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Building Department

501 Main Street South
(3rd Floor)

Southbury, CT 06488
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Building Code Fee Schedule


(Per Code of Ordinance, Sec. 4-2.)

No structure within the Town of Southbury shall be erected or enlarged and no structure shall be demolished without obtaining a permit as required by the provisions of the Basic Building Code of the State of Connecticut and no permit shall be issued except upon payment to the Town of Southbury of a fee the amount of which is to be determined in accordance with the following schedule:

(1) For the construction of one- and two-family dwellings or their enlargement, or alteration, the fee for a permit shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) for the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); eight dollars ($8.00) per thousand, or fraction thereof, for the remainder of the construction costs.

(2) If the estimated cost of residential construction is disputed, the determination of the value of each building only, exclusive of electrical work, plumbing, heating and cooling, will be determined on the following basis:

    Per Square Foot
a. Living space $40.00
b. Garage $20.00
c. Basement (unfinished) $15.00
d. Basement (finished) $35.00
e. All other accessory buildings $20.00
f. Deck $10.00
g. Bathrooms:  
  First two (2) included  
  each additional $1,000.00
  each additional ½ $500.00
h. Chimneys:  
  first included  
  each additional $1,000.00

 

(3) The estimated cost of commercial construction shall be the contract cost, and the fees for this type of construction shall be as follows: a. For the construction of a commercial building or its enlargement, the fee for a permit shall be twenty dollars ($20.00) for the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); ten dollars ($10.00) per thousand, or fraction thereof, for the remainder of construction cost.

(4) For mechanical work, either new construction or for alterations, the fee for a permit shall be three dollars ($3.00) per hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first one thousand ($1,000.00); eight dollars ($8.00) per thousand, or fraction thereof, for the remainder of the construction cost. A separate permit shall be required for work in each of the following trades, the fee for which shall be three dollars ($3.00) per hundred dollars ($100.00) for the first one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); eight dollars ($8.00) per thousand, or fraction thereof, for the remainder of the construction cost:

  1. Electrical.
  2. Plumbing.
  3. Heating and cooling.
  4. Swimming pools.

(5) Reinspection fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for each inspection.

(6) The fee for all building permit certificates of occupancy shall be ten cents ($0.10) per square foot.

(7) For moving of a building from one lot to another or to a new location on the same lot, the fee for a permit shall be the estimated cost including all labor plus cost of new foundations and other work necessary to place the building in its completed condition in the new location. The fee for a permit shall be the same as the fee for the construction or enlargement of a one- or two-family dwelling (subparagraph (1) above).

(8) For the demolition of any structure for which there is an assessed value on the last completed Grand List of the Town Assessor, the fee for a permit shall be the same as the fee for the construction or enlargement of a one- or two-family dwelling (subparagraph (1) above). Buildings destroyed by fire with no assessed value shall have a permit fee of ten dollars ($10.00).

(9) The fee for the construction or enlargement of signs and other display structures for which permits are required under Article 29 of the Basic Building Code of the State of Connecticut shall be the same as the fee for the construction or enlargement of a one- or two-family dwelling (subparagraph (1) above).