Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 8-14-1979 as Ch. 4 of the Code of Ordinances.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Conservation Commission — See Ch. 11.
Planning Commission — See Ch. 40.
Flood damage prevention — See Ch. 117.
Temporary sanitary facilities — See Ch. 172.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 188.
Zoning — See Ch. 218.
[1]
Editor's Note: The remainder of Ch. 4 of the 1979 Code of Ordinances was repealed or superseded by the provisions of G.L. 1956 Ch. 23-27.3.
A. 
In addition to those duties and powers of the Building Inspector that are specifically enumerated elsewhere, he shall be responsible for enforcing all of the provisions of each code and any supplement thereto so as to give proper effect and ensure compliance with said codes as may be in the best interests of the town and the majority of its citizens, except as may otherwise be specifically provided for by statutory requirements.
[Amended 6-12-1989 by Ch. 171]
B. 
The Building Inspector shall also make written reports of all permits and certificates issued to his immediate superior once each month, or more often if requested, which reports shall also be submitted to the Town Council and shall contain such pertinent data as date issued, title or name of permittee, estimated cost of project, fee paid and any orders promulgated.
[Amended 7-14-1986 by Ch. 149; 6-12-1989 by Ch. 171; 3-8-2004 by Ord. No. 256]
A. 
A schedule of fees for all permits necessary in compliance with the building construction standards shall be established by resolution of the Town Council. The Town Council of the Town of Charlestown hereby adopts the following schedule of fees:
(1) 
Building permit fees:
[Amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 337]
Value of Work
Fee
$0.00 to $1,000
$25
$1,001 to $5,000
$25 plus $8 per thousand or fraction thereof
$5,001 to $10,000
$65 plus $8 per thousand over $5,000
$10,001 to $50,000
$105 plus $7 per thousand or fraction thereof over $10,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$385 plus $6 per thousand or fraction thereof over $50,000
$100,000 to no limit
$685 plus $6 per thousand or fraction thereof over $100,000
(2) 
Electrical, plumbing and mechanical permit fees:
[Amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 337]
Value of Work
Fee
$0 to no limit
$35 plus $8 per thousand or fraction thereof
(3) 
Demolition and moving permit fees: $40.
(4) 
Certificates of use and occupancy:
(a) 
New construction: included in permit fees.
(b) 
Existing buildings or uses: $25 (no building permit involved).
(5) 
Failed inspection fee: In the event of a failed inspection, a $25 fee shall apply for the necessary reinspection of the corrected work.
(6) 
Late filing fee: In the event that an owner or agent files an application for a required permit after work has been commenced a filing fee shall be added to the normal fee that would otherwise apply. The late filing fee shall be $100.
(7) 
Refunds: No refund shall be made in the case of abandonment or discontinuance of work commenced under a permit.
(8) 
No permit as required by the building code shall be issued until the fee prescribed in this section shall have been paid. Nor shall an amendment to a permit be approved until the additional fee, if any, due to an increase in the estimated cost of the building or structure, shall have been paid.
(9) 
Municipally owned projects shall be exempt from the requirements of the building permit fees with the exception of the State required CE/ADA fees.
[Added 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 337]
B. 
Additional state-mandated fees.
(1) 
CE/ADA (Continuing Education/American Disabilities Act). All permits (building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical): $1 per thousand or fraction thereof (move decimal over three spaces). Not to exceed $50 for residential construction. No limit for commercial construction.
(2) 
If a new residential construction, add radon fee: $0.02 per square foot under roof floor space, no basement area unless raised ranch used for living.
[Amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 337]