CHAPTER 36:  FEE SCHEDULE
   The following fees will be charged for permits, licenses and other services provided by the town.
   (A)   Clerk’s Department.
      (1)   Alcoholic Beverage.
         (a)   Class A:  $1,000 per year.
         (b)   Class BT: $2,000 per year.
         (c)   Class BL:  $1,500 per year.
         (d)   Class BV:  $2,000 per year.
         (e)   Class BM: $2,000 per year.
         (f)   Class C:  $800 per year.
         (g)   Class D Full:  $800 per year.
         (h)   Class D Limited:  $400 per year.
         (i)   Class J :  $2,000 per year.
         (j)   Class F:  $15 per day.
         (k)   Class F-1:  $35 per day.
      (2)   Alcoholic Beverage License Application Fees.
         (a)   Renewals: $25 plus advertising.
         (b)   New, Transfers, Expansions:  $100 plus advertising.
      (3)   Amusement Devices and Juke Boxes: $75 per machine, $50 per application.
      (4)   Amusement License - Dance Hall/Live Entertainment: $200 per year.
      (5)   Bingo: $5 per year.
      (6)   Body Works Establishment: $250 per year.
      (7)   Body Works Personnel: $75 per year.
      (8)   Bowling Alleys, billiards, and pool tables: 
         (a)   $20 each alley or pool table per year;
         (b)   $20 Sunday operations, per year.
      (9)   Carnival and Circus: $50 per day.
      (10)   Cemetery.
         (a)   License of Burial
            1.    Middletown Resident: $700 per lot.
            2.   Non- Resident: $1,000 per lot.
            3.    Perpetual Care: 20% of cost of lot.
         (b)   Burial Fees/Internment Services
            1.   Full interment: $1,300
            2.   Cremains interment: $600
            3.   Full vault disinterment: $2,600
            4.   Cremains disinterment: $1,200
            5.    Additional winter charge: $200
            6.    Additional fees for Saturday or allowable holidays before 12:00 p.m.: $300
            7.    Foundation fees:
 
Size of Base
Minimum # Graves
Flat
Single
$575.00
12"x 24"
2
$578.20
14"x 24"
2
$645.40
12"x 30"
2
$679.00
14"x 30"
2
$763.00
12"x 36"
2
$779.80
14"x 36"
2
$880.63
12"x 42"
4
$880.63
14"x 42"
4
$998.20
12"x 48"
4
$981.40
14"x 48"
4
$1,115.80
 
            8.   Burials will not be performed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day/Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend, Christmas and Sundays.
      (11)   Dog License/Registration: $10 per year.
      (12)   Firearms Dealers: $5 per year.
      (13)   Fortune Tellers:
         (a)   $10 per application.
         (b)   $10 per day.
         (c)   $30 per week.
         (d)   $50 per month.
         (e)   $200 per year.
      (14)   Holiday Sales (Retail Sales Licenses):  $100 per year.
      (15)   Itinerant Vendors: $350.
      (16)   Junk Dealer (Auto Wrecking Yard):  $100 per year.
      (17)   Kennel License: $25 per year.
      (18)   Mobile Food Service: $100 per year for each vehicle, plus $25 Application fee.
      (19)   Motion Picture: $200 per year.
      (20)   Peddler: $50 per year for each vehicle.
      (21)   Private Detective:  $150 per year, plus $10 Application fee.
      (22)   Short Term Rentals: $10 per bedroom, per year.
      (23)   Special Event Permit.
         (a)   In a commercial zone that is likely to attract more than 250 persons or 50 motor vehicles: $250 per event.
         (b)   All other events: $100 per event.
      (24)   Sunday Selling (Class A Liquor Licensees): $100 per year.
      (25)   Tobacco License Fee: $100 per year.
      (26)   Town Code of Laws with Supplements: $200 each.
      (27)   Town Maps: 
         (a)   $5 each for small.
         (b)   $10 each for large.
      (28)   (a)   Victualling House License, Capacity 40 or less: $110 per year.
         (b)    Victualling House License, 24 Hours, Capacity 40 or less: $165 plus advertising.
      (29)   (a)   Victualling House License, Capacity over 40: $220 per year.
         (b)    Victualling House License, 24 Hours, Capacity over 40: $275 plus advertising.
   (B)   Building/Zoning.
      (1)   Filing with Zoning Board of Review, petition for special use permit, variance or extensions.
         (a)   Residential: $150 plus the cost of advertising and abutter notification.
         (b)   Commercial:  $225 plus the cost of advertising and abutter notification.
         (c)   An additional fee of $200 per hearing date shall be assessed when any petition filed with the Zoning Board of Review and any appeal filed with the Zoning Board of Review acting as an Appeals Board is determined, for whatever reason, by the Chairman of the Zoning Board to require a special meeting devoted primarily to said petition and/or appeal. Said fee shall be assessed also if the special meeting is convened and petitioner fails to appear and/or proceed. Said fee shall be paid no later than 48 hours prior to special meeting.
      (2)   Filing an appeal with Zoning Board of Review acting as Appeals Board.
         (a)   Residential: $150 plus the cost of advertising and abutter notification.
         (b)   Commercial: $225 plus the cost of advertising and abutter notification.
         (c)   An additional fee of $200 per hearing date shall be assessed when any petition filed with the Zoning Board of Review and any appeal filed with the Zoning Board of Review acting as an Appeals Board is determined, for whatever reason, by the Chairman of the Zoning Board to require a special meeting devoted primarily to said petition and/or appeal. Said fee shall be assessed also if the special meeting is convened and petitioner fails to appear and/or proceed. Said fee shall be paid no later than 48 hours prior to special meeting.
         (d)   Zoning Certificate: $50.
      (3)   Construction Permit Fees. All Building, Demolition/Moving, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical and Sign Permits.
         (a)   Fee: $25 plus $30 for first $1,000 of the estimated cost of the project plus $15 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
         (b)   Late Filing Fee: an additional fee of 50% of the permit fee or $500, whichever amount is greater. (Applies to all types of permits/working without a permit.)
         (c)   Certificate of Occupancy: $50.
         (d)   Fences and Walls: $50.
         (e)   Tent License: $30.
         (f)   Temporary Sign: $25.
         (g)   Seasonal Sign: $50.
      (4)   Petition for Change of Zoning (Council):  $35 plus advertising.
      (5)   Zoning Board Site Plan Review:  $5 per 1,000 sq. ft. of land within site plan property limits or $200, whichever is greater.
      (6)   Re-Inspection Fee. 
         (a)   The Building Inspection Department is authorized to assess a $50 building, mechanical, electrical or plumbing re-inspection fee whenever the Building Inspector is caused to make an additional visit to a property for inspection purposes because:
            1.   Work for which an inspection is requested is not complete when the inspector arrives.
            2.    Corrections previously called for are not complete when the inspector arrives for a requested re-inspection.
            3.   Approved plans or the field permit card are not readily available to the inspector.
            4.   Failure to provide access to a project on the date the inspection is requested.
            5.   Approved plans have been substantially changed without prior review and approval.
         (b)   When a re- inspection fee has been assessed, no additional inspections will be performed at that job site until it has been paid.
      (7)   Collection Box Fee: Application fee $100, Permit fee $100 per year.
   (C)   Fire Department.
      (1)   Ambulance Billing Rates. The Finance Director, upon notice to the Town Council, will set ambulance billing rates annually.
      (2)   Fire Plan Review.
         (a)   Cost of construction is $500 or less, then the required fee is $25.
         (b)   Cost of construction is over $500 but not over $1,000, then the required fee is $35.
         (c)   Cost of construction is over $1,000 but not over $2,000, then the required fee is $45.
         (d)   Cost of construction is over $2,000 but not over $500,000, then the required fee is $45+ (plus $6 per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $2,000).
         (e)   Cost of construction is over $500,000, then the required fee is $3,033+ (plus $4 per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $500,000).
         (f)   Cost of plan review and inspection for the installation of smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detection (includes smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector plan review, together with any subsequent detection inspections) in any new and existing private dwelling:
            1.   One- family unit: $75.
            2.   Two- family unit: $125.
            3.   Three- family unit: $175.
      (3)   Burning Permit Fee(s):
         (a)   $10 seven-day permit.
         (b)   $40 six-month permit.
      (4)   Hazardous Materials Response Fee. The Fire Chief is authorized to assess fees whenever the Fire Department is caused to respond to any location to mitigate the effects of a hazardous material spill, release, or other incidents that involve hazardous conditions. Said fee to be assessed as follows:
         (a)   Haz-Mat Team Response: $750.
         (b)   Other Personnel: Contract hourly rate, plus 70%.
         (c)   Other personnel related expenses: cost of any medical evaluation and/or treatment of personnel necessitated by exposure to hazardous material.
      (5)   Equipment:
         (a)   Aerial device: $250 per hour.
         (b)   Ambulance: $250 per hour.
         (c)   Brush truck: $250 per hour.
         (d)   Command vehicle: $150 per hour.
         (e)   Engine company: $250 per hour.
         (f)   Tanker: $250 per hour.
      (6)   Public Safety Private Detail Billing Rates: Fire Department.
         (a)   The regular hourly rate for a firefighter will be paid at the rate of one and one-half times the Shift Captain’s pay rate, rounded up to the next dollar, per hour with a minimum of four hours for such duty. All details performed on a holiday such as New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, Washington’s Birthday, Victory Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Armistice Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day are to  be paid and billed out at two times the Shift Captain’s pay rate rounded up to the nearest dollar, per hour with a minimum of four hours for such duty.
         (b)   Vehicles and apparatus:
            1.   Pumper: $50/hour, four hour minimum.
            2.   Rescue Wagon: $50/hour, four hour minimum.
            3.   Brush Truck: $50/hour, four hour minimum.
            4.   Rescue Boat: $50/hour, four hour minimum.
         (c)    Administrative Fee: 10% of total amount billed.
      (7)   Records: cost of copying and/or inspecting.
         (a)   Charges for inspecting and/or copying public records:
            1.   Fifteen cents per page for any document reproducible on common business or legal size paper.
            2.   Fifteen dollars per hour for each search and retrieval, with the first hour free.
            3.    Reasonable actual cost for providing electronic records or retrieving records from storage where the public body is assessed a retrieval fee.
         (b)   Charge for copies of rescue patient care reports: $5.
      (8)   Smoke and carbon monoxide detector inspections: $30, re-inspection $60 per inspection.
   (D)   Parks and Recreation.
      (1)   Beach Parking Fees.
         (a)   A Middletown Parking pass for Residents only, authorizing free parking at Third Beach, Dunlap Wheeler Park and Middletown Town Beach.
         (b)   Season Parking Pass: Sachuest Beach and Third Beach and Middletown Town Beach.
            1.    Resident: $70.
            2.   Resident Senior: $65.
         (c)   Season Parking Pass: Sachuest Beach, Third Beach (Boat Ramp Lot only).
            1.   Non- Resident: $140.
            2.   Non- Resident Senior: $130.
         (d)   Week Days: $20.
         (e)   Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: $30.
         (f)   Motorcycles:
            1.   Daily, including weekends and holiday: $15.
            2.   Season Pass: Resident: $30.
            3.   Season Pass: Non-Resident: $60.
         (g)   Small craft storage rack rental: Third Beach.
            1.   Season pass for resident: $50.
            2.   Season pass for non-resident: $100.
         (h)   Small craft seizure fee: $150.
      (2)   Campground Fees.
 
2018
2019
2020
2021*
(a)    Seasonal
$5,800
$6,800
$7,800
$8,800
(b)    Monthly, non-peak: daily rate
$50
$55
$65
$70
(c)    Monthly, peak: daily rate
$60
$70
$80
$90
(d)   Weekly, non-peak
$470
$550
$630
$710
(e)   Weekly, peak
$555
$650
$745
$840
(f)   Daily, non-peak
$70
$85
$95
$110
(g)   Daily, peak
$85
$100
$115
$130
 
   *   Every year after 2021, the sitting Town Council will make an annual review and by a majority vote, may make annual fee adjustments if they deem necessary.
         (h)   May, June and September are considered non-peak time.
         (i)   July and August are considered peak time.
         (j)   Monthly rate applies to a minimum of four weeks.
      (3)   Outdoor Public Places Approved Reservation. Second Beach, Third Beach, Middletown Town Beach, Paradise Park, Dunlap-Wheeler Park, War Memorial Field (Berkeley-Peckham) and Wyatt Road Complex: Parking permits are required for Second Beach, Third Beach, Middletown Town Beach and Dunlap-Wheeler Park:
         (a)   Middletown Resident/non-profit:
            1.   Peak season: June 1 - September 30: $100 per day.
            2.   Non-peak season: October 1 - May 31: $50 per day.
         (b)   Middletown Non-Resident/Commercial:
            1.   Peak season: June 1 - September 30: $200 per day.
            2.   Non-peak season: October 1 - May 31: $100 per day.
         (c)    Wellness/recreation camps: $10 per day.
   (E)   Planning Department.
      (1)   Planning Board Fees:
         (a)    Administrative Subdivisions: Application filing fee $100.
         (b)   Minor Subdivisions/Land Development Project.
            1.    Preliminary Plan Review: Application filing fee $200 plus $40 per lot.
            2.   Final Plan Review: Filing fee $100 plus $30 per lot.
         (c)   Major Subdivisions/Land Development Project.
            1.   Master Plan: Filing fee $200 plus $40 per lot proposed.
            2.    Preliminary Plan: Filing fee $300 plus $40 per lot or dwelling unit, whichever is greater.
            3.   Final Plan Review: Filing fee of $200 plus $30 per lot or dwelling unit, whichever is greater.
   (F)   Police Department.
      (1)   Concealed Carry Permit: $40.
      (2)   Dog Board at Pound: $1.50 per day.
      (3)   Dog Pick-up: $10 each time.
      (4)   Public Safety Private Detail Billing Rates: Police Department.
         (a)   The regular hourly rate for Police Officer, Community Service Officer (CSO) or Non-Permanent Officer (NPO) will be the Top Step Patrol Rate x one and one-half per hour rounded to the nearest dollar, four hour minimum; officers working for more than eight consecutive hours at a private detail shall be paid at a rate of one and one-half times the regular hourly rate; officers working private details on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day shall be compensated at double the regular hourly rate. Details for Middletown School Department functions shall be discounted $5 per hour.
         (b)   Police Cruiser: $25 per hour, four hour minimum except for RIDOT details which will be $20 per hour, four hour minimum.
         (c)    Administrative Fee: 10% of total amount billed.
      (5)   Security Fingerprinting:
         (a)   $10 per person, no background check, per card. (No charge for children).
         (b)   $40 per person, with background check.
      (6)   Vin Check:
         (a)   Residents: $10.
         (b)   Non- residents: $20.
         (c)   Commercial: $20.
   (G)   Public Works Department.
      (1)   Drain Layer’s Permits: $50 per connection.
      (2)   Public Works Hourly Billing Rates:
         (a)   Town Engineer: Hourly rate.
         (b)   Director of Public Works: Hourly rate.
         (c)    Administrative fee: 10% of total amount billed.
      (3)   Public Works Private Detail Billing Rates:
         (a)   The regular hourly rate for a public works detail for set up or take down of a public event will be paid at a rate of one and one-half times the Labor Equipment Operation III D rate, rounded up to the nearest dollar per hour with a minimum of two hours, for such duty. All details performed on Sundays and holidays such as New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Victory Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day are to be paid and billed out at two times the Labor Equipment Operator III D rate, rounded up to the nearest dollar, per hour with a minimum of two hours for such duty.
         (b)   Public Works Vehicles: $25 per hour, two hour minimum.
         (c)    Administrative Fee: 10% of total amount billed.
      (4)   Sidewalk Obstruction Permits: $50 per day.
      (5)   Street Opening Permits: $50.
   (H)   Refuse and Recycling Department.
      (1)   Annual User Fee and Bulky Waste Pickup: Annual Stickers. Must be a Middletown taxpayer as defined in § 50.21.
      (2)   User Fee: $141.
         (a)   Thirty-three gallon bag rate: $2 per bag.
         (b)   Fifteen gallon bag rate: $1.75 per bag.
         (c)   Eight gallon bag rate: $1 per bag.
         (d)   Bulky Waste Pickup. The town vendor provides bulky waste pickup by scheduled appointment. The fee is determined by material being picked up.
   (I)   Municipal Permit Administrative Fee. Five percent of the underlying fee for any permit issued by town departments, except where the application thereof would increase total permit costs in excess of any maximum prescribed by state law.
   (J)   Late Fee(s).
      (1)   Late fee accrues on any unpaid balances following the due date at the rate of 18% per annum.
      (2)   In special cases, the Finance Director may reduce the amount of the accrued late fee.
(‘73 Code, § 3-22)  (Ord. passed 4-16-79; Am. Ord. passed 3-6-95; Am. Ord. passed 5-20-95; Am. Ord. passed 12-18-95; Am. Ord. passed 3-4-96; Am. Ord. passed 3-18-96; Am. Ord. passed 1-20-98; Am. Ord. 01-05, passed 1-2-01; Am. Ord. 01-06, passed 1-2-01; Am. Ord. passed 5-7-01; Am. Ord. passed 8-20-01; Am. Ord. passed 9-2-03; Am. Ord. passed 11-3-03; Am. Ord. passed 2-2-04; Am. Ord. passed 3-1-04; Am. Ord. passed 5-24-04; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-04; Am. Ord. passed 8-16-04; Am. Ord. passed 9-7-04; Am. Ord. passed 1-3-05; Am. Ord. passed 1-3-05; Am. Ord. passed 1-3-05; Am. Ord. passed 8-15-05; Am. Ord. passed 9-19-05; Am. Ord. passed 1-3-06; Am. Ord. passed 7-17-06; Am. Ord. passed 3-5-07; Am. Ord. passed 10-1-07; Am. Ord. passed 3-3-08; Am. Ord. passed 12-15-08; Am. Ord. passed 12-15-08; Am. Ord. passed 12-15-08; Am. Ord. passed 9-8-09; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. passed 6-21-10; Am. Ord. 2010-24, passed 7-19-10; Am. Ord. 2010-26, passed 10-4-10; Am. Ord. 2010-30, passed 12-20-10; Am. Ord. 2011-5, passed 6-20-11; Am. Ord. 2011-9, passed 9-6-11; Am. Ord. 2012-3, passed 5-7-12; Am. Ord. 2012-13, passed 9-4-12; Am. Ord. 2013-4, passed 5-20-13; Am. Ord. 2013-7, passed 6-17-13; Am. Ord. 2014-1, passed 3-3-14; Am. Ord. 2015-1, passed 1-20-15; Am. Ord. 2015-6, passed 8-17-15; Am. Ord. 2016-4, passed 6-20-16; Am. Ord. 2016-10, passed 9-6-16; Am. Ord. 2017-2, passed 1-17-17; Am. Ord. 2017-16, passed 11-20-17; Am. Ord. 2018-9, passed 4-2-18; Am. Ord. 2019-2, passed 2-4-19; Am. Ord. 2019-11, passed 7-1-19; Am. Ord 2020-1, passed 1- 6-20; Am. Ord. 2020-6, passed 7- 20-20; Am. Ord. 2020-9, passed 10-5-20)