City of Bordentown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown 11-13-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Land use procedures — See Ch. 51.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 96.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 100.
Amusement devices and arcades — See Ch. 104.
Bingo and raffles — See Ch. 112.
Boats — See Ch. 116.
Change in ownership or occupancy of buildings — See Ch. 124.
Dogs and other animals — See Ch. 148.
Firesafety — See Ch. 162.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 240.
Subdivision of land and site plan approval — See Ch. 244.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 250.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 258.
A. 
It is the determination of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown that the various fees, deposits or other payments required to be made for licenses or permits issued by the City or for services rendered by the city, all of which may have been provided for by ordinances of the City Commission, shall be removed from the various ordinances in which they originally appeared, which ordinances have for the most part become chapters of the Code of the City of Bordentown, and shall be compiled into this chapter of the Code, entitled "Fees and Licenses."
B. 
It is the determination of the City Commission that the listing of these fees and deposits in a single chapter will make for ease in reference and will facilitate future revision of such fees and deposits.
C. 
In the event that a fee required by this Chapter is paid to the City of Bordentown using a personal check, and the personal check cannot be honored or fails to clear for any reason, including insufficient funds, the City shall assess an additional returned check fee of $25 above and beyond the original fee amount, per incident. This returned check fee shall be enforceable by all departments within the City, including the Police Department, Tax Office, and Clerk's Office.
[Added 11-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2016-15]
A. 
The application and annual fee charges to convert a commercially or privately owned or operated alarm system to the communications center of the Police Department of the City of Bordentown shall not exceed $100 per year. Said fee shall be established by the Director of Public Safety and affairs.
A. 
Any person, firm or corporation applying for a license for an amusement machine or machines shall pay an annual fee for the year commencing February 1 and ending January 31. The annual fee shall be $100 per coin-operated machine except for music machines or jukeboxes, which shall be $50 per machine for each calendar year.
B. 
Said fee of $100 per machine shall not exceed a combined total maximum fee for all such machines of $2,000 for any one licensed business location, premises, site or establishment regardless of the number of such machines licensed for such business location, premises, site or establishment pursuant to the provisions hereof.
The fee for each application filed to operate an amusement arcade and any arcade license issued thereon shall be the sum of $100 payable to the City Clerk upon application being filed and said fee being nonrefundable.
[Amended 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-03]
Fees for bingo and raffles licenses shall be consistent with the fees promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs, Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, at N.J.A.C. 13:47-4.10, as the same may be amended by the state agency from time to time.
[Amended 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-03]
The following permit fees will be charged for the use of the ramp and designated trailer parking area:
A. 
Local residents.
(1) 
Annual permit: $35 per year.
(2) 
Daily permit: $5 per day.
B. 
New Jersey State residents.
(1) 
Annual permit: $125 per year.
(2) 
Daily permit: $10 per day.
C. 
Out-of-state residents.
(1) 
Annual permit: $250 per year.
(2) 
Daily permit: $25 per day.
D. 
Bordentown Yacht Club and Yapewi Aquatic Club. Bordentown Yacht Club, located at 1 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, New Jersey, and Yapewi Aquatic Club, located at 107 Park Street, Bordentown, New Jersey, shall be charged an annual permit fee of $150 per year for its members who sign up for a permit on or before May 1 of each year. The Bordentown Yacht Club and the Yapewi Aquatic Club must present the Bordentown City Police Department with a list of members who wish to receive permits under their respective yacht club applications by May 1 of each year. The Police Department shall then issue permits for each of those individuals on the yacht clubs' respective registration lists. Members of the yacht clubs who are not on the clubs' registration list presented to the Police Department shall not be eligible for the clubs' membership, but may apply for a permit for the rates set forth in Subsection A through C. The annual yacht club permit will permit members of the two yacht clubs to utilize the City's boat ramp in accordance with Chapter 116 of the City Code.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
Permit
Fee
Apartment/house rental
$35
Housing resale
$75
Retail (commercial)
$100
Reinspection
$20
Zoning application
$50
[Amended 12-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1996-16; 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
A. 
The fee for the license and registration tag of a dog which has been neutered shall be $11.20, which shall include the state fee of $1.20.
B. 
The fee for the license and registration of an unneutered dog shall be $14.20, which shall include the state fee of $4.20.
C. 
Any person who shall fail to obtain a license and registration tag for any dog by January 31 of any year shall pay a late fee of $5 in addition to the amount of the annual license and registration fees stated above.
D. 
The license fee for engaging in the business of boarding dogs or operating a kennel or pet shelter for dogs shall be $50 per year. Any person who shall fail to obtain a kennel license by January 31 of any year shall pay a late fee of $50 in addition to the amount of the annual kennel license fee.
[Amended 5-12-1997 by Ord. No. 1997-7; 2-27-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3; 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-13; 7-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-10]
A. 
For all new or renewed licenses effective as of July 1, 2018, the fee for a plenary retail consumption license shall be $2,500 per year.
B. 
For all new or renewed licenses effective as of July 1, 2018, the fee for a plenary retail distribution license shall be $2,500 per year.
C. 
For all new or renewed licenses effective as of July 1, 2018, the fee for a club license shall be $188 per year.
[Amended 2-27-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3; 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-13]
The City Clerk shall collect a license fee of $28 for the application/issuance of a marriage/remarriage license, civil union/reaffirmation of civil union license or certificate of domestic partnership, which fee shall include the state fee of $25.
[Amended 2-27-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-3; 8-13-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-13; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-18]
A. 
A copy or copies of a government record may be purchased by any person upon payment of the fee prescribed by law or regulation, or, if a fee is not prescribed by law or regulation, upon payment of the actual cost of duplicating the record.
B. 
Except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, the fee assessed for the duplication of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter shall be $0.05 per letter-size page or smaller, and $0.07 per legal-size page or larger. If the City can demonstrate that its actual costs for duplication of a government record exceed the foregoing rates, the City shall be permitted to charge the actual cost of duplicating the record. The actual cost of duplicating the record, upon which all copy fees are based, shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy except as provided in Subsection D.
C. 
Access to electronic records and nonprinted materials shall be provided free of charge, but the City may charge for the actual costs of any needed supplies such as computer discs.
D. 
Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined, or copied pursuant to this section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the City may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
E. 
The fee for obtaining a certified copy of a marriage/remarriage, civil union/reaffirmation of civil union, domestic partnership, death or birth record on file in the office of the City Clerk shall be $10 per copy issued.
F. 
The fee for the issuance of a burial permit shall be in accordance with those fees as set by the State of New Jersey Statutes, Title 26, Health and Vital Statistics.
The following fees shall be charged for the performance of municipal tax searches and related services:
A. 
A municipal tax search fee of $10 shall be charged.
B. 
A municipal assessment search shall be done at a charge of $10.
C. 
A continuation of either a municipal tax search or a municipal assessment search shall be done at a charge of $2 per calendar year.
Any applicant, when provided by provisions of Chapter 244, shall pay to the City Clerk fees in accordance with the following provisions:
A. 
Minor subdivisions.
(1) 
Application fee: processing fee of $50 plus $75 for each new lot to be created (except any lands offered to the City); technical review as required by § 244-6.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(2) 
Percolation test fee: actual cost of the verification tests, but not to exceed $200 per test; technical review fee as required by § 244-7A(10).
(3) 
Engineering review fee: $150; technical review fee as required by § 244-11.
(4) 
Inspection fee: $100 for each $5,000 or part thereof of the cost of construction of the improvements as estimated by the City Engineer as a technical review fee as required by § 244-12.
B. 
Major subdivisions.
(1) 
Application fee, preliminary: processing fee of $50 and $275 for a subdivision involving 10 or fewer lots or $550 for a larger subdivision and $5 per new lot to be created in excess of 49 new lots; technical review fee as required in § 244-14.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(2) 
Percolation test fee: as established in subsection A(2) hereof as required by § 244-15A(11).
(3) 
Engineering review fee: $500, plus technical review fee of $5 per lot as required by § 244-21C.
(4) 
Application fee, final, as established by Subsection B(1) hereof as required by § 244-22E.
(5) 
Inspection fee: as established in Subsection A(4) hereof as required by § 244-27.
C. 
Site plans.
(1) 
Application fee, preliminary: processing fee of $50 and $150 for the first acre and $50 for each subsequent acre or part thereof; technical review fee as required in § 244-29.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(2) 
Percolation test fee as established in Subsection A(2) hereof as required by § 244-30A(13).
(3) 
Engineering review fee: $150, plus $50 per acre or part thereof; technical review fee as required by § 244-39.
(4) 
Application fee, final: as established in Subsection C(1) hereof as required by § 244-36E.
(5) 
Inspection fee: as established in Subsection A(4) hereof as required by § 244-39.
D. 
Miscellaneous provisions.
(1) 
The Planning Board may waive any or all of any fee established herein if the applicant is a nonprofit or religious corporation or association.
(2) 
All processing fees shall be nonrefundable.
(3) 
Each technical review fee shall be adjusted to reflect the actual time required for review multiplied by the rate established in the schedule of professional fees adopted annually by the governing body to the end that, should there be any amount unexpended for professional review of an application, the unexpended balance shall be refunded to the applicant, and further, that should the fee deposited be insufficient to satisfy the expenses of professional review, the applicant shall be required to deposit such additional funds as may be determined to be proper by the Planning Board in order to satisfy such expenses.
(4) 
An applicant shall also make payment of any fees required by any other governmental bodies, such as the city sewerage or water utility, or the regional sewerage authority of this district.
A. 
The fee to provide the list of current property owners as required by N.J.S.A. 40:55D-12c shall be $10.
B. 
The applicant shall pay the City Clerk fees in accordance with the following provisions:
(1) 
Conditional use or special exception application: $100.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(2) 
The expansion of a nonconforming use: $100.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08; 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-10]
(3) 
An appeal pursuant to § 51-10J(1): $50.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(4) 
A request pursuant to § 51-10J(2): $50.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
(5) 
An application or appeal pursuant to § 51-16J(3): $50.
(6) 
An application pursuant to § 51-15: $50.
(7) 
An application pursuant to § 51-10J(5): $50.
(8) 
An application pursuant to § 51-10J(6): $35.
(9) 
Any application, request or appeal under § 51-10J(1) through (6) inclusive, relating to the Multipurpose Commercial District: $100.
(10) 
Whenever the application, request or appeal shall encompass more than one of these above-described fees, a single applicable fee in the greater amount set forth above for the relief sought shall be paid by the applicant.
(11) 
Request for a special meeting of the Board: $150.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
A. 
The annual fee for each taxicab driver’s license or for each renewal thereof shall be $50 per year or for each portion of the year for which the license is issued or renewed. Said fee shall not be prorated. In the event that an application is denied, $40 of said application fee shall be retained by the City for processing of the application, and $10 shall be returned to the applicant.
B. 
The annual fee for each taxicab owner’s license issued or renewed by the City shall be $100 for each year or portion of the year for which the license is issued or renewed. The license fee shall not be prorated. In the event that an application for a taxicab owner’s license is denied, $75 of the license fee shall be retained by the City for the cost of investigation, and $25 shall be returned to the applicant.
A. 
The application fees for the permits listed in New Jersey Administrative Code 5:18-2.7(b) shall be as provided by state regulation and are currently as follows:
Type
Fee
1
$29
2
$115
3
$230
4
$345
5
$1,150
B. 
The cost for the issuance of a certificate or fire code status shall be $25.
[Amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
A. 
Before the issuance of a permit to excavate or open a street, an applicant shall make payment as follows:
(1) 
Opening paved area. The applicant shall pay a security deposit calculated as follows:
(a) 
Security deposit: minimum of $150.
(b) 
Base charge: $50.
(c) 
Charge for each square yard of trench: $20.
(d) 
Charge for each square yard of paving: $15.
(2) 
Opening shoulder and roadside areas. The applicant shall pay a security deposit calculated as follows:
(a) 
Minimum fee: minimum of $100.
(b) 
Base charge: $50.
(c) 
Charge for each square yard of trench: $10.
(3) 
Boring, tunneling or driving under road: minimum fee: $100.
(a) 
Base charge: $100.
(b) 
Charge per linear foot of boring: $10.
B. 
Before the issuance of a permit to bore, excavate or open a street, an applicant shall pay a nonrefundable application fee in the amount of:
(1) 
Road opening:
(a) 
For opening up to five square yards: $50.
(b) 
For each square yard, up to a maximum of an additional five square yards: $10.
(c) 
For each additional square yard or part thereof: $5.
(2) 
Boring, tunneling or driving under road:
(a) 
Lump sum: $50.
[Added 9-11-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-7]
A. 
The Court Administrator shall collect a fee of $25 for each certified disposition.
B. 
A person applying for representation by the Public Defender must pay an application fee of not more than $200, but only in an amount necessary to pay the costs of Municipal Public Defender services.
[Added 9-25-2000 by Ord. No. 000-8]
[Added 10-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-12; amended 2-11-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-03]
The fees charged for use of the Carslake Community Center facility are as listed in Chapter 155 of the Code, as the same may be amended from time to time.
[4-28-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-08; amended 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
A. 
The application fee for a handicapped parking permit shall be $15.
[Added 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
The fee for use of the community garden is $25 per plot (six feet by 11 feet), per year (May 1 to November 1), due on or before May 1 to the City Clerk. There shall be no refunds made beyond June 15. All payments must be made simultaneous with the submission of a community garden application.
[Added 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-08]
The fee for submission of an application for a certificate of appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission shall be in the amount of $25.
[Added 11-14-2015 by Ord. No. 2016-15]
The following fees shall apply to the listed materials when disposed of at the City's recycling yard by any individual, contractor, or corporate entity:
Item/Material
Fee
Car tires
$3.50 each
Truck tires
$9.50 each
Concrete
S94.50 per ton
Asphalt
$94.50 per ton
Treated wood
$200 per ton
E-waste
Free of charge