Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Resolution No. 15-146 of 2015
FEE Schedule
  1.    Zoning Permit Fees (Non-refundable)        
      Whenever the use or occupancy of a property in the Municipality of Norristown changes, the owner or tenant must obtain a zoning permit prior to occupying the space.  Fees cover the cost of review by a zoning officer.
    a. Single Family Residence            $20.00
    b. Multi-Family Residence (up to five units)        $30.00
    c. Multi-Family Resident (over five units)        $50.00
    d. Commercial              $50.00
      Once the zoning review is complete, a use and occupancy inspection must be completed and a use and occupancy permit issued (see VI. CODE ENFORCEMENT, BUILDING AND ZONING-Section 4).
  2.   Zoning Hearing Board Fees            
      Zoning Applicants with use for building or other space is denied by the zoning officer may appeal to the Zoning Hearing Bard.  A fee is charged to cover administrative costs, transcription, legal and other costs associated with holding a hearing
    a. Residential Fee              $575.00
    b. Multi-use Residential Fee             $1,110.00
    c. Commercial Fee            $1,225.00
  3.   Sub-division and Land Development        
      Whenever a parcel of land is divided into two (2) or more lots, or when two (2) or more lots are combined, the property owner must develop a plan and have it reviewed and approved by the Norristown Planning Commission.  In addition, whenever a new building or addition is to be constructed, plans for these improvements must come before the Norristown Planning Commission.
  3.   Sub-division and Land Development (Continued)      
      There are two (2) categories of charges:  Administrative fees and Escrow Deposits. Administrative Fees cover the cost of the application review and administration by Planning Department staff.  Administrative fees are not refundable.  Escrow deposits are intended to cover the cost of professional services the Planning Department requires to property review the application.  This includes engineering fees and legal fees.  Unused escrow funds are returned to the applicant.  If the funds escrowed are insufficient to cover expenses, the Municipality reserves the right to require the applicant to provide an additional escrow deposit.  For example, if the additional engineering reviews are requires because the applicant’s plans were deficient, the Municipality may require additional escrow funds.
      Subdivision   Application Fee    Escrow Deposit 
      Two residential lots    $300.00      $2,000.00 PLUS
                   $500.00 per lot
      Three of more residential lots    $450.00 PLUS    $4,500.00 PLUS
         $200.00 per lot    $650.00 per lot
      Two commercial/ industrial lots   See Land Development      
      Three or more commercial/industrial lots   See Land Development      
      Land Development   Application Fee   Escrow Deposit
      Residential, commercial, industrial    $750.00 PLUS    $2,600.00 PLUS
         $150.00 per acre    $325.00 Per 1,000 square feet of building area
  3.   Sub-division and Land Development (Continued)      
      A plan review must be completed for all fire detection and suppression systems. The Municipality shall, at its sole discretion, determine when plan reviews for other projects are required.
      a. Residential Plans          $70.00 per hour
      b. Commercial Plans          $110.00 per hour
      c. Administrative Fee          $25.00  
  4.   Conditional Uses            
      Certain uses in the Municipality are allowed only by the approval of Council.  In these situations, the applicant must come before Council at a Public Hearing.  Fees associated with these hearings cover the cost of advertisement, legal, staff and transcription expenses.
    a. Single Family Residential           $575.00
    b. Multi-Family Residential            $1,100.00
    c. Commercial             $1,225.00


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Norristown, PA 19401

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