New Single Family Permit Costs
What are you paying in permit fees for new construction, and how long does it take to get your permit from the time you submit? What State are you in?
I think this will be interesting to see the responses.
Me – Washington State, $12,500 for 2985 sf. This includes sewer, water and all building permits, Ie seperate plumbing and electrical permits don’t need to be pulled. Takes about six months assuming your plans conform to cities codes and don’t require revisions.
Friend in unicorporated area of King County spent $60,000 to get his permit because of the “sensitive areas” around his house. Most of this money went to independent contracts, ie geotechs, biologists. Took him about a year to get a permit.
How about you?
Here in the Pocono mts of pennsylvania we average about 3000.00 for a 2400 sq ft house.
two years ago. $218 about seven minutes.
Central Iowa (rural area), $1,500 for 2300 sq ft, and about 3 minutes in the county office. In that time the inspector came out of his office and approved site plan on the spot. Can't say enough good things about the man.
We have to pay $20 to get one. It's basically just done so they make sure they update the taxable assessments.
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Two years ago there were NO permit fees. People aer pissed off that they have to pony up $20 just so the county can raise their taxes. I can't imagine how people would squeal if there were actually building codes that they had to follow...
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Does that mean there are no inspections either?
"Does that mean there are no inspections either?"
Any moron can slap up anything they want. and many do.
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When I moved here and got my own permit, it floored me to learn that the fee was at that time only $25 for th ebasic permit. It had been the same for a hundred years or whatever. It was costing the Town a good minimum $150 to process it and do the site checks. it is more realistic now.I was so suprised because when I was in a similar sized rural town in CO, the fee was a few hundred plus tap fees of close to ten grand
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Aitkin County, MN
$250.00 for rolling in a '59 Marshfield or building a 3 million dollar getaway lake place. Left handed's $12,500 permit fee is at least 12 times higher than the assesed value of the hundreds of occupied trailers mouldering into the ground around here. First time in the permit office I was proudly told "We don't have a code here". Working around the county I have also found that they don't have a concept of frost footings or flashing either.
basically our county puts the liability on the engineer and designer so if its by a license company then pay the fee and you out in seven minute. Property tax is where they make it up.
Here in California, every city is different in terms of rules and fees. I fall under the Los Angeles jurisdiction and paid about $10,000.00 for a new construction, 3,000 sf SFR. The actual building permit totalled to about $3K. The balance of it was for school fees.- And my kids don't even attend the Los Angeles public schools!
8 years ago, my 650 sqft additon was around 3k and that includes around $2 sqft for school fees. Now in that area, everyone who builds or adds on, gets a $14k assesment for the new traffic coridor, no matter what size they build. this is on top of all other fees. Southwest Riverside County, Calif.
If I remember correctly, it costs arounf $10k to hook up to sewer and water, not including labor/material costs. I'm glad we were on well and septic, even though the well cost was $20k
Washington state, you pay a 1.1% excise tax fee on the estimated cost of your home. Not including other permit fees, water, sewer, electric. All builders/contractors charge a sales tax of around 7 3/4% on all costs, not just materials.(so much for the state not having state income taxes). This includes when you sell/buy a home, too.
As you noted, it is a SALES tax, not an income tax.Of course, it takes income to pay a sales tax.
12k? Where in WA state?
I think it is cheaper on the east side of teh state.
western washington. Yeah eastern washington is probably cheaper.
Permits in general, $50 flat rate plus $2 per $1000 of sale cost. New construction, add impact fees, I don't know for sure but I think 07 they're going to be about $7K, paid with the permit.
How long? If your ducks are in a row about ten minutes. If you walk in with a napkin sketch, who knows.
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Ten cents a square foot for living areas, and five cents for decks, unfinished basements, attics, garages, etc.
Add for wastee water design and the plumbing permit, maybe another five hundred. If you are not in a sensitive area requiring additional research and backup, you could have the permit in six weeks with less than a thousand bucks probably.
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Sarpy County, Nebraska (Omaha 'burbs): 2900SF 2-story, subdivision lot - $4500. That includes water hookup, curb grind, etc.
Raleigh NC. ~ $2800 for a 2000 Sq Ft house. It takes about 3 or 4 weeks. Of the $2800 I think roughly $800 is the permit, and the other 2000 is impact and utility fees. They are always comming up with something new though... This tiime it is a $50 fee on your first water bill for "new water service".