City of Buffalo, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Buffalo 11-14-1989 by L.L. No. 5-1989. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following schedule of fees is hereby established with respect to licenses, permits and activities required or regulated under the provisions of various chapters of the Code of the City of Buffalo. Applications for and the issuance of such licenses and permits shall be subject to the provisions of the specific chapter of the Code which is indicated for each type of license or permit. The business, activity or operation for which the license or permit is required shall be subject to all regulations set forth in the chapter to which reference is made. These fees may be adopted or revised by the Common Council from time to time.
Code Chapter
 Section, Type of Application,
 Permit or License
Fee
Chapter 1, General Provisions
[Added 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992; amended 7-25-1995, effective 8-7-1995; 11-16-2004, effective 11-24-2004]
§ 1-15, general penalty
Charge for check returned, not sufficient funds
$25.00
§ 1-16, web payment fee
Additional charge for any payment of parking summonses, user fee bills or permit fees made via the City of Buffalo Internet payment system
$2.00
Chapter 35, Personnel Policies
[Added 11-30-1993, effective 12-14-1993; amended 1-23-2001, effective 2-5-2001]
§ 35-13, civil service examinations
Examination fee (nonrefundable)
$15.00
Examination fee for uniformed service within Police and Fire Departments (nonrefundable)
$25.00
Chapter 46, Telecommunications, Office of
[Added 11-3-1999, effective 11-17-1999]
§ 46-9, videoconferencing rates
Dial-Out Point
Rate Per Hour
United States
$150.00
Argentina
$360.00
Australia
$450.00
Belgium
$396.00
Brazil
$360.00
Canada
$104.10
Chile
$360.00
Denmark
$360.00
Finland
$324.00
France
$360.00
Germany
$360.00
Hong Kong
$360.00
Ireland
$360.00
Israel
$414.00
Italy
$382.50
Japan
$360.00
Netherlands
$324.00
New Zealand
$450.00
Norway
$324.00
Russia
$360.00
Singapore
$382.50
South Africa
$360.00
South Korea
$315.00
Spain
$342.00
Sweden
$324.00
Switzerland
$360.00
Taiwan
$234.00
United Kingdom
$234.00
Dial-out set up time
$37.50 per quarter hour
Cancellation charge
50% of total connectivity charges with less than 24 hours' notice
Shortfall conferences
100% of time used plus, $37.50 per quarter hour of unused time reserved
Chapter 63, Aircraft
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 63-4, permit for parachute or skydiving exhibitions
$26.25
Chapter 66, Air Pollution
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 66-11, fuel- or refuse-burning plant, equipment and device permit
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Fuel devices permit fees are divided into two categories: flat fee or area-calculated fee; find the work description in either the Flat Fee Schedule or the Area-Calculated Fee Schedule, below.
Flat Fee Schedule
Application fee of
$25.00, plus
Permit fee from the following list:
1.
For in-kind replacement of fuel device to 1- or 2-family dwelling, per device
$25.00
2.
For in-kind replacement of residential, commercial, or industrial fuel device, per device
$25.00
3.
For installation of a fuel device used as part of, or as an addition to, an existing commercial or industrial process, per device
$25.00
4.
For installation of a new fuel device in an existing residential, commercial, or industrial building, per device (when no plans are required by the BCNYS)
$25.00
5.
For fuel devices site work (e.g., heated paving, permanent radiant or other heaters, etc.)
$75.00
Notes:
1.
All heating, ventilating, and air conditioning flat fee work is only work where no drawings or plans are required by the Building Code of New York State. When drawings and/or plans are required, fees will be derived using the area-calculated fee tables, employing the building occupancy/use-class multiplier.
2.
All other work which is not subject to no-fee provisions has area-calculated permit fees derived from Area-Calculated Fee Schedule A and Use Multiplier Schedule B, below.
Area-calculated building permit fees consist of four charges: a charge associated with application (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with plan review (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with inspections, and a charge associated with closeout. The first two charges are collected at application, and together make up the application fee. The second two charges are collected at permit issuance, and together make up the permit fee.
Area-calculated fuel devices fees are derived as follows:
A.
For work limited to buildings and structures:
Step 1: Identify each use or occupancy on each floor, story, or mezzanine of the building or structure and calculate each use's area in square footage. In mixed-use buildings and structures also identify and calculate the square footage of common areas. Common areas are deemed to have the same use as that of the principal use on the floor, story, or mezzanine.
Step 2: Total the sum of all similar uses and common area to arrive at use square footages. Apply the amounts or multipliers shown in the following Area-Calculated Fee Table, Schedule A, Buildings and Structure Section, in each of the three listed categories (Application, Plan Review, Inspection and Certificate) to those use square footages, to get a base dollar use value for each use.
Step 3: Total all the base dollar use values of same uses.
Step 4: Apply the area-calculated use multiplier from Schedule B to each use total to calculate fees for each use, including the common areas.
Step 5: Total all use multiplier products to finalize the total fuel devices permit cost for buildings and structures.
B.
For work limited to sites:
Step 1: Apply the fuel devices site work flat fee amount from the flat fee schedule, above.
C.
For work on both buildings and structures and sites:
Step 1: Add the total fuel devices permit cost for buildings and structures and the fuel devices permit cost for site work to arrive at the total fuel devices permit cost for the project.
Area-Calculated Fee Table - Schedule A
For buildings and structures:
Permits
Fuel devices
Application fee (nonrefundable)
$25.00
Plus:
Plan review (nonrefundable)
$25.00 or $0.0025 x SF, whichever is greater Plus
Permit and inspection
$50.00 or $0.02 x SF, whichever is greater
Area-Calculated Use Multiplier - Schedule B
Occupancy/Use Class
Occupancy/Use
Multiplier
A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and A-5
Assembly
1.5
B
Business
1
E
Educational
1.5
F-1 and F-2
Factory/industrial
1
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5
High hazard
2.25
I-1, I-2, and I-3
Institutional
1.75
M
Mercantile
1
R-1
Transient: boardinghouses, hotels, and motels
1.28
R-2
Permanent: apartment houses, boardinghouses (nontransient), convents, dormitories, fraternities and sororities, monasteries, vacation timeshare properties, hotels (nontransient), and motels (nontransient)
1.28
R-3
Permanent: 1- and 2-family
0.5
R-4
Assisted living
1.34
S
Storage
0.7
U
Utility and miscellaneous
0.85
Annual inspection for the purpose of issuing an annual certificate of operation:
Code Chapter
Fee
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
For inspecting any existing (or new), reconstructed, altered or added-to fuel-burning equipment or device:
$25.00
The furnace volume of which does not exceed 25 cubic feet or equivalent or the BTU input per hour of which does not exceed 1,500,000 for each unit
$30.00
The furnace volume of which is greater than 25 cubic feet but not in excess of 50 cubic feet or equivalent or the BTU input per hour of which is greater than 1,500,000 but does not exceed 3,000,000, for each unit
$35.00
The furnace volume of which is greater than 50 cubic feet but not in excess of 100 cubic feet or equivalent or the BTU input per hour of which is greater than 3,000,000 but is not in excess of 6,000,000, for each unit The furnace volume of which is greater than 100 cubic feet or equivalent or the BTU input per hour of which is greater than 6,000,000, for each unit
$40.00
§ 66-23, Inspection of incinerators, per incinerator
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
$25.00
Chapter 72, Ambulances and Ambulance Drivers
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
§ 72-9, license fees
Ambulance, biennial
$136.50
Ambulance driver or attendant, biennial
$52.50
Chapter 75, Amusements
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 75-2, license fees for certain classes of entertainment
First
For houses or places having less than 500 seats, per annum
$105.00
For houses or places having 500 seats or more and fewer than 750 seats, per annum
$131.25
For houses or places having 750 seats or more
$157.50
For other temporary entertainments, per day or fraction thereof, (not to exceed $36.75 for any period of not more than 3 months)
$15.75
Second - Fixed by the Director of Housing and Inspections
Third - Fixed by the Director of Housing and Inspections
Fourth, per day or fraction thereof $315.00 at the discretion of the Director of Housing and Inspections
$105.00 to or
Fifth, per day or fraction thereof
$26.25
Sixth
Exhibitions of motion pictures
For houses or places having fewer than 500 seats, per annum
$105.00
For houses or places having 500 seats or more but fewer than 750 seats, per annum
$131.25
For houses or places having 750 seats or more but fewer than 1,000 seats, per annum
$157.50
For houses or places having 1,000 seats or more but fewer than 1,500 seats, per annum
$183.75
For houses or places having 1,500 or more seats but fewer than 2,000 seats, per annum
$210.00
For houses or places having 2,000 seats or more, per annum
$236.25
Other temporary exhibitions, per day or fraction thereof (not to exceed $150.00 for any period of not more than 3 months)
$15.75
Seventh
License fee paid by owners or lessees of grounds used for games of baseball or football, to which admission fees are charged or which are used directly or indirectly for profit or gain:
Per annum
$400.00
Per diem
$63.00
Eighth, per week or fraction thereof
$21.00
Ninth, per week or fraction thereof
$26.25
10th, per week or fraction thereof
$21.00
11th, per annum
$157.50
12th, per day or fraction thereof
$63.00
13th, per annum
$210.00
14th, per annum
$131.25
15th, per day or fraction thereof
$42.00
16th
Amount to be determined, in each case, by the Director of Licenses in his discretion
§ 75-13, music license, per year
$52.50
§ 75-14, inspection certificate for public assemblage
[Amended 12-26-2001, effective 1-9-2002]
Original certificate
$56.00
Certificate renewal
$42.00
§ 75-15, miniature golf course license, per year
$57.75
§ 75-16, special night permit for amusement place, per night
$2.10
§ 75-18, coin-controlled amusement device fee and arcade license (Last amended 10-4-1994, effective 10-17-1994)
Per device
  1 device
$47.25
  2 devices
$94.50
  3 devices
$141.75
  Per device in arcade
$47.25
§ 75-19, admission of children to theaters
Owner's license
$2.10
Matron's license
$2.10
License renewal
$2.10
§ 75-21, Rebound tumbling center license, per year
$21.00
Chapter 78, Animals
[Last amended 12-28-2010, effective 1-12-2011]
§ 78-11, adoption of impounded cats Adoption Rabies shot
$10.00 $10.00
§ 78-12, seizure and impoundment of dogs
First seizure
$25.00, plus $5.00 per day
Second seizure
$50.00, plus $5.00 per day
Third and subsequent seizures within 1 year of the first seizure
$75.00, plus $5.00 per day
§ 78-13, adoption of impounded dogs
Adoption
$25.00
Refund upon spaying or neutering
$15.00
Rabies shot
$12.00
§ 78-15.4, licenses
For each spayed or neutered dog
$13.50
For each unspayed or unneutered dog
$20.50
For each purebred (kennel)
$25.00
§ 78-32, Euthanasia for each animal
$20.00
§ 78-33, Surrender of an animal to the Buffalo Animal Shelter
$15.00
Chapter 81, Auctions and Auctioneers
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 81-16, auctioneer's license
$367.50
Chapter 85, Bait Dippers
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 85-3, commercial bait dipping permit application
Wholesaler, per year
$135.00
Retailer, per year
$65.00
Chapter 88, Bakers and Confectioners
[Last amended 5-22-1995 effective 6-2-1995]
§ 88-5, licenses (biennial)
For bakers employing 2 employees or fewer
$63.00
From 3 to 10 employees
$105
From 11 to 25 employees
$157.50
From 26 to 50 employees
$315
51 or more employees
$525
For confectioners employing 2 employees or fewer
$63
From 3 to 10 employees
$105
From 11 to 25 employees
$157.50
26 or more employees
$525
Chapter 92, Billiard and Pool Rooms and Bowling Alleys
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 92-6, licenses (No license fee shall be prorated for a period of less than 6 months.)
For each billiard table, per annum
$31.50
For each pool table, per annum
$31.50
For each bowling alley, per annum
$31.50
Chapter 94, Boilers and Engines; Engineers
[Last amended 5-22-1995 effective 6-2-1995]
§ 94-5, inspections
Boilers exceeding 25 horsepower
$36.75
More than 1 in 1 establishment each in excess of 1
$10.50 only
Boilers not exceeding 25 horsepower
1
$26.25, plus
More than 1 in 1 establishment, each additional
$10.50
Miniature boiler
$10.50
§ 94-9, secondhand boilers, hydrostatic test and inspection
$5.25
§ 94-22, stationary engineer's and refrigeration operator's licenses and renewals; examinations for licenses
Original license, biennial
$126
Biennial renewal of license
Chief engineer or chief refrigeration operator
$84
First-class engineer or first- class refrigeration operator
$63
Second-class engineer, second-class engineer limited to locomotives and second-class refrigeration operator
$63
Special engineer
$42
Examination for license
$26.25
§ 94-30, lost license or certificate
$10.50
Chapter 96, Bonds and Contracts
[Added 2-13-1991, effective 2-8-1991; last amended 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 96-13, advertisement for bids
Use of City plans and specifications nonrefundable fee
For project cost less than $50,000
$29
For project cost greater than $50,000
$58[1]
Chapter 101, Buildings, Cleaning of
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 101-2, license for occupancy of street or other public grounds by building-cleaning machinery, per year for each machine or appliances used
$26.25
Chapter 103, Building Construction and Demolition; Fire Prevention
§ 103-12, building permits
[Amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005; 7-29-2014]
Type
Fee
Express plan review
For any part of the first two hours of express plan review
$200 plus
Per hour, for each subsequent hour or part thereof
$100
Off-hour inspections
For any part of the first two hours of inspection
$200 plus
Per hour, for each subsequent hour or part thereof
$100
Excessive submissions of plans (re-review charge)
For the second and each subsequent re-review
$600
Residential construction fees: detached one- and two-family dwelling
Permits are required for all work that is not listed as "permit not required" in § 103-2.3 of the City Code.
Application fee
$25
Plan review fee (if work requires plans) (includes M/E/P plan review fees)
20% of permit fee; $25 minimum
Permit fee
New residential buildings (fees determined by area created)
One-family dwellings
1,000 square feet or less of floor area
$500
1,001 square feet to 3,000 square feet of floor area
$600
3,001 square feet to 5,000 square feet of floor area
$750
5,001 square feet of floor area and over
$900
Two-family dwellings
$1,000
Townhouses, per unit
$500
Additions, alterations, and repairs to residential structures (fees determined by cost of work)
Cost per $1,000 of construction cost
$5 per $1,000; $50 minimum
Flat fees (fees determined by each type of work - fees are added together)
Chimney work
$25
Aboveground pool, spa, over two feet deep
$50
In-ground pool, spa, pond, over two feet deep
$150
Fence requiring a permit (overheight, etc.)
$25
New or expanded parking area and/or driveway
$25
Alternative energy systems
$75
Interior tear-out
$25
Sheds and garages over 144 square feet and under 600 square feet
$75
Demolitions (fees determined by unit)
Demolition of a one- or two-family dwelling
$300
Demolition of a detached accessory structure over 144 square feet
$75
Use permit fee
With use change
$25
Add or remove incidental home occupation
$25
Commercial construction fees: All buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings
Permits are required for all work that is not listed as "permit not required" in § 103-2.3 of the Buffalo City Code.
Commercial construction permit fees are found using the mean construction cost from the Calculating Mean Commercial Construction Cost form; the Building Construction Values table on this form is based on the current Building Valuation Data table from the International Code Council, which adjusts semiannually to the current Consumer Price Index.
Use the mean construction cost for the permit fee section only.
Application fee
$50
Plan review fee (if work requires plans)
$0.50 per $1,000 of construction cost or portion thereof; $50 minimum
Permit fee
New construction, additions, change of use, alterations*
Construction cost up to $500,000
$6 per $1,000 of cost; $100 minimum
Construction cost from $500,001 to $5,000,000
$4 per $1,000 of cost, plus $1,000
Construction cost $5,000,001 and over
$3 per $1,000 of cost, plus $6,000
Flat fees: Flat fees are for specific small types of work; fees for each type of work done are added.
Awnings (without signage)
$75
Flat wall signs
$50
Projecting wall signs and awning signs
$75
Freestanding signs under six feet in height
$50
Sign face replacement, existing signs (except L.E.D. faces)
$25
Tank installation or removal
$300
Communication antennas and dishes, co-location
$100
Fence requiring a permit (overheight etc.)
$50
Temporary trailer (over 10 days, up to one year)
$200
Sheds and garages 600 square feet and under
$100
Demolitions
Demolition of a commercial structure
$0.12 per square foot; $250 minimum
Any demolition that takes place without a proper permit shall be assessed a penalty in the amount of $1,500.
Use permit fee
With occupancy/use class change
$50
NOTES:
*
Fees for new construction, additions, and alterations or change of use involving over 50% of the building.
§ 103-13, demolition and asbestos permits
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Asbestos permit fees are divided into two categories: flat fee or area-calculated fee; find the work description in either the Flat Fee Schedule or the Area-Calculated Fee Schedule, below.
Demolition permit fees are divided into two categories: flat fee or area-calculated fee; find the work description in either the Flat Fee Schedule or the Area-Calculated Fee Schedule, below.
Code Chapter
Fee
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Flat Fee Schedule
Application fee of
$25.00, plus
Permit fee from the following list:
1.
Asbestos removal
(a)
For asbestos removal from all buildings and structures by square foot of asbestos removed:
1 SF - 159 SF
$0.00
160 SF - 10,000 SF
$66.00
10,001 SF - 20,000 SF
$86.50
20,001 SF - 40,000 SF
$173.00
40,001 SF - 80,000 SF
$346.00
80,001 SF - 160,000 SF
$692.00
160,001 SF - 320,000 SF
$1,384.00
And so forth
(b)
For asbestos removal from all buildings and structures by linear foot of asbestos removed:
1 LF - 259 LF
$0.00
260 LF - 10,000 LF
$66.00
10,001 LF - 20,000 LF
$115.50
20,001 LF - 40,000 LF
$231.00
40,001 LF - 80,000 LF
$462.00
80,001 LF - 160,000 LF
$934.00
And so forth
2.
For demolition of up to a 1.5 story 1-, 2- or 3-family dwelling without basement or cellar by owner
$300.00
3.
For demolition of up to a 3 story 1-, 2- or 3-family dwelling by licensed demolition contractor
$300.00
4.
For demolition of structures accessory to all other uses, of not more than 1 story and not more than 1,500 square feet
$50.00
5.
For City emergency demolition of a 1- or 2-family dwelling
$300.00
6.
For demolition of any commercial or industrial building or structure up to 3 stories in height and not more than 5,000 square feet in total area
$500.00
7.
Administrative fee for demolitions performed by or on behalf of the City to benefit a property owner
15% of the demolition cost ($25.00 application fee not required)
Note: All other demolitions which are not subject to no-fee provisions have area-calculated permit fees derived from Fee Schedule A, below.
Area-calculated demolition permit fees consist of four charges: a charge associated with application (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with plan review (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with inspections, and a charge associated with closeout. The first two charges are collected at application, and together make up the application fee. The second two charges are collected at permit issuance, and together make up the permit fee.
Area-calculated fees are derived as follows:
A.
For demolition work on both buildings and structures and sites:
Step 1: Identify the square foot area of each floor, story, or mezzanine of the building or structure, including basements and cellars, and the square foot area of any site demolition work.
Step 2: Total all the square foot areas to get the total square foot area for the buildings, structures and site.
Step 3: Apply the amounts or multipliers shown in the following Area-Calculated Fee Table, Schedule A, Buildings and Structures and Sites section, in each of the three listed categories (Application, Plan Review, Inspection and Certificate) to the total square foot area to arrive at the total demolition permit cost for the project.
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Area-Calculated Fee Table - Schedule A
For buildings and structures and sites:
Permits for demolitions
Fee
Application fee (nonrefundable)
$50.00
Plus:
Plan review (nonrefundable)
$0.00
Plus:
Permit and inspection
$200.00, plus $0.08 x SF
10
Any demolition that takes place without a proper permit shall be assessed a penalty in the amount of $1,500.
§ 103-24, search of Fire Department files
[Added 6-9-1992, effective 6-22-1992; amended 6-14-1994, effective 6-23-1994]
Fire reports
$20.00
Fire investigation reports
$20.00
Employment or salary verification
$20.00
Certification or authentication of any report or record on file in the Bureau of Fire Prevention
$25.00
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Chapter 107, Buildings, Moving of
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 10-27-1992, effective 11-9-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 107-1, permits
Moving building upon petition to Common Council
$220.00
Moving building on wheeled vehicle without consent of Common Council
$100.00
Chapter 109, Buildings, Numbering of
[Added 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 109-2, numbering system; furnishing of number
Address permit
$15.00
Address verification
$10.00
Chapter 116, Burials
[Added 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992]
§ 116-33, funeral escort service
Funeral escort service, provided by Police Department Traffic Bureau
$50.00
Chapter 129, Certificates of Occupancy
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992]
§ 129-5, certificates
[Amended 6-22-1993, effective 7-6-1993]
Conditional certificate for new or altered structure
$50.00
Residential Structures
Type
Base Fee
Plus Incremental Fees
Single-family
$50.00
None
2-family
$75.00
None
3 or more dwelling units
$75.00
$25.00 incremental fee payable upon issuance of certificate
Rooming house
$75.00
$10.00 for each rooming unit over 4
Mixed dwelling and rooming units
$75.00
For each dwelling unit over 3
$25.00
For each rooming unit over 4
$10.00
Nonresidential Structures
Type
Fee
Per Square Feet of Gross Floor Area
All uses
$75.00
0 to 25,000
$125.00
25,001 to 50,000
$225.00
50,001 or more
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Structure occupied in part for residential use and in part for nonresidential use (to be added to fee calculated for nonresidential portion of structure)
Per dwelling unit
$20.00
Per rooming unit
$10.00
Conditional certificate for existing structure
$50.00
Renewal of certificate or conditional certificate
$50.00
§ 129-6, certification of registration of multiple housing
$20.00
Chapter 133, City Property
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 133-5, lease for outdoor advertising
6 x 12 feet
$420.00
12 x 25 feet
$735.00
10 x 36 feet
$1,260.00
14 x 48 feet
$1,785.00
Chapter 140, Collection Agencies
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
§ 140-6, license (biennial)
$315.00
Chapter 141, Collection of Arrears
[Added 2-22-1994, effective 3-7-1994]
§ 141-3E, fees. These fees shall be in addition to statutory interest and costs, where applicable.
Collection processing charge
$10.00
Additional charge to be added to all arrears sent to outside credit or collection agency
Actual amount charged by the collection agency
Additional charge for administrative and legal expense to be added after litigation is commenced to arrears
In the case of arrears of $500 or less in the aggregate
$50.00
In the case of arrears of more than $500 but less than $2,001 in the aggregate
$100.00
In the case of arrears of more than $2,001 and more but less than $10,001 in the aggregate
$200.00
In the case of arrears of $10,001 and more in the aggregate
$500.00
Chapter 142, Collection Boxes
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 42-1A(8), annual license fee (per box)
$105.00
Chapter 143, Consumer Electronics Installation and Repair
[Added 6-5-1990, effective 6-18-1990; amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 143-7, apprentice license
License fee
$42.00
§ 143-11A, license fees
Examination fee (nonrefundable)
$15.75
Consumer electronics service technician (new license)
$105.00
Consumer electronics service technician, reception equipment installation and repair only (new license)
$105.00
Consumer electronics service technician, microwave oven installation and repair only (new license)
$105.00
Apprentice (new license)
$42.00
§ 143-12, renewal of license
Renewal
$52.50
Renewal, apprentice
$42.00
Chapter 144, Contractors
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993; 12-26-2001, effective 1-9-2002]
§ 144-8G, home-improvement licenses
Handyman
$200.00
Home-improvement contractor
$400.00
Specialty contractor
$400.00
Light commercial contractor
$400.00
New housing contractor
$450.00
General contractor
$750.00
Subcontractor
$300.00
Construction management
$300.00
Salesman's license or renewal
$60.00
Duplicate license
$10.50
§ 144-12, demolition contractor's license
Grade 1
$250.00
Grade 2
$350.00
Grade 3
$500.00
Grade 4
$750.00
§ 144-25, Landscaper and snow removal contractor's license
[Added 2-22-2011]
Landscaper
$50.00
Snow remover
$50.00
Chapter 150, Dances and Dance Halls
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 150-6, licenses:
Public dance hall (In computing floor space, only that part of the floor actually used or intended to be used for dancing shall be considered.)
Per annum for each 1,000 square feet of floor space or major fraction thereof
$42.00
For periods of less than 1 year, a prorated fee for each 1,000 square feet of floor space or major fraction thereof, no less than
$5.25
Public dance hall where a public dance is held at least 1 night a week throughout the year, the license fee shall not exceed, per annum
$315.00
Public dance
$31.50
Restaurant and hotel dancing
Class 1: dancing in hotels where dancing is conducted for other than special occasions, such as opening nights or holidays, per year
$367.50
Class 2: dancing in restaurants where entertainments are given, such as floor shows, etc., per year
$367.50
Class 3: dancing in restaurants where music is furnished by orchestras or reproduced by mechanical, electrical or other means, per year
$210.00
Class 4: dancing in restaurants where music is reproduced by mechanical, electrical or other means only, per year
$131.25
Class 5: dancing in hotels and restaurants on special occasions, such as opening nights or holidays, per night
$31.50
Chapter 165, Electricity
[Amended 5-29-1990, effective 6-7-1990; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 165-12, master electrician's license
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
Initial deposit
$210.00
Biennial minimum fee (Sum to be paid in excess of minimum fee shall be in proportion to term of license, computing time from date of granting the same to the 31st day of December next ensuing.)
$210.00
Total fee (initial deposit plus minimum fee), biennial
$420.00
Refund upon denial of license
$100.00 of initial deposit
Biennial renewal fee for all licenses after the first, issued to the same person
$210.00
§ 165-18, fees for installations operating on 30 volts or more
[Amended 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
Permit application filing fee
$23.00
Residential. The following fees apply only to 1- and 2-family dwellings and when application is made by 1 master electrician on 1 permit request:
Minimum residential permit fee
$6.00
Complete original electrical installation of a single dwelling or 1 flat of a 2-family dwelling, including wiring for all electrical equipment, fixtures and devices
$11.50
Complete original electrical installation of a 2-family dwelling, including wiring for all electrical equipment, fixtures and devices
$14.00
Lighting outlets and fixtures, where added to existing electrical installations
  Not exceeding a total of 10, inclusive
$6.00
  Exceeding a total of 10
$8.00
Service installation only and 1 range outlet or 1 other major appliance outlet
$6.00
  Each additional 3-wire outlet
$2.25
  Each additional major permanently connected 2-wire appliance outlet
$1.25
Minimum permit fee for each of the following, when application is separately made: service, wiring, lighting fixtures, range outlet, dryer outlet, oil furnace, gas furnace, conversion burner and each permanently connected electrical appliance
$6.00
Commercial and industrial. The following fees apply to all installations in commercial and industrial buildings, including multifamily dwellings (3 families or more) and buildings of mixed occupancy, when application is made by 1 master electrician on 1 permit request:
Not in excess of 5,000 watts
$9.00
In excess of 5,000 watts but not in excess of 10,000 watts
$11.50
In excess of 10,000 watts but not in excess of 25,000 watts
$14.50
In excess of 25,000 watts but not in excess of 50,000 watts
$58.00
In excess of 50,000 watts
$110.00
Fire alarm systems Code Chapter Section, Type of Application, Permit or License
$1.75 Fee
  Minimum charge
$9.00
Telephone systems
  Original installation
$9.00, plus
  Per telephone
$1.75
  Additional installation, per telephone
$1.75
  Maximum fee
$110.00
Sound systems
$9.00
Combination security and heat detector
  Security system, residential
$17.25
  Security system, commercial
$9.00
  Security and heat detector, additional per detection station
$1.75
Antenna television cable system
$9.00
§ 165-32, permit fees
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Electrical permit fees are divided into two categories: flat fee or area-calculated fee; find the work description in either the Flat Fee Schedule or the Area-Calculated Fee Schedule, below.
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Flat Fee Schedule
Application fee of
$25.00,
plus
Permit fee from the following list:
1.
For any new electrical work at a 1-family dwelling or at 1 apartment of a two-family dwelling, including:
$50.00
Service
Lights/receptacles
Equipment
Low-voltage applications
2.
For any new electrical work at both apartments of a 2-family residential dwelling, including:
$75.00
Service
Lights/receptacles
Equipment
Low-voltage applications
3.
For meter releases for residential, commercial or industrial:
For first meter
$50.00
For each additional meter
$25.00
4.
For new kilowatt load added to existing kilowatt load, existing installation, commercial-industrial-multiple dwellings:
Fee to be determined by new additional kilowatt load. Service, lights/receptacles, equipment installed by individual contractor/installer:
0-5 KW
$50.00
6 KW
$60.00
7 KW
$70.00
8 KW
$80.00
9 KW
$90.00
10 KW
$100.00
20 KW
$200.00
30 KW
$300.00
100 KW
$1,000.00
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Flat Fee Schedule
Notes:
Fee to be rounded to the nearest KW based on $10 per KW.
No maximum fees.
5.
For low-voltage applications for all systems installed by an individual contractor/installer:
Telephone
Data cabling
Security
CCTV
Thermostats
Sound system
Intercom
Energy management systems
Per system
$50.00
Plus per termination for each system
$3.00
6.
For electrical site work (e.g., lighting and control gates, etc.) not in conjunction with a building or structure project
$75.00
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Flat Fee Schedule
Notes:
1.
All electrical flat-fee work is only work where no drawings or plans are required by the Building Code of New York State. When drawings and/or plans are required, fees will be derived using the Area-Calculated Fee Table, employing the building occupancy/use-class multiplier.
2.
Flat fees are not applicable for new construction projects or where plans are required by the Building Code of New York State, e.g., fire alarm systems.
3.
All other installations which are not subject to no-fee provisions have area-calculated permit fees derived from Fee Schedule A and Use Multiplier Schedule B.
Area-calculated building permit fees consist of four charges: a charge associated with application (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with plan review (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with inspections, and a charge associated with closeout. The first two charges are collected at application, and together make up the application fee. The second two charges are collected at permit issuance, and together make up the permit fee.
Area-calculated fees are derived as follows:
A.
For work limited to buildings and structures:
Step 1: Identify each use or occupancy on each floor, story, or mezzanine of the building or structure and calculate each use's area in square footage. In mixed-use buildings and structures also identify and calculate the square footage of common areas. Common areas are deemed to have the same use as that of the principal use on the floor, story, or mezzanine.
Step 2: Total the sum of all similar uses and common area to arrive at use square footages. Apply the amounts or multipliers shown in the following Area-Calculated Fee Table, Schedule A, Buildings and Structure section, in each of the three listed categories (Application, Plan Review, Inspection and Certificate) to those use square footages, to get a base dollar use value for each use.
Step 3: Total all the base dollar use values of same uses.
Step 4: Apply the area-calculated use multiplier from Schedule B to each use total to calculate fees for each use, including the common areas.
Step 5: Total all use multiplier products to finalize the total electrical permit cost for buildings and structures.
B.
For work limited to sites:
Step 1: Apply the electrical site work flat-fee amount from the Flat Fee Schedule, above.
C.
For work on both buildings and structures and sites:
Step 1: Add the total electrical permit cost for buildings and structures and the electrical permit cost for site work to arrive at the total electrical permit cost for the project.
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Area-Calculated Fee Table - Schedule A
For buildings and structures:
Permits
Electrical Line
Application fee (nonrefundable)
$25.00
Plus:
Plan review (nonrefundable)
$25.00 or $0.0025 x SF, whichever is greater
Plus:
Permit and inspection
$50.00 or $0.0275 x SF, whichever is greater
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Area-Calculated Use Multiplier - Schedule B
Occupancy/Use Class
Occupancy/Use
Multiplier
A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and A-5
Assembly
1.5
B
Business
1
E
Educational
1.5
F-1 and F-2
Factory/industrial
1
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5
High hazard
2.25
I-1, I-2, and I-3
Institutional
1.75
M
Mercantile
1
R-1
Transient: boardinghouses, hotels, and motels
1.28
R-2
Permanent: apartment houses, boardinghouses (nontransient), convents, dormitories, fraternities and sororities, monasteries, vacation timeshare properties, hotels (nontransient), and motels (nontransient)
1.28
R-3
Permanent: 1- and 2-family
0.5
R-4
Assisted living
1.34
S
Storage
0.7
U
Utility and miscellaneous
0.85
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Residential. The following fees apply only to 1- and 2-family dwellings and when application is made by 1 master electrician on 1 permit request:
Minimum residential permit fee
$17.25
Complete original electrical installation of a single dwelling or 1 flat of a 2-family dwelling, including wiring for all electrical equipment, fixtures and devices
$35.00
Complete original electrical installation of a 2-family dwelling, including wiring for all electrical equipment, fixtures and devices
$42.00
Lighting outlets and fixtures, not exceeding a total of 10 inclusive, where added to existing electrical installations
$17.25
Lighting outlets and fixtures exceeding a total of 10 where added to existing electrical installations
$25.00
Service installation only and 1 range outlet or 1 other major appliance outlet
$17.25
Each additional 3-wire outlet
$7.00
Each additional major permanently connected 2-wire appliance outlet
$3.50
Minimum permit fee for each of the following when application is made separately: service, wiring, lighting fixtures, range outlet, dryer outlet, oil furnace, gas furnace, conversion burner and each permanently connected electrical appliance
$17.25
Commercial and industrial
Not in excess of 5,000 watts
$26.00
In excess of 5,000 watts, but not in excess of 10,000 watts
$35.00
In excess of 10,000 watts, but not in excess of 25,000 watts
$44.00
In excess of 25,000 watts, but not in excess of 50,000 watts
$173.25
In excess of 50,000 watts
$330.00
Fire alarm systems
Minimum charge
$26.00, plus
Per station
$1.75
Telephone systems
Original installation
$26.00, plus
Per telephone
$1.75
Additional installation, per telephone
$1.75
Maximum fee
$330.00
Sound systems
$26.00
Combination security and heat detector
Security system, residential
$17.25
Security system, commercial
$26.00
Security and heat detector, additional per detection station
$1.75
Antenna television cable system
$26.00
§ 165-43, fees
License fee, biennial
$126.00
License renewal, biennial
$84.00
Exam fee for each exam prepared and administered by Examining Board of Electricians or an amount approved by said Board payable directly to an outside firm duly selected by said Board for the purpose of preparing and administering an exam on behalf of the Board
$21.00
Chapter 167, Elevators and Conveyances
[Amended 4-24-1990, effective 5-8-1990; 11-26-1991, effective 12-11-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 67-8, elevator installer's and inspector's license and renewal, biennial
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
$400.00
§ 167-14B and 167-15, Elevator construction permit; registration and certificate of operation
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Elevator permit fees
1.
For new commercial conveyances (installations):
Permit for construction
$105.00
Each stop additional
$105.00
2.
For existing commercial conveyances (alterations):
Permit for material alterations
$52.50
Each stop additional
$10.50
3.
For new private residence conveyances (installations):
Permit for construction
$105.00
Each stop additional
$0.00
4.
For existing private residence conveyances (alterations):
Permit for material alterations
$52.50
Each stop additional
$10.50
Registration fees:
1.
For new commercial installations
$105.00
2.
For existing commercial installations
$52.50
Certificate of operation fees:
1.
Initial certificate of operation
$105.00
2.
Renewal certificate of operation
$36.25
Chapter 169, Excavations and Quarries
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 10-27-1992, effective 11-9-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 169-6, permit for hauling excavated material
$11.00
Chapter 186, Flammable Liquids
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 186-5, licenses (biennial)
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
Storage, (warehouse) sealed barrels (bbls.) or drums only:
Up to 50 bbls. or drums
$63.00
Over 50 bbls. or drums
$126.00
Hat cleaning; spotting
$52.50
Dry cleaning
Retail outlet only
$52.50
Combined retail and wholesale or wholesale plant
$157.50
Repair garages
[Amended 12-26-2001, effective 1-9-2002]
New license
$88.00
License renewal
$74.00
Manufacturer with bulk storage facilities
Up to 110 gallons
$31.50
111 to 2,000 gallons
$126.00
2,001 to 5,000 gallons
$262.50
Over 5,000 gallons
$367.50
Service stations
Private storage
$31.50
Retail distribution, per pump
$31.50
Tank vehicles, permit required, each vehicle
$31.50
Bulk dealers
Wholesale
With bulk storage facilities up to 40,000 gallons
$126.00
With bulk storage facilities over 40,000 gallons
$262.50
Retail, with bulk storage facilities
Up to 110 gallons
$31.50
111 to 500 gallons
$63.00
501 to 40,000 gallons
$126.00
Over 40,000 gallons
$262.50
Package dealer
Wholesale, storing:
Up to 110 gallons
$31.50
111 to 1,000 gallons
$63.00
1,001 to 5,000 gallons
$63.00
Over 5,000 gallons
$126.00
Retail, storing
Up to 100 gallons
$31.50
101 to 500 gallons
$52.50
501 to 1,000 gallons
$73.50
1,001 to 3,000 gallons
$126.00
3,001 and more gallons
$210.00
§ 186-9, licenses for oil-fired heating equipment businesses
Examination fee
$21.00
Class 1A license, original issue
$168.00
Class 1B license, original issue
$168.00
Renewal fee
$78.75
§ 186-10, license for installation, alteration and repair of equipment, storage tanks, piping, valves and pumps for gasoline or other volatile liquids or diesel fuel oil used for motor vehicles:
Examination fee
$15.75
License
Original issue
$131.25
Renewal
$73.50
§ 186-13, garage license
Up to 3,000 square feet floor area
$15.75
Over 3,000 square feet floor area
$36.75
§ 186-15, license for welding and repairing tanks
Examination fee
$15.75
License
Original issue
$131.25
Renewal
$73.50
§ 186-16, license for application of flammable ashes
$31.50
Chapter 189, Flood Damage Prevention
[Amended 2-13-1991, effective 2-28-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993; repealed 7-27-1999, effective 8-9-1999]
Chapter 193, Food and Drugs
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995; 5-13-1997, effective 5-27-1997]
§ 193-27, Biennial licenses for sale of certain articles
Sale of meat and sausage which is uncooked, whether fresh, frozen, salted or smoked (no additional license fee required from the holder of such a license for the sale of dressed poultry, frozen eviscerated poultry, cold cuts, cooked, smoked or pickled fish, frozen fish, fresh fish and frozen fish products); sale of fresh or frozen poultry not eviscerated; sale of meat and sausage which has been cooked and bacon; sale of fresh and frozen fish (no additional license fee required from the holder of such a license for the sale of fish which has been fried, smoked, dried or pickled and of the sale of oysters and clams); sale of fish which has been fried, smoked, dried or pickled and of oysters and clams; sale of frozen fish, frozen fish products and frozen eviscerated poultry
$150.00
Chapter 194, Food Stores
[Added 6-25-2002, effective 7-8-2002]
§ 194-5, food store license
New license
$115.00
License renewal
$100.00
Chapter 199, Fruits and Vegetables
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 199-2, license for outdoor shop, stand or market
$52.50
§ 199-10, itinerant wholesale dealer's license, per vehicle
$157.50
Chapter 203, Fumigation
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 203-3, permit for those not engaged in fumigation business
$5.25
§ 203-8, pest control licenses
Type A, per year
$52.50
Type B, per year
$52.50
Type C, per year
$21.00
Type D, per year
$21.00
§ 203-20, license application
$16.80
§ 13-5, license for supplier of games of chance equipment. Code Chapter Section, Type of Application, Permit or License authorized organizations or authorized games of chance lessors by the applicant during the preceding calendar year or fiscal year if the applicant maintains his account on a fiscal-year basis.
A sum equal to $26.25 plus an amount equal to 2% of the gross sales and rentals, if any, of games of chance equipment and supplies to Fee
§ 213-7, licenses
To conduct games of chance, for each license period
$26.25
Authorized lessor
$52.50
§ 213-18, additional license fee
5% of net proceeds, if any
Chapter 216, Garbage, Rubbish and Refuse
[Amended 7-26-2005, effective 8-5-2005; 6-11-2013]
§§ 216-7, 216-15G and 216-55, excessive solid waste charges, removal of excess solid waste
Category
Number of Containers per Week
Monthly Charge
SB I
Up to 30
$77.76
SB II
31 to 50
$116.64
III
Up to 50
$176.26
IV
51 to 100
$259.20
V
101 to 150
$291.60
VI
151 to 200
$324.00
VII
201 to 250
$356.40
VIII
251 to 300
$388.80
IX
301 to 350
$453.60
X
351 to 400
$486.00
XI
401 to 450
$550.80
XII
451 to 500
$615.60
XIII
501 to 550
$680.40
XIV
551 to 600
$745.20
XV
601 to 650
$810.00
XVI
651 to 700
$874.80
XVII
701 to 750
$939.60
XVIII
751 to 800
$1,004.40
XIX
801 to 850
$1,069.20
XX
851 to 900
$1,134.00
XXI
901 to 950
$1,198.80
XXII
951 to 1,000
$1,263.60
XXIII
1,001 to 1,050
$1,328.40
XXIV
1,051 to 1,100
$1,393.20
XXV
1,101 to 1,150
$1,458.00
XXVI
1,151 to 1,200
$1,522.80
XXVII
1,201 to 1,250
$1,587.60
XXVIII
1,251 or more
$1.30 per container
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
§ 216-15, collection and disposal charges
Refuse material acceptable to the Commissioner of Public Works and Streets, as described in Chapter 216, generated in the City, disposed at City disposal site
Owner occupant of residential unit in the City of Buffalo: no charge for first ton per year per residential unit. For anything over one ton per year, the charge will be $40.50 per ton, plus fuel adjustment charge as per City of Buffalo disposal contract.
All others: $40.50 per ton, plus fuel adjustment charges as per City of Buffalo disposal contract.
Any County, Village, Town or City charges as follows:
Under contract with Modern Landfill: $1.50 per ton
Not under contract with Modern Landfill: as negotiated with Commissioner of Public Works and Streets
§ 216-55, residential user fees
[Amended 10-14-2014]
Annual Fee
Fixed cost;
$118.86
  plus
Variable cost
  35-gallon tote
$26.50
  65-gallon tote
$43.93
  95-gallon tote
$51.38
  Residential vacant lot
$10.65
  Late charge, per quarter
$7.45
Bulk trash (Pick & Pay): $105 minimum charge for the first four cubic yards (12 feet long by three feet high by three feet wide); $25 for each additional cubic yard or portion thereof
§ 216-56, commercial user fees. The minimum rate the Commissioner may charge covering the cost of collection shall be fixed cost plus variable cost.
Annual Fee
Fixed cost;
$118.86
  plus
Variable cost
  35-gallon tote
$26.50
  65-gallon tote
$43.93
  95-gallon tote
$51.38
  Late charge, per quarter
$7.45
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Late charge, per quarter
$6.00
§ 216-57, Past-due accounts. The following fees shall be in addition to statutory interest and costs, where applicable:
Collection processing charge
$6.00
Additional charge to be added to all accounts sent to outside credit or collection agency
Actual amount charged by the credit or collection agency
Additional charge for administrative and legal expenses to be added after litigation is commenced to collect past due accounts, plus actual costs and disbursements
In the case of amounts past due of $500 or less in the aggregate
$60.00
In the case of amounts past due of more than $500 but less than $2,001 in the aggregate
$120.00
In the case of amounts past due of more than $2,001 but less than $10,001 in the aggregate
$240.00
In the case of amounts past due of $10,001 or more in the aggregate
$600.00
§ 216-62, receptacles for events
Trash can
$1.94 per can
Chapter 219, Gasoline
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 219-8, annual license for tank or pump within boundaries of or beneath street or public place
For tanks, with or without pumps
For each tank having a capacity of 280 gallons or fewer
$31.50
For each tank having a capacity of more than 280 gallons and not more than 560 gallons
$63.00
For each tank having a capacity of more than 560 gallons
$84.00
For each pump located within a street or upon a public place and connected with a tank on private property, the license fee shall be determined by the capacity of the tank with which it is connected, according to the foregoing schedule.
Chapter 226, Grain
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 226-1, license for drying
$52.50
Chapter 232, Handbills and Other Publications
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 232-3, billposting business license
$157.50
Chapter 238, Heating
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 238-14, heating installer's license
Examination (all classes)
$21.00
Licenses
Class I
Original
$183.75
Renewal
$89.25
Class II
Original
$157.50
Renewal
$78.75
Class III
Original
$131.25
Renewal
$68.25
Chapter 254, Junk Dealers and Pawnbrokers
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 254-6, scrap processor license
Place of business in City is principal place of business
$78.75
Other
$52.50
§ 254-8, permit for garage sale, if more than 3 sales per calendar year
[Amended 7-29-2014]
$21
§ 254-21, licenses
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995; 4-16-1996, effective 4-29-1996]
For collecting, buying or selling in, upon or from the streets with motor vehicle, per year
$94.50
Pawnbrokers, per year
$400.00
Secondhand dealers, per year
[Added 12-26-2001, effective 1-9-2002]
New license
$118.00
License renewal
$104.00
Wholesale dealers or dealers who do business in wagonload, truckload or carload lots or dealers in used or secondhand automobiles or those whose business is that of wrecking or dismantling automobiles or banks and others licensed under the Banking Law of the State of New York or financing agencies as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of New York or automobile leasing businesses, per year
$262.50
Flea market license. The fee for a flea market license shall be paid by the owner or occupant of the premises on which the flea market is to be held. The fee for such a license is hereby fixed on the basis of the maximum number of vendors to be permitted by the licensee to participate in the flea market at any 1 time, as stated in the license application:
1 to 10 vendors, per year
$78.75
11 to 25 vendors, per year
$105.00
More than 25 vendors, per year
$210.00
Chapter 259, Laundries and Clothes Cleaners
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
§ 259-4, license (biennial)
$157.50
§ 259-12, certificate of inspection (biennial)
$73.50
Chapter 263, Licenses
[Amended 7-31-1990, effective 8-16-1990; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 263-3
Duplicate license or tag
$10.50
Transfer
$10.50
§ 263-4, tire recapping or rebuilding plant
$31.50
§ 263-5, bowling pin refinishing and bowling lane resurfacing
$31.50
§ 263-6, storage of over 100 pounds of calcium carbide or operation of acetylene generator having a calcium carbide capacity exceeding 5 pounds
$36.75
§ 263-7, storage and handling of over 100 cubic feet of combustible fibers
$31.50
§ 263-8, storage of combustibles over 2,500 cubic feet of gross volume
$26.25
§ 263-9, storage, handling or use of more than 2,000 cubic feet of flammable compressed gas or 6,000 cubic feet of nonflammable compressed gas
$47.25
§ 263-10, operation of plant pulverizing material producing dust
$52.50
§ 263-11, purchase, owning, possession transport or use of explosives
$21.00
§ 263-12, alarm services
[Added 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992; amended 7-20-1993, effective 8-2-1993; 10-5-1993, effective 10-19-1993; 1-10-1995, effective 1-23-1995; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
Alarm company license fee, biennial
$200.00
Alarm user permit fee, biennial
$10.00
Alarm system monitoring business, biennial
$50.00
City alarm, connection- police, biennial
$3,000.00
City alarm connection-fire, biennial
$500.00
Excessive avoidable alarm fines 4 to 7 excessive avoidable alarms within a twelve-month period
$50.00 each
More than 7 excessive avoidable alarms within a twelve-month period
$100.00 each
Monitored alarm registration, biennial
$20.00
Operations without a permit fee
$100.00
§ 263-13, servicing, recharging, filling, installing and testing $36.75 of portable fire extinguishers
§ 263-14, fireworks display
$21.00
§ 263-15, fruit-ripening processes
$31.50
§ 263-16, storage or handling of hazardous chemicals
$47.25
§ 263-17, lumberyards and woodworking plants
$31.50
§ 263-18, handling more than 10 pounds of magnesium per day
$47.25
§ 263-19, storage, keeping for sale or offering for sale of fixed ammunition for small arms
Wholesale
$21.00
Retail
$21.00
Renewal of license
Wholesaler
$21.00
Retailer
$21.00
§ 263-20, Manufacture or storage of more than 25 cases of matches
$36.75
§ 263-21, tent permit
[Added 4-15-1997, effective 4-28-1997]
Issuance of tent permit
1 to 9 tents, per tent
$25.00
10 or more tents
$250.00
§ 263-22, welding or cutting operations; storage
Welding or cutting operations
$52.50
Storage of more than 2,000 cubic feet of flammable compressed gas, 300 pounds of liquefied petroleum gas or 6,000 cubic feet of non flammable compressed gas used in welding or cutting operations Code Chapter Section, Type of Application, Permit or License
$52.50 Fee
§ 263-23
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Work commenced without license or permit
Double both permit fees, plus
For residential work, for each day for which the permit is not issued or displayed
$100.00
For commercial work, for each day for which the permit is not issued or displayed
$500.00
License/decal not displayed
$10.50
§ 263-24, pet shop license Annual application fee
$36.75
§ 263-26, collection service permit, annually
[Added 9-17-1996, effective 9-18-1996]
$1,050.00
§ 263-28, landfill operation license
[Added 9-17-1996, effective 9-18-1996]
$26.50
Chapter 265, Property Managers
[Added 2-21-2012]
$75.00
Chapter 266, Liquefied Petroleum Gas
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 266-3, installation license
$36.75
Chapter 269, Lodging Houses
[Last amended 2-6-2007, effective 3-5-2007]
§ 269-13, license
For 3 to 14 beds or cots
New license
$71.00
License reissuance
$57.00
For 15 to 25 beds or cots
New license
$118.00
License reissuance
$104.00
For more than 25 beds or cots (new license)
$118.00, plus $2.50
For each bed or cot in excess of 25 (license reissuance)
$104.00, plus $2.50
Lodging house agent license
$30.00 annually
Chapter 289, Newsstands
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 289-3, permit, per month for each month or fraction of a month for which a permit is issued
$5.25
Chapter 307, Parking and Parking Lots
[Last amended 3-30-2004, effective 4-8-2004]
§ 307-8, towing and storage
For towing all 2-axle vehicles, motorcycles, boats, small trailers or mobile homes under 25 feet in length to impound area
[Amended 7-29-2014]
$110, plus
For each day of storage or fraction thereof after the first 24 hours
[Amended 7-29-2014]
$30
For towing tractor truck with or without trailer or vehicles over 25 feet to impound area
$136, plus
For each day of storage or fraction thereof
$14
Minimum charge for retrieving and towing any lost, abandoned or stolen vehicle from any body of water, gully, ditch or underpass, but charges above the minimum shall not exceed those authorized under Chapter 479, Article II, of the Code
$136
For mini-tow (tow 500 feet or less), which includes a fine of $10 for violation of parking or standing prohibition pursuant to § 307-11 of Chapter 307
$40
For mini-tow (tow 500 feet or less), which includes a fine of $15 for violation of parking or standing prohibition pursuant to § 307-11 of Chapter 307
$0
For towing motor vehicle parked without authorization in space reserved for the handicapped, or for towing motor vehicle parked alongside or obstructing a curb area which has been cut down, lowered or constructed so as to provide accessibility to the sidewalk
$136
§ 307-12, transcript of hearing
$3 per page
§ 307-14, appeal fee
$10
§ 307-15.1, scofflaw release fee
$10
Boot removal fee
$45
Suspension fee
$10
§ 307-21, parking lot operation biennial license
Capacity of 6 to 10 spaces
$200
Capacity of 11 to 25 spaces
$320
Capacity of 26 to 50 spaces
$500
Capacity of 51 to 75 spaces
$660
Capacity of 76 to 100 spaces
$900
Capacity of 101 to 150 spaces
$1,300
Capacity of over 150 spaces
$1,450
§ 307-56, fees for in-vehicle parking systems
Each IVPS
$60
Processing fee for initial electronic debit card
$5
First-time-only package for individuals with valid disabled parking permit
$75
§ 307-81, valet parking fees
[Added 10-4-2005, effective 10-14-2005]
The annual valet parking fees shall not include valet parking for more than 3 days per week.
(1)
Valet parking annual application fee
$150
(2)
Valet parking annual parking permit fee
$100
Valet parking event permit (temporary)
(1)
Valet parking event application fee
$25
(2)
Valet parking event permit fee per designated valet parking space
$15
(3)
Signs designating valet parking space: Per night per sign Deposit for signs
$10.00 $50.00
Chapter 309, Parks and Other Open Spaces [Amended 4-9-2010, effective 4-19-2010; 5-14-2013; 1-6-2015]
§ 309-28, use of facilities
With the exception of designated private ice time at skating rinks, City of Buffalo handicapped persons (classified as such by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare) may use any of the hereinafter mentioned recreational facilities free of all charges and fees.
City Resident
Noncity Resident
GOLF COURSES
Seasonal fee for South Park, Cazenovia and Delaware Golf Courses
$235
$300
Seasonal golf cart permit renewal fee for South Park and Cazenovia Golf Courses
$25
$50
Senior citizens with City identification cards, Monday to Friday
$110
N/A
Senior citizens (Sunday through Saturday)
$180
$300
Youths under 16 with City identification cards, Monday to Friday
$180 for seven days
$190
Junior Program (12:00 noon to closing, July to August only)
$100
$125
Daily fee for South Park, Cazenovia and Delaware Golf Course (each)
18 holes on Saturday, Sunday or holiday
$19.00
$20.00
Seniors and youths under 16 on Saturday, Sunday or holiday
$16.00
$17.00
18 holes on other days
$16.00
$17.00
Seniors and youths under 16 on regular weekdays
$12.00
$15.00
Twilight rate (starts after 6:00 p.m.)
$10.00
$12.00
Reserve tee time, per reserved hour
$75.00
$75.00
New York State access pass
$110.00
$110.00
Nine-hole rate, Monday through Friday
$13.00
$14.00
Nine-hole rate, Saturday and Sunday
$15.00
$17.00
Golf cart rental, 9 holes
$10.00
$10.00
Golf cart rental, 18 holes
$15.00
$15.00
DUPLICATE PERMITS
Each permit
$5.00
$10.00
BOAT TRAILER LAUNCHING PERMITS
Seasonal
$25.00
$50.00
ICE SKATING
Youths under 18 and seniors
$1.00
$3.00
18 years and over
$2.00
$3.00
Designated private ice time:
Indoor rink:
All groups other than developmental league, per hour
$110.00
$180.00
Developmental league, (including Explorer League, Timon and Canisius High School), per hour
$80.00
$200.00
Nonresident participating with resident or developmental league or high school, per individual/per season
$60.00
Skating lessons, per session
$12.00
$20.00
INDOOR NATATORIUM
Daily sessions
City of Buffalo residents with identification cards
Under 18 years and seniors
$1.00
$3.00
18 years and over
$2.00
$3.00
July and August
Under 18 years and seniors
$0.00
18 years and over
$0.00
Seasonal
Under 18 and seniors (with City identification cards)
$50.00
$150.00
18 years and older (with City identification cards)
$100.00
$150.00
Designated private swimming time
Half pool rental per group
  Per hour
$40.00
$50.00
  Per day
$220.00
$320.00
Exclusive use of pool
Per hour
$50.00
$70.00
Per day
$320.00
$420.00
Swimming lessons, per session
$15.00
$30.00
CITY IDENTIFICATION CARDS
Issued to City residents with valid proof of residence, each
$3.00
DAILY RENTALS
Special events
$200.00
$200.00
Seasonal events
$500.00
$500.00
LaSalle Pavilion
$350.00
$350.00
Parkside Lodge
Rental of Parkside Lodge, 4 hours, includes attendant
$185.00
$185.00
Marcy Casino rental, nonpeak, November 1 through May 14:
Terrace Room, Monday through Thursday
$50.00
$50.00
Pan-Am Room, Monday through Thursday
$75.00
$75.00
Entire facility, Monday through Thursday
$100.00
$100.00
Terrace Room, Sunday
$75.00
$75.00
Pan-Am Room, Sunday
$100.00
$100.00
Entire facility, Sunday
$150.00
$150.00
Terrace Room, Friday
$600.00
$600.00
Pan-Am Room, Friday
$800.00
$800.00
Entire facility, Friday
$1,200.00
$1,200.00
Terrace Room, Saturday
$700.00
$700.00
Pan-Am Room, Saturday
$900.00
$900.00
Entire facility, Saturday
$1,350.00
$1,350.00
Marcy Casino rental, peak May 15 through October 31:
Terrace Room, Monday through Thursday
$75.00
$75.00
Pan-Am Room, Monday through Thursday
$100.00
$100.00
Entire facility, Monday through Thursday
$150.00
$150.00
Terrace Room, Sunday
$100.00
$100.00
Pan-Am Room, Sunday
$125.00
$125.00
Entire facility, Sunday
$175.00
$175.00
Terrace Room, Friday
$1,000.00
$1,000.00
Pan-Am Room, Friday
$1,200.00
$1,200.00
Entire facility, Friday
$1,800.00
$1,800.00
Terrace Room, Saturday
$1,200.00
$1,200.00
Pan-Am Room, Saturday
$1,500.00
$1,500.00
Entire facility, Saturday
$1,350.00
$1,350.00
Cazenovia Casino rental:
Rental of Cazenovia Casino, 4 hours, includes attendant
$185.00
$185.00
Rose Garden
Rose Garden, ceremony
$150.00
$150.00
Rose Garden, photos
$50.00
$50.00
Bucks and platforms
Japanese Garden
Japaneese Garden, ceremony
$125.00
$125.00
Japanese Garden, photos
$50.00
$50.00
Picnic area by Parkside Lodge
$125.00 for 4 hours
$125.00 for 4 hours
Croquet area by Parkside Lodge
$25.00 per hour
$25.00 per hour
Park permit
$35.00
$35.00
Park shelter permit
$35.00
$35.00
Room in a City facility (excluding block clubs)
$35.00
$35.00
BAND SHELL RENTAL
Mobile band shell rental, per day
$450.00
$450.00
DIAMONDS, COURTS and FIELDS
[Amended 7-25-2017, effective 7-25-2017]
Youth League (Daily and Seasonal)
$0.00
$0.00
Adult League (Daily, per team, per game)
$35.00
$35.00
Adult League (Seasonal, per team, 12 game schedule)
$200.00
$200.00
Adult League Tournament (per day)
$150.00
$150.00
Tennis (Seasonal rate only)
$500.00
$500.00
Mulroy Park - Pierce Field
Adult groups or leagues (per hour)
$150.00
$150.00
Youth groups or leagues, including high schools (per hour)
$120.00
$120.00
Community group use of synthetic playing surface (140 hours per year)
$0.00
Code Chapter
Fee
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Chapter 316, Peddling and Soliciting
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 316-11, personal and vehicle licenses
PERSONAL LICENSE
Peddler of fish
$63.00
Peddler of popcorn and peanuts
$31.50
Peddler of waffles, confections or bakers' products
$31.50
Peddler of any other product
$63.00
Peddler's helper
$26.25
Sale from railroad cars
$420.00
Solicitation of orders for photographs
$525.00
VEHICLE LICENSE
Each vehicle, other than a motor- or horse-drawn vehicle, used for the sale of fish
$26.25
Each vehicle used for the sale of popcorn or peanuts
$26.25
Each vehicle used for the sale of waffles, confections or bakers' products
$26.25
Each vehicle, not included in the above specifications, used to peddle any product
$63.00
§ 316-19, license for house-to-house selling
$52.50
§ 316-32, license for solicitation of funds
License
$5.25
Identification card
$2.10
§ 316-50, vending licenses in Special Downtown Vending District
[Amended 5-29-2001, effective 6-11-2001]
Annual site (4 x 8 square feet or smaller)
$315.00
Temporary site
$52.50
Daily site
$10.50
Specialty food site
$9.80 per square foot
Chapter 319, Performers, Outdoor
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 319-2, license
$10.50
Chapter 322, Phrenology
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 322-2, license
$105.00
Chapter 326, Plumbing
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 326-11, journeyman plumber
[Amended 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992 5-22-1995 effective 6-2-1995]
License, biennial
$126.00
Renewal, biennial
$84.00
Examination
$21.00
Plumbing permit fees are divided into two categories: flat fee or area-calculated fee; find the work description in either the flat fee schedule or the area-calculated fee schedule, below.
[Last amended 9-20-2005, effective 9-30-2005]
Flat Fee Schedule
Application fee of
$25.00,
plus
Permit fee from the following list:
1.
For all new plumbing work (except hot water tanks and sewer) not requiring plans to a 1- or 2-family
$30.00
2.
For all new sewer work not requiring plans to a 1- or 2-family
$35.00
3.
For all sewer repairs not requiring plans to all residential, commercial, and industrial
$35.00
4.
For all work not requiring plans to all non 1- or buildings and uses
$35.00
5.
For all plumbing work to an R occupancy (except 1- and 2-family), per dwelling unit
$30.00
6.
For hot water tanks to 1- or 2-family
$5.00
7.
For hot water tanks to all non 1- or 2-family buildings and uses
$10.00
Notes:
1.
All plumbing flat-fee work is only work where no plans are required by the Building Code of New York State. When drawings and/or plans are required, fees are derived using the area-calculated fee tables, employing the building occupancy/use class multiplier.
2.
All other installations which are not subject to no-fee provision have area-calculated permit fees derived from Fee Schedule A and Use Multiplier Schedule B.
Area-calculated building permit fees consist of four charges: a charge associated with application (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated plan review (which is nonrefundable), a charge associated with inspections, and a charge associated with closeout. The first two charges are collected at application, and together make up the application fee. The second two charges are collected at permit issuance, and together make up the permit fee.
Area-calculated fees are derived as follows:
A.
For work limited to buildings and structures:
Step 1: Identify each use or occupancy on each floor, story, or mezzanine of the building or structure and calculate each use's area in square footage. In mixed-use buildings and structures also identify and calculate the square footage of common areas. Common areas are deemed to have the same use as that of the principal use on the floor, story, or mezzanine.
Step 2: Total the sum of all similar uses and common areas to arrive at Use Square Footages. Apply the amounts or multipliers shown in the following Area-Calculated Fee Table, Schedule A, Buildings and Structures Section, in each of the three listed categories (Application, Plan Review, Inspection and Certificate) to those use square footages, to get a base dollar use value for each use.
Step 3: Total all the base dollar use values of same uses.
Step 4: Apply the area-calculated use multiplier from Schedule B to each use total to calculate fees for each use, including the common areas.
Step 5: Total all use multiplier products to finalize the total plumbing permit cost for buildings and structures.
B.
For work limited to sites:
Step 1: Identify and calculate the square footage of the exterior area(s) serviced by the plumbing storm drainage work (i.e., the size of the parking lot to be drained).
Step 2: Total the sum of all similar exterior areas to be serviced by the plumbing storm drainage work. Apply the amounts or multipliers shown in the following Area-Calculated Fee Table, Schedule A, Site Work Section, in each of the three listed categories (Application, Plan Review, Inspection and Certificate) to those totals to get a total base serviced area value. This is the permit cost for plumbing storm drainage site work.
C.
For work on both buildings and structures and sites:
Step 1: Add the total building permit cost for buildings and structures and the total building permit cost for site work to arrive at the total building permit cost for the project.
Area-Calculated Fee Table - Schedule A
For buildings and structures:
Permits
Plumbing
Application fee (nonrefundable)
$25.00
Plus:
Plan review (nonrefundable)
$25.00 or $0.0025 x SF, whichever is greater
Plus:
Permit and inspection
$50.00 or $0.0275 x SF, whichever is greater
For site work (if applicable):
Permit
Plumbing storm drainage
Application fee (nonrefundable)
$25.00
Plus:
Plan review (nonrefundable) Up to 10,000 SF
$25.00 or $0.005 x SF, whichever is greater
More than 10,001 SF and up
$0.002 x SF
Plus:
Permit and inspection
$25.00 or $0.015 x SF, whichever is greater
Area-Calculated Use Multiplier - Schedule B
Occupancy/Use Class
Occupancy/Use
Multiplier
A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and A-5
Assembly
1.5
B
Business
1
E
Educational
1.5
F-1 and F-2
Factory/industrial
1
H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, and H-5
High hazard
2.25
I-1, I-2, and I-3
Institutional
1.75
M
Mercantile
1
R-1
Transient: boardinghouses, hotels, and motels
1.28
R-2
Permanent: apartment houses, boardinghouses (nontransient), convents, dormitories, fraternities and sororities, monasteries, vacation timeshare properties, hotels (nontransient), and motels (nontransient)
1.28
R-3
Permanent: 1- and 2-family
0.5
R-4
Assisted living
1.34
S
Storage
0.7
U
Utility and miscellaneous
0.85
Code Chapter
Section, type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Chapter 330, Poles and Wires
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 330-9, right to lay, construct or maintain conduit in street, per mile of street in which such conduit is laid, annually
$139.00
Chapter 337, Preservation Standards
[Added 2-13-1991, effective 2-28-1991; amended 4-2-1991, effective 4-16-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992; 7-22-2003, effective 8-4-2003]
§ 337-24, Preservation Board Review
Application for demolition permit
$500.00
§ 337-31, Preservation Board Review
Application for landmark designation (non-owner-occupied)
$500.00
Certificate of compliance (for nonowner occupants)
Less than $10,000.00
$26.25
More than $10,000.00
$52.50, plus 10% surcharge for State Environmental Quality Review Act
Chapter 341, Property Maintenance
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 4-17-2001, effective 4-30-2001; 6-12-2001, effective 6-22-2001]
§ 341-3, Correction of violation by City personnel or actual cost of the work
$52.50
§ 341-7, Correction of violation by City personnel or actual cost of the work
$210.00
Chapter 361, Records
[Amended 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991; 12-23-1991; effective 1-3-1992]
§ 361-8, Searching or providing of certain papers or records
[Last amended 9-21-2004, effective10-1-2004]
For a search of the marriage records and furnishing a certificate of marriage registration
$10.00
For a search of the marriage records filed in the Clerk's office
$1.00
For a search of the marriage records and furnishing a noncertified copy of marriage certificate
1 to 3 years' search
$22.00
4 to 6 years' search
$32.00
7 to 10 years' search
$42.00
11 to 20 years' search
$62.00
21 to 30 years' search
$82.00
For the issuance of a license of marriage and for the furnishing of a certificate of marriage registration upon receipt of the return of the marriage license properly endorsed and completed by the person who shall have solemnized the marriage in accordance with the laws of the State of New York
$40.00
For use of a marriage room in the City Clerk's office during the performance of a marriage ceremony
$25.00
For preparing and furnishing a copy of a resolution or other paper filed in the Clerk's office
$1.00
For comparison of a copy prepared by the applicant of a resolution or other paper filed in the Clerk's office
$1.25
For furnishing the form and filing and docketing an application for appointment to the office of the Commissioner of Deeds
$20.00
For furnishing photographic copies of papers on file in the Clerk's office, not including the fee for certification, per page
$0.25
For furnishing a copy of the Common Council Proceedings of the City of Buffalo, for each meeting
$25.00
For a yearly subscription to the Common Council Proceedings of the City of Buffalo
$375.00
For furnishing a single copy of the City Record
$1.25
For a yearly subscription of the City Record mailed on a weekly basis
$175.00
For furnishing printed pamphlets of separate chapters of the Code of the City of Buffalo
Such amount for each as is determined by the City Clerk to defray the cost thereof
For the correction of replacement death certificates issued to funeral directors
$2.00 per copy
For furnishing copies of blueprints, per square foot
$1.92
For furnishing a certified copy of a birth certificate
$10.00
For furnishing a certified copy of a birth certificate, hard plastic, wallet size
$25.00
§ 361-20, copies of public records
[Amended 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993 ; 5-13-2003, effective 5-22-2003]
Copy
Per page
$0.25
Where cost exceeds $0.25 per page
Actual cost thereof
Certifying as to correctness or authenticity
$1.00
Aerial photos
$10.00
Maps
$1.00
Map certification
$10.00
Prints per sheet
$5.00
CDR (650 Mb) with aerial image
$15.00
Each additional aerial image until CDR capacity is full
$10.00
§ 361-22, search of Police Department files
[Amended 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992]
Records of Bureau of Communications and Records
$10.00
Records of the Bureau of Identification and Central Records Bureau
$10.00
Records of the Bureau of Traffic Records and Control
$10.00
Records of Accident and Crime Reports
$10.00
§ 361-23, duplicate City bills and receipts not expressly provided for in this chapter
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective6-2-1995; 3-19-2002, effective 3-28-2002]
$3.00
Chapter 370, Restaurants
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 370-4, annual licenses
Catering service
$31.50
Restaurant, takeout
$31.50
Temporary stand
$31.50
25 persons or fewer
$31.50
More than 25 persons and not more than 50 persons
$36.75
More than 50 persons and not more than 100 persons
$47.25
More than 100 persons and not more than 200 persons
$63.00
More than 200 persons and not more than 300 persons
$84.00
More than 300 persons and not more than 500 persons
$100.00
More than 500 persons
$115.50
Chapter 372, Bouncers
§ 372-10, Registration fee
Bouncer registration
$35.00 annually
Bouncer registration renewal
$35.00
Lost ID badge replacement
$15.00
Chapter 387, Signs
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 387-12, licenses (biennial)
[Amended 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
For an illuminated sign having an area of less than 30 square feet, except such signs mentioned in § 387-9 for which no license is required
$42.00
For an illuminated sign having an area of not less than 30 and not more than 40 square feet
$42.00
For an illuminated sign having an area of more than 40 and not more than 50 square feet
$52.50
For an illuminated sign having an area of more than 50 and not more than 75 square feet
$84.00
For an illuminated sign having an area of more than 75 square feet
$52.50
And, in addition, for every square foot in excess of 75 square feet
$1.60
For a sign having an area of less than 20 square feet, except such signs mentioned in § 387-9 for which no license is required
$16.00
For a sign having an area of not less than 20 and not more than 30 square feet
$31.50
For a sign having an area of more $42.00 than 30 and not more than 40 square feet
§ 387-14, license to engage in business of erecting, repairing, altering or removing signs
$210.00
§ 387-20, ground sign or pole sign permit
[Amended 7-21-1992, effective 8-3-1992]
$10.50
Nonaccessory sign:
Sign facing of less than 500 square feet in area, annual license
$175.00
Sign facing of 500 or more square feet in area, annual license, per square foot
$1.00
§ 387-31, permit for portable sign in public right-of-way for up to 1 year (in lieu of 30-day permit)
For each sign not requiring an electrical connection
$105.00
For each sign requiring an electrical connection
$131.25
Chapter 391, Slaughterhouses
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 391-2, slaughterhouse license
$157.50
§ 391-12, license for rendering dead animals not slaughtered for human food, per year or part thereof
$105
Chapter 404, Snow Removal Operations
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; repealed 5-3-1994, effective 5-11-1994]
Chapter 413, Streets and Sidewalks
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993]
§ 413-4, placement of dumpster on street, roadway or public place
$12
§ 413-19, pavement opening and replacement
Pavement opening
$35
Deposit to cover cost of pavement replacement
$87
Cutting street where the pavement has been certified as inexpedient to repair, per opening
$14
§ 413-37, temporary storage of materials or temporary structures in sidewalk space or roadway
[Amended 1-21-2003, effective 2-4-2003]
Parking control signs
$0.15/sign
Meter bags
$0.50/meter bag
30-day permit, per foot
$0.35
Minimum
$12
Sidewalk or roofing contractor annual permit
$105
§ 413-41, operation of vehicles over the weight limitations in § 385 of State Vehicle and Traffic Law
[Amended 7-29-2014]
Inspection
For the first mile or fraction thereof traveled by such vehicle on street
$24, plus
For each additional mile
$12
Annual permit, per annum
$800
§ 413-46, construction or reconstruction of sidewalk permit, per lot frontage
$2.10
§ 413-59, sidewalk cafes
[Amended 5-22-1998, effective 6-1-1998]
For annual license
To be paid per square foot encroaching upon the City right-of-way
$1.30
Maximum
$750
All other temporary encroachments
Per day
$50
Per year
$250
§ 413-61, inspection of work done by other than public utility corporation holding franchise from City, per hour for each inspector required, with minimum of 1 hour per inspection
[Amended 7-19-2014]
$120
§ 413-62, inspection of work done by public utility holding franchise from City per hour for each inspector required, with minimum of 1 hour per inspection
[Amended 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992; 12-26-2001, effective 1-9-2002; 7-29-2014]
$165
§ 413-63, permits
[Amended 7-19-2014]
To construct canopy or marquee
For first 50 square feet of horizontal area
$92
For each additional 50 square feet or fraction thereof of horizontal area
$46
To construct a sidewalk vault for each 50 square feet or fraction thereof of City-owned land occupied by such vault
$74
To construct a curb opening
12 feet and under in length, for each opening
$36
Over 12 feet in length, for each opening
$80
To construct a new sidewalk
$46
To make an opening between the curb and property line not entering the roadway for the installation of repairs of sewer and water connections and for the installation of service pipes to abutting property from gas mains laid in the sidewalk area, for each such opening; provided, however, that where a permit to open a pavement in front of the premises has been obtained in connection with the same work, no further permit for openings between the curb and the property line shall be required
$46
To make an opening in the pavement for installation or repair of sewer, water or gas connections, for each such opening
$46
To install, remove or replace a fuel oil tank, for each 550 gallons or fraction thereof of tank capacity
$74
To remove or replace an existing gasoline tank, for each such tank
$46
To perform any other work
$46
§ 413-67, encroachments
[Amended 7-29-2014]
Block party permit
$24
Other street closings
1 block
$50
Each successive block
$30
Chapter 414, Special Events
[Added 2-20-1996, effective 3-1-1996; amended 6-25-2002, effective 7-8-2002]
§ 414-10D(5), services
[Amended 7-29-2014]
Costs for services rendered to sponsor of special event
Actual cost incurred by the City
Parking control signs
$0.30/sign
Meter bags
$1/meter bag
§ 414-10I, parade, motorcade and race
$50[2]
Chapter 437, Taxicabs, Liveries and Sightseeing Buses
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 6-12-2007, effective 6-20-2007]
§ 437-8, transfer and registration
Transfer of license
$21
Registration of persons desiring taxicab or livery license, annually
$5.25
§ 437-12, licenses
Taxicab license, for each vehicle
$78.75
Taxicab driver's license, including identification card
$15.75
Livery license
$52.50
Livery driver's license, including identification card
$15.75
Sightseeing bus license, for each bus
$105
Sightseeing bus driver's license, including identification card
$15.75
Duplicate identification card
$1
Chapter 440, Telecommunications
[Added 12-26-2001, effective 1-11-2002; amended 7-25-2017, effective 7-25-2017]
§ 440-4, registration as telecommunications carrier or provider
$500
§ 440-10, annual fee where a licensee or franchisee wishes to attach a small cell attachment system to poles or structures that are not owned by the City, for any location within the City limit. These fees are cumulative.
$500 flat fee for the first 50 attachment systems
$10 each for attachment systems 51 through 500
$7 each for attachment systems 501 through 1,000
$5 each for attachment systems 1,001 through 2,000
$3 each for attachment systems 2,001 through 5,000
$2 each for attachment systems 5,001 through 10,000
$1 each for attachment systems in excess of 10,001
§ 440-15, annual permit fees where a licensee or franchisee wishes to attach a small cell attachment system to existing City-owned poles in the public right-of-way
$2,000 annually, per small cell attachment system, increasing at a rate of 3% each year, with such increases effective beginning on July 1, 2018
Chapter 441, Telephone Facilities
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 11-16-1993, effective 11-29-1993]
§ 441-2, licenses
Annual license granted after July 1 1989, for each telephone per facility location
$131.25
Chapter 454, Tow Trucks
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995; 12-26-2000, effective 1-8-2001]
§ 454-6, biennial license fee for owners/operators
$52.50
§ 454-16A, biennial license fee
$52.50 per zone
§ 454-16B, biennial registration fee
$1,000 per zone
Chapter 463, Transient Businesses; Trade Shows and Festivals
[Amended 2-4-1992 , effective 2-18-1992]
§ 463-7, trade show permit
$26.25
Chapter 479, Vehicles and Traffic
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 479-2, storage and towing of vehicles
[Amended 5-21-1993, effective 5-28-1993; 7-29-2014]
Load zone permits, per linear foot
$10
Renewal, per linear foot
$10
Chapter 483, Vending Machines
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
§ 483-4, licenses
Cigarette machine, per machine
$31.50
Coffee machine, per machine
$21
Indoor milk machine, per machine
$15.75
Outdoor milk machine, per machine
$68.25
Soft drink machine, per machine
$15.75
Candy machine, per machine
$15.75
Ice machine, per machine
$42
Ice cream machine, per machine
$15.75
Sandwich machine, all food and fruit and nut, per machine
$15.75
Sundry machine (dispensing, combs shoeshine kits, pencils, toys, etc.), per machine
$31.50
Shoeshine machine, per machine
$15.75
Bowling ball cleaner, per machine
$15.75
Novelty machine, per machine
$15.75
Chapter 491, Water and Water Pollution
§ 491-7, plumbing license
[Amended 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992; 11-1-1994, effective 11-9-1994; 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995]
Exam fee
$210.00
Biennial license
$262.50
Biennial renewal
$262.50
§ 491-19, additional trip by tapper because pipe is not ready
[Amended 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
$15.75
§§ 491-35, 491-36 and 491-60, renewal of turned-off water supply
[Amended 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
$15.75
§ 491-36, turn off water supply for discontinuation of service
[Added 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991]
$10.00
§ 491-44, renewal of turned-off water supply with unauthorized water use
[Amended 5-29-1990, effective 6-7-1990; 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991; 2-4-1992, effective 2-18-1992]
$21.00
§ 491-59, inaccessible water meter where complaint regarding meter has been received, for each time Water Division personnel unable to gain access
[Amended 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991]
$15.00
§ 491-65, shut off and turn on water for repairs, 2 trips, 1 charge
[Added 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991]
$20.00
§ 491-72, use of water for building purpose
[Amended 5-29-1990, effective 6-7-1990; 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991]
Permit
Per hydrant
$45.15, plus
Per day, for water use for each calendar day permit is in effect
$17.65
Season permit
$470.10
§ 491-74, water rates
[Amended 5-29-1990, effective 5-29-1990; 6-10-1991, effective 6-11-1991; 5-28-1992, effective 7-1-1992]
Yearly Dwelling Rates
For water used in laundry tubs, sinks and washstands in dwellings:
Regular Rates
Stories in Height
1
1 1/2
2
2 1/2
3
4
5
Under 25 feet
$50.52
$56.92
$69.56
$82.20
$88.40
$94.76
$107.40
From 25 to 30 feet
56.92
69.56
82.20
88.40
94.76
107.40
120.00
From 30 to 35 feet
69.56
82.20
88.40
94.76
107.40
120.00
132.56
From 35 to 40 feet
82.20
88.40
94.76
107.40
120.00
132.56
138.88
From 40 to 45 feet
88.40
94.76
107.40
120.00
132.56
138.88
145.16
From 45 to 50 feet
94.76
107.40
120.00
132.56
138.88
145.16
157.88
Qualified Senior Citizens' Rates
Stories in Height
1
1 1/2
2
2 1/2
3
4
5
Under 25 feet
$32.32
$36.44
$44.56
$52.56
$56.56
$60.64
$68.68
From 25 to 30 feet
36.44
44.56
52.56
56.56
60.64
68.68
76.72
From 30 to 35 feet
44.56
52.56
56.56
60.64
68.68
76.72
84.88
From 35 to 40 feet
52.56
56.56
60.64
68.68
76.72
84.88
88.84
From 40 to 45 feet
56.56
60.64
68.68
76.72
84.88
88.84
92.92
From 45 to 50 feet
60.64
68.68
76.72
84.88
88.84
92.92
101.00
Regular Rates
Qualified Senior Citizens' Rates
When more than 1 family in house (no frontage charge), each family Bathtubs (attached shower bath, no charge)
$50.52
$32.32
$12.72
$8.12
Shower Baths
If not attached to bathtub
$12.72
$8.12
Water Closets
For first, if self-closing valve
$25.32
$16.20
For each additional, if self-closingvalve
$19.28
$12.40
Evasive closets, charged same as if water connected
$37.96
$24.28
Antifreezing or hopper closet
$189.24
$121.10
  Rebate allowed if in good repair
$139.44
$87.94
Urinals in private dwellings
$25.32
$16.20
Lawn Sprinklers
Lawn sprinklers (fountains), hose at rest or perforated hose per season
$63.06
$40.36
Swimming Pools
Portable pools, 12 feet in diameter or minimum length by 30 inches in height and smaller, per season
$31.58
$20.18
Pools larger than the above, per season (in-ground pools in dwellings must be metered)
$63.06
$41.64
Garage and Automobiles
Automobiles, in garage or barn with water connection, per car, per season
$25.28
$16.16
Automobiles, in garage or barn without water connection, per car, per season
$12.64
$8.08
Boarders or Roomers
In addition to regular family rates, for each boarder or roomer
$9.60
$6.08
Boilers for Heating
Private dwelling, water system, per season
$12.64
$8.08
Private dwelling, steam, per season
$12.64
$8.08
Closets
In tenements, used by more than 1 family, per family
$25.32
$16.20
Offices
With water fixtures
$50.52
$32.36
Without water fixtures
$25.32
$16.20
Sprinkling Connections
(per season)
For lawns, when over 5,000 square feet,per square yard of lawn area sprinkled
$0.14
$0.10
For lawns, under 5,000 square feet and over 30 feet front, in block, per linear foot
$0.72
$0.46
For lawns, under 5,000 square feet on corner lots, measured on frontage, per linear foot
$1.02
$0.66
For lawns, under 5,000 square feet and under 30 feet of lot block
$18.92
$12.12
For lawns, under 5,000 square feet and under 30 feet of lot corner
$26.24
$17.02
Fire Sprinkler Connections
Fire pipelines or sprinkler connections, fire use only as approved by Commissioner of Public Works and type approved by Board of Fire Underwriters, will be granted on special request, supply to be metered, at expense of consumer, rate to be, per annum, in addition to regular meter rate for all water shown by meter to have been used, except in case of fire; provisions of this entry not to apply to outside hose connections on buildings intended for use of Department of Fire exclusively
$151.40
$96.88
Building Purposes
Stone, used, per cord
$2.54
--
Brick, used, per 1,000
$1.68
--
Plastering, 2 coats, per 100 square yards
$5.03
--
Plastering, 3 coats, per 100 square yards
$6.61
--
Cement sidewalk or flooring, per cubic yard
$0.69
--
Concrete building blocks, per 1,000
$11.86
--
Fireproofing or tiling, per 100 cubic feet
$1.26
--
Flushing Sewers
6-inch sewer, each 100 feet or less
$25.26
--
12-inch sewer, each 100 feet or less
$37.84
--
18-inch sewer, each 100 feet or less and upwards in proportion
$50.44
--
In addition, for use of hydrant
$50.44
--
Settling Trenches
First 100 feet
$25.26
--
Each additional 100 feet or less, 2-foot width
$3.93
--
Each additional 100 feet or less, 3-foot width
$5.79
--
Each additional 100 feet or less, 4-foot width
$7.62
--
Each additional 100 feet or less, 5-foot width
$9.73
--
Each additional 100 feet or less, 6-foot width
$11.58
--
Each additional 100 feet or less of gas trench
$3.42
--
In addition, for use of hydrant
$50.46
--
Meter Rates
For water supplied by meter, the following monthly rates are established:
First 3,000 cubic feet, per 1,000 cubic feet
$8.91
$5.35
Next 9,000 cubic feet, per 1,000 cubic feet
$7.13
$4.27
Over 12,000 cubic feet, per 1,000 cubic feet
$4.65
$2.79
Minimum quarterly rates for furnishing meters, per meter:
Meter Size
(inches)
Regular Rates
Citizens' Rates
5/8
$26.73
$16.08
3/4
$33.33
$20.07
1
$44.49
$26.70
1 1/2
$66.87
$40.08
2
$90.48
$54.21
3
$115.74
--
4
$300.54
--
6
$591.45
--
8
$888.21
--
10
$1,181.49
--
12
$1,474.50
--
16
$4,246.41
--
20
$5,615.94
--
Code Chapter
Section, Type of Application,
Permit or License
Fee
Chapter 495, Wharves, Harbors and Bridges
[Added 5-22-1995, effective 6-2-1995; amended 6-27-2000, effective 7-11-2000; 1-11-2002, effective 1-22-2002]
§ 495-7, lifting of bridges, per lift
$60.00
§ 495-34, docking at City-owned properties (excluding Erie Basin Marina)
$1.30 per foot/ per day
Slip rental at Erie Basin Marina based on boat size for the season
Resident
Nonresident
Up to and including 20 feet
$750.00
$825.00
Over 20 feet up to and including 30 feet
$1,075.00
$1,190.00
Over 30 feet up to and including 38 feet
$1,450.00
$1,580.00
Chapter 496, Unified Development Ordinance.
[Added 2-21-2017]
 
Chapter 496, Unified Development Ordinance, shall be effective on February 17, 2017, in the N-2C, N-2E, N-3C, and N-3E Zones. It shall be effective in the entire City of Buffalo on April 3, 2017. All Chapter 511 fees shall be repealed concurrent to and consistent with the effective dates of the Unified Development Ordinance. All fees in this section shall take effect concurrent to and consistent with the effective dates of the Unified Development Ordinance.
 
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.a, Zoning Map amendment
$400
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.b, Special use permit
$250
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.c, Adaptive reuse permit
$250
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.d, Zoning variance
Use
$250
Area (1-2 dwelling units)
$100
Area (Commercial)
$200
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.e, Major site plan review
$1,000
Site plan review for new principal buildings less than 5,000 square feet, demolitions of a principal building if no other site plan triggers are met, or construction of parking lots
$500
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.f, Minor site plan review
$250
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.g, Planned unit development
$500
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.h, Temporary use permit
$25
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.i, Administrative appeal
Administrative appeal for 1-2 dwelling units
$100
Administrative appeal for commercial
$200
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.j, Encroachment permit
Minor encroachment permit
$50
Major encroachment permit
$250
*Encroachment permit fee does not apply to sidewalk replacement, install/replace
Water or sewer line, or street tree removal
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.k, Curb cut permit
 
Residential
$25
Commercial
$50
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.l, Right-of-way work permit
$50
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.n, Minor subdivision
$250
§ 496-11.2.1.C.1.o, Major subdivision
$1,000
Zoning compliance letter
$75
Chapter 501, Wood and Coal
§ 501-7, weighing of coal, per load
$0.25[3]
[1]
Editor’s Note: The fees for Ch. 98, Bootblacks, as amended, which immediately followed, were deleted pursuant to the repeal of Ch. 98 on 7-25-2017, effective 7-25-2017.
[2]
Editor’s Note: The former fees for Ch. 421, Subdivision of Land, which immediately followed, were repealed 2-21-2017.
[3]
Editor’s Note: The former fees for Ch. 511, Zoning, which immediately followed, were repealed 2-21-2017.
[Added 5-28-1992, effective 6-8-1992]
The Director for the Aging shall set reasonable fees for recreational activities for senior citizens sponsored by the City, including but not limited to recreational bus trips and dances. The Director, in his discretion, may waive such fees on an individual basis for persons who cannot afford to pay.
[Added 9-16-1997, effective 9-29-1997]
The Commissioner of Human Services, Parks and Recreation shall establish a schedule of fees for counseling services provided by the Division of Substance Abuse Services. The fee payable to the City shall be based on the income and number of dependents of the client receiving the services. Such fee schedule is as set forth below. The Commissioner, in his discretion, may provide counseling services and waive or adjust such fees on an individual basis for clients who cannot afford to pay.
Gross Income
1 Dependent
(self)
2 Dependents
3 to 4 Dependents
5 or more Dependents
$0 to $10,000
$5.00
$2.50
$1.50
$0
$10,000 to $12,000
$8.00
$4.00
$1.50
$0
$12,000 to $14,000
$10.00
$5.00
$2.00
$0
$14,000 to $16,000
$12.00
$6.00
$2.00
$0
$16,000 to $18,000
$15.00
$8.00
$4.00
$0
$18,000 to $20,000
$20.00
$10.00
$8.00
$4.00
$20,000 to $22,000
$22.00
$12.00
$9.00
$4.00
$22,000 to $24,000
$23.00
$14.00
$10.00
$5.00
$24,000 to $26,000
$24.00
$15.00
$10.00
$6.00
$26,000 to $28,000
$25.00
$15.00
$12.00
$8.00
$28,000 to $30,000
$30.00
$18.00
$14.00
$10.00
$30,000 to $32,000
$30.00
$18.00
$14.00
$10.00
$32,000 to $34,000
$30.00
$20.00
$18.00
$14.00
$34,000 to $36,000
$35.00
$20.00
$18.00
$14.00
[Added 5-21-1998, effective 6-1-1998; amended 2-23-1999, effective 3-9-1999; 10-30-2001, effective 11-14-2001; amended 10-17-2006; effective 10-31-2006]
The Commissioner of Fire shall establish a schedule of reasonable fees to recover the costs to the Department for the use of apparatus and equipment in the provision of emergency medical services incurred which are above and beyond the normal range of service. The fee shall be charged to the insurance carrier of the rescued individual or entity. In no instance shall rescue and response services be denied for lack of an insurance carrier. The rate for apparatus and equipment shall be established by the Commissioner of Fire and shall be filed with the City Clerk's office. The list of rescue and response services provided herein is not all inclusive and may be expanded at the discretion of the Commissioner.
LIGHT-DUTY VEHICULAR ACCIDENT
$450.00
Circumstances requiring traffic control, control of small fluid leaks, vehicle stabilization, accident scene safety, use of minor tools, patient care and stabilization.
HEAVY-DUTY VEHICULAR ACCIDENT
$700.00
Circumstances requiring hydraulic equipment or specialized rescue techniques to aid the patient; circumstances requiring the assistance of another fire unit.
INDUSTRIAL RESCUE RESPONSE
$800.00
Circumstances carried out in an industrial setting, spills involving hazardous material, rescues that require additional equipment above the standard fire response.
DESTROYED OR CONTAMINATED EQUIPMENT
Any equipment which is destroyed or contaminated at the rescue or response scene will be charged at the full cost of replacement of the equipment.
[Added 1-20-2004, effective 1-29-2004]
The City of Buffalo does hereby establish a $1 convenience charge for the use of the Internet and the City's Web site to make online payments to the City of Buffalo.