How much does a permit cost?

The cost of permit varies depending on the project. Most permits are based on a project valuation. The project valuation can be determined by the square footage of a new home or addition, or it could simply be based on the contractors construction estimate. As long as the project valuation takes into account the cost of materials and labor at the fair market value*, it can be used to calculate permit fees. We can always run an estimate for you if you need a close dollar amount.  

* Fair market value: The valuation to be used in computing the plan review and permit fees will be the prevailing fair market value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguisher systems or any other permanent work or permanent equipment. 

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1. How big of a shed or accessory structure can I build without a permit?
2. I am thinking about a deck project… When do I need a permit?
3. How much does a permit cost?
4. I want to build a fence, do I need a permit?
5. What are the construction working hours?
6. What are the minimum Wind and Snow loads in the City?
7. How do I know the buildable area of my lot?
8. Do I need a permit to install a roof?
9. Do I need a permit to install a pool or spa?
10. Do I need a permit for the installation of rockery or any type of retaining wall?
11. Do I need a permit for plumbing work?
12. Do I need a permit for mechanical work?
13. Ok so I need a permit, how do I apply?
14. Are the any outside agencies that I need to consider for my permit?
15. I am the homeowner, can I obtain my own permit and do the work myself?