Increasing Fees for Building Valuation
On October 15, 2002, the Berkeley City Council will hold a public
hearing on a proposal to adopt a resolution to change the schedule for
determining valuation of construction projects as administered by the
Building Official. Building permit fees are calculated as a
percentage of the valuation. The new fees will become effective
60 days from Council action, if adopted.
proposed resolution (1) utilizes the cost per square foot schedule
published by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
as the basis for calculating building valuation and building permit
fees for new construction in the City of Berkeley; and (2) establishes
the policy of valuing construction projects determined to be a remodel
or renovation at up to seventy-five percent of the value of new
proposed schedule will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, 2180
Milvia Street ten days before the hearing. For further
information, contact Laura Allen, Senior Management Analyst, Planning
and Development Department at (510) 981-7400.
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data for calculating the fees is based upon the cost of providing
these services, and a detailed report is available for review in the
City Clerk Department, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley.