Mechanical Permit Fee Schedule

(Effective October 24, 2008)

Amends Chapter 1, entitled Administration, Section 115, Table No. 1-1 of the 2007 California Mechanical Code, providing for the collection of fees.

PERMIT ISSUANCE
FEES
   
1. For the issuance of each permit
$53.
   
NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, ADDITION OR ALTERATION FEE SCHEDULE
   

1. Residential additions and alterations (per square foot)

$0.030
   
2. New residential or multifamily residential buildings (per square foot)
$0.022
   
UNIT FEE SCHEDULE  
   
1. For the installation, relocation or replacement of each furnace or burner including ducts and vents attached to such appliance, heater, appliance, refrigeration unit, cooling or absorption unit, boiler, compressor, air-handling unit or process piping system.
$13.25
   
PERMIT FEES FOR FUEL-GAS PIPING  
See Plumbing Permit Fee Schedule  
   
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.