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Building Permit Fees

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All new construction permit applications are charged a plan review fee and a zoning review fee in addition to the permit fees.  Plan review and zoning review fees are due at the time of application submittal.

When applying for a building permit, which includes trade permits (electrical, plumbing, mechanical, etc.), plan review will be added to the permit fee for each trade.  Single family residences, new construction fees, trade permit fees, and impact fees are due at the time of permit pick up.

Click here for information on fees for the Lee County Solid Waste Division which could apply to some permits.  Fees for driveway & culvert permits can be found under DOT External Fee Number EX25-1.

Click here to pay any unpaid fees associated with a particular case number.

Click here for a printable version of the Fee Schedule. 

Note: In addition to building permit fees, all permits are subject to fees imposed through HB0663.    Each permit is charged a minimum of $2.00 for administration (or 1.5% of permit fee) and a minimum of $2.00 for radon (or 1.5% of the permit fee).

*Note: In instances where a 'per acre' fee is included, the acreage is rounded up to the nearest acreage unless otherwise specified.

 

 

   

(EX2-3) BUILDING PERMIT FEES

BLASTING (BLS)

Fee (/min. fee)

Permit

$350

Plus Per Acre of Blast Area

$275

Permit Extension

$100

Inspection (each blast)

$200

Inspection Surcharge (per hour over customary time for initial inspection blast)

$100

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COMMERCIAL (COM)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Additions/Remodels

$.30/$300

 

Aluminum Shed

$50

 

Aluminum Structures

 

Glass/Vinyl/Utility Room

$100

Pool Enclosure

$100

Screen Room

$100

 

Apartments 3-4 Units

$.30/$300

 

Apartments 5-Up

$.30/$300

 

Awning/Canopy (existing buildings only)

$100

 

Carport

$75

 

Church

$.30/$300

 

Concrete Restoration

$200

 

Concrete Structure Slab/All Decks

$.05/$100

 

Dumpster – Slab and Enclosure

$150

 

Foundation Only (not credited toward full building permit)

20% of applicable permit cost

 

Gas Station Fuel Island Canopy

$.30/$300

 

Gazebo Unenclosed

$75

 

Interior Remodel

$.30/$300

Interior Completion

$.30/$300

Interior Non-Bearing Wall (non-tenant separation) <25 lf

$100

 

Miscellaneous

$.30/$300

 

Modular buildings

$.15/$300

 

Motel

$.30/$300

 

Pole Barn

$75

 

Radio/TV Antenna

$250

 

Recreational Building

$.30/$300

 

Shed (Conventional Construction)

$100

 

Shell Only

$.30/$300

 

Shutters

$75

 

Window Replacement/Door

$75

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DEMOLITION (DEM)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Structure Removal

$150

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ELECTRICAL (ELE)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Commercial

$.20/$75

Low Voltage

$75

 

Residential

$.20/$75

Low Voltage

$75

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FENCE (FNC) (Commercial & Residential)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Fence

$25

 

Wall

$.75/$100

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FIRE (FIR)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Dry Hydrants

$150

 

Fire Alarms (per initiating device)

$1/$100

 

Fire Pump

$75

 

Flow Test

$75

 

Fuel Lines

$125

 

Fuel Tank

$125

 

Halon/Energen

$150

 

Hood

$100

 

Hood Suppression

$50

 

LP Lines

$100

 

LP Tank

$100

 

LP Tank & Lines

$100

 

Monitor

$50

 

Natural Gas

$100

 

Paint Booth

$100

 

Pollutant Storage Tank

$125

 

Self-Contained Generator

$125

 

Sprinklers (per sprinkler head)

$1.25/$100

 

Standpipes (per riser)

$75

 

Underground Water

$125

 

Water Storage Tank

$100

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MECHANICAL (MEC)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Air Handler

$75

 

Commercial Refrigeration (per unit)

$75

 

Condenser Only

$75

 

Disconnect/Reconnect

$75

 

Duct Work Only

$75

 

Heat Pump

$75

 

Mobile Home & RV

$75

 

New Construction/Addition

$.03/$100

 

Package Unit

$75

 

Split System

$75

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MOBILE HOME/RECREATIONAL VEHICLE (MRV)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Mobile Home

$150

 

Park Model

$150

 

Recreational Vehicle

$150

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PLUMBING (PLU)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Irrigation

$75

 

New construction & additions/renovations

$.03/$100

 

Sewer

$75

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POOL (POL)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Fountain

$100

 

Pool – Above Ground

$75

 

Pool – Below Ground

$225

 

Pool w/Spa – Below Ground

$225

 

Pool Renovation

$100

 

Spa –Above Ground

$75

 

Spa – Below Ground

$100

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RESIDENTIAL (RES) – One and Two Family Dwellings

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Addition/Sheds (wood/CBS)

$.25/$200

 

Alteration/Interior Remodeling

$.25/$150

 

Detached Guest House

$.25/$200

 

Duplex

$.25/$200

 

Garage (detached)

$.25/$200

 

Garage Door

$75

 

Gazebo (unenclosed structure)

$75

 

Mobile Home Addition

$.25/$200

 

Pole Barn

$75

 

Pool Enclosure

$100

 

Roofover/Aluminum Shed/Aluminum Carports

 

Carport Canopy

$75

Carport w/Utility Room

$100

Roofover

$75

All Prefab Sheds

$50

 

RV Addition

$.25/$200

 

Shutters

$75

 

Single Family

$.25/$200

 

Structural Slabs/All Decks (SFR Foundations)

$.05/$100

 

Utility, Glass, Vinyl or Screen Room/Greenhouse

$100

 

Window Replacement/Door

$75

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ROOFING (ROF)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Commercial

$200

 

Residential

$75

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SIGNS (SGN) per sign

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Awning

$.50/$75

 

Billboards

$250

 

Electronic Message Center

$.50/$75

 

Ground

$.50/$75

 

Interchange

$.50/$75

 

Tenant Panel

$.50/$75

 

Wall

$.50/$75

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SOLAR (SOL)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Photovoltaic System

$75

 

Pool Heater

$75

 

Water Heater

$75

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STRUCTURE MOVE (MOV)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Permit

$500

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TEMPORARY (TMP)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Balloons

$35

 

Carnival

$150

 

Christmas Tree Sales

$150

 

Circus

$150

 

Construction Trailer

$150

 

Fireworks

$250

 

Parking Lot

$100

 

Parking Lot Sales

$100

 

Road Side Stand

$100

 

Special Occasion

$35

 

Tent

$150

 

Tent for Fireworks

$150

 

Tent for Sparklers

$150

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USE (USE)

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Permit

$100

 

Streamline

$35

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MISCELLANEOUS FEES

Fee (/min. fee)

 

Change of Contractor

$50

 

Completions

 

Commercial

½ original permit/$300

     Accessory Building

$100

     Interior Remodel

½ original permit/$150

Residential

½ original permit/$200

     Accessory Building

$100

Demolition

$150

Fire

$100

Sign

original permit cost

Temporary CO (first)

$100

Temporary CO (second/final)

$150

Trade

original permit cost

 

Extensions

 

First (3 months)

$100

Subsequent (3 months)

$150

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Copies

 

Letter (8½ x 11)

 

 

     One sided

$.15

 

 

     One sided (color)

$1.00

 

 

     Two sided

$.20

Legal (8½ x 14)

 

 

     One sided

$.20

 

 

     One sided (color)

$1.50

 

 

     Two sided

$.25

Large (11 x 17)

 

 

     One sided

$.30

 

 

     One sided (color)

$2.00

Large (11 x 17) (per page from microfilm)

$2.00

Plans (24 x 36)

$5.00

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Refunds

No refund on permits of $50 or less unless issued in error by the County

No refund on any permit shall be granted if work has commenced

Refund on all other permits shall be at 75% of the permit fee

There shall be no refund on any plan or zoning review fee

 

GENERAL NOTE:

Fees separated by a slash mark (i.e., $.30/$300) show that the fee is $.30 psf or plf, with $300 being the minimum applicable fee.

Fees calculated per square foot shall be assessed using the gross floor area. The County Building Official shall determine questions on interpretation of the method of measurement and inclusion of areas or items.

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(EX2-4) PLAN REVIEW FEES

Fee (/min. fee)

Impact Fees

Roads

LDC Article VI, Division 2

Regional Parks

LDC Article VI, Division 3

Community Parks

LDC Article VI, Division 4

Fire & EMS

LDC Article VI, Division 5


 

Plan Review

 

Commercial (COM)

$.10/$200

 

 

    Revision (if new SF, new construction
      rate applies)

$.01/$50

Residential (RES)

$50

 

 

    Revision (if new SF, new construction
       rate applies)

$25

 

 

    Courtesy Review (per person, per hour)

$50

 

 

     Fire

$25

 

 

     Reinspection Fee

$50

 

 

     Sign

$25

 

 

     Trade Revision

$25

 

 

 

 

Residential Zoning

$25

COM (not associated with a Development Order)

$75

RES

$25

 

 

     Revision

$20

DEP Coast Pre-App Determination

$50

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(EX 2-5) CONTRACTOR LICENSING FEES

Fee (/min. fee)

Licensing

Air Conditioning – Class A, B, C

$90

 

 

Blast/User Registration

$90

 

 

General, Building & Residential Contractor

$100

 

 

Journeymen (All)

$24

 

 

Master Electrician

$90

 

 

Mechanical Contractor

$90

 

 

Roofing Contractor

$90

 

 

Sheet Metal Contractor

$90

 

 

Specialty Trades (All)

$90

 

 

Swimming Pool – Class A, B, C

$90

 

 

Voluntary Inactive Certificate

$18

 

 

 

 

 

Delinquency fees (assessed beginning Oct. 1) rounded off

$10 plus percentage

 

 

October

5%

 

 

November

10%

 

 

December

15%

 

 

January

20%

 

 

February

25%

 

 

March

30%

NOTE: After Mar. 31, renewal may only be authorized by the Lee County Construction Board.

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Licensing

All Exams

$35

NOTE: A trade exam and the business & law exam may be taken under one (1) $35 fee.

 

Miscellaneous Fees

Letter of Reciprocity

$25

 

 

Registration of State Certified Contractor

$25

 

 

Process Change of Business Name on Certificate of Competency

$25

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(EX2-6) BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS FEES

Construction Board of Appeals

$100

Plumbing Board of Appeals

$100

Mechanical Board of Appeals

$100

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(EX2-7) BUILDING REINSPECTION FEES

Inspection of Outside

Reimbursement to County for cost of inspection by outside Consultant if determination is made, based on Consultant’s findings, that materials or construction methods are not in compliance with codes or nationally approved techniques.

 

 

 

 

ReInspection Fee

$50

 

 

For extra inspections necessary due to any of the following reasons:

 

 

(1) Wrong Address.

 

 

(2) Reinspection of work not complying with code.

 

 

(3) Repairs or correction not made when inspection is called.

 

 

(4) Work not ready for inspection when called.

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(EX2-8) LOT MOWING FEES

Lot Mowing Fee

 

Fee charged is based on County’s cost to provide the service, twelve percent (12%) per annum interest, an enforcement cost administrative fee of $150.00 and cost for certified mailing for those specific parcels which are rendered lot mowing services by Lee County.

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(EX2-9) CODE ENFORCEMENT HEARING EXAMINER CASE FEES

Day of Hearing Costs of Prosecution in a Hearing Examiner Case where there is an agreement to violation by the Respondent

$100*

 

Day of Hearing Costs of Prosecution in a Hearing Examiner Case where the case is disputed by the Respondent

$285*

 

Partial Release of Code Enforcement Lien (Does not preclude requirement for additional paydown of outstanding or accrued unpaid fine.)

$285

 

Full or Partial Release of Foreclosed Code Enforcement Lien

$285

*Actual costs of prosecution may be assessed and sought in cases where an unpaid fine/lien is submitted for lien mitigation.

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