[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 9-27-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 82, Fees, adopted 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-8, as amended.
The following schedule of fees is hereby established with respect to licenses, permits and activities required or regulated under the provisions of various chapters of the Code of the Borough of Stanhope. Applications for and the issuance of such licenses and permits shall be subject to the provisions of the specific chapter of the Code which is indicated for each type of license or permit. The business, activity or operation for which the license or permit is required shall be subject to all regulations set forth in the chapter to which reference is made.
Fees for development applications shall be paid in accordance with § 100-34.1 of the Land Development Ordinance of the Borough of Stanhope.
Uniform Construction Codes, Chapter 72.
Plan review fee: 20% of applicable code fee.
Basic construction fee: Sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or cost of construction, the number of plumbing fixtures or pieces of equipment, the number of electrical fixtures and devices and the number of sprinklers, standpipes and detectors (smoke and heat) at the unit rates provided herein, plus any special fees. Minimum fee: $80.
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
Building Subcode fee:
Plumbing subcode fees:
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
Elevator subcode fee: in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
Administrative surcharge: 15% of the permit fee; and this shall apply to permits issued under any other subcode fee.
Fire Protection Subcode fees:
Certificate of occupancy/approval:
State training fee. A state surcharge fee shall be collected and accounted for and forwarded to the Bureau of Regulatory Affairs. This fee shall be in conformance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19.
Waiver of fees. All construction permit fees, including State of New Jersey training surcharge fee for any construction, reconstruction, or alteration or improvement for the following buildings shall be waived for:
Buildings owned and operated by the Borough of Stanhope.
Buildings owned and operated by the County of Sussex.
Buildings owned and operated by the State of New Jersey.
Buildings owned and operated by the federal government.
Buildings owned and operated by the Board of Education.
Designs solely to promote accessibility by the handicapped to an existing structure.
Electrical subcode fees:
[Added 4-25-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
Total of all outlets for rough wiring and final inspections:
Heating, cooking equipment and similar appliances:
Motors, generators, transformers, compressors, switching devices:
Central heating units, electric furnaces and welder: apply motor schedule above.
Primary transformers, vaults, enclosures, substations
Signs: Each sign either on a structure or freestanding shall be classified as a feeder - see feeder schedule.
[Added 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
All owners of real properties shall pay to the Borough a tax map fee of $50 upon transfer of title of all properties in the Borough. Any property exempt from the payment of the realty transfer tax pursuant to N.J.S.A. 46:15-5 et seq. is also exempt from the payment of the Tax Map fee set forth herein.
[Added 7-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-09; amended 10-26-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-10]
Requests for copies of government records under the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq., shall be charged as follows:
Photostatic copies of any government record that can be photocopied with municipal facilities: $0.05 per letter size page or smaller and $0.07 per legal size page or larger.
In the event that the actual cost for duplication of a government record exceeds the foregoing rate, the charge shall be the actual cost of duplicating the government records requested. The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy except as provided in Subsection E(5) hereof.
For any government record copied onto a nonpaper medium, the actual cost of the nonpaper medium.
For any copy of a government record for which the Borough is unable to duplicate with its own facilities and requires the services of an outside vendor, the actual cost to the Borough from the outside vendor.
Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation or volume of a record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined or copied is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the charge for the record shall be the actual cost to the Borough, together with a service charge of $12 per hour for each hour required to duplicate the record. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
In the event that the Borough does not maintain the record requested in the medium requested, the Borough shall either convert the record to the medium requested or provide a copy in some other meaningful medium. If a request is for a record in a medium not routinely used by the Borough, not routinely developed or maintained by the Borough or requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the cost for the record shall be the actual cots of duplication together with a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the cost for any extensive use of information technology, or for the labor cost of personnel providing the service, that is actually incurred by the Borough or attributable to the Borough for the programming, clerical and supervisory assistance required, or both.
Access to electronic records and nonprinted materials shall be provided free of charge; provided, however, that the Borough may charge for the actual costs of any needed supplies, such as computer disks.
For a copy of a police accident report, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131, the cost shall be as provided for in Subsection A above. However, if the request for the report is made other than in person, an administrative fee of $5 shall also be charged. If the request for the report is made in person, the report shall be provided free of charge.
[Amended 3-25-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-04]
[Added 8-28-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-17]
Any person wishing to pay municipal taxes and/or utility charges by debiting a bank checking or savings account shall provide the necessary information to the Tax Collector to establish the direct debit payment of property taxes and/or water and sewer payments on such form as shall be provided by the Tax Collector and shall pay an annual fee of $5 for direct debit payment of property taxes and/or an annual fee of $5 for direct debit payment of water and sewer charges.