Building Inspections
Permit Fee Schedule

Generally

No permit required by the building code to begin work for new construction or any other building operation shall be issued until the fees prescribed by this section have been paid, nor shall an amendment, for any reason, to a permit be approved until the additional fee has been paid.

Administrative Services

The fees for administrative services shall be as follows:

Permit amendments, renewals, extensions, reinstatement and change of ownership/contract change,

$40.00

If an application for a permit is cancelled by written request to the Building Official within six months of the application date or within twelve months of the issue date,
a refund will be granted. The following fee will be deducted from the refund:

30%
Public service request/Staff research/FOIA Fee Actual Admin Cost/
1hr minimum

 

Building Permits

Building Fees shall be as follows:

State Levy of all Applicable Permit Fees

  1. Base Permit Fee
  2. Minimum Permit Fee

2.00%

  1. $75.00
  2. $75.00
Re-inspection Fee $100.00
Code Investigation Fee $100.00

New Construction (Residential and Commercial)

  • Residential: All usable areas constructed; includes finished and unfinished; on site built construction, modular homes, manufactured homes, additions, alterations, remodels, decks, porches, garages, sheds, carports, etc.
  • Commercial/industrial: All usable areas constructed; includes finished and unfinished; churches, schools, industrialized buildings, etc including patios decks, etc.
$0.16 per sq.ft. on site
Finished
$.08 per sq.ft.
Unfinished
Swimming Pools $70.00
Fences around swimming pools and residential fences over 6' in height $40.00
Commercial Fence (regardless of height) $40.00

Signs up to 10 sq ft in surface area, 20 sq ft for a double sided sign, the top of the sign being 10' or less from the ground

Signs more than 10 sq ft in surface area, 20 sq ft for a double sided sign, the top of the sign being more than 10' from the ground

$40.00

$60.00

Demolition or Moved Structure $70.00
Chimney $70.00
Commercial re-roofing $50.00
Tents (over 900 square feet) $80.00
Elevator (Initial and annual re-certification) $50.00
Retaining Walls (as defined by Building Code), Towers, Piers, etc.  $50.00

Amusement Rides

  1. Kiddie
  2. Circular ride of flat less than 20'
  3. Spectacular ride
  4. Coaster

 

  1. $55.00
  2. $75.00
  3. $100.00
  4. $200.00
    Coaster exceeding 60’
    $400.00
    Generator for amusement device
    $165.00
Commercial Plan Review (New Construction) $250.00
Commercial Change of Occupancy/Use $50.00
Appeals $0.00

 

Electrical Permits

Residential Base fee plus
$.06 per sq. ft.
Electrical Upgrade or relocation of electrical services $50.00
Temporary Electrical Pole (TEP) $50.00
Early Meter Release (Not Part of any other Inspection) $50.00
Connections and Outlets (lights etc. typically in additions or re-models) $50.00
Commercial (New Construction) 1% of contract price
Generator $75.00 + Gas

 

Plumbing Permits

Residential Base fee plus
$.06 per sq. ft.
Commercial 1% of contract price

 

Mechanical Permits

Residential Base fee plus
$.06 per sq. ft.
Fuel Storage Tanks, removal or installation (underground or above ground) $100.00 per tank
Gas Piping $45.00
Generators $75.00 + Elec.
Commercial 1% of contract price

 

Fire Suppression

Fire Suppression 1% of contract price

 

SUSSEX COUNTY SOLAR PV PERMIT SCHEDULE

SOLAR PV PANEL SYSTEM RATINGS ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEE
0-5,000 (WATTS) $50.00
5,001-10,000 (WATTS) $100.00
10,001-20,000 (WATTS) $200.00
20,001-30,000 (WATTS) $300.00
30,001-40,000 (WATTS) $400.00
40,001-1,000,000 (WATTS) $400.00 plus $25.00 for each additional
10,000 (WATTS) over 40,000 (WATTS)
1,000,000-5,000,000 (WATTS) $2800.00 plus $20.00 for each additional
10,000 (WATTS) over 1,000,000 (WATTS)
5,000,000---LARGER (WATTS) $10,800.00 plus $15.00 for each additional
10,000 (WATTS) over 5,000,000 (WATTS)
REFERENCES: *ONE(1) KILOWATT(KW)= 1,000 WATTS(W)
*ONE(1) MEGAWATT(MW)= 1,000,000 WATTS(W)
NOTE: *IN ADDITION TO THE SOLAR PV PANEL SYSTEM ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES, ANY BUILDING STRUCTURES ON THE SITE SHALL REQUIRE A BUILDING PERMIT BASED ON THE CURRENT SURRY COUNTY BUILDING FEE SCHEDULE
REQUIRED:
*TWO(2) SETS OF PLANS-APPROVED
*ZONING APPROVAL
*BASED ON LAND DISTURBANCE---AN APPROVED EROSION & SEDIMENT
CONTROL PLAN AND AN APPROVED STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN MAY BE NECESSARY *PERMIT FEES REQUIRE THE ADDITION OF A 2% STATE LEVY FEE

 

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