Building Permit/Construction/Inspection Fees
$350.00 up to 3,000 sq. ft., plus $75.00 for each additional 1,000 sq. ft. or fraction thereof. Fee includes inspections for saw pole, electrical, plumbing and mechanical fees.
Additions/remodeling of living space
$60.00 per building, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical inspection as needed for the construction with the number of inspections required being determined by the building inspector at the time the plans are reviewed.
Mobile Home Permit
$80.00 includes mobile home/skirting inspection & one (1) electrical inspection (An electrical inspection form completed by a licensed electrician should be turned into City Hall when the water, sewer, and electrical connections are complete. Once the inspection has been made and approved, the City will release thirty (30) day temporary power to the electric company to allow time for the mobile home to be skirted. All mobile homes must be skirted. After the skirting has been completed, inspected, and approved the City will issue a release for permanent electric power.)
$350.00 up to 3,000 sq. ft., plus $75.00 for each additional 1,000 sq. ft. or fraction thereof for the building construction only. Fee does not include electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspection fees.
Electrical inspections $60.00 per inspection
Plumbing inspections $ 4.00 per fixture
Mechanical inspections Based on mechanical inspection fees as listed under “Other Inspection Fees”
The fees for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections will be paid by the general contractor at the time the building permit is obtained.
Other Construction Permits:
- Fences & Walls $50.00, plus building permit for fences and walls exceeding 6’ in height
- Garage/Storage Building (free-standing)* $50.00 includes plan review and one building inspection $30.00 for each additional inspection
- Swimming Pool $50.00 includes plan review and one building inspection
$30.00 for each additional inspection
- Signs $50.00 per sign, plus seventy-five (75) cents per square foot of sign face for each sign or other advertising
- Utility Buildings (portable)* $30.00 up to 150 sq. ft., plus $5.00 per 100 sq. ft.
*Note: Any building permit for an accessory building over 500 sq. ft. of “enclosed area” requires approval from the Mayor and City Council. The request must be accompanied by plans showing the dimensions and floor plan of the building. The plans should include details of how the building will look from the front, rear, and sides and the materials that will be used in its construction.
Walls & Fences $50.00, plus building permit for walls and fences exceeding 6’ in height
Other Inspection Fees:
$50.00 per building, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical inspection. Re-inspection fees must be paid before the City will release final electrical power and/or the certificate of occupancy.
Electrical Saw pole only $25.00
Electrical only inspections $60.00 each
All electrical inspection requests must be accompanied by an inspection slip to be completed by persons performing the electrical work. Note: A homeowner is allowed to do the electrical work on his own residence provided he will be living there, but he must complete, sign, and submit an electrical inspection form to City Hall when requesting an inspection. All other electrical work must be done by a state certified electrician. All electrical fees must be paid before electrical work will be released to the power company.
Inspection fee for temporary electrical service $75.00
A temporary electrical service request may be made to the City provided all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work has been completed and the inspection forms have been submitted; however, release of the electrical service will be at the discretion of the building inspector based on his findings when his inspection is made. If a temporary release of the electrical service is approved by the building inspector, the electrical service will be released for a period of up to thirty (30) days. The building cannot be occupied until a final building/electrical inspection is made and a certificate of occupancy has been issued.
Mechanical Inspection Fees
For issuing each permit $10.00
1. Fee for inspecting heating, ventilating, ductwork, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems shall be fifteen ($15.00) dollars for the first one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, or fraction thereof, of valuation of the installation plus two ($2.00) dollars for each additional one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars, or fraction thereof.
2. Fee for inspecting repairs, alterations and additions to an existing system shall be ten ($10.00) plus two ($2.00) dollars for each one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars of fraction thereof.
3. Fee for inspecting boilers (based on BTU input):
33,000 BTU (1 BHP) to 165,000 (5 BHP) ………………………………… $10.00
165,001 BTU (5 BHP) to 330,000 (10 BHP) …………………………….... $15.00
330,001 BTU (10 BHP) to 1,165,000 (52 BHP) …………………………... $20.00
1,165,001 BTU (52 BHP) to 3,300,000 (98 BHP) ………………………… $30.00
Over 3,300,000 BTU ………………………………………………………. $40.00
Fee for re-inspection:
Should it become necessary to make a re-inspection of a heating, ventilating, air conditioning or refrigeration system, or boiler installation, the installer of such equipment shall pay a re-inspection fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars
Temporary Operation Inspection Fee:
When preliminary inspection is requested for purposes of permitting temporary operation of a heating, ventilating, refrigeration, or air-conditioning system, or portion thereof, a fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars shall be paid by the contractor requesting such preliminary inspection. If the system is not approved for temporary operation on the first preliminary inspection, the usual re-inspection fee shall be charged for each subsequent preliminary inspection for such purpose. In all buildings, except one and two family dwellings, where self-contained air conditioning units of less than two (2) tons are to be installed, the fee charged shall be that of the total cost of all units combined. (see Permit Fees, #3 for rate).
Driveway/Walkway Installation Fees:
The City prefers and encourages the use of Advanced Drainage Systems (A.D.S.) pipe in the installation of driveways requiring drainage pipe for properties located within the city limits abutting city streets. If, however, a citizen wants to use concrete pipe, they can choose that option.
Driveways requiring drainage pipe must be installed by the City unless the City Council gives approval otherwise. Payment for installation of a driveway is due at the time the building permit is issued or, for existing home, prior to the installation of the driveway.
Note: Prior to the pouring of concrete on driveways that do not require a drainage pipe, the maintenance department must review and approve the height of the finished driveway.
Concrete pipe (16’ minimum driveway width)
$42.69 per foot – 15”*
$44.50 per foot – 18”*
$49.94 per foot – 15” Elliptical concrete pipe*
A.D.S. pipe (20’ minimum driveway width)
$34.00 per foot – 15”*
$35.45 per foot – 18”*
$42.00 per foot – 24”*
Note: The customer may shorten the width of the driveway to under 20’ with a minimum width of 16’,
but must pay for the cost of a 20’ driveway.
*Increases effective 8-18-11
The minimum walkway width of A.D.S. pipe is 6½’. Other available widths are 10’ and 13½’. A walkway installed between existing pipes must be installed with the minimum size of the walkway pipe being the size of the largest pipe on either side. Walkways requiring drainage pipe must be installed by the City unless the City Council gives approval otherwise. Payment for installation of a walkway is due at the time a building permit is issued or, for existing homes, prior to the installation of the walkway.
A.D.S. pipe (6½’ minimum)
$34.00 per foot – 15”
$35.45 per foot – 18”
$42.00 per foot – 24”
*Increases effective 8-18-11