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Borough of Leonia, NJ
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[Adopted 7-27-1981 by Ord. No. 916 (§ 101-1 of the 1982 Code)]
The following fees are hereby established. Fees not included specifically in this chapter or which have not been mentioned or affected by this chapter shall be considered to be in full force and effect.
[Amended 2-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1221]
Type of Permit
Fee
Alarm system installer permit, annual
$35.00
Alarm system through commercial central stations
No fee
Dial alarm additional permit, annual
$75.00
License permit, annual
$500.00
Plenary retail distribution license, annual: $600.
Type of Amusement
Fee
Coin-operated amusement or entertainment devices, annual
(Ch. 84, Art. I)
$250.00
Places of amusement (Ch. 84, Art. II)
Pool and billiard parlors, annual
First and second tables
$50.00
For all other tables
$25.00
Dance halls, roller skating rinks and miniature golf courses, annual
$200.00
Swimming pools, annual
$200.00
Tennis courts, annual, per court
$10.00
Bowling alleys, annual, per lane
$25.00
[Amended 3-21-1983 by Ord. No. 960; 9-6-1983 by Ord. No. 969; 12-3-1990 by Ord. No. 1118]
Document
Fee
Code of the Borough of Leonia, per bound volume
$90.00
Zoning, Chapter 290, per bound volume
$20.00
Property Maintenance, Chapter 212, per bound volume
$5.00
Site Plan Review, Chapter 236, per bound volume
$5.00
Subdivision of Land, Chapter 250, per bound volume
$5.00
Personnel policies, per bound volume
$5.00
Rent Control, Chapter 220, per unbound copy
$3.50
Copies of municipal maps (per copy)
Street map
Small
$1.00
Medium
$3.00
Large
$5.00
Zoning Map (one size only)
$1.50
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Borough copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
[Added 3-7-2005 by Ord. No. 07-05]
Filing of a condominium conversion with the municipality, per apartment unit
$5.00
Research by Borough employees for Borough records (per hour, minimum one hour).
$40.00
Certification of documents
$5.00
[Amended 12-16-1985 by Ord. No. 1014; 12-7-1987 by Ord. No. 1061; 2-6-1995 by Ord. No. 1196; 12-19-2007 by Ord. No. BOH 01-07]
The following license fees are hereby established:
A. 
The annual license fee for the licensing of dogs shall be $15 for unspayed or unneutered dogs and $12 for spayed or neutered dogs, plus the registration fee and any other special fees payable to the State of New Jersey. The dog owner shall submit a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian stating that the dog has been spayed or neutered to receive the reduced license fee.
B. 
The annual license fee for the licensing of cats shall be $8 for each unneutered cat, and $5 for each neutered cat. The cat owner shall submit a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian stating that the cat has been neutered to receive the reduced license fee.
C. 
A late registration penalty of $10 shall be charged from March 1 until the last day of December.
A. 
Filing fee (14 copies of EIS and attachments):
(1) 
Residential, per family unit: $25; minimum, $50.
(2) 
Nonresidential, per acre: $50, plus $0.01 per square foot of gross building area; minimum, $200.
A. 
Filming of movies/commercials, videos, etc.: $250.
B. 
All additional costs incurred by Borough to be reimbursed.
For permits and licenses required under Chapter 136, Fire Prevention, and not specifically listed herein:
A. 
Fire prevention permits, per year: $10.
B. 
Fire prevention licenses, per year: $50.
See Chapter 147, Garage Sales.
A. 
First tank: $5.
B. 
Each additional tank: $5.
[Amended 6-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1084]
Document/Service
Fee
List of property owners
$35.00
Fee for publication of decision plus cost of publication
$25.00
Bylaws, rules and regulations of the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment, per page
$0.50
Transcripts of proceedings before either Board or governing body, per page thereof
$4.00
Duplicate recordings of proceedings before either Board or governing body, per tape or any part thereof
$25.00
Minutes of public meetings, per page
$0.50
Decisions of either Board or governing body, per page
$0.50
Application for hearing:
Residential
$150.00
Commercial
$200.00
Reproduction of minutes, per page
$0.15
Reproduction of transcripts
Cost plus 10%
Copies of decision, per page
$0.15
Certified list
$10.00
Activity/Document
Fee
Fee for bad checks payable to Borough [Amended 11-13-2000 by Ord. No. 21-00]
$20.00
Certificate of occupancy [Amended 5-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1122]
$30.00
Property maintenance inspection certification
$20.00
Reinspection [Amended 5-6-1991 by Ord. No. 1122]
15.00
Municipal Court
Application for Public Defender (maximum) [Added 9-21-1998 by Ord. No. 98-15]
$200.00
Circular permit, 5 days
$2.00
Auctioneer's license, real estate, personal property
$25.00
Used car lot license
$500.00
Service stations, annual
$100.00
Motor vehicle junkyard license, per year
$250.00
Type of License
Fee
Peddler
Per day
$5.00
Per year
$50.00
Transient merchant, per year
$50.00
Transient merchant peddler, per year
$50.00
Solicitor
Per day
$5.00
Per year
$50.00
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 123-15, Police Department records, amended 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 1111, was repealed 3-7-2005 by Ord. No. 07-05.
A. 
Application: $10.
B. 
Reinspection: $5.
A. 
Rent leveling hardship appeal
(1) 
First 4 apartments: $50.
(2) 
Each thereafter: $5.
B. 
Tenant complaint to Rent Leveling Board, per apartment unit: $2.50.
C. 
Appeal from administrative agency decision, Senior Citizens and Disabled Protected Tenancy Act (P.L. 1981, c. 226), per apartment unit: $200.
[Amended 9-6-1983 by Ord. No. 969]
[Amended 2-5-1990 by Ord. No. 1102]
Type of Application
Fee
Site plan preliminary filing (residential)
$200.00
Multiple family (per unit)
$35.00
All others
$200.00
Plus (per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area)
$35.00
Site plan final filing (residential)
$200.00
Multiple family (per unit)
$35.00
All others
$200.00
Plus (per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area)
$35.00
Simultaneous filing of preliminary and final:
Multiple family
$75.00, plus $7.00 per dwelling unit
All others, per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area
$12.00
Minimum
$75.00
Existing building occupancy or change of use
$100.00
Amended site plan
$100.00
Type of Sale
Fee
Garage sale license (limit of 2 per dwelling or parcel of land per calendar)
$10.00
Flea market or special outdoor events
$25.00
Sidewalk sale (per vendor)
$10.00
Going out of business sale
$50.00
Estate sale or house contents sale
$50.00
Proof of residency letter
$10.00
Permit or Activity
Fee
Street openings permit
$200.00
Street openings by public utilities, each
$10.00
Special tunneling permit
$10.00
Sidewalks
Paving permit
$10.00
Lowering curb or change in sidewalk grade
$15.00
Installation of gas, electric or oil burner heat
$15.00
Installation of oil tanks
275 to 550
$5.00
551 to 2,000
$10.00
2,001 to 5,000
$20.00
5,001 and over
$25.00
[Amended 2-5-1990 by Ord. No. 1102; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. 1107; 12-4-1991 by Ord. No. 1133; 9-9-2009 by Ord. No. 12-09]
Type of Application
Fee
Sketch plat
$25.00
Minor subdivision
$300.00
Plus (per lot)
$50.00
Escrow
$1,500.00
Major subdivision
$400.00
Plus (per lot)
$50.00
Escrow
$1,500.00
[Amended 2-12-2001 by Ord. No. 02-01]
Type of License
Fee
Taxicab license:
Owner
$250.00
Each vehicle
$50.00
Driver's license
$25.00
Limousine license:
Owner
$50.00
Each vehicle
$50.00
Driver's license
$25.00
[Amended 4-20-1987 by Ord. No. 1042; 6-5-1989 by Ord. No. 1084; 5-21-1990 by Ord. No. 1107; 4-20-1992 by Ord. No. 1137; 4-21-1997 by Ord. No. 4-97; 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 18-98; 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-5; 9-17-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-11]
A. 
Building subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(2) 
New construction, including additions, per cubic foot of volume:
Use Group
Fee
R-5 and U
$0.05
All other use groups
$0.06
(3) 
Renovations, alterations and repairs:
(a) 
Up to first $50,000 in cost, per $1,000: $30.
(b) 
From $50,000 to and including $100,00 in cost, per $1,000: $24.
(c) 
Over $100,000 in cost, per $1,000: $20.
(4) 
Building or structural demolition:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, complete: $300.
(b) 
All other use groups, complete: $500.
(c) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, interior nonstructural: $75.
(d) 
All other use groups, interior nonstructural: $150.
(5) 
Garage or accessory building demolition:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group: $100.
(b) 
All other use groups: $200.
(6) 
Moving a building, per $1,000 of estimated cost of work: $25.
(7) 
Asbestos abatement: $200.
(8) 
Administrative certificate of occupancy: $25.
(9) 
Lead hazard abatement: $200.
(10) 
Administrative certificate of clearance: $25.
(11) 
Flat fees for the following (not subject to minimum fee):
(a) 
Swimming pools (installations):
[1] 
Aboveground: $175.
[2] 
In-ground: $350.
(b) 
House and construction trailers, each: $300.
(c) 
Tents, each: $150.
(12) 
Retaining wall with surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure: $200.
(13) 
Retaining wall with a surface area of 550 square feet or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure: $100.
(14) 
Signs, per square foot, each face: $4.
(15) 
Certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
R-5 Use Group structures of less than 5,000 square feet in height: $100.
(b) 
All other buildings: minimum of $150 or 10% of permit fee.
(16) 
Change of use group: $200.
(17) 
Certificate of continued occupancy: minimum of subcode fees, plus certificate of occupancy fee.
(18) 
Temporary certificate of occupancy:
(a) 
Initial issuance: No fee.
(b) 
Subsequent renewals, each $50.
(19) 
Certificate of approval: No fee.
(20) 
Plan review, nonrefundable: 20% of construction permit fee.
(21) 
Change of contractor, per subcode technical section: $15.
(22) 
Permit fees:
(a) 
Permit surcharge [state-mandated, N.J.A.C. 5:23-4-19(b)], per cubic foot of volume (new work and additions only): $0.00371.
(b) 
Alterations, per $1 of cost: $0.0019.
(23) 
Variation application as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10:
(a) 
Class I structure: $350.
(b) 
Class I structure, resubmission: $250.
(c) 
Class II and III structures: $100.
(d) 
Class II and III structures, resubmission: $75.
(24) 
Reinstatement of lapsed permit: minimum of each subcode section not completed.
(25) 
Withdrawn permit administrative fee: 20% of permit fee.
B. 
Electrical subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(2) 
Electrical devices (i.e. lighting outlets, convenience receptacles, wall switches, smoke and heat detectors, fluorescent fixtures, fractional horsepower motors, emergency lights, exit lights, communication points, fire alarm devices, fire alarm control panel):
(a) 
From one to 20 devices: $60.
(b) 
Each additional 20 devices: $20.
(3) 
Motors (all except those in plug-in appliances):
(a) 
From one to 10 horsepower: $20.
(b) 
From 11 to 50 horsepower: $75.
(c) 
From 51 to 100 horsepower: $115.
(d) 
Over 100 horsepower: $500.
(4) 
Appliance equipment:
(a) 
From one to 10 kilowatts: $20.
(b) 
From 11 to 45 kilowatts: $75.
(c) 
From 46 to 112.5 kilowatts: $115.
(d) 
Over 112.5 kilowatts: $500.
(5) 
Transformers, generators:
(a) 
From one to 10 kilowatts: $40.
(b) 
From 11 to 45 kilowatts: $120.
(c) 
From 46 to 112.5 kilowatts: $180.
(d) 
Over 112.50 kilowatts: $500.
(6) 
Service entrance, panel, subpanel or disconnect:
(a) 
Up to 100 amperes: $75.
(b) 
From 101 to 200 amperes: $125.
(c) 
From 201 to 1,000 amperes: $250.
(d) 
Over 1,000 amperes: $500.
(7) 
Air-conditioning units (includes disconnect, compressor/condenser, air handler):
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, new installations, each: $75.
(b) 
All other use groups, new installations, each: $100.
(c) 
Replacement of any system part: $30.
(8) 
Burglar alarm system:
(a) 
Fee: $75.
(b) 
Replacement of any system part: $40.
(9) 
Swimming pools (includes receptacle, switch, trench, bonding):
(a) 
Fee: $80.
(b) 
Equipotential bonding grid: $30.
(10) 
Hydromassage tub: $20.
(11) 
Hot tub, spa: $40.
(12) 
Certificate of compliance, annual inspection for public swimming pools, spas, hot tubs: $120.
(13) 
Photovoltaic systems:
(a) 
From one to 50 kilowatts: $150.
(b) 
From 51 to 100 kilowatts: $300.
(c) 
Greater than 100 kilowatts: $650.
(14) 
Signs: $15.
(15) 
Light standards: $15.
C. 
Elevator subcode fees; subcode enforced by the State of New Jersey.
D. 
Fire subcode fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(2) 
Sprinkler systems, each:
(a) 
Pipe schedule: $125.
(b) 
Hydraulically calculated: $125.
(c) 
R-5 Use Group, 20 or fewer heads: $100.
(3) 
Sprinkler system heads, all use groups:
(a) 
From one to 20 heads: $80.
(b) 
From 21 to 100 heads: $150.
(c) 
From 101 to 200 heads: $225.
(d) 
From 201 to 400 heads: $400.
(e) 
From 401 to 1,000 heads: $600.
(f) 
Over 1,000 heads: $1,000.
(4) 
Sprinkler system supervisory devices (i.e. tamper switches low/high air), each: $22.
(5) 
Standpipes, each: $200.
(6) 
Fire alarm systems:
(a) 
Control panel, R-5 Use Group, each: $75.
(b) 
Control panel, non-R-5 Use Group, each: $150.
(7) 
Fire alarm systems alarm devices (i.e. smoke detector heads, heat detector heads, pull stations, waterflow alarms):
(a) 
From one to 20 devices: $80.
(b) 
From 21 to 100 devices: $150.
(c) 
From 101 to 200 devices: $200.
(d) 
From 201 to 400 devices: $300.
(e) 
From 401 to 1,000 devices: $600.
(f) 
Over 1,000 devices: $800.
(8) 
Fire alarm system security devices (i.e. door locks, electromagnetic releases), each: $22.
(9) 
Fire alarm system signaling devices (i.e. horns, strobes, bells), each: $15.
(10) 
Independent pre-engineered system, each:
(a) 
Wet chemical system: $150.
(b) 
All other systems: $250.
(11) 
Gas or oil-fired appliances, each:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, new installations: $75.
(b) 
All other use groups: $90.
(12) 
Solid fuel-fired appliances, each: $75.
(13) 
Metal chimney liner installation, each: $80.
(14) 
Exhaust systems, each:
(a) 
Commercial kitchen: $150.
(b) 
Smoke control system: $250.
(15) 
Incinerators, each: $300.
(16) 
Crematorium, each: $300.
(17) 
Fuel storage tanks:
(a) 
R-5 Use Group, install, remove or abandon, each: $175.
(b) 
All other use groups, install, remove or abandon, each:
[1] 
Up to 275 gallons: $200.
[2] 
From 276 gallons to 1,000 gallons: $250.
[3] 
Each additional 500 gallons: $50.
(18) 
Fire pump, each: $150.
(19) 
Fire service main:
(a) 
Less than or equal to four inches in diameter: $150.
(b) 
Greater than four inches in diameter: $200.
E. 
Plumbing subcode fees:
(1) 
Minimum fee: $75.
(2) 
Fixtures (i.e. lavatories, kitchen sinks, basins, urinals, water closets, bathtubs, shower stalls, sill cocks, laundry tubs, floor drains, drinking fountains, dishwashers, garbage disposals, clothes washers and similar devices), each: $25.
(3) 
Stacks, each: $60.
(4) 
Special devices (i.e. grease traps, oil separators, refrigeration units, utility service connections, backflow preventers, gas service interceptors, and fuel oil piping), each:
(a) 
R-5 Use Group: $100.
(b) 
All other use groups: $250.
(5) 
Utilization equipment (i.e. steam boilers, hot-water boilers, warm-air furnaces), each:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, new installations: $100.
(b) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, replacement: $100.
(c) 
All other use groups: $150.
(6) 
Extension of existing heating systems: $60.
(7) 
Air-conditioning units:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, new installations: $60.
(b) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, replacements: $60.
(c) 
All other use groups: $80.
(8) 
Water heaters, each:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, new installations: $75.
(b) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group, replacements: $75.
(c) 
All other use groups: $100.
(9) 
Gas piping, each:
(a) 
R-3 or R-5 Use Group: $50.
(b) 
All other use groups: $75.
(10) 
Chimney liner, gas-fired appliance: $75.
(11) 
Vapor recovery systems, each: $100.
(12) 
Required annual reinspections (i.e. cross-connections, backflow preventers): $75.
(13) 
Medical gas piping, per outlet: $22.
(14) 
VAV boxes: $22.
(15) 
Humidifiers: $22.
(16) 
Pre-manufactured homes, plan review and connection inspections: $125.
(17) 
Swimming pools (backflow preventer and main drain): $60.
F. 
Zoning/land use fees.
(1) 
Zoning permit (includes review for use and/or development):
(a) 
One-and two-family dwellings: $50.
(b) 
All other uses:
[1] 
Less than 20,000 square feet in building area: $150.
[2] 
More than 20,000 square feet in building area: $200.
(2) 
Amended zoning application, each:
(a) 
One- and two-family dwellings: $25.
(b) 
All other uses: $50.
(3) 
Fences: $30.
(4) 
Sign/awning permit, each: $30.
(5) 
Temporary zoning permit: $50.
(6) 
Development applications:
(a) 
Minor subdivision: $500.
(b) 
Preliminary major subdivision:
[1] 
Up to one acre: $750.
[2] 
Each additional acre or fraction thereof: $200.
(7) 
Final major subdivision: $500.
(8) 
Preliminary site plan:
(a) 
Residential:
[1] 
Residential uses: $250.
[2] 
Plus per each dwelling unit: $50.
(b) 
All other:
[1] 
All other uses: $350.
[2] 
Plus per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area: $50.
(9) 
Final site plan:
(a) 
Residential:
[1] 
Residential uses: $250.
[2] 
Plus per each dwelling unit: $50.
(b) 
All other:
[1] 
All other uses: $350.
[2] 
Plus per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area: $50.
(10) 
Amended site plan application: $150.
(11) 
Change of use or occupancy, existing buildings: $100.
(12) 
Certificate of sale/rental occupancy (CRO):
(a) 
Inspection fee three weeks prior to inspection date: $50.
(b) 
Inspection fee two weeks prior to inspection date: $75.
(c) 
Inspection fee one week prior to inspection date: $100.
(13) 
Contractor registration, other than R Use Groups: $50.
(14) 
Conditional use permit: $250.
(15) 
Appeals filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(a) of the MLUL, each: $100.
(16) 
Interpretations filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(b) of the MLUL, each: $100.
(17) 
Variance appeals filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c)(1) or (2):
(a) 
Initial variance: $250.
(b) 
Each additional: $100.
(18) 
Variance appeals filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d)(1), each: $500.
(19) 
Variance appeals filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d)(2) or (3), each: $350.
(20) 
Variance appeals filed pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d)(4), (5) or (6), each: $350.
G. 
Other.
(1) 
Planning Board and Board of Adjustment:
(a) 
Certified list of property owners: $10.
(b) 
Publication of decisions: $50.
(2) 
Letters of code confirmation, each: $50.
(3) 
Transcripts of hearings, each: Cost plus 10%.
(4) 
Audio tape/CD, per appeal: $25.
(5) 
Information request requiring historical research:
(a) 
Nonmanagerial/nonexecutive, clerical, per hour: $45.
(b) 
Managerial/executive, professional, per hour: $75.
[Added 2-20-2008 by Ord. No. 03-08; amended 11-10-2008 by Ord. No. 34-08; 12-6-2009 by Ord. No. 20-09; 12-6-2010 by Ord. No. 16-10; 12-5-2011 by Ord. No. 18-11; 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 08-12; 12-17-2012 by Ord. No. 16-12; 12-9-2013 by Ord. No. 10-13]
A. 
Pool membership fees.
[Amended 6-6-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-4; 11-21-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-12]
(1) 
Pool membership fees are as follows:
Category
Discount Fee Period (March 1 thru April 30)
Regular Fee
Nonresident
Senior individual (62+)
$160
$230
Not available
Senior couple (62+)
$285
$355
Not available
Individual
$180
$230
$375
2 persons
$305
$355
$500
3 persons
$410
$460
$600
4 persons
$490
$540
$675
5 persons
$525
$575
$700
6 or more persons
$550
$600
$725
Any additional persons
+$25/person
Caregiver pass
$90
$170
$225
Leonia/Edgewater resident attending any high school grades 9 through 12
$100
$100
Not available
No refunds will be given after opening day.
(2) 
All those showing documentation as a member of the Leonia Emergency Personnel will receive a discount of 25% on the above categories.
B. 
Guest cards will be sold at the Recreation Center for the following rates:
(1) 
During the discount period, guest cards will be sold for $10 apiece.
(2) 
After the discount period, guest cards will be sold for $12 apiece.
(3) 
If guest cards are not purchased, the cost of a guest to come into the pool for a day will be $15 for a child (two years or older) or an adult.
C. 
Swim lesson fees:
Type of Lesson
Fee
1/2 hour (beginner, advanced beginner, tots, diving)
$20
1 hour (swimmer, intermediate)
$25
1 1/2 hours (basic water rescue)
$30
1/2 hour (dive, stroke, and turn class)
$30
Private lessons
$175
[Added 3-19-2012 by Ord. No. 09-12]
A. 
Fees for recreation camps are as follows:
Discount Fee Period March 1 through March 31
Regular Fee Period April 1 through April 30
Nonresident Fee
With trip registration
$450
$500
$600
No trip registration
$350
$400
$500
B. 
Edgewater residents with children enrolled at the Edgewater Elementary School, EVG, for the 2011-2012 school year shall be eligible to register their children for the Leonia Summer Camp at the Leonia resident rates listed above.