Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Johnston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development impact fees — See Ch. 149
[Adopted 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Sec. 4-2 of the 1979 Code]
[Amended last 6-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-11]
No official, inspector, administrator, or employee shall issue a permit to erect, enlarge, or repair any building or structure until collection of fees, based upon his estimate of construction, calculated from the attached schedules. The estimate shall be exclusive of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical costs.
A. 
Plan review fee, paid at time of initial permit application.
Cost of Project1
Fee
Less than $10,000
No fee
$10,000 to $25,000
$40
$25,001 to $50,000
$100
$50,001 to $100,000
$175
$100,001 to $200,000
$300
$200,001 to $350,000
$400
$350,001 to $500,000
$500
More than $500,000
$750 minimum, plus $75/$100,0002 cost of project over $800,000
Notes:
1. Total value of work being permitted “cost of project” is derived from and considered to be the value of materials plus labor. Self-performed labor is considered to have value; that implied value being included within this definition and being used for permit cost determination.
2. The added cost per $1,000 refers to the additional $1,000 (or part thereof) of total value of the work being permitted. Fees shall not be interpolated.
B. 
Building permit fees, paid at time of permit issuance.
Cost of Project1
Fee2
Up to $1,000
$60
$1,001 to $100,000
$60, plus $16/$1,000
$100,001 to $200,000
$1,650, plus $12/$1,000 after first $100,000
$200,001 to $350,000
$2,950, plus $10/$1,000 after first $200,000
$350,001 to $500,000
$4,450, plus $10/$1,000 after first $350,000
$500,001 and up
$5,950, plus $6/$1,000 after first $500,000
Notes:
1. Total value of work being permitted “cost of project” is derived from and considered to be the value of materials plus labor. Self-performed labor is considered to have value; that implied value being included within this definition and being used for permit cost determination.
2. The added cost per $1,000 refers to the additional $1,000 (or part thereof) of total value of the work being permitted. Fees shall not be interpolated.
C. 
Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permit fees, paid at issuance of permit.
Cost of Project1
Fee
Up to $500
$45
$501 to $1,000
$60
$1,001 to $2,000
$74
$2,001 to $3,000
$88
$3,001 to $4,000
$102
$4,001 to $5,000
$116
$5,001 to $10,000
$140, plus $12/$1,0002
$10,001 and up
$140, plus $11/$1,0002
Notes:
1. Total value of work being permitted “cost of project” is derived from and considered to be the value of materials plus labor. Self-performed labor is considered to have value; that implied value being included within this definition and being used for permit cost determination.
2. The added cost per $1,000 refers to the additional $1,000 (or part thereof) of total value of the work being permitted. Fees shall not be interpolated.
D. 
Specialty permits charged at the following rates:
Category
Fee
Billboards/Marquees
$350
Signs
$60/face
Pylon signs
See building schedule, plus $60/face
Aboveground pools
$35
Wood stoves
$65
Tents larger than 2,400 square feet
$75
Temporary electrical service
$50
Electrical (pools only)
$30
Road opening (private contractors)
$200, plus $1.50/linear foot
Demolition permit (residential)
Up to $50,000 of value
$50
$50,001 to $150,000 of value
$150
$150,001 of value and over
$250
Demolition permit (commercial)
$500
Inspection conducted at request of owner
$45
Business license inspection
$45
Reinspection fee (for prior failed inspection or inaccessibility of structure for inspection)
$45
Late fee for work without permit
If permit is applied for within 3 days of notice
$75
If permit applied for within 4 to 7 days of notice
$100
If permit applied for within 8 to 14 days of notice
$150
If permit applied for after 14 days of notice or if no action is taken to apply for required permit
Legal action taken by Town against violator
Certificate of use and occupancy (CO) (issued to new construction)
$50
Letter of compliance (issued to existing buildings and where construction has occurred for an existing structure; letter may be requested only after all final inspections are completed)
$30
Letter of conformance (for lead inspections)
$45
[Adopted 10-11-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-22]
A. 
Purpose. This article of the Town of Johnston hereby adopts the 2013 edition of the Building Code for the State of Rhode Island, as amended, and referenced as SBC-1 through SBC-13 and SBC-17 through SBC-19 for the purpose of regulating and governing the conditions and maintenance of all property, buildings and structures; by providing the standards for supplied utilities and facilities and other physical things and condition essential to ensure that structures are safe, sanitary and fit for occupation and use; and the condemnation of buildings and structures unfit for human occupancy and use and the demolition of such structures located within the Town of Johnston; providing for the issuance of permits and collection of fees therefor.
[Amended 11-10-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]
B. 
Building Code of Town of Johnston. The State of Rhode Island Building Code, as amended, and referenced as SBC-1 through SBC-9, is hereby adopted as the Building Code of the Town of Johnston, in the State of Rhode Island. Each and all of the regulations, provisions, penalties, conditions and terms of said Building Code on file in the office of the Building Official for the Town of Johnston are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof, as if fully set out in this article, with the additions, insertions, deletions and changes, if any.
C. 
Copies of State Building Code. Copies of the State Building Code, referenced as SBC-1 through SBC-9, as amended, shall be kept on file for review and inspection at the Office of the Building Official located at the Town of Johnston Department of Public Works, 100 Irons Avenue, Johnston, Rhode Island.
D. 
Severability. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this article is, for any reason, held to be unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this article.
E. 
When effective. This article and the rules, regulations, provisions, requirements, orders and matters established and adopted hereby shall take effect and be in full force and effect as of the date of the final passage and adoption hereof.