City Council Adopts New Permit Fee Ordinance

Posted on July 11th, 2019

House Bill 852 was signed by the Governor on May 21, 2019. With the bill passing effective immediately Sec. 214.907 of the Local Government Code provides that In determining the amount of a building permit or inspection fee required in connection with the construction or improvement of a residential dwelling the city may not consider the value of the dwelling or the cost of constructing or improving the dwelling. Therefore, residential permit fees are now being determined based on square footage instead of valuation (See Fee Schedule 2019).


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