More Building Department Fee Schedules

Mechanical


Description
Fee
Minimum $38
New installation or relocation of heating or air conditioning equipment in residential occupancy $40
New installation or relocation of heating or air conditioning equipment in multi-family, per unit $38
Repair, alteration, or addition to an existing heating unit or cooling refrigeration unit including installing controls $38
New installation or relocation of heating or air conditioning equipment in commercial occupancy $50

Electrical


Description
Fee
Minimum $25
$1 -$500 of value $25
$501 - $2,000 of value $35
$2,001 - $5,000 of value* $45
*For values over $5,000 - each $1,000 of value $2

Plumbing


Description
Fee
Minimum $25
Per building or trailer sewer $25
Installation or repair of water piping $25
Installation or repair of drainage or vent piping $25
Gas Piping System of 1 - 4 outlets $8
Gas Piping System of 5 outlets or more, per outlet $2
Gas line repair / test $25
Lawn Sprinkler System on any meter $30
Water heater / boiler $30

Fence


Description
Fee
Residential $35
Commercial $50

Demolition


Description
Fee
All Structures $100

Swimming Pool


Description
Fee
Swimming pool or spa, above or below ground $100

Certificate of Occupancy (CO)


Description
Fee
Residential Rental (including apartment units and townhomes) $25
Commercial: up to 5,000 square feet $50
Commercial: 5,001 square feet to 10,000 square feet $100
Commercial: 10,001 square feet and up $200

Annual Contractor Registration


Description
Fee
Electrical $50
Plumbing / Medical Gas Contractor $50
Mechanical $50
General Contractor / Builder / Roofer $50
Backflow Prevention Tester $35
Irrigator $50
If contractor registers between December 1 and December 31 for early renewal $25 each

House Moving


Description
Fee
Passing through part of the City $100
Moving from outside the City to inside the City $100
Moving from inside the City to outside the City $200
Leaving building on public property during moving $50
Inspection of Building prior to moving into the City $100 + mileage

Floodplain Development Permit


Description
Fee
Application and review for a Floodplain Development Permit. This is in addition to any Planning and Zoning fees, and building permit fees. $100

Miscellaneous


Description
Fee
Application to Board of Adjustments (BOA) $100
Application for Appeal to Building and Standards Board $100
Administrative fee for filing liens at Dallas and Kaufman County $30
Temporary Construction Trailer $25
Utility Inspection for manufactured homes, mobile homes, and recreational vehicles on any new utility connection $75
Amusement Center License (per device) $100
Permit for Parking Commercial Vehicle in residential area (annual) $100
Garage Sale (Occasional Sale) limited to 2 times per year (365 day) per address $3

Grading


Description
Fee
All $100

Signs


Description
Fee
Up to 100 square feet $25
101 square feet - 300 square feet $50
301 square feet or greater $100
Portable Sign* $25
Removal and storage of Temporary or Portable Signs $25 + $5 per day storage
*Fees will be doubled if sign is installed prior to a permit being issued