Town of Westerly, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Westerly 8-13-1991 by Ch. No. 983 as § 7-2 of the 1991 Code (as amended through Ch. No. 1143). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing — See Ch. 158.
[Amended 5-10-2004 by Ch. No. 1490; 5-12-2003 by Ch. No. 1442; 5-8-2006 by Ch. No. 1570; 5-14-2007 by Ch. No. 1601; 6-11-2007 by Ch. No. 1608; 8-20-2007 by Ch. No. 1614; 4-12-2010 by Ch. No. 1711; 11-29-2010 by Ch. No. 1735; 8-20-2012 by Ch. No. 1778; 2-24-2014 by Ch. No. 1806; 3-7-2016 by Ch. No. 1852]
Business License and Permit Fee Schedule
Business
Fees
Alcoholic beverages (RIGL 3-7)
(a)
Class A package store (limited to 4 only - by population)
$500.00
(b)
Class B Tavern
$1,500.00
(c)
Class B Victualer
$1,000.00
(d)
Class B Limited
$200.00
(e)
Class B-H (licensed hotel)
$250.00
(f)
Class C Bar
$500.00
(g)
Class D Club
$400.00
(h)
Class D Limited (beer and wine only)
$200.00
(i)
Class E
$10.00
(j)
Class F Limited (beer and wine only)
$15.00
(k)
Class F-1 Full Privilege
$35.00
(l)
Class T Theatres
$200.00
(m)
Transfers
$100.00
(n)
Extended hours (1:00 to 2:00 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and day before holidays)
$200.00
Amusements (Code Ch. 72)
(a)
Mechanical devices, per device type (such as merry-go-rounds, bumper cars, amusement rides, Ferris wheels, batting cages)
$50.00
(b)
Miniature golf, per device type (Water wizz, rock wall, go carts, paddle boats, jet skis, banana boats, trampolines, etc.)
$50.00
(c)
Bowling alleys, per lane
$20.00
(d)
Coin-operated devices, per machine (video games, pinball machines, jukeboxes, pool tables, etc.)
$20.00
(e)
Distributors of coin-operated devices, plus each device
$100.00
$20.00
Antique shop
$50.00
Billiard, pool tables, etc., (Code Ch. 190)
(a)
Per table
$60.00
(b)
Coin-operated (each additional)
$20.00
Dogs (Code § 76-3)
(a)
Spayed/neutered
$5.00
(b)
Unspayed/unneutered
$10.00
(c)
Dangerous dog
$100.00
(d)
Surcharge
$1.00
(e)
Fine after May 1
$25.00
(f)
Lost Tag
$1.00
Entertainment (Code Ch. 115)
(a)
Indoor (music or entertainment)
$300.00
(b)
Outdoor (music only; six months May 1 to October 31) (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Memorial Day, July 4th, VJ Day, Labor Day – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) (Sundays through Saturdays – minimally amplified soloists – 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
$150.00
(c)
Special one-time events (not to exceed 14 days) (religious, charitable, firefighting organizations exempt from fee) (RIGL 5-22-12; Code Ch. 221)
1.
Carnival, circus, concert, sporting event, exhibition, motion pictures, ball, etc.
$100.00
2.
Art festival/craft fair, dance, movies-on-the beach, etc.
$10.00 day (not to exceed $100.00)
3.
Parade, Fundraiser (bazaar, road race, walk-a-thon, etc.)
(No fee; permit only)
Flea markets (indoor or outdoor)
$150.00 (1 to 10 tables)
$300.00 (11 or more)
Food dispenser (RIGL 5-24-1; Code Ch. 247)
(a)
Tavern
1.
Up to 40 rooms
$50.00
2.
41 rooms and over
$75.00
(b)
Victualer houses
$50.00
1.
Extended hours (2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.)
$25.00
Hotels, motels, guest houses (Code Ch. 141)
(a)
1-6 rooms
$25.00
(b)
7-25 rooms
$50.00
(c)
26 or more rooms
$75.00
Itinerant vendors (RIGL 5-15-16; Code Ch. 186)
Goods, wares and merchandise
1 day to 1 week
$50.00
8 days to 2 weeks
$75.00
More than 2 weeks
$125.00
(not to exceed 3 months)
Junk and secondhand dealers (RIGL 5-21-1; Code Ch. 150)
(a)
Shop, storehouse or other place for reception of junk, old metals or other secondhand articles (including secondhand automobiles, trucks, motorcycles)
$100.00
(b)
Foundryman or other person receiving same for purpose of melting or converting into casting
$5.00
(c)
Gatherer of same in any bag, wagon, cart or truck
$5.00
(d)
Automobile junkyard
$100.00
(e)
Secondhand shop
1.
Retail consignment shop (sale of clothing on a consignment basis)
$100.00
2.
Sale of used clothing or merchandise
$100.00
Mobile homes and trailers (Code Ch. 167)
(a)
Mobile home/trailer parks
$200.00
(b)
Mobile Home/trailer storage
$25.00
Parking spaces, rental (A certified plot plan for the number of cars is required by the Zoning Inspector) (PL 292)
(a)
50 spaces or fewer
$50.00
(b)
More than 50 spaces
$100.00
Peddlers (hawkers) (Code Ch. 186)
(a)
Ice cream, fruits, vegetables, goods, wares, merchandise, articles or substances
$50.00
(b)
Religious books or publications, articles of household manufacture or manufacture by one's own hands, milkmen, farmers selling their produce or the produce of other farms, farmers markets
(Exempt from fee payment)
Private detectives
$150.00
(a)
ID card (RIGL 5-5-1)
$6.00
Public bathing beaches (Code § 81-7)
$25.00
Public laundry and cleaners (RIGL 5-16-2)
$10.00 each/$20.00 both
Retail sales (Code Ch. 202)
(a)
On days other than holidays
$35.00
(b)
On enumerated holidays
$50.00
(c)
Door-to-door sales
$10.00 day
Trash haulers (Code § 217-20)
$50.00
Yard sales (Code Ch. 256)
(4 licenses per year; only once within a three-month period; no more than 2 consecutive calendar days)
$5.00
Zoning
1.
Zoning petitions
(a)
Adoption or repeal of ordinance or map
$0
(b)
Amendment of ordinance text and/or map
$750.00
2.
Zoning certificates
(a)
Single-family residences:
1 – 3 bedrooms
$75.00
4 – 6 bedrooms
$150.00
7 or more bedrooms
$50.00 per bedroom
(b)
Multifamily residences
2-family
$150.00
3-family
$250.00
4-family
$400.00
(c)
Condominiums:
Per unit
$75.00
(d)
Decks
$50.00
(e)
Additions
$75.00
(f)
Accessory buildings
550 square feet or less
$25.00
551 – 1,099 square feet
$75.00
1,100 square feet, plus
$100.00
(g)
Commercial buildings
$500.00
3.
Zoning applications
(a)
Variances
$150.00
(b)
Special use permits
$200.00
(c)
Dimensional modifications
$175.00
(d)
Flood hazard permits
$175.00
(e)
Aquifer protection permits
$175.00
(f)
Sign permits
$75.00
(g)
Any other permits not specified
$175.00
(h)
Appeals
$200.00
(In addition to the fees set forth above, applicants shall be responsible for cost of advertising and any other expenses associated with each application.)