§ 6-505.  Fees. 84
   (1)   Prerequisite. No permit, certificate, approval or variance shall be issued until the required fee is paid.
   (2)   General Review. Fees for review of new construction, extensive addition, alteration, new tenancy or procedures requiring prior approval shall be based upon the following categories:
      (a)   Food Establishments. 85 Fees for plan review shall be based upon the square footage of the affected establishment area according to the following schedule:
Establishment Size   Fee
1,000 sq. ft. or less   $375
from 1,001 - 5,000 sq. ft.   $875
from 5,001 - 10,000 sq. ft.   $1,500
from 10,001 - 14,000 sq. ft.   $2,125
above 14,000 sq. ft.   $2,125 plus $15 for each additional 100 sq. ft. or portion thereof.
         (.1)   Fees for food establishment inspections conducted to determine compliance of site facilities with required plan submission shall be as follows:
            (.a)   A fee of one hundred ninety dollars ($190) in addition to the applicable plan review fee shall be required for establishments when plans have been submitted.
            (.b)   A fee of four hundred forty dollars ($440) in addition to the applicable plan review fee shall be required for establishments that have not submitted plans.
      (b)   Mobile Vending Unit. 86 Initial plan review fee for a mobile vending unit shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
      (c)   Temporary Special Event Establishments. 87 Fees for the review of temporary special event establishments shall be based upon the square footage of the occupied space according to the following schedule:
Establishment Size   Fee
200 sq. ft. or less   $48
from 201 - 350 sq. ft.   $90
from 351 - 500 sq. ft.   $150
above 500 sq. ft.   $150 plus $42 for each additional 200 sq. ft. or portion thereof.
      (d)   On-Lot Sewage System. Fee for the review and evaluation of a property for an On-Lot Sewage Permit shall be five hundred dollars ($500) and shall include application submittal, test pit evaluation, and the performance and/or monitoring of the percolation test. A fee of two hundred dollars ($200) shall be required for performing each additional test when requested separately or in addition to the base fee.
      (e)   Solid Waste Permit Application. Fee for review of a Solid Waste Permit Application shall be one thousand dollars ($1,000).
      (f)   Infectious Waste Permit. Fee for the review of an infectious waste plan shall be based on the category of service at each facility according to the following schedule:
Category of Service. . . . .    Fee
Single Practice (1-2 practitioners). . . . .    $100
Multiple Practice (3 or more practitioners), Clinics, Blood Banks,
Laboratories and other Commercial Establishments. . . . .    $250
Institution (hospital, nursing home, schools, or corporate entities). . . . .    $500
      (g)   Environmental Audit for Real Estate Transactions. Record search, review and evaluation associated with a Phase I environmental audit shall be eight hundred dollars ($800).
      (h)   Plan or Permit Amendments. Fee 88 for plan or permit amendments shall be sixty-five dollars ($65).
      (i)   Plan or Permit Resubmissions. 89 Resubmissions of plans or permit application materials requiring facility plan or permit approval shall be three hundred fifteen dollars ($315).
      (j)   Preliminary Reviews. 90 Fee for the examination of each set of preliminary drawings, specifications and/or computations shall be three hundred fifteen dollars ($315).
   (3)   Regulatory Services. Fees for required inspection and reinspection services shall be based upon the following categories.
      (a)   Commercial Property Sewer Examination. Fee for the inspection and evaluation of a commercial property building sewer to determine the existence of a defect that is causing a rat infestation shall be as follows:
         (.1)   Initial inspection fee shall be two hundred fifty dollars ($250).
         (.2)   Reinspection fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).
      (b)   Animal Control. Fee for reinspection conducted of commercial operations to determine compliance with provisions of Chapter 10-100 (Animals) shall be fifty dollars ($50).
      (c)   Swimming Place Safety Inspection and Water Quality Analysis. Inspection fee shall be two hundred seventy-five dollars ($275) per inspection which shall include the collection and analysis of water samples. 91
      (d)   On-Lot Sewage Systems. Reinspection of malfunctioning on-lot sewage systems shall be one hundred fifty dollars ($150).
      (e)   Commercial Establishment. 92 Fees associated with conducting reinspection of commercial regulated facilities shall be based upon the following schedule:
         (.1)   Fee for each additional inspection required to determine the compliance status of any condition previously identified by inspection to be in violation of the requirements of the Health Code shall be one hundred ninety dollars ($190).
         (.2)   Fee for each reinspection required to be conducted to determine compliance with the Health Code as a result of an enforcement action shall be three hundred fifteen dollars ($315).
         (.3)   Fee for each additional establishment inspection necessitated as a result of an appeal to the Board of Licenses and Inspections Review shall be three hundred fifteen dollars ($315).
   (4)   Miscellaneous Fees. The following miscellaneous fees are hereby established:
      (a)   Filing Fee. 93 No application for permit, certificate, approval or variance shall be accepted until a non- refundable filing fee of sixty-five dollars ($65) is paid.
      (b)   Expert Witness Fee. 94 Fees for a representative of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health to provide expert witness testimony in litigation not involving an action in which the City is a party shall be as follows:
Classification. . . . .    Appearance Fee Per Day
Environmental Health Inspector. . . . .    $250
Sanitarian. . . . .    $375
Sanitarian Specialist. . . . .    $440
Sanitarian Supervisor. . . . .    $500
Program Manager. . . . .    $625
Program Director. . . . .    $750
         (.1)   A fee of one-half (1/2) the above appearance rate shall be charged for three (3) hours or less.
      (c)   Copying Fees. 95 Fees for providing copies of records shall be as follows:
         (.1)   Medical Records. The fee for providing copies of medical records shall be six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25) for the first page and three dollars ($3.00) for each additional page.
         (.2)   Inspection Record. Copies of inspection records shall be provided for a fee of thirty dollars ($30) subject to an additional charge of thirty cents ($0.30) per page of documents provided.
         (.3)   Record Search. Fee for conducting a record search in conjunction with a request for record copies shall be one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125) in addition to the fee for record copies.
         (.4)   Lists. Fee for providing requested lists of data-based information or involving multiple record searches for the purpose of compiling a list of requested information, provided such information is available, shall be seven hundred fifty dollars ($750).

 

Notes

84
   Amended, 1993 Ordinances, p. 925.
85
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
86
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).
87
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004); amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).
88
   Enrolled bill read "Free"; Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
89
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
90
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
91
   Amended, Bill No. 994 (approved May 1, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 538 ; amended, Bill No. 080859 (approved December 8, 2008).
92
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
93
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
94
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).
95
   Amended, Bill No. 040421 (approved June 3, 2004).