Building Permits & Inspections

The building permit application must be submitted to City Hall and will be reviewed by the City for completeness. To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms.


Residential Building Permit Application

STR Permit Application


Permits, Inspections, and Related Fees:

(1) Single-family, commercial and multi-family building permit fees:

   (A) Single-family dwelling construction building permit fees: Includes fees for building permit, inspections, and plan review for new construction. Includes move-in of existing dwelling, enlargement, remodel, alteration, finish-out, major repair, enclosed garage, carport, deck, balcony, porch, swimming pool, hot tub, spa, etc., and electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.

Square Footage of Project

Fees

0-1,500 SF

$1,200.00

1,501-10,000 SF

$1,200.00 for the first 1,500 SF plus $1.00 for each additional SF to and including 10,000 SF

Over 10,000 SF

$7,500.00 for the first 10,000 SF plus $1.00 for each additional SF over 10,000 SF

   (B) Commercial and multi-family construction building permit fees: Includes fees for building permit, inspections and plan review.

Square Footage of Project

Fees

0-1,500 SF

$1,800.00

1,500-10,000 SF

$1,800.00 for the first 1,500 SF plus $1.00 for each additional SF to and including 10,000 SF

(2) Contractor registration fees:

   (A) Building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fuel gas, and similar: $200.00 per trade per year.

   (B) Other project types not listed above: $260.00 per trade.

(3) Industrial construction building permit fees (including fees for building permit, inspections, and plan review):

0-1,500 SF

$2,500.00

1,500-10,000 SF

$2,500.00 for the first 1,500 SF plus $1.00 for each additional SF to and including 10,000 SF

Over 10,000 SF

$9,000.00 for the first 10,000 SF plus $1.00 for each additional SF over 10,000 SF

(4) Certificate of occupancy:

   (A) New business: $300.00.

   (B) Existing business (name change only): $25.00.

(5) Formal permit determination letter: $25.00.

(6) Civil-site plan review fees: Civil-site plan review, including, but not limited to, drainage, grading, paving, erosion and sedimentation control, and access improvements associated with nonresidential building permit requests:

   (A) Base fee: $1,000.00 when no on-site detention is proposed.

   (B) Base fee: $2,000.00 when on-site detention is proposed.

   (C) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expenses incurred by the city in excess of the base fee.

   (D) Any review, authorization, approval, inspection, or actual cost of the permit not otherwise provided for.

(7) Health code inspection fees:

   (A) Health code inspection: $250.00.

   (B) Reinspection due to failed inspection: $250.00.

(8) Fire code plan review fees - Fire alarm system and fire sprinkler system:

Less than 1,000 SF

$275.00

1,001-2,000 SF

$375.00

2,001-3,500 SF

$500.00

3,501-7,000 SF

$650.00

7,001-10,000 SF

$900.00

10,000 and up

$1,200.00 plus 0.50 for each additional SF

(9) Fire code inspection fees - Fire alarm system and fire sprinkler system:

Less than 1,000 SF

$625.00

1,001-2,000 SF

$875.00

2,001-3,500 SF

$1,200.00

3,501-7,000 SF

$1,500.00

7,001-10,000 SF

$2,200.00

10,000 and up

$2,200.00 plus 0.75 for each additional SF

Reinspection due to failed inspection: Actual

(10) Single-family residential fire services fees:

   (A) Fire code plan review services: $300.00.

   (B) Fire code inspection services: $500.00.

(11) Fire underground:

   (A) Fire code plan review: $300.00.

   (B) Fire code plan inspection: $400.00.

(12) Fire extinguisher suppression system:

   (A) Per permit, one inspection: $600.00.

   (B) Each inspection: $200.00.

(13) Fire certificate of occupancy inspections (minimum one hour per inspection): $300.00.

(14) Annual fire safety inspections:

   (A) Day care, foster home, commercial business (each inspection and re-inspection per location): $200.00.

   (B) Nursing home/assisted living/school (each inspection and re-inspection per location): $350.00.

(15) Underground/above-ground fuel storage tanks:

   (A) Fire code plan review: $500.00.

   (B) Fire code inspection: $600.00.

(16) Site plan:

   (A) Fire code plan review: $400.00.

   (B) Fire code plan inspection: $400.00.

(17) Tree preservation permit (if not associated with building permit):

   (A) $250.00 plus $10.00 per acre of preservation site.

   (B) Tree preservation in lieu: $250.00 per caliper inch.

(18) Official floodplain determination letter: $100.00.

   (A) Elevation certificate review (when the property is located within the floodplain but proposed building/development is not): $250.00.

   (B) Full floodplain development permit review (when property and proposed building/development is located within the floodplain):

      (i) Base fee: $800.00 (includes a maximum of four hours of review time).

      (ii) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for all outside consultant review time required in excess of four hours.

(19) Driveway permit fee:

   (1) Base fee: $150.00.

   (2) $500.00 deposit required (refundable at completion).

(20) Miscellaneous fees:

   (1) Inspection outside of normal business hours: Actual cost.

   (2) Inspection for which no fee is specifically indicated: Actual cost.

   (3) Variance to building code, per provision from which a variance is sought: $500.00.

   (4)  Appeal of building code determination: $500.00.

   (5) General contractors licensing fee: $150.00 + $100.00 annual renewal fee.

   (6) Subcontractor licensing fee: $50.00 + $25.00 annual renewal fee.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19)


Sign Permits:

(a) Sign permit application fees for awning, canopy, community service, ingress/egress, monument, wall signs and other non-temporary signs (based on total sign area):

0 to 12 square feet

$50.00

Over 12 square feet to 16 square feet

$75.00

Over 16 square feet to 24 square feet

$100.00

Over 24 square feet to 32 square feet

$125.00

Over 32 square feet to 48 square feet

$150.00

Over 48 square feet to 64 square feet

$175.00

(b) Sign permit application fee for single banners, construction/development, real estate, special events, and other temporary signs: $50.00. Signs that include lighting shall also be subject to an electrical inspection fee.

(c) Permit application fee for annual banner permit (includes 4 banners): $100.00.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19)


Development Agreements, Plan Review, Subdivisions, Plats, and Related Fees:

(1) Development agreement or PDD zoning:

5 acres

$2,500.00

5-10 acres

$3,000.00

10-15 acres

$3,500.00

15-20 acres

$4,500.00

Over 20 acres

$6,000.00

Note: Additional fees may apply according to the size of the development and the number of buildings. These costs do not include the costs for zoning, platting, or other costs related to construction unless specifically outlined in the development agreement. If a property applies for both a development agreement and PDD zoning, the developer will have to pay both costs unless agreed to in writing.

(2) Development agreement or PDD zoning amendment: $1,000.00.

$2,000.00 + $100.00 per acre

(3) Requests for the creation of any special district related to infrastructure financing: $15,000.00.

(4) Master development plan:

   (A) Base fee: $1,250.00 + $5.00 per acre.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expenses incurred by the city in excess of the base fee.

(5) Preliminary plats:

   (A) Base fee: $1,250.00 + $5.00 per acre.

   (B) Plus per lot fee for single-family: $15.00.

   (C) Per acre fee for non-single-family: $30.00.

   (D) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expenses incurred by the city in excess of the base fee.

(6) Final plats:

   (A) Base fee: $1,250.00.

   (B) Plus per lot fee for single-family: $15.00.

   (C) Per acre fee for non-single-family: $30.00.

   (D) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expenses incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(7) Amending plats:

   (A) Base fee: $750.00.

   (B) Plus per lot fee for single-family: $15.00.

   (C) Per acre for non-single-family: $30.00.

   (D) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expenses incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(8) Replats:

   (A) Base fee: $750.00.

   (B) Plus per lot fee for single-family: $15.00.

   (C) Per acre for non-single-family: $30.00.

   (D) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(9) Amendment to plat:

   (A) Amendment to plat: $500.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(10) Variance to subdivision requirements:

   (A) For each provision for which a variance is sought: $750.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(11) Any review, authorization, approval, inspection, or permit not otherwise provided for: Actual cost.

(12) Tier 1 drainage analysis review:

   (A) Base fee: $750.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(13) Tier 2 drainage analysis review:

   (A) Single-family residential:

      (i) Small (0-5 acres) base fee: $1,500.00.

      (ii) Large (5+ acres) base fee: $2,500 + $10.00 per acre.

   (B) Commercial/industrial/multi-family:

      (i) Small (0-5 acres) base fee: $1,750.00.

      (ii) Large (5+ acres) base fee: $2,500 + $10.00 per acre.

   (C) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(14) CLOMAR/LOMAR review:

   (A) Base fee: $3,500.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(15) Minor traffic impact analysis (TIA) review:

   (A) Base fee: $1,250.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(16) Major traffic impact analysis (TIA) review:

   (A) Base fee: $2,500.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

Any review, authorization, approval, inspection, or actual cost of permit not otherwise provided for.

(17) Subdivision improvement construction plan review for more than one type of infrastructure (includes the entire limits of construction):

   (A) Base fee: $2,500.00.

   (B) Supplemental fee: Actual cost for expense incurred by the city in excess of base fee.

(18) Subdivision improvement construction plan review for individual infrastructure (not to exceed the fee for more than one type of infrastructure): Base fee $1,250.00 plus $5.00 per linear foot of each infrastructure improvement.

(19) Subdivision improvement construction inspections per inspection: $50.00 base fee + $2.00 per linear foot of each infrastructure improvement to be inspected.

(20) Subdivision improvement construction inspections for multiple inspections: $50.00 base fee + $2.00 per linear foot of each infrastructure improvement to be inspected.

(21) Subdivision improvement construction cost estimate review (when associated with city acceptance of surety):

   (A)  $700.00 base fee (includes a maximum of four hours of outside consultant review time).

   (B)  Supplemental fee: Actual cost for all outside consultant review time required in excess of the hours included in the base fee.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19)


Zoning Fees:

(1) Special use permit application fee: $500.00.

(2) Zoning classification change request fee: $500.00 per lot, tract, or parcel.

(3) Waiver/variance/special exception request fee: $500.00 per variance/waiver/special exception requested.

(4) Zoning ordinance amendment request fee: $500.00 per request.

(5) Grandfathered status determination letter fee: $250.00 per request.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19)


Public Works Fees:

(a) Water and sewer:

   (1) Water and sewer tap fees:

      (A) Water tap charges: Water service connection inside the city will be $1,200.00 ($1,750.00 outside the city limits) for installation of a standard 5/8" - 3/4" meter from the city main. Any other size meter will be charged to the consumer at the actual cost of the meter, labor and material. However, the actual cost shall not be less than the amount set forth in the first sentence of this subsection.

      (B) Sewer tap charges: Sewer service connection inside the city will be $1,200.00 ($1,750.00 outside the city limits) for installation of a standard 4" service tap at the city main. Any other size tap will be charged to the consumer at the actual cost of the tap, labor and material. However, the actual cost shall not be less than the amount set forth in the first sentence of this subsection.

   (2) New meter (customer request): Sold at cost to city with additional fees for installation.

   (3) Hose bib vacuum breakers (with CSI): $8.00.

   (4) Pressure reducing valves: Sold at cost to city with additional fees for installation.

   (5) Hydrant meter for bulk water deposit: $1,500.00.

   (6) Hydrant meter bulk water: $350.00 monthly + $7.00 per 1,000 gallons of usage.

   (7) City standpipe bulk water: $25.00 per 1,000 gallons.

   (8) City well bulk water: $15.00 per 1,000 gallons.

   (9) Hydrant meter relocation fee: $50.00.

(b) City property:

   (1) Illegal connection/theft of services fee: $1,000.00 (plus possible criminal charges brought by the city).

   (2) Meter tampering fee: $500.00.

   (3) Broken meter lid fee: $35.00.

   (4) Meter box replacement: $50.00.

   (5) Broken sewer clean-out fee:

      (A) 4": $40.00.

      (B) 6"+: $80.00.

   (6) Fire hydrant damage: $250.00 plus any additional charges for replacement or repair.

   (7) Water/wastewater main damage:

      (A) $500.00 initial fine.

      (B) Cost of repair.

      (C) Water loss at $25.00 per 1,000 gallons.

   (8) Fence damage: $350.00 plus additional charges for replacement or repair.

   (9) Sign damage: $100.00 plus additional charges for replacement or repair.

   (10) Street damage: Actual cost of replacement or repair.

   (11) Traffic barricade deposit: $50.00 each.

   (12) Traffic cone deposit: $20.00 each.

   (13) Equipment charge for repair: $100.00/hour per tractor.

   (14) Personnel charge for repair: $50.00/hour per man.

   (15) Sewer cleanout boot replacement: $250.00.

   (16) Other damage: Any other damage to city property will be calculated on a case-by-case basis.

(c) Water tower rental fees for communication: $1,000.00 per month, per provider, 3-year contract.

(d) Cielo Springs infrastructure fee: $20.00. Water lines in Cielo Springs cost PW approximately $15,000.00 annually. $15.00 of the fee would cover the annual repairs, while the additional $5.00 would feed a CIP for future replacement.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19; Ordinance 2020-O-0010, sec. 2.2(a), (b), adopted 9/8/20; Ordinance 2020-O-011, amnds. 1, 3, 4, 8, adopted 9/8/20)


Miscellaneous Permits and Related Fees:

(1) Building permit fee: See charts in article A4.000.

(2) Building inspection fee: $100.00 (for each inspection required).

(3) Replacement permit fee (lost or damaged): $25.00.

(4) Residential demolition/moving permit fee: $200.00.

(5) Commercial demolition permit fee: $200.00.

(6) Waiver/variance request fee: $300.00 (per variance requested).

(7) Remodel, electrical, fence, re-roof, plumbing: $50.00 plus $100.00 per inspection.

(8) Work done without a valid permit: $500.00.

(9) Surface cut permit fee: Surface cut of any city street other than a curb or gutter: $300.00 up to 15 LF (linear feet). Anything above 15 LF, additional fee of $30.00 per linear foot.

(10) Cutting into curb or gutter: $500.00 (excess of more than four (4) inches will incur additional fees to be determined by city staff).

(11) Requested inspection (not derived from a plan review): Minimum $100.00.

(12) Street closure permit fee (includes up to 20 cones and 4 barricades): $175.00.

(13) Temporary food permit fee: $100.00.

(14) Mobile food vendor fee: $50.00.

(Ordinance 2019-009 adopted 11/12/19)