piping connections associated with the mechanical equipment inspected.
(9) 
For certificates and miscellaneous items, the fees are as follows:
(a) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy shall be a flat fee of $35.
(b) 
There shall be no fee for a certificate of approval.
(c) 
The fee for a certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a change of use group shall be a flat fee of $150.
(d) 
The fee for a certificate of continued occupancy shall be a flat fee of $150.
(e) 
There shall be a fee for a temporary certificate of occupancy of $35 and $35 for each issuance thereafter.
[1] 
Exception 1: There shall be no fee for the first issuance of the temporary certificate of occupancy, provided the certificate of occupancy fee is paid at the time when the permit is first issued.
[2] 
Exception 2: Where a written request for a temporary certificate of occupancy is made for reasons other than uncompleted work covered by the permit (such as uncompleted work required by prior approvals from state or municipal agencies), no renewal fee shall be charged.
(f) 
The fee for a plan review of a building for compliance under the alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of the energy subcode shall be $345 for one- and two-family homes (Use Group R-3 and R-5) as well as light commercial structures having the indoor temperature controlled from a single point. For all other structures, the fee shall be $1,725.
(g) 
For cross connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing, requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be $58 for each device when they are tested.
(h) 
The fee for a permit for lead-hazard-abatement work shall be $150. The fee for a lead-abatement clearance certificate shall be $35.
(i) 
The fee for a permit for asbestos-hazard-abatement work shall be $150. The fee for an asbestos-related certificate of occupancy shall be $35.
(j) 
The fee for the annual electrical inspection of swimming pools, spas or hot tubs shall be $60.
(k) 
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $750 for Class I structures, and $250 for Class II structures, and $100 for Class III structures. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $200 for a Class I structure, $60 for a Class II structure and $30 for a Class III structure.
(l) 
Hourly charges and fees for development-wide inspection of homes after issuance of a certificate of occupancy shall be in such amount as may be reasonable and necessary in order to ascertain whether a violation exists or to verify that any work performed has abated the violation. The hourly fee shall not exceed four times the hourly rate of pay for the Construction Official or any of the subcode officials or inspectors involved in determining whether a violation exists or verifying that any work performed has abated the violations.
(m) 
In addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume shall be charged for new construction or additions, and a surcharge fee of $1.70 for alterations, renovations and repairs. The surcharges shall be collected for training, certification and technical support programs as required by the Uniform Construction Code Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119.
B. 
The Construction Official shall determine the fee(s) for special services and/or conditions not specifically provided for in Subsection A above. Additionally, the Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Council biannually a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the enforcing agency and any other expense of the State Uniform Construction Code Act.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119.
C. 
The local enforcing agency fee schedule for the various subcodes shall be deleted and the current state fee schedule inserted in its place in the event that the work is contracted for by a third-party agency. In addition to the state (D.C.A.) fees, an administrative surcharge of 15% shall be added thereto.
D. 
Waiver of fees.
(1) 
In the case of construction by the Township of Delran, Delran Board of Education, the Delran Fire Department, the Delran Sewer Authority and the Delran Emergency Squad, all construction, inspection, plan review or other fees of whatever nature set forth in this chapter may be waived by the Construction Official. The waiver of such fees is limited to the fees which represent income to the Township of Delran; such a waiver shall not include payments to third-party inspection agencies or other fees that are mandated by the State of New Jersey.
(2) 
Such waiver as set forth in Subsection D(1) above shall be effectuated by request, in writing, to the Construction Official. The Construction Official shall give that waiver once satisfied that the request is consistent with the terms of this section.
(3) 
No fee shall be collected for work that may be required on a primary structure located on any lot or premises consequential to a natural disaster.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1998-8; Ord. No. 2003-12]
A. 
The fees for non-life-hazard use inspections for business establishments shall be as follows:
Gross Floor Area
(square feet)
Annual Fee
Less than 1,000
$20
1,000 to 1,999
$23
2,000 to 2,999
$26
3,000 to 3,999
$29
4,000 to 4,999
$32
5,000 to 5,999
$35
6,000 to 6,999
$38
7,000 to 7,999
$41
8,000 to 8,999
$44
9,000 to 9,999
$47
10,000 to 10,999
$50
11,000 to 11,999
$53
12,000 or more
$56
B. 
The fees for smoke detection inspections in R-2 common areas (house, apartment or other common area) shall be $20.
C. 
The fees for fire investigation report shall be $10.
D. 
The fees for certificates of fire code status shall be $35.
E. 
The fees for permits are as follows:
Type
Fee
Type 1
$35
Type 2
$138
Type 3
$276
Type 4
$414
[Amended by Ord. No. 2001-3; 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
A. 
Planning Board.
Fee
Code Reference
Minor subdivision filing fee
$250
310-7B
Major subdivision: sketch plat filing fee
$1,000
310-14, 310-15
Minor site plan filing fee
$500
Major site plan filing fee
$1,000
Conditional use or change in use application filing fee
$200
37-27
Certified list of property owners within 200 feet
$0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater
37-31
Concept plan review or informal review filing fee
$150
37-27
B. 
Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Fee
Code Reference
Variances:
37-27
Sign application, oversize sign, filing fee
$300
Use variance, filing fee
$500
Variance other than a use or sign variance, filing fee
$200
Certified list of property owners within 200 feet
$0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater
37-31
Appeal made from the decision of an administrative officer or Zoning Officer in the enforcement of Chapter 355, Zoning, filing fee
$150
37-27
Requests for interpretation of Chapter 355, Zoning, or the Zoning Map or other permitted special questions, filing fee
$200
37-27
Zoning permit
$25
37-40
Certificate of conformance
$25
37-41
Application for a certificate on nonconforming use before the Zoning Board
$150
Request for an extension of an approval
$150
C. 
Soil moving. Code reference: § 37-27.
(1) 
Application fee: $200.
(2) 
Escrow deposit: $300.
D. 
Flood damage prevention.
Fee
Code Reference
Development permit
None
Ch. 167
Permit, review
None
Ch. 167
Variance
None
Ch. 167
Appeals
None
Ch. 167
Inspections
None
Ch. 167
E. 
Escrows.
[Amended 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-4]
Fee
Code Reference
Minor subdivision
$1,000
310-7B
Major subdivision:
37-27
Sketch plat:
Per lot
$50
Minimum
$2,500
Site plan:
$300
37-27
Commercial/industrial development application not involving structures:
1 - 3 lots and/or units
$3,500
Over 3 lots and/or units
$5,000
Commercial/industrial development application involving structures with a total floor plan area of:
1 - 1,249 sq. ft.
$1,000
1,250 - 2,499 sq. ft.
$2,000
2,500 - 9,999 sq. ft.
$3,000
10,000 - 19,999 sq. ft.
$4,000
Over 20,000 sq. ft.
$5,000
Conditional use or change in use application
$500
Variance:
37-27
Use variance
$1,250
Sign variance
$1,000
Other than a use or sign variance
$250
Interpretation of Chapter 355, Zoning
$500
37-27
Concept plan review or informal review of subdivision or site plans
$500
37-27
Appeal made from the decision of an administrative officer or the Zoning Officer in the enforcement of Chapter 355, Zoning
$250
Application for a certificate on nonconforming use before the Zoning Board
$250
Request for an extension of an appeal
$250
F. 
Billboards. The fee for a billboard permit is $50.
G. 
Tree removal permit (§ 328-7A). The fee for a permit for tree removal is $50.
H. 
Home occupations [§§ 355-10D(16), 355-15D(16) and 355-20E(16)]. The fee for the registration of a home occupation is $25.
[Amended by Ord. No. 2002-15; 8-7-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-25]
Item
Fee
Land Use Ordinances
$20
Zoning Map, 24 inches by 36 inches
$2
Other documents:
1st to 10th page, each
$0.75
11th to 20th page, each
$0.50
Each page over 20
$0.25
Mailing charge
Per meter reading
[Amended by Ord. No. 1997-3; 10-25-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-19; 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-14]
Area of Patch
(square yard)
6-Inch Stabilized Base and 2-Inch FABC
4-Inch Stabilized Base and 2-Inch FABC
Less than 5
$75, plus $48 per square yard
$75, plus $36 per square yard
Between 5 and 20
$300, plus $39 per square yard (greater than 5)
$300, plus $30 per square yard (greater than 5)
Over 20
$810, plus $36 per square yard (greater than 20)
$810, plus $27 per square yard (greater than 20)
All street opening permits shall require an application fee of $50.
A deposit shall be required in the amount of $10 per square foot of sidewalk that is proposed to be replaced.
A deposit shall be required in the amount of $25 per linear foot of concrete curbing that is to be replaced.
In addition to the above fees, there shall be a nonrefundable cash inspection fee of $500, or 5% of deposit, whichever is greater, for all road openings with an area of patch greater than 20 square yards.
[Added 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-16; amended 9-25-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-11; amended 2-3-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-2]
A. 
Tax Collector. The Tax Collector shall be entitled to charge and collect a fee of $30 for certifying and preparing a certificate of redemption for redeemed liens and $100 for a duplicate tax sale certificate. The Tax Collector shall also be entitled to charge and collect a fee of $5 for a duplicate copy of a tax bill.
B. 
Lien redemption figure request fee. Following the placement of a lien on a property for delinquent property taxes or other municipal charges, each party entitled to redeem a certificate is entitled two lien redemption figures at no cost within a twelve-month period. For each subsequent request, the party will be charged $50. A request for a redemption calculation shall be made in writing to the Tax Collector.
[Added by Ord. No. 1999-8]
A. 
Short title. This section shall be known and may be cited as the "Affordable Housing Development Fee Ordinance of Delran Township."
B. 
Purpose. In Holmdel Builder's Ass'n v. Holmdel Township, 121 N.J. 550 (1990), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that mandatory development fees are authorized by the Fair Housing Act of 1985, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-301 et seq. and the State Constitution subject to the Council on Affordable Housing's (COAH) developing rules. The purpose of this section is to establish standards for the collection, maintenance and expenditure of development fees pursuant to COAH's rules. Fees collected pursuant to this section shall be used for the sole purpose of providing low- and moderate-income housing. This section shall be interpreted within the framework of COAH's rules on development fees.
C. 
Residential development fees.
[Amended 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-7]
(1) 
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:94-6.6(a) and (b) of COAH's "Substantive Rules," all new development of residential dwelling units within the Township of Delran, not exempt from the collection of development fees in accordance with the provisions specified in Subsection E of this section, as amended, shall pay to Delran Township 1.0% of the equalized assessed value of each housing unit, provided no increased density is permitted.
(2) 
In the event that an increase in residential density is permitted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(5) (known as a "d" variance), the fee shall increase to 6.0% of the equalized assessed value for each additional unit that is realized, for each additional rental unit. However, if the zoning on a site has changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application, the density for the purposes of calculating the bonus development fee shall be the highest density permitted by right during the two-year period preceding the filing of the variance application.
D. 
Nonresidential development fees.
[Amended 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-7]
(1) 
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:94-6.7(a) and (b) of COAH's "Substantive Rules," all new development of nonresidential buildings and structures, not exempt from the collection of development fees in accordance with the provisions specified in Subsection E of this section, as amended, shall pay a fee to Delran Township of 2.0% of the equalized assessed value for nonresidential development.
(2) 
In the event that an increase in floor area is permitted pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(4) (known as a "d" variance), the fee shall increase to 6.0% on the additional floor area realized. However, if the zoning on a site has changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application, the base floor area for the purposes of calculating the bonus development fee shall be the highest floor area permitted by right during the two-year period preceding the filing of the variance application.
E. 
Eligible exaction; ineligible exaction; and exemptions.
(1) 
Except as provided for in N.J.A.C. 5:93-8.10, inclusionary developments shall be exempt from development fees.
(2) 
Developers that expand existing nonresidential improvements and structures shall pay a development fee. The development fee shall be calculated based on the increase in equalized assessed value of the improvement or structure.
(3) 
Developers that have received preliminary or final approval prior to the effective date of this section shall be exempt from paying a development fee unless the developer seeks a substantial change in the approval.
(4) 
Religious organizations that engage in construction activities for religious purposes shall be exempt from paying development fees.
F. 
Collection of fees.
(1) 
Developers shall pay 50% of the calculated development fee to Delran Township at the issuance of building permits. The development fee shall be estimated by the Tax Assessor prior to the issuance of building permits.
(2) 
Developers shall pay the remaining fee to Delran Township at the issuance of certificates of occupancy. At the issuance of certificates of occupancy, the Tax Assessor shall calculate the equalized assessed value and the appropriate development fee. The developer shall be responsible for paying the difference between the fee calculated at certificate of occupancy and the amount paid at the issuance of building permit.
(3) 
Development fees that are challenged shall be placed in an interest-bearing escrow account by the municipality. If all or a portion of the contested fees are returned to the developer, the accrued interest in the returned amount shall also be returned.
G. 
Housing Trust Fund.
(1) 
There is hereby created an interest-bearing trust fund account with Commerce Bank for the purpose of receiving development fees from residential and nonresidential developers. All development fees paid by developers pursuant to this section shall be deposited in this fund. No money shall be expended from the Housing Trust Fund unless the expenditure conforms to a spending plan approved by COAH or the Superior Court, as the case may be.
(2) 
If COAH or the Superior Court (as the case may be) determines that Delran Township is not in compliance with COAH's rules on development fees, COAH or the court is authorized to direct the manner in which all development fees collected pursuant to this section shall be expended. Such authorization is pursuant to this section, COAH's rules on development fees and the written authorization from the governing body to Commerce Bank.
H. 
Use of funds.
(1) 
Money deposited in a Housing Trust Fund may be used for any activity approved by COAH or the Superior Court (as the case may be) for addressing Delran Township's low- and moderate-income housing obligation. Such activities may include, but are not necessarily limited to, housing rehabilitation; new construction; regional contribution agreements; the purchase of land for low- and moderate-income housing; extensions and/or improvements of roads and infrastructure to low- and moderate-housing sites; and/or assistance designed to render units more affordable to low- and moderate-income households and administrative costs necessary to implement Delran Township's housing element. The expenditure of all money shall conform to a spending plan approved by COAH and/or the Superior Court.
(2) 
At least 30% of the revenues collected shall be devoted to render units more affordable. Examples of such activities include, but are not limited to, downpayment assistance, low-interest loans and rental assistance.
(3) 
No more than 20% of the revenues shall be expended on administrative costs necessary to develop, revise or implement the housing element. Examples of eligible administrative activities include personnel, consultant services, space costs, consumable supplies and rental or purchase equipment.
(4) 
Development fee revenues shall not be expended to reimburse Delran Township for housing activities that preceded substantive certification by COAH or the issuance of a final order of repose by the Superior Court. Development fees may be used to reimburse the Township for the outlay of funds or bonding for current housing activities prior to the collection of development fees.
I. 
Expiration. This section shall expire if:
[Amended 4-6-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-7]
(1) 
The Superior Court or COAH fails to approve Delran Township's Housing Element and Fair Share Plan.
(2) 
The Superior Court enters an order barring Delran Township from collecting development fees.
(3) 
The Superior Court disapproves this section.
[Added 8-24-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-16]
A. 
For the following items where, due to the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of a government record, it cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business sizes, the following charges shall apply, which shall not exceed the actual direct cost to the Township. In addition, and in appropriate circumstances, the Township may collect a special service charge as permitted by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5c, as set forth below:
(1) 
Photographs (35mm film or other standard format): up to $1 per print.
(2) 
Polaroid prints: up to $2 per print.
(3) 
Videotapes: up to $27 per videotape.
(4) 
Standard audio cassettes: up to $5 per cassette tape.
(5) 
Audio cassettes of meeting (requiring reproduction by outside agency): $60 per cassette tape.
(6) 
Compact discs: up to $40 per disk.
(7) 
Township Street Map: up to $6 per map.
(8) 
Township Zoning Map: up to $6 per map.
(9) 
Zoning Ordinance books: up to $37, plus copies of amendments at the rate set forth in § 150-9, Copies of documents.
(10) 
Master Plan: up to $55, plus copies of amendments at the rates set forth in § 150-9, Copies of documents.
(11) 
Tax Maps: copies of certain pages or portions of the map at $4 per sheet, provided that copies for a complete set of Tax Maps shall be provided by Engineer's office, through the office of the Township Clerk, at a rate of up to $550.
(12) 
Site plan, maps or blueprints: up to $12 per page.
(13) 
Drug-Free Zone Map:
[Added 8-17-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-24]
(a) 
Size 11 inches by 17 inches, color: $15/copy.
(b) 
Size 24 inches by 36 inches, color: $50/copy.
B. 
A special service charge shall be imposed, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, where the nature, manner of collation, or volume of printed matter is such that it cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size or where such record involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the special service charge prior to it being incurred.
C. 
Wherever the phrase "up to" is used in Subsection A, the figure stated shall be the maximum charge. The actual charge shall be based upon the cost to the Township of providing the material.
[Added 2-16-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-4]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 20, Art. XXIX, Public Records.
[Added 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-18]
A. 
Tire disposal.
(1) 
Restriction. Tires are not included in curbside trash pickup and will not be collected.
(2) 
Fees.
(a) 
Passenger vehicle tires: $2 per tire;
(b) 
Passenger vehicle tires with rim: $3 per tire/rim;
(c) 
Light truck and sport utility vehicles tires: $5 per tire;
(d) 
Light truck and sport utility vehicle tires with rim: $7 per tire/rim.
B. 
Tree stump removal.
(1) 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
STUMP
A small remaining portion of a cut or felled tree that consists of a short section of the trunk attached to the roots.
(2) 
Limitation. For the purpose of establishing the stump removal fee, the size of a stump shall have a maximum of a twelve-inch-diameter trunk that is no greater than 2 1/2 feet in length, with a root mass area of 20 square feet. The length of the stump shall exclude the root mass.
(3) 
Fees. Stumps can be picked up by the Department of Public Works and Public Property for a fee of $25 per stump.
C. 
Wood chips.
[Added 4-23-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-4]
(1) 
Wood chips are available for free to Township residents and property owners for pickup from the Department of Public Works.
(2) 
Wood chips are available for delivery to Township residents and property owners for a fee of $40 per truck load.
(3) 
The Township reserves the right, at any time, to suspend or limit this service.
(4) 
The Township reserves the right to establish policies for available days and hours for loading and delivery of wood chips.
D. 
Leaf compost.
[Added 11-13-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-11]
(1) 
Leaf compost is available for free to Township residents and property owners for pick up from the Department of Public Works.
(2) 
Leaf compost is available for delivery to Township residents and property owners for a fee of $40 per truck load (six cubic yards).
(3) 
The Township reserves the right, at any time, to suspend or limit this service.
(4) 
The Township reserves the right to establish policies for available days and hours for loading and delivery of leaf compost.
[Added 11-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-21]
A. 
General. This section will allow the Township to charge a fee described herein allowing entities to advertise using banners on the Township Website.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENTITIES
Shall include businesses, civic organizations, associations, and others.
BANNERS
Border banners which advertise the entity that has so requested a banner on the Township Website.
SEASONAL BUSINESSES
Any entity which operates less than ten months a year.
C. 
Fees. All border banners to placed on the Township Website shall so be placed subject to a five-hundred-dollar annual fee. Fees shall be paid to the Administrative Department, whose charge it is to regulate these advertising banners.
D. 
Banner frequency. Banners shall appear on the website at a frequency to be designated by the Administrative Department of Delran. The frequency shall likewise be determined by the number of entities applying for advertising space in a given month.
E. 
Seasonal businesses. Seasonal businesses shall be required to pay the same five-hundred-dollar fee as is required by nonseasonal businesses. Seasonal businesses, however, shall have their border banners appear with an increased frequency proportionate to the months in which they operate (e.g., businesses open six months a year shall appear twice as often).
F. 
Banner regulation. All banners which are to be placed on the Township Website shall be subject to the approval of the Administrative Department with respect to size, form, and content.
[Added 4-6-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-6]
A. 
Metered services: minimum fees. Service charges for all ratepayers served by a public water utility are based on water usage as measured by the ratepayer's water meter. The annual charge to ratepayers with metered water service is based on the ratepayer's water meter readings for January, February and March of the previous calendar year. The water usage experience of these three months is attributed to all four quarters of the billing year, resulting in four quarterly charges. Ratepayers with metered water service will be charged a minimum quarterly fee which will apply to all levels of water usage up to 10,000 gallons per quarter. For every additional 1,000 gallons or any part thereof, excess consumption fees will be charged.
(1) 
Residential users.
(a) 
The minimum quarterly fee for residential units with individual water meters is $102.75. This rate applies to ratepayers whose total water consumption in January, February and March of the previous calendar year ranged from 0 to 10,000 gallons.
(b) 
Ratepayers who used more than 10,000 gallons in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged $102.75, the minimum quarterly fee for the first 10,000 gallons used, plus an excess consumption fee for each additional 1,000 gallons or any part thereof.
(2) 
Residential users in other municipalities.
(a) 
The minimum quarterly fee for residential units in other municipalities with individual water meters is $163.95. This rate applies to users whose total water consumption in January, February and March of the previous calendar year ranged from 0 to 10,000 gallons.
(b) 
Residential users who used more than 10,000 gallons in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged $163.95, the minimum quarterly fee for the first 10,000 gallons used, plus an excess consumption fee for each additional 1,000 gallons or any part thereof. Minimum fees for residential users in other municipalities will be billed to and payable by the municipality and not the residents.
(3) 
Multiple dwelling unit residential users.
(a) 
The minimum quarterly charge for multiple-dwelling-unit residential structures serviced through a single water meter shall be determined by multiplying the number of dwelling units in the structure by $102.75.
(b) 
The foregoing fee will apply when the total water consumed in January, February and March of the previous calendar year is equal to or less than 10,000 gallons multiplied by the number of dwelling units serviced through the single water meter.
(c) 
When the amount of water consumed in January, February and March of the previous calendar year exceeds the product of 10,000 gallons and the number of dwelling units serviced through the single water meter, the ratepayer will pay the minimum quarterly fee as calculated in Subsection A(1), plus an excess consumption fee for each additional 1,000 gallons or any part thereof.
(4) 
Single commercial and industrial users.
(a) 
The minimum quarterly fee for all nonresidential users served by individual water meters is $179.20. This rate applies to ratepayers whose total water consumption in January, February and March of the previous calendar year ranged from 0 to 10,000.
(b) 
Ratepayers who used more than 10,000 gallons in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged $179.20, the minimum quarterly fee for the first 10,000 gallons used, plus an excess consumption fee for each 1,000 gallons or any part thereof.
(5) 
Multi-unit commercial or combination users.
(a) 
The minimum quarterly fee for all multicommercial or combination commercial and residential users serviced through a single water meter shall be determined by multiplying the number of units of each type (i.e., residential, commercial, educational, etc.) by the applicable minimum quarterly fee.
(b) 
The foregoing fee will apply when the total water consumed in January, February and March of the previous calendar year is equal to or less than 10,000 gallons multiplied by the number of units of whatever description serviced through the single water meter.
(c) 
When the amount of water consumed in January, February and March of the previous calendar year exceeds the product of 10,000 gallons and the number of units serviced through the single water meter, the ratepayer will pay the minimum quarterly fee as calculated in Subsection A(1), plus the nonresidential excess consumption fee for each additional 1,000 gallons or any part thereof.
B. 
Metered services: excess water consumption charge.
(1) 
Local users: residential and commercial.
(a) 
Residential users who used more than 10,000 gallons of water in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged an excess consumption fee of $5 for each additional 1,000 gallons, or any part thereof, they used. This excess consumption fee will be charged in all four quarters of the billing year.
(b) 
All nonresidential users who used more than 10,000 gallons of water in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged an excess consumption fee of $7.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons, or any part thereof, they used. This excess consumption fee will be charged in all four quarters of the billing year.
(2) 
Users in other municipalities.
(a) 
Residential users who used more than 10,000 gallons of water in January, February and March of the previous calendar year will be charged an excess consumption fee of $7.20 for each additional 1,000 gallons, or any part thereof, they used. This excess consumption fee will be charged in all four quarters of the billing year.
(b) 
Excess consumption charges assessed against residential users in other municipalities will be billed to and payable by the municipality and not the residents.
(3) 
Industrial/manufacturing users.
(a) 
Industrial/manufacturing users who use water as an ingredient in a product or products manufactured, diluted, mixed or hydrated on premises connected to the sanitary sewer system may apply for an exemption from the excess water consumption charges established by this subsection. The application must contain the following information and documentation:
[1] 
Copies of water meter readings for the last 12 months.
[2] 
A certification from an engineer or comparable professional approximating the total amount of water in the product or products manufactured on the premises and shipped or sold from the premises for the same twelve-month period. This certification shall include an explanation of the methodology used to arrive at the estimate and sufficient supporting documentation to allow the Township staff to evaluate the accuracy of the applicant's estimate.
[3] 
Such other documentation, records, testimony, and/or evidence as the Township may reasonably require.
(b) 
Industrial/manufacturing users may install flow meters, at their own cost and expense, according to plans approved by the Township Engineer under the following circumstances:
[1] 
The Township concludes, based on the proofs supplied by the applicant and reviewed and accepted by the Township staff, that it would be grossly unfair to charge the usual excess consumption charge because a substantial amount of the water used by the applicant is not entering the sewerage system but leaving the premises as an ingredient in the applicant's product.
[2] 
The applicant pays the Township's professional review fees in connection with the application as well as the review of the design and the inspection of the installation of the flow meter.
[3] 
The applicant, as a condition of the Township's approval, agrees to repair, replace, and/or provide maintenance to the flow meter as directed by the Township.
[4] 
The applicant, as a condition of the Township's approval, pays in full any outstanding excess consumption charge, as estimated by the Township, based on the proofs supplied in the application to install the flow meter.
(c) 
Industrial/manufacturing users who have installed flow meters pursuant to the foregoing procedure will be billed for excess consumption charges on the basis of the flow meter readings as verified by the Township and not on the basis of their water meter reading.
(4) 
Fire districts.
(a) 
Delran Township is currently served by two fire companies organized under a single fire district. Each company owns and/or maintains five pieces of fire-fighting equipment. Not only must this equipment be kept meticulously clean, but two vehicles at each station, so-called pumpers, carry their own water supply for firefighting. Both fire companies use substantial amounts of metered water to fill their pumpers after each fire and after many of the weekly drills which the companies are required to attend. Substantial amounts of metered water are also used to clean fire-fighting equipment. This water does not enter the sanitary sewer system, but is disposed of through the Township's stormwater system. It is, therefore, necessary to create a special classification with corresponding user rates for the fire companies.
(b) 
Based on the foregoing, fire companies are exempt from the payment of the minimum quarterly fees paid by other ratepayers. Fire companies will not be charged for the first 21,000 gallons of metered water used per quarter, but will pay excess consumption charges, at commercial rates, for all water usage over the quarterly usage figure of 21,000 gallons. It shall be the responsibility of the fire companies to keep the Township informed as to the number of fire-fighting apparatuses owned by each.
C. 
Metered service: new users, residential and nonresidential and substantially changed nonresidential uses. As stated in the section entitled "Rate Structure:"
(1) 
The annual charge to ratepayers with metered water service is based on the ratepayer's water meter readings for January, February and March of the previous calendar year. The water usage experience of these three months is attributed to all four quarters of the billing year, resulting in four equal quarterly charges.
(2) 
Water meter readings from January, February and March of the previous calendar year do not exist in the case of new structures and are inapplicable in the case of structures that experience a substantial change in use.
(3) 
The Township's annual billing cycle runs from January 1 to December 31.
(4) 
Charges for new residential users will be computed as follows:
(a) 
First billing cycle: New residential ratepayers will be charged the minimum applicable quarterly fees for whatever part of the first billing cycle they are connected to the sanitary sewer system.
(b) 
Second billing cycle: In the second billing cycle, the Township will compute the annual fee based on the water meter readings for January, February and March of the second billing cycle.
(c) 
Third billing cycle: In the third billing cycle, the Township will compute the annual fee based on the water meter readings for January, February and March of the previous billing cycle.
(5) 
Charges for new nonresidential and substantially changed nonresidential users will be computed as follows:
(a) 
First billing cycle: During the first billing cycle, quarterly bills will be based on water usage projections (estimates) of the Township Engineer.
(b) 
Second billing cycle: In the second billing cycle, if and only if complete water meter readings are available for October, November and December of the previous billing cycle, the Township will use the meter readings from those three months to compute the annual fee. If complete water meter readings are not available for October, November and December of the previous billing cycle, the annual fee will continue to be based on the water usage projections (estimates) of the Township Engineer.
(c) 
Third billing cycle: In the third billing cycle, the Township will compute the annual fee based on the water meter readings for January, February and March of the previous billing cycle.
(6) 
Appeals:
(a) 
New nonresidential and substantially changed nonresidential users may appeal the amount of their user fees as determined from the estimates made by the Township Engineer, but not until the first complete fourth quarter meter reading and the first complete first quarter meter reading have been made. Appeals must be filed with the Township Administrator no later than 30 days after the ratepayer's receipt of the last of these two complete meter readings. Appeals must be in writing with copies of the meter readings attached. No appeal will be heard by the Township unless the meter readings establish that the ratepayer's actual water usage was at least 25% less than the Engineer's estimate.
(b) 
Ratepayers who comply with all the foregoing conditions will be afforded a hearing by the Township as soon as practicable after the appeal is filed. At least 10 days in advance of the hearing, the ratepayer will be notified of the time, place, and date thereof. The notice will be by regular mail, directed to the ratepayer's billing address. Notices will be deemed received upon mailing.
D. 
Unmetered service: residential.
(1) 
Single unit: The quarterly charge for residential units with an unmetered water supply is $144.70.
(2) 
Multi-unit: The quarterly charge for multiunit unmetered residential users shall be determined by multiplying the number of dwelling units by $144.70.
E. 
Unmetered service: commercial/industrial.
(1) 
Unmetered service: single commercial/industrial existing units. The quarterly charge for a single commercial unit with an unmetered water supply is $320.
(2) 
Unmetered service: multiunit commercial/industrial existing user. The quarterly charge for multiunit commercial/industrial users with an unmetered water supply shall be determined by multiplying the number of units by $320.
(3) 
Unmetered service: new commercial/industrial units. The quarterly charge for new unmetered commercial or industrial units shall be based on the building area as follows:
(a) 
Units of 192,000 square feet or less: $320.
(b) 
Units in excess of 192,000 square feet: $320 plus $7.20 for each 8,000 square feet or any part thereof in excess of 192,000 square feet.
F. 
Septage. The Township currently accepts and treats septage generated in pleasure boats moored at, or doing business in, marinas in the Township's harbor district. The per-gallon charge for the disposal and treatment of septage is $0.09 per gallon. Septage is introduced into the sanitary sewer system in two distinct ways, and the Township bills to accept septage in two ways.
(1) 
Tanker trucks: Customers depositing septage into the sanitary sewer system from tanker trucks are billed at the time of delivery and not quarterly. Such customers are billed for the full rated holding capacity of the tanker truck depositing septage into the sewerage system.
(2) 
Holding tanks:
(a) 
Customers who propose to introduce septage into the sanitary sewerage system by making lateral connections between holding tanks and the sanitary sewer system must first obtain Township approval to install the lateral. Applicants must also agree to install approved flow meters at the intake point of the holding tank. Such customers are billed quarterly and are charged on the basis of meter readings provided by the approved flow meters.
(b) 
Customers with existing lateral connections linking septage holding tanks with the sanitary sewerage system must install approved flow meters at the intake point of the holding tank within six months of the effective date of this section.
(3) 
Nothing in this provision shall be construed as obligating the Township to accept septage from new septage generators without prior approval.
G. 
Authority to adjust or correct bills. The Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to adjust bills upon a finding that there has been a mistake in billing because of misread water meters or computer mistakes. Whenever the Chief Financial Officer corrects a bill pursuant to this rule, he/she shall report the adjustment to the Township at its next regular meeting.
H. 
Surcharge for the treatment of industrial wastes. The quarterly service charge for sewerage service for the collection and treatment of industrial wastes discharged into the Township's system shall be based upon the water usage as computed under the rate structure and product of the surcharge or premium charge as determined as a strength factor in accordance with the following formula:
FACTOR % = 44 + 23 (BOD in PPM/250)*
+ 31 (SS in PPM/250)*
+ 2 * (chlorine demand in PPM/15)*
* Where these figures are less than 250 PPM in BOD, or 250 PPM in suspended solids, or 15 PPM in chlorine demand, the value in parenthesis shall be equal to 1.
** In cases where the suspended solids, in the opinion of the Township, do not represent the true characteristics of the solids loading, the Township reserves the right to use total solids instead of suspended solids.
I. 
Disconnect and reconnect charges.
(1) 
Should it be necessary to seal an existing lateral connection to the Delran Sewerage Department collector mains due to renovations, reconstruction, etc., and/or non-occupancy for an indefinite period of time, the owner, lessee or his/her designated representative shall officially request the Township's representative to witness application of the seal in accordance with accepted procedures of the Township.
(2) 
If, during this period, the Township is reimbursed semiannually with 1/3 of the minimum use charge in effect at the time, the applicant may reopen the line upon payment of a filing fee of $45, a reconnection fee of $180 and proper inspection of the connection by the Township's representative. This minimum charge is based on the assumption that the use to which the property is to be placed is residential.
(3) 
Should the use of the property be other than the original use, then the connection charge will be computed in accordance with the existing schedule of rates in effect. A credit will be given for the computed connection charge for the original installation connection, provided the new computed charge is in excess thereof.
(4) 
If, however, after proper sealing of the lateral has been accomplished, the Authority is not reimbursed semiannually with 1/3 of the minimum use charge in effect at the time, the applicant will be charged the filing fee of $45, plus a connection charge in accordance with existing rates as a new installation, regardless of the use to which the property will be placed.
[Added 4-4-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3]
A. 
General. This section will allow the Township to charge a fee described herein for obtaining additional trash containers after receiving a ninety-six-gallon trash container.
B. 
Fees. All additional sixty-four-gallon trash containers shall each be subject to a fee of $50. All additional ninety-six-gallon trash containers shall each be subject to a fee of $60. Fees shall be paid to the Administrative Department, whose charge it is to regulate the provision of additional trash containers.