BUILDING DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
CITY OF STRAFFORD

 

COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION

NEW BUILDINGS AND ADDITIONS:

To calculate the building permit fee, you will need the following minimum information:

*Use Group
*Construction Type
Gross Floor Area of Building or Addition (square footage)
Permit Fee Multiplier = .0020 

*Type of Construction Factor will be from a matrix of numbers based on Use Group and Construction Type as established by the International Code Council’s Building Valuation Data (BVF).

ICC Building Valuation Data Table 2020 

Gross area (Sq Ft) of the               Type of Construction                   Permit Fee             Building Permit
building or addition            x                         Factor                   x              Multiplier           =             Fee

 Plus:

         Water Connect                                                                                                                 PERMIT FEE $60.00
         Sewer Connect                                                                                                                 PERMIT FEE $60.00 

INFILLS AND RENOVATIONS:
Infills and renovations will be calculated in the same manner as a New Building or Addition, except the Type of Construction Factor is multiplied by .30 and then the above formula will be used to calculate the Building Permit Fee.

Gross area (Square Feet)                 Type of Construction                      Permit Fee         Building Permit
involved in the renovation only   x            Factor                   x   .30    x    Multiplier   =        Fee

COMMERCIAL SHELL BUILDINGS:
A “Shell Building” with no defined tenant infill spaces will be calculated in the same manner as a New Building or Addition, with the predetermined “Type of Construction” multiplied by .80.  This will reduce the permit fee for the Shell Building to a more comparable complexity of construction.

ASSOCIATED FEES: 

COMMERCIAL PLAN REVIEW / SITE PLAN REVIEW                                                             Billed at actual cost.
(*All plans must be certified by a licensed professional engineer and/or architect.)

SITE TESTING/INSPECTION FOR PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE                                       Billed at actual cost.
PENALTY FEE FOR STRUCTURE OCCUPIED PRIOR TO
ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY                                                                          $150.00 

LAND DISTURBANCE PERMIT (2-acre minimum), per Section 410.060, Strafford Municipal Code
PERMIT FEE $200 

STORMWATER DETENTION PERMIT FEE                                                                                    PERMIT FEE $100.00

COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING PERMIT FEES NOT ASSOCIATED WITH A BUILDING PERMIT: 
        
    MECHANICAL                                                                                                                                     PERMIT FEE $60.00
             ELECTRICAL                                                                                                                                         PERMIT FEE $100.00
             PLUMBING                                                                                                                                            PERMIT FEE $60.00

COMMERCIAL GAS                                                                                                                                     PERMIT FEE $75.00
COMMERCIAL AIR TEST ONLY                                                                                                            PERMIT FEE $75.00
MECHANICAL REFRIGERATION (COOLER)                                                                                PERMIT FEE $25.00
COMMERCIAL EXHAUST HOOD                                                                                                       PERMIT FEE $25.00 

FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM                                                                                                                       PERMIT FEE $150.00

RE-ROOF
                                                                                                                                                           PERMIT FEE $200.00

CULVERT                                                                                                                                                             PERMIT FEE $60.00 

PORTABLE BUILDING UNDER 100 SQ FT                                                                                   PERMIT FEE $40.00
STORAGE BUILDING                                                                                             PERMIT FEE $0.12/SQ FT, fees apply 

PARKING/STRIPING                                                                                                                                   PERMIT FEE $250.00 

SOLAR PANELS                                                                                                                                               PERMIT FEE $200.00 

DECK/PORCH                                                                                                                                                  PERMIT FEE $50.00 

COMMERCIAL SIGNS (New installation or alteration of any kind):               

    FREESTANDING (NO ELECTRIC) - PERMIT FEE $75.00
    PLAN REVIEW FEE $25.00

    FREESTANDING (WITH ELECTRIC) - PERMIT FEE $100.00
    PLAN REVIEW FEE $25.00

    WALL (NO ELECTRIC) - PERMIT FEE $60.00
    PLAN REVIEW FEE $ 25.00

    WALL (WITH ELECTRIC) - PERMIT FEE $80.00
    PLAN REVIEW FEE $ 25.00

COMMUNICATION TOWERS: (Including Antenna upgrades and/or collocates)
     PERMIT FEE $100.00
     PLAN REVIEW FEE $150.00
     TOWER APPLICATION FEE $200.00

COMMERCIAL PARKING LOT AS STAND ALONE FACILITIES:
    
PERMIT FEE $100.00
     PLAN REVIEW FEE                                                                Billed at actual cost, with a minimum of $150.00 

COMMERCIAL DEMOLITION
    
PERMIT FEE $150.00

COMMERCIAL FENCE PERMIT FEE
    
Fence 6 ft or less in height (Site Plan Review only)                                          NO COST PERMIT REQUIRED
     Fence greater than 6 ft in height (Site and Structural Review)                                                              $50.00

OTHER CHARGES:
     STREET CUT                                                                                                                                                                       $450.00
     CURB CUT                                                                                                                                                                           $100.00
     STREET SIGNS                                                                                                                               BILLED AT CITY’S COST
    BORING UNDER ROAD                                                                                                           BILLED AT CITY’S COST
     MOBILE HOME – TIE DOWN, ETC                                                                                                                        $30.00

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

COMMERCIAL RE-SUBMITTAL PLAN REVIEW FEE (Prior to Permit issuance)
    
$250.00 for 4th submittal and each submittal thereafter.
     If the Re-Submittal of the design documents is due solely to an error or omission by the City no additional fee or penalty will
     be assessed. 

The Penalty Fee for failure to submit Change Orders/Field Directives for review PRIOR to work performed after permit issuance: $250.00 for the 1st infraction and each infraction thereafter. This penalty fee covers those instances in which changes in the design are made in the field prior to Plan Revisions being submitted to the Strafford Building Department. This penalty fee is not applicable to aesthetic changes.

RE-INSPECTION FEES:

After the 1st Re-Inspection $100.00
After the 2nd and 3rd Re-Inspection $200.00 /each
After 4th Re-inspection and each additional Re-Inspection $500.00/each 

Re-Inspections are defined as:

1 – Work not ready for requested inspection (i.e: work not installed or constructed when Inspector arrives on site).
2 – Re-Inspecting previously inspected work that has not been corrected.3 – Jobsite not accessible after 2nd attempt when contractor has control of access.
4 – Failure to have a set of Approved Plans and Specs on site: 1st time = warning; 2nd time and all future times, Re-Inspection Fee will be assessed.
5- Calling for Inspection when work has been done but not in substantial conformance with the adopted codes or approved plans. This penalty fee covers those instances in which changes in the design are made in the field prior to plan revisions being submitted to the Strafford Building Department. This penalty fee is applicable to aesthetic changes.

 

AFTER HOURS OR OVERTIME INSPECTION FEES: $ 60.00 per hour (minimum 2 hours)

 

PENALTY FEE FOR WORK DONE WITHOUT A PERMIT:

The required Permit Fee x 2 + $100.00. This penalty fee does not apply to emergency work performed when City Offices are closed. Contractor must obtain applicable permit next open business day after the work is performed.

SUBDIVION AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT REVIEWS:

 

     SUBDIVION PLAN REVIW FEE                                                                                                                                     $2,500.00
    COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION FEE                                                                                      $2,500.00
    SUBDIVISIONION APPLICATION FEE                                                                                                                     $100.00, plus $1.00 for each lot

 *Fees charged for subdivision plan review and for commercial development applications are charged as deposits to cover the City’s actual costs for professional and other related services.  Any additional costs shall be charged to the applicant.  The balance of any unused portions shall be refunded to the applicant.  Final occupancy permits shall not be issued where there is an unsatisfied balance due to the City.

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT AND PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT APPLICATOINS FEES:

                 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION FEE                                                                                    $100.00
                 PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT – RESIDENTIAL                                                                                  $100.00
                 PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT – INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL                                    $100.00

*All charges to the City for professional fees required in connection with the above shall be billed to and paid by the applicant.

PUBLIC HEARING FEES AND FEES ASSOCIATED WITH LANDOWNER INTIATED ANNEXATION:

 

All costs associated with public hearings, including publication costs, certified mailing costs, sign posting costs, recording, and all other associated costs and expenses, shall be paid by the applicant as fees.

VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION REQUEST:

The applicant shall be responsible for all advertising costs relating to the public hearing notices and recording fees.