Building permit fees are based off of the average construction value of you project, determined by the square footage.
In order to calculate the construction value, several pieces of information are required:
– Construction Type
– Use Group
– Gross Area
This information is used to locate the average construction cost per sq. ft. in the table linked here. This table is updated regularly by the International Code Council.
The average cost / sq. ft. is multiplied by the gross area to arrive at the construction value. That value is then run through the fee schedule to get a permit fee. Any additional inspections are in addition to this fee.
Construction Type: IIIB
Gross Area: 8,000 Sq. Ft.
Use Group: A-2, Restaurant
8,000 sq. ft. x 159.39 = $1,275,120
Given this construction value, we’ll use the last row of the table:
||$1,235 plus $3 per $1000 over $500,000
$1,235 + ($3 x ((1,275,120-500,000)/1000) = $3,560.36
Permit fees are rounded to the nearest dollar, so this leaves us with a permit fee of $3,560.
Inspections are $100 per inspections, and must be added to this fee to reach the total amount due.