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City of Madison Development Services Center

Inspection Fees

New Buildings and 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:
  • Group1: Residential
  • Group 2: Arenas, Armories, Assembly Halls, Banks, Barber shops, Beauty shops, Bowling, Cafeterias, Churches, Clinics, Dance Halls, Dry Cleaning, Educational Institutions, Exibition 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, Mach. Shops, Sewage Plants, Storage Buildings, Storage Garages, Substations, Vaults, Warehouses, and all others not included in Group 1 or 2
Building Type Building
(Minimum Fee of $25.00)
Electricity
(Minimum Fee of $10.00)
Plumbing
(Minimum Fee of $10.00)
HVAC
(Minimum Fee of $10.00)
Total:
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.


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 bldg 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 Min
  • Private in-ground pool $25
  • Razing
    • Single Family Home $150.00
    • Two Family Home $250.00
    • Comm. Bldg first 20,000 cu ft $150.00
    • each additional 20,000 cu ft $100.00
    • Accessory bldg $20.00
  • Solar Panels or collector system $21.00
  • Street Occupancy Permit $50.00 per 100 ft
  • Tents for merchandise display $50.00