Schedule of Fees for 2016-17

Inspections Fees

There is hereby established, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017, the following fees for services as indicated:

Alamance County Inspection Department Fee Schedule
  
 Permits and Inspection Fees - General 
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
Gibsonville (Guilford County) include an additional 20% to total fees.
  
Residential Permit Fees 
Residential permits are "blanket" permits, all trades and insulation are included except as noted 
Building Permit Fees 
New residential single family dwellings, duplexes and townhouses, additions and alterations to dwelling units. (includes plbg., elec., mech  fees)$0.40/ gross sq. ft.* up to first 1,000 sq. ft. ; THEN $0.25/ gross sq. ft.* over 1,000 sq. ft.
*note: gross square footage includes any floored area under roof (porches, garages, storage areas, basements,etc.) 
Decks additional$50.00  ($100.00 w/ poured ftg.)
Saw service (additional)$50.00
  
Outbuildings, garages, workshops, and similar$0.25 per gross sq. ft.
             (trade fees additional) 
  
Manufactured / Mobile Homes (includes decks/ porches, trade fees) Single-wide and double wide$200.00
With poured footings$250.00
  
Modular Homes (includes trade fees)$350.00
Saw service additional$50.00
     Decks additional$50.00  ($100.00 w/ poured ftg.)
Residential permits continued 
Other permits 
Deck Permit –with precast footings$50.00
        With poured footings$100.00
Insulation and Energy Utilization Permit (w/o building permit)$50.00
Demolition of building$50.00
Moving building (trade fees extra)$100.00
Swimming Pools$100.00
         Electrical additional$150.00
Solar Installations (roof mounted)$50.00
        Ground Mounted$100.00
        Electrical additional$50.00 roof/ $100.00 ground
Travel trailer and recreational vehicles$50.00
  
Electrical Permit Fees 
Based on size of service and are calculated as follows:$0.25 per amp
Temporary Power$50.00
Service change/ reconnect$50.00
Miscellaneous  electrical permit$50.00
                 includes one trip- extra trips$50.00
  
Mechanical Permit Fees 
           HVAC Change out / installation       (one system)$50.00
                                  (two or more systems)$75.00
                 includes one trip- extra trips$50.00
         Gas log, gas piping, ductwork, misc. mechanical / fuel gas                   permits$50.00
  
Plumbing Permit Fees 
New Roughing-in$50.00 for first fixture,
$4.00 for each additional
Building Sewer Connection$50.00
       Miscellaneous Plumbing / Water heater change-out$50.00
Other Residential Fees: 
Homeowner’s Recovery Fee (licensed general contractors only)$10.00
Residential Plan Review - New homes  (fee is credited toward cost of permit)$100.00
Plan review - remodels and accessory buildings,  solar installations (fee is credited toward cost of permit)$50.00
  
  
Commercial Permit Fees 
 Plan Review (1,000 sq. ft. or less)$50.00
                   (1,000 sq. ft. to 4,000 sq. ft.)$100.00
                   (4,000 sq. ft. to 49,999 sq. ft.)$200.00
                   (50,000 sq. ft. or more)$300.00
  
 Building Permits (based on construction cost)*$50.00 for the first $1,000 of estimated value; then $4.00 per $1,000 of estimated value from $1000 to $100,000; then $3.00 per  $1,000 of estimated value over $100,000
*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.
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection.  Extra  inspection fees applied for additional inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests.
Signs/billboards up to 200 sq. ft. (electrical not included)$50.00
                     Over 200 sq. ft. (electrical not included)$100.00
Occupancy Permit/Day Care/ABC License Inspection Fees (one trip)$50.00
Insulation and Energy Utilization Permit (w/o building permit)$100.00
Mobile construction offices (trade fees extra)$50.00
  
Electrical Permits 
Based on size of service and are calculated as follows:$0.40 per amp
  
Permit allows for one re-inspection per trade / type of inspection.  Extra  inspection fees applied for additional inspections, uncorrected violations and partial inspection requests.
  
Commercial Service Change$80.00
Temporary Power$50.00
Temporary Saw Service$50.00
Low Voltage, Signs$50.00
Misc. elec. Permits$50.00
     Underground inspections (slab, ditch, etc.)$50.00
commercial permits continued 
Mechanical Permits 
Heat Only$0.0004 per B.T.U.
Cooling Only$0.0008 per B.T.U.
Heating & Cooling$0.0004 per B.T.U. heating plus $0.0004 per B.T.U. cooling
Heat Pump$0.001 per B.T.U.  ($50.00 minimum)
Refrigeration Systems – Walk-in cooler or unit$50.00 first unit,
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  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 Permits 
New Roughing-in$50.00 for first fixture,
$4.00 for each additional
Building Sewer Connection$50.00
       Miscellaneous Plumbing / Water heater change-out$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.
  
 Inspection Fee Policy 
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.      Transferable.  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.