Enforcement fees represent the staff time incurred to see the violation abated. They increase over time. Common violations and the associated fees (for violations abated within 30 days) are as follows:

ViolationAssociated Fee
Building Code$1,180
Conditions of Approval Violation$880
Expired Permit$575
Expired Plan Check/Building Permit Application$475
Illegal Home Occupation$880
Illegal Secondary Unit$880
Property Maintenance$440
Sign Permit Violation$880
All Other Violations$880

Continued Accrual

Fees accrue and are due from the date of the letter following the initial investigation. They increase if the violation is not abated within 30 days, 60 days and/or within 90 days from the date of the letter, so it is in the property owner's best interest to abate the violation as quickly as possible.

Accrual Example

Rooms were constructed without permit. The fees are as follows depending upon how long the case remains open:

  • 1 to 30 days: $1,180
  • 31 to 60 days: $475
  • 61 to 90 days: $575