Township of Pequannock, NJ
Morris County
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Any person requiring services of the Pequannock Township Police Department in connection with the issuance of licenses, permits, certifications, etc., which require police investigation, shall be required to make application to the Pequannock Township Police Department.
Each person requiring investigative services shall pay a fee of $15 for the services in addition to any fee which may be required for the specific application, license, permit, certification, etc.
[Amended 9-25-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-19; 8-23-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-26; 3-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-5; 12-28-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-33]
A. 
There are hereby established the following fees:
(1) 
Birth certificate: $25 first certificate; $5 each additional certificate.
(2) 
Death certificate: $25 first certificate; $5 each additional certificate.
Note: Veterans entitled to one death certificate at no charge.
(3) 
Marriage certificate: $25 first certificate; $5 each additional certificate.
(4) 
Civil union certificate: $25 first certificate; $5 each additional certificate.
(5) 
Domestic partnership certificate: $25 first certificate; $5 each additional certificate.
(6) 
Marriage license: $28.
(7) 
Domestic partnership: $28.
(8) 
Civil union license: $28.
(9) 
Burial Permit: as established by New Jersey State Statutes.
(10) 
Amendments to birth, death, civil union, and marriage records: $5.
(11) 
Personal health programs:
(a) 
Coronary risk profile to include SMAC blood test: $45/test.
(b) 
Influenza vaccinations: $15/vaccination.
(c) 
Female cancer screening: $65/test.
(d) 
Male cancer screening: $65/test.
(e) 
Adult tetanus vaccination: $25/vaccination.
(f) 
Child health conference fee per eligible visit: $10.
(g) 
Skin cancer screening: $10 per participant.
(h) 
Bone density screening: $20 per participant.
(i) 
Peripheral vascular screening: $20 per participant.
(j) 
Stroke screening: $20 per participant.
The Health Officer is empowered to collect certain fees and remit the same in accordance with standard Township policy.
There is hereby established, in connection with various applications for development and other matters which are the subject of this article, the following schedule of fees.
[Amended 11-28-2002 by Ord. No. 2000-26; 2-27-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-3; 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2; 2-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-2]
A. 
Application for minor subdivision.
(1) 
The following application fees covering administration and overhead shall be charged to the applicant for a minor subdivision and shall be submitted at the time of an application to the Planning Board. All checks are to be made payable to the Township of Pequannock.
(a) 
Lot line adjustment not creating an additional lot: $200.
(b) 
Minor subdivision creating one or more new lots: $200 plus $50 per lot.
(c) 
Amendment to minor subdivision approval: $200.
(2) 
The following deposits shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of submission of an application to the Planning Board. Said deposit shall cover the costs of engineering, legal, planning review, documentation fees and disbursements.
(a) 
Lot line adjustment not creating an additional building lot: $1,000.
(b) 
Minor subdivision creating one or more new lots: $2,000.
(c) 
Amendment to minor subdivision approval: $1,000.
(3) 
The Planning Department shall tabulate the costs of the Planning Board including the engineer, attorney, planning review, their staffs and any additional experts required for a proper review and documentation. These costs shall be deducted from the review fee deposit. Where the review costs exceed or are anticipated to exceed the review fee deposit, the applicant shall pay the additional amount prior to the signing of any plat or deed. Failure to remit the additional required deposit within 15 days of the request shall render the application incomplete, and no further proceedings or action shall be taken by the Planning Board until after compliance. Where the review costs are less, the difference shall be refunded to the applicant within 120 days of the filing of the deed.
B. 
Application for major subdivision.
(1) 
The following application fees covering administration and overhead shall be charged to the applicant for a major subdivision and shall be submitted at the time of submission of an application to the Planning Board. All checks shall be made payable to the Township of Pequannock.
(a) 
Concept or sketch plat for major subdivision: $250.
(b) 
Preliminary plat for major subdivision: $400, plus $100 per lot.
(c) 
Final plat for major subdivision: $300 plus $50 per lot.
(d) 
Amendment or extension of preliminary or final subdivision approval: $250.
(2) 
The following deposits shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of submission of an application to the Planning Board. Said deposit shall cover the costs of engineering, legal and planner review and documentation fees and disbursements.
(a) 
Conceptual or sketch plat for major subdivision: $500.
(b) 
Preliminary plats: $4,000.
(c) 
Final plats: $2,000.
(d) 
Amendments; $1,500 or extension of preliminary or final subdivision: $500.
(3) 
The Planning Department shall tabulate the costs of the Planning Board for engineer, attorney, planner, their staffs and any additional experts required for a proper review and documentation. These costs shall be deducted from the review deposit fee. Where the review costs exceed the review deposit fee, the applicant shall pay the additional amount prior to the signing of any plat. Failure to remit the additional required deposit within 15 days of the request shall render the application incomplete, and no further proceedings or action shall be taken by the Planning Board until after compliance. Where the review costs are less than the amount of the review deposit fee, the difference shall be returned to the applicant within 120 days of the signing of the plats.
C. 
Application for Site Plan.
(1) 
The following application fees covering administration and overhead shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of submission of a site plan application to the Planning Board. All checks shall be made payable to the Township of Pequannock.
(a) 
Minor site plan: $500.
(b) 
Preliminary major residential site plan: $500 plus $50 per unit.
(c) 
Preliminary major nonresidential site plan: $500 plus $75 per 1,000 square feet.
(d) 
Final residential/nonresidential site plan: 50% Preliminary.
(e) 
Amendment or extension of preliminary or final site plan approval: $250.
(f) 
Floodplain development permit: $250.
(2) 
The following deposits shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of submission of an application to the Planning Board. Said deposit shall cover the cost of engineering, legal, planner review, documentation fees and disbursements.
(a) 
Minor site plan: $1,500.
(b) 
Preliminary Major Residential Site Plan: $2,000 plus $100 per unit.
(c) 
Preliminary major nonresidential site plan: $2,000 plus $150 per 1,000 square feet.
(d) 
Final major residential/nonresidential site plan: 50% Preliminary.
(e) 
Amendment; $1,000 or extension: $500.
(f) 
Floodplain development permit: $1,000.
(3) 
The Planning Department shall tabulate the costs of the Planning Board and the engineer, planner, attorney, their staffs and any additional experts required for a proper review and documentation. These costs shall be deducted from the review deposit fee. Where the costs exceed or are anticipated to exceed the review deposit fee, the applicant shall pay the additional required deposit amount prior to the signing of any plat. Where the review deposit fee costs are less than the deposit, the difference shall be refunded to the applicant within 120 days of the signing of the plat.
D. 
Conditional uses, variances and appeals.
(1) 
The following application fees covering administration and overhead shall be charges to the applicant for conditional uses, variances, and appeals and shall be submitted at the time of an application to the Planning Department. All checks shall be made payable to the Township of Pequannock.
(a) 
Conditional use: $250.
(b) 
Appeals: $500.
(c) 
Interpretation of Zoning Map or zoning regulations or for decisions on other special questions: $300.
(d) 
Dimensional variance (lot area, front yard, side yard, rear yard, lot coverage, lot width): $100 each variance.
(e) 
Use variance: $750.
(f) 
The fees listed in sections a-e above shall be in addition to any applicable subdivision or site plan fees.
(g) 
Zone change: $500.
(2) 
The following deposits shall be submitted by the applicant at the time of submission of an application to the Planning Department. Said deposit shall cover the costs of engineering, legal, planner review, documentation fees and disbursements.
(a) 
Conditional use: $1,000.
(b) 
Appeals from decision of a Construction or Zoning Officer: $750.
(c) 
Dimensional variances: $800 for the first variance and $200 for each subsequent variance requested.
(d) 
Use variance: $1,000.
(e) 
Interpretation: $750.
(f) 
Zone change: $750.
(3) 
The Planning Department shall tabulate the costs of the Planning Board, the engineer, planner, attorney, their staffs, any additional experts required for a proper review and documentation. These costs shall be deducted from the review deposit fee. Where the costs exceed or are anticipated to exceed the review deposit fee, the applicant shall pay the additional required deposit amount prior to the signing of any plat. Where the review deposit fee costs are less than the deposit, the difference shall be refunded to the applicant within 120 days of the signing of the plat.
Fees for temporary uses shall be as follows:
A. 
Copy of decision of governing body to interested party in connection with an appeal: $10.
B. 
Publication in newspaper of decision of governing body on an appeal of publication: cost.
A. 
Inspection fees and costs shall include:
(1) 
The inspection by the Township Engineer of on-site, on-tract, off-site and off-tract improvements constructed or installed by the developer in accordance with the terms and conditions of subdivision or site plan approval.
(2) 
The reasonable cost of testing materials or construction work performed by the developer in the event that any such testing may be required by the Township Engineer.
(3) 
Analyses or tests to determine compliance by the developer with any monitoring standards established by the terms and conditions of subdivision or site plan approval.
(4) 
The inspection of improvements constructed or installed by the developer for purposes of determining compliance with the two-year maintenance obligation of the developer.
B. 
Account.
(1) 
At the time of the grant of final subdivision or site plan approval by the Planning Board, the developer shall pay to the Township an amount equal to 5% of the cost of all improvements as estimated by the Township Engineer. Such amount shall be held by the Township in an interest-bearing trust account separate from the general funds of the Township.
(2) 
The Township shall pay from the aforesaid account the inspection fees and costs which are the obligation of the developer as hereinabove provided. All payments shall be calculated in accordance with a schedule of inspection fees and costs set forth in the developer's agreement.
(3) 
The developer may, at any time, examine Township records with respect to vouchers and payments from the account.
(4) 
In the event that the payment to the Township is not sufficient to cover all inspection fees and costs, upon request, the developer shall pay to the Township for deposit to the aforementioned account such additional amount as may be reasonably required to cover anticipated inspection fees and costs.
C. 
Upon the issuance by the Township Engineer of a certification that all improvements have been maintained during the required two-year period following their acceptance by the Township, the Township shall pay any outstanding vouchers for inspection fees and costs; pay to the Township for administrative expenses an amount equal to 5% of the total inspection fees and costs paid from the account; terminate the account; and refund to the developer any moneys remaining in the account at the time of its termination, including all interest earned during the life of the account.
[Amended 11-28-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-26; 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
A. 
Situations may occur in which expenses necessary in processing applications for development or in acting upon appeals are not otherwise provided for and covered by the fees set forth in the preceding sections of this article. Such expenses may involve extensive studies of applications and testimony by experts, consultants or other individuals, including engineering, land use, planning and environmental consultants, or expenses incurred in connection with holding special meetings, including attorneys' fee. In the event that any such situations occur, the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment, as the case may be, before rendering a decision, whether preliminary or final in nature, may require that the applicant or appellant pay such additional fees as may be required for reimbursement of such additional expenses not otherwise provided for by this article.
B. 
In addition to all other fees specified in this article, an applicant or appellant shall pay the actual cost incurred by the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, as the case may be, for recording verbatim, by use of a shorthand reporter or stenographer, all public hearings, whether regular or special, in excess of three years upon any application for development as well as the furnishing of copies of transcripts of any such hearing required by the applicant, appellant, Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, as the case may be, in consideration of the application or appeal.
C. 
In addition an applicant or appellant shall pay for any requested special meeting in the sum of $1,000 to cover all expenses associated with the requested special meeting. These expenses include but are not limited to the cost of providing the meeting room; Board secretary, Board attorney, Township planner, and Township Engineer as applicable.
[Amended 3-24-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-2]
A. 
All fees required by this article shall be paid by check drawn to the order of the Township of Pequannock. Any check for fees in excess of $250 shall be in the form of a certified or bank cashier's check, except of the filing of any application or appeal, and shall be submitted with the application or appeal.
B. 
All permits, determinations, resolutions, decisions or certificates of approval are subject to the payment of all fees provided for in this article, and no approvals shall be given or decisions rendered by the Planning Board or Zoning Board of Adjustment, as the case may be, until proof has been submitted that all requisite fees have been paid to the Township.
The payment of fees pursuant to the provisions of this article shall not relieve an applicant from the payment of any other fees required by any other ordinance or provision thereof.
[Amended 2-23-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-2]
A. 
Certificate of continued occupancy for nonresidential uses: $200.
B. 
Home occupation: $25.
C. 
Zoning compliance letter for commercial use: $25.
D. 
Residential additions: $50.
E. 
New home: $75.
F. 
Nonresidential uses and structures: $100.
[Amended 2-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02; 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-18]
A. 
The fees for the photocopying of any document shall be $0.25 per page for the first 10 pages, $0.50 per page for the next 10 pages, and $0.75 per page thereafter.
B. 
The fees for Police Department photocopy reports are; accident reports in person $0.50 per page, accident reports by mail shall be $5 for the first three pages and $1 per page thereafter.
C. 
The fee for photocopying of reduced tax assessment maps shall be $0.50 per 11 inches by 17 inches sheet, complete sets shall cost $25 each.
D. 
Special Services Charges (SSC), in certain circumstances where the actual direct cost of providing the records exceeds the basic charge, shall be collected as provide for in the Open Public Records Act (OPRA.) The SSC must be reasonable and based on the actual direct cost of providing the copies. The SSC includes labor cost but cannot include overhead cost. The custodian of the record must notify the requester in advance of the SSC.
[Amended 2-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-03; 8-22-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-18; 10-24-2006 by Ord. No. 2006-24]
A. 
The fee for blue printing of tax assessment maps shall be $2 per 24 inches by 36 inches sheet, complete sets shall cost $100 each.
B. 
The fee for blue printing of utility maps, filed maps and miscellaneous maps and plans on file in the office of the Township Engineer shall be $5 each.
C. 
The fee for providing a report of tax and utility transactions on individual property shall be $2 for each report provided.
[Amended 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-25; 11-25-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-32]
A rental fee for use of recreational facilities of $35 for in-town organizations will be charged per event use. A rental fee of $60 will be charged for out-of-town organizations per event use.
[Amended 7-22-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-25]
Exempted from the fee charges set forth in Section 79.05.010 are athletic events sponsored by Parks and Recreation and Township sponsored organizations, including but not limited to Little League.
A charge of $20 shall be made on any check made payable to the Township of Pequannock, or any of its departments or officials, which is returned, marked insufficient funds.
[Amended 5-23-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-07]
The fee for an application for appointment of a Public Defender shall be up to $200 in accordance with rules and guidelines established by the Municipal Court.
[Added 2-25-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-02]
A. 
Advertising rates for the Township newsletter are as follows:
1. 
For a single newsletter issue the rate shall be $325 for a standard size advertisement measuring 1/16th of a page. Larger advertisements will be calculated as multiples of a standard size advertisement.
2. 
For a yearly rate of a standard size advertisement to include four newsletters the rate shall be fixed at $1,200, payable as $300 quarterly. Larger advertisements will be calculated as multiples of a standard size advertisement.
B. 
Advertising fees are due 30 days prior to the newsletter publication date. Advertisements not paid by the due date will result in the advertisement not appearing in the requested newsletter issue. Advertisers who fail to submit timely payments for two advertisements within any four consecutive publications will be debarred from advertising for a two-year period upon notification of same.
C. 
Advertisers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until all advertising space is used. Advertisers who are unable to be served due to space limitations will be placed in a waiting list until the next available space.