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SCHEDULE OF BUILDING PERMIT FEES

Adopted on November 1, 2023

Building permit fees shall be based upon full valuation of the contract of an installation or alteration, including the value of all new materials and equipment, and/or owner furnished items. Buildings, signs, roofs, pools, amusement rides and devices, and project management permits shall be included in the building permit classification. Building permit fees are hereby fixed as follows:

0 - $1,000$60.00 (minimum fee)
$1,001 - $24,999$60.00 plus $5.50/1,000 or fraction thereof over $1,000
$25,000 - $49,999$192.00 plus $4.75/1,000 or fraction thereof over $25,000
$50,000 - $99,999$310.75 plus $4.25/1,000 or fraction thereof over $50,000
$100,000 - $1,999,999$523.25 plus $3.75/1,000 or fraction thereof over $100,000
$2,000,000 and over$7,648.25 plus $3.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over $2,000,000

In addition to the building permit, individual permits must be applied for and fees paid for each of the disciplines such as fire alarm, electrical, fire suppression systems, gas, mechanical, and plumbing. See “E” for permit and fee information.

PLAN REVIEW

A plan review fee in an amount equal to 50% of the building permit fee shall be charged in addition to the building permit fee. Project Management permit fees are exempt from a plan review fee.

REVISIONS

Additional plan reviews required that do not add valuation or additional square footage to the project, due to design revisions after the initial plan review has been completed, shall be assessed an additional fee.

Under 10 Sheets$150.00
10 Sheets or Over$350.00


STATE OF FLORIDA SURCHARGE FEES

The Professional Regulation Trust Fund (Florida Statutes 553.721) and the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Fund (Florida Statutes 468.631) each require building departments to collect a fee equal to 1 percent and 1.5 percent, respectively, of the permit fee including, but not limited to: building, sign, roofing, pool, attraction rides and devices, project management; and trade permits such as electrical, fire alarm, fire suppression system, gas, plumbing, mechanical, etc. The minimum amount collected on any permit will be $2.00 per surcharge for a total of $4.00.

 

PAYMENT

Any person requiring a permit shall pay all fees as required by the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District (The District), and those fees shall be payable upon application of permit.

Temporary structures / special events shall be defined as tents, trailers, bleachers, performance platforms, lighting/speaker towers, inflatables, restroom trailers event/trade show plans, seating plans, exhibitor booths and other items related to special events or installations of 90 days or less. Permit fees shall be assessed a flat rate of $100.00 base fee, per unit installation. Each additional unit, such as two or more tents at one location, shall be charged $100.00 each. All related temporary sub permits shall be assessed a fee based on valuation. (See “E” Fire Alarm, Electrical, Fire Suppression System, Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Permits for the fee schedule.)

PLAN REVIEW

A plan review fee in an amount equal to 50% of the base fee shall be charged in addition to the flat rate per unit base fee.

Permit fees for manufactured buildings/trailers, either temporary or permanent, shall be $100.00 per unit. Each additional unit, as in the case of a multiple module trailer (including DCA approved, pre-manufactured ramps and stairs), shall be charged $100.00 each. All related sub permits shall be assessed a fee based on valuation. (See “E” Fire Alarm, Electrical, Fire Suppression System, Gas, Mechanical and Plumbing Permits for the fee schedule.)

PLAN REVIEW

A plan review fee in an amount equal to 50% of the base fee shall be charged in addition to the flat rate per unit base fee.

Building permit fees shall be based on the actual cost of the relocation. (See “A” Building Permit.)

Permit fees shall be based on a signed contract (labor and installation costs including the value of all new equipment and material). Permit fees are hereby fixed as follows:

0 - $1,000$60.00 (minimum fee)
$1,001 - $999,999$60.00 plus $6.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over $1,000
$1,000,000 and over$6,054.00 plus $3.25/1,000 or fraction thereof over $1,000,000

PLAN REVIEW

A plan review fee in an amount equal to 50% of the trade permit fee shall be charged in addition to the trade permit fee.

Application for elevator permits to erect, alter or demolish an elevator, escalator, material lift or dumbwaiter shall be accompanied by the following fee. Elevator permit fees are calculated on a base State of Florida required fee of $250.00 for new and $200.00 for alteration permits. Additional fees are required to cover costs associated with plan reviews, inspections and supplementary services rendered to customers.

Erect New / Demo$ 950.00
Alter $10,000 and under valuation$ 500.00
Alter over $10,000 valuation$ 650.00
Variance Request$ 575.00
Violation Penalty Fees$ 1,050.00

Note: All “building” electrical (i.e. main line feeders, machine room lighting, receptacles, pit lighting, fire alarms, etc.) necessary to complete the successful installation and/or modification of the vertical transportation equipment, shall require application and issuance of a separate “Electrical” permit to a licensed electrical contractor. See “E” Electrical Permits.

CERTIFICATE OF OPERATIONS FEES

Certificate of Operation fees are calculated on a base State of Florida required fee of $75.00. Additional fees are due to supplementary services rendered to customers on a periodic basis for the following conveyances: hand-operated, electric, hydraulic passenger and freight elevators, escalators, sidewalk elevators, power operated dumbwaiters, material lifts and dumbwaiters with or without automatic transfer devices, inclined stairway chairlifts, inclined and vertical wheelchair lifts and inclined elevators.

 Total Fee
Elevator serving 0-2 landings$100.00
Elevator serving 3-5 landings$110.00
Elevator serving 6-10 landings$120.00
Elevator serving 11-15 landings$130.00
Elevator serving over 15 landings$140.00
Sewage Pump Station Manlift$120.00
Special Purpose Elevator (Manlifts, Moving
Walkways and Wheelchair Lifts)
$140.00
Temporary Operation Permit / Renewal Fee$300.00

The temporary operating permit shall be issued for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days and may be renewed after re-inspection at the discretion of the Building Official.

A delinquent certificate of operation renewal application must be accompanied by a delinquency fee of $150.00 per unit, in addition to the license renewal fee.

MISCELLANEOUS ELEVATOR FEES

For all re-inspections required or provided, the fee for the first failed re-inspection may be $150.00. If additional re-inspections are required on the same condition, the fee may be $250.00 for each subsequent re-inspection.

Certificate of Operation reprint shall be assessed at a rate of $30.00 per certificate.

Temporary Certificate of Construction Completion (TCofCC) issuance for normal use shall be assessed at $150.00 for the initial request and $150.00 for each subsequent extension request.

The Department of Building and Safety shall charge and collect fees for the annual testing of registered attractions, and various equipment and appliances, at the rates listed in the following schedule:

Annual Ride Inspection Fee$50.00, per registered attraction
Ride vehicles, gondolas, chassis, tractors, trains, etc.$50.00, each unit within attraction

The fee for demolition of structures complete or partial (not associated with new construction) such as buildings, bridges, towers or underground structures shall be based upon the contract valuation for the work to be performed. A plan review fee in an amount equal to 50% of the permit fee shall be charged in addition to the permit fee.

0 - $1,000$100.00
$1,001 - $9,999$200.00
$10,000 and over$200.00 plus $5.75/1,000 or fraction thereof over $10,000

Fees for 24/7 Hot Work, Fire Sprinkler Shut Down or Refill, Fire Sprinkler Valve Key Assist or other B&S Service Calls shall be assessed at a rate of $60.00 per request. Fire Sprinkler Shut Down or Refill requests shall be assessed only one $60.00 fee per day at the same address.

Request for an Alternative Materials & Methods variance shall be assessed at a rate of $150.00 per request.

Request for a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) for Limited Use shall be assessed at $150.00 for the initial request and $150.00 for each subsequent extension request.

Certificate of Occupancy (CO) issuance shall be assessed at $150.00 each.

New contractor registration shall be assessed a fee of $30.00 for the initial license registration. Annual renewal registration shall be assessed at $30.00 per license.

When work for which a permit is required is commenced prior to obtaining a permit, an investigation fee equal to the permit fee may be charged in addition to the permit fees, but in no event shall the combined fees be less than $100.00. The payment of such fee shall not relieve any person, firm, or corporation from fully complying with all of the requirements of applicable regulations and codes, nor shall the fee relieve the work from being subject to any of the requirements set forth herein.

If any special equipment or protective clothing is required by inspectors for special job conditions or materials, such equipment or clothing cost shall be paid by the contractor or the equipment shall be furnished by the contractor.

All inspections required or provided outside of normal business hours, shall be assessed an additional fee. (Normal business hours are considered between 6:00am and 6:00pm, Monday through Friday.) The fee shall be a minimum fee of $375.00, per inspection, for up to four (4) hours – except for work provided on Sundays and Holidays. If the inspection exceeds four (4) hours, the minimum fee will be $700.00, per inspection, for up to eight (8) hours.

Sunday and Holiday inspections will be charged $700.00, per inspection, for up to four (4) hours. If the inspection exceeds four (4) hours, the minimum fee will be $1,400.00, per inspection, for up to eight (8) hours. All fees must be paid in advance. Saturday and Sunday inspections shall be requested in writing by the close of business on Thursday prior to the weekend requested.

For all re-inspections required or provided, the fee for such service may be $150.00 for the first re-inspection. If additional re-inspections are required on the same condition, the fee may be $250.00.

Change of Contractor fee on a permit shall be $100.00.

Original permit fees will be re-applied. If the approved plans have been altered or modified in any way, an additional plan review fee will be assessed, along with the re-applied permit fee.

Other fees for services, such as administrative services or technical support, shall be charged at the rate of $100.00 per hour.