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[HISTORY:[1] Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Fredon 6-5-1972 (Ch. XIV of the 1972 Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: By Ord. No. 2017-08, adopted 7-27-2017, the term "Planning Board" was changed to "Land Use Board" throughout the Code.
This chapter shall be known as the "Codification of Fees and Costs of the Township of Fredon."
Except as specified elsewhere in this Code, fees charged by the Township for services rendered or for licenses or permits issued shall be as follows. All license fees shall be annual unless otherwise noted.
A. 
Board of Health.
[Amended 6-27-1972; 4-1-1974; Ord. No. BH:1-77; Ord. No. 4-79; Ord. No. 3-84; Ord. No. 16-91; Ord. No. 18-91; Ord. No. 7-92; Ord. No. 97-06]
Fee
Code Reference
Food Service Manager
For filing an application, providing a certification course and administering an examination, two-year license
$15
§ 276-5G
Individual sewage disposal
For filing an application and plans for a permit to locate and construct an individual sewerage disposal system
$120
§ 412-6
For each reinspection of an individual sewerage disposal system, or part thereof, caused by failure of permittee to locate and construct or alter same in accordance with terms of the permit issued or terms of the Code
$20
For issuance or renewal of a license to a person or corporation engaged in the business of cleaning or emptying receptacles for reception and storage of human excrement or other putrescible matter, each vehicle or conveyance
$20
For filing an application for the observation, inspection and recording of a soil log
$25 per test hole (maximum $100)
Individual or semipublic water supply
Permit to locate and construct a water supply
$120
§ 531-4F
Permit to alter an existing water system and inspection
$50
Each reinspection
$25
Retail food establishment
Itinerant food establishment, approval of existing permit or license
$30
Permit for operation
$50
§ 276-4B
B. 
Dogs.[1]
[Added by Ord. No. 18-86; amended by Ord. No. 97-03; Ord. No. 2007-05]
Fee
Code Reference
License fees:
Neuter/altered
$11
Non-neutered/unaltered
$14
§ 129-19A
Delinquent fee, each month
$5
§ 159-19B
Kennel license fee:
Under 10 dogs
$10
Over 10 dogs
$25
Pet shop license fee
$10
Impound and disposal fee, plus costs
$25
Potentially dangerous dogs
$500
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, Construction code fees, as added by Ord. No. 6-88 and amended by Ord. No. 2004-15 and 2005-04, and 4-23-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III). Ord. No. 2011-08, adopted 7-14-2011, relinquished jurisdiction of the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and transferred jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey (see Ch. 200).
C. 
Land subdivision.
[Added by Ord. No. 9-79; amended by Ord. No. 5-87; Ord. No. 98-08; Ord. No. 98-15; Ord. No. 2003-08; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
Fee
Code Reference
Minor subdivision
9-7.a.
Application fee
$175
Professional review escrow
$1,500
Major subdivision
§ 470-7B
Application fee:
Preliminary plat:
4 to 10 lots
$750 + $25 per lot
11 to 50 lots
$1,500 + $25 per lot
51 to 250 lots
$2,000 + $25 per lot
Over 250 lots
$2,500 + $25 per lot
Final plat
$250 + $25 per lot
Professional review escrow:
Preliminary plat:
4 to 10 lots
$1,000 + $250 per lot
11 to 50 lots
$1,000 + $225 per lot
51 to 250 lots
$1,000 + $200 per lot
Over 250 lots
$1,000 + $175 per lot
Final plat
$250 + $50 per lot
Engineering inspection fees
§ 470-7C
Approved subdivisions (except in extraordinary circumstances)
$500 or 5% of estimated cost of improvements (as determined by the Township Engineer), whichever is greater
D. 
Licenses.[2]
[Added 4-1-1974]
Fee
Code Reference
Plumbers
For the examination of any applicant for license as master plumber
$50
For the issuance and annual renewal of a license as master plumber
$15
Permits for entertainment and exhibitions
For filing the application
$100
License fee for each 100 persons or portion thereof
Trailer camps
License fee annually on July 1 of each year
$200
Service and inspection charge for each trailer camp site, per day
$1
Junkyards
Annual license fee
$500
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, Construction code fees, as added by Ord. No. 6-88 and amended by Ord. No. 2004-15 and 2005-04, and 4-23-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-04, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III). Ord. No. 2011-08, adopted 7-14-2011, relinquished jurisdiction of the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and transferred jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey (see Ch. 200).
E. 
Permits.
[Added by Ord. No. 7-78; amended by Ord. No. 5-87; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
Fee
Code Reference
Soil disturbance
§ 441-5A
Application fee
$500 + $0.05 per cubic yard (based upon volume of material moved).
Professional review escrow
$2,500
Driveways
§ 219-7
Application fee:
Residential (without engineering review)
$15
Residential (with engineering review)
$50
All other driveways
$50
Professional review escrow:
Residential (without engineering review)
N/A
Residential (with engineering review)
$300
All other driveways
$500
Street openings
Application fee:
0 to 50 square feet
$50
51 to 300 square feet
$300
Over 300 square feet
$500
Professional review escrow:
0 to 50 square feet
$750 per day*
51 to 300 square feet
$750 per day*
Over 300 square feet
$750 per day*
Land disturbance/construction permit
Application fee
$100
*
The contractor shall provide an estimate of the number of days to complete the work. Time may be broken down into 1/2 day increments.
F. 
Site plan review.
[Added by Ord. No. 8-78; amended by Ord. No. 5-87; Ord. No. 8-91; Ord. No. 2002-12; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
Fee
Code Reference
Application fees
§ 424-9A
Minor site plan
$300
Preliminary site plan
Residential:
1 to 10 dwelling units
$750 + $25 per unit
11 to 50 dwelling units
$1,500 + $25 per unit
51 to 250 dwelling units
$2,000 + $25 per unit
Over 250 dwelling units
$2,500 + $25 per unit
Nonresidential:
0 to 10,000 square feet building area
$1,500 + $25 per 1,000 square feet
10,001 to 50,000 square feet building area
$2,000 + $25 per 1,000 square feet
Over 50,000 square feet building area
$2,500 + $25 per 1,000 square feet
Wireless communication
Towers and antennas:
With new tower
$2,000
Without new tower
$1,000
Final site plan
Residential
$500
Nonresidential
$750
Professional review escrow
§ 424-9B
Minor site plan
$1,500
Preliminary site plan
Residential:
1 to 10 dwelling units
$1,000 + $250 per unit
11 to 50 dwelling units
$1,000 + $225 per unit
51 to 250 dwelling units
$1,000 + $200 per unit
Over 250 dwelling units
$1,000 + $175 per unit
Nonresidential:
0 to 10,000 square feet building area
$4,000 + $200 per 1,000 square feet
10,001 to 50,000 square feet building area
$4,000 + $175 per 1,000 square feet
Over 50,000 square feet building area
$4,000 + $150 per 1,000 square feet
Wireless communication
Towers and antennas:
With new tower
$5,000
Without new tower
$2,500
Final site plan
Residential
$250 + $50 per unit
Nonresidential
$250 + $50 per 1,000 square feet
Engineering inspection fees
§ 424-9C
Approved site plans (except in extraordinary circumstances)
$500 or 5% of estimated cost of improvements (as determined by the Township Engineer), whichever is greater.
G. 
Zoning fees.
[Added by Ord. No. 1-79; amended by Ord. No. 5-82; Ord. No. 11-84; Ord. No. 14-84; Ord. No. 5-87; Ord. No. 13-88; Ord. No. 8-93; Ord. No. 2002-12; Ord. No. 2003-09; Ord. No. 2004-04; Ord. No. 2004-17; Ord. No. 2005-02; 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12]
(1) 
No petition, application or other documents submitted by an applicant pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall be considered by the Land Use Board, until the applicant shall have paid to the Township of Fredon, in cash whichever of the following fees is appropriate:
[Amended 11-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-11[3]; 11-20-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-06]
Application Fee
Professional Escrow Fee
Planning variances (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-34,35 and 36)
$500
$2,000
Conditional uses (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-67)
$350
$2,000
Appeals to the Land Use Board [N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(a)]
$400
$2,000
Interpretation by the Land Use Board [N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(b)]
$400
$2,000
Bulk variances [N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(c)]*
$350
$2,000
Use variance [N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70(d)]
$500
$5,000
*
Where more than one bulk variance is requested, the above stated fee shall include all variances.
[3]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2017.
(2) 
Where subdivision or site plan review or both are required, the above stated fees shall be in addition to those fees required for subdivision or site plan review.
(3) 
Applications for zoning clearance permits.
[Amended 6-27-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-05]
Use Fee
Late Filing Fee
Additions, alterations and accessory structures:
Farm and residential
Up to $5,000
$30
$10
Up to $20,000
$40
$15
Over $20,000
$50
$20
New home
$75
$25
Home occupation
$25
$20
Commercial minor alterations, signs and accessory structures
Up to $10,000
$25
$20
Up to $100,000
$50
$30
Over $100,000
$75
$50
H. 
Clerks.
[Added by Ord. No. 20-85; amended by Ord. No. 12-93; Ord. No. 95-3; Ord. No. 97-02; Ord. No. 2003-13; Ord. No. 2007-04; Ord. No. 2008-12; 8-13-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-07; 9-9-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-11; 7-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-10; 6-9-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-05]
Fee
Code Reference
Certified copy of vital statistics record (birth, marriage, death)
For the first copy
$10
For each additional certified copy
$5
Copies of public records made and supplied by custodian of such record including use of copies
Per letter size page or smaller
$0.05
Per legal size page or larger
$0.07
Land use ordinance book
$50
Master Plan on CD
$0.40
Housing plan element
$20
Flood certification letter
$10
Property maintenance code letter
$10
Forty-eight-hour notice for Committee meetings, retainer fee
$200
Notification fee certification mail return receipt
$20
Copies of audio recording of Township meetings
$0.40
Peddling and soliciting registration
There shall be a fee of $100 to cover the cost of processing the application and investigating the facts stated therein.
I. 
Miscellaneous land use fees and deposits.
[Added by Ord. No. 5-87; amended 11-22-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-12; 11-10-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-11[4]]
Fee
Code Reference
Concept plan review
§§ 470-16C, 242-11C
Application fee:
Small scale development less than 10 acres
$100
Large scale development over 10 acres
$500
Professional review escrow:
Small scale development less than 10 acres
$300
Large scale development over 10 acres
$1,000
Application for rezoning
§ 45-62F
Application fee
$750
Professional review escrow
$3,000
Special meeting of the Land Use Board or meeting with professionals
§ 45-62F
Application fee
$250
Professional review escrow
$1,500
General development plan
§ 45-62F
Application fee
$3,000
Professional review escrow
$15,000
Critical geologic areas
§ 45-62F
Application fee:
Phase I submittal
$500
Phase II submittal
$500
Professional review escrow:
Phase I submittal
$1,500 + $20 per acre in CAD
Phase II submittal
$5,000 + $100 per acre in CAD
Environmental impact statement
§ 45-62F
Application fee:
Residential
No separate fee required.
Nonresidential
No separate fee required.
Professional review escrow:
Residential
$1,000 + $100 per unit
Nonresidential
$1,000 + $250 per acre
[4]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided an effective date of 1-1-2017.
J. 
Alcoholic beverage control licenses. The fee for licenses for sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in the Township shall be as follows:[5]
[Added by Ord. No. 2003-01]
Plenary Retail Consumption License
Year
Fee
2003
$480
2004
$576
2005
$691
2006
$829
2007
$994
2008
$1,192
2009
$1,430
2010
$1,716
2011 and thereafter
$2,000
Plenary Retail Distribution License
Year
Fee
2003
$750
2004
$900
2005
$1,080
2006
$1,296
2007
$1,555
2008
$1,866
2009 and thereafter
$2,000
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection L, Uniform firesafety code, as added by Ord. No. 12-89, which immediately preceded this subsection, was deleted 11-28-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-12. Ord. No. 2011-08, adopted 7-14-2011, relinquished jurisdiction of the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code and transferred jurisdiction for the administration and enforcement of the Uniform Construction Code to the Department of Community Affairs of the State of New Jersey (see Ch. 200).
K. 
Schedule of fees for recreation uses.
[Added by Ord. No. 2007-08; amended by Ord. No. 2008-01; 2008-02]
(1) 
Lodestar Park.
(a) 
Nonprofit groups: no charge (freewill donations accepted).
(b) 
For-profit groups:
[1] 
Kitchen and pavilion: $100 per day (five hours); $20 each additional hour.
[2] 
Field use: $50 for four hours; $10 each additional hour.
(c) 
Residents:
[1] 
Kitchen and pavilion: $75 per day (five hours); $15 each additional hour.
[2] 
Field use: $25 for four hours; $5 each additional hour.
(d) 
Nonresidents:
[1] 
Kitchen and pavilion: $150 per day (five hours); $30 each additional hour.
[2] 
Field use: $50 for four hours; $150 refundable deposit.
(2) 
Civic Center.
[Amended 6-10-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-05]
(a) 
The hourly rate for use of the Civic Center for Recreation League sports activities shall be $15.
(b) 
The fee for use of the Civic Center for all non-Recreation League sports activities other than men's basketball shall be calculated by multiplying the hourly rate by the total number of hours the group anticipates using the Center, which shall produce the gross cost of facility use. The gross cost shall be multiplied by the percentage of the group that is not residents of Fredon, which result shall be the fee to be charged to the group.
[Amended 8-26-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-07]
(c) 
Fees for the men's basketball league sponsored by the Recreation Commission shall be $2 per session for each nonresident of Fredon.
(d) 
For non-Recreation League activities, use of the Civic Center shall be charged at the following hourly rates, with a minimum charge of three hours per event:
[1] 
Fredon nonprofit groups: $25 per hour;
[2] 
Nonprofit groups that are not Fredon-based: $75 per hour;
[3] 
For-profit groups: $125 per hour;
[4] 
Fredon residents: $75 per hour.[6]
[6]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection v, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-26-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-07.
(e) 
The fee for use of the Civic Center shall be paid one week prior to the commencement of the period requested based on scheduled time, not actual time used. If the Civic Center is closed by the Township for any reason, thereby canceling a paid event, a credit will be issued to the user for future use. There will be no refunds for time scheduled but not used.
L. 
Fees for performance of marriage/civil union ceremonies. The Mayor is authorized pursuant to N.J.S.A. 37:1-13 to solemnize a marriage or civil union between persons as may lawfully enter into such relationship. There shall be a fee of $250 payable to the Township for each such ceremony to be performed by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor for nonresidents or out-of-Township ceremonies. There shall be a fee of $100 payable to the Township for each such ceremony to be performed by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor for Fredon Township residents who enter into a marriage or civil union within the geographic boundaries of Fredon Township.
[Added 8-26-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-09; amended 7-11-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-04]
M. 
Soil fill placement.
[Added 7-11-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-06]
(1) 
Minor soil fill permit (100 to 500 cubic yards).
(a) 
Fee: $100.
(b) 
Escrow: $500.
(2) 
Major soil fill permit (greater than 500 cubic yards).
(a) 
Fee: $500.
(b) 
Escrow: $2,000.