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The fee for each permit, plan review and investigation shall be those established and adopted by the city council from time to time by resolution.
(A) Determination Of Value: The determination of value or valuation under any of the provisions of these codes shall be made by the building official. The value to be used in computing the building permit and building plan review fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit issued as well as all finish work, painting, roofing, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, elevators, fire extinguishing systems and any other permanent equipment. (Ord. 1491, 5-26-1992)
(B) Plan Review Fees: A plan review fee shall be paid at the time of submitting plans and specifications for review. The plan review fee for buildings or structures shall be as adopted by resolution and determined by the building official based on building valuation data from the "Building Safety Journal" published by the International Code Council (ICC).
The plan review fee for grading work shall be as adopted by resolution.
Where plans are incomplete or changed so as to require additional plan review, an additional plan review fee shall be paid at the rate adopted by resolution. (Ord. 1642, 6-14-2011)
(C) Expiration Of Plan Review: Application for which no permit is issued within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of application shall expire by limitation, and plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the building official. The building official may extend the time for action by the applicant for a period not exceeding one hundred eighty (180) days upon request by the applicant showing that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken. No application shall be extended more than once.
1. Exception; Residential Plan Review: An applicant may renew a plan review by paying a renewal fee within thirty (30) days after the plan review expiration. The fee for each permit shall be those established and adopted by the city council at the time of plan review. The applicant shall resubmit plans and pay a new plan review fee no later than thirty (30) days after the expiration of the plan review. (Ord. 1491, 5-26-1992)
(D) Investigation Fees; Work Without A Permit: (Rep. by Ord. 1642, 6-14-2011)
(E) Fee Refunds:
1. The building official may authorize the refunding of any fee paid hereunder which was erroneously paid or collected.
2. The building official may authorize the refunding of not more than eighty percent (80%) of the permit fee paid when no work has been done under a permit issued in accordance with this code.
3. The building official may authorize the refunding of not more than eighty percent (80%) of the plan review fee paid when an application for a permit for which a plan review fee has been paid is withdrawn or canceled before any plan reviewing is done.
The building official shall not authorize the refunding of any fee paid except upon written application filed by the original permittee not later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the date of fee payment. (Ord. 1491, 5-26-1992)