Building Permit Fees

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Building Permit Fee Schedule

New Single/Multi Family Building Fees

Contractor License Fees

International Code Council Building Valuation Data

Water Requirements for New Development

New Commercial/Industrial Building Fees

Refund Policy

Sec. 18-57. - Amendments to International Building Code-109.6 Refunds.

Is amended by the deletion of this section in its entirety and replaced with the following: "The City may authorize refunding of any fee paid hereunder which was erroneously paid or collected. The City may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent (80%) of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code. The City may authorize refunding of not more than 80 percent (80%) of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan reviewing is done. The City shall not authorize refunding of any fee paid except on written application filed by the original permittee not later than 180 days after the date of fee payment. 

Sec. 4-104. - Building and construction use tax collection.

(a)    The collection of the use tax for building and construction materials shall be administered by the Finance Director and shall be collected at the time permits are issued for building and construction. The rate of said tax shall be four percent (4%) of the sale value of the construction and building materials. For the purpose of this Section, fifty percent (50%) of the valuation of the improvement as stated on the permit under "permit valuation" shall be deemed to be the sale value of the construction and building materials stored, used or consumed therein.
(b)    Should any of the building and construction materials be subject to any of the exemptions set forth in Section 4-103 of this Article, the holder of the building permit shall be entitled to a rebate in an amount not to exceed the use tax paid on said building and construction materials. In order to qualify for said rebate, every applicant for a building permit shall maintain and preserve detailed purchase and receipt records which shall be subject to inspection and audit by the Finance Director or his or her authorized agents and shall be used as proof of qualification for exemption under Section 4-103 of this Article.

Total Construction Valuation

Section R108- Fees 

The value of construction shall include the prevailing fair market value of all labor,
materials & equipment, whether actually paid or not, as well as all finished work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire-extinguishing systems, automatic sprinkler systems, other mechanical systems, and other permanent work of equipment, not including furnishings. The Building Official shall make the final determination of the value of construction as specified in Section R108.3 of the International Building Code 

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