Schedule of Fees

Village of Upper Nyack

Applications to the Village Board

Petition to Amend Zoning Ordinance: $200 plus the costs and expenses including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the petition, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below).

Applications to the Planning Board

  1. Site Plan Application$250 plus $125 per each proposed residential unit or each one-thousand (1,000) square feet of non-residential floor area, plus the cost of publication of notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). (Formal or Informal) $100 each return.
  2. Application for Special Permit: $200 plus the costs and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). Application for Special Permit Renewal: First appearance, no fee; Subsequent Appearance $200.00.
  3. Subdivision Plat Application: $250 plus $125 per lot proposed, plus the cost of publication of notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). (Formal or Informal) $100 each return. Inspection Fee for Subdivision or Site Plan Improvements: Five Percent (5%) of the amount of a performance bond or value of site construction whichever is greater, but not less than $100. Maintenance Bond for Subdivision or Site Plan Improvements (on completion of the improvements or release of the performance bond) 10% of the performance bond or value of the site improvements, whichever is greater.

Applications to the Zoning Board of Appeals

  1. Interpretation of Zoning Ordinance: $200 plus the cost and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). (Formal or Informal) $100 each return.
  2. Variances: $200 plus the cost and expenses, including advertising and transcription costs, incurred in hearing and deciding the application, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). (Formal or Informal) $100 each additional variance. $100 each return.

Applications to the Architectural Review Board

  1. All Required Applications: $150 plus the cost of publication of notice of public hearing, plus the fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below). (Formal or Informal) $50 each return.

Applications Subject to State Environmental Quality Review Act  (SEQR)

 Note: For definitions of terms see Part 617 of SEQR

  1. Determination
    1. For Excluded Actions, Exempt Actions and Type II Actions: No fee
    2. For Type I Actions and Unlisted Actions: $15
    3. Environmental Impact Statement Processing: $300 plus publication and notice cost, plus fees required in §16:66 of the Zoning Ordinance (see below).

Excerpt from The Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Upper Nyack:

ARTICLE V: ADMINISTRATION OF ZONING

§ 16:66 Fees for Village Technical Consultant Services [LL #4 of 2011, Filed 12-28-11]

  1. Payment for Village Technical Consultant Services
    The Village, Zoning Board of Appeals, Planning Board or Architectural Review Board in the review of any application or petition described above may refer such application or petition presented to such engineering, planning, technical or environmental consultant as such Board shall deem reasonably necessary to enable it to review such application as required by law. The charges made by such consultants shall be in accord with charges usually made for such services in the metropolitan New York region or pursuant to an existing contractual agreement between the Village and such consultant. If the Board requires technical services to be provided to it to assist the Board in making its decision, the Board shall require the property owner to provide a sum of money to be placed in escrow with the Treasurer of the Village of Upper Nyack to pay for said services. The technical professional must provide an estimate of the cost of the service to be provided prior to entering into an agreement with the Village. The property owner shall place into escrow an amount to be determined by the Treasurer of the Village, which escrow funds are to be used to cover the amount of the technical services to be provided to the Board. The Village will not be obligated to pay for technical services and the Village will not enter into any agreement to pay for such service until such funds have been deposited with the Village Treasurer. The Board shall request an estimate from the technical service provider in advance and shall notify the property owner of the amount to be deposited in escrow with the Village Treasurer. After the funds are deposited, the Treasurer will notify the Board that the funds are available and they may enter into an agreement with the technical service provider. In the event an application is required to be reviewed by the Village Board, and any other Board, then in such event and to the extent applicable, both Boards shall use the same consultants who shall in such case prepare one report providing the data, information and recommendations requested by both Boards. In all instances, duplications of consultants’ reports shall be avoided whenever possible in order to minimize the cost of such consultants’ reports to the applicant. LL #4 of 2011
  2. Refunds
     All petitions for refunds shall be made to the Village Board. Refunds of fees will be allowed in proportion to the status of the application and any funds expended in the processing of such applications. In no case shall more than one-half (50%) of the fee be refundable. Wher applications are submitted which do not contain the required materials for review, anadministrative fee of 10% of the application fee will be assessed with the returned application. NO FEE IS REFUNDABLE AFTER SCHEDULING OFA REQUIRED PUBLIC HEARING. Where the fee provides for the reimbursement to the Village of the cost of consultant services, such reimbursement shall be made prior to final action on the application.
  3. Periodic Review
    The Village Board shall periodically review the fee schedule set forth in this local law and shall by resolution, after public hearing for which notice shall be given ten (10) days prior there to, amend the fees set forth herein.
  4. Effective Date 
    This local law shall take effect immediately.
  5. Separability
    Should any section or provision of this local law be decided by the courts to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of this Local Law as a whole or any part there of other than the part so decided to be unconstitutional or invalid.

Applications to the Building Inspector

  1. Demolition Permit: $150
  2. Building Permit Fees: 1% of the construction cost or $50.00 minimum
    1. (Cost x .01) or (Cost x 1%)
       Example: 25,000 x 1% = 250.00
       100,000 x 1% =  1,000.00
       200,000 x 1% =  2,000.00
    2.  Building Permit Fees include application fee, initial inspection fees, and Certificate of Occupancy/Compliance.
  3. Re-inspection fee $50. per re-inspection
  4. Renewal of Building or Demolition Permit: $100 per 6 months
  5. Certificate of Occupancy and Violation Search: Fee for a C.O. and Violation Search on an existing building shall be $175. Physical inspection by the Building Inspector requires written request and a fee of $50.
  6. Duplicate Certificate of Occupancy: Fee for a duplicate C.O. on an existing building shall be $15
  7. Temporary 6 Month Certificate of Occupancy: $2500.00 For reference, see §16:73 of the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Upper Nyack

Miscellaneous Items

  1. Street Opening Permit
    1. For the purpose of opening the street up to thirty (30) feet of roadway the permit fee shall be $350.
    2. Sewer line connections must be inspected by the DPW Superintendent. For the purpose of inspection of a connection to a sewer or other utility line the inspection fee shall be $100.
    3. For the purpose of servicing, repairing or installation by a Utility Company up to thirty (30) feet of roadway the permit fee shall be $250.

By Resolution passed by the Board of Trustees on 9-20-12
Retroactive to the Annual Organization Meeting of 4-2-12
August 2017