Fees

 Effective 8/01/2012

BOARD OF ZONING APPEAL (FEE SCHEDULE)

The fee for a public hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeal shall be determined by the category of relief being sought. The fee per case for each category is as follows:

1. Parking 
    $100.00 per space for which relief is requested

2. Sign
    $100.00 per sign plus $2.00 per square foot of signage requiring relief

3. Appeal of Building Department Official's Determination
    $100.00

4. Additions, Structural Alterations, Dimensional Violations, Alteration of Non-Conforming Structure
    $100.00 plus $20.00 per 100 square feet of construction requiring relief

5. Subdivision
    $500.00 plus $100.00 per new lot proposed.

6. Conversion to Additional Dwelling Units
    $300.00 plus $100.00 per dwelling unit requested

7. Use Variance, Use Special Permit, Alteration or Enlargement of Non-Conforming Uses 
    $100.00 base fee, subject to an additional fee of $100.00 per occupied dwelling) unit or its equivalent requiring relief.Other uses shall be subject to an additional fee per square foot of new construction or conversion requiring relief as follows:

8. Cell Antenna
    $500.00 per application

Other uses shall be subject to a fee of $100 plus an additional fee of $.50 per square foot of new construction or conversion requiring relief as follows:

Under the following Sections of the Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 4.15 Unlisted Uses  Category to be determined by Zoning Specialist
Sec. 4.32  Transportation, etc.  $.50 per square foot
 
Sec. 4.33 Institutional  $.50 per square foot
 
Sec. 4.34 Office and Lab $.50 per square foot
Sec. 4.35 Retail Business & Consumer Service $.50 per square foot
 
Sec. 4.36 Open Air/Drive-In $.50 per square foot
Sec. 4.37 Light Industry  $.50 per square foot
Sec. 4.38 Heavy Industry $.50 per square foot

Projects requesting relief in more than one of the above categories shall be required to pay a total of the fees from each applicable category.

Fees are based on the magnitude of the relief being requested and not that ultimately granted.

Notwithstanding the above schedule of fees, City Agencies and Non-Profit Institutions established for the welfare of citizens of the City of Cambridge shall be subject to a maximum fee of $100.00 or the actual cost of advertisement and notification of the Board of Zoning Appeal's hearing, whichever is greater.

Those structures and uses begun in advance of obtaining necessary relief from the Board of Zoning Appeal shall be subject to a double fee for corrective hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeal.

The fee for re-notification of a case pending before the Board of Zoning Appeal shall be $200.00 or the actual cost of advertisement and notification of the Board of Zoning Appeal's hearing, whichever is greater.

All Board of Zoning Appeal decisions predicated on the fulfillment of certain conditions assigned by the Board shall be subject to certification for compliance with those conditions on an annual or other appropriated basis. The fee for such certification shall be $100.00 per year.