Notice: our Permit Process is Changing!
Starting July 1, 2015, we will issue a single permit for all Single-Family Dwellings, with one fee that includes all trades.


Schedule of Fees for 2015-16

Inspections Fees

There is hereby established, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2016, the following fees for services as indicated:

Building Permits and Inspections 
Minimum Permit Fee$50.00
Extra Inspections$50.00 per trip
Administrative Fees (changing information, renewals)$35.00
Extra building permit sign card$5.00
Duplicate Certificate of Occupancy$5.00
  
Building Permit - Residential 
Building Permit – New residential single family dwellings, duplexes and townhouses, additions and alterations to dwelling units. 

(note: gross square footage includes any floored area under roof (porches, garages, storage areas, etc.)

 

 

$0.40/ gross sq. ft. up to 1,000 sq. ft. then $0.25/ gross sq. ft. over 1,000 sq. ft.                                               (includes trade fees)

 

 
Saw service (additional)$50.00
  
Building Permit – outbuildings, garages, workshops, and similar$0.25 per gross sq. ft.
             (trade fees additional) 
Homeowner’s Recovery Fee$10.00
  
Residential Plan Review (Plan review fee is credited toward cost of permit)$100.00
     Accessory bldgs. 500 sq. ft. & larger$50.00
  
Building Permit - Commercial 
Commercial Plan Review (1,000 sq. ft. or less)$50.00
Commercial Plan Review (1,000 sq. ft. to 4,000 sq. ft.)$100.00
Commercial Plan Review (4,000 sq. ft. to 49,999 sq. ft.)$200.00
Commercial Plan Review (50,000 sq. ft. or more)$300.00

All other Commercial

The construction cost for new construction and additions will be the greater of: 1) The proposed cost listed on the Building Permit Application or 2) The cost determined from the most recent Building Valuation Data published by the International Code Council.

$50.00 for the first $1,000 of estimated value; $4.00 per $1,000 of estimated value up to $100,000; then $3.00 per $1,000 of estimated value over $100,000
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection. Extra   inspection fees applied for additional
inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests. 
  
Deck Permit –with precast footings$50.00
       With poured footings$100.00
Demolition of building$50.00
Moving building$100.00
Swimming Pools$100.00
Solar Installations (residential only – commercial by project cost)$50.00
           With footing inspection$100.00
Signs/billboards up to 200 sq. ft.$50.00
                     Over 200 sq. ft.$100.00
Occupancy Permit/Day Care/ABC License Inspection Fees (one trip)

$50.00

 

Electrical Permit Fees

Based on size of service and are calculated as follows:

 
One and two family residential dwellings, including townhouses$0.25 per amp
Commercial Buildings$0.40 per amp
         Underground inspections (slab, ditch, etc.)$50.00
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection. Extra   inspection fees applied for additional
inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests. 
  
Temporary Power per Sec. 10.8 N.C.E.C.$50.00
Temporary Saw Service$50.00
  
Residential Service Change$50.00
Commercial Service Change$80.00
  
Swimming Pools$150.00
Solar Installations (residential only) Roof mounted$50.00
       Pole mounted (with footing)$100.00
HVAC Change out   (one system)$50.00
                                 (two or more systems)$75.00
Low Voltage, Signs$50.00
Miscellaneous$50.00
  
Mechanical Permit Fees 
  
Commercial-Heat Only$0.0004 per B.T.U.
Commercial-Cooling Only$0.0008 per B.T.U.
Commercial-Heating & Cooling$0.0004 per B.T.U. heating plus $0.0004 per B.T.U. cooling
Commercial-Heat Pump

$0.001 per B.T.U.

($50.00 minimum)

  
Commercial-Refrigeration Systems – Walk-in cooler or unit

$50.00 first unit,

$25.00 each additional

  
Boilers and Chillers 
Up to and including 150,000 B.T.U.$50.00
In excess of 150,000 B.T.U.$50.00 plus $0.0002 per B.T.U. over 150,000.   Maximum fee of $200.00
Commercial Hood$100.00
  
Gas log, gas piping, ductwork, misc. mechanical / fuel gas permits

$50.00

 

  
  
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection. Extra   inspection fees applied for additional
inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests. 
  
  
Plumbing Permit Fees 
New Roughing-in

$50.00 for first fixture,

$4.00 for each additional

Building Sewer Connection$50.00
Water Service Connection$50.00
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection. Extra   inspection fees applied for additional
inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests. 
  
Insulation and Energy Utilization Permit (w/o building permit)

$50.00-Residential

$100.00-Commercial

  
Manufactured Homes Permit (includes decks/ porches, trade fees) 
Single-wide and double wide$200.00
With poured footings$250.00
  
Mobile construction offices$50.00
Commercial Units$50.00
Travel trailer and recreational vehicles$50.00
Modular Construction-Residential and Commercial (includes trade fees)$350.00
         Deck or saw service additional$50.00
  
Gibsonville (Guilford County) include an additional 20% to total fees. 

 

  1. Permits Not Valid. No building, electrical, plumbing mechanical miscellaneous or other permit issued by the Department of Inspections shall be valid unless all fees as prescribed by this ordinance shall have been paid to Alamance County.
  2. Work Commenced Prior To Obtaining Permits. In all cases where building, construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical or other work for which a permit is required is commenced before such permit is obtained, except where specific permission is granted to proceed by the Inspections Department, any permit fee due Alamance County for a permit for such work shall be twice the amount of the regular permit fee specified herein which would have been due had such permit been obtained prior to commencing work.
  3. In some cases, permit fees may be transferred from one permit to another. Permit fees are not refundable.
  4. Time Limitation. All permits expire six months after the date of issuance if the authorized work has not commenced. After commencement of work, if work is discontinued for a period of twelve months, the permit expires. If no inspection has been requested within a twelve-month period, it shall be presumed that work has stopped and the permit has expired.
  5. An extra trip or re-inspection fee may be assessed when the project is not ready for an inspection, recurring deficiencies exist, or inspection requests are not canceled on time.
  6. Final inspections, Certificates of Completion and Certificates of Occupancy will not be issued until all outstanding fees are cleared by the Central Permitting Office.
  7. Gas piping fees. When a fee is charged for gas-fired appliances, a separate gas-piping fee shall not be required as long as the gas-piping and appliance are ready for inspection at the same time. Appliance shall mean any gas connected appliance or any gas outlet provided for future appliance connection.
  8. Notification of inspection results shall be left at the job site.
  9. Installations not addressed by this fee schedule will be charged using a minimum fee and per inspection trip criteria.