Crestview to consider revising building permit fees

Published: Monday, May 13, 2013 at 06:59 PM.

"Our base permit fees are the absolute lowest in the county," Bilby said, recommending fees more in the "mid-level" range to alleviate a burden to taxpayers while not discouraging growth.

Bilby's recommendations included adding a plan review fee; lowering reinspection fees; addressing expired permits; revise electrical fees; and adding fees for changing electric hot water heater, fire sprinkler adjustments or additions fee, and a $10 charge for faxing permits.

The revised ordinance is almost read, Bilby said. He wants to seek input from the Building Industry Association before bringing it to the city council, probably within a month.

"Addressing permit fees can help us provide for a balanced budget and help pay for training and education we're required to have," Bilby said.

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.

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