Electrical Permit Fee Schedule

(Effective October 24, 2008)

Amends Chapter 1, entitled Administration, of the 2007 Edition of the California Electrical Code, provided for the collection of fees thereof.

>PERMIT ISSUANCE
FEES
For issuing each permit
$53





SYSTEM FEE SCHEDULE (The following do not include permit issuing fee.)

For new single and two-family residential buildings, including all wiring and electrical equipment in or on each building or premises, excluding the area of garages, carports and other minor accessory buildings, constructed at the same time by applicant;  

Per square foot

$0.10
   
For new residential garage and storage areas;  

Per square foot

$0.05
   
For new multi-family residential buildings, apartments and condominiums, having three or more living units, including all wiring and electrical equipment in or on each building, excluding the area of garages and carports, constructed at the same time by the applicant;  

Per square foot

$0.10
   
For new multi-family residential garage and storage areas;  

Per square foot

$0.05
   
For new commercial or industrial buildings including all wiring and electrical equipment in or on each building, excluding the area garages, constructed at the same time by applicant;  

Per square foot

$0.10
   
For new commercial or industrial garage areas;
$0.05

Per square foot

 
   
For new commercial or industrial building of the uncompleted "SHELL" type use the "UNIT FEE SCHEDULE."
   
For alterations, additions and modifications to uncompleted 'SHELL" type commercial or industrial buildings, including all wiring and electrical equipment associated with a particular area, installed or constructed by the applicant;
 

Per square foot

$0.10
   
For alterations, addition and modifications to existing single and multi-family buildings, excluding the area of garages, carports and minor accessory buildings, constructed at the same time by applicant;
 

Per square foot

$0.10
   
UNIT FEE SCHEDULE (The following do not include permit issuing fee.)

 

The following unit fees shall be used for electrical installations not described above including receptacle, switch and lighting outlets, lighting fixtures, appliances, computer terminals, power apparatus, busways, signs, outline lighting and marquees, services, swimming pools, carnivals, circuses or other traveling shows; and temporary service power poles.

 $18.50

   
OTHER INSPECTIONS AND FEES  
   
Inspection outside of normal business hours
(Minimum Charge - one hour).
TWO TIMES HOURLY RATE
   
Inspection for which no fees 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
   
MICROFILM FEE

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

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.

3 or more times offenders - ten times the amount for the permit fee.

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

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

FEE 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.