City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted 3-13-1972 by Ord. No. 499]
[Last amended 1-2-2007 by Ord. No. 1448]
A. 
Building permit fees.
(1) 
Minimum building permit fee: $25.
(2) 
New single-family or two-family: $0.58 per square foot.
(a) 
Residential alterations or repairs: $0.47 per square foot.
(b) 
Kitchens and bathrooms: $0.75 per square foot.
(3) 
Multifamily: $0.58 per square foot.
(4) 
New commercial and industrial:
(a) 
Commercial: $0.58 per square foot.
(b) 
Industrial: $0.35 per square foot.
(5) 
Commercial and industrial alterations:
(a) 
Commercial alterations: $50 minimum plus $0.25 per square foot over 250 square feet.
(b) 
Industrial alterations: $50 minimum plus $0.20 per square foot over 500 square feet.
(6) 
Municipal: no fee.
(7) 
Swimming pools: $35 aboveground; $45 in-ground.
(8) 
Demolition:
(a) 
Residential: $35.
(b) 
Commercial: $100.
(9) 
Signs:
(a) 
One to 60 square feet: $40.
(b) 
Over 60 square feet: $40 plus $1 per additional square foot.
(10) 
Fences: $25.
(11) 
Solid-fuel-burning appliances: $25.
(12) 
Roofing/siding, residential: $40.
(13) 
Roofing/siding, commercial: $100 minimum or $4.50 per $1,000 of value.
(14) 
Foundations: $0.20 per square foot.
(15) 
Finished basements: $0.30 per square foot.
(16) 
Garages: $0.30 per square foot.
(17) 
Accessory buildings: $0.30 per square foot.
(18) 
Windows:
(a) 
Residential: $25 up to four units, $2.75 each additional unit.
(b) 
Commercial: $50 up to four units, $5.25 each additional unit.
(19) 
Chimney: $25 — same.
(20) 
Fireplaces: $50 — same.
(21) 
Decks: minimum plus $0.20 per square foot over $100.
(22) 
Occupancy permits: $30.
(23) 
In addition to the permit fee, a penalty of double the fee will be charged in any case where construction has begun before a permit is issued.
(24) 
A reinspection fee of up to $50 may be charged for any inspection called for but not ready.
(25) 
All fees are to be a minimum of 0.5 of 1%.
(26) 
On exceptionally large or complicated multifamily, commercial or industrial projects, plan review fees may be required.
B. 
Minimum square foot value.
Type of Construction
Minimum Square Foot Value
One- or two-family dwelling
$73
Residential alterations or additions
$60
Multifamily dwellings
$73
Garages
$25
Accessory buildings, wood frame or block
$20
Commercial
$63
Commercial alterations
$30
Industrial
$35
Industrial alterations
$17.50
Decks
$20 per square foot
[Added 5-20-1974 by Ord. No. 557]
A. 
Any person engaged in the construction of a building, or installation of a sign or elevator, for the City of Gardner shall be exempt from the requirement to pay a building permit fee.
B. 
The Building Commissioner shall not charge a certificate of inspection fee to churches, schools and the City of Gardner.
[Added 11-17-1975 by Ord. No. 602]
[Added 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 1522]
Table 110 is included at the end of this chapter.