Borough of Stanhope, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 9-27-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-17.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 82, Fees, adopted 5-31-1978 by Ord.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.
Type of Application/Chapter of Code, License or Permit
Fees
A.
Police Department, Chapter 37.
(1)
Service charges and fees:
(a)
Nonresident finger printing
$10
B.
Alcoholic Beverages, Chapter 59.
(1)
Plenary retail consumption license, per year
$525
(2)
Plenary retail distribution license, per year
$280
(3)
Club license, per year
$63
C.
Amusement Devices, Chapter 60.
(1)
For the first bagatelle, pinball and shooting ray gun and all other amusement or entertainment machines, per year or part thereof
$100
(2)
For each additional bagatelle, pinball and shooting ray gun and all other amusement or entertainment machines, per year or part thereof
$60
(3)
For each and every music machine in which coins are inserted, per year or part thereof
$50
D.
Dogs and Other Animals, Chapter 79.
[Amended 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15[1]]
(1)
Cat license, per year
$10
(a)
Each renewal
$10
(2)
Dog license, per year
$10
(a)
Each renewal
$10
(b)
Nonspayed and nonneutered dogs, additional per license
$3
(3)
Penalty fee, per month, for applications made after April 30
$5
(4)
Replacement of identification tag
$5
(5)
Return fee (where stray dog or cat is found by ACO and returned directly to pet owner)
$25
(6)
Impoundment fee
$25 plus ACO time pursuant to contract
(7)
Dog kennel license
(a)
Kennel providing accommodation for 10 or fewer dogs, per year
$10
(b)
Kennel providing accommodation for more than 10 dogs, per year
$25
(8)
Pet shop license, per year
$10
(9)
Potentially dangerous dog license, per year
$700
(a)
Each renewal
$700
E.
Fertilizers, Lawn, Chapter 83.
(1)
Commercial fertilizer applicator license
$25
F.
Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse, Chapter 89.
(1)
Tires, up to passenger-size car, without rim, each
$2
(2)
Tires, up to passenger-size car, with rim, each
$3
(3)
Large truck tires, without rim, each
$6
(4)
White goods
Actual cost to Borough
(5)
White goods containing freon
Actual cost to Borough
G.
Housing Standards, Chapter 95.
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
(1)
Certificate of habitability, resale
$125
(2)
Certificate of habitability for rental of residential property
$35
H.
Peddling and Soliciting, Chapter 108.
(1)
Application fee
$50
(2)
Annual license fee
$60
I.
Public Defender, Chapter 10.
(1)
Application fee
$200
J.
Sewers, Chapter 116.
(1)
Sewer rates:
[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-20; 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-20; 4-28-2016 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
(a)
For each single-family residence, each unit of multifamily residence, and each commercial building in which the sewer is measured by a water meter, unless otherwise exempt, quarterly
[Amended 5-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-06]
$112
(b)
In addition thereto for each single-family residence and each unit of a multifamily residence, there shall be charged for actual use as measured by the water meter, per thousand gallons
$1.95
(c)
In addition thereto for each commercial building, there shall be charged for actual use as measured by the water meter, per thousand gallons
$4.50
(d)
Nonfunctioning and unreadable meters, per day, per unit from the date of the last reading
$1
(e)
For all unmetered single-family residences, unmetered multifamily and all other unmetered buildings, unless otherwise exempt, per unit annually
$700
(f)
Service to unimproved lot annually
$230
(g)
For purposes of this section, all individual multifamily units serviced only by a water meter for the building or group of buildings in which the unit is located shall each be considered a metered unit.
(h)
All of the above sewer charges for single-family residences, multifamily residences and all other buildings may be billed on an annual, semiannual or quarterly billing; the flat rate charge and the corresponding gallonages shall be prorated accordingly.
(2)
Sewer connections.
[Amended 7-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-10]
(a)
Public sewer connection permit and inspection fee:
[1]
Residential and commercial
$20
[2]
Industrial
$30
[3]
Establishments producing industrial wastes, for review of plans, specifications and testing
$5
(b)
Connection to sewer, including making of cut into main and installation of line from main to curb
Greater of actual cost for work or $1,500, plus fixed fee
[1]
Fixed fee
$7,503
(c)
Extension of new main by developer under agreement with Borough, for each service connection from extended main
$7,503
(d)
Each point of connection for extension of sewer collection system by private developer
Greater of $1,500 or actual cost of connection
(e)
House sewer connection permit and inspection fee:
[1]
Industrial
$10
[2]
Residential, commercial or other service
$5
[3]
Reinspection of industrial, residential, commercial or other service, caused by permittee's failure to comply with requirements
$5
(3)
Prohibited discharge into sewerage works
$50
For the purposes of this section, all individual multifamily units serviced only by a water meter for the building or group of buildings in which the unit is located shall each be considered a metered unit. All of the above sewer charges for single-family residences, multifamily residences and all other buildings may be billed on an annual, semiannual or quarterly billing; the flat rate charge and the corresponding gallonages shall be prorated accordingly.
K.
Streets and Sidewalks, Chapter 120.
(1)
Excavation permit:
$100 In addition, the applicant is required to post a performance bond in the amount of 120% of the cost of the work to be done and must also post a maintenance bond in the amount of 10% of the cost of the work to be done and to be held by the Borough for one year.
L.
Swimming Pools, Chapter 124. Permit to locate, construct or change.
Pool, per $1,000 or part thereof of total cost
$10
Residential aboveground flat fee
$75
Residential in-ground flat fee
$100
Commercial flat fee
$200
M.
Taxicabs, Chapter 126.
(1)
Owner's license, per year
$125
(2)
Transfer of license
$50
(3)
Driver registration
$25
(4)
Per vehicle
$25
N.
Trailers and Trailer Camps, Chapter 130.
(1)
License to maintain or operate camp, per year
$200
(2)
Each occupied site, per week
$2
O.
Vehicles and Traffic, Chapter 133.
(1)
Special parking areas:
(a)
Permit parking, per vehicle annually: $50; as of July 1st $25
(b)
Transfer fee, per vehicle: $4
(2)
Removal of vehicles.
(a)
Impoundment fee per day: $10
P.
Water, Chapter 136.
(1)
Water Rates:
[Amended 11-27-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-20; 4-28-2016 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
(a)
Each single-family residence, each unit of a multifamily residence and all other buildings unless otherwise exempt, per quarter
[Amended 5-8-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-06]
$93 plus cost for actual use
(b)
All residential units, for actual usage as measured by water meter, per 1,000 gallons
$1.50
(c)
All buildings other than residential units, unless otherwise exempt, for actual usage as measured by water meter, per 1,000 gallons
$3.38
(d)
Unmetered, per day, from date of last reading on nonfunctioning meters and unreadable meters
$0.40
(e)
Water for building construction, minimum flat-rate charge
$30
(f)
For each building with a separately metered fire-suppression system, annually
$50
(2)
Connection/extension to water main:
(a)
Connection to water main and installation of corporation, curb stop, curb box and line between corporation and curb stop
The greater of $1,500 or the actual cost to the Water Deptartment, plus the fixed fee
(b)
Fixed fee
$2,000
(c)
Extension of new main by developer under agreement with Borough, for each service connection from extended main
$2,000
(d)
Each point of connection for extension of water distribution system by private developer
Greater of $1,500 or actual cost of connection
(3)
Water charges:
(a)
Turn off charge, winterization/vacancy (Emergency repair, after hours, holidays, weekends: Borough's labor cost.)
$20
(b)
Turn on charge - winterization/vacancy (Emergency repair, after hours, holidays, weekends: Borough's labor cost)
$10, plus any amount due
(c)
Water meter
Actual cost to the Water Department
(d)
Testing of meter for accuracy, as requested by customer
$30
(4)
Repair of pipes or appurtenances by Water Department
Actual cost plus equipment rental
(5)
Services of Water Department Inspector, per hour
Actual labor costs to Water Department
(6)
After initial final meter reading, each reading thereafter
$20
Q.
Assessment search fees
[Added 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
$10
R.
Duplicate tax bill
[Added 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
$10
S.
Duplicate tax sale certificate
[Added 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
$100
T.
Dishonored or returned check
[Added 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-10]
$25
U.
Charitable donation clothing bin permit
[Added 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-16[2]]
$25
(1)
Each renewal
$25
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2009 after passage and publication as requried by law.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that it shall take effect on 2-1-2009 after passage and publication as required by law.
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.
A. 
Zoning permit.
Fee
Late Fee
Residential additions, alterations and accessory structures
Construction cost:
Up to $20,000
$30
$20
Greater than $20,000 but less than $50,000
$40
$25
Greater than $50,000
$50
$30
New home
$75
$30
Home occupation
$40
$20
Commercial minor alterations, signs and accessory structures
Up to $10,000
$40
$20
Greater than $10,000 but less than $100,000
$75
$25
Greater than $100,000
$100
$50
Letters of certification or approvals
$30
B. 
Plan review fee: 20% of applicable code fee.
C. 
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]
D. 
Building Subcode fee:
(1)
New construction
(a)
Per cubic foot of building or structure volume
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
$0.035
(b)
Minimum fee
$200
(2)
Renovations, alterations and renovations
(a)
Per $1,000 or any part thereof of estimated cost of work, per Construction Official
$35
(b)
Minimum fee
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
$80
(3)
Siding, roofing and any other minor work
[Amended 4-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3]
(a)
Per $1,000 of estimated cost of work, per Construction Official
$35
(b)
Minimum fee
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
$80
(4)
Additions
[Amended 4-24-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3]
(a)
Per cubic foot of additional building or structure volume
$0.020
(b)
Minimum fee
$500
(5)
Combination renovation/addition: sum of fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection D(2) and (4) above
(6)
Demolition:
(a)
One- and two-family buildings
$100
(b)
Accessory structures for one- and two-family buildings
$30
(c)
All other structures:
$200
[1]
Storage tank not being replaced
$100
[2]
Residential tank
$75
(7)
Moving a building
$125
(8)
Elevators or escalators, each
$250
(9)
Signs
(a)
Per square foot, one side only for double-faced
$2 For double-faced sign, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign is used for purposes of fee computation.
(b)
Minimum fee
$50
(10)
Fences required by NJUCC
$25
(11)
Asbestos removal, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23, Subchapter 8
$70 each
(12)
Fees for installation of storage tanks:
0 to 550 gallons
$75
551 to 1,000 gallons
$150
1001 to 4999 gallons
$300
5,000 or more gallons
$400
(13)
Application for variation fees as follows:
R.C.S. Structures
$50
I.C.S. Structures
$150
H.H.S. Structures
$300
(14)
Temporary structures (tents, trailers, etc.), fee per structure
Residential
$40
Commercial
$50
(15)
Towers-poles-satellite dishes, etc.
Residential
$50
Commercial
$125
(16)
Radon mitigation system (exclusive of electric)
$50
E. 
Plumbing subcode fees:
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
Per fixture, stack or device
$15
Minimum fee
$80
Per special device such as steam/water boiler, fuel oil piping, gas piping, gas service entrances, public water service connections, sewer connections, sewer pumps, interceptors (grease, oil, sand, etc.), backflow preventors, water-cooled air-conditioning units, refrigeration units and active solar systems
$50
Minimum fee
$80
Replacements, repairs or updates
Same as construction
Minimum fee
$80
Water and sewer line repair or installation, each
$100
Piping for fuel storage tanks
Up to 999 gallons, each
$30
1,000 gallons and greater, each
$50
Gas piping
First device
$30
Additional devices, each
$10
Air conditioning/refrigeration condensation systems
$10
Abandonment in place/removal septic system equipment
$30
Water softener
$25
Water heater
$80
Reinspection of cross-connections and backflow devices that are subject to testing and requiring reinspection every three months, each
$30
Annual inspection of these devices
$60
F. 
Elevator subcode fee: in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20.
G. 
Administrative surcharge: 15% of the permit fee; and this shall apply to permits issued under any other subcode fee.
H. 
Fire Protection Subcode fees:
(1)
Additions, alterations and accessory structures
$20
(2)
Single-family dwellings
$50
(3)
All other structures
$50
(4)
Water sprinkler suppression system:
(a)
1 to 20 sprinkler heads
$50
(b)
21 to 100 sprinkler heads
$150
(c)
101 to 200 sprinkler heads
$300
(d)
201 to 400 sprinkler heads
$500
(e)
401 to 1,000 sprinkler heads
$700
(f)
More than 1,000 sprinkler heads
$1,000
(5)
Standpipes, each
$150
(6)
Gas- or oil-fired appliances not connected to the plumbing system, each
$25
(7)
Kitchen exhaust system
$75
(8)
Incinerator
$350
(9)
Crematorium
$350
(10)
Underground and aboveground storage tanks, installation only, each:
(a)
1,000 gallons or less
$30
(b)
1,001 to 4,000 gallons
$50
(c)
More than 4,000 gallons
$100
(11)
Preengineered suppression system
$100
(12)
Smoke or heat detectors:
(a)
1 to 20 detectors
$25
(b)
21 to 50 detectors
$50
(c)
More than 50 detectors
$100
(13)
Manual or automatic alarm system, per station
$100
(14)
Central control system, per station
$100
(15)
Heating and Cooling Equipment, i.e. furnaces, wood-burning stoves, air handlers
First device
$60
Each additional device
$20
(16)
Fire Subcode inspection, check existing heads or establish extinguisher location
$30
(17)
Minimum fee
[Added 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
$80
I. 
Certificate of occupancy/approval:
(1)
Minor work
No fee
(2)
Utility building/structure, less than 10,000 cubic feet
5% of construction permit fee
Minimum fee
$25
(3)
Residential buildings
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
5% of construction permit fee
Minimum fee
$75
(4)
All other buildings
[Amended 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-05]
5% of construction permit fee
Minimum fee
$150
(5)
Multiple certificates
5% of construction permit fee, proportionately
Minimum fee, per tenant or use
$35
(6)
Certificate of occupancy (NJUCC use group change)
$125
(7)
Certificate of continued occupancy
$125
(8)
Requests for letter indicating no certificate of continued occupancy required
$25
(9)
Certificate of Approval (as required by N.J.A.C. 5:23)
(a)
High-pressure boilers, 12 months
$50
(b)
Refrigeration system, 12 months
$50
(c)
Pressure vessels, 12 months
$50
(d)
Hazardous uses/places of assembly, three months
$50
(e)
Cross-connections/backflow preventors, three months
$50
(f)
Sprinklers, 12 months
$50
J. 
Variation request:
(1)
Class III structure
$30
(a)
Resubmission
$15
(2)
Class II structure
$100
(a)
Resubmission
$25
(3)
Class I structure
$200
(a)
Resubmission
$50
(4)
Change of contractor
$20
(5)
Renewal of lapsed permit
5% of original fee or minimum fee, whichever is greater
K. 
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.
(1)
0.00265 of volume of new construction
$0.00265
(2)
1.35000 per $1,000 of estimated cost
$1.35000
L. 
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:
(1) 
Buildings owned and operated by the Borough of Stanhope.
(2) 
Buildings owned and operated by the County of Sussex.
(3) 
Buildings owned and operated by the State of New Jersey.
(4) 
Buildings owned and operated by the federal government.
(5) 
Buildings owned and operated by the Board of Education.
(6) 
Designs solely to promote accessibility by the handicapped to an existing structure.
M. 
Electrical subcode fees:
[Added 4-25-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-4]
(1) 
Total of all outlets for rough wiring and final inspections:
(a)
One to 20 receptacles/fixtures
$75
(b)
For each additional 20 receptacles/fixtures
$10
NOTE: Receptacles and fixtures shall include: lighting fixtures, receptacles, switches, detectors, light poles fractional H.P. motors, emergency and exit lights, communication points, alarm devices/F.A.C. Panel.
(2) 
Services:
(a)
Meter equipment and feeders, including construction pole services and construction site trailer service.
[1]
Not over 200 amps
$75
[2]
Over 200 to 500 amps
$125
[3]
Over 500 to 1,000 amps
$175
[4]
Over 1,000 amps
$300
(b)
On replacement of services exceeding 3 meters, each additional meter
$20
(3) 
Heating, cooking equipment and similar appliances:
(a)
Outlet for single unit of 30 kw or less
$20
(b)
Electrical heat, per unit
$20
(c)
Dishwasher
$20
(d)
Electric hot-water heater
$40
(e)
Garbage disposal unit
$10
(f)
Central air conditioner
$75
(4) 
Motors, generators, transformers, compressors, switching devices:
(a)
1 h.p. to 10 h.p., kw or kva
$20
(b)
Over 10 to 50 h.p., kw or kva
$45
(c)
Over 50 h.p., kw or kva
$90
(5) 
Heat pumps:
(a)
For the first 10 heat pumps
$50
(b)
Each additional pump
$5
(6) 
Central heating units, electric furnaces and welder: apply motor schedule above.
(7) 
Primary transformers, vaults, enclosures, substations
(a)
One kva or kw to not over 10 kva or kw
$75
(b)
Over 10 kva or kw to not over 45 kva or kw
$25
(c)
Over 45 kva or kw to not over 112.5 ka or kw
$190
(d)
Greater than 112.5 kva or kw
$350
NOTE: Above applies to each bank of transformers.
(8) 
Signs: Each sign either on a structure or freestanding shall be classified as a feeder - see feeder schedule.
(9) 
Swimming pools:
(a)
Residential pools, aboveground
$75
(b)
Residential pools, in-ground
$125
(c)
Spas, hot tubs, storable pools
$75
(d)
Public pools
$100
(e)
Public spas, fountains, hot tubs, etc.
$50
(f)
Annual pool inspections
$65
[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:
A. 
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.
B. 
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.
C. 
For any government record copied onto a nonpaper medium, the actual cost of the nonpaper medium.
D. 
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.
E. 
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.
F. 
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.
G. 
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.
H. 
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.