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Fee Schedule

The Town of Dryden requires fees for administering the NYS Building Code, as well as the town’s local laws and ordinances. These laws are enforced by two Code Enforcement Officers as well as the Director of Planning within the town’s Planning Department. The Planning Department also assists the town’s boards and applicants through the permit review process when Site Plan Review, Subdivision, and Special Use Permits are required. This process also requires the town to keep and maintain records in accordance with NYS laws.

All of this comes at a cost. The Code Enforcement Officers and support staff are paid out of the budget with revenues coming from the town’s share of sales taxes. The planners and other support staff are paid with revenue from property taxes. To offset these costs, the town charges fees for a variety of activities from a simple shed, to a strip mall to a subdivision. The fees never recover the full cost to the town, but help to reduce the direct impact on taxes. As property is developed and improved, the overall assessed value of the town increases, and hopefully keeps up with the rising costs of administration (salary, benefits etc.).

In order to achieve a better balance between fees and taxes, the Town Board requested the Planning Department to develop a new Fee Schedule. The current fee schedule is a little confusing, and didn’t match as well with the recently adopted Zoning and Subdivision Laws. Also, there was some disparity between smaller projects like a shed, and larger projects like a garage. Further, the current fee schedule does not adequately charge an appropriate fee based upon the size and scope of a project. Finally, although the town does not charge a fee for stormwater permits, it is time for that cost to be accounted for in the fee schedule, hence the greater emphasis on the area that a project takes up.

Larger projects simply require more work: more inspections, longer reviews by boards, and more follow up.

Included on this page are the current fee schedule, and the proposed fee schedules relative to the

If you have any questions, or catch any errors, please let us know.

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Current Fee Schedule

FEES FOR BUILDING PERMITS
New Construction:
One and two family dwellings:
(a) One and two family homes including accessory structures constructed contemporaneously:
First 1,500 square feet of area………………………………………….…….….….$ 375.00
Each additional 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof………………..$ 150.00
(b) Siting of a mobile home, factory manufactured HUD approved home……………………$ 75.00
Multiple dwellings including accessory structures constructed contemporaneously:
Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof……………………………….$ 300.00
(c) Installation of an approved modular, NYS Department of State approved home:
First dwelling unit or sleeping room…………………………………………….….$ 150.00
Each additional dwelling unit or sleeping room…………………………….…….$ 75.00
(d) Garages, swimming pools, and other miscellaneous structures not constructed contemporaneously
with the construction of a dwelling:
Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof………………………………..$ 75.00
(e) Sheds or other miscellaneous storage structures under 500 square feet…………………$ 25.00
(f) General building construction:
Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof…………………………….….$ 300.00
Additions, alterations and renovations:
(a) Fees for projects which involve the alteration and/or renovation of an existing structure or a portion thereof as well as the construction of an addition onto the existing building shall be computed solely on the basis of the square footage of the proposed addition.
(a) Additions:
One and two family dwellings:
- Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof…………………………..$ 150.00
Multiple dwellings:
-Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof…………………………..$ 300.00
Garages, swimming pools or other miscellaneous accessory structures:
- Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof…………………………..$ 75.00
General building construction:
-Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof……………………………$ 300.00
Alterations and renovations:
-One and two family dwellings including structures accessory thereto….$ 125.00
Multiple dwellings including structures accessory thereto:
-Alteration or renovation to an electrical, heating, ventilation, air
conditioning or plumbing system or to any combination thereof…………$ 300.00
Other types of alterations or renovations including structural alterations or renovations:
-Each dwelling unit or sleeping room to be altered or renovated………….$ 75.00
-Alterations or renovation to an area not included as part of a
dwelling unit or sleeping room……………..$ 300.00
General building construction
-Alteration or renovation to an electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning
or plumbing system or to any combination thereof……………………………..$ 300.00
Other types of alterations or renovations including structural alterations or renovations:
-Each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof………………………………..$ 300.00

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FEES FOR ZONING
-Projects $10,000 or less……………………………..$25.00
-Projects over $10,000…………………………………$75.00

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FEES FOR SUBDIVISION
-10 or less lots……………………………..$100.00
-11 or more lots……………………………..$250.00

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**Draft: Proposed Fee Schedules**

Below you can find the proposed fee schedules relative to the building code, zoning ordinance and subdivision local law:

DRAFT: Fee Schedule for the NYS Building Code

Activity or Permit Basic Fee Plus $/SF1 $/Acre2
 
Building Permits
Residential New Construction:
Single Family Home up to 1,500 SF

$25

.20

-

Single Family Home over 1,500 SF

$25

.20

-

Two Family Home up to 1,500 SF

$25

.40

-

Two Family Home over 1,500 SF

$25

.40

-

Accessory Apartment

$25

.20

-

Multiple Family – Rental

$25

1.00

100

Multiple Family – Single Family Home

$50

.25

50

Multiple Family – Condominium

$50

1.00

50

Manufactured Home

$100

.10

-

Accessory Structures:
Shed less than 200 SF

-

-

-

Storage Building 1,000 SF or less

$25

.15

-

Storage Building Greater Than 1,000 SF

$25

.15

-

Deck

$50

-

-

Pool

$50

-

-

Addition, Alteration, Renovation

-

.20

-

 
Commercial New Construction

-

.30

Renovations Causing a Change in Occupancy

$300 or per SF

.15

-

Renovations not Causing a Change in Occupancy

$200

.15

-

Additions

$200

.15

-

Ag. Related Business

$100

-

-

Fire and Safety Inspection

$25

-

-

1    SF or square feet includes only the livable (residential) or usable (commercial) square feet of the building.

2   Acre includes only that area being actively developed, as well as any areas being used as buffers or other mitigation purposes and clearly delineated on the Site Plan and as determined by the Planning Department. The rate for a fraction of an acre is per 43,560 square feet.

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DRAFT: Town of Dryden Fee Schedule for the Zoning Ordinance

Activity or Permit Basic Fee Plus $/SF1 $/Acre2
Discretionary Permits
Site Plan Review
Sketch Plan – All Zoning Districts

$25

-

-

Full Site Plan Review
C, RA, RR Districts up to 5,000 SF Structure

$250

$.10

25

C, RA, RR Districts greater than 5,000 SF Structure

$500

$.10

25

Varna Districts up to 5,000 SF Structure

$250

$.10

50

Varna Districts greater than 5,000 SF Structure

$500

$.10

25

LIO and MC Districts up to 20,000 SF Structure

$1,000

$.10

50

LIO and MC Districts greater than 20,000 SF Structure

$5,000

$.10

50

Agricultural Related Enterprise – Any Size

$150

-

-

Traditional Neighborhood Development Overlay

$1,000

$.20

50

 
A Change of Use at an Existing Site and/or building:
With a previously issued SUP or SPR approval

$100

-

-

Without a previously issued approval for the site

$250

-

-

 
Special Use Permit
C, RA, RR Districts up to 5,000 SF Structure.

$200

-

-

C, RA, RR Districts greater than 5,000 SF Structure

$300

-

-

Varna Districts up to 5,000 SF Structure

$200

-

-

Varna Districts greater than 5,000 SF Structure

$300

-

-

LIO and MC Districts up to 20,000 SF Structure

$500

-

-

LIO and MC Districts greater than 20,000 SF Structure

$750

-

-

Ag. Related Enterprise – Any Size

$100

-

-

 
A change of Use at an Existing Site and/or building:
With a previously issued SUP or SPR approval

$150

-

-

Without a previously issued approval for the site

$175

-

-

 

Large Scale Retail Development

$750

$.20

25

Subdivision
Minor (Administrative)

25

-

-

Major:
<5 lots

$75

-

50

5-10 lots total Conventional

$750

-

50

5-10 lots Conservation

$500

-

-

11-15 lots total Conventional

$750

-

50

11-20 lots total Conservation

$1000

-

-

16-25 lots total Conventional

$1,250

-

50

20+ lots Conservation

$1,500

-

-

 

Traditional Neighborhood Development Overlay

25

 
Planned Unit Development – no SUP additional fee

$1,500

-

100

 
Zoning Board of Appeals
Residential Area Variance Appeal

$115

-

-

Residential Area Variance Appeal for a Shed

$75

-

-

Commercial Area Variance Appeal

$200

-

-

Use Variance Appeal

$250

-

-

Interpretation Request

$65

-

-

All other ZBA reviews required in the Zoning Ordinance

$100

-

-

 
Administrative Permits
Zoning Permit

$25

-

-

Sign Permits:
New Sign

$50

-

-

In-Kind Replacement

$25

-

-

 

1    SF or square feet includes only the livable (residential) or usable (commercial) square feet of the building.

2   Acre includes only that area being actively developed, as well as any areas being used as buffers or other mitigation purposes and clearly delineated on the Site Plan and as determined by the Planning Department. The rate for a fraction of an acre is per 43,560 square feet.

3 Signs approved as part of a Special Use Permit or Site Plan Review are not subject to this fee at the time of approval. But are subject to this fee at the time of construction.

 

C- Conservation Zoning District

RA – Rural Agricultural Zoning District

RR – Rural Residential Zoning District

LIO – Light Industrial Office Zoning District

MC – Mixed Use Commercial Zoning District

 

SUP – Special Use Permit

SPR – Site Plan Review

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DRAFT: Town of Dryden Fee Schedule for the Subdivision Local Law

Activity or Permit Basic Fee Plus $/SF1 $/Acre2
Subdivision
Minor (Administrative)

25

-

-

Major:
<5 lots

$75

-

50
5-10 lots total Conventional

$750

-

50

5-10 lots Conservation

$500

-

-

11-15 lots total Conventional

$750

-

50

11-20 lots total Conservation

$1000

-

-

16-25 lots total Conventional

$1,250

-

50

20+ lots Conservation

$1,500

-

-

1    SF or square feet includes only the livable (residential) or usable (commercial) square feet of the building.

2   Acre includes only that area being actively developed, as well as any areas being used as buffers or other mitigation purposes and clearly delineated on the Site Plan and as determined by the Planning Department. The rate for a fraction of an acre is per 43,560 square feet.

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