Inspection & Permitting Fees

EFFECTIVE July  6, 2017

CHARGED AT THE COUNTY GROWTH MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT.

 

Section I.  PERMIT, PLAN REVIEW, INSPECTION, AND MISCELLANEOUS FEES.

  1. Total fee amount. The total fee shall be determined by adding the amounts calculated for the building permit fee (subsection (2), below) plus all applicable sub-permit and other fees as provided in subsections (2) through (17), below, unless otherwise specified in this section. A base fee of $70.00 shall be required for all building permits and each sub-permit.
  2. Building permit fee.

1.    The building permit fee for all new buildings shall be calculated using table 1, below. The valuation shall be determined by application of the June 2016 square foot construction cost table promulgated by the International Code Council attached hereto as provided in table 2, below. Multiple use facilities shall be based on the primary use of the facility and shall be calculated as provided in subsection (3) unless otherwise specified in this section.

Table 1. Building Permit Fee

Total Valuation

Fee

$1,000.00 and less

Contact Inspection Division to determine if a permit is necessary

$1,001.00 to $15,000.00

$35.00 for the first $7,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, up to and including $15,000.00

$15,001.00 to $50,000.00

$75.00 for the first $15,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof up to and including $50,000.00

$50,001.00 to 100,000.00

$215.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof up to and including $100,000.00

$100,001.00 to $500,000.00

$365.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof up to and including $500,000.00

$500,001.00 and up

$1,165.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $1.25 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof

 

2.    The building permit fee for projects other than new buildings and structures (for example remodeling, renovations, reroofs, pools, docks, decks, siding, change out of windows an/or doors, boathouses, detached garages, etc.) shall also be calculated using Table 1., above; however, the valuation shall be the cost of construction. The Building Official reserves the right to request copies of contracts, invoices/estimates, and/or other materials as may be required.

Table 2. June  2016 Square Foot Construction Costs

Square Foot Construction Costsa, b, c, d

Group (2009 International Building Code)

IA

IB

IIA

IIB

IIIA

IIIB

IV

VA

VB

A-1 Assembly, theaters, with stage

 

226.92

 

219.10

 

213.80

 

205.04

 

192.95

 

187.36

 

198.56

 

176.18

 

169.73

A-1 Assembly, theaters, without stage

 

207.97

 

200.15

 

194.85

 

186.09

 

174.15

 

168.55

 

179.61

 

157.38

 

150.92

A-2 Assembly, nightclubs

 

177.89

 

172.85

 

168.07

 

161.49

 

151.98

 

147.78

 

155.80

 

137.68

 

132.99

A-2 Assembly, restaurants, bars, banquet halls

 

176.89

 

171.85

 

166.07

 

160.49

 

149.98

 

146.78

 

154.80

 

135.68

 

131.99

A-3 Assembly, churches

 

209.94

 

202.13

 

196.83

 

188.07

 

176.32

 

170.72

 

181.59

 

159.54

 

153.09

A-3 Assembly, general, community halls, libraries, museums

 

175.12

 

167.31

 

161.01

 

153.25

 

140.50

 

135.90

 

146.77

 

123.72

 

118.27

A-4 Assembly, arenas

 

206.97

 

199.15

 

192.85

 

185.09

 

172.15

 

167.55

 

178.61

 

155.38

 

149.92

B Business

 

181.12

 

174.43

 

168.57

 

160.26

 

146.18

 

140.70

 

153.97

 

128.34

 

122.72

E Educational

 

192.29

 

185.47

 

180.15

 

172.12

 

160.72

 

152.55

 

166.18

 

140.46

 

136.18

F-1 Factory and industrial, moderate hazard

 

108.98

103.99

 

97.83

94.17

84.37

80.56

90.16

69.50

65.44

F-2 Factory and industrial, low hazard

107.98

102.99

97.83

93.17

84.37

79.56

89.16

69.50

64.44

H-1 High Hazard, explosives

102.01

97.02

91.86

87.20

78.60

73.79

83.19

63.73

  

N.P.

H234 High Hazard

102.01

97.02

91.86

87.20

78.60

73.79

83.19

63.73

58.67

H-5 HPM

 

181.12

 

174.43

 

168.67

 

160.26

 

146.18

 

140.70

 

153.97

 

128.34

 

122.72

I-1 Institutional, supervised environment

 

180.72

 

174.14

 

169.28

 

161.12

 

149.06

 

145.04

 

161.12

 

133.69

 

129.43

I-2 Institutional, hospitals

 

304.80

 

298.11

 

292.36

 

283.95

 

268.92

  

N.P.

 

277.65

 

251.09

  

N.P.

I-2 Institutional, nursing homes

 

211.20

 

204.51

 

198.75

 

190.34

 

177.26

  

N.P.

 

184.05

 

159.42

  

N.P.

I-3 Institutional, restrained

 

206.08

 

199.38

 

193.63

 

185.22

 

172.62

 

166.14

 

178.93

 

154.78

 

147.16

I-4 Institutional, day care facilities

 

180.72

 

174.14

 

169.28

 

161.12

 

149.06

 

145.04

 

161.12

 

133.69

 

129.43

M Mercantile

 

132.61

 

127.57

 

121.79

 

116.21

106.35

103.15

110.52

92.05

88.36

R-1 Residential, hotels

 

182.28

 

175.70

 

170.83

 

162.68

 

150.87

 

146.84

 

162.68

 

135.49

 

131.23

R-2 Residential, multiple family

 

152.86

 

146.27

 

141.41

 

133.25

 

122.04

 

118.01

 

133.25

106.66

102.41

R-3 Residential, one- and two-family

 

143.93

 

139.97

 

136.51

 

132.83

 

127.95

 

124.61

 

130.57

 

119.73

112.65

R-4 Residential, care/assisted living facilities

 

180.72

 

174.14

 

169.28

 

161.12

 

149.06

 

145.04

 

161.12

 

133.69

 

129.43

S-1 Storage, moderate hazard

101.01

96.02

89.86

86.20

76.60

72.79

82.19

61.73

57.67

S-2 Storage, low hazard

100.01

95.02

89.86

85.20

76.60

71.79

81.19

61.73

56.67

U Utility, miscellaneous

77.82

73.48

69.04

65.52

59.23

55.31

62.58

46.83

44.63

 

a. Private Garages use Utility, miscellaneous

b. Unfinished basements (all use group) = $15.00 per sq. ft.

c. For shell only buildings deduct 20 percent

d. N.P. = not permitted

 

C.    Sub-permits.

1.    Plumbing/gas permit fees — See table 3.

Table 3. Plumbing/Gas Fees

Fixture Type

Fee Per
Fixture

Water closet (toilet, bidet)

$4.00

Bath tub

4.00

Shower (not with tub)

4.00

Kitchen sink

4.00

Disposal

4.00

Dishwasher

4.00

Laundry tub

4.00

Washing machine

4.00

Water heater

4.00

Urinal/bidet

4.00

Floor or hub drain

4.00

Floor or mop sink

4.00

Waste interceptor

4.00

Lavatory

4.00

Gas fired equipment (per outlet)

4.00

Drinking fountain

4.00

Vacuum breaker

2.00

Grease trap

15.00

Sewer or septic tank connection

15.00

Sewer lift stations

15.00

Water connection

12.00

 

2.    Electrical permit fees (commercial) — See table 4.

Table 4. Electrical Permit Fees — Commercial

MAIN SERVICE SIZE

Main service size up to 100 amp

$50.00

Main service size 101 up to 200 amp

100.00

Main service size 201 up to 400 amp

120.00

Main service size 401 up to 600 amp

150.00

Main service size 601 up to 800 amp

200.00

Main service size 801 amp and up. ($35.00 for each 200 amp interval)

 $35.00 for each 200 amp interval

FEEDERS AND BRANCH CIRCUITS
(Each circuit protection device/breaker/fuses)

 

Each circuit up to 60 amp

5.00

 

Each circuit 61 amp. up to 200 amp

10.00

 

Each circuit 201 amp. up to 800 amp

15.00

 

Each circuit 801 amp and up. ($3.00 for each 200 amp interval)

$3.00 for each 200 amp interval

 

OTHER ELECTRICAL PERMITS

 

Temporary service pole (up to 200 amp)

50.00

 

Temporary wiring

50.00

 

Pre-wiring

50.00

 

Service connect and re-connect fee

50.00

 

Commercial pools

75.00

 

Commercial dock

(Charge main service size and feeders and branch circuits)

 

Burglar/fire alarms systems up to $999.00

100.00

 

Burglar/fire alarms systems $1,000.00 up to $4,999.00

150.00

 

Burglar/fire alarms systems $5,000.00 up to $9,999.00

200.00

 

Burglar/fire alarms systems greater than $10,000.00

250.00

 

 

3.    Electrical permit fees (residential) — See table 5.

Table 5. Electrical Permit Fees — Residential

MAIN SERVICE SIZE>

Main service size up to 100 amp

$25.00

Main service size 101 up to 200 amp

35.00

Main service size 201 up to 400 amp

50.00

Main service size 401 up to 600 amp

75.00

Main service size 601 amp and up. ($35.00 for each 200 amp interval)

$35.00 for each 200 amp interval

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE

Up to 1,000 square feet

25.00

1,001 to 2,000 square feet

45.00

2,001 to 3,000 square feet

75.00

3,001 to 4,000 square feet

100.00

Every 500 feet over 4,001 square feet

25.00

OTHER RESIDENTIAL PERMITS

Residential temporary service pole (if purchased with the original electrical permit) 

 

25.00

Pre-wiring

25.00

Service connect and re-connect fee

25.00

Miscellaneous wiring (if not included in new construction)

$5.00 per circuit

Pools and spas

50.00

Service pole

50.00

Burglar/fire alarms systems up to $999.00

70.00

Burglar/fire alarms systems $1,000.00 up to $4,999.00

100.00

Burglar/fire alarms systems $5,000.00 up to $9,999.00

150.00

Burglar/fire alarms systems greater than $10,000.00

200.00

 

4.    Mechanical permit fees. The fee for inspections for all new heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and repairs to existing systems shall be as provided in Table 6.

 

Table 6  Mechanical Permit Fees

 

Tonnage

Fee

Up to 5 tons

$50

Greater than 5 tons

$50 plus $10 per ton or fraction thereof

The base fee of $70 shall apply to all mechanical permits

 

 

5.    Fire sprinkler system permit: $1.00 per head.

 

D.    Underground utility permit fees — See table 7.

Table 7. Underground Utility Permit Fees

System

Fee

Stormwater systems
 Manholes and catch basins
 Piping per foot

Base  $25.00 — plus -
$10.00 ea.
$ 0.05 ft.

Sanitary sewer systems
 Manholes
 Service laterals
 Lift stations
 Piping per foot

Base  $25.00 — plus -
$10.00 ea.
$ 5.00 ea.
$25.00 ea.
$ 0.05 ft.

Water supply systems
 Fire hydrants
 Service laterals
 Piping per foot

Base  $25.00 — plus -
$10.00 ea.
$ 5.00 ea.
$ 0.05 ft.

Electrical underground conduit systems
 Piping per foot

Base  $25.00 —plus -
$ 0.05 ft.

 

E.    Moving of Building or Structure: For the moving of any building or structure a fee of $75.00 will be assessed plus a base fee. Any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work done in conjunction with moving a building or structure will be subject to the appropriate sub-permit and base fees, as applicable.

F.    Irrigation and lawn sprinkler permit: $20.00 plus a base fee. 

G.   Mobile home setup: For the placement or replacement of any mobile home for other than storage use, the fee shall be $35.00 plus a base fee. Any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical work done in conjunction with setting up a mobile home will be subject to the appropriate sub-permit and base fees, as applicable. As used in this part, a mobile home is a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which is eight body feet or more in width and which is built on an integral chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling when connected to the required utilities and includes the plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems contained therein. As used herein, the term mobile home can also mean "manufactured home" when denoting a mobile home fabricated on or after June 15, 1976, in an offsite manufacturing facility for installation or assembly at the building site, with each section bearing a seal certifying that it is built in compliance with the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard Act. As used in this part to establish the mobile home set up fee, neither the term "mobile home" nor "manufactured home" shall apply to any structure, building assembly, or system of subassemblies, which may include structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, or other service systems manufactured in manufacturing facilities for installation or erection as a finished building or as part of a finished building, which shall include, but not be limited to, residential, commercial, institutional, storage, and industrial structures and built to comply with the Florida Building Code. Structures built to comply with the Florida Building Code, e.g., "a DCA manufactured building", are subject to the applicable building permit, sub-permit, and base fees.

H.    Demolition of building or structure. For the demolition of any building or removal (without replacement) of pollutant storage tanks, a fee shall be assessed as follows:

0 to 5,000 square feet

$50.00 plus a base fee

5,001 square feet and up

$100.00 plus a base fee

Removal of pollutant storage tanks

$25.00 plus a base fee

 

I.     Commercial plan review and resubmittal/addendum fees. A plans examination fee of $25.00 or 25 percent of the total permit cost, whichever is greater, shall be collected at the time of application for all commercial permits subsequent to October 1, 2010. The plan review fee shall be deducted from the amount owing at the time of permit issuance. Re-submittals and addendums will be assessed a fee of $75.00. A re-submittal is when plans have been rejected and are being submitted for continued review. An addendum is when changes are presented for an existing permitted project.

J.    Residential plans review, re-submittals and addendums. A plans examination fee of $25.00 or 20 percent of the total permit cost, whichever is greater, shall be applied to all residential permit applications to be collected at time of permit issuance. Re-submittals and addendums will be assessed a fee of $30.00. A re-submittal is when plans have been rejected and are being submitted for continued review. An addendum is when changes are presented for an existing permitted project.

K.    Plan review by the International Code Council. Any construction plans or documents deemed necessary for review by the International Code Council (ICC) shall be assessed a fee of $200.00. The electrical review of these plans or documents shall be 25 percent of the ICC Plan Review Fee.

 L.    Reinspection fee:

1.  First reinspection -                                                     $50.00.per trip per trade.

2.  Second reinspection -                                              $100.00 per trip per trade

3.  Third and subsequent reinspections                  $150.00 per trip per trade

 

M.    Early power inspections:

(a)    Residential: $50.00 each

(b)    Commercial: $75.00 each

Note: The base fee will not be charged for early power inspections.

N.     Fax fee charge: $25.00 per permit.

O.     Special request for evening or weekend inspections: $100.00 per hour (a minimum of one hour will be charged).

P.      Street addresses: $15.00 per lot/unit.

Q.     Updating permits: Another permit will be issued for the update and fees will be assessed for the new permit, as well as a base fee.

R.      List of contractor names: A fee of $30.00 + .03¢ per name shall be collected for all requests for lists of contractor names.

S.  Power Service Courtesy Inspections (requested by property owner/agent or utility company prior to re-energizing existing power service):  $50.00

T.   Temporary Certificate of Occupancy:  The Building Official may issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy to allow occupation of a structure prior to issuance of the regular Certificate of Occupancy if, after coordinating with the jurisdictional fire department, utilities, and other appropriate agencies, the Building Official determines that allowing such occupancy does not pose a threat to the health or safety of any occupants or general public.  A Temporary Certificate of Occupancy issued pursuant to this part shall be for a specified period of time as determined at the sole discretion of the Building Official.  The charge for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy shall be $150.00.  Upon expiration, a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy may be re-issued upon payment of an additional $150.00.  The issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy shall under no circumstances be construed to obligate the Building Official to issue subsequent Temporary Certificates of Occupancy, nor shall the issuance of a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy be construed to obligate the Building Official to issue a regular Certificate of Occupancy for any structure.         

 

Section II. Building Contractor Licensing Fees. 

  1. Application and testing fees. The fee to initiate an application for the county competency board approval for a certificate of competency shall be $25.00 except for purged contractors for which the fee will be $200.  Additionally, testing and reciprocity fees shall be as follows:

 

1. Trade exam with business and law* -                       $50.00

2. Business and law exam -                                          $50.00

3. Examination retake  -                                                $50.00

4. Reciprocal letters (each municipality and county) -  $50.00

*If business and law exam and trade exam are taken together, fee charged is for one exam only.

B. Annual renewal and administrative fees. The annual renewal fee for a certificate of competency shall be as follows:

 

  1. All contractors -                                                                            $100.00
  2. Retired -                                                                                          $75.00
  3. Late fees if submitted 30 days or more after expiration (excluding state certified) -   $100.00 if renewed during first year past 30 days;  $200.00 if renewed after one year past the initial 30 days following expiration. 
  4. Change of status (excluding state certified) -                              $100.00
  5. State certified administrative fee -                                               $35.00 for liquid petroleum, State Fire Marshall, and Mobile Home Installers only
  6. Staff assistance with state license package -                              $50.00

 

Section III.  Electrical Contractor Licensing Fees.

  1. Application, testing, renewal and administrative fees. The fee to initiate an application for the county competency board approval for a certificate of competency shall be $25.00 except for purged contractors for which the fee shall be $200.00.  Additionally, testing and reciprocity fees shall be as follows:

 

  1. Trade exam with business and law* -                                        $50.00
  2. Business and law exam -                                                           $50.00
  3. Examination retake -                                                                  $50.00
  4. Reciprocal letters (each municipality and county) -                   $25.00

*If business and law exam and trade exam are taken together, fee charged is for one exam only.

B. Annual renewal and administrative fees. The annual renewal fee for a certificate of competency shall be as follows:

  1. All contractors -                                                                          $100.00
  2. Retired -                                                                                       $75.00
    1. Late fee if submitted 30 days or more after expiration date (excluding state certified) - $100.00 if renewed during first year past 30 days;  $200.00  if renewed after one year past the initial 30 days following expirations.
  3. Change of status (excluding state certified) -                            $100.00
  4. State certified administrative fee -                                               $35.00 

 

Contact Information

Permitting/Licensing Manager  - Tina Ward:Email
Building Official  - Purl Adams:
Email         

Office Phone: (850) 651-7180
Fax: (850) 651-7184