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City of Frontenac, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 2000-1155 § 1, 1-25-2000; Ord. No. 2008-1574 § 1, 5-20-2008; Ord. No. 2008-1582 § 1, 7-15-2008; Ord. No. 2011-1652 § 1, 6-21-2011; Ord. No. 2016-1788 § 1, 5-17-2016]
A. 
Residential Construction Permit Fees.
1. 
The fee for a building permit and inspection of residential construction of new structures, alterations, additions, residential swimming pools and all other miscellaneous residential construction shall be determined by applying the table of fee rates to the total estimated cost of construction as determined by the Building Commissioner. Permit processing, plan review and inspection charges are included in the fee rate.
2. 
Construction Cost Estimates. The Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator are authorized to estimate the total cost of construction of a structure, building or project by multiplying the square footage of the structure by an appropriate square footage cost rate. Structures or projects for which it is impractical to estimate the total construction cost by square footage cost method shall be estimated by applying current, unit cost figures to the various components. In lieu of determining the total cost of construction as outlined above, the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator may accept a bona fide contract or any affidavit of the owner of the building, structure or project, in which the total cost of construction, including site improvements related to the permit, is verified by the applicant and owner. The Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator are further authorized to accept a bona fide cost amount of a subcontractor, for one (1) specialized trade or discipline of construction, and determine the total assessable costs of construction.
3. 
In addition to the plan review and inspection fee, the City shall charge the permit applicant for additional costs incurred for professional stormwater design review and any other costs incurred as part of the review process. Said fees may be charged at the time of application.
4. 
The minimum total permit fee shall be one hundred twenty dollars ($120.00).
5. 
Application Fee. An application fee in the amount of twenty-five percent (25%) of the total estimated building permit fee as determined by the Building Department for permit processing and initial plan review shall be required upon filing for a permit; said application fee shall apply to the final permit fee unless the applicant terminates the permit application, and then said fee shall be forfeited to the City.
6. 
The standard permit processing fee, plan review fee and inspection fee are included in the total fee shown. Fees for any additional or extra inspections required, including compliance with development or site plans, will be charged at a rate of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each additional inspection.
7. 
A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be charged for the extension of a permit.
8. 
A fee for an amendment to a permit shall be based on the construction cost method established in the fee schedule.
9. 
Residential Fee Schedule. The residential fee schedule shall be amended as listed below.
Residential Construction Cost
Residential Permit Fee
Up to $1,000.00
$120.00
Over $1,000
$120.00 plus $7.00 for every $1,000.00 over $1,000.00
B. 
Commercial Construction Permit Fees.
1. 
The fee for a building permit and inspection of commercial construction of new structures, alterations, additions, signs and all other miscellaneous commercial construction shall be determined by applying the following schedule to the total estimated cost of construction as determined by the Building Commissioner. Permit processing, plan review and inspection charges are included in the fee.
2. 
Construction Cost Estimates. The Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator are authorized to estimate the total cost of construction of a structure, building or project by multiplying the square footage of the structure by an appropriate square footage cost rate. Structures or projects for which it is impractical to estimate the total construction cost by square footage cost method shall be estimated by applying current, unit cost figures to the various components. In lieu of determining the total cost of construction as outlined above, the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator may accept a bona fide contract or any affidavit of the owner of the building, structure or project, in which the total cost of construction, including site improvements related to the permit, is verified by the applicant and owner. The Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator are further authorized to accept a bona fide cost amount of a subcontractor, for one (1) specialized trade or discipline of construction, and determine the total assessable costs of construction. In addition to the plan review and inspection fee, the City shall charge the permit applicant for additional costs incurred for professional stormwater design review and any other costs incurred as part of the review process. Said fees may be charged at the time of application.
3. 
Application Fee. An application fee in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total estimated building permit fee as determined by the Building Department for processing and initial plan review shall be required upon filing for a permit; said application fee shall apply to the final permit fee unless the applicant terminates the permit application, and then said fee shall be forfeited to the City.
4. 
The minimum total permit fee shall be one hundred twenty dollars ($120.00). The standard permit processing fee, plan review fee and inspection fee are included in the total fee shown. Fees for any additional or extra inspections required, including compliance with development or site plans, will be charged at a rate of one hundred dollars ($100.00) for each additional inspection.
5. 
A fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be charged for the extension of a permit.
6. 
A fee for an amendment to a permit shall be based on the construction cost method established in the fee schedule.
7. 
Commercial Fee Schedule. The commercial fee schedule shall be amended as listed below.
Commercial Construction Cost
Commercial Permit Fee
Up to $1,000.00
$120.00
Over $1,000.00
$120.00 plus $8.00 for every $1,000.00 over $1,000.00
C. 
Commercial Occupancy Inspection Fees. A fee of one hundred twenty dollars ($120.00) shall be charged for the inspection prior to occupancy of an existing building or space not otherwise requiring a construction permit.