Township of Branchburg, NJ
Somerset County
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[Ord. #BH89-31]
[Ord. No. BH-2016-73; Ord. No. BH-00-54 § 1; Ord. No. BH-2011-64 § 1; Ord. No. BH-2012-69 § 43]
The following schedule is established for all fees within the jurisdiction of the Board of Health:
a. 
Determination of Soil Characteristics.
1. 
Permit to conduct soil testing (BH2-4.1a) (per day or part): $300.
b. 
On-Site Sewage Disposal.
1. 
Subdivision and soil testing reviews.
(a) 
1-5 lots: $60.
(b) 
6-10 lots: $120.
(c) 
11-15 lots: $180.
(d) 
16-20 lots: $240.
(e) 
21-25 lots: $300.
(f) 
26-30 lots: $360.
(g) 
31-35 lots: $420.
(h) 
36-40 lots: $480.
(i) 
41-45 lots: $540.
(j) 
46-50 lots: $600.
(k) 
Greater than 50 lots: $860.
2. 
Individual Lot — Design Review.
(a) 
New System: $150.
3. 
Permit to locate and construct a septic system (BH2-7a) (includes installation inspection): $450.
4. 
Permit to repair or alter a septic system (BH2-7b) (includes installation inspections): $150.
c. 
Individual and Semi-Public Water Supply (Ch. BH3).
1. 
Fee for filing application for permit to construct water supply: $125.
2. 
Fee for filing application for permit to alter water supply: $100.
Fee for decommissioning a water supply well: $100.
d. 
Public Swimming Pools.
1. 
Annual fee for license to operate (expires each May 1) (BH5-2): $250.
2. 
Design review fee for pool construction/ renovation: $150.
e. 
Retail Food Handling (BH7-7.1).
Area (square feet)
1. 
From one to 2,500: $250.
2. 
2,501 to 5,000: $300.
3. 
5,001 to 10,000: $375.
4. 
Over 10,000: $375 plus $75 for each additional 10,000 square feet (or part thereof)
5. 
Vending machines (potentially hazardous foods only): $125/machine.
6. 
Mobile, catering: $125.
7. 
Agricultural activity: $125.
8. 
Temporary activity: $75.
9. 
Nonprofit organizations: none.
10. 
Plan Review.
a.
New construction
$200
b.
Alteration
$100
11. 
Restaurant construction inspections: $150.
12. 
Reinspection fee(s).
a.
Conditionally satisfactory
$250
b.
Unsatisfactory:
$500
13. 
Restaurant/food consultation - i.e. Special Process written plans, sushi plans, smoking, curing, fermenting, etc: $25 per 1/2 hour.
f. 
Registrar of Vital Statistics Fees.
1. 
Application for Marriage, Domestic Partnership, Civil Union License: $28.
2. 
Certified copy of birth, death, marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership certificate: $25 for the first copy, additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time: $2 per copy.
g. 
Body Art Establishments (BH7-8.1)
Area (square feet)
1. 
From one to 2,500: $300.
2. 
Over 2,500: $300 plus $100 for each additional 500 square feet (or part thereof)
3. 
Plan Review.
a.
New construction
$200
b.
Alteration
$150
4. 
Construction inspection fee: $150.
5. 
Reinspection fee(s): $300.
[Ord. No. BH-00-54 § 1]
The fees established by this chapter shall supersede those fees established elsewhere in the Board of Health Ordinances.
[Ord. No. BH-00-56 § 1]
a. 
The provisions of this subsection shall apply to any full-time resident of the township who serves as a volunteer in any qualifying volunteer emergency service organization serving Branchburg Township. Such volunteer must be certified to be a member in good standing of their respective volunteer emergency service organization in writing by the Chief Executive Officer of that volunteer emergency service organization.
b. 
A member in "good standing" shall mean any person who shall have served at least one year of continuous volunteer service in a volunteer emergency service organization serving Branchburg Township.
c. 
The following fees, in a residential, noncommercial application, shall be waived for Branchburg Township residents meeting the volunteer emergency service criteria listed above:
Section 8-1.1
a1
Permit to conduct soil testing
b2a
Individual lot: Design review new septic system
b3
Permit to locate and construct a septic system
b4
Permit to repair or alter a septic system
c1
Permit to construct a water supply
c2
Permit to alter a water supply.
[Ord. No. BH-2011-64 § 2]
Appropriate reinspection fees shall be paid within five business days after the reinspection each time the owner or operator of any food establishment fails to receive a satisfactory inspection rating from the Board of Health.