[This appendix contains a schedule of certain fees and charges required by the Town of Cumberland. This schedule should not be considered comprehensive. For current fees on all subjects, please check with the Town Clerk.]
[Ord. No. 05-08, § 2, 5-18-2005]
[Ord. of 2-20-1991, § 2; Ord. No. 97-7, § 1, 3-5-1997; Ord. No. 97-32, § 1, 10-22-1997; Ord. No. 01-29, 9-5-2001; Ord. No. 02-17, 6-5-2002; Ord. No. 04-11, §§ 1 — 4, 6-2-2004; Ord. No. 05-08, § 2, 5-18-2005; Ord. No. 08-07, § 1, 3-12-2008; Ord. No. 09-29A, § 1, 1-6-2010; Ord. No. 10-06-A, § 1, 4-7-2010; Ord. No. 10-09, 4-29-2010; amended 11-2-2016 by Ord. No. 16-22; 9-18-2019 by Ord. No. 19-25]
Building permits. The following fees shall be charged for building permits:
Plumbing permits. The following fees shall be charged for plumbing permits:
Mechanical permits. The following fees shall be charged for mechanical permits:
Electrical permits. The following fees shall be charged for electrical permits:
Sign permits. The sign permit fee shall be a base fee of $10, plus $1 per square foot in excess of 10 square feet.
Certificate of use and occupancy. The fee for a certificate of use and occupancy for a single-family residence shall be $25 per inspection and $50 per reinspection.
911 House Number Fee. $25.
Zoning certificates and zoning book copies. $25.
Commercial permits. Commercial permit fees shall be as follows:
Gasoline stations. The fees for the erection of gasoline station buildings shall be the amounts specified in the schedule of permit fees in Subsection (a) of this section, and in addition there shall be a fee of $50 for each gas pump and a fee of $25 for each tank for petroleum products.
Moving buildings or other structures. The fees for the moving of buildings or other structures shall be as follows:
If relocated so as not to involve the use of public highways in the process of moving, the fee shall be $10.
If not more than 2 1/2 stories in height and involving use of public highways, the fee shall be $25.
If more than 2 1/2 stories in height and involving use of public highways, the fee shall be $50.
Demolition. The fees for the demolition of buildings or other structures will be in accordance with the following table:
Late filing fee. If an owner or agent files an application for the required permit after work has commenced or has commenced work prior to the issuance of the required permit, a late filing fee shall be added to the normal fee that would otherwise apply. The late filing fee shall be double the normal fee.
Failed inspection fee. For a failed inspection, a fee of $25 shall apply for the necessary reinspection of the corrected work.
[Ord. No. 91-23, § 1, 9-18-1991; Ord. No. 97-16, § 1, 7-16-1997; Ord. No. 97-32, § 1, 10-22-1997; Ord. No. 99-1, §§ 1, 2, 1-6-1999; Ord. No. 01-34, § 1, 2-20-2002; Ord. No. 09-02A, § 1, 3-18-2009; Ord. No. 09-29A, § 1, 1-6-2010]
The following sewer assessment rates shall apply to the Construction of Sewer System - Expansion Under
Contract No. 86-5 — Broadview Location
Contract No. 86-4 — Valley Falls Location
Contract No. 85-2 — High Street Location
Contract No. 85-3 — Sanford & Church Location
Contract No. 85-1 — Mill Street Location
Contract No. 87-2 — Cumberland Hill Location
Contract No. 85-5 — Desmaris Street Location
Contract No. 85-4 — Manville Hill Road Location
Contract No. 87-1 — West Sneech Brook Location
Contract No. 87-3 — Mendon Road Location
Contract No. 87-4 — Albion Road Location
Contract No. 93-1 — Mendon Road Location
Contract No. 94-1 — Curran Road Location
Contract No. 94-2 — Cumberland Hill Location
Contract No. 95-1 — Bear Hill Location
Contract No. 95-2 — Amherst Street Location
Contract No. 95-3 — Pocasset Avenue-Amherst Street-Alan Avenue Location.
Assessment charges for such sewers shall be computed at the rate of $79 per linear foot of lot frontage payable over a period of 20 years. The method used to calculate the sewer assessment is as follows:
Case No. 1: A lot fronting on a street with sewer accommodations will be computed by multiplying the lot frontage by $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 2: A corner lot shall be assessed at the rate of $79 for each linear foot of lot frontage on the side of the lot that is adjacent to the sewer.
Case No. 3: A corner lot where the sewer abuts both sides of the lot shall be assessed by multiplying the longest side of the lot by $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 4: A corner lot where the sewer abuts both sides of the lot and has a frontage on the long side in excess of 150 feet, yet has an area of less than 20,000 square feet, shall be assessed for 150 feet of frontage at $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 5: A lot fronting on two streets (not a corner lot) both of which are sewered and cannot be further subdivided based on current zoning of the lot shall be assessed for the longest side at the rate of $79 per linear foot.
Case No. 5a: A lot fronting on two streets (not a corner lot) both of which are sewered and can be further subdivided based on current zoning of the lot shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot of lot frontage on each street.
Case No. 6: Lots that do not front on a Town accepted road and that will receive sewer connections through a driveway, right-of-way, easement, paper road, etc., shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot for a minimum lot frontage of 50 feet plus the width of the driveway, right-of-way, easement, paper road, etc.
Case No. 7: If the frontage of a lot is less than 50 feet, then it shall be considered to have a minimum of 50 feet of frontage for sewer assessment purposes and shall be assessed at the rate of $79 per linear foot.
If a situation arises that does not conform to the cases enumerated hereinabove, the director of public works or his designee is hereby authorized to compute the sewer assessment in accordance with the method set forth in the ordinance, which in his sole discretion best describes said situations.
Any prior sewer assessment payments made to the Town of Cumberland for the projects listed herein will be credited to the new assessment made pursuant to this ordinance.
The Finance Director shall permit deferred payment of annual installments of sewer assessments made pursuant to article I of this ordinance with respect to lots not connected to the Town's sewer system which are owned and used as principal residence by a person or persons (i) at least one of whom has attained the age of 65 or is disabled and (ii) who had gross household income of $15,000 or less for the preceding calendar year. Any person desiring to defer payment of an annual installment shall apply to the finance director in writing within 30 days after mailing of the installment bill for permission to do so. No deferral shall be allowed unless the applicant files a timely application setting forth the factual basis for the deferral request. Any deferred payments shall be due not later than the earlier of (i) any connection from the property to the Town's sewer system or (ii) any transfer of the property. Interest will not be charged on payments deferred pursuant to this section.
Sewer assessment rate bills shall be due and payable on the date stated therein and all sewer assessment rate bills remaining unpaid 31 days thereafter shall carry, until collected, a penalty at the same percentage rate established by the Town for unpaid property taxes, upon the unpaid amount and the current penalty charge for each billing period.
The properties as listed in Exhibit "1997 Bond Sewer Assessment, Monastery and Chapel Four Corners Area", attached to Ord. No. 01-34, are subject to a sewer assessment charge of $68 per linear foot. Such charge is payable in equal annual payments over the remaining life of the bond, 18 years.
[Ord. No. 2010-03A, § 1, 2-17-2010]
The following fees shall apply to all zoning applications and appeals be heard by the Zoning Board of Review and/or Providence County Superior Court.
Application for variance or special use permit: $350.
Appeal of Building Official: $350.
Other appeals to Zoning Board: $350.
Certificate of zoning compliance: $50.
The party filing the application or appeal shall be responsible for the payment of all notices required by the provisions of G.L. § 45-24-1 et seq., and/or any notice by publication required by said chapter of the general laws as well as the fee for recording the decision in the Town's land evidence records.
The party filing an appeal of any Zoning Board of Review decision to the superior court shall be responsible for the ordering of and payment for the stenographic report of the entire proceeding appealed from which shall be forwarded to the Zoning Board of Review for inclusion with the certified record/documents required pursuant to G.L § 45-24-69 and responsible for the payment of all notices and advertisements required by law.
The following fees shall apply to all applications for zone changes and road abandonments.
Application for zone change: $700.
Application for road abandonment: $700.
The party filing the application for a zone change or road abandonment shall be responsible for the payment of all notices required and notice by publication required by the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island. Additionally, the party requesting either a zone change or road abandonment shall be responsible for payment of the recording of the decision granting the zone change together with any limitations and conditions imposed, in the land evidence records pursuant to G.L. § 45-24-53.
Single-family residence: $3,139.76.
Attached family accessory dwelling unit: $1,560.48.
Per unit for two or more units (duplex/apartment): $1,825.72.