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Fees & Charges - Building

Approved December 20, 2016

​Item ​FeePer
BUILDING PERMITS  
    
Calculation of Permit Fees
Permit fee calculations are based on the formula below, unless otherwise specified in this schedule:
Permit Fee = Service Index (SI) multiplied by Area (A) of work involved
Permit Fee = SI X A
SI = service index for classification of the work proposed
A = floor area in ft2 of work involved (not including basement areas)

The Chief Building Official reserves the right to assign a permit fee based on the approved schedule to a category deemed appropriate. In cases where there is dispute over the categorization of permit application fees it shall be the Chief Building Official’s decision that is final.
​Minimum Permit Fee - shall be charged for all work
​$112.00   
Plumbing Permit Fee
The plumbing permit fee is included with the building permit fee unless otherwise noted.
Sewer and Water Service Connections are not included in regular permit fees, and will be added separately if required.
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​CLASSES OF PERMITS AND PERMIT FEES  

CLASSES: BUILDING PERMIT

SERVICE INDEX
Group A - Assembly Occupancies
SI
- All Recreation Facilities, Schools, Libraries, Places of Worship, Restaurants, Theatres, Arenas/Gymnastics/Pools
​$0.90​sq. ft.
- Open Public Swimming Pools ​$0.67​sq. ft.
- All other Group A Buildings   ​$0.78​sq. ft
- Alteration/Renovation
Plus plumbing
​$0.56
$13.45
​sq. ft.
fixture
- Façade Renovation (Building<6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
​$224.00​flat fee
- Façade Renovation (Building>6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage  ​$448.00​flat fee
- Demising Wall – per continuous separation   ​$123.00
Group B - Institutional Occupancies   SI
​- All Group B Buildings   ​$0.90​sq. ft.
- Alteration/Renovation
Plus plumbing
​$0.56
$13.45
​sq. ft.
fixture
- Façade Renovation (Building<6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage   ​$224.00​flat fee
- Façade Renovation (Building>6460 sq. ft.) not incl. signage   ​$448.00​flat fee
Demising Wall – per continuous separation   ​$123.00
Group C - Residential Occupancies     SI
- Single Family Dwellings (SFD), Semi-detached, Row Townhouses, Duplexes, Live/work unit and All other multiple unit buildings   ​$1.12​sq. ft.
** Additions to above ** 
- Group C SFD Finished Basement   ​$140.00​flat fee (added to base fee)
- Motels above 2 storeys and Hotels   ​$0.84​sq. ft.
- Attached Garage for Single Family Dwelling   $0.45​​sq. ft.
- Detached garages, shed, accessory building to single family dwelling   ​$0.45​sq. ft.
- Alteration/Renovation, including;
  (new foundation/basement, house raising)
  (new roof over house, lean-to, garage) 
  Plus plumbing
​$0.56


$13.45
sq. ft.


fixture
- Deck, residential pool, inground sprinkler   ​$112.00​flat fee
- Covered Porch, Encl. 3 season rooms, $110.00 flat fee
Roof over Deck  
​$123.00​flat fee
- Relocation of an existing Park Model Trailer, modular home, SFD   $896.00flat fee
- Demising Wall – per continuous separation   ​$123.00
Group D - Business and Personal Service Occupancies   ​SI
- Group D buildings (shell)   ​$0.50sq. ft.​
- Group D buildings (finished)   ​$0.84sq. ft.​
- Alteration/Renovation
Plus plumbing
​$0.56
$13.45
​sq. ft.
fixture
- Façade Renovation (Building<6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
​$224.00
flat fee
- Façade Renovation (Building>6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
$448.00
​flat fee
- Demising Wall – per continuous separation
$123.00  
Group E - Mercantile Occupancies   SI
- Group E buildings (shell)   ​$0.56sq. ft.​
- Group E buildings (finished)   ​$0.84sq. ft.​
- Alteration/Renovation
Plus plumbing
​$0.56
$13.45
​sq. ft.
fixture
- Façade Renovation (Building<6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
​$224.00
flat fee
- Façade Renovation (Building>6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
$448.00
​flat fee
- Demising Wall – per continuous separation
$123.00  
Group F - Industrial Occupancies
SI
- Gas Stations, Car washes
$0.67
sq. ft.
- Parking Garages (U/G, Open Air)
$0.62
sq. ft.
- Group F (shell)
$0.50
sq. ft.
- Group F (finished)
$0.84
sq. ft.
- Alteration/Renovation
Plus plumbing
$0.40
$13.45
sq. ft.
fixture
- Façade Renovation (Building<6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
$224.00
flat fee
- Façade Renovation (Building>6460 sq. ft.) - not incl. signage
$448.00
flat fee
Farm Buildings


- Greenhouses
$112.00
flat fee
- Barn (low human occupancy)
$0.11
sq. ft.
- Barn (high human occupancy)
$0.17
sq. ft.
Alterations/Renovations
Interior alterations (partitions, finishings, etc., plumbing fee extra)


- Demising Wall – per continuous separation
$123.00

- Illegal use remediation (criminally illegal)
$2,575.00
flat fee
Tents/Portables
Regardless of Occupancy


- Tents under 2420 sq. ft.
$112.00
flat fee
- Tents 2420 sq. ft. or greater
$224.00
flat fee
- School Portables (per unit)
$123.00
flat fee
Designated Structures (OBC Div. A - 1.3.1.1)


- Communication Tower
$280.00
flat fee
- Retaining wall
$112.00
flat fee
- Solar Collector
$392.00
flat fee
- Wind Turbine Support
$280.00
flat fee
Stand Alone and Miscellaneous Work


- Liquor Licence Inspection $123.00
flat fee
- Required Re-Inspections
$84.00
per inspection
- Building/Zoning Compliance Letter
$140.00
flat fee
- File Search

  Plus applicable copy fees - As per Schedule "A"
$56.00
per search

CLASS: DEMOLITION



- All buildings under 6460 sq. ft.
$112.00
flat fee
- All buildings 6460 sq. ft. and larger
$224.00
flat fee
- Illegal use demolition (criminally illegal)
$560.00
flat fee

CLASS: PLUMBING



- Sewer Service Connection Inspection
$112.00
flat fee
- Water Service Connection Inspection
$112.00
flat fee
- Water Meters & Parts - As per Schedule "M"


- Water Meter Activation fee - As per Schedule "M"


CLASS: SEPTIC SYSTEM



- Septic (new installation) permit
$504.00
flat fee
- Septic Change of Use
$112.00
flat fee
- Septic Repair / Replacement
$504.00
flat fee
- Septic Compliance Letter
$112.00
flat fee

CLASS: CHANGE OF USE



- All buildings minimum
$280.00

- All buildings in addition to minimum
$84.00
per hour plan review (over 4 hrs)

CLASS: SIGN



- All signs listed in O.B.C. Div. A – 1.3.1.1
$280.00
flat fee
- Signs not listed in Div. A – 1.3.1.1
$112.00
per façade
Construction Without a Permit
If construction begins before the issuance of a building permit, there may be an additional administrative fee equal to 100 percent of the full permit fees or $165.00 whichever is greater, to a maximum additional fee of $20,000.00.


Permit to Revise an Issued Permit
$56.00 per page, or $84.00 per hour of examination and inspection time, whichever is greater.


Revision to an application during plans review prior to permit issuance
$56.00 per page where the applicant is requesting changes to the proposed application.


Transfer of Permit
$112.00 per permit transfer of ownership.


Model Home Agreement Permit
If the project is a Model Home under Agreement, there will be an additional fee of $280.00 per permit, and is non refundable. This permit can only be applied for if the Proposed Subdivision has been approved for Model Homes by Council.
Conditional Foundation Permit
If the project has a footprint of more than 6460 sq. ft. and has received all applicable law approvals, but has not finalized the above grade design a formal request can be made to the Chief Building Official for consideration. An application does not constitute a guarantee of permit. An additional administration fee equal to 25% will be added to the total permit application fee but in no case shall be less than $840.00, with no maximum. This additional fee is non refundable even if the Chief Building Official decides not to issue a Conditional Permit.

   
Draft Plan Approved – Pre-Application Review
If the project has received Draft Plan Approval from the Town, a concurrent review of the Building Permit Application can be done prior to the Site Plan Agreement being executed with no permit being issued until the Site Plan Agreement execution. For the concurrent review, an additional application fee equal to 10% of the normal Application Fee will be added to the total permit application fee but in no case will be less than $840.00, with no maximum. This fee must be paid prior to review, with proof of Draft Site Plan Approval. This additional fee is non refundable even if the Site Plan Agreement is executed and a full permit is available after the fee has been paid.

  
Lot Grading Review
Where Lot Grading Review is required (as defined within the Infill Lot Grading Policy) the application fee is $375.00. A $1,000.00 refundable deposit is to accompany the application that will be returned upon satisfactory completion of Lot Grading, minus $50.00 per additional design review or site visit, required beyond the service prescribed within the Policy.
Refunds
The refundable fee will be based on the total required fee, using the following factors:
75 % if the application is cancelled prior to the review of the application
50 % if the application is cancelled prior to permit issuance
40 % if the permit has been issued and project has been cancelled
minus $56 per field inspection performed up to the cancellation date.
Where the amount of the fees retained by the town are less than the minimum permit fee
applicable to the work, there will be no refund.

Taxes, where applicable, will be applied in addition to the fee listed.
Fees and charges may be amended from time to time by Council.