Building and Permit Fees and Taxes

Contact Information: 

Building Division
Main Phone: 303-450-8745
Inspection Request Line: 303-450-8748
Fax: 303-280-0878

permit@northglenn.org

Northglenn City Hall
Attn: SAFEBuilt
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
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Hours: Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 to 4:30 p.m.

North Metro Fire Rescue
720-887-8217

Building and Permit Fees and Taxes

Building construction permit fees are based upon construction value. The value should include all materials, labor, contractor overhead and profit (essentially replacement costs for the building or structure). Separate fees are calculated for electrical projects. A plan review fee is charged for commercial projects and residential plan reviews, calculated at 65 percent of the building permit fee and shall be collected at the time of submittal for plan review. The building permit fee and use tax will be collected at time of issuance of the building permit. Depending on the scope of the project, separate plan review fees for electrical, plumbing and mechanical may be assessed in the same manner.

Fees are based on the 1997 Uniform Building Code and are as follows:

Valuation Chart: Plumbing, Heating and HVAC

Valuation of Work Building, Plumbing, or HVAC Fees
$1 to $500 $23.50
$501 to $2,000 $23.50 for the first $500 plus $3.05 for each additional $100 or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000
$2,001 to $25,000 $69.25 for the first $2,000 plus $14 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000
$25,001 to $50,000 $391.25 for the first $25,000 plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000 $643.75 for the first $50,000 plus $7 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof to and including $100,000
$100,001 to $500,000 $993.75 for the first $100,000 plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,001 to $1 million $3,233.75 for the first $500,000 plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.
$1,000,001 and up $5,608.75 for the first $1 million plus $3.65 for each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof.

Other Inspections and Fees

1. Inspections outside of normal business hours (min. charge – two hours): $47 per hour*
2. Reinspection fees: $47 per hour*
3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (min. charge – one-half hour): $47 per hour*
4. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans (min. charge – one-half hour): $47 per hour*
*Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is greatest. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.

Plan review fee
Plan review fees are 65 percent of the building permit fee and shall be paid at the time the plans are submitted for review. Depending on the scope of the project, separate plan review fees for electrical, plumbing and mechanical may be assessed in the same manner.

Use tax
The city collects use tax on building materials at the time of building permit issuance. For use tax purposes, 50 percent of the total project valuation is assumed to be materials with the balance being labor. When purchasing materials for the project, the purchaser should show the building permit payment receipt to the supplier or retail home center. The supplier or home center should not charge any city sales tax since the Northglenn use tax has been paid with the permit. Payment of county, state and RTD taxes is still required on materials.

Use tax = Total valuation x 50% (materials) x assessed rate

Example of fees associated with a job
Total project value: $20,000
Permit fee: $321.25 (taken from fee schedule)
Plan check fee:* $208.81 (65% of permit fee)
Use tax $400.00 ($20,000 x 50% = $10,000
(material cost) x 4%
Total amount due for permit is $930.06

*Plan check fee is collected on commercial jobs (both new and tenant finish) and for some residential jobs.

Electrical permit fees
Residential: this includes single family, multi-family and condominiums, and extensive remodeling and additions. Fees are based on enclosed living area, and are as follows:

Not more than 1,000 sq.ft. $115
Over 1,000 sq. ft. and not more than 1,500 sq. ft. $172.50
Over 1,500 sq. ft. and not more than 2,000 sq. ft. $230
For each additional 100 sq. ft. or fraction thereof $11.50

All other fees shall be computed on the dollar value of the electrical installation as determined by the Building Official, including fixtures and installation costs thereof, and such fees shall be as follows:

Valuation of work
Not more than $500 $50
Not more than $2,000 $115
More than $2,000 $115 plus $25 per $1,000 or fraction thereof
Example: The cost of the instrallation is $5,150 (round up to $6,000). The base fee is calculated as 6 x 25 =$150, plus $115.

Other Permits

The North Metro Fire Rescue District is the fire department serving the city. It is involved in various aspects of plan review, permits and inspections, depending on the nature and scope of your project. Additional fees and plans may be required for fire district reviews or permits.

City of Northglenn
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233
303-451-8326