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Table No. 3-A Building Permit Fees

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Administering Department: Community Development
Tel: 408-615-2420 • Fax: 408-241-3823

2020 Building Fee Schedule

Effective: 1/20/2020 
Minimum Permit Fee: $196.00

Residential Plan Check Fee Table

project size sliding scale category Fee
1 to 250 SQ FT $615.00
250 to 1,000 SQ FT $615.00 for the first 250 SQ FT plus $246.00 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.
1,001 to 3,000 SQ FT $2,460.00 for the first 1000 SQ FT plus $123.00 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.
3,001 and + SQ FT $4,920.00 for the first 3000 SQ FT plus $62.00 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.

Residential Scaled Permit Fee Table - Inspection

project size sliding scale category Fee
1 to 250 SQ FT $691.00
250 to 1,000 SQ FT $691.00 for the first 250 SQ FT plus $211.76 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.
1,001 to 3,000 SQ FT $2,279.00 for the first 1000 SQ FT plus $179.53 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.
3,001 and + SQ FT $5,869.00 for the first 3000 SQ FT plus $90.00 for each additional 100 SQ FT or fraction thereof.

Commercial / Multi-Family / Industrial Scale Plan Check

project value sliding scale category Fee
$1.00 to $1,000 $102.51
$1,000 to $10,000 $102.51 for the first $1,000 plus $17.08 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$10,001 to $75,000 $256.28 for the first $10,000 plus $14.98 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$75,000 to $150,000  $1230.11 for the first $75,000 plus $19.13 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $150,001 to $750.000  $2665.23 for the first $150,000 plus $6.66 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $750,001 to $3,000,000  $6663.03 for the first $750,000 plus $4.69 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $3,000,000 to $10,000,000  $17,222.28 for the first $3,000,000 plus $2.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $10,000,001 and over  $36,493.28 for the first $10,000,000 plus $1.38 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

Commercial / Multi-Family / Industrial Scaled Permit Fee

project value sliding scale category Fee
$1.00 to $1,000 $86.31
$1,000 to $10,000 $86.31 for the first $1,000 plus $36.44 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$10,001 to $75,000 $414.30 for the first $10,000 plus $16.99 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$75,000 to $150,000  $1519.10 for the first $75,000 plus $21.63 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $150,001 to $750.000  $3141.80 for the first $150,000 plus $9.43 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $750,001 to $3,000,000  $8804.00 for the first $750,000 plus $3.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $3,000,000 to $10,000,000  $17,261.75 for the first $3,000,000 plus $3.49 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
 $10,000,001 and over  $41,691.75 for the first $10,000,000 plus $1.74 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

 

Photovoltaic Fee per unit
Residential 15KW or less $450.00
Residential per KW above $15.00
Commercial 50KW or less $1,000.00
Commercial between 50 KW and 250 KW (Base) $1,000.00
Commercial between 50 KW and 250 KW (per KW) $7.00
Commercial greater than 250 KW (Base) $2,400.00
Commercial greater than 250 KW (per KW) $5.00
Solar Thermal 10KWth or less $450.00
Solar Thermal 10KWth or more (base) $450.00
Solar Thermal 10KWth or more (per KWth) $15.00
NON-USER FEE ACTIVITIES  $0

 

Other Inspections and Fees:
1. Inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge -- two hours) $255.00 per hour*
2. Reinspection fees assessed under provisions of Section 305.8 $207.00 per hour*
3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge-one-half hour) $207.00 per hour*
4. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to approved plans (minimum charge--one-half hour) $205.00 per hour*
5. For use of outside consultants for plan checking and inspections, or both Actual costs **
6.  Plan Review outside of normal business hours (minimum charge -- two hours) $252.00 per hour*
 7.   Replacement of Job Card  $41.00
8.  Residential Re-Roof  $599.00
9.  Application/Permit Extension  $82.00
10.  Replacement Permit  $82.00
11.  Addressing (Per hour - two hour minimum) $164.00 per hour*
12.  Plan Duplication of lost plan set (up to 20 pages)  $82.00
 13.   Review and stamp transfer of lost plan set  $82.00

*Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is the greatest. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.

**Actual costs include administrative and overhead costs.

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