6-8.01   General Provisions.
   a.   Each applicant applying for a grading or paving permit shall be assessed a fee of $50.00.
   b.   Each applicant applying for the issuance of the following permits shall be assessed a fee as follows:
 
Permit
Fee
Permanent Sign Permit
$73.00
Tent Permit
$73.00
Mobile Home Permit
$25.00
 
   c.   Each temporary sign requiring a permit shall be issued a permit valid for thirty (30) days.  The permit may be extended for three (3) additional thirty (30) day periods at the option of the applicant, at which time the temporary sign shall be removed.  The temporary sign permit fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each thirty (30) day period.
   d.   Building permit applications are required for all construction as set out in the Kentucky Building Code.  In addition, building permits are required for all fence construction, swimming pool installation, demolition of structures and the placement of manufactured housing.  No plan review fee will be charged for fence construction, swimming pool installation, demolition of structures or the placement of manufactured housing.  It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to accurately estimate the cost of construction in order to determine the amount of the building permit fee.  The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services may request additional documentation from the applicant to support the estimated cost of construction.  Each applicant applying for the issuance of building permits shall be charged the applicable plan review fee as well as the following fees:
 
Amount of Application
Fee
Up to $3,000
$ 20.00
$3,000 to $500,000
$ 20.00 plus $2.50 per $1,000 over $3,000
$500,000 to $10,000,000
$ 1,250.00 plus $1.00 per $1,000 over $500,000
Over $10,000,000
$10,750.00 plus $0.50 per $1,000 over $10,000,000
 
   e.   In the event that any construction or other activity requiring a permit is commenced before a permit is issued for the same by the Building and Inspection Division, the permit fee shall be double the cost of the permit as described hereinabove, but in no event shall the double fee exceed one thousand dollars ($1000.00).  The payment of the double fee shall not relieve any person or firm from other penalties prescribed by law. 
   f.   Waiver of Fees:  The Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is authorized to waive the above fees for any charitable nonprofit corporation or other charitable nonprofit entity that has obtained a 501(c)(3) or equivalent designation from the Internal Revenue Service for projects involving single-family residential construction, the installation of tents and the installation of signs.  Fees shall also be waived for any project sponsored by the City of Bowling Green.  The waiver of fees does not abrogate any requirements that the nonprofit entity obtain any required permits or any requirements to comply with the remaining provisions of this Chapter.
(Ord. BG87-29, 8/4/87; Ord. BG91-1, 1/15/91; Ord. BG2002-5, 2/5/2002; Ord. BG2005-34, 8/2/2005; Ord. BG2006-27, 8/15/2006; Ord. BG2011-9, 3/1/2011; reference Ord. BG2011-30, 6/27/2011)