Municipality of Princeton, NJ
Mercer County
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[Ord. No. 2018-17]
(a) 
Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of Princeton or, in the Mayor's absence or unavailability, the Council President, shall remit a fee of $50 for Princeton residents and $200 for non-Princeton residents. This fee shall be in addition to statutory license and other fees required by law.
(b) 
The fee shall be payable to the Municipality of Princeton. All fees collected shall be deposited in Princeton's current fund, to be used solely for the Human Services Emergency Fund. No portion of the fee shall be disbursed to the Mayor or Council President, whether as compensation or as reimbursement for expenses.
(c) 
No other honorarium for the performance of a marriage or civil union ceremony shall be solicited. Any honorarium that is voluntarily tendered may be accepted by Princeton and deposited in the general fund, to be used in the same manner as the fees set forth in subsection 2-91(b) above, or may be rejected and returned in the sole discretion of the Mayor or Council President performing the ceremony.
[Reserved by Ord. No. 2015-41 § 5]
[Reserved by Ord. No. 2015-44 § 4]
[Ord. No. 2012-21]
The permit fees shall be those set forth in the Uniform Fire Code, N.J.A.C. 5:71-2.3(b)(4) and N.J.A.C. 5:71-2.8(b):
Type I
$100
Type II
$200
Type III
$350
Type IV
$600
Inspection Fees for non-life hazard uses
Under 500 square feet
$100
500-999 square feet
$125
1,000-4,999 square feet
$275
5,000-10,000 square feet
$350
10,001-20,000 square feet
$520
20,001-50,000 square feet
$572
50,0001-100,000 square feet
$624
*An additional $75 for each additional 50,000 square feet or parts thereof above 100,000 square feet will be added to cover the expense of performing the fire safety inspection.
One and two story parking decks will be charged a flat fee of $55 per deck. Three or more multiple story parking decks will be charged a flat fee $110 per deck.
Inspection Fees for multifamily, rooming and boarding houses (non-life hazard uses)
2 to 5 units
$30 per unit
6 to 19 units
$40 per unit
20 or more units
$50 per unit
Miscellaneous Fees under N.J.A.C. 5:71 et seq.
Variance review fee
$50
Fire code status fee
$35
Failure to register non-life hazard
$250
[Ord. No. 2012-21]
(a) 
Fee Schedule. The fees for copies of government records shall be:
Black and white photocopies of records in 8.5" x 11"
$0.05 per page
Black and white photocopies of records in 8.5" x 14" and 11" x 17"
$0.07 per page
Color photocopies
Actual costs of duplication as charged to the municipality
Maps:
24" x 36" tax and other maps
$0.50 per page
36" x 36" tax and other maps
$0.70 per page
36" x 44" street maps
$0.85 per page
8.5" x 11", 8.5" x 14" or
Fees per page in accordance with subsection (a)(1) with subsection (a)(1)
11" x 17" maps
Full set of tax maps (24" x 36")
$95
Full set of tax maps (11" x 17")
$23.75
Tax map overlays:
Fees per page in accordance with subsection (a)(4)
Individual print out of tax map overlay
Including topographical information
$7 per acre
Topographical maps (24" x 36" sheets)
$7 per acre
Land Use Code Book
$175 plus supplements
General Ordinances Code Book
$250 plus supplements
Land Use Code Book Supplements
Fees per page in accordance with subsection (a)(1)
General Ordinances Code Supplements
Fees per page in accordance with subsection (a)(1)
Master Plan
Actual costs of duplication as charged to the municipality
Audiotapes
$1.25 per tape
CDs/DVDs
$1 per cd/dvd
Duplicate Tax Bill (carbon copy)
$5
Duplicate Tax Sales Certificate
$100
Police department records
Videotapes/Digital Records
$8
Audiotapes
$15
Certified copy of docket entry
$5
MDT transcripts
$8
Photographs
Actual costs of duplication as charged to the municipality
All other records
Actual costs of duplication as charged to the municipality
(b) 
Postage. Postage costs will be added to fees for copies of records requested to be mailed and will be determined at the time of the request.
(c) 
Miscellaneous charges for nongovernment records.
Police department
Good conduct letters
$10
Special events permit
$25
Firearms identification card
$5
Permit to purchase firearm
$2
State firearms fee
$25
Mental health search fee
$15
Temporary parking permit
$4
Fingerprinting for resident
$10
DWI discovery
$25
All other discovery
$15
Returned check (NSF, Stop Payment, etc.)
$25
[Ord. No. 2012-21]
Certificate of Compliance
Structures (1 or 2 dwelling units)
$175 per unit
Multiple dwelling structures (3 or more units)
$175 per unit
Reinspections
First reinspection
$100 per unit
Second reinspection
$150 per unit
Third and subsequent reinspections
$250 per unit
[Ord. No. 2012-21; repealed by Ord. No. 218-12]
See now Ordinance No. 2014-12 §§ 3, 4 and Princeton Township Code Section 2-125.
[Ord. No. 2012-21; Ord. No. 2018-12]
Application Fee - When No Road Closure Required
$100
Application Fee — When Road Closure Required
$200
Municipal Restoration Fee
$7 per square foot (min. charge $400)
[Ord. No. 2012-21]
Taxicab license
$50
Livery license
$35
Taxicab or livery license issued to holder of license
$15
All other licenses
$25
Duplicate license
$10
[Ord. No. 2012-21]
Fee
Plus Escrow Account
Accessory structure
$60
$0
Additions
$200
$0
One- or two-family dwelling
$500
$0
Conditional Use
$375
$1,000
Section 10B-20(c) zoning relief
$200 per variance except for 1 and 2 family dwellings which shall be $150 for all variances sought
$750
Subdivision concept review
$400
$100 per lot for first 10 lots; $75 per lot thereafter, minimum deposit of $2,500
Preliminary subdivision approval
$500 plus $25/lot
$3,000 plus $100/lot
Site plan concept review
$400
$100/1,000 square feet or part thereof building construction. Minimum deposit of $2,500
Preliminary major site plan approval involving a related application for preliminary major subdivision approval and/or preliminary cluster approval (subject to an additional fee as required by Township Code 10B-216)
$500
$200 per acre or part thereof and $25 per dwelling. Minimum deposit of $3,000
Preliminary site plan approval not involving a related application for preliminary major subdivision approval and/or preliminary cluster approval.
$25 per 1,000 square feet or part thereof of building construction
$25 per 1,000 square feet or part thereof of building construction Minimum deposit $4,000
Final site plan approval, major
$500
$2,500 (plus $0.10/square feet over 1,000 square feet)
Request for zone change
$1,500
$2,500
Use/Certification inquiries
$100
$0
[Ord. No. 2014-7 §§ 1, 3, 4 and Exh. B]
Whenever a credit card shall be used to make payment for a municipal tax, service, fee or penalty, the municipality shall be authorized to collect a convenience fee to defray the cost of transactional fees charged or chargeable to the municipality by a bank or credit card company pursuant to a third-party merchant services agreement in connection with the processing of the credit card payment, as indicated below. Prior to processing the credit card payment, the municipality shall disclose to the credit card user the actual amount of the transactional fee to be charged.
The transactional fee to be charged to a credit card user shall be the actual fee charged or chargeable to the municipality for that transaction, as set forth in its third-party merchant services agreement, which includes the following:
(a) 
A fixed percentage of the amount of the transaction; and
(b) 
A minimum fee assessed for the transaction, if any.