City of Fulton, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Fulton as Ch. A181 of the 1991 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-15-2001 by L.L. No. 4-2001; 9-4-2001 by Ord. No. 8-2001; 1-21-2003; 2-4-2003; 5-20-2003 by L.L. No. 2-2003; 4-17-2007; 8-19-2008; 4-7-2009; 4-21-2009; 12-1-2009 by L.L. No. 6-2009; 1-19-2010; 4-6-2010]
The following schedule of fees, deposits, bonds and charges 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 Fulton. Applications for and the issuance of such licenses and permits are 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 is subject to all regulations set forth in the chapter to which reference is made and to all other applicable laws and regulations. These fees may be adopted or revised by resolutions adopted by the Common Council from time to time. The fees are subject to change, and the user may confirm the currently effective fee with the Clerk/Chamberlain's office.
Subject/Code Section
Type of Application, Permit or License
Fee
Animals
Dogs
§ 216-6B
Annual license:[1]
Spayed or neutered
$12.50
Unspayed or unneutered
$17.50
§ 216-9
Adoption
$15
Pets
§ 216-17
Redemption fees:
First seizure
$10
Second seizure
$20
Third seizure
$30
§ 216-18
Impoundment fee
$5
Auctions and auctioneers
§ 223-1
Public auction and auctioneer license
$100
Boats and boating
City Marina
§ 247-2
Seasonal permit:
Residents
$25 per foot
Nonresidents
$30 per foot
With water, sewer and electric permit
$0.75 additional per foot
Daily:
Without water and power
$0.50 per foot
With water and power
$0.75 per foot
Civil service
Examination: (Fees do not apply to applicants for noncompetitive and labor class positions.)
Candidate for state-rated exams
$10
Program for locally rated exams
$100
Dumpsters and portable storage containers
§ 290-6
Initial permit
No fee
Permit extensions, each (5 maximum)
$25
Electrical standards
§ 300-31
Master electrician examination application
$150
Additional fees:
Subsequent examinations, each
$75
Special exams (given other than the regularly scheduled exam)
$500
Original license
$150
Renewal
$100
§ 300-35
License put on inactive list
$50
Excavations
§ 318-3
Street excavation permit (nonrefundable):
Base fee (48 square feet)
$250
Additional square feet, per square foot
$5
Garbage, refuse and recyclables
§ C70-5D
Collection and disposal of white goods, per item
$20
Collection and disposal of garbage and recyclables
[Amended 11-7-2012; 3-17-2015; 10-18-2016[2]]
$63 per quarter, per unit
Collection and disposal of refuse/trash, per item
[Amended 5-2-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
$12
Trash not on list
[Amended 5-2-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
$20
Bag dumping, per bag (This includes recyclables in bags, trash/garbage in bags, trash/garbage in bags that are not clear or translucent, and bags of garbage put at the curb before their scheduled pickup.)
[Amended 5-2-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
$7
Pickup of televisions, computer monitors and microwave ovens:
Item on trash list, per item
$7
Item not on trash list, per item
$15
Junkyards
§ 392-5E
Annual license
$200
Parks and recreation
War Memorial:
[Amended 2-18-2014]
Daily rental:
Profit groups
$275
Nonprofit groups
$225
Three-hour session
$80
Cafeteria rental
$20 per session
Kitchen rental:
Daily rental
$75
Three-hour rental
$30
Rental of Community Center:
Nonprofit groups
$295
Profit groups
$385
Recreation Park:
[Added 5-13-2014]
Rental of concession stand by the softball field from May 13, 2014, through October 31, 2014
$500
Custodial service
[Amended 2-18-2014]
$40 per hour
North Bay Campground site rental:
[Amended 4-3-2012; 2-18-2014]
Boat launch, daily
$3 per vehicle
Fishing access
$3 per person 16 years of age and older
Visitor day pass
$3 per vehicle
Visitor season pass
$40
Winter storage
$75
Nonelectric
$18 per day
Electric
$21 per day
Seasonal site rental
$675
Dump station fee
$10
Seasonal power fee
$0.10 per kwh
Community Room rental:
[Amended 2-18-2014]
Daily
$50
Frequent users/groups
$20
Indoor tennis:
[Amended 2-18-2014]
Resident
$30
Nonresident
$40
Bullhead Point Pavilion rental:
[Amended 2-18-2014]
Weekend days
$60 per day
Weekdays
$30 per day
Softball field rental:
Daily
$50
Lights
$15 per hour
Peddling and soliciting
§ 460-6A
Peddling and soliciting permit:
Charitable or not-for-profit group engaged in charitable or not-for-profit peddling or soliciting activity
Exempt from fee upon submission of proof satisfactory to the City that such group is a charitable or not-for-profit organization
School/college activity, out of City (This permit is valid for a one-month period only.)
$25, plus $10 per person unless the peddler/solicitor is the same person as the applicant
Soliciting by door hangers only (This permit is valid for a one-month period only.)
$10, regardless of the number of solicitors
§ 460-18
Ice cream or frozen dessert vendors:
Daily rate
$25, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Weekly rate
$50, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Monthly rate
$100, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Annual rate
$750, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
§ 460-27
Mobile food vendor seasonal fee
[Added 2-24-2015 by L.L. No. 1-2015]
$1,000
Solicitor or peddler permit:
Daily rate
$25, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Weekly rate
$50, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Monthly rate
$100, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Annual rate
$750, plus an additional 50% of said fee for each additional point of sale
Veteran fee exemption: Consistent with § 32 of the General Business Law of the State of New York, honorably discharged veterans and their surviving spouses residing in Oswego County are exempt from any permit fees under this chapter for permits for their own personal use. All other provisions of this chapter shall apply to such veterans and their surviving spouses, and any transfer or assignment of such permits is prohibited.
Plumbing
§ 468-10
Plumbing/HVAC licenses/examinations:
Master plumbing or HVAC application/examination (The initial fee shall entitle the applicant to take two examinations, if necessary.)
$150
Each subsequent exam, as necessary
$75
Special exams (given other than the regularly scheduled exams)
$500
Journeyman examination, for first examination and each subsequent examination
$75
Original license
$150
Annual renewal of license
$100
Annual renewal of inactive license
$50
Plumbing Board rules and regulations
Plumbing certificate annual renewal
$100
§ A701-4
Special limited license
$1,000, plus standard road opening fee of $250
Licensee name on inactive list for 1 year
$50
Contractor's license:
Original license
$150
Renewal
$100
Records
§ 132-5
Copies of records not in excess of 9 x 14 inches
$0.25
Sanitary sewer maintenance contractors
§ 277-15
Registration number
$25
Sewers
Sewer service charge for domestic/commercial/nonmajor industrial users with less than 5,000 gallons
[Amended 10-18-2016[3]]
$21 per 3 months
Swimming pools
§ 549-2C
Building permit, based on the estimated cost of installation
$25, maximum
Pool use:
Daily pass
$0.50
Weekly pass
$2.50
Season pass
$15
Taxation
Issuance of a tax search
[Added 10-21-2014]
$25
Taxicabs
§ 560-2
Taxicab license:
For carrying persons:
Motor vehicles
$25
Nonmotor vehicles
$10
For carrying personal property:
Motor vehicles
$10
§ 560-6B
Taxicab service charges:
Up to 2 passengers
$5.50, maximum
Additional passengers, up to 5
$1 each
Package deliveries:
Medical
$6.50, maximum
All other small parcels
$6.50, maximum
Passengers with groceries:
Up to 2 bags
No additional charge
3 to 5 bags
$1.50 extra, maximum
6 to 8 bags
$2.50 extra, maximum
9 bags and over
$2.50 extra, plus $0.25 per bag, maximum
If driver carries groceries into home
$1.00 extra, maximum
Waiting time:
First 3 minutes
No charge
Each additional minute
$0.50
Water supply system cross-connection control
§ 624-30
Cross-connection permit:
Initial permit
$50
Renewal
$25
Zoning
§ 640-8F
Accessory dwelling unit application
$50
Accessory dwelling unit permit
$50
Renewal fee
$25
Site plan review application:
Under 50,000 square feet
$150
50,001 to 250,000 square feet
$250
250,001 square feet and up
$500
Certificate of zoning compliance
$25
§ 640-49
Appeal of interpretation
$125
§§ 640-57 and 640-58
Variance (use or area):
Residential
$75
Commercial
$150
§ 640-63
Rezoning classification application
$250
Amendment to zoning regulations/districts
$175
Rezoning classification application
$200
NOTE: Any conflict between the fees set forth in this chapter and the fees set forth in any other part of the City Code shall be resolved in favor of the fees set forth in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Persons 65 years of age or over are exempt from partial payment of these fees. See § 216-6C.
[2]
Editor’s Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 1-1-2017.
[3]
Editor’s Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 3-31-2017.
A. 
Building permit fees shall be based on the cost of construction or other permit-related work.
[Amended 1-19-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999; 7-23-2002 by L.L. No. 11-2002; 9-6-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005; 3-3-1981 by Ord. No. 67-1; 4-4-1989 by Ord. No. 109; 12-17-1996 by Ord. No. 184; 7-5-2016]
Building Permit Fee Schedule
Cost of Construction
Fee
$0 to $1,000
$25
$1,001 to $2,000
$30
$2,001 to $3,000
$35
$3,001 to $4,000
$40
$4,001 to $5,000
$45
$5,001 to $9,999
$50
$10,000 to $11,000
$55
$11,001 to $12,000
$59.50
$12,001 to $13,000
$64
$13,001 to $14,000
$68.50
$14,001 to $15,000
$73
$15,001 to $16,000
$76
$16,001 to $17,000
$79
$17,001 to $18,000
$82
$18,001 to $19,000
$85
$19,001 to $20,000
$88
$20,001 to $21,000
$91
$21,001 to $22,000
$94
$22,001 to $23,000
$97
$23,001 to $24,000
$100
$24,001 to $25,000
$103
$25,001 to $26,000
$106
$26,001 to $27,000
$109
$27,001 to $28,000
$112
$28,001 to $29,000
$115
$29,001 to $30,000
$118
$30,001 to $31,000
$121
$31,001 to $32,000
$124
$32,001 to $33,000
$127
$33,001 to $34,000
$130
$34,001 to $35,000
$133
$35,001 to $36,000
$136
$36,001 to $37,000
$139
$37,001 to $38,000
$141
$38,001 to $39,000
$144
$39,001 to $40,000
$147
$40,001 to $41,000
$150
$41,001 to $42,000
$153
$42,001 to $43,000
$156
$43,001 to $44,000
$159
$44,001 to $45,000
$162
$45,001 to $46,000
$165
$46,001 to $47,000
$168
$47,001 to $48,000
$171
$48,001 to $49,000
$174
$49,001 to $50,000
$177
$50,001 to $51,000
$178.50
For
Fee
Up to $1,000
$10
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to $15,000
$4
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to $50,000
$3
Each additional $1,000 or fraction exceeding $50,000
$1.50
Note: Permit fees for the above, except for electrical permits, include the initial inspection which will be conducted by the Bureau of Code Enforcement. Any additional inspections for said permits shall be $25 per inspection.
Electrical inspections shall be obtained from an independent approved inspection agency.
Flat fee for electrical permits is $30.
B. 
Certificate fees shall be as follows:
[Amended 1-19-1999 by L.L. No. 1-1999; 2-9-1999 by L.L. No. 3-1999; 7-23-2002 by L.L. No. 11-2002; 9-6-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005]
Type
Fee
Issuance of certificate of inspection:*
Initial fee
$25, plus $5 per unit of inspection
*
NOTE: A certificate of inspection is issued per the request of banks or other such institutions, where a certificate of occupancy is not applicable.
C. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CONSTRUCTION OR PERMIT-RELATED WORK
To excavate, erect, construct, enlarge, alter, remodel, repair or demolish any building or structure or to install any mechanical equipment or system, such as, plumbing, heating, electrical, air-conditioning, ventilation, elevators/escalators, fire suppression or detection system; also, special structures, such as, but not limited to, swimming pools, signs and billboards, retaining walls, installation or removal of fuel tanks, television satellite dishes, decks, parking lots, wood stoves, fireplaces, handicapped ramps and changes in occupancy classifications.
[Amended 8-5-2008]
Type
Fee
One-Time Operation Permits (annual renewal required)
Special events:
Tent (used as assembly space or place of public assembly)
$10
Fireworks permit
$25
Outdoor burning permit
$100
Bonfire permit
$15
Recreational fire permit
No fee
Welding and cutting permit
$10
Placement and/or removal of flammable liquid tanks
$25
Demolition involving explosives
$25
Annual Operating Permit
Bulk storage of flammable liquids:
Class A, less than 50,000 gallons
$25
Class B, 51,000 to 999,000 gallons
$50
Class C, 1,000,000 gallons or more
$75
Private fueling facility, per nozzle
$10
Storage of explosive materials
$75
Storage of radioactive materials
$25
Storage of hazardous chemical/corrosive materials
$25
Welding and cutting operations
$25
[Adopted 9-7-2004, effective 10-1-2004]
A. 
Total water service charge (quarterly). Total Water Service Charge = Demand Charge + Usage Charge.
(1) 
Demand charge (quarterly). Demand Charge = Base Unit Demand Rate x Equivalent Meter Ratio (EMR).
(a) 
Base unit demand rate: $23 per quarter. (Water Rate Code 01) (Water Rate Codes 02, 08, 15, 21) (Water Rate Codes 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20)
(b) 
Equivalent meter ratio: based on size of customer's water meter per table below:
[Amended 10-18-2016[1]]
Meter Size
(inches)
EMR
Charge
5/8
1.0
$28
3/4
1.5
$42
1
2.5
$70
1 1/2
5.0
$140
2
8.0
$224
3
16.0
$448
4
25.0
$700
6
50.0
$1,400
8
90.0
$2,520
10
145.0
$4,060
NOTES:
1
EMR for other meter sizes to be established by the City Water Department based on safe maximum operating capacity of the meter relative to that of a five-eighths-inch meter.
2
For residential properties with multifamily buildings that are served by a water meter(s) of a size(s) for which the corresponding EMR is less than the actual number of individual residential units within the multifamily building, then the EMR assessed shall be equal to the actual number of units within the property.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 3-31-2017.
(2) 
Usage charge (quarterly). Usage Charge = Base Unit Usage Rate x Metered Water Consumed (per quarter).
(a) 
Base unit usage rate:
[1] 
Water Rate Code 01: $2.35 per 1,000 gallons.
[Amended 10-18-2016[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 3-31-2017.
[2] 
Water Rate Codes 02, 08, 15, 21: $2.26 per 1,000 gallons.
[3] 
Water Rate Codes 03, 05, 07, 09, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20: $4.12 per 1,000 gallons.
[Amended 10-18-2016[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: This resolution provided an effective date of 3-31-2017.
(b) 
Metered water consumed: water consumed based on quarterly readings of meters, rounded down to the nearest 1,000 gallons.
B. 
The water connection fee (including meter installation by the City) shall be $40.
[Amended 5-2-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
C. 
These new rates shall become effective October 1, 2004.
D. 
Charges to water haulers: $6/1,000 gallons FOB.
[Amended 4-6-2010]
[Added 11-5-2014 by L.L. No. 6-2014]
A. 
Service charge established. The City Clerk/Chamberlain may impose a service charge of $20 on all checks returned for insufficient funds.
B. 
Collection; future payments. Such service charge shall be collected in the same manner prescribed by law for collection of the account for which the check was tendered. In addition, the City Clerk/Chamberlain may require future payments to be made in cash or by certified or cashier's check.
[Added 5-3-2016]
The rental rates for the Municipal Building Community Room shall be as follows:
A. 
City resident: $50/$50 refundable deposit required.
B. 
Non-City resident: $100/$50 refundable deposit required.