Town of Rocky Hill, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Rocky Hill 1-6-1992; amended in its entirety 4-7-1997 by Ord. No. 182-97. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable. The fees included in this chapter are the current fees imposed in the Town and supersede all others.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fair Rent Commission — See Ch. 18.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 73.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 81.
Bazaars and raffles — See Ch. 93.
Building construction — See Ch. 100.
Cemetery — See Ch. 105.
Fire zones — See Ch. 137.
Food and food establishments — See Ch. 145.
Garbage, rubbish and refuse — See Ch. 149.
Inland wetlands and watercourses — See Ch. 160.
Massage parlors — See Ch. 172.
Parades — See Ch. 184.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 189.
Peddling and soliciting — See Ch. 193.
Subdivision fees — See Ch. 216.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 219.
Taxation — See Ch. 223.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 230.
Inoperable vehicles - See Ch. 234.
Zoning — See Ch. 245.
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
Building Department fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Building permits
$25.00 per $1,000 of work or any fraction thereof
$16.00 per $1,000 thereafter or any fraction thereof
Electrical permits
Same as building permits
Plumbing permits
Same as building permits
Heating permits
Same as building permits
Oil-burner permits
Same as building permits
Air-conditioning permits
Same as building permits
Demolition permit
Same as building permits
Certificate of occupancy
  Residential
$30.00
  Nonresidential
$50.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
Planning and Zoning Department fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Public hearing
$250.00
Site plan
$250.00
Site plan amendments, within 5 years
$100.00
Special exception fee
$100.00
Special permit
$250.00
Transcripts
Cost
Subdivisions
$150.00, plus $50.00 per lot
Unregistered and inoperable motor vehicles:
  Storage permit
$40.00
  30-day renewal
$40.00
Zoning Board of Appeals:
  Appeals and applications
$90.00
  Motor vehicle and service stations
$200.00
Zoning Map amendments
$250.00
Zoning Regulation
$15.00
Zoning Map
$7.50
Subdivision Regulation
$6.00
Plan of development map
$7.50
Other maps
$7.50
Fill or excavation permit
$100.00
Civic and nonprofit groups
50% of regular rates
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
Plan of development
$50.00
(NOTE: All land use applications are required by state statutes to include a charge of $10 in addition to the set fees above.)
Police Department fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Pistol permit
$35.00*
Vendor permit:
  Application processing
$50.00
Mechanical amusement:
  Application processing
$50.00
Parade permit
$50.00
Massage parlor permit
$250.00
Masseur or masseuse permit
$100.00
Dogs:
  Redeem dog from pound
$15.00
  Boarding dog at pound, per day
$10.00
Raffle permits:
  Class I
$25.00*
  Class II
$10.00*
  Class III
$10.00*
  Class IV
$5.00*
Accident and theft reports:
  Per page
$0.50
  Per page, indigent persons
No fee
  Mailed, per page
$0.50
  Billing charge
$1.00
Photographs, each
$10.00
Police, private duty (hourly rates):** ^
[Amended 5-6-2002 by Ord. No. 207-02; 10-7-2002 by Ord. No. 212-02; 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03; 4-7-2014 by Ord. No. 265-14]
  Weekday rates:
      4-hour minimum
$87.90
      More than 8 hours (4-hour minimum)
$116.75
  Weekend, holidays, and between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 a.m. (4-hour minimum)
$116.75
  Nonprofit organizations rate:
    In-Town organizations
      Day rates
$31.00
      Weekend and holiday
$42.50
    Out-of-Town organizations
      Day rates
$46.50
      Weekend and holiday
$63.75
NOTES:
** These rates are to be increased annually on July 1 by the percentage of annual increase received in accordance with the Police Contract.
^ Jobs not canceled with a minimum of 2 hours' notice will be subject to the 4-hour minimum payment and billing.
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
Fingerprint
$15.00 for nonresidents
Town Clerk fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Business licenses:
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
  Amusement
$75.00 per device
  Liquor permit
$2.00*
  Vendors permit
$75.00 per year or $10.00 per month per individual
  Notary services
$5.00 per document
Dog licenses:
  Sprayed or neutered
$6.00*
  Male or female
$16.00*
  Late charge
$1.00 per month*
Sportsmen licenses:
  Resident:
    Fishing
$15.00*
    Hunting (firearms)
$10.00*
    Hunting and fishing
$21.00*
    Trapping
$20.00*
    Junior hunting (firearms)
$3.00*
    Junior trapping
$3.00*
    Over age 65 (hunting and fishing)
Free*
  Nonresident:
    Fishing
$25.00 season;*
$8.00 3-day*
    Hunting (firearms)
$42.00*
    Hunting and fishing
$55.00*
Marriage license
$30.00*
Burial permit
$3.00*
Recording legal documents:
  Land records:
    First page
$10.00*
    Each subsequent page
$5.00*
  Marginal notations of assignments
$1.00 each after first 2*
  Trade names
$5.00*
  Site plans, maps, per map
$10.00*
  Subdivision plans, maps, per map
$20.00*
  Sales analysis (quit claim/warranty)
$2.00*
  Conveyance tax
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
.0025 of sales price*
Photocopy:
  Land records:
    Per page
$1.00*
    Maps
$7.50
Vital statistics (certified copies of birth, death, marriage)
$5.00*
Attested copies of vital statistics (between towns)
$2.00*
Town Charter, per copy
$5.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50*
Town Code book
$165.00
Town Ordinance book
$0.50 per page
NOTES:
* Fee is set by state statute.
Library fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Fines and fees:
  Overdue books, price per day
$0.05
  Maximum fine per item (except videos and CD-ROM's)
$1.00
  Best seller book express overdue fine
[Added 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 185-98]
$1.00 per day
Lost library materials
Replacement, plus accumulated fine to a maximum of $1.00
Photocopies, per copy
$0.10
Reserve requests
No charge
Lost date due cards
No charge
Replacement library card
$1.00
Overdue feature film videos and CD-ROM's
[Amended 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 185-98]
$1.00 per day, not to exceed $5.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
Recreation Department fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Aquatics
  Swimming pools:
    Elm Ridge Park:
      Season admission, individual
$15.00
      Season admission, family
$25.00
      Daily swim admission without pass
$1.00
        Out-of-Town guest, per day
$5.00
    Elm Ridge/High School combination:
      Family year round
$40.00
      Individual year round
$30.00
      Daily pass, resident
$1.00
      Out-of-Town guest, per day
$5.00
      Learn-to-swim class
$10.00
Launch fees, Ferry Park:
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
  Daily launch:
    Resident
$20.00
    Nonresident
$25.00
  Season pass:
    Resident
$50.00
    Nonresident
$250.00
Youth/programs, depending on program costs
$10.00 to $90.00
Adults/sports exercise, depending on program costs
$25.00 to $50.00
Adult free plays:
  Residents
$2.00
  Nonresidents
$4.00
  Adults enrichment programs classes, depending on program costs
$15.00 to $100.00
Seniors:
  Membership
$3.00
  Health screening
$20.00
  Lunches:
    Member resident
$2.50
    Nonmember resident
$3.00
    Nonresidents
$6.00
Town Manager's fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Refuse collection contractors:
  Contractor vehicles, each
$35.00
  Roll-off containers, each
$10.00
Merestones
$30.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
Cemetery plots:
[Amended 3-13-2013]
  Flush
$600.00
  Head stone
$750.00
Engineering Department fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Wetlands Map (42 inches by 31 inches)
$7.50
Wetlands Map (24 inches by 20 inches)
$7.50
Other maps
$7.50
Street permits
$50.00
Inland Wetlands Regulations
$0.50 per page
Permit manual
$0.50 per page
Application fee, inland wetlands:
  Residential property
$0.00
  Nonresidential property
$50.00
  Site plan, footprint of building
$0.02 per square foot
  Subdivision, per lot
$25.00
  All others
$50.00
  Class B permit
$75.00
  Class C permit
$100.00
Permit modification fee
$50.00
Discussion fee
$25.00
Amend Inland Wetland and Watercourses Map
$200.00
Amend Inland Wetland and Watercourses Regulations
$200.00
Class C permit, public hearing fee
$100.00 to $500.00
Street Specifications
$0.50 per page
Drainage guide
$40.00
Mylar prints, per square foot
$2.00
Merestones
$30.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
[Amended 5-19-2003 by Ord. No. 215-03]
Food Service
Full operation food establishment
Class I
$50.00
Class II
$100.00
Class III
$125.00
Class IV (0-50 seats)
$150.00
Class IV (51-100 seats)
$175.00
Class IV (101 + seats)
$225.00
Itinerant Vendor Class I
$50.00
Itinerant Vendor Class II
$100.00
Itinerant Vendor Class III
$125.00
Itinerant Vendor Class IV
$150.00
Caterers Class I
$50.00
Caterers Class II
$100.00
Caterers Class III
$125.00
Caterers Class IV
$150.00
Seasonal
$75.00
Grocery
Less than 5,000 square feet
$75.00
5,000 square feet +
$225.00
Second reinspection fee
50% of license fee
No license penalty fee
50% of license fee
Temporary license - 14 days or less
$50.00
Plan review
50% of license fee
Motels
1 to 25 units
$75.00
26 to 50 units
$125.00
51 or more units
$175.00
Septic systems
Soil testing-new
$100.00
Soil testing-repair
$50.00
Plan review + permit to install-new
$100.00
Plan review + permit to install-repair
$50.00
Subdivision plan review
$50.00
Addition review
$25.00
Soil testing-addition
$25.00
Private Well
Permit to install
$75.00
Public Swimming Pools
Permit to operate
$100.00
Subsurface Sewage Disposal Systems
Repair
$25
New system
$75
Fair Rent Commission fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Application fee
$15.00
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
Assessor's office fees shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Aerial maps
$7.50
Grand List, printed copy
Cost
Freedom of information copies
$0.50
[Added 3-16-1998 by Ord. No. 185-98; amended 6-4-2001 by Ord. No. 201A-01]
Bulky Waste Permits
Fee
Passenger vehicles
$25 for a 2-year permit
Pickup truck size vehicles
$50.00 for a 2-year permit
Mason dump size vehicles, 17,500 G.V.W.
$100.00 for a 2-year permit
Pickup truck size load
$10 per trip
NOTES:
Vehicles larger than a "Mason dump size vehicle" will not be allowed to use the facility. All current permitted vehicles that are in this class can continue to use the facility until their permit expires.
[Added 12-2-2002 by Ord. No. 213-03]
A. 
Subsequent to the initial intake appointment for which no fees are charged, a client shall be charged per visit per session for counseling services by the Youth Services program, a sliding scale fee based upon the client's annual income, number of family members, and ability to pay. Said sliding scale fee may be adjusted by the Youth Services counselor up to two levels to make the fee more affordable. Said sliding scale fee shall be subject to further adjustment for clients having difficulty paying the adjusted hourly fee; however, such further adjustment, if appropriate, must be approved by the Youth Services Coordinator. Payment of fees shall be made by the client at the conclusion of each counseling session.
B. 
No client shall be denied service because of an inability to pay. In the event of severe hardship, for children under the age of 18 years of age without parental support, and for students seen for services on-site at Rocky Hill schools, fees for Youth Services counseling services may be waived.
C. 
Unless otherwise stipulated, no fee shall be charged for group counseling for Rocky Hill residents. No fee shall be charged for crisis intervention counseling unless such counseling becomes ongoing. Service coordination is not considered ongoing counseling and, therefore, is free of charge. A special fee can be negotiated if a family or members of a family are scheduled for appointments in excess of one per week.
D. 
All fees for counseling will be deposited into the Youth Services Counseling Escrow Account. Fees deposited in this escrow account shall be used to fulfill the Youth Services mission and may be used to purchase food, materials, programs, services, contractual staff or to make contributions. These purchases or contributions may be used for consultation, research, community planning, positive youth development, community or community organizations. Disbursements of these funds shall be made by the Youth Services Coordinator with the approval of the Human Services Director, who shall receive recommendations from clinical and program staff Disbursement shall be subject to review by the Finance Director and the Youth Services Advisory Board. Disbursements shall not be used to supplant general fund expenditures.
E. 
No more than $10,000 shall be allowed to accumulate in the Youth Services Escrow Account during any fiscal year, and no more than $10,000 shall be brought forward to the following fiscal year and used for Youth Services purposes. Any remaining balance of this fund shall lapse at the end of the fiscal year and be credited to the general fund.
[Added 1-17-2012 by Ord. No. 259-12]
The penalty for violation of the State Building Code, 2005 Connecticut Supplement, 2009 Amendment, shall be established at a rate of not less than $200 or twice the amount that would have been charged for the permit if said permit had been applied for, not to exceed $1,000.
[Added 4-16-2012 by Ord. No. 261-12]
A. 
The fee(s) for inspecting existing operations and/or occupancies shall be at the following rates. Single-use inspections shall be valid only for a one-time event at a single venue. Multi-use inspections shall be valid for 12 months from the date of issue and shall apply to multiple venues if the inspected configuration or process does not change.
Fee Table
Operations/Occupancy
Approval Required
Approval Fee/Frequency
Consumer fireworks (1.4G)
For sale, on-site handling, manufacture and storage of consumer fireworks (1.4G)
$500 per year
Fairs, no rides
To conduct the event
$50 per event
Exhibit and trade shows
For operation of all exhibits and trade shows held within the Town limits.
$50 per year
Flame effects
To use flame effects before an audience
$100 per event
Liquid- or gas-fueled vehicles
To display, compete or demonstrate liquid- or gas-fueled vehicles or equipment in a building
$30, single use
$60, multi-use
Membrane structures, tents and canopies - permanent
For construction, location, erection or placement
$100 per structure
Membrane structures, tents and canopies - temporary
To operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or tents having an area in excess of 200 square feet or a canopy in excess of 400 square feet; exception: temporary membrane structures, tents, or canopy structures used exclusively for camping
$50, single use
$100, multi-use
Pyrotechnics before a proximate audience
For display and use
$50 per event
Reinspection of residential, commercial, industrial, business, retail facilities including health care, apartments, hotels, etc.,
Reinspection due to noncompliance
$250 for 3rd inspection*
*per unit for apartment/condo complexes
Special outdoor events, carnivals and fairs
For the location and operation of special outdoor events, carnivals and fairs
$60 per event
Removal of underground fuel storage tanks
Fire Marshal must be contacted prior to removal and permit obtained
$25 per tank
Fuel trucks
To obtain the required permit
$25 per year per vehicle
Fire alarm systems/automatic sprinkler systems
Notification must be made to the Fire Marshal if a monitored fire alarm and/or sprinklers system is disconnected from a monitoring service (public or private) regardless of the length of time the systems are to be off-line
Notification only, no fee associated
B. 
All approval fees established pursuant to this section are due when an application is submitted to the Fire Marshal.
C. 
Penalties for offenses. The provisions of this section may be enforced by citation, in addition to any other remedies.
(1) 
Any person who conducts any operation which is subject to the approval requirements of § A249-15A without first obtaining approval shall be issued a citation in the penalty amount of $100. Said penalty shall be payable in addition to the required approval fee(s).
(2) 
If a property owner or his/her/its representative fails to keep his/her/its scheduled appointment with a member of the Fire Marshal's office on more than two occasions regarding the same property, the property owner or his/her/its representative will be subject to pay a penalty of $250 in addition to any required fees associated with said inspection.
D. 
Agencies exempt from fees; exception. Agencies of the Town of Rocky Hill and Rocky Hill Board of Education shall be required to obtain all approvals and or inspections required pursuant to this section but all fees associated therewith shall be waived. Private businesses and or companies that are conducting business with a municipal building are not exempt from the required fees.