[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); amended in its entirety 2-20-2018 by Ord. No. 7441, effective 5-1-2018. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be established a permit fee schedule as follows.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any construction, retrofit or renovation to an existing structure that includes installing a new foundation.
- Any construction, retrofit or renovation to an existing structure other than repair or addition that requires a permit. Also, a change in a building, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system that involves any extension, addition or change to the arrangement, type or purpose of the original installation that requires a permit.
- GROSS AREA
- See definition for "square footage."
- SMALL WIRELESS FACILITY
- A wireless facility that meets both of the following qualifications:
- A. Each antenna is located inside an enclosure of no more than six cubic feet in volume or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements could fit within an imaginary enclosure of no more than six cubic feet; and
- B. All other wireless equipment attached directly to a utility pole associated with the facility is cumulatively no more than 25 cubic feet in volume. The following types of associated ancillary equipment are not included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric meter, concealment elements, telecommunications demarcation box, ground-based enclosures, grounding equipment, power transfer switch, cut-off switch, and vertical cable runs for the connection of power and other services.
- SQUARE FOOTAGE
- The square footage, where used as the basis of a building permit fee, shall be computed from the outside perimeters of such buildings, structures, or space. All floor levels are to be added in computing the total square footage.
- 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.
The permit fee for new building construction shall be calculated using the following formula:
The permit fee multiplier is as follows:
For the purposes of calculating permit fees, building additions that include installing a new foundation will be calculated using the new construction fee formula. Building alterations that do not include installing a new foundation, such as adding a second story onto a building, will be treated as an alteration for the purposes of calculating fees.
The calculation of the new building construction includes fees for building reviews and fees for electrical, plumbing, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC). Additional fees for these services shall not be included.
Alteration permit. The permit fee for alteration permits shall be:
Flat fees for miscellaneous projects.
The following table shall be used to calculate fees for miscellaneous projects contained in this section:
The following permit types are Tier 1 permits; this fee includes a minimum of one inspection:
The following permit types are Tier 2 permits; this fee includes a minimum of two inspections and a review as necessary:
The following permit types are Tier 3 permits; this fee includes a detailed plan review, and a minimum of two inspections:
Building alteration plan review. Building alteration plan review fees shall be as follows, per dwelling unit, or units, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
Electrical. Electrical fees shall be as follows, per dwelling unit, or units, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
Plumbing. Plumbing fees shall be as follows, per dwelling unit or units, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC). Heating, ventilating and air conditioning fees shall be as follows, per dwelling unit or units, except that each separate office, store, or business within a building shall be considered a separate unit:
Parking lot review and inspection fee: $150.
Elevators, dumbwaiters, escalators, moving walks and hoisting equipment. Elevator, dumbwaiter, escalator, moving walk and hoisting equipment fees shall be as follows:
Certificates of occupancy.
In-ground swimming pool review and inspection: $150.
Building demolition, flat fee per building: $150.
Moving of buildings, with bond and insurance as required by ordinance: $150.
Starting work without a permit. A charge of 100% of the permit fee will be added if work is started without a permit.
Performance/completion deposit requirement.
Every applicant shall post with the City, at the time of issuance or approval of a temporary occupancy certificate, a performance/completion deposit in the following amounts:
All building permits when a temporary occupancy certificate is granted:
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:
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
The applicant fails or refuses to complete the work or conditions authorized by any temporary occupancy certificate in accordance with all plans and conditions approved in connection with a temporary occupancy certificate. Once it reaches the expiration, 10% of the initial deposit will be deducted monthly until the work is completed or the deposit is exhausted. Once the deposit has been depleted, the applicant will be subject to citations and fines outlined in § 248-2. 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.
The City shall return any unused portion of the performance/completion deposit to the applicant without interest, as follows:
For all temporary occupancy certificates: after completion of all work and conditions within the approved time frame.
A deposit posted pursuant to this subsection shall be forfeited to the City in full if the permittee does not complete the conditions or requirements of a temporary occupancy certificate on or before the date specified within the temporary occupancy certificate.
Signs. 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:
Small wireless facilities. Permit application fees for small wireless facilities shall be as follows:
Annual fee adjustments.
Fees in § 241-3 shall be adjusted on May 1 of each calendar year using the December to December Consumer Price Index percentage change for the Chicago-Gary-Kenosha area (the "CPI") as determined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, unless otherwise provided for in § 241-3. All adjustments will be rounded up to the nearest cent. If any CPI percentage change is less than zero, then the fees shall remain the same.
For the purposes of calculating future fee adjustments, the baseline year for all fees in § 241-3 is 2018.
If the CPI is discontinued or replaced, such other governmental cost-of-living index or computation which replaces the CPI shall be used in order to obtain substantially the same result as would be obtained if the CPI had not been discontinued or replaced.
The following fees shall apply for the following planning services. The application fee for temporary use permit applications filed after the applicant has implemented the temporary use shall be twice the fees stated in this section. Additionally, this does not prevent the City from taking further actions authorized by the Code of Ordinances of the City.
Subject to material price increase.
Sampling charge. The City will assess the regulated dischargers a fee for sampling with City equipment and manpower as follows:
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:
Metals by atomic absorption.
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.
Connection to storm sewer permitted is only when approved by the City Engineer and permit fees paid as follows:
Per residential dwelling unit, as defined by Chapter 650, Unified Development Ordinance, as amended:
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.
The fee for the sprinkler review is based on the number of sprinkler heads in the system.
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.
Stand pipe review (per standpipe): $60.
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.
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.
Residential, office, business, manufacturing, churches, schools or PUD:
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.
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:
Traffic analysis when requested by the City;
Surveying as performed by a licensed land surveyor;
Soils, materials testing or other geotechnical testing or consultation;
Closed-circuit television inspection of sewers, either sanitary or storm;
For rereview of plans beyond first resubmittal, time and material as determined by City Engineer.
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.
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.
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:
Reinspection fee. 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 $150 shall be paid for that inspection and each subsequent inspection. Said fee shall be paid at the time the inspection is requested. The Building Commissioner, or his/her designee, may waive this fee.
Same-day inspection fee: Inspection requests made without a minimum of 24 hours' notice shall incur a fee of $150. Said fee shall be paid at the time the inspection is requested. The Building Commissioner, or his/her designee, may waive this fee.
The following stormwater review and inspection fees shall be charged when the review is not completed by a professional service consultant:
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.
Installation, programming, and connection fee.
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").
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:
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.
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.
Marina operation/marina rental fees.
Beach and parking nonresident season pass.
Pavilion rental rates.
Pavilion A - Picnic Grove.
Picnic table relocation fee. A flat picnic table relocation fee of $25 may be charged as part of rental of Pavilion A (Picnic Grove) if patrons request the relocation of the majority of tables from underneath the structure or provide a layout requiring movement of tables for an event.
Pavilions B and C - Island and Volleyball Court.
Pavilion D (North Lake) and Lake House Patio.
SCUBA Zone fees.
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.