Township of Harding, NJ
Morris County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harding 12-19-2007 by Ord. No. 14-07[1] (Ch. 71, Art. III, of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 171.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 71, Fees, adopted 1-10-1983 by Ord. No. 6-82 (Subchapter 3-9 of the 1967 Revised General Ordinances), as amended.
A. 
Fees.
[Amended 10-14-2010 by Board of Health Ord. No. 03-10 ; 12-29-2010 by Board of Health Ord. No. 05-10]
Type of Application, License or Permit
Fee
Annual dog license
$18.70 for spayed/neutered (includes $1 state registration fee and $0.20 state pilot clinic fee)
$21.70 for nonspayed/neutered (includes $1 state registration fee, $0.20 state pilot clinic fee and $3 population control fee)
Delinquent fee
$10
Population control fee
$3
Vicious dog license fee
$250
Maintenance fee for detained dog
Not more than $4 per day
B. 
Exemption from fees. Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "Seeing Eye dogs," dogs used to assist handicapped persons commonly known as "service dogs" or dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing ear dogs" shall be licensed and registered as other dogs as herein provided for, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.
[Added 10-14-2010 by Board of Health Ord. No. 03-10]
C. 
License fees for kennels and pet shops; no fee for shelter or pound. The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or fewer dogs shall be $10 and for more than 10 dogs, $25. The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $10. No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound.
[Added 2-23-2017 by Board of Health Ord. No. 01-2017]
[Amended 3-31-2010 by Ord. No. 04-10; 11-13-2014 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2014[1]]
A. 
License to operate the following establishments:
(1) 
Risk Type 1 retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $175.
(2) 
Risk Type 2 retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $275.
(3) 
Risk Type 3 retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $375.
(4) 
Risk Type 4 retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $500.
(5) 
Temporary retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $50 up to three days.
(6) 
Mobile retail food establishment as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $125.
(7) 
A vending machine that contains potentially hazardous food as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $125 for the first machine at a location and $35 for each additional machine at the same location.
(8) 
A vending machine that does not contain potentially hazardous food as defined in N.J.A.C. 8:24 1.1 et seq.: $35 for the first machine at a location and $10 for each additional machine at the same location.
B. 
For each inspection of a facility to determine whether a violation has been corrected to comply with Code requirements: $75 per hour.
C. 
Sampling and microbiological analysis of hazardous foods necessitated by reason of unsatisfactory results, the owner(s) of the retail food establishment to be assessed and the Board compensated for the actual costs of sampling and microbiological analysis of hazardous foods plus $75 per hour or part thereof.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 5 of this ordinance provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2015.
[Amended 12-11-2008 by Board of Health Ord. No. 3-08; 3-31-2010 by Ord. No. 04-10]
A. 
Article I, Individual Water Supply Systems:
[Amended 11-13-2014 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2014[1]]
(1) 
For filing and initial review of application and plans for certificate of compliance, location and design, for a new individual water supply system and issuance of such certificate: $375.
(2) 
For a permit for repair or alteration of an existing individual water supply system and issuance of such certificate: $175.
(3) 
For a permit for sealing, closure or abandonment of an existing individual water supply system and issuance of such certificate: $375.
(4) 
For each inspection of an individual water supply system, or any part of any such system, required by a failure to locate, construct, repair or alter the system in accordance with applicable requirements: $75 per hour.
(5) 
For an appearance or hearing before the Board when an applicant is seeking relief from the Board: $175.
(6) 
When the Board deems it necessary for related consultations by the Township Attorney or the Board of Health Attorney or the Township Engineer, the applicant is to be assessed and the Board compensated for the actual costs of the consultation based on the rate of the professionals in effect at the time of filing the application. The applicant shall establish an account with the Finance Department with an initial balance of $1,000 and maintain a minimum balance of $500 until the application process is completed. The account shall be managed in accordance with the provisions in § 171-23, Technical review fees.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 5 of this ordinance provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2015.
B. 
Article II, Public Sanitary Sewer System.
[Amended 12-29-2010 by Board of Health Ord. No. 04-10]
(1) 
A sewer service charge of $680 per year, per single-family unit, to be prorated at the per diem rate, rounded up to the next penny if service is less than a full year, effective on January 1, 2011; the sewer service charge shall be billed annually. One quarter of the billed amount shall be due on the first day of February, the first day of May, the first day of August and the first day of November, or as otherwise set by the collector of sewer fees.
(2) 
A one-time sewer service surcharge of $56.50 shall be added to the annual sewer service charge for all residential accounts active from July 1, 2008, to December 31, 2008. The surcharge shall be added to the annual bill for 2009 and paid in quarterly installments.
(3) 
The sewer service charge for commercial or nonresidential account shall be $190 per year or part thereof, plus $7.75 per 1,000 gallons of water except that there shall be a minimum fee of $200 per year or part thereof for those accounts generating less than 5,000 gallons a year.
(4) 
A pumping station service charge per year of $160 per year, per single-family unit, shall be added to residences connected to the sewage pumping station. The charge shall be added to the annual bill and paid according to the schedule of payments.
(5) 
A fee of $1,800 shall be paid before a new connection is made to the sanitary sewer.
(6) 
The payment of annual sewer charges is required even though the building may be vacant.
(7) 
Any such sewer charge not paid on the due date shall bear interest at the same rate as uncollected taxes of Harding Township and shall become a lien upon the premises connected to the sanitary sewer system until paid, and Harding Township shall have the same rights for the collection thereof, together with interest and costs and penalties, as it has by law for the collection of taxes upon real estate.
C. 
Article III, Individual Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems.
[Amended 11-13-2014 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2014[2]]
(1) 
Observation of soil investigation.
(a) 
For observation by a representative of the Board of Health of soil investigation during the first day: $275.
(b) 
For each additional day: $150 per hole.
(2) 
Certificate of compliance, location and design.
(a) 
For filing and review by the Board of Health of an application seeking approval for an individual subsurface sewage disposal system for new construction or alteration the applicant is to be assessed and the Board compensated for the actual costs of the review and inspections based on the rate of the Health Department personnel in effect at the time of filing the application. The applicant shall establish an account with the Finance Department with an initial balance of $1,000 and maintain a minimum balance of $500 until the application process is completed. The account shall be managed in accordance with the provisions in § 171-23, Technical review fees.
(b) 
For filing when an appearance or hearing before the Board is necessitated by the applicant seeking approval of an alternate design for an individual sewage disposal system or when an applicant is seeking other relief from the Board: $175.
(c) 
When the Board deems it necessary for related consultations by the Township Attorney or the Board of Health Attorney or the Township Engineer, the applicant is to be assessed and the Board compensated for the actual costs of the consultation based on the rate of the professionals in effect at the time of filing the application. The applicant shall establish an account with the Finance Department with an initial balance of $1,000 and maintain a minimum balance of $500 until the application process is completed. The account shall be managed in accordance with the provisions in § 171-23, Technical review fees.
(d) 
For filing and the issuance of a certificate of compliance for a new construction of an individual sewage disposal system: $1,200.
(e) 
For filing and the issuance of a certificate of compliance for an alteration of an individual sewage disposal system: $975.
(f) 
For filing and the issuance of a certificate of compliance for repair of an existing individual sewage disposal system: $275.
(g) 
For each inspection of an individual sewage disposal system, or any part of any such system, required by a failure to locate, construct, alter or maintain the system, or any part of any such system, required by a failure to locate, construct, alter or maintain the system in accordance with applicable requirements: $75 per hour.
(h) 
Septic abandonment not part of new construction or alteration of an individual sewage disposal system: $350.
(i) 
A septic permit shall be valid for a period of one year. In the event that the system has not been completed and a certificate of compliance has not been issued, the applicant may apply for an extension of time not to exceed one year. No more than two one-year extensions may be granted. The Board of Health, in granting such extension, may impose additional conditions on the permit as may be appropriate taking into consideration newly adopted standards and practices.
[Added 4-18-2016 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2016]
[1] 
A permit extension fee for the first year extension: $225.
[2] 
A permit extension fee for the second year extension: $350.
(j) 
All construction for sewage disposal systems shall be completed within 20 days from the commencement of the installation of the sewage disposal system. An inspection fee shall be charged to the owner/applicant for every day the system is not completed past the 20th day, unless an extension was given pursuant to Subsection D(1) in § 422-22: $150
[Added 4-18-2016 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2016]
(3) 
For applying for a letter of approval from the Board of Health to the Planning Board for a subdivision/site plan: $250, plus $75 for each lot.
(4) 
For filing a report of inspection of a nonresidential subsurface sewage disposal system, when a representative of the Health Department witnesses the inspection: $75.
(5) 
Cleaning or emptying of receptacles, for issuance of permit to clean or empty receptacles used for reception or storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter at any one location on a given date: $5.
(6) 
For license to operate a residential subsurface sewage disposal system: $0 for a five-year license.
(7) 
For license to operate a nonresidential subsurface sewage disposal system: $75 for a two-year license.
[2]
Editor's Note: Section 5 of this ordinance provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2015.
[Added 3-31-2010 by Ord. No. 04-10]
A. 
For filing and review by the Board of Health of an application seeking approval for the construction or alteration of a public recreational bathing facility: $350.
B. 
For filing when an appearance or hearing before the Board is necessitated by the applicant seeking approval of an alternate design or when an applicant is seeking other relief from the Board: $175.
C. 
License to operate a public recreational bathing facility: $275.
Type
Fee
Vehicles used to collect refuse
$10 per vehicle annually
[Added 11-13-2014 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2014[1]]
A. 
Application fee for prior approval for a building permit: $175.
B. 
Revision of a denied application for prior approval for a building permit: $50.
C. 
Application fee for a variance review: $100.
D. 
Application fee for the demolition of a building: $275.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 5 of this ordinance provided that it shall take effect 1-1-2015.
[Added 4-18-2016 by Board of Health Ord. No. 02-2016]
A. 
For filing when an appearance or a hearing before the Board is necessitated by the applicant seeking approval of an alternate design for an individual sewage disposal system or when an applicant is seeking other relief from the Board: $175.
B. 
The fee for appeals or a special meeting of the Board of Health of the Township of Harding held at the request of an applicant or other interested party is hereby fixed at $500. Such fee shall be paid prior to the holding of such special meeting by the person or firm whose request has been granted and shall be in addition to any and all other fees or charges applicable to such proceedings.