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
Educational 15 cents
Factory / Industrial 15 cents
Mercantile 15 cents
Residential 15 cents
Storage* 15 cents
Utility & Miscellaneous 13 cents
*Storage buildings, not for commercial use, 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. Buildings with multiple or mixed occupancies may be calculated by using the cost per square foot multiplier of the predominant use.

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.

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.

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.

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

Fast track elective For permit applicants seeking early site and foundation approval prior to full review of the complete set of construction documents, the fee shall be that as calculated from Table 1 plus 50 percent of the full fee. The additional 50 percent shall not be less than $400 and not more than $3,000. The entire fee shall be paid at the time of the initial plans submission. 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
101 – 200 $250
201 – 300 $275
301 – 400 $325
401 – 750 $375
Over 750 $375 plus 30 cents per sprinkler over 750

Fire detection system review fee Zero to 20,000 square feet shall be $275; over 20,000 square feet shall be $275 plus $30 for each additional 10,000 square feet in excess of 20,000 square feet.

Standpipe plan review fee $275 (combination standpipe and riser plans shall be reviewed under the automatic sprinkler review fee schedule).

Carbon dioxide suppression system review fee One to 200 pounds of agent shall be $275; over 200 pounds of agent shall be $275 plus 5 cents per pound in excess of 200 pounds.

Clean agent suppression system review fee Up to 35 pounds of agent shall be $275; over 35 pounds shall be $275 plus 10 cents per pound in excess of 35 pounds. The fee for gaseous systems shall be 10 cents per cubic foot and not less than $275.

Foam suppression system review fee$0.50 per gallon of foam concentrate where the system is not part of an automatic sprinkler system. Foam suppression system plans that are submitted as part of an automatic sprinkler system shall be reviewed under automatic sprinkler review fee schedule. The fee for review of plans under this section shall not be less than $275 nor more than $1,500.

Commercial range hood review fee$85 per system including range hood extinguishing system review when those plans are submitted together

Commercial range hood extinguishing system review fee$85 per system when the range hood extinguishing system is submitted separate from the range hood system.

Dry chemical systems review fee (except range hoods)One to 30 pounds of agent shall be $275: over 30 pounds of agent shall be $275 plus 25 cents per pound in excess of 30 pounds.

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.

Consumer Fireworks Retail Fee For tents, temporary structures, or buildings used for the retail sales of consumer fireworks, the fees shall be $125.

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.

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

Electrical permit & inspection fees doe new commercial projects shall be calculated by Table 3.

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.

Residential new construction Electrical permit & inspection fees for new residences shall be $75 per inspection. If the electrical contract is greater than $7,999.99 the fee shall be calculated by Table 3.

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

Accessory structures, swimming pools, service poles. 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 a failed inspection.