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Cost Structure Information
Many permit fees are based on construction cost estimates. All values of construction costs will be based on labor and material calculations. These calculations will be determined by the Building and Code Enforcement Department. For additional information, contact the department at (203) 854-7755.
 
Building Permit Fees
  • Commercial building permit: $16 per every $1,000 spent on labor and materials (minimum of $100)  $50 Certificate of Occupancy fee  Pools, Roofs/Siding - see above.
  • Residential building permit: $13 per every $1,000 spent on labor and materials (minimum of $75)  $25 Certificate of Occupancy fee  Pools, Roofs/Siding - see above.
  • State education building permit: $0.26 per $1,000 spent (commercial or residential)
  
Electrical, Plumbing, & HVAC Permits Fees
  • Residential: Those not included in building permit fees are $13, plus an education fee of $0.26 for every $1,000 spent (minimum $75)
  • Commercial: Those not included in building permit fees are $16, plus an education fee of $0.26 for every $1,000 spent (minimum $100)
Penalties & Off-Hour Inspection Rates 
  • Weekend and off-hour inspections: $200 per inspector
  • Work started before issuance of permits (per building official approval only) results in a minimum fine of $500 and a maximum fine of $1,000
  
Certificate of Occupancy Fees 
  • Copy of Certificate of Occupancy: $10 (certified other than owner)
  • Permit for walk-through inspection: $100
  • Reactivation of expired permit: Varies  
Miscellaneous Permits  
  • Building Board of Appeals: $60 
  • Corporation Maintenance Permit: $0.002 per square foot for qualified corporations
  • Sewers: Minimum fee of $50
  • Temporary structures permit (tents, etc.): Minimum fee of $50 each structure   
Signage Fees 
  • All signs per $1,000 value: $16 (minimum sign permit fee of $75)
  • Annual renewal: $30
  • Certificate of Compliance $25
  • Erector's license: $50
  • State education fee: $0.26 per every $1,000 spent
 Demolition  
  • Each $1000 of Construction: $20
  • Minimum demolition fee: $75
  • Certificate of Occupancy fee: $50
  • Moving a building: $50
    No state education fee  
 

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