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Permit and Bond Fees
Building Fees
NOTE: these fees do not include inspection fees.

All of the fees noted below shall be based on the cost of valuation as determined by the “Means Square Foot Costs,” as published by R.S. Means Company, Inc., Kingston, MA. OR, at the discretion of the of the director, the permit fee may be based upon the value listed on the signed contract between property on the contractor(s).

The following Building Permit Fees may include electrical, plumbing, signage, or miscellaneous fees, but do not include engineering division, fire department, or water department fees.

PENALTY for performing work without the proper permit may incur a fine of $300.00 or double the cost of the permit, whichever is higher, PLUS the cost of the permit.


Non-Residential (includes commercial and multi-family):
$100, plus 1.5% of the cost of valuation of the project.
  • If Plumbing work is proposed, a $75 charge will be applied.
  • If Electric work is proposed, a $75 charge will be applied.

The following shall be charged a flat fee of $150, does not include inspection fees:
  • Fence
  • Exterior concrete flatwork (driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc.)
  • Generators
  • HVAC/water heaters
  • Window and/or door replacement

Residential
$75, plus 1.5% of the cost of valuation of the project.  (Note: All residential projects include one free inspection.)
  • If Plumbing work is proposed, a $75 charge will be applied.
  • If Electric work is proposed, a $75 charge will be applied.

The following shall be charged a flat fee of $75, includes one inspection: 
  • Fence
  • Exterior concrete flatwork (driveways, patios, sidewalks, etc.)
  • Generators
  • HVAC/water heaters
  • Roofs (provided no structural work, tear-off/second layer only)
  • Window and/or door replacement

Third party/outsourced Fees
NON-Residential (Commercial) Plan Exam
  • Construction Value x .003 (Per Means Building Construction Cost Data or approved estimated cost of construction.)
  • Clerical - $30.00
  • Resubmittals - $65.00

Residential Plan Exam
  • Single Family Residence (area calculation includes contiguous constructions - e.g. basement, attached garage, etc.)
    • $390 (less than 3,000 sf)
    • $515 (3,000 to 5,000 sf)
    • $1005 (over 5,000 sf)
  • Residential Addition - $265
  • Detached Garage - $115
  • Decks, Sheds, etc. - $65
  • Resubmittals - $65

Fire Department Permit Fees
Contact the Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau (630-981-6402) directly for additional information.

Water Department Permit Fees
Contact the Water Department (630-981-6270) directly for additional information.

Sign Permit Fees
Sign permits shall cost $5 per square foot.  (Plus a 100.00 Bond)

Temporary signs require a $250 Bond.  
  • This bond is subject to forfeiture if the signage is not removed per the approved permit date.
  • Temporary signs that are not permitted may have the days that they have been in place, count against the maximum permitted days allowed.

Elevator Permit / Inspection / Plan Review Fees
Plan review fee is performed by an outside agency and the cost is born by the applicant. (typically $100).

Elevator inspections related to a building permit is $100 per inspection. If an inspection fails, a re-inspection fee shall be $100.

Bond Fees (does not include engineering & stormwater permits)
New Residential is 1% of total cost of project, not to exceed $10,000
New Multi-Family Building is 1% of total cost of project, not to exceed $15,000
New Non-Residential is 5% of total cost or project, not to exceed $50,000
Site Work (Multi-family/non-residential) is 5% of total cost, not to exceed $25,000
Signs, a cash bond of $100

Reference Sec. 18-487 for more details on fee and bond structure