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Fees for permits, inspections and certificates shall be paid to the Community Development Division as set forth herein. The Community Development (Building) Division shall keep an accurate account of all fees collected and such fees shall be deposited as required by law. The fee schedule shall be as follows:
(a) Building. The fee for building permits, inspections and related activities shall be calculated according to the Schedule of Fees published by the Hamilton County, Ohio, Department of Building Inspections on January 1, 2004, as amended and updated, which is hereby adopted by reference, except as follows:
(1) The "Permit Fee Multiplier" for all permits for "Buildings and Structures Regulated by the OBC" shall be the same as for "New Buildings."
(2) The "Building Gross Area" may be reduced to the square foot area reasonably associated with the proposed construction activity, as determined by the City Manager.
(3) The "Technology Fee" shall not be collected by the City of Blue Ash.
(b) Billable Time. Projects of any unusual scope or of a type not covered in the Fee Schedule or that require extra time beyond the normal scope of work are to be billed to the owner at the rate established in a fee schedule adopted by City Council.
(c) Construction without a Permit. The Permit Fee may be doubled when construction begins prior to the issuance of a required Permit.
(d) Plumbing and Electrical. Permit fees for plan review and inspections associated with plumbing and electrical work shall be in accordance with provisions set forth by the electrical code compliance contractor selected by Community Development and approved by Council, and the Hamilton County Board of Health, Plumbing Division, unless otherwise specified by Council.
(e) Civil. Fees for plan review and inspections by a Professional Engineer for all regulated site work including, but not limited to, land subdivision, residential and nonresidential development, modification of existing development, repairs, and earth movement unrelated to development, shall be as established in a fee schedule adopted by City Council.
(f) Architectural. Fees for plan review and inspections by a professional Architect to enforce the Architectural Standards shall be as established in a fee schedule adopted by City Council.
(g) Landscaping. Fees for plan review and inspections by a professional Landscape Architect to enforce the Landscape Standards shall be as established in a fee schedule adopted by City Council.
(Ord. 2017-9. Passed 8-10-17.)