Fees / Items Available for Purchase

The following table contains a summary of the fees and items available for purchase from the Community Development Department. For further information, please call us at 636-949-3222.

Board Fees
Item
Board / Commission
Type
Fee
Certificate of Appropriateness
Landmarks Board
n/a
$50
Condition Use Permit
Planning and Zoning Commission
n/a $150
Rezoning Application Fee
Planning and Zoning Commission
n/a $150
Site Plan Review
Planning and Zoning Commission
n/a $50
Preliminary Plat Review
Planning and Zoning Commission
Single-Family
$25
$2/lot
Preliminary Plat Review
Planning and Zoning Commission
Multi-Family $50
$1/unit
Preliminary Plat Review
Planning and Zoning Commission
Commercial $50
$2/acre
Variance
Board of Adjustment
First Variance
$150
Variance Board of Adjustment
Additional variance on same property
$50
Variance Board of Adjustment
Existing duplex or single-family home
$50

Certificate of Occupancy
Structure
Units
Fee
Commercial
n/a $50
Residential 1 - 4 dwelling units
$15
Multi-Family Residential
5 dwelling units
$20
Residential Unit Inspection Program
Each dwelling unit inspection
$50
Zoning and Fire Inspection
For new business
No charge
Home Occupancy Permit
n/a No Charge
Flood Certification Letter
n/a $10

Building Permit Fees
Commercial - New Construction - Integrated Permit*
Service
Fee
Commercial Sidewalk / Driveway Fee
$15
Sewer Tap Fee
Call 636-949-3237
Water Tap Fee
Call 636-949-3237
Fire Plan Examination Fee
$25
Fire Permit Fee
$1 per $1,000 estimated construction cost*
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Commercial - Interior Finish/Alteration - Integrated Permit*
Service
Fee
Fire Plan Examination Fee
$25
Fire Permit Fee
$1 per $1,000 estimated construction cost*
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Residential - New Construction - Integrated Permit*
Service
Fee
Sidewalk Fee
$10
Sewer Tap Fee 0.75 inches
$1,000
Water Tap Fee 0.75 inches
$1,000
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Residential - Interior Finish/Alteration - Integrated Permit*
Service
Fee
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Deck Permit
Service
Fee
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Demolition Permit
Service
Fee
Permit Fee
$35
Deposit (Refundable)
$100
Liability Insurance
$300,000
Contractor License Fee
Call 636-949-3212

Miscellaneous Permit
Service
Fee
Inspection for a temporary electric pole, electrical service repair, electrical service upgrade, or furnace, air conditioner, water heater, or sewer lateral permit.
$35

Pool Permit
Service
Fee
Building Plan Examination Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .002
Building Permit Fee
Estimated construction cost* multiplied by .0045

Sign Permit
Service
Fee
Plan Review / Landmarks Fee
$35
Electrical Permit Fee (if applicable)
$24
Sign Permit Fee
$40

Tent Permit
Service
Fee
Land Use Approval Fee
$20

Contractor Fees
Plumbing Contractors
Service
 Fee
Plumbing Test (each)
$50
License Renewal (per year)
$35
Performance Bond
$10,000

Drainlayers

Service
Fee
License Renewal (per year)
$20
Performance Bond
$10,000
Testing $50

Electrical Contractors
Service
Fee
License (yearly bond renewal)
No Charge
Performance Bond
$10,000
Testing (conducted by County Building Department)
No Charge
Homeowner's Testing (conducted by city Community Development Department)
No Charge

HVAC Contractors
Service
Fee
License (yearly bond renewal)
$50
Deposit (refundable)
None
Performance Bond
$10,000
Insurance Coverage
$500,000
Testing (conducted by County Building Department)
No Charge

Maps / Reports / Courtesy Copies / Miscellaneous
Maps: 1,000 Scale 36 by 48 Inches
Map
Fee
Zoning Map
$15
Annexation Map
$15
Flood Map (CD-ROM)
$4
Ward Map
$15
City Boundary Map
$15

Maps: 500 Scale 68 by 70 Inches
Map
Fee
Zoning Map
$30
City Boundary Map
$30

Reports
Report
Fee
Zoning Ordinance
$7
Comprehensive Plan
$15
Frenchtown Strategy
$10

Courtesy Copies
Copies
Fee
Less than 10 copies
No Charge
10 Copies
$0.10 per page
Copies larger than 11 by 17 inches
$4
Microfilm Copies
$2

*Definitions
Estimated Construction Cost: The greater of the following:
  • The cost of construction as stated by the applicant on the permit application
  • The cost of construction according to the most recent square foot construction costs table as published by the International Code Council, Inc.
Integrated Permit: 1 permit issued for a combination of all building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing construction to be completed in the same structure.