City of Franklin, NH
Merrimack County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Franklin 6-21-2000 by Ord. No. 00-4. Amendments noted where applicable.]
All fees for service shall be charged as provided below:
A. 
Schedule of Fees.
[Last amended 8-6-2018 by Ord. No. 03-19]
Description of Fee
Fee
Accident reports, per page
$1
Ambulance[1]
Basic life support base rate, 25% above Medicare
$0
Advanced life support I base rate, 25% above Medicare
$0
Advanced life support II base rate, 25% above Medicare
$0
Mileage
$0
Airways
$0
Cardiac monitoring
$0
Defibrillation
$0
IV therapy/drug administration
$0
Oxygen administration
$0
Basic life support, bundled, 50% above Medicare
$619.83
Advanced life support I, bundled, 50% above Medicare[2]
$1,226.70
Advanced life support II, bundled, 50% above Medicare[3]
$1,833.65
Mileage, bundled, 50% above Medicare[4]
$15/mile
Specialty care (hospital interfacility transports)[5]
$1,740.32
Nontransport treatment/treat and release[6]
$350
After-school program fee
$25/week
Arcade fees
1 through 10 machines
$100 per machine
11 through 30 machines
$50 per additional machine over 10
31 machines and over
$25 per additional machine over 30
Assessment cards
Nonproperty owner
$2 per parcel
Property owner
$1 per parcel
Beach permit, nonproperty owner
$5 per car, per day
Boat ramp, annual
$0
Building permits/inspections/certificates
Building permits
One- and two-family residential
New construction/additions
$0.25 per square foot
Alterations/remodeling/
accessory structures
Under $750 (owner-occupied single-family only)
No fee (See § 305-31A)
Under $2,500
$25
$2,501 to $5,000
$50
$5,001 to $10,000
$75
$10,001 to $25,000
$100
Over $25,000
$100 plus $2 per $1,000
Decks and sheds
$60
Initial application
$50
Multifamily/commercial/industrial
Initial application
$150
New construction/additions
$0.35 per square foot
Alteration/remodeling/
accessory/structures/decks
$150 minimum; $2 per $1,000 value
NOTE: All fees doubled if work begins prior to the issuance of a building permit.
Inspections
Inspection fee
$40 per inspection
Reinspection fee (if initial inspection cannot be performed or work fails)
$50 per inspection
Mechanical inspection (gas, electric, etc.)
No charge
Certificates of occupancy/use
$40 per inspection
Continuing certificates of occupancy
$40 per inspection
State-mandated inspections
$50 per inspection
Certificates of approval
$40 per inspection
Certified mailings (The fee shall be adjusted per any change in the U.S. Postal Service fees, with the City fee being $0.75 above the USPS rate, rounded to the nearest tenth of a dollar.)
$6.30 per mailing
Checklist
$25, plus $0.50 per 1,000 names in excess of 2,500
Copies
 
CD[7]
$5
 
Thumb drive[8]
$10
First page
$1
Additional pages
$0.25
Deed, nonproperty owner
First page
$10
Each additional page
$2
Deed, property owner
First page
$2
Each additional page
$1
Demolition permit
Residential
$50
Multifamily or commercial
$150
Digging permit, each
$200[9] Dig Safe; penalty regulation for $500 fine for City (state $1,000)
Driveway permit
Penalty for not getting permit
$50
Duplicate bill[10]
$5
Faxes
$1 per page
Fingerprinting
Resident
$10
Nonresident
$15
Fire alarm
Bucket truck and person
$75 plus operator costs per hour
Each alarm
$250
False alarm fees
1 to 3
$0
4+
$175
Fire alarm listed agent fees[11]
Initial application
$50
Annual fee
$65
Franklin Fire Department on site at master box
$25
Violation fees
First offense
$25
Second offense
$50
After second offense
$100
Fire fees charged for response
Ambulance
$100 per hour
Car
$15 per hour
Fire engine
$150 per hour
Forestry/pickup
$40 per hour
Ladder
$225 per hour
Personnel
Cost plus benefits (labor rate)
Nuisance fees for illegal fires
$250
Paramedic intercept
$350
Rescue fee
$150
Fire hydrant
$250/year[12]
Fire permit
Full property listing
Paper
$100
Disk
$50
Electronic copy, each
$25
Landlord filing fee, each occurrence[14]
$15
Kennel fees
Adoption
$35
First offense
$10
Second offense
$20
Third offense
$25
Fourth offense
$30
Mechanical permit
$60
Miscellaneous permit (door-to-door, car wash, entertainment at bar, etc.)
$10
Miscellaneous permit (door-to-door, car wash, entertainment at bar, etc.), not-for-profit
$0
Mobile home annual permit
$3
Motor vehicle registration by mail
$1.50
Municipal Transportation Improvement Fund
$5 for each motor vehicle registration
Name and address list
Paper
$25
Disk
$20
Notary fee
$5
Ordinance booklets, zoning
$10 each
Outside detail, police
$62 per hour[15]
Permit parking (Franklin Street Parking Lot)
Pistol permits
$10
Police Department false alarm fees:
1 to 3 (in a calendar year)
$0
4 or more
$50 per alarm
Police/fire reports, each
$10
Police VIN verification[17]
$5
Recreation and Parks Department.
Dances held at the recreation center by nonprofit groups
$50
Rental for recreation center by private citizens or groups
$50
Nonresident surcharges:
50% for nonsummer playground programs
25% for summer playground program (summer camp)
Rec Program
Archery: in-house
$7
Basketball program, per season, all grades
Resident
$40
Nonresident
$55
Traveling teams (5th grade+)
$25
February vacation tournament
$40 team entry
Admission
Adults
$1 (Franklin family free)
Children under 13
$0.50
Family Pass, entire tournament
$5
Flag football: In-house teams
$15
Field hockey: In-house teams
$15
Golf lessons, youth
$20
Home school recreation, per class
$1
League use of fields, per season
$300
(adult leagues only)[18]
Men's league basketball
$10 per player per season
Odell Park ballpark lights
$20 per hour
Sidney Holmes Tennis Tournament
Adults
Singles (per person)
$10
Doubles (per person)
$5
Youth
Singles (per person)
$5
Doubles (per person)
$2.50
Soccer: In-house teams
$15
Summer playground program, 7 weeks[19]
Resident
$490, plus cost of trips
Nonresident
$680, plus cost of trips
Summer playground program: Early dropoff or late pickup[20]
Resident
$0
Nonresident
$0
Summer playground program: Both early dropoff and late pickup
Resident
Nonresident
Swim lessons
$20 per session
Tennis lessons, youth
$10
Refuse/solid waste
Contractors; industrial and commercial businesses; stores and apartment complexes
See Subsection B
Commercial hauler disposal charges
See Subsection B
Sewer hookup
$1,500
Residential, per unit
$1,500
Commercial, per unit
$1,500
Sewer disposal charge, per 100 cubic feet
$7.09[23]
Sewer rates
Quarterly base rate
$30[24]
Sewer flat rate fee for nonmetered customers. In addition to the base rate charge, flat rate fee charges are as follows. The cubic foot disposal charge will be by the 100-cubic-foot interval. The charge per 100 cubic feet will be the same as that of the metered customer:
For a single-family home, up to and including 2 bedrooms
2,000 cubic feet per quarter
For each additional bedroom over 2 bedrooms
500 cubic feet per quarter
Sewer late fee[25]
$10
Sign, general
$25 each
Site plan booklets
$4 each
Street listing
Paper
$25
Disk
$5
Subdivision booklets
$6 each
Tax and genealogy research, each
$25
Tax Map copy
11" x 14"
$2 per page
8 1/2" x 14"
$1 per page
Complete small set
$75
Complete large set
$175
Tax receipt duplicate
$1
Temporary political sign
No fee; no permit
Temporary sign (construction/advertising, etc., for 2 weeks to 2 months; others are general signs; real estate exempt)
$10
Transfer station:
Owner-occupied residences
Asphalt shingles
$129 per ton[26]
Residential construction and demolition materials
$129 per ton[27]
Commercial haulers and all others
Shingles; construction and demolition materials
$129 per ton[28]
Commercial construction and demolition materials
$129 per ton[29]
Fluorescent light bulbs, unbroken
$1 each
Freezers, refrigerators, air conditioners
$10 each
Other appliances: washer, dryer, stove
$5 each
Springed furniture
$5 each
Dehumidifier
$10 each[30]
Tires (no rims)[31]
24" truck tire
$9
16" to 23"
$7
Up to 16"
$2.50
No industrial tractor/loader tires
Wood/cardboard/aluminum/
metal/furniture
N/C
Transfer station permit
N/C
Propane tanks[32]
Up to and including 20 pounds
$2.50 each
30 pounds
$5 each
Over 30 pounds
$15 each
Computer monitors/tablets[33]
13 inches, 14 inches and 15 inches
$8 each*
16 to 19 inches
$9 each*
Over 19 inches
$15 each*
Television sets
Up to 13 inches
$8 each*
13 inches and bigger (excluding console and big screen)
$18 each*
Large console and big screen sets
$38 each*
*Note: There will be an additional charge of $35 for any computer monitor or television with broken glass/CRT.
CPUs, printers, keyboards, wiring, mouse
N/C
VCRs, CD players[34]
$3 each
Printers
$15 each
Fax machines and copiers
$15 each
Microwave ovens, per oven
$5
Trash barrel fee[35]
48 gallons
$55
96 gallons
$88
Water
Water commodity charge (per 100 cubic feet)
$6.62[36]
Water billing rate/quarterly availability charges[37]
$30
5/8" meter[38]
$30
1" meter[39]
$55
1 1/2" meter[40]
$110
2" meter[41]
$210
3" meter[42]
$460
Over 3" meter[43]
$910
Water sprinkler system (annual fee per line)
Up to 2" line
$75
2" - 4" line
$150
4" - 6" line
$300
Over 6" line
$500
Water frozen meter replacement cost
5/8" meter
$200
1" meter
$250
1 1/2" meter
$350
2" meter
$450
3" meter
$550
4" meter
$1,000
6" meter
$2,500
Water hookup fee
5/8" meter
$2,500
1" meter
$3,000
1 1/2" meter
$3,500
2" meter
$4,500
3" meter
$5,500
Over 3" meter
$7,500
Water final meter reading (under 2 working days' notice)
$40
Water meter test
$50
Water shutoff/turnon
After work hours
$50
During work hours
$30
Water late fee[44]
$10
Miscellaneous fees and charges:
Lien certificate, maximum
$150
Returned check[45]
$35, plus cost of certified letter
Cross-connection
$500
Construction inspection, per hour
$40
Yard sale
$2 per day
Zoning Board of Adjustment appeal/Planning Board abutters notification fee
$6 per abutter
Application (advertising, review, etc.)
Subdivision
$150, plus $50 per lot
Site plan
$250
Zoning Board of Adjustment
$100
[1]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2013.
[2]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[3]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[4]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[5]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[6]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[7]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[8]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[9]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[10]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2014.
[11]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[12]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[13]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[14]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2011.
[15]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[16]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[17]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[18]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2011.
[19]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[20]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[21]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[22]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[23]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[24]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[25]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[26]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[27]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[28]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[29]
Editor's Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[30]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[31]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[32]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[33]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[34]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[35]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2017.
[36]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2018.
[37]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[38]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[39]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[40]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[41]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[42]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[43]
Editor’s Note: Effective 2-1-2015.
[44]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2015.
[45]
Editor’s Note: Effective 7-1-2013.
B. 
Refuse/solid waste.
[Added 6-4-2007 by Ord. No. 09-07]
(1) 
Contractors; industrial and commercial businesses; stores and apartment complexes that dispose of refuse/solid waste generated within the corporate limits of the City of Franklin and using the transfer station in accordance with solid waste rules in § 257-8B and C of the Franklin City Code, will be charged the prevailing per-ton tipping fee, as established by the Concord Regional Solid Waste/Resource Recovery Cooperative, plus an administrative fee of $1.50 per ton. Out-of town contractors will be charged an application/user fee of $100 per year in addition to the prevailing per-ton tipping fee and the administrative fee. Fees will become effective July 1, 2007, and adjust annually, as needed, at the beginning of each calendar year.
(2) 
Commercial hauler disposal charges. Commercial disposal companies that pick up refuse/solid waste, generated within the corporate limits of the City of Franklin, and dispose of it at the Wheelabrator Company Trash to Energy Facility in Penacook, New Hampshire under the City's gross annual tonnage, will be charged the prevailing per-ton tipping fee as established by the Concord Regional Solid Waste/Resource Recovery Cooperative, plus an administrative fee of $15 per ton and an application/user fee of $100 per year. Fees will become effective July 1, 2007, and adjust annually, as needed, at the beginning of each calendar year.
[Amended 7-6-2009 by Ord. No. 01-10; 7-9-2012 by Ord. No. 01-13[46]
[46]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance provided for an effective date of 7-1-2012.
All revenues generated will be directed to the general fund of the City of Franklin with the exception of water and sewer fees, which shall be directed to the enterprise fund for which the fee was generated.