Building Permit Fee Schedule

(Effective October 24, 2008)

Amends Appendix Chapter 1, entitled Administration, of the 2007 California Building Code, providing for the collection of fees thereof.

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

A fee for each building permit shall be paid to the City of Daly City, as set forth in Table l-A.

The valuation to be used in computing the permit and plan check fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire-extinguishing systems, and any other permanent work or permanent equipment. Moveable office furnishings, appliances, stored vehicles, or stock inventories are not to be included in the valuation.

The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this Code shall be made by the Authorized Representative.

The cost per square foot shall be calculated according to the Building Valuation Data schedule listed in the most current issue of Building Standards Monthly, which is printed and circulated by the International Conference of Building Officials. All Modifiers are to be applied as well as the column indicating "Good Construction". Said schedule shall be filed in the Building Division Office.

Supplementary Valuation Data
FEES
a.
The costs per square foot for one and two family dwellings with additional rooms constructed in either the garage or basement area.
$36.48
 
b.
The costs per square foot for wood deck or wood stairway on a dwelling unit.
$28.25
   
c.
>The costs per square foot for tenant improvement work in commercial buildings.
$48.64
   

BUILDING DIVISION PLAN REVIEW FEES

When a plan or other data are required are to be submitted, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting plans and specifications for review. Said plan review fee shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee. The plan review fees are separate fees from the Building Permit fee.

When plans are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan review, an additional plan review fee may be charged, if deemed necessary by the Authorized Representative. Additional fee shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee.

Additional plan review fees required by changes, additions or revisions to approved plans shall be charged at 1.25 times the reviewers hourly rate (one hour minimum)

PLANNING DIVISION PLAN REVIEW FEES>

The Planning Division review fee shall be collected at the same time as the Building Division Plan Review Fee.

FIRE DEPARTMENT PLAN REVIEW FEES

The Fire Safety plan review shall be collected at the same time as the Building Division Plan Review Fee.

ENERGY FEES

The Building Division will collect a fee in the amount of 20% of the building permit fee at the time of permit issuance, a combination fee for plan review and inspection of Title 24 energy requirements.

MICROFILM FEE

The fee is to be charged at the rate of 5% of the building permit fee. For permits under $67.85 the minimum fee will be $3.40.

>OTHER INSPECTIONS AND FEES 
FEES
   
Inspection outside of normal business hours
(Minimum Charge - one hour).
TWO TIMES
HOURLY RATE
 
>Inspection for which no fee is specifically indicated
(Minimum Charge - one hour).
HOURLY RATE
 
A reinspection fee shall be assessed for each inspection or reinspection when such portion of work for which inspection is called is not complete or when corrections called for are not made (Minimum Charge - one hour).
HOURLY RATE

ENFORCEMENT FEES

Fees will be charged in the amount equal to costs incurred by the Building Division staff. These costs will include all time incurred by the Building Division. Hourly rates will include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees. These fees shall only be charged in the amount over and above the investigation fee.

INVESTIGATION FEES

Whenever any work has commenced for which a permit is required without first having obtained said permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work.

An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued.

Investigation Fees:

1st time offenders - established minimum Code Enforcement Fee.

2nd time offenders - three times the amount of the permit fee or established minimum Code Enforcement Fee whichever is greater.

3rd or more time offenders - ten times the amount of the permit fee.

The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all provisions of this code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.

This provision shall not apply to emergency work when it shall be provided to the satisfaction of the Authorized Representative that such work was urgently necessary.

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
FEES
   
Processing fee for the issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy (non-refundable)
$250
 
A cash deposit shall be collected at the time of issuance of the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy in the amount of 1.25 times the valuation of the work outstanding. The valuation is as determined by the administrative authority. Upon failure of the applicant to complete the work on time as agreed, the City may cause the work to be done. This fee is refundable in its entirety upon successful completion of the work by the applicant or partially refundable if the City incurs expense causing said work to be done.
 
Extension of time on either a permit or permit application
$30
 
REPRODUCTION & DISSEMINATION OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
 
 
Microfilm hard copy (minimum charge $7)
$1.50/page
 
Computer Research (one quarter hour minimum plus $0.50 each page)
HOURLY RATE
   
Facsimile transmission $2.50 for up to three pages plus $0.60 for additional pages)  
   

RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS REPORT FEES

3R report fees shall be collected in the amount of $45/report.

FEES REFUNDS

The Authorized Representative may authorize the refund of any permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code, or for a permit, which has been paid and is withdrawn or cancelled. The refund shall be the amount paid less $75.

Alquist Priolo Geologic Hazard Act - Fee Collection

The Building Division of the Department of Economic and Community Development shall collect a fee from each applicant for a building permit within the special studies zones heretofore designated valuation of the proposed construction for which the building permit is issued, as determined by the Chief Building Inspector.

Strong Motion Instrumentation Program

The Building Division of the Department of Economic and Community Development shall collect a fee from each applicant for a building permit, which fee for residential property shall be equal to seven (7) cents per thousand dollars valuation or fifty cents, whichever is higher. Fees for commercial property shall be equal to fifteen (15) cents per thousand dollars valuation or fifty cents whichever is higher. Fees collected shall be deposited in the Strong Motion Instrumentation Special Fund of the State Treasury.

California State Building Standards Administration Special Revolving Fund

The Building Division of the Department of Economic and Community Development shall collect a fee, effective January 1, 2009, from each applicant for a building permit, assessed at the rate of $4 per $100,000 in valuation, with appropriate fractions thereof, but not less than $1. "Appropriate fractions thereof" is interpreted to be $1 per every $25,000 in valuation per table below:

Permit Valuation Fee
$1 - 25,000 $1
$25,001 - 50,000 $2
$50,001 - 75,000 $3
$75,001 - 100,000 $4
Every $25,000 or fraction thereof above $100,000 Add $1

Fees collected shall be submitted quarterly to the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC).