3-1-3: CITY FEES, FINES, AND RATES SCHEDULE:
   A.   Purpose: The purpose of this section is to formally establish the fees, fines, and rates (dollar amounts) to be charged by the City. Fees are subject to State Sales Tax where applicable.
   B.   Zoning Applications: Zoning applications shall consist of both a fee and escrow to be collected with the application. The fee is a nonrefundable charge for City administration. The escrow account is intended to cover City expenses related to engineering, planning, and legal expenses incurred in the processing of an application. The escrow is an estimate of costs. All applications include a written agreement between the City and the applicant whereby the applicant agrees to pay all applicable fees, charges, administrative, planning, engineering, and legal costs associated with the review and processing of any zoning application. If these expenses exceed the application escrow, the applicant shall be billed for these costs. If monies are not paid within thirty (30) days after the bill is sent to the applicant/landowner, the City will assess the aforementioned fees, charges, and/or expenses against the land subject to the development application.
 
PC = Plan check
SC = Surcharge based on PC value
$1.00 SC = Surcharge on flat fee permits
 
 
Section
Subject
Fee/Escrow/Penalty
Rentals - City Hall:
Damage deposit
100.00
Full community room with kitchen - nonresident
$400.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Full community room with kitchen - resident
$200.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Key deposit
$10.00
Kitchen only - nonresident
150.00 per event + tax
Kitchen only - resident
75.00 per event + tax
Multipurpose room with kitchen - civic group
1 4-hour meeting/month free
Additional meeting $150.00 per 4 hours + tax
Multipurpose room with kitchen - nonresident
$300.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Multipurpose room with kitchen - resident
$150.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Upstairs - nonresident
$150.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Upstairs - resident
$75.00 per 4 hour block + tax
Use of audio/visual equipment
$30.00 (cart only) - multipurpose room + tax
$50.00 - full community room + tax
West conference room - nonresident
$20.00 per hour + tax (2 hour minimum)
West conference room - resident
$10.00 per hour + tax (2 hour minimum)
Rentals - parks:
Adult fall/winter leagues
$100.00/team per season + tax
Adult winter tournaments
$100.00 per rink per day + tax
Central Park shelter - damage deposit
$100.00
Central Park key deposit
$10.00
Central Park shelter - nonresident
$150.00 per day + tax
Central Park shelter - resident
$100.00 per day + tax
Field damage deposit
$100.00
Field rental - nonresident
$150.00 per field per day + tax
Field rental - resident
$100.00 per field per day + tax
Key deposit - shelter only
$10.00
Youth baseball/softball tournaments
$25.00 per field per day
Adult summer leagues
$175.00/team per season + tax
Adult summer tournaments
$100.00 per field per day + tax
Services:
Copies - 81/2 x 11
$0.25 + Sales Tax
Faxes (send or receive)
0.25 per page
Filing fee for City Council/Mayor
15.00
Maps:
 
Street or zoning - 2' by 3'
5.00 + Sales Tax
Street or zoning - 11" by 17"
0.50 + Sales Tax
Planning and zoning:
 
City Code
300.00 + Sales Tax
Comprehensive Parks Plan
75.00 + Sales Tax
Comprehensive Plan
100.00 + Sales Tax
Standard detail plates
25.00 + Sales Tax
Zoning/Subdivision/Sign Ordinance
100.00 + Sales Tax
Snowplowing
$100.00 fee + $50.00/hour per man hours and $50.00/hour per piece of equipment (1 hour minimum) or full cost of contract work + tax
Special assessment search
$20.00 per property per search
 
Administration:
Misdemeanor penalties
Not more than $1,000.00
Petty misdemeanor penalties
Not more than $300.00
Fee for special meeting
$150.00
Code offense
200.00
Failure to pay late charge
15% for each 7 days
Second violation
25% over penalty amount
Third violation
50% over penalty amount
Fourth violation
100% over penalty amount
 
City finances:
Returned check fee
$25.00
Filing for deferral status
$25.00
Burglar alarm:
 
False alarm:
 
First - third
Free
Fourth
$200.00
Fifth
250.00
Sixth
300.00
Seventh
350.00
Eighth
400.00
Ninth
450.00
Tenth
500.00
Fire protection/emergency response/ chemical/hazardous materials spill
Hourly rate for personnel and equipment per Wright County Fire Chiefs Association Joint Cooperative Agreement for Use of Fire Personnel and Equipment
False alarms:
 
First - third
Free
Fourth
$200.00
Fifth
250.00
Sixth
300.00
Seventh
350.00
Eighth
400.00
Ninth
450.00
Tenth
500.00
ATV/UTV with water tank
Hourly rate for personnel and equipment per Wright County Fire Chiefs Association Joint Cooperative Agreement for Use of Fire Personnel and Equipment
Command vehicle/utility or grass truck
Engines - all types
Extra personnel
Fire Investigation Team (County- wide response team)
Heavy rescue/rescue/ambulance
Ladder/aerial
Special Response Unit (County- wide response team)
Water tender
Fire watch
Hourly rate for personnel and equipment per Wright County Fire Chiefs Association Joint Cooperative Agreement for Use of Fire Personnel and Equipment
Preventative fire watch
Hourly rate for personnel and equipment per Wright County Fire Chiefs Association Joint Cooperative Agreement for Use of Fire Personnel and Equipment
Car fires/accidents (nonresidential)
Hourly rate for personnel and equipment per Wright County Fire Chiefs Association Joint Cooperative Agreement for Use of Fire Personnel and Equipment
 
Business regulations:
Liquor license:
 
Consumption and display
State license fee
Off-sale intoxicating liquor
$150.00 per year
Off-sale 3.2 malt liquor
100.00 per year
On-sale intoxicating liquor
3,300.00 per year
On-sale taproom
210.00 per year
On-sale 3.2 malt liquor
100.00 per year
On-sale wine
110.00 per year
Sunday on-sale intoxicating liquor
200.00 per year
Temporary intoxicating on-sale (1 - 4 days)
100.00 per event
Temporary 3.2 malt on-sale
10.00 per day
Revocation/suspension of liquor license:
 
Liquor violation - first
500.00
Liquor violation - second
1,000.00
Liquor violation - third
$1,500.00 + 2 day suspension of license
Liquor violation - fourth
$2,000.00 + a suspension of not less than 5 but no more than 60 days or revocation as determined by City Council
Coin operated amusement location
$15.00 annually
Coin operated amusement device - maximum 2 per $15.00
15.00 annually
Bingo
25.00 annually
Charitable gambling investigation fee
100.00
 
Licenses:
 
Canvasser
$50.00 per 90 days consecutive
Mobile food unit
$75.00 annually, $20.00 1-3 day event
Real estate (includes parade)
50.00 annually
Transient business, peddling, soliciting
$50.00 per individual per 90 days consecutive
Massage enterprise license/investigate
$300.00 initially + $50.00 annually
Massage therapist (individual) practitioner
$50.00 annually
Unauthorized cable connections and modifications
Not less than $20.00 and the costs of the action nor more than $500.00 and the costs of the action
Waste Hauler
$150.00
Special Event Permit
$50.00 application fee
$25.00 review fee
 
Health and sanitation:
Mowing/weed elimination
$150.00 fee + $50.00/hour per man hours and $50.00/hour per piece of equipment (1 hour minimum) or full cost of contract work + tax
Grass and weeds violation
Petty misdemeanor
5-4-5A, B
Open burning violation
Petty misdemeanor or misdemeanor
Excessive motor vehicle noise
Misdemeanor
Temporary major outdoor music permit
$50.00 per event
Minor live outdoor music event
50.00 annual permit
Public property vegetation permit
25.00 per event
Unauthorized public property tree work
$100.00 fee + $50.00/hour per man hours and $50.00/hour per piece of  equipment (1 hour minimum) or full cost of contract work + tax
Private property pruning
Private property diseased and infected
 
Public safety:
Dog license - altered (spayed/neutered)
$10.00 per year per dog
Dog license - unaltered
$15.00 per year per dog
Dog license replacement
$5.00
Dog impoundment - first
50.00 + boarding fees
Dog impoundment - second
100.00 + boarding fees
Dog impoundment - subsequent
200.00 + boarding fees
6-2-16B, C
Commercial kennels
50.00 annually
6-4-1D2a - D2d
Curfew:
 
Minors - first offense
$75.00 + costs of prosecution
Parents - first offense
$75.00 + costs of prosecution
Minors - second offense within 6 months
$300.00 + costs of prosecution
Parents - second offense within 6 months
$300.00 + costs of prosecution
 
General Traffic Provisions
Operation of vehicle in excess of 12,000 pounds on 57th Street, 55th Street, 54th Street, 51st Street from Main Avenue NE to Barthel Industrial Drive NE - and 62nd Street from Lakeshore Drive W to 63rd Street NE
Misdemeanor
Operation of snowmobiles and recreational vehicles in violation of Section 7-3-6
Misdemeanor or Petty Misdemeanor + costs of prosecution
 
Right-of-way fees and charges:
Small Wireless Facility Permit
Engineer Estimate
Collocation rent on City structure
150.00
Maintenance cost associated with collocation
25.00
Electrical service fee
$73.00 per radio node less than or equal to 100 watts
$182.00 per radio node over 100 watts
The actual cost of electricity if actual cost exceeds the foregoing
Registration fee
$75.00/hour/
$150.00 minimum fee
Excavation permit fees - hole1:
 
Verification:
 
a. Plan review
$75.00 per hour
b. Inspection:
 
   Location before work
60.00 per hour
   Compliance during work
60.00 per hour
   Completion after work
60.00 per hour
   Reinspection
60.00 per hour
c. Testing result review:
 
   Compaction
60.00 per hour
   Material
60.00 per hour
d. Mapping:
 
   Review data
60.00 per hour
   Transfer to AutoCad
60.00 per hour
   Insert to overlay to tie in
60.00 per hour
Excavation permit fees - emergency hole1:
 
Administration
75.00 per hour
Inspection after completion
60.00 per hour
Excavation permit fees - trench1:
 
Administration
75.00 per hour
Verification:
 
a. Plan review
75.00 per hour
b. Inspection:
 
   Location before work
60.00 per hour
   Compliance during work
60.00 per hour
   Completion after work
60.00 per hour
   Reinspection
60.00 per hour
c. Testing result review:
 
   Compaction
60.00 per hour
   Material
60.00 per hour
d. Mapping:
 
   Review data
60.00 per hour
   Transfer to AutoCad
60.00 per hour
   Insert to overlay to tie in
60.00 per hour
Obstruction permit fee1:
 
Administration
75.00 per hour
Recording
75.00 per hour
Review
$100.00 minimum base + $75.00/hour
Inspection1:
 
Compliance during work
$60.00 per hour
Completion after
60.00 per hour
Permit extension fee1:
 
Administration
75.00 per hour
Recording
75.00 per hour
Review
75.00 per hour
Delay penalty:
 
Administration
75.00 per hour
 
Water and sewer access charges:
Residential single and multiple dwellings SAC
$4,600.00 per dwelling unit
Nonresidential SAC
$4,600.00 per SAC unit
Residential WAC
$950.00 per dwelling unit + joint powers fee
Nonresidential WAC
$950.00 per dwelling unit + joint powers fee
Water trunk access
$  1,925.00 per gross acre
Sanitary sewer trunk access
2,055.00 per gross acre
 
CSAH 37 Special District:
 
Municipal water trunk access
6,408.00/acre + interest
Municipal water trunk access - supplemental connection
14,934.86
Municipal sewer trunk access
$16,920.00 per acre + interest
Municipal sewer trunk access - supplemental connection
$11,266.65
Water meter - residential
390.00
Water meter - 1"
590.00
Water meter - 1.5" T10
1,000.00
Water meter - 1.5" turbine
1,200.00
Water meter - 2" T10
1,200.00
Water meter - 2" turbine
1,300.00
Water connection and inspection
100.00
Water base rates - 0 - 3,333 gallons
7.90
Water usage rates - 3,334 - 6,667 gallons
$0.83 per 1,000 over 3,333 and up to 6,666
Water usage rates - 6,668 - 11,667 gallons
$0.89 per 1,000 over 6,667 and up to 11,667
Water usage rates - over 11,668 gallons
$0.92 per 1,000 over 11,668
Water joint powers portion (JP District)
Per water joint powers fee schedule
Water shutoff notice
$20.00
Water shutoff and reconnection fee
35.00 per time
Sewer connection and inspection/reinspection
100.00 per occurrence
Sewer base rate - 0 - 5,000 gallons
23.25
Sewer usage rate: Per 1,000 over 5,000 gallons
4.08
Private sewer system permit
300.00
Private sewer system inspection
100.00 per inspection
 
Stormwater utility charges:
Connection charge - single-family
500.00 per unit
Connection charge - multiple- family
400.00 per unit
Connection charge - all other construction
1,500.00 per gross acre
Stormwater rates:
 
SW 1 residential
4.00 monthly
SW 2 residential
5.56 monthly
SW 3 residential
10.00 monthly
Nonresidential 0 - 5% impervious
$6.29 per acre monthly
Nonresidential 6 - 35% impervious
$11.85 per acre monthly
Nonresidential 36 - 65% impervious
$16.66 per acre monthly
Nonresidential 66 - 100% impervious
$29.98 per acre monthly
Golf courses
$1.00 per acre monthly
Delinquent stormwater utility fee payment
10% late charge subject to a minimum charge
Noncompliance surcharge for sewer discharge
$100.00 per month added to sewer bill
Stormwater pond water appropriation fee
$150.00
 
Recycling fee
2020 - May 2021: $3.62, $3.32 with $0.30 buydown
 
Building and development regulations:
Commercial certificate of occupancy (temporary)
$50.00
 
Escrow for new residential:
 
Fee for temporary certificate of occupancy (single family dwelling)
50.00
10-1-3D1 - D6
Administration fee
100.00
Site improvement escrow
2,500.00
Fee per tree escrow
250.00
Engineer review as built survey fee
75.00
Engineer review survey fee
75.00
Engineering review - revised survey fee
75.00
Landscape reinspection fee
25.00
Reinspection fee
50.00
Building permit fees - valuation:
 
$1.00 to $500.00
50.00
$501.00 to $2,000.00
$50.00 for the first $500.00, plus $3.70 for each additional $100.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00
$2,001.00 to $25,000.00
$105.50 for the first $2,000.00, plus $16.55 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50,000.00
$486.15 for the first $25,000.00, plus $12.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00
$786.15 for the first $50,000.00, plus $8.45 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $100,000.00
$100,001.00 to $500,000.00
$1,208.65 for the first $100,000.00, plus $6.75 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.00
$500,001.00 to $1,000,000.00
$3,908.65 for the first $500,000.00, plus $5.50 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.00
$1,000,001.00 and up
$6,658.65 for the first $1,000,000.00, plus $4.50 for each additional $1,000.00 or a fraction thereof
Surcharge fee
Fee per Minnesota Statute 326B.148
Plan review fee
65% of building permit fee per Minnesota Statute 326B.153 subd. 2
10-2-3A, C, D, E
Air conditioner
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Gas line (residential)
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Gas line (commercial)
Valuation + SC + PC or minimum $150.00 + $1.00 SC
Heating/furnace (replacement only)
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Irrigation system
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Mechanical (existing residence)
Valuation or $50.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Mechanical (new residence)
Valuation or $50.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Mechanical - commercial (new or existing)
Valuation ($150.00 minimum) + SC + PC
Other building permit related inspections and fees:
 
Addition (residential)
Valuation + SC + PC
Basement finish
Valuation + SC + PC
Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans
$65.00 per hour
Contractor verification
5.00
Decks
Valuation + SC + PC
Detached garages/outbuildings
Valuation + SC + PC
Fence (new or existing commercial)
Valuation or $90.00 minimum
Fence (new or existing residence)
$50.00
Fire suppression
Valuation + SC + PC (PC depends on if the state reviews)
Fireplace (new or existing residence)
50.00 + $1.00 SC
For use of outside consultants for plan checking and inspections, or both
Actual costs
Gas fitter processing fee
$35.00
Inspection for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge 1/2 hour)
65.00 per hour
Inspections outside of normal business hours
100.00 per hour
New construction (commercial or residential)
Valuation + SC + PC
Permanent sign
Valuation + SC + PC
Reinspection fees assessed
65.00 per hour
Retaining walls (over 4 ft. height)
Valuation
Site inspection (residential)
150.00
Three season and screened porches
Valuation + SC + PC
Window installation (commercial)
Valuation + SC + PC or $150.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Window installation (residential)
Valuation + SC
Plumbing - commercial (new or existing)
Valuation or $150.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Plumbing (existing residence)
Valuation or $50.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Plumbing (new residence)
Valuation or $150.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Reroof (commercial)
Valuation + SC + PC or $150.00 minimum + $1.00 SC
Reroofing (existing residence)
$150.00 + $1.00 SC
Septic permit (new, existing, or repair)
$300.00
Tenant occupancy
$100.00 + $1.00 SC
Tenant finish
Valuation + SC + PC
Water heater
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Water softener
$50.00 + $1.00 SC
Fire Department lock box - exterior mounted
$177.00 (includes tax)
Fire Department lock box - flush mounted
197.00 (includes tax)
10-3-9A, B
Fire inspection - commercial
$50.00/commence fourth inspection, first 3 free
Fire inspection - suppression/alarm
Valuation or $125.00 minimum
Rental units - residential:
 
Multiple-family/apartment
$150.00/building + $10.00 per unit
Single-family/townhomes
$100.00 per year
Rental unit inspection fee (after 1st reinspection)
50.00 per occurrence
Compliance order reimbursement
Cost of remedy and administration (time + materials + equipment)
Numbering buildings violation
Petty misdemeanor
 
Sign regulations:
Temporary and/or portable signs
$35.00 per 14 days
Advertising device - billboard
Valuation + PC + SC
Advertising device renewal fee
$75.00 annually
Business sign permit
Valuation + PC + SC
Change of advertising device
Valuation + PC + SC
Sign Code violation
$200.00
 
Vacant building registration:
Vacant building registration
100.00 annually
Vacant building securing by City
Cost of time + materials + equipment + tax
Vacant building mowing lawn by City
$150.00 fee + $50.00/hour per man hours and $50.00/hour per piece of equipment (1 hour minimum) or full cost of contract work + tax
Penalty for failure to register a vacant building
$100.00 per month
 
Subdivision regulations:
Administrative subdivision
$400.00/$1,500.00
Sketch plan
$200.00/$2,500.00 plus $50.00 per lot
Preliminary plat:
Residential
$450.00/$5,000.00 or $250.00 per lot, whichever is greater
Commercial/industrial
$450.00/$5,000.00 plus $500.00 per lot
Final plat
$400.00/$2,500.00
Park dedication:
Residential
$3,300.00 per residential unit
Commercial
$8,200.00 per acre subdivided
Industrial
$2,500.00 per acre subdivided
Variance/appeal
$300.00/$500.00
Administrative fee
3.5% of all Municipal improvement costs
 
Appendix A - Zoning Ordinance:
Rezoning
$400.00/$1,000.00
Conditional use permit:
Site <4 acres
$300.00/$1,500.00
Site 4 - 10 acres
$300.00/$2,500.00
Site >10 acres
$300.00/$5,000.00
Minor variance
$100.00/$100.00
Major variance/appeals
$300.00/$650.00
 
Vacations
$300.00/$1,000.00
Certificate of occupancy of zoning
$200.00
Administrative enforcement
1,000.00
Swimming pool permit
Valuation + PC + SC
Landscaping, general - sodding/seeding
$100.00 administrative fee + escrow of $3,000.00 (minimum) or 1.5 times the cost of ground cover, whichever is more
Nongrowing season escrow
Landscaping, new residential - required ground cover escrow
Temporary outdoor seasonal sales
$50.00 per event
Administrative permits and minor site and building plan review
$250.00/$250.00
Site and building plan review (major):
 
Site <4 acres
$300.00/$1,500.00
Site 4 - 10 acres
$300.00/$2,500.00
Site >10 acres
$300.00/$5,000.00
Special home occupation permit
$100.00
Land filling permit (in excess of 20 cu. yards):
 
Residential - single lot
25.00
Commercial/industrial/institutional
$200.00/$1,000.00 per acre
Land excavation, grading permit (in excess of 20 cu. yards):
 
Residential - single lot
$25.00
Commercial/industrial/institutional
$200.00/$1,000.00 per acre
Essential service permit
$300.00/$1,000.00 plus $50.00 per lot
PUD rezoning
$400.00 plus $50.00 per lot/$5,000.00
PUD concept plan
$300.00/$1,500.00 plus $50.00 per lot
PUD development stage plan
$300.00/$1,000.00
PUD final plan
$300.00/$1,000.00
Flood regulations violation
Not more than $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 90 days, or both, plus cost of prosecution in either case
 
Note:
1.    Fees shall be based on an hourly rate as estimated by the City Engineer.
(Ord. 2017-01, 1-3-2017; amd. Ord. 2019-03, 1-22-2019; Ord. 2019-12, 12-16-2019; Ord. 2020-06, 12-7-2020)