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(1) The Commonwealth Building Code as promulgated by KRS 198B.050 et seq. and 815 KAR 7:120 is hereby adopted in full as an ordinance of the city and the county as if set out in full herein; that a copy of the said Commonwealth Building Code together with a copy of all other regulations or NFPA Phamplets adopted or referred to thereunder is on file in the office of the City Clerk and the County Clerk, and the Clerks shall at all times keep a copy of said Building Code for reference. See OAG 80-61.
(2) The County Judge and the City Mayor are hereby appointed as the local enforcement agents of the city and county and shall have all of the powers provided by statute or regulation, including the appointment of a local appeals board in accordance with KRS 198B.070.
(3) The Mayor and County Judge/Executive, with the approval of the City Council and the Fiscal Court, shall have the power to employ a Building Inspector for the city and county and to contract for such services in accordance with KRS 198B.060.
(4) Residential building permit fees.
(a) General. A permit to begin work for new construction, alteration, removal or other building operations shall not be issued until the fees prescribed by law shall have been paid to the Commission. If an amendment to a permit necessitates an additional fee because of an increase in the estimated cost of the work involved, the permit shall not be approved until the additional fee has been paid
(b) Special fees. Payment of fees for construction, alteration or removal, and for all work done in connection with or concurrently with the work contemplated by a building permit shall not relieve the applicant or holder of the permit from the payment of other fees that may be prescribed by law or ordinance for water taps, sewer connections, electrical permits, erection of signs and display structures, marquees or other appurtenant structures, or fees of inspections or certificates of occupancy or other privileges or requirements established by law.
(c) Local jurisdiction. The fees for plan examination and inspection functions required by the city and county shall be as prescribed in subsections (4)(d)1. through 6. below, as applicable.
(d) Fee schedule. The fees shall be paid in accordance with the following table:
Scottsville-Allen County Fee Schedule
Cost Per Square Foot
Scottsville-Allen County Fee Schedule
Cost Per Square Foot
Day care centers
Utility and miscellaneous
(e) Fast track elective. For permit applicants seeking early site and foundation approval prior to full review of complete set of construction documents, the fee shall be that as calculated from the table above plus 50% of the full fee. The additional 50% fee shall not be less than $400 and not more than $3,000. The entire fee shall be paid at the time of the initial plans submission.
(f) Submission of plans and fees. All plans and specifications required to be submitted to the Department by this code shall be accompanied by the applicable fee as set forth herein, rounded to the nearest dollar.
(g) Method of payment. All fees required herein shall be in check form payable to the Scottsville-Allen County Planning Commission.
(h) Construction approval. Approval for construction shall not be issued by the Commission until all required fees have been paid.
(i) New construction. Commission plan review fees for new buildings shall be calculated by multiplying the total building area under construction by the cost per square foot of each occupancy type as listed in the table above. Total square footage of the building shall be determined by the outside dimensions of the building. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $285. The fee for buildings with multiple or mixed occupancies may be calculated by using the cost per square foot multiplier of the predominant use.
(j) Additions to existing buildings. Plan review fees for additions to existing buildings, which shall not require the entire building to conform to the Kentucky Building Code, shall be calculated in accordance with above table by the measurements of the square footage of the addition, as determined by the outside dimensions of the addition. Minimum fee for the review of plans under this section shall be $285.
(k) Change in use. Plan review fees for existing buildings in which the use group or occupancy type is changed shall be calculated in accordance with the above table by using the total square footage of the entire building or structure under the new occupancy type as determined by the outside dimensions. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $285.
(l) Alterations and repairs. Plan review fees for alterations and repairs not otherwise covered by this fee schedule shall be calculated by multiplying the cost for the alterations or repairs by 0.0030; or calculated by multiplying the total area being altered, or repaired by the cost per square foot of each occupancy type as listed in the above table, whichever is less. The total square footage shall be determined by the outside dimensions of the area being altered or repaired. The minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $285.
(m) Roofing repair. If only the roof is being repaired, the cost for plan review and inspection is only $50.
(n) Specialized fees. In addition to the above fees, the fees in the below table shall be applied for the specialized plan reviews listed:
Plan Review Fee Schedule
Plan Review Fee Schedule
04 - 25
26 - 100
101 - 200
201 - 300
301 - 400
401 - 750
$375 plus $.30 per sprinkler over 750
(o) Fire detection system review fee. Zero to 20,000 square feet shall be $275 over 20,000 square feet shall be $275 plus $30 for each additional 10,000 square feet in excess of 20,000 square feet.
(p) Standpipe plan review fee. $275 (combination standpipe and riser plans shall be reviewed under the automatic sprinkler review fee schedule).
(q) Carbon dioxide suppression system review fee. One to 200 pounds of agent shall be $275, over 200 pounds of agent shall be $275 plus $.05 per pound in excess of 200 pounds.
(r) Clean agent suppression system review fee. Up to 35 pounds of agent shall be $275; over 35 pounds shall be $275 plus $.10 per pound in excess of 35 pounds. The fee for gaseous systems shall be $.10 per cubic foot and not less than $275.
(s) Foam suppression system review fee. $0.50 per gallon of foam concentrates where the system is not part of an automatic sprinkler system. Foam suppression system plans that are submitted as part of an automatic sprinkler system shall be reviewed under the automatic sprinkler review fee schedule. The fee for review of plans under this section shall not be less than $275 or more than $1,500.
(t) Commercial range hood.
1. Commercial range hood review fee. $225 per hood. Includes range hood and suppression system plans.
2. Commercial range hood extinguishing system review fee. $150 per system when the range hood extinguishing system is submitted separate from the range hood system.
(u) Dry chemical systems review fee (except range hoods). One to 30 pounds of agent shall be $275: over 30 pounds of agent shall be $275 plus $.25 per pound in excess of 30 pounds.
(v) Spectator seating system review fee. Seating systems having one to 1,000 seats shall be $275; over 1,000 seats shall be $275 plus $20 for each additional 200 seats in excess of 1,000 seats. The total number of seats in seating systems without dividing arms shall be calculated at 18 inches per seat.
(w) State jurisdiction. The Kentucky Commission for Building and Inspection jurisdiction projects will not be required to obtain a local permit.
(x) Without a permit. The fee shall be doubled for construction started without a permit.
(5) The Commonwealth Building Code shall not be extended to single-family residences in this jurisdiction, see KRS 198B.010(4) and KRS 198B.010(5).
(B) Adoption of Uniform Commonwealth Building Code for single-family residential construction.
(1) The Uniform Commonwealth Building Code, which includes the CABO One- and Two- Family Dwelling Code as promulgated in 815 KAR 7:125, by the Commonwealth Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction for single-family residential construction is hereby adopted by reference in its entirety and enacted as an ordinance of the city as if set forth completely herein.
(2) A copy of said Uniform Commonwealth Building Code, together with a copy of the Cabo One- and Two-Family Dwelling Code and all NFPA pamphlets or other regulations adopted or referred to thereunder shall be maintained on file at the City Clerk’s office for reference.
(3) A certified building inspector shall be selected and contracted with to perform the duties required by the Uniform Commonwealth Building Code for single-family residential construction. A certified electrical inspector and a certified plumbing inspector shall be contracted with to perform the plumbing and electrical inspections required by said Uniform Commonwealth Building Code.
(Ord. 594, passed 11-12-1984; Ord. 698-02, passed 11-18-2002; Ord. 704-03, passed 2-10-2003; Ord. 807-16, passed 4-11-2016)