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Legislation #: 010280 Introduction Date: 2/15/2001
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 4/1/2001
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 18-18, Fees, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter relating to increasing permit fees.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/15/2001

Prepare to Introduce

2/15/2001

Referred Finance and Audit Committee

2/20/2001

Hold for Substitute

3/7/2001

Hold for Substitute

3/14/2001

Do Pass as a Second Committee Substitute

3/15/2001

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

3/22/2001

Passed As Second Substitute


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SECOND COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 010280

 

Amending Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, by repealing Section 18-18, Fees, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section of like number and subject matter relating to increasing permit fees.

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 18, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is hereby amended by repealing Section 18-18, Fees, and enacting in lieu thereof one new section, to read as follows:

 

Sec. 18-18. Fees.

 

(a) Generally. Fees relating to work regulated by this chapter shall be assessed in accordance with the provisions of this section.

(b) Permit fees.

 

(1) Valuation of construction. The determination of the value or valuation under any of the provisions of these codes shall be made by the director of codes administration. The value to be used in computing the permit and plan review fees shall be the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued. Separate values or valuations shall be computed and separate permits shall be obtained and separate plan review fees shall be paid for each building or structure included in an application for permits. All fees shall be rounded off to the next whole dollar amount. Fees may be waived at the discretion of the director of codes administration during times of declared emergency.

 

(2) One- and two-family detached dwelling building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees. One- and two-family detached dwelling building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees are as follows:

 

Total Valuation Fee

 

$0.00__$1,000.00 ................................................................................... $ 40.00

 

$1,001.00__$2,000.00................................................................................ 45.00

 

$2,001.00__$100,000.00:

 

For the first $2,000.00...................................................................... 45.00

 


Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $100,000.00 ............................................................. 3.34

 

$100,001.00 and over:

 

For the first $100,000.00.................................................... 372.32

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof............. 1.11

 

(3) Building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings. Building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, elevator and fire protection permit fees for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings are as follows:

 

Total Valuation Fee

 

$0.00__$500.00.................................................................................... $ 40.00

 

$501.00__$2,000.00................................................................................... 73.00

 

$2,001.00__$200,000.00:

 

For the first $2,000.00...................................................................... 73.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $200,000.00 ........................................................... 10.57

 

$200,001.00__$1,000,000.00:

 

For the first $200,000.................................................................. 2,166.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof,

to and including $1,000,000.00........................................................... 7.01

 

$1,000,001.00 and over:

 

For the first $1,000,000.00 ......................................................... 7,774.00

 

Plus, for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof......................... 3.01

 

(4) Demolition permit fees. Demolition permit fees are as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwellings and detached accessory

buildings per building . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 67.00

 

b. All other structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167.00

 

c. Pre-demolition inspection fee. A pre-demolition inspection fee shall be paid to the director of codes administration prior to a pre-demolition inspection being performed. The pre-demolition inspection fee shall not apply towards the demolition permit fee and shall be assessed as follows:

 

One and two family detached dwellings per building: 27.00

 

All other buildings per building: ..80.00

 

(5) Sign permit fees. Sign permit fees are as follows:

 

Type of Sign Fee

 

a. Combination and freestanding signs:

 

1. Up to and including 20 square feet $106.00

 

2. And for each additional 20 square feet or fraction

thereof 18.00

 

b. Flat wall signs:

 

1. Up to and including 300 square feet 106.00

 

2. And for each additional 300 square feet or fraction

thereof 18.00

 

c. Marquees: Each marquee 351.00

 

d. Roof signs:

 

1. For surface area not to exceed 300 square feet 351.00

 

2. And for each additional 300 square feet or fraction

thereof 89.00

 

e. Temporary signs (displayed not longer than 60 days):

 

Each sign 40.00

 

 


Outdoor Advertising Signs:

 

Fees shall be calculated as required for freestanding signs. Each face of such signs shall be calculated separately for permit fee calculations.

 

Outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee. An outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee shall be paid to the director of codes administration prior to an outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection being performed. The outdoor advertising sign pre-permit inspection fee shall not apply as part of the sign permit fee.

 

Each sign: ... 80.00

 

(6) Supplementary permit fees. The fee for a supplementary permit to cover any additional value not included in the original permit shall be the difference between the fee paid for the original permit and the fee which would have been required had the original permit included the entire value. The minimum supplemental permit fee assessed shall be $40.00.

 

(7) Partial permit fees. When a permit for the construction of part of a building, structure, or building service equipment is requested by the applicant, fees shall be determined in accordance with section 18-18(b)(2) and (3), based on the valuation of work to be performed, as separate permit fees and not as supplementary fees. The minimum fee for a partial permit shall be $62.00.

 

(c) Plan review fees.

 

(1) Initial plan review fee. For other than one and two family dwellings, when the total valuation of a proposed building exceeds $100,000.00 and a plan is required to be submitted, a plan review fee shall be paid to the director of codes administration at the time of submitting plans and specifications for checking. Such plan review fee shall be one-half of the permit fee and shall be a credit toward the total fee when the permit is issued.

 

(2) Resubmittal plan review fees. When previously identified deficiencies remain uncorrected on subsequent submittals or when items certified on the Checklist for Building Permit Plans Submittal as being provided are omitted, a resubmittal plan review fee shall be assessed at the time of resubmittal of the discipline. This fee shall be one eighth of the total permit fee for resubmittal deficiencies. The fee for certified checklist omissions shall be $56.00. Such resubmittal plan review shall not apply as a credit toward the total fee when the permit is issued. Maximum resubmittal fee shall be as follows:

 

 


a. One- and two-family dwelling plans $ 22.00

 

b. Other than one- and two-family dwelling plans 223.00

 

(3) Express walk-in plan review fees. When express walk-in plan review is requested by the applicant, a fee of $22.00 for one- and two-family dwellings and a fee of $56.00 for all other structures shall be assessed. Such fees shall be in addition to required permit fees. Eligibility for express walk-in service shall be determined by the director of codes administration based on the complexity of the review and availability of staff to perform the review.

 

(4) Optional preliminary code review design meetings. When requested by the applicant, preliminary code review meetings may be conducted and a fee shall be assessed for other than one- and two-family detached dwellings as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwellings no fee

 

b. Proposed design less than 20,000 square feet $ 56.00

 

c. Proposed design 20,000 square feet to 40,000

square feet 111.00

 

d. Proposed design more than 40,000 square feet 167.00

 

(5) Re-review and stamping of lost plans to replace applicant's approved field set of plans. Such review and stamping shall be assessed a fee of $28.00 per hour with a minimum fee of $28.00. Such fees shall be in addition to other required permit fees.

 

(6) Stamping of additional sets of plans. One set of approved plans shall be provided to the applicant upon permit issuance. Stamping of additional sets of plans at the applicant's request shall be assessed a fee of $17.00 per hour with a minimum fee of $12.00.

 

(7) Nighttime building permits. The application fee for a nighttime building permit shall be $50.00. Such fees shall be in addition to other required permit fees.

 

(8) Occupant load certificate fee. When requested by the applicant, the occupant load of a building or portion of a building will be calculated and a fee shall be assessed of $107.00.

 

(9) Replacement of occupant load certificate. When requested by the applicant, a replacement of a previously issued occupant load certificate will be generated and a fee shall be assessed of $27.00 per certificate.

 

(10) Floodplain certificate fee. The application fee for a floodplain certificate shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. One- and two-family dwelling floodplain certificate...................................$40.00

 

b. Other than one- and two-family dwelling floodplain certificates................ 83.00

 

(11) Code compliance verification letter fee. When requested by the applicant, information related to the status of property with regard to building code and land use regulations will be retrieved and transmitted to the applicant and a fee shall be assessed of $107.00.

 

(12) Address change processing fee. When requested by the property owner, address changes in compliance with addressing standards shall be processed and a fee shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. One and two family detached dwellings per building:..$27.00

 

b. All other buildings per building: 107.00

 

(d) Expiration of application. Applications for which no permit is issued within 180 days following the date of application shall expire by limitation, and plans and other data submitted for review may thereafter be returned to the applicant or destroyed by the director of codes administration. The director of codes administration may extend the time for action by the applicant for a period not exceeding 180 days upon request by the applicant showing that circumstances beyond the control of the applicant have prevented action from being taken. No application shall be extended more than once. In order to renew action on an application after expiration, the applicant shall resubmit plans and pay a new plan review fee.

(e) Commencement of work without permit.

 

(1) Wherever any work for which a permit is required by this article has been commenced without first obtaining a permit, a special investigation may be made before a permit is issued for such work.

 

(2) Where work for which any permit is required by this article is started prior to obtaining the permit, the fee specified for such permit shall be doubled. This provision shall not be construed as permission to begin work without the required permit except as follows:

 

a. In case of an emergency as set forth in section 18-15(a); or

 

b. In case the work is being done at a one-family dwelling by the person who owns and occupies such dwelling and the permit is applied for before the end of the workday following notification.

 

(f) Fee refunds. Where no portion of the plan check or inspection work covered by a permit issued by the director of codes administration has been commenced, the permit holder may request in writing that the permit be canceled. The permittee shall then be entitled to a refund of 90 percent of the applicable fee actually paid, except that a full refund will be made when the fee was paid or collected in error. Refunds will not be made for fees representing work having been done prior to the time the fee refund request is made. Under any circumstance, fee refund requests must be made within 180 days after the date of payment if no permit is obtained, or 30 days after the permit is canceled or expired.

(g) Fee for certificate of occupancy.

 

(1) Fee for certificate of occupancy not related to work under a building permit. Where a certificate of occupancy is required other than in connection with work under a building permit, the person applying for the certificate shall, at the time of filing application therefore, pay to the director of codes administration a fee as required for a team inspection in section 18-18 (h). If it is determined that work requiring a permit is necessary for issuance of the certificate, this fee shall be applied toward the permit fee.

 

(2) Temporary certificate of occupancy fees. When a temporary certificate of occupancy is requested by the applicant in connection with work under a building permit and conditions warrant issuance of a temporary certificate of occupancy pursuant to section 18-21(d) of this chapter, a fee shall be assessed according to the following schedule:

 

a. Residential one- and two-family dwellings:

 

1st temporary certificate $ 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 167.00

 

b. Residential apartments/condominiums per dwelling unit:

 

1st temporary certificate 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 28.00

 

(Minimum fee of $156; maximum fee of $312)

 

c. All other structures:

 

1st temporary certificate 0.00

 

2nd and subsequent certificates 334.00

 

(h) Inspection fees.

 

(1) Certificate of inspection for underground spaces. Inspection and certification of underground space pursuant to section 18-19(2) of this chapter shall be performed by the director of codes administration upon payment of a fee of $278.00 payable upon application for certificate of inspection.

 

(2) Certificate of inspection for elevators. The fee for the administration of and or inspections and testing of elevator equipment pursuant to section 18-19(g)(1) of this chapter shall be $101.00 for the first three floors, or 30 feet of travel, plus $7.79 for each additional three floors, or 30 feet of travel or fraction thereof. The elevator equipment owner or maintainer shall remit these fees within 60 days of billing. The elevator equipment inspection and tests shall not be scheduled or performed until these fees have been received. Failure to remit these fees within the 60 days will result in a $12.00 additional administrative fee associated with the cost of the re-billing process for each piece of elevator equipment being billed. All called-for inspections or tests to be performed by Department of Codes Administration inspectors shall be subject to a minimum fee of $28.00 per each piece of elevator equipment scheduled for inspection and test, if the inspection test is not made or is not completed and the Department of Codes Administration inspector has appeared at the inspection test site, ready to inspect or observe the test, or the scheduled inspection and test is either canceled or rescheduled less than three working days prior to the scheduled date. Payment of fees associated with the failure to perform an inspection and test scheduled with Department of Codes Administration inspectors is the responsibility of the registered elevator contractor who scheduled the elevator equipment inspection and test. All fees outlined above are due and payable to the Department of Codes Administration even when the inspection and testing is performed by a qualified person authorized by the enforcing authority.

 

(3) Certificate of inspection for communication towers. Inspection and certification of communication towers pursuant to section 18-19(3) of this chapter shall be completed by codes administration upon payment of a fee of $111.00 payable upon application for certificate of inspection.

 

(4) Certificate of inspection for multilevel parking station structures. Inspection and certification of multilevel parking station structures pursuant to section 52-31 of chapter 52, parking stations, shall be completed by code administration upon payment of a fee of $223.00 payable upon application for certification of inspection.

 

(5) Reinspection fees. When work for which an inspection is requested is not complete (not ready when inspector arrives) or when deficiencies identified on two previous inspection events have not been completed a fee of $56.00 shall be assessed and no further inspections shall be completed until such fee is paid.

 

(6) Inspections outside of normal business hour fees. When the permit holder requests inspections outside of normal business hours, a fee of $45.00 per hour, to include travel time, with a minimum fee of $134.00 shall be assessed for such service. Eligibility for inspections outside of normal business hours shall be determined by the director of codes administration based upon the nature of inspections requested and the availability of staff to perform the inspections.

 

(7) Team inspection fee. When requested by the applicant, the director of codes administration may conduct a team inspection of a site/building for the purpose of providing the applicant a written assessment of code issues which may assist the applicant in planning a project or in problem solving. Eligibility for team inspections shall be determined by the director of codes administration based upon the nature of inspections requested and the availability of staff to perform the inspections. A fee, payable prior to the inspection being performed, shall be assessed as follows:

 

a. Buildings/projects less than 20,000 square feet.................................. $167.00

 

b. Buildings/projects 20,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet ...............$223.00

 

c. Buildings/projects more than 40,000 square feet................................. $278.00

(8) Electrical service reconnect fee: When a request is made by a property owner for an inspection of an existing electrical service for the purpose of approving the electric utility connection, a fee of $40.00 shall be assessed. If it is found that work requiring an electrical permit is required, this fee may be credited toward the permit fee.

 

Exception: Reconnection of a service due to a fire occurring within the 90 days prior to the request.

 

(i) Code modification request fees. Code modification requests (CMR) submitted pursuant to section 18-6 of this chapter shall be assessed the following fees:

 

(1) One- and two-family dwellings per dwelling unit $ 40.00

 

(2) All other structures per building or tenant space,

whichever is greater 83.00

 

(3) When multiples of (1) or (2) above are submitted

simultaneously for the same project, the maximum fee will be 445.00

 

(4) Requirements contained in article IX, contractors, division 2,

registration, division 3, licensing 40.00

 

(j) Building and fire codes board of appeals fees.

 

(1) One- and two-family dwellings per dwelling unit $ 40.00

 

(2) All other structures per building or tenant space,

whichever is greater 83.00

 

(3) When multiples of (1) or (2) above are submitted

simultaneously for the same project, the maximum fee will be 445.00

 

(4) Requirements contained in article IX, contractors, division 2,

registration, division 3, licensing 40.00

 

(5) Continuance requested by appellant.......... one half of original filing fee

 

(6) No filing fee will be charged for appeals of decisions on code modification requests.

 

(k) Contractor registration application fee $45.00

 

(l) Contractor registration fees. Biennial fees for contractor registration are as follows:

 

(1) Elevator contractor class I $80.00

 

(2) Elevator contractor class II 80.00

 

(3) Fire protection contractor class II 80.00

 

(4) Fire protection contractor class III 80.00

 

(5) Sign contractor class I 80.00

 

(6) Sign contractor class II 80.00

 

(7) Demolition contractor class I 80.00

 

(8) Demolition contractor class II 80.00

 

Contractor registration fees shall not be refundable.

 

(m) Supervisor application fee $45.00

(n) Supervisor examination fee $62.00

(o) Supervisor renewal fee $80.00

 

Certificates of supervisor registration shall be issued at no charge for the first year and shall be renewed biennially thereafter at the rate established by this Code.

(p) Contractor license application fee $45.00

(q) Biennial fees for contractor licenses. Biennial fees for contractor licenses are as follows:

 

(1) Electrical contractor class I . $80.00

 

(2) Electrical contractor class II 80.00

 

(3) Electrical contractor class III 80.00

 

(4) Fire protection contractor class I 80.00

 

(5) Gas-fired appliance contractor 80.00

 

(6) Heating and ventilating contractor 80.00

 

(7) Pipefitting contractor 80.00

 

(8) Plumbing contractor 80.00

 

(9) Refrigeration contractor 80.00

 

Contractor license fees shall not be refundable.

(r) Application fee for certificate of qualification $45.00

(s) Examination fee for certificate of qualification $62.00

 

(t) Biennial fee for certificate of qualification. The biennial fee for all certificates of qualification under this division shall be $80.00, except that the certificate fee for employees of the city shall be waived when performing work for the city as tradesmen or inspectors. Certificates of qualification shall be issued at no charge for the first year and shall be renewed biennially thereafter at the rate established by this Code.

 

(u) Encroachment ordinance application fee. Applications submitted pursuant to section 18-51 (section 4501) of this chapter for special ordinance approval of private use of public property shall be assessed an application fee of $111.00 . This fee is not intended to represent any rental or other payments that may also be required by the city.

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Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

 

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Assistant City Attorney