9.270 Permit Fees

(1) Building permit fees for new construction additions, alterations and repairs shall be calculated using the construction valuation and Table 9-A.

(2) The final determination of valuation, occupancy and/or construction type under any of the provisions of this section shall be made by the Building Safety Director.

(3) Valuation of construction shall be determined by the greater of either the value stated by the applicant or one of the following methods:

(3.1) Calculated by using the "Building Valuation Data" table published by the International Code Council twice each year, multiplied by the square footage of the structure.

(3.2) 1 & 2 Family Dwelling carports, decks, covered porches, covered patios, and garage conversions to habitable space shall be 50% of the valuation for "R-3 Residential" on the referenced Building Valuation Data table.

(3.3) Alterations and repairs, use 20% of the valuation on the referenced Building Valuation Data table.

(4) Permit Fee Tables.

TABLE 9-A
BUILDING PERMIT FEES
Commercial, institutional and residential, new construction, additions, alterations, demolition or repairs. The fees on this table are based on valuation as determined by section 9.270(3).

TOTAL VALUATION

PERMIT FEE

$1.00 to $5,000

$60 minimum

$5,001 to $25,000

$60 for the first $5,000, plus $7.80 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.

$25,001 to $50,000

$200 for the first $25,000, plus $5.85 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.

$50,001 to $100,000

$340 for the first $50,000, plus $3.84 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.

$100,001 and up

$532 for the first $100,000, plus $3.25 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.


 TABLE 9-B
OTHER BUILDING PERMIT-RELATED FEES

1. Inspections outside of normal business hours

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

2. Reinspection fees assessed under the provisions of Section 109

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

4. Plan Review

65% of Building Permit Fee based on Table 9-A

5. Fire Life Safety Plan Review (when required)

40% of Building Permit Fee based on Table 9-A.
Add to Plan Review fee.

6. Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans

$60 per hour (minimum charge hour)

7. Plan Review for Master Plan.

First structure, standard plan review fee. Subsequent identical plans, fee is 50% of the original plan review fee.

8. Work started without permits

See Section 9.270(5)

9. Change of Occupancy Inspection

$200

10. 100-year floodplain application under Section 9.701

Review letters of map revision or amendment

$75 (1 & 2 Family Residential only)

$150 (all others)

11. Scan documents for E-Plans submittal

$5 per sheet, minimum charge $20

12. Phased Permits

Phased Permits: Each phase of a phased development project shall be assessed a permit and plan review fee as set forth in Table 9-A, based on the stated value plus a $100 registration fee. The final total construction valuation of all phases shall not be less than the total valuation as determined by section 9.270(3).

13. Shell Buildings and Tenant Spaces

The construction value of a shell building is based on 80% of the total value determined by section 9.270(3). The permit fee for tenant improvements are based 20% of total project valuation determined by section 9.270(3).

14. Foundation only permits

(Not available for 1 & 2 Family Dwellings)

Building Permit fee based on 10% of total project valuation, determined by section 9.270, with a $100 minimum and a $2,000 maximum. Fee is non-deductible.

15. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy Inspection

$50 for each specialty code for which an inspection is needed. Temporary Certificate of Occupancy must be renewed every 30 days.

16. Solar Installation permit and plan review. (prescriptive)

          
               $150 (includes electrical & plumbing) 

 

17. Solar installation permit and plan review (non-prescriptive)

Calculated per Table 9-A and 9-B item #4 (Does not include electrical & plumbing; see Tables 9-F, 9-G, and 9-J)

18. Appeal to Unified Board of Appeals per Medford Municipal Code Section 9.662

$150 refundable by board action or if appeal is withdrawn no later than 48 hours before hearing.

 

TABLE 9-C
RESIDENTIAL MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
For 1 & 2 Family dwelling installation, replacement or relocation of non-portable mechanical equipment or mechanical work.

TYPE OF PERMIT

FEE

Furnace burner, including duct work, vent and liner 

$40 per appliance

Floor Furnace and Vent

$20 per appliance

Space Heater and Vent

$20 per appliance

Appliance Vent (Separate)

$10 per appliance

Extend HVAC and Ducts

$20

Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (including ductless) 

$20 per appliance

Separate Air Handler

$25 per appliance

Stationary Evaporative Cooler

$15 per appliance

Vent Fan (Single Duct)

$10 per appliance

Vent (Apart from Heating/Cooling)

$15 per appliance

Exhaust Hood with Duct

$15 per appliance

Gas Piping

$10

Unclassified Equipment

$15 per appliance

Wood Burning Stove, Fireplace, Or Fireplace Insert

$15 per appliance

Zero Clearance. Gas Logs

$15 per appliance

Fire Dampers

$15 each

Minimum Permit Fee

$60

 

TABLE 9-D
COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL PERMIT FEES
For multi-family dwelling, commercial, industrial or institutional installation, replacement or relocation of non-portable mechanical equipment or mechanical work.
Valuation includes the dollar value of all mechanical materials, equipment, labor overhead and profit.

VALUATION

MECHANICAL PERMIT FEE

 $1 to $1,000

 $60 minimum

$1,000 to $10,000

$60 for the first $1,000 plus $15 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $10,000

$10,001 to $100,000

$195 for the first $10,000 plus $10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000

$100,001 and above

$1,095 for the first $100,000 plus $7 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, over $100,000

 

TABLE 9-E
OTHER MECHANICAL PERMIT-RELATED FEES
These fees are applicable to both Table 9-C and 9-D except where noted.

1. Inspections outside of normal business hours.

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

2. Reinspection fees

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated.

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

4. Plan review fee.

25% of Mechanical Permit fee (where required by mechanical code section 106.5.4)

5. Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans.

$60 per hour (minimum charge hour)

 

TABLE 9-F
RESIDENTIAL PLUMBING PERMIT FEES
One and Two Family dwellings only.

1 Bathroom/1 Kitchen (includes first 100 feet of water/sewer lines, hose bibs, ice maker, underfloor low-point drains and rain-drain packages)

$289

2 Bathrooms/1 Kitchen

$334

3 Bathrooms/ 1 Kitchen

$379

Each Additional Bathroom (over 3)

$45

Each Additional Kitchen (over 1)

$60

Residential Fire Suppression System - (Fee Based on Square Footage of the Structure)

0 to 2,000 sq. ft. - $105

2,001 to 3,600 sq. ft. - $140

3,601 to 7,200 sq. ft. - $175

7,200 sq. ft. and greater - $210

FIXTURE

PERMIT FEE

Disposal

$15

Sink

$15

Lavatory

$15

Tub & Shower

$15

Shower (separate)

$15

Water Closet/Bidet/Urinal

$15

Sewer 1st 100 Feet

$28

Sewer Each Add. 100 Feet

$20

Storm Drain 1st 100 Feet

$15

Storm Drain Each Add. 100 Feet

$15

Hose Bib

$15

Septic Tank Abandonment

$15

Refrigerator Water Supply

$15

Hydronic Heating

$40

Dishwasher

$15

Drinking Fountain

$15

Washing Machine

$15

Water Heater

$40

Floor Drains

$15

Water 1st 100 Feet

$28

Water Each Add. 100 Feet

$20

Swimming Pool/Spa

$40

Catch Basin

$15

Sump Pump

$15

Special Waste Connection

$40

Gas/Vent

$15

Replace Polybutylene Pipe

$40

 Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the minimum inspection fee is $60.

  TABLE 9-G
COMMERCIAL PLUMBING PERMIT FEES
Commercial, Industrial and Dwellings other than one- and two- family dwellings.

FIXTURE

PERMIT FEE

Swimming Pool/Spa/Hot Tub

$40

Back Flow Device/Lawns

$40

Special Waste Connection

$40

Replace Polybutylene Pipe

$40

Hydronic Heating

$40

Sewer 1st 100 Feet

$40

Sewer Each Add. 100 Feet

$22

Storm Rain Drain 1st 100 feet

$40

Storm Drain Each Add. 100 Feet

$22

Water 1st 100 Feet

$40

Water Each Add. 100 Feet

$22

Plumbing 1 to 3 Fixtures

$60

Plumbing 4 to 10 Fixtures

$140

Plumbing 11 Plus Fixtures

$140 base fee plus $15 for every fixture over ten

Plan Review

25% of the Plumbing Permit Fee

 Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, the minimum inspection fee is $60.

Fixture Description:
For the purposes of this section, "fixtures" includes but are not limited to the following: Testable backflow prevention devices (other than atmospheric vacuum breakers), Area Drain, Bathtubs, Bidets, Catch Basin, Clothes Washers, Dental Units or Cuspidors, Drinking Fountains, Floor Drains, Hose Bibbs or Sill Cocks, Interceptors, Laundry Tubs, Receptors, Showers, Sinks, Trough Drains, Urinals, Water Closets, Water Heaters.

 

TABLE 9-H
RAINWATER HARVESTING SYSTEM PERMIT FEES OR
GRAY WATER REUSE SYSTEM PERMIT FEES

Value of Work

Permit Fee

$1.00 to $500

$60

$501 to $2,000

$60 for the first $500, plus $5 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof

$2,001 to $25,000

$135 for the first $2,000, plus $19 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$25,001 to $50,000

$572 for the first $25,000, plus $15 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$50,001 to $100,000

$905 for the first $50,000, plus $9 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

$100,001 and up

$1,397 for the first $100,000, plus $8 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

Reinspection fees

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated

$60 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

Plan Review

25% of the Permit Fee

 

 TABLE 9-I
MEDICAL GAS SYSTEM PERMIT FEES

Value of Work

Permit Fee

$1.00 to $500.00

$60.00

$501.00 to $2,000.00

$60.00 for the first $500.00, plus $5.00 for each additional $100.00 or fraction thereof

$2,001.00 to $25,000.00

$135.00 for the first $2,000.00, plus $18.00 for each additional $1000.00 or fraction thereof

$25,001.00 to $50,000.00

$550.00 for the first $25,000.00, plus $14.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof

$50,001.00 to $100,000.00

$900.00 for the first $50,000.00, plus $9.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof

$100,001.00 and up

$1,350.00 for the first $100,000.00, plus $8.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof

Reinspection fees

$60.00 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

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

$60.00 per hour (minimum charge 2 hours)

Plumbing Plan Review

25% of the Plumbing Permit Fee

 

 TABLE 9-J
ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES
For all residential (per dwelling unit), commercial, industrial and institutional buildings.

Services Included:

Cost

Number of Inspections per Permit Allowed

1000 sq. ft. or less

$125.00

4

Each additional 500 sq. ft. or portion thereof

$22.00

 

Limited Energy:

 

 

1 & 2 Family Residential

$28.00

 2

Multifamily Residential

$52.00

 2

 

 

 

Service or Feeders

 

 

Installation, Alterations or Relocation

 

 

200 amps or less

$72.00

2

201 amps to 400 amps

$85.00

2

401 amps to 600 amps

$150.00

2

601 amps to 1000 amps

$200.00

2

over 1000 amps or volts

$450.00

2

Reconnect only

$60.00

2

Temporary Service or Feeders

 

 

Installation, Alterations or Relocation

 

 

200 amps or less

$60.00

2

201 amps to 400 amps

$80.00

2

401 amps to 600 amps

$120.00

2

Over 600 amps or volts

$450.00

2

Branch Circuits

 

 

New, Alterations or Extension Per Panel

 

 

(a) The fee for branch circuits (with purchase of service or feeder)

 

 

Each branch circuit

$3.50

 2

(b) The fee for branch circuit (without purchase of service or feeder fee)

 

 

First branch circuit

$52.00

 2

Each additional branch circuit

$3.50

 2

Miscellaneous (Service or Feeder not included)

 

 

Each pump or irrigation circuit

$60.00

2

Each sign or outline lighting

$60.00

2

Signal circuit(s) or a limited energy panel, alteration or extension

 

$60.00 

 

2

Inspections outside normal business hours

$60.00 per hour
(minimum charge 2 hours)

 

Each additional inspection over the allowable in any of the above, per inspection

$60.00

 2

Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated

$60.00  
(minimum charge 2 hours)

 

Work started without permit

See Section 9.270(5)

 

Renewable Energy System

 

 

5 KVA or less

$100.00

2

5.01 KVA to 15 KVA

$100.00

2

15.01 KVA to 25 KVA

$200.00

2

25.01 KVA and above

$200 + 2.50 per KVA

 

Plan Review

25% of total permit fees

 

 
TABLE 9-K
MANUFACTURED DWELLING PERMIT FEES
For new or relocated manufactured homes and cabana.

Manufactured Dwelling Placement: (Includes review of the plot plan, installation inspection and final inspection, electrical feeder, water/sewer connection. This permit fee does not include retaining walls over four feet high or basement construction under a manufactured dwelling)

$303 per installation

Earthquake-Resistant Bracing System Installation (when not part of the original manufactured dwelling installation)

$110 per installation

Reinspection Fee

$60.00

Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated

$60.00 per hour (minimum of one hour)

All other structures not specified above.

See Table 9-A for permit fee.

(5)  Work started without permits is subject to an investigation fee for each permit type for which work was started.  The investigation fee shall be equal to the permit fee, but shall not be less than $200, nor more than $1,000. 


[Added, Sec. 9, Ord. No. 2011-63, Apr. 7, 2011; Amd. Ord. No. 2014-23, Feb. 6, 2014.]