Planning & Zoning Fees
Recording Fees: shall be the actural costs charged by the courthouse for recording.
and Attorney's fees shall be charged at the same hourly rate charged for
other engineer and legal services rendered to the Township.
Copies : $0.25 Per Page
A photocopy is either a single-sided
Copy or one side of a double sided
Black-and-white copy of a standard
8.5” x 11” page
Certification of a Record: $1.00 per document
Township will impose fee for official
certification of copies if the certification
is at the behest of the requester. Each
document requires a separate certification fee.
Specialized Documents: Actual Cost
Facsimile/Mirofiche/Other Media: Actual Cost
Redaction Fee: No fee
Duplication and Conversion to paper. Fees for duplication by photocopying, printing from electronic media or microfilm, copying onto electronic media, transmission by facsimile or other electronic means and other means of duplication must be reasonable and based on prevailing fees for comparable duplication services provided by local business entities.
If a public record is only maintained electronically or in other non-paper media, duplication fees shall be limited to the lesser of the fee for duplication on paper or the fee for duplication in the original media unless the requester specifically requests for the public record to be duplicated in the more expensive medium. (Sec.1307(e))
Non-Standard Copies: Actual Cost
Postage: Actual Cost
Statutory Fees: If a separate statue authorizes an agency to charge a set amount for a certain type of record, the agency may charge no more than the statutory amount.
Inspection of Redacted Records: If a requester wishes to inspect rather than receive a copy of a record and the record contains both public and non-public information the township shall redact the non-public information. The township will charge for the copies it must make of the redacted material in order for the requester to view the record. If the requester decides to retain the copies no additional fee will be charged.
Enhanced electronic access: When possible, Township may offer electronic access to public records in addition to making the public records accessible for inspection and duplication by a requester as required by this act, the township may establish user fees specifically for the provision of the enhanced electronic access, but only to the extent that the enhanced electronic access is in addition to making the public records accessible for inspection and duplication by a requester as required by this act. The user fees for enhanced electronic access may be a flat rate, a subscription fee for a period of time, a per-transaction fee, a fee based on the cumulative time of system access or any other reasonable method and any combination thereof.
Limitations: Except as otherwise provided by statute, no other fees may be imposed unless the township necessarily incurs costs for complying with the request, and such fees must be reasonable. No fee may be imposed for an township's review of a record to determine whether the record is a public record subject to access in accordance with this act.
Prepayment: Township will require a requester to prepay an estimate of the fees authorized under this section if the fees required to fulfill the request are expected to exceed $100. If prepayment is necessary a certified check or money order shall be made payable to the Township in the total amount of the estimated fees.