§ 35.01  FEE SCHEDULE.
   Fees shall be determined annually by the Board of Supervisors by resolution based on the current costs of providing services.
   (A)   Zoning/building permits.
Application Fee
Permit Fee
Certificate of Occupancy Fee
Application Fee
Permit Fee
Certificate of Occupancy Fee
Residential - Zoning and Building Codes
Alterations/additions/permanently installed swimming pools-requiring Building Code review/inspections
$50
$100+ $1.50 per $1,000 over $2,000*
$50
Multiple-family dwelling, commercial building and alterations to such structures*
$150+ $2 per $1,000 over $2,000**
$100 + $4 per $1,000 over $2,000**
$50
One-family dwelling
$100
$0.35 per SF of building and living area
$50
Re-inspection fee
$50 per visit for re-inspection of work not in compliance with Building Code
Two-family dwelling
$150
$0.35 per SF of building and living area
$50
Zoning and Building Codes
   Signs—commercial
$50
$100
N/A
   Signs—residential
$10
$20
N/A
   Signs—temporary
N/A
N/A
N/A
Zoning Hearing Board (Zoning Issue) or Board of Appeals (Building Code Issue) Fee
   Commercial matters
$700
 
 
   Residential matters
$400
 
 
Zoning - Land Uses
Accessory buildings, fences or other accessory structures; (exempt from Building Codes), demolition permits and storable swimming pools and re-roofing existing residential structures
$20
$50+ $1.50 per $1,000 over $2,000*
N/A
Home occupations-home office/home business
$20
$50
$50
*   Plus the actual cost of any independent electrical inspection fees
**   Construction cost value - acceptable verification via estimates/bids, or other acceptable form
Add $4 to each permit for Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Fee
(Applicable only to construction when Building Codes are applicable)
 
   (B)   Fee schedule - various township services.
Bonding of Township Roads (Set by PennDOT)
   Dirt/gravel roadways - per mile
$6,000
   Paved roadways - per mile
$12,500
Driveway Permits (For Access to Township Road Only)
$20
Lien Letters
   No lien letter - municipal
$15
   No lien letter - sewer
$15
Ordinances
   Stormwater management ordinance booklet
$15
   Subdivision and land development ordinance booklet
$15
   Zoning ordinance booklet and map
$25
   All other ordinances
$0.25 (per page)
Police-Related Activities
   Gun permit application photo
$10
   Police accident reports
$15
   Police complaint reports
$15
Road Opening/Occupancy Permits
   Application fee
$25
   Permit fees
 
      Excavation in pavement or shoulder
$50*
      Excavation in R.O.W. outside of shoulder
$25*
      *plus $25 for each 100 LF (or portion thereof) of utility within the roadway pavement or R.O.W.
Soliciting Permit (Per Person)
 
   Application fee
$5
   Per day
$5
   Per month
$20
   Per week
$10
   Per year
$50
Subdivision/Land Development Application Fees
   Major subdivision
$500*
   Minor subdivision
$250
   Site plan/land development
$250*
*Plus escrow deposit for major subdivisions, commercial developments and for any subdivisions/developments requiring the extension of utilities or stormwater management reviews
      Initial escrow deposit
$1,000
      Subsequent payments to maintain positive balance over $500
$500
 
   (C)   Construction Code service fee schedule. Fees shall be as per the current fee schedule approved by the Board of Supervisors.
   (D)   Surcharge for false electronic, alarm service or notifier alarms.
      (1)   A service charge of $25 is hereby established for Police Department and Fire Department responses to false electronic, alarm service or notifier alarms, except as provided in division (D)(2) below.
      (2)   There shall be no service charge for Police Department or Fire Department response to the first three false alarm responses in a calendar year.
      (3)   There shall be no service charge when there has been no Police Department or Fire Department response to the alarm.
      (4)   The service charge may be waived by the Police Chief or Fire Chief in the case of development of alarm conditions not reasonably attributable to the alarm service subscriber or building owner or his or her equipment. The township will not serve as an intervenor in the case of disputes arising between the alarm service provider and any other person regarding the delivery of alarm service, the quality of the alarm system equipment or the maintenance thereof.
      (5)   False alarms received during the first two weeks after a new alarm installation will not be counted for the purposes of divisions (D)(1) or (D)(2) above.
      (6)   The Township Supervisors may adjust the service charge from time to time based on the their reasonable determination of cost and other legally sufficient factors in the form of a resolution.
      (7)   (a)   Nothing in this division (D) is intended to authorize a person to deliberately cause an alarm signal to be initiated without advance permission of the 911 Center and notification of either the Police or Fire Department.
         (b)   Deliberate false alarms will be prosecuted under the Criminal Code.
   (E)   Tax Collector service fees.
      (1)   Return check fees.
         (a)   Checks payable to the township.
            1.   The township hereby imposes a fee of $30 per check returned by a payor bank and due to said bank’s failure to honor and pay to the township the amount of such check. The fee detailed herein shall be assessed against the person, firm or corporation issuing such check and as a result of the payor bank’s failure to pay the same.
            2.   The $25 fee detailed in division (A)(1)(a)1. above shall be set, from time to time, by resolution in the event the township determines a need to alter the fee as initially established.
            3.   The fee for dishonored checks payable hereunder will be for any check to any township office or organization for any purpose, with the exception of the Township Tax Collector.
            4.   The fee for dishonored checks payable hereunder shall be deposited in the township’s General Fund.
         (b)   Checks payable to Township Tax Collector.
            1.   The township hereby imposes a fee of $25 per check returned by a payor bank and due to said bank’s failure to honor and pay to the Township Tax Collector the amount of such check. The fee detailed herein shall be assessed against the person, firm or corporation issuing such check and as a result of the payor bank’s failure to pay the same.
            2.   The $25 fee detailed in division (E)(1)(b)1. above shall be set, from time to time, by resolution in the event the township determines a need to alter the fee initially established.
            3.   The fee for dishonored checks payable hereunder shall be paid to the Township Tax Collector directly.
      (2)   Service charge payable to Township Tax Collector for preparation of 15-day notice.
         (a)   The township hereby imposes a service fee of $5 to be assessed by and payable directly to the Township Tax Collector for the Tax Collector’s preparation of any 15-day written notice of taxpayer delinquency, such notice required under the Local Tax Enabling Act at 53 P.S. § 6920.1.
         (b)   By further determination of this township, the fee detailed in division (E)(2)(a) above shall be set, from time to time, by resolution, in the event the township determines a need to alter the fee as initially established.
      (3)   Township Tax Collector to recoup actual certified mail/restricted delivery mailing fees advanced for forwarding 15-day notices under the Local Tax Enabling Act. Consistent with the Local Tax Enabling Act at 53 P.S. § 6920.1, the Township Tax Collector shall recoup actual certified mail/restricted delivery fees advanced in forwarding any 15-day written notice of taxpayer delinquency required under the Local Tax Enabling Act, and such mailing fees may be added by the Tax Collector to the delinquent amount otherwise due and recited in the taxpayer’s 15-day notice.
      (4)   Service charge for Tax Collector’s wage attachment.
         (a)   The township hereby imposes a service fee of $10 to be assessed by and payable directly to the Township Tax Collector for the Tax Collector’s preparing and presenting written notice of demand for attachment of a delinquent taxables wages from his or her employer.
         (b)   The service fee mentioned in division (E)(4)(a) above shall be set, from time to time, by resolution, in the event the township determines a need to alter the fee as initially established.
      (5)   Service  fee  for  Tax  Collector’s written certification of realty tax payment status for lands situated within the township.
         (a)   The township hereby imposes a service fee of $15 per written certification to be assessed to each person, firm or corporation requesting a written tax certification from the Township Tax Collector verifying the payment status of real estate taxes levied upon the owners of township realty.
         (b)   The service fee mentioned in division (E)(5)(a) above shall be payable directly to the Township Tax Collector.
         (c)   The service fee mentioned in division (E)(5)(a) above shall be set, from time to time, by resolution, in the event the township determines a need to alter the fee as initially established.
(Ord. 643, passed 1-7-2002; Ord. 645, passed 7-17-2002; Res. R01-07, passed 1-2-2007; Res. R11-09, passed 8-19-2009)