Township of Middletown, NJ
Monmouth County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Middletown 3-14-1988 by Ord. No. 2025; amended in its entirety 8-4-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2479 (Ch. 127 of the 1996 Township Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Chapter 130, Alcoholic Beverages, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Liquor licenses.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804; 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2895]
(1) 
Plenary retail consumption: $2,280.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3185]
(2) 
Club: $188.
(3) 
Limited retail distribution: $63.
(4) 
Plenary retail distribution: $1,658.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3185]
(5) 
Hotel/motel: $1,900.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
B. 
Alcoholic beverage identification card: $20, along with payment of the New Jersey State Police fingerprint review fee.
[Amended 6-21-2004 by Ord. No. 04-2768]
[Amended 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2063]
A. 
Pursuant to Chapter 137, Animals, Article I, Cats and Dogs, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
(1) 
Annual dog licenses and each annual renewal:
(a) 
Altered dogs: $20.
[Amended 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3122]
(b) 
Nonneutered dogs: $25.
[Amended 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3122]
(c) 
Late fee: $5 during the month of February, $2 additional at the start of each month thereafter.
(d) 
Potentially dangerous dogs: $300. (See N.J.S.A. 4:19-23.)
(2) 
Annual cat licenses and each annual renewal:
(a) 
Altered cat: $20.
[Amended 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3122]
(b) 
Nonneutered cat: $25.
[Amended 12-15-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3122]
(c) 
Late fee: $5 during the month of October, $2 additional at the start of each month thereafter.
(3) 
Annual kennel license.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3185]
(a) 
For a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or fewer dogs: $10.
(b) 
For a kennel providing accommodations for more than 10 dogs: $25.
(4) 
Annual pet shop license: $10.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(5) 
Reclaiming an animal:
(a) 
Dogs not brought to the shelter: $25.
(b) 
Cats not brought to the shelter: $25.
(c) 
Dogs, cats and other animals brought to the shelter: current shelter contract cost.
(6) 
List of licensed dog owners: $500.
(7) 
List of licensed cat owners: $250.
B. 
Micro-chipping program. There shall be established a domestic animal micro-chipping program administered by the Middletown Department of Health and Social Services, which shall be funded by fees collected by the voluntary participants in the program pursuant to the following fee schedule:
[Added 8-15-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3177]
(1) 
Micro-chip insertion: $10.
Pursuant to Chapter 362, Peddling and Soliciting, Article I, Canvassing and Soliciting, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Application for license to canvass and solicit: $10.
[Amended 3-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-2572; 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3068; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-3295]
Pursuant to Chapter 180, Certificate of Occupancy, Article I, Commercial and Industrial Property, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
First inspection by Department of Building and Inspections: $250.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Any subcode reinspection: $75.
Pursuant to Chapter 191, Clothing Donation Bins, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
The annual permit fee is $25 per bin.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 2-17-1998 by Ord. No. 98-2503; 2-1-1999 by Ord. No. 99-2534; 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3068]
A. 
State of NJ training fees. This fee shall be in the amount of $0.00334 per cubic foot of volume for new buildings and additions. Volume shall be computed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(a)(b)1-6.
(1) 
No training fee shall be collected for preengineered systems of commercial farm buildings.
(2) 
No training fee shall be collected for permits to perform asbestos or lead abatement.
B. 
General fees.
(1) 
The fee for plan review shall be 20% of the amount charged for a construction permit.
(2) 
The fee to be charged for a construction permit will be the sum of the basic construction fee plus all applicable special fees. This fee shall be paid before a permit is issued.
(3) 
The fee to be charged for a certificate of occupancy shall be paid before a certificate is issued. This fee shall be in addition to the construction permit.
(4) 
All fees shall be rounded to the nearest dollar.
(5) 
All fees shall be paid in cash, check or money order payable to the Township of Middletown.
C. 
Fee schedule.
[Amended 6-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3090; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-3295]
(1) 
General provisions.
(a) 
The basic construction permit fee shall be the sum of the parts computed on the basis of volume or cost of construction, the number of plumbing fixtures and pieces of equipment, the number of electrical fixtures and rating of electrical devices, the number of sprinklers, standpipes and detectors (smoke and heat) at the unit rates and/or the applicable flat fees as provided herein, plus any special fees. The minimum fee for a basic construction permit covering any and all of the technical subcodes shall be $85.
(b) 
For the purpose of determining estimated cost for renovations, alterations, repairs, and the external utility connection for premanufactured construction, the applicant shall submit to the department such cost data as may be available and produced by the architect or engineer of record, or by a recognized estimating firm, or by the contractor. A bona fide contractor's bid, or contract if available, shall be submitted. The Construction Official and/or subcode official shall make the final decision regarding the estimated cost.
(c) 
The fee for an application for a variation in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.10 shall be $250. The fee for resubmission of an application for a variation shall be $125.
(d) 
The fee to reinstate lapsed, suspended or revoked permits noted in N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.16(b) or N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.16(f) or otherwise shall be $50 per outstanding subcode.
(e) 
Any fee not specifically contained within this fee schedule shall be based upon the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Fee Schedule.
(2) 
Building subcode fees.
(a) 
Minimum building subcode fee: $85.
(b) 
New construction or addition: $0.040 per cubic foot.
(c) 
Alterations/renovations of existing building or structure: $40 per thousand dollars of estimated cost of work.
(d) 
Swimming pools (aboveground): $100.
(e) 
Swimming pools (in-ground): $200.
(f) 
Storage sheds (greater than 200 square feet): $125.
(g) 
Fence installation for pool enclosure: $85.
(h) 
Demolition of dwelling (one- and two-family): $150.
(i) 
Demolition of all other use groups: $350.
(j) 
Demolition of accessory structure: $85.
(k) 
(Reserved)
(l) 
Tank installation: $50.
(m) 
Radon abatement: $85 per unit.
(n) 
Asbestos/removal: $150.
(o) 
Lead hazard abatement: $100.
(p) 
Signs (no permit required for signs installed in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:23-2.14(b)6): $85.
(q) 
Solar panel racking system: $40 per thousand dollars of estimated cost of work.
(r) 
Tents, tension-membraned structures and canopies regulated by the building subcode: $150.
(s) 
Temporary structure (greater than 120 square feet): $85.
(t) 
Retaining walls: $40 per thousand dollars of estimated cost of work.
(u) 
UCC certificate of occupancy: $150.
(v) 
Extension of temporary certificate of occupancy: $100.
(3) 
Electric subcode fees.
Fixture/Equipment
Fee
Minimum subcode fee
$85
Electrical fixtures and devices (1-25)
Receptacles, fixtures and devices to be counted for these parts are lighting fixtures, wall switches, convenience receptacles, sensors, dimmers, alarm devices, smoke and heat detectors, communications outlets, light standards eight feet or less in height, including luminaries, emergency lights, electric signs, exit lights or similar electric fixtures and devices rated 20 amps or less, including motors or equipment rated less than 1 hp or 1 kw, and solar panels.
$100
Every additional 25 or fraction thereof
$50
Alarm panels (fire or security)
$50
Service panels, subpanels, solar inverters, disconnects:
100 amps or less
$100
101 to 200 amps
$150
201 to 300 amps
$200
301 to 400 amps
$250
Every 100 amp increase over 400 amps
$75
Devices over 1 hp/kw to 10 hp/kw
$50
Devices over 10 hp/kw to 50 hp/kw
$100
Devices over 50 hp/kw to 100 hp/kw
$150
Devices over 100 hp/kw to 150 hp/kw
$300
Increasing $75 for every 50 hp/kw over 150 hp/kw
Aboveground pools/spas/hot tubs/fountains
$150
In-ground pool
Shall include any "required" bonding, and associated equipment such as filter pumps, motors, disconnecting means, switches, required receptacles and heaters, etc., excepting panelboards and underwater lighting fixtures
$200
Area lighting, 1 to 5 standards (greater than 8 feet, light poles, lot lighting)
$150
Area lighting, over 5 standards
$25 each
Electric appliances, oven, dishwasher, microwave, air conditioner, heaters, water heaters, dryer, range, furnace, exhaust fan (over 1 kw)
$50
Annual inspection of commercial swimming pools
$150
Transformer/generators (transfer switch included):
1 to 5kw
$150
Over 5 kw to 15kw
$250
Over 15kw to 30kw
$300
Over 30kw to 50kw
$400
Every 50kw increase or fraction over
$50
Reactivation of service
200 amps or less
$100
Over 200 amps
$200
Car chargers (100 amps or less)
$100
Radon system
$100
(4) 
Fire protection subcode fees.
Fixture/Equipment
Fee
Minimum subcode fee
$85
Storage tank installations for flammable and combustible liquids:
Tanks up to 500 gallons
$100
501 to 1,000 gallons
$150
1,001 to 2,000 gallons
$200
2,001 to 5,000 gallons
$350
5,000 to 10,000 gallons
$500
10,001 to 19,999 gallons
$750
Underground fire water mains—standpipe and sprinkler systems:
Underground fire water mains (each building)
$300
Standpipe systems
$300
Additional standpipe risers
$150
Sprinklers (other than R-5):
1 to 10
$150
11 to 25
$250
For each additional 25 heads or part thereof the fee shall be increased by:
$75
Fire hydrants on private property
$200
Residential sprinklers in new single-family home
$225
Any sprinkler device not otherwise listed
$175
Preaction/dry pipe valve (including compressor)
$250
Fire pumps
Fire pumps
$300
Jockey/booster pumps
$250
Smoke, heat and duct detectors and fire alarm panels:
Detectors (R-5 use group):
1 to 12
$75
13 to 25
$150
For each additional 25 detectors or part thereof
$100
Any special alarm not listed
$175
Carbon monoxide detectors:
1 to 5
$25
5 to 10
$50
10+
$5 each
Fire alarm panels (R-5 use group):
1 to 12 devices
$25
13 to 25 devices
$50
For each additional 25 detectors or part thereof, the fee shall be:
$75
Detectors (all other use groups):
1 to 12
$150
13 to 25
$200
Each additional 25 devices or part thereof
$75
Fire alarm panels (all other use groups):
1 to 12
$150
13 to 25
$200
Each additional 25 devices or part thereof
$75
Manual fire alarm systems
Pull stations:
1 to 10
$100
11 to 25
$250
For each additional 10 pull stations or part thereof, the fee shall be:
$25
Emergency light/exit signs:
1 to 5
$75
6 to 10
$100
11 to 15
$150
16 to 20
$200
21 to 25
$250
For each additional emergency light or exit sign
$15
Independent preengineered suppression system (including dry chemical, wet chemical, halon, carbon dioxide, etc.):
Preengineered suppression system
$175
Kitchen exhaust hoods and flammable/combustible liquid exhaust hoods:
Kitchen exhaust hoods
$175
Flammable/combustible liquids exhaust hood
$375
Residential hood
$85
AST and UST demolition (tank removal)
$125
Incinerators and crematoriums
$500
Gas, masonry and wood burning fireplaces, wood burning and other nonconventional heating devices:
Fireplaces, stoves and other heating devices
$75
Chimney liner
$35
Gas- or oil-fired furnaces:
Furnace
$75
Chimney liner
$35
Elevator/smoke detectors recall systems:
Elevator recall systems
$150
Smoke removal systems
$300
Gasoline station tanks and pumps:
New gasoline station tank installation up to 10,000 gallons and up to 6 pumps
$750
Each additional gasoline tank up to 10,000 gallons (installed at the same time as new installation)
$200
Additional gasoline pumps, new or replacement
$200
Replacement gasoline tanks
See tank installation #1
Fire Department lock box/Knox-Box®:
Lock box
$25
(5) 
Plumbing subcode fees.
(a) 
Minimum fee: $85.
(b) 
Water closet: $25.
(c) 
Urinal/bidet: $25.
(d) 
Bath tub: $25.
(e) 
Lavatory: $25.
(f) 
Shower: $25.
(g) 
Floor drain: $25.
(h) 
Sink: $25.
(i) 
Dishwasher: $25.
(j) 
Drinking fountain: $25.
(k) 
Washing machine: $25.
(l) 
Hose bib: $25.
(m) 
Other plumbing fixtures: $25.
(n) 
Gas piping: $85.
(o) 
Fuel oil piping: $85.
(p) 
Steam boiler/furnace: $85.
(q) 
A/C or refrigeration unit: $85.
(r) 
Water heater: $85.
(s) 
Other gas appliances (stove/range/pool heater/fireplace): $85.
(t) 
Generator: $95.
(u) 
Sewer pump: $85 per pump.
(v) 
Interceptor/separator: $85.
(w) 
Water-powered sump (includes backflow prevention device): $130.
(x) 
Sump pump: $75.
(y) 
Grease trap: $85.
(z) 
Sewer connection (per 100 feet): $85.
(aa) 
Backflow prevention device (no charge for device used on boilers): $95.
(bb) 
Water service connection (per 100 feet): $85.
(cc) 
Active solar system: $85.
(dd) 
Special device: $85.
(ee) 
High-pressure gas regulators: $85.
(ff) 
LPG tanks aboveground:
[1] 
Up to 500 gallons: $95.
[2] 
501 to 2,000 gallons: $125.
(gg) 
LPG tanks underground:
[1] 
Up to 2,000 gallons: $125.
(hh) 
Septic tank abandonment: $85.
(ii) 
Swimming pool drains/vacuum release device: $125.
(jj) 
Lawn sprinkler (includes backflow preventer): $100.
(kk) 
Yard hydrants (does not include related piping): $85.
Pursuant to Chapter 245, Filming, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Basic filming permit: $100.
B. 
Expedited permit: $250.
C. 
Daily filming fee in addition to basic filming permit: $150 per day.
D. 
Daily filming fee for filming a major motion picture: $500 per day.
E. 
Filming permit for nonprofit applicants filming for educational purposes: no fee.
F. 
Overnight parking/use of Township lot: at actual cost determined by Township.
G. 
Police/fire protection: at actual cost determined by Township.
H. 
Use of Township buildings or public parks: $500 per day.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Pursuant to Chapter 254, Fire Prevention, of the Code of the Township or Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
The permit fees established by N.J.A.C. 5:70 for Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4 life hazard uses shall be:[1]
(1) 
Type 1 permit: $35.
(2) 
Type 2 permit: $138.
(3) 
Type 3 permit: $276.
(4) 
Type 4 permit: $414.
(5) 
Type 5 permit: $1,380.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
The permit fee for service, professional or mercantile business establishments:
[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610]
Size of Business
(square feet)
Fee
To 2,500
$35
Over 2,500
$70
C. 
Administrative fees:
(1) 
Copy of fire investigation report: $5.
(2) 
Application for variance: $50.
(3) 
Application for appeal: $50.
(4) 
Certificate of Fire Code status: $15.
D. 
Fire academy fees.
[Added 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711]
(Non-Middletown companies or departments)
Facility
4 Hours
8 Hours
Use of classroom
$75
$150
Smokehouse/burn building
$200
$400
Ladder tower
$125
$250
Confined space prop
$50
$100
S.C.B.A. maze trailer
$50
$100
Vehicle bay
$50
$100
Video/sound-editing facilities
$50
$100
Drafting pond
$25
$50
Outdoor classroom
No charge
No charge
Burn vehicle
$100 each
$100 each
Breathing air
$50
$100
Straw for smokehouse/vehicles
$8 per bale
$8 per bale
Diesel fuel (for pits only)
$150 per 100 gallons
$150 per 100 gallons
Each safety officer
$25 per hour
$25 per hour
Each cascade operator
$20 per hour
$20 per hour
Custom props are available upon request. Cost to be determined by MTFA.
Student tuition is listed with each class
Peek roof prop
$800
Flat roof prop - 12 feet by 24 feet
$800
Flat roof prop - 24 feet by 24 feet
$1,300 (installation fee - $300)
Balloon frame construction
$350
E. 
Local business registration fee.
[Added 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2895]
Permit Classification for
Business/Professional
B-1, One- and two-story, less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$50
B-2, One- and two-story, 5,001 square feet to 10,000 square feet
$75
B-3, One- and two-story, 10,001 square feet to 12,499 square feet
$100
B-4, Three to five-story, less than 5,000 square feet per floor
$125
B-5, Three- to five-story, 5,001 square feet to 10,000 square feet per floor
$150
B-6, Three- to five-story, 10,001 square feet + per floor
$175
[Amended 3-20-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-2572; 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3068; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-3295]
Pursuant to Chapter 294, Article I, Housing Standards, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Certificate of occupancy for rental with one inspection: $150.
B. 
Certificate of occupancy for resale with one inspection: $150.
C. 
Added reinspection for certificate of occupancy: $75.
D. 
Housing certificates of occupancy that require electrical inspection are not charged a fee for initial inspection. Any violations cited by the Electrical Subcode Inspector must have an electrical application with fee paid before the certificate of occupancy is issued.
Pursuant to Chapter 303, Junk Dealers, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Application for license: $10.
B. 
License fee: $50 per year.
Pursuant to Chapter 307, Junkyards, Motor Vehicle, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
License fee: $25 per year.
Pursuant to Chapter 166, Landmarks Commission and Historic Districts, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Annual fee for written notification of certain meetings: $10.
B. 
Historic District inventories: $10 per copy.
[Added 11-18-1996 by Ord. No. 96-2457]
C. 
Historic Map sets: $4 per set.
[Added 11-18-1996 by Ord. No. 96-2457]
Pursuant to Chapter 331, Motels, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Annual license fee:
(1) 
For premises having not more than 10 housing units: $100.
(2) 
For premises having not fewer than 11 nor more than 20 housing units: $200.
(3) 
For premises having not fewer than 21 nor more than 30 housing units: $300.
(4) 
For premises having 31 or more housing units: $400.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 127-12, Parks, tennis courts and recreational areas, which immediately followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
Pursuant to Chapter 389, Secondhand Dealers, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Initial application for license: $225.
B. 
Annual renewal: $45.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804; 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2895; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 7-21-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3112]
A. 
Pursuant to Chapter 415, Solid Waste, Article III, Brush, Leaves and Tree Cuttings, the following fees are hereby established:
(1) 
Fee for disposal of brush and tree cuttings by commercial landscapers: $25 per cubic yard.
[Amended 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
(2) 
Commercial landscapers license: $50 per year, plus $20 per truck.
[Amended 2-6-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3185; 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
(3) 
Fees for miscellaneous solid waste and recycling.
(a) 
Tire (without rim) dropoff: $2.
(b) 
Tire (with rim) dropoff: $3.
(c) 
Air conditioner, refrigerator, humidifier, dropoff: $10.
[Amended 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
[1] 
Pickup (without freon): $25.
[2] 
Pickup (with freon): $30.
(d) 
Loading of wood mulch into private resident's vehicle (no business vehicles): $10 per load.
(e) 
Delivery of wood mulch to Middletown residences and businesses (subject to mulch availability and DPW scheduling restrictions): $30 per five cubic yard, truck load (unit price: $6 per cubic yard).
(4) 
Fee for disposal of leaves by commercial landscapers: $25 per cubic yard.
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
B. 
Solid waste carts.
[Added 12-18-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3213]
(1) 
The cost for service and rental of an additional solid waste cart of any size shall be pursuant to the following schedule for the five-year term of the solid waste collection contract:
Year
Cost
2018
$500
2019
$425
2020
$350
2021
$275
2022
$200
(2) 
The cost is fixed for the applicable calendar year; there shall be no proration between calendar years.
(3) 
At the conclusion of the five-year term of the contract period, a new fee schedule will be established based on collection costs at that time.
C. 
Recycling carts.
[Added 12-18-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3213[1]]
(1) 
The cost for service and rental of an additional recycling cart of any size shall be $100, regardless of the year in which the additional cart is secured.
(2) 
At the conclusion of the five-year term of the contract period, a new fee schedule will be established based on collection costs at that time.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 415, Solid Waste, Art. I, Recycling.
[Amended 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711]
A. 
Pursuant to Chapter 428, Streets and Sidewalks, Article I, Street Excavations, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
(1) 
Street excavation permit: an amount equal to a percentage of the amount of the cash repair deposit. In no case shall a permit fee be less than $150.
Recommended Cash Repair Deposit
Percentage for Fee
$350 to $999
15.00%
$1,000 to $1,999
13.50%
$2,000 to $2,999
12.00%
$3,000 to $3,999
10.50%
$4,000 to $4,999
9.00%
$5,000 and up
7.50%
(2) 
Cash repair deposits.
(a) 
Opening in new or existing street improvements constructed of cement, concrete or bituminous concrete.
Pavement Disturbance
(square feet)
Cost
(per square foot)
1 to 20
$20
21 to 40
$19
41 to 60
$18
61 to 80
$17
81 to 120
$16
121 to 160
$15
161 to 200
$14
201 to 240
$13
241 to 280
$12
281 to 320
$11
321 to 360
$10
361 to 400
$9
401 to 440
$8
441 to 480
$7
481 to 600
$6
601 to 700
$5.50
701 to 900
$5
901 to 1,000
$4.50
1,001 to 5,000
$4
5,001 and up
$3
(b) 
Opening(s) in streets not constructed of concrete or bituminous concrete:
Pavement Disturbance
(square feet)
Cost
(per square foot)
0 to 149
$1.50
150 to 999
$1.25
1,000 to 4,999
$1
5,000 and up
$0.75
(c) 
Minimum cash repair deposit: $500. For extraordinary situations, the applicant shall pay actual costs. These are large projects that require more time to process applications and perform inspections; for example, street openings exceeding 500 feet in length.
B. 
Sump pump and roof leader connection to storm drain.
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
(1) 
Permit fee: $100.
(2) 
Cash repair deposit: $500.
Pursuant to Chapter 445, Taxicabs and Limousines, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Taxicab driver's license: $20.
B. 
Taxicab owner's license: $125 per vehicle.
[Amended 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
Pursuant to Chapter 453, Towing, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Application fee: $50.
B. 
License fee: $125.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
C. 
Towing fee schedule:
(1) 
Regular towing service.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
(a) 
Within Township day/night:
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- to four-wheel vehicle: $85.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $85.
(b) 
Directly adjacent municipality one-way charge:
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicle: $85 plus $2.50 per mile.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $85 plus $2.50 per mile.
(c) 
Towing elsewhere as agreed, in writing, with owner prior to tow:
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- to four-wheel vehicle: as agreed.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: as agreed.
(2) 
Storage.
(a) 
First 12 hours or if impounded by Police Department:
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- to four-wheel vehicle: no charge.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: no charge.
(b) 
Each day after first twelve-hour period:
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- to four-wheel vehicle: $25.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $25.
(3) 
Special services.
(a) 
Dolly service:
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- to four-wheel vehicle: $12.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $12.
(b) 
Winching service rate includes use of two trucks. If two trucks are required to bring vehicle to roadway, the rate shall be applied per truck.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicles: $60 per half hour.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $60 per half hour.
(c) 
If owner of vehicle appears on scene before vehicle is hooked up to tow truck:
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicles: no charge; return wrecker to top of list.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: no charge; return wrecker to top of list.
(d) 
If owner of vehicle appears after vehicle is hooked to tow truck:
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicles: $25.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $25.
(e) 
Minor roadside other than towing:
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicles: $45.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $45.
(f) 
Flatbeds.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
[1] 
Motorcycles and motorized two- and four-wheel vehicles: $85.
[2] 
All autos and trucks to three tons: $85.
(4) 
Township emergency vehicles. Towing of police, fire and first aid vehicles with the Township and contiguous municipality required at no cost to the Township.
Pursuant to Chapter 362, Peddling and Soliciting, Article II, Transient Merchants and Peddlers, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Application fee: $15.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
B. 
License fees.
(1) 
Transient merchant: $50.
(2) 
Each travel show, carnival or circus: $100.
(3) 
Transient merchant peddler: $50.
[Amended 5-8-1995 by Ord. No. 95-2409; 5-4-1998 by Ord. No. 968-2514; 5-3-1999 by Ord. No. 2543; 5-1-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-2580; 5-7-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2629; 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2718; 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804; 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2895; 8-20-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2927; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2961; 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3035; 10-6-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3117]
Pursuant to Chapter 465, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
Permit fee for the train parking lots, train station satellite lots and bus commuter parking lots. Permit fee schedule based on an annual permit for a single vehicle.
(1) 
The rates for permits to be sold for the 2015 calendar year and thereafter shall be:
Type of Permit
Permit Fee
Train station parking lot
$375
Satellite train lots
$225
Bus commuter lots
$130
(2) 
Permit transfer: $25.
(3) 
Train lot late fee: $50.
(4) 
Permit replacement fee: $100.
B. 
Parking in parking meter or daily parking Lot 1: $6 per day.
C. 
Parking permits are usable only on vehicles registered to or leased by and used by permittee. Any transfer to a vehicle not owned, registered or leased by a permittee is prohibited. Any such action shall be subject to a summons and penalty and, in addition, any such improper transfer and use may also result in the permit being revoked and invalidated by the Township.
D. 
All permits shall be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the maximum number of permits are sold, as determined by the Township Clerk on an annual basis, anyone still wishing to secure a parking permit will be placed on a waiting list for a period of one year.
Pursuant to Chapter 474, Vending Machines, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, the following fees are hereby established:
A. 
License fees for jukebox, pinball machine or video game: $50 per machine.
B. 
Coin-operated vending machine: $25.
[Amended 3-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-2400; 8-3-1998 by Ord. No. 98-2523; 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610; 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804; 12-18-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2895; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 3-15-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-3004; 6-21-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-3008]
The following fees, license fees and permit fees of the Township Clerk are hereby established as follows:
A. 
Unless otherwise provided by law, the fees for copies of government records shall be based on reasonably approximated actual costs, excluding labor and overhead. Fees are to be arrived at by the Township Clerk based on data provided by the Township's Chief Financial Officer and/or Purchasing Agent. Reasonably approximated actual costs may be ascertained by calculating the cost of paper, toner or ink, copier leases, maintenance contracts, repair costs outside of such contracts, and other related but readily identifiable expenses associated with the operation and maintenance of copying or related equipment amortized over the course of the most recent fiscal or calendar year divided by the actual or estimated usage of the copying or related equipment. The data and calculations utilized to amortize such costs shall be reexamined annually to ensure reasonable accuracy. The resulting copying fees as well as the data and calculations used to arrive at such costs shall be published on the Township's website and at the Township Clerk's office. Costs associated with the production of copies of any nonstandard media, such as larger-scale documents, maps, plans, photographs, books or bound publications, and forms of electronically recorded media, shall be determined on an as-provided basis based on the reasonably approximated actual costs associated with producing copies of the same. Actual postage rates will be assessed to any records sent through the mails or other private delivery service.
B. 
Coin-operated washer/dryer: $10 per machine.
C. 
Limousine or taxicab license letter: $45 per vehicle.
D. 
Stamp machine: $5 per machine.
E. 
Annual video store license fee: $100.
F. 
Checks or negotiable instruments returned or revised for insufficient funds or errors by issuing party, for all agencies: $20.
[Amended 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3123]
G. 
Tax office:
(1) 
Duplicate tax bills: $5 for the first duplicate tax bill and $15 for any bill thereafter, provided that such fee should not apply to advice copies of tax bills routinely forwarded to property owners.
(2) 
Duplicate tax sale certificate: $100.
(3) 
Mailing fee for tax sale: up to $25 per individual mailing.
(4) 
Tax search: $10.
(5) 
Certificate of cancellation/redemption unpaid and endorsed tax sale certificate: $25.
(6) 
Redemption recalculation: $50.
H. 
Notary: $5 for the first page; $2 each additional.
[Amended 12-11-1995 by Ord. No. 95-2422; 3-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2757]
The following fees, license fees and permit fees of the Middletown Township Police Department are hereby established:
A. 
Traffic accident/incident cards: see § 240-22A.
B. 
Municipal Court discovery.
[Amended 9-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-2835]
(1) 
All requests for discovery in matters pending in Municipal Court should be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor.
(2) 
The following fees shall be payable for discovery provided:[1]
(a) 
Per letter-size page or smaller: $0.05.
(b) 
Per legal-size page or larger: $0.07.
(c) 
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
(d) 
Twenty-five cents for the envelope for any discovery sent by mail.
(e) 
Photographs will be photocopied at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
(f) 
Duplication of videotapes constitute an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per videotape.
(g) 
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Township copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Township, e.g., another police department, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor, plus any additional postage or actual costs required or incurred.
C. 
Firearms.
(1) 
Identification card: $5.
(2) 
Permit to purchase: $2.
D. 
Fingerprinting by the Identification Bureau, $40 per set, up to three cards, charged only for nonresidents of Middletown Township.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
E. 
Copying of still photos.
(1) 
Three-inch-by-five-inch photographs: $3 per each print.
(2) 
Four-inch-by-six-inch photographs: $5 per each print.
(3) 
Five-inch-by-seven-inch photographs: $7 per each print.
(4) 
Eight-inch-by-ten-inch photographs: $10 per each print.
(5) 
Polaroid photographs: $5 per 8.5-inch-by-11-inch page using color office copying process on plain paper.
F. 
Copy of audiotapes, ninety-minute cassette tape: $25 per tape, requester supplies blank tapes; CD: $7; DVD: $35.[2]
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Original § 127-22G, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 9-19-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-2835.
G. 
Resident identification cards: $25.
[Amended 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804]
H. 
Police firing range.[3]
(1) 
Application, annual fee: $750.
(2) 
Daily usage fee: $125.
[3]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The following fees, license fees and permit fees of the Township of Middletown Department of Health and Social Services are hereby established:
A. 
Witness soil log: $125.
[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610; 12-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
(1) 
Review of plans: $75.
(2) 
Septic permit: $45.
(3) 
Septic repair permit: $100.
B. 
VA/FHA septic or well inspection: $25 each.
C. 
Swimming pool/spa:
(1) 
Review of plans: $250.
(2) 
Swimming pool: $225.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
(3) 
Whirlpool: $125.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
D. 
New well inspection: $50.
[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610]
E. 
Day camps, overnight camps and campgrounds: $25.
F. 
Food-vending machines:
(1) 
Twenty-five cents or less: $5.
(2) 
Twenty-six cents or more: $20.
(3) 
Charity: $0.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Original § 127-23G, Milk-handling license, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610.
G. 
Food handlers.
[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610]
(1) 
Food-handling license:
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
(a) 
Prepackaged nonhazardous foods only: $65.
(b) 
Under $1,000 square feet: $105.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(c) 
Over 1,000 square feet to 2,000 square feet: $145.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(d) 
Two thousand square feet to 4,000 square feet: $180.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(e) 
Over 4,000 square feet: $220.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(2) 
Mobile food handlers: $125.
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
(3) 
Review of plans:
(a) 
Food-handling establishment:
[Amended 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
[1] 
Under 4,000 square feet: $125.
[2] 
Over 4,000 square feet: $225.
[3] 
Prepackaged establishments: $50.
(b) 
Late fee for renewal after February 15: 20% of license fee.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(c) 
Reinspection fee for conditional or unsatisfactory rating.
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
[1] 
First occurrence within two-year period: $100.
[2] 
Second occurrence within two-year period: $200.
[3] 
Third occurrence within two-year period: $500.
(4) 
Temporary food handler's permit for hazardous foods:
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(a) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays: $75.
(b) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of the Middletown Township retail food handler's permit: no fee.
(c) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays: $100.
(d) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit: $25.
(e) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays with less than one week written notice: $100.
(f) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit with less than one week written notice: $10.
(g) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays with less than two weeks' written notice: $150.
(h) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit with less than two weeks' written notice: $50.
(5) 
Temporary food handler's permit for nonhazardous foods:
[Amended 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962]
(a) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays: $25.
(b) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit: no fee.
(c) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays: $35.
(d) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of the Middletown Township retail food handler's permit: $25.
(e) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays with less than one week written notice: $50.
(f) 
Inspection requested during normal business hours, excluding holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit with less than one week written notice: $10.
(g) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays with less than two weeks' written notice: $75.
(h) 
Inspection requested after normal business hours, weekends and holidays for nonprofit organizations and current holders of a Middletown Township retail food handler's permit with less than two weeks' written notice: $50.
H. 
Registrar of Vital Statistics.
[Amended 1-17-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-2610; 12-20-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-2804; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3035; 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-2063; 4-6-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3134]
(1) 
Certified copy of death certificate: $15 for the first copy and $4 each additional copy.
[Amended 9-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3150]
(2) 
Certified copy of birth certificate: $15 per copy.
(3) 
Certified copy of marriage/civil union/re-marriage/reaffirmation license: $15 per copy.
(4) 
Certified copy of domestic partnership certificate: $15 per copy.
(5) 
Amendment/official correction to birth, death, marriage, civil union, reaffirmation, remarriage, domestic partnership certificate: $25.
(6) 
Postage: $5 per shipment via USPS priority mail.
[Amended 6-10-1995 by Ord. No. 95-2414; 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 4-17-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-2869; 4-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2962; 6-6-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3033; 4-16-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3059; 3-18-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3083; 9-16-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3096]
A. 
Facilities use permit application process. Applications for recreational facilities use permits must be made in writing and on the form(s) supplied by the Township. Forms may be secured from the Township Recreation Director's office or the Township's website pursuant to the following conditions:
(1) 
Applications must be submitted to the Township's Recreation Department not less than seven calendar days before the date of the requested use.
(2) 
The application must be signed by an adult representative of the individual or group requesting a facilities or program use permit who shall be considered an authorized agent of the organization.
(3) 
The application must include all the facilities, equipment and Township staffing needs, if any, being requested along with all the dates and times for which the facilities, equipment and staff are being requested. Approval of any application is limited to the facilities, dates and times expressly requested in the application. Approval does not include the use of rooms, buildings, fields, equipment or staff not expressly requested.
(4) 
Applicants must agree that they shall assume responsibility for the orderly and careful use of the facility for which they are seeking to use and must agree to assume liability for any damage or loss of property caused by the use or in the course of the use.
(5) 
Unless otherwise agreed to by the Township Attorney, applicants must agree to indemnify and hold the Township or Board of Education, as applicable based on the site being permitted, harmless from any and all claims, injuries and/or damages arising out of the permitted use of the facility during the user's occupancy or use of it and furnish evidence of adequate liability insurance coverage of a minimum of $1,000,000 per person, incident and for property damage with such certificate of insurance clearly naming the Township as an additional insured during the entirety of the period of time for which any permit is being requested to be issued.
(6) 
Applicants must agree that they will not sublet or assign any permitted facility. Only the individuals or organizations making reservations for the utilization of fields or facilities may utilize them for the allocated time reserved. Any unauthorized subletting or assignment of reserved times to individuals or groups other than those making the reservation may result in ejection from the premises, the forfeiting of other reservations made without any refund and affect an individual or group's eligibility to secure future reservations.
B. 
Facilities use permit application approval process.
(1) 
The Recreation Department will independently review each application and check the calendar to determine whether the requested facility is available during the dates and times requested. If the facility requested is not available, the applicant shall be informed and may suggest alternative facilities, dates or times. If the requested facility is available and the applicant meets the requirements of the Township Code defined herein, the Recreation Director shall issue a permit via electronic mail or other means determined appropriate. The Recreation Director shall determine the applicable permit use fees to be assessed as provided herein.
(2) 
The Township Administrator, governing body and Recreation Director reserve the right to deny any permit application if they determine it is in the Township's best interest to do so, or a user group has not paid permit fees on a timely basis.
C. 
Classification and prioritization of permitted users. Organizations and individuals using Township-permitted programs and recreational facilities shall be classified as Class I, Class II and Class III as provided hereinafter.
(1) 
"Class I" users will be given top priority over the use of Township recreational facilities over other users and may use Township facilities without payment of a use fee unless Township staffing is required outside of normal Township working hours. Class I users include the following organizations and individuals:
(a) 
Township of Middletown sponsored functions as authorized or sanctioned by the Mayor, Administrator or governing body.
(b) 
Middletown School District sponsored activities held by staff members to directly benefit the pupils of the school district.
(c) 
Volunteer Middletown Fire Departments and Rescue Squads.
(d) 
Nonprofit organizations providing Superstorm Sandy relief to Middletown residents.
(2) 
"Class II" users will be given priority for the use of Township recreational facilities over Class III users and may request use of Township-permitted programs or facilities subject to the fees provided under § 240-25 of the Township Code. Staffing fees may be assessed if Township staff is required outside of regularly scheduled Township work hours. All Class II users are required to provide a 50% deposit a week prior to their permit start date with the balance being paid in full at the midpoint of any season or scheduled series of meetings. Failure to pay may result in revocation of a permit and future debarment from receiving Township facilities use permits. Class II users include the following organizations and individuals:
(a) 
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
(b) 
Community sports teams. Children and adult teams based in Middletown, meaning that their rosters consist of 80% or more of Middletown residents. This includes individual games whereby the host team playing in the game is a Class II Community Sports Team as defined herein.
(c) 
Applicants requesting facilities for tournaments, multi-team events or games, and camps will be considered Class III users and applicable rental and staff fees will apply.
(3) 
"Class III" users shall be given the lowest priority for the use of Township recreational facilities and programs. Class III users may only participate or use such facilities, if available, with payment of a user fee and charges for staff service costs, when applicable, at a rate of 150% of the fees otherwise established in § 240-25 of the Township Code. All Class III users are required to make payment in full 14 days before their first permitted time is scheduled. Class III users shall include the following individuals and organizations unless otherwise exempted by the governing body on a case-by-case basis:
(a) 
Religious or fraternal organizations.
(b) 
Amateur athletic leagues or teams based outside of the Middletown area.
(c) 
Sports camps and clinics.
(d) 
All users not otherwise classified under Class I or II above.
D. 
General recreational facility fee schedule. Unless otherwise specified by a duly adopted agreement approved by the governing body or another provision of the Township Code, this schedule shall govern the fees assessed for all indoor and/or outdoor recreational facility use permits, i.e., ball fields, classroom/meeting space, gymnasiums, etc.
(1) 
Class I users shall not be charged any permit fee but for Township staffing required outside of normal Township working hours.
(2) 
Class II users shall pay a permit or rental fee in the amount of $20 per two-hour period per day for each individual field or facility, except for the following:
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3202; 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
(a) 
Turf fields.
[1] 
Per two-hour period: $35.
(b) 
Gymnasium.
[1] 
Per two-hour weekend period: $40.
(3) 
Class III users shall pay a permit or rental fee that is 150% of the applicable Class II fees, except for the following:
[Amended 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3202; 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
(a) 
Turf fields.
[1] 
Per two-hour period: $140.
(b) 
Gymnasium.
[1] 
Per two-hour weekend period: $60.
(4) 
Any required Township employee time for any class of user shall be calculated at the maximum regular hourly and overtime rates, as applicable based on the time of need, for the title of the employee determined to be required by the Recreation Director or Public Works Director, as applicable.
(5) 
Itemized invoices can be prepared upon request for permit fees and Township staff time charges. The Township reserves the right, where deemed appropriate, to require prepayment of fees prior to applicants' use of any facility.
(6) 
Full 100% refunds shall be granted if a field or facility is rendered unusable by the Township for maintenance or other purposes. Fifty percent refunds shall be granted if a reservation for a field or facility is cancelled for any reason by the applicant if cancelled at least 48 hours in advance of the reserved time.
E. 
Other specific facility or program fees. The following fees, license fees and permit fees of the Township of Middletown Department of Recreation are hereby established as listed below. The Director of Recreation shall recommend and establish adult and youth program fees for Township programs and events and shall update the fees on a periodic basis as may be required.
[Amended 2-18-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3101; 2-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3123; 3-16-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3128; 8-17-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3144; 10-5-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3152; 3-7-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3161; 7-18-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-3174; 8-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3202]
(1) 
Picnic fees: Bodman Park.
(a) 
New picnic fee structure.
[1] 
Resident (nonprofit groups): $50.
[2] 
Resident groups: $75.
(2) 
Tennis court fees:
(a) 
Daytime: $5 per court per hour.
(b) 
Night: $8 per court per hour.
(3) 
Instructional classes: $3 to $20 per instructional hour.
(4) 
Slimnastics:
(a) 
Two ten-week classes during same season: $60 to $75 per person.
(b) 
Three ten-week classes during same season: $90 to $125 per person.
(5) 
Sport leagues. Per league: $5 to $50, per person, per week.
(6) 
Youth sports camp: $3 to $25 per instructional hour.
(7) 
Sports tournaments (entry fees). Number of players per team varies per sport and tournament: $5 to $50 per person.
(8) 
Middletown Preschool Program fees:
[Amended 3-4-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3249; 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-3293]
(a) 
School-year program from September through June (10 months).
[1] 
Pre-K group tuition for 10 months.
[a] 
Four half days: $3,920.
[b] 
Four full days: $5,920.
[c] 
Five half days: $4,900.
[d] 
Five full days: $7,400.
[e] 
Three half days: $2,940
[f] 
Three full days: $4,400
Note: Should it be necessary to modify or supplement the in-class preschool programming with virtual learning, the Township may determine it appropriate to reduce the above fees by up to 50%.
[2] 
Young toddlers (one day per week): $650 for 10 months.
[3] 
Withdrawal fee. A withdrawal fee equal to the next month's payment will be assessed if the registrant drops out before the end of the school year.
[4] 
Late fee. Registration fees must be paid on time. 30% of the total class fees must be received by November 30; 60% received by March 1; 100% due by May 31. Any payments not received on time shall be assessed a late fee of $25 per month until payments are current.
[5] 
Prorated fee. Registrations that take place after the start of the program each year will be prorated to the month they start. From thereon fees shall be assessed on a monthly basis from the month they begin through June.
[6] 
Before- or after-care option available for an hourly rate of $10 per hour.
(9) 
Dance party.
(a) 
Individual admission:
[1] 
K through 8th grade: $5 to $10.
[2] 
High school: $5 to $10.
(10) 
Fishing derbies: $5 to $15 per child.
(11) 
Open gym program.
(a) 
Youth program: $0 to $10 per person, per visit.
(b) 
Adult program: $4 to $20 per person, per visit.
(12) 
Walking club: $5 per person.
(13) 
Registration refund processing fee: $10.
[Amended 3-4-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3248]
(a) 
Participants in programs cancelled by the Township will be granted a full refund without any processing fee.
(b) 
All refund or cancellation requests must be made in writing utilizing a refund request form, including proof of payment. Additional documentation maybe required. All refund requests will be honored in the following manner.
[1] 
Refunds for cancellations received 14 days prior to a program or activity start date shall receive a full refund, less the refund processing fee.
[2] 
Refunds for cancellations received seven to 13 days prior to a program or activity start date shall receive a 50% refund, less the refund processing fee.
[3] 
Refunds for cancellations received within seven days prior to a program or activity start date shall not be granted.
[4] 
For all summer recreation programs, no refunds shall be granted after May 15 of the calendar year in which the participant is enrolled.
[5] 
All approved refund requests will be issued via a purchase order requiring six to eight weeks for processing. If possible, a credit may be made on the participant's account in lieu of a refund being issued.
[6] 
The $10 refund processing fee shall be charged on all approved refunds, credits or changes, except in the case of a cancellation of a program by the Township.
(14) 
Return check fee: $20.
(15) 
Summer recreation program.
(a) 
Registration fee per week:
[Amended 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
[1] 
Four days per week (5.5 hours per day): $68.
[2] 
Four days after care (two hours per day): $25.
[3] 
Five days per week (5.5 hours per day): $85.
[4] 
Five days after care (two hours per day): $31.
[5] 
Five days per week (3.5 hours per day): $54.
[6] 
Four days per week (3.5 hours per day): $43.
(b) 
Sibling discounts, for siblings in the same household, registered for the same week, at the same location.
[Amended 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
[1] 
First child pays full price; second-child receives 5% discount: third child receives 10% discount; fourth child receives 15% discount, etc.
(c) 
Supplemental insurance coverage: $6 per child per season.
(d) 
Additional tee shirt fee: $10 per shirt.
(e) 
Transportation charge: $60 per child.
(f) 
Early bird registration: Register and pay in full by April 15 and receive 10% off.
[Added 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
(g) 
Late registration fee: Registrations received after May 30 will incur a late fee of $5 per week; this does not include after care.
[Added 2-19-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3247]
(16) 
Recreation nonresident fee for anyone not from Middletown:
(a) 
Additional 20% of program registration fee.
(17) 
Nature equipment rentals:
(a) 
Fossil equipment: $5. A $15 refundable deposit is required.
(b) 
Native backpack: $5. Credit card information required to be obtained a time of rental. A $175 replacement fee charged if not returned.
(18) 
Birthday party: from $315 to $415 per two-hour party for 15 children. An additional $8 will be charged for any additional children over 15.
(19) 
Guided fossil hunts: fee per two-hour program:
(a) 
Twelve students or fewer: $240.
(b) 
Thirteen to 25 students: $285.
(c) 
Twenty-six to 50 students: $390.
(d) 
Fifty-one to 75 students: $515.
(e) 
Seventy-six to 100 students: $625.
(f) 
Unguided, but renting equipment, 10 to 60 students: $100. If more than 60 students, an additional $8 will be charged.
(g) 
Unguided, not renting equipment: permit fee as stated in ordinance.
(20) 
Science and history classes:
(a) 
Two-hour program: $265.
(b) 
Four-hour program: $390.
(c) 
Three-hour program: $325.
(d) 
Price charged per class of 25 students. If a large group, class is rounded to the nearest 25. When rounding down, an additional $8 per student will be added to reach the number of students attending.
(21) 
Outreach programs (off-site, program held at school/facility): from $265 to $365 per ninety-minute program. Additional $8 charged per child over 25 students.
(22) 
Nature preschool (six-week program): $102.
(a) 
Sibling discount: 10%.
(23) 
Day off-day camps.
(a) 
Half day: $45.
(b) 
Full day: $65.
(c) 
Sibling discount: 10%.
(24) 
Promotional gift shop items: from $0.25 up to $50.
(25) 
Nature camps:
(a) 
Half day: $150 to $200 per week.
(b) 
Full day: $240 to $290 per week.
(c) 
After care: $45 to $90 per week.
(26) 
Scout programs: $90 for 15 children. An additional $8 is charged for any children over 15.
(27) 
Special event permit. Special event permits may be issued for use of the Middletown Arts Center, Poricy Park and Bodman Park, subject to approval by the Township Administrator. Special events shall include, but not necessarily be limited to: weddings, receptions, bar mitzvahs, christenings, birthday parties, retirement parties, and family reunions.
(a) 
Events including alcohol: $3,500 for an event up to four hours. Each additional hour, up to a maximum of two: $800.
(b) 
Events with no alcohol: $2,250 for an event up to four hours. Each additional hour, up to a maximum of two: $500.
(c) 
Not-for-profit organizations: regardless of whether alcohol is being served, $500 for an event up to four hours. Each additional hour, up to a maximum of two: $100.
(d) 
If determined to be necessary based on the size and nature of the event, additional fees for staff support, including but not necessarily limited to building maintenance and police, shall be determined by the Township Administrator and provided to the applicant in writing in advance of the issuance of the special events permit.
(28) 
Special event fees. The Department of Recreation sponsors a variety of events throughout the year. This includes, but is not limited to, Daddy-Daughter dances, Mother-Son events, beach parties, movies in the parks, bus trips, Christmas-themed programs, Middletown Day, the Farmers and Makers Market, etc. Event fees are based upon the various vendor fees or supplies needed to run the event. As such, fees fluctuate yearly based on these cost factors. The fees for these events may vary substantially depending on the actual costs for the activities involved. As such, the range of fees may run from free or no charge up to $100 per person. The Recreation Director shall establish user fees for activities and update the fees on a periodic basis as may be required so long as said fees are solely to cover the costs of the applicable programming.
The following fees, license fees and permit fees for community development are hereby established as follows:
A. 
Processing a rental rehabilitation application: $25.
B. 
Community development mortgage: $50 subordination fee.
[Added 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932]
The following costs and fees of the Middletown Township Municipal Court are hereby established as follows:
A. 
Municipal Court costs: up to $30 per violation.
[Amended 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711]
B. 
Any violation of Title 39 or 40 of the New Jersey Revised Statutes or Chapter 465, Vehicles and Traffic, of the Code of the Township of Middletown, ATS surcharge: $1 per violation.
C. 
Application for representation by Public Defender. The Municipal Court Judge shall assess a fee of up to $200 from each defendant who requires the services of the Public Defender. The Judge may waive this fee in whole or in part if the Judge determined the fee represents an unreasonable burden on said defendant.
[Added 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 98-2506]
[Amended 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 97-2494; 3-17-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-2711; 12-17-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-2932; 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3068]
The following fees for planning are hereby established as follows:
A. 
Engineering copies:
(1) 
Twenty-four-inch-by-thirty-six inch sheets, $6 per sheet.
(2) 
Thirty-six inch-by-forty-two inch sheets, $7 per sheet.
B. 
Topographic maps. The following fees are established for copies of topographic maps based on the rate of acreage as determined by the Township Engineer:
(1) 
Rate per acre: $25.
(2) 
Minimum charge: $100.
C. 
Miscellaneous fees.
(1) 
GIS maintenance fee: $15.
(2) 
Site plan and subdivision (Tax Map maintenance): $200 plus $150 for each additional unit or lot over one.
(3) 
Zoning Officer fees:
[Amended 8-17-2020 by Ord. No. 2020-3295]
(a) 
Development permits (residential one- or two-family): $75.
(b) 
Development permits (commercial): $150.
(c) 
Minor subdivision or site plan review: $50.
(d) 
Major subdivision or site plan review: $100.
(4) 
Floodplain encroachment permit: $250.
(5) 
Grading plan review: $425.
[Amended 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
(a) 
Resubmission of grading plan: $175.
(6) 
Resubmission of floodplain plan: $75.
[Amended 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
(7) 
Planning and Development Regulations with Map: $55.
(8) 
Planning and Development Regulations updates: $25.
(9) 
Zoning Map: $5.
(10) 
Administrative fee — resale of affordable income unit property: $100.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 127-28, Fees for Swimming Pool Utility, as amended by Ord. Nos. 98-2509, 99-2533, 2000-2570, 2001-2611, 2001-2665, 2005-2806 and 2009-2962, which previously followed this section, was repealed 8-20-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3068.
(11) 
Topographic as-built review: $200.
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3250]
[Added 9-21-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2980]
A. 
Transient merchants selling durable goods or services. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any transient merchant selling durable goods or services participating in a municipally sponsored marketplace in the Township of Middletown shall only be assessed any applicable fees imposed by this chapter once for the entire calendar year in which they participate in such a marketplace regardless of whether they participate once or every week in which the marketplace operates pursuant to the terms of the Township's annual Sponsorship Agreement.
B. 
Transient merchants selling food or produce-related products. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, any transient merchant who is a food or produce-related products vendor participating in a municipally sponsored marketplace in the Township of Middletown shall only be assessed any applicable fees imposed by this chapter once for the entire calendar year in which they participate in such a marketplace, regardless of whether they participate once or every week in which the marketplace operates pursuant to the terms of the Township's annual Sponsorship Agreement on the condition that such food or produce-related products vendors do not modify menus or operations from those filed with the Township of Middletown's Department of Health and Social Services in advance of participating in any municipally sponsored marketplace. Should modifications be made to menus and plans required to be filed with the Township's Department of Health and Social Services in advance of participation in any municipally sponsored marketplace, any applicable fees under this chapter may be reassessed for the review of such modifications. No food or produce-related products vendors may participate in any municipally sponsored marketplace without first having filed with the Township's Department of Health and Social Services in advance of any event day.
C. 
No waiver of any applicable law or regulations. This special fee allowance for transient merchants of durable goods and food or produce-related products vendors participating in municipally sponsored marketplaces shall not be construed to relieve any retail merchant or food or produce-related products vendor of any applicable statutory or regulatory obligations imposed by state law, local ordinance or contract with the sponsors of any municipally sponsored marketplace in the Township.
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-3035]
Any fees authorized under any chapter of the Code of the Township of Middletown to be paid to any Township department that may be paid by electronic methods, such as credit, debit, or ACH, whether online or in person, shall be subject to a minimum convenience fee of $1 or up to 3% of the applicable fee per transaction to cover the Township's costs associated with processing such transactions for the convenience of residents.
[Added 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3063]
Refer to Chapter 161, Body Art Facilities.
A. 
Initial application/plan review fee:
(1) 
Tattooing license: $400.
(2) 
Body piercing license: $400.
(3) 
Tattooing and body piercing at same establishment: $700.
B. 
Renewal license fee:
(1) 
Tattooing license: $350.
(2) 
Body piercing license: $350.
(3) 
Tattooing and body piercing at same establishment: $500.
C. 
Temporary establishments:
(1) 
Temporary tattooing facility: $400.
(2) 
Temporary body piercing facility: $400.
(3) 
Temporary tattooing and body piercing at same facility: $700.
D. 
Reinspection fees:
(1) 
First offense: $200.
(2) 
Second offense: $300.
(3) 
Third offense: $500.
[Added 6-18-2012 by Ord. No. 2012-3063]
Refer to Chapter 299, Immunizations in Schools and Day-Care Centers.
A. 
Annual audit fee:
(1) 
Private schools: $50.
(2) 
Public schools: no fee.
B. 
Reaudit fees:
(1) 
First reaudit: $50.
(2) 
Second reaudit: $75.
(3) 
Third reaudit: $100.
[Added 3-3-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-3102]
A. 
Commemorative item sales. Various promotional items and memorabilia, including but not limited to commemorative coins, glasses, articles of clothing, and decorative items, may be sold in support of Township-sponsored programs authorized by the governing body or Administrator, as follows:
(1) 
From $1 up to $50, with the final cost being determined by the Township Administrator in consultation with the Director of Recreation.
B. 
Signs and banners. Advertising signs and banners shall be permitted at Township-owned or operated parks and recreation facilities, subject to the guidelines established herein.
(1) 
Field advertising banners, affixed to fences in and around Township-run recreational fields and facilities, including indoor facilities:
(a) 
Signs and banners: three feet by five feet (maximum): $2,500 per year.
C. 
Sponsorships. A sponsor may offer monetary or other acceptable material support to any authorized Township recreation program or related activity. This may include, but not necessarily be limited to, providing financial support to a Township recreation program, activity or facility improvement or modification that provides a public benefit, subject to any applicable laws, ordinances and authorization by the governing body or Township Administrator. Sponsors shall be entitled to recognition or acknowledgment by way of public address, approved signage, written announcements, correspondence or other appropriate means, subject to the following standard terms and conditions:
(1) 
No program participant, Township employee or official shall be required to participate in surveys or focus groups as a condition of any such sponsorship.
(2) 
Such recognition in any manner shall not constitute the Township's endorsement of any product, service or program provided by the sponsor.
(3) 
No sponsorship shall be extended beyond a term of more than one year absent reauthorization by the newly organized governing body or Township Administrator.
(4) 
All sponsorship proposals in excess of $5,000 in material value are required to be approved by the Township Committee upon the recommendation of the Township Administrator. Proposals equal to or less than $5,000 may be approved by the Township Administrator.
(5) 
In the event of multiple or competing proposals for the same sponsorship opportunity, the Township Committee shall make the selection of the sponsor at a public meeting, which shall be the final determination made.
(6) 
All sponsorships shall be appropriate for audiences of all ages and shall not promote any illegal or discriminatory activity.
(7) 
The Township reserves its right to cancel any sponsorship at its sole discretion.
[Added 9-8-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-3151]
A. 
Any individual who desires to obtain a United States passport may apply for same at the Office of the Township Clerk for the following fees:
(1) 
Two two-inch-by-two-inch pictures to be attached to the passport application: $10.
(2) 
DS-11 Form (new passport applications) age 16 and over: $75.
(3) 
Execution fee: $25.
(4) 
DS-11 (for children under 16 years of age: $60.
(5) 
Expedited services: $60.
(6) 
File search fee: $45.
(7) 
Passport card (over 16 years of age): $20.
(8) 
Passport card (under 16 years of age): $10.
B. 
All of the above fees, with the exception of Subsection A(1) and (3), are payable directly to the United States Department of State.
[Added 4-3-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-3191]
A. 
Bus trips.
(1) 
Atlantic City trips, which may include complimentary items, transportation, driver gratuity, and lunch: $25 to $65 per person.
(2) 
Special activity trips ranging from, but not limited to, performances and boat rides, which may include lunch, transportation, and driver gratuity: $65 to $125 per person.
B. 
Special programs held throughout the year either on site at the Senior Center or within proximity: $5 to $40 per person.
C. 
Non-Middletown resident member fee: $54 per year.