Code Enforcement—Inspection Services

Building Permits Fee Schedule

General Construction Permit Fees:

Minimum Fee

$35.75

Residential structures (single family and duplex)
Living area per square feet

$.11

Residential Structures - Green Tagged

$125

Garage, Carports, porches, patios and accessory buildings, per square feet

$.09

Commercial Buildings (Occupancy groups: (A) Assembly, (B) Business, (E) Educational, (F) Factory/Industrial, (H) Hazardous (M) Mercantile, (R) Residential-Multifamily)
First 50,000 square feet, per square feet

$.12

Additional square feet, per square feet

$.09

Commercial Buildings (Occupancy groups: (S) Storage and Shell Buildings)
First 50,000 square feet, per square feet

$.11

Additional square feet, per square feet

$.08

Parking, Paving and walks, per square feet

$.01/sf

Parking Lot Only- No Structure:

First 10,000 square feet

$159.50

10,000 - 20,000 square feet

$212

Over 20,000 square feet

$283

Repairs and alterations to existing structures and completion of shell buildings:

for first $2,000

$35.75 minimum fee

$2,001 to $15,000

$5.25 per additional 1,000

$15,001 to $50,000

$104 first 15,000,
$4.50 per additional 1,000

$50,001 to $100,000

$265 first 50,000,
$4 per additional 1,000

$100,001 to $500,000

$467.50 first 100,000,
$3 per additional 1,000

$500,001 to and up

$1,622.50 first 500,000,
$2 per additional 1,000

Structure demolition

Residential Structure

$45

Commercial Structure

$100

Accessory Structure

$36

Structure Relocation:

Out of city

$55

Within city

$112

Signs:

Applications for Sign Permits must be made through Planning Services

0 - 72 sq. ft.

$48

73 - 300 sq. ft.

$83

301 - 672 sq. ft.

$110

Annual Registration for Conventional Off-Premise signs: 0-72 sq.ft

$25

Annual Registration for Conventional Off-Premise signs: 73-300 sq.ft.

$35

Annual Registration for Conventional Off-Premise signs: 301-672 sq.ft.

$40

Annual Registration for Digital (LED) Off-Premise signs: 0-382 sq.ft.

$35

Annual Registration for Digital (LED) Off-Premise signs: 383-672 sq.ft.

$40

Portable Sign

$60

Other Fees:

Re-inspection Fee

This fee is charged when rejected on the third inspection and each subsequent inspection

$55

Certificate of Occupancy

$55

Appeals To Building Inspections Advisory and Appeals Board

$65

Code Compliance Letters

$9

Residential Pools

$58

Commercial Pools

$115.50

Tents

$37.50

Temporary Stands

$37.50

Microwave Towers

$495

Site Grading

$36

Foundation only

1/3 cost of permit

Sexually Oriented Businesses:

Non-refundable renewal fee

$150

Annual License fee

$350

Open Air Vending:

Applications for Sign Permits must be made through Planning Services

Open Air Vending Fee

$150

Temporary for Non-Profits

$10

Seasonal for 3 Consecutive Days

$45

Indoor Amusement Facilities:

Initial Application Fee

$100

License Fee

$100

Renewal Application Fee

$50

*Penalty. In case any work, for which a permit is required by this chapter, is started prior to obtaining said permit, the fee above specified shall be doubled. The payment of such doubled fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements of this chapter in the execution of work nor from other penalties prescribed herein.

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