The Master Fee Schedule summarizes all fees the City charges for various services and permits, such as building and plan review fees, use permits and street excavation fees. This schedule ensures transparency and consistency in the fees charged. The Master Fee Schedule is reviewed and approved by the City Council on a regular basis.
Fees are developed based on the cost to the City to provide the service or on the impact the activity has on the City or its property. Thus, the City sets the fees based on cost-recovery and not on making a profit. In many instances, rates are set at a figure below full-cost recovery.
On July 1, 2016 the fees for Planning, Residential Health and Safety, Building, and Public Works will be increased, as approved by the City Council on May 2, 2016, in efforts to provide better services to the public.