2016 Building, Engineering, and Zoning Fees


Note:
 A $4.00 Fee is Assessed in Accordance to PA Act 13 of 2004, Where Noted.

A. BUILDING PERMIT FEES:
New Dwelling - RESIDENTIAL  
First 2,000 Sq. Ft.  $1,400.00
Each Additional 500 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof. $100.00
Zoning  $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


New Buildings/Accessory Buildings - NON-RESIDENTIAL 
First 1,000 Sq. Ft.
$1,000.00
Each Additional 250 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof
$150.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Building Additions - RESIDENTIAL 
(Accessory Building Requiring a Foundation) 
First 500 Sq. Ft.
$250.00
Each Additional 500 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof Up to 5,000 Sq. Ft. $75.00
Each Additional 500 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof
$35.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Building Additions - NON-RESIDENTIAL
First 250 sq. ft.  $500.00
Each Additional 250 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof
$150.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Covered Patios and Decks - RESIDENTIAL
First 250 Sq. Ft.  $100.00
Each Additional 200 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof
$10.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Covered Patios and Decks - NON-RESIDENTIAL
First 250 Sq. Ft.  $100.00
Each Additional 100 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof   $10.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Uncovered Patios and Decks - RESIDENTIAL
First 150 Sq. Ft
$75.00
Each additional 50 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof  $20.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Uncovered Patios and Decks - NON-RESIDENTIAL
First 100 Sq. Ft.  $75.00
Each Additional 50 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof   $20.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Alterations, Structural Replacements and Repairs - RESIDENTIAL
First $4,000 of Cost  $100.00
Each Additional $1,000.00 or Fraction Thereof 
$25.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Alterations, Repairs, and Structural Replacements - NON-RESIDENTIAL
First $1,000 of Cost $200.00
Each Additional $1,000.00 or Fraction Thereof 
$50.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Tenant Fit-Ups for Shell Buildings only - NON-RESIDENTIAL
First 1,000 Sq. Ft.  $250.00
Each Additional 1,000 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof 
$75.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


New and/or Expanded Driveways, Walkways and Steps - RESIDENTIAL
First 200 Sq. Ft
$35.00
Each Additional 200 Sq. Ft.or Fraction Thereof  $5.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


New/or Expanded Driveways, Parking Lots - NON-RESIDENTIAL
**If Grading Permit is necessary, an additional fee is REQUIRED
**See Grading - Earth Disturbance under Section I. Engineering Fees (Below)

First 1,000 Sq. Ft.
$50.00
Each Additional 1,000 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof $5.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Sheds, Accessory Buildings, Pergola’s, Gazebo’s and Animal Shelters - RESIDENTIAL
100 Sq. Ft. and Under
REQUIRES A ZONING PERMIT ONLY. 

The First 101 Sq. Ft. to 200 Sq. Ft
$35.00
Each Additional 50 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof $10.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Accessory Structures, Including Windmills, under 2,000 Sq. Ft. - 
NON-RESIDENTIAL
Each 100 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof
$125.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Demolition - RESIDENTIAL
First $1,000 of Cost $50.00
Each Additional $1,000 or Fraction Thereof $10.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Demolition -  NON-RESIDENTIAL
First $1,000.00 of Cost $50.00
Each Additional $1,000.00 or Fraction Thereof $10.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Free Standing Permanent Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces and Grills  - RESIDENTIAL $25.00
Zoning $45.00
Fire Marshal Permit $25.00
Act 13 $4.00


Moving/Relocation of Structure - RESIDENTIAL and NON-RESIDENTIAL
Same as New Dwelling or Building    


Foundation (Only) - RESIDENTIAL
Building and Zoning Fees Will be Credited to New Dwelling/Building Application Fees. $100.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Foundation (Only) - NON-RESIDENTIAL
Building and Zoning Fees Will be Credited to New Dwelling/Building Application Fees.
$100.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00




Roofing and Siding  and Stucco - RESIDENTIAL                  
**No Zoning Permit Required

First $5,000 of Cost  $60.00
Each Additional $1,000 of Cost or Fraction Thereof.   $5.00
Act 13 $4.00


Roofing, Siding, Stucco and Window Replacement - NON-RESIDENTIAL
**No Zoning Permit Required

First $2,000.00 of Cost $60.00
Each Additional $1,000.00 of Cost or Fraction Thereof Up to $50,000.00 $5.00
Each Additional $1,000.00 of Cost or Fraction Thereof 
$2.00
Act 13 $4.00


Fence - RESIDENTIAL
Per $1,000 of Cost or Fraction Thereof
$10.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Fence - NON-RESIDENTIAL
Per $1,000 of Cost or Fraction Thereof
$10.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Pools – Capable of Holding 48 Inches or More    
**For In-ground Pools:  
**See Grading - Earth Disturbance under Section I - Engineering Fees (Below)    

First $1,000 of Cost  $100.00
Each Additional $1,000 of Cost or Fraction Thereof
$10.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Pool Demo/Fill In 
**See Grading - Earth Disturbance under Section I - Engineering Fees (Below) 



Retaining Walls - RESIDENTIAL
3 Feet or Less From Finished Grade $50.00
Each Additional 3 Foot or Fraction Thereof per 50' Liner Feet $25.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00


Cell Towers, Antenna's and Light Standards - NON-RESIDENTIAL
Up to First $1,000 of Cost $100.00
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof up to $200,000 $10.00
Each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof over $200,000
$7.00
Zoning
$75.00
Act 13
$4.00
*Non-Tower Wireless Communication Facility Permit Fees are not to exceed $1,000 per ordinance 937
   
Billboards - NON-RESIDENTIAL
(Off-site Outdoor Advertising Sign) 
Up to 672 Sq. Ft.  $175.00
Each Additional 100 Sq. Ft. or Fraction Thereof $25.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Signs - NON-RESIDENTIAL
(Fee Based on Single Face Size) 
2 Sq. Ft. to 25 Sq. Ft.
$25.00
26 Sq. Ft. to 50 Sq. Ft.
$50.00
51 Sq. Ft. and Over $75.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00


Temporary Sign Permit - NON-RESIDENTIAL                
**Zoning Only - (See Zoning Fees Below)
**If Temporary Sign is Over 25 Sq. Ft. a BUILDING AND ZONING PERMIT is REQUIRED.


Construction Trailer, Field Office and Temporary Building -
NON-RESIDENTIAL
For a Period Not to Exceed One Year $50.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00
   
Temporary Tent - Residential Events (Requires Building & Zoning Permits)  
 Unenclosed - Greater than 400 Sq. Ft. - 60 day limit  $25.00
 ***Under 400 Sq. Ft. Zoning Only  $45.00
 Enclosed - Greater than 400 Sq. Ft. - 60 day limit $25.00
 ***Under 200 Sq. Ft. Zoning Only  $45.00
 Zoning  $45.00
 Act 13  $4.00
   
 Temporary Tent - Non-Residential  
 ***If for sale of Fireworks, add Fire Marshal Permit  $100.00
 First Tent  $100.00
 Zoning $75.00
Each Additional Tent $25.00
 Act 13 $4.00


Permit Renewal - RESIDENTIAL and NON-RESIDENTIAL $25.00


Re-inspection Fee - RESIDENTIAL and NON-RESIDENTIAL
Second or More Inspection of Same Item (Paid in Advance) $50.00


Disk Copy of Plans $20.00

B. USE AND OCCUPANCY PERMIT 
Residential or Home Occupation Use $55.00
Zoning $45.00
Act 13 $4.00
   
Non- Residential Use $100.00
Zoning $75.00
Act 13 $4.00
C. PLUMBING PERMIT
Installed fixtures, sanitary drainage and water supply
First $2,000.00 of cost $75.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Sewer Lateral (New or Replacement)
First $2,000.00 of cost  $150.00
Each additional $1,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof. $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Sewer Connection Fee
(Checks made out to:  Whitemarsh Township Authority)
$3,500.00
Deep Well Permits $25.00
Act 13 $4.00
Plumber Registration
Master Plumber Registration:
     Initial Registration $50.00
     Re-registration by 2/1 of current year $35.00
Journeyman Plumber Registration:
     Initial Registration $25.00
     Re-registration by 2/1 of current year $20.00
D. ELECTRICAL PERMIT
For Fire Alarm Systems -- see Section F. Fire Marshal Fees (Below)

Electrical Permit 
First $2,000.00 of cost $75.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Solar Panel Systems w/Electric 
**Requires a BUILDING AND ZONING PERMIT
First $2,000.00 of cost $75.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Zoning - Non-Residential/Residential $75.00/$45.00
Act 13 $4.00

Wells and Trenches
REQUIRES a Plumbing Permit for a Closed Loop System
(See Section C. Plumbing Permit Fees)

REQUIRES a Mechanical Permit for The Unit
(See Section E. Mechanical Permit Fees)
   
E. MECHANICAL PERMIT
Mechanical Permit
First $2,000.00 of cost $75.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Solar Panel Systems w/Mechanical 
**Requires a BUILDING AND ZONING PERMIT

First $2,000.00 of cost $75.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Geothermal Systems
First $2,000.00 of cost $50.00
Each additional $2,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $10.00
Act 13 $4.00
Wells and Trenches
REQUIRES a Plumbing Permit for a Closed Loop System 
(See Section C. Plumbing Permit Fees)
REQUIRES a Mechanical Permit for the Unit (See Above)

F. FIRE MARSHAL
Fire Suppression Systems, Standpipes - Hose Cabinets, Fire Hydrants and Fire Service Mains
New Construction
First $1,000.00 of cost $100.00
Each additional $1,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $25.00
Act 13 $4.00
Alteration and Repairs
First $1,000.00 of cost $100.00
Each additional $1,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $25.00
Act 13 $4.00
Automatic and Manual Fire Alarms, and Detection Systems
(Exception: one and two-family dwellings not connected to an Auto Dealer or Central Station System).
First $1,000.00 of cost $100.00
Each additional $1,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $25.00
Act 13 $4.00
Tank Permit for Flammable, Combustible Liquid or Gas, Removal, Abandonment. -- REPLACEMENT OR NEW INSTALLATION
First $1,000.00 of cost $100.00
Each additional $1,000.00 of cost or fraction thereof $20.00
Act 13 $4.00
Temporary Tanks for heating construction sites
Up to one year  $50.00
Fireworks Permit $100.00
Act 13 $4.00
Blasting Permit $100.00
Act 13 $4.00
Fire Code Permit (All uses not listed above and permit requirements contained in the 2003 International Fire Code) $75.00
Act 13 $4.00
Permanent Outdoor Fireplaces and Grills $25.00
Fire Report $50.00
Expert Witness Fee (per hour) $75.00
Video Tape Copy/Digital Photo Disk Copy
Each tape or Digital Disk $100.00
Special Inspection and Permit Review Services Cost*
*Special Inspections and Permit Review Services refers to a 3rd party company doing inspections or a plan review. The cost is set forth by the individual company/agency.
Cost plus 15% Administrative Fee
G. ZONING FEES:
General Zoning Permit (Roofing and Siding EXEMPT) 
Temporary Tent - RESIDENTIAL                                                  
UNENCLOSED - Less than 400 SQ.FT. (60 Day Limit) $45.00
ENCLOSED -   Less than 200 SQ.FT. (60 Day Limit) $45.00
Zoning Verification Letter $75.00
Temporary Sign Permit $25.00
**Signs must be removed 3 days after the date of the occurrence or of the event.
Zoning Hearing Board
Fees are inclusive of Zoning Permit fee if permit application is submitted concurrently or within 3 months of approval or of notification that a Zoning Hearing Board application is required.
Application for Variance, Special Exception, or Appeal from Zoning Officer’s Decision
Residential Use
     First Lot $500.00
     Each Additional Lot $100.00
     Residential Accessory Structures/Accessory Buildings $350.00
Non-Residential Use (per lot)   $1,000.00
Plus Escrow Deposit When Application Requires Review by Township Engineer $500.00
Continuance Fee
(When requested by applicant and case does not have to be re-advertised) *
$50.00
Continuance Fee 
(When requested by applicant and case re-advertising is necessary) *
$300.00
*There is an Additional Fee if New 500 Foot Mailing is Necessary  $35.00
   
Non-Residential Sign Only (Per Lot) $300.00
Proposed Major Subdivision or Land Development:   $1,500.00
Application for Challenge to Validity of Zoning Ordinance or Map  
Per Application $1,000
Plus Escrow Deposit to Cover Costs for Legal and Engineering Reviews
$5,000
Copy of Stenographic Record - Must be Requested from Court Reporter 
Board of Supervisors
Zoning Ordinance Amendment
Per Application for Administrative Costs 
$1,000.00
Plus Escrow Deposit to Cover Costs for Legal and Engineering Reviews
$5,000.00
Curative Amendment
Per Application for Administrative Costs  $1,000.00
Plus Escrow Deposit to Cover Costs for Legal and Engineering Reviews
$5,000.00
Conditional Use Application 
Fees are inclusive of Zoning Permit fee if permit application is submitted concurrently, or within 3 months of approval or of notification that Conditional Use application is required. 
Application Fee $500.00
Plus Escrow Deposit to Cover Costs for Legal and Engineering Reviews $500.00
Village Commercial Sign Applications  $300.00
Solar Energy Applications $300.00
Plus Escrow Deposit to Cover Costs for Legal and Engineering Reviews $500.00
Copy of Stenographic Record - Must be Requested from Court Reporter 
   
Non-Conforming Use Permit  $20.00
H. SUBDIVISION, LAND DEVELOPMENT, AND LAND DEVELOPMENT WAIVER REQUEST FEES:
Established by Resolution # 2012-07
I. ARBORST FEES:
Per hour fee $75.00



J. ENGINEERING FEES:
Grading - Minor Earth Disturbance Permit Fees 
(Under 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Disturbed Earth)  
Application Fee
Up to 50 Cubic Yards $90.00
More than 50 Cubic Yards
$175.00
Escrow Fee $2,000


Regulated Earth Disturbance Permit Fees
(Over 10,000 Sq. Ft. of Disturbed Earth)  
Application Fee
Up to 50 Cubic Yards
$90.00
More than 50 Cubic Yards: 
     First 1,000 Cubic Yards
$175.00
     Each Additional 1,000 Cubic Yards or Fraction Thereof $25.00
Escrow Fee
     First 1,000 Cubic Yards
$2,000.00
     Each Additional 1,000 Cubic Yards or Fraction Thereof $500.00


Highway Occupancy Permits
Issuance Fee    $20.00


Inspection Fees
Underground Facility Installations
First 50 Linear Feet  $100.00
Each Additional 50 Linear Feet or Fraction Thereof $25.00


Street Openings for Utility Connections or Repairs
Each Opening $100.00
Residential Driveway (Curb Cut) $25.00
New Curbs, Sidewalks and Driveway Aprons $25.00


Utility Pole Installation/Replacement No Fee Required
Replacement of Curbs, Sidewalks and Driveway Aprons No Fee Required


Development Inspection Charges                               * Plus 5% Administrative Fee
Principal Engineer $105.00/Hour *
Assistant Engineer $98.00/Hour *
Technical Assistant $80.00/Hour *
Administrative Assistant  $60.00/Hour*