# Building permit fee calculator - New Homes

Building permit fee calculator for new single-detached, semi-detached and duplex dwellings.​ ​

## Step 1: calculate prevailing market value

Living area - single detached
× \$ 150.35 =
\$
Living area - semi-detached or duplex
× \$ 110.28 =
\$
Basement development
× \$ 34.36 =
\$
Secondary suite
× \$ 34.36 =
\$
Fireplace - gas
× \$ 4,678.12 =
\$
Fireplace - wood burning
× \$ 4,678.12 =
\$
Garage - attached
× \$ 47.43 =
\$
Carport
× \$ 34.36 =
\$
Raised deck or balcony
× \$ 23.32 =
\$
Porch or covered balcony
× \$ 34.36 =
\$
Other
Specify - i.e. "structural changes"
\$
PREVAILING MARKET VALUE
\$

PREVAILING MARKET VALUE (PMV) MEANS THE VALUATION PLACED BY THE PERMIT ISSUER ACCORDING TO SECTION 2.2.10.2 OF THE BUILDING CODE ON THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING AND FINISHING A BUILDING. AN INDEPENDENT, THIRD-PARTY CONSULTANT DETERMINES THE PREVAILING MARKET VALUE.

2.2.10.2. DIVISION C2.2.10.2. PERMIT FEES

1. PERMIT FEES AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES SHALL BE AS ESTABLISHED BY REGULATION OR BYLAW MADE PURSUANT TO THE SAFETY CODES ACT.
2. THE AUTHORITY HAVING JURISDICTION MAY PLACE A VALUATION ON WORK FOR THE PURPOSE OF DETERMINING FEES.

## Step 2: calculate base permit fee

Permit Rate
\$
Prevailing market value (PMV) rounded up to the next \$1000
× \$ 10.14 per 1000 =
\$ N/A if PMV is \$1000 or less.
+ \$ 119.00* =
\$
+ \$ 119.00* =
\$
+ \$ 119.00* =
\$
+ \$ 112.00 =
\$
*5% GST is charged on inspections. GST will be added to the TOTAL PERMIT FEE in Step 3 below.
BASE PERMIT FEE
\$ Minimum \$112.00

Safety Codes Council Fee
\$
Base permit fee
× 4 % =
\$ Minimum 4.50
Maximum 560.00
+ \$ 94.00 =
\$
× \$ 20.00 / unit =
\$
Water fee
+ \$ 26.13 =
\$
TOTAL PERMIT FEE
\$
GST
\$
TOTAL PERMIT FEE
(GST included)
\$
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## Notes

Authority: this form summarizes the fees collected with Building Permits and should be used for convenience only. For official fees, reference the Calgary Building Permit Bylaw 64M94.

Covered areas: any side or rear covered areas over 10 m2 should be listed under "Living area".

## Prevailing market value - Incl​udes the following items

### She​ll

• Sub-structure (Foundations, Excavation, Special Conditions)
• Structure (lowest floor, upper floors and roof construction)
• Exterior Enclosure (walls below grade, walls above grade, Windows and Entrances, Roof Covering, Projections)

### Int​eriors

• Partitions and Doors
• Finishes
• Fittings and Equipment (Fitting and Fixtures, Equipment, Elevators)

### Serv​ices

• Mechanical  (Plumbing and Drainage, Fire Protection, HVAC including Controls)
• Electrical (Service and Distribution, Lighting Devices and Heating, Systems and Ancillary)

### General Requ​irem​ents, Profit and Allowances

• General Site Requirements (site supervision,  temporary site offices and toilets, garbage removal, temporary water and power, temporary site access roads, utility maintenance during construction, winter heat/protection, site safety and security, general constractor’s liabililty insurance, bonding)
• General Contractor’s Profit
• Allowances
• Design and Pricing Allowance ( a contingency to allow for design flexibility during contract document stage)
• Construction Allowance (allows for changes during construction – change orders)

## Prevailing market value  - Exc​ludes the following items

• Land Acquisition costs
• Development charges
• Legal Fees and expenses
• Right of Way charges
• Easement costs
• Financing costs or Fundraising costs
• Owners staff and management cost ( note - contractor cost and staff ARE to be included in prevailing market value​)
• Relocation costs
• Professional Design fees and expenses
• Hazardous waste removal
• Kitchen equipment except for restaurants/food service establishments
• Maintenance equipment
• Loose furniture, furnishings and equipment
• Special audio, visual or security equipment
• Window treatments
• Site Development and Servicing costs
• Market allowance for uncompetitive bidding & over competitive bidding
• Escalation allowance
• GST
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This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​