§ 158.01  LAND USE FEE SCHEDULE.
   (A)   Fees for site development permits required for the construction of a single-family residence shall use the following schedule:
      (1)   Two hundred twenty-five dollars for sites required to obtain a site development permit for construction of a single-family residence in an established subdivision which meets the following conditions:
         (a)   All engineering for the subdivision has been submitted, reviewed and approved by a Subdivision Engineer at the Land Use Department;
         (b)   No significant drainage problems have become known in the subdivision;
         (c)   The engineering of the subdivision was completed within five years of the date of the issuance of the site development permit and developed under the same standards in full force and effect at the time of the site development permit is issued;
         (d)   There are no floodplains, floodways or wetlands on the site; and
         (e)   No designated detention area exists on the site.
      (2)   Two hundred seventy-five dollars for sites required to obtain a site development permit for construction of a single-family residence in an established subdivision which does not meet the conditions listed in division (A)(1) of this section;
      (3)   Two hundred seventy-five dollars for sites required to obtain a site development permit for construction of a single-family residence on sites less than five acres and not part of a subdivision; and
      (4)   As set forth in the current fee schedule (divisions (B) and (C) of this section) for all other required site development permits.
   (B)   Fees for the following applications shall be assessed as identified below in this section:
      (1)   Residential and agricultural map amendments;
      (2)   Residential special use permits;
      (3)   Residential site development permits (excepting those identified in division (A) of this section);
      (4)   Residential preliminary plats of subdivision;
      (5)   Residential final plats of subdivision;
      (6)   Residential permits to construct a mobile home park;
      (7)   Residential initial permits to operate a mobile home park; and
      (8)   Residential annual licenses to operate a mobile home park.
 
Up to and including 1 acre
$675
> 1 acre up to and including 5 acres
$1,250 flat fee
6 acres up to and including 25 acres
$1,250 + $85 per acre over 5 acres
26 acres up to and including 50 acres
$2,950 + $55 per acre over 25 acres
51 acres up to and including 100 acres
$4,325 + $35 per acre over 50 acres
101 acres up to and including 500 acres
$6,075 + $20 per acre over 100 acres
Over 500 acres
$14,075 + $15 per acre over 500 acres
Any portion of an acre shall be considered a full acre. Fees shall be assessed for each individual request within an application.
 
   (C)   Fees for the following applications shall be assessed as identified below in this section:
      (1)   Commercial and industrial map amendments;
      (2)   Nonresidential special use permits;
      (3)   Nonresidential site development permits;
      (4)   Commercial and industrial preliminary plats of subdivision; and
      (5)   Commercial and industrial final plats of subdivision.
 
1 acre up to and including 5 acres
$2,500 flat fee
6 acres up to and including 25 acres
$2,500 + $85 per acre over 5 acres
26 acres up to and including 50 acres
$4,200 + $55 per acre over 25 acres
51 acres up to and including 100 acres
$5,575 + $35 per acre over 50 acres
101 acres up to and including 500 acres
$7,325 + $20 per acre over 100 acres
Over 500 acres
$15,325 + $15 per acre over 500 acres
Any portion of an acre shall be considered a full acre. Fees shall be assessed for each individual request within an application.
 
   (D)   Fees for variance applications shall be assessed as follows:
 
Initial variance
$550 flat fee
Each additional variance on a single zoning lot
$100
 
   (E)   Additional fees for applications resultant from violations shall be an additional 50% of base application fee.
   (F)   Fees for permitted wireless telecommunications facilities as defined by statute shall be assessed as follows:
 
New facility
$4,000
Co-location
$1,250
Fees include zoning and engineering reviews (expedited as required by statute).  Additional fees apply if variances and special use permits are required.
 
   (G)   Fees for temporary use permits shall be assessed as follows: $200.
   (H)   Fees for administrative variances (one or more requests on same application) shall be assessed as follows: $200.
   (I)   In addition to the above stated fees, the applicant will also be responsible for the payment of all costs incurred in the publication of the notice of hearing. A $100 bond check must be submitted with the filing fee to ensure payment of publication.
   (J)   Permit fees for all signs shall be assessed as follows: $50 plus an additional $2 per square foot of the gross surface area of the sign.
   (K)   Fees for the annual registration of static advertising signs shall be assessed as follows: $150 must be submitted to the Land Use Department by February 1 of each year for each sign face on an advertising sign structure. The annual registration fee will be doubled if paid after February 1.
   (L)   Fees for the annual registration of dynamic advertising signs shall be assessed as follows: $650 must be submitted to the Land Use Department by February 1 of each year for each sign face on an advertising sign structure. The annual registration fee will be doubled if paid after February 1. The Land Use Department shall perform quarterly inspections to verify compliance with ordinance requirements.
   (M)   No application shall be accepted, nor considered filed, without payment of the appropriate application fee, except as may be waived, on a case-by-case basis, by the County Board.
   (N)   Subsequent to the initial acceptance of an application for zoning and/or subdivision development related matters, if it should be determined, during the review process, that additional zoning and/or subdivision requirements must be met, which were not addressed in the initial application, the applicant shall be notified and required to pay any related additional fees, prior to proceeding further with the review process. Refusal of the applicant to pay additional fees, or failure to do so within 30 days of notification, shall be interpreted to mean that the application(s) have been withdrawn.
   (O)   Application fees shall not be refunded or waived, except as may be determined on a case-by-case basis, by the County Board, or as determined by the Land Use Department if fees are erroneously paid or collected.
   (P)   Applications that become inactive, whereby applicants have been required to submit additional information or request consideration at a commission or committee meeting, and have failed to do so for a period of more than 180 consecutive days, shall become void and fees shall not be refunded.  The resubmittal of a new application and fees shall be required to pursue the request.  After 150 consecutive days of inactivity, the county shall notify the applicant in writing that the application will become void in 30 days.  If the applicant fails to submit the required additional information or request consideration at the appropriate commission or committee within 30 days of the notice, the county shall notify the applicant in writing that the application is void.  The Land Use Department Director may grant an extension of no more than 180 days upon written request by the applicant.
   (Q)   A fee of 0.1% of its face amount shall be charged to file, extend or renew each letter of credit.
   (R)   (1)   Building permits shall be valid for one year from date of issue, after which they become void, unless renewed on the same basis as the initial permit application indicated below:
         (a)   Any structure, the purpose for which included an industrial use:  $150, plus $0.13 per square foot or portion thereof, not to exceed a total fee of $13,000;
         (b)   Any structure, the purpose for which includes a commercial use:  $150, plus $0.12 per square feet or portion thereof, not to exceed a total fee of $8,300;
         (c)   Any structure, the purpose for which includes a residential use:  $150, plus $0.11 per square feet, or portion thereof, not to exceed a total fee of $700;
         (d)   Any structure, the purpose for which serves neither industrial, commercial or residential use:  $150, plus $0.10 per square foot or portion thereof, not to exceed $500, except that no fee shall be charged for the structure which is less than 50 square feet in size;
         (e)   Any structure, serving multiple zoning purposes, shall have its permit application fee based on the most intensive zoning use;
         (f)   Any construction requiring a building permit, the inspection of which exceeds the competence of staff assigned to the County Land Use Department, and which is not subject to inspection by state or federal authorities, shall be assessed a building permit fee, as indicated in divisions (O)(1)(a) through (O)(1)(e) above, plus the direct payment of any costs associated with the need to temporarily retain specialized inspectors solely incident to the construction;
         (g)   Any construction requiring a building permit, which occurs without the issuance of a valid building permit, including permits issued due to applicant misrepresentation, shall be assessed a penalty fee, separate from but equal to, the proper building permit application fee, for the construction, in addition to any fine, which may be imposed in accordance with law, by a court of competent jurisdiction; and
         (h)   If an inspection has been requested and, in the opinion of the Building Inspector upon arrival at the inspection site, the job is not ready or has not progressed to a point where an inspection can be made properly or access is not possible to perform the inspection, a $50 reinspection fee shall be assessed. No further inspections shall be made until the reinspection fee has been paid.
      (2)   No application shall be accepted, nor considered filed without payment of the appropriate application fee, except as may be waived, on a case by case basis, by the County Board.
      (3)   Application fees shall not be refundable, except as may be determined, on a case-by-case basis, by the County Board.
   (S)   Building, zoning and inspections fees shall not be required from:
      (1)   County taxing jurisdictions; and
      (2)   Activities or projects located within the Des Plaines River Valley Enterprise Zone.
   (T)   Other service fees.
      (1)   Preparation of verbatim transcripts of sworn testimony or public hearings:
 
Basic official copy cost
$0.50
Actual cost incurred from having a state certified court reporter transcribe and prepare an original and one copy of the sworn testimony or public hearing
Certification and sealing cost
$1.00
 
      (2)   Reproduction of maps and engineering drawings, the producible original of which is on file in the County Land Use Department:
 
Basic official copy cost
$0.50
Cost per page
$10.00
Certification and sealing cost
$1.00
 
      (3)   Other miscellaneous reproduction services including, but not limited to each copy of resolutions, reports, plan, permits, ordinances and applications:
 
Basic official copy cost
$0.50
First page
$1.00
Pages 2 through 20 each
$0.50
All pages more than 20 each
$0.25
Certification and selling cost
$1.00
 
      (4)   No service request shall be accepted, without payment of the appropriate service fee.
      (5)   Services fees shall not be refundable.
      (6)   Reproduction service fees, for the first copy of any document, shall not be required from:
         (a)   County Board members, for a copy requested for their official use;
         (b)   County governmental agencies or departments; and
         (c)   County taxing jurisdictions.
(1980 Code, § 158.01)  (Res. 89-263, adopted 10-29-1989; Res. 92-167, passed 8-20-1992; Res. 95-140, passed 7-20-1995; Res. 98-20, adopted 2-19-1998; Ord. 07-86, passed 3-15- 2007; Res. 11-159, passed 5-19-2011; Res. 11- 231, passed 7-21-2011)