Village of Homer Glen, IL
Will County
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[Amended 1-22-2008 by Ord. No. 08-005; 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 08-049]
[Amended 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 17-068]
A. 
Single family1 and all others2 (all areas within outside walls based on exterior dimensions).
Residential and Commercial
401 square feet to 1,000 square feet
$200
1,001 square feet to 2,000 square feet
$250
2,001 square feet to 3,000 square feet
$300
3,001 square feet to 4,000 square feet
$350
All mobile units
$100
For each additional 1,000 square feet or fraction thereof: $16. When determined by the code official, the plans will be sent to a professional plan reviewer with applicant to pay all costs.
 
1
When the term "single family" is used in this fee schedule, it shall refer to the construction, repair or enlargement of single-family residences, individual duplexes, individual townhouses and their related structures.
2
When the term "all others" is used, it shall refer to the construction, alteration, repair or enlargement of multifamily, commercial and industrial buildings and their related structures.
B. 
All plan exam fees shall be nonrefundable.
C. 
Minimum plan exam fee: $50.
D. 
Drainage (grading) review fee: See development fees in the Homer Glen ordinances.
The valuation of buildings for the computation of the building permit fee shall be based on the following schedule or as approved by the authority having jurisdiction. If an applicant's valuation is higher than the schedule, then the higher figure shall prevail. The fee shall be $9 per $1,000 cost of construction or fraction thereof, with a minimum fee of $50. The fee shall be $8.50 per $1,000 cost of construction or fraction thereof for commercial permits, with a minimum fee of $50.
A. 
Residential.
(1) 
Single-family, multifamily and existing structures.
(a) 
All areas within outside walls based on exterior dimensions (except garage, crawl space, unusable attic space and basement): $100/square foot.
(b) 
Crawl space, basement and garage: $50/square foot.
(c) 
Decks: $10/square foot.
(d) 
Accessory buildings: $25/square foot.
(e) 
Mobile homes: $50/square foot.
(2) 
Multifamily and existing structures.
[Amended 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 17-068]
(a) 
All areas within outside walls based on exterior dimensions, except basements, garages and crawl spaces: $50/square foot.
(b) 
Accessory buildings: $25/square foot.
(c) 
Recreational buildings: $50/square foot.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 19.2.1(c) of Ord. No. 07-049, Model home permits, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 11-12-2014 by Ord. No. 14-066.
B. 
Industrial and commercial and existing structures (all areas within outside walls based on exterior dimensions).
(1) 
Assembly: $70/square foot.
(2) 
Churches: $64/square foot.
(3) 
Business: $60/square foot.
(4) 
Educational: $60/square foot.
(5) 
Factory and industrial: $50/square foot.
(6) 
Institutional: $60/square foot.
(7) 
Mercantile: $60/square foot.
(8) 
Residential (hotels, other than R-3): $65/square foot.
(9) 
Storage: $60/square foot.
(10) 
High hazard: $80/square foot.
(11) 
Utility and miscellaneous: $60/square foot.
C. 
Miscellaneous buildings shall be classified according to the use they most closely resemble.
D. 
Converting from one type of occupancy to another type of occupancy and/or includes field inspections requested in writing by an owner prior to permit submittal: $200. This fee covers inspection by the Village of Homer Glen Building Department to determine what additional code requirements must be met. Upon application for an actual permit, all normal permit fees shall apply.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection 19.2.5, establishing fees for swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-27-2016 by Ord. No. 16-010.
E. 
Demolition of structures.
(1) 
Under 650 square feet (gross): $100.
(2) 
Six hundred fifty square feet and up: $200.
F. 
Moving, raising, shoring or underpinning: $50.
G. 
Extension, or cancellation of permits.
(1) 
All permits shall expire one year after issuance of the permit. To protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Homer Glen and minimize negative impacts related to construction-related activities, the Village shall require a guarantee for completion of the project in accordance with Subsection H(2)(a) and shall further impose a fee for the extension of a building permit in accordance with the applicable section set forth below. Building permits cannot be extended for terms greater than one year. No more than two extensions of the term of the original building permit shall be granted. No extension shall be granted unless the applicant demonstrates that he or she has provided for an expenditure of labor, time and resources reasonably sufficient to establish a good faith intention to actively and diligently pursue completion of the work contemplated by the permit as opposed to the intention to merely prevent the lapse of the permit. Applicants may appeal to the Village President and the Village President may authorize additional extensions of time beyond the limitations set forth in this Subsection H in cases where the applicant can prove hardship beyond the control of the applicant. If the Village President elects to extend the term of the permit beyond the limitations of this section, a fee may be imposed as deemed appropriate.
(2) 
Application fees for the extension of a building permit shall be as follows:
(a) 
If an occupancy permit has not been issued within a year of the original issuance of a building permit and the owner/contractor has not applied for an extension of the permit prior to the expiration of the permit, a stop-work order shall be issued for the property until such time as the owner/contractor applies for an extension of the building permit. The application for an extension of the permit shall include a schedule that specifies the time table for completion of the project. The permit fee to extend the term of the permit shall be calculated by dividing the original building permit fee by 12 and multiplying the quotient by the number of months (not to exceed six months) required for completion, as specified in the owner/contractor time table, the total of which shall then be multiplied by two. Any construction that shall exceed six months shall result in the payment of the total original permit multiplied by two, without any proration.
(b) 
If an occupancy permit has not been issued within a year of the original issuance of a building permit and the owner/contractor has applied for an extension of the permit prior to the expiration of the permit, the applicant shall provide a schedule that specifies the time table for completion of the project. The permit fee to extend the term of the permit shall be calculated by dividing the original building permit fee by 12 and multiplying the quotient by the number of months (not to exceed six months) required for completion, as specified in the owner/contractor time table. Any construction that shall exceed six months shall result in the payment of the total original permit without any proration.
(c) 
If an occupancy permit has not been issued within the time period allowed by the first extension of the original permit, and the owner/contractor has not applied for another extension of the permit, a stop-work order shall be issued for the property until such time as the owner/contractor applies for an additional extension of the building permit. The owner/contractor shall provide to the Building Department a schedule that specifies the time table for completion of the project and an application for a second extension of the building permit. The permit fee for a second extension of time for a building permit shall be calculated by dividing the original building permit fee by 12 and multiplying the quotient by the number of months (not to exceed six months) required for completion, as specified in the owner/contractor time table, the total of which shall then be multiplied by three. Any construction that shall exceed six months shall result in the payment of the total original permit multiplied by three, without any proration.
(d) 
If an occupancy permit has not been issued within the time period allowed by the first extension of the original permit and the owner/contractor has applied for a second extension of the permit, the owner/contractor shall provide a schedule that specifies the time table for completion of the project. The permit fee for the second extension of time for a building permit shall be calculated by dividing the original building permit fee by 12 and multiplying the quotient by the number of months (not to exceed six months) required for completion, as specified in the owner/contractor time table, the total of which shall be multiplied by two. Any construction that shall exceed six months shall result in the payment of the total original permit without any proration multiplied by two.
(e) 
No building permit shall be extended for a period greater than six months, either prior to or after the expiration date of the original permit, unless a letter of credit is provided in the amount of 125% of the estimated cost of the remaining construction as identified on the original building permit application. Such letter of credit shall provide the Village with the right, but not the obligation, to complete the construction of the structure for which the permit has been applied, in accordance with the submitted plans if an occupancy permit has not been issued prior to or on the date of expiration for the building permit. The letter of credit shall be provided in a form approved by the Village, with renewal terms.
[1] 
Exception. If it is determined by the Building Code Official that a currently registered contractor is performing in good faith towards the completion of a permitted project, which has gone beyond the one-year permit period, an extension of the permit may be granted. An extension may occur if it is determined that final inspections and approvals are the only outstanding items prior to issuance of a certificate of occupancy. An administrative fee of $250 shall be charged at the time of certificate of occupancy issuance in lieu of fees referenced in § 75-36G(2).
[Added 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 17-068]
(3) 
Transfer of permit: $50.
H. 
Plan revisions.
(1) 
Interior: 10% of original fee.
(2) 
Additional square footage: based on normal schedule of fees.
I. 
Occupancy permit fees.
(1) 
Multifamily (per unit): $10 ($25 minimum).
(2) 
Multi-unit commercial or industrial (per unit): $10 ($25 minimum).
(3) 
Single-unit commercial or industrial:
(a) 
Zero to 10,000 square feet: $25.
(b) 
Over 10,000 square feet: $50.
J. 
Plumbing fees.
(1) 
Per plumbing fixture: $15.
(2) 
The term "fixture" includes, but is not limited to: toilets, sinks, water heaters, urinals, disposals, drinking fountains, wash basins, dishwashers, sewage ejectors, bath tubs, interceptors, water softeners, showers, floor drains, bidets, service sinks, vegetable sinks, boilers, hot tubs/spas, grease interceptors, backflow devices, or any device requiring a plumbing connection.
K. 
Electrical fees.
(1) 
Minimum fee: $50.
(2) 
Electrical service (upgrades) installations (single-family only):
100 amp to 300 amp
$100
301 amp to 400 amp
$200
401 amp to 600 amp
$300
(3) 
Electrical service for multifamily dwelling, commercial and industrial:
100 amp
$120
200 amp
$120
400 amp
$240
600 amp to 800 amp
$300
801 amp to 1,000 amp
$450
1,000 amp to 2,000 amp
$600
2,001 amp and over
$750
L. 
Heating/Air conditioning.
(1) 
New commercial or industrial: $150.
(2) 
Existing commercial or industrial: $75.
M. 
Insulation.
(1) 
New commercial or industrial: $150.
(2) 
Existing commercial or industrial: $75.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also the permit application fee required by § 75-13C of this chapter.
A. 
Work commenced without a permit. Where it is found that construction, alterations, expansion, removal or demolition of buildings or structures has commenced without the prior securing of required permits, the basic permit fee shall be triple the normal fee.
B. 
State law requires a roofer to be licensed and bonded.
C. 
Reinspection (Inspection will be performed only in receipt of reinspection fee.). Any time the Village of Homer Glen Building Department performs a requested inspection and the inspection is failed, a reinspection fee shall be charged. The fees for reinspection of each inspection shall be as follows:
Residential
All Others
1st reinspection
$75
$75
2nd reinspection
$150
$150
3rd reinspection
$225
$225
4th or subsequent reinspections
$300
$300
D. 
Miscellaneous fees for property and maintenance inspections/fire/life safety inspections: $50/inspection.
E. 
Permits, third-party consultants. The Building Official shall have the right to have permits and plans reviewed and inspections performed for code compliance by a third-party consultant, and all costs shall be borne by the owner of the building or structure.
F. 
To obtain a site development permit for the construction of a single-family residence, the following fees shall be assessed: payment of $500 prior to permit issuance. For projects requiring greater than four engineering reviews, assessed fees related to the additional reviews will be invoiced to the permit holder as per the consulting engineer's invoice. Additional fees must be paid prior to the issuance of any certificate of occupancy.
G. 
Contractor registration.
[Added 12-13-2017 by Ord. No. 17-068]
(1) 
General contractor:
(a) 
One year or greater than six months: $150.
(b) 
Six months or less: $75.
(2) 
General contractor with trades:
(a) 
One year or greater than six months: $250.
(b) 
Six months or less: $125.
(3) 
Subcontractor:
(a) 
One year or greater than six months: $75.
(b) 
Six months or less: $40.