Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 100 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Administrative fee, in addition to recovery of costs and expenses, on each summons issued under Chapter 110, Brush, Grass and Weeds, or Chapter 407, Nuisances, Public Health: $50.
[Amended 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-04]
B. 
Computer, access to terminal: $25.
C. 
Postage and packaging material fees.
[Added 5-23-2006 by Ord. No. 06-17]
(1) 
Postage fees. For all items requested to be returned through the mail, fees for postage shall be the actual cost of postage.
(2) 
Packaging material fees. For all items requested to be returned through the mail, fees for Township-supplied packaging material shall be the actual cost of the materials, except no fee shall be charged for standard envelopes.
D. 
Marriage and civil union ceremonies.
[Added 5-22-2007 by Ord. No. 07-14]
(1) 
Collection of fees. Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of Ewing Township shall remit a fee of $50, payable to the Township of Ewing. Fees for service may be disbursed to the Mayor through the appropriate budget line item and with appropriate authorization.
(2) 
An administrative fee of $25 shall be added to the above-established fee.
E. 
Fee for returned checks. A fee of $20 shall be charged for any and all checks presented to Ewing Township in payment of any tax, service, program, etc., that are returned by the bank for any reason. In cases where the check is returned in error by the bank and the bank provides a statement indicating its error, the Finance Director shall waive the fee.
[Added 1-25-2005 by Ord. No. 05-01]
A. 
License for the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages; class of license.
(1) 
Plenary retail consumption license: $540.
(a) 
Hotels: $1,609.
[Added 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 02-22]
(2) 
Plenary retail distribution license: $360.
(3) 
Club license: $150.
B. 
The license fees for plenary retail consumption and plenary retail distribution shall automatically increase each July 1, beginning July 1, 1996, by 20% until the maximum license fee allowed by N.J.S.A. 33:1-12 is reached.
[Amended 6-14-2005 by Ord. No. 05-22]
A. 
Dogs.
(1) 
Annual license, each dog: $11.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
(2) 
Annual potentially dangerous dog license: $550.
(3) 
Annual registration tag, each dog: $1.
(4) 
Annual surcharge per P.L. 1983, c. 181 (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3c), each dog: $0.20.
(5) 
Annual surcharge per P.L. 1983, c. 172 (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3b), each dog of reproductive age which has not had its reproductive capacity permanently altered through sterilization: $3.
(6) 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection A(6), Kennel license, was repealed 6-24-2014 by Ord. No. 14-14. See now Subsection E.
(7) 
Penalty, if not paid within 30 days of the date due:
[Amended 1-25-2005 by Ord. No. 05-06]
(a) 
August 1 through October 1: $5.
(b) 
October 2 through November 15: $10.
(c) 
November 16, each year: $15.
B. 
Animal adoption (said funds to be dedicated for use by the Ewing Animal Shelter):
[Amended 8-24-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11; 9-9-2008 by Ord. No. 08-18]
(1) 
Dogs and puppies: $75.
(2) 
Cats and kittens: $50.
C. 
Redemption of owned animals (said funds to be dedicated for use by the Ewing Animal Shelter):
[Amended 8-24-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11; 9-9-2008 by Ord. No. 08-18]
(1) 
First day: $11.
(2) 
Each additional day: $7.
D. 
Dropoff of unwanted animals (said funds to be dedicated for use by the Ewing Animal Shelter).
[Amended 8-24-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11; 9-9-2008 by Ord. No. 08-18]
(1) 
Dogs and puppies: $75.
(2) 
Cats and kittens: $60.
E. 
License fees for kennels and pet shops; no fee for shelters or pounds:
[Added 6-24-2014 by Ord. No. 14-14]
(1) 
The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or fewer pets shall be $10 and for more than 10 pets shall be $25.
(2) 
The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $10.
(3) 
No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound.
A. 
Assessment searches: $10.
B. 
Duplicate tax bill, both real and personal: $5 per bill.
C. 
Floodplain authentication: $10.
D. 
Tax searches: $10.
[Amended 4-13-2004 by Ord. No. 04-05]
A. 
Analysis of water samples: $10 plus actual laboratory costs.
B. 
Birth certificate:, certified copy: $15.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
C. 
Burial, transit or removal permit: $10.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
D. 
Duplicate burial, transit or removal permit: $10.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
E. 
Correction to vital record, including birth certificates, death certificates, marriage/remarriage licenses, civil union licenses, and domestic partnership registrations: $30.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
F. 
Death certificate, certified copy: $15.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
G. 
Certified copies of marriage/remarriage license, civil union/reaffirmation license, and domestic partnership registration: $15.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
H. 
Fee for marriage/remarriage license, civil union/reaffirmation license, and domestic partnership registration: $28.
[Added 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
I. 
Witnessing of soil logs, perks, etc., minimum two holes: base charge of $100.
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
J. 
Additional charge for each hole above the base charge: $50 per hole.
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
K. 
Witnessing a septic system abandonment (not in conjunction with a new or altered system): $50.
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
L. 
Certification of laboratory water analysis report: $30.
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
M. 
Fee for re-audit of day-care center, preschool or school due to immunization noncompliance, each visit: $50.
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
N. 
Fees for activities associated with the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, Chapter 383, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 et seq., and N.J.A.C. 8:6, are herein fixed as follows:
[Added 4-28-2015 by Ord. No. 15-13]
(1) 
Fees for the review and processing of notice of claim of exemption of tobacco retail establishment: $50.
(2) 
Review and processing of application for registration of exempt cigar bar or cigar lounge: $100.
(3) 
Review and processing of application for renewal of registration of exempt cigar bar or cigar lounge: $50.
Carnivals, circuses and mobile rides and devices: $200.
Residential child-care providers for children, annual fee, in addition to fingerprinting fee set forth in § 172-19C: $10.
Purchase and sale of precious metals, gems or jewelry, annual fee for each location: $50.
[Amended 7-11-2006 by Ord. No. 06-25]
A person applying for representation by a Municipal Public Defender or Court-approved counsel is required to pay an application fee of not more than $200 but only in an amount necessary to pay the costs of Municipal Public Defender services. The Municipal Court may waive this fee, in whole or part, only if the Court determines, in its discretion, upon a clear and convincing showing by the applicant, that this fee represents an unreasonable burden on the person seeking representation. The Municipal Court may permit a person to pay the application fee over a specific period of time not to exceed four months.
[Added 8-13-2002 by Ord. No. 02-17; amended 3-25-2008 by Ord. No. 08-04]
A. 
A fee of $700 plus $12 per mile, calculated one way, will be charged to all persons receiving emergency medical services or ambulance transport services by the nonvolunteer Ewing Township Emergency Medical Services. In addition to the above, a fee in the amount of $65 will be charged for the use of oxygen, when required.
[Amended 3-26-2013 by Ord. No. 13-11]
B. 
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the payment of the fee by any person receiving such emergency medical services or ambulance transport service from the nonvolunteer Emergency Medical Services will be waived or reduced, provided such person certifies that:
(1) 
He/she has no medical insurance coverage in effect to cover the emergency medical services and ambulance transport services; or
(2) 
His/her total household income places him/her in the low- or moderate-income category as defined by N.J.A.C. 5:92-1.3.
C. 
The Township will accept the amount paid by an insurance company as payment in full and will not seek further reimbursement for the services.
D. 
The recipient of the emergency medical services and/or ambulance transport services must facilitate the submittal of the bill for such services, if required by the insurance company, and provide all required information necessary for payment; however, in no case will recipients of services who are Township residents receive a bill for said services from the Township for payment by the recipient.
E. 
The Business Administrator of the Township of Ewing is authorized to collect fees for emergency medical services and ambulance transport services pursuant to this section and is authorized to delegate such collection of fees or to contract for the collection of such fees consistent with the terms of this section.
[Amended 2-8-2000 by Ord. No. 00-03]
A. 
Fire inspection permits. The charge for fire inspection permits shall be as set forth on the State of New Jersey Schedule, N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.9, as amended from time to time.
[Amended 5-31-2005 by Ord. No. 05-21]
(1) 
Permit application fee. The application fee for a permit shall be as follows:
(a) 
Type 1: $54.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-32]
(b) 
Type 2: $214.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-32]
(c) 
Type 3: $427.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-32]
(d) 
Type 4: $641. Exception: There shall be no fee for Type 4 permits for storage or activity at a premises registered as a life-hazard use.
[Amended 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-32]
(e) 
Type 5: (Reserved).
(2) 
Penalties for failure to obtain permits pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.12.
(a) 
Failure to obtain a required permit prior to commencing the operation, process or activity for which a permit was required: a maximum of double the amount of the applicable permit fee.
(b) 
Failure to obtain a required permit after being ordered to do so while continuing the operation, process or activity: a maximum of $5,000 per day during which the operation, process or activity continues.
(3) 
Exemptions from Uniform Fire Code local permit fees. The following users shall be exempt from the local permit fees only; each must still properly apply for such permits and comply with all other code requirements:
(a) 
Volunteer fire companies.
(b) 
Nonprofit civic groups when applying for a use of an occasional nature (limited to twice per year).
(c) 
Township of Ewing.
(d) 
Township of Ewing Boards of Education.
B. 
Uniform Fire Safety Act (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.) inspections.
(1) 
Structures of up to 50,000 feet: $25.
(2) 
Structures of 50,001 to 200,000 square feet: $50.
(3) 
Structures of more than 200,000 square feet: $25 for each 100,000 square feet over 200,000 square feet to a maximum fee of $250.
C. 
Smoke-sensitive alarm device inspection. Each inspection or reinspection for smoke-sensitive alarm device pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:27D-192 et seq.: $35.
[Amended 2-8-2000 by Ord. No. 00-03]
D. 
Application fee for certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide alarm compliance (CSDCMAC), as required by N.J.A.C. 5:70-2.3. The application fee shall be based upon the amount of time remaining before the change of occupant is expected, as follows:
[Amended 5-31-2005 by Ord. No. 05-21; 12-12-2017 by Ord. No. 17-32]
(1) 
Request for a CSDCMAC received more than 10 business days prior to change of occupant: $45.
(2) 
Request for a CSDCMAC received four to 10 business days prior to the change of occupant: $90.
(3) 
Request for a CSDCMAC received fewer than four business days prior to the change of occupant: $161.
E. 
Basic inspection fees for non-life-hazard uses. All buildings and occupants subject to the Uniform Fire Code and not considered life-hazard uses will be subject to the following inspection fees based on the square footage of the premises:
[Amended 5-31-2005 by Ord. No. 05-21]
0 to 1,000 square feet
$50
1,001 to 5,000 square feet
$100
5,001 to 15,000 square feet
$135
15,001 to 30,000 square feet
$250
Over 30,001 square feet
$500
(1) 
Each individual leased space and building of a complex shall be billed separately.
(2) 
Billing dates; penalties. Billing for the basic inspection fees will take place in January of each year. Fees are due to the Township by January 31 of the same year. Failure to remit the required fee by January 31 will result in a penalty equal in amount to the basic fee.
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02; 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 11-02; 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-46]
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
A. 
Retail food establishments with a permanent location, serving food for consumption on premises (including, for example, restaurants, taverns and luncheonettes, but not limited thereto):
(1) 
One to 50 seats: $125.
(2) 
Fifty-one to 200 seats: $200.
(3) 
More than 200 seats: $335.
(4) 
Limited retail food establishment (one where food is served to be consumed on premises but offers only prepackaged products that have been purchased from other suppliers and which meet all packaging and labeling requirements, including but not limited to prepackaged candy, alcohol or nonalcoholic beverages, canned and frozen goods, and so on): $15.
(5) 
Theaters and auditoriums: $335.
B. 
Retail food establishments with a permanent location, where food is not customarily consumed on premises (including, for example, supermarkets, grocery stores and delicatessens, but not limited thereto):
(1) 
Zero to 3,500 square feet: $100.
(2) 
From 3,501 to 5,000 square feet: $175.
(3) 
From 5,001 to 10,000 square feet: $300.
(4) 
More than 10,000 square feet: $450.
C. 
Temporary or itinerant retail food establishments:
(1) 
Agricultural markets: $45.
(2) 
Mobile units (each): $60.
(3) 
Temporary establishments: $50 weekdays, $80 weekend/holidays.
D. 
Issuance of duplicate retail food establishment license: $10.
E. 
Retail food establishment plan review.
(1) 
Zero to 1,000 square feet: $120.
(2) 
From 1,001 to 5,000 square feet: $150.
(3) 
Over 5,001 square feet: $250.
A. 
Copy of rules and regulations: $5.
B. 
Maps.
(1) 
Taxi Zone Map: $1.
(2) 
Election Map: $5.
(3) 
Street Map: $5.
(4) 
Zoning Map: $5.
C. 
Municipal and other government records; copies: $0.05 per page. At the end of two years from the date of adoption of this section, the fee for copies of municipal and other government records shall revert back to the following: up to 10 pages: $0.75 per page; 11 to 20 pages: $0.50 per page; and over 20 pages: $0.25 per page, unless the Township Council readopts the fee provisions of this section.
[Amended 2-9-2005 by Ord. No. 05-09; 12-19-2006 by Ord. No. 06-38]
D. 
Municipal records, certification of (including Municipal Court): $3.
E. 
Code of Township: $60.
F. 
Duplication of audiotapes: $5 per tape.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, providing the fee for plotting deed or other instrument of conveyance, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-9-2013 by Ord. No. 13-14.
A. 
Annual inspection of residential multifamily units: $14 per unit contained in a complex; except, where more than 100 units on one lot or contiguous lots under the same ownership are inspected within one calendar year, the fee for each unit in excess of 100 shall be $7 per unit; however, no Township fee shall be paid for inspections under this subsection to the extent that such fees are superseded by fees paid pursuant to the State-Local Cooperative Housing Inspection Program for inspections on behalf of the state.
B. 
Temporary trailer dwelling permit and each extension: $15.
Motor vehicle junk business or secondhand motor vehicle business, annual license fee for each location: $500.
Self-operated laundromats, launderettes, dry-cleaning establishments and self-operated car washes, annual license: $25.
[Amended 3-27-2012 by Ord. No. 12-06]
A. 
Transient merchants/itinerant vendors:
(1) 
First 180 days: $1,000.
(2) 
Each month thereafter, not to exceed an additional five consecutive months: $500. See § 267-5B(11) for additional bonding requirements.
B. 
Peddlers, solicitors, and mobile retail food establishments:
(1) 
Annual license: $250.
(2) 
Weekly license: $75.
(3) 
Daily license: $30.
[Amended 6-27-2000 by Ord. No. 00-16]
At the time of filing an application, the applicant shall pay the following nonrefundable fee(s). Requests for combination of approvals, such as site plan and floodplain relief, for example, shall pay a fee equal to the sum of the fees for each element. Any change to plot or plan during review resulting in increased dwelling units or greater nonresidential use shall require added fees, as computed from the following schedule, at the time of submitting the change. Costs of attendance of a certified shorthand reporter and of transcription shall be borne by the party requesting the same, and on transcription, a copy shall be filed with the Township.
A. 
Application and escrow fees.
(1) 
Subdivisions.
Type
Fee
Escrow
Minor
$300
$800
Preliminary
$500
Up to 20 lots: $400 per lot; 20 or more lots: $300 per lot
Final
$400
Concept plan
$250
A minimum of $1,000 shall be deposited. Calculation of escrow fee shall be as follows: $50 per acre or part thereof. In addition, for residential: $5 per dwelling; for commercial: $0.10 per square foot or part thereof of total proposed building area up to and including 20,000 square feet, and $0.06 per square foot for every additional square foot or part thereof over 20,000 square feet
(2) 
Site plans.
[Amended 4-10-2012 by Ord. No. 12-09]
Type
Fee
Escrow
Individual residential site review shall be at no cost for Township residents. For all other commercial and non-owner-occupied residential site review, a minimum of $2,500 shall be deposited. Calculation of the escrow fee shall be as follows: $100 per 1,000 square feet or part thereof of building construction. The escrow shall be replenished for every subsequent site review requested. The fee for site review shall be a credit toward the subsequent preliminary site plan filing fee.
Minor
$300
$1,000
Preliminary plan
$500
A minimum of $2,000 shall be deposited. Calculation of escrow fee shall be as follows: $150 per acre or part thereof. In addition, for residential: $10 per dwelling; for commercial: $0.20 per square foot or part thereof of total proposed building area up to and including 20,000 square feet and $0.14 per square foot for every additional square foot or part thereof over 20,000 square feet
Final plan
$500
A minimum of $750 shall be deposited. Calculation of escrow fee shall be as follows: $70 per acre or part thereof. In addition, for residential: $6 per dwelling; for commercial: $0.10 per square foot or part thereof of total proposed building area up to and including 20,000 square feet and $0.06 per square foot for every additional square foot or part thereof over 20,000 square feet
Concept plan
$250
A minimum of $1,000 shall be deposited. Calculation of escrow fee shall be as follows: $50 per acre or part thereof. In addition, for residential: $5 per dwelling; for commercial: $0.10 per square foot or part thereof of total proposed building area up to and including 20,000 square feet and $0.06 per square foot for every additional square foot or part thereof over 20,000 square feet
General development plan
$500
Same as preliminary plan
(3) 
Variances.
(a) 
Hardship (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c).
Fee
Escrow
Residential
$50
$100 minimum
Nonresidential
$250
$4,000 minimum
Use (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70c)
$500
$500 minimum
Use (for housing college students)
$100
As determined by Zoning Officer
(4) 
Other actions by Board.
Fee
Escrow
Appeals
$100
None required
Interpretation
$100
$400 minimum
Permit (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34 and 40:55D-35)
$100
$400 minimum
B. 
Escrow deficiency. Should the escrow balances set forth in Subsection A(1) above fall below 10% of the initial escrow amount, the applicant may be required to replenish the escrow account.
C. 
Appeal to Township Council: no charge.
D. 
Permit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34 and 40:55D-35: $150.
E. 
List of persons entitled to notice: $10 or $0.25 per name, whichever is greater.
F. 
Land Development Ordinance of Township: $55.
G. 
Master Plan Report: $150.
H. 
Sign permit, when not part of a comprehensive site plan: $100.
I. 
Conditional use: $350.
J. 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(a): $100.
K. 
Interpretation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(b): $100.
L. 
Hardship pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c): $100.
M. 
Opinion letter: $25.
N. 
Discount on Planning Board fees. The balance, after remittance of all state-mandated fees and allowances, shall be reduced by 50% for all residents aged 62 years or older living in a house located within the Township of Ewing that they own.
[Added 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-24]
O. 
At the time of filing an application, the applicant shall pay the following nonrefundable fee, which fee shall apply to such applications, whether to the Planning Board or the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Requests for combination of approvals, such as site plan and floodplain relief, for example, shall pay a fee equal to the sum of the fees for each element. Any change to plot or plan during review resulting in increased dwelling units or greater nonresidential use area shall require added fees, as computed from the following schedule, at the time of submitting the change. Costs of attendance of a certified shorthand reporter and of transcription shall be borne by the party requesting the same, and on transcription, a copy shall be filed with the Township.
P. 
Application fees shall be as follows:
(1) 
Minor subdivision.
(a) 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
(b) 
Final: $100 plus $35 for each lot.
(c) 
Resubmittal: $35.
(2) 
Major subdivision.
(a) 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
(b) 
Preliminary: $350 plus $35 for each lot.
(c) 
Final: $200 plus $10 for each lot.
(d) 
Resubmittal: $100 plus $5 for each lot.
(3) 
Minor.
(a) 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
(b) 
Preliminary: $250.
(c) 
Final: $100.
(4) 
Major.
(a) 
Site plans not involving any building area, such as, but not limited to, clearing, grading and tree removal in areas not affected by flooding.
[1] 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
[2] 
Preliminary: $200 plus $0.01 per square foot of site area disturbed.
[3] 
Final: $100.
(b) 
Parking lots.
[1] 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
[2] 
Preliminary: $100 plus $10 for each car space.
[3] 
Final: $150.
(c) 
Residential, other than single-family detached housing.
[1] 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
[2] 
Preliminary: $350 plus $30 per unit from one to 10 units, plus $20 per unit from 11 to 100 units, plus $10 per unit for 101 or more units.
[3] 
Final: $350 plus $3 per unit.
(d) 
Commercial-industrial. Proposed buildings, including accessory structures, expansions and additions, including all roofed areas without walls.
[1] 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
[2] 
Preliminary: $250 plus $50 for each 1,000 square feet or portion thereof.
[3] 
Final: $200.
(e) 
Others, including but not limited to churches, cathedrals or temples, clubs, swimming pools, schools other than public, hospitals, private recreational areas and camps.
[1] 
Conceptual plan: no charge.
[2] 
Preliminary: $250 plus $10 for each 1,000 gross square feet or $200 per acre, whichever is greater.
[3] 
Final: $200.
(f) 
Resubmittal of application for preliminary or final approval where the applicant has submitted an incomplete application as deemed by the Planning Board: $350.
(5) 
Sign permit, when not part of a comprehensive site plan: $100.
(6) 
Conditional use: $200.
(7) 
Appeal pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(a): $50.
(8) 
Interpretation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(b): $50.
(9) 
Hardship pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c): $50.
(10) 
Use variance pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d): $250 plus $100 for each 1,000 gross square feet or $200 per acre, whichever is greater, except single-family home: $50.
(11) 
Appeal to Township Council: no charge.
(12) 
Permit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34 and 40:55D-35: $150.
(13) 
List of persons entitled to notice: $10 or $0.25 per name, whichever is greater.
(14) 
Planning or Zoning Ordinance: $20.
(15) 
Master Plan report: $150.
(16) 
Opinion letter: $25.
Q. 
Discount on Zoning Board fees. The balance, after remittance of all state-mandated fees and allowances, shall be reduced by 50% for all residents aged 62 years or older living in a house located within the Township of Ewing that they own.
[Added 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-24]
R. 
Wells.
[Added 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
(1) 
Well installation permit: $200.
(2) 
Well abandonment permit: $100.
S. 
Septic system permits.
[Added 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
(1) 
New construction permit: $500.
(2) 
Alteration permit: $500.
(3) 
Permit to empty septic tank: $10.
(4) 
Repairs to septic tank permit: $150.
A. 
Clearance visas, letters of good conduct and exception letters under Chapter 377, Vehicles and Machinery, Unregistered: $5.
B. 
Registration of bicycle, per registration: $0.50.
C. 
Fingerprinting and processing residential child-care applications: $10, in addition to any fee required by the state or FBI.
D. 
Firearms.
(1) 
Application for permit to purchase pistol or revolver: $2.
(2) 
Application for firearms purchaser identification card: $5.
E. 
Copies of photographs, each: $5.
F. 
Police file search to verify information (where authorized for release by Chief): $2.
G. 
Motor vehicle accident reports.
[Amended 4-6-2000 by Ord. No. 00-06; 3-1-2005 by Ord. No. 05-08]
(1) 
Requested in person:
(a) 
Up to 10 pages: $0.75 per page.
(b) 
Eleven to 20 pages: $0.50 per page.
(c) 
Over 20 pages: $0.25 per page.
(2) 
Requested other than in person: the fees above plus $5 for the first three pages and $1 per page thereafter.
H. 
Tower application fee and annual license fees.
(1) 
License application fee: $25.
(2) 
Annual fee for light-duty operation only: $415.
(3) 
Annual fee for heavy-duty operation only: $415.
(4) 
Annual fee for combination light-duty and heavy-duty operation: $465.
(5) 
Duplicate copies of license: $1 each.
I. 
Parade permit application: $10.
A. 
Ewing Township Recreation Building fees.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07; 6-12-2001 by Ord. No. 01-20; 5-27-2008 by Ord. No. 08-07]
(1) 
Hollowbrook Community Center fees.
(a) 
Community room and kitchen: seating 180 with tables and chairs.
[1] 
Ewing resident: $500.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $650.
[3] 
Refundable security deposit: $175.
(b) 
Nutrition cafe: seating 100 with tables and chairs.
[1] 
Ewing resident: $250.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $300.
[3] 
Refundable security deposit: $100.
(c) 
Meeting rooms.
[1] 
Ewing resident: $35.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $55.
(2) 
Ewing Senior and Community Center fees.
(a) 
Community room: seating 110 with tables and chairs.
[1] 
Ewing resident: $350.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $500.
[3] 
Refundable security deposit: $175.
(b) 
Gym (per event).
[1] 
Ewing resident: $500.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $650.
[3] 
Refundable security deposit: $175.
[4] 
Team practices/games, Ewing residents: $35/hour.
[5] 
Team practices/games, nonresidents: $55/hour.
(c) 
Meeting rooms.
[1] 
Ewing resident: $35.
[2] 
Non-Ewing resident: $55.
(d) 
Party rooms.
[1] 
Party of 30 people or less, Ewing resident: $100.
[2] 
Party of 30 people or less, non-Ewing resident: $175.
[3] 
Security deposit: $50.
[4] 
Charge for each hour in excess of five hours: $100 per hour (full or partial).
(3) 
Pool fees for recreational facilities (Ewing Senior and Community Center and Hollowbrook).
(a) 
Season pass.
[1] 
Family, Ewing residents: $375.
[2] 
Family, non-Ewing residents: $600.
[3] 
Adult (one), Ewing resident: $200.
[4] 
Adult (one), Ewing resident (60 years of age and over): $125.
[5] 
Adult (one), non-Ewing resident: $350.
[6] 
Adult (one), non-Ewing resident (60 years of age and over): $175.
[7] 
Senior family (two or more, 60 years of age and over), Ewing residents: $210.
[Added 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 08-08].
[8] 
Senior family (2 or more 60 years of age and over), non-Ewing residents: $350.
[Added 6-10-2008 by Ord. No. 08-08]
[9] 
Child (one), non-Ewing resident under 18: $175.
[10] 
Child (one), Ewing resident under 18: $125.
[11] 
Child (one), non-Ewing resident under 18: $175.
(b) 
Daily rate (per day), (nonresidents must be accompanied by Ewing resident).
[1] 
Adult, Ewing resident.
[a] 
Up to two people: $8 weekdays; $10 weekends.
[b] 
Each adult over two: $6 per adult weekdays; $8 per adult weekends.
[2] 
Adult, Ewing resident (60 years of age and over).
[a] 
Up to two people: $6 weekdays; $8 weekends.
[b] 
Each adult over two: $4 per adult weekdays; $6 per adult weekends.
[3] 
Adult, non-Ewing resident: $10 (each) weekdays; $12 (each) weekends.
[4] 
Child, Ewing resident (under 18 years of age).
[a] 
Up to two children: $6 weekdays; $8 weekends.
[b] 
Each child over two: $4 per child weekdays; $6 per child weekends.
[5] 
Child, non-Ewing resident: $8 (each) weekdays; $10 (each) weekends.
(c) 
Daily rate (group).
[1] 
Ewing-based group, 50 or fewer persons: $75 for first hour and $50 per hour for each additional hour.
[2] 
Non-Ewing-based group, 50 or fewer persons: $125 for first hour and $75 per hour for each additional hour.
[3] 
Ewing-based group, over 50 persons: $100 for first hour and $75 per hour for each additional hour.
[4] 
Non-Ewing-based group, over 50 persons: $175 for first hour and $100 per hour for each additional hour.
(d) 
Financial assistance may be available as determined by the Director of Community Affairs.
B. 
EMAC trailer rental and transportation fees.
(1) 
Ewing-based not-for-profit organizations: no charge.
(2) 
All other persons, groups and organizations: $200.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
C. 
Garden plot permit.
(1) 
Residents, annual, per plot: $5.
(2) 
Nonresidents, annual, per plot: $5.
D. 
Summer basketball.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07; 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
(1) 
Elementary league, resident: $30 per participant.
(2) 
Elementary league, nonresident: $60 per participant.
(3) 
Junior/Senior High league, resident: $30 per participant.
(4) 
Junior/Senior High league, nonresident: $60 per participant.
(5) 
Maximum per family, resident: $60.
(6) 
Biddy league: no charge.
(7) 
Junior/Senior High league, per child: $20.
(8) 
Maximum per family: $40.
(9) 
Unlimited league, per participant: $20.
(10) 
Per individual currently enrolled as a full-time student: $10.
E. 
Tennis permit (seasonal).
(1) 
Ewing residents: $10.
(2) 
Ewing residents, under 18 years of age: $5.
(3) 
Ewing residents, 60 years of age or older: $5.
(4) 
Ewing residents, maximum per family: $25.
(5) 
Non-Ewing residents: $25.
(6) 
Non-Ewing residents, under 18 years of age: $15.
(7) 
Non-Ewing residents, maximum per family: $60.
(8) 
Daily pass for anyone without a permit: $1.
(9) 
Replacement pass, first time: $0.50.
F. 
Batting cage.
(1) 
Resident nonprofit organizations: $25.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
(2) 
Nonresident nonprofit organizations: $25 per hour.
(3) 
Resident for-profit organizations: $25 per hour.
(4) 
Nonresident for-profit organizations: $50 per hour.
G. 
Tournaments.
(1) 
Cleaning of portable toilets, per toilet per day: $25.
(2) 
Special police, per hour per officer: $18.
(3) 
Field/court fees (per field/court).
[Amended 3-28-2000 by Ord. No. 00-07]
(a) 
For nonprofit events.
[1] 
Residents: $35.
[2] 
Nonresidents: $70.
(b) 
For-profit events: $70.
(4) 
Lights (per field/per court).
[Amended 3-28-2000 by Ord. No. 00-07]
(a) 
Nonprofit events (per night).
[1] 
Residents: $35.
[2] 
Nonresidents: $70.
(b) 
For-profit events (per night).
[1] 
Residents: $70.
[2] 
Nonresidents: $125.
(5) 
Tournament fees (in addition to above costs).
(a) 
Nonprofit events.
[1] 
Up to 50 teams: $50.
[2] 
Fifty-one or more teams: $100.
(b) 
For-profit events.
[1] 
Up to 50 teams: $100.
[2] 
Fifty-one or more teams: $200.
(6) 
Deposit for field, to ensure reasonable cleanliness, per tournament: $75.
H. 
Picnic areas (residents only).
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
(1) 
Banchoff Park/John Watson Park: no charge.
(2) 
John Watson Park.
(a) 
Zero to 50 people: $25 rental/$25 deposit.
(b) 
Fifty to 100 people: $50 rental/$50 deposit.
(c) 
Over 100 people: $100 rental/$100 deposit.
I. 
Camps/clinics.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07; 6-12-2001 by Ord. No. 01-20]
(1) 
Summer basketball camp: $35.
(2) 
Summer baseball camp: $35.
(3) 
Fall basketball clinic: $10.
(4) 
Fall baseball clinic: $10.
(5) 
Summer soccer camp: $35.
(6) 
In-line hockey: $35.
(7) 
Wrestling: $30.
(8) 
Field hockey camp: $35, per participant.
(9) 
Computer camp: $70.
[Added 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
(10) 
Arts and crafts: $50.
[Added 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
(11) 
Lacrosse camp: $40.
[Added 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
J. 
Winter basketball.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07; 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
(1) 
Youth leagues, per child: $35.
(2) 
Youth leagues, maximum per family: $70.
(3) 
Adult leagues, per participant: $20.
(4) 
Adult leagues, per individual currently enrolled as a full-time student: $10.
K. 
Wrestling program.
[Amended 5-25-2004 by Ord. No. 04-11]
(1) 
Limited to Grades 4 through 6, per child: $25.
(2) 
Maximum per family: $50.
L. 
Adult softball (per team).
[Added 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07]
(1) 
B Division: $500.
(2) 
C Division: $500.
(3) 
D Division: $500.
(4) 
Women's league: $300.
(5) 
Fall coed league: $325.
Administration of Protected Tenancy Act (§ 14-19).
A. 
Processing notices: $2 per notice.
B. 
Processing applications: $25 per application.
[Amended 12-17-1998 by Ord. No. 98-15; 2-9-2016 by Ord. No. 16-04]
A. 
For sidewalk, curb and gutter permits, the fees shall be:
(1) 
Permit for repair of existing sidewalk, curb or gutter: $15.
(2) 
Permit for construction of new sidewalk, curb or gutter: $15.
(3) 
Permit for construction of sidewalk opening: $15.
B. 
For street opening permits, the fees shall be:
(1) 
Permit for opening of street: $75.
(2) 
Inspection fee at time of completion of restoration and prior to issuance of two-year certificate of final inspection: $2.50 per square foot for street openings not previously paved within five years; $1 per square foot for mill overlay areas required for streets paved within the past five years (or $75 per square foot of infrared patch area).
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
Public swimming pool licenses:
A. 
License to locate and construct a swimming pool (for review): $300.
B. 
License to alter a swimming pool (for review): $300.
C. 
Issuance or renewal of license to operate a swimming pool:
(1) 
Annual: $350.
(2) 
Seasonal: $250.
[Amended 4-8-2003 by Ord. No. 03-10; 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-04]
The following fees are payable pursuant to Chapter 342, Taxicabs and Limousines.
A. 
Taxicabs.
(1) 
Amount of application fee retained if application denied or withdrawn: $50.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(2) 
Taxicab operator's license application fee, nonrefundable portion: $50.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(3) 
Taxicab owners' license annual inspection fee: $75.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(4) 
Badge: $10.
(5) 
License fees.
(a) 
Taxicab owner's license: The annual renewal fee for a taxicab owner's license shall be $250 per vehicle per year, up to a maximum of 15 vehicles, after which the fee shall be $50 per vehicle to cover the cost of the medallion. Any license issued for a particular vehicle may be transferred to a different vehicle upon the payment of a transfer fee of $25.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(b) 
Taxicab operator's license. For each original taxicab operator's license or for each renewal thereof, the fee shall be $50.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(c) 
Replacement fee. If any license becomes lost or destroyed, a new license shall be furnished by the Municipal Clerk upon payment of the sum of $30.
(6) 
Failure to renew an expired owner's license: $25.
(7) 
Lost badge replacement: $10.
B. 
Taxicab rates and charges.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(1) 
Length of trip within the participating municipal area: All fares herein listed shall be computed from point of entry by passenger(s).
Distance
Fare
Minimum charge
$4
Each 1/10 mile
$0.30
(2) 
Other and additional charges shall be as follows:
Type of Charge
Fee
For each additional passenger
$2
For each stop in route
$3
(a) 
Charges for taxicab service pickup and dropoff at the Mercer County Airport and the West Trenton Railroad Station shall be $10 one way with a charge of $2 for each additional passenger.
(b) 
Charges for taxicab service pickup and dropoff at the Mercer County Airport and the Hamilton Railroad Station shall be $30 one way with a charge of $5 for each additional passenger.
(c) 
Charges for taxicab service pickup and dropoff at the West Trenton Railroad Station and the Hamilton Railroad Station shall be $30 one way with a charge of $5 for each additional passenger.
(3) 
Waiting time per minute shall be: $0.50.
C. 
Limousines.
(1) 
Amount of application fee retained if application denied or withdrawn: $25.
(2) 
Limousine operator's license application fee, nonrefundable portion: $25 (cash or money order).
(3) 
License fees.
[Amended 8-13-2013 by Ord. No. 13-31]
(a) 
Limousine owner's license. The annual fee for a limousine owner's license shall be $50 for the first vehicle and $10 for each subsequent vehicle thereafter. Any license issued for a particular vehicle may be transferred to a different vehicle upon the payment of a transfer fee of $25.
(b) 
Limousine operator's license. For each original limousine operator's license or for each renewal thereof, the fee shall be $50. A fee of $10 shall be paid to the Municipal Clerk for a badge for each licensed operator.
(c) 
Limousine owners licensing administrative fee. The annual fee for a limousine owners licensing administrative fee shall be $100 per year.
(d) 
Replacement fee. If any license becomes lost or destroyed, a new license shall be furnished by the Municipal Clerk upon payment of the sum of $30.
(4) 
Late fee: $25.
(5) 
Lost badge, book or document replacement fee: $10.
[Amended 6-8-1999 by Ord. No. 99-07; 2-27-2001 by Ord. No. 01-14; 6-28-2005 by Ord. No. 05-24; 7-12-2005 by Ord. No. 05-25; 12-14-2010 by Ord. No. 10-17]
A. 
Construction permit. The fee for a construction permit shall be the sum of subcode fees listed in Subsection A (1) through (3) and shall be paid before such permit is issued.
(1) 
Building subcode fees.
(a) 
For new construction:
[1] 
Residential R-5: $0.0225 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $200.
[2] 
All other uses: $ 0.0340 per cubic foot of building or structure volume, provided that the minimum fee shall be $400
(b) 
For renovations, alterations and repair: for single-family residences, $50 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $1.50 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter; for all other uses, $200 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $2.50 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter.
(c) 
For additions, the permit fee shall be computed on the same basis as new construction, Subsection A(1)(a) above.
(d) 
For a combination of renovation and addition, the fee shall be computed in accordance with Subsection A(1)(b) and (c) above.
(e) 
All fees payable pursuant to Subsection A(1)(a) and (b) above shall be rounded off to the nearest whole dollar and shall be in addition to any and all fees and surcharges mandated by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.
(f) 
For a plan review, the fee shall be:
[1] 
Twenty percent of the cost of the permit.
[2] 
Five percent of the cost of the fee for prototype plans.
(g) 
For amendments to plans, the fee shall be:
[1] 
Residential R-5: $20 per hour.
[2] 
All other uses: $100 per hour.
(h) 
For review of plans indicating a variance to the Code, the fee shall be:
[1] 
Class 1 structures: $748.
[2] 
Class 2 and 3 structures: $150.
[3] 
Class 3, R-5 structures: $50.
[4] 
Resubmission of Class 1: $289.
[5] 
Resubmission of Class 2 and 3: $82.
[6] 
Resubmission of Class 3, R-5: no fee.
(i) 
For review of plans limited to the following improvements/structures, the fee shall be:
[1] 
Roofs and siding:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[2] 
Sheds:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[3] 
Decks:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $200.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[4] 
Tents:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[5] 
Retaining walls:
[a] 
Residential R-5 less than 550 square feet: $50.
[b] 
Residential R-5 greater than 550 square feet: $100.
[c] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[6] 
Lead/asbestos abatement:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[7] 
Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas:
[a] 
Residential R-5 aboveground: $50.
[b] 
Residential R-5 in-ground: $400.
[c] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[8] 
Fences Exceeding 6 feet, pool fence:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[9] 
Radon abatement:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $75.
[b] 
All other uses: as set forth in A(1)(b) above.
[10] 
Signs:
[a] 
Wall or ground less than 400 square feet: $250.
[b] 
Wall or ground greater than 400 square feet: $500.
[c] 
Pylon less than 400 square feet: $500.
[d] 
Pylon greater than 400 square feet: $750.
[11] 
Demolition:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $50.
[b] 
Class 2 and 3 structures: $200.
[c] 
Class 1 structures: $500.
[12] 
Moving building (to one lot or location):
[a] 
$200 for first $1,000 cost plus $10 for each $1,000 cost thereafter.
[b] 
$0.034 per cubic foot for foundation plus UCC permits.
[13] 
Annual permits.
[a] 
One to 25 workers: $840 per worker.
[b] 
Each worker over 25: $292.
(2) 
Plumbing subcode fees shall be:
(a) 
The minimum fee shall be $50.
(b) 
Per each plumbing fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to the plumbing system and for each appliance connected to a gas piping system or for each commercial fixture, piece of equipment or appliance connected to a gas piping system, the fee shall be:
[1] 
Residential R-5: $13.
[2] 
All other Residential or Commercial: $25.
(c) 
Water heater (gas, oil or electric):
[1] 
Residential R-5: $13.
[2] 
All other Residential or Commercial: $60.
(d) 
Special devices. The fee shall be $82 per special device for grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air-conditioning units, sewage ejectors, domestic steam boilers, gas piping, active solar systems, fuel-oil piping, refrigeration units, backflow preventers, utility service connections and hot-water boilers.
(e) 
Cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to annual (or quarterly) testing or retesting: $58.
(f) 
For the purpose of computing the fees below, fixtures, devices or stacks shall include, but not be limited to, lavatories, kitchen sinks, sinks, slop sinks, urinals, bathtubs, water closets, laundry tubs, shower stalls, floor drains, drinking fountains, dishwashers, garbage disposals, clothes washers, hose bibs, roof drains and backflow devices not equipped with test ports or other similar devices.
[1] 
Mechanical inspections for Use Groups R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 where no work requiring additional permits is to be undertaken:
[a] 
First device: $50.
[b] 
Each additional device: $15.
[2] 
Mechanical inspections related to the installation of oil piping on fuel tanks:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $26.
[b] 
All other residential or commercial: $40.
[3] 
Appliance inspections for each appliance connected to the gas or oil piping system, including but not limited to furnaces, stoves, dryers, fireplaces and log lighters:
[a] 
Residential R-5: $13.
[b] 
All other residential or commercial: $50.
[4] 
Additional mechanical inspection fees for all use groups (except as noted for R-5):
[a] 
Per 50 linear feet of hydronic piping: $15 (R-5: $13).
[b] 
Per 50 linear feet of steam or hydronic radiation: $15 (R-5: $13).
[c] 
For each steam or hot-water coil: $15 (R-5: $13).
[d] 
Per 50 linear feet of refrigerator piping: $15 (R-5: $13).
[5] 
Geothermal inspections:
[a] 
Residential: $50.
[b] 
Commercial: $100.
(3) 
Electrical subcode fees for installation of the following:
(a) 
The minimum fee shall be $50.
(b) 
Electrical fixture and devices (15 to 20 amps):
[1] 
First 25 devices: $55 ($45 for R-5).
[2] 
Over 25 devices: $12 ($8 for R-5) each.
(c) 
Receptacles and switches (30 to 50 amp): $15 ($13 for R-5) each.
(d) 
Receptacles and switches (greater than 50 amp): $58 each.
(e) 
Motors:
[1] 
One to 10 hp motor: $15 ($13 for R-5).
[2] 
Eleven to 50 hp motor: $68 ($58 for R-5).
[3] 
Fifty-one to 100 hp motor: $125 ($116 for R-5).
[4] 
Greater than 100 hp motor: $576.
(f) 
Transformers and generators:
[1] 
One to 10 kw: $15 ($13 for R-5).
[2] 
Eleven to 45 kw: $68 ($58 for R-5).
[3] 
Forty-six to 112.50 kw: $125 ($116 for R-5).
[4] 
Greater than 112.5 kw: $576.
(g) 
Service equipment:
[1] 
Zero to 225 amp: $75 ($58 for R-5).
[2] 
Two-hundred twenty-six to 1,000 amp: $150 ($116 for R-5).
[3] 
Greater than 1,000 amp: $576.
(h) 
Aboveground pools: $75 ($69 for R-5).
(i) 
In-ground pools: $100 ($69 for R-5).
(j) 
Pool underwater light: $13 each.
(k) 
Smoke detectors per dwelling unit: $39 ($29 per dwelling unit for R-5).
(l) 
Light standards exceeding 8 feet: $25.
(m) 
Hydro-massage tub: $75 ($69 for R-5).
(n) 
Storable pool:$10.
(o) 
Commercial alarm control unit: $15.
(p) 
Commercial closet: $15.
(q) 
Annual pool inspection: $75.
(r) 
Signs (20 to 225 amp): $46.
(s) 
Replacement wiring per branch circuit: $15 ($13 for R-5).
(t) 
Temporary pole connection: See § 172-25A(3)(g), Service equipment.
(u) 
Photovoltaic (solar system):
[1] 
One to 50 kw: $75 ($58 for R-5).
[2] 
Fifty to 100 kw: $150 ($116 for R-5).
[3] 
Greater than 100 kw: $576.
(v) 
Residential alarm: $50 each unit.
(w) 
HVAC: $65.
(x) 
Card Readers MAG locks: minimum fee.
(4) 
Fire subcode fees: for installation of the following, the permit fees shall be:
(a) 
Sprinkler heads or detectors:
[1] 
One to 20: $65.
[2] 
Twenty-one to 100: $150.
[3] 
One-hundred one to 200: $250.
[4] 
Two-hundred one to 400: $600.
[5] 
Four-hundred one to 1,000: $800.
[6] 
Over 1,000: $1,500.
(b) 
Smoke detectors, heat detectors, fire alarms:
[1] 
One to 20: $65.
[2] 
Twenty-one to 100: $150.
[3] 
One-hundred one to 200: $250.
[4] 
Two-hundred one to 400: $600.
[5] 
Four-hundred one to 1,000: $800.
[6] 
Over 1,000: $1,500.
(c) 
Standpipes: $250 for each riser.
(d) 
Kitchen exhaust commercial hood systems and spray booths: The fee for a permit to construct or install shall be $100 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $2.25 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter, provided that the minimum fee shall be $100.
(e) 
Kitchen exhaust residential hood system: $60.
(f) 
Aboveground or underground storage tanks. The fee for a permit to install, remove or abandon shall be:
[1] 
Residential: $50 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $1.50 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter.
[2] 
Commercial: For installation, the fee shall be $100 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $2.25 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter. For removal or abandonment, the fee shall be $100 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $1.50 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter.
(g) 
Gas- or oil-fired appliances:
[1] 
Residential: $50 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $1.50 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter.
[2] 
Commercial: $100 for the first $2,000 of estimated cost and $2.25 per $100 of estimated cost thereafter.
(h) 
Pre-engineered system: $125.
(i) 
Incinerator: $365.
(j) 
Crematorium: $365.
(k) 
Smoke detector, heat detector, fire alarms for residential: $35 per unit.
(l) 
Flammable and combustible liquid piping: The fee for a permit to construct or install shall be $10 per $1,000 of estimated cost, provided that the minimum fee shall be $35.
(m) 
Smoke-control system: $229.
(n) 
Wood, coal or solid fuel appliance: $50 each.
(o) 
Underground water storage tank for fire protection: $100.
(p) 
Underground water service for fire protection: $200 each.
(q) 
Yard hydrants: $65 each.
(r) 
Backflow preventers for fire protection: $65 each.
(s) 
Hose cabinets and stations: $50 each.
(t) 
Fire pumps: $250 each.
B. 
Certificates required.
(1) 
Certificates of occupancy. Fees for certificates of occupancy shall be:
(a) 
New building.
[1] 
Residential.
[a] 
Residential R-5: $75.
[b] 
Addition, R-5: $50.
[c] 
Garage (detached): $50.
[d] 
Residential units: $50.
[2] 
All other uses: $200.
[a] 
Each tenant: $150.
(b) 
Temporary certificates of occupancy.
[1] 
$30. If CO is paid when permit was issued, the first TCO is free.
(c) 
Certificate of continued occupancy.
[1] 
Residential R-5: $100.
[2] 
All other uses: $500.
(d) 
Change of use: $200.
(e) 
Resales or new rental.
[1] 
Residential: $125.
[2] 
Nonresidential: $200 per unit.
[3] 
First reinspection: no fee.
[4] 
Second reinspection: $75.
[5] 
Reinspections thereafter: $150.
C. 
Elevators; installations; inspection: as set forth in Subsection B(2), entitled "Certificates of approval."
D. 
Indemnity bonds.
(1) 
Sign bonds. The owner of every sign shall be bonded in an amount not less than $1,000 for the erection and maintenance of such sign or billboard.
(2) 
Wrecking bonds. An owner of a property demolishing a building located on the property is not required to provide any bond in connection with the demolition but must obtain a permit for the demolition from the Building Inspector of the Township of Ewing. Any other person or corporation to whom a permit has been issued to wreck or demolish a building shall provide a bond in the amount of 10% of the assessed value of the property with a minimum requirement of a bond of $1,000, which bond shall require the completion of the work, the clearing and filling in of the site and which will protect and indemnify the municipality against loss or damage.
(3) 
Moving bonds. The owner of a building to be moved shall furnish a bond in the amount of $5,000 or double the assessed value of the property to be moved, whichever is greater.
E. 
New construction, surcharge fee. As provided in § 114-1D of this Code, a state surcharge fee shall be collected for construction. The current fee schedule is on file and available for inspection at the office of the Construction Official.
F. 
Road improvement application fees.
(1) 
Improved road, Class A. Excavation for a connection from a utility to a curbline: $200, except that the fee shall be $100 if the road is five years or more of age; excavation for extension of utility lines from existing terminus to point of proposed connection: $1 per square foot of pavement to be restored.
(2) 
Improved road, Class B. Excavation for a connection from a utility line to a curbline: $60; excavation for extension of utility lines from existing terminus to point of proposed connection: $0.80 per square foot of pavement to be restored.
(3) 
Improved road, Class C. Excavation for a connection from a utility line to a curbline: $40; excavation for extension of utility lines from existing terminus to point of proposed connection: $0.70 per square foot of pavement to be restored.
(4) 
Unimproved road. Excavation for a connection from a utility line to a curbline: $20; excavation for extension of utility lines from existing terminus to a point of proposed connection: $0.30 per square foot of pavement to be restored.
G. 
Sign permit, when not a part of a comprehensive site plan: $100.
H. 
Contractor's registration license.
(1) 
Initial registration after January 31 of the calendar year: $75.
(2) 
Renewal prior to January 31 of the calendar year: $50.
I. 
Driveway construction.
(1) 
New or expanding driveways. For all new or expanding driveways, the applicant shall apply for a driveway permit, shall submit a plan of the proposed driveway pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(5), a copy of a property survey pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(6), a New Jersey One Call confirmation number pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(7), and an application fee in the amount of $50 for residential properties and $150 for commercial/income-producing properties.
(2) 
Recovering or resurfacing driveways. For all recovering or resurfacing of driveways, the applicant shall apply for a driveway permit, shall submit a plan of the proposed driveway pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(5), a copy of a property survey pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(6), a New Jersey One Call confirmation number pursuant to the requirements of Subsection I(7), and an application fee in the amount of $25 for residential properties and $75 for commercial/income-producing properties.
(3) 
The Construction Official, in consultation with the Township Engineer, shall review and issue all driveway permits.
(4) 
A driveway permit issued hereunder is valid for a period of two years from the date of issuance.
(5) 
Construction plan. The plan of the proposed driveway shall demonstrate the location of the driveway, actual driveway dimensions, stations, as well as compliance with all other ordinance requirements, including encroachment, lot coverage, size, clearing/grading for sight distance, drainage and, where necessary, a profile of the driveway showing existing and proposed center-line grade and elevations for the entire driveway length.
(6) 
Property survey. The survey shall indicate where on the property the driveway will be located, all property lines and easements.
(7) 
New Jersey One Call. The Underground Facilities Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 48:2-74 et seq., requires notice be provided to the One-Call Damage Prevention System prior to any digging and/or excavating by calling 1-800-272-1000. A confirmation number is provided to each notice of intent to engage in digging and excavation, and applicants must provide that assigned confirmation number with their driveway permit application.
J. 
Discount on construction fees. The balance, after remittance of all state-mandated fees and allowances, shall be reduced by 50% for all residents aged 62 years or older living in a house located within the Township of Ewing that they own.
A. 
Inspection of vending machines dispensing any type of food or drink for human consumption.
[Amended 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-47]
(1) 
The first machine on or in any premises: $20.
(2) 
Each machine thereafter on or in the premises under the same ownership: $10.
B. 
Vendors of food. Food vendors in parks and playgrounds and other temporary or itinerant retail food vendors are subject to the retail food establishment licenses set forth in § 172-12A(3) and to the licensing and fee requirements set forth in Chapter 267, Peddling and Soliciting, and § 172-17 of this chapter.
A. 
Law enforcement agencies, municipal employees. No fee shall be charged for any requested information, report, search, etc., under this chapter if formally requested by any federal, state, county or municipal law enforcement department or if requested by any department, employee or appointee of the Township of Ewing for official Township business. The Township of Ewing and agents acting on its behalf shall be exempt from all fees in this chapter.
[Amended 2-9-1999 by Ord. No. 99-03]
B. 
Nonprofit organizations. Organizations not operated for profit, established and registered according to the laws of New Jersey, where all net proceeds are devoted directly and solely to religious, charitable, educational or benevolent purpose, upon application to the Township Council and approval thereby, shall be exempt from any fees, inspection fees, license fees, etc., under this chapter.
A. 
Interest on unpaid taxes or unpaid assessments for local improvements shall be charged at the rate of 8% per annum on the first $1,500 of the delinquency and 18% per annum on any amount in excess of $1,500. Interest on unpaid taxes or unpaid local improvements shall be computed from the date taxes or local assessments become delinquent, except that no interest shall be charged if payment of any installment is made within 10 days after the date upon which the same became payable.
B. 
"Delinquency" means the sum of all taxes and municipal charges due on a given parcel of property covering any number of quarters or years. The property shall remain delinquent until such time as all unpaid taxes, including subsequent taxes and liens, together with interest thereon, shall have been fully paid and satisfied. The delinquency shall remain, notwithstanding the issuance of a certificate of sale pursuant to state law.
[Amended 1-25-2005 by Ord. No. 05-03]
[Added 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-04]
Failure to make application for license renewal: $1 per day; maximum late payment charge of $50.
[Added 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-04]
Fees pursuant to Chapter 235, Newsracks, shall be as follows:
A. 
Newsrack permit: $10 for each newsrack.
B. 
Carting fee: $37.
C. 
Storage fee: $3 per day.
D. 
Reclamation fee: $25.
[Added 3-10-2009 by Ord. No. 09-04; amended 7-13-2010 by Ord. No. 10-07]
The following fees shall be payable pursuant to Chapter 284, Rental Property, Article I, Landlord and Registration:
A. 
Annual landlord registration fee: $50.
[Added 12-17-2013 by Ord. No. 13-51]
A. 
Body art establishment annual license fee: $400.
B. 
Body art establishment plan reviews:
(1) 
Tattoo, cosmetic, piercing: $125.
(2) 
Temporary establishments: $250.
[Added 5-27-2014 by Ord. No. 14-10]
A. 
License to operate an animal slaughtering and processing facility and annual renewal thereof: $250.
B. 
Duplicate license fee: $25.
C. 
Initial and revised floor plan and specification reviews: $50.
D. 
Late fee for licenses renewed after January 15 following expiration of a license to operate an animal slaughtering and processing facility: $50.