520:0

City Code: 520:0

Section 520:00. Building Permit Fees. (Section 301:45)

Subd. 1. A fee for each building permit shall be paid as set forth in the table in Section 520:05.

Subd. 2. The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of this Code shall be made by the Building Official. The valuation to be used in computing the Permit and plan-check fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued, as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent work or permanent equipment.

Section 520:05. Schedule of Fees. The following shall be the schedule of fees for building permits in this municipality: PLEASE NOTE: The effective date of Section 520:05 is April 3, 2006.

Total Value Fee

$1.00 to $500.00 $16.05

$501.00 to $2,000 $16.05 first $500 Plus $2.14 each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000

$2,001 to $25,000 $48.15 first $2,000 Plus $9.63 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000

$25,001 to $50,000 $269.64 first $25,000 Plus $6.96 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000

$50,001 to $100,000 $443.64 first $50,000 Plus $4.82 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000

$100,001 to $500,000 $684.64 first $100,000 Plus $3.75 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000

$500,001 to $1,000,000 $2,184.64 first $500,000 Plus $3.21 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000

$1,000,001 and up $3,789.64 first $1,000,000 Plus $2.14 each additional $1000 or fraction thereof

Other Inspections and Fees:
1. Inspections outside of normal business hours...$45.00 per hour (Minimum charge two hours)

2. Reinspection fee assessed under provisions of the current State Building Code ...$45.00 each

3. Inspection for which no fee is specifically indicated. . .$45.00 per hour (Minimum charge one hour)

4. Additional plan reviews required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans. . .$45.00 per hour (minimum charge one-half hour)

5. Plan review fees are 65% of the permit fees as established in section 520:05.

6. Mechanical and plumbing permit fees are established based upon the installation valuation and the fee schedule in section 520:05, with reference to Minnesota Statute 16B.665.


Section 520:07. Construction Valuation Table. For permit fee calculation, use the higher of the valuation as calculated from this table or the total construction project valuation as required to be submitted by the permit applicant. PLEASE NOTE: The effective date of Section 520:07 is March 1, 2003.

Occupancy and
Type of Construction Cost Per Square Foot





1. Apartments:
Type I or II F.R.1 $ 92.19
Type V-Masonry or Type III $ 74.82
Type V-Wood Frame $ 69.14
Type I-Basement Garage $ 31.56

2. Auditoriums:
Type I or II F.R. $ 88.41
Type II-One Hour $ 63.98
Type II-N $ 60.54
Type III-One Hour $ 67.25
Type III-N $ 63.81
Type V-One Hour $ 64.33
Type V-N $ 60.03

3. Banks:
Type I or II F.R.1 $124.87
Type II-One Hour $ 92.02
Type II-N $ 89.01
Type III-One Hour $101.57
Type III-N $ 97.87
Type V-One Hour $ 92.02
Type V-N $ 88.15

4. Bowling Alleys:
Type II-One Hour $ 43.00
Type II-N $ 40.16
Type III-One Hour $ 46.78
Type III-N $ 43.77
Type V-One Hour $ 31.56

5. Churches:
Type I or II F.R. $ 83.68
Type II-One Hour $ 62.78
Type II-N $ 59.68
Type III-One Hour $ 68.28
Type III-N $ 65.27
Type V-One Hour $ 63.81
Type V-N $ 60.03

6. Convalescent Hospitals:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $117.39
Type II-One Hour $ 81.44
Type III-One Hour $ 83.51
Type V-One Hour $ 78.69

7. Dwellings:
Type V-Masonry $ 81.70
Type V-Wood Frame $ 77.92
Type V-N With Total Brick Veneer $ 90.42
Basements-Unfinished $ 14.96
Basements-Finished $ 19.61
Open Deck $ 16.59
Covered Deck $ 34.10
Screened Porch $ 52.78
3 Season Room $ 59.45

8. Fire Stations:
Type I or II F.R. $ 96.49
Type II-One Hour $ 63.47
Type II-N $ 60.03
Type III-One Hour $ 69.49
Type III-N $ 66.56
Type V-One Hour $ 65.19
Type V-N $ 61.83

9. Homes For The Elderly:
Type I or II F.R. $ 87.46
Type II-One Hour $ 71.04
Type II-N $ 67.94
Type III-One Hour $ 73.96
Type III-N $ 70.95
Type V-One Hour $ 71.47
Type V-N $ 68.97

10. Hospitals:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $137.60
Type III-One Hour $113.95
Type V-One Hour $108.70

11. Hotels and Motels:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $ 85.14
Type III-One Hour $ 73.79
Type III-N $ 70.35
Type V-One Hour $ 64.24
Type V-N $ 62.95

12. Industrial Plants:
Type I or II F.R. $ 47.19
Type II-One Hour $ 33.37
Type II-N $ 30.70
Type III-One Hour $ 36.81
Type III-N $ 34.66
Tilt-up Wall System $ 25.28
Type V-One Hour $ 34.66
Type V-N $ 31.73

13. Jails:
Type I or II F.R. $134.16
Type III-One Hour $122.70
Type V-One Hour $ 92.02

14. Libraries:
Type I or II F.R. $ 98.13
Type II-One Hour $ 71.81
Type II-N $ 68.28
Type III-One Hour $ 75.85
Type III-N $ 72.07
Type V-One Hour $ 71.29
Type V-N $ 68.28

15. Medical Offices:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $100.79
Type II-One Hour $ 77.74
Type II-N $ 73.87
Type III-One Hour $ 81.87
Type III-N $ 78.52
Type V-One Hour $ 76.02
Type V-N $ 73.36

16. Offices 2:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $ 90.04
Type II-One Hour $ 60.29
Type II-N $ 57.45
Type III-One Hour $ 65.10
Type III-N $ 62.26
Type V-One Hour $ 60.97
Type V-N $ 57.45

17. Private Garages:
Wood Frame Attached $ 20.47
Wood Frame-Detached $ 23.03
Masonry-Attached $ 23.13
Masonry-Detached $ 26.20
Carports $ 14.02

18. Public Buildings:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $104.06
Type II-One Hour $ 84.28
Type II-N $ 80.58
Type III-One Hour $ 87.55
Type III-N $ 84.45
Type V-One Hour $ 80.07
Type V-N $ 77.23

19. Public Garages:
Type I or II F.R. 1 $ 41.28
Type I or II Open Parking $ 30.96
Type II-N $ 23.65
Type III-One Hour $ 31.22
Type III-N $ 27.78
Type V-One Hour $ 28.38

20. Restaurants:
Type III-One Hour $ 82.13
Type III-N $ 79.38
Type V-One Hour $ 75.25
Type V-N $ 72.24

21. Schools:
Type I or II F.R. $ 93.74
Type II-One Hour $ 63.98
Type III-One Hour $ 68.46
Type III-N $ 64.16
Type V-One Hour $ 64.16
Type V-N $ 61.23

22. Service Stations (Repair Garages):
Type II-N $ 56.67
Type III-One Hour $ 59.08
Type V-One Hour $ 50.31
Pump Canopies $ 23.65

23. Stores (Retail & Wholesale):
Type I or II F.R. 1 $ 69.49
Type II-One Hour $ 42.48
Type II-N $ 41.54
Type III-One Hour $ 51.69
Type III-N $ 48.50
Type V-One Hour $ 43.52
Type V-N $ 40.25

24. Theaters:
Type I or II F.R. $ 93.62
Type III-One Hour $ 67.42
Type III-N $ 64.24
Type V-One Hour $ 63.47
Type V-N $ 60.03

25. Warehouses: 3
Type I or II F.R. $ 41.62
Type II or V-One Hour $ 24.69
Type II or V-N $ 23.22
Type III-One Hour $ 28.04
Type III-N $ 26.66

The following must be calculated and added to the building valuation:

Equipment/Systems:
Commercial (Including Hotels and Motels):
Air conditioning $3.53
Fire Protection Sprinkler System $2.25

Residential:
Fire Protection Sprinkler System $1.60

1 Add 0.5 percent to total cost for each story over three stories.

2 Deduct 20 percent for shell only buildings. This same deduction amount can be
used when the shell area is finished.

3 Deduct 11 percent for mini-warehouses.

Section 520:10. Investigation Fees: Work Without A Permit.

Subd. 1. Investigation. Whenever any work for which a permit is required by this Code has been commenced without first obtaining said permit, a special investigation shall be made before a permit may be issued for such work.

Subd. 2. Fee. An investigation fee, in addition to the permit fee, shall be collected whether or not a permit is then or subsequently issued. The investigation fee shall be equal to the amount of the permit fee required by this Code. The minimum investigation fee shall be the same as the minimum fee set forth in Section 520:05 of this Code. The payment of such investigation fee shall not exempt any person from compliance with all other provisions of this Code nor from any penalty prescribed by law.


Section 520:15. Plan Review Fees. When a plan or other data are required to be submitted by the current Minnesota State Building Code, a plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting plans and specifications for review. Said plan review fee shall be sixty-five percent (65%) of the building permit fee as shown in section 520:05 of this Code. PLEASE NOTE: The effective date of Section 520:15 is April 3, 2006.


Where plans are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan review, an additional plan review fee shall be charged at the rate shown in Section 520:05 of this Code.

Section 520:20. Building Mover's Permit Fee. (Section 303:05) Any person who proposes to move any structure within the corporate limits of this municipality shall secure a permit for each such moving, the fee for which permit shall be $250.00.

Section 520:25. Mining and Soil Processing, Permit Fees. (Ord. No. 827, Section V: G. and H.) The fee for each permit for mining and soil processing shall be as set by the Council from time to time, for zoning ordinance conditional use permits.


Section 520:35. Razing or Demolishing Buildings. The fee for a permit for razing or demolishing a building shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) if the building is not served by underground utilities, and one hundred dollars ($100.00) for a building with utility services. PLEASE NOTE: The effective date of Section 520:35 is April 3, 2006.


Section 520:40. Trailers, Temporary Occupancy Permit. (Section 320:20) The fee for each trailer temporary occupancy outside of trailer coach parks shall be ten dollars ($10.00).

Section 520:45. Trailers, Hearing on Granting, Denying, Renewal or Revocation of Occupancy Permit. (Section 320:35) The fee to accompany a request for hearing on City Engineer's action granting, denying, renewing or revocation of a temporary trailer occupancy permit shall be twenty dollars ($20.00).

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