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Planning Board Application Fees

NOTIFICATION FEES

Postage fees for notification to abutters and other legally required parties shall be $10.00 per recipient. The one exception to this fee shall be voluntary lot mergers.

APPLICATION FEE

All applications shall be subject to a nonrefundable $300 fee to cover administrative expenses. The one exception to this fee shall be voluntary lot mergers.

SUBDIVISIONS

In addition to the Notification and Application fees, applicants for subdivisions shall also submit fees according to the following requirements:

  1. Subdivisions with a new street proposed
    1. Planning Review Fee: $125 for each lot created, including the parent lot
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $200 for each lot created, including the parent lot
  2. Subdivisions with no streets proposed
    1. Planning Review Fee: $100 for each lot created, including the parent lot
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $100 for each lot created, including the parent lot
  3. Lot-Line Adjustments
    A lot-line adjustment in which one or more lot lines between two or more lots is moved and no new building lots are created shall be charged the Notification and Application fees, but no additional subdivision fees.
  4. Voluntary Lot Mergers
    The Notification, Application, and Subdivision fees shall not apply to lot mergers. The fee for a lot merger shall be $100.

RESIDENTIAL SITE PLANS AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS

In addition to the Notification and Application fees, applicants for residential site plans and planned developments shall also submit fees according to the following requirements:

  1. Up to and including the first fifteen dwelling units:
    1. Planning Review Fee: $150 for each dwelling unit
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $150 for each dwelling unit
  2. For all additional dwelling units in excess of the first fifteen:
    1. Planning Review Fee: $100 for each dwelling unit
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $100 for each dwelling unit

NON-RESIDENTIAL SITE PLANS AND PLANNED DEVELOPMENTS

In addition to the Notification and Application fees, applicants for non-residential site plans and planned developments shall also submit fees according to the following requirements:

  1. Up to and including the first 5,000 gross square feet of new or renovated building area:
    1. Planning Review Fee: $100 per 1,000 SF, or fraction thereof
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $200 per 1,000 SF, or fraction thereof
  2. For all additional gross square feet of new or renovated building area in excess of 5,000:
    1. Planning Review Fee: $100 per 1,000 SF, or fraction thereof
    2. Interdepartmental Review Fee: $100 per 1,000 SF, or fraction thereof

CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS

The fee for Conditional Use Permits shall be charged the Notification and Application fees.

AMENDMENTS

Amendments to previously approved applications that require additional review by the Planning Board, and cannot be handled administratively, will be subject to the same fees as comparable, new applications.

RE-INSPECTIONS

The fees charged for all applications include the cost of one site inspection by planning staff. If additional inspections are necessary, the planning staff may impose an additional fee of $100 for each subsequent inspection.

EXTENSIONS OF APPROVAL

The fee for any extension of the Planning Board’s approval shall be $100.

FEE REVISIONS

The Planning Board may revise all fees listed above as necessary, but should review the fees no less than every two years to assess their effectiveness in covering the costs of plan review to the Planning and Community Development Department, the Highway Division, the Fire Department, and the Water Works Department.

Effective July 1, 2014

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