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Building permit fee calculator - Multi-family High Rise

Fee relief

Planning & Development is deferring or waiving some fee payments in 2021, specifically enhancing flexibility on building permits.

Building permit fee calculator for additions and new high rise non-combustible apartments.

Step 1: calculate prevailing market value

Living Area and Mixed Uses
× \$ 2,273.24 =
\$
Balconies
× \$ 39.59 =
\$
× \$ 814.15 =
\$
Multi-level
× \$ 1,817.84 =
\$
Single level
× \$ 2,134.28 =
\$
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 \$100
× \$ 10.14 per 1000 =
\$
Minimum Processing Fee
+ \$ 112.00 =
\$
BASE PERMIT FEE
\$

Safety Codes Council Fee - Base Permit
\$
Base permit fee
× 4 % =
\$ Minimum 4.50
Maximum 560.00
Partial permit rate (optional)
× \$ 1.44 =
\$ Minimum 112.00
Maximum 4420.00
Safety Codes Council Fee - partial permit (added if partial permit rate is requested)
\$
Partial permit rate
× 4% =
\$ Minimum 4.50
Maximum 560.00
Lot Grading Fee (Buidling greater than 3 storeys)
× \$ 80.00 / ha =
\$
TOTAL PERMIT FEE
\$
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Notes

Alterations: this form is for additions and new buildings only. For alterations, use the Building Permit Fee Calculation - Commercial​ form

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.

Living Area and Mixed Uses: include developed living area, public corridors, lobbies/lounges, service rooms, storage rooms, ancillary rooms, all associated recreational amenity uses and future shell tenant spaces (ground floor; e.g., retail/office). This form applies to buildings that are primarily residential in use. Residential use includes amenity spaces developed to serve the residential dwelling units. Mixed uses are permitted on the ground floor only. For buildings with more extensive mixed uses, use the Building Permit Fee Calculation - Commercial form​.

Safety Codes Council fees: for the purpose of the Safety Codes Council fee, the base permit and the partial permit, if requested, are considered two separate items. The municipality will collect the Safety Codes Council fee for each permit, base permit and partial permit, issued under the authority of the Safety Codes Act.

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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