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► When do I need a building or zoning permit?

Building and zoning permits are the primary tools utilized by the Township to insure orderly construction and development. Building and zoning permits must be secured prior to the start of any construction.

Review of the plot plan for the zoning permit is required to be approved before progression is made to the building permit approval of the construction plan. Rules regarding size, location, and use within the boundaries of the parcel are generally covered by the Zoning Code.

Building permits are needed to assure the minimum requirements of the present building codes are met. Inspections are made during construction to assure the construction is done properly. The applicant is wholly responsible to see that the Building Code Official of Warminster Township is notified to schedule required inspections at each stage of construction. Inspections must be done before proceeding to the next phase of construction. Twenty-four (24) hour notice is required to schedule an inspection.

► When projects do you need a building permit for?

  • Building permit with plot plan (including construction drawings or manufacturer's specifications with application)
  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Sunrooms, patios or other enclosures
  • Concrete pad or slab
Building miscellaneous permit application

  • Alteration within the structure such as removing, altering or adding walls or rooms. Include other miscellaneous application where applicable such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical permit.
  • Replacement of reroof with sheathing
  • Shed over 144 square feet
  • Demolition of structures or pool

► What is the Uniform Construction Code (UCC)?

Warminster has "opted-in" to enforce the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC). The adoption of this code incorporated the following codes: International Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Residential, Fuel Gas, Fire, Energy Conservation, Electrical, and Existing Building. These codes and laws should be referred to for detailed information. Please note, specific questions should be directed to the Department of Licenses & Inspections.

Under UCC enforcement the Township allowed to review and approve a permit under the following timeline. Please note that if there is a requirement of the Township for more revised plans, the timeline is stopped and will begin again upon receipt of new or revised plans. Notification will be sent to the applicant of items needed for complete permit approval.

Residential: 15 business days (3 weeks) for plan approval
Non- Residential: 30 business days (6 weeks) for plan approval

► Does my contractor need to be registered with the Township?

Before you hire a contractor to do work on your property, be sure to check with the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General to assure that the contractor you have would like to use is registered with them. Also, be sure you ask and receive a copy of the contractor's up-t-date certification of insurance. Unless the contractor is exempt under the law, workers' compensation insurance is required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Be sure you verify this with your contractor.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has adopted the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act 132 enforced by the Bureau of Consumer Protection in the Office of the Attorney General. It is now required that all contractors who enter into a contract with a homeowner for work more than $500.00 shall be required to register with the Commonwealth. The contractor is also required to meet all requirements of the Act. Be sure the contractor you use meets the following requirements when entering into a contract for work on your property. We encourage the homeowner to empower themselves with the information they need when entering into a contract with a contractor. Contact the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney Generals public access number at 717-772-2425 to obtain information as to whether a contractor is registered. Information may also be obtained on their website: www.attorneygeneral.gov

Contractors who perform residential permit work will be required to have an up-to-date contractor registered with Pennsylvania. The contractor will also have to be registered with Warminster Township. There is no fee for the registration. However, proof of the PA registration and certificate of insurance must be submitted before a permit will be issued or work may begin.

► Do I need to fill out a workers’ compensation form?

The Township requires that with each and every permit submitted for residential and non-residential work, a workers' compensation form be completed by the contractor stating the situation that applies to them. Forms do not have to be notarized if the contractor has workers' compensation insurance. However, form must be fully completed and signed. See permit list.

► Do I need to fill out an Agent’s Affidavit Form?

The Township requires that an agent's affidavit form be completed by the property owner and the contractor for all residential and non-residential permit applications so that it is on record that the property owner is aware of the duly authorized agent or contractor is permitted to submit the required documents for the building permit. See permit list.

► What is required to sell or rent property in Warminster Township?

Residential: An Occupancy Certificate is required to be acquired from Warminster Township whenever a property is sold or rented. The inspection process is the same in either case. However, an annual housing license is required for all rental properties in the Township.

Download the "Occupancy Certificate Inspection- Sale or Rental of House" form. This packet explains the requirements for the occupancy inspection. To begin the process, complete the application and submit the correct fee to the Department of Licenses & Inspections. An inspection of the property will be scheduled. If any corrections are noted to be done, a notice will be issued listing the items to be submitted or corrected. When the noted items are completed, a re-inspection will be scheduled. Contact the department to schedule the inspection. When all compliance has been met, a clear Occupancy Certificate will be issued. Provisions are set for properties being sold in an "as is" condition or agreements being made to pass along certain items from the seller to the buyer. The packet explains the requirements; however, please contact the Department of Licenses & Inspections with any questions or concerns.

Non-residential: Download the "Use & Occupancy Application- Sale or Rental of Commercial" form. This packet includes the Use & Occupancy application and requirements. Also, download the "Heater Certification and Electrical Inspection Agencies- Courtesy form.

► What kind of concrete permit do I need?

Concrete replaced in the Township right-of-way requires that a permit be obtained from the Department of Licenses & Inspections. After the application is approved and a permit issued, an inspection must be scheduled with the concrete inspector before the concrete is poured and finished, including the grading of the grass area around the replacement. Use the "Concrete Replacement Row" application.

When a concrete slab or pad is installed around the house, a building and zoning permit must be obtained. A plot plan and construction drawing must be reviewed and approved by the Zoning Officer and the Building Code Official. Inspections will be completed according to building code requirements. Use the "Building permit with plot plan" application.

Codes & Ordinances

Below are links to township zoning, subdivision and land development, and stormwater materials:

Zoning Forms

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Map

Zoning Permit Application

Plot Plan Directions

Zoning Hearing Board Application

Subdivision, Land Development Forms, and Stormwater

SALDO Application Packet (waiver, sketch, preliminaryfinal)

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance

Stormwater Management Ordinance

Neshaminy Act 167 Ordinance

About Us

The Department of Licenses and Inspections is responsible for the issuance of all licenses, coordination of inspections, enforcement of all codes including building, zoning, use & occupancy, and various other permits. All inspections performed are to insure that buildings and properties throughout the Township are in compliance with the codes and ordinances adopted by the Township Board of Supervisors.

For all inspection scheduling (except where noted below for electrical inspections) 

Contact Information:

Department of Licenses & Inspections

910 West Bristol Road
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215-443-5423
Fax: 215-443-7911

Email: licenses&inspections@warminsterpa.org

Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Below are direct dials for specific questions for codes and ordinances.

Zoning Officer (Gary Smith)

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Phone: 267-317-1377

Email: zoning@warminsterpa.org

Residential & Commercial Building Plan Reviews and Inspections

The following inspectors are responsible for the plan reviews and inspections of Warminster Township.

To schedule BUILDING inspections as noted on the inspection sheet included with permit:  215-443-5423

Download permit forms from this website to begin the process for submittal

Building Code Official

David Tweed, Building Inspector

Phone: 267-317-1376

Email:  inspector@warminsterpa.org

ELECTRICAL PERMITS:  Applications for permits are submitted directly to the Department of Licenses & Inspections.  The following Third Party Electrical Inspection Agency will schedule and perform the inspections after the permit is approved and issued.  Download permit forms from this website.

United Inspection Agency

Contact: 215-542-9977

Housing Occupancy and Licensing for Sale or Rental of RESIDENTIAL properties

Phone: 215-443-5423

Email: licenses&inspections@warminsterpa.org

Download form (page 2):  Housing Occupancy Certification for Sale or Rental

RESIDENTIAL THIRD PARTY INSPECTION AGENCY

Designated Electrical Inspector – to schedule inspections for Sale or Rental of RESIDENTIAL properties

First Pa Inspections, Inc.

Contact:  215-674-2355

USE & OCCUPANCY for Sale or Rental of NON-RESIDENTIAL properties

Designated Electrical Inspector – to schedule inspections for Sale or Rental of NON-RESIDENTIAL properties

First Pa Inspections, Inc.

Contact:  215-674-2355

Download form (page4): Use & Occupancy (Zoning) 2014

Property Maintenance – Service Request Follow-Up (AFTER REQUEST IS REGISTERED AT THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 215-443-5414)

Phone: 267-317-1375 (NO SERVICE REQUESTS PLEASE)

Email:  pi@warminsterpa.org (NO SERVICE REQUESTS PLEASE)

Fire Inspections:  Emergency Management & Services

Phone: 215-443-5414

Email: fire@warminsterpa.org

PA HOME IMPROVEMENT ACT

The PA Home Improvement Act 132 that becomes effective 7/1/09 requires that all contractors who enter into a contract with a homeowner for work more than $500.00 shall be required to register with the Commonwealth.  Contact:  www.attorneygeneral.gov for details.

Contact the Department of Licenses & Inspections at 215-443-5423 to check that the contractor you decide to use is also registered with Warminster Township.

2009 Construction Codes

Beginning on December 31, 2009 the 2009 Edition of the International Code Series will be the code requirements for all construction taking place within Warminster Township as required by the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code. Please note the Accessibility Code will remain the ICC/ANSI A117.1 2003 Edition. Any work that has a valid permit, construction plans under review, or an executed contract for design prior to December 31st, 2009 may follow the 2006 Editions. Copies of the 2009 Editions are available for review at the Licenses and Inspections Office at 910 W. Bristol Road, Warminster PA 18974. The code books may also be purchased at 2009 ICC Store. Should you have any questions please contact the Building Code Official at (215) 443-5423.

Fee Schedule

► Administrative

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

Charges

Returned Checks $20.00 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  
Maps $5.00  
Specifications & Design Standards (Concrete, Etc) $20.00  
Contractor Registration  
Contractors $150.00 initial
$100.00 per year there after
 
Insurance Certificates $100,000/$300,00
$75,000
Bodily injury
Property damage
Workmen's Compensation   WC Form and Certificate of Insurance and required
Board of Appeals $500.00 UCC/Fire Prevention & Life Safety/Property Maintenance & Housing
Permit Extension Act Fee Residential $100.00
Non-Residential $500.00
 
Reinspection 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.

► Uniform Construction Code

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania fee for each permit issued will be forwarded to Department of Economic Development (may be subject to change without notice by the Commonwealth)....$4.00

► Permit Plan Review

When review is needed by applicant before application can be made for permit.
Minimum fee billed by the inspector must be submitted at time of Plan Review request. Actual costs of engineer or inspector will be required at time plan review is completed.

Residential & Non – Residential $65.00/hr

► Building Permit Fees

Residential: R-3, R-4,(ex: Single Family Dwelling)

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
New Construction $75.00 plus .50 per square foot of GFA
Additions $75.00 plus .50 per square foot of GFA
Alterations & Repairs 2% of construction costs Minimum fee $ 75.00

► Utility & Micellaneous

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Utility & Miscellaneous Use Groups $2.5% of construction costs Minimum fee $65.00
Sheds over 144 square feet, decks, pools, towers, concrete slabs, retaining walls over four feet (4') in height, etc.

Tool or storage sheds, detached carports, detached private garages and detached greenhouses that are 144 square feet or smaller ---
Required no Building permit -- Zoning permit only. See Zoning fees.

All Use Groups

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
New Construction & Additions
Up to 100,00 square feet $75.00 Plus .50 per square foot of GFA*
Over 100,00 square feet $75.00 Plus .50 per square foot of GFA*
Alterations 2.8% of construction costs Minimum fee $100.00

*GFA – Gross Floor Area defined as the total square footage of all floors within the perimeter of the outside walls, including basements, cellars, garages, roofed patios, breezeways and covered walkways with floor to ceiling height of 6'6" or more.

Note: All fees are calculated up to next fraction of cost or square footage thereof.

Plumbing and Mechanical Permit Fees

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Based on Installation Costs First $1,000 or traction there of $ 75.00
Plus $20.00 per $1,000 or traction there of
Minimum fee $75.00

► Electrical Administration Permit Fees

Effective until March 5, 2012

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Residential $50.00
Non-Residential $75.00

► Electrical Permit Fees

Effective March 5, 2012

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

General inspections

Rough Inspection
Base Fee $60.00
Cost per Fixture $0.50
Final Inspection
Base Fee $60.00
Cost per Fixture $0.50
Minor Work (less than 5 fixtures) $60.00

Photovoltaic Modules

First Three Solar Modules $7.00/each
Each Additional Module $12.00/each

Sump Pumps

$60.00/each

Fire Pump Controller

$60.00/each

Service - Meter Equipment

100 amp $87.00
200 amp $104.00
400 amp $130.00
600 amp $175.00
800 amp $225.00
1000 amp $301.75
1200 amp $387.75
Up to 1600 amp $474.00
Over 1600 amp $734.00
Each additional meter $17.25

Feeder or Sub-Panels

100 amp $87.00
200 amp $104.00
400 amp $130.00
600 amp $175.00
800 amp $225.00
1000 amp $301.75
1200 amp $387.75
Up to 1600 amp $474.00
1600 through 2000 amps $734.00
Each additional 1,000 amps over 2,000 amps $17.20

Swimming Pools

Pool Bonding/Wiring of Filter $87.00
Pennsylvania Pool Certification $388.00

Temporary Service

$87.00

Electric Signs

Parking Lot Poles - First Pole $61.50
Each Additional Pole $14.00

Equipment, Appliance, and Motor Under 1.4 HP

Outlet for Single Unit 20 KW or less $61.50
Each Additional Outlet for 20 KW or less $14.00

Motor, Generators, Welders, Furnaces

Single or Group of 4 motor of 1 HP, KW or KVA $17.25
1HP to 7 1/2 KW or KVA $34.50
Over 20 HP to 40 HP, KW or KVA $61.50
Over 40 HP to 75 HP, KW or KVA $115.00
Over 75 HP, KW or KVA $156.00

Reintroduction of Power

$130.50

Signaling Systems (burglar alarms, fire alarms, etc.)

For the First Device $61.50
Every 5 Devices $14.00

Primary Transformer, Vault, Enclosures, Substations

Under 150 KVA $216.00
150 to 275 KVA $259.00
275 to 350 KVA $387.50
350 to 500 KVA $475.00
500 to 1000 KVA $646.75
Over 1000 KVA $820.50

Modular and Mobile Homes

Modular Homes - Service and Outlets $87.00
Mobile Homes - Service including feeder of receptacles $90.50

Real Estate Certification

Residential $144.00
Commercial $202.00
Plan Review 20% of the above inspection fees added to the total
Minimum Residential $34.00
Minimum Commercial $100.00

► Fire Protection Permit Fees

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Automatic Fire-extinguishing System
Non-Residential
$250.00 minimum
$35.00 per $1,000 or cost if over $6,000
Automatic Fire Extinguishing System
Residential (NFPA 13D-only)
$100.00
Compressed Gases $50.00
Battery Systems $150.00
Compresses Gas (non-LPG) $150.00
Cryogenic Fluids $500.00
Fire Alarm & Detection System and Related Equipment
Non Residential Fee
$250.00
$30.00 per $1,000 of cost if over $6,000
Residential Fee $100.00
Fire Pumps and Related Equipment $300.00
Flammable & Combustible Liquids $500.00
Hazardous Materials $500.00
Industrial Ovens $300.00
LP Gas $300.00
Private Fire Hydrants $300.00 plus $20.00 per device
Spraying or Dipping $300.00
Standpipe Systems $300.00 n

► Annual Permit Fee

ANNUAL PERMIT FEE……………………………………………...$150.00
As per the Uniform Construction Code

► Other Building Permit Fees (Residential & Non-Residential)

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Tank Removals $150.00 minimum $15.00 per $1,000 If over $10,000.00
Tank Installation $150.00 minimum $15.00 per $1,000 If over $10,000.00
Street Openings $45.00 Plus $10.00 per linear foot or length of opening
Concrete Sidewalk/Curb/Apron $100.00 minimum $10.00 per $1,000.00 If over $1,000.00
Sign Permit - Free Standing $250.00 minimum $15.00 per foot over 20 feet high
Billboard Construction Permit 3% of construction costs
Temporary Structures & Tents $300.00
Moving of Buildings, Demolotion Permits $150.00 min
$15.00 per
$1,000 if over
$10,000.00
Demolition permits require a Certification of Extermination completed by a certified exterminator.
Demolition shall commerce within ten (10) dats of certification

► Zoning

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 Classifications
Single Family Dwelling $125.00 per dwelling unit
Two Family Dwellings - Twins, Duplex $100.00 per dwelling unit
Single Family Attached Dwellings - Townhouses $100.00 per dwelling unit
Multifamily Dwelling - Apartments $100.00 per dwelling unit
Mobile Home Park $100.00 per dwelling unit
Mixed use Development $100.00 per dwelling unit
TOD - Transit-oriented development $100.00 per dwelling unit
CCRC - Continuing Care Retirement Community $100.00 per dwelling unit
CCRC-2 - Continuing Care Retirement Community 2 $100.00 per dwelling unit
AQC - Age Qualified Community $100.00 per dwelling unit
Addition to R-1, R-2, R-3 and R-4 $75.00
Detached: Carport Garage, Greenhouse $75.00
Patio Roof, Carport, Porch (open) $75.00
Sheds, Accessory Structures $75.00
All Residential Pools, Spas $75.00
Bathhouse and/or Cabana $75.00
Attached: Carport, Garage. Greenhouse, Lean-to $75.00
Decks or Structures $75.00
Tank Installations $75.00
No Impact Home Base Business $75.00
Pools (Non-Residential) $100.00
Recreational Facilities (Tennis Courts, etc.) $100.00
Miscellaneous (Parking Lots, Driveways, etc.) $100.00
Impervious Surface Fee $75.00 Residential
Impervious Surface Fee $150.00 Non-Residential
Fence Permit $100.00
Commercial-1(C-1), Commercial-2 (C-2), Industrial (I), Industrial Office (IO), Government (G), Historic Overlay:
Per Building $250.00 to 1,000 square feet Plus $25.00 per 1,000 square feet thereafter
Addition $150.00 to 1,000 square feet Plus $25.00 per 1,000 square feet thereafter
Miscellaneous $150.00 first $1,000 of costs Plus $25.00 per $1,000 thereafter
Billboard Construction $150.00 first $1,000 of costs Plus $25.00 per $1,000 thereafter

► Sign Fees

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
1 to 20 square feet $95.00
20 to 40 square feet $120.00
40 to 60 square feet $145.00
60 to 80 square feet $170.00
Over 80 square feet $195.00

► Billboard (sign face change)

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Sign Face Change $350.00 Permit required when sign face is changed or replaced

► Temporary Sign Permit

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Fee $100.00 for 30 days
Escrow $50.00 per 100 signs for carnivals, fairs and similar events
$100.00 for all other signs

► Temporary Trailer Permit

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Fee $200.00 each application

► Miscellaneous Zoning Fees

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Zoning Hearing Board $600.00
Multiple Hearing Fee
More than one Single Family Residential and Non-Residential $1,800.00 $1,000.00 per hearing Additional testimony only
Change in Zoning Applocation $3,500.00
Conditional Use Application $2,000.00
Curative Amendment or Challenge to Validity of an Ordinance $12,000.00
Amusement Device Tax $250.00 per device
Additional 10% penalty if payment is received after December 31 of the following license year.
License Year is January 1 to December 31 of every year.

► Use and Occupancy

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

Residential

Resale Inspection Fee $100.00 per unit
Annual Housing License Fee $100.00 per year
One free inspection per license year or when there is a change of tenant. License period – July 1 to June 30 of every year

Non-Residential (Resale & Change of Occupant)

Up to 3,000 square feet $250.00
3,000 to 5,000 square feet $300.00
Over 5,00 square feet $300.00 Plus $40.00 per 1,000 square feet
In-Store divided vendor space
(i.e. 263 Marketplace and similar occupancies)
$75.00

► Fire Prevention & Life Safety

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

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 $75.00 Plus $10.00 per unit
R-1 (example: hotel/motel) - 51 units or more $150.00 Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (example: apartments) - 26 units or less $75.00 Plus $10.00 per unit
R-2 (exampl: apartments) - 27 units or more $150.00 Plus $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 $50.00 Churches Exempt
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

Payment and Late Fees

All inspection fees shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the date of invoice. Failure to pay will result in the following late fees for each period over thirty (30) days past due:
Late Fee $20.00 Nonpayment may result in fines and citations

Other Services & Fees

Consultations
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 per hour (two (2) hours minimum)
Depositions $65.00 per hour (four (4) hours minimum) Plus actual travel expenses ($35.00 minimum)
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

► Miscellaneous Fees and Escrows

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments

Transient and Temporary Retail Business Permit

At a fixed location $200.00
Mobile - not door to door (i.e. ice cream truck) $250.00
Circus, Carnivals and Fairs $100.00

Erosion & Sedimentation Permit

Area Of Disturbance
Up to 1500 square feet $125.00 Professional Service Escrow $200.00
1501 to 2000 square feet $175.00 Professional Service Escrow $250.00
2001 to 2,500 square feet $300.00 Professional Service Escrow $300.00
Over 2,500 square feet $400.00 Professional Service Escrow $350.00

NOTE: The Permit Fee is non-refundable. Escrow - Applicant must enter into Agreement with the Township to provide Professional Services. Professional Service Escrow to be collected at time application is made. The escrow is only an estimate of professional service fees that may be incurred as part of permit review. The Applicant is responsible for actual fees incurred by the Township. Applicant must remit payment to the Township for fees in excess of the escrow prior to issuance of any permit. During the course of the review process the Applicant may be required to replenish the escrow fund per the terms of the Agreement. In the event funds remain in escrow upon issuance of a permit, the Township will refund escrow balance to Applicant per the terms of the Agreement. A professional service agreement and escrow, as shown above, are not required where the area of disturbance is the result of a subdivision or land development application.

► Storm Water Management Permit

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Accessory Structures (i.e. pools, decks, sheds,etc.)
with less than 2,000 sf area of disturbance
$125.00 Professional Service Escrow $600.00
Single Lot - Single-family or Two-family Dwelling, Accessory Structure
with greater than 2,000 sf area of disturbance
$175.00 Professional Service Escrow $600.00
All Other Uses $250.00 + $0.05 per square foot of disturbed area Professional Service Escrow $1000.00

NOTE: The Permit Fee is non-refundable. Escrow - Applicant must enter into Agreement with the Township to provide Professional Services. Professional Service Escrow to be collected at time application is made. The escrow is only an estimate of professional service fees that may be incurred as part of permit review. The Applicant is responsible for actual fees incurred by the Township. Applicant must remit payment to the Township for fees in excess of the escrow prior to issuance of any permit. During the course of the review process the Applicant may be required to replenish the escrow fund per the terms of the Agreement. In the event funds remain in escrow upon issuance of a permit, the Township will refund escrow balance to Applicant per the terms of the Agreement. A professional service agreement and escrow, as shown above, are not required where work to occur is the result of a subdivision or land development application.n.

► Fees In Lieu Of

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
Street Trees $300.00 per tree
Traffic Impact Study $2,500.00 minimum
Escrow for Uncompleted & Engineering Items $2,500.00

► Towing Service Fees

Permit/Administrative Services Fee Comments
License Application $500.00

Towing

Normal Business Hours $95.00
After Normal Business Hours $125.00
To Police Impound Lot $100.00
From Police Impound Lot to Tow Operator $75.00
Storage $45.00 per day after frist 24hours
Oil Dry $15.00 per bag (40lb bag)
Complex Tow/Recovery/Winching $75.00 per hour (1 hour minimum)
Heavy Duty Tow Prevailing rate

► Subdivision and Land Development

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

Sketch Plan Preliminary/Final Plan
District Size Fee Escrow Fee Escrow

Subdivision

R-1, R-2, R-3 1 or 2 lots $2,500 $1,500 $4,500
R-4, TOD 3-9 lots $4,500 $2,000 $6,500
CCRC, CCRC2 10 or more $5,500 + $30/lot $2,500 + $75.00/lot $11,000 +
AQC, C-1, C-2, I, IO, GOV 10 or more units $75/unit

Residential

Land Development
R-1, R-2, R-3 1-19 lots $2,500
R-4, TOD 1-9 lots $2,000 $9,000
CCRC, CCRC2 10-19 lots $2,500 $10,000
AQC 20 or more lots $4,500 + $15.00/lot $3,000 $16,000

Non-Residential

Land Development 1-5000sq ft*
5000-10,000sq ft*
$8,000 $2,200 $10,000
C-1, C-2, I, IO 10,000-50,000 sq ft* $8,000 $2,600 $15,000
GOV 50,000 sq ft*
50,000 sq ft +
Over
$8,000

$8,000
$3,000
$3,500 +
$1.00sq ft
$17,000
$20,000+
$1.00sq ft
Land Development Waiver
and Lot line Change
$800.00 $2,500.00

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 ten 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.

*= Square footage of building.

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