Township of College, PA
Centre County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of College 1-8-1987 by Res. No. R-87-01. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Permit fee for vehicles with steel cleats — See Ch. 177, Part 2.
[Amended 10-6-1988 by Res. No. R-88-27; 5-7-1988 by Res. No. R-98-04; 12-7-2000 by Res. No. R-00-20; 7-1-2004 by Res. No. R-04-12; 7-19-2007 by Res. No. R-07-10; 3-19-2008 by Res. No. R-08-07; 3-5-2009 by Res. No. R-09-02; 7-16-2009 by Res. No. R-09-19; 12-17-2009 by Res. No. R-09-26[1]; 1-3-2011 by Res. No. R-11-02; 12-1-2011 by Res. No. R-11-21[2]]
Pursuant to Chapter 82, Building and Construction Code, and Chapter 152, Property Maintenance and Fire Code, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Building code permit fees.
[Amended 1-6-2014 by Res. No. R-14-07; 1-4-2016 by Res. No. R-16-02]
(1) 
One- and two-family residential.
Type
Fee
Application
$0
New construction or addition
$0.0065 x declared cost,* or $0.0065 x square foot construction cost x square footage (whichever is greater). (Most recent square foot construction cost as published by the International Code Council)
Renovation
$0.0065 x declared cost*
Minimum
$56
Reinspection
$45
Demolition
$56
* The CRCA may request documentation supporting the declared project cost.
(2) 
One- and two-family residential - new industrialized housing only.
Type
Fee
Application
$0
New construction
80% of the following: $0.0065 x declared cost,* or $0.0065 x square foot construction cost x square footage (whichever is greater). (Most recent square foot construction cost as published by the International Code Council.)
Minimum fee
$56
Reinspection fee
$45
* The CRCA may request documentation supporting the declared project cost.
(3) 
Non-one- and two-family residential.
Type
Fee
Application
$75
New construction, renovation, or addition
$0.0065 x declared cost,* or $0.0065 x square foot construction cost x level of renovation multiplier x square footage (whichever is greater). (Most recent square foot construction cost as published by the International Code Council)
Minimum
$56
Reinspection
$45
Demolition
$56
* The CRCA may request documentation supporting the declared project cost.
B. 
Fire safety permits.
[Amended 1-24-2013 by Res. No. R-13-04; 1-6-2014 by Res. No. R-14-07; 1-4-2016 by Res. No. R-16-02]
Annual permit fee = T x $80 x R/V (rounded to the nearest dollar)
Where
R
=
reduction factor = 1.0
T
=
estimated inspection time of property
V
=
inspection frequency value
Number of Square Feet
Time
(in hours)
1,000 or less
2
1,001 to 2,500
2.75
2,501 to 10,000
3.5
10,001 to 25,000
4.5
25,001 to 75,000
6
75,001 or more
9.5
Life Safety Value
(as determined at time of inspection)
Inspection Frequency
100 or less
5-year interval
101 to 400
3-year interval
401 or more
Annually
C. 
Rental housing fee.
[Amended 1-24-2013 by Res. No. R-13-04; 1-4-2016 by Res. No. R-16-02]
Type of Housing
Fee
(annual)
Single dwelling unit, townhouse, mobile home, apartment, condominium, or duplex (per unit)
$37
Lodging house, boardinghouse, tourist home, or rooms (per unit)
$25
Fraternity or dormitory
Fewer than 15 sleeping rooms
$350
15 to 25 sleeping rooms
$400
More than 25 sleeping rooms
$450
D. 
Well and borehole permit fee.
Type
Fee
Potable drinking water well
$56
Base fee for all wells and boreholes subject to the Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code with the exception of potable drinking water wells including up to 5 ground penetrations
$150
Additional penetrations beyond the 5 penetrations covered in the base fee for up to and including an additional 5 penetrations
$75
E. 
Permit expiration and permit renewal fees. The following fees are applicable to permits that are subject to the provisions of Pennsylvania Act 46 of 2010:
Type
Fee
Written verification of expiration date
Residential projects
$100
Commercial projects
$500
Permit extension fee shall be 25% of the original base permit fee, not to exceed $5,000.
F. 
Plan review fees: upon the second plan submission prior to the issuance of a permit if plan review comments have not been adequately addressed or if additional comments are required to be generated, or any submission of modifications after the issuance of a permit.
Type
Fee
Submission fee
$150
Review fee
$80 x staff time in hours
G. 
Work not covered by permit fees: $80 x staff time in hours.
H. 
Applicant-requested accelerated plan review or inspection outside of normal business hours: $120 x staff time in hours.
[Added 1-6-2014 by Res. No. R-14-07]
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 1-1-2010. It also repealed §§ A203-3, Fire prevention, A203-9, Housing permits, and A203-21, Property maintenance code, and renumbered all remaining sections.
[2]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 1-1-2012.
[Added 1-20-2005 by Res. No. R-05-08]
Pursuant to Chapter 93, Disorderly Conduct, any person violating any of the provisions of Chapter 93 shall be liable for each such offense, upon summary conviction before any District Justice, to a fine or penalty of not less than $10 nor more than $300 and costs of prosecution, at the discretion of such officer before whom conviction is had, and, in default of payment of the fine or penalty imposed and costs, may be sentenced and committed to the county jail for a period not exceeding 30 days.
[Amended 10-6-1988 by Res. No. R-88-27; 5-7-1988 by Res. No. R-98-05; 12-7-2000 by Res. No. R-00-21; 7-1-2004 by Res. No. R-04-12]
Pursuant to Chapter 100, Electrical Standards, all fees associated with Chapter 100 are established in § A203-1, Building and construction codes; property maintenance and fire code.
[Added 2-15-2001 by Ord. No. O-01-01]
Pursuant to Chapter 120, Liquor License Transfer, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Initial application fee: $1,000.
B. 
Additional hearing days: $750.
[Amended 10-6-1988 by Res. No. R-88-27; 5-7-1988 by Res. No. R-98-06; 12-7-2000 by Res. No. R-00-22; 7-1-2004 by Res. No. R-04-12]
Amended by Ord. No. O-04-09; refer to Chapter 82, Building and construction codes; property maintenance and fire code, and § A203-1, Building and construction Codes; property maintenance and fire code, for fire code and associated fees, respectively.
Pursuant to Chapter 127, Mobile Homes, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
The initial permit fee for each mobile home park shall be $25 for the first unit, $10 for each unit up to 10 and $5 for each unit over 10 for each mobile home space shown on the plot plan. The fee shall be paid when the plot plan is filed.
B. 
The annual renewal permit fee for each mobile home park shall be $25.
C. 
The fee for transfer of a permit shall be $10.
[Amended 12-27-1990 by Res. No. R-90-34; 8-8-1997 by Ord. No. O-97-02; 9-3-1998 by Res. No. R-98-17; 3-2-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-01; 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
Pursuant to Chapter 171, Solicitors and Temporary Businesses, the following fees are hereby established:
Term
Fee
First week or any part thereof
$50
Each additional week or any part thereof
$30
[Amended 12-27-1990 by Res. No. R-90-34]
Pursuant to Chapter 145, Planned Residential Development, the following filing fees are hereby established:
A. 
PRD submission (requires public hearing):
Size
(acres)
Method of Calculation of Fee
5 to 20
5 to 20 acres at $50 per acre = $250 to $1,000
21 to 30
$1,000 + (1 to 10 acres at $40 per acre) = $1,040 to $1.400
31 to 40
$1,400 + (1 to 10 acres at $30 per acre) = $1,430 to $1,700
41 to 50
$1,700 + (1 to 10 acres at $20 per acre) = $1,720 to $1,900
51 +
$1,900 + (1 + acres at $15 per acre) = $1,915 +
B. 
PRD site plans or plan resubmission (requires public hearing): $500.
C. 
Minor revisions: $200.
D. 
Major revisions: $500.
[Amended 10-6-1988 by Res. No. R-88-27; 5-7-1988 by Res. No. R-98-07; 12-7-2000 by Res. No. R-00-23; 7-1-2004 by Res. No. R-04-12]
Amended by Ord. No. O-04-09; refer to Chapter 82, Building and Construction Code, and § A203-1, Building and construction codes; property maintenance and fire code, for fire code and associated fees, respectively.
[Last amended 1-3-2017 by Res. No. R-17-01]
Pursuant to Chapter 164, Sewage Disposal Systems, the following fees are hereby established:
Type
Fee
Applications
(SEO collects fee*)
New systems (site approved or denied)
$600
Replace or major repair/alteration to existing system
$600
Additional percolation test (per 6-hole set) under same application
$360
Minor repairs to existing system
$400
Septic tank replacements, holding/retention tanks/privies
$360
Renew, reuse, or transfer permit
$300
Interim or final inspection(s)
$140
IRSIS (spray irrigation) and drip irrigation
$1,000
Existing system inspections
Inspections due to housing inspection: unsuitable system (SEO collects fee*)
$300
Small flow treating facility inspections (municipality bills fee)
$300
Inspection for any reason other than noted above (SEO collects fee*)
$300
Design services by Pamela Winter (including stakeout)
(SEO collects fee*)
In-ground gravity flow system
$260
In-ground pressure dosed system
$300
Elevated sand mount or at-grade system
$400
Orenco system
$1,200
* Monies collected by the Sewage Enforcement Officer will be forwarded to the municipality at the end of the month with the monthly invoices.
On-lot sewage management program inspections
(municipality bills client)
Complete site inspection with open tank(s), per system
$140
Walkover inspection, per site or system
$100
Open tank(s) inspection for pumping waiver, per system
$140
Admin. without site inspection
$25
Municipal consultation/enforcement
(municipality is invoiced for services)
Primary Sewage Enforcement Officer
$56 per hour
Alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer
$46 per hour
Secretarial administration
$36 per hour
Mileage rate
IRS allowable rate
Subdivision/land development
(municipality is invoiced for services and bills developer)
Soil probes and related administration, such as probe and percolation reports, existing system inspections and plot plan reviews with written comments, will be billed on a time-and-materials basis at the following rates:
Primary Sewage Enforcement Officer
$60 per hour
Administration
$38 per hour
Technicians
$32 per hour
Mileage rate
IRS allowable rate
Percolation test hole preparation including gravel and presoak, per 6-hole test
$200
Providing water for the percolation testing, per 6-hole test
$120
Percolation testing, per 6-hole test, whether site passes or fails, plus mileage at IRS allowable rate
$350
Planning module review (per review)
Component 1
$200
Component 2
$300
All billing will be sent to the municipality on invoices noting the date, type of activity performed, who performed the activity, the time involved (when pertinent) and the cost. Each invoice will contain a note to the municipality to bill the developer to reimburse the municipality.
[Amended 12-27-1990 by Res. No. R-90-34; 8-8-1997 by Ord. No. O-97-03; 9-3-1998 by Res. No. R-98-17;5-5-2005 by Res. No. R-05-13]
Pursuant to Chapter 170, Signs, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Permit fees.
(1) 
Permit fees for new permanent signs: $25 per sign.
[Amended 12-17-2009 by Res. No. R-09-25[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that it would be effective as of 12:00 midnight 1-1-2010.
(2) 
There is no permit fee required for the licensing renewal of existing signs.
B. 
License fees for permanent signs.
(1) 
Wall signs. The license shall be valid for three years, after which the license may be renewed upon payment of fee. License fee is per sign.
Size of Wall Sign
(square feet)
Fee
2 to 10
$45
11 to 50
$65
51 to 100
$85
101 to 250
$150
Above 250
$0.60 per square foot
(2) 
Freestanding signs (including directional signs and off-premise signs), projecting signs and roof signs. The license shall be valid for three years, after which the license may be renewed upon payment of fee. License fee is per sign. The fee shall be $3 per square foot. The minimum fee is $40, and there is no maximum fee. (Note: The time involved for permit review and inspection is greater for freestanding signs because of more height restrictions, setbacks and sight distance problems.)
C. 
License fees for temporary signs.
[Amended 3-2-2006 by Ord. No. O-06-01]
(1) 
The license fee for temporary sign(s) displayed in association with a valid temporary business permit shall be waived.
(2) 
The license fee for temporary sign(s) shall be $25 per sign for all other temporary sign displays.
[Amended 12-17-2009 by Res. No. R-09-25[2]]
[2]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that it would be effective as of 12:00 midnight 1-1-2010.
[Amended 1-6-2014 by Res. No. R-14-06[1]]
Pursuant to Chapter 172, Solid Waste, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Domestic rates. A maximum rate, shown on the chart below, shall be charged per residence for weekly pickup of solid waste refuse.
COG Refuse and Recycling 2014 Rates
Level of Service
Monthly Trash Rate
Monthly Recycling Rate
Monthly Total
Quarterly
(billing total)
Curbside unlimited service
$12.57
$3.15
$15.72
$47.16
Curbside low-usage service
$9.45
$3.15
$12.60
$37.80
Door service (unlimited), plus $2.50/mo.
$15.07
$3.15
$18.22
$54.66
Door service (low-usage), plus $2.50/mo.
$11.95
$3.15
$15.10
$45.30
B. 
Commercial rates. Rates for commercial establishments may be negotiated between the hauler and the establishment.
C. 
Pursuant to § 172-39, Violations and penalties, of the College Township Code, the fine for failure to comply with regulations as set forth in Chapter 172, Article III, Separation and Collection of Leaf Waste, Brush Waste, and Grass Clippings, shall be $25.
[Added 11-20-2014 by Res. No. R-14-17]
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution stated that the rates would be in effect 1-1-2014 through 12-31-2014 and would remain in effect until amended.
[Amended 4-14-1994 by Res. No. R-94-06; 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
Fees for driveway and right-of-way permits are hereby established.
A. 
Permit issuance fees.
(1) 
Utility: $40.
(2) 
Driveway.
(a) 
Pavement connection to street: $20.
(b) 
Curb connection with modified curb: $20.
(c) 
Curb connection with no curb replacement or modification: $20.
(3) 
Sidewalks: $20.
B. 
Permit inspection fees.
(1) 
Utility: $20.
(2) 
Driveway.
(a) 
Pavement connection to street: $20.
(b) 
Curb connection with modified curb: $20.
(c) 
Curb connection with no curb replacement or modification: $10.
(3) 
Sidewalks. Note: When required, sidewalk fees are in addition to any applicable utility and/or driveway fees.
(a) 
Up to and including 100 linear feet: $20.
(b) 
101 linear feet to 200 linear feet: $30.
(c) 
Above 200 linear feet: $40.
C. 
Additional inspection fees. If the Township Engineer determines that the permitted work is of sufficient magnitude to warrant more than spot inspections, the permittee shall be charged actual hourly inspection costs at the current prevailing rates.
[Amended 12-27-1990 by Ord. No. O-90-09; 12-27-1990 by Res. No. R-90-34; 4-14-1994 by Res. No. R-94-06; 6-20-1996 by Ord. No. O-96-07; 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
A. 
The following review fees are hereby established for subdivision of land, planned research and business parks, signage master plans, Medical Campus District master plans, and any other type of master plan that may be required by the Township.
(1) 
The minimum fee is $50 (base fee), plus $50 per lot.
B. 
Land development plan review fees.
(1) 
Preliminary and preliminary/final land development plan review fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-16-2017 by Res. No. R-17-03]
(a) 
Up to five acres of development: $250.
(b) 
Five or more acres of development: $50 per acre.
(c) 
Any fraction of an acre shall be rounded up to the next highest whole acre when calculating the fees noted above.
(2) 
The fee for a final land development plan shall be $200.
(3) 
The fee for minor plans/lot consolidation plans for land developments and subdivisions shall be $200.
C. 
Conditional use hearing. A fee of $300 plus land development fees shall be due at the time of application for a conditional use hearing.
D. 
Engineering services. The applicant will be charged for the review of land development and subdivision plans, stormwater management reports, and traffic impact study reports at the current prevailing rates for engineering staff time and/or appointed consulting engineering time. Meetings with the Township engineering staff that are requested by the applicant will also be charged at the current prevailing rates.
E. 
Fees for the recording of plans. No fee shall be required for recording a plan within the time prescribed by § 180-12, Recording of plan. However, if an extension to initial ninety-day time limit is requested, the applicant shall submit a fee along with their request in the following amount:
[Added 3-16-2017 by Res. No. R-17-03]
(1) 
Fees.
(a) 
Subdivision plans. Fees for requesting an extension of time for the recording of an approved final or preliminary/final subdivision plan or minor modification of a subdivision plan shall be as follows:
[1] 
The minimum fee is $50, plus $50 per each lot being created. In cases where the number of lots is being reduced (lot consolidation), the fee shall be based on the original number of lots.
(b) 
Land development plans. Fees for requesting an extension of time for recording of an approved final or preliminary/final land development plan or minor modification thereof shall be as follows:
[1] 
Up to five acres of development: $250.
[2] 
Five or more acres of development: $50 per acre.
[3] 
Any fraction of an acre shall be rounded up to the next highest whole acre when calculating the fees noted above.
(c) 
Subdivision with land development. Fees for requesting an extension of time for recording of an approved final or preliminary/final subdivision plan that also contains land development or minor modification thereof shall be as follows:
[1] 
The fee for the extension shall be either based on the subdivision or land development fees as noted above, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Extension time period. A request to extend the recording deadline for a plan can be for no more than 90 days. If additional time is needed to have a plan recorded, an applicant may request one or more time extensions provided the following:
(a) 
The time period for each additional extension request does not exceed 90 days; and
(b) 
A fee shall be submitted to the Township along with each request equal to 1.5 times the fee paid for the previous extension requested.
(3) 
Waiver from fees. College Township Council may grant a waiver from the fee for extending the recording deadline if it determines that the reason for extension is through no fault of the applicant. The applicant shall request such a waiver in writing to College Township Council including the reason for requesting a waiver to the fees.
(4) 
Time extension requests will be limited to maximum cumulative period of five years, pursuant to Section 503(9) of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247 of 1968, as amended.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10503(9).
[Amended 1-6-2014 by Res. No. R-14-05]
Pursuant to Chapter 190, Vehicles and Traffic, Article V, Removal and Impounding of Certain Vehicles, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Fees for nonaccident. Towing fees (including use of dollies) for each wrecker required to complete the tow request shall be:
(1) 
Motorcycles and vehicles less than 3/4 ton GVW: $115.
(2) 
Vehicles 3/4 ton or larger but not exceeding 11,000 pounds' GVW or with dual rear wheels: $130.
(3) 
Drive shaft removal and reinstallation: $65 remove and install; $35 removal only.
(4) 
Vehicles larger than 11,000 pounds' GVW or with dual rear wheels shall be commensurate with the service provided. The Chief of Police shall be notified in writing, within 72 hours after the tow, of the fee charged for all tows greater than 11,000 pounds.
(5) 
Snow removal fee, permitted when the employee of the towing company must shovel snow 10 minutes or more before the vehicle may be removed for towing/impound: $40 for 10 to 30 minutes plus $15 for each additional 15 minutes or part thereof.
(6) 
Drop fee: $65.
(7) 
No vehicle shall be removed under the authority of this section if, at the time of the intended removal, the owner or custodian of the vehicle is present and expresses a willingness and intention to remove the vehicle immediately. In these instances, the towing company shall charge no more than $65 from the time the wrecker is backed up to the vehicle to be towed to the point that the wrecker is in the motion of towing the vehicle away. The towing company shall make reasonable accommodations to permit the owner/custodian to obtain payment for the fee charged. Once the wrecker is in motion with the vehicle, the towing company is entitled to the full towing fee listed in this section. This is not applicable where the vehicle has been immobilized by College Township request for failure to pay accumulated fines and such fines remain unpaid.
(8) 
In the event fees other than those authorized are charged because of unusual circumstances, the Chief of Police shall be notified in writing, within 72 hours after the tow, of the fee charged.
B. 
Storage fees. The following storage fees may be assessed against the vehicle owner/custodian for the storage of towed vehicles at either the towing company's facility or a College Township facility:
(1) 
For the first twenty-four-hour period from the time the wrecker arrived at the scene: no charge.
(2) 
Each calendar day or portion thereof after the first 24 hours for motor vehicles 3/4 ton GVW or less: $35.
(3) 
Each calendar day or portion thereof after the first 24 hours for motor vehicles larger than 3/4 ton GVW or dual rear wheels: $40.
(4) 
Each calendar day or portion thereof after the 10th day of storage for any motor vehicle: $50.
(5) 
Overnight vehicle release fee. A towing company may assess the vehicle owner or custodian a fee of $45, in addition to the towing fee and any other applicable fees, to release a vehicle to its owner or custodian between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m. When possible, the towing company shall notify the vehicle owner/custodian in advance of the additional overnight vehicle release fee.
(6) 
Protection fee. A towing company may assess the vehicle owner or custodian a fee of $30, in addition to the towing fee and any other applicable fees, for covering a motor vehicle or safeguarding the vehicle within a towing facility with open convertible tops, open windows and/or open areas that will allow weather to penetrate the interior of the vehicle.
(7) 
Method of payment. Due to the unexpected and costly nature of persons having their vehicles towed, towing companies shall, in addition to cash payment, accept at least two major credit cards for payment of towing and storage services.
C. 
Fees for crashes. Basic towing fees (including dollies) for each wrecker required to complete the tow request shall be:
(1) 
Motorcycles and vehicles less than 3/4 ton GVW: $190.
(2) 
Vehicles 3/4 ton or larger but not exceeding 11,000 pounds' GVW or with dual rear wheels: $210.
(3) 
Drive shaft removal and reinstallation: $60 remove and install; $35 removal only.
(4) 
Vehicles larger than 11,000 pounds' GVW or with dual rear wheels shall be commensurate with the services provided. The Chief of Police shall be notified in writing, within 72 hours after the tow, of the fee charged for all tows greater than 11,000 pounds.
(5) 
Snow removal fee, permitted when the employee of the towing company must shovel snow 10 minutes or more before the vehicle may be removed for towing impound: $40 for 10 to 30 minutes plus $15 for each additional 15 minutes or part thereof.
(6) 
In the event fees other than those authorized are charged because of unusual circumstances, the Chief of Police shall be notified in writing, within 72 hours after the tow, of the fee charged.
(7) 
Protection fee. A towing company may assess the vehicle owner or custodian a fee of $30, in addition to the towing fee and any other applicable fees, for covering motor vehicles or safeguarding the vehicle within a towing facility with open convertible tops, open windows, and/or open areas that will allow weather to penetrate the interior of the vehicle.
(8) 
Authorized winching fees for recovery.
(a) 
For tows requiring winching service, towing companies may charge up to the following fees in addition to the towing charge:
[1] 
Per truck and one employee: $65, minimum fee, for the first 30 minutes or any part thereof;
[2] 
Per truck and one employee (after the first 30 minutes): $40 per 30 minutes or any part thereof;
[3] 
Additional employee: $40, minimum fee, for the first 30 minutes or any part thereof;
[4] 
Additional employee (after the first 30 minutes): $35 per 30 minutes or any part thereof.
[5] 
Vehicles larger than 11,000 pounds' GVW or with dual rear wheels shall be commensurate with the services provided. The Chief of Police shall be notified in writing within 72 hours.
(b) 
In calculating the above fees for winching, time begins when the towing service leaves the regularly maintained roadway and concludes when the vehicle to be towed is accessible by the wrecker.
D. 
Long-distance tows. If a vehicle owner or custodian requests to have his vehicle towed to a location more than five road miles from the towing scene, a fee of up to $4 per mile (one way) may be charged by the towing company. This per-mile fee is in addition to the towing fee schedule listed in this section. Additionally, the towing companies may increase their per-mile fee beyond the base of $4 at increase intervals of $0.25 for every $0.50 per gallon increase in the towing company's fuel costs above $5.
Towing Company Fuel Costs
Per-Mile Rate
(one way)
$5 or less per gallon
$4.25
Between $5.01 and $5.50 per gallon
$4.50
Between $5.51 and $6 per gallon
$4.75
Between $6.01 and $6.50 per gallon
$5
E. 
Cleanup fees. Towing companies are required to clean up at an accident scene. An additional charge of up to $35 may be charged for each vehicle involved in the accident that requires cleanup and in which the cleanup is actually performed by the towing company. If the clearing of the accident debris takes more than 30 minutes, the towing company may assess an additional cleanup fee at the rate of $5 per 15 minutes or any part thereof after the initial 30 minutes.
[Amended 12-27-1990 by Res. No. R-90-34; 1-28-1993 by Res. No. R-93-03; 4-14-1994 by Res. No. R-94-06; 5-5-2005 by Res. No. R-05-13; 11-17-2005 by Res. No. R-05-31; 6-21-2012 by Res. No. R-12-09; 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
Pursuant to Chapter 200, Zoning, the following fees are hereby established.
A. 
Zoning permit fees. The fee shall be the estimated construction cost of the project (up to and including $1,000,000 times a multiplier of 0.001. Additional construction cost over the initial $1,000,000 will have a multiplier of 0.0005. The minimum fee for a zoning permit is $30.
B. 
Resubmission of site plans. The fee for resubmitting site plans required prior to a zoning permit is $30.
C. 
Hearings. The Township of College desires to set fees for Zoning Hearing Board applications so as to comply with the Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247, as amended by Act 170.[1]
(1) 
Application fee. Each application to the Zoning Hearing Board of College Township shall be accompanied by an application fee of $100 and an escrow deposit of $500 payable to the Township of College, against which fund the following costs shall be assessed:
(a) 
Legally required advertising.
(b) 
Postage.
(c) 
Stenographer's appearance fee shared equally by the Township. In the case of multiple applications being heard at one meeting, the fifty-percent applicable fee shall be equally divided among the applicants heard.
(d) 
Stenographer's transcription costs, where a transcription of the stenographic record is requested by the applicant or if the applicant appeals the decision of the Board.
(e) 
Administrative overhead will be calculated as 15% of the total costs associated with the hearing.
(2) 
Additional deposits. If at any time it should appear that the assessable costs will exceed the amount deposited by the applicant, a further deposit of any amount reasonably calculated to defray such excess costs shall be required.
(3) 
Appeals. Where an appeal is taken from the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board upon any application, the applicant shall cause an original transcription of the stenographic record to be lodged with the Township.
(4) 
Accounting. Upon final determination of the application, an accounting of the assessable costs shall be made and:
(a) 
Any unexpended balance shall be refunded to the applicant.
(b) 
Any balance shall be payable to the Township of College.
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Editor's Note: See 53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
D. 
Rezoning requests. A flat fee of $500 shall be required for rezoning requests. The fee shall be applied toward costs for review, posting of property, and advertising costs.
E. 
Temporary zoning permit fee. A fee of $30 will be charged for submitting a temporary zoning permit application.
F. 
Home occupation permit. A fee of $30 will be charged for submitting a home occupation permit application.
G. 
Change of use permit. A fee of $30 shall be due at the time of application for a zoning change of use. This fee shall be waived if a change of use is applied for in conjunction with a zoning permit application.
H. 
Portable storage unit permit fees.
(1) 
All residential use applications shall have a permit fee of $5 for each time period utilized.
(2) 
All nonresidential use applications shall have a permit fee based upon the portable storage unit size:
(a) 
All portable storage units up to and including eight feet wide, 16 feet long and eight feet high shall have a permit fee of $10 per unit for each time period utilized.
(b) 
All portable storage units greater in size than stated in Subsection H(2)(a), up to and including eight feet wide, 20 feet long and eight feet high, shall have a permit fee of $15 per unit for each time period utilized.
(c) 
All portable storage units greater in size than stated in Subsection H(2)(b) shall have a permit fee of $20 per unit for each time period utilized.
(3) 
The annual permit fee for portable storage unit businesses shall be $25. The cash bond or letter of credit shall be in the amount of $500 that may be used by the Township to remove unauthorized/delinquent units from a premises.
[Added 5-28-1987 by Res. No. R-87-11; amended last 7-1-2004 by Res. No. R-04-09]
A. 
Fines for the Code violations of Ordinance No. 100 are indicated below. Note that failure to remit payment within 48 hours will result in an additional fine, including penalty. Failure to remit payment within 20 days will result in additional charges, plus court costs for filing a citation with the District Magistrate. Once a citation has been filed, a hearing may be requested before the Magistrate.
[Amended 4-7-2005 by Res. No. R-05-01; 6-17-2010 by Res. No. R-10-11; 2-4-2016 by Res. No. R-16-06]
Cost of Fines if Paid:
Violations
Within 48 Hours
After 48 Hours
(1)
No parking in fire lanes
$50
$65
(2)
No parking handicapped only
$50
$65
(3)
No parking between signs
$15
$20
(4)
No parking this side
$15
$20
(5)
No parking here to corner
$15
$20
(6)
No parking within 15 feet of fire hydrant
$15
$20
(7)
No parking snow emergencies
$15
$20
(8)
No parking travel lanes
$15
$20
(9)
No parking loading zones
$15
$20
(10)
No parking Ordinance Violations
$15
$20
(11)
Building numbers
$25
$100
(12)
Canvassing and soliciting
$15
$20
(13)
Dropping/depositing on roads
$15
$20
(14)
Inadequate E & S controls
$15
$20
(15)
Signs
$15
$20
(16)
Solid waste
$15
$20
(17)
Weeds, grass and vegetation
$15
$20
(18)
Use of consumer fireworks
$20
$25
(19)
Use of display fireworks
$3,000
$5,000
(20)
Prohibited open burning
$700
$1,000
(21)
Removal/demolition of an historic structure or tree (see § 200-40)
$1,000
$1,500
B. 
Fines are payable between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the College Township Office, 1481 East College Avenue, or you may affix proper postage on the back of the ticket envelope, enclose payment and mail.
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Editor's Note: See also Ch. 136, Ordinance Enforcement.
[Added 5-4-2006 by Res. No. R-06-07]
Fines are indicated below for the violations of § 180-16.1, Sidewalks, of Chapter 180, Subdivision of Land, also known as "Ordinance No. O-06-02, Sidewalks Ordinance." Note that failure to remit payment within 48 hours will result, in some instances, in an additional fine, including penalties. Failure to remit payment within 20 days will result in additional charges, plus court costs for filing a citation with the District Magistrate. Once a citation has been filed, a hearing may be requested before the Magistrate.
A. 
Failure to make repairs. Any property owner given notice by College Township to commence repairs on his or her sidewalk pursuant to § 180-16.1C shall do so within the given time frame. Failure to do so shall result in a fine of $15 per violation.
B. 
Damages to sidewalks.
(1) 
Any person causing damage to any sidewalk in the public rights-of-way or for those public sidewalks located adjacent to the public rights-of-way, except in accordance with a permit duly authorized by an agent or employee of College Township, shall be fined $100 per violation pursuant to § 180-16.1C(3).
(2) 
In addition to the fine above, the person in violation of damaging a sidewalk shall be responsible for the reconstruction or repair of said sidewalk within five business days after receiving the notice of violation.
(3) 
The Township and/or its designees may repair or cause the same to be repaired and the costs of repairing them plus 10% administrative costs of 10% shall be collected by the Township from said property owner, occupier of the property involved or violator of the ordinance, and such amount may be charged in addition to any fine or penalty already imposed in relation to the repair of damages to the sidewalk.
C. 
Snow and ice removal. Upon the discovery of any violation under the terms of § 180-16.1D, the municipality shall, through its authorized agents, give notice to the owner of a violation hereunder, either by personal delivery to such owner, by United States mail directed to the last known address of such person or persons, as shown in the real estate registry records of the municipality, or by leaving the same on the premises where such violation occurs. The fines shall be as follows and shall increase for each instance of a violation within a given year:
Cost of Fines if Paid:
Violations
Within 48 Hours
After 48 Hours
First offense
$15
$20
Second offense
$25
$30
Third and all subsequent offenses*
$35
$45
NOTES:
*Anytime four or more violations of this section of the ordinance occur within a given calendar year, the Township may elect to remove snow and/or ice from a sidewalk at the owner’s expense pursuant to § 180-16.1D(7).
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § A203-18, On-lot subsurface sewage disposal systems, added 6-28-1990 by Res. No. R-90-12, was repealed 2-5-1998 by Res. No. R-98-03. Said § A203-18 was repealed again 5-5-1999 by Res. No. R-99-09. See now § A203-10.
[Added 6-25-1992 by Ord. No. O-92-06; amended 9-1-2011 by Res. No. R-11-17[1]]
Pursuant to Chapter 77, Alarm Systems, § 77-8, False alarms, the following fees are hereby established:
Type
Fee
Fourth false alarm
$100
Fifth false alarm
$200
Each additional false alarm
$300
Alarm system permit
$25
Professional alarm license
$20
Late charge penalty fee for alarm system permit
$20
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that it would be effective at midnight, 9-2-2011.
[Added 4-14-1994 by Res. No. R-94-06; amended 5-5-2005 by Res. No. R-05-13; 2-15-2007 by Res. No. R-07-04; 12-17-2009 by Res. No. R-09-25[1]; 9-1-2011 by Res. No. R-11-18[2]; 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03; 1-3-2017 by Res. No. R-17-04]
Administrative fee on citations
$35
NSF (returned checks)
Municipal Office
$25
Tax Office
$25
Real estate tax payment verification report
$30
Copies, each
$0.25 ($0 for first 6 copies)
Large-format copies
$0.60 per square foot
Zoning verifications and general research, hourly rate
$35 per hour (minimum of one hour)
Copy of budget
Cost of reproduction
Late charge on accounts past, 30 days
1.5% per month
Mileage allowance/charge
IRS allowance
The fees charged for individual Code publications, booklets and Township maps will be the cost incurred by the Township to outsource the creation of said materials.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that it would be effective at midnight, 1-1-2010.
[2]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that it would be effective at midnight, 9-2-2011.
[Added 4-5-2007 by Res. No. R-07-05]
Any person who violates any provisions of § 165-6, 165-7 or 165-8 of Chapter 165, Sewage Holding Tanks, shall, upon conviction thereof by summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $5,000, plus costs, or to imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each day shall constitute a separate violation.
[Added 6-21-2007 by Res. No. R-07-07; amended 9-2-2010 by Res. No. R-10-17; 4-19-2012 by Res. No. R-12-07]
A. 
License fees. License fees for the inspection and licensing of food establishments shall be set as follows:
(1) 
License fees for temporary eating and drinking places shall be $50 for one day, $75 for two through five days and $25 per day for every day after five. License fees for seven or more days shall be determined by § A203-22A(2).
(2) 
License fees for permanent public eating and drinking places shall be as follows:
[Amended 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
(a) 
Public eating and drinking places that are strictly take-out and have no seating except for patrons waiting for an order, the annual license fee shall be $135.
(b) 
Public eating and drinking places that have seating for up to 100 patrons, the annual license fee shall be $160.
(c) 
Public eating and drinking places that have seating for more than 100 but less than 250 patrons, the annual license fee shall be $185.
(d) 
Public eating and drinking places that have seating for 250 or more patrons, the annual license fee shall be $210.
(3) 
License fees for retail food establishments shall be $75 per year.
[Amended 1-5-2015 by Res. No. R-15-03]
(4) 
License fees for bed-and-breakfast establishments shall be $35 per year.
(5) 
The fee for a required plan review shall be $150 and must accompany the plans at the time of submission.
(5.1) 
The fee for a change of ownership with no physical changes to a premises or equipment shall be $50.
(6) 
The fee for proctoring ServSafe testing to establishments shall be $60.
(7) 
Starting with the third inspection, a fee of $100 per inspection shall be levied whenever an establishment must be inspected more than two times in a calendar year.
B. 
Penalties.
(1) 
Licensees who fail to pay the required fee(s) as given in § A203-22A, before the expiration of their current license, shall be charged a penalty of 20% in addition to the license fee.
(2) 
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of Chapter 111, Food Establishments, §§ 111-1 through 111-6 or the Acts or of Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture rules and regulations, or who resist or interfere with any authorized representative of the municipality in the performance of his duties shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 plus costs, to be paid to the municipality or, in default thereof, to be confined in jail for a period of not more than 30 days.
[Added 8-5-2010 by Res. No. R-10-13[1]]
The following fees are applicable to permits that are subject to the provisions of Pennsylvania Act 46 of 2010:
A. 
Request for written verification per Pennsylvania Act 46.
(1) 
Residential: $100.
(2) 
Commercial: $500.
B. 
Permit extensions per Pennsylvania Act 46. The fee to extend an approved permit shall be 25% of the original application fee; and in no event shall the extension fee be more than $5,000.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution provided that these fees would expire 12-31-2013.
[Added 6-21-2012 by Res. No. R-12-09]
A. 
Application fee. The fee for submitting an application for a dwelling unit or portion thereof to be rented shall be $25. If the applicant is submitting an application as a result of action taken by the municipal Zoning Officer, then the fee shall be $50.
B. 
Renewal fee. The fee for renewing a residential rental permit for a dwelling unit or portion thereof pursuant to § 160-10 shall be $15, if paid prior to date of the annual renewal; otherwise, the renewal fee shall be $30.
C. 
Penalties. A property owner who does not remedy any violation of Chapter 160, Article I, Residential Rental Permit Ordinance, shall be subject to a penalty in the amount equal to $25 per day in which a dwelling unit or portion thereof is in violation.