City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake 1-19-1993 as amended 4-26-2005 by Ord. No. 5930 (Art. III, Ch. II, Section J, of the 1993 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building Code — See Ch. 187.
Electrical Code — See Ch. 230.
Fire Code — See Ch. 251.
Mechanical Code — See Ch. 336.
Plumbing Code — See Ch. 392.
Residential Code — See Ch. 422.
Zoning — See Ch. 650.

§ 241-1 Establishment of fee schedule.

§ 241-2 Single-family construction.

§ 241-3 Multifamily, duplex, and townhouse construction.

§ 241-4 Residential and commercial flat fees for miscellaneous projects.

§ 241-5 Industrial, commercial, offices, churches, and schools.

§ 241-6 Alteration, remodeling, and repair of any buildings or structures.

§ 241-7 Electrical.

§ 241-8 Plumbing.

§ 241-9 Heating.

§ 241-10 Air conditioning.

§ 241-11 Sewer/water tap.

§ 241-12 Water meters.

§ 241-13 through § 241-15. (Reserved)

§ 241-16 Sewer fees.

§ 241-17 Storm sewer connection.

§ 241-18 Street breaks.

§ 241-19 Curb or sidewalk break.

§ 241-20 Library, police, administration and fire/rescue capital facilities.

§ 241-21 Building plan review.

§ 241-22 Automatic sprinkler review.

§ 241-23 Driveway.

§ 241-24 Parking lots.

§ 241-25 Fences.

§ 241-26 Housing.

§ 241-27 Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks and hoisting equipment.

§ 241-28 Swimming pools.

§ 241-29 Building demolition.

§ 241-30 Moving of buildings.

§ 241-31 Zoning fees.

§ 241-32 Certificate of occupancy.

§ 241-33 Overtime fees.

§ 241-34 Professional services.

§ 241-35 New subdivision or individual property plan review and inspection by City staff.

§ 241-36 Platting fees.

§ 241-37 Reinspection fee.

§ 241-38 Stormwater fees.

§ 241-39 Key box application fee.

§ 241-40 Definitions.

§ 241-41 Computation of floor area.

§ 241-42 Surcharge.

§ 241-43 Performance/Completion deposit requirement.

§ 241-44 Signs.

§ 241-45 Crystal Lake wireless alarm network (CLWAN).

§ 241-46 Participation fees.

§ 241-47 Three Oaks Recreation Area fees.

§ 241-48 (Reserved)

§ 241-49 Denial of permit for Nonpayment.

§ 241-1 Establishment of fee schedule.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
There shall be established a permit fee schedule as follows.

§ 241-2 Single-family construction.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance:
Type
Fee
New construction (includes building, garage, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and zoning fees)
$0.52/square foot
Addition to existing structure 400 square feet or less
Minimum fee
$30
Each additional square foot over 400 square feet
$0.05

§ 241-3 Multifamily, duplex, and townhouse construction.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance:
Type
Fee
New construction
$250
Addition to existing structure 200 square feet or less:
Minimum fee
$50

§ 241-4 Residential and commercial flat fees for miscellaneous projects.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
A. 
The following permit types shall have a fee of $30:
(1) 
Roofs.
(2) 
Siding.
(3) 
Windows.
(4) 
Residential furnace and air conditioning together.
(5) 
Residential furnace separate.
(6) 
Residential air conditioning separate.
(7) 
Water heater.
(8) 
Sewer repair.
(9) 
Irrigation systems.
(10) 
Other permits requiring two inspections.
This fee includes an initial building review and the completion of one or two inspections.
B. 
The following permit types shall have a fee of $35:
(1) 
Fences.
(2) 
Driveways.
(3) 
Sidewalks/Stoops/Porches.
(4) 
Fire pits separate.
(5) 
Storable swimming pools.
(6) 
Sheds.
(7) 
Hot tubs.
(8) 
Electrical service upgrade.
(9) 
Other permits requiring a zoning review and two inspections.
This fee includes a zoning review and a minimum of two inspections.
C. 
The following permit types shall have a fee of $45:
(1) 
Decks.
(2) 
Gazebos.
(3) 
Patios.
(4) 
Permanent aboveground swimming pools.
(5) 
Fireplaces.
(6) 
Other permits requiring a zoning, detailed plan review and two inspections.
This fee includes a zoning review, detailed building plan review, and a minimum of two inspections.

§ 241-5 Industrial, commercial, offices, churches, and schools.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per unit (Each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit.):
Type
Fee
New construction:
1,000 square feet or less
$0.25/square foot
Minimum fee
$150
Addition to existing structure:
500 square feet or less
$200
Each additional square foot over 500 square feet
$0.10
Accessory building, new:
100 square feet or less
$50
Each additional square foot over 100 square feet
$0.05

§ 241-6 Alteration, remodeling, and repair of any buildings or structures.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
A. 
Per dwelling or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, manufacturing, or business within the building shall be considered a separate unit:
Valuation
Fee
1 - 500
$10
501 - 1,000
$15
1,001 - 3,000
$25
3,001 - 5,000
$35
5,001 - 8,000
$35
8,001 - 10,000
$40
Over 10,000
$40, plus $4 per $1,000 over $10,000
B. 
"Repair" means the replacement of existing work with equivalent materials for the purpose of its maintenance but not including any addition, change or modification in construction, existing facilities, or permanent fixtures or equipment. Repairs may be made without filing an application or obtaining a permit.

§ 241-7 Electrical.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
A. 
New residential fees. New residential fee, each unit:
Single-family
Included with new single-family construction fee
Multifamily/Townhouse
$50
Residential addition/alteration basic fee
$10, plus fees in Subsection B
Commercial:
Basic fee
$60, plus fees in Subsection B
Annual electrical permit fee
$300
Industrial:
Basic fee
$80, plus fees in Subsection B
Annual electrical permit fee
$350
B. 
Additional fees.
(1) 
Circuits (10 circuits or less), minimum fee: $5.
(2) 
Each additional circuit over 10: $1.
(3) 
Outlets (75 openings or less), minimum fee: $5.
(4) 
Each additional opening: $1.
(5) 
Motors and other apparatus (10 HP or less), minimum fee: $5.
(6) 
Each additional HP: $1.
(7) 
Service: $40.
(8) 
Each additional 100 amps: $5.
(9) 
Automatic fire alarm system (per $1,000 of valuation): $15.
(10) 
Communication system (intercom, radio, telephone): $15 per stem.

§ 241-8 Plumbing.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
A. 
New residential fee, each unit:
(1) 
Single-family: included with new single-family construction fee.
(2) 
Multifamily: $50.
(3) 
Residential addition/alteration basic fee: $10, plus fees in Subsection B.
B. 
Additional fees.
(1) 
Fixture, per fixture: $3.
(2) 
Gas piping, per opening: $3.
(3) 
Floor drain, per drain: $3.
(4) 
Sprinkler system (fire), per $1,000 of valuation: $5.
(5) 
Sewer service inspection: $10.
(6) 
Water service inspection: $10.
(7) 
Backflow prevention device, RPZ, etc., per device: $45.
(8) 
Septic system (new or repair): $25.
(9) 
Well system (new or repair): $25.

§ 241-9 Heating.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
A. 
New residential fee, each unit:
(1) 
Single-family: included with new single-family construction fee.
(2) 
Multifamily: $50.
B. 
Commercial basic fee: $50, plus BTU input or kilowatt fee.
C. 
Industrial basic fee: $80, plus BTU input or kilowatt fee.
D. 
BTU input.
BTU input
Fee
0 - 75,000
$10
75,001 - 150,000
$15
150,001 - 250,000
$20
250,001 - 350,000
$25
350,001 - 500,000
$30
Over 500,000
$30, plus $0.00005 per 1,000 BTU over 500,000
E. 
Electric kilowatt fee: $0.30 per kilowatt of heating capacity.

§ 241-10 Air conditioning.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per dwelling unit or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, manufacturing, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
A. 
New residential fee, per unit:
(1) 
Single-family: included with new single-family construction fee.
(2) 
Multifamily: $50.
B. 
Commercial basic fee: $50, plus BTU input fee.
C. 
Industrial basic fee: $80, plus BTU input fee.
D. 
BTU input fee.
BTU Input
Fee
0 - 29,000
$10
29,001 - 36,000
$15
36,001 - 48,000
$20
48,001 - 60,000
$25
60,001 - 100,000
$30
Over 100,000
$30, plus $0.00025 per BTU over 100,000

§ 241-11 Sewer/water tap.

A. 
Water tap inspection fee for existing lots when tapped by others: $150.
B. 
Sewer tap connection inspection fee when taped by others: $150.

§ 241-12 Water meters.

Subject to material price increase.
A. 
Fee based on size of meter.
(1) 
Fee amounts.
Size of Meter
(inches)
Fee
3/4
Actual cost plus $50
1
Actual cost plus $50
1 1/2
Actual cost plus $50
Larger size meter
Subject to manufacturers' list price plus $50
(2) 
All water meters shall be installed by the contractor for new installation.
B. 
Water used during construction of new buildings.
(1) 
Effective April 1, 2006:
Type
Fee
One- and two-family residences
$38.02
Multifamily, commercial, industrial
Under 2,000 square feet
$38.03 minimum fee
Each additional square foot over 2,000 to 10,000
$0.03
Each additional square foot over 10,001 to 50,000
$0.009
Each additional square foot over 50,000
$0.005

§ 241-13 through § 241-15. (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former §§ 241-13, Recycling bins, 241-14, Sewer connections, as amended, and 241-15, Water connection, as amended, were repealed 4-15-2014 by Ord. No. 7020.

§ 241-16 Sewer fees.

[Amended 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]
A. 
Sampling charge. The City will assess the regulated dischargers a fee for sampling with City equipment and manpower as follows:
(1) 
Routine grab samples: $15 per sample collected.
(2) 
Automatic composite or flow proportional automatic sampling: $40 for one set of twenty-four-hour composite samples.
(3) 
Special or extraordinary samples: charged on the basis of time and material.
B. 
Laboratory analysis charge. The City will assess the regulated dischargers a laboratory analysis fee to recover the City's expenses for analyzing in-house the regulated wastewater discharge samples for specific pollutants. The scheduled fees pertain to only analysis conducted in-house by the City's laboratory. Any samples sent off site to a private laboratory will be billed at the City's cost. In-house fees are as follows:
C. 
Conventional pollutants.
Pollutant
Fee
Carbonaceous biological oxygen demand (CBOD)
$20 per analysis
Biological oxygen demand (BOD)
$20 per analysis
Suspended solids
$18 per analysis
Total solids
$15 per analysis
Volatile solids
$15 per analysis
pH
$5 per analysis
Ammonia nitrogen
$20 per analysis
Fecal coliform
$18 per analysis
Dissolved solids
$20 per analysis
D. 
Metals by atomic absorption.
Type of Metal
Fee
Sample prep fee
$15
Copper
$11 per analysis
Chrome
$11 per analysis
Cadmium
$11 per analysis
Lead
$11 per analysis
Zinc
$11 per analysis
Iron
$11 per analysis
Barium
$11 per analysis
Silver
$11 per analysis
E. 
Wet chemistry.
Fluoride
$20 per analysis
Alkalinity
$20 per analysis
Phosphorous
$20 per analysis
Chloride
$20 per analysis
Volatile acid
$20 per analysis
F. 
Semiannual categorical compliance sampling. In addition to the sampling charge above, all semiannual categorical compliance analyses shall be completed by an outside, certified laboratory and will be charged to the industrial user at the City's cost.

§ 241-17 Storm sewer connection.

Connection to storm sewer permitted is only when approved by the City Engineer and permit fees paid as follows:
A. 
One- and two-family: $40.
B. 
Multifamily: $300.
C. 
Commercial and industrial: $600.

§ 241-18 Street breaks.

New or repair: $125.

§ 241-19 Curb or sidewalk break.

New or repair: $10 per each break.

§ 241-20 Library, police, administration and fire/rescue capital facilities.

[Amended 5-17-2005 by Ord. No. 5937A]
A. 
Per residential dwelling unit, as defined by Chapter 650, Zoning, as amended:
Unit Type
Library
Police and/or Administration
Fire/Rescue
Total Fee
1-bedroom apartment
$132
$132
$561
$825
2-bedroom apartment
$187
$186
$515
$888
3-bedroom apartment
$271
$223
$682
$1,176
1- or 2-bedroom condominium
$187
$186
$515
$888
3 bedroom condominium
$244
$234
$538
$1,016
2-bedroom townhouse
$160
$178
$574
$912
3-bedroom townhouse
$244
$234
$538
$1,016
2- or 3-bedroom single-family
$244
$255
$662
$1,161
4-bedroom single-family
$288
$315
$766
$1,369
5-bedroom single-family
$319
$334
$747
$1,390
B. 
All fees under this section shall be paid to the City at the time application is made for each individual building permit. The fee paid under this section shall be held in a separate account for the purpose of assisting in providing additional facilities for municipal purposes.
[Added 2-20-2007 by Ord. No. 6161]

§ 241-21 Building plan review.

A. 
Base plan review fee.
Volume
(cubic feet)
Building Code Base Plan Review Fee
Up to 20,000
$85
20,0001 - 40,000
$120
40,001 - 60,000
$180
60,001 - 80,000
$195
80,001 - 100,000
$210
100,001 - 150,000
$240
150,001 - 200,000
$290
Over 200,000
$290, plus $5 per each 10,000 feet3 over 200,000 feet3
B. 
Residential addition and maintenance.
Square Feet
Fee
400 or less
$25
401 - 1,000
$35
C. 
Commercial, business, office, industrial, interior tenant buildouts.
Square Feet
Fee
0 - 3000
$100
3,001 - 10,000
$150
10,001 - 50,000
$190
More than 50,000
$250
D. 
Building Code review fees for assembly and institutional uses and mercantile covered malls (over 40,000 cubic feet) shall be 1.5 times the indicated base fee.
E. 
Fees for Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Code reviews shall have an additional fee of 0.25 times the Building Code review fee for each review or rereview for each respective discipline.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 336, Mechanical Code; Ch. 230, Electrical Code; Ch. 392, Plumbing Code; and Ch. 187, Building Code.
F. 
A preliminary plan review fee shall be 0.50 times the Building Code review fee. If further review is necessary, all subsequent review fees shall be paid by the applicant.
G. 
Review of revised building plans after permit issuance or for permits where plans were previously approved shall be 0.50 times the Building Code review fee.
H. 
Plan review fees are payable whether or not a building permit has been issued.

§ 241-22 Automatic sprinkler review.

A. 
The fee for the sprinkler review is based on the number of sprinkler heads in the system.
Number of Heads
Fee
1 - 100
$100
101 - 200
$150
201 - 300
$180
301 - 400
$225
401 - 750
$260
Over 750
$285, plus $0.10 per head over 750
B. 
For hydraulically designed systems, multiply the above fee by two. Stand pipes using the same supply as the automatic sprinklers are included in the fee.
C. 
Stand pipe review (per standpipe): $60.
D. 
Carbon dioxide suppression system.
(1) 
Pre-engineered system, per system: $50.
(2) 
Engineering system:
(a) 
Up to 175 pounds of agent: $50.
(b) 
Over 175 pounds of agent: $50, plus $0.20 per pound.
E. 
Halon suppression system.
(1) 
Up to 35 pounds of agent: $60.
(2) 
Over 35 pounds: $75, plus $1 per pound.

§ 241-23 Driveway.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Per driveway:
A. 
Single-family: $40.
B. 
Multifamily: $40.
C. 
Industrial or commercial: $40.

§ 241-24 Parking lots.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Review and inspection: $150.

§ 241-25 Fences.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Review and inspection: $40.

§ 241-26 Housing.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
VA, FHA or lending institution request for Chapter 301, Housing Code, compliance inspection, per dwelling unit: $400.

§ 241-27 Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks and hoisting equipment.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
A. 
New permit inspection fees:
(1) 
Elevators and escalators: $175.
(2) 
Platform lifts: $175.
(3) 
Dumbwaiters: $175.
(4) 
Dock lifts: $175.
B. 
Reinspection fees for existing:
(1) 
Elevators and escalators: $50.
(2) 
Platform lifts: $50.
(3) 
Dumbwaiters: $50.
(4) 
Dock lifts: $50.

§ 241-28 Swimming pools.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
A. 
Storable pool: $40.
B. 
Aboveground pool: $45.
C. 
Inground pool: $150.

§ 241-29 Building demolition.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
Flat fee per building: $150.

§ 241-30 Moving of buildings.

[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033]
With bond and insurance as required by ordinance:
A. 
House or commercial uilding: $1,000.
B. 
One-car garage: $150.
C. 
Two- or three-car garage.

§ 241-31 Zoning fees.

Included with new single-family construction fee:
A. 
Additions and alterations.
(1) 
Residential additions/alterations per plot plan: $5.
(2) 
All new commercial and additions per plot plan: $20.
(3) 
All new manufacturing and additions per plot plan: $30.
B. 
Fee for those residential developments which have received final PUD/final plat of subdivision approval prior to the approval date of this chapter. These fees would remain in effect during the course of the time line of their respective growth management schedule for new single/multifamily construction only.
C. 
All new residential construction per plot plan: $10.

§ 241-32 Certificate of occupancy.

A. 
Per dwelling unit or units as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, except that each separate office, manufacturing or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
(1) 
Residential: $15.
(2) 
Commercial: $40.
(3) 
Industrial: $50.
B. 
Temporary occupancy with a hold-harmless agreement signed by the owner and building for any unfinished items of a minor or nonhazardous nature when approved only by the Community Development Department official: $35.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7036]

§ 241-33 Overtime fees.

[Amended 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
If overtime is necessary in order to perform inspections or plan reviews, in addition to other fees prescribed in the section, a fee of $100 shall be charged for the first hour or part thereof. Any time beyond the first hour shall be charged in quarter-hour increments at a rate of $25 per quarter hour. All overtime fees shall be paid by the owner or permittee.

§ 241-34 Professional services.

[Amended 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
All fees, actual costs or actual expenses related to the City retaining a professional service consultant or technician to conduct any plan review, inspections, economic impact analysis, environmental analysis, legal fees, or other due diligence development costs on behalf of the City shall be paid for by the owner or permittee, in addition to other fees or costs required by the City. The petitioner shall execute a consultant fee reimbursement acknowledgement form.

§ 241-35 New subdivision or individual property plan review and inspection by City staff.

Residential, office, business, manufacturing, churches, schools or PUD:
A. 
The minimum fee shall be computed as 1.25% of the cost estimate for public and/or private property site improvements as approved by the City Engineer.
[Amended 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
B. 
Reimbursement to the City shall be made by the developer or direct costs incurred in the process of review or inspection including, but not limited to:
(1) 
Traffic analysis when requested by the City;
(2) 
Surveying as performed by a licensed land surveyor;
(3) 
Soils, materials testing or other geotechnical testing or consultation;
(4) 
Closed-circuit television inspection of sewers, either sanitary or storm;
(5) 
Overtime fees as stated in § 241-33 and § 241-34 incurred by City staff or consultant inspectors when developer's contractor(s) chooses to work overtime, Saturdays or holidays.
[Amended 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
(6) 
For rereview of plans beyond first resubmittal, time and material as determined by City Engineer.
(7) 
Stormwater management.
C. 
For office, business, manufacturing, churches, schools or PUD, the value of the public improvements for computation of the fee in Subsection A above shall include waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks, streetlighting, curb and gutter, pavement (including base courses) and stormwater management features, whether publicly dedicated or private. Estimates for the above shall be provided by the permittee subject to review and approval by the City Engineer.
D. 
For office, business, manufacturing, churches, schools or PUD, the value of the private improvements for computation of the fee in Subsection A above shall include waterlines, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, sidewalks, parking lot site lighting, curb and gutter and pavement (including base courses) and stormwater management features, whether publicly dedicated or private. Estimates for the above shall be provided by the permittee subject to review and approval by the City Engineer.

§ 241-36 Platting fees.

For all development plans submitted to the Crystal Lake Planning and Zoning Commission under the provisions of Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, or 65 ILCS 5/11-15.1-1 et seq., as amended:
Type of Plat
Fee
Subdivision preliminary plat
1 to 2 acres
$300
Over 2 acres
$50/acre
Subdivision final plat
1 to 2 acres
$600
Over 2 acres
$50/acre

§ 241-37 Reinspection fee.

[Amended 6-17-2008 by Ord. No. 6376; 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7033; 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7036]
Whenever the Community Development or Fire Rescue Department shall make an inspection after a second failed inspection pursuant to the issuance of a notice under the ordinances of the City of Crystal Lake, a fee of $100 shall be paid for that inspection and each subsequent inspection. Said fee shall be paid at the time the inspection is requested.

§ 241-38 Stormwater fees. [1]

[Added 5-17-2016 by Ord. No. 7223]
The following stormwater review and inspection fees shall be charged when the review is not completed by a professional service consultant:
A. 
General Permit #1: $150.
B. 
General Permit #2: $400.
C. 
Minor development: $400.
D. 
Intermediate development: $550.
E. 
Major development: $850 + $50 per additional acre.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 241-38, Contractor's bond, as amended, was repealed 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 7032.

§ 241-39 Key box application fee. [1]

[Added 6-17-2008 by Ord. No. 6376]
When a key box is required on a structure as identified in the City of Crystal Lake Fire Code for use exclusively by the Fire Rescue Department, a one-time fee of $20 shall be paid for the application and maintenance of the box by the Fire Rescue Department. Said fee shall be paid at the time of application.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 241-39, Contractor bond, as amended, was repealed 9-4-2007 by Ord. No. 6251.

§ 241-40 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
VALUATION
The reasonable value of all services, labor, materials, and use of scaffolding and other appliances or devices entering into and necessary to the prosecution and completion of the work ready for occupancy.

§ 241-41 Computation of floor area.

The floor area, where used as the basis of a building permit fee, shall be computed from the outside perimeters of such buildings or structures. All floor levels are to be added in computing the total floor area.

§ 241-42 Surcharge.

A charge of 100% of the permit fee will be added if work is started without a permit.

§ 241-43 Performance/Completion deposit requirement.

[Added 12-18-2007 by Ord. No. 6302]
A. 
Every applicant shall post with the City, at the time of issuance or approval of a special use permit or temporary occupancy certificate, a performance/completion deposit in the following amounts:
(1) 
All building permits when a temporary occupancy certificate is granted:
Type of Construction
Fee
Residential -new
$1,500
Residential - addition valued over $10,000
$500
Commercial/Industrial/Other
0 to 2,500 square feet
$1,500
2,501 to 15,000 square feet
$3,000
15,001 to 75,000 square feet
$5,000
75,001 to 250,000 square feet
$10,000
250,001 square feet and over
$15,000
(2) 
Special use permits with conditions requiring changes to the building or site: deposit of $1,000. The posting of the deposit shall automatically become a condition of the special use permit.
B. 
The City shall have the right, at all times at its option, to draw on the performance/completion deposit for costs, including, without limitation, legal fees and administrative expenses incurred or to be incurred by the City in exercising any of its rights under the City Code of Crystal Lake in the event:
(1) 
The applicant undertakes any work in violation of any provision of the City Code or any permit issued or plan approved pursuant to the City Code; or
(2) 
The applicant fails or refuses to complete the work or conditions authorized by any temporary occupancy certificate or SUP in accordance with all plans and conditions approved in connection with a temporary occupancy certificate or SUP. The City's determination of such costs shall be based either on costs actually incurred by the City or reasonable estimates of costs to be incurred.
C. 
If the City draws on the performance/completion deposit, the applicant shall replenish the deposit to the full amount required by this section and immediately after demand therefor is made to the applicant in writing by the City. Any failure of the applicant to replenish the deposit shall result in the cancellation of the related temporary occupancy certificate or SUP, which shall not be reissued thereafter except after the filing of a new application.
D. 
The City shall return any unused portion of the performance/completion deposit to the applicant without interest, as follows:
(1) 
For all temporary occupancy certificates or SUPs: after completion of all work and conditions within the approved time frame.
E. 
A deposit posted pursuant to this section shall be forfeited to the City in full if the permittee does not complete the conditions or requirements of a SUP or temporary occupancy certificate on or before the date specified within the SUP or temporary occupancy certificate.

§ 241-44 Signs.

[Added 11-17-2009 by Ord. No. 6519]
A. 
The fee to be charged for permits issued for the erection, construction, or alteration of any sign or other advertising structure shall be as follows:
(1) 
Alteration of existing sign: $20.
(2) 
Fixed canopy and fixed awning signs: $20, plus $0.10 per square foot of plan area, horizontally projected.
(3) 
Illuminated signs and illuminated awning signs: $30, plus $0.10 per square foot of gross surface area of each face thereof.
(4) 
Nonilluminated signs (unless temporary or limited duration): $25, plus $0.10 per square foot of gross surface area of each face thereof.
(5) 
Retractable canopies and awnings: $20.
(6) 
Limited duration: $20.
(7) 
Variation for sign: $100.
(8) 
New or altered illuminated sign, electrical inspection fee: $25 per sign.
(9) 
Temporary signs in nonresidential areas: $60.
B. 
A charge of 100% of the permit fee will be added if work is started without a permit.

§ 241-45 Crystal Lake wireless alarm network (CLWAN).

[Added 10-5-2010 by Ord. No. 6613]
A. 
Monitoring fee.
(1) 
Fire alarm system (FAS): $80.
(2) 
Security alarm system (SAS): $80.
(3) 
Both FAS and SAS: $105 ($80 FAS plus $25 SAS).
B. 
Installation, programming, and connection fee.
(1) 
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011: $0.
(2) 
After September 30, 2011: $200.
(3) 
Nonstandard installation: $125 plus vendor hourly rate.
(4) 
Replacement of damaged radio: $800.
(5) 
Remove subscriber location radio: $50.
(6) 
Disconnect/Reinstall radio: $170.

§ 241-46 Participation fees.

[Added 2-19-2013 by Ord. No. 6898-A[1]]
A. 
Purpose. From time to time the City deems it to be in the best interest of the City and its residents to finance certain public improvements or service through a special service area. When such a determination has been made, it is appropriate and desirable to establish a method by which those property owners that are not included within the original special service area but seek the use or benefit of the facilities or services financed through such special service area pay an equitable share of the establishment or maintenance of such facilities or services (a "special service").
B. 
Fees. Any property owner seeking to use or benefit from a special service financed through a special service area is required to either be part of such special service area or to pay a participation fee as a prerequisite to use of the special service. The participation fee shall be calculated as follows:
Base Fee + [(Base Fee x Interest) x Time] = Participation Fee
Where:
"Base Fee" is total divided by participants, unless another appropriate value is determined by the City Council;
"Interest" is the maximum rate of interest that may be charged for any bonds issued for the special services or 1.0%, whichever is greater;
"Participants" is the total number of original participants in the special service area;
"Term" is 120% of the maximum maturity period for bonds issued in connection with a special service area;
"Time" is the number of years that have elapsed from the bond issue date to the payment of the participation fee, but in no event shall the time exceed the term; and
"Total" is the total principal amount of bonds to be issued for the special services.
C. 
Applicability. Participation fees shall be charged throughout the duration of the term against any person or property prior to connection to or use of any special services financed through a special service area, where such person or property was not included in such special service area.
D. 
Allocation of participation fees. To the extent participation fees are collected while taxes are still being levied against the participants for payment of special service area bonds, such participation fees shall be used to equitably abate future tax payments on such bonds. If participation fees are collected after taxes are no longer being levied against participants to retire bonds, the participation fees shall be allocated to a participation fee fund for five years after all bonds for the special service area have been retired (the "holding period"). The participation fee fund shall be used for ongoing expenses related to the special service area and the special services. After the holding period, the monies in the participation fee fund shall be reallocated to the City's general fund or such other fund as the City Council determines is in the best interests of the residents.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 14 of this ordinance directed the City Manager to transfer any participation fees that have been held for more than five years to the City's general fund.

§ 241-47 Three Oaks Recreation Area fees.

[Added 5-6-2014 by Ord. No. 7025]
A. 
Marina operation/marina rental fees.
[Amended 5-2-2017 by Ord. No. 7376]
Minimum 1-Hour Rentals
1-Hour Fee
1-Hour Fee
(NR)
Each Additional 1/2 Hour
Each Additional 1/2 Hour
(NR)
Canoe
$8
$12
$3
$5
Kayak (single or tandem)
$8
$12
$3
$5
Paddleboat
$8
$12
$3
$5
Swan paddleboat
$8
$12
$4
$6
Sailboat
$8
$12
$4
$6
Paddle pontoon-manual
$25
$30
$12
$15
Paddle pontoon-electric
$30
$35
$15
$17
Minimum 2-Hour Rentals
2-Hour Fee
2-Hour Fee
(NR)
Each Additional Hour
Each Additional Hour
(NR)
12-foot row boat
$12
$15
$5
$5
14-foot row boat
$14
$18
$7
$7
Trolling motor
$10
$10
$5
$5
Fish locator
$5
$5
$2
$2
B. 
Beach and parking nonresident season pass.
Yearly Pass
Rate When Purchased
Between 1/1 - 7/12
Pro-Rated Rate When
Purchased Between 7/13 - 12/31
Individual
$150
$90
Family of 2
$210
$125
Family of 3
$290
$175
Family of 4
$370
$220
Each additional family member
$30
$15
C. 
Pavilion rental rates.
(1) 
Pavilion A: Picnic Grove.
[Amended 12-16-2014 by Ord. No. 7085]
Resident
Nonresident
Number of People
Fee
Deposit
Fee
Deposit
1-50 (off)
$75
$50
$130
$50
1-50 (summer)
$75
$50
$150
$50
51-100 (off)
$110
$100
$200
$100
51-100 (summer)
$110
$100
$220
$100
101-150 (off)
$145
$150
$270
$150
101-150 (summer)
$145
$150
$290
$150
151-200 (off)
$180
$200
$340
$200
151-200 (summer)
$180
$200
$360
$200
(2) 
Pavilion B and Pavilion C: Island Pavilion and Volleyball Court Pavilion.
Resident
Nonresident
Number of People
Fee
Deposit
Fee
Deposit
1-50 (off)
$40
$50
$90
$50
1-50 (summer)
$50
$50
$100
$50
51-100 (off)
$55
$100
$120
$100
51-100 (summer)
$65
$100
$130
$100
101-150 (off)
$70
$150
$150
$150
101-150 (summer)
$80
$150
$160
$150
151-200 (off)
$90
$200
$190
$200
151-200 (summer)
$100
$200
$200
$200
D. 
Nonresident beach/playground entrance fees.
(1) 
Nonresident fees.
Category
Beach Admission Fee
Adults (16 and older)
$10 ($5 after 4:00 p.m.)
Seniors (62 and older)
$6 ($3 after 4:00 p.m.)
Youth (4-15 years)
$6 ($3 after 4:00 p.m.)
Ages 3 and under
Free
(2) 
Guests of residents: $1 daily fee for all guests of City residents (up to five guests per family). Any guests above the maximum of five per family will be charged $5 each.

§ 241-48 (Reserved)

§ 241-49 Denial of permit for Nonpayment.

[Added 8-15-2017 by Ord. No. 7391]
Any permit, license, program, or service provided by the City of Crystal Lake may be denied if the person has outstanding fines, fees, or money due the City and has failed to pay the fine, fee, or money due. The denial of the permit, license, program or service shall not apply to emergency services relating to the public health, welfare, or safety. The person requesting the permit, license, program, or service may appeal a denial to the City Manager or designee.