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Building

City of Florence, Alabama
Building Department
Municipal Building Room 216
110 West College Street
Florence, AL 35630
Telephone: (256) 760-6325
Fax: (256) 740-4651

Email: Gary Williamson, Building Official

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Building Fees

 

Fees for Single Family Residential

Permit fees shall be calculated using the latest building valuation data, available on January 1st of each year, as provided by the Southern Building Code Congress International. Valuation per square foot of heated areas shall be as published in the valuation data for average construction.

Valuation of unheated areas, unfinished basements, garages, detached garages and accessory structures shall be calculated as one-fourth (1/4) of one (1) percent of total valuation.

Fees for Residential (other than single family dwellings), Commercial, Industrial, and Signs

Permit fees for residential structures other than single family dwellings shall be calculated using actual cost of construction or latest building valuation data as provided by the Southern Building Code Congress International. Valuation per square foot of heated area shall be as published in the valuation data.

Valuation of unheated areas, unfinished basements, garages, detached garages and accessory structures shall be calculated as one-fourth (1/4) the value per square foot of that provided in the valuation data for heated areas.

SCHEDULE OF PERMIT FEES

Total Valuation Permit Fees
   
$1,000 and less No fee, unless inspection required, in which case a $15.00 fee for each inspection shall be charged.
   
$1,000 to $50,000 $15.00 for the first $1,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00.
   
$50,000 to $100,000 $260.00 for the first $50,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00.
   
$100,000 to $500,000 $460.00 for the first $100,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.00.
   
$500,000 and up $1,660.00 for the first $500,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

For projects inside the corporate city limits there will be, in addition to the permit fee, added contractor's license fee equal to 1/20 of 1% of the entire construction cost.

Moving Fee

For the moving of any building or structure, the fee shall be $100.

Demolition Fee

For the demolition of any building or structures, the fee shall be $50.00.

Penalties

Where work  for  which a permit is required by this code is started or proceeds prior to obtaining said permit, the fees herein specified shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any persons from fully complying with the requirements of this code in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed herein.

Plan Checking Fees

When a plan is required to be submitted, a plan-checking fee shall be paid. Said fee shall be equal to one-half of the building permit fee. The plan-checking fee is in addition to the building permit fee.

Schedule of Plumbing Permit and Inspection Fees

Permit Issuance
   
1. For issuing each permit $10.00
   
Unit Fee Schedule (In addition to item 1 above)
   
1. For each plumbing fixture or trap set of fixtures on one trap (including water, drainage piping, and backflow protection for it) $2.50
   
2. For each building sewer and each trailer park sewer $5.00
   
3. Rainwater systems – per drain (inside building) $2.50
   
4. For each water heater and/or vent $2.50
   
5. For each atmospheric-type vacuum breaker $1.50
   
6. For each backflow protective device $5.00
   
Other Inspections and Fees
   
1. Inspection outside of normal business hours (minimum 2 hours), rate per hour $25.00
   
2. Reinspection fee $20.00

Schedule of Gas Permit and Inspection Fees

The following fees shall be charged for permits required by this division:
   
1. For issuing each permit $5.00
   
2. Inspection of consumer's gas piping at one (1) location
(including both rough in and final piping inspection), shall be for one (1) outlet
$5.00
   
3. For each additional outlet $1.00
   
4. The fee for inspection conversion burners, floor furnaces, boilers, or central heating plants each inspection $2.50
   
5. The fee for inspecting room or space heaters and water heaters shall be, for each unit $2.50
   
6. If the inspector is called back, after correction or defects noted on previous inspection, there shall be made for each such return inspection, an additional fee of $20.00
   
7. Inspections outside normal business hours (min. 2 hr.), rate per hr. $25.00
   
8. Any and all fees shall be paid by the person to whom the permit is issued. $25.00

Schedule of Electrical Permit and Inspection Fees

To calculate the inspection fees, the amperage is based on the conductor ampacity of the overcurrent device rating.
   
RESIDENTIAL
   
Single and two family residential (new construction)
   
First 1500 sq. ft. or less $25.00
   
Each additional 500 sq. ft. or portion of $5.00
   
Each outbuilding or detached garage inspected with the service $10.00
   
Multi-family residential (New Construction)
Each Service and/or Feeder:
   
TABLE 1
   
Service Ampacity Service Feeder
   
0 to 200 $25.00 $10.00
   
201 to 400 $35.00 $20.00
   
401 to 600 $45.00 $30.00
   
601 to 800 $60.00 $40.00
   
801 and over $70.00 $50.00
   
Single Family or Multi-family altered services including circuits
   
TABLE 2
   
Service Ampacity Service/Feeder
   
0 to 200 $25.00
   
210 to 600 $35.00
   
over 600 $45.00
   
Maintenance or repair of meter or mast (no alterations to service of feeder) $25.00
   
Single or multi-family residential circuits only (no service Inspection) $20.00
   
Replacement or repair of premise wiring systems:
   
0 – 5 circuits $25.00
   
Each additional circuit $5.00
   
Note: Total fee not to exceed Table 2
   
Mobile homes; mobile home parks; and RV parks:
   
Mobile home service or feeder only $15.00
   
Mobile home service and feeder $35.00
   
Mobile home park sites and RV park sites:
   
First service or feeder $20.00
   
Each additional service; or a feeder inspected at same time as Service $15.00
   
   
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL
   
Service/feeder; and feeders inspected at the same time as service (circuits included)
   
TABLE 3
   
Service/Feeder Ampacity Service Feeder Additional Feeder Inspected Same Time
   
0 to 100 $25.00 $10.00
   
101 to 200 $25.00 $20.00
   
201 to 400 $35.00 $30.00
   
401 to 600 $45.00 $40.00
   
601 to 800 $60.00 $50.00
   
801 to 1000 $75.00 $60.00
   
Over 1000 $90.00 $70.00
   
Over 600 volts surchange - $25.00  
   
Altered services or feeders (no circuits)
   
TABLE 4
   
Service Ampacity Service/Feeder
   
0 to 200 $25.00
   
201 to 600 $35.00
   
601 to 1000 $45.00
   
Over 1000 $55.00
   
Over 600 volts surcharge $25.00
   
Maintenance or repair of meter or mast (no alteration of service equipment) $25.00
   
Circuits only $25.00
   
Replacement or repair of premise wiring system
   
0 – 5 circuits $25.00
   
Each additional circuit $5.00
   
Note: Total fee not to exceed Table 4  
   
 
TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE
   
Residential
25.00
   
Commercial/Industrial
   
TABLE 5
   
Service or Feeder Ampacity
   
0 to 100 $25.00
   
101 to 200 $35.00
   
201 to 400 $45.00
   
401 to 600 $55.00
   
Over 600 $65.00
   
Each additional feeder inspected at the same time as service or first feeder add 50% of the fee above.
   
   
MISCELLANEOUS – Commercial/Industrial and Residential
   
Thermostats:
   
First Thermostat $10.00
   
Each additional thermostat inspected at the same time as first thermostat. $5.00
   
Low voltage fire alarm burglar alarm:
   
First 2500 sq. ft. or less. Includes nurse call intercom, security systems and similar low energy circuits and equipment $25.00
   
Each additional 500 sq. ft. or portion thereof $5.00
   
Signs and outline lighting
   
First sign (no service) $15.00
   
Each additional sign inspected at the same time on the same building or structure $5.00
   
Berth at a marina or dock $25.00
   
Each additional berth inspected at the same time $25.00
   
Emergency inspections requested outside
normal work hours.
Regular fee plus surcharge of 55.00
Reinspection fee 20.00
   
Generators and transformers, capacitors:
   
50 KVA or less $35.00
   
Each additional 50 KVA or portion thereof $5.00
   
   
Secs. 5-532 - 5-550. Reserved.  

 

 

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