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Ordinance No. 1117-2007

An ordinance establishing fees for building permits and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances or resolutions in conflict herewith.

Be it ordained by the city council of the City of Tahlequah, Oklahoma in session assembled.

SECTION I.

This ordinance shall be known as the Building Permit Fee Ordinance of the City of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

SECTION II.

The fees for Building Permits and inspections related to building permits required by the City and section 5-103 of the city code shall be as follows:

One and Two Family Dwellings:
New construction permits shall be computed at ten cents ($0.10) per square foot of living area plus an additional two hundred dollars ($200.00) to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Living areas are defined as to include all space within the exterior walls of the structure except attached garages, carports, non-enclosed porches, and sub-basements, which are not to be used for living or sleeping space. Remodel construction permits shall be computed at seven cents ($0.07) per square foot of living area but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Total inspection fees for one and two family dwellings remodel construction permits shall not exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00).

Multifamily Dwellings:
New construction permits shall be computed at ten cents ($0.10) per square foot of living area plus an additional one hundred dollars ($100.00) per apartment to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Remodel construction permits shall be computed at seven cents ($0.07) per square foot of living area but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Total inspection fees for multifamily dwelling remodel construction permits shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) per apartment.

Accessory Buildings with a concrete slab floor or over 120 square feet and Detached Garages:
New construction permits shall be computed at ten cents ($0.10) per square foot but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five ($25.00) per required inspection to cover any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspections. Remodel construction permits shall be computed at seven cents ($0.07) per square foot but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspections. Total inspection fees for accessory buildings and detached garages shall not exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00).

Boarding Houses, Hotels, Motels, and Dormitories:
New construction permits shall be computed at ten cents ($0.10) per square foot of conditioned space plus an additional seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per room without a kitchen or one hundred dollars ($100.00) per room with a kitchen to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Remodel construction permits shall be computed at seven cents ($0.07) per square foot of conditioned space but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspections. Total inspection fees shall not exceed seventy-five ($75.00) per room without a kitchen or one hundred dollars ($100.00) per room with a kitchen to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections.

Non-Residential or Commercial Structures:
New construction permits shall be computed at ten cents ($0.10) per square foot of conditioned space plus an additional five cents ($0.05) per square foot or a minimum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) to cover electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections. Remodel construction permits shall be computed at seven cents ($0.07) per square foot of conditioned space but not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspections. Total inspection fees for a Non-Residential or Commercial Structure remodel construction permit shall not exceed five cents ($0.05) per square foot and shall not be less than two hundred dollars ($200.00).

In-ground Swimming Pools:
New construction permits shall be fifty dollars ($50.00) per permit plus an additional twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per required inspection to cover any electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspections.

Portable Carports:
New construction permits shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per permit.

SECTION III.

Any Person, Firm, or Corporation that starts work on a project before obtaining a required building permit from the City of Tahlequah will be subject to a penalty in the amount equal to, but not more than, twice the amount of original permit fee.

REPEALER:

All ordinances or part of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed to the extent of conflict only.