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Building Fees and Taxes

Building and permit fees and taxes are based off valuation of the work being done.

This valuation or determined by:

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): $100 per hour*
  2. Reinspection fees: $75 per hour*
  3. Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (min. charge – one-half hour): $100 per hour*
  4. Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans (min. charge – one hour): $100 per hour*

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


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.
Contact

SAFEBuilt
Provides building division services for the City of Northglenn
303.450.8745
building@northglenn.org

Inspection Requests: 303.450.8748

City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO  80233

Hours
Weekdays 
North Metro Fire Rescue District
720.887.8217

Tri-County Health Department
303.452.9547