Inspection Fees

New Buildings & Additions

Note: The fees in the table below are based on the total square footage of the building including all floor levels, attached garages, porches, balconies and decks.

Note: When an application is submitted for a property when only the shell of the building is to be completed, the fee will be calculated at 50% of the total fee for that particular fee group. When an application is submitted for construction of the interior of a building where the shell of the building has been previously granted a permit, the fees shall be based on the square footage of that space and the fee shall be calculated at 50% of the total fee for that particular fee group.

Building Types:

  • Group 1: Residential
  • Group 2: Arenas, Armories, Assembly Halls, Banks, Barber shops, Beauty shops, Bowling, Cafeterias, Churches, Clinics, Dance Halls, Dry Cleaning, Educational Institutions, Exhibition Buildings, Funeral Homes, Gyms, Halls, Hospitals, Hotels, Labs, Libraries, Motels, Natatorium Shelters, Nursing Homes, Offices, Places of Detention, Repair Garages, Restaurants, Retail, Service Garages, Skating Rinks, Taverns, Theaters
  • Group 3: Factories, Freight Terminals, Machine Shops, Sewage Plants, Storage Buildings, Storage Garages, Substations, Vaults, Warehouses, and all others not included in Group 1 or 2
Building Type Building Electricity Plumbing HVAC Total
Minimum Fee $25.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00  
Group 1 $.095/sq. ft. $.075/sq. ft. $.075/sq. ft. $.075/sq. ft. $.32/sq. ft.
Group 2 $.16/sq. ft. $.10/sq. ft. $.10/sq. ft. $.10/sq. ft. $.46/sq. ft.
Group 3 $.10/sq. ft. $.05/sq. ft. $.05/sq. ft. $.05/sq. ft. $.25/sq. ft.

Zoning Review Fee

Madison General Ordinance 28.206 requires a review fee of $0.02 /sq. ft. be collected at the time the building permit is issued. Minimum fee of $25.00.

Existing Buildings

(Alterations, Repairs, for Building Only and Parking Lots of Over 5 Stalls)

  • $11.00 per $1,000.00 or fraction of the estimated cost of the project minus mechanicals. Minimum fee of $25.00.

Miscellaneous

  • Accessory building used as equip storage $.06/sq. ft. or $25 Min
  • Awnings $20.00
  • Certificate of Occupancy
    • First Certificate $10.00
    • Each additional Certificate $75.00
    • Zoning only Change of Use $75.00
    • Mobile Home $15.00
    • Mobile Home re-inspection $5.00
  • Moving of a structure
    • 20,000 cubic feet or less $250.00
    • each additional 20,000 cu ft $50.00
    • Maximum fee $450.00
  • Private detached Garage $.06/sq. ft. or $25 Minimum
  • Private in-ground pool $25
  • Razing
    • Single Family Home $150.00
    • Two Family Home $250.00
    • Comm. Building first 20,000 cu ft $150.00
    • each additional 20,000 cu ft $100.00
    • Accessory building $20.00
  • Solar Panels or collector system $21.00
  • Street Occupancy Permit $50.00 per 100 ft
  • Tents for merchandise display $50.00