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The permit fees are based on the cost (valuation) of the construction. A deposit fee of $500 is charged for all new residential and commercial plan submissions. This fee is payable upon submission of construction plans to the Building Department for review and is applied to the cost of the final building permit. Sheds, garages, remodels, additions, and basements need a $45 deposit. Pools require a $100 deposit. A state fee of 1% of the building permit fee is charged and sent to the state. The fees are all different in Highland, depending upon what was paid at development stage. These fees are fixed for new single family residential permits and are as follows:
Generally, with a single family dwelling, an engineer may have to size the beams and some of the connections. Generally for basement construction projects, you can draw your own plans. For anything else we may require that a licensed engineer review these plans and stamp them prior to submission to ensure structural integrity. All plans must be drawn to scale and should be no smaller than ¼" = 1'. Plans must include all construction details, including but not limited to electrical layout, window size and location, doors, smoke detectors, framing detail, beam size, engineering, etc.
The standard inspections are, but are not limited to, footings, foundations, temporary power, underground plumbing, four-way (electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and framing), permanent power, stucco, weather barrier, flashing, sheetrock, shower pan, and final inspection. However, depending upon the complexity of your construction there may be other inspections required. Check with anyone from the Building Department at (801) 772-4516 if you have questions concerning what inspections you need.