CIVIC CENTER FEES
June 5, 2015
In a rarity at the Civic Center, county officials trimmed a host of planning permit fees by 7% this week. Second unit permits will plummet from $1,135 to $500 consistent with the county’s affordable housing goal. A sign permit will cost $200, down from $515. A lot line certificate of compliance will be $2500 down from $2940. A notice of exemption from requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act will cost $200 down from $370. An overall long range planning surcharge will be set at 10%, down from 10.5%.
However, some planning fees rise slightly, and some will soar, including the cost of appealing a Planning Commission decision to the Board of Supervisors, which increases from $770 to $1200. A big tree removal permit rockets from $150 to $600. New charges include a $15 “technology fee” to offset software and high-tech maintenance costs. Staff time for general services is billed at $130 an hours.
Fees covering food, restaurant, water well, septic, pool and related inspections by the Environmental Health Division were increased 5% - 10%. Inspection fees of produce stands and water well drilling, and domestic water supply permits will remain the same.
Marin Independent Journal (6/5/2015)