Building Permits

Building Permit Fees

Effective May 22, 2006 under 1705.19
The inspection fee established by this section shall be paid to the City, at the Finance Department, upon filing a request for inspection in the Building Inspection Department.

All applications for electrical inspection service are to be made in writing on forms provided by the City. Such applications shall be filed at least twenty-four hours before the inspection is made.


Cost Basis
1 or 2 Dwellings $68/square feet
3 + Dwelling $64/square feet
Additions $54/square feet
Finished Basement $34/square feet
Unfinished Basement, Porch, Carport $14/square feet
Attached Garage, Unfinished $28/square feet
Detached Garage, Unfinished Interior $20/square feet

Commercial / Industrial

In all cases, the amount of the permit fee shall not be less than $35.
Commercial / Industrial
Cost Basis
Retail, Office, Assembly
$97/square feet
Industry, Storage, Unfinished Interior
$84/square feet
Interior Finish
$25/square feet

Remodeling & Repairs

Remodeling and repairs over $250 (labor and materials). Building permits are required for interior and exterior remodeling or repairs, including out- buildings such as sheds.
Improvement Costs Fees
Up to $1,000 $35
Over $1,000 $4.50 for each additional $1000, or any part thereof


  • All Demolition permits: $100


  • First Reinspection: $0
  • Second Reinspection: $100
  • Third Reinspection: $200


  • All fencing permits: $30


  • $5 per $1,000 of grading work

Electrical Fees

No person supplying electrical power or current in this City shall connect with its supply or current wires or wiring or equipment within any building or other structure within the City, unless and until such wiring or equipment to be so connected shall have been approved in writing by the Electrical Inspector.

The City shall be entitled to the following fees for inspecting and approving any electrical wiring, apparatus, appliances or equipment hereafter installed in, on or appurtenant to any building or other structure within the City.


  • Costs up to $5,000: $50.00
  • Costs over $5,000: $4.50 for each additional $1,000


  • Mobile Home Hookup: $50.00

Re-Inspection Fees

  • First Re-inspection: $0.00
  • Second Re-inspection: $100.00
  • Third Re-inspection: $200.00

Site Development Review Fees

A fee schedule is established for the review of site development plans as follows:
  • Up to $200,000 value: $75.00
  • For each $100,000 of additional value in excess of $200,000: $10.00 additional fee
The foregoing fees shall be paid to the City’s Finance Office at the time that a complete set of developmental plans are submitted to the Chief Building Inspector for complete review processing, prior to application for building or excavation permits.