Fee Schedule

Building Permit Fees

$20 per dumpster used.

Demolition: $35.00 or 1% of assessed value, whichever is greater.

SCHEDULE OF PERMIT FEES
EFFECTIVE 2/23/02, REVISED 7/1/2010


  1. Building Permits (including: building, plumbing, electrical & heating). This applies to residential and commercial construction (foundations, dwellings, additions/alterations, accessory buildings, garages, tennis courts, swimming pools, and all other miscellaneous construction: 
    Based on the estimated cost - $25.26 for 1st $1,000.00 and $8.26 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof. This includes the .26 per thousand of the estimated cost for the State Educational Fund.
  2. Mechanical Permits – plumbing, heating, gas burner, air conditioning and electrical work (excluding Temporary Electrical Service for a New Construction) based on the estimated cost - $25.26 for the 1st $1,000.00 and $8.26 for each additional $1,000.00 or part thereof.
  3. Re-Plan Review Fee - $20.00. This fee is to be charged when a plan is reviewed, and then applicant decides to substantially revise the plans being submitted, thus requiring an entirely new plan review to be performed.
  4. Re-inspection fee for incomplete work - $20.00. This is for the person who makes no attempt to correct items noted, when work scheduled to be inspected is not complete, and will also be charged when an individual scheduled to meet the inspector on site for inspection fails to be there.
SCHEDULE OF WORK: The following is an applicable list of work to consider when determining the cost of a building project. This cost schedule will be used by the Town of Bethel Building Department to compute the permit fee that will be charged for a given project.
  • New Construction: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Additions: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Detached Garage: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Attached Garage: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Garage Under: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Carport: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Shed: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Unfinished Basement: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Finished Basement: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Convert Unfinished Attic or Garage to Finished: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Decks: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Open Porches: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • Closed Porches: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
  • 1/2 Baths: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor
RE-INSPECTION FEE POLICY

First request for inspection: No charge

Request for re-inspection: $20.00
This is for the person who makes no attempt to correct items noted, or when individual scheduled to meet the inspector on site for inspection fails to be there (this is not meant to be charged to a person who needs help or doesn't understand what is required.)

NOTE: After any inspection, the Building Official has the authority to Stop Work completely on project until project owner presents to the Building Department plans which will remedy inspection failures from an architect, structural engineer, soils engineer, or other required professionals.

NOTE: No further inspections will be done unless re-inspection fee is presented to the Building Department.

If no re-inspection fees are paid and work continues, the project will be assigned a STOP WORK ORDER, and the matter turned over to Town Counsel for abatement.