1305.16  FEE SCHEDULE.
   (a)   New Construction.  [NOTE:  For permit/inspection fees for work installed outside of the limits of the building foundation see Section 1305.16 (d)(2).  For plan review and similar consultant fees see Section 1305.6]
      (1)   Residential (1, 2 & 3-family dwellings.)
         Note:  Add 1% to all fees for State Surcharge
         A.   Building Permit – Primary Structure – Base fee of $100 + $20.00/100 Square feet.
               Garages – (any size) Flat Fee of $100
         B.   Electrical Permit - Base fee of $50.00 + $12.00/100 square feet
               Garages – Flat Fee of $50.00
         C.     Mechanical Permit - Base fee of $50.00 +$12.00/100 square feet
         D.     Plumbing Permit - Base fee of $50.00 +$12.00/100 square feet
         E.   Fire Alarm Permit – Flat Fee of $75.00
      (2)   Commercial (Add 5% to all fees for State Surcharge)
         A.   Building Permit - $100 Base Fee + 7.50/100 square feet
         B.     Electrical permit - $100 Base Fee + 4.50/100 SF
         C.   Mechanical Permit - $100 Base Fee + 4.50/100 SF
         D.   Plumbing Permit - $100 base Fee + 4.50/100 SF
         E.   Automatic Sprinkler Permit - $100 Base Fee + 4.50/100 SF
         F.   Fire Alarm Permit – Flat Fee of $100.00 + $1.00/100 SF
   (b)   Major Additions or Alterations (More than 500 Square Feet involved)
      (1)   Residential (1, 2 or 3-Family Dwelling)
         A.   Building Permit Per Dwelling Unit – Flat fee of $250.00
         B.   Electrical Permit per Dwelling Unit – Flat Fee of $125.00
         C.   Mechanical Permit per Dwelling Unit – Flat Fee of $125.00
         D.   Plumbing Permit per Dwelling Unit – Flat fee of $125.00
      (2)   Commercial (Add 5% to all fees for State surcharge)
         A.   Same Fee Structure as for New Construction – Apply only to  square footage being added or altered.
   (c)   Replacements or Minor Additions/Alterations (Less than 500 Square Feet)
      (1)   Residential (1, 2 and 3-Family Dwellings)
         A.   Building Permit – Dwelling Units – Flat Fee of $75.00
            Includes:    Roof removal and/or Replacements
                  Siding Installation, Patios, Sheds, Decks,
                  Car Ports, Porches, Concrete or Asphalt repairs or replacements, Interior Alterations
         B.   Demolition Permits - $75.00
         C.   Electrical Permits – Minor Alterations - $50.00
         D.   New or Replacement Furnace or A/C System - $50.00
         E.   Plumbing Permit - Minor Alterations - $50.00
         F.   New or Replacement Electrical Service - $50.00
         G.    Swimming Pools inc. electrical installation - $50.00
         H.   Extensions of existing permit - $15 per 6-month extension
      (2)   Commercial (Add 5% to all fees for State Surcharge)
         A.     Building Permit (includes the replacement of all roofs)
            Flat fee of $125.00
         B.   Electrical Alterations - $75.00
         C.   New or Replacement Heating or Cooling Units - $100.00
         D.   Demolitions - $200.00
         E.   Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods - $75.00
         F.   Commercial Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems - $75.00
         G.   Minor Automatic Fire Sprinkler Alterations - $75.00
         H.   Signs (All Sizes) - $50.00 each
         I.   Electrical Installation for Signs - $50.00 each
         J.   New or Replacement Electrical Equipment (motors, fans, etc.) - $50.00 each
         K.   New or Replacement Electrical Services (inc. temporary services) - $50.00 per meter
         L.   Temporary Signs (any size - 30-day duration) - $35.00 each
         M.   Minor Plumbing Alterations - $75.00
         N.   New backflow-Prevention Devices - $75.00 per device
         O.   Minor Mechanical or Refrigeration Alterations – 75.00
   (d)   Exterior Site Work – Residential & Commercial
      (1)   For the installation of Roads, Drives, Parking Lots, Curbs, Sidewalks, Water and/or Sewer Lines and/or Taps, Sanitary Sewer Piping or Appurtenances, or Storm Sewer Piping or Appurtenances, whether private or public in nature, when required by either the City Manager, City Engineer or the Building Commissioner, the owner/developer shall provide to the City of Bedford a Completion Bond in the amount of 125% of the estimated value of the entire scope of work.
      (2)   Permit Fees:
         A.   Water Connection Fee – All Sizes - $1,450 (Water/sewer taps of all sizes shall be installed by a registered contractor and inspected by representatives of the City of Bedford)
            (Ord. 7819-06.  Passed 6-12-06.)
         B.   Chapter 1305.16(d)(2)B. REPEALED -
      Reference:  911.07(a) entitled CHARGES FOR INSTALLATION OF METERS AND SERVICE CONNECTIONS.
            (Ord. 9219-14.  Passed 10-20-14.)
         C.   Sewer Connection Fee - Residential – Flat Fee of $1,000/Unit
            Commercial: (Discharge based on water usage)
               Structures discharging up to 1000 gpd - $1,700
               Structures discharging from 1000 to 2,500 gpd - $3,900
               Structures discharging more than 2,500 gpd - $5,000
         D.   Street Openings - $500 each opening
         E.   Service Line (laterals) Permit (New or Replacements) for      water, sanitary or storm sewer – Residential Permit - $50.00 each line; Commercial Permit - $100 each line
         F.   Driveway or Apron Permit –   Residential - $50.00
                              Commercial - $75.00
         G.   Garage Floor (When not part of a new construction) - $25
         H.   New or Replacement Public Sidewalk – No Permit Charge – Still requires inspection by Building Department
         I.   Parking Lots - $100
         J.   Fences - $50.00
         K.   Work performed without the required permit shall be charged at 2- times the normal permit fee
         L.   All normal inspection fees except site work inspection fees shall be included in the permit fee for the related work.  Re-inspection fees for failed or frivolous inspections on delayed or incomplete work shall be charged at the rate of $50.00 per inspection.
         M.   All inspection fees for site work items listed in items (d)(1) and (d)(2) shall be inspected by representatives of the City Engineer or the Building Commissioner at the cost of $45.00 per hour.  Site work shall further be defined as all work outside of the envelope of a structure’s footing/foundations.  Should the City Engineer or the Building Commissioner deem it necessary, a full-time inspector shall be assigned to a project and the owner or developer shall pay the cost of said inspector at the rate of $45.00 per hour.
         N.   The cost to the owner for the cutting, trimming or removal of trees, plants, hedges, shrubbery, grass or weeds or the necessary cleanup of leaves, trash, discarded household items, obsolete swimming or wading pools or similar obstacles to the proper maintenance of the landscaping shall be at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per hour with a minimum charge of two hours (2 hours) for any such work. 
(Ord. 9178-14.  Passed 7-21-14.)