Building Fees

Inspection Services Permit Fees - Effective May 9, 2013

Director of Inspection Services; Composition of Department

The Department of Inspection Services shall be under the direction and control of the Director of Inspection Services and shall be comprised of an Assistant Director of Inspection Services, a Secretary, a Wiring Inspector, a Plumbing and Gas Inspector, a Code Enforcement Inspector and a Sealer of Weights and Measures. The terms “Building Commissioner” and “Building Department,” wherever appearing in this and other chapters, shall include the Director of Inspection Services and Department of Inspection Services, respectively.


Building Permit Fees.

Administrative fee shall be $15 for each application

  1. One and two family construction:
    • Reconstruction or alternation $12 per thousand of total cost
    • Minimum Fee $40 Plus administrative fee. 

       1.A  All other construction, reconstruction or alteration; $16 Per thousand of total cost

  • All other construction,  Minimum Fee $120 Plus administrative fee
  1. One and two family Mechanical and Sheet metal: $12 per thousand of total cost (Minimum fee is: $40 plus admin fee)
  2. All other Mechanical and Sheet metal: $16 per thousand of total cost (Minimum fee is $120 plus admin fee)
  3. For demolition of a structure: $200
  4. For the moving of a structure: $150
  5. Erect Sign, Banner, and Awnings: $50 base plus $6 per $100 of cost
  6. For the installation of a tank for the resale or storage, use, and distribution of any fluid other than water (does not include tanks installed in dwellings for storage of oil for domestic use): $75
  7. Certificate of Occupancy: $100
  8. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (monthly): $50
  9. Dumpster Fee: $35
  10. Re-inspection Fee (payable in advance): $50
  11. Mobile Structure: $50
  12. Work started without a permit: Triple fee of total cost
  13. Removal of illegal work: $300
  14. The issuance of a duplicate permit card: $25

Wire Department Fees

  1. Administration Fee of $15 for each application
    • New Single and Two family up to 200 amp per unit: Flat Fee $300
    • New Apartment or Condo Per Unit: $150
  2. Minimum Fee
    • Commercial: $75
    • Residential: $30
  3. Outlets
    • Receptacles, Switches, Outlets (each) $2
  4. Fixtures/Exit Signs
    • Fixtures (each): $2
    • Ceiling Suspension Fans (each): $5
    • Exit/ Emergency Lighting (each): $2
  5. Telephone/Data (each): Communications Systems
    • Sound or signals (per outlet residential): $3
    • P.A. systems, speakers, etc.(commercial each): $5
  6. Telephone/Data/Cable/Etc. (each)
    • Residential: $3
    • Commercial: $5
  7. Motors
    • Under 1 HP (each): $25
    • 1-5 HP motors (each): $30
    • 6-25 HP motors (each): $40
    • Maximum Fee above 25 HP (each): $50
  8. Appliance (ranges, dryers, dishwasher, micro, disposal etc, each) $10
  9. Electric Heat
    • Per section: $10
    • Radiant heat: $5
  10. Services
    • Each 100 amp, one meter one panel: $100
    • Each additional 100, or fraction: $10
    • Each additional meter, panel: $20
    • Panel change: $50
    • Temporary service: $100
    • Subpanel: $30
    • Reattach service (vinyl siding): $30
  11. Electric Signs and Tubs
    • Electric Signs /Indoor and Outdoor Installation: $50
    • Hydromassage Bathtub (Jacuzzi): $10
    • Hot tubs $10
  12. Transformers
    • Up to 25KVA $50
    • Over 25KVA $75
    • Central Air Conditioning
      1. Residential: $75
      2. Commercial: $100
      3. HVAC commercial: (i.e. freezer, chess, etc, (each) ) $75
  13. Miscellaneous
    • Gas/Oil Boiler (each): $30 (An additional plumbing permit, and either a gas or oil permit, are required for this installation)
    • Gas/Oil Furnace (each): $30 (An additional mechanical permit, and either a gas or oil permit, are required for this installation)
    • Gas pumps (each): $50
    • Water Heater $30 (An additional plumbing permit is required for this installation)
    • Carnivals/Fairs: $100
    • Demo: $50
    • Solar Panels: $100
  14. Pools
    • Above-ground: $50
    • In-ground: $100
    • Heat unit (per unit): $50
  15. Alarm Systems
    • Fire/Burglar panel only: $50
    • Smoke detectors, heat detectors, pull station: Horns/audible, sprinkler controls, etc. (each): $3
    • Minimum fee for, installations not listed: $50
  16. Re-inspection fee: $50
  17. Removal of illegal work: $300
  18. Installation not listed: $50
  19. Working without a permit: Triple fee
  20. The issuance of a duplicate permit: $25

Plumbing Fees

  1. Administration Fee of $15 for each application. (When a plumbing and gas permit is applied for together and at the same time for the same address, only one admin fee of $15 shall be applied)
  2. New Plumbing/Residential
    • New single family home: $300
    • New multi-dwelling unit (per unit): $200
    • Additional fixtures, each: $8
  3. Remodeling/Residential
    • First four fixtures: $75
    • Each additional fixtures, each: $10
  4. Commercial New/Remodel
    • First four fixtures: $100
    • Each additional fixture: $20
  5. Water Heater
    • Gas/electric (residential): $20
    • Gas/electric/(commercial): $30
  6. 2nd Water Meter: $50
  7. New Gas Fitting: $8
  8. Appliances: $8
  9. Alterations/Repairs System: $8
  10. Backflow Prevention Devices:
    • Residential: $25
    • Commercial: $50
  11. Demolition Fee (cap off water and sewer): $50
  12. Work started without permit or without inspector’s approval: triple fee
  13. Removal of illegal work: $300
  14. Re-inspection fee: $50
  15. The issuance of a duplicate: $25

Gas Fees

  1. Residential: (up to 3 dwelling units)
    • First Fixture: $40
    • Each Additional Fixture or Appliance: $10
    • New Apartment or Condo (per unit): $100
  2. Commercial:
    • First Four Appliances: $100
    • Each Additional Appliance: $20
  3. Gas Water Heater:
    • Plg/Gas Residential: $20
    • Commercial: $30
  4. Re-inspection Fee: $50
  5. Work started without permit or without inspector’s approval: triple fee
  6. Removal of illegal work: $300
  7. The issuance of a duplicate permit: $25

Weights and Measures

Collection and disposition of fees. The Sealer of Weights and Measures shall collect the fees and charge which by law he/she is allowed to receive and shall pay over to the City Treasurer each month all sums so received by him/her. Said inspection fees are as follows:

  1. Gas Meters: $25
  2. Scales: $20
  3. Taxi Meters: $25
  4. Oil Truck Meters: $50
  5. Retail checkout register and isle scanners yearly inspection fee.
    • 1 to 3 Scanners: $75
    • 4 to 11 Scanners: $150
    • 12 or more scanners: $250
  6. Adjustment of scales, meters and scanners; made by or witnessed by the inspector: $60 per hr. (with a minimum of $60)
  7. Re-inspection: $25