Fee Schedule

This fee schedule only applies to building permits, reviews, and miscellaneous fees.
Trade permits (Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing) have their own fee schedules listed within the application forms.

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Building Permit Fees

Building Valuation Data (BVD)Fee
$1-$2,000 (Includes one (1) inspection) $75
$2,001 to $10,000$75 plus $8 per $1,000 over $2,000
$10,001 to $100,000$165 plus $3 per $1,000 over $10,000
$100,001 to $500,000$435 plus $2 per $1,000 over $100,000
$500,001+ $1,235 plus $3 per $1000 over $500,000
Inspections$100 Per Inspection

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:

$500,001+ $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.

Other Residential Fees

Swimming Pools$75
Swimming Pool Barriers$75
Re-Roofing / Re-Siding$55
Mobile Home Setup (Applicable M/E/P permits must be obtained separately)$150

Other Commercial Fees

Demolition Under 5,000 Sq. Ft.$100
Demolition Over 5,000 Sq. Ft.$100 + $0.07 per Sq. Ft. over 5,000 Sq. Ft.

Commercial Plan Review Fees

Minimum Fee$75
BVD of $1 to $3,000,000BVD * 0.0012
BVD of $3,000,000 to $6,000,000$3,600 + ( ( BVD - 3,000,000 ) * 0.0005 ) )
BVD of $6,000,000+$5,100 + ( ( BVD - 6,000,000 ) * 0.00035 ) )
Fire Alarms$150 / Hour
Fire Suppression & Structural / Engineering ReviewsActual cost for contracted review. Contact SMBA for an estimate if required.
Hourly Rate$150
Plan review fees include one round of revisions. Any further revisions will be billed at the hourly rate.

Miscellaneous Fees

Large Format CopiesAll Sizes (18x24, 24x36, 36x48):
$8.00 / Page
Standard Format CopiesAll Sizes (8.25x11, 8.25x14, 11x17):
<10 pages: No Charge
>= 10 pages: $0.10 / page
>= 30 pages: $0.25 / page
FOIA RequestSee Applications & Forms > FOIA
Notice of Violation / Stop Work Order Posted by SMBA$50
Residential Temporary Certificate of Occupancy$1,000 Bond
Commercial Temporary Certificate of Occupancy$5,000 Bond
Returned / NSF Check Fee$35
Shipping/Postage CostsActual