Borough of Lindenwold, NJ
Camden County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Lindenwold as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alarm systems — See Ch. 65.
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 69.
Animals — See Ch. 75.
Certificates of occupancy — See Ch. 105.
Clothing bins — See Ch. 109.
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 119.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 160.
Hazardous materials cleanup — See Ch. 175.
Land use and development — See Ch. 190.
Mercantile licenses — See Ch. 199.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 224.
Precious metals, gems and secondhand goods — See Ch. 234.
Rental registration — See Ch. 250.
Resource extraction — See Ch. 253.
Sewer use — See Ch. 260.
Solid waste utility — See Ch. 276.
Taxicabs — See Ch. 309.
Towing — See Ch. 317.
Zoning — See Ch. 365.
Sanitary standards — See Ch. 386.
Swimming pools — See Ch. 398.
[Adopted 5-23-1990 by Ord. No. 856; amended 11-7-1990 by Ord. No. 869; 6-12-1991 by Ord. No. 881; 8-14-1991 by Ord. No. 888 (Ch. 107 of the 1981 Code)]
The following schedule of fees is hereby established with respect to copy costs, licenses, permits, applications and activities required or regulated under various ordinances and other regulations of the Borough of Lindenwold. The issuance of such licenses and permits as well as the regulation of the activities so licensed or permitted shall be subject to the ordinances or regulations dealing with such subject matter.
[Amended 2-12-1992 by Ord. No. 897; 8-11-1993 by Ord. No. 941; 7-12-2000 by Ord. No. 1075; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1279; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303; 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1319; 2-6-2013 by Ord. No. 1332; 5-7-2014 by Ord. No. 1359; 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03; 8-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14]
Service, License or Permit Provided
Fee
Borough Clerk:
Notary fee
$2
Copies
Letter size or smaller
$0.05 per page
Legal size or larger
$0.07 per page
Special service charge may apply as per N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5c
CD recordings
$0.25 each
Ceremony fee (marriage/civil union)
$150 per event (one complimentary certified copy)
Certified copies of marriage, death, birth and domestic partnerships
$10 each
Bid specifications
$50
Police Department:
Copies of police report (mailed)
$5 (up to 3 pages)
$1 (each additional page)
Copies of police report (picked up)
$1 (per page up to 3 pages)
$0.50 (each additional page)
Permit to purchase handgun
$5
Firearm purchaser's identification card
$5
Tax Assessor:
Copy of deed
$5 (up to 3 pages)
$1 (each additional page)
Copy of apartment list
$10
Copy of property record card
$5
Certified copy of property owners
$0.25 per name or $10, whichever is greater
Tax Collector:
Duplicate tax bill
$5
Tax search
$10
Any party entitled to redeem a certificate pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-54
Two calculations within a calendar year
No cost
After second request
$50 per lien redemption request
Lien holder request for redemption calculation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:5-97.1
$50 per lien retention request; neither the Tax Collector nor the municipality shall be liable for any incorrect calculation
[Amended 10-7-2002 by Ord. No. 1120; 7-13-2005 by Ord. No. 1164; 4-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1252; 4-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1256; 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01; 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04; 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03; 8-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
Service, License or Permit Provided
Fee
Application:
Minor site plan waiver
$200
Sidewalk/curb waiver
$100
Minor site plan
$200
Change in use
$200
Major site plan (preliminary)
$300
Major site plan (final)
$300
Amending approved site plan (minor)
$150
Amending approved site plan (major)
$250
Minor subdivision
$200
Major subdivision (preliminary)
$300
Major subdivision (final)
$300
Request for extension
$50
Variance
$200
Use variance
$200
Appeal
$100
Sign application
$150
List of property owners
$10
Zoning Ordinance book
$20
Zoning Map
$1
Interpretation of zoning
$25
Zoning Officer review application
$25
Engineer escrow:
Site plan waiver
$600
Change in use
$600
Sidewalk/curb waiver
$250
Minor site plan
$1,500
Major site plan (preliminary)
$1,900
Major site plan (final)
$600
Minor subdivision
$1,500
Major subdivision (preliminary)
$1,900
Major subdivision (final)
$600
Amended minor site plan
$500
Amended major site plan
$1,000
Performance bond and construction inspection fee (estimate by Borough Engineer) is 5% of construction value of improvements to be bonded.
Grading plan and inspection escrow fees:
Individual lot (not part of a subdivision) plan review:
$500 per lot
Individual lot (part of a subdivision) plan review
$300 per lot
Grading and lot stabilization inspection:
$300
Grading and lot stabilization sidewalk and driveway apron:
$500
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 5-24-2002 by Ord. No. 1114; 4-28-2003 by Ord. No. 1130; 11-6-2013 by Ord. No. 1352; 5-7-2014 by Ord. No. 1359; 5-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-09; 8-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14]
A. 
The license fees to be paid annually, unless otherwise specified, for conducting the business or businesses herein named at the premises or premises to be designated in the license or licenses issued hereunder, shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-14-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-01]
Business
License Fee
Advertising agency
$75
Advertising and demonstrating buses, wagons or vehicles, per person
$50 per day
Advertising bill, circular and sample distributors, per person
$50 per day
Advertising or demonstration store
$75
Alcohol retail store (liquor, beer, wine)
$120
Amusement rides
$70 each ride/amusement
Antique shop
$50
Art and needlework or yarn shop
$50
Auction house or store
$140
Auctions
$50
Automatic filling or dispensing machines
$15 each
Automatic slot amusement machines
$15
Automatic weighing machines
$15 each
Automobile accessory and parts
$50
Automobile agency or showroom for sale of new cars
$140 each place
Automobile agency or showroom for sale of used cars
$140 each place
Automobile garage with accessories
$50
Automobile paint and/or body shop
$50
Automobile service stations
$50
Automobile service stations with food mart
$85
Bakery or pastry shop
Retail
$50
Wholesale
$120
Barber/beauty
$50
Bicycle and tricycle dealers, supplies, sundries, repairs and sale or hire
$50
Billiard parlor
$50 plus $15 per table
Boat agency or salesroom and accessories
$50
Book and soliciting agents, selling books for subscription
$50 per day
Bookstore, lending library and card store
$50
Bottler or distributors of beverages, or agents or representatives
$120
Bowling alley
$20 per alley
Bus terminal
$140
Canvassers
$50 each per day
Cash for gold
$50
Car wash
$50
Carpets, furniture, furnishings
$50
Child/day care
$50
Check cashing
$50
Cigarette vending machines
$15 each
Cigars and tobacco, retail
$50
Cigars, cigarettes and tobacco, candy and sundries, wholesale
$120
Circus
$1,010
Cleaning, pressing, dying/dry cleaning, retail or wholesale
$50
Clothing haberdashery
$50
Cold storage plant with public service or not
$75
Commercial handbill distributors
$50 per day
Commercial sign makers
$50
Confectioner, retail
$50
Confectioner, wholesale, retail and manufacturing
$120
Contractors, all kinds
$50
Dairy products store
$50
Dance hall
$220
Dancing academy and/or studio
$50
Delicatessen without luncheonette or restaurant
$50
Department stores
Up to 5,000 square feet of sales area
$50
5,000 to 7,500 square feet of sales area
$80
Over 7,500 square feet of sales area
$145
Distribution terminal
$120
Dollar/variety store
Up to 5,000 square feet of sales area
$50
5,000 to 7,500 square feet of sales area.
$80
Over 7,500 square feet of sales area
$120
Driving school
$50
Drugstores either with or without candy, ice cream, cigars, notions, soda fountain, books and magazines, but without luncheonette or lunch counter
$50
Drugstores with luncheonette or lunch counter
$75
Dry goods store
$50
Electrical appliances and supplies
Retail
$50
Wholesale
$120
Farm markets
$50
Financial institutions, banks, building and loan companies, building and loan associations, mortgage companies, title companies, etc.
$50
Fire-and-other-altered-goods sales
$15 per day, each sale
Flower and plant stores
$50
Food stores and markets
Up to 3,000 square feet of sales area
$45
3,001 to 4,000 square feet of sales area
$80
4,001 to 5,000 square feet of sales area
$145
5,001 to 7,000 square feet of sales area
$245
Over 7,000 square feet of sales area
$420
Freight terminals
$120
Furniture stores
Up to 3,000 square feet of sales area
$50
3,001 to 5,000 square feet of sales area
$80
5,001 to 7,500 square feet of sales area
$95
Over 7,500 square feet of sales area
$145
Funeral home
$50
Furs and fur storage
$50
Going-out-of-business sale
$30 per day, each sale
Golf course, miniature
$50
Golf course, regular
$80
Groceries, wholesale
$80
Hardware, china, glassware, electrical goods or television stores
$50
Health clubs
$145
Home offices
$50
Hothouse, greenhouse, flowers/plants
$50
Hucksters
$120
Ice business
$50
Ice cream manufacturers and distributors, retail
$50
Ice cream manufacturers and distributors, wholesale
$120
Ice cream parlor/stand
$50, plus $1 per seat
Ice cream/food trucks
$120 per truck
Insurance company
$50
Ice machines
$15 each
Itinerant merchants
$50 each per day
Itinerant vendors
$50 each per day
Jewelry and jewelry novelties
$50
Jukeboxes
$15 each
Landscaping business, headquarters in Lindenwold
$50*
Laundry collecting or distributing agency
$50 each place/vehicle
Laundry machine operated, other than self-service
$70
Laundry plants
$50
Laundry, self-service type
$50, plus $15 for each machine
Law office
$50
Linen and towel supply service
$50
Locker storage, including food lockers
$50, plus $1 per locker
Lumberyard and supply yard
$120
Manufacturing place or device
$120
Meats and poultry, wholesale
$120
Mechanical amusement devices
$15 each
Medical profession
$50
Millinery/hat store
$50
Motorcycle agency, sale or rental
$50
Musical instruments, music/records
$50
Nail salons
$50
Name change
$15
Newspaper publishers
$50
Newsstands not connected with other business hereunder licensed
$30
Optical goods
$50
Paints and painting supplies not connected with hardware stores
$50
Peddlers, hawkers
$120
Photograph galleries/photograph accessories/videography
$50
Pinball or similar machines
$15 each
Ping-pong (table tennis) and all table games
$50, plus $15 per table
Pizzeria
$70, plus $1 for each seat
Plumbing, steam fitting, gas fitting supplies, wholesale
$120
Printing shops/stores
$50
Private lakes*
$70
Private lakes with restaurant, snack bars, etc.*
$95, plus $1 for each seat
Radio, television and supplies
$50
Real estate
$50
Restaurants, luncheonettes and diners*
$70, plus $1 for each seat
Sand and gravel companies
$520
Seafood stores
$50
Sewing machine stores
$50
Shoes and shoe repairing
$50
Shooting gallery
$270
Shows and amusements, open-air
$270
Skating rink (ice or roller)
$95
Stationery, books, magazines, novelties
$50
Storage facility
$120
Store order or catalog store
$50
Stores and businesses not classified
$50
Tailoring merchants
$50
Tanning salon
$50 (plus $15 each booth or device)
Tattoo studio
$50
Tavern
$70 (w/food), $1 per seat; $50 (w/o food), $1 per seat
Tennis courts*
$95 plus $10 for each court
Theaters/moving-picture houses
$120
Trampolines*
$50, plus $5 for each
Transient merchants/itinerant vendors
$50 each per day
Upholsterer
$50
Vehicles, each vehicle being used for the following purposes, except where the owner thereof is paying a license fee under this chapter for the purpose for which the vehicle is being used:
Sale and/or delivery of milk, ice, bread or bakery products
$50
Sale, solicitation or delivery of material in connection with fumigation or extermination of rodents or pests
$50
Selling, soliciting, delivering merchandise or performing services not otherwise classified
$50
Vending machines, $0.01 to $0.25
$15 each
Video game machines
$35 each
Yard sale (after 2)
$25 per sale per day
All business not classified or enumerated
$50
*
NOTE: In any instance where a business which would otherwise be licensed separately hereunder is conducted in conjunction with and as accessory to a principal business, a mercantile license fee shall be charged only for the principal business, except for coin-operated vending machines or slot machines. The following businesses are examples of a business coming within the definition of "principal business": coliseum club, tennis courts, swimming pool, ice skating rink, restaurant.
B. 
Inspection fee new business/change of ownership:
[Amended 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-22]
(1) 
Initial inspection fee: $125.
(2) 
First reinspection: No fee.
(3) 
Second reinspection and thereafter: $75.
C. 
Late fee: $50.
D. 
License transfer fee: $35.
(Editor's Note: See now § 150-35, Charges for Solid Waste Utility.)
[Amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 1306; 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-01]
Type
Fee
Applications, fees and licenses
Application owner's license fee
$250 (per taxicab)
Application taxicab driver's license, initial
$50
Taxicab driver's license, renewal
$50 (nontransferable, per year)
Owner's license transfer to another vehicle
$100
[Amended 2-13-2008 by Ord. No. 1222]
The fees for dogs and cats are:
A. 
Spayed and neutered: $15.
B. 
Nonspayed and nonneutered: $20.
C. 
Duplicate certificate or tag: $1.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
D. 
Pilot Clinic Fund: $0.20.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
E. 
Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "seeing-eye" dogs, dogs used to assist handicapped persons and 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 hereinabove provided for, except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
F. 
Annual license fee for kennels:
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
(1) 
Ten or less dogs: $25.
(2) 
More than 10 dogs: $50.
G. 
Dogs and cats not registered by April 30: subject to a late fee of $25.
[Added 5-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-09]
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Type
Fee
Aboveground pools:
Construct, install, enlarge or establish
$100
In-ground pools:
Construct, install, enlarge or establish
$100
[Added 6-9-1999 by Ord. No. 1048]
A. 
Every swimming pool, spa and hot tub on any property other than a one- or two-family residential property shall be inspected annually by the construction official of the Borough of Lindenwold or his designee to ensure the safety of the users.
B. 
The fee for the annual inspection shall be $50.
C. 
The five-year inspection, pursuant to P.L. 1998, c. 137,[1] shall have a fee of $50 per inspection.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 52:27D-133.2.
[Amended 5-7-2014 by Ord. No. 1359; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-01; 8-9-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-14; 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-22]
Type
Fee
Cash Escrow (prior to permit being issued)
$700 minimum for first 10 square feet; $20 per additional square foot
Permit fee (nonrefundable)
(one street per permit)
$250 single opening; $75 for each additional opening
Utility pole (electric, telephone, traffic, light)
$50 each
Monitoring wells (each opening)
$200
Soil borings:
1 to 5
$100
6 to 10
$200
Each additional over 10
$25
Test pit under 16 square feet
$125
Test pit over 16 square feet
$200
Direct burial cable
Under 1,500 feet
$250
From 1,501 feet to 2,000 feet
$325
For every 1,000 feet thereafter
$60
Jack/boring up to 100 feet
$200
Each additional 50 feet
$50
Performance surety (prior to permit being issued)
$700 minimum for first 25 square feet; $20 per additional square foot
[Amended 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303; 2-6-2013 by Ord. No. 1332; 5-7-2014 by Ord. No. 1359; 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03; 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-01; 3-14-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-01]
Type
Fee
Alcoholic beverages licenses and fees (per year):
Plenary retail consumption license
$1,725
Plenary retail distribution license
$1,725
Seasonal retail consumption license
$1,725
Club license
$188
Type
Fee
Charges, registration fees, local alarm
$15 (initial)
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Type
Fee
Cost to include materials and labor
$30 (plus $30 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof)
Minimum fee
$60
Tower inspections (not to include dish antennas):
Height
(feet)
Fee
0 to 100
$70
101 to 200
$125
201 and above
$125 (plus) $25 (for each additional 100 feet or fraction thereof in height)
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971]
Type
Fee
Cost to include materials and labor
$24 (plus $24 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof)
Minimum fee
$46
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971[1]]
Type
Fee
Fuel tank installation
$75 per tank
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303[1]]
Type
Fee
Certificate of occupancy for use group R-5
$70
Certificate of occupancy all other use groups
$120
Change of use group
$174
Continued occupancy
$151
Temporary certificate of approval
$35
Occupancy certificate for change in ownership
$40
Reinspection fee
$35
NOTE: A certificate fee for shopping centers with several stores shall be charged for each individual store at the rate set forth for that particular group.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
The fee to be charged for an annual construction permit shall be charged annually. The fee shall be a flat fee based upon the number of maintenance workers employed by the facility and who are primarily engaged in work that is governed by a subcode. Managers, engineers and clericals shall not be considered maintenance workers for the purpose of establishing the annual construction permit fee. Annual permits may be issued for building/fire protection, electrical and plumbing.
Type
Fee
1 to 25 workers (including foreman)
$667 (per worker)
Each additional worker over 25
$232 (per worker)
Prior to the issuance of the annual permit, a training registration fee of $140 per subcode shall be submitted by the applicant to the Borough of Lindenwold
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 5-14-1997 by Ord. No. 1013; 3-10-1999 by Ord. No. 1044; 2-9-2000 by Ord. No. 1065; 2-28-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 9-23-2011 by Ord. No. 1292; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
A. 
Surcharge fee. In order to provide for the training and certification and technical support programs required by the Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119 et seq., an enforcing agency, including the Department when acting as the local agency, shall collect a surcharge fee to be based upon the volume of new construction and the dollar amount of construction in alterations and renovations within the municipality. Said fee shall be accounted for and forwarded to the Department of Community Affairs in the manner herein provided. This shall be in the amount set forth by the Department of Community Affairs in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
B. 
Plan review fee.
(1) 
The plan review fee shall be 20% of the amount charged for a new construction permit.
(2) 
Plan review fee for plans that have already been released. There shall be an additional fee of $75 per hour for review of an amendment, meetings or change to a plan that has already been released per subcode having assigned plan review responsibility to perform such a review in conjunction with the regulations and actual submittal. This fee may be waived at the discretion of the Construction Official in the event the work and review are of a minor nature.
[Added 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1319]
C. 
Basic construction fee. The basic construction fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of the volume or costs of construction, the mechanical systems and equipment, the number of plumbing fixtures and stacks, the number of electrical fixtures and devices and the number of sprinklers and standpipes at the unit rates provided herein, plus any special fees. In each case, the minimum fee for basic construction work shall be $60.
[Amended 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 1306]
D. 
Volume or cost. The fees for new construction or alteration are as follows:
(1) 
Fees for new construction shall be based upon the volume of the structure. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.28.
Type
Fee
Groups and buildings classified and defined in Articles 3 and 4 of the building subcode or A-1, A-2, A-3, B, H, I-1, I-3, M, E, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and U
$0.040 x cubic foot of volume
Groups A-4, F-1, F-2, S-1 and S-2
$0.030 x cubic feet of volume
Farm use buildings, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) exclusively used for storage of food or grain or the sheltering of livestock
$0.030 x cubic foot of volume
Maximum fee for farm use buildings
$1,145
(2) 
Fees for renovations, alterations and repairs shall be based upon the estimated cost of the work.
Estimated Costs
Fee
Up to $50,000
$35, plus $35 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
$50,001 to 100,000
$32 per $1,000, plus $32 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
$100,001 or more
$29 per $1,000, plus $29 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof
Fees for additions shall be computed on the same basis as for new construction for the added portion.
Fees for combination renovations and additions shall be computed as the sum of the fees and computed separately in accordance with the above subsections.
(3) 
Plumbing fixtures and stacks. The fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Per fixture or stack
$15
For the purpose of computing this fee, fixtures and stacks shall include but shall not be limited to lavatories, kitchen sinks, slop sinks, sinks, urinals, bidet, water closets, bathtubs, shower stalls, laundry tubs, floor drains, drinking fountains, water cooler, dishwashers, garbage disposals, clothes washers, hose bibs, hot-water heaters, gas piping, or similar devices.
Type
Fee
Plumbing, special devices as listed: grease traps, oil separators, water-cooled air conditioners, refrigeration units, water utility connection, sewer utility connections, backflow preventers, steam boilers, hot-water boilers, active solar systems, sewer pumps, interceptors or fuel-oil piping. For cross-connections and backflow preventers that are subject to testing requiring reinspection annually, the fee shall be for each device when they are tested
$85
Minimum fee
$60
(4) 
Electrical fixtures and devices
[Amended 5-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-09]
Type
Fee
Electrical fixtures and devices. Receptacles or fixtures, including smoke detectors, exhaust fans, etc.
1 to 50
$45
Each 25 or additional
$10
For the purpose of computing this fee, receptacles or fixtures shall include lighting outlets, wall switches, fluorescent fixtures, convenience receptacles or similar devices and motors or devices of less than 1 horsepower or 1 kilowatt.
Type
Fee
Residential electrical devices, generators or transformers
Up to 10 kilowatts
$300
Over 10 kilowatts
$300 for the first 10 kilowatts plus $15 for each additional kilowatt
Commercial
Up to 50 kilowatts
$750
Over 50 kilowatts
$750 for the first 50 kilowatts plus $50 for each additional 10 kilowatts
Motors:
Over 1 horsepower to 10 horsepower
$20
Over 10 horsepower to 50 horsepower
$60
Over 50 horsepower to 100 horsepower
$120
Over 100 horsepower
$576
Service panels, service entrance or subpanels:
0 to 200 amperes
$58
201 to 1,000 amperes
$116
Over 1,000 amperes
$576 (each)
For the purpose of computing these fees, all motors except those plug-in appliances shall be counted, including control equipment, generators, transformers and all heating, cooking or other device consuming or generating electrical current, also water heater, range/oven, dryer, dishwasher or HVAC.
Minimum fee
$60
(5) 
Smoke detectors and fire suppression.
[Amended 5-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-09]
Type
Fee
Smoke detector fees:
1 to 20 heat/smoke detectors
$75
21 to 100 heat/smoke detectors
$130
101 to 200 heat/smoke detectors
$240
201 to 400 heat/smoke detectors
$610
401 to 1,000 heat/smoke detectors
$835
Over 1,000 heat/smoke detectors
$1,060
Sprinkler heads:
1 to 20
$82
21 to 100
$151
101 to 200
$289
201 to 400
$748
401 to 1,000
$1036
Over 1,000
$1323
Standpipes
$289 (each)
Each independent pre-engineered system
$116
Each gas- or oil-fired appliance which is not connected to the plumbing system
$58
Each kitchen exhaust system
$65
Each incinerator/crematorium
$460
Chimney Liners
$58
Minimum fee
$60
(6) 
Construction of a sign. For the purpose of computing this fee, the fee for a permit to construct a sign shall be in the amount of $3 per square foot of surface area of the sign, computed on one side only for double-faced signs. The minimum fee shall be $60.
(7) 
Roofing and siding.
Type
Fee
Roofing:
Use group R-5
$60
Use group E
$60
All other use groups
By cost
Siding:
Use group R-5
$60
Use group E
$60
All other use groups
By cost
For the purpose of determining estimated cost, the applicant shall submit to the Department, if available, cost data produced by the architect or engineer of record or by a recognized estimating firm or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Department will make the final decision regarding estimated cost.
E. 
Lead hazard abatement. The fee for a permit for lead hazard abatement work shall be $176. The fee for a lead abatement clearance certificate shall be $35.
F. 
Asbestos hazard abatement.
(1) 
The enforcing agency that issues the construction permit and the certificate of occupancy for an asbestos hazard abatement project shall establish by regulation/ordinance the following flat fee schedule:
(a) 
An administrative fee of $106 for each construction permit issued for an asbestos hazard abatement project.
(b) 
An administrative fee of $21 for each certificate of occupancy issued following the successful completion of an asbestos hazard abatement project.
(2) 
The authorization and reauthorization fees for the asbestos safety control monitor are delineated in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.11.
(3) 
The application fee for certification as an asbestos safety technician is delineated in N.J.A.C. 5:23-8.10.
(4) 
All fees shall be paid by check or money order, payable to Treasurer, State of New Jersey.
G. 
Mechanic inspection, replacement only, in a structure of Group R-3, R-4 or R-5, by a mechanical inspector, the minimum fee shall be $65.
[Added 5-10-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-09]
(1) 
The fee for LPG, NG and oil-fired hot water boilers, warm air furnace; water heaters, etc., shall be $85.
(2) 
The fee for generators, LPG, shall be $65.
(3) 
The fee for tanks, oil and LPG, shall be $65.
(4) 
The fee for piping connections, LPG, NG and oil shall be $65.
(5) 
The fee for any item not listed above shall be determined by the Construction Official and the Plumbing Subcode Official.
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
A. 
Structures less than 5,000 square feet in area and 30 feet in height, one- to two-family residence (use group R-3 of the building subcode) and structures on farms, including commercial farm buildings under N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.2(d) used exclusively for storage of food or grain or sheltering of livestock: $82.
B. 
All other uses and purposes: $151.
C. 
Removal of one building from one lot to another or to another location on the same lot: $5 per $1,000 of estimated cost of moving (plus estimated cost of new foundation and all work necessary to place building in completed condition in new location).
[Amended 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Type
Fee
Permit
$260
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
The fee for plan review of a building for compliance under the alternate systems and nondepletable energy source provisions of the energy subcode is as follows:
Type
Fee
One- and two-family home
$274
Light commercial structures having indoor temperature controlled from a single point
$254
Other structures
$1,369
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Application for variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10:
Type
Fee
Class I
$748
Class II and Class III
$151
Resubmission, Class I
$289
Resubmission, Class II and Class III
$82
[Amended 4-12-1995 by Ord. No. 971; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
For periodic departmental reinspection of equipment and facilities granted a certificate of approval for specified duration in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.23:
Type
Fee
Requiring reinspection every 3 months:
Hazardous uses and places of assembly:
Up to 12,000 square feet of occupancy
$10
Each additional 10,000 square feet
$5
Cross-connections and backflow preventers
$85 (each, each test)
Cross-connections and backflow preventers broken down and tested
$120 (each, test annually)
Requiring reinspection every 6 months:
Elevators:
Traction or winding drum
1 to 10 floors
$306
Over 10 floors
$510
Hydraulic elevator
$272
Roped hydraulic elevator
$306
Other devices:
Escalator/moving walk
$272
Dumbwaiter
$68
Stairway chairlift/other
$68
Residential devices:
Elevator/other R-3/R-4
$204
Oil buffers
$54
Counterweight governor and safeties
$136
Auxiliary power generator
$102
Alterations
$68
Plan review
$260
Plan review R-3/R-4
$50
Minimum fee
$60
The fees established in this section shall be automatically adjusted to be in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4:20 as mandated by the Uniform Construction Code and the Department of Community Affairs as amended from time to time.
[Added 6-9-1999 by Ord. No. 1049; amended 8-11-1999 by Ord. No. 1053; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Fees are waived for the installation of handicap ramps only on single-family dwellings.
[Added 9-11-1996 by Ord. No. 1001; amended 6-10-1998 by Ord. No. 1031; 2-9-2000 by Ord. No. 1064; 11-12-2003 by Ord. No. 1140; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303]
Current use by Lindenwold senior citizens and existing nonprofit organizations. All requests must be approved by Mayor and Council.
[Added 10-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1005; amended 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04]
A. 
During regular hours of operation (Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.):
(1) 
Jetting service: $80 per hour (two-man minimum).*
(2) 
Root cutting: $80 per hour (two-man minimum).*
(3) 
TV of sewers with jet: $100 per hour (three-man minimum).*
B. 
After hours, weekends and holidays (after hours is 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.):
(1) 
Jetting service: $120 per hour (two-man minimum).*
(2) 
Root cutting: $120 per hour (two-man minimum).*
(3) 
TV of sewers with jet: $150 per hour (three-man minimum).*
NOTE: Minimum of four hours for months of November through April; minimum of two hours for months of May through October.
[Added 4-28-2003 by Ord. No. 1130; amended 5-12-2004 by Ord. No. 1149; 11-12-2008 by Ord. No. 1240; 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01; 3-14-2018 by Ord. No. 2018-01]
A. 
Change in occupancy:
(1) 
Inspection of property: $50.
(2) 
Reinspection: $50.
(3) 
Administration fee to be assessed for any change of inspection date or unit number more than once and that fees must be paid before a change is made: $20.
B. 
Change in ownership of multiple dwellings containing three or more dwelling units:
(1) 
Inspection of property: $40 per unit.
(2) 
Administration fee to be assessed for any change of inspection date or unit number more than once and that fees must be paid before a change is made: $20.
C. 
Change of ownership, all other dwellings:
(1) 
Inspection of property: $50.
(2) 
Reinspection: $50.
(3) 
Administration fee to be assessed for any change of inspection date or unit number more than once and that fees must be paid before a change is made: $20.
D. 
Application fee for residential structures: $50.
E. 
All fees are nonrefundable in this section.
[Amended 2-11-2004 by Ord. No. 1145; 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; 3-11-2009 by Ord. No. 1250; 12-29-2010 by Ord. No. 1281; 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303; 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01; 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04; 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
A. 
Annual rate.
(1) 
One hundred thirty-five dollars per domestic consumer unit when paid in total on July 1.
(2) 
One hundred thirty-nine dollars per domestic consumer unit when not paid in total on July 1.
(3) 
Ninety-nine dollars per year: Lindenwold residents who receive $250 deduction for senior/disabled and surviving spouse.
B. 
Additional fee of $14 per year for garbage disposal.
C. 
Interest/penalties. Payment is due by the due date or a penalty will be assessed in accordance with state statute N.J.S.A. 40:14A-21 at the rate of 1 1/2% per month (18% per annum).
[Added 9-9-2002 by Ord. No. 1119]
Type
Fee
Over 900 square feet in area and over 30 feet in any dimension
$92
[Amended 3-26-2008 by Ord. No. 1227; 2-6-2013 by Ord. No. 1332; 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
Fee schedule for tournament use.
(1) 
For the use of the baseball fields at Lindenwold Park the fees shall be:
(a) 
One-day tournament: $700.
(b) 
Two-day tournament: $1,200.
(c) 
Each additional day: $400 or $80 per game.
(2) 
A security deposit of $650 per day shall be posted.
(3) 
Trash removal for tournaments: $80 per day.
B. 
Fee schedule. If the participants in the event consist of 50% Lindenwold residents there is no fee. If 50% are not Lindenwold residents a fee will be assessed per the following fee schedule. All permits are final, no refunds.*
[Amended 2-8-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-07]
(1) 
Ball fields:
(a) 
Two hours for one ball field:
[1] 
Daylight hours:
[a] 
Monday to Friday*: $75.
[b] 
Saturday and Sunday *: $100.
[2] 
With lights:
[a] 
Monday to Friday*: $100.
[b] 
Saturday and Sunday*: $125.
(b) 
All day for one ball field:
[1] 
Daylight hours:
[a] 
Monday to Friday*:$150.
[b] 
Saturday and Sunday*: $200.
[2] 
With lights:
[a] 
Monday to Friday*: $200.
[b] 
Saturday and Sunday*: $250.
(c) 
Security deposit: $200.
(d) 
Security fee for bases: $350.
(e) 
Security fee for key (bathroom garage, etc.): $25 per key.
(2) 
Tournament fee (four-day maximum): $1,500.
(a) 
Security fee: $500.
(3) 
All other recreational activities (birthday parties, etc. – nonresidents)*:
(a) 
Two hours:
[1] 
Daylight: $25.
(b) 
All day:
[1] 
Daylight: $55.
(c) 
Security deposit: $75.
(4) 
Non-Recreational Activities – e.g. flea market, car show, auction:
(a) 
Four hours:
[1] 
Daylight: $150.
[2] 
With lights: $225.
(b) 
All day:
[1] 
Daylight: $250.
[2] 
With lights: $300.
(c) 
Security deposit: $400.
(d) 
*Security fee for key (bathroom garage, etc.): $25 per key.
(5) 
Stage – e.g., musical shows, theater acts, concerts, fashion show, awards or recognition presentation *(sound equipment and speakers not available):
(a) 
One hour:
[1] 
Daylight: $100.
[2] 
With lights: $250.
(b) 
Four hours:
[1] 
Daylight: $350.
[2] 
With lights: $450.
(c) 
Security deposit: $300.
(6) 
*Basketball courts:
(a) 
Two hours per court: $30.
(b) 
Two hours all courts: $150.
(7) 
Police protection (per officer):
(a) 
First hour: $100.
(b) 
Each additional hour (per officer): $65.
(c) 
Plus overtime expense if necessary.
(8) 
Public works assistance:
(a) 
Per hour per employee: $50.
[Added 11-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1154; amended 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
A. 
All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Borough of Lindenwold Municipal Court shall be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor.
B. 
The following fees shall be payable by the requestor to the Borough of Lindenwold for the discovery provided:
(1) 
Five cents per page.
(2) 
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
(3) 
One dollar for CDs for photographs or videos.
(4) 
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Borough copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
C. 
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Borough of Lindenwold, e.g., another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.
[Added 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1179; amended 12-28-2011 by Ord. No. 1303; 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323; 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04]
A certified check or money order in the amount of $2,600 is required for the connection fee and shall accompany the application. Personal or company checks are not acceptable.
[Added 4-9-2008 by Ord. No. 1230; amended 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
Type Detail
Rate per Hour
Minimum Number of Hours
Fees
Road construction traffic control
$65
4
$10 per hour
All other off duty
$55
4
$10 per hour
[Added 2-8-2012 by Ord. No. 1306; amended 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1319; 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323; 8-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
A. 
Additional solid waste removal.
[Amended 12-27-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-22]
(1) 
An additional fee for domestic consumer unit and per apartment/condominium unit shall be paid lump sum annually at the beginning of each year for an additional solid waste removal to be determined between $3 and $5 as per monthly calculation starting with the rate of $3.
B. 
Additional solid waste and recycling cart containers: $65
[Added 5-14-2008 by Ord. No. 1233; amended 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
An additional fee for any returned check received by the Borough: $20.
[Added 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
A. 
Mobilizing fee of $150.
B. 
Labor rate per hour as per salary ordinance.
C. 
Trash disposal fee to be calculated as per collection with a minimum charge of $25.
D. 
Securing property: minimum charge of $25 per window or door based on material required.
E. 
Additional charges for special equipment required or additional material.
[Added 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
A. 
Computer printouts: $0.25 per page.
B. 
Photocopier (black and white): $0.15 per copy.
C. 
Photocopier (color): $0.30 per copy.
D. 
Notary service: $2 per document.
E. 
Faxing (outgoing only): $1.50 for first page; $0.50 each additional page.
F. 
Exam proctoring: $10 per exam proctored.
G. 
Replacement library card: $2.
H. 
Overdue rates:
(1) 
Books, all adult and children (hardcover and paperback): $0.20 per day, per book, maximum fine $10 per book.
(2) 
DVDs (all ratings): $0.25 per day, per DVD, maximum fine $10 per DVD.
(3) 
Magazines: $0.25 per day, per magazine, maximum fine $6 per magazine.
I. 
Fees for damaged or lost book covers and media cases: $2.50.
J. 
Fees for damaged or lost materials will be assessed at the list price and processing fee of $2.50 per item.
[Added 6-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1319; amended 9-5-2012 by Ord. No. 1323]
A. 
Clothing donation bin permit fee: $50 per bin.
B. 
Renewal permit fee: $25 per bin.
A. 
Non-life-hazard uses.
Local Use Code
Fee
Description
R-1
$42
Residential, multifamily, 1 to 3 units
R-2
$90
Residential, multifamily, 4 to 10 units
R-3
$120
Residential, multifamily, 11 to 20 units
R-4
$150
Residential, multifamily, 21 to 40 units
R-5
$180
Residential, multifamily, 41 to 60 units
R-6
$210
Residential, multifamily, 61 to 80 units
R-7
$240
Residential, multifamily, 81 to 100 units
R-8
$340
Residential, multifamily, 101 units and above
C-1
$42
Commercial/industrial, less than 3,000 square feet
C-2
$77.50
Commercial/industrial, 3001 to 9000 square feet
C-3
$155
Commercial/industrial, 9001 to 15,000 square feet
C-4
$193.75
Commercial/industrial, 15,001 to 25,000 square feet
C-5
$232.50
Commercial/industrial, 25,001 to 50,000 square feet
C-6
$271.25
Commercial/industrial, 50,001 to 100,000 square feet
C-7
$310
Commercial/industrial, 100,001 to 200,000 square feet
C-8
$348.75
Commercial/industrial, 200,001 to 300,000 square feet
C-9
$400
Commercial/industrial, 300,001 to 400,000 square feet
C-10
$450
Commercial/industrial, 400,001 to 500,000 square feet
O-1
$42
Other use group requiring inspection
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
Oil dry: $20 per bag.
B. 
Flares: $4 per flare.
C. 
Fifty-gallon plastic drum: $8 per drum.
D. 
Absorbent pads: $4.50 per pad.
E. 
Pigs: $12 per unit.
F. 
Twelve-yard dumpster: $500.
G. 
The actual cost of any waste disposal.
H. 
In the event that the incident continues beyond one hour of operation, the Board shall collect the actual costs of vehicular fuel and the actual expenses, including wages, incurred by the Board.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
Annual inspection fee.
[Amended 3-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
(1) 
Rental Unit: $60 per each.
(2) 
Rental facility: $135 per each.
B. 
Reinspection fee if the owner fails to abate a cited violation after the initial reinspection:
(1) 
Unit: $50 per.
(2) 
Rental facility: $150 per.
C. 
Late charges. For any fee paid more than 30 days after its due date there shall be a late fee imposed of 5% per month, each month, of all fees due.
D. 
Registration fee includes up to two inspections of the dwelling. Thereafter, an inspection fee of $50 shall apply to subsequent inspections during the year.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
Mining license: $200 per acre per year for each acre of land to be covered by the mining license as set forth in the applicant's/licensee's site plan.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
Regular police impound:
(1) 
Tow: $85.
(2) 
Storage: $25 daily storage fee.
(3) 
No keys: $35.
B. 
Motor vehicle accident tow and cleanup fees:
(1) 
Yard removal: $45 (applies when vehicle is not drivable and needs to be towed to body shop or other location).
(2) 
Debris removal: $35.
(3) 
Oil dry: $35.
(4) 
Administrative fee: $35.
C. 
Fee for filing appeal: $300.
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
Type
Fee
Outdoor shed or storage facility
$25
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
Type
Fee
Permit fee
$25
[Amended 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
Business or Privilege Licensed
Fee
Boarding, nursing or rooming homes
Private dwelling apartments
$10 per apartment
Private dwelling rooms
$5 per room
Nursing home for 10 people or fewer
$25
Nursing home for 11 people or more
$50
Children day-care establishment
1 to 10 children
$10
11 or more children
$20
Food markets or stores
1 to 5 employees
$25
5 to 12 employees
$50
Over 12 employees
$100
Food or drink peddlers
$25
Garbage or trash trucks
$50
Ice plants
Ice trucks
$5
Coin-operated ice machines
$5
Portable toilets
$5 per unit
Public swimming pool or public bathing areas
$50
Restaurants, diners, luncheonettes, soda fountains
20 seats or fewer
$25
Over 20 seats
$50
Bakery shop on premises
$25
[Added 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
Application to locate, construct or alter swimming pool: $100.
(1) 
First reapplication: no additional fee.
(2) 
Subsequent reapplications: additional fee of $100.
B. 
Annual license to operate swimming pool: $35.
[Added 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01; amended 5-13-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-04; 8-24-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-03]
Registration fee for each building:
A. 
First year: $500.
B. 
Second year: $1,250.
C. 
Third year: $3,000.
D. 
Fourth year and each year thereafter: $5,000.
[Adopted 10-14-2009 by Ord. No. 1269; amended in its entirety 11-5-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01]
A. 
In Holmdel Builder's Association v. Holmdel Township, 121 N.J. 550 (1990), the New Jersey Supreme Court determined that mandatory development fees are authorized by the Fair Housing Act of 1985 (the Act), N.J.S.A. 52:27d-301 et seq., and the State Constitution, subject to the Council on Affordable Housing's (COAH's) adoption of rules.
B. 
Pursuant to P.L. 2008, c. 46, § 8 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-329.2) and the Statewide Nonresidential Development Fee Act (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-8.1 through 40:55D-8.7), COAH is authorized to adopt and promulgate regulations necessary for the establishment, implementation, review, monitoring and enforcement of municipal affordable housing trust funds and corresponding spending plans. Municipalities that are under the jurisdiction of the Council or court of competent jurisdiction and have a COAH approved spending plan may retain fees collected from nonresidential development.
C. 
Pursuant to the Executive Reorganization Act of 1969, P.L. 1969, c. 203 (N.J.S.A. 52:14C-1 et seq.), the Governor abolished COAH and transferred all functions, powers, and duties to the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, effective August 29, 2011. Any and all references to COAH shall mean the Department of Community Affairs (the Department).
D. 
This article establishes standards for the collection, maintenance, and expenditure of development fees pursuant to the Department's regulations and in accordance P.L. 2008, c. 46, §§ 8 and 32 through 38. Fees collected pursuant to this article shall be used for the sole purpose of providing low- and moderate-income housing. This article shall be interpreted within the framework of the Department's rules on development fees codified at N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.
A. 
This article shall not be effective until approved by the Department pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:96-5.1.
B. 
Borough of Lindenwold shall not spend development fees until the Department has approved a plan for spending such fees in conformance with N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.10 and N.J.A.C. 5:96-5.3.
A. 
The following terms, as used in this article, shall have the following meanings:
AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
A development included in the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, and includes, but is not limited to, an inclusionary development, a municipal construction project or a one-hundred-percent affordable development.
COAH or THE COUNCIL
The New Jersey Council on Affordable Housing established under the Fair Housing Act which previously had primary jurisdiction for the administration of housing obligations in accordance with sound regional planning consideration in the state. Pursuant to the Executive Reorganization Act of 1969, P.L. 1969, c. 203 (N.J.S.A. 52:14C-1 et seq.), the Governor abolished the Council and transferred all functions, powers, and duties to the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, effective August 29, 2011. As such, any and all references to COAH shall mean the Department.
DEVELOPER
The legal or beneficial owner or owners of a lot or of any land proposed to be included in a proposed development, including the holder of an option or contract to purchase, or other person having an enforceable proprietary interest in such land.
DEVELOPMENT FEE
Money paid by a developer for the improvement of property as permitted in N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.3.
EQUALIZED ASSESSED VALUE
The assessed value of a property divided by the current average ratio of assessed to true value for the municipality in which the property is situated, as determined in accordance with §§ 1, 5 and 6 of P.L. 1973, c. 123 (N.J.S.A. 54:1-35a through 54:1-35c).
GREEN BUILDING STRATEGIES
Those strategies that minimize the impact of development on the environment, and enhance the health, safety and well-being of residents by producing durable, low-maintenance, resource-efficient housing while making optimum use of existing infrastructure and community services.
A. 
Imposed fees.
(1) 
Within all districts, residential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted below, shall pay a fee of 1 1/2% of the equalized assessed value for residential development, provided no increased density is permitted.
(2) 
When an increase in residential density pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:55D-70d(5) (known as a "d" variance) has been permitted, developers may be required to pay a development fee of 6% of the equalized assessed value for each additional unit that may be realized. However, if the zoning on a site has changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application, the base density for the purposes of calculating the bonus development fee shall be the highest density permitted by right during the two-year period preceding the filing of the variance application.
Example: If an approval allows four units to be constructed on a site that was zoned for two units, the fees could equal 1 1/2% of the equalized assessed value on the first two units; and the specified higher percentage up to 6% of the equalized assessed value for the two additional units, provided zoning on the site has not changed during the two-year period preceding the filing of such a variance application.
B. 
Eligible exactions, ineligible exactions and exemptions for residential development.
(1) 
Affordable housing developments, developments where the developer is providing for the construction of affordable units elsewhere in the municipality, and developments where the developer has made a payment in lieu of on-site construction of affordable units shall be exempt from development fees.
(2) 
Developments that have received preliminary or final site plan approval prior to the adoption of a municipal development fee ordinance shall be exempt from development fees, unless the developer seeks a substantial change in the approval. Where a site plan approval does not apply, a zoning and/or building permit shall be synonymous with preliminary or final site plan approval for this purpose. The fee percentage shall be vested on the date that the building permit is issued.
(3) 
Owner-occupied residential structures demolished and replaced as a result of a fire, flood, or natural disaster shall be exempt from paying a development fee.
(4) 
Development fees shall be imposed and collected when an existing structure undergoes a change to a more intense use, is demolished and replaced, or is expanded, if the expansion is not otherwise exempt from the development fee requirement. The development fee shall be calculated on the increase in the equalized assessed value of the improved structure.
A. 
Imposed fees.
(1) 
Within all zoning districts, nonresidential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted, shall pay a fee equal to 2.5% of the equalized assessed value of the land and improvements for all new nonresidential construction on an unimproved lot or lots.
(2) 
Nonresidential developers, except for developers of the types of development specifically exempted, shall also pay a fee equal to 2.5% of the increase in equalized assessed value resulting from any additions to existing structures to be used for nonresidential purposes.
(3) 
Development fees shall be imposed and collected when an existing structure is demolished and replaced. The development fee of 2.5% shall be calculated on the difference between the equalized assessed value of the preexisting land and improvement and the equalized assessed value of the newly improved structure, i.e., land and improvement, at the time final certificate of occupancy is issued. If the calculation required under this section results in a negative number, the nonresidential development fee shall be zero.
B. 
Eligible exactions, ineligible exactions and exemptions for nonresidential development.
(1) 
The nonresidential portion of a mixed-use inclusionary or market rate development shall be subject to the 2.5% development fee, unless otherwise exempted below.
(2) 
The 2.5% fee shall not apply to an increase in equalized assessed value resulting from alterations, change in use within existing footprint, reconstruction, renovations and repairs.
(3) 
Nonresidential developments shall be exempt from the payment of nonresidential development fees in accordance with the exemptions required pursuant to P.L. 2008, c. 46, as specified in the Form N-RDF "State of New Jersey Nonresidential Development Certification/Exemption" Form. Any exemption claimed by a developer shall be substantiated by that developer.
(4) 
A developer of a nonresidential development exempted from the nonresidential development fee pursuant to P.L. 2008, c. 46, shall be subject to it at such time the basis for the exemption no longer applies, and shall make the payment of the nonresidential development fee, in that event, within three years after that event or after the issuance of the final certificate of occupancy of the nonresidential development, whichever is later.
(5) 
If a property which was exempted from the collection of a nonresidential development fee thereafter ceases to be exempt from property taxation, the owner of the property shall remit the fees required pursuant to this section within 45 days of the termination of the property tax exemption. Unpaid nonresidential development fees under these circumstances may be enforceable by Lindenwold Borough as a lien against the real property of the owner.
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Note: It should be noted that pursuant to P.L. 2009, c. 90, and P.L. 2011, c. 122, the nonresidential statewide development fee of 2.5% for nonresidential development is suspended for all nonresidential projects that received preliminary or final site plan approval subsequent to July 17, 2008, until July 1, 2013, provided that a permit for the construction of the building has been issued prior to January 1, 2015.
A. 
Upon the granting of a preliminary, final or other applicable approval, for a development, the applicable approving authority shall direct its staff to notify the construction official responsible for the issuance of a building permit.
B. 
For nonresidential developments only, the developer shall also be provided with a copy of Form N-RDF "State of New Jersey Nonresidential Development Certification/Exemption" to be completed as per the instructions provided. The developer of a nonresidential development shall complete Form N-RDF as per the instructions provided. The construction official shall verify the information submitted by the nonresidential developer as per the instructions provided in the Form N-RDF. The Tax Assessor shall verify exemptions and prepare estimated and final assessments as per the instructions provided in Form N-RDF.
C. 
The construction official responsible for the issuance of a building permit shall notify the local Tax Assessor of the issuance of the first building permit for a development which is subject to a development fee.
D. 
Within 90 days of receipt of that notice, the Municipal Tax Assessor, based on the plans filed, shall provide an estimate of the equalized assessed value of the development.
E. 
The construction official responsible for the issuance of a final certificate of occupancy notifies the local Assessor of any and all requests for the scheduling of a final inspection on property which is subject to a development fee.
F. 
Within 10 business days of a request for the scheduling of a final inspection, the Municipal Assessor shall confirm or modify the previously estimated equalized assessed value of the improvements of the development; calculate the development fee; and thereafter notify the developer of the amount of the fee.
G. 
Should Lindenwold Borough fail to determine or notify the developer of the amount of the development fee within 10 business days of the request for final inspection, the developer may estimate the amount due and pay that estimated amount consistent with the dispute process set forth in Subsection b of § 37 of P.L. 2008, c. 46 (N.J.S.A. 40:55D-8.6).
H. 
Fifty percent of the development fee shall be collected at the time of issuance of the building permit. The remaining portion shall be collected at the issuance of the certificate of occupancy. The developer shall be responsible for paying the difference between the fee calculated at building permit and that determined at issuance of certificate of occupancy.
I. 
Appeal of development fees.
(1) 
A developer may challenge residential development fees imposed by filing a challenge with the County Board of Taxation. Pending a review and determination by the Board, collected fees shall be placed in an interest-bearing escrow account by Lindenwold Borough. Appeals from a determination of the Board may be made to the tax court in accordance with the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, N.J.S.A. 54:48-1 et seq., within 90 days after the date of such determination. Interest earned on amounts escrowed shall be credited to the prevailing party.
(2) 
A developer may challenge nonresidential development fees imposed by filing a challenge with the Director of the Division of Taxation. Pending a review and determination by the Director, which shall be made within 45 days of receipt of the challenge, collected fees shall be placed in an interest-bearing escrow account by Lindenwold Borough. Appeals from a determination of the Director may be made to the tax court in accordance with the provisions of the State Tax Uniform Procedure Law, N.J.S.A. 54:48-1 et seq., within 90 days after the date of such determination. Interest earned on amounts escrowed shall be credited to the prevailing party.
A. 
There is hereby created a separate, interest-bearing housing trust fund to be maintained by the Chief Financial Officer for the purpose of depositing development fees collected from residential and nonresidential developers and proceeds from the sale of units with extinguished controls.
B. 
The following additional funds shall be deposited in the affordable housing trust fund and shall at all times be identifiable by source and amount:
(1) 
Payments in lieu of on-site construction of affordable units;
(2) 
Developer-contributed funds to make 10% of the adaptable entrances in a townhouse or other multistory attached development accessible;
(3) 
Rental income from municipally operated units;
(4) 
Repayments from affordable housing program loans;
(5) 
Recapture funds;
(6) 
Proceeds from the sale of affordable units; and
(7) 
Any other funds collected in connection with Lindenwold Borough's affordable housing program.
C. 
Within seven days from the opening of the trust fund account Lindenwold Borough shall provide the Department with written authorization, in the form of a three-party escrow agreement between the municipality, the designated bank, and the Department, to permit the Department to direct the disbursement of the funds as provided for in N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.13(b).
D. 
All interest accrued in the housing trust fund shall only be used on eligible affordable housing activities approved by the Department.
A. 
The expenditure of all funds shall conform to a spending plan approved by the Department. Funds deposited in the housing trust fund may be used for any activity approved by the Department to address the Lindenwold Borough's fair share obligation and may be set up as a grant or revolving loan program. Such activities include, but are not limited to: preservation or purchase of housing for the purpose of maintaining or implementing affordability controls, rehabilitation, new construction of affordable housing units and related costs, accessory apartment, market to affordable, or regional housing partnership programs, conversion of existing nonresidential buildings to create new affordable units, green building strategies designed to be cost saving and in accordance with accepted national or state standards, purchase of land for affordable housing, improvement of land to be used for affordable housing, extensions or improvements of roads and infrastructure to affordable housing sites, financial assistance designed to increase affordability, administration necessary for implementation of the Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, or any other activity as permitted pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:97-8.7 through 8.9 and specified in the approved spending plan.
B. 
Funds shall not be expended to reimburse Lindenwold Borough for past housing activities.
C. 
At least 30% of all development fees collected and interest earned shall be used to provide affordability assistance to low- and moderate-income households in affordable units included in the municipal Fair Share Plan. One-third of the affordability assistance portion of development fees collected shall be used to provide affordability assistance to those households earning 30% or less of median income by region.
(1) 
Affordability assistance programs may include down payment assistance, security deposit assistance, low-interest loans, rental assistance, assistance with homeowners' association or condominium fees and special assessments, and assistance with emergency repairs.
(2) 
Affordability assistance to households earning 30% or less of median income may include buying down the cost of low- or moderate-income units in the municipal Fair Share Plan to make them affordable to households earning 30% or less of median income.
(3) 
Payments in lieu of constructing affordable units on site and funds from the sale of units with extinguished controls shall be exempt from the affordability assistance requirement.
D. 
Lindenwold Borough may contract with a private or public entity to administer any part of its Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, including the requirement for affordability assistance, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:96-18.
E. 
No more than 20% of all revenues collected from development fees may be expended on administration, including but not limited to salaries and benefits for municipal employees or consultant fees necessary to develop or implement a new construction program, a Housing Element and Fair Share Plan, and/or an affirmative marketing program. In the case of a rehabilitation program, no more than 20% of the revenues collected from development fees shall be expended for such administrative expenses. Administrative funds may be used for income qualification of households, monitoring the turnover of sale and rental units, and compliance with the Department's monitoring requirements. Legal or other fees related to litigation opposing affordable housing sites or objecting to the Council's regulations and/or action are not eligible uses of the affordable housing trust fund.
Lindenwold Borough shall complete and return to the Department all monitoring forms included in monitoring requirements related to the collection of development fees from residential and nonresidential developers, payments in lieu of constructing affordable units on site, funds from the sale of units with extinguished controls, barrier-free escrow funds, rental income, repayments from affordable housing program loans, and any other funds collected in connection with Lindenwold Borough's housing program, as well as to the expenditure of revenues and implementation of the plan certified by the Department. All monitoring reports shall be completed on forms designed by the Department.
The ability for Lindenwold Borough to impose, collect and expend development fees shall expire with its substantive certification unless Lindenwold Borough has filed an adopted Housing Element and Fair Share Plan with the Department, has petitioned for substantive certification, and has received the Department's approval of its development fee ordinance. If Lindenwold Borough fails to renew its ability to impose and collect development fees prior to the expiration of substantive certification, it may be subject to forfeiture of any or all funds remaining within its municipal trust fund. Any funds so forfeited shall be deposited into the "New Jersey Affordable Housing Trust Fund" established pursuant to § 20 of P.L. 1985, c. 222 (N.J.S.A. 52:27D-320). Lindenwold Borough shall not impose a residential development fee on a development that receives preliminary or final site plan approval after the expiration of its substantive certification or judgment of compliance, nor shall Lindenwold Borough retroactively impose a development fee on such a development. Lindenwold Borough shall not expend development fees after the expiration of its substantive certification or judgment of compliance.