Fee Schedule

Building Permit Fees

Demolition: $35.00 or 1% of assessed value, whichever is greater.

EFFECTIVE 2/23/02, REVISED 7/1/2010

  1. Building Permits (including: building, plumbing, electrical & heating). This applies to residential and commercial construction (foundations, dwellings, additions/alterations, accessory buildings, garages, tennis courts, swimming pools, and all other miscellaneous construction: 
    Based on the estimated cost - $25.26 for 1st $1,000.00 and $8.26 for each additional $1,000 or part thereof. This includes the .26 per thousand of the estimated cost for the State Educational Fund.
  2. Amended Plan Review Fee (each occurrence)- $100.00. This fee is to be charged when a plan is reviewed, and then applicant decides to substantially revise the plans being submitted, thus requiring an entirely new plan review to be performed.
  3. Re-inspection fee for incomplete work - $100.00. This is for the person who makes no attempt to correct items noted, when work scheduled to be inspected is not complete, and will also be charged when an individual scheduled to meet the inspector on site for inspection fails to be there.
SCHEDULE OF WORK: The following is an applicable list of work to consider when determining the cost of a building project. This cost schedule will be used by the Town of Bethel Building Department to compute the permit fee that will be charged for a given project.
  • New Construction: Actual cost of construction, materials and labor. A schedule of values will be posted in the building department.

First request for inspection: No charge

NOTE: After any inspection, the Building Official has the authority to Stop Work completely on project until project owner presents to the Building Department plans which will remedy inspection failures from an architect, structural engineer, soils engineer, or other required professionals.

NOTE: No further inspections will be done unless re-inspection fee is presented to the Building Department.

If no re-inspection fees are paid and work continues, the project will be assigned a STOP WORK ORDER, and the matter turned over to Town Counsel for abatement.