DSInsiderTemp 1000x750Along with the roll out of the new development fees, comes a new tool to help you calculate building and trade permit fees. The awesome thing about this calculator (besides the fact that it provides a great way to estimate permit fees) is the fact it was developed using open source technology by our own Information Technology staff. This means that the technology is something people can modify and share because its design is publicly available. One of the changes outlined in the last blog post is the addition of a technology surcharge. This charge helps to support enhancement such as this and the future move to electronic plan review.

The Building and Trade calculator allows users to enter specific information about the construction project such as size, occupancy, construction type and in return it will provide a preliminary fee for building and trade projects. Please note that other fees may be applicable. The Fee Calculator is available from

Check out the 2017-2018 Development Fee Schedule that has an effective date of July 1, 2017. Another significant change is the new requirement that all plan review fees will be collected at the start of the Plan Review Process. For details on how these fees are to be implemented reference the Development Services Fee Implementation Guide.

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