(Amended by Ord. No. 182,237, Eff. 9/28/12.)
An applicant for any permit issued by the Bureau of Engineering may pay a surcharge to obtain expedited Bureau permit-related services. The amount of the surcharge shall be the total cost of the overtime hours worked by Bureau of Engineering staff to provide the permit-related services (direct salary multiplied by 1.5), plus a 40 percent surcharge. When an applicant for any permit issued by the Bureau of Engineering elects to obtain expedited Bureau permit-related services, the applicant must pay, before the Bureau provides any expedited services, a deposit in an amount that the Bureau estimates will be total cost of providing the expedited services.
For Bureau of Engineering expedited services provided pursuant to the provisions of this Section, if before completion of providing the requested services the Bureau determines that additional funds are needed to compensate the Bureau for the total cost of providing expedited services, the Bureau may halt all work on the project for which the application was made and require the applicant to pay the amount that the Bureau estimates will be needed to compensate the Bureau for the total cost of providing the requested services. At the conclusion of providing the requested services, if total costs are less than the amount deposited, the applicant shall be refunded the difference. The Bureau of Engineering shall not issue or approve any permit until all monies owed pursuant to the provisions of this Section are paid.