Mechanical Permit Fees

106.5.2 Fee schedule. The fees for mechanical work shall be as indicated in the following schedule.

Table No. 1-A. Mechanical Permit Fees

Permit Issuance

Homeowner’s permit (plus the unit fee costs for the work to be inspected)

$20

Unit Fee Schedule (Inspections)

   1.   Minimum inspection fee

$19

   2.   For the installation or relocation of each forced-air or gravity-type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance

$12

   3.   For the installation or relocation of each floor furnace, including vent

$12

   4.   For the installation or relocation of each suspended heater, recessed wall heater, or floor-mounted unit heater

$12

   5.   For the installation, relocation, or replacement of each appliance vent installed and not included in an appliance permit

$6

   6.   For the repair of, alteration of, or addition to each heating appliance, refrigeration unit, cooling unit, absorption unit, or each heating, cooling, absorption, or evaporative cooling system, including installation of controls regulated by this code

$12

    7.   For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor or each absorption system

$12

    8.   For each air-handling unit to and including 10,000 cubic feet per minute (4,720 L/S), including ducts attached thereto

$12

   9.   For each air-handling unit over 10,000 cfm (4,720 L/S)

$15

   10.   For each evaporative cooler other than portable type

$10

   11.   For each ventilating fan connected to a single duct

$6

   12.   For each ventilation system which is not a portion of any heating or air-conditioning system authorized by a permit

$10

   13.   For the installation of each commercial hood which is served by mechanical exhaust, including the ducts for such hood

$15

   14.   For the installation or relocation of each commercial, industrial, or domestic-type incinerator

$20

   15.   For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by this code but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which no other fee is listed in this code

$12

   16.   For each fire damper, smoke damper, or combination fire/smoke damper

$1

   17.   Variable air volume (VAV) terminals

$1

Other Inspections and Fees

   1.   Inspections outside of normal business hours (minimum charge-one hour), per hour*

$70

   2.   Reinspection fees assessed under provisions of Section 107 (minimum charge-one hour), per hour*

$70

   3.   Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated (minimum charge-one hour), per hour*

$70

  4.   Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to approved plans (minimum charge-one hour), per hour*

$70

   5.   Appeals. Before the board takes any action, the party or parties requesting such hearing shall deposit with the secretary of the board, or his or her authorized agent, the sum of $65 to cover the approximate cost of the procedure. Under no condition shall the sum or any portion thereof be refunded for failure of the request to be approved.

   6.   Examination Fee. All classes per examination

$75

   7.   A mileage fee based on the current rate per mile authorized by the Internal Revenue Service shall be charged for any inspection occurring outside the city limits.

  8.   When a plan or other data is required to be submitted by SDCL 36-18 or when the building official requires submittal of plans, computations, or specifications in accordance with Section 106.3, a plan review fee shall be charged. The plan review fee shall be 25 percent of the mechanical portion of the building permit fee as shown on Table 1-B, Commercial Building Permit Fees, of § 150.017 of the Revised Ordinances of the City of Sioux Falls.

   9.   Bond Claims. An administrative fee shall be charged to cover the administrative cost of filing a claim

$150

   10.   Delinquent Accounts. The administrative authority may refuse inspections or may deny credit on accounts receivables that are delinquent.

   11.   Fee for late corrections. A $100 administrative fee may be charged for failure to correct violations within the time specified on a contractor’s correction report.

  12.   Fee for failure to request a required inspection. Where mechanical work is completed without a request for an inspection, an administrative fee of $250 may be charged.

*   Or the total hourly cost to the city, whichever is greater. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages, and fringe benefits of the employees involved.