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Commercial Building Permits & Fees

Effective January 1, 2018


Building Permit Fee Calculator

Access the Building Permit Fee Calculator to determine your permit fee. Building permit fees are based on the valuation of your project. Please note that the permit fee and plan review fee are two separate fees.

Project Valuations

Permit applicants must provide a valuation for all work on a project. That valuation must be separated into two totals:

  • Building Valuation
  • Parking Lot Valuation

Valuations are reviewed in phases:

  • When an application is submitted
  • Before the permit is issued

Any entity may be asked to provide a final valuation to ensure that all necessary items are accounted for.

The Inspections Department uses the current International Code Council (ICC) building valuation data as a guide for calculating permit valuations, less 15% for local area considerations. The ICC data is used so that all issues of material costs, time of year, weather, employee issues, labor cost issues, etc., are not a factor when determining the final valuation of a project.

The Building Official makes the final valuation determination as required in the building code.

Content Updated April 29, 2020


Additional Permits & Fees

Visit the Fire Department's Fire Permits and Codes page for more information specific to commercial project guidelines.


Starting the Commercial Project Process?

View the commercial project plan submittal requirements to learn more.