City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Coldwater 1-14-2002 by Ord. No. 646; amended in its entirety 12-9-2013 by Ord. No. 775. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to Section 8b(6) of the Stille-Derossett Hale Single State Construction Code Act, 1972 PA 230, MCLA § 125.1508b(6) (the "Act"), the City of Coldwater hereby elects to administer and enforce the Act and the Michigan Plumbing Code, Michigan Electrical Code, and Michigan Mechanical Codes promulgated thereunder. The City of Coldwater shall administer and enforce the respective provisions of the Michigan Residential, Rehabilitation, and Uniform Energy Codes and all related laws and ordinances. The City Manager shall appoint a government official registered in accordance with 1986 PA 54 to receive all fees, issue permits, plan reviews, notices, orders and certificates of use and occupancy. All personnel performing plan reviews and inspections shall be registered in accordance with 1986 PA 54.
The fee required to be paid to obtain any permit to engage in the construction or alteration of buildings or structures under the Act, and any of the Codes promulgated thereunder, for which a permit is required, shall be as follows:
Type
Fee
Residential
Plan review
Mechanical
25% of building plan review
Plumbing
25% of building plan review
Electrical
25% of building plan review
Permits/inspections
Permit fee based upon number of inspections required for scope of work for mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects
Mechanical (per inspection)
$60
Plumbing (per inspection)
$60
Electrical (per inspection)
$60
Permit fee based on the cost of the project for building projects
Building (based on cost of project)
$0 to $200
$8
$201 to $500
$16
$501 to $1,000
$20
$1,001 to $10,000
$20 plus $5/$1,000 over $1,000
$10,000 to $100,000
$65 plus $3/$1,000 over $10,000
$100,000 plus
$335 plus $2/$1,000 over $100,000
Mobile home in park
$15
Fence
$10
Roofing
$10
Siding
$10
Demolition
$10
Reinspections (mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
$60
Penalty for starting work before obtaining permit
$60
Special inspection request (safety, consultation, etc.)
$60
Commercial
Plan review
Mechanical
25% of building plan review
Plumbing
25% of building plan review
Electrical
25% of building plan review
Building (based on construction cost)
$1/$1,000
Permits/inspections
Mechanical, plumbing and electrical permit fees are calculated using following itemization schedule based on the type of equipment installed:
Plumbing
Application fee
$25
Mobile home park site (each)
$5
Fixtures, floor drains, special drains and water connected appliances (each)
$5
Stacks (soil, waste, vent and conductor, each)
$3
Sewage ejectors and sumps, each
$5
Subsoil drains
$5
Water service
Less than 2 inches
$5
2 inches to 6 inches
$25
Over 6 inches
$50
Connections (building drain-building sewers)
$5
Sewers (sanitary, storm or combined)
Less than 6 inches
$5
6 inches and over
$25
Manholes, catch basins (each)
$5
Water distributing pipe (system)
3/4 inch water distribution pipe
$5
1 inch water distribution pipe
$10
1 1/4 inch water distribution pipe
$15
1 1/2 inch water distribution pipe
$20
2 inch water distribution pipe
$25
Over 2 inch water distribution pipe
$30
Reduced pressure zone backflow preventer (each)
$5
Domestic water treatment and filtering equipment only
$5
Medical gas system
$45
Water closet (toilet)
$5
Water heater
$5
Inspections
Underground
$60
Rough-in
$60
Final inspection
$60
Additional inspection
$60
Special/safety inspections
$60
Minimum permit fee
$60
Penalty for starting work before obtaining permit
$100
Reinspection of documented code violations
$60
Mechanical
Application fee
$25
Heating system (including Duct and Pipe), new building only
$50
Gas or oil burners (furnace, rooftop units, etc.)
$30
Boilers
$30
Water heaters
$5
Dampers
$5
Solid fuel equipment
$30
Gas burning fireplace
$30
Solar: set of 3 panels - fluid transfer (includes piping)
$20
Air-conditioning unit (including split systems), RTU - cooling only
$30
Heat pumps (pipe not included)
$20
Dryer/vents (bath and kitchen exhaust)
$5
Humidifiers/air cleaners
$10
Tanks
Aboveground connection
$20
Underground connection
$25
Humidifiers
$10
Piping (all piping, minimum fee $25)
Fuel gas piping (per system)
$25
Process piping (no. of feet)
$0.05/foot
Hydronic piping (no. of feet)
$0.05/foot
Refrigeration piping (no. of feet)
$0.05/foot
Duct work (no. of feet, minimum fee $25)
$0.10/foot
Air handlers/heat wheels
Under 10,000 CFM
$20
Over 10,000 CFM
$60
Commercial hood/exhausters (each)
$15
Heat recovery units
$10
V.A.V. boxes
$10
Unit ventilators/PTAC units
$10
Unit heaters (terminal units)
$15
Fire suppression/protection systems (includes piping, min $20)
$0.75/head
Coils (heat/cool)
$30
Refrigeration systems (heat/cool)
$30
Chiller
$30
Cooling towers
$30
Compressor/condenser
$30
Inspections
Underground
$60
Rough-in
$60
Additional inspection
$60
Special/safety inspections
$60
Final inspection
$60
Minimum permit fee
$60
Penalty for starting work before obtaining permit
$100
Reinspection of documented code violations
$60
Electrical
Application fee
$25
Service
Through 200 amp
$10
Over 200 amp through 600 amp
$15
Over 600 amp through 800 amp
$20
Over 800 amp through 1,200 amp
$25
Over 1,200 amp (GFI only)
$50
Circuits
$5
Lighting fixtures (per 25)
$6
Dishwasher
$5
Furnace-unit heater
$5
Electrical heating units (baseboards)
$4
Power outlets (ranges, dryers, etc.)
$7
Subpanel (each)
$10
Signs
Unit
$10
Letter
$15
Neon (each 25 feet)
$20
Mobile home park site
$6
Recreational vehicle park site
$4
Humidifiers/air cleaners
$10
K.V.A. and H.P.
Units up to 20
$6
Units 21 to 50 K.V.A. or H.P.
$10
Units 51 K.V.A. or H.P.
$12
Fire alarm systems (not smoke alarms)
Up to 10 devices
$50
11 to 20 devices
$100
Over 20 devices (per device)
$5
Data/telecommunication outlets
1 to 19 devices
$5
20 to 300 devices
$100
Smoke detector
Feeders - bus ducts, etc., per 50 feet
$6
Conduit only or grounding only
$45
Pool bonding/whirlpool tub
$10
Inspection
Temporary service
$60
Service
$60
Underground
$60
Rough-in
$60
Re-rod grounding
$60
Additional inspection
$60
Special/safety inspections
$60
Final inspection
$60
Minimum permit fee
$60
Penalty for starting work before obtaining permit
$100
Reinspection of documented code violations
$60
Building
$0 to $200
$8
$201 to $500
$16
$501 to $1,000
$20
$1,001 to $10,000
$20 plus $6/$1,000 over $1,000
$10,000 to $100,000
$74 plus $5/$1,000 over $10,000
$100,000 plus
$524 plus $4/$1,000 over $100,000
Penalty for starting work before obtaining permit
$100
Any person erecting, using, modifying, moving, demolishing, occupying or maintaining any building or structure in violation of this chapter, or causing, permitting or suffering any such violation to be committed, shall be responsible for a municipal civil infraction, subject to the penalties set forth below. In addition, any building or structure erected, used, modified, moved, demolished, occupied or maintained in violation of this chapter is hereby declared to be a nuisance per se. Upon application to a court of competent jurisdiction, the court may order the nuisance abated or the violation, or threatened violation, restrained or enjoined.
(a) 
Fines. The following civil fines shall apply in the event of a determination of responsibility for a municipal civil infraction, unless a different fine is specified in connection with a particular ordinance:
(1) 
First offense. The civil fine for a first offense violation shall be in an amount of $75, plus costs and other sanctions, for each offense.
(2) 
Repeat offense. The civil fine for any offense which is a repeat offense shall be in an amount of $150, plus costs and other sanctions for each offense.
(b) 
Enforcement. The court shall be authorized to impose costs, damages and expenses as provided by law. In addition to ordering the defendant determined to be responsible for a municipal civil infraction to pay a civil fine, costs, damages and expenses, the court shall be authorized to issue any judgment, writ or order necessary to enforce, or enjoin violation, of this section. A municipal civil infraction shall not be a lesser included offense of a criminal offense or of an ordinance violation which is not a civil infraction.
(c) 
Continuing offense. Each act of violation, and each day upon which any such violation shall occur, shall constitute a separate offense.
(d) 
Remedies not exclusive. In addition to any remedies provided for by this section, any equitable or other remedies available may be sought.
All ordinances inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed.