Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Tyrone 12-11-2017 by Ord. No. 1409.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 71.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 190.
Zoning — See Ch. 205.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 92, Fees, adopted 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 1379.
The 2018 rates for various taxes, fines, fees, permits, licenses and/or other charges imposed by the Borough officials and employees shall be as set forth on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 92-4 et seq. hereof.
All ordinances or resolutions or parts thereof inconsistent with the terms of this chapter are hereby repealed effective as of January 1, 2018, coincident with the imposition of the 2018 taxes, fines, fees, etc.
This chapter shall become effective January 1, 2018.
A. 
Real estate: 2.225 mills.
B. 
Real estate tax, late payment penalty: 10%.
C. 
Earned income, resident: 1.25%.
D. 
Earned income, nonresident: 1%.
E. 
Local services tax (LST): $52.
F. 
Realty transfer: 1%.
G. 
Amusement device (including video games): $55 per year.
H. 
Jukebox: $55 per year.
A. 
Building permits: $20 per $1,000.
(1) 
Every $1,000 after initial $1,000: $5 each.
B. 
(Reserved)
C. 
Annual building permit, commercial only: $75.
D. 
Demolition permit, residential and commercial: 2% of job cost plus $4.
E. 
Demolition permit, garages and sheds (under 1,000 square feet): $25.
F. 
Tax certification/duplicate receipt and bill fee (requests to be made three days in advance): $5.
G. 
Fire Marshal reports: $15.
H. 
Fire insurance certification fee: $20.
I. 
Fire insurance administrative fee: $100.
J. 
Sign permit: $25.
K. 
Street opening permit: $25.
L. 
Certificate of occupancy: $25.
M. 
Sidewalk obstruction permit: $25.
A. 
Tattoo parlor Borough license/renewal: $500/$250.
B. 
Transfer of liquor license: $750.
A. 
Zoning hearing application fee: $300.
B. 
Appeals to Blair Region Uniform Construction Board: $500.
C. 
Sexually oriented business:
(1) 
Application fee: $500.
(2) 
Annual renewal fee: $350.
D. 
Property maintenance appeals to Borough Council: $250.
A. 
Daily permit: $50.
B. 
Weekly permit: $100.
C. 
Monthly permit: $175.
D. 
Yearly permit: $1,000.
A. 
Mobile home park, initial license: $500.
B. 
Mobile home park, annual renewal: $300.
C. 
Mobile home (tax) removal permit: $20.
A. 
First six months: $50.
B. 
Second six months: $100.
C. 
Every six months thereafter: $150.
A. 
Residential activity.
(1) 
Lot consolidation plan: $ 100.
(2) 
Residential subdivision or land development: $ 250 (plus Borough review and inspection costs).
B. 
Nonresidential activity.
(1) 
No build commercial, industrial or institutional subdivision: $ 275 (plus Borough review and inspection costs).
(2) 
Commercial, industrial, institutional development up to 50,000 square feet of building construction: $500 (plus Borough review and inspection costs).
(3) 
Commercial, industrial, institutional development over 50,000 square feet of building construction with an additional $25 for each 5,000 square feet of building construction, maximum fee of $1,500: $750 (plus Borough review and inspection costs).
(4) 
Blair County Planning review: fee based on plans and set by BCPC.
[Amended 5-14-2018 by Ord. No. 1417]
A. 
Maps:
(1) 
Borough: $2.
(2) 
Colored: $5.
B. 
Xerox copies: $0.25 per page.
C. 
Returned check fee: $35.
D. 
Real estate tax credit card payments: 2.5% of payment amount per transaction (effective January 1, 2019).
E. 
Utility billing credit card payments: $3.50 per transaction (effective upon Caselle software capability going live).
A. 
Park.
(1) 
Electric (all tables): $10 per day.
(2) 
Reservation (Table No. 1): $75 per day.
(3) 
Reservation (Table No. 2): $60 per day.
(4) 
Reservation (Table Nos. 3 through 12): $50 per day.
B. 
Amphitheater rental: $70 per day.
C. 
Recreational rental (organized athletic event): $15 per hour.
D. 
Electric for other Borough facilities: $10 per day.
A. 
Pool.
(1) 
Family resident: $75 per year.
(2) 
Adult resident (18 and over): $55 per year.
(3) 
Senior (62 and over)/disabled resident: $45 per year.
(4) 
Child resident (6 to 17): $45 per year.
(5) 
Family nonresident: $100 per year.
(6) 
Adult nonresident (18 and over): $80 per year.
(7) 
Senior (62 and over)/disabled nonresident: $70 per year.
(8) 
Child nonresident (6 to 17): $70 per year.
(9) 
Daily admission, adults (18 and over): $5 per day.
(10) 
Daily admission, child (6 to 17): $5 per day.
(11) 
Child five and under: free with paid adult.
(12) 
Pool parties ($50 nonrefundable deposit): $150.
(13) 
Swim lessons: $30.
(14) 
Lifeguard fee for Tyrone Area School District Summer Activities: $600/season.
(15) 
10% discount on all pool passes purchased from May 1 through 31.
[Added 5-14-2018 by Ord. No. 1417]
(16) 
10% discount for all gift certificates for pool passes purchased from December 1 through 31.
[Added 5-14-2018 by Ord. No. 1417]
(17) 
Pool passes for nonprofit organizations (group rate): $1 per pass.
[Added 5-14-2018 by Ord. No. 1417]
[Amended 5-14-2018 by Ord. No. 1417]
A. 
Parking meter bags: $2 per day and $10 per deposit.
B. 
Parking spaces, municipal lots: $20 per month and $10 deposit per parking permit, refundable when permit is returned to Borough.
A. 
Police accident and incident reports: $15.
B. 
Police offense reports: $15.
C. 
Private handicapped parking space, installation fee: $75.
D. 
Annual renewal fee for private handicapped parking space: $25.
E. 
Relocation of handicapped parking sign: $30.
F. 
Annual towing license fee: $100.
A. 
Meter violation: $5.
B. 
Backing into meter stall: $5.
C. 
Bus zone: $15.
D. 
No parking zone: $15.
E. 
Double parking: $15.
F. 
Sidewalk: $15.
G. 
More than six inches from curb: $15.
H. 
Less than 25 feet from intersection: $15.
I. 
Parked overtime, two-hour zone: $15.
J. 
Against traffic: $15.
K. 
Handicap only: $50.
L. 
Blocking driveway or garage: $15.
M. 
Fire hydrant: $50.
N. 
Repairs of vehicle on roadway: $15.
Includes decks, porches, signs, repairs and projects including plumbing, electrical, mechanical and fire protection.
A. 
Commercial.
(1) 
Seventy dollars for the first $1,000, of work; $10 per $1,000 of work thereafter.
(2) 
Minimum charge for commercial alterations: $250.
(3) 
Example: $5,000 residential renovation: $60 + $40 = $100.
B. 
Residential.
(1) 
Seventy dollars for the first $1,000 of work; $8 per $1,000 of work thereafter.
(2) 
Minimum charge for residential addition: $250.
C. 
Cost of construction shall be determined by the owner and confirmed by the yearly February Building Valuation Data Chart published by the International Code Council. Permit fees will be calculated using the greater of the two calculations.
NOTE: Both the municipality, C.O.G. or Municipal Partnership and Bureau Veritas Services, Inc. must agree upon any fees for reinspections when both parties agree the number or reinspections are not within reason.
NOTE: At the discretion of the Building Code Official, Bureau Veritas Services reserves the right to charge below the minimum $60 fee.
Hourly charges include reviews, inspections and administrative time accrued.
A. 
Change of occupancy: $70 per man hour.
B. 
Specialized inspections.
(1) 
Commercial: $75 per man hour (i.e. accessibility).
(2) 
Residential: $70 per man hour.
C. 
Commercial annual permit: $100.
D. 
Daycare inspections: $50 per man hour, $100 minimum.
E. 
Commercial roofing inspections: $70 for first 1,000, plus $4 for each thereafter.
F. 
Residential swimming pools: $70 for first 1,000, plus $4 for each thereafter.
G. 
Fences and demolitions: $70 for first 1,000, plus $5 for each thereafter.
H. 
Preliminary and resubmitted plan review:
(1) 
Commercial: $75 per hour.
(2) 
Residential: $70 per hour.
I. 
Plan review (permit not issued): fee to 30% of fee total.
J. 
Minimum permit fee: $70.
K. 
Refunds for permits must be requested in writing and will be granted minus 30% for the plan review and administrative time accrued.
A. 
Service fee schedule. A permit must be issued by the Code Official prior to:
(1) 
Constructing or altering a structure.
(2) 
Constructing an addition.
(3) 
Demolishing a structure.
(4) 
Making a change of occupancy.
(5) 
Installing or altering equipment regulated by the Code.
B. 
New construction fee schedule.
(1) 
If a building project is all new construction, then the permit fee is determined by the construction value based on the type of construction (see table). The permit fee includes plan review and inspection costs for building, electrical, plumbing, fire, energy and mechanical disciplines. Fee breakdown is as follows: building/fire, 50%; plumbing, 15%; mechanical, 15%; and electrical, 20%. The permit fee also includes within reason all reinspections. For equipment installation, see princing on the next page.
(2) 
Total square footage x type of construction from table below = permit fee (cents per square foot).
Use Group
Bureau Veritas Fee Schedule
1
2
3
4
5
A-1
Assembly
1.27
1.22
1.08
1.13
1
A-2
Assembly
1.03
0.98
0.90
0.92
0.82
A-3
Assembly
1.14
1.06
0.99
1
0.86
A-4
Assembly
1.22
1.14
1.03
1.08
0.92
B
Business
1.06
1
0.87
0.93
0.77
E
Educational
1.14
1.06
0.96
1.01
0.86
F-1
Factory and industrial, moderate hazard
0.66
0.61
0.52
0.57
0.43
F-2
Factory and industrial, low hazard
0.65
0.60
0.52
0.56
0.42
H-1 through H-5
High hazard
0.62
0.57
0.48
0.53
0.41
I-1
Institutional
1.06
0.99
0.90
0.97
0.80
I-2
Institutional
1.48
1.40
1.38
1.44
1.22
I-3
Institutional
1.20
1.14
1.03
1.08
0.91
I-4
Institutional
1.06
0.99
0.90
0.97
0.79
M
Mercantile
0.78
0.71
0.64
0.67
0.57
R-1
Residential, hotels
1.06
1
0.90
0.99
0.82
R-2
Residential, multiple-family
0.90
0.83
0.74
0.82
0.66
R-3
Residential, one- and two-family
0.76
0.72
0.64
0.70
0.40
R-4
Residential, assisted living facility
1.04
0.99
0.83
0.97
0.79
S-1
Storage, moderate hazard
0.61
0.56
0.48
0.53
0.40
S-2
Storage, low hazard
0.59
0.54
0.47
0.52
0.38
U
Utility, miscellaneous
0.47
0.44
0.38
0.40
0.31
NOTES:
1.
Unfinished basements (all use groups): no charge.
2.
Finished basements (all use groups): $0.30 per square foot.
3.
For H-1 through H-4, use H values.
4.
Modular and mobile homes (for use Group 5B construction) calculated permit fee x 0.65 = actual fee.
5.
Fees for additions include inspection of fixtures only; no service charge fees are included.
6.
Residential garages = $0.22 per square foot.
7.
Fees for new residential home construction include attached garages, decks and porches.
8.
Fees adjusted to nearest dollar.
9.
Fees do not include state training fee.
10.
All new stick built homes will be calculated at $0.40 per square foot.
(3) 
Minimum charge for new home residential construction: $460.
(4) 
Minimum charge for modular single-or double-wide: $280. (Single-wide replacement on existing foundation: two visits only, $160).
(5) 
Minimum charge for modular single or double with full basement: $350.
(6) 
Bureau Veritas reserves the right to charge below these minimum charges if deemed appropriate.
A. 
Refundable Dumpster/roll-off permit fee: $100.