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Fee Waivers

No permit shall be issued, and no permit is valid, until the permit fee is received by the Department, except that the operator of a charitable nonprofit establishment (which operates to provide relief solely for the poor, distressed or under- privileged) may apply to the Board of Health for a waiver of permit fee. A waiver of fee may be granted only to the operator of an establishment, which maintains a current 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation from the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, who demonstrates to the Board of Health that payment - of said fee will cause financial hardship. Board of Health granted fee waivers expire pursuant to the required permit listing in section c of this regulation. Application for a permit fee waiver shall be made using forms provided by the Department.
Environmental Health Code Ch. 1, Reg. 5(a)

  • The organization must be a nonprofit establishment holding a current 501(c)(3)
  • The organization must provide relief solely for the poor, distressed or underprivileged
  • The organization must demonstrate that payment of permit fee will cause financial hardship

The following must be submitted to Environmental Services Department before the Board of Health can approve or deny fee waiver.

  1. Completed fee waiver application.
  2. A copy of the organization’s current 501(c)(3)
  3. A copy of the organization’s current federal tax form 990 or yearly financial statement.