Borough of Essex Fells, NJ
Essex County
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Certificates of subdivision approval shall be issued by the Borough Clerk in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-56 of the Municipal Land Use Law. A fee of $10 shall be charged for each certificate of approval.
[Amended 12-17-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-752; 12-21-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-781]
A. 
Building permits. No building permit shall be issued by the Construction Official until final approval has been granted on an application for development.
B. 
Certificates of occupancy.
(1) 
No land or new construction shall be occupied or used in whole or in part for any purpose whatsoever until a certificate of occupancy has been issued by the Construction Official stating that the use of the land or building complies with the provisions of this chapter.
(2) 
No certificate of occupancy for any land or structure shall be granted until all required improvements or conditions of approval have been met, installed or completed. A temporary certificate of occupancy may be issued but only for a specific period, upon such conditions as the Borough Engineer may impose, such as bonding, to ensure the completion or installation of any such improvements unfinished because of weather or unforeseen delay. The installation of any required public or private improvements may also be delayed if the Borough Engineer warrants in writing to the Construction Official that the delay is in the best interests of the Borough.
C. 
Zoning permits. Where an application for development does (or does not) require a building permit, the Zoning Officer shall review the application for development and issue a zoning permit upon payment of the required fee of $85.
[Amended 4-16-1996 by Ord. No. 96-657; 8-17-1999 by Ord. No. 99-703; 8-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-937; 3-4-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-947]
Fees for applications or for the rendering of any service by the Boards or any member of their administrative staffs shall be as shown below:
Schedule of Fees
Type
Fee
Initial Escrow for Professional Review
Land use procedures fee for furnishing list of property owners
$10
Planning Board fees
Conditional use application
$500
$2,000
Townhouse, additional per unit
$100
$400
Site plan
Preliminary
Minimum
$400
$2,000
0 to 1,000 square feet of gross floor area
$400
$2,000
1,000 to 2,500 square feet of gross floor area
$500
$2,000
2,500 to 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
$700
$2,000
Over 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
$1,000
$2,500
Final
1/2 preliminary
1/2 preliminary
Major subdivision
Minimum
$550
$2,000
Plus per lot
$150
$550
Minor subdivision (one-family residential)
No new lot created
$250
$1,000
1 to 3 lots
$500
$2,000
Minor subdivision (other, residential or commercial)
1 to 3 lots
$250 per lot
$2,000
Special meeting at request of applicant
$800
Residential application (one- or two-family)
Relief pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-60b or c
$100
$2,000
Zoning Board of Adjustment fees
Residential application (one- or two-family)
Relief pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70a, b or c (appeals, interpretations and "hardship variances")
$250
$2,000
Relief pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d ("use variances")
$750
$2,500
Sign
$150
All other applications
$500
$1,000
Special meeting at request of applicant
$800
Fees for copies of certain ordinances:
Site Plan Review Ordinance
$6
Subdivision Ordinance
$7
Master Plan
$50
Zoning Ordinance
$50
Site plan
Preliminary
Minimum
$400
$2,000
0 to 1,000 square feet of gross floor area
$400
$2,000
1,000 to 2,500 square feet of gross floor area
$500
$2,000
2,500 to 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
$700
$2,000
Over 5,000 square feet of gross floor area
$1,000
$2,500
Final
1/2 preliminary
1/2 preliminary
Major subdivision
Minimum
$500
$2,000
Plus per lot
$150
$550
Minor subdivision (one-family residential)
No new lot created
$250
$1,000
1 to 3 lots
$500
$2,000
Minor subdivision (other, residential or commercial)
1 to 3 lots
$250 per lot
$2,000