The following terms are defined in Section 1-103. Definitions of this Chapter:
- (the Fund).
(a) Fees shall be levied on building permits required for all disciplines covered by Title 24, including, but not limited to, building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing, and for which a valuation is made.
(b) Fees are assessed at a rate of $4 per $100,000 of permit valuation, but not less than $1, with appropriate fractions thereof shown in the following table (1-505):
PERMIT VALUATION FEE
|$1 – 25,000||$1|
|$25,001 – 50,000||$2|
|$50,001 – 75,000||$3|
|$75,001 – 100,000||$4|
|Every $25,000 or fraction thereof above $100,000||Add $1|
- Cities, counties, and cities and counties may retain up to ten percent (10%) of the fees for related administrative costs, code enforcement, and education as permitted by Health and Safety Code Section 18931.6.
- When a building permit is issued and no valuation is made, the city, county, or city and county may exempt that permit from fee assessment.
(c) The Commission may reduce the rate of the fee by regulation upon determination that a lesser fee is sufficient to carry out the programs of the Commission, the Department and the Office. The Commission may establish a termination date or duration for the fee reduction period.
(a) Cities, counties, and cities and counties shall submit fees each quarter, commencing with the quarter beginning January 1 and ending March 31, 2009, due on the 15th day of the following month.
- Each quarter, a city, county, and city and county shall submit a Fee Report Form (BSC-2) and a check made payable to the California Building Standards Commission, with the fees collected for that quarter.
- A Contact Information Form (BSC-3) shall accompany the Fee Report Form and check only when contact information changes. Such changes include the city, county, or city and county address, telephone number(s), office or department contact, and/or building official.
- The certified quarterly Fee Report Form, Contact Information Form as appropriate, and check shall be mailed together to the California Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833.
Note: The form templates are available at the Commission’s website: www.bsc.ca.gov/SB1473.
(b) The Commission shall deposit the moneys collected into the Building Standards Administration Special Fund for use, upon appropriation, by the Commission, the Department, and the Office for use as specified in Section 1-501.
Authority: Health and Safety Code Sections 18909(c), 18929, 18930.5, 18931.6 and 18931.7
Reference: Health and Safety Code Sections 18930.5, 18931.6 and 18931.7
- (BSC 02/08) Add new Article 1-10, City, County, and City and County Building Permit Fees. Effective on June 21, 2009.
- (BSC 01/13) Supplement to correct grammatical errors, clarify fee collection forms and add a website reference in Article 5, Sections 1-503, 1-505, and 1-507. Approved by the California Building Standards Commission on July 22, 2014, filed with Secretary of State on July 30, 2014, effective August 30, 2014.
(a) When a city, county or city and county determine that excess fees were paid in error due to a miscalculation, a written request for refund may be filed with the California Building Standards Commission, 2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833. The request for refund shall be submitted with all of the following:
- A detailed summary describing the circumstances surrounding the miscalculation that occurred regarding the incorrect submission of fees;
- Documentation that demonstrates how the amount error occurred, and showing the correct amount;
- Written certification that the refund amount is accurate and true.
(b) Receipt of a request for refund of fees shall be acknowledged by the California Building Standards Commission in writing within 45 days of receipt. The acknowledgement shall include whether additional supporting documentation is required in order to verify the refund amount.
(c) Should a city, county, or city and county be delinquent in any past quarterly fee submissions, the past due quarterly fee reports and respective payments shall be made current prior to resolution regarding a refund.