Proposed Permit Fee Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Passes on First Reading

The Marshall County Commissioners held a public hearing on the proposed increase in building permit and improvement location fees Monday morning.

Several of the fees increased by $5 while others jumped considerably. Plan Director Ralph Booker explained that the fees will help cover costs. The fees haven’t been amended for several years.

Permit fees for accessory structures larger than 1,601 square feet rose from $80 to $100 for structures up to 2,000 square feet. Permit fees for accessory structures larger than 2,000 square feet will be $150.

For commercial permit fees, new fees building and addition permits will be $200 for anything up to 2,000 square feet and $400 for construction from 2,001 to 5,000 square feet. These are new fees. New building and addition permit fees will be $600 for structures from 5,001 to 10,000 square feet. New construction over 10,000 square feet will require a $800 permit fee.

Some permit fees did not change. A complete list that is proposed in the ordinance amendment is available here: permit fees

No members of the public spoke for or against the proposed amendment.

Commissioners Deb Griewank and Kurt Garner approved the ordinance amendment on the first reading. Commission President Kevin Overmyer was absent from the meeting. The ordinance amendment will be before the board again when they meet on Monday, March 16.