Sec. 8-1.08. Amendments: Chapter 1, Division II, Section 109 Fees.
   Sections 109.2 and 109.6 are hereby amended to read as follows:
   109.2 Schedule of permit fees.
   Fees shall be established by resolution of the City Council and assessed in accordance with this section and the Thousand Oaks User Fee Schedule.
   109.6 Refunds.
   The Building Official may authorize fee refunds within 90 days upon written application by the original permittee, within the limitations set forth herein:
   1.   Any fee totaling Thirty-five and no/100ths ($35.00) Dollars or less, exclusive of issuance fee, if any, shall be nonrefundable except as specified in subsection 2 below.
   2.   One hundred (100%) percent of any fee erroneously paid or collected shall be refundable.
   3.   Ninety (90%) percent of any plan review fee shall be refundable when the permit application is withdrawn or cancelled prior to commencement of plan review.
   4.   Ninety (90%) percent of any permit fee shall be refundable when the construction work authorized by such permit has not commenced.
   5.   Ninety (90%) percent of any Board of Appeals filing fee shall be refundable when such hearing is cancelled prior to the issuance of a Notice of Hearing pertaining to the case.
   6.   Permits not issued to or authorized by the property owner shall be nonrefundable.
   Failure of the permit holder to submit written application for a refund within 180 days of cancellation or expiration of a plan review, permit, hearing, or request for service for which a fee has been paid, shall constitute a waiver of entitlement to a refund. No partial refund shall be authorized, nor credit be applied against other fees which may be payable to the City of Thousand Oaks, when a construction project is cancelled or abandoned subsequent to partial completion of the building or work authorized by a permit.
   Section 109.7 is hereby added to Section 109 of said California Building Code to read as follows:
   109.7 Demolition Permit Fees.
   A demolition permit fee as established by resolution of the City Council shall be paid to the City of Thousand Oaks for each demolition permit.
   109.8 Reinspection Fees
   A reinspection fee shall be established by resolution of the City Council be assessed by the Building Official. In instances where reinspection fees have been assessed, no additional inspection of the work will be performed until the required reinspection fees have been paid.
   Section 109.9 is hereby added to Section 109 of said California Building Code to read as follows:
   109.9 Strong Motion Instrumentation Program Fund.
   In addition to and considered a part of the fees collected pursuant to the City Council resolution establishing building permit fees, a fee shall be collected from all applicants for building permits, which fee shall be as specified in the City's Master Fee Resolution. All funds raised by such additional fee shall be placed in a trust fund which shall be known as the Strong Motion Instrumentation Program Fund and shall be remitted quarterly to the State of California pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 8 of Division 2 of the Public Resources Code and the rules and regulations of the Division of Mines and Geology of the Department of Conservation.
   Section 109.10 is hereby added to Section 109 of said California Building Code to read as follows:
   109.10 Special Inspector's Examination and Certificate of Registration Fees.
   Fees, as established by resolution of the City Council, may be charged for each special inspector's examination and for each annually renewable Certificate of Registration and such fees shall be paid to the City of Thousand Oaks.
   Section 109.11 is hereby added to Section 109 of said California Building Code to read as follows:
   109.11 Other Fees.
   Fees as established by resolution of the City Council and in accordance with the Thousand Oaks User Fee Schedule shall be required and paid for Building Department services, including plan examination and construction inspection beyond normal business hours.
   Permits for which no fees are required may be issued upon prior approval by the Building Official for qualified projects of City departments or other governmental agencies and for minor projects not inimical to public health, safety or welfare.
(§ 2, Ord. 1669-NS, eff. January 10, 2020)