Township of Hanover, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Hanover 8-11-1988 by Ord. No. 17-88. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 78.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 82.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 86.
Carnivals — See Ch. 99.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 105.
Dance halls — See Ch. 113.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 117.
Dry-cleaning and laundering establishments — See Ch. 121.
Firearms and weapons — See Ch. 129.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 137.
Games of chance — See Ch. 146.
Garage sales and flea markets — See Ch. 150.
Gasoline service stations — See Ch. 155.
Hazardous substances — See Ch. 162.
Land use and development — See Ch. 166.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 198.
Poolrooms — See Ch. 214.
Secondhand dealers — See Ch. 228.
Solicitors and canvassers — See Ch. 243.
Tennis courts — See Ch. 253.
The following license and permit fees and other charges imposed by the Township of Hanover in the administration and enforcement of the provisions of various ordinances are hereby established.
The following license and permit fees shall be collected through the Township Clerk's office:
Item
Fee
"Along the Whippanong"
$ 7.50
Auctions and auctioneers, per day
$25.00
Certified property owner's list (within 200 feet)
[Amended 4-11-1991 by Ord. No. 8-91]
$10.00
Trade solicitation license (Chapter 243)[1]
$25.00
Itinerant vendors license
[Amended 9-10-1992 by Ord. No. 32-92]:
Initial event
$200.00
Each subsequent event within the same calendar year (same vendor)
$25.00
Election District Map
$1.50
Garage sale permit
$5.00
Industrial list[2]
$5.00
Public shows (fairs, carnivals, circuses)
$ 25.00
Street Map
$2.00
Autowrecking
$500.00
Late fee
$10.00
Cat license:
[Amended 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99; 3-27-2008 by Ord. No. 8-08]
Altered
$5.00
Unaltered
$6.00
All cat owners must apply for and receive a license no later than January 31 of each calendar year. The late fee for cat owners under 62 years of age shall be as follows:
After February 1:
$9.00 flat fee
After March 1:
$12.00 flat fee
After April 1 and all months thereafter:
$15.00 flat fee
The late fees described above for cat owners shall not apply to senior citizens 62 years of age and over.
Dog license:
[Amended 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99; 3-27-2008 by Ord. No. 8-08]
Neutered
$11.00
Nonneutered
$14.00
Senior citizens 62 years of age and over
$9.00
All dog owners must apply for and receive a license no later than January 31 of each calendar year. The late fee for dog owners under 62 years of age shall be as follows:
After February 1
9.00 flat fee
After March 1:
$12.00 flat fee
After April 1 and all months thereafter:
$15.00 flat fee
The late fees described above for dog owners shall not apply to senior citizens 62 years of age and over.
Kennels and pet shops:
Ten or fewer dogs
$10.00
More than 10 dogs
$25.00
Detention and maintenance fees:
First day, not to exceed
$5.00
Each additional day
$1.00
Junk shop keepers, junk dealers, paper recyclers
$50.00
Late fee
$10.00
Pool tables:
Coin-operated
Per table
$100.00
Late fee
$10.00
Regular pool table:
Per table
$200.00
Late fee
$10.00
Secondhand gold dealers
$150.00
Late fee
$10.00
Taxi and limousine service:
Per vehicle
$50.00
Late fee (after January 31)
$10.00
Taxi/limousine driver
$10.00
Amusement game devices:
Per device
$150.00
One-half year (Chapter 86)
$75.00
Late fee
$10.00
Dance hall license (not for profit organizations exempt)
$350.00
Hazardous substances annual filing fee (Chapter 162):
Storage of:
One hundred kilograms (220.5 pounds) or less
$25.00
One hundred one kilograms (227.7 pounds) to 1,000 kilograms (2,205.0 pounds)
$50.00
One thousand one kilograms (2,207.2 pounds) or more
$100.00
Recovery costs for reinspections, per hour or part thereof
[Added 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 35-88][3]
$50.00
Annual liquor license fees:
Plenary retail consumption
[Amended 6-14-1990 by Ord. No. 21-90; 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 23-97; 3-27-2008 by Ord. No. 8-08; 3-27-2014 by Ord. No. 7-14; 3-10-2016 by Ord. No. 10-16[4]]
$2,000.00
Plenary retail distribution
[Amended 6-14-1990 by Ord. No. 21-90; 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 23-97; 3-27-2008 by Ord. No. 8-08; 3-27-2014 by Ord. No. 7-14; 3-10-2016 by Ord. No. 10-16[5]]
$1,658.00
Club license
$150.00
Limited retail distribution
$50.00
Annual alcoholic beverage control retail liquor license application form
[Added 3-27-2014 by Ord. No. 7-14]
$3
Raffles
[Amended 2-11-2016 by Ord. No. 4-16]
A.
On-premises draw raffles: awarding cash or merchandise as a prize, for each day for which a drawing is held
$20
B.
Off-premises draw raffles: awarding merchandise as a prize, per $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of the awarded prize(s)
$20
C.
Non draw raffles: carnival wheels and games, for each wheel or game conducted on any day of series of six consecutive days in one week
$20
D.
Off-premises draw raffles: awarding cash as a prize (50/50), per $1,000 or part thereof of the retail value of the awarded prize(s)
$20
E.
Bingo: for each occasion
[Amended 2-11-2016 by Ord. No. 4-16]
$20
Fees for bingo licenses and raffles licenses in Categories A, B and C above are due in full at the time the application is filed with the Township. For raffle licenses in Category D, a fee of $20 is due at the time the application is filed; and, if the awarded prize(s) exceeds $1,000 an additional fee of $20 per $1,000 or part thereof awarded as a prize is due upon filing of the report of operation.
Item
Fee
Disposal of used passenger vehicle tires [to be paid in advance pursuant to § 154-10A(6)(b)], per tire
[Added 3-13-1997 by Ord. No. 9-97]
$2.00
Land Use Ordinance Pamphlet
[Amended 4-11-1991 by Ord. No. 8-91; 3-12-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98; 8-11-2005 by Ord. No. 29-2005]
$85
Postage and handling, first-class
$5
Amendments/Revisions
$25
Assessment searches, for each certificate issued
[Added 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
$10.00
Continuation search, up to 3 years, per year
[Added 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
$2.00
Third party assessment search request (included as part of third party tax search request fee)
[Added 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
See § 125-7
[1]
Editor's Note: The canvassing license fee of $25, which immediately followed this fee, was repealed 10-23-2008 by Ord. No. 28-08.
[2]
Editor's Note: The fee for a moving permit, which immediately followed this entry, was repealed 7-25-1991 by Ord. No. 17-91.
[3]
Editor's Note: The fees for photocopies, which immediately followed this entry, were repealed 7-11-2002 by Ord. No. 17-2002. See now § 125-9.
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that the new license fees shall commence with the July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, license term and all terms thereafter.
[5]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that the new license fees shall commence with the July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, license term and all terms thereafter.
Engineering fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Old Master Plan (1963)[1]
$25
New Master Plan (1980)
$12
Road opening
[Amended 12-8-1988 by Ord. No. 35-88]
Permit
$50
Inspection fees
Feet of continuous road opening:
1 to 100
$50
101 to 200
$50
Over 200, for each one-hundred-foot segment
$50
Maintenance bond
Varies with cost of construction
Official Town Map
$50
Tax Map
$10
Standard specifications
$100
Topographical Map, per sheet
$50
Procedure Manual (application for development, Planning Board and Board of Adjustment)
$25
Zoning Map
Small size
$15
Large size
$50
Grading
Up to 1 acre
$50
Each additional acre or portion thereof
$50
Tree removal
[Amended 12-22-1993 by Ord. No. 44-93]
Permit
$75
Inspection fee
Up to 1 acre
$200
Each additional acre or portion thereof
$10
Bid specifications and plans (calculated by Township Engineer)
[Added 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
Actual personnel, administrative and reproduction costs; minimum $25
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee for a copy of the Land Use Ordinance, which immediately followed this entry, is now located in §  125-2.
Recreation Department fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Tennis fees (annual, per person)
Resident/adult
[Amended 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93]
$10
Resident/child under 16 years
[Amended 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93]
$4
Nonresident guest/adult
[Added 2-24-1994 by Ord. No. 2-94]
$10
Nonresident/adult
[Amended 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93]
$20
Nonresident/child under 16 years
[Amended 3-25-1993 by Ord. No. 8-93]
$8
Nonresident/lost ID
$4
Resident/lost ID
$2
Lost key
[Added 2-24-1994 by Ord. No. 2-94]
$5
Tennis light fees:
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15]
$25 for the season; $20 at the end of the season when the key is returned
Bee Meadow Pool[1]
Item
Fee
Summer playground program
[Added 4-11-1991 by Ord. No. 8-91; amended 5-26-1994 by Ord. No. 11-94; 4-13-1995 by Ord. No. 9-95; 6-26-1997 by Ord. No. 23-97; 3-12-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98; 6-10-1999 by Ord. No. 18-99]:
First child in family
$55
Second child in family
$50
Each additional child in family
$45
Park utilization fees
[Amended 10-11-2007 by Ord. No. 21-07]
Individual/resident
$35
Individual/nonresident
$70
Not-for-profit organizations located in Hanover Township
$10
Not-for-profit organizations located outside of Hanover Township
$20
Organizations/partnerships/corporations with a principal place of business in Hanover Township
$100
Organizations/partnerships/corporations not having a principal place of business in Hanover Township
$200
NOTES:
As used herein, a "nonprofit organization" is defined as follows: an organization or corporation formed for the purpose of conducting fraternal, civic, educational, charitable or religious work and where the proceeds therefrom are devoted to the purposes of such organization and not for generating a profit. Qualifying organizations shall be licensed and registered by the State of New Jersey as either a 501, 502 or 503 not-for-profit corporation.
Team Registration Fee Schedule
[Added 12-10-2009 by Ord. No. 21-09; amended 2-11-2016 by Ord. No. 4-16]
Season
Start Date
End Date
A
B
C
D
Spring
March 15
June 15*
$150
$200
$300
$500
Summer
July 1*
August 31
$150
$200
$300
$500
Fall
September 1
November 30
$150
$200
$300
$500
Winter
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
*The period between June 16 and June 30 may include seasonal overlap.
Registration fees include base fee for all categories.
Groups exempt from team registration fees: Teams sponsored by the Hanover Township Department of Recreation, the Hanover Township Little League, Hanover Township Youth Soccer Association and the Hanover Township Youth Athletic Association (Football) shall be exempt from paying team registration fees.
Registration categories: During the seasonal periods described in the above-referenced chart, teams shall pay the registration fees based on the percentages of team members who are residents or nonresidents of Hanover Township:
A: One hundred percent of team members are residents of Hanover Township: only base monthly fee required per season.
B: Fifty-one percent or more of team members are residents of Hanover Township.
C: Fifty percent or less of team members are residents of Hanover Township.
D: One hundred percent of team members are nonresidents of Hanover Township.
Park facility picnic or special event permit fees. Residents, nonresidents or organizations interested in sponsoring a picnic or other special event in a Township park shall pay the Township a facility permit usage fee for each event, including any additional charges for the use of a grill, park cleanup or use of a tent. The following rates shall apply:
[Added 12-9-2010 by Ord. No. 31-10]
Resident
Nonresident
Individual or family
$155
$310
Nonprofit organization
$155
$310
Profit-making organization
$220
$440
Use of grill
$25
$50
Park cleanup
$25
$50
Tent usage
$25
$50
Fall Programs
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15]
Senior Fitness
$40
Yoga on Mat
$65
Yoga Ball
$65
Yoga on the Chair
$40
Yoga in the Park
$55
Yoga on the Mat Fall Session II
$65
Yoga on the Ball Fall Session II
$65
Yoga on the Chair Fall Session II
$40
Yoga Mom
$65
Bake Up Some Fun
$145
Art/Beginnings
$45
Art/Advanced
$55
Men's Basketball
$80
Adult Indoor Soccer
$55
Karate Session I (K through 6)
$50
Karate Session Grade 7 to Adult
$50
Kids Craft Club Fall Session
$70
Ski Club - Bus Only
$200
The Art of Drawing
$70
Wiggles N' Giggles
$65
Fashion Design
$180
Karate
$50
Advanced Baking
$150
Line Dancing
$35
Holiday Baking - Two Weeks
$55
Holiday Baking - Four Weeks
$110
Winter Programs
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15]
Wrestling
$80
Cheerleading-Wrestling
$70
Hanover Travel Basketball for Boys
$140
Hanover Travel Basketball for Girls
$140
Hanover Recreation Basketball
$80
Kids Craft Club Winter Session
$70
Ski Club
$200
Bake-Up Some Fun Winter Session
$145
Art/Advanced
$60
Art/Beginners
$50
Karate
$50
K-1 Basketball Clinic Sessions 1 and 2
$25
Wiggles N' Giggles
$65
Yoga on Mat Winter Session
$65
Yoga Ball
$65
Yoga on the Chair
$40
Line Dancing
$70
The Art of Drawing
$70
Holiday Baking - Two Weeks
$55
Holiday Baking - Four Weeks
$110
Sports Clinics Fees
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15; amended 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 13-16; 4-13-2017 by Ord. No. 12-17; 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
Summer sports clinics, per person
$75
Traveling Teams[2]
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15; amended 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 13-16; 4-13-2017 by Ord. No. 12-17; 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
Summer Plus
[Added 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15; amended 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 13-16; 4-13-2017 by Ord. No. 12-17; 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
1 Session
2 Sessions
3 Sessions
One child
$145
$290
$435
Two children
$137
$274
$411
Three children
$130
$260
$390
Counselor in Training Program
[Added 4-14-2016 by Ord. No. 13-16; amended 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
Counselor in training, per person
$180
Wildcat Sports Camp
[Added 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
The fees for participants in the Wildcat Camp Program shall be as follows, per participant:
Boys' and Girls' Soccer
$100
Boys' Basketball
$195
Girls' Basketball
$195
Softball/Baseball
$115
Football
$90
Youth Public Safety Academy
[Added 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
Per person
$125
Use of Athletic Fields
[Added 4-12-2018 by Ord. No. 6-2018]
Per day
$75
Proctor fee for monitoring events at the following facilities:
[Added 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 18-14; amended 9-10-2015 by Ord. No. 25-15]
A.
Community center: $15 per hour
B.
Monroe Hall: no fee unless user of the facility is a no show then $15 per scheduled hour is charged.
Light Fees for Athletic Fields
[Added 2-11-2016 by Ord. No. 4-16]
Three hour minimum slots as follows:
Category A
$15 per hour
All other categories:
$30 per hour
[1]
Editor's Note: Fees for the Bee Meadow Pool are updated annually but are not included in the Code. Current fees are on file in the Township offices.
[2]
Editor’s Note: Fees for the Traveling Teams Program are updated annually but are not included in the Code. Current fees are on file in the Township offices.
[Amended 6-14-1990 by Ord. No. 21-90; 1-23-1992 by Ord. No. 3-92; 3-26-1992 by Ord. No. 9-92; 7-23-1992 by Ord. No. 24-92; 4-11-1996 by Ord. No. 4-96; 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99; 1-22-2004 by Ord. No. 1-2004; 3-23-2006 by Ord. No. 10-2006; 1-25-2007 by Ord. No. 1-07; 4-23-2015 by Ord. No. 12-15]
The code enforcement fee shall be the sum of the following subcode fees: building, electrical, plumbing, fire and elevator, and the certificate of occupancy, zoning, certificate of habitability, certificate of approval, certificate of continued occupancy, zoning permit, certificate of compliance, and any fines imposed by the Construction Official.
A. 
Construction code fees:
(1) 
Plan review fee. The fee for plan review shall be 25% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit. Plan review fees are not refundable and may be required to be paid upon application.
(2) 
The basic construction permit 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 (smoke and heat), specialty equipment at the unit rate provided herein. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any or all of the building, plumbing, electrical or fire protection work shall be $50.
(3) 
All construction permit fees and the State of New Jersey training surcharge fees for the construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvements of any building owned and operated by the following government entities and agencies listed below and designed to solely promote accessibility shall be waived:
(a) 
List of entities and agencies:
[1] 
Township of Hanover.
[2] 
County of Morris.
[3] 
State of New Jersey.
[4] 
Federal government.
[5] 
Hanover Township Board of Education.
[6] 
Hanover Park Regional High School District.
[7] 
Hanover Sewerage Authority.
[8] 
Hanover Township Fire District No. 2.
[9] 
Hanover Township Fire District No. 3.
(b) 
Designs taken to solely promote accessibility by the disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person to an existing structure to which they own and live in.
B. 
Building subcode fees:
(1) 
The fees for new construction shall be based upon volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28. The new construction fee shall be in the amount of $0.035 per cubic foot of volume for buildings and structures of all use groups as classified in the building subcode. The minimum for new construction shall be $200.
(a) 
Foundations for modular homes and relocated homes shall be $100 per thousand of estimated cost of construction.
(2) 
Fees for renovation, alterations and repairs shall be based upon the cost of the work. The fee shall be in the amount of $35 per $1,000 up to $50,000. From $50,001 and up, the fee shall be $20 per thousand of the estimated cost. For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Construction Official 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 contractor's bid or contract, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Official shall make the final decision regarding estimated cost. Minimum fee shall be $150.
(3) 
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion, except that the minimum fee shall be $200.
(4) 
Fees for combination renovation and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees computed separately in accordance with Subsection B(1) and B(2) above.
(5) 
Roofing and siding.
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
Group R-2, R-3, R-4, flat fee: $250.
(c) 
All other groups: cost of construction per $1,000; See Subsection B(2).
(6) 
Sheds.
(a) 
Zero to 100 square feet: zoning permit only.
(b) 
Over 100 square feet: $75.
(7) 
Fences.
(a) 
Fences greater than six feet in height (other than pool barriers):
[1] 
Group R-5, flat fee: $75.
[2] 
All other groups: cost of construction per each $1,000: See Subsection B(2).
(b) 
Note: Fences less than six feet in height with no pool: zoning permit only.
(c) 
Fences less than six feet in height with pool: see pools, Subsection B(17) below.
(8) 
Retaining walls.
(a) 
Retaining walls less than four feet in height: zoning permit only.
(b) 
Retaining walls greater than four feet in height as follows:
[1] 
Walls less than 550 square feet, flat fee (Group R-5): $85.
[2] 
Walls more than 550 square feet, flat fee (Group R-5): $175.
[3] 
All other groups: per cost of construction, per $1,000; See Subsection B(2).
(9) 
Fees for demolition of (per structure):
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $200.
(b) 
All other groups: $500.
(c) 
Group R-5, fuel tanks (per tank): $150.
(d) 
All other groups, fuel tanks (per tank): $400.
(e) 
Accessory/miscellaneous structures, pools, sheds, etc.: $75.
(10) 
Fee for removal of a building or a structure from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot shall be $200 for demolition of original foundation. New foundation and for placement in a completed condition in the new location shall be computed as in Subsection B(1)(a) above. Mechanical, plumbing electrical and fire subcode fees shall be computed separately.
(11) 
Fees for the installation of storage tanks are as follows:
(a) 
Zero gallon to 550 gallons: $125.
(b) 
Five hundred fifty one gallons to 1,000 gallons: $400.
(c) 
One thousand one gallons to 4,999 gallons: $600.
(d) 
Over 5,000 gallons: $1,000.
(12) 
Signs (ground and wall). Minimum fee is $100. The fee shall be $2.50 per square foot of the surface area of the sign. In the case of a double-faced sign, the area of the surface of only one side of the sign is used for purpose of the fee computation.
(13) 
Radon mitigation (exclusive of electric), flat fee (all groups): $100.
(14) 
Asbestos abatement, flat fee (all groups): $100.
(15) 
Lead abatement, flat fee (all groups): $150.
(16) 
Towers and monopoles:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
All other groups, flat fee: $800.
(c) 
Cellular, antenna, radio antennas, satellite dishes or similar devices, per device, regardless of group, per device: $60.
(17) 
Fees for installing swimming pools, hot tubs, spas (including the required barrier):
(a) 
Group R-5, aboveground pool, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
Group R-5, in-ground pool, flat fee: $250.
(c) 
All other groups: $500.
(18) 
Flag poles, greater than 12 feet in height:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $50.
(b) 
All other groups, flat fee: $100.
(19) 
Fireplace, stove and furnaces and other specific appliances:
(a) 
Group R-5: $50.
(b) 
All other groups: per cost of construction per $1,000; See Subsection B(2).
(20) 
Temporary structures, tents, trailers, air-supported structures, etc.:
(a) 
Group R-5, flat fee: $100.
(b) 
All other groups: $250.
(21) 
Permits based on approved prototype shall have the fee reduced by 20%. Permits based on an approved state-wide prototype shall have the fee reduced by 15%.
(22) 
Fees not listed. Any fee not mentioned herein shall be charged in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5.23-4.18 through 5.23-4.20.
(23) 
Application for variation, fees per structure:
(a) 
R.C.S. structures: $250.
(b) 
I.C.S. structures: $700.
(c) 
H.H.S. structures: $1,000.
(24) 
Fee for certifications and other miscellaneous items.
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy:
[1] 
Group R-5: $50.
[2] 
All other groups: $150.
(b) 
Certification of continued occupancy:
[1] 
Group R-5: $100.
[2] 
All other groups: $200.
(c) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy and for each renewal ("R"):
[1] 
Group R-5: $50. R/25.
[2] 
All other groups: $150. R/50.
(d) 
Certificate of approval: no charge.
(e) 
Certificate of compliance: no charge.
(f) 
Certificate of occupancy at completion of asbestos abatement: $39.
(g) 
Certificate of occupancy at completion of lead abatement: $39.
(h) 
Change of contractor, per subcode: $30.
C. 
State permit surcharge. In order to provide for the training, certification and technical support programs required by the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., an enforcing agency, including the Department when acting as the local agency, shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction with the municipality. Said fee shall be 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.
D. 
Third-party administrative fee. In the event the Township is required to call upon a third-party agency, the Township shall have the authority to add 15% to the appropriate subcode fee to cover administrative costs.
E. 
Elevators. Inspections for elevators, escalators and dumbwaiters shall be in compliance with N.J.A.C. 5.23-12.6. The fees for witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections shall be as follows:
(1) 
The basic fees for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or in an exempted R-2 structure, shall be as follows:
(a) 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[1] 
One to 10 floors: $330.
[2] 
Over 10 floors: $550.
(b) 
Hydraulic elevators: $95.
(c) 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $30.
(d) 
Escalators, moving walks: $295.
(e) 
Dumbwaiters: $75.
(f) 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts/manlifts: $75.
(2) 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
(a) 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
(b) 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $150.
(c) 
Auxiliary power generator: $110.
(3) 
Elevator devices:
(a) 
The fee for elevator devices in structures in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be $220. This fee shall be waived when signed statements and supportive inspection and acceptance test reports are filed by an approved qualified agent or agency in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.19 and 5:23-2.20.
(b) 
The fee for plan review for elevator devices in structures in Use Groups R-3 and R-4 and for elevator devices wholly within dwelling units in R-2 structures shall be $60.
(c) 
The fee for plan review in structures in use groups other than R-3 and R-4, and devices in the R-2's exempted by N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20(c)6, shall be, for each device, $310.
(4) 
The fee for witnessing acceptance tests of and performing inspections of minor work shall be $75.
(5) 
The fees for routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3 or R-4, or otherwise exempt devices in R-2 structures, shall be as follows:
(a) 
The fee for six-month routine inspections are as follows:
[1] 
Traction and drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $205.
[b] 
Over 10 floors: $265.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $150.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic: $205.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $205.
(b) 
The fees for one-year periodic inspection and witnessing of tests of elevator devices, which shall include a six-month routine inspection, shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors: $295.
[b] 
Ten plus floors: $350.
[2] 
Hydraulic elevators: $220.
[3] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $255.
[4] 
Escalators, moving walks: $470.
[5] 
Dumbwaiters: $120.
[6] 
Manlifts, stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts: $180.
(c) 
Additional yearly periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features shall be as follows:
[1] 
Oil buffers (charge per oil buffer): $60.
[2] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.
[3] 
Auxiliary power generator: $75.
(d) 
The fee for the three-year or five-year inspection of elevator devices shall be as follows:
[1] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[a] 
One to 10 floors (five-year inspection): $500.
[b] 
Over 10 floors (five-year inspection): $555.
[2] 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic elevators:
[a] 
Three-year inspection: $375.
[b] 
Five-year inspection: $220.
F. 
Electrical subcode fees; minimum fee: $50.
(1) 
For all fixtures, receptacles, switches, fractional motors, air conditioners, dishwasher, water heaters, communication points, detectors, alarm devices, FAC panels, bells, horns/strobes, water flow or tamper switch, pull stations, security items such as security points for door/window, alarm points, card readers, magnetic locks, etc.
(a) 
One to 20 devices: $50.
(b) 
For each additional 20 devices: $20.
(2) 
Solar/photovoltaic systems (number of kilowatts):
(a) 
Zero to 50: $60.
(b) 
Fifty-one to 100: $115.
(c) 
Over 100+: $575.
(d) 
Micro-inverters, one to 20: $50; for each additional 20 devices: $20.
(e) 
Inverters: $75.
(f) 
Meter: $25.
(3) 
Services, subpanels and disconnects:
(a) 
Amperage:
[1] 
Up to 200: $75.
[2] 
Two hundred one to 500: $150.
[3] 
Five hundred one to 1,000: $225.
[4] 
Over 1,000: $650.
(b) 
Replacement of services exceeding three meters:
[1] 
Each additional meter: $25.
(4) 
Generator/ transformers/ vaults/ enclosures/ substations (number of kilowatts):
(a) 
One to 10: $20.
(b) 
Ten and one tenth to 45: $75.
(c) 
Forty-five and one tenth to 112.5: $125.
(d) 
Over 112.5: $600.
(5) 
Heat pumps:
(a) 
For the first 10 pumps: $50.
(b) 
Each additional pump: $20.
(6) 
Motors (horsepower):
(a) 
One to 10: $20.
(b) 
Ten and one tenth to 50: $75.
(c) 
Fifty and one tenth to 112.5: $125.
(d) 
Over 112.5: $600.
(7) 
Signs, freestanding or on a structure, flat fee of: $75.
(8) 
Inspection of elevator (per): $100.
(9) 
Light poles:
(a) 
Under eight feet in height: regular/fixture/device.
(b) 
Over eight feet in height, each: $25.
(10) 
Swimming pools:
(a) 
Residential aboveground pool: $75.
(b) 
Residential in-ground pool: $100.
(c) 
Residential spa/hot tub*: $50.
(d) 
Public spa/hot tub*: $150.
(e) 
Annual pool, spa, hot tub inspection*: $150.
*
Each additional pool, spa or hot tub on site: $50.
G. 
Fire subcode fees; minimum fee: $50.
(1) 
Sprinkler system, each new installation and/or relocation; relocation; fire alarm systems (horns, strobes, bells, smoke/carbon monoxide, heat, pulls, duct smoke detectors, electronic door locks). Note: In computing the fee for heads or devices, the number of each shall be counted separately and two fees, one for heads, and one for devices, shall be charged:
(a) 
One to 20 heads and devices: $75.
(b) 
Twenty one to 100 heads and devices: $175.
(c) 
One hundred one to 200 heads and devices: $300.
(d) 
Two hundred one to 400 heads and devices: $800.
(e) 
Four hundred one to 1,000 heads and devices: $1,400.
(f) 
Over 1,000 heads and devices: $1,800.
(2) 
Standpipe systems, each new installation, relocation and/or repair, each: $250.
(3) 
Pre-action valves, dry pipe valve each: $150.
(4) 
Yard hydrants or underground piping, per loop: $200.
(5) 
Central control station, per each station: $200.
(6) 
Central fire control center, each: $1,000.
(7) 
Fire pump, each: $500.
(8) 
Installation of hazardous or smoke exhaust systems:
(a) 
Atriums exhaust system, each: $400.
(b) 
Commercial kitchen hood system, each: $200.
(c) 
Hazardous exhaust system, each: $200.
(d) 
Commercial kitchen hood suppression, each: $200.
(9) 
Pre-engineered system including carbon dioxide foam, dry or wet chemical, inert gas, FM200 or other chemical or special systems (except commercial kitchen hood systems), each: $200.
(10) 
Installation of emergency generator, each:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $200.
(11) 
Fire water storage tank, each: $300.
(12) 
Crematorium fee, each: $500.
(13) 
Incinerator fee, each: $500.
(14) 
Heating and cooling equipment (furnaces, air handlers, dryers, ovens, space heaters, pool heaters, boilers, fuel-burning appliances, fireplaces, chimney liner and metal vents):
(a) 
First device, each: $60.
(b) 
Additional device, each: $15.
(15) 
Flammable/combustible storage tanks:
(a) 
Each tank, zero to 999 gallons: $100.
(b) 
Each tank, 1,000 gallons to 4,999 gallons: $300.
(c) 
Each tank, 5,000 gallons or more: $400.
(16) 
Field inspection/location of sprinkler heads and/or fire extinguisher placement: $100.
H. 
Plumbing subcode fees; minimum fee: $50.
(1) 
For all fixtures or devices, except those listed in Subsection H(2) hereafter, including but not limited to backflow preventers up to one inch, backwater valves, bathtubs, bidets, clothes washers, dishwashers, drinking fountains, floor drains, garbage disposals, floor sinks, hose bibs, soda dispensing equipment, ice cream or yogurt makers, ice making equipment, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, lavatories, shower stalls, slop sinks, vent stacks, roof/overflow drains, urinals, utensil washers, vacuum breakers, water closets and whirlpools shall be (each): $25.
(2) 
For special devices, including backflow preventers, 1 1/4 inches and up, condensate pumps, dental chairs and related dental equipment, eye washers, fixture ejector or pump, garbage can washers, grease traps, neutralizing devices, water softeners, humidifiers, oil recovery tanks, oil and sand interceptors, sewer ejectors, sump pumps, emergency showers, spas, hot tubs, tankless heater, drip or safe pans, hose reels and indirect waste receptors, pool drains, solar systems or other specialty device shall be (each): $75.
(3) 
Each oil or gas appliance, including but not limited to broilers, clothes dryers, coffee and tea urns, deep fryers, grills, ovens, radiant heater, steam tables or kettles, log lighters and/or fireplaces, each device or fixture shall be: $20.
(4) 
Water heater, furnace, rooftop units, steam/hot water boiler, heat pumps, pool heaters:
(a) 
Group R-5: $75.
(b) 
All other groups: $100.
(5) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building water service shall be: $75.
(6) 
Replacement, repair, removal or new installation of a building sewer service shall be: $75.
(7) 
Air conditioning, refrigeration and condensate systems, each unit shall be: $75.
(8) 
Required inspection and certificate of compliance for the annual backflow preventer, each device shall be: $75.
(9) 
Each abandoned septic tank and/or pit shall be: $150.
(10) 
Installation of each liquefied petroleum (propane) gas tank/cylinder shall be as follows:
(a) 
Each tank 0 to 999 gallons: $100.
(b) 
Each tank 1,000 gallons to 4,999 gallons: $500.
(c) 
Each tank 5,000 gallons or more: $800.
I. 
Mechanical inspections; minimum fee: $75.
(1) 
Performed by mechanical/plumbing inspector for the installation and replacement of mechanical equipment in existing buildings, Groups R-5, R-4, R-3:
(a) 
First piece of equipment, each: $75.
(b) 
Additional equipment, each: $20.
(2) 
No separate fee shall be charged for gas, fuel oil or water connections associated with the mechanical equipment.
J. 
Annual permit fees.
(1) 
Fees to be charge for an annual construction permit shall be charged on an annual basis. This fee shall be per maintenance worker primarily employed in an appropriate subcode:
(a) 
From one to 25 workers, each: $933.
(b) 
Over 25 workers, each additional worker: $329.
(2) 
Prior to the issuance of an annual permit, a training registration fee of $196 per subcode and a list of not more than three individuals to be trained per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the Township's Construction Code Official who shall forward the fee to the Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Enforcement. Training Section, along with copies of the Construction Permit (Form F-170). Checks shall be made payable to Treasurer, State of New Jersey.
(3) 
Note: Annual permit fees are not refundable.
K. 
Miscellaneous fees. Special inspections not enumerated above shall be performed by the appropriate subcode official at an hourly rate of $100 with a minimum of four hours. (Example: inspections requested to be performed after hours.)
L. 
Zoning fees. Zoning fees enumerated as follows:
(1) 
The fee for an application to be processed through the Site Plan Exemption Committee shall be: $250.
(2) 
Fee for temporary residential real estate sign shall be: $25.
(3) 
Fee for temporary commercial real estate sign shall be: $50.
(4) 
Fee for temporary construction/contractor sign shall be: $25.
(5) 
Certificate of habitability for sale of a residential property: $100.
(6) 
Certificate of habitability for rental of a residential property: $100.
(7) 
Zoning letter of compliance: $50.
(8) 
Zoning permit not requiring construction permit: $50.
NOTE: Except as numerated above, all checks shall be made payable to the Township of Hanover. All fees collected pursuant to this section are nonrefundable.
M. 
Search examination. Search, examination and reproduction of code enforcement records. The Construction Official is designated as the deputy custodian of all Building Department and building subcode records. Duplicating costs and special service charges related to the reproduction of any Building Department records and documents shall be in accordance with provisions of the Open Public Records Act as specified under § 125-9, entitled "Open Public Records Act," under Chapter 125 of the Code of the Township, entitled "Fees."
[Amended 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99; 10-14-2004 by Ord. No. 31-2004; 11-12-2009 by Ord. No. 19-09]
Police Department fees shall be as follows:
Item
Fee
Nonrefundable Firearms Purchaser Identification Card
$5.00
Permit to purchase handgun
$2.00 each
Weapons discharge, pursuant to Chapter 129 (fees deposited into recreation escrow)
$15.00
Fingerprinting (licenses, passports, etc.)
$10.00
Alarm systems:
Subscribers to police panel (paid to licensee):
Initial connection
$60.00
Monthly rental
$3.35
Subscribers to telephone dials:
Initial fee
$25.00
Annual renewal (to be paid each year prior to January 1 to Township)
$10.00
[Added 2-11-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99[1]]
A. 
Tax searches: $10 for each certificate issued; and $2 per year for each continuation search up to three years.
B. 
Third-party tax search requests: $5 per block and lot (includes tax and sewer information).
C. 
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-54, the Tax Collector shall provide to any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54 two calculations of the amount required for the redemption within a calendar year at no cost. For each subsequent calculation requested from the Tax Collector, there shall be a fee of $50. A request for a redemption calculation shall be made in writing to the Tax Collector.
[Added 2-10-2011 by Ord. No. 3-11]
D. 
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1, the Tax Collector may charge a lien holder of a tax lien $50 for the calculation of the amount due to redeem the tax lien as required pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1. Any requests for a redemption calculation shall specify the date to be used for the calculation which shall be the date of the notice. Neither the Tax Collector nor the Township shall be liable for an incorrect calculation. The fee paid to the Township shall not become part of the lien, and shall not be passed on to any party entitled to redeem pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54.
[Added 2-10-2011 by Ord. No. 3-11]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for the renumbering of former § 125-7, Conflicts, as § 125-8.
This chapter and the fees, license permits and any other charges imposed by the Township of Hanover in the administration and implementation of the Township's various ordinances shall control whenever this chapter is found to be in conflict with any other ordinance previously adopted by the Township Committee relative to any fees, license permits or charges which are set forth and fixed by way of this chapter.
[Added 7-11-2002 by Ord. No. 17-2002]
A. 
Designation of Custodian and Deputy Custodians of Municipal Records:
(1) 
For the purpose of implementing and discharging those responsibilities under the Open Public Records Act, the Municipal Clerk of the Township of Hanover is hereby designated as the Custodian of Municipal Records or, in his absence, the Deputy Municipal Clerk. The Municipal Clerk shall prepare and adopt application and response forms necessary in tracking requests for the duplication of municipal records by members of the public.
(2) 
In addition, for the purpose of expediting citizen requests for the inspection, copying or examination of municipal records (with certain exceptions) in various departments, the following positions are hereby designated as Deputy Custodians:
(a) 
Administrative Assistant/Secretary to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment.
(b) 
Chief Municipal Finance Officer.
(c) 
Chief of Police, Captain of Police or Detective Sergeant in charge of the Detective Bureau.
(d) 
Construction Code and Building Subcode Official.
(e) 
Health Officer/Environmental Specialist.
(f) 
Tax Assessor.
(g) 
Township Engineer or Assistant Township Engineer.
B. 
Denial of access to records. In the event that a Deputy Custodian of the Record recommends denying a requestor access to municipal records, it shall be the responsibility of the Municipal Clerk to review the subject matter in accordance with requirements of N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 and make a determination as to whether or not the record(s) in question should be denied.
C. 
Photocopies (per page).
(1) 
Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the Township shall assess a photocopy charge at the rate of $0.07 per page for the duplication of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter.
[Amended 11-12-2009 by Ord. No. 19-09]
(2) 
The Township Clerk shall have the discretion to require a deposit against costs for reproducing documents sought through an anonymous request whenever the Township Clerk anticipates that the information thus requested will cost in excess of $5 to reproduce.
D. 
Enhanced reproduction costs. Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation or volume of a government 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 Township shall charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and based upon the actual direct cost to the Township of providing the copy or copies to a member of the public.
E. 
Conversion of record to different medium.
(1) 
If a member of the public requests that a copy of the record be provided in a certain medium, the Municipal Clerk shall permit access to that municipal record and provide a copy in the medium requested if the Township maintains the record in that medium. If the Township does not maintain the record in the medium requested, the Municipal Clerk 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 Township; not routinely developed or maintained by the Township; or requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the Township may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based on 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 Township or attributable to the Township for the programming, clerical and supervisory assistance required, or both.
(2) 
The calculation of labor costs shall be based on the actual number of hours expended and at the appropriate hourly labor rate of each employee involved in preparing or assisting in the formulation of the document in the medium so requested.
F. 
Records in use, storage or archived.
(1) 
If a municipal record requested is temporarily unavailable because it is in use, in storage or archived, the Municipal Clerk, Deputy Clerk or a designated Deputy Custodian of the Record shall advise the citizen making the request within seven business days after the Custodian receives the request. The Township shall make every good faith effort to retrieve the stored and/or archived municipal record in prompt fashion. Furthermore, the citizen shall be advised by the Custodian when the record can be made available; and, if the record is not made available by the time given, access shall be deemed denied.
(2) 
In addition to the actual cost of copying or duplicating retrieved municipal records which were in storage or archived, the Township may charge the actual costs paid by the Township to retrieve and return archived records to the facility utilized by the Township, plus the labor cost expended by one or more Township employees to pick up, deliver and return the archived municipal records.
G. 
Fees applicable to discovery reports and materials.
[Added 10-14-2004 by Ord. No. 31-2004]
(1) 
All requests for discovery in matters pending before the Hanover Township Municipal Court shall be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor.
(2) 
Any person making a request for discovery reports and related documents shall be assessed a photocopy charge at the rate of $0.07 per page for the duplication of such reports and documents.
[Amended 11-12-2009 by Ord. No. 19-09]
(a) 
(Reserved)
(b) 
(Reserved)
(c) 
(Reserved)
(d) 
The actual postage for any discovery report sent by mail.
(e) 
Twenty-five cents for the envelope/stationery expenses for any discovery report sent by mail.
(f) 
Photographs will be photocopied at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
(g) 
The request for a duplication of video or audio tapes will be done free of charge. However, the requestor must provide unused video or audio tapes.
(h) 
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Township's copier machine, or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost paid by the Township to the vendor duplicating the requested material shall be paid by the requestor.
(i) 
When the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Township of Hanover, for example, another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.
H. 
Fees applicable to accident and incident reports.
[Added 10-14-2004 by Ord. No. 31-2004]
(1) 
Any person making a request for accident and incident reports shall be assessed a photocopy charge at the rate of $0.07 per page for the duplication of such reports.
[Amended 11-12-2009 by Ord. No. 19-09[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection H(2) and (3), which contained additional photocopy fees.
(2) 
(Reserved)
(3) 
(Reserved)
(4) 
Five dollars for mailed accident reports only, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
(5) 
Actual postage for any incident report mailed.
(6) 
Twenty-five cents for the envelope/stationery expenses for any incident report sent by mail.
(7) 
Five dollars for each videotape or audiotape reproduction.
(8) 
Two dollars for accident reports only requested through the CarFax: Law Enforcement Solutions Police Crash Assistance Program through which the Township participates, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
[Added 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 18-14]