We are nearing the start of a new fiscal year here at the City. Council has approved next year’s budget and we are putting the finishing touches on the Development Fee Schedule to reflect the fee increase of 1.6%. This increase is based on the average annual prior calendar year US Department of Labor Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers.

For those that regularly purchase permits from the City, you'll notice that this equates to an increase in the minimum permit fee of one dollar. The minimum permit fee will be $82, up from $81. All other development-related fees have been adjusted accordingly and will be available for viewing on July 4th, the date the new Development Fee Schedule takes effect.

There are also some Public Utility fees that are included in the Development Fee Schedule. These were included because they are required for certain development projects and it is helpful to see all applicable fees in one place. The Public Utility fees are approved as separate ordinances and go into effect on July 1.

It is important to note that development applications submitted prior to the effective dates of the new fees will be subject to the 2014-2015 fee schedule, and those submitted thereafter will be subject to the 2015-2016 schedule.

If you need assistance calculating fees for your project, feel free to contact the DSCSC to schedule an appointment with a Project Coordinator. Questions regarding the fees can also be directed to the DSCSC.

As always, thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your week!

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