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Chapter 10 License/Permits/Fees
Town of Holden

LICENSES, PERMITS, AND FEES

The Town of Holden is hereby not held responsible for errors and omissions in the list of licenses, permits, and fees herein contained.

ASSESSORS


Reproducing Assessors Maps
$2.00/Map
Copy Property Record Cards
$1.00/Card
Copy of Misc Public Records
.25/copy

BOARD OF SELECTMEN


ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
(One day Wines & Malt)
C138:14
*$200.00
(One day All Alcoholic)
C138:14
*$200.00
*approved 9/15/03
Package Store
    Wines & Malt
C138:15
$500.00
    All Alcoholic
C138:15
$1,000.00
Druggists
C138:29
Sale on Premises
   Restaurant All Alcoholic
C138:12, 12A
$1,200.00
   Tavern
C138:12, 12A
   Restaurant Wines & Malt
$600.00
AMUSEMENT (Dancing, Concert)
Single event
C136:4                 Monday-Saturday
$5.00 (non-profit)
Sunday before 1 PM
C136:4                 ANNUAL
$175.00
Sunday after 1 PM
C136:4                 ANNUAL
$85.00
Sunday before 1 PM
                           DAILY
$20.00
Sunday after 1 PM
                           DAILY
$10.00
Weekday
C140:183 A
AUCTIONS
Auctioneers
one-day
$20.00
AUTOMATIC AMUSEMENT
Device (Jukebox-Pinball)
C140:177 A
$25.00

CAR DEALER
C140:58,59
Class I New and Used
$25.00
Class II Used
$25.00
Class III MV Junk
$25.00
Class IV Repairman
Class V Repossession
EXPLOSIVES, STORAGE OF
C148:13
FLAMMABLE STORAGE
C148:13
$100.00(new)
FOOD
One Day Common Victual (nonprofit organization)
$5.00
Common Victual
C140:2           ANNUAL
$30.00
Common Victual/alcohol
C140:2
GAMES/RIDES
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
$5.00/GAME/
RIDE UP
TO MAX OF $100.00
HAWKERS & PEDDLERS
Transient vendors
C101:5
$20.00
Non-Transient vendors
C101:17, 22
Stationary
$20.00
Fees cannot be charged for newspapers, religious publications, ice, flowering plants, and such flowers, fruits, nuts and berries as are wild or uncultivated. Municipalities may regulate but cannot charge a fee.


JUNK COLLECTOR
C140:54, 55, 202, 205
PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT
One Day
$5.00
SOIL REMOVAL
Town By-Law

GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT

BOARD OF HEALTH  Fee Schedule Effective October 6, 2003


License Name
Expires
Fee
Animals:
Pigs - License to Keep
Dec. 31st
$ 30.00
Stable Permit
June 1st
$ 40.00
Food Establishment:
Caterer
Dec. 31st.
$ 40.00
Catered Event Registration
n/a
$ 30.00
Church (Limited Food Service)
Dec. 31st
NC
Mobile Food Unit
Dec. 31st
$ 50.00
Vendor
Dec. 31st
$ 30.00
Residential Kitchen
Dec. 31st.
$ 30.00
Temporary
Day after event
$ 30.00
Restaurant - under fifty seats
Dec. 31st.
$ 150.00
Restaurant - fifty seats & over
Dec. 31st
$ 200.00
Retail Food Store - under 8,000 s.f.
Dec. 31st
$ 100.00
Retail Food Store - 8,000 s.f. & over
Dec. 31st
$ 200.00
Frozen Dessert
June 1st.
$ 40.00
Manufacturer of Frozen Desserts
March 1st.
$ 50.00
Milk & Cream License
June 1st.
$ 30.00
Milk Dealer
Every five years
$ 30.00

Services:
Day Camp
One year from date of issue
$ 50.00
Funeral Director
April 30th.
$ 50.00
Massage Therapy
June 1st.
$ 75.00
Tanning Salon
June 30th.
$ 75.00
Tobacco Permits
July 1st.
$ 100.00
Septic, Plan Review, Water, Waste Disposal:
Disposal Works Installers
Dec. 31st.
$ 75.00
Plan Review (with one revision)-(Additional Review $30)
Septic Installation Permit
$ 175.00

Perc Test
Dec. 15 - May 15
$ 250.00
Septic Decommissioning
Dec. 31st.
$ 10.00
Septic Hauler
Dec. 31st.
$ 50.00
Trash Hauler/Commercial
July 31st.
$ 50.00
Well Installation Permit
90 days from date of issue
$ 75.00
BUILDING INSPECTION Fee Schedule effective 8/15/2000

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
New Home - 2500 square feet or less  (plus cert. of occupancy)
$ 800.00  
New Home - 2501 square feet or more  (plus cert. of occupancy)
$ 1100.00
Garage (per bay) (plus cert. of occupancy)
$ 50.00
Additions,  Renovations,  Alterations  (plus cert. of occupancy)
                    
$ 150.00
or $5.00 per $1000 of 75% of Contract Amount
Decks, Porches, Sun Rooms
$ 75.00
New Roof
$ 50.00
Vinyl Siding
$ 50.00
Replacement Windows
$ 30.00
plus $50.00/ window or door replaced
Demolition  (Residential structures only)
$ 50.00
Garden Shed
$ 30.00
Above Ground Swimming Pool (plus Cert. of Occupancy)
$ 80.00
In Ground Swimming Pool (plus Cert. of Occupancy)
$ 150.00
Basement Renovation (plus Cert. of Occupancy)
$ 100.00
Wood or Coal Stove Installation
$ 30.00
Minimum Permit Fee
$ 30.00
Certificate of Occupancy
$ 25.00
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION    (Note: Permits for New Wireless Communication Towers and Facilities require
Construction or Renovation and Certificates of Occupancy)
New Construction or Renovation
$5.00/ $1000 of 75% Contract Amount
Commercial Demolition
$150.00
Sign Permits - New Sign
$ 50.00
Sign Permits - Renewal
$ 40.00 for two years
Temporary Signs
$ 25.00 per permit
Wireless Communication Tower
$ 250.00
Wireless Communication Facility
$ 175.00
Projects not listed
$5.00/ $1000 based upon 75% of contract cost
A $25.00 fee will be charged for each inspection necessary inspections.
above and beyond the required
Construction commenced without a Building  Permit  will be   of the permit.
assessed a fee of $250.00 plus the cost

CONSERVATION COMMISSION  C236, Sect 10, Acts of 1988

Wetlands
Category 1
$ 55.00
Category 2
$ 250.00
Category 3
$ 525.00
Category 4
$ 725.00
Category 5
$2.00/linear foot
minimum of  $50.00 and maximum of $1,000.00

ELECTRICAL INSPECTION  -  RESIDENTIAL Fee Schedule Effective October 6,2003


NEW DWELLINGS
Single family, temporary service & construction, meter service
Rough & Final Inspections
$150.00
These inspections are requested by the builder to conform with sub-contractors work. All underground secondary lateral service shall be in PVC-#40 by the electrical contractor.
Residential Additions
$ 80.00
*Smoke/Heat Detectors, Burglar Alarms
$ 40.00
Swimming Pool
$ 60.00
Garage
$ 40.00
Temporary Service
$ 50.00
Air Conditioning Units
$ 40.00
Residential Service Change
$ 50.00
Solar Water Heater
$ 40.00
Each Additional Apartment.
$ 40.00
Jacuzzi
$ 40.00
Each Additional Inspection
$ 40.00
Heater Cable (de-icer)
$ 40.00
Sewer Pump
$ 40.00
Water Pump
$ 40.00
Metal Siding
$ 40.00
Solar Heat
$ 40.00
Washers/Dryers
$ 40.00
Oil Burners
$ 40.00
Minimum Inspection Fee
$ 40.00
Reinspections & Violations
$ 40.00
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
New Commercial Space
$ 200.00
Temporary Service (each tenant)
$ 50.00
Refit Existing Commercial Space
$ 75.00
Cable TV on Pole (each)
$ 50.00
Multi Family (3 or more units)
$ 75.00
Trailer service, Carnivals
$ 50.00
Commercial Garage (4 or more vehicles)
$ 75.00
Central or Roof Air Conditioners (each)
$ 40.00
Heater Cable (de-icer), Metal Siding, Signs, Billboards, Traffic Lights
$ 40.00
*Commercial Alarms Fire & Burglar
$ 40.00
Walk in Freezer
$ 30.00
Reinspection/Violations
$ 50.00

SERVICES


60 amp to 100 amp service
$60.00
101 amp to 200 amp service
$60.00
201 amp to 400 amp service
$120.00
401 amp to 600 amp service
$150.00
601 amp to 800 amp service (Plus Additional fee based on equipment)
$250.00
Service 1200 amp
$500.00
801 amp and above (Fee determined upon applicable equipment, machinery, motors, etc.)
$10.00 ea
Service 1600 amp
$700.00

ANNUAL INSPECTIONS/MISCELLANEOUS


Commercial/Rest Home Inspection
$40.00
Industrial Maintenance Yearly Permit
$25.00-$100.00

A montly report shall be filed with wiring inspector for work performed by maintenance electricians.

NOTE: FAILURE TO OBTAIN PERMIT (PENALTY PLUS PERMIT FEE)                $100.00

PLANNING BOARD

Fee Schedule effective August 23, 2000

Approval Not Required (ANR/FORM A)                                                      $100 plus $50/lot

Preliminary Plan
Submission
Engineering Review

$500 plus $50/lot
$125 plus $25 lot

Definitive Plan
Submission
Engineering Review
Revisions

$1,000 plus $100/lot
$1,000 plus $150/lot
$300 plus $50 per affected lot

Site Plan Review                                                                $250 plus $10/parking space

Reapproval                                                             25% of the Planning Board Filing Fee

Inspection Fees                                                                          7.25% of Bond Amount
                                                                          1/2 due on anniversary date of approval
                                                                    1/2 due on 2nd anniversary date of approval

PLUMBING AND GAS INSPECTIONS

PLUMBING FEES - RESIDENTIAL Fee Schedule Effective 10/6/2003

Residential Basic (One Fixture Only, Includes Rough & Final Inspection) - Maximum 2.5 Baths, Water/Heater/Boiler
$175.00
Residential Renovations/Additions with Full Bath
$100.00
Each Additional Fixture
$10.00
Replacement Water Heater/Boiler, Second Meter Installation Backflow Preventer with Meter
$75.00
Each Replacement Fixtures: Dishwasher, Disposal, Sink, Washing Machine, etc.
$30.00
Each Additional Inspection
$30.00
Sewer Connection Fee
$60.00
Reinspection/Violation
$40.00

COMMERCIAL
Commercial Flat Fee (Plus $10 per Fixture)
$150.00
Additional Inspection
$30.00
GAS FITTING FEES - RESIDENTIAL
Residential Basic (Includes Up to Five Fixtures/Units & One Inspection
$125.00
Each Additional Fixture/Unit over Five
$10.00
Replacement Fixture (Requiring No New Gasfitting)
$60.00
Each Additional Inspection
$30.00
Reinspection/Violation
$40.00
COMMERCIAL
Base Fee (Includes One Inspection, Meter & 3 Appliances
$150.00
Each Additional Fixture Beyond Base
$20.00
Each Additional Inspection
$40.00

NOTE: FAILURE TO OBTAIN A PERMIT (PENALTY PLUS PERMIT FEE)                      $100.00

CEMETERY (Prices effective August 4, 1994)

COMPLETE INTERMENT - including opening, closing, lowering device, trimming and removal of funeral flowers.


ADULT
Weekdays
$400
Saturdays, Holidays and Late Notifications
$500.00
BABY
Weekdays
$100
Saturdays, Holidays and Late Notifications
$200
CREMATED REMAINS INTERMENT
Weekdays
Saturdays, Holidays and Late Notifications
$125
$225
ADDITIONAL CHARGES
EXTRA CHARGE PER HOUR - ENTERING CEMETERY AFTER 3:30 PM
$50
EXTRA DEPTH
$100
TOMB STORAGE
$75
FOUNDATION - PER SQUARE FT
$50
SETTING OF FLAT MARKER
$50
(CEMENT CONTAINER IS REQUIRED FOR ALL INTERMENTS)

LOT PRICES
Single Lot
AZALEA SECTION (Flat Marker Only)
$325
Single Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION (Flat Marker Only)
$375
Two Grave Lot
AZALEA SECTION
$700
Two Grave Lot
NEW AZALEA SECTION
$800
Two Grave Lot
HILL SECTION
$750
Two Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$800
Three Gave Lot
NEW AZALEA SECTION
$1,200
Three Grave Lot
HILL SECTION
$1,125
Three Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$1,200
Four Grave Lot
NEW AZALEA SECTION
$1,600
Four Grave Lot
HILL SECTION
$1,500
Four Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$1,600
Five Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$2,000
Six Grave Lot
HILL SECTION
$2,250
Six Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$2,400
Seven Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$2,800
Eight Grave Lot
HILL SECTION
$3,000
Eight Grave Lot
VALLEY DRIVE SECTION
$3,200

VALLEY DRIVE URN GARDEN
Two Grave Lot
$175
Three Grave Lot
$262

DEED RECORDING
Town Clerk Fee

DPW

HIGHWAY ENTERING
C83:8, C81:21
$10.00
DRAIN LAYERS LICENSE
New License
$50.00

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Burn Brush
C48:13
$10.00
Install Oil Buring Equipment
C148:10 A
$25.00
Store Fuel Oil
C148:10 A
$25.00
Install Smoke Alarms
C148:26 B
$25.00
Smoke Detector Cert.
C148:26 F
$25.00
Install Fuel Storage Tank
C148:10 A
$50.00
Remove Underground Gasoline Tank
C148:38 A
$200.00
Remove Underground Fuel Tank
C148:38 A
$25.00
Blasting
C148:10 A
$25.00
Fireworks
C148:10 A
$25.00
Store Flammable Gas
C148:10 A
$25.00
Store Gunpowder
C148:10 A
$25.00
Install/Alter Fire Protection Equip.
C148:10 A
$25.00
Tank Truck Permit
527CMR8.00
$25.00

FALSE ALARM FEES
1ST OFFENSE
2ND OFFENSE
3RD OFFENSE
4TH & subsequent Offense

Failure to notify Fire Dept. that system is being tested or worked on
Written Warning
$200
$250
$300

System Malfunction
(Description below)
Verbal Warning
Written Warning
$200
$250
Battery Failure
Low air pressure/dry sprinkler
Telephone Line
Dust or insects
Smoke detector
Faulty detectors
Water surge/power spike
Lack of Maintenance
Design Errors
Water entering system

Accidental Alarm
Verbal Warning
Written Warning
$200
$250
Frozen/broken sprinkler heads/pipes, no Fire Department cleanup
Excessive heat
Mechanical Injury to pull box

Frozen/broken sprinkler heads/pipes
with Fire Dept cleanup
Actual cost to Fire Department

PHOTOCOPY OF FIRE REPORT
$5.00

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS OR LEAKS, INCENDIARY FIRES AND INTENTIONAL FALSE ALARMS OR BOMB THREATS:

The billing rate for fire equipment for the Mid-Sate Mutual Aid District shall be the same rate schedule as most recently adopted and approved by the Mid-Sate Mutual Aid Association Board of Directors.  The hourly rates for equipment will include depreciation, all maintenance, field repairs, fuel, lubricants, tires, insurance, equipment shelter, and overhead.

POLICE DEPARTMENT

ACCIDENT REPORTS, COPIES
$5.00
Accidental Alarm
3 Free
$35.00 each after that
Burglar Alarm Charges-Accidental
3 Free
$35.00 each after that
Lock-up Fee
$75.00 each
Breathalyzer
$30.00 each
FIREARMS
Ammunition; sale of
C140:122 B
$6.00 for 3 years
Firearms: carrying
C140:131 E
$10.00 (F.I.D. Card)
$20.00 (Pistol Permit)
Firearms: sale of
C140:122
$9.00 for 3 years
Fingerprinting Fee
$10.00

RECREATION

Recreation Pass
Resident
$25.00/person $90.00/family
Non-Resident
$75.00/person
Seniors (65+)
$10.00/person
Single Day Pool Entry
$5.00/resident $10.00/non-resident
Field Usage
$5.00
Recreation Activities & Classes
Varies
Picnic Grove Use Trout Brook
Varies
Eagle Lake
Varies
Wilderness Camping Permit
Free

SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES

SEALER OF WEIGHTS & MEASURES
Voted 11.17.03      Effective 01.01.04
BALANCES & SCALES
over 10,000 lbs.
$85.00
5,000 to 10,000 lbs.
$50.00
1,000 to 5,000 lbs.
$35.00
100 to 1,000 lbs.
$25.00
10 to 100 lbs
$15.00
less than 10 lbs
$12.00

WEIGHTS
Avoirdupois
$1.50
Metric
$1.50
Apothecary
$1.50
Troy
$1.50

CAPACITY MEASURES
Vehicle Tanks
$30.00
1 Gal. or less
$1.00
More than 1 gal.
$2.00

LIQUID MEASURING
Oil/Grease
$5.00
Gasoline
$15.00
Vehicle Tank Pumps
$30.00

Rope, wire, cloth and yard stick for hardware and clothing stores that sell fabric
$6.00
approved 6/4/01
Reverse vending - vending machines in stores for the return of bottle deposit
$10.00
approved 6/4/01

TOWN CLERK

BLASTING
C148:19
$5.00
Bonding for
C262:34 (15)
$5.00

BUSINESS CERTIFICATE
C110:5
Certified Copy
C262:34 (22)
$8.00
Change of location, withdrawal, discontinuance or retirement
C262:34 (21)
$20.00
Recording
C110:5, C262:34 (20)
$40.00

CERTIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS
Documents filed in Town Clerk's Office
$3.00/page

DOGS
as of 1/1/2004
Licensing
C140:139
January 2 - March 31
$10.00
April 1 - May 31
$20.00
June 1 - December 31
$30.00
Kennels
January 2 - March 31
On or after 4/1
4 dogs or less
C140:137 A              $20.00
$40.00
10 dogs or less
                              $40.00
$80.00
25 dogs or less
                              $60.00
$120.00
Replacement Tag
C140:137
$1.00
Transfer
C140:146
$2.00
Leash Law Violation
Town By-Law (Chapter 2, Article VIII)

DRAIN LAYERS LICENSE
Renewal Only
$50.00

FLAMMABLE STORAGE
Renewal Only
$50.00

MISC. RECORDINGS
Power of Attorney
C262:34 (54)
$20.00
Registrations of Podiatry, Optometry, Physician or Osteopathy
C262:34 (24, 57, 58)
$40.00
Complete inventory of all "closing out sales"
C262:34 (69)
$12.00 - 1st page
$4.00 - add'l page
Declaration of trust or amendment
C262:34 (75)
$25.00
All other documents
C262:34 (79)
$12.00 - 1st page
$2.00 - add'l page

RAFFLES AND BAZAARS
C271:7A
$10.00
SELECTMEN LICENSES
application fee (non-refundable)
$5.00

UTILITY FILINGS
Locations of poles, piers, abutments
or
conduits, alternations or transfers and increase in number of wires and cable or attachments
C262:34 (62)
$45.00 flat

$15.00 additional street

VITAL RECORDS - Births, Deaths & Marriages
Delayed recording
C262:34 (14)
$20.00
Correction
C262:34 (12, 29, 45)
$20.00
Amendment
C262:34 (11)
$20.00
Certified Copy
C262:34 (13, 30, 44)
$10.00
Abstract
C262:34 (13A, 30A, 44A)
$5.00
Record search
C262:34 (66)
$10.00
Marriage intention
C262:34 (42)
$30.00
Burial permit or removal
C114:45, 46
$10.00
Burial place-public
C114:24, C262:34 (78)
$15.00

VOTERS CERTIFICATE
$6.00

TREASURER/COLLECTOR

Certificate of Municipal Liens
C60:23 as amended
$50.00
Certificate to Dissolve Betterment
C80:12 as amended
$4.00
Returned Check Penalty
C60:57 as amended
$25.00 min or 1% of check
Statutory Fees for Overdue Taxes
C60:15
Demand $15.00
Overdue Taxes
Warrant $10.00
Statutory Fees when making a Tax Taking on Real Estate in accordance with Chapter 60:
Preparation of Ad
$10.00
Posting of Ad
$5.00
Preparation of Instrument of Taking
$10.00
Recording of Instrument of Taking
$75.00

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Effective August 23, 2000

Appeal from decision of building inspector
$100.00
Variance or Special Permit for Single Family Residence
$100.00
Variance or Special Permit for two, three and four family, and duplex, and townhouse and multi-family residences and cluster residential
$200 plus $50 per unit

Variance or Special Permit for commercial or high density residential
$500 plus $50 per unit
(multi-family only)
Soil Removal
$200.00
Sign Variance or Special Permit
$150.00
Wireless Communication Facility/Tower
$5,000.00


 
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