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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