Right-to-Know Law

How to Make a Request for Records:

All Right-to-Know Law (“RTKL”) requests must be addressed to the Right-to-Know Officer (Open Records), as follows:

Gregg Schuster
401 Gibson Avenue
Warminster, PA 18974
Telephone: 215-443-5414

Requests can be submitted by mail; facsimile: (215) 443-2761; in person or by e-mail to righttoknow@warminsterpa.org, which allows for a requestor to submit a request electronically. You may use our printable request form or provide a request that is legible. The link to our request form is under Section IV, Additional Links.

A request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the Right-to-Know Officer to ascertain which records are being requested and shall include the name and mailing address to which a response should be addressed. You are not required to state a reason for making a request for records.

While verbal requests may be fulfilled, the requester cannot pursue the relief and remedies provided under the RTKL unless the request is in writing. The RTKL allows five (5) business days for a response to be provided to a requestor and a verbal request will not expedite a response by the Right-to-Know Officer.

Make sure when you file a request, you are seeking records and not asking for legal advice, opinions or guidance. The RTKL requires only the release of public records and allows for the charge of reasonable fees including, but not limited to, copying and postage.

Right-To- Know Law Request Form

Right-To-Know (Police Department Request)

Resolution #2008-12

 

How to File an Appeal:

If access is denied, in whole or in part, the requester may file an appeal with the Appeals Officer, within fifteen (15) business days of the mailing date of the denial or within 15 business days of a deemed denial, to the following address:

Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor,
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts that the record is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Right-to-Know Officer for denying the request.

In the event your records request is denied, please make all appeals to:

Office of Open Records
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, Plaza Level
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone: (717) 346-9903
Fax (717) 425-5343

Website: www.openrecords.pa.gov
Email: openrecords@pa.gov

 

General Information:

Contracts: If you are requesting a state contract, certain state contracts are available on the Treasury Department’s publicly accessible website and can be viewed by searching the Contracts e-Library, located at www.patreasury.org.

Office Hours: The regular business hours of the RTKL Office are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday (except holidays and official office closings). Any RTKL request received by the RTKL Office after the close of regular business hours shall be deemed to have been received by that office on the following business day.

Public Record Request: Be advised when RTKL requests are submitted to this agency, the request itself becomes a public record subject to disclosure under the RTKL, if requested.

Public Transportation

SEPTA

www.septa.org
Information Center (daily 6am-Midnight): 215-580-7800

Customer Service: 215-580-7852
215-580-7854
215-580-7856

Dial-A-Schedule: 215-580-7777

Warminster Rush

www.rushbus.org

The Warminster RUSH public shuttle provides peak-hour connections between SEPTA R-2 trains at Warminster Station and businesses along Jacksonville Road and Almshouse Road in Warminster and Northampton Townships, Ivyland Borough, and Southampton. Connects with certain Street Road RUSH buses at Davisville Center.

Cab Services

  • Bux-Mont Transportation Services Inc.

726 Fitzwatertown Rd
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-659-0245
www.buxmonttrans.com 

  • Willow Grove Yellow Cab

726 Fitzwatertown Rd.
Willow Grove, PA 19090
215-659-024

Warminster Township History

The Early Years

Long before Willam Penn’s famous treaty with the American aboriginals we call “Indians,” European settlers explored the wilds of what is now known as Bucks County and made their homes here. The trickle which started some years after Columbus made his startling “discovery” increased with each successive expedition to America. Lower Bucks County was much the same as the rest of the country, a few faint Indian trails and an occasional Indian village being the only signs of human habitation.  logcollege

When William Penn began, in 1682, to organize his “New Deal” in government in the new country, he had the nucleus of what was later to become one of the most solid and prosperous centers of population, in the country. On June 23, 1683, William Penn bought from the Lenni Lenapes the land “lying between the Pennepack and Neshomamic creeks and all upon the Neshomamic creeks and backward.” General Davis, in his “History of Bucks County” says “the surface of the township is generally level, with but little broken or untillable land. There is no better land in the county than the plains of Warminster which extend eastward to the hills of Neshaminy.”

There were no legal subdivisions in the county before 1692, although for the convenience of collecting taxes and for other municipal purposes, limits and names had already been unofficially given to many settlements. Southampton and Warminster were so called as early as 1685 by the provincial council in drawing up the county borders. The Bucks County court, in 1692, formed the township limits throughout the county for the purpose of more convenient tax collecting. This was done by a jury which met at the Neshaminy Meeting House in Middletown, situated within a mile of what is now known as Langhorne. The settled parts of the county were divided into five townships, four others being mentioned but not returned as geographical subdivisions. For purposes of municipal administration, our Township was described as “Southampton and the lands about it, with Warminster, one.”

In 1703, the court recognized Southampton as a township in itself and it was permitted to elect its own highway supervisor. In March, 1711, Southampton petitioned the court to be separated completely from Warminster in county assessments and tax collections. The petition was granted and the separation became official. For some reason, which has been lost over the years, Southampton in 1712, again petitioned that it be allowed to “remain a township in its entirety.” This has led to some confusion as to the actual date of separation. McReynolds, in his “Place Names in Bucks County” gives the date 1712. Davis’ History of Bucks County states: “The two (Warminster and Southampton) elected but one constable and overseer for several years, and they were not entirely separated in their municipal administration until about 1712.” Other sources are at variance as to the date when each became “a township in its own right,” but it is generally conceded that the first petition on the part of Southampton was made and granted in 1711.

Warminster was named after a small town in County Wiltshire, at the western extremity of Salisbury Plain, England. The name is of Saxon origin – WAR meaning a fortress and MINSTER meaning a church of a monastery.

Neighboring Municipalities

Municipality Phone
Hatboro Borough 215-443-9100
Horsham Township 215-643-3131
Northampton Township 215-357-6800
Upper Moreland Township 215-659-3100
Upper Southampton Township 215-322-9700
Warrington Township 215-343-9350
Warwick Township 215-343-6100

Police Accreditation

Pennsylvania’s Law Enforcement Accreditation Program came to the Commonwealth in July 2001. Since then 56 agencies have attained accredited status. Warminster Police is the second Bucks County agency accredited by the Pennsylvania Chiefs joining Falls Township.

Accred-LogoThe cornerstone of the accreditation strategy lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Through analysis existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives, and once procedures are in place, a team of independent professionals is assigned to verify that all applicable standards have been successfully implemented. The process culminates with a decision by the Pennsylvania Chief of Police Accreditation Commission that the agency is worthy of accreditation.

The Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program was designed and developed by professional law enforcement executives to provide a reasonable and cost effective plan for the professionalization of law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth. The underlying philosophy of the program is to have a user-friendly undertaking for the departments that will result in a “success” oriented outcome.

The process involved complex work by agency personnel over a period of approximately 2 years, creating, modifying and implementing policies and procedures. In early June the Warminster Police Department was assessed by a peer group of law enforcement professionals who recommended accreditation to the Commission.

Board of Supervisors

The Township Board of Supervisors is charged by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with, among other things, the general governance of the Township and the execution of legislative, executive, and administrative powers in order to ensure sound fiscal management and to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Township. To email a supervisor directly, please select one from below. To email the supervisors as a group, please click here.

Supervisors meeting replayed on the following days and times (subject to change without notice) on Verizon Channel 45 and Comcast Channel 22.
They can also be seen anytime on our YouTube Channel . . . www.youtube.com/user/WarminsterTownship

Sunday: 10 AM & 7 PM
Monday: 9 AM & 6 PM
Tuesday: 6 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM & 8 PM
Thursday: 12 PM
Friday: 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM, 4 PM

► Mark E. McKee (Chair)

McKeeTerm Ends: 2017

Mr. McKee is presently serving as Chair of the Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors in January 2012, he served as Citizen Advisor to Parks and Recreation Board (2009 -2011), and the Ad hoc Tri Centennial Committee that was created in 2010 to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of the Township. Mark worked tirelessly to raise the funds necessary to support the Warminster Community Park Safety Town Committee Rotary project, a kid's park to teach the kids the rules of the road. He is committed to the Board's goal of working to help residents address storm water and other quality of life concerns, and promoting a business friendly municipal government.

Mark, who has 30 years of experience in the construction and interior finish industry, resides in Warminster with his wife of 20 years, Erica, and their son Jack.

► Jason T. Croley (Vice-Chair)

CroleyTerm Ends: 2019

Mr. Croley is presently serving as Vice-Chair of the Board of Supervisors. Prior to his election to the Board of Supervisors in January 2014, he served as a member of the Ad Hoc Centennial School District Land & Property Use Committee. Jason is also an active member of the Friends of Warminster Library and volunteers at various community events throughout the year.

Jason’s professional background is in operational management. He has worked in a diverse number of fields including medical education, contract administration, engineering, pharmacy & healthcare benefits, multi-channel contact centers and human resources for clients such as Merck, Comcast, Novartis, Pfizer and Blue Cross Blue Shield. He currently serves as Manager, Customer Engagement for MediMedia Health.

Born in Pottsville, PA and raised in the Pennsylvania Coal Region, Jason graduated from Blue Mountain High School and studied communications at Susquehanna University. He resides in Warminster with his wife and children. 

► Daniel J. McPhillips (Secretary)

McPhillipsTerm Ends: 2019

Mr. McPhillips is presently serving as Secretary of the Board of Supervisors. He has worked with the Warminster Police Department on the Bucks County Prescription Drug Take- Back Program, and as an advocate for seniors, he works with the management team at the Ben Wilson Senior Center on various projects. Dan also represents Warminster Township as a member of the Bucks County Community Development Board.

Before his appointment to the Board of Supervisors, Dan was an active member in our community having served on the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board, Planning Commission, Finance and Budget Advisory Board, and as past Chair of the Environmental Advisory Council.

Mr. McPhillips, a life-long resident of Warminster Township, is a product of the Centennial School District and a graduate of Archbishop Wood High School. He received an Assoicate’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Bucks County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from LaSalle University.

► Brian R. Munroe (Member)

Munroe-smTerm Ends: 2021

Mr. Munroe is currently serving as a member of the Board of Supervisors. Munroe, a resident of Warminster of more than 10 years, is a former Radnor police officer and Navy veteran. He brings his more than 10 years of experience as a police officer and police supervisor to the Board.

► Katherine L. Frescatore (Member)

Frescatore-smTerm Ends: 2021

Ms. Frescatore is currently serving as a member of the Board of Supervisors. She has resided in Warminster for 33 years. She was the former chairwoman of Warminster Township’s Communications Board. In addition, Katherine was a volunteer coach for a variety of Warminster’s Intramural sports teams for 27 years. She coached boys’ baseball, boys’ and girls’ basketball and girls’ softball.

Department Contact

Department Address Phone
Administration / Complaint Management 401 Gibson Avenue 215-443-5414
Animal Control Office 910 W. Bristol Road 267-317-1380
Five Ponds Golf Course 1225 W. Street Road 215-956-9727
Library 1076 Emma Lane 215-672-4362
Licenses and Inspections 910 W. Bristol Road 215-443-5423
Parks and Recreation 1100 Veterans Way 215-443-5428
Police Department (business) 401 Gibson Avenue 215-443-5000
Public Works 910 W. Bristol Road 215-443-7592
Emergency Management and Services 401 Gibson Avenue 267-317-1313
Warminster Municipal Authority 415 Gibson Avenue 215-675-3301
TDD/TTY – For hearing & speech impaired n/a 800-654-5984

Block Party Request

This page is for requesting a Block Party in Warminster Township. Unless there is a conflict, approved Block Party Forms will be forwarded to the Public Works Department, Police Department and Office of the Township Manager. Please complete the form with as much information as possible. By submitting this form, the applicant agrees to waive and hold harmless Warminster Township from all claims, liability, loss, damages and injury which may result from this event. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 215-443-5428.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Fee Schedule

► Administrative

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

Charges

Returned Checks $25.00 Plus Financial Institution Fee
Open Records Policy
Copies of Documents $0.25 Per Page
Copies of Plans and specialty documents Cost of reproduction Plus 10% administrative fee
Fire Origin & Cause Reports $100.00  
Zoning Ordinance and Map $35.00  
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance $35.00  
Comprehensive Plan $35.00
Open Space Plan $35.00
Stormwater Ordinance $35.00
Act 167 Ordinance $35.00
Maps (Zoning, Open Space) $35.00  
Specifications & Design Standards (Concrete, Etc) $20.00  
Permit Extension Act Fee Residential $100.00  Non-Residential $500.00
Re-Inspection Fee $100.00 Will be charge when there is:
1. No show to appointment or;
2. More than two (2) inspections per item
3. Inspector notes safety violations during UCC Inspection

Any work requiring a permit started before permit is issued will be subject to permit fee being DOUBLED.

► Subdivision and Land Development

(Each plan, sketch, preliminary or final constitutes a separate application)

Residential Land Development/Subdivision

Sketch Plan (Not Required) Application Fee  Escrow
1 or 2 Lots $250.00 $2,500.00
3 or More Lots $250.00 $6,000.00
Preliminary Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 or 2 Lots $1,500.00 $4,500.00
3 or More Lots $2,500 + $100/lot $10,000 + $100/ lot
Final Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 2 Lots $1,500.00 $4,500.00
3 or More Lots $2,500 +$100/lot $10,000 + $100/lot
* For applicants who are requesting preliminary/final land development/subdivision, the applicant must pay the application fee for both the preliminary plan and the final plan. 

Non-Residential Land Development Fees

Sketch Plan (Not Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $1,500.00 $8,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $1,750.00 $8,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $2,000.00 $8,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $2,250.00 $8,000.00
Preliminary Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $2,200.00 $10,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $2,600.00 $15,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $3,200.00 $17,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $5,600.00 $20,000.00
Final Plan (Required) Application Fee Escrow
1 to 5,000 Square Feet $2,200.00 $10,000.00
5,001 to 10,000 Square Feet $2,600.00 $15,000.00
10,001 to 50,000 Square Feet $3,200.00 $17,000.00
> 50,001 Square Feet $5,600.00 $20,000.00
* For applicants who are requesting preliminary/final land development/subdivision, the applicant must pay the application fee for both the preliminary plan and the final plan. 
Lot Line Change/Land Development Waiver Application Fee Escrow
Residential $800.00 $4,500.00
Non-Residential $1000.00 $4,500.00

Consultants and Construction Inspections - Note: Warminster Township may call upon the services of consultants for legal and engineering purpose or other consultants as it may deem necessary incidental to the examination of a subdivision or land development plan and/or inspections of the project. The applicant shall bear the costs in connection with these reviews plus a five (5) percent administrative charge to be added to all consultant fees. These costs to be deducted from escrow account. Any unused portion of the escrow account shall be returned to the applicant. A balance of the escrow amount must be paid at each stage of plan approval to bring escrow amount up to the required amount on this schedule. This additional escrow amount shall be paid when requested before further review of the proposed development or issuance of building permits, Certificate of Occupancy or Use & Occupancy. Note: An approved plan may require an additional escrow account to be established as determined and set forth in an improvement contract.

 

► Zoning

Zoning Hearing Board Applications
Residential Applications Application Fee
Residential (Single Lot) $600.00
Residential with 2 or More Lots $1,800.00                          
Substantive Challenge (Residential) $12,000.00 
Non-Residential Applications Application Fee           
Non-Residential $1,800.00                           
Substantive Challenge (Non-Res) $12,000.00                     
Board of Supervisors Applications
Application Fee             Escrow
Conditional Use Application $2,000.00                            $5,000.00
Zoning Amendment $3,500.00                            $5,000.00
Amendments of the Zoning Map $3,500.00                            $5,000.00
Curative Amendments/Challenge to Validity of an Ordinance $5,000.00                            $12,000.00
Inter-Municipal Liquor License Transfer and/or Economic Development Liquor License $1,000.00                             $2,500.00
*Escrow Funds will be utilized to pay costs associated with advertising, mailing, stenographic services, and other costs incurred by Warminster Township or by the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board in connection with the application. These services may include: paid administrative staff, engineering, and any other consultant necessary, at the opinion of Warminster Township or the Warminster Township Zoning Hearing Board, to properly examine the proposed application. The applicant shall at all times be responsible or the cost and expenses of any proceeding. In the event the costs exceed the total escrowed funds, the applicant shall reimburse the township for actual expenses incurred. In the event the costs are less than the total escrowed funds. The balance will be refunded to the applicant.
Written Zoning Opinions/Zoning Certifications Fee: $125.00
Zoning Permits for Residential Construction
Permit Fee
New Dwelling Unit $125.00/each
Additions to Existing Dwelling Unit $100.00
Accessory Buildings/Structures $100.00*
Fences $100.00
Impervious Surface (Residential) $75.00
**Accessory Buildings/Structures includes storage sheds, detached garages, uncovered decks and patios, retaining walls, barns, silos, swimming pools, hot tubs, etc. Patios that utilize interlocking pavers and do not require the placement of a foundation and/or frost wall and sheds, pole barns and temporary buildings one thousand square feet (1000 sf) or less shall require a Zoning Permit only.
Zoning Permits for Construction within all Other Use Groups
Permit Fee
New Construction $250.00 per Bldg/Unit/Tenant
Additions to Existing Structure $150.00
Accessory Buildings/Structures $150.00*
Fences $100.00
Impervious Surface $150.00

*Accessory Buildings/Structures includes storage sheds, detached garages, uncovered decks and patios, retaining walls, barns, silos, etc. Zoning Permit Fee does not include all applicable Land Development and Building Permit Fees.

Home Occupation Registration $75.00
Occupant shall register each year with the Township. Written approval from property owner shall accompany Registration Application, if occupant is not owner of property.
Earth Disturbance Permit
Residential- 1,000 to 2,000 SF of Disturbance Fee: $150.00                Escrow: $600.00
Residential- Over 2,000 SF of Disturbance Fee: $200.00                Escrow: $1000.00
Non-Residential Fee: $250.00                Escrow: $1,500.00
Flood Plain Permit*
Residential/Non-Residential $100.00
*This permit is required before any construction or development is undertaken within any identified floodplain area of Warminster Township. Permit is not required for minor repairs to existing buildings or structures.

Permit Fee
Portable Outside Storage Unit-Non-Residential $100.00/Unit
Temporary Trailer $200.00
Transient and Temporary Retail Business
At A Fixed Location $200.00
Mobile (Not Door to Door) $250.00
Temporary Structures & Tents $150.00
Circus, Carnivals, and Fairs $100.00
Amusement Device Tax $250.00/Device Annually

► Sign Fees

Sign Permits Fee
Thirty-Two (32) square feet or less  $100.00
Over Thirty-Two (32) square feet $200.00
Billboard Signs $350.00
Temporary Signs (30 day maximum)  $100.00
Temporary Yard Signs (Max 4 SF) $50.00/100 signs
Temporary signs associated with Political Organizations, Civic and/or Social Organizations and/or any approved fundraising efforts shall have a maximum size of 24 square feet. Temporary signs associated with the sale of Agricultural and/or Horticultural products placed on the premises of the grower shall have a maximum size of 12 square feet and when placed off the premises of the grower shall have a maximum size of 4 square feet. 

► Sewer, Septic, and Wells

Well Permits
Class I- Potable Residential $50.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review
(Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Class IA - Non-Potable Farm $50.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review (Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Class II - Non-Residential $250.00 plus $250.00 for Certification Review
(Certification Review Fee applies when Escrow Agreement is not in place)
Monitoring Well $500.00
Test Wells Associated  $1,000.00
Observation Wells $250.00
Geothermal Wells $50.00/well
All Other Wells $2,500.00

Fee Escrow
Sewage Facility Holding Tank Maintenance Agreement $250.00 $1,500.00
On-Lot Sewage Disposal System $500.00 $4,500.00

► Road Occupancy and Street Opening Permits

Road Openings
Road openings, repairs, and excavations in any Township highway, roadway, entire legal right-of way, public ally, or any other public place located and maintained by the Township and established for the use of vehicles.
Fee
Up to 100 Linear Feet $250.00
Each Linear Foot in excess of 100 LF (along the cut length) $1.00/Foot
Installation of New Driveway $100.00
Concrete: Sidewalks/Curbs/Aprons $100/Minimum
$10 per $1,000 if over $1,000

► Use and Occupancy Certificate

Use and Occupancy Certificates (New Construction and Re-Sale)
Residential  $100.00/Unit
Non-Residential $250.00/Unit
Annual Housing License  $100.00/Unit

► Building Permit Application Fees

New Construction, Additions, Alterations
Residential 2 percent of construction costs. Minimum of $100.00
Non-Residential 3 percent of construction costs. Minimum of $100.00

Demolition

Demolition permits require Certification of Extermination completed by certified exterminator and certification all utilities have been shut off.

Residential /Non-Residential (with Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) $300.00
Residential/Non-Residential  (Without Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing) $100.00
Accessory Structure (Not Associated with Agricultural Use)
Uncovered Decks and Patios $100.00 + Zoning Permit Fee
*Individual applications for covered decks and covered patios shall be classified as an addition. Patios that utilize interlocking pavers and do not require the placement of a foundation and/or frost wall shall require a Zoning Permit only.
Sheds, Detached Garages, Pole Barns, and Temporary Buildings OVER 144SF $100.00 + Zoning Permit Fee
Sheds, Detached Garages, Pole Barns, and Temporary Buildings UNDER 144SF Zoning Permit Only
Accessory Structures Associated with Approved Agricultural Uses $200.00
Swimming Pool Permits
Permit Cost includes all fees associated with pool, fencing, electrical, mechanical, engineering, plan review, and zoning
Spas and Hot Tubs $300.00
Above Ground Pools (Water Depth in Excess of 24") $450.00
In Ground Pool $1,500.00
Inflatable Pool (Water Depth in Excess of 24") $75.00
Compliance Escrow For Above Ground/In Ground Pools $500.00
Compliance Escrow for Inflatable Pools $25.00
Fireplaces
Masonary Fireplaces $50.00
Pre-Manufactured Fireplace Inserts/Wood Stoves, Room Heaters $50.00
Elevators (Certificate of Approval from PA Dept of Labor and Industry Required) $100.00
Manufactured Housing Unit Installation
Residential New Installation $250.00
Residential Installation on Existing Pad $100.00
Solar Panels
Residential/Non-Residential* $100.00
*Plus associated electrical costs under Part 7
Generators* $50.00
*Plus associated electrical costs under Part 7
Tank Installation and Removals
Initial Fee $150.00
$15.00 per $1,000 if over $10,000
UCC Appeals Board Hearing Application $200.00
UCC Fee $4.50
Accessibility Review (If Required) $100.00
Plan Review $65.00/Hour

► Mechanical Permit Application Fees

Replacement of Existing Equipment (In Kind)
Residential- Existing Heater/Flue $50.00
Residential- Existing Air Conditioning Unit/Condenser $50.00
Non-Residential-Existing Heater/Flue/Air Conditioning Unit $100.00/Unit or Zone
New Construction and Additions
Residential- HVAC Installation $300.00/Unit or Zone
Non-Residential- HVAC Installation $500.00/ Unit or Zone
Alterations to Existing HVAC Systems
Residential $100.00
Non-Residential $200.00
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System $200.00
Units utilizing an existing chimney and/or vent pipe to have the existing chimney and/or vent certified by a qualified professional specializing in certification of chimneys and vents with written evaluation provided to the Township.
Outside Wood burning Furnace $200.00
Geothermal Heating Systems
Residential $100.00
Non-Residential $300.00
Ventilation Fans for Non-Residential Installations
1 to 10,000 CFM $15.00
>10,000 CFM $25.00
Boilers Installed within Non-Residential Installations
0 to 75,000 BTU $25.00
75,001 to 150,000 BTU $40.00
150,001 to 500,000 BTU $75.00
500,001 to 1,000,000 BTU $125.00
>1,000.001 BTU $125.00 plus $10 each additional 1,000,000 BTU
Exhaust Systems
High Hazard Use Non-Residential Groups $500.00/system
All Other Non-Residential Use Groups $200.00
Commercial Paint/Spray Booth $500.00
UCC Fee $4.50
*Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit

► Plumbing Permit Application Fees

New Construction
Residential $100.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Non-Residential $125.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$125.00 minimum
Additions and Alterations
Residential $100.00 for first 5 fixtures
$10.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Non-Residential $125.00 for first 5 fixtures
$15.00 Each additional fixture
$100.00 minimum
Hot Water Generator/Domestic Water Heater or Coil (New or Replacement)
Residential $50.00/unit
Non-Residential $75.00/unit

Lawn Sprinkler System to Potable Water Tie In (including back flow preventer)  *Connections to potable water system may only be performed by a registered master plumber. 

Residential $50.00
Non-Residential $75.00
Water Service Lateral (New or Replacement)                                                                       *Connection to the potable water system may only be performed by a master plumber. 
Residential $50.00/connection
Non-Residential $75.00/connection
Sanitary Sewer Lateral (New or Replacement Connection to Public Sewer         *Connections to the sanitary sewer system may only be performed by a registered master plumber.  Warminster Municipal Authority to inspect and approve connection into the public system.  
Residential $50.00/connection
Non-Residential $75.00/connection
Fire Suppression System to Potable Water Tie-In                                                                                   *Connection to the potable water system may only be performed by a master plumber. 
Residential $20.00/connection
Non-Residential $50.00/connection
Circular Pumps and Sump Pumps (All Groups)
Under 2 H.P $20.00
2 H.P. to 6 H.P. $30.00
6 H.P. and Greater $60.00
UCC Fee                                                                       *Applicable to stand alone application not associated with a building permit $4.50

► Electrical Permit Application Fees

New Residential Entire Dwelling
(Fees include Rough, Wire, Service, and Final Inspections)
Single Family Residential Home $700.00
Residential Townhouse $500.00
Renovations to Existing Dwelling
(Kitchen, Basement, Bathroom, Additions, etc)
All Residential Dwellings $250.00
Any Service Upgrade or New Subpanel as part of a renovation $50.00
Swimming Pools (Includes 3 Inspections) $350.00
Temporary Services    
30 thru 200 Amps $100.00
201 thru 400 Amps $150.00
401 and Over Amps $300.00
Residential Generators $250.00
Residential Services 
200 Amp Service Upgrade $150.00
Up to 400 Amp Service  $200.00
Over 400 Amp Service $250.00
Electric Signs
Single Unit $45.00
Each Additional Unit $12.00
Parking Lot Poles
First Five Fixtures $60.00
Each Additional Fixture $14.00
Signaling Systems, Fire Alarms, Security Systems
System Inspection including 25 Devices $85.00
Each Additional 25 Devices or portion thereof $12.00
Electrical Signs
Single Unit $45.00
Each Additional Unit $12.00
Parking Lot Poles
First Five Fixtures $60.00
Each Additional Fixture $14.00
Signaling Systems, Fire Alarms, Security Systems
System Inspection including 25 Devices $85.00
Each Additional 25 Devices or portion thereof $12.00
Modular and Manufactured Homes
Service, Connection, 200 Amps and under $90.00
Service, feeder, disconnect, and receptacles $90.00
Solar Panel Modules $10.00/each
Electrical Inspections for Non-Residential
*The following is based on the total cost of the electrical portion of the construction project including tele/data and security wiring.
Up To $20,000 $400.00
$20,001 and above 2 percent of total cost with a minimum of $400.00
UCC Fee                                                                                             *Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit.  $4.50

► Fire Protection Permit Fees

Fire Suppression System
Residential $155.00 per dwelling unit
Non-Residential $200.00 plus $1.50 per sprinkler head
Standpipes
Standpipes Associated with a Suppression System $30.00/floor
Standpipes Not Associated with a Suppression System $60.00/floor
Outside Plan Review
In addition to the above referenced per head costs if, in the opinion of the township, the application requires additional review by an outside agency the applicant shall pay the Township for the actual costs of the Plan Review for the system proposed, plus a ten percent (10%) administrative fee.
Fire/Smoke Alarm/Detection System
Residential $100.00/Dwelling Unit
Non-Residential $250.00 plus $5.00 a detector
Non-Residential Kitchen Hood Suppression (Ansul) System $200.00
Reports from the Fire Marshal
Written Reports $100.00
Pictures $50.00/CD
Burn Permit $50.00/event
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage
0 to 275 Gallons $25.00
276 to 55o Gallons $50.00
551 to 1,000 Gallons $75.00
1,001 to 5,000 Gallons $100.00
>5,001 Gallons $150.00
Fireworks Permit (Discharge/Display)                                                                                                         *The sale of fireworks and/or fireworks paraphernalia is not approved in association with this application
Discharge/Display $100.00 ($100.00 escrow)
Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material $1,000.00
Blasting Permit                                                                                                                                           *Blasting Permit approval shall be issued by the Fire Marshal after review by the Building Inspector and Zoning Officer. Blasting hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, no blasting shall take place on Saturday, Sunday or township observed holidays.
One (1) Day $75.00 ($500.00 escrow)
Two (2) to Five (5) Days $150.00 ($1500.00 escrow)
Six (6) to Sixteen (16) Days $500.00 ($2000.00 escrow)
Seventeen (17) to Thirty  (30) Days $750.00 ($3000.00 escrow)
All Other Inspections performed by the Fire Marshal or Inspector $65.00/hour
Additional Services
Consultations (2 Hour Minimum)                                                              *In Office discussions with attorneys, insurance adjusters, or other professionals concerning civil litigation resulting from a fire investigation by the Fire Marshal's office.  $100.00/hour
Depositions (4 Hours Minimum) $65.00/Hour + travel
UCC Fee                                                                                                     *Applicable to stand alone applications not associated with a building permit $4.50

► Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Non-Residential Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

0 to 999 square feet $40.00
1,000 square feet to 3,499 square feet $60.00
3,500 square feet to 12,499 square feet $75.00
12,500 square feet to 24,999 square feet $150.00
25,000 square feet to 49,999 square feet $250.00
50,000 square feet to 99,999 square feet $300.00
100,000 square feet or more $600.00
High Hazard $700.00

Residential Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

R-1 (example: hotel/motel) - 50 units or less $75.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-1 (example: hotel/motel) - 51 units or more $150.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (example: apartments) - 26 units or less $75.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (exampl: apartments) - 27 units or more $150.00Plus $10.00 per unit
R-3 (example: single family dwelling) EXEMPT
R-4 (example: assisted living 5 to 16 people) $150.00

Institutional Fire & Life Safety Inspection Fees

Up to 30,000 square feet $250.00
30,001 to 50,000 square feet $300.00
50,001 square feet or more $600.00

Operational Permits

Aerosol Products $50.00
Amusement Buildings $50.00
Aviation Facilities $50.00
Cellulose Nitrate Film $50.00
Combustible Dust Producing Operations $50.00
Combustible Fibers $50.00
Compressed Gases $50.00
Covered Mall Buildings $50.00
Cryogenic Fluids $50.00
Cutting & Welding $50.00
Dry Cleaning Plants $50.00
Exhibits & Trade Shows $50.00
Explosives $1,000.00
Fire Hydrants & Valves $50.00
Flammable & Combustible Liquids $100.00
Floor Finishing $50.00
Fruit & Crop Ripening $50.00
Fumigation & Thermal Insecticidal Fogging $50.00
Hazardous Materials $500.00
HPM Facilities $100.00
High-Piles Storage $100.00
Hot Work Operations $50.00
Industrial Ovens $50.00
Lumber Yards and Wood Working Plants $100.00
Liquid or Gas Fueled Vehicles or Equipment in Assembly Buildings $50.00
LP Gas $50.00
Magnesium $50.00
Miscellaneous Combustible Storage $50.00
Open Burning (Prohibited by Ordinance) Not Allowed
Open Flames and Candle $50.00
Organic Coatings $50.00
Places of Assembly (Churches Exempt) $50.00
Private Fire Hydrants $100.00
Pyrotechnic Special Effects Material $1,000.00
Pyroxylin Plastics $50.00
Refrigeration Equipment $50.00
Repair Garages and Service Stations $50.00
Rooftop Heliports $500.00
Spraying or Dipping $50.00
Storage of Scrap Tires and Tire By-Products $500.00
Tire Rebuilding Plants $500.00
Waste Handling (see ordinance #578) $1,000.00
Wood Products $1,000.00
False/Faulty Fire Alarms (automatic, manual, sprinkler)
1st and 2nd Offense No Charge
3rd Offense $200.00
4th to 6th Offense $350.00 per offense
7th and 9th Offense $500.00 per offense
10th or more Offense $1,000.00 per offense

► Police Department Fees

Alarm Penalty for False/Accidential Alarms with Fire/Police Response
1st and 2nd Offense No Charge
3rd Offense $200.00
4th, 5th, and 6th Offense $350.00 per offense
7th, 8th, and 9th Offense $500.00 per offense
10th Offense or more $1,000.00 per offense
Criminal Report $15.00
Accident Report $15.00
Soliciting Permit Application Fee
One (1) Employee for Ninety (90) Days $150.00

Towing

License Application $500.00
Adminstration Charge $40.00 MAXIMUM
Normal Business Hours $125.00
After Normal Business Hours $150.00
To Police Impound Lot $100.00
From Police Impound Lot to Tow Operator $75.00
Storage $45.00 per day after first 24 hours
Oil Dry $15.00 per bag (40lb bag)
Complex Tow/Recovery/Winching $75.00 per hour (1 hour minimum)
Heavy Duty Tow Prevailing rate

► Park and Recreation Fees

Pavilions
Kemper Park (20 Person Capacity)
Resident $30.00/4 hours
Non-Resident $45.00/4 hours
Additional Hours $10.00/hour
Security Deposit $100.00
Warminster Community Park (100 person capacity)
Resident $65.00/4 hours
Non-Resident $90.00/4 hours
Additional Hours $15.00/hour
Security Deposit $100.00
Special Use and Special Event Permit

Limited park areas are available to approved Non-profit and For-profit agencies for larger special events and fund raising activities such as 5K & 10K runs/walks, car shows, animal events, family festivals, etc. Applicants must complete a Special Event Permit and have their event approved by the Parks & Recreation Department.

Special Event Permit Application Fee $25.00
Approved Non-Profit Agencies and Events $10 percent of net proceeds/$1,000 per day maximum
Approved For-Profit Agencies and Events $2,000-2,500/day plus security deposit
Park Field Use Fees-Seasonal
Warminster Sports Organization
Youth League-3 times a week or less $200.00/field
Youth League-4+times a week $350.00/field
Adult League-3 times a week or less $300.00/field
Adult League-4+ times a week $450.00/field
Lights $300/field for 3 months
Non-Warminster Sports Organization
Youth League-3 times a week or less $400.00/field
Youth League-4+times a week  $700.00/field
Adult League-3 times a week or less  $600.00/field
Adult League-4+ times a week  $900.00/field
Lights $600/field for 3 months
WCP Bark Park Membership
Membership to the Warminster Community Park Bark Park is available to all area residents each calendar year. Members must complete an application, provide proof of current dog license, and veterinary rabies inoculation certificate. New members must also attend a responsible dog owner education program.
Resident $25.00/household
Non-Resident $35.00/household

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