The following terms are defined in Section 1-103. Definitions of this Chapter:
Building Standards Administration Special Revolving Fund (the Fund).
Fees, appropriate fractions thereof.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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|
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.