What is the cost for Commercial Building Permits?
Permit fees for projects constructing or demolishing square footage on a property are determined by the amount of square footage being added or demolished.
Structural permit fees for remodel projects that will not include constructing additional square footage are determined by the valuation of the job (cost of labor and materials to complete code-related work for entire project) or contracted cost.
Permit fees for Electric, Plumbing, and HVAC are determined based on the specific categories of work being completed. These fees must be paid by company check (or cash from the license-holder only upon proof of identification).
For City Projects only, a Fire Department Plan Review Fee is required prior to the plans being reviewed. This fee is different for New Sprinkled Buildings, New Non-sprinkled Buildings, Additions, and Remodels (the fire dept. plan review fee for remodels depends on the cost of labor and materials to complete code-related work for entire project).
For new construction, interior expansion or interior remodels, an Improvement Location Permit Fee may also be required for zoning review, depending on the scope of the project.
Fees must be paid by cash or check only.
Who is eligible for Commercial Building Permits?
Registered Contractors that are performing the construction work are eligible to purchase a Building Permit. After a Building Permit has been issued, Licensed Contractors that are performing the electric, plumbing, and HVAC work can purchase their Permits.
How can I apply for a commercial building permit?
Commercial Building Permit Applications may be submitted in person, by mail, or through dropbox along with plans for review (listed on application).