Increasing Fees for Building
Valuation Construction Projects
On February 18, 2003, 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
The 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
The 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.