Planning & Development

Fee Schedule

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of High Point, North Carolina that pursuant to the provisions of NCGS 160A-414 and Section 9-3-21 of the High Point Development Ordinance, the City Council hereby amends the following schedule of fees adopted on June 20, 2002, with subsequent amendments, pertaining to planning, development and inspection services.

Fee Schedule in (pdf) format: http://www.highpointnc.gov/plan/docs/applications/Fee_Schedule.pdf

 

 

Planning & Development Department

Effective August 3, 2015

 

Module 1
Guidance

Module I pertains to the application fees for the review of buildings and property to determine compliance with State and local codes. Fees are intended to defray the cost of research, inspection, report preparation and other operational costs the City incurs with processing these requests.

Code Confirmations provide written reports for owners, agents and legal representatives to confirm in writing the property’s allowable principal uses, zoning districts, environmental regulations, and any pending violations, usually requested as part of due diligence in real estate transactions.

Code Compliance provides an inspection and certification of the building and property’s compliance with current State Building and local development codes, usually requested as part of State licensing and similar situations where a determination of a building’s compliance with existing codes is requested.

Building Evaluations provides a multi-trade review of an existing building’s condition relative to applicable State Building and local codes to identify deficiencies and record major code requirements relative to a proposed use of the building.

Water and Sewer Extension Policy Exemptions enable an owner of property located outside the corporate limits to request an exemption from annexation for City water and/or sewer service in accordance with City Council adopted policy.

 

Application Fees

 Item

 Sub-Item/Description

Fee                                          

Code Confirmation

 

Report

$25 

Site Compliance Inspection

$50

Code Compliance
 

Residential Building

$50

Commercial Building

$75

Building Evaluation

 

 

Residential Building

$200

Commercial Building

$0

Water and Sewer Extension
Policy Exemption

 

$100

 

Module 2
Board Action

Module II pertains to fees associated with the review of development applications considered by the City Council, Board of Adjustment, Historic Preservation Commission and Planning & Zoning Commission. Fees are intended to defray the cost of public notice, report preparation and other operational costs the city incurs with processing these applications.

Applications

 Item

 Sub-Item/Description

Fee

Code Confirmation

 

Report

$25 

Site Compliance Inspection

$50

Code Compliance
 

Residential Building

$50

Commercial Building

$75

Building Evaluation

 

Residential Building

$200

Commercial Building

$0

 

 

Subdivision and Plan Review Fees

Subdivision

Sketch Plan

Preliminary Plat

Final Plat

 

No charge

$100 + $20 per lot

$  50 per plat

 XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Site Plan

Including IMUDs, Group Developments, and Recreational Vehicle Parks.

 

$100 + $4 per dwelling unit or space or $4 per 1,000 sq. ft. (For non-residential)

 

Street & Utility Construction Plan

—For street, water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer facilities

 

$  50 per submittal

 

Watershed Development Plan

ISA review only

$100 + $25 per control device

$  25

 

PUD Unified Development Plan

$200 (if reviewed separately)  

 

TND Master Plan

$200 (if reviewed separately)

 

Easement Reconveyance

$ 75

 

Right-of-Way Encroachment

$100

 

Exclusion Map

$  50

 

Plat or Plan Minor Revision

For valid approvals or conditional approvals.

 

$  25 + increased or additional per lot, dwelling unit, space, square footage, or control device fee

 

Schedule II

Public Regional Stormwater Facility Fees

 

 

Impervious Surface Area (ISA) of Site Treated by Public Regional Stormwater Facility

Cost Per Impervious Surface Area (ISA) Acre

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

Minimum Fee

$    2,000

 

  0-1    ISA acre

$   0.35 per ISA square foot

 

>1-5    ISA acres

$  30,000 per ISA acre

 

>5-10  ISA acres

$150,000 + $15,000 per ISA acre over 5

 

>10     ISA acres

$225,000 + $  9,000 per ISA acre over 10

 

Fee Application Outside Corporate Limits

For property outside the corporate limits, the cost per impervious surface area acre shall be 100% greater.

 

Fee Application to Streets

The stormwater facility fee applies to all impervious surface within a development, including public and private streets; however, where a developer constructs a 4-lane or larger public street within a development, then the fee shall apply to only 50% of the impervious surface area of that public street.

 

City Property

A fee shall not be charged to any city owned property utilizing a public regional stormwater facility.

 

Fee Refund

No refunds shall be made unless the applicable watershed development plan is voided or revised accordingly and no impervious surface has been installed.

 

 

Schedule III

General Permit & Inspection Fees

 

 

Schedules III through VIII pertain to fees associated with the review, permitting and inspection of building construction, structures and land uses.  These fees are intended to offset the city’s cost for administering and operating the inspections program.

 

Upon the request of the permit holder, an 80% refund may be authorized where no field inspections or other inspection work has been conducted, provided, that a minimum of $40.00 shall be retained.

 

 

Minimum Permit or Inspection Fee:

Minimum fee for any permit or inspection service.

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX 

$  40.00

Modular Construction:

Modular structures having a third party inspection label certifying compliance with the N.C. State Building Code.  Contractors entitled to permit, footing, foundation, and final inspections.  Any additional inspections shall be charged as re-inspections.  Plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permits are charged separately.

 

$120.00

Manufactured Housing:

Manufactured housing with a HUD label.  Contractor entitled to a permit and a final set-up inspection. Any additional inspections shall be charged as re-inspections.

 

$  70.00

Building Demolition:

Residential:

Fee includes permit and one inspection when demolition is completed and site cleaned.

Commercial:

Includes permit, one pre-demolition permit for safety protective measures, inspections required during course of demolition, and final inspection when site cleaned and demolition is complete.

 

 

$  40.00

 

 

$120.00

Building Relocation:

Pre-moving safety inspection

Entitles applicant to a, footing, foundation, and final inspection.

 

 

$ 40.00

$120.00

Construction Plan Review:

Residential Construction Plan Review

     Fee may be reduced 50% for master plan reviews

Nonresidential Construction Plan Review:

     4,000 sq. ft. or less

     >4,000

 

 

$  50.00

 

 

$  75.00

$125.00

Plan Revision:

Fee for reviewing revisions to approved construction plans and is due before issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy.

 

$  40.00

Occupant Load Posting:

Entitles applicant to inspection and posting of occupant load not associated with a building permit.

 

$  40.00

Stocking Inspection:

Authorizes stocking and placement of materials in building only, no occupancy authorized.

 

$  50.00

Temporary Certificate of Compliance:

Authorizes temporary occupancy of a building or specified portion for a specified period of time.

 

$100.00

Temporary Power:

Inspections and administrative functions provided relative to providing temporary power during construction.

 

$ 75.00

Beverage Licenses and Privilege Licenses:

Entitles applicant to inspections required for approval of beverage and privilege licenses.

 

$ 60.00

Commercial Fire Prevention Review:

Per 5,000 Square Feet

Fire Alarm System  

Sprinkler System

 

 

$  40.00

$  40.00

$  40.00

Re-inspection Fees:

1st Re-inspection

Additional re-inspection

 

 

$ 40.00

$ 60.00

Working Without A Permit:

Permits issued after commencement of work shall be charged at twice the basic fee.

 

  2 x permit fee

Failure To Obtain Final Inspection:

Administrative fee charged to contractor or applicant permitting occupancy of a building or space prior to receiving all required final inspections.

 

$100.00

 

 

Schedule IV

Zoning Fees

 

 

Zoning Inspection:

For any required zoning finals such as landscaping, buffers, conditional use permits, or other landscape inspections required by the City of High Point Development Ordinance.

XXXXXXXXXXXXX 

$ 40.00

Land Use Permit:

 

$ 40.00

Home Occupation Permit:

 

$ 40.00

Fence Permit:

Cost of Fence:

$   1 – $2,500

$2,501 – $5,000

$5,001 – Over

 

 

 

$ 10.00

$ 15.00

$ 25.00

Sign Permit:

    1 –   15     Sq. Ft.

  16 –  32      Sq. Ft

  33 – 100     Sq. Ft.

101 – 300     Sq. Ft.

Over  300     Sq. Ft.

 

 

$  40.00

$  50.00

$  75.00

$125.00

$200.00

Temporary Sign Permit:

Issued for banners, flags, pennants, and other wind blown devices used for special promotions.

 

      $  40.00

Common Signage Plan:

Plan Review for Compliance

 

$  75.00

Eastchester Design Criteria Inspection

 

$  50.00

Zoning Confirmation/Verification

If field inspection required

 

$  25.00

$  50.00


 

Schedule V

Building Permit Fees

 

 

For the purposes of calculating building permit fees, the building construction value shall be determined based upon the finished and unfinished square footage under roof using the construction cost information listed in the most recent version of the Building Valuation Data published by Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI).

Building permits are required on all construction unless exempted by N.C. General Statute 160A-417 as follows:

Permits are not required on single family residential projects costing less than $5,000 if all of the following conditions are met:  The work does not involve load bearing members and the project does not require a change in the electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.

On “Fast Track” or other projects, where incremental permits are issued, fees shall be calculated at 110% of the normal fee.

 

Construction Value

Permit Fee

$    1 to  $   9,999

$     40.00 (Minimum permit fee)

$   10,000 to  $ 49,999

$     40.00 + $4.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over     9,000

$   50,000 to $  99,999

$   200.00 + $3.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over   49,000

$ 100,000 to $499,999

$   350.00 + $2.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over   99,000

$ 500,000 +

$1,150.00 + $1.00/1,000 or fraction thereof over 499,000

 

 

Schedule VI

Electrical Permit Fees

 

 

Residential:

New Service

1,200 sq. ft. and under

1,201 to 2,000 sq. ft.

2,001 to 3,000 sq. ft.

Over 3,000 sq. ft.

Service Change

Addition Only

Addition with Service Change

Apartment (per unit)

Apartment (house meter)

 

 

$  90.00

$110.00

$125.00

$140.00

$  35.00

$  40.00

$  50.00

$  85.00

$  65.00

Commercial:

Service Size

000 - 150 AMP

151 - 200 AMP

201 - 225 AMP

226 - 250 AMP

251 - 300 AMP

301 - 400 AMP

Over 400 AMP

Per AMP over 400 AMP

 

 

$  50.00

$  60.00

$  65.00

$  70.00

$  75.00

$  80.00

$  80.00

$    0.20

Outlets, Fixtures

001 – 025

026 – 050

051 – 075

076 – 100

Over 100 outlets

Each outlet over 100

 

$  10.00

$  15.00

$  20.00

$  25.00

$  25.00

$    0.10

Motors

Each Horsepower

Load Control Device

 

$    0.50

$    5.00

Miscellaneous

Repair

Temporary Service

Service Change

X-Ray Machine

Gasoline Pump

Welding Machine

Furnace Unit Heater

Sign

Air Conditioning Units

Transformers per KVA

 

$  40.00

$  40.00

$  35.00

$  10.00

$  10.00

$    5.00

$    5.00

$  20.00

$  10.00

$   0 .50

Load Control Device

Modular Building

Showroom Upfit or Interior Additions

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool Bonding Only

Hot Tub

Furnace

Mobile Homes

$    5.00

$  50.00

$  50.00

$  50.00

$  30.00

$  40.00

$  10.00

$  40.00

Electric Heat

Per Kilowatt

 

$    0.50

 

 

Schedule VII

Mechanical Permit Fees

 

 

Residential

New Construction Heating Only (1st Unit)

Each Additional Heat Unit

$60.00

$30.00

New Construction Heating and AC (Per Unit)

Each Additional Unit

$65.00

$30.00

Existing Heat Producing Equipment:

Installation, Conversion, Replacement of Boilers, Furnaces, Wood Stoves, Electric Air Handlers, Water Air Handlers, Unit Heaters, Steam, Conversion Burners, Gas Cooking Appliances

000,000 - 150,000 BTU/HR or 00 KW - 100 KW

151,000 - 400,000 BTU/HR or 46 KW - 100 KW

401,000 - 1,000,000 or over 100 KW

Over 1,000,000 (Per 500,000 or part thereof)

 

 

 

 

$30.00

$35.00

$45.00

$15.00

Existing Construction – A/C and Heat Pumps (Per Unit)

$30.00

Existing Construction – Complete Heat Pump System

$45.00

Gas Connections:

Lines, Outlets, Miscellaneous Gas Appliances, House Piping – Each Outlet

 

 

 

$12.00

 

Commercial

Heat Producing Equipment:

Installation, Conversion, Replacement of Boilers, Furnaces, Wood Stoves, Electric Air Handlers, Hot Water Air Handlers, Unit Heaters, Steam Heaters, Conversion Burners, Gas Cooking Appliances

000,000 - 150,000 BTU/HR or 000 KW - 045 KW

151,000 - 400,000 BTU/HR or 046 KW - 100 KW

401,000 - 1,000,000 BTU/HR or OVER 100 KW

Over 1,000,000 (Per 500,000 or part thereof)

Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps

00 - 08 Tons (Per Unit)

09 - 15 Tons (Per Unit)

16 - 25 Tons (Per Unit)

Over 25 Tons (each 5 tons or part thereof)

Chillers

 

 

 

 

$ 35.00

$ 40.00

$ 45.00

$ 15.00

 

$ 30.00

$ 45.00

$ 55.00

$ 15.00

$100.00

Duct System Only

$40.00

Water Cooling Towers

$50.00

Fan Coil Units, Non Heat Air Handling Units, Non Heat VAV Boxes

   0 – 1,000 CFM

1,001 – 3,000 CFM

3,001 – 5,000 CFM

Each Additional 1,000 CFM Over 5,000

 

$10.00

$15.00

$25.00

$10.00

Exhaust Systems for Cooking Equipment

$50.00

Paint Spray Booth

$50.00

Blower and Exhaust Systems for Dust, Stock, Flammable and Non Flammable Vapor Removal Systems and Conveying, Including Bathroom Exhaust Fans

00 - 05 Motor Horsepower

06 - 25 Motor Horsepower

Over 25 Motor Horsepower

 

 

 

$10.00

$20.00

$35.00

Gas Connections:

Lines, Outlets, Miscellaneous Gas Appliances—Each Outlet

 

$12.00

 

 

Schedule VIII

Plumbing Permit Fees

 

 

Item

Cost per fixture

Closets

$7.00

Showers

$7.00

Water Heaters

$7.00

Sewer Line per 100 ft. or part thereof

$7.00

Water Line per 100 ft. or part thereof

$7.00

Water & Sewer in same ditch per 100 ft or part thereof

$7.00

Lavatories

$7.00

Tubs

$7.00

Urinals

$7.00

Roof Drains

$7.00

Washing Machines

$7.00

Slop Sink

$7.00

Sinks

$7.00

Floor Drains

$7.00

Water Coolers

$7.00

Storm Drains

$7.00

Sewer Lifts

$7.00

Dishwashers

$7.00

Pits

$7.00

Miscellaneous

$7.00

Slab Construction

(in addition to fixture cost)

$40.00

 

 

Schedule IX

Energy Efficiency Rebates

 

All fees must be paid in full at the time of plan review or permit issuance.  Rebates will be issued upon request after completion and final inspection/certificate of occupancy, as applicable, and certification by the responsible third party agency.

 

 

New Residential Structures

Certification Agency

Rebate

USGBC Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Certification

50% Rebate of Building Permit Fee

(Not to exceed $500)

NC HealthyBuilt Home Certification

50% Rebate of Building Permit Fee

(Not to exceed $500)

USEPA Energy Star Certification

50% Rebate of Building Permit Fee

(Not to exceed $500)

NAHB Model Green Building Home Guideline Certification

50% Rebate of Building Permit Fee

(Not to exceed $500)

ICC/NAHB National Green Building Standard Certification

50% Rebate of Building Permit Fee

(Not to exceed $500)

 

 

 

Existing Residential or Commercial Structures

 

Geothermal Heat Pumps

Mechanical Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Electrical Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

 

Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Electrical  Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Building Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

 

Solar Hot Water Heating

Electrical Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Plumbing Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Building Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Gray/Rain Water collection for flushing fixtures

Plumbing Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

 

Tankless Hot Water Heating

Electrical Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Mechanical Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

Plumbing Fee: 50% Rebate

(not to exceed $40 residential or $80 commercial)

High Point Planning & Development Dept.

211 S. Hamilton St. • 3rd Floor, Suite 316 • High Point, NC  27260 • (336) 883-3328

Permits 883-3151 • Code Violations 883-3111 • Other Information 883-3328

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