Permit Costs

Fees are calculated based upon the square footage of the project. The square footage is based upon the outside dimensions under roof including overhangs, porches and canopies.

Building Plan Review and Inspection Fees


General A permit to begin work for new construction, alteration, removal or other building operations shall not be valid until the fees prescribed by law have been paid.

Fee Schedule The fees shall be paid in accordance with Table 1 below

Building Fee Schedule - Table 1
Occupancy Type Cost per square foot
Assembly 16 cents
Business 15 cents
Day Care Centers 15 cents
Educational 15 cents
High Hazard 16 cents
Factory / Industrial 15 cents
Institutional 16 cents
Mercantile 15 cents
Residential 15 cents
Storage* 15 cents
Utility & Miscellaneous 13 cents
*Post & frame construction for storage buildings over 2,500 square feet. Shall be 15 cents per square foot for the initial 2,500 square feet and 6 cents per each additional square foot over 2,500.

Method of Payment All fees required herein shall be in check form payable to the Marshall County Building Office.

New construction Review & inspection fees for new buildings shall be calculated by multiplying the total building area under construction by the cost per square foot of each occupancy type as listed in Table 1. Total square footage of the building shall be determined by the outside dimensions of the building. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee. The fee for buildings with multiple or mixed occupancies may be calculated by using the cost per square foot multiplier of the predominant use.

In ground swimming pools Inspections for in ground $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Additions to existing buildings Plan review & inspection fees for additions to existing buildings, which shall not require the entire building to conform to the KBC or the KRC, shall be calculated in accordance with Table 1 by the measurements of the square footage of the addition, as determined by the outside dimensions of the addition. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Alterations and Repairs Plan review & inspection fees for alterations and repairs not otherwise covered by this fee schedule shall be calculated by multiplying the cost for the alterations or repairs by 0.0030; or calculated by multiplying the total area being altered, or repaired by the cost per square foot of each occupancy type as listed in Table 1, whichever is less. The total square footage shall be determined by the outside dimensions of the area being altered or repaired. The minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Change in use. Plan review and inspection fees for existing buildings in which the use group or occupancy type is changed shall be calculated in accordance with Table 1 by using the total square footage of the entire building or structure under the new occupancy type as determined by the outside dimensions then divided in half. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Failed inspections and additional inspection request Additional inspection and failed inspection fees are calculated by the total cost of the permit divided by four with a minimum of $50. Fees are due at the time of the inspection.

Specialized fees In addition to the above fees, the fees in Table 2 shall be applied for the specialized plan reviews listed.

Automatic Sprinkler Review Fee Table - Table 2
Sprinkler Heads Fee
04 - 25 $150
26 – 100 $200/td>
101 – 200 $250
201 – 300 $275
301 – 400 $325
401 – 750 $375
Over 750 $375 plus 30 cents per sprinkler over 750

Commercial range hood extinguishing system Plan review and inspection fees shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Spectator seating Seating systems having 1 to 1,000 seats shall be $275; over 1,000 shall be $275 plus $20 for each additional 200 seats in excess of 1,000 seats. The total number of seats in seating systems without dividing arms shall be calculated at 18 inches per seat as required by KBC Section 1004.1.1. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $75 with an additional $10 application fee.

Electrical Permit & Inspection Fees


General All electrical work shall be permitted and approved by the Marshall County Electrical Inspector. A final certificate of compliance shall not be issued until the fees prescribed by law have been paid.

Fee schedule The permit fees shall be paid in accordance with Table 3 and are based upon the documented total dollar value of the electrical contract including labor and material costs. It is the responsibility of the owner or the contractor to provide the Building and Electrical Office the complete cost of the electrical work to be permitted as well as a copy of the electrical contract, if any.

Electrical Fee Schedule - Table 3
Electrical Contract Value Fee Percentage
Less than $7,999.99 $300 flat rate *
$8,000.00 – $24,999.99 $500 flat rate
$25,000.00 – $199,999.99 2.0%
$200,000.00 – $299,999.99 1.9%
$300,000.00 – $499,999.99 1.5%
$500,000.00 – $699,999.99 1.3%
$700,000.00 – $999,999.99 1.1%
$1,000,000.00 & Higher 1.0%
* If the service is mounted prior to the rough-in inspection the rate shall be $225.00.

Method of payment All fees required herein shall be in check form payable to the Marshall County Building Office.

Commercial new construction Electrical permit and inspection fees for new buildings shall be calculated by Table 3. Residential new construction Electrical permit and inspection fees for new residences shall be $300, unless the service is mounted prior to the rough-in inspection then the rate shall be $225.00. If the electrical contract is greater than $7,999.99 the fee shall be calculated by Table 3.

Accessory structures, swimming pools, service poles. Electrical permit and inspections only shall be $75.00 per inspection.

Manufactured homes and modular homes. Electrical permit and inspections only shall be $75.00 per inspection.

Alterations and additions to existing service Fees for alteration to existing services shall be $75.00 per inspection unless the electrical contract is greater than $7,999.99. If the electrical contract is greater than $7,999.99 the fee shall be calculated by Table 3.

Failed inspections $75.00 fee for each additional inspection trip required to be made due to permitee’s failure to comply with all electrical codes and standards.