Township of Upper Allen, PA
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 6-17-1993 by Ord. No. 474. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency medical charges — See Ch. 86, Art. I.
Bicycles — See Ch. 92.
Construction Codes — See Ch. 112.
Attorney fees for municipal claims — See Ch. 133.
Sewers and sewage disposal — See Ch. 200.
Street openings and excavations — See Ch. 217, Art. I.
Subdivision and land development — See Ch. 220.
Transient retail businesses — See Ch. 227.
Zoning — See Ch. 245.
[Amended 1-15-2005 by Res. No. 772;[1]12-21-2006 by Res. No. 790; 12-17-2008 by Res. No. 842; 12-16-2009 by Res. No. 857; 2-3-2010 by Res. No. 863; 12-15-2010 by Res. No. 877; 12-21-2011 by Res. No. 891; 12-19-2012 by Res. No. 899; 12-18-2013 by Res. No. 914[2]; 12-17-2014 by Res. No. 923; 12-16-2015 by Res. No. 943; 12-20-2017 by Res. No. 977; 6-6-2018 by Res. No. 986; 12-19-2018 by Res. No. 995; 4-3-2019 by Res. No. 1005; 6-19-2019 by Res. No. 1006; 10-16-2019 by Res. No. 1010; 12-18-2019 by Res. No. 1014]
The Upper Allen Township Fee Schedule shall be as follows:
ITEM
UNIT
FEE (plus any additional costs)
POLICE
Accident report
Per report
$15
Parking ticket - fire lane
Per violation
$50
Handicapped parking
Per violation
$50
Other violations
Per violation
$25
Copy of video media
Per copy
$30
Contract for police services
Per hour per officer (3-hour minimum)
$100
FIRE
Excessive false alarms
Per year
As per Chapter 83 of the Township Code
PUBLICATIONS
Comprehensive Plan
Per book
$40 + tax ($42.40)
Subdivision Ordinance
Per book
$25 + tax ($26.50)
Township Maps
Per map
$5 + tax ($5.30)
Zoning Ordinance
Per book
$25 + tax ($26.50)
Codified Ordinance
Per PDF CD
$25 + any additional costs
Comprehensive Recreation and Open Space Plan
Per book
$15 + tax ($15.90)
Act 537 Sewerage Facilities Plan Update (1999)
Per book
$50 + tax ($53)
Act 537 Sewerage Facilities Plan Update (2009)
Per book
$25 + tax ($26.50)
Standard Construction and Material Specifications for Sanitary Sewer Extensions (includes Detail Drawings)
Per book
$35 + tax ($37.10)
Sanitary Sewer Detail Drawings only
Per book
$10 + tax ($10.60)
Stormwater Management Ordinance
Per book
$15 + tax ($15.90)
SOLICITING
1 day
Per person
$10
1 week
Per person
$25
1 month
Per person
$50
1 year
Per person
$100
MEETING ROOM RENTAL
Individuals
Township residents
Per hour/day
$15 (2-hour minimum)/$100 + $100 refundable deposit
Non-Township residents
Per hour/day
$25 (2-hour minimum)/$165 + $100 refundable deposit
Organizations/Businesses
Township for-profits
Per hour/day
$25 (2-hour minimum)/$165 + $100 refundable deposit
Non-Township for-profits
Per hour/day
$40 (2-hour minimum)/$265 + $100 refundable deposit
Township nonprofits
Per hour/day
No charge except for a $100 refundable deposit (this includes those who may not have a Township address but who serve the Township)
Non-Township nonprofits
Per hour/day
$25 (2-hour minimum)/$165 + $100 refundable deposit
MISCELLANEOUS
Street opening permit
Per permit (to include initial review and one inspection)
Open cut right-of-way: For streets paved more than five years from the date of permit application: $150 per the first 100 square feet + $50 for each additional 100 square foot thereafter (or portion thereof); For streets paved less than five years from the date of permit application: $500 per the first 100 square feet + $50 for each additional 100 square foot thereafter (or portion thereof) + approval by Board of Commissioners. Open cuts in grass or nonpavement area only (within the rights-of-way): $50 each 100 square feet (or portion thereof). Permit fee doubles if work commences before permit is obtained and fees paid. Applicant is responsible for charges that may incur as a result of additional review time and/or inspections. Additional review time and inspection time is charged at $50 per hour (one-hour minimum), unless a separate consulting firm fee is charged, as approved by the Board of Commissioners.
Degradation fee: For streets paved less than five years from date of permit application: 200% of the fee value. Permit fee doubles if work commences before permit is obtained and fees paid
Sidewalk fee (in lieu of construction)
Per plan
110% of current cost of construction
Returned check fee
Per check
$50 (plus additional costs)
Recycling containers
Per container
As per Township cost
Recreation fee (residential)
Per residential dwelling
$2,300
Recreation fee (commercial)
Per employee
$200 based on use and square footage
Board of appeals for property maintenance, non-UCC appeals
Per case
$400 + all costs incurred over $400 by the Township
Appeals and interpretations before the governing body, other
Per case
$400 + all costs incurred over $400 by the Township
Excavation and fill permit
Per permit
$30 permit fee doubles if work commences before permit is obained and fees paid
Leaf mulch/wood chip delivery
Per load (full or partial)
$50
Special request signs
Per request
Post, base and hardware: $45; Labor: $150; + cost of sign
Curb and sidewalk materials and operations testing
Per lot or right-of-way
New construction/repair/replacement as part of an active subdivision and/or land development plan: Actual cost incurred by the Township, Consulting Engineer, or other designee for all tests and inspections, plus any costs that may incur as a result of testing or inspections that result in a failing notice.
COPYING/SCANNING/PLOTTING
Photocopies (to include requests under PA Right to Know Law)
Per page
$0.25
Scans/plots of blackline maps or drawings
Per square foot
$2
Scans/plots of color maps or drawings/photo sheets
Per square foot
$6
RECREATIONAL FACILITY FEES
Sports/athletic field single use
Per field per day
$75
Sports/athletic field camp rental
Per field per half day
$125
Sports/athletic field camp rental
Per field per full day
$200
League fee [Nonresident or adult (18+)]
Per field per day
$25
Tournament rental - All organizations, youth (U18) or adult (18+). Note: A tournament is defined as a coordinated event containing more than one outside organization using Township playing fields.
Per field, per day
Resident youth - $75, Resident adult $125. Nonresident youth - $150, Nonresident adult - $250. A $100 deposit is required per field for tournament use.
Tournament concession stand fee
Per concession per day
$100
Non-field food/merchandise vendor fees - For-profit vendors
Per vendor per day
$50
Non-field food/merchandise vendor fees - Nonprofit vendors
Per vendor per day
$25
Picnic pavilion rental - private family picnic
Daily rate per event
Resident - $50; nonresident - $100
Picnic pavilion rental - other than private family picnic
Daily rate per event
Resident - $125; Nonresident - $150
Picnic pavilion rental for private special events (combined with tournaments, camps, etc.)
Daily rate per event
Resident - $50; Nonresident - $100
Dog park initial registration fee - resident and/or Daybreak Church member
Annually
$20 plus $10 for each additional dog. After April 30, the fee applies for May, June, and the entire next registration year (July 1-June 30).
Dog park initial registration fee - nonresident
Annually
$30 plus $10 for each additional dog. After April 30, the fee applies for May, June, and the entire next registration year (July 1-June 30).
Dog park renewal registration fee - resident
Annually
$15 plus $10 for each additional dog.
Dog park renewal registration fee - nonresident
Annually
$45 plus $10 for each additional dog.
Dog park replacement fob fee
Per occurrence
$10
BUILDING PERMITS
Building permit renewals and/or extensions
Per permit
$60 minimum or $5 per $1,000 for work not completed on original permit, whichever is greater
Residential, commercial, nonresidential building permits (includes new construction, alterations, additions, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, energy, etc.)
Per permit
$75 minimum for first $1,000 of construction cost plus $10 per $1,000 thereafter. The Township reserves the right to recoup all costs beyond the initial permit fee paid by the permit holder and/or applicant Note: Permit fees double if work commences before permit is obtained and fees paid.
Demolition permits
One building per permit
$50 for residential accessory structures; $150 for all other structures
Construction plan review - residential and commercial
Per plan (initial review and one additional review, or withdraw after reviews)
$85 per hour - minimum one-hour charge
Operational permits
Per permit
Churches and schools - $35 per building for first permit; $10 each additional building. All other commercial buildings - $50 per building for first permit; $10 each additional building (multiple permits may be required)
Fire Marshal inspection
Per inspection and reinspection
$50 per half-hour (round up to next 1/2-hour increment); minimum 1/2-hour charge
PA State UCC Fee
Per building and/or demolition permit, as required by the PA UCC Act 157, as amended
$4.50
SUBDIVISION/LAND DEVELOPMENT/AMENDMENTS
Subdivision plans
Per plan
Preliminary or final - $350 base (up to six lots) + $15 each lot (for seven lots or more) + escrow account admin. fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comment. Preliminary/final combined - $600 base (up to six lots) + $15 each lot (for seven lots or more) + escrow account admin. fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comment. Lot add-ons - $350 base (up to six lots) + $15 each lot (for seven lots or more) + $500 initial escrow account admin. fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comment.
Land development plans
Per plan
Preliminary or final - $350 base + $20 per acre (round up to next full acre) + escrow account administration fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comments. Preliminary/final combined - $600 base + $20 per acre (round up to next full acre) + escrow account administration fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comments.
Combined subdivision and land development plan/PRD
Per plan
Tentative, preliminary or final - $350 base (up to six lots) + $15 each lot (for seven lots or more) + $20 per acre (round up to next full acre) + escrow account administration fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comments. Preliminary/final combined - $600 base (up to six lots) + $15 each lot (for seven lots or more) + $20 per acre (round up to next full acre) + escrow account administration fee + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comments.
Planning modules
Per module
$150
Escrow account administration fee
Per escrow account for a subdivision and/or land development plan or phase
Initial fee of $2,000 per escrow account + $200 per year for each active escrow account. All accounts must maintain a $1,000 minimum balance.
Stormwater retention fee
Per dedicated acre of retention area or fraction thereof
$5,000 flat fee + $2,000 for first acre + $1,000 for every additional 1/2 - acre or fraction thereof
Sketch plan
Per plan
$200 base + all additional costs incurred for Township review and comments
Plan recording service fee
Per plan
$20 administration fee + all costs required by the County
Curative amendments
Each
$800 + all additional costs incurred over $800 by the Township
Zoning amendment/change
Per petition
$800 + all additional costs incurred over $800 by the Township
Conditional use
Per application
$400 + all additional costs incurred over $400 by the Township
DRAINAGE
Drainage Plan
Per plan
$25 review and processing fee. $100 Engineer's fee escrow + all costs incurred for Township Engineer (staff) and Consulting Engineer review. NOTE: If drainage plan is associated with a subdivision/land development (S/LD) plan and the Engineer's fee escrow is provided with the S/LD Plan, additional escrow is not required with the drainage plan.
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Special exceptions and variances
Per application
$400 + all costs incurred over $400 by the Township
Appeals and interpretations
Per case
$400 + all costs incurred over $400 by the Township
Continuances
Per case (if requested by applicant)
$150
Hearing transcripts
Per page
Contact publisher to purchase
SITE/BUILDING INSPECTIONS
Site improvements inspection escrow accounts related to an approved subdivision and/or land development plan
Per approved plan or phase
10% of construction cost estimate with a $1,000 minimum; construction cost estimate to be approved by Township Engineer.
Building reinspection fee
Upon inspection of same item (that failed previous inspections)
$85 per hour (one-hour minimum or as charged by third party). Fee shall be paid prior to reinspection.
Building inspection
Inspection not ready or not cancelled
$50 per hour (one-hour minimum or as charged by third party)
Property maintenance inspection
Per request
$85 per hour (one-hour minimum)
ENGINEERING FEE BASIS
Sewer Department manager
As necessitated by Township
$85 per hour (one-hour minimum)
Consulting Engineer/Traffic Engineer
As necessitated by Township
Consulting firm's fee schedule as approved by Board of Commissioners
Township Planner (staff)
As necessitated by Township
$85 per hour (one-hour minimum)
CHARGES TO RECOVER COMPLAINT/CLAIM/LIEN COSTS
Prepare and file complaint/claim, municipal lien
Per filing/case
$100 + any additional costs incurred by Township
Township Solicitor
As necessitated or incurred by Township and as incurred for all Township-related business
Actual cost incurred by the Township and any applicable late fees allowed by law for nonpayment
Prepare and file a release of municipal lien
Per filing/case
As per current Cumberland County Prothonatary's Office fee schedule
Court appearance (Township personnel only - does not include Township Solicitor)
Per appearance/per person
$100 minimum charge and $100 per hour pro rata thereafter
File writ of scire fascias
Per filing/case
As per current Cumberland County Prothonatary's Office fee schedule
ZONING PERMITS
Home occupation permits
Per application
$100 flat fee
Zoning permit
Per application
$35 flat fee (waived for temporary sign permit for nonprofits)
Change of use, add a use, confirm a use, confirm a zoning district, nonconformance certificate
Per application or request
$30 flat fee per certificate or request
Certificate of use and occupancy (not associated with a building permit)
Per application
$35 flat fee per certificate
Additional zoning fees
Per permit
Zoning permit fees double if work commences before permit is obtained and fees paid.
SEWER RENTAL
Residential (per dwelling unit)
Per quarter
$112
Reservation of capacity (ROC) fee
Per EDU
60% of current annual sewer rental rate
Nonresidential monthly base rate
Per EDU
$34.43
Nonresidential cost per 1,000 gallons of water used
Per EDU
$2.99
Late payment fee
Per billing quarter
10% of quarterly bill after initial 35 days (from date of mailing); over 35 days add additional 0.5% per month of current unpaid balance
SEWER TAPPING FEE
Sewer tapping fee - collection portion (Res. No. 810 - 9/19/07)
Per EDU
$965
Sewer tapping fee - capacity portion (Res. No. 810 - 9/19/07)
Per EDU
$1,840
Special sewer district (Spring Run Interceptor Sewer) reimbursement component (Ord. No. 777 - 4/4/18)
Per EDU
$1,641.80
Special sewer district (Lisburn Trunk Sewer) reimbursement component (Ord. No. 777 - 4/4/18)
Per EDU
$914.80
Special sewer district (Grantham Interceptor Sewer) reimbursement component (Ord. No. 777 - 4/4/18)
Per EDU
$325.06
SANITARY SEWER INSPECTIONS
Sanitary sewer inspection escrow accounts related to an approved subdivision and/or land development plan
Per approved plan or phase
10% of construction cost estimate with a $500 minimum; construction cost estimate to be approved by Sewer Department manager
Additional building inspections (requested separately - not associated with a building permit)
Per inspection
$85 per hour (one-hour minimum or as charged by third party)
Sewer connection inspection
Per inspection
$100 initial up to one hour (then $100 per hour or fraction thereof after)
Building sewer repair inspection
Per inspection
$21.25 initial 1/4 hour (then $85 per hour or fraction thereof after)
ON-LOT SEWAGE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS (OLSDS)
On-lot sewage disposal system full permit application (new system)
Per application
$530 (application includes probe hole, perc test, issuing permit, 1st interim inspection, 2nd interim inspection, final inspection, and Township administrative fee)
On-lot sewage disposal system half permit application for system alterations or major repair
Per application
$300 (includes issuing permit, 1st interim inspection, 2nd interim inspection, final inspection, and Township administrative fee)
Probe hole
Per probe
$60
Percolation test
Per test
$170
Issuance of permit
Per application
$60
1st interim inspection
Per application
$60
2nd interim inspection
Per application
$60
Final inspection
Per application
$60
Township administrative fee
Per application
$60
On-lot sewage disposal system permit application for minor repairs
Per application
$150 (includes issuing permit and 1st interim inspection)
Additional inspections/consultations by Township SEO
Per hour
$60
OLSDS Program Pumper/Hauler Business registration
Per year
$25
OLSDS Program administrative fee
Per pumping/inspection
$20
Additional inspections/consultations by Township Engineer or staff
Per hour
$85
GREASE TRAPS, GREASE INTERCEPTORS AND OIL/WATER SEPARATORS
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) permit fee (> 1 EDU)
Per year
$100
Fats, oils and grease (FOG) permit fee (< 1 EDU)
Per year
$50
Oil/water separator permit fee
Per year
$25
WASTE SURCHARGE FEES FOR EXCESS CONCENTRATIONS OF WASTEWATER CONSTITUENTS
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
Per pound
$0.35
Ammonia Nitrogen (NH3-N)
Per pound
$0.80
Total Phosphorous (Total P)
Per pound
$1.50
Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
Per pound
$0.25
STORMWATER UTILITY FEE
Per ERU (Equivalent Residential Unit)
Per quarter
By resolution of the Township Authority
WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES (WCF)
Non-tower WCF
Per application
$500 for up to five small wireless facilities or non-tower WCF + $100 for each small wireless facility or non-tower WCF thereafter.
Tower-based WCF (outside ROW)
Per application
$2,500 each
Pole facility (inside ROW)
Per application
$1,000 each
Pole facility (inside ROW)
Annual fee
$750 each
Tower-based WCF (outside ROW)
Annual fee
$500 each
Small WCF
Annual fee
$270 each
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution also provided that: "beginning 1 January 2005 and thereafter, said Schedule of Fees shall be set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners...”
[2]
Editor's Note: This resolution also provided that these general fees would become effective 1-1-2014 and remain in effect thereafter until further revised.
Emergency medical service (EMS) fees shall be as follows:
A. 
EMS base rates.
Code
Item
Unit
Fee
100
Canceled call
Per call
$50
101
Response only
Per call
$50
103
Medical emergency
Per call
$250
104
Trauma, minor
Per call
$250
105
Trauma, serious
Per call
$250
106
Motor vehicle accident
Per call
$137.50
107
Routine transport (one way)
Per call
$150
110
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Per call
$100
120
Mileage, patient loaded
Per mile
$4
130
Standby, with crew
Per hour
$50
132
Standby, high school event
Per event
$100
135
Standby, director
Per hour
$18
137
Standby, first responder
Per hour
$9
138
Standby, EMT
Per hour
$13
150
Out-of-township response
Per call
$50
152
Waiting time
Per 1/2 hour
$25
B. 
Procedure fees.
Code
Item
Unit
Fee
201
Mast application
Per procedure
$25
202
Mast inflation
Per procedure
$75
203
Splint, air
Per procedure
$15
204
Splint, traction
Per procedure
$25
205
Splint, pillow
Per procedure
$15
206
Obstetric delivery
Per procedure
$100
208
Infectious disease
Per procedure
$75
209
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Per procedure
$100
211
Airway control
Per procedure
$50
212
Long spine board
Per procedure
$25
213
Short spine board
Per procedure
$15
214
Splint, board
Per procedure
$10
215
Splint, vacuum
Per procedure
$15
216
Pediatric immobilizer
Per procedure
$20
299
Ambulance decontamination
Per procedure
$200
C. 
Supplies.
Code
Item
Unit
Fee
302
Nasal airway
Per unit
$10
303
Suction catheter
Per unit
$20
305
Cervical collar
Per unit
$35
306
Oxygen
Per unit
$26
312
Instant sugar
Per unit
$6.50
313
Trauma dressing
Per unit
$6
314
Ipecac
Per unit
$6
315
Charcoal
Per unit
$6
316
Sodium chloride
Per unit
$5
318
Saline
Per unit
$5
320
Bag valve mask
Per unit
$35
321
Pocket mask
Per unit
$28
322
Obstetric kit
Per unit
$35
323
Surgipads
Per unit
$3.50
324
Kling
Per unit
$4
325
Occlusive dressing
Per unit
$3.50
350
Burn kit
Per unit
$150
351
Burn blanket
Per unit
$165
352
Burn wrap
Per unit
$67
353
Burn dressing, 8 x 18
Per unit
$21
354
Burn dressing, 4 x 16
Per unit
$15
361
Kling, nonsterile
Per unit
$2
399
Infection control supplies
Per unit
$5
D. 
Subscriptions.
Item
Unit
Fee
Upper Allen (June 1 to May 31)
Per year
$20
West Shore ALS
Per year
$15
CPR Course A
Per course
$5
CPR Course B
Per course
$10
CPR Course C
Per course
$15