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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 and County Sales Tax
Project Valuation
Plan Review Fees
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Fees
Investigation Fees
Annual Elevator Inspection Fees
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 

Building Inspection accepts the following credit cards for payment of building permit and contractor licensing fee's (Up to a $2,000 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 county tax rate of 4.26%.

***Effective January 1, 2015, County sales tax increased from 0.80% to 0.985%.  Total City and County sales tax charged on a building permit will be 4.26% .*** 

  • 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 to $500

$27

$501 to $2,000

$27 for the first $500 plus $3.50 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000

$2,001 to $25,000

$79.50 for the first $2,000 plus $16.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000

$25,001 to $50,000

$449.80 for the first $25,000 plus $11.61 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000

$50,001 to $100,000

$740.05 for the first $50,000 plus $8.05 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000

$100,001 to $500,000

$1,142.55 for the first $100,000 plus $6.44 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000

$500,001 to $1,000,000

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

$1,000,001 and up

$6,448.55 for the first $1,000,000 plus $4.20 for each additional $1,000 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

 Inspection Type                              
Fee

Temporary construction power

$40

Residential service change

$40

Electrical permit for signs-added to the sign permit

$10

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

$230

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

$80 per hour*

Re-inspection fees

$80 per hour*

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

$80 per hour*

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

$47 per hour*

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

$47 per hour*

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

$47 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.

Foundation Only Permits

 Dwelling Type
Fee

One- and two-family buildings

$200

Multi-Family buildings

$300

Commercial buildings

$500

Other Permits-Residential/Commercial 

 Permit Type
Fee

Air Conditioners* & Evaporative coolers

$40

Demolition

$50 (minor-interior)

$100 (major-building)

Furnace Replacement* & Boilers

$40

Gas Logs/ Gas Inserts/Gas Fireplaces

$40

Hot Tubs & Above-Ground Pools

$40

Moving

$150

Lawn Sprinklers

$30

Residential Elevator or Dumbwaiter

Commercial Lifts or Elevators

$550

$825

Siding/Soffit/Fascia

$40

Special Event Signs

$10

Thermal Insulation

$40

Water Heaters

$40

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

$40

*    If permit application includes furnace and A/C, the fee is $50.

**   A surcharge of $250 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 and County Sales Tax

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

Project Valuation

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

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 Type
 Fee

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

Multifamily buildings

$150

Commercial Elevator Plan Review per Unit $825
Residential Elevator Plan Review per Unit  $550
Residential Chair Lift Plan Review per Unit  $330

Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Fees

Occupancy Type  Fee

For all buildings or portions thereof - original and extension TCO

$100/per TCO*

 

* $50 will be refunded if a certificate of occupancy is issued prior to the expiration of the temporary certificate of occupancy or any extensions thereof.

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 $230 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

$60

Class B

$125

$50

Class C

$100

$40

All others (M, P & D) except Electrical N/C

$75

$30

All Contractor Tests

$100/each

 

Variance Requests

 Variance Type
 Fee

Board of Adjustment - 1 Family Dwelling

$100

Board of Adjustment - Over 1 Family and Commercial

$250

Board of Adjustment - Sign Variance

$250

Board of Adjustment - Extension or reconstruction of non-conforming

use or structure

$250

Master Board of Appeals Hearing

$100

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Public Buildings Community Investment Fee

The Public Buildings Community Investment Fee has been rescinded effective 5/23/16.

The following fee table Effective April 1, 2014 Thru May 22, 2016 only.

 Building Type
Fee

Residential Single Family (per dwelling unit)

$1,120.95

Residential Multi-Family (per dwelling unit)

$1,120.95

Commercial Building (per sq.ft. gross area)

$0.401

Industrial Building (per sq.ft. gross area)

$0.401

Transportation Impact Fee

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

Effective May 23, 2016

Residential

Per Housing Unit  Fee
All Units by Sq. Ft.

800 or less

$951.22

801 to 1,600

$1,380.05

1,601 to 2,400

$1,629.93

2,401 to 3,200

$1,806.81

3,201 to 4,000

$1,943.58

4,001 or more

$2,056.70
Non Residential Per Square Foot of Floor Area
 Fee
Commercial   $2.64
Office and Other Services   $1.14
Industrial   $0.36
Institutional   $1.05
   

Recreation Buildings Investment Fees

Residential   Per Housing Unit
  Fee
 All Units By Sq. Ft.
   800 or less    $554.12
 
   801 to 1,600    $894.33
     1,601 to 2,400    $1,086.85
     2,401 to 3,200    $1,224.36
     3,201 to 4,000    $1,330.29
     4,001 or more    $1,416.87

Electric Community Investment Fees

For more information or questions on Electric Fees, visit Longmont Power and Communications or call (303) 651-8386telephone.

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 Water Department at 303-651-8468.

Meter Size

Meter Fee

Warehouse Handling Fee

5/8" $228.45
$34.27
3/4"
$280.85 $42.13

1"

$353.05

$52.96

1 ½"

$682.20

$102.33

2"

$815.10

$122.27

Water Tapping Materials Fees

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

 Permit Type
 Fee

Water Pit Inspection Fee

$95

Sewer Inspection Fee

$75

Electrical Connect Fee

$20

Polycart Escrow Fee

$119 per residential unit ($42.50 for solid waste container and $76.50 for recycling containers)

Parks Improvement Fee

$5,484.32 per single family detached residential unit (as of 1/2017)

$2,690.23 per other residential (as of 1/2017)

Ute Creek Golf Development Fee

$722.37 per residential unit

$0.1149 per impervious sq ft on multifamily & commercial

Storm Drainage Fee

$861.92 per single family permit, $.1407 per impervious square foot on multi-family and non-residential permits (as of 1/1/2017)

Sewer Tapping Materials Fee

$40

Air Quality Permit Fee

$250

Street Improvement Fee*

$284.18 per single family residential unit, $172.24 per multi-family unit, $0.3033 per sq ft on commercial (specific development only)

Water Use Construction Fee

$40

* applies only to specified projects

Water/Waste Water Development Fees

For more information or questions about water meter fees and sizing, call 303-651-8468                             or visit the Water Department.

Dwelling Type
  Fee
 

Water Meter Size (Inches)

Water

Wastewater System Development Fee


System Development Fee

Windy Gap Surcharge

 

Residential

5/8 x 3/4

$3,750.00 plus $0.56 per sq. foot of gross lot size 

$1,510

 

$4,310

 

3/4

$5,620.00 plus $0.56 per sq. foot of gross lot size

$2,270

 

$6,460

 

1

$9,360.00 plus $0.56 per sq. foot of gross lot size

$3,780

 

$10,750

 

Small Commercial/Mixed Use

Water Meter Size (Inches)

Water

Wastewater System Development Fee

Total Fees

System Development Fee

Windy Gap Surcharge

Total

5/8 x 3/4

$10,360

$2,070

$12,590

$5,850

$18,280

3/4

$15,530

$3,110

$18,880

$8,770

$27,410

1

$25,890

$5,180

$31,470

$14,630

$45,700

1 ½

$51,770

$10,360

$62,940

$29,280

$91,410

2

$82,830

$16,580

$100,700

$46,480

$146,250

3

$165,650

$33,150

$201,380

$93,670

$292,470

4+  
 Negotiated
   

Large Commercial

Negotiated

 

Irrigation

 

5/8 x 3/4

$17,800

$3,400

$21,200

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

$2,970

$670

$2,670

 

$6,310

Next 8 units

$1,940

$440

$1,740

 

$4,120

Next 22 units

$1,240

$280

$1,120

$2,640

Next 29 Units

$1,130

$250

$1,010

$2,390

64 + units

$590

$120

$560

 

$1,270

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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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