fee schedule

Patrick Hinton
Director

OFFICE HOURS: M – F, 8:00 to 4:30
PHONE: (570) 348-4193
FAX: (570) 348-4171

The permit fee shall be based on the Cost of Job. Use the formula below to calculate the fee.
(Cost of Job to include proposed building, labor and materials)

Permit Fee Formula

Find the Cost of Job Category that your job falls into.
(Categories 1, 2, and 3 are Flat Base Fees which are listed in the Cost of Permit Column)

1. For categories 4, 5 and 6, Round your job cost up to the nearest thousand
2. Cost of Job - Category Minimum Cost = Difference
3. Difference x the Multiplier = Product
4. Product + the Base fee = Permit Fee
5. Permit fee + State Fee = Total Permit Fee

Example of Formula for a Job with a Cost of $22,300

1. $22,300 rounds up to $23,000
2. $23,000 - $1,000 = $22,000
3. 22 (drop the thousand fraction) x $14.00 = $308.00
4. $308.00 + $41.00 = $349.00
5. $349.00 + $4.00 = $353.00 (Total Permit Fee)

Cost of Job Category
Minimum Cost to Maximum Cost

Cost of Permit
Base Fee plus the Multiplier

1. $1.00 to $300.00
$26.00 ($22.00 + $4.00 state fee)
2.  $301.00 to $600.00
$36.00 ($32.00 + $4.00 state fee)
3.  $601.00 to $1,000.00
$46.00 ($42.00 + $4.00 state fee)
4.  $1,001.00 to $75,000.00
$46.00 for the first $1,000, plus $15.00 per each additional thousand
5.  $75.001.00 to $500,000.00
$1185.00 for the first $76,000, plus $14.00 per each additional thousand
6.  Over $500,001.00
$7148.00 for the first $501,000, plus $13.00 per each additional thousand

Examples of Standard Permit Fees are as follows:

$1,000.00 $46.00
$2,000.00 $61.00
$3,000.00 $76.00
$4,000.00 $91.00
$5,000.00 $106.00
$6,000.00 $121.00
$7,000.00 $136.00
$8,000.00 $151.00
$9,000.00 $166.00
$10,000.00 $181.00
$11,000.00 $196.00
$12,000.00 $211.00
$13,000.00 $226.00
$14,000.00 $241.00
$15,000.00 $256.00
$16,000.00 $271.00
$17,000.00 $286.00
$18,000.00 $301.00
$19,000.00 $316.00
$20,000.00 $331.00

PLEASE NOTE: the $4.00 state fee is included in the example chart
in accordance to the Uniform Construction Code – Act no. 45