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Fee Schedule
TOWN OF BEDFORD PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE
NOTE: AREAS ARE GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGES CALCULATED ON OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS

ALL FEES ARE DUE  AT TIME OF PERMIT ISSUANCE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF PLAN REVIEW FEES WHICH ARE DUE AT TIME OF SUBMISSION.  PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH (exact amount only) ARE ACCEPTABLE.

THE TOWN OF BEDFORD DOES NOT ISSUE FOUNDATION ONLY PERMITS

BUILDING PERMIT RATES (does not include system fees - see below)
Minimum for any of below Min $50

1 & 2 family & accessory structures...........................................$0.14/SF
(includes modular and manufactured)
All other use groups.....................................................................$0.18/SF
(controlled by IBC

CURRENT IMPACT FEE RATES: (AS OF 6/19/2006)
PLEASE NOTE: IMPACT FEES MUST BE PAID BY BANK OR CERTIFIED CHECK.                                                               

SCHOOL
RECREATION
SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED  
$6,120
$1,466
TOWNHOUSE       
$2,358  
$1,099
DUPLEX (per unit)       
$3,652
$840
MULTI-FAMILY    (per unit)      
$1,948
$770
MANUFACTURED HOUSING
$3,457  
$726
AGE 55+ (per unit w/o restrictive covenants)
20% of above fees       
$770
AGE 55+ (per unit w/ "no children" covenants)
 $0
$770
AGE 62 & >, ASSISTED LIVING     & NURSING HOMES
$0
$0
                                                                                     

PLAN REVIEW FEES
Review fees are due upon submission of application. Review fees are required for all new dwellings, new commercial structures, residential additions / major remodels (of the occupied space) or major commercial remodels / change of use group. These fees do not apply to applications for sheds, swimming pools, decks, minor tenant fit ups under 10,000 sq ft and similar types of applications.

1 & 2 family ..............................................................................$ 50.00 per unit
All other Use Groups................................................................$150.00 per building

Once approval is granted for a permit and a major plan change occurs (more than 25% of the building area affected) the revision will incur an additional review fee and may require an adjustment to the permit fee for the project.

BUILDING PERMIT RENEWAL
This would become effective only if no inspections are requested within 180 days after the permit issued or more than 180 days pass between inspections.
1st Renewal 25% of original fee
2nd and subsequent Renewals 50% of original fee
NOTE: Permit renewals must be requested in writing and just cause shown for the extension request. The extension fees must be paid prior to inspection requests for expired permits.
Where permits have been previously renewed twice or are expired for more than 360 days, the permit holder will be required to secure a new permit. Where new permits are required, portions of the original work not having received an approved inspection may be subject to code changes that may have occurred after the original plan review.


COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD EXHAUST SYSTEMS....$50
(installation, replacement, alteration)
DEMOLITION
Residential (1 & 2 family dwelling)............................................$50
All other use groups..................................................................$150

DISPLAY PROCESSES / CARNIVALS .................................$50

DRILLING / BLASTING ..........................................................$50

ELECTRICAL WIRING -  new installation, replacement, alteration


Minimum
$50
all 1 & 2 family work
$.014/SF
all others
.$.018/SF

ELECTRIC SERVICE - new or upgrade (per meter) these fees are also applicable to standby generator installations

Up to & including 200A
$50
201A - 1000A
$125
1001A & up
$275

FINES - NOTE: THESE FINES ARE SEPERATE FROM PENALTIES PERMITED UNDER THE ZONING REGULATIONS

Starting work without a permit - (this includes excavation)
Double the permit fee or a minimum of $100

Failure to secure required inspections (offenses are cumulative)
1st offense......................................................................................warning
2nd offense -..................................................................................$25
3rd offense.....................................................................................$50
all subsequent offenses................................................$100 each

FIRE ALARM  (installation, replacement, alteration)
                                                                       
Minimum................................................................................................$50
All systems............................................................................................$0.018/SF
Plan review (new, replacement, or expansion)

Areas 4000 sq ft or less................................................................................ $50
Areas 4001 sq ft or greater.................................................................................$100

FIREPLACES OR CHIMNEYS  INCLUDES DECORATIVE GAS APPLIANCES,  WOOD & PELLET STOVES
Any construction type or fuel...............................................$50


FUEL STORAGE TANKS (installation / removal of exposed / buried)

(500 gal or more capacity)......................... $50 / Tank
 

LOW VOLTAGE WIRING   (installation, replacement, alteration)
                                                                
Minimum...................................................................................................$50
1 & 2 family (controlled by IRC)................................................................$0.014/SF
Commercial (controlled by IBC)...............................................................$0.018/SF

MECHANICAL PERMITS (installation, replacement, alteration)
                                
Minimum...................................................................................................$50
1 & 2 family (controlled by IRC)................................................................$0.014/SF
Commercial (controlled by IBC)...............................................................$0.018/SF
Replacement units (burner permits)........................................................$50/unit

GAS PIPING (installation)
Minimum...................................................................................................$50
Per appliance............................................................................................$10

OUTDOOR SPORTS COURTS.............................................................$50
(electric permit separate)

PLUMBING (installation, replacement, alteration)
Minimum.....................................................................................................$50
1 & 2 family (controlled by IRC)..................................................................$0.014/SF
Commercial (controlled by IPC).................................................................$0.018/SF

SEPTIC SYSTEMS (electrical permit for pumps separate)
System Installation.............................................................................$50
Septic Tank only        ..................................................................................$25
Plan review prior to submission to D.E.S...................................................$35

SIGNS
Illuminated...................................................................................................$100
Non-illuminated...........................................................................................$75
Open ..........................................................................................................$50

SPRINKLER SYSTEMS/FIRE SUPPRESSION
Minimum.................................................................................................$50
All systems.............................................................................................$0.018/SF
Plan review (new, replacement, or expansion)
NFPA 13D (single family).......................................................................$35
NFPA 13 & 13R - Areas  4000 sq ft....................................................$50
NFPA 13 & 13R - Areas >4000 sq ft ....................................................$100

SWIMMING POOLS (includes electric permit)
In-Ground .............................................................................................$100
Above Ground.......................................................................................$75

TEMPORARY MANUFACTURING ...................................................$25

TENTS
Residential ..........................................................................................$15 / Tent
Commercial.........................................................................................$30 / Tent





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Town of Bedford
Bedford Town Offices   24 North Amherst Road, Bedford, NH 03110      Phone: (603) 472-5242
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