Township of Tabernacle, NJ
Burlington County
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[Ord. No. 2002-8 § 2; Ord. No. 2004-7 § 1; Ord. No. 2007-9; Ord. No. 2008-7 § 1; Ord. No. 2009-1 § 1; Ord. No. 2012-5; Ord. No. 2013-5; Ord. No. 2014-07; Ord. No. 2015-4; Ord. No. 2017-4]
The fees, charges, and costs for various licenses, uses, applications and regulations set forth in the following Schedules are hereby adopted and incorporated herein:
Schedule A: Record/Copy Fees — Administrative Fees (Chapter 2, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule B: General Licensing Fees (Chapter 4, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule C: Animal Control Fees (Chapter 5, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule D: Alcoholic Beverage Fees (Chapter 6, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule E: Building and Housing Fees (Chapter 9, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule F: Fees for Mobile Home Parks and Trailer Parks (Chapter 10, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule G: Fees for Streets and Sanitation (Chapter 12, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule H: Development Application: Fees and Escrow Fees (Chapter 15, Rev. Gen. Ord. 1998)
Schedule I: (Reserved)
Schedule J: Fire Permit/Inspection Fees. (Ch. XI)
[Ord. #2014-07]
(Effective: Sept. 1, 2012)
Record/Copy Fees
Fee
1.
Land Development Regulations
$75
Supplement
$15
2.
Revised General Ordinances
$120
Supplement
$15
3.
Master Plan
$75
4.
Copy of Official Zoning Map
$15
5.
Copy of Official Street Map (§ 2-19.2)
$15
6.
Copy of Tax Map
Actual cost for reproduction N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
($100 deposit)
7.
Copy of Public Meeting Disc
$.50
8.
Fees for Reproduction of Standard Size Public Records. (§ 2-20.2) The Township, except as otherwise provided by law or regulation, shall be entitled to charge and collect a fee for the reproduction of copies of public records embodied in the form of printed matter a fee of $0.05) per page for standard letter size documents and $0.07 per page for standard legal size documents unless the Township can demonstrate that the actual cost for duplicating exceeds these rates in which case that actual cost may be charged. Actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make the copies but shall not include the cost of labor and other overhead expenses. Nevertheless, in circumstances permitted by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5c a Special Service Charge may be assessed as provided for in the code. Access to electronic records and non-printed materials shall be provided free of charge but the Township shall charge the actual cost of any needed supplies such as computer disks.
9.
Certified Copy of Vital Statistic Record
First copy
$15
Additional copy
$5
Administrative Fees
Fees
1.
First Duplicate Tax Bill (§ 2-20.1)
$5
a) Each Duplicate hereafter (§ 2-20.1)
$25
2.
Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate
$100
3.
Municipal Assessment Search
$10
4.
Affidavit of Discharge of Tax Sale Certificate
$25
5.
Tax Search
$10
6.
Certified Property Owner's List
$10
7.
Return Check Fee
$20
8.
(Reserved)
9.
One recycling container per household may be purchased at a cost of $10
[Ord. #2014-07]
10.
Recycling containers will be given to those requesting and paying for same on a first-come-first serve basis
[Ord. #2014-07]
11.
The $10 shall be paid to the Municipal Clerk's office prior to receiving a container
[Ord. #2014-07]
12.
A receipt shall be given to Public Works when the container is picked up by the resident
(Effective: Jan. 1, 2013)
General Licensing Fees
Fee
1.
Real Estate License
$100
2.
License to Operate an Amusement Parlor (§ 4-2.3)
$1,000 annually
Application Fee (§ 4-2.3)
$200
3.
Fee for Each Coin Operated Machine (§ 4-2.3)
$100
4.
License Fee for Junkyards (§ 4-3.5)
$150
5.
Garage Sale License Fee (§ 4-4.2)
$5
6.
Business Registration Fee
Initial (§ 4-5.5)
$35
Annual (§ 4-5.6)
$10
Late Fee
Annual fee plus $2 per month after January 31st
7.
Solicitor's Permit (§ 4-1.12)
$75
8.
License Fee for Sexually Oriented Business (§ 4-6.6)
$1,000
9.
Application Fee for Registering a Public Function (§ 4-8.4)
$75
10.
Bingo and Raffle Licensing (§ 4-9.5)
Fee equal to LGOCCC under N.J.S.A. 13:47-49
11.
Mini-Bike Registration (§ 3-4.3)
$15
12.
Limousine Registration
$10
13.
Dog Kennel License
$50
14.
Taxicabs
Application for Taxicab Owner's License. (§ 4-10.3)
Each application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable license fee of $50 for each taxicab to be licensed.
Transfer of License
Transfer fee of $20. (§ 4-10.6)
Application for Taxicab Driver's License. A non- refundable license fee of $50 shall accompany each application for a taxicab driver's license. (§ 4-10.7)
15.
Food Handler License
$25
(Effective: Jan. 1, 2013)
Animal Control Fees
Fee
1.
Dog License Fee (§ 5-1.1)
issued prior to Jan. 31 (spay)
$12
issued prior to Jan. 31 (nonspay)
$15
issued after Jan. 31 Late Fee
$2 per month/ per dog
2.
Issuance of Potentially Dangerous Dog License (§ 5-1.8)
$700 annually
(Effective: Jan. 1, 2013)
Alcoholic Beverage Control
Fee
1.
License Fees for Sale or Distribution of Alcoholic Beverages (§ 6-3.4)
a.
Plenary Retail Consumption License:
$2,500
b.
Plenary Retail Distribution License:
$2,500
[Amended 4-29-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-3]
(Effective: Sept. 1, 2012)
Building and Housing
(§ 9-1.3)
Fee
1.
FEES:
A.
Minimum fee:
Building Subcode
$65
Electric Subcode
$65
Plumbing Subcode
$65
Fire Subcode
$65
B.
State training fee = volume of structure x the rate as detailed in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b) as modified from time to time.
C.
State training fee per dollar cost of alteration x the rate as detailed in N.J.A.C. 5:23-4.19(b) as modified from time to time.
D.
Plan review fee
20% of permit cost
E.
Publicly owned buildings
Exempt
F.
Zoning permit
$30
G.
Written zoning inquiries requested by an agency
$10
H.
Fencing not regulated by the UCC (zoning)
$30
I.
Certificate of compliance of smoke/fire and carbon monoxide detectors
Application submitted:
7 or more days prior to inspection
$50
6 to 3 days prior to inspection
$75
2 days or less prior to inspection
$150
J.
Second and subsequent reinspections
$100
2.
Building Subcode fees
A.
Minor work involving a single trade
$15 per $1,000
B.
New structure fees
i.
Use Group: B, H-1 through H-5, I-1 thru I-4, M, E, R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, U
# of cubic feet x $0.038
ii.
Use Group: A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, F1, F2, S1 and S2
# of cubic feet x $0.034
iii.
Commercial farm building
# of cubic feet x $0.01
Fee for commercial farm building should not exceed
$1,000
iv.
Pre-engineered grain bins and similar structures require permits only for on-site construction work such as foundations, slabs, plumbing or electric.
Fee for construction
$30 per $1,000
C.
Fees for renovations, alteration and repairs
i.
First $50,000
$34 per $1,000
ii.
$50,001 to $100,000
$28 per $1,000
iii.
$100,001 and above
$24 per $1,000
D.
Sign fees
$1.50/square foot
E.
Lead abatement fee
$38 per $1,000
F.
Asbestos abatement fee
$75
G.
Asbestos C/O flat state fee
$25
H.
Swimming pools:
i.
In-ground pools
$350
ii.
Aboveground pools
$125
iii.
Spas and hot tubs (minimum fee)
$55
iv.
Pool fencing
$55
v.
Annual pool bonding
$100
I.
Demolitions:
i.
Single-family dwellings
$125
ii.
Commercial structures
$300
iii.
Farm/utility buildings
$55
iv.
Storage tanks
$60
J.
Certificate of occupancy for:
i.
Single-family dwelling
$100
ii.
Additions and detached garages
$75
iii.
Commercial buildings
$250
iv.
CCO certificate
$300
K.
Other fees
i.
Radio towers and antennas
$500
Communication cabinets, antenna arrays, tower footings and slabs will be based on the cost of materials and labor as stated in Subsection C for renovations, alterations and repairs.
ii.
Foundation and containment area for storage tanks
$22 per $1,000 cost
iii.
Fireplace masonry
Cost as above for alterations
iv.
Freestanding wood stove
$60
v.
Chimney liner
$60
vi.
Fencing exceeding 6 feet in height (cost/foot)
$25/50 feet
vii.
Retaining wall fees will be as follows:
a.
Surface area greater than 550 square feet that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure
$150
b.
Surface area of 550 square or less that is associated with a Class 3 residential structure
$55
c.
Any newly constructed retaining wall of any size other than a Class 3 residential structure will be based on the cost of material and labor as stated in Subsection C for renovations, alterations and repairs.
viii.
Sheds
Up to 288 square feet
$55
289 square feet to 900 square feet
$75
Over 900 square feet
# of cubic feet x $0.038
ix.
Decks
$22 per $1,000
x.
Solar array mounting systems and wind energy systems fees will be based on the cost of material and labor of the mounting system as stated in Subsection C for renovations, alterations and repairs.
xi.
Fees for tents, in excess of 900 square feet or more than 30 feet in any dimension
$100
L.
Fees for Variations:
i.
Use Group R3, R4 and R5
$75
ii.
All of other use groups
$500
3.
Plumbing Subcode fees
i.
Water closet/bidet/urinals
$20
ii.
Bathtubs
$20
iii.
Lavatory/sink
$20
iv.
Shower/floor drain
$20
v.
Washing machine
$20
vi.
Dishwasher
$20
vii.
Commercial dishwasher
$20
viii.
Hose bibs
$20
ix.
Water heater
$20
x.
Water cooler
$20
xi.
Garbage disposal
$20
xii.
Indirect connection
$20
xiii.
Vent stack
$20
xiv.
Special devices
$20
xv.
Condensation drain
$20
xvi.
Grease traps
$65
xvii.
Oil separators
$65
xviii.
Water-cooled air conditioners
$65
xix.
Refrigeration units
$65
xx.
Water utility connection
$65
xxi.
Sewer utility connection
$65
xxii.
Backflow preventers
$65
xxiii.
Steam boilers
$65
xxiv.
Hot water boilers
$65
xxv.
Gas piping
$50
xxvi.
Interceptors
$65
xxvii.
Fuel oil piping
$65
xxviii.
L/P tanks
$65
xxix.
Minimum fee
$65
4.
Fire Subcode fees
i.
1-20 sprinkler heads
$55
ii.
21-100 sprinkler heads
$85
iii.
101-200 sprinkler heads
$165
iv.
201-400 sprinkler heads
$425
v.
401-1,000 sprinkler heads
$600
vi.
Over 1,000 sprinkler heads
$750
vii.
1-20 heat/smoke detectors
$55
viii.
21-100 heat/smoke detectors
$85
ix.
101-200 heat/smoke detectors
$165
x.
201-400 heat/smoke detectors
$425
xi.
401-1,000 heat/smoke detectors
$600
xii.
Over 1,000 heat/smoke detectors
$750
xiii.
Each standpipe
$175
xiv.
Each independent pre-engineered system
$85
xv.
Each gas- or oil-fired appliance, which is not connected to the plumbing system
$55
xvi.
Each kitchen exhaust system
$125
xvii.
Each incinerator/crematorium
$350
xviii.
Gas or oil storage tanks
$60
xix.
Freestanding wood stove
$60
xx.
Minimum fee
$55
5.
Electric Subcode fees
i.
Switched/fixtures/receptacles: 1-25
$60
ii.
Each additional 25 outlets
$20
iii.
Electrical devices/generators/ transformers
Over 1 kW-10 kW
$25
10.1 kW- 45 kW
$75
45.1 kW - 112.5 kW
$150
Over 112.5 kW
$750
iv.
Motors
Over 1 hp -10 hp
$25
Over 10 hp -50 hp
$75
Over 50 hp -100 hp
$150
Over 100 hp
$750
v.
Service panels/service entrance/subpanels
0-200 amps
$75
Over 200-1,000 amps
$150
Over 1,000 amps
$750
vi.
Ranges/ovens/surface units
Over 1 - 10 kW
$20
Over 10 kW
$55
vii.
Pool permit with UW lights
$65
viii.
Storable pool/spa/hot tub
$65
ix.
Public pool/hot tub/spa annual electrical inspection
$150
x.
Minimum fee
$65
6.
For photovoltaic systems and wind energy systems, the fee will be based on the designed kilowatt rating of the systems as follows:
Residential use (R-5 only)
i.
One to 10 kW
$250
ii.
Greater than 10 kW to 50 kW
$400
iii.
Greater than 50 kW
$750
All other use groups
i.
Systems up to 50 kW
$750
ii.
Systems greater than 50 kW
$1,000 for the first 50 kW plus $100 for each 10 kW or portion thereof over 10 kW up to 999 kW
iii.
Systems of 1 MW (Megawatt) and greater
$5,500 per MW and fraction thereof
(Example: 1.5 MW x $5,500 =$8,250)
iv.
Each disconnect
$50
v.
Each inverter
$50
vi.
Each metering device
$50
Vacant Property Registration Fees
(§ 9-6.5)
[Ord. No. 2013-5]
Fee
a.
Initial Registration
$500
b.
First Renewal
$1,500
c.
Second renewal
$3,000
d.
Subsequent renewal
$5,000
(Effective: Jan. 1, 2013)
Mobile Home Parks and Trailer Parks
Fee
1.
License Fees: (§ 10-1.7)
$150 Plus $10 per month per space
(Effective: Jan. 1, 2013)
Streets and Sanitation
Fee
1.
Street Opening Permits, fees (§ 12-1.4)
a.
Application Fee plus escrow See Township Code Subsection 12-1.4
$100
(Effective: Sept. 1, 2012)
Development Applications Fees and Escrow Fees
(Ch. XV)
Application Fee
Review Fee Escrow
1.
Informal Reviews
Site Plan/ Subdivision
$100
Amount to be credited towards formal application
2.
Subdivisions
a.
Minor Subdivision Plat
$350
$1,500 per lot
b.
Preliminary Major Subdivision Plat
$350
$2,000 + $200 per lot
c.
Final Major Subdivision Plat
$350
$2,000 + $200 per lot
d.
Amended Minor Subdivision Plat
$350
Minor: $2,000
e.
Amended Preliminary Major and/or Final Major Subdivision Plat
$350
$2,000 + $200 per lot
f.
Request for Reapproval or Extension of Time
$350
$1,500
3.
Site Plans
a.
Minor Site Plan or Waiver of Site Plan
$350
$2,000
b.
Preliminary Major Site Plan
$350
$2,000 + $200 per acre or lot
c.
Final Major Site Plan
$350
$2,000 + $200 per acre or lot
d.
Resource Extraction Operation
$350
$2,000 + $200 per acre for application review
$250 per acre for Inspections
e.
Amended Minor Site Plan
$350
$2,000
f.
Amended Preliminary Major and/or Final Major Site Plan
$350
$3,000
g.
Request for Reapproval or Extension of Time
$350
$1,500
4.
Conditional Uses
a.
In addition to any fees required for site plan or subdivision review, or variances
$350
$1,500/ acre or part thereof
b.
Conditional Use Variance
$350
$1,500
5.
Variances
a.
Appeals
(40:55D-70a)
$350
$1,500 each
b.
Interpretation
(40:55D-70b)
$350
$1,500 each
c.
Bulk (40:55D-70c)
$350 per application
$1,500 first variance
plus $200 each additional variance
d.
Use and Others
(40:55D-70d)
$350
$2,000
e.
Issuance of Permit for a Lot
$350
$1,500
f.
Abutting an Approved Street
(40:55D-34 & 35)
Certification $350
$2,000
6.
Miscellaneous
a.
Request for Special Meeting of Land Development Board
$500
$1,000
b.
Certificate of Nonconformity
$350
$1,500
c.
Rezoning Request
$350
$3,500
d.
Maintenance Fee Inspection Escrow
none
5% of Twp. Engineer's Estimate of Cost of Improvements
or minimum of $2,000
(RESERVED)
[Ord. No. 2017-4]
(Effective April 26, 2017)
Fire Permit/Inspection Fees
(Subsection 11-1.9)
In addition to the registrations designated as "Life Hazard" by the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, the following non-life hazard commercial uses shall register with the Fire Official of the Township of Tabernacle annually. Inspections for non-life hazard commercial uses shall occur at least a minimum of once every other year.
All non-life-hazard facilities, structures, occupancies, and uses are subject to registration fees as follows:
A) 
Assembly
A-1
Occupancy less than 50
$50
A-2
Occupancy 51-100
$75
A-3
Occupancy > 100
$125
A-4
Churches/Houses of Worship
Exempt
B) 
Business — Mercantile
B-1
Less than 300 sq. ft.
$35
B-2
301 — 500 sq. ft.
$55
B-3
501 — 2,500 sq. ft.
$75
B-4
2,501 — 10,000 sq. ft.
$100
B-5
10,001 — 20,000 sq. ft.
$150
B-6
20,001 — 50,000 sq. ft.
$250
B-7
> 50,000 sq. ft.
$400
C) 
Factory — Manufacturing
F-1
< 5,000 sq. ft.
$100
F-2
5,001 — 20,000 sq. ft.
$200
F-3
20,001 — 30,000 sq. ft.
$300
F-4
30,001 — 50,000 sq. ft.
$450
F-5
> 50,000 sq. ft.
$600
D) 
Residential
R-1
Per Unit
$20
E) 
Storage
S-1
< 2,500 sq. ft.
$50
S-2
2,500 — 11,999 sq. ft.
$125
F) 
Site Plan Review Fee: $75
The application fees for required fire permits shall be as determined by N.J.A.C. 5:70 — 2.9 as modified from time to time.
In the case where a business does not fit into a particular category, it shall be classified as to the closest use type as determined by the Fire Official.
Vacant buildings shall be charged and inspected according to their previous use.
The following buildings or structures, if classified as a non-life hazard shall be exempt from paying an annual registration fee:
Municipal Owned Buildings
Churches/Houses of Worship