Borough of River Edge, NJ
Bergen County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge 7-7-1997 by Ord. No. 1187. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 108.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 114.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 118.
Animals — See Ch. 122.
Auctions and auctioneers — See Ch. 128.
Bicycles and bike paths — See Ch. 134.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 174.
Contractors — See Ch. 186.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 210.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 216.
Garage sales — See Ch. 226.
Handbills — See Ch. 232.
Ice cream vendors — See Ch. 250.
Junkyards — See Ch. 256.
Licensing — See Ch. 268.
Littering — See Ch. 272.
Registration of multiple dwellings — See Ch. 286.
News vending machines — See Ch. 292.
Sewers — See Ch. 342.
Site plan review — See Ch. 350.
Solid waste — See Ch. 358.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 362.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 366.
Taxicabs and limousines — See Ch. 376.
Towing — See Ch. 382.
Abandoned vehicles — See Ch. 392.
Impounded vehicles — See Ch. 404.
Zoning — See Ch. 416.
This ordinance shall establish a new chapter in the Code of the Borough of River Edge. Said chapter shall be Number 206 and shall begin on page 206:1 of the Code of the Borough of River Edge. This Chapter 206, starting on page 206:1, shall include the listing of all fees and charges for permits, licenses and applications, which listing was kept on file with the Borough Clerk at the time of legal adoption of Ordinance No. 1172.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I, Adoption of Code.
Chapter 206 of the Code of the Borough of River Edge is hereby amended and supplemented by the addition and changes thereto of the following, which shall be added or changed to the list of fees and charges on file with the Borough Clerk:
A. 
Dog license and registration tag (on or after March 1, if renewal, additional penalty of $6 will be charged for administration fee).
[Amended 4-16-2007 by Ord. No. 1566]
(1) 
Neutered dog: $11.
(2) 
Unneutered dog: $14.
B. 
Cat license and registration tag (on or after March 1, if renewal, additional penalty of $6 will be charged for administration fee).
(1) 
Neutered cat: $6.
(2) 
Unneutered cat: $8.
C. 
Dogs determined to be vicious or potentially dangerous.
(1) 
Annual license fee: $700.
D. 
Fingerprinting (noncriminal): $10.
E. 
Zoning booklet: $18.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452]
F. 
Site plan review booklet: $24.
[Amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452]
G. 
Subdivision of land booklet: $5.
[Amended 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452]
H. 
Liquor license distribution.
[Amended 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512]
(1) 
Distributions.
(a) 
2006 to 2007: $1,032.
(b) 
2007 to 2008: $1,238.
(c) 
2008 to 2009: $1,485.
(d) 
2009 to 2010: $1,782.
(e) 
2010 to 2011: $2,138.
(f) 
2011 to 2012: $2,500.
(g) 
Annually thereafter: $2,500.
(2) 
Consumption.
(a) 
2006 to 2007: $2,400.
(b) 
2007 to 2008: $2,500.
(c) 
Annually thereafter: $2,500.
I. 
Construction code fees.
[Added 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. 1238; amended 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; 2-22-2000 by Ord. No. 1281; 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385; 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452; 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1469; 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512; 3-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1646; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
(1) 
Minimum fee. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any or all of building, plumbing, electrical, elevator or fire protection work shall be $75 for Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5. The minimum fee for all subcodes for all other use groups shall be $100. All fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar amount.
(2) 
The Building Subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
For new construction:
[1] 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
[a] 
Per cubic foot of building or structure volume for Use Groups R-3, R-4 or R-5: $0.08.
[b] 
Per cubic foot of building or structure volume for all other use groups: $0.09.
[2] 
Use group classification shall be according to the building subcode as adopted by N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.
(b) 
For renovation, alteration and repair: Fees shall be based upon the estimated cost of work.
Estimated Cost
Fee
$1 to $50,000
$21 per $1,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$19 per $1,000
$100,001 to and above
$18 per $1,000
(c) 
For additions: $0.08 per cubic foot of building or structure volume for the added portion for all use groups.
(d) 
For combinations of renovations and additions, the sum of the fees computed separately: renovation and addition.
(e) 
For construction of a swimming pool:
[1] 
Above grade:
[a] 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other use groups: $500.
[2] 
Below grade:
[a] 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $500.
[b] 
All other use groups: $950.
(f) 
For the construction and erection of a fence greater than six feet:
[1] 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $50.
[2] 
All other use groups: $75.
(g) 
Installation of flammable liquid storage tanks:
[1] 
One to 550 gallons: $75.
[2] 
Five hundred fifty-one to 1,000 gallons: $165.
[3] 
One thousand one or more gallons: $235.
(h) 
Abandonment of flammable liquid storage tanks:
[1] 
Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5 (per tank): $75.
[2] 
All other use groups (per tank): $150.
(i) 
New or alterations to flammable or combustible liquid tank supply, vent or dispensing piping or dispenser:
[1] 
Piping: $65.
[2] 
Dispenser (each): $50.
(j) 
The plan review fee for the installation or alteration of elevator devices as defined in N.J.A.C. 5:23 - 1.4, Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5 and within dwelling units of R-2:
[1] 
Per each device: $70.
[2] 
All other use groups: $365.
(k) 
For the construction or alteration of a sign:
[1] 
Business/occupant identification: $1.50 per square foot of the surface area of the sign.
[2] 
For sale/lease (each): $25.
(l) 
For the demolition or removal of a building or structure: $200 for a structure of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, for one- or two-family residences (Use Group R-3 or R-5 of the building subcode) and $325 for other use groups.
(m) 
For asbestos removal per N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.9:
[1] 
Certificate of occupancy after abatement: $15.
(n) 
For lead abatement per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.20:
[1] 
Certificate of occupancy after abatement: $28.
(o) 
Tents (excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension):
[1] 
Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5: $60.
[2] 
All other use groups: $120.
(3) 
The Plumbing Subcode fee shall be:
(a) 
Per fixture or stack for all fixtures except as listed below: $20.
(b) 
For special devices such as grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air-conditioning units, refrigeration units, utility service connections, sewer pumps, interceptors, gas piping (not in conjunction with an appliance installation), gas service entrances, active solar energy systems, pool heaters and underground lawn sprinkling system: $75.
(c) 
Sanitary sewer connection or sanitary sewer replacement: $75.
(d) 
Gas heating appliances, including all gas-burning equipment, such as furnaces, space heaters, etc., except residential domestic hot water heaters:
[1] 
Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5: $75.
[2] 
All other use groups: $95.
(e) 
Oil heating appliances, including all oil-burning equipment:
[1] 
Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5: $75.
[2] 
All other use groups: $95.
(f) 
Gas clothes dryers (each): $25.
(g) 
Gas ovens or ranges (each): $25.
(h) 
Residential (R-3, R-4 or R-5) hot water heater: $60.
(i) 
Domestic water to well cross connections: $100.
(j) 
Storm drains:
[1] 
Per roof drain: $20.
[2] 
Per storm drain connection: $50.
(4) 
The Electrical Subcode fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
Total number of electrical fixtures and devices:
[1] 
One through 25: $50.
[2] 
Each additional 25: $8.
[a] 
To include: lighting fixtures, wall switches, florescent fixtures, and heat detectors; communication outlets; light standards eight feet or less in height, including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures; and devices rated 20 amperes or less, including motors or equipment rated less than one horsepower (hp) or one kilowatt (kw).
[3] 
Each replacement of wiring involving one branch circuit or part thereof: $20.
[4] 
Each storable pool or hydro massage bathtub: $20.
[5] 
Each underwater lighting fixture: $20.
[6] 
Household electric cooking equipment up to 16 kw: $20.
[7] 
Each fire, security or burglar alarm control unit: $20.
[8] 
Each receptacle rated from:
[a] 
Thirty to 50 amperes: $20.
[b] 
Fifty-one amperes or more: $60.
[9] 
Each light-standard greater than eight feet in height, including luminaries: $20.
[10] 
Each communication closet: $20.
[11] 
Each panel board, switch board, switch gear, motor control center, or disconnecting means rated:
[a] 
Two hundred twenty-five amperes or less: $60.
[b] 
Two hundred twenty-five to 1,000 amperes: $116.
[c] 
One thousand one or more amperes: $576.
[12] 
Each electric sign rated 21 to 225 amperes, including associated disconnecting means: $60.
[13] 
Each utility load management device: $60.
(b) 
Each motor:
[1] 
Greater than one horsepower and less than or equal to 10 horsepower: $20.
[2] 
Greater than 10 horsepower and less than or equal to 50 horsepower: $60.
[3] 
Greater than 50 horsepower and less than or equal to 100 horsepower: $116.
[4] 
Greater than 100 horsepower: $576.
(c) 
Each electrical device or transformer or generator:
[1] 
Greater than one kilowatt and less than or equal to 10 kilowatts: $20.
[2] 
Greater than 10 kilowatts and less than or equal to 45 kilowatts: $60.
[3] 
Greater than 45 kilowatts and less than or equal to 112 1/2 kilowatts: $116.
[4] 
Greater than 112 1/2 kilowatts: $576.
(d) 
Each service panel:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amperes: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes: $116.
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amperes: $576.
(e) 
Each service entrance:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amperes: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes: $116.
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amperes: $576.
(f) 
Each subpanel:
[1] 
Less than or equal to 200 amperes: $60.
[2] 
Greater than 200 amperes and less than or equal to 1,000 amperes: $116.
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amperes: $576.
(g) 
Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and fountains:
[1] 
Permanently installed private (Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5): $116.
[2] 
Temporary installed private (Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5): $75.
[3] 
Permanent or temporary private (all other use groups): $150.
[4] 
Public: basis of number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices involved in accordance with Subsection I(4)(a) through (f) above.
(h) 
Protective signaling systems (fire and burglar alarm systems):
[1] 
Fewer than 20 devices: $75.
[2] 
More than 20 devices: $100.
(i) 
Primary transformers, vaults, enclosures, substations:
[1] 
Not over 200 kVA: $52.
[2] 
Over 200 to 300 kVA: $70.
[3] 
Over 300 to 400 kVA: $85.
[4] 
Over 400 to 500 kVA: $95.
[5] 
Over 500 to 600 kVA: $110.
[6] 
Over 600 kVA: $125.
(j) 
For the purpose of computing fees, all motors except those in plug-in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking or other devices consuming or generating electrical current.
(k) 
Photovoltaic systems:
[1] 
One to 50 kilowatts: $60.
[2] 
Fifty-one to 100 kilowatts: $116.
[3] 
Greater than 100 kilowatts: $576.
(5) 
The Fire Subcode fee shall be as follows:
(a) 
Sprinkler system:
Number of Heads
Fee
1 to 20
$135
21 to 100
$200
101 to 200
$300
201 to 400
$500
401 to 1,000
$825
1,001 or more
$1,000
(b) 
Standpipe system (each riser): $200.
(c) 
Pre-engineered suppression system:
[1] 
CO2 suppression: $150.
[2] 
Halon suppression: $150.
[3] 
Foam suppression: $150.
[4] 
Dry chemical: $150.
[5] 
Wet chemical: $150.
(d) 
Kitchen hood exhaust system: $200.
(e) 
Automatic fire alarm system/smoke, heat and carbon monoxide detectors:
Number of Detectors
Fee
1 to 5 detectors
$50
6 to 20 detectors
$100
21 to 100 detectors
$200
101 to 200 detectors
$350
201 to 400 detectors
$475
401 to 1,000 detectors
$600
1,001 or more detectors
$800
Control panel replacement
$50
Fire alarm control panel (except Use Groups R-3, R4 and R5)
$100
Other devices
$15
(f) 
Heating appliance:
[1] 
Chimney, vent piping or liner (not in conjunction with a heating unit installation): $60.
[2] 
Solid-fuel-burning appliance: $75.
(g) 
Incinerator: $365.
(h) 
Crematorium: $365.
(i) 
Emergency response radio system:
Size
(square feet)
Fee
0 to 12,000
$580
12,001 to 24,000
$700
24,001 to 50,000
$850
50,001 to 100,000
$1,100
100,001 to 150,000
$1,350
150,001 to 200,000
$1,600
200,001 to 350,000
$1,900
350,001 to 500,000
$2,200
500,001 to 750,000
$2,500
750,001 and over
$2,800
(j) 
Water main for fire service: $135.
(k) 
Fire hydrant on private property (yard hydrant) (each): $135.
(6) 
The Elevator Safety Subcode fee:
(a) 
Witnessing acceptance tests and performing inspections:
[1] 
Elevator devices in structures not in Use Group R-3, R-4 and R-5:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[i] 
One to 10 floors: $340.
[ii] 
Over 10 floors: $567.
[b] 
Hydraulic elevators: $302.
[c] 
Roped hydraulic elevator: $340.
[d] 
Escalators, moving walks: $302.
[e] 
Dumbwaiters: $76.
[f] 
Stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and manlifts: $76.
[2] 
Additional charges for devices equipped with the following features:
[a] 
Oil buffers: $60.
[b] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $151.
[c] 
Auxiliary power generator: $114.
[3] 
Elevator devices in structures in Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $227. This fee shall be waived when signed statements and supporting 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.
[4] 
Witnessing acceptance tests of, and performing inspections of alterations: $76.
(b) 
Routine and periodic tests and inspections for elevator devices in structures not in Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5:
[1] 
Six-month routine inspection:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[i] 
One to 10 floors: $211.
[ii] 
Over 10 floors: $271.
[b] 
Hydraulic elevators: $151.
[c] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $211.
[d] 
Escalators, moving walks: $211.
[2] 
One-year periodic inspection and witnessing of tests of elevator devices, which shall include routine inspection:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[i] 
One to 10 floors: $302.
[ii] 
Over 10 floors: $362.
[b] 
Hydraulic elevators: $227.
[c] 
Roped hydraulic elevators: $302.
[d] 
Escalators, moving walks: $484.
[e] 
Dumbwaiters: $120.
[f] 
Manlifts, stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts: $183.
[3] 
One-year periodic inspection charges for elevator devices equipped with the following features:
[a] 
Oil buffers (per oil buffer): $60.
[b] 
Counterweight governor and safeties: $120.
[c] 
Auxiliary power generator: $76.
[4] 
Three- or five-year inspection:
[a] 
Traction and winding drum elevators:
[i] 
One to 10 floors (five-year inspection): $613.
[ii] 
Over 10 floors (five-year inspection): $646.
[b] 
Hydraulic and roped hydraulic elevators:
[i] 
Three-year inspection: $378.
[ii] 
Five-year inspection: $227.
(7) 
Certificates and other permits.
(a) 
Certificate of occupancy: New construction fee shall be in the amount of 10% of the new construction permit fee that would be charged by the Department. The minimum fee shall be $100, except for one- or two-family (Use Group R-3, R-4 or R-5 of the building subcode) structures of less than 5,000 square feet in area and less than 30 feet in height, and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings subject to N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d), for which the minimum fee shall be $50.
(b) 
Certificate of continued occupancy:
[1] 
Structure (Use Group R-2, R-3, R-4 or R-5): $75.
[2] 
Add each dwelling unit: $35.
[3] 
All other use groups: $125.
(c) 
Certificate of occupancy granted pursuant to a use group change shall be $240.
(d) 
Certificate of approval/compliance:
Device
(Periodic Inspections)
Fee
Without Inspection
With Inspection
High-pressure boilers (12 months)
$35
$250
Refrigeration system (12 months)
$35
$250
Pressure vessels (12 months)
$35
$250
Hazardous uses and places of assembly (3 months)
$75
Cross-connections and backflow preventers (3 months)
$75
Annual electrical inspections of swimming pools, spas or hot tubs
$75
Elevator devices as set forth under elevator subcode fees in this chapter
(e) 
First issuance or renewal of a temporary certificate of occupancy: $35.
[1] 
Exception: There shall be no fee for the first issuance of the temporary certificate, provided the certificate of occupancy fee is paid at that time.
[2] 
Exception: Where a written request for a temporary certificate of occupancy is made for reasons other than uncompleted work covered by permit (such as uncompleted work required by prior approvals from state or municipal agencies), no renewal fee will be charged.
(f) 
Application for a variation: $50.
(8) 
Plan review. The fee shall be 20% of the amount to be charged for the construction permit and shall be paid before the plans are reviewed. The amount paid for this fee shall be credited toward the amount of the fee to be charged for the construction permit. This fee is not refundable.
(9) 
Miscellaneous. The fee for a construction permit for any item requiring a construction permit not specifically addressed shall be $60 unless otherwise specifically set by other subcode or municipal ordinance.
(10) 
Training fee. In order to provide training, certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act[1] and the regulations promulgated thereunder, the enforcing agency shall collect, in addition to the fees specified above, a surcharge fee as per N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b). Said surcharge fee shall be remitted to the Construction Code Element, Division of Housing and Development, Department of Community Affairs, on a regular quarterly basis.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq.
(11) 
Annual permits. The fee to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged annually. This fee shall be a flat fee based upon the number of maintenance workers who are employed by the facility and who are primarily engaged in work that is governed by a subcode. Managers, engineers and clericals shall not be considered maintenance workers for the purpose of establishing the annual construction permit fee. Annual permits may be issued for building, fire protection, electrical and plumbing. Fees shall be as follows:
(a) 
Fee per worker:
[1] 
One to 25 workers (including foreman): $425/worker.
[2] 
Each additional worker over 25: $165/worker.
(b) 
Prior to the issuance of an annual permit, a training registration fee of $100 per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the municipal construction official, who shall forward the fee to the Department of Community Affairs, Construction Code Element, Bureau of Technical Services, along with copies of the construction permit (Form 170). Checks shall be made payable to the "Treasurer, State of New Jersey."
(12) 
Fee schedule revision. The Construction Official shall, with the advice of the subcode officials, prepare and submit to the Borough Council, biannually, a report recommending a fee schedule based on the operating expenses of the agency and any other expenses of the municipality fairly attributable to the enforcement of the New Jersey State Uniform Construction Code Act.
(13) 
Private on-site inspection and plan review agencies. Private on-site inspection and review agency under contract shall comply with the regulations and fees pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:23 et seq.
(14) 
Administrative surcharge. A surcharge fee of 15% shall be added to each subcode fee in which plan review and inspections are performed by an on-site agency under contract with the municipality.
J. 
Public Defender application fee: up to $200 (per P.L. 1997, c. 256, N.J.S.A. 2B:24-1 et seq.). The fee, in whole or part, is waivable by the Judge of the Municipal Court.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
K. 
Tax sale notice mailing fee: $25 per mailing.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 8-2-2010 by Ord. No. 1712; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
(1) 
Tax sale certificate redemption calculation, two redemption calculations in a calendar year for any party that holds interest in the property: no charge.
(2) 
Each subsequent calculation requested of the Tax Collector: $50.
(3) 
Redemption calculation requested by a lien holder on a certificate they own: $50.
L. 
Police outside duty: $135 per hour.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385; 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 1638; 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1697; 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771]
M. 
Police officer application fee:
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385; 2-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1607; 7-5-2011 by Ord. No. 1734; 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
(1) 
Effective 2016: $149.
(2) 
Effective 2017: $152.
(3) 
Effective 2018: $155.
N. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection N, Tax Collector computer printouts, added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250, was repealed 8-2-2004 by Ord. No. 1466.
O. 
Hazardous material reimbursement for services: billed amount for any recovery company, towing company or any other technical assistance called for by the Borough to handle such incident.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250]
P. 
Mortgage inspection certificate: $45.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250]
Q. 
Construction Code Department miscellaneous fees:
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 3-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1646; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
(1) 
Fence less than six feet:
(a) 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $50.
(b) 
All other use groups: $65.
(2) 
Driveway:
(a) 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $50.
(b) 
All other use groups: $65.
(3) 
Dumpster permit (not on owner's property): $50.
(4) 
Continued certificate of occupancy (resale):
(a) 
Use Groups R-3, R-4 and R-5: $100.
(b) 
All other use groups:
[1] 
Per structure: $125.
[2] 
Per tenant: $50.
(5) 
Continued certificate of occupancy (tenant change all use groups except R-2, R-3, R-4 and R-5): $100.
(6) 
Retaining wall under four feet in height: $50.
(7) 
Shed less than 100 square feet: $50.
(8) 
Sidewalk, walkway or patio permit: $50.
(9) 
Contractors registration: $50.
R. 
(Reserved)[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection R, Certificate of occupancy, added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; was repealed 3-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1646.
S. 
Newspaper vending machines, per machine: $35.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512; 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1697]
(1) 
Late registration fee (not paid within 45 days after due): $20 per newsrack.
[Added 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1539]
(2) 
Abandonment, removal and storage fee: $25 per newsrack.
[Added 8-1-2005 by Ord. No. 1505; amended 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1539]
T. 
(Reserved)[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection T, North Hackensack parking lot, added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250, as amended, was repealed 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1617.
U. 
Street opening permit.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1667]
(1) 
Application fee (minimum fee): $250 (plus $0.75 per linear foot over 100 linear feet).
(a) 
Fee for failure to apply for a road opening permit: $500 (forty-eight-hour grace period for emergency road opening).
(2) 
Inspection fee (minimum fee): $300 (includes up to four inspections of a maximum duration of one hour each; any additional inspections thereafter shall be paid at the rate of $75 per hour, one hour minimum).
(3) 
Performance escrow (refundable): $500.
(4) 
Permanent maintenance fee (nonrefundable): shall be paid prior to the release of the performance escrow.
(a) 
Roads resurfaced within the five years prior to the date of permit application: $12 per square yard of road disturbance/damage with a minimum charge of $100.
(b) 
Roads not resurfaced within the five years prior to the date of application: $7.50 per square yard of road disturbance/damage with a minimum charge of $50.
(5) 
Waiver of fees - municipalities: road opening permit fees may be waived for municipal projects in connection with county roads, including but not limited to handicap ramp installation curb replacement projects, and streetscape projects. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, road opening permit fees apply to all municipally owned utilities and may not be waived.
(6) 
Violations of road opening ordinance and/or procedures: up to $2,000 per occurrence.
V. 
Xerox copies.
[Added 6-7-1999 by Ord. No. 1250; amended 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385]
Number of Pages
Fee
(per page)
1-10
$0.75
11-20
$0.50
Over 20
$0.25
W. 
Towing.
[Added 12-20-1999 by Ord. No. 1273]
(1) 
Towing application nonrefundable filing fee: $135.
[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771]
(2) 
Towing application verification fee:
(a) 
Background check: $70 per owner.
(b) 
State fingerprint background check: $30.[5]
[Amended 2-22-2000 by Ord. No. 1281; 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512]
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection W(2)(c), regarding Borough fingerprint background check, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1617.
(3) 
Towing application renewal filing fee: $135.
[Amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771]
(4) 
Towing renewal application verification fee:
(a) 
Background check: $70 per owner.
(b) 
State fingerprint background check: $30.[6]
[Amended 2-22-2000 by Ord. No. 1281; 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512]
[6]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection W(4)(c), regarding Borough fingerprint background check, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1617.
X. 
Municipal Court discovery. The following fees shall be payable by the requestor to the Borough of River Edge for requested discovery in matters pending in the River Edge Municipal Court:[7]
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1664]
(1) 
Photocopies:
Number of Pages
Fee
(per page)
1-10
$0.75
11-20
$0.50
Over 20
$0.25
(2) 
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
(3) 
For any discovery sent by mail: $0.25 per envelope.
(4) 
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.
(5) 
Duplication of videotapes and discs, including audio and video discs, constitutes an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per copy.
(6) 
On any item that cannot be photocopied on Borough equipment or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
(7) 
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Borough of River Edge, e.g., another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.
[7]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection X, regarding research fees, added 8-7-2000 by Ord. No. 1300, as amended, was repealed 11-18-2002 by Ord. No. 1405.
Y. 
Surcharge for food establishments which have more than one conditional rating during any one calendar year: $50.
[Added 8-7-2000 by Ord. No. 1300]
Z. 
(Reserved)[8]
[8]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection Z, Bus donation, added 9-18-2000 by Ord. No. 1305, was repealed 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 1347.
AA. 
False fire alarms.
[Added 5-21-2001 by Ord. No. 1337]
(1) 
Second false fire alarm in any twelve-month period, after a ten-business-day warning, a fee of $50 to cover the cost of service shall be paid to the Borough.
(2) 
Third false fire alarm in any twelve-month period and any subsequent false fire alarm, a fee of $100 to cover the cost of service shall be paid to the Borough.
(3) 
All false fire alarm fees are waived for Borough-owned buildings.
BB. 
False sewer blockage callout.
[Added 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 1352]
(1) 
Second false sewer blockage callout in any twelve-month period, after a ten-business-day warning, a fee of $50 to cover the cost of service shall be paid to the Borough.
(2) 
Third false sewer blockage callout in any twelve-month period and any subsequent false sewer blockage callout, a fee of $100 to cover the cost of service shall be paid to the Borough.
(3) 
All false sewer blockage callout fees are waived for Borough-owned buildings.
CC. 
Tax Assessor list of property owners for notice of adjacent property: $0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater.
[Added 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385]
DD. 
River Edge Road commuter parking fees.
[Added 7-1-2002 by Ord. No. 1385; amended 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1539; 11-20-2006 by Ord. No. 1552; 5-21-2007 by Ord. No. 1570; 9-17-2007 by Ord. No. 1581; 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771; 8-5-2013 by Ord. No. 1793; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
(1) 
River Edge Commuter parking fees, parking of vehicles for River Edge residents:
(a) 
Quarterly: $70 (2017).
(b) 
Annually: $216 (2017).
(c) 
Quarterly: $72 (2018).
(d) 
Annually: $220 (2018).
(2) 
Grove Street Commercial Business parking fees, parking of vehicles for River Edge residents:
(a) 
Quarterly: $70 (2017).
(b) 
Annually: $216 (2017).
(c) 
Quarterly: $72 (2018).
(d) 
Annually: $220 (2018).
(3) 
Hackensack Avenue parking fees, parking of vehicles for River Edge residents:
(a) 
Quarterly: $65 (2016).
(b) 
Quarterly: $70 (2017).
(c) 
Annually: $216 (2017).
(d) 
Quarterly: $72 (2018).
(e) 
Annually: $220 (2018).
EE. 
Miscellaneous fees.
[Added 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452]
Item
Fee
Raffle license
[Amended 2-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1607]
2009
$15
2010
$20
Shopping carts
[Amended 12-15-2008 by Ord. No. 1635]
$47
Supermarkets
$150
Transcripts, birth, death, marriage
[Amended 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1539[9];
6-19-2006 by Ord. No. 1544]
$10
Marriage license
[Added 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1469]
$28
Domestic partnership
[Added 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1469]
$28
Traveling show, annual license
$140
Traveling show, temporary license
$35
Temporary outdoor retail sales
$20
Records request
Actual extraordinary cost or $35/hour where supervisory-level review/research is required
Amusement machine
$120
Escort service within the Borough, roundtrip
$12
Garage sale, each
[Amended 6-21-2010 by Ord. No. 1709]
$10
Junk dealer, annual license
$24
Junk dealer, temporary license
$12
Junkyard, annual license
$180
Master plan booklet
$25
Variance applications (3 or fewer variances)
[Amended 10-21-2005 by Ord. No. 1512; 12-9-2005 by Ord. No. 1521]
$250
One-family dwelling or land to be used for this purpose
$70
Two-family dwelling to multiple-family dwellings having 10 units or less, or land to be used for this purpose
$350
Multiple-family dwelling having more than 10 units or land to be used for this purpose
$560
Business, Commercial and Public (M-1), or land to be used for these purposes
$350
Planned Residential Development (PRD-1) or land to be used for this purpose
$350*
*plus $70 for each proposed unit
Bulk variances
$250 for an application requesting three or less variances, and an additional $100 per variance for each variance application requesting more than three variances
Use variances
An application of $500, a minimum of $1,500 in escrow
Each additional variance over 3
$100
Zoning permit application
$50
Conditional use approvals
One-family dwelling or land to be used for this purpose
$ 70
Two-family dwelling to multiple-family dwellings having 10 units or less, or land to be used for this purpose
$350
Multiple-family dwelling having more than 10 units or land to be used for this purpose
$560
Commercial and Public (M-1) or land to be used for this purpose
$350
Site plan review
Preliminary Site Plan Review (in addition to any variance Fees) for all zones and uses except home professional Uses in R-1 Zones
$350
Final or amended/modified site plan review for all zones and uses except home professional use in R-1 Zones
$175
Site plan review for home professional office in R-1 Zone
$175
Minor subdivisions
One-family dwelling or land to be used for this purpose
$84
Two-family dwelling to multiple-family dwellings having 10 units or less, or land to be used for this purpose
$168
Multiple-family dwelling having more than 10 units or land to be used for this purpose
$280
Business, Commercial and Public (M-1), or land to be used for these purposes
$350
Planned Residential Development (PRD-1) or land to be used for this purpose
$350
Major subdivision in any zone
$350*
*Plus an additional $70 for each building lot.
Reviews for areas designated in need of redevelopment
Site plan review. Any application for site plan review in connection with any lot located in an area designated as an area in need of redevelopment
[Added 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1538]
$1,000
Minor subdivision. Any application for minor subdivision review in connection with any lot located in an area designated as an area in need of redevelopment
[Added 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1538]
$1,000
Major subdivision. Any application for major subdivision review in connection with any lot located in an area designated as an area in need of redevelopment
[Added 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 1538]
$1,000
Department of Public Works:
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 1560; amended 2-1-2010 by Ord. No. 1685]
Sale of humus
$2.50 to $5 per cubic yard
Sale of double-ground humus
$5 to $10 per cubic yard
Delivery of humus
To be determined by DPW Superintendent
Sale of humus to residents of River Edge for use on residential property
No charge
Delivery of humus to residents of River Edge for use on residential property
$25
Delivery of wood chips to residents of River Edge for use on residential property
$25
Solicitor's permit - 2017
[Added 2-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1607; amended 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
$25
Banner fee - 2017
[Added 5-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1617; amended 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 1771; 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
$27
Farmer's market weekly vendor fee - 2016
[Added 8-8-2016 by Ord. No. 1866]
$25
Soil movement application
[Added 7-7-2008 by Ord. No. 1620; amended 8-3-2009 by Ord. No. 1663]
$50
Web site advertising
[Added 12-15-2008 by Ord. No. 1635]
$25
Zoning - initial review of construction plans
[Added 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 1649]
$50
School election fee (effective date: April 2010)
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1667]
$70 per hour
Wood chip delivery, leaf mulch delivery (effective date: April 1, 2010)
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1667]
$25 per load
White goods pickup (effective date: January 1, 2010)
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1667]
$25 per item and/or other assorted metals such as ferrous or nonferrous
Commercial landscaper (removing leaves from commercial properties 1 acres+ and placing in Borough compost)
[Added 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1697]
$35
Private scavenger
[Added 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1697]
$35
Planning Board - site plan review
[Added 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1739]
Application fee for soil movement permits for 100 or more cubic yards of soil
$350
Application for a private hauler. Commercial, apartments, industrial, multiple-family dwellings: removal of refuse and recycling (effective January 1, 2014)
[Added 8-5-2013 by Ord. No. 1793]
$70 yearly permit
Vacant building registration, initial registration fee for each vacant property
[Added 8-5-2013 by Ord. No. 1793]
$250
Fee for subsequent renewals (Renewal fee for annual registration shall be due by October 1 of each year.)
$500
Tree (from tree farm), each
[Added 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 18-12]
$25
Farmers' market, annual licence
[Added 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 18-12]
$25
[9]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also removed the fee for additional copies which immediately followed this item.
FF. 
Court violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any person convicted of a violation of this chapter, or any supplement thereto, shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $300 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
[Added 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452; amended 9-7-2004 by Ord. No. 1469]
GG. 
Board of Health permits.
[Added 12-15-2003 by Ord. No. 1452; amended 2-2-2009 by Ord. No. 1638; 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 18-12]
Permit
Fee
Bakeries
$100
Butcher shops
$100
Retail food establishments
50 square feet or less of food selling and storage space - only nonpotentially hazardous foods which are prepackaged, prewrapped or in an approved bulk serving container
$50
Above 50 square feet to 1,500 square feet of food selling, preparing and storage space
$100
Above 1,500 square feet to 3,000 square feet of food selling, preparing and storage space
$200
Above 3,000 square feet of food selling, preparing and storage space
$300
Liquor stores, taverns and other establishments serving alcoholic beverages for on-premises or off-premises consumption
$100
Milk truck, first truck per year
$50
Each additional truck per year
$10
Nursing homes
$150
Restaurants and catering (with seating)
0 - 25 seats
$100
25 - 50 seats
$150
51 - 100 seats
$275
Over 100 seats
$325
Sale of milk in containers
$50
Wholesale foods
$100
Vending devices; food, drink, candy or other consumable products
$10
Take-out food (no seating)
$100
Sale of hot or cold nonalcoholic beverages in bottles, cans, glass or other containers for on-premises or off-premises consumption
$50
Surcharge for food establishments who have two or more conditional or unsatisfactory ratings during any one calendar year
$100
Sale of hot or cold nonalcoholic beverages in bottles, cans, glass or other containers for on-premises or off-premises consumption
$50
Temporary food permit
$25
All fees must be paid by February 1.
Late fee if not paid by February 1
$100
HH. 
Secondhand dealers.
[Added 11-20-2017 by Ord. No. 17-27]
(1) 
Initial application and license: $300.
(2) 
Annual renewal fee: $300.
II. 
Electronic smoking device establishment licence: $1,200.
[Added 11-5-2018 by Ord. No. 18-22]