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Fees established for permitting, licensing, services, application, appeal, or the like, ordained in any title of the Town Code, are to be set in a corresponding fee schedule authorized by resolution of the Town Council and appended as required by § 1.3.4 of Title 1 of the Town Code. This appendix fulfills that requirement.
The Town Council enacts revisions to these schedules, in exercise of powers and functions which the Legislature has conferred upon it, which are not denied either expressly or by clear implication, and in exercise of powers and functions granted to the municipality by the Constitution of Maine, general law or charter. The Council is authorized to enact ordinances, as specified in § 2.07(3) of the Town Charter and 30-A M.R.S. § 3001, pursuant to its powers that authorize the Town, under certain circumstances, to provide for public health, welfare and safety.
Pursuant to Town Code Title 3, Chapter 3.3, applicants requesting appeals, approvals, licenses, or permits, which involve services as listed therein, are required to establish an ASA when the expense threshold is greater than $250 with the Town Treasurer used to pay other direct costs necessary to complete the application process, not including application fees as shown in this Appendix.
A. 
Schedule 4. Board of Assessment review appeal.
Board of Assessment appeal review fee
$100
B. 
Schedule 5. Business licenses.
Chapter 5.1 AMUSEMENT DEVICES
1. One to three machines
$50
2. Four or more machines (per machine above the first three)
$50
Chapter 5.2 SPECIAL AMUSEMENT PERMITS
Special amusement permits
$20
Chapter 5.3 FOOD SERVICE ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Victualers, innkeepers and lodging house initial fee
$50
2. Renewal fee
$25
Chapter 5.5 MASSAGE ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Therapeutic massage establishment
$50
2. Therapeutic massager
$10
Chapter 5.6 MOBILE FOOD-VENDING UNITS
Lunch wagon, mobile unit, or roving diner
$50
Chapter 5.8 TAXICABS
1. Taxicab business license
$100
2. Taxicab vehicle license
$10
3. Taxicab operator license
$10
4. Closing out of business sales
$100
Chapter 5.10 USE OF THE PUBLIC WAY
Initial permit application
$25
Renewal permit application
$10
C. 
Schedule 8. Health and Safety.
[Amended 1-14-2019 by Ord. No. 19-01]
Chapter 8.1 SOLID WASTE COLLECTION and DISPOSAL, Article II. Requirements, Resource Recovery Facility Disposal Fee Schedule.
8.2.2.1 Resource Recovery
As shown in Attachment 1.
Article III. Deposit Permit
Replacement sticker permit
$10, except there will be no charge if the applicant submits sufficient remnants of the old sticker, or proof that the loss was not due to the applicant's negligence.
Article IV. Commercial Disposal Service
Hauler license fee
Class
Description
Fee
A.
Any size, any materials, tipping outside, and with no cost to, the Town.
$200
B.
Household waste and recyclables, large, tipping at the collection facility. For haulers providing service to more than 25 residents or businesses.
$100
C.
Household waste and recyclables, small, tipping at the collection facility. For haulers providing service to 25 or fewer residents or businesses.
$50
D.
Landfill, reuse, and recoverable materials. For haulers providing service to residents or businesses delivering to the recovery facility, and paying user fees.
$50
E.
Solid waste facility combination, large. For haulers providing all disposal services to more than 25 residents or businesses.
$125
F.
Solid waste facility combination, small. For haulers providing all disposal services to 25 or fewer residents or businesses.
$75
G.
Business-generated bulk salable paper goods. For baling facility direct drop, any size.
Free
Chapter 8.4 BLASTING
Level 1 blasting permit
$100
Level 2 blasting permit
$200
D. 
Schedule 10. Vehicles and traffic.
Chapter 10.3 STOPPING, STANDING and PARKING
10.3.11 Towing
Between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
$85
All other times
$100
Additional charge if "dolly" has to be used
$15
Maximum charge for any dry run where a vehicle is not towed
$40
Motorcycle, extra charge
$15
First 24 hours of storage (unless towed due to snow removal)
$0
Charge if vehicle has to be unlocked
$0
Charge if transmission has to be unlocked from underneath the vehicle
$0
Additional charge for any unusual circumstances
$15
E. 
Schedule 12. Streets, Sidewalks and Public Places.
[Amended 1-14-2019 by Ord. No. 19-02]
Chapter 12.1 Excavations, Excavation Permit Fees (per square yard)
Surface Condition
First 25 square yards
Over 25 square yards
Asphalt pavement
$10
$8
Portland concrete
$12
$10
Gravel
$1
$0.80
Lawn grass
$3
$2.75
Field grass slopes
$1
$0.80
Unimproved areas
$0.50
$0.35
Chapter 12.6 SHELLFISH, Shellfish License Fees
Resident recreational
$15
Residents 70 and over (limited to 15 licenses)
Free
Nonresident recreational
$30
Chapter 12.5, FORT FOSTER, Fort Foster Fees
Season Pass
Fee
Resident
$20
Nonresident
$75
Senior resident
$5
Duplicate/Replacement Pass
Fee
Resident
$5
Nonresident
$15
Senior resident
$5
Single-Day Pass
Fee
Vehicle with occupants
$20
Walk/bike
Adult
$5
Child
$1
Buses and Recreational Vehicles
Fee
School/summer camp bus (does not include additional vehicles accompanying bus)
$75
Tour
$100
Recreational vehicle (Fees include entrance fee for occupants)
$50
Small Pavilion Rental
Fee
Up to 35 people (Fee does not include entrance fees or credit/debit card processing fees)
$100
Large Pavilion Rental
Fee
Up to 50 people
$200
51 to 100 people (Fees do not include entrance fees or credit/debit card processing fees)
$300
F. 
Schedule 13. Public Services.
[Amended 6-11-2018 by Ord. No. 05-18]
Chapter 13.1 SEWER SERVICE SYSTEM
Article I. In General
Rates and charges: Quarterly Usage and Capital Charge
1. First 1,000 cubic feet or fraction thereof
$100
2. Per 100 cubic feet in excess of 1,000 feet
$7.46
Article III. Building Sewers and Connections
Building sewer permit fees:
1. Residential or commercial
$15
2. Industrial
$15
Article V. Private Sewage Disposal
Private sewage disposal system permit and inspection fee
$10
Private sewage treatment facility after-hours labor charge (three-hour minimum labor charge)
$25 per hour
Septic tank contents discharge rate
$0.10 per gallon
Holding tank contents discharge rate
$0.015 per gallon
Article VI. New Sewer Service Connection Fees
Sewer Impact Fee (per unit charge)
$3,000
Sewer impact fees payable by the property owner must be paid prior to the connection of any sewer line to the municipal sewage collection system; or upon the issuance of any plumbing permit for additional plumbing fixtures; or change in use of any property already connected to the municipal sewage collection system. (See § 13.1.6.5.)
Special Sewer Entrance Connection Fee
$3,000
This fee is established on a per-dwelling-unit basis for residences and on a per-unit-of-occupancy basis for nonresidential structures for each new entrance connection to a system main. (See § 13.1.6.6.)
Chapter 13.3 PUBLIC SAFETY IMPACT FEE
Public safety impact fee
$5/$1,000
G. 
Schedule 16. Land Use and Development Fees.
Chapter 16.5 BUILDING/REGULATED ACTIVITY PERMITS
16.5.3 Application.
16.5.3.3 Fee.
Building/Regulated Activity
Fee
Per application
$25 base fee plus $12/$1,000 of value of work
Commercial/industrial and larger than two-family dwellings
$100 base fee plus $15/$1,000 value of work
Reinspection for a failed inspection
$50
Structure demolition
$20
Stop work order removal
$125
Building permit amendments (Value of Change)*
$12 or $15/$1,000
After the fact building permits
Double fee
For maintenance activities to existing residential property including, but not limited to, repairs to roof, siding, painting, chimney, etc., the Town will waive the $12/$1,000 fee up to the first $10,000 of the cost of the project. An application is required to be filed for work under the waiver at the $25 application fee.
*Note: does not apply on maintenance projects and/or permits remaining under an initial $10,000 value of work.
EXAMPLES:
Building/regulated activity permit fee for a new $148,000 house:
Base application fee: $25 plus ($148,000/$1,000) x $12 = $1,801
Total building/regulated activity permit fee: $1,801
Maintenance Permit Example #1: Roofing repairs = $15,000.
Base application fee = $25 plus ($15,000 - $10,000) $5,000 cost or 5 x 12 = $60 for a total cost of $85.
Maintenance Permit Example #2: Chimney repairs = $10,750.
Base application fee = $25 only and fee is pro-rated on $750 ($9) for a total of $34 (fee is pro-rated on any $1,000 over the waiver amount).
Note 1: The value of work is based on the fair market value of the improvements as determined by the Code Enforcement Officer. Any work costing over a $10,000 is pro-rated to the even $100 of cost for permitting purposes.
Note 2: Building/regulated activity permit fees do not include fees for the following:
Internal plumbing inspection (per fixture fee)
External plumbing inspection (per septic system fee)
Town electrical inspection ($25 per inspection)
State electrical inspection (per fixture fee)
Sewer impact fees ($2,000 per unit)
Public safety impact fee
Development exaction fee
16.5.8 Plumbing and Septic System Permit Fees.
16.5.8.2 Plumbing Permit Fees.
Administrative fee for all permits:
$25 plus
Minimum fixture fee
$40
Fixture fee
$10 per fixture
Reinspection fee
$20
New water distribution and/or drainage pipes installation or relocation, but no fixtures installed
$24
Hook-up fee for connection of a mobile home which bears the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) seal or a modular home which bears the Manufactured Housing Board seal to a building sewer
$24
Hook-up fee for connection to a public sewer when piping is installed beyond the jurisdiction of the sanitary district
$24
Permit transfer fee
$10
16.5.8.3 Subsurface Wastewater Disposal System Fees.
State surcharge
$15
Complete systems:
Administrative fee for all permits
$50 plus
Engineered system
$200
Non-engineered system
$250
Primitive system (includes one alternative toilet)
$100
Separate grey waste disposal field
$35
Seasonal conversion permit
$50
First time system variance
$20
System components (installed separately):
Alternative toilet (only)
$50
Disposal field (engineered system)
$150
Disposal field (non-engineered system only)
$150
Treatment tank (non-engineered system)
$150
Treatment tank (engineered system)
$80
Holding tank
$100
Other components (complete pump station, piping, other)
$30
Chapter 16.6 MUNICIPAL ACTION DECISION APPEAL, VARIANCE AND OTHER REQUESTS
16.6.5.13 Fees.
Board of Appeals Application Fees
Administrative Decision Appeal Request
$50
Variance Request
$100
Miscellaneous Variation Request
$100
Special Exception Use Request
$150
Chapter 16.8 DESIGN and PERFORMANCE STANDARDS - BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Article X. Signs, 16.8.10.11 Sign Permit Application Procedures.
Sign permit fee per sign
$100
Replacement decals
$25
Temporary sign
$25
Annual permit fee, signboards and/or products, Kittery Foreside
$25 for the full year or portion thereof
Article XIX. Sprinkler Systems, 16.8.19.4 Fees and Fines.
Sprinkler system permit fee
$100
Chapter 16.9 DESIGN and PERFORMANCE STANDARDS - NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
Article III. Conservation of Wetlands Including Vernal Pools, 16.9.3.6 Procedures for the Wetlands Alteration Application.
For altered or filled wetland area
$4 per square foot
Article VI. Overboard Discharge Systems, 16.9.6.3.1 Application for Permit — Fee.
Application fee
$100
Issuance fee
$50
Article VIII. Floodplain Management, 16.9.8.6 Application Fee and Expert's Fee.
Flood hazard development permit application fee valuation of the development
$1 per $1,000
16.10.5.1.7 Submission Contents Complete. Planning Board Application Fees
Subdivision plans:
Subdivision Sketch Plan Review
$200
Subdivision Plan Review
$500 plus $50/lot or dwelling unit
Modification to an approved subdivision plan
$300 flat fee
Site Plans:
Site Sketch Plan Review
$200
Site Plan Review
$300 plus the greater of: $50/use or unit; $5/100 square feet of gross floor area; $0.50/linear foot of dock, slip and float; or $20/unit intended to provide overnight sleeping accommodations
Major Modification to an approved site plan
$300 plus the greater of: $50/additional use or unit; $5/additional 100 square feet of gross floor area; $0.50/linear foot of additional dock, slip and float; or $20/additional unit intended to provide overnight sleeping accommodations
Minor modification to an approved site plan
$100
Any plan located in the Shoreland Overlay Zone:
Shoreland Overlay Zone plan review
$200
Other Applications:
Private right-of-way plan review
$300
New commercial or business use change
$100
Wireless communication services facility plan review
$1,500
Wireless communication services facility co-location plan review
$1,000
Accessory dwelling unit plan review
$100
Zone or Code text change
$300
Note 1: Where an application fits more than one category, the higher application fee applies.
Note 2: For the purposes of this fee schedule, the term "gross floor area" means the total area of a building measured by taking the outside dimensions of the building(s) at each floor level intended for occupancy or storage. "Docks" are measured beginning from the mean low-water mark.