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Fees - Building Department

Below are the permit fees and service charges for the Building Department as of November 2012.

The permit fee schedule for the Building Department shall be as follows:    
2007 MN Dept of Labor & Industry data with lesser amended fees:    
1st and 2nd floor $75.00 per sq. ft.
Crawl space $15.00 per sq. ft.
Deck $12.00 per sq. ft.
Finished basement $40.00 per sq. ft.
Garage/Attached or Detached $28.00 per sq. ft.
Porch $20.00 per sq. ft.
Unfinished basement $25.00 per sq. ft.
(PLEASE NOTE:  The Plan Review Fee for residential property is 65% of the Building Permit fee.)    
(Please see Planning & Zoning - Planning & Zoning Comm. deposit)    
(PLEASE NOTE:  The Plan Review Fee for commercial property is 65% of the Building Permit fee)    
Building Permits (additional)    
**NOTE - State surcharge will be charged in addition to most permit fees    
Air Conditioning - Commercial based on valuation
Air Conditioning - Residential $60.00  
Air to Air Exchanger $60.00  
Existing residential valuation    
Garage Addition $28.00 per sq. ft/valuation
Deck $12.00 per sq. ft/valuation
Remodel $10.00 per sq. ft/valuation
Basement Finish $10.00 per sq. ft/valuation
Addition $75.00 per sq. ft/valuation
Building demolition $75.00  
     PLUS an escrow equal to 150% of the estimate provided    
     by contractor to complete the project, including clean-up    
Electrical (Residential)     
  New Home or Associated Structure    
  Single family dwelling up to 400 Amp Service and up to 30 circuits $135.00 for ( up to 2 roughins and 1 final inspec.)
  Single family dwelling 401-800 Amp Service and up to 30 circuits $160.00 for (up to 2 roughins and 1 final inspec.)
  In addition any circuits above 30  will be charged at            $6.00 each
  Any additional inspection trips to above at                          $35.00 each
  New Multi-Family Dwelling:    
  Each Multi-Family Dwelling with up to 20 circuits              $70.00 each (for 1 roughin and 1 final inspec.)
  Any additional circuits above 20 will be charged at             $6.00 each
  0 to 400 Amp Service/Power Supply                                    $35.00 each
  401-800 Amp Service/Power Supply                                     $60.00 each
  Over 800 Amp Service/Power Supply                                   $100.00 each
  Additional circuits for house wiring at                                  $6.00 each
  Any Additional inspection trips to above at                           $35.00 each
  Exisiting Home/Structure Remodel or Addition    
  New service up to 400 Amp $35.00  
  New service 401 – 800 Amp $60.00  
  New/extended circuits up to 200 amps first 15 at                  $6.00 each
  16 – 30 circuits $100.00  
  more than 30 circuits $6.00 each
  Reconnected circuits $2.00 each
  Detached Garage or Other Associated Structure    
  New service up to 400 AMPS $35.00  
  New circuits $6.00  
Electrical (Commercial)    
  0 to 400 Amp Service/ Power Source $35.00 each
  401 to 800 Amp Service/Power Source $60.00 each
  Over 800 Amp Service/ Power Source $100.00 each
  0 to 200 Amp Circuit or Feeder $6.00 each
  Over 200 Amp Circuit or Feeder $15.00 each
  Reconnect Circuit or Feeder $2.00 each
  Separate Bonding Inspection $35.00 each
  0 to 400 Amp Service/ Power Source over 600V $70.00 each
  401 to 800 Amp Service/ Power Source over 600V $120.00 each
  Over 800 Amp Service/ Power Source over 600V $200.00 each
  0 to 200 Amp Circuit/feeder over 600V $12.00 each
  Over 200 Amp Circuit/feeder over 600V $30.00 each
  Reconnect Circuit/feeder over 600V $4.00 each
  Manufactured Home Park Lot Supply $35.00 each
  Recreational Vehicle Site Circuits $6.00 each
Additional charges    
  Street, parking and outdoor lighting standards $5.00 each
  Transformers for light, heat and power (0-10KVA) $15.00 each
  Transformers for light, heat and power (over 10KVA) $30.00 each
  Power supplies for signs & outdoor lighting $5.00 each
  Technology system devices under 50 volts $0.75 each
  Center Pivot Irrigation Booms                                               $35.00 each
  Center Pivot Irrigation Drive Units                                        $5.00 each
   Luminaire Retrofit or Modification                                        $0.25 each
  Inspection of Concrete Encased Electrode                             $35.00 each
  Inspection Hourly Rate                                                           $80.00 each
  Inspection Mileage Rate per mile                                             $0.50 each
  Minimum Inspection Fees $35.00 each
  Supplemental Inspection Fee                                                 $35.00 each
  Re-inspection Fee                                                                    $35.00 each
  Investigation Fee (minimum of $70, or equal to the total inspection fee, whichever is greater, not to exceed $1000)                
  Total Inspection Fees will be either the calculated  items above, or $35 multiplied by the number of required inspection trips, whichever is greater  
Fireplace $60.00  
Fuel Tank Installation $100.00  
Fuel Tank Removal $50.00  
Heating - Commercial based on valuation
Heating - Residential $60.00  
Plumbing - Commercial based on valuation
Plumbing - Residential minimum fee $60.00  
Plumbing:  rate per opening $10.00  
Pool - above ground $60.00  
Pool - in-ground $125.00  
Roofing $60.00  
Septic Tank Installation $100.00  
Septic Tank Removal $50.00  
Sewer system - Commercial  $200.00  
   (All, including Performance and Other)    
Sewer system - Residential $150.00  
   (Includes: trenches, beds, chambered,    
    mounds or at-grades)    
   (for Performance or Other only)    
Siding $60.00  
Water Softener $15.00  
Windows (with structural or mechanism changes) $60.00  
Contractor's Licenses & Permits    
Contractor's License $50.00  
   (required for: general, heating, ventilating, air conditioning,    
   cement & masonry, roofing, plater, lath stucco, blacktopping    
   moving & wrecking, signs & billboards)    
Verification of State License $5.00  
Escrows & Filing Fees    
Accessory Bldg. Driveway Escrow $2,250.00  
Accessory Bldg. Driveway Agreement filing fee $46.00  
Driveway Escrow - (24' X 43') $2,600.00  
   (Additional escrow for concrete curb and gutter removal) $900.00  
Turf Escrow $2,500.00  
(Note:  Escrows for completion of Building Permits are equal to 150%    
of estimate provided by contractor to complete the items.)    
Other Misc. Permits    
Fence Permits $25.00  
Moving-in of buildings:    
   pre-inspection fee $75.00 hourly
   garage (minimum) $300.00  
   house (minimum) $500.00  
Sign Permits $1.00 per square foot
   (required for signs over 32 sq. ft).    
Sign - Temporary Permit $15.00  
    (only for 30 days, maximum 3 annually)    
Temporary Commercial Structure/Tent Permit $60.00  
   (For up to six weeks in a calendar year.  May be divided into up to 3 separate usages, each of which must be separated by at least 30 days)  
Special Inspections    
Fire Suppression Inspection $100.00  
Hourly Inspection fee $75.00  
Re-inspection fee $75.00  
Sewer System (Performance only) - Annual renewal $10.00  

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15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

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Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

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