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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:

$35.75
minimum fee, for first $2,000

$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

Other Fees (total structure demolition):

Residential Structure

$45

Commercial Structure

$100

Accessory Structure

$36

Structure Relocation:

Out of city

$55

Within city

$112

Signs:

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

Reinspection Fee:

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

$55

Certificate of Occupancy

$55

Appeals to Building Board of Adjustments and Appeals

$65

Code Compliance Letters

$9

Swimming Pools:

Residential

$58

Commercial

$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 application fee

$64

Non-refundable renewal fee

$25

Annual License fee

$253

If the application is submitted after March 31st, the license fee is prorated for the first year as follows:
April 1 - June 30

$190.20

July 1 - September 30

$126.50

October 1 - December 31

$64

Open Air Vending:

$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

 

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