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Town of Suffield, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-27-1965 (Ch. 5, Art. I, of the 1987 Code)]
[Amended 12-19-2019]
Pursuant to § 29-252 of the General Statutes, the Town hereby adopts the State Building Code.
[Adopted 12-5-1984 (Ch. 5, Art. II, of the 1987 Code)]
All applications for permits required by this article from the Building Department shall be accompanied by a fee, payable to the Town.
[Amended 12-19-2019]
A. 
Basic rate. Unless otherwise prescribed in this article, the building permit fee shall be an amount set by the Board of Selectmen for every dollar of the estimated retail value of the work rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount, hereinafter known as the "basic rate."
B. 
New buildings and additions. The fee for all new buildings and additions shall be based on the type of construction, use group and gross square footage of the building and shall be computed by multiplying the gross square footage of the building by the appropriate "fee per square foot" factor from the permit fee table compiled by the Town, which table shall be derived from the current tables of the International Building Code published by the International Code Council, which is a periodic publication. Copies of the permit fee table shall be available from the Building Department. The fee thus computed shall be rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.
C. 
Additional fees. In addition to any other fees prescribed in this article, the Board of Selectmen shall set fees for the following items for all occupancies except one- and two-family dwellings:
(1) 
Sprinkler systems, per square foot of sprinkled area.
(2) 
Fire detection and alarm systems, per square foot of protected area.
(3) 
Water standpipes.
(4) 
Emergency power generators, per kilowatt hour output.
D. 
Miscellaneous fees. In addition to any other fees prescribed in this article, the Board of Selectmen shall set fees for the following items:
(1) 
Barns, unfinished interiors, per square foot of building area.
(2) 
Demolition, per square foot of building area.
(3) 
Fences per linear 400 feet (excluding those not requiring permit).
(4) 
Fuel storage tanks, per gallon capacity.
(5) 
Garages, residential, per square foot of building area.
(6) 
Solar systems, excluding panel type.
(7) 
Solar systems, panel type, per square foot of collector area.
(8) 
Signs, all kinds, per square foot per face.
(9) 
Storage sheds, per square foot of building area.
(10) 
Swimming pools, aboveground, per square foot of water surface area.
(11) 
Swimming pools, in-ground, per square foot of water surface area.
(12) 
Wood-burning stoves, solid-fuel burning appliances, fireplaces, and chimneys.
(13) 
Windmills, per linear foot of total blade length.
E. 
Unclassified. Any code-regulated structure, appliance, appurtenance, device or work not otherwise provided for in this article shall have its permit fee calculated from the basic rate.
F. 
Limits. The minimum fee for any permit charged pursuant to this article shall be set by the Board of Selectmen. The maximum fee shall be unlimited.
The fees for building permits derived pursuant to § 159-3B shall include the footings, foundations, structure, plumbing, heating, electrical fees and certificate of use and occupancy fees.
A. 
Any work regulated by the State Building Code which has commenced before a permit is applied for and before permission is given by the Building Official to commence such work shall be subject to a late filing fee set by the Board of Selectmen in addition to any other fee required.
[Amended 12-19-2019]
B. 
The late filing fee shall be due and payable when the permit is applied for and shall prevent the permit from being issued until it is paid in full.
The Town shall be exempt from paying any fee pursuant to this article.