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Permit Fees

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The Cost of Building Permit Fees

Primary Fee Table

Miscellaneous Inspections and Fees

Foundation Only Permits

Other Permits: Residential and Commercial

Fire Permit Fees

City & County Sales Tax

Project Valuation

Plan Review Fees

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Fees

Investigation Fees

Annual Elevator Inspection Fees

 

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Public Buildings Community Investment Fee

Transportation Community Investment Fee

Electric Community Investment Fees

Water Meter Fees

Water Tapping Materials Fees

Other Fees

Water/Waste Water Development Fees

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Building Inspection accepts the following credit cards for payment of building permit and contractor licensing fee's (Up to a $2000 maximum per transaction. Transactions cannot be split to meet this requirement).

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The Cost of Building Permit Fees


The cost of a building permit includes (but is not limited to): the building permit fee, sales tax, and plan review fees.
Building Permit Fees
Permit fees are based on the project valuation. Building Inspection calculates this based on the project’s gross floor area (square feet) or scope of work multiplied by the applicable ICC “Building Valuation Data” or RS Means “Building Construction Cost
Data.”
The ICC “Building Valuation Data” and RS Means “Building Construction Cost Data” are reviewed and adopted Longmont City Council annually. The “Building Valuation Data” is developed by the International Code Council (ICC), updated and published semiannually in the their quarterly “Building Safety Journal.” “Building Construction Cost Data” is updated and published annually by RS Means. Both ICC and RS Means provide “average” construction costs to assist jurisdictions in estimating the value of a project.


• The building permit fee is calculated by applying the determined project valuation or construction cost to the Primary Fee Table of the Fee Schedule.
• Sales tax is calculated by multiplying 50% of the determined project valuation, by the current city and country tax rate of 4.075%.
• The plan review fee is determined by applying the Plan Review Fees of the fee schedule to the project.
The total fees due for a building permit include, but are not limited to, the building permit
fee, city and county sales tax and a plan review fee. Other fees may be applicable based on the type and scope of the project. Please consult with a Building Inspection Division Permit Technician for assistance in determining the correct total building permit fees due.

• The building permit fees can be paid by cash, check or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover).

 

Fee Schedule

Primary Fee Table

Total Valuation

Fee

$1.00 to $500.00

$27

$501.00 to $2,000.00

$27 for the first $500.00 plus $3.50 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00

$2,001.00 to $25,000.00

$79.50 for the first $2,000.00 plus $16.10 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00

$25,001.00 to $50,000.00

$449.80 for the first $25,000.00 plus $11.61 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00

$50,001.00 to $100,000.00

$740.05 for the first $50,000.00 plus $8.05 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00

$100,001.00 to $500,000.00

$1,142.55 for the first $100,000.00 plus $6.44 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.00

$500,001.00 to $1,000,000.00

$3,718.55 for the first $500,000.00 plus $5.46 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.00

$1,000,001.00 and up

$6,448.55 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $4.20 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof.

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Combination permit defined. A permit that is issued to the general contractor or the primary contractor and includes the subcontractor's valuation and fees as a part of the permit.

Only a combination permit shall be issued where three or more trades are involved, such as plumbing, electrical, mechanical and building. A combination permit shall include the fees for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing work.

Exception: The building official may allow separate permits to be issued when a general contractor is not required for the scope of work involved, or when approved by the building official.

Separate permits When work is done by a subcontractor and is not part of a combination permit, the valuation used to determine the permit fee will be based on the actual contract value of the work being done.

 

Miscellaneous Inspections and Other Fees

Temporary construction power

$40.00

Residential service change

$40.00

Electrical permit for signs-added to the sign permit

$10.00

Annual certificate of inspection/elevators (installation fees include charges for first year's annual inspection)

$210.00

Inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge - two (2) hours)

$47.00 per hour*

Reinspection fees

$47.00 per hour*

Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge one hour)

$47.00 per hour*

Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans (minimum charge - one hour).

$47.00 per hour*

Issuance of new permit following suspension or abandonment of previously permitted work (minimum charge - one hour)

$47.00 per hour*

Issuance of new permit for change of contractor on existing job (minimum charge - one hour)

$47.00 per hour*

Use of outside consultants for plan checking and inspections, or both

Actual costs (including administrative and overhead costs)

 

* Or the total hourly cost to the city, whichever is the greatest. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages, and benefits of the employees involved.

Fees for other miscellaneous permits and commercial work not listed above shall be based on actual contract value of the work from the primary fee table.

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Foundation Only Permits

One- and two-family buildings

$200.00

Multi-Family buildings $300.00
Commercial buildings $500.00

 

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Other Permits-Residential/Commercial 

Air Conditioners* & Evaporative coolers

$40.00

Demolition

$50.00 (minor-interior)

$100.00 (major-building)

Furnace Replacement* & Boilers

$40.00

Gas Logs/ Gas Inserts/Gas Fireplaces

$40.00

Hot Tubs & Above-Ground Pools

$40.00

Moving

$150.00

Lawn Sprinklers

$30.00

Residential/Commercial Elevator or Dumbwaiter

$500 Res; $750 Comm.

Siding/Soffit/Fascia

$40.00

Special Event Signs

$10.00

   

Thermal Insulation

$40.00

Water Heaters

$40.00

Wood Burning Stoves/Fireplaces**/Inserts/Pellet Stoves

$40.00

 

*    If permit application includes furnace and A/C, the fee is $50.00.

**   A surcharge of $250.00 is added for wood burning fireplaces.

 

Fees for plumbing permits, mechanical permits, electrical permits, and other miscellaneous permits and commercial work not listed above shall be based on actual contract amount of the work from the primary fee table.

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City & County Sales Tax

City & county sales tax is determined by project valuation or contract price times 50% (estimated materials cost), times the current sales tax rates.

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Project Valuation

Project valuation is determined by cost per square foot as published and periodically modified in Building Standards Magazine.

 

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Plan Review Fees

The plan review fees specified in this section are separate fees from the permit fees. Plan review fees are for staff review of the design of the proposed construction to ensure all City codes are met.

Plan review fee-residential

50% of building permit fee

 

Electrical, plumbing, mechanical or elevator permit (not part of combination permit)

50% of total permit fee

 

Commercial plan review

65% of building permit fee

 

Additional plan review (incomplete/changed submittal documents)

$47 per hour

 

Plan review fees for "stock" or "repeat" plans (stock or repeat plans are plans of buildings that have been reviewed and are subsequently built in multiple locations) shall be assessed as follows:

One- and two-family buildings

$125.00

Multifamily buildings

$150.00

 

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Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Fees

For all buildings or portions thereof - original and extension TCO

$100.00/per TCO*

*

$50.00 will be refunded if a certificate of occupancy is issued prior to the expiration of the temporary certificate of occupancy or any extensions thereof.

 

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Investigation Fees

Whenever work for which a permit is required is started before a permit is issued, an investigative fee, equal to the cost of the permit fee, shall be paid whether or not a permit is issued.

Annual Elevator Inspection Fees

A fee of $210 will be charged for the annual inspection of all elevators, escalators and moving walkways.

 

Contractor License Fees and Testing Fees

License Fees/Yearly Inactive License Fees/Yearly
Class A
$175.00
$60.00
Class B
$125.00
$50.00
Class C
$100.00
$40.00
All others (M, P & D) except Electrical N/C
$75.00
$30.00
All Contractor Tests
$100.00/ea

Variance Requests

Board of Adjustment - 1 Family Dwelling
$100.00
Board of Adjustment - Over 1 Family and Commercial
$250.00
Board of Adjustment - Sign Variance
$250.00

Board of Adjustment - Extension or reconstruction of non-conforming

use or structure

$250.00
Master Board of Appeals Hearing
$75.00

 

 

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Public Buildings Community Investment Fee

The amount of the Public Buildings Community Investment Fee shall be determined by the following fee schedule: (Adjusts annually on March 1st.)

Effective April 1, 2013

Residential Single Family (per dwelling unit)

$1120.95

Residential Multi Family (per dwelling unit)

$1120.95

Commercial Building (per sq.ft. gross area)

$0.401

Industrial Building (per sq.ft. gross area)

$0.401

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Transportation Community Investment Fee

The amount of the Transportation Investment Fee shall be determined by the following fee schedule:

Effective January 1, 2013 

Residential Single Family or Duplex (per dwelling unit)

$878.84

Residential Multi Family (per dwelling unit)

$437.01

Commercial Building Low Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$1.1014

Commercial Building Medium Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$2.2364

Commercial Building High Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$3.3377

Industrial Building Low Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$0.5731

Industrial Building Medium Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$1.1688

Industrial Building High Trip Generator (per sq.ft. gross area)

$1.7532

 

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Electric Community Investment Fees

 

For more information or questions on Electric Fees, visit Longmont Power and Communications

or call 303-651-8386.

Rate Class
Voltage
Phase
Panel Amps
CIF Charge
Miscellaneous Services 120/240
1
Less than 100
$25
Residential
  120/240 or 120/208
1
100 - 125
$310
   
1
150, 200, 225
$619
   
1
300, 400
$1,238
   
1
500, 600
$1,858
Non-Residential
  120/240 or 120/208
1
100
$619
   
1
200
$1,238
   
1
400
$2,477
Non-Residential
Voltage
Phase
Panel Amps
CIF Charge
  120/208 or 120/240
3
100
$1,393
   
3
200
$2,785
   
3
400
$5,570
   
3
600
$8,355
   
3
800
$11,141
   
3
1000
$13,926
   
3
1200
$16,711
   
3
1600
$22,281
   
3
2000
$27,852
   
3
2500
$34,815
   
3
3000
$41,777
   
3
3500
$48,740
   
3
4000
$55,703
   
3
5000
$69,629
Non-Residential
Voltage
Phase
Panel Amps
CIF Charge
  277/480 or 204/480
3
200
$6,427
   
3
400
$12,855
   
3
600
$19,282
   
3
800
$25,709
   
3
1000
$32,136
   
3
1200
$38,564
   
3
1600
$51,418
   
3
2000
$64,273
   
3
2500
$80,341
   
3
3000
$96,409
   
3
3500
$112,478
   
3
4000
$128,546

 

Water Meter Fees

For more information or questions about water meter fees and sizing, contact the Public Works and

Natural Resources Department at 303-651-8468.

Meter Size

Meter Fee

Warehouse Handling Fee

5/8"

3/4"

201.25

240.25

$30.19

36.04

1"

$301.25

$45.19

1 ½"

$522.50

$78.38

2"

$630.00

$94.50

 

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Water Tapping Materials Fees

For more information or questions about water meter fees and sizing, contact the Public Works and

Natural Resources Department at 303-651-8468.

Meter Size

Tapping Fee

5/8" & 3/4"

$42.39

1"

$46.14

1 ½"

$76.53

2"

$151.25

 

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Other Fees

Water Pit Inspection Fee

$80.00

Sewer Inspection Fee

$60.00

Electrical Connect Fee

$20.00

Polycart Escrow Fee

$119.00 per residential unit ($42.50 for solid waste container and $76.50 for recycling containers)

Parks Improvement Fee

$4,758.00 per single family detached residential unit (as of 10/2012)

$2,334.00 per other residential (as of 10/2012)

Ute Creek Golf Development Fee

$722.37 per residential unit

$0.1149 per impervious sq ft on multifamily & commercial

Storm Drainage Fee

$777.10 per single family permit, $.1269 per impervious square foot on multi-family and non-residential permits (as of 2/1/2011)

Sewer Tapping Materials Fee

$40.00

Air Quality Permit Fee

$250.00

Street Improvement Fee*

$220.47 per single family residential unit, $133.63 per multi-family unit, $0.2395 per sq ft on commercial (specific development only)

Water Use Construction Fee

$40.00

* applies only to specified projects

 

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Water/Waste Water Development Fees

For more information or questions about water meter fees and sizing, contact the Public Works and Natural Resources Department at 303-651-8468 or visit Public Works and Natural Resources

Water Meter Size (Inches)

Water

Wastewater System Development Fee

Total Fees

System Development Fee

Windy Gap Surcharge

Total

Residential

5/8 "

$3,990.00 plus $.56 per square foot of gross lot size

 

$1,510

 

$4,550

 

3/4"

$5,980.00 plus $.56 per square foot of gross lot size

$2,270

 

$6,830

 

1" 

$9,970.00 plus $.56 per square foot of gross lot size

  $3,780

 

$11,380

 

Small Commercial

Water Meter Size (Inches)

Water

Wastewater System Development Fee

Total Fees

System Development Fee

Windy Gap Surcharge

Total

5/8"

$10,840

$2,070

$12,910

$5,870

$18,780

3/4"
$16,250
$3,100
$19,350
$8,800
$28,150

1

$27,090

$5,180

$32,270

$14,670

$46,940

1 ½

$54,180

$10,360

$64,540

$29,350

$93,890

2

$86,680

$16,580

$103,260

$46,960

$150,220

3

$173,370

$33,150

$206,520

$93,910

$300,430

Large Commercial

Negotiated

 

Irrigation

 

5/8"

$17,810

$3,400

$21,210

N/A

3/4"
$26,700
$5,110
$31,810

1

$44,500

$8,510

$53,010

1 ½

$89,000

$17,020

$106,020

2

$142,400

$27,230

$169,630

3

$284,800

$54,460

$339,260

4+

Negotiated

 

Multi-family

 

Number of Units

Per each unit

 

Water

Windy Gap Surcharge

Wastewater

Total

First 4 units

$3,320

$670

$2,250

$6,240

Next 8 units

$2,170

$440

$1,470

$4,080

Next 22 units

$1,390

$280

$940

$2,610

Next 29 Units

$1,270

$250

$860

$2,480

63 + units

$670

$120

$470

$1,260

Mixed Use Other than Multifamily

Multi-family component  
Outdoor component >5,000 sq ft of irrigable area  
Indoor commercial component, or Outdoor component <5,000 sq ft of irrigable area  

Number of Units

Per each unit

 

Water

Windy Gap Surcharge

Wastewater

Total

First 25 units $520 $100 $280 $900
Next 65 $220 $40 $115 $375
Next 160 $170 $32 $90 $292
Next 280 $115 $22 $64 $201
Over 531 $94 $18 $50 $162

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The above fees are updated on or around January 1st of each year but may change at any point throughout the year as directed. We will work hard to keep them as current as possible on our Web Page. Please contact the Building Inspection office for most current fees, 303-651-8332.

 

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