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Building Permit Requirments and Fees

These requlations are from the City of Madeira, Ohio, Code of Ordinances, §152.04


§ 152.04 BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED AND BUILDING PERMIT FEES.

A. General. 

    (1) All commercial, public building and proposed subdivision and housing development projects will require submission of plans (preliminary or final) to the Department of Buildings of the city for approval and will require a plan review fee of $75 to be paid at time of submission of plans. 

    (2) Projects covered by division (A)(1), (2) and (B) will require approvals from the following agencies prior to construction: 

        a) City of Madeira; 

        b) Hamilton County Board of Health; 

        c) Madeira-Indian Hill Fire Department; 

        d) IBI-Electrical Inspection. 

    (3) Any alterations, repairs, additions or modifications to existing structures and/or including lot improvements on real property will require the submission of an application for building permit of the city. This application shall be submitted whether a building permit fee is required or not.

B. Commercial and public buildings. New buildings, alterations, additions and repairs. A flat fee of $100 for plan review plus $5 per $1,000 based on estimated costs will be charged. This cost shall include site development (landscaping, paving, parking, parking lots, etc.), heating, cooling, ventilating systems, and wrecking. All commercial plans shall be subject to the ARO fee as outlined in Chapter 161 and a 3% State Board of Building Standards Review Fee levied by the State of Ohio. 

    (1) Re-roofing and fences. A flat fee of $50 shall be charged. 

    (2) Gutters and downspouts/storm drains. A flat fee of $50 shall be charged. 

    (3) Ductless space heaters, floor furnaces, fireplaces, infrared heaters, or other low heat producing appliances. 

        a) 500,000 BTU and under: $70 first unit, $25 each additional unit in same building. 

        b) Over 500,000 BTU, fee to be figured in accordance with division (C) (2) above. 

    (4) Power or process steam boilers. A flat fee of $70 per unit shall be charged, plus an additional $25 for each additional unit. 

    (5) Signs and billboards. Signs and billboards will require a separate permit under this division. 

        a) Walls signs, $1 per square foot, and minimum fee of $50. 

        b) Projecting signs, $1 per square foot, and minimum fee of $50. 

        c) Roof signs, including billboards and advertising roof signs, $1 per square foot, with a minimum fee of $50. 

        d) Temporary signs, $5. 

        e) Ground signs, including billboards and other advertising signs fastened to the ground, $1 per square foot, minimum fee of $50. 

    (6) Fire protection sprinkler system. 

        a) Fire protection (sprinkler and fire suppression systems) will require a separate permit under paragraphs 11 and 12. 

        b) Permit fee for wet or dry type system shall be $15 per 1,000 aggregate square feet, gravity or pressure tanks, or fire pumps included as an integral part of the system. 

    (7) Fire suppression systems. Dry chemical for hoods, ducts, surface protection. 

        a) Where the cost is not more than $500, the fee is $50. 

        b) Where the cost is more than $500, but less than $1,000, the fee is $75. 

        c) Where the cost is $1,000 or more, the fee is $75 plus $40 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof over $1,000. 

    (8) Smoke, fire, and security systems. Fee shall be based on furnished and installed contract price cost basis using fee schedule contained in division (B) above. 

    (9) Drainage reviews. Fee shall be based on the per hour rate established per contract with the City Engineer. 

    (10) Temporary structures. Temporary structures with a construction cost of less than $5,000. A flat fee of $50 plus $5 for each 100 square feet of area or fraction thereof, based on outside dimensions.

C. Residential, single, and two-family dwellings. (Three-family or more dwellings will be governed by division (A) (1) and (B). 

    (1) New dwelling. Flat fee of $950 for plan review plus $100 for each 1,000 square feet of area or fraction thereof, based on outside dimensions of the structure of each floor level to include basement, cellar, and sub-cellar floors. This fee when stated or shown on the original submission includes fees for driveway curb cuts, patios, street openings, parking lots, heating systems, and other items normally requiring a permit if done separately. 

    (2) Alterations, additions and repairs, including detached garages. Based on the estimated cost of work the fee schedule shall be as follows: 

        a) Where the cost is not more than $500, the fee is $40. 

        b) Where the cost is more than $500, but not more than $1,000, the fee is $65. 

        c) Where the cost is more than $1,000, the fee is $65 plus $15 for each $1,000 or fraction thereof, over and above the first $1,000. 

        d) Detached sheds and other accessory or temporary structures with a construction cost of less than $5,000. A flat fee of $30 plus $5 for each 100 square feet of area or fraction thereof, based on outside dimensions shall be charged. 

        e) Reroofing and fences. A flat fee of $50 shall be charged. 

        f) Gutters and downspouts/storm drains. A flat fee of $50 shall be charged. 

        g) Swimming pools. Family type swimming pools manufactured for above-ground and partially in-ground up to 20 feet in diameter, or 20 feet square/rectangular shall be charged $50. Above 20 feet and in-ground construction pools shall be included in (C) (2) (d) above.

D. Moving of buildings. A permit shall be obtained for each operation of moving a building from a location in the city to another location. Where the new location is upon another lot in the city, a permit shall be obtained for constructing a new basement or foundation and such information shall be provided as would be provided for any new building, such as proposed elevation of floors in relation to ground, proposed grading of yard, location of sewers, and the like. The fee for the moving work shall be based on the estimated cost of the moving. It shall be determined in accordance with division (C) (2) above.

E. Wrecking. A flat fee of $50 per building or structure, up to two stories including basement and roof, plus a flat fee of $15 for each additional story and sub-basement shall be charged.

F. New or replaced furnaces/air conditioning. 

    (1) Furnaces. A flat fee of $70 shall be charged for the first unit and an additional $25 for each additional unit. 

    (2) Air conditioning. A flat fee of $70 shall be charged for the first unit and an additional $25 for each additional unit.

G. Ductless space heaters, floor furnaces, fireplaces, infrared heaters, or other low heat producing appliances. 

    (1) 500,000 BTU and under; $70 first unit, $25 each additional unit in same building. 

    (2) Over 500,000 BTU, fee to be figured in accordance with division (C) (2) above.
(Am. Ord. 87 18, passed 5 4 87; Am. Ord. 88 46, passed 11 7 88; Am. Ord. 88 62, passed 7 10 89; Am. Ord. 89 89, passed 11 29 89; Am. Ord. 92 81, passed 12 7 92; Am. Ord. 93 20, passed 3 15 93; Am. Ord. 97 68, passed 1 12 98; Am. Ord. 02 46, passed 1 13 03; Am. Ord. 04 33, passed 12 13 04)