Oxford Borough sets new fee rates
● By Steven Hoffman
Oxford Borough Council recently reviewed and approved resolutions to establish fee rates for a variety of services, ranging from the amount charged to inspect a rental property to rates charged to rent a pavilion at the Oxford Memorial Park.
The new fee schedule for administrative services includes rates for permits to sell within the borough limits. The fees are $25 for a permit to sell for a day, $100 for a permit to sell for a week, and $350 for a permit to sell for a month.
The alarm device permit fee will be $30, while the renewal fee is $10.
The water shut-off charge is now set at $30, the same amount as the fee to turn the water on. There is also a $10 posting fee for the water department.
There will be a $15 fee for fingerprinting services.
Borough council set the fees for rental property inspections and permits at $125 for the first inspection and $175 for each subsequent inspection.
The fee for the issuance of a sign permit is $100 for temporary signs and real estate signs and $75 for portable signs.
Borough council also decided to add a building fee for those occasions on which no permit has been issued. If work on a building has started prior to the issuance of a building permit, the fee to be paid for the permit will be double the amount of the original fee.
Borough council also set the issuance of certificate of compliance fees at $125. The fee for the inspection necessary before the certificate of compliance is issued was set at $75.
The Oxford Memorial Park rental fee will be $50 for groups up to 50 people and $100 for groups of 51 or more people.