City of Westbrook, ME
Cumberland County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Westbrook. Amendments are noted in the schedule.]
This schedule is subject to amendment by Council order.
Code Chapter/Section
Fee
Amendment Dates
Chapter 110 - Animals
§§ 110-10 and 110-19
Impoundment fees
At time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)
For each animal, first impoundment
$25
For each animal, second impoundment
$50
For each animal, third and subsequent impoundment
$100
Chapter 123 - Building Construction
§ 123-12
Building permits
$35 + $14.50/$1,000 construction costs
4-5-2010; 8-15-2011; 7-6-2015; 4-30-2018 (2018-58)
Demolishing a building
$35 + $14.50/$1,000 construction costs
4-5-2010; 8-15-2011; 7-6-2015; 4-30-2018 (2018-58)
Reinspection fee
$50
4-5-2010; 1-26-2015
Installation of ventilation, refrigeration, sprinkler system, and automatic fire alarm and detection system
$5/1,000 square feet
Signs
1 to 10 square feet
$20
11 to 50 square feet
$35
51 + square feet
$70
Heating installation (flat fee) per appliance
$35
1-26-2015
Temporary stands, booths or platforms for sale of merchandise or other business purpose
$25
Installations not otherwise listed
$25
Belated permits (permits not applied for until after the work has been started)
Double the amount of the fee as set forth above
Explosives, blasting (expires December 31) - extractive industries
$250/site
Explosives, blasting - all other activity
$25/shot, daily maximum of $250 ("shot" is defined as all explosives detonated in a single cycle.)
2-8-2010
§ 123-15
Swimming pools: aboveground and in-ground
$30 application fee + $13/$1,000
5-18-2009
New mobile home (on an existing pad) building application fee
$35
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Chapter 131 - Cable Television
§ 131-3
Filing fee for franchise contract (nonrefundable)
$25
§ 131-5
Performance bond
$100,000
Chapter 135 - Cemeteries
4-1-2019 (2019-57)
Sale of lot at Highland Lake, Saccarappa or Woodlawn Cemeteries
Resident
$750
Nonresident
$935
Standard interment – adult (13+ years of age)
Monday to Friday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
$850
Monday to Friday (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$950
Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
$1,010
Standard interment – child (0 to 12 years of age)
Monday to Friday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
$590
Monday to Friday (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$690
Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
$750
Standard interment winter surcharge (added to all standard interment fees from November 1 to April 1)
$175
Cremation interment - with service
Monday to Friday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
$415
Monday to Friday (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$495
Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
$545
Cremation interment - without service
Monday to Friday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
$300
Saturday (7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
$380
Cremation interment winter surcharge (added to all cremation interment fees from November 1 to April 1)
$100
Standard disinterment - adult (13+ years of age)
Disinterment with recommittal within cemetery
$1,700
Disinterment only
$850
Standard disinterment - child (0 to 12 years of age)
Disinterment with recommittal within cemetery
$1,180
Disinterment only
$590
Cremation disinterment
Disinterment with recommittal within cemetery
$830
Disinterment only
$415
Cremation vault
Actual cost of vault
Gravestone installation
$100
§ 135-11
Transfer of lot deed
$50
Chapter 153 - Electrical Standards
4-5-2010
§ 153-9
Application fee
$35
New service
$100
New commercial service
$0.05/square foot
Alteration for 3 or more units/per unit and alteration of commercial
1% over $1,000 contract price + $35 application fee
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Reinspection fee
$50
1-26-2015
New mobile home (on an existing pad)
$35
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Chapter 157 - Events and Mass Gatherings
3-18-2019 (2019-52)
Application fee
$200
Use of electricity
$25/day
Portable restroom user fee for event with 150+ attendees
$25
City services (police, fire, public services and ambulance support)
Actual expenses incurred
Chapter 162 - Fire Protection and Prevention
4-5-2010
§ 162-26
Application fee for solid fuel appliance permit
$35
Chapter 205 - Licenses and Permits[2]
2-2-2009
Application fee for all licenses except games of chance and state liquor licenses (only 1 fee charged per business when multiple licenses are applied for at the same time)
$25
Background investigation fee (only 1 fee charged per person when multiple licenses are applied for at the same time)
$35
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Reinspection fee
$50
§ 205-13
Food service establishments (annually)
3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
No food preparation on premises
$150
Food preparation on premises - no alcohol
$200
Food preparation with malt beverages and wine for consumption on the premises
$400
Food preparation with liquor for consumption on the premises
$1,000
Caterer - food preparation on premises
$150
Temporary food service license (sale or service of food up to 3 consecutive days)
$50 license and application fee
5-7-2018 (2018-66)
Outdoor dining as an accessory to a primary indoor restaurant
$80 + $2 per square foot for first 10 feet into public way from face of building and $6 per square foot beyond first 10 feet
11-19-2012
§ 205-20
Mobile vending unit and ice cream trucks, per unit
$150
§ 205-21
Pushcart/portable vending unit
$125
§ 205-24
Amusement permit
$100
§ 205-26
Tobacco vendors (annually)
$50
3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
§ 205-35
Theaters (annually)
3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
Seating capacity of up to 999 (price per screen)
$250
Seating capacity 999 and over (price per screen)
$350
Drive-in
$125
§ 205-37
Games of chance (biannually, as requested)
$25
Beano/bingo (annually)
$100
3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
§ 205-45
Transient sales
Sales from a fixed location on private property (good for 30 days - only 2 permits allowed per year)
$50
Sales from other than a fixed location (annual)
$100
§ 205-49
Taxicab and livery (all taxicab and livery licenses expire annually)
4-23-2018 (2018-52)
Business (license needed for each vehicle, fee to be paid for each)
$100
Driver
$50
§ 205-60
Transfer of taxicab or livery vehicle license
$25
§ 205-63
Massage licenses (all massage licenses expire annually
4-23-2018 (2018-52)
Massage establishment
$65
Massage therapist
$45
Combined massage therapist/establishment (sole practitioner)
$65
§ 205-68
Automobile graveyards/junkyards (expires December 31)
$100
§ 205-69
Commercial hauler (expires December 31)
$150
§ 205-74
Towing (expires December 31)
$125/company (for 1 wrecker) + $50 for each additional wrecker
§ 205-84
Towing fees
11-4-2013
Per non-accident tow
$100
2-25-2019 (2019-33)
Per accident tow
$125
2-25-2019 (2019-33)
Per tow of any vehicle with dual tires on the rear axle
$105
Vehicle storage (per 24-hour period or fraction after the first 24 hours)
$40
2-25-2019 (2019-33)
Release fee (7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., weekends and holidays)
$40
Release impact fee (when vehicle owner/operator fails to appear at scheduled appointment time for release of their vehicle; towing operator must have proof of scheduled appointment.)
$25
11-4-2013
Difficult extraction or cleanup (to be charged in 15-minute increments)
$80/hour
5-4-2009
§ 205-87
Farmers' market - price per stall (annual license)
$15
§ 205-95
Tattoo establishment - expires annually
$100
6-3-2013; 3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
§ 205-96
State liquor license (new, renewals and caterers, per event)
$25
Fireworks license fee (to sell fireworks)
$1,250
Use of consumer fireworks fee (per day)
$10
7-22-2013
Pawnshops and pawnbrokers - expires annually
$100
11-4-2013; 3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
Secondhand dealers - expires annually
$100
11-14-2013; 3-3-2014; 4-23-2018 (2018-52)
Chapter 216 - Mobile Homes and Mobile Home Parks
§ 216-4
Annual permit fee (renewable January 1)
$50
§ 216-5
Definitive plan
Per each boundary monument shown on the plan as required by the regulations
$30
Security for the later submissions to the Planning Board of an accurate record plan and profile
$250
Chapter 241 - Plumbing
4-5-2010, 3-28-2011
§ 241-2
Minimum permit fee includes up to 4 fixtures
$40
Fixture fee - per fixture
$10
Reinspection fee (charged by the City Plumbing Inspector in those instances when work has not been completed upon an inspection or when work was not in compliance with the State Plumbing Code)
$50
1-26-2015
Transfer fee
$10
Piping relocation with no new fixtures
$10
Hookup to public sewer
$10
Permit transfer
$10
§ 241-3
Complete systems:
9-14-2009
Engineered system (includes one disposal area)
$200
Nonengineered system
$250 + $15 (state fee)
Primitive system (includes one alternative toilet)
$100
Separated laundry disposal field
$35
Seasonal conversion permit
$50
System components (installed separately):
Alternative toilet (only)
$50
Disposal field
$150 (non-engineered); $150 (engineered)
Treatment tank
$150 (non-engineered); $80 (engineered)
Holding tank
$100
Variance (is added to permit fee)
$20
Other system component (complete pump station, piping)
$30
Hookup to existing subsurface system
$10
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
New mobile home (on an existing pad) sewer hookup
$40
Chapter 260 - Sewers and Wastewater Treatment
§ 260-41
Conveyance of easement for sewer line construction and maintenance (unless greater diminution of value is shown)
Greater of $0.05/square foot or $1/linear foot
§ 260-67
Industrial pretreatment permit
$201.09/month
3-28-2011
Industrial pretreatment BMP permit
$25/month
Chapter 272- Solid Waste
§ 272-18
Annual residential demolition debris permit
$10 ($5 after July 1 of current year)
Residential one-day permits for demolition debris
$1 ($5 max)
Additional residential fee for refrigerators, air conditioners, and humidifiers, and other appliances containing HFCs
$15/each
Annual commercial hauler permit
$150
Per load commercial operator fees, per admittance
1/2-, 3/4-ton pickups, vans and trailers (1 cubic yard or less)
$15
1/2-, 3/4-ton pickups, vans, trailers (exceeding 1 yard as estimated by landfill attendant)
$15/yard
Vans, trucks, trailers, 1-ton dump trucks, with capacity of 3 or more cubic yards
$50
6-wheel single-axle dump truck (rack body truck, over 1-ton dump truck)
$150
10 wheel dual axle dump truck
$300
20 cubic yard dumpster (capacity 20 yards or less)
$300
Any other dumpster, roll-off truck
$15/cubic yard of disposal material
Tractor trailer
$625
Additional unit charges, per each unit
Auto tires
$2
Truck tires
$5
Truck tires 800 and above and loader tires
$15
White goods, including stoves, water heaters, washing machines and clothes dryers
$5
All other materials
$15/cubic yard
§ 272-28
Solid waste application fee
$100
Chapter 281 - Streets and Sidewalks
7-6-2009
§ 281-44
Application fee for each issuance renewal of excavation permit
$25
Newly constructed or reconstructed and newly paved streets
Bituminous concrete pavement, 4 inches or more in depth, per square yard
$70 (first 25 square yards)
$65 (over 25 square yards)
Bituminous concrete pavement, 4 inches or less in depth, per square yard
$60 (first 25 square yards)
$55 (over 25 square yards)
All other streets
Bituminous concrete over concreted base, granite block base, or bituminous concrete base (total bituminous concrete 4 inches or more)
$50 (first 25 square yards)
$45 (over 25 square yards)
Portland cement concrete or granite block
$29 (first 25 square yards)
$26 (over 25 square yards)
Bituminous concrete over macadam base, or bituminous concrete (less than 4 inches) over gravel base
$30 (first 25 square yards)
$27 (over 25 square yards)
Bituminous macadam surface
$45 (first 25 square yards)
$40 (over 25 square yards)
Bituminous treated surface or shoulder
$25 (first 25 square yards)
$23 (over 25 square yards)
Plain gravel surface
$6 (first 25 square yards)
$5 (over 25 square yards)
Sidewalk opening charges
Brick sidewalk
$25 (first 25 square yards)
$25 (over 25 square yards)
Brick sidewalk on concrete base
$48 (first 25 square yards)
$48 (over 25 square yards)
Bituminous concrete sidewalk
$20 (first 25 square yards)
$20 (over 25 square yards)
Portland cement sidewalk
$27 (first 25 square yards)
$27 (over 25 square yards)
Gravel sidewalk
$8 (first 25 square yards)
$8 (over 25 square yards)
Esplanade (grass)
$8 (first 25 square yards)
$8 (over 25 square yards)
Other charges
Bituminous concrete curbing, per linear foot
$7
Granite curbing removal or realignment, per linear foot
$16
Removing and replacing parking meters, each
$14
Removing and replacing street name and traffic control signs, each
$25
Replacement and installation of lost or damaged granite curb
$20
Nonemergency street or sidewalk opening within a 5-year period of any major paving project
$300
§ 281-45
Minimum fee for any street or sidewalk excavation
$175
Inspection fees
$60/hour
Excavator's license
$500 annually
Banner sign permit fee
$200/location
5-7-2018 (2018-65)
Chapter 307 - Vehicles, All-Terrain
§ 307-5
Impoundment fee
$5 per day
At time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)
Chapter 310 - Vehicles and Traffic
Scofflaw impound or boot removal fee
$50
Chapter 335 – Land Use: Site Plan Review
Extension of site plan approval
$75
3-1-2010
Preapplication meeting
$300
This fee is applied to site plan fees if a site plan application is later filed.
3-1-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Sketch plan
$300
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
3-1-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Application fee for site plan review, plus advertising
10,000 square feet or less, $750; 10,000 to 49,999 square feet, $1,000; 50,000 to 99,999 square feet, $1,500; 100,000 square feet and up, $2,000; double for after-the-fact approval
Publication and notice:
$1/letter + legal + postage
3-1-2010
Application fee for site plan review administrative review
$250
4-5-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Site improvement inspection fee
2% of estimated improvement costs
Where a project includes a site plan and a subdivision then this fee shall only apply once.
4-5-2010
Acceptance of a City street
$500
4-5-2010
Plan amendment(s)
Half of original fee
Publication and notice:
$1/letter + legal + postage
4-5-2010
Staff review time: City Engineer and City Planner
City Engineer: after first 2 hours: hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits. City Planner: after first 4 hours: hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits
4-5-2010
§ 355-5.9
Fee in lieu of landscaping in the Gateway Commercial District (GCC). Calculated by multiplying the landscaping percentage deficit under § 335-5.9C(15) by 1/2 of the average assessed value of 1 acre of land in the GCC, determined as of June 2012
1/2 of average assessed value of 1 acre of land in the GCC as of June 2012 = $73,000
10-1-2012
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Subdivisions
4-5-2010
Application fee for subdivision
$300 per lot or dwelling unit
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
5-24-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Sketch plan
$300
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Public street acceptance
$500
Site improvement inspection fee
2% of estimated improvement costs
Where a project includes a site plan and a subdivision, then this fee shall only apply once.
Plan amendment(s)
$300 per lot or dwelling unit amended
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
5-24-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Staff review time: City Engineer and City Planner
City Engineer: After first 2 hours: hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits. City Planner: After first 4 hours: hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Conditional Uses
3-1-2010
Application fee for conditional use review
$250
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Village Review Overlay Zone
3-1-2010
Application fee for review of proposed work in the Village Review Overlay Zone
$75
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Private Ways
9-10-2018 (2018-121)
Application fee
$500
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
Plan amendment(s)
$250
Site improvement inspection fee
2% of estimated improvement costs
Staff review time: City Engineer and City Planner
City Engineer (after first 2 hours): hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits. City Planner (after first 4 hours): hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Paper Street Development
Application fee
$100 for each 50 feet of street to be constructed or improved
Fee in lieu of provision of open space
$1,500 for every 50 feet of paper street that is constructed or improved, excluding the first 150 feet
Chapter 335 - Land Use: Shoreland Zoning Permit
At time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)
Application fee for administrative/CEO level review
$75
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
Application fee for Planning Board level review
$300
Publication and notice: $1/letter + legal + postage
Miscellaneous Fees
Building Permits
Fill permit
Cubic yards: 0 to 250 = $15
251 to 500 = $25
501 to 1,000 = $35
Over 1,000 = $50
4-5-2010
Reinspection fee
$25
Flood hazard development permit - application fee
$50, plus expert fees
Zoning
4-5-2010; 3-18-2019 (Ord. No. 2019-54)
Maps - Zoning (24" x 36")/full size (5' 6" x 3')
$40/$50
Maps - Ward Map (24" x 36")
$25
Variance - disability
No charge
Variance - practical difficulty
$250
Appeals/administrative
$500
Changes to the Land Use Ordinance, Contract Zoning and/or Zoning Map
$1,000
At time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)
Blueprint copy and parcel maps black and white/color (24" x 36" maximum)
$8/$10
Plumbing
Sewer connection
$250
City Clerk
6-28-2010; 7-12-2010; 3-18-2019 (2019-54)
Notary fee
Resident: $5 per signature; nonresident: $10 per signature
Dedimus Justice services
Resident: free; nonresident: $10
Genealogy research
$5 per name search after first half hour
Perform marriage ceremony at City Hall
$75
Utility pole permit
$10
Assessing
4-5-2010
Reports
$25 for first hour; after first hour, hourly rate based on then current salary + benefits
Rescue Collection
Certified letters pre turnover to collection agency
Cost of certified mail
Miscellaneous
Returned check fee
$30
Miscellaneous paper copies - Freedom of Access Act[3] requests only
$0.25/page
Electronic record storage medium or device (i.e., CD, DVD, USB drive) - Freedom of Access Act requests only
Actual cost of medium or device
6-1-2015
Trash/recycling toters (2 per residential unit)
$125
[1]
Editor's Note: The original entries for Ch. 5, Bicycles, and Ch. 25, Police, of the 2007 City Code were repealed 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-54.
[2]
Editor's Note: The former entries for pinball/video machines, billiard and poolroom and bowling alley were repealed 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-54.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 1 M.R.S.A. § 400 et seq.