Borough of Millersville, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 7-25-1995 by Res. No. 1995-6; amended in its entirety 11-24-2015 by Res. No. 2015-14]
The following fees shall be imposed upon the owners or caretakers of dogs running at large within the Borough:
A. 
Boarding fee for dogs held more than two hours at a Borough facility: $15.
B. 
Seizure fee: $15.
C. 
When a dog owner claims a dog held at a Borough facility, the dog owner shall pay all charges due and owing to the Borough in full prior to the release of the dog to the owner.
D. 
When a dog has been transferred to a licensed holding facility, the dog owner shall be billed $50 by the Borough in addition to all other charges due and owing for the seizure of the dog and for the time the dog has been boarded at a Borough facility. Charges shall be due and payable within 10 days of receipt of an invoice from the Borough.
A. 
Building permit fees.
Value of Work
Cost of Permit
$0 to $500
$10
$500 to $1,000
$20
In excess of $1,000
$20 plus $4 per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $1,000
B. 
Building permit plan review fee. Plan review fees are based on a $55 per hour review of all submitted plans for residential projects. Fifty-five dollars is the minimum fee. Additional plan reviews shall be based on a per hour basis of $55.
C. 
Residential inspection. Residential inspection fees based on a maximum project of 2,500 square feet are as follows:
(1) 
Footer, foundation, framing, electrical rough-in, mechanical rough-in, plumbing rough-in, firestop, and final plumbing, rough and final electrical and final for certificate of occupancy: $770.
(2) 
This includes, all together, 14 inspections for a total inspection fee of $770 for a project of up to 2,500 square feet size. Any inspection exceeding 14 will amount in an additional inspection fee as follows:
(a) 
Footing inspection: $55.
(b) 
Foundation footer: $55.
(c) 
Framing rough-in: $55.
(d) 
Plumbing rough-in: $55.
(e) 
Electrical rough-in: $55.
(f) 
Mechanical rough-in: $55.
(g) 
Firestop inspection: $55.
(h) 
Energy inspection: $55.
(i) 
Electrical final: $55.
(j) 
Mechanical final: $55.
(k) 
Plumbing final: $55.
(l) 
Underground electrical: $55.
(m) 
Underground plumbing: $55.
(n) 
Final for certificate of occupancy: $55.
(3) 
Each additional 100 square feet or less in area, no more than 10 feet in height, and not requiring footers, electrical or plumbing connections and not requiring safety railing, are exempt from plan review but will be subject to appropriate inspections. Inspection fees for such projects will be no less than $55 and no greater than $220. Plan review is, however, a recommended option for the building permit petitioner. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to insure that all new construction conforms to the (UCC) Uniform Construction Code. Upon inspection, projects not requiring plan review may be required to have all or a portion of the construction removed, dismantled, repaired, altered or otherwise be made to conform to the building code.
(4) 
Multiple but identical units are required to have no more than one plan review.
D. 
Commercial and industrial inspection fee schedule.
[Amended 11-22-2016 by Res. No. 2016-20]
(1) 
Commercial inspection fees.
(a) 
Calculations.
[1] 
Projects with a total construction cost of $0.00 to $499,999.99*:
Total construction cost x 0.002 = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $50 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
or no less than $50. Per trip based on scope and complexity of the project.
[2] 
Projects with a total construction cost of $500,000.00 to $2,000,000.00*:
Total construction cost x 0.002 = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $50 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
or no less than $50. Per trip based on scope and complexity of the project.
[3] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $2,000,000.00 to $6,000,000.00*:
$4,000.00 + [(Total construction cost - $2,000,000) x 0.0009] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $45 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[4] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $6,000,000.00 to $10,000,000.00*:
$7,600.00 + [(Total construction cost - $6,000,000) x 0.0008] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[5] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $10,000,000.00 to $30,000,000.00*:
$10,800.00 + [(Total construction cost - $10,000,000) x 0.00075] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[6] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $30,000,000.00 to $50,000,000.00*:
$25,800.00 + [(Total construction cost - $30,000,000) x 0.0007] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[7] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $50,000,000.00 to $100,000,000.00*:
$39,800.00 + [(Total construction cost - $50,000,000) x 0.00065] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[8] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $100,000,000.00 to $200,000,000.00*:
$72,300.00 + [(Total construction cost - $100,000,000) x 0.0006] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[9] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $200,000,000.00 to $350,000,000.00*:
$132,000.00 + [(Total construction cost - $200,000,000) x 0.00055] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
[10] 
Projects with a total construction cost of > $350,000,000.00 to $500,000,000.00*:
$214,500.00 + [(Total construction cost - $350,000,000) x 0.0005] = Insurance cost
+ Estimated length of project in weeks x $40 = Labor and travel cost
= Total
(b) 
The inspection fees for mechanical, plumbing, electrical, energy, accessibility and fire protection are computed at 25% of the building inspection fee for each discipline. Multiple prime contracts will be computed the same as a building inspection fee and combined prime contract fees shall be no less than a single contract fee, distributed on a percentage of total basis.
(2) 
Commercial plan reviews.
(a) 
Commercial plan review fee: $150 minimum.
(b) 
Calculations.
[1] 
Estimated construction value $0 to $1,250,000 = Construction value x 0.0015 ($150 minimum)
[2] 
Estimated construction value $1,250,000 to $5,000,000 = $1,875 + (0.0005 x construction value over $1,250,000)
[3] 
Estimated construction value over $5,000,000 = $3,750 + 0.0004 x construction value over $5,000,000)
(c) 
Plan review for mechanical, plumbing, electrical, energy, accessibility and fire protection are computed at 25% of the building plan review fee for each discipline.
(d) 
Special pricing may be given to buildings such as warehouses due to their relative simplicity or structures with repetitive features such as high-rise buildings.
E. 
Appeals. The fee for an appeal from the determination of the Code Enforcement Officer or Building Code Official shall be $200.
F. 
Demolition permit. The fee for demolition will be $25 for every 500 square feet to be demolished.
The application fee for a license required under Chapter 274 of the Code of the Borough of Millersville, also known as the "Millersville Borough Peddler and Solicitor Ordinance," shall be $25. The term of the license granted pursuant to said chapter shall be 30 days. The fee for renewal of the license shall be the same as for initial application.
The following fees shall be imposed upon applicants for residential parking permits:
A. 
Initial application: $25.
B. 
Renewal application: $10.
A. 
The following fees shall be imposed for use of facilities within Borough-owned and -operated parks:
(1) 
Ball diamond fees:
(a) 
Per league per season: $325.
(b) 
When reserved with pavilion rental: $10.
(2) 
Small pavilion (C) (flat amount): $40.
(3) 
Large pavilion (A) (flat amount): $75.
(4) 
Large pavilion (B) (flat amount): $75.
(5) 
Gazebo (when reserved with pavilion rental): $40.
B. 
Changes made to reservations: Any date or pavilion change made to the original reservation will be assessed a fee of $10.
A. 
Sewage permit fees:
(1) 
Single-family residential and multifamily residential sewage system: $85.
(2) 
Multifamily residential sewage systems: $85.
(3) 
Commercial, recreational, and institutional sewage system: $130.
(4) 
Holding tanks: $130.
(5) 
Repair, replacement or alteration of existing system to correct malfunctions will be charged the above-mentioned fees according to the appropriate category.
(6) 
The applicant will be provided with a permit application form, and will be informed of his/her design options as a result of the soils testing. Design of the sewage system will be the responsibility of the applicant as required by the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 35 P.S. § 750.1 et seq.
B. 
Soil profile description fees. The Enforcement Officer will provide or witness the description of soil profiles for all testing required by the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act. The hiring of an excavator for the excavation of pits for the soil profile descriptions is the responsibility of the property owner. The fee is $40 per hour.
C. 
Percolation test fees. A percolation test consisting of six holes at the proposed sewage system location and shall be prepared by the applicant. The test will be performed by or under the supervision of the Sewage Enforcement Officer. The fee is $160.
D. 
Planning modules for land development. Planning modules sent to the Borough shall be reviewed by the Sewage Enforcement Officer at the Borough's discretion. The Sewage Enforcement Officer will review the module and provide the Council with a letter of review. A module package shall be provided for both the Enforcement Officer's and the Borough's files.
E. 
Review fee for grease traps and oil/water separators, pursuant to § 305-21C(8): $250.
A. 
The following fees are hereby established for the administration of the Code of the Borough of Millersville, Chapter 320, Streets and Sidewalks, Article I, Street Excavations:
(1) 
Fees per location for one to 100 linear feet; excess over 100 prorated:
(a) 
Base permit fee for excavations: $75.
(b) 
Expedited review fee: $75.
(c) 
Expedited inspection fee: $75.
B. 
The following fees are hereby established for the administration of the Code of the Borough of Millersville, Chapter 320, Streets and Sidewalks, Article II, Sidewalk and Curb Construction: $75.
C. 
Time of payment of fees.
(1) 
Base permit fees. The base permit fee shall be paid at the time application for a permit is submitted to the Borough. The permit shall not be issued until the base permit fee is paid in full. The base permit fee shall include the cost of inspections made in accordance with standard Borough practices.
(2) 
Fees for expedited review of applications. If any person shall undertake activities which require the issuance of a permit under Chapter 320 of the Code of the Borough of Millersville prior to obtaining such permit, the applicant shall pay both the base permit fee and the expedited review fee established in Subsection A(1) herein when application for a permit is made to recover the increased administrative costs of the Borough.
(3) 
Fees for expedited review of inspections. Should any person who has obtained a permit and paid the base permit fee proceed with work under such permit without obtaining the required inspections, such person shall be required to pay the expedited inspection fee established in Subsection A(1) herein in order to recover the increased cost to the Borough for the increased difficulty of the necessary inspection.
D. 
Appeal fees. Any person who desires to appeal a determination or order relating to Chapter 320 of the Code of the Borough of Millersville shall be required to pay an appeal fee to the Borough in the amount of $50. In addition, any person who desires to appeal any determination or order shall be required to pay the appearance fee for a stenographer and the cost of the original transcript (said original transcript to be retained by the Borough).
A. 
Deposit to recover costs for processing acceptance of streets which have been offered for dedication to the Borough: $500.
B. 
Should the fees and costs incurred by the Borough in processing acceptance of dedication of streets be greater than the deposit established herein, the Borough shall bill the person requesting that such streets be accepted for all such additional fees and costs. The person requesting acceptance of the streets shall pay the bill for the additional fees and costs within 30 days after the date of the invoice. It is the intention of the Borough Council that the person requesting that the Borough accept dedication of streets reimburse the Borough for all costs, including fees, costs, and expenses of any other nature, incurred in the acceptance of dedication of such streets.
A. 
Zoning permit fees. Application for a zoning permit shall be accompanied by a payment of a minimum of $25 for the first $10,000, or fraction thereof, of the estimated value of the proposed improvements plus $2 for every $1,000, or part thereof, above $10,000.
B. 
Conditional use fees. Application for approval of a conditional use under the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 380) shall be accompanied by a payment of $600.
C. 
Rezoning petition fees. Petition for an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance submitted to the Borough Council by a property owner shall be accompanied by a payment of $1,000.
D. 
Nonconforming use, lot and structure registration fees. Each application for the registration of a nonconforming use, lot or structure, provided under Chapter 380, Zoning, shall be accompanied by a fee of $40.
E. 
Zoning hearing fees (Chapter 380, Zoning). Applications for hearings before the Zoning Hearing Board shall be accompanied by payment of a fee of $600.
F. 
Fee for challenging validity of the Zoning Ordinance: $800.
G. 
In addition to the above fees to be paid at the time the application or appeal is filed, applicants and appellants shall, upon receipt of an invoice from the Borough, reimburse the Borough for 1/2 of the court reporter's appearance fee attributable to the application or appeal. The Borough's invoice shall be payable within 30 days of receipt or upon the issuance of any permit authorized by the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board or Borough Council, whichever date is earlier.
Each request for approval for an intermunicipal liquor license transfer or issuance of a liquor license for economic development shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $350 to cover administrative costs associated with the hearing on the request. A stenographic record of the proceedings shall be kept. The appearance fee for a stenographer shall be borne or reimbursed to the Borough entirely by the person or entity requesting approval. The cost of the original transcript shall be paid by the Borough if the transcript is ordered by the Borough or shall be paid by the person or entity appealing from the decision of the Borough if such appeal is made, and in either event the cost of additional copies shall be paid by the person or entity requesting such copy or copies. In all other cases, the party requesting the original transcript shall bear the cost thereof.
The following fees shall be imposed in connection with the administration of the Residential Rental Unit Regulation Ordinance:[1]
A. 
License. The fee for a residential rental license shall be $50 per residential rental unit per year where there are 20 or more residential rental units on a single property and $70 per residential rental unit when there are fewer than 20 residential rental units on the same property. This fee shall include the administrative costs of the Borough, the inspection of the residential rental unit, and one compliance reinspection of the residential rental unit to confirm that all deficiencies which may have been discovered in the initial inspection have been satisfactorily addressed. The residential rental license shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance and is nontransferable.
B. 
Reinspection. The fee for any inspection after the compliance reinspection shall be $50 per reinspection.
C. 
Reinstatement. The fee to reinstate a revoked residential rental registration or a residential rental license shall be $30 per residential rental unit.
D. 
Appeals. The fee for an appeal to the Borough Council from a determination of the Enforcement Officer or from the issuance of a disruptive conduct report shall be $100. If the appellant requests the presence of a court reporter or if there is a hearing after a remand by the Court of Common Pleas, the appearance fee for a stenographer shall be borne or reimbursed to the Borough entirely by the appellant. The cost of the original transcript shall be paid by the Borough if the transcript is ordered by the Borough or shall be paid by the person or entity appealing from the decision of the Borough if such appeal is made, and, in either event, the cost of additional copies shall be paid by the person or entity requesting such copy or copies. In all other cases the party requesting the original transcript shall bear.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 290, Rental Property, Art. I, Residential Rental Units.
[Amended 12-13-2016 by Res. No. 2016-26]
A. 
"Quick ticket" violation of Property Maintenance Code imposed fees:
(1) 
High or noxious weeds and grass: $50.
(2) 
Garbage and rubbish: $50.
(3) 
Animal waste/accumulation: $50.
(4) 
Snow and ice removal: $50.
B. 
Parking on the grass: $30.
Every request for a hearing under the Local Agency Law, 2 Pa.C.S.A. § 551 et seq., for which the Borough has not established a specific fee by other resolution or ordinance shall be accompanied by a fee in the amount of $350. A stenographic record of the proceedings shall be kept. The appearance fee for a stenographer shall be borne or reimbursed to the Borough entirely by the person or entity requiring a hearing. The cost of the original transcript shall be paid by the Borough if the transcript is ordered by the Borough or shall be paid by the person or entity appealing from the decision of the Borough if such appeal is made, and in either event, the cost of additional copies shall be paid by the person or entity requesting such copy or copies. In all other cases, the party requesting the original transcript shall bear the cost thereof.
The following fees shall be imposed for the following Borough services and records:
A. 
Individual copies of documents: $0.25 per page.
B. 
Search of Borough records by Borough employees, based on per hour, with a minimum charge of 1/2 hour: $25 per hour.
C. 
Tax certifications: $20.
D. 
Returned check charge: $25.