Updated Fees and Tax Reductions

Minimum Permit Fee $55.00 $45.00
Permit Filing Fee $28.00 $25.00
Zoning Review Fee, new dwelling unit $87.00 $65.00
Zoning Review Fee, other residential uses $52.00 $40.00
Zoning Review Fee, principal non res. uses $215.00 $150.00
Zoning Review Fee, other non res uses $52.00 $40.00
Zoning Review Fee, business license $28.00 $25.00
Driveway Permit Fee, when constructed under PWA $71.00 $0.00
Home occupation Filing Fee $28.00 $25.00
Home occupation w/ minor impact $80.00 $65.00
Zoning Certificate application w/o permit, includes land use and ag structures $80.00 $65.00
New SFD – 4,000 sf or less $823.00 $741.00
New SFD – more than 4,000 sf and less than 6,500 sf $987.00 $888.00
New SFD – 6,500 sf or more $1,316.00 $1,184.00
New TH or Duplex – 3,000 sf or less $604.00 $544.00
New TH or Duplex – more than 3,000 sf $713.00 $642.00
Condo’s and Apartments, parent structure includes core and common areas $219.00 $197.00
Condo’s and Apartments, each dwelling unit $439.00 $395.00
Accessory Apartment $219.00 $197.00
Mobile Home, w/o basement $164.00 $148.00
Mobile Home, w/ basement $330.00 $297.00
Establishment of a Group Home, within existing SFD with 5 person max occupancy $164.00 $148.00
Residential Addition – 500 sf or less $219.00 plus $0.21/sf $200.00
Residential Addition – 500 sf to 1,500 sf $219.00 plus $0.21/sf $300.00
Residential Addition – more than 1,500 sf $219.00 plus $0.21/sf $400.00
Residential Garage and Pole Buildings $164.00 plus $0.21/sf $164.00
Swimming Pools, above ground private $55.00 $45.00
Residential Demolition $55.00 $45.00
Residential Alteration or Conversion – 500 sf or less $82.00 plus $0.21/sf $100.00
Residential Alteration or Conversion – 501 sf to 1,500 sf $82.00 plus $0.21/sf $200.00
Residential Alteration or Conversion – more than 1,500 sf $82.00 plus $0.21/sf $300.00
Single Inspection Permit, includes woodstove, h/c ramp, etc… $55.00 $45.00
Tanks $55.00 $45.00
Nonresidential Tenant Occupancy, change of use and previously occupied $55.00 $45.00
Nonresidential Foundation Only $55.00 $45.00
Agricultural Building Fee $0.21/sf $45.00
Signs $55.00 $45.00
Non Residential Demolition $55.00 $45.00
Non Residential Tanks $55.00 $45.00
Temporary Tent $55.00 $0.00
Building Permit Extension $110.00 $45.00
Building Permit Application Extension $110.00 $45.00
Building Permit Administrative Revision $28.00 $25.00
Permit Revisions – 3rd revision or resubmittal 25% of original fee $25.00
Permit Revisions – 4th and subsequent revision or resubmittal 50% of original fee $25.00
Residential Reinspection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Non residential Reinpection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy $330.00 $110.00
Verification of Occupancy Certificate – Residential $55.00 $45.00
Verification of Occupancy Certificate – Non Residential $28.00 $25.00
Site Plan Compliance Inspection $330.00 $200.00
Site Plan Compliance Inspection – Each Additional Permit $110.00 $55.00
Expedited Certificate of Occupancy Release $82.00 $0.00
Fax Transmittal of Certificate of Occupancy $28.00 $0.00
Minimum Permit Fee $55.00 $45.00
Permit Revision Fee $28.00 $25.00
Dishwasher Replacement Permit $65.00 $0.00
Electric Water Heater Replacement Permit $65.00 $0.00
Garbage Disposal Replacement Permit $65.00 $0.00
Washing Machine Replacement Permit $65.00 $0.00
Water Closet (Toilet) Replacement Permit $65.00 $0.00
New Dwelling Unit Parent Structure $55.00 $45.00
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs $55.00 $45.00
Boilers, Steam and Hot Water Equipment Installation $55.00 $45.00
Water Cooled air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Machinery $55.00 $45.00
Minor Permit $55.00 $45.00
Demolition Residential $55.00 $45.00
Non-Residential Demolition $55.00 $45.00
New Master Plumber License $232.00 $150.00
Master Plumber License Renewal $202.00 $150.00
Septic Installers License $126.00 $125.00
Appliance Installers License $126.00 $125.00
New Utility Installer License $232.00 $150.00
Utility Installer License Renewal $202.00 $150.00
License Late Fee $55.00 $0.00
Residential Reinspection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Nonresidential Reinspection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Permit Transfer from Plumber to Homeowner $55.00 $45.00
Plumbing Board Administrative Review Fee $219.00 $25.00
Grease Trap Administrative Review Fee $110.00 $0.00
Electrical Permit and License Fees
Minimum Permit Fee $55.00 $45.00
Permit Revision Fee $28.00 $25.00
Minor Permit $55.00 $45.00
Low Voltage, Residential $139.00 $110.00
Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs, above ground $55.00 $45.00
Heavy Up, Residential $55.00 $45.00
Additional Meter Installation (Zoning review) $52.00 $40.00
Temporary Construction Service $55.00 $45.00
Demolition $55.00 $45.00
Low Voltage, Non Residential $219.00 $45.00
Signs $58.00 $45.00
Heavy Up, Non Residential $55.00 $45.00
Frederick County Master Electrical Exam $55.00 $45.00
New Master Electrician General License $235.00 $150.00
New Master Electrician Limited License $235.00 $150.00
New Master Electrician Restricted License $235.00 $150.00
All Electrician License Renewals $202.00 $150.00
License Late Fee $55.00 $0.00
Letter of Reciprocity $55.00 $45.00
Residential Reinspection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Nonresidential Reinspection Fee $55.00 $45.00
Permit Transfer from Electrician to Homeowner $55.00 $45.00
Electrical Board Administrative Review Fee $219.00 $25.00
Fire Code Plan Review and Inspection Fees
Minimum Plan Review Fee Non Residential $114.00 $110.00
Flammable or Combustible Liquid/Gas Storage Tanks $169.00 $110.00
Outside Storage of Flammable or Combustible Material, Plan Review Fee $169.00 $110.00
Outside Storage of Flammable or Combustible Material, Insp. Fee $169.00 $110.00
Emergency Generator Test $169.00 $110.00
Fire Permit Filing Fee $29.00 $25.00
NFPA 13, 13R Foam, Sprinkler Head Plan Review – Minimum Fee $114.00 $110.00
NFPA 13, 13R, Foam Sprinkler Head Inspection  – Minimum Fee $169.00 $145.00
Witness Fire Main Flush Test $169.00 $110.00
Witness Underground Hydrostatic Test $255.00 $110.00
Witness Hydrostatic Test, Additional $255.00 $110.00
Deluge / Dry Pipe Test $169.00 $110.00
Pneumatic Test of Dry Sprinkler System $169.00 $110.00
Forward Flow Test of Backflow Preventer Per Test $169.00 $110.00
NFPA 13D Sprinkler System Plan Review $114.00 $110.00
NFPA 13D Sprinkler System Inspection $169.00 $145.00
NFPA 14 (Standpipe) Plan Review $169.00 $110.00
NFPA 14 (Standpipe) Inspection $169.00 $110.00
NFPA 20 (Fire Pumps) Plan Review $169.00 $145.00
NFPA 20 (Fire Pumps) Inspection $342.00 $225.00
Fire Alarms and Detection Systems, Plan Review $169.00 plus $3.00/alarm $145.00 plus $2.00/alarm
Fire Alarms and Detection Systems, Inspection $169.00 plus $3.00/alarm $145.00 plus $2.00/alarm
NFPA 17A (Hood Suppression Systems), Plan Review $169.00 $145.00
NFPA 17A (Hood Suppression Systems), Inspection $169.00 $145.00
Other Chemical Extinguishing Systems, Plan Review $169.00 $145.00
Other Chemical Extinguishing Systems, Inspection $169.00 $145.00
Smoke Control System, Plan Review $169.00 $145.00
Smoke Control System, Inspection $169.00 $145.00
Fire Permit Revisions $114.00 $25.00
Technical Services and Preliminary Walk Thru Code Consultation $114.00 $0.00
Additional Plan Reviews – 2nd revision 25% of original fee $25.00
Additional Plan Reviews – 3rd and subsequent revision 50% of original fee $25.00
2nd Reinspection Fee, Violations Life Safety Inspections $55.00 $45.00
3rd Reinspection Fee, Violations Life Safety Inspections $110.00 $45.00
4th and subsequent Reinsp Fee, Violations Life Safety Inspections $164.00 $45.00
1st Reinspection Fee – Fire Permits $274.00 $45.00
2nd Reinspection Fee – Fire Permits $548.00 $45.00
3rd Reinspection Fee – Fire Permit $1,097.00 $45.00
Expedited Plan Review $227.00 $110.00
After Hours Inspection $227.00 $110.00
Alternative Evaluation Process Fee $169.00 $110.00
Investigation Fee, Working w/o a Permit $274.00 $0.00
Development Review and Planning Fees
Final Plat $804.00 plus $28.00/lot $680.00 plus $28.00/lot
Court Action Plat $1,109.00 $570.00
Addition Plat $1,210.00 $680.00
Farm Lot Plat $1,210.00 $680.00
Public Taking Plat $1,210.00 $680.00
Correction Plat $581.00 $460.00
Condo Plat $1,002.00 $0.00
Residential Site Plan, to Planning Commission $2,989.00 plus $10.00/lot $2,541.00 plus $10.00/lot
Commercial / Non Residential Site Plan, to Planning Commission $3,401.00 plus $88.00/acre $2,891.00 plus $88.00/acre
Residential / Commercial Site Plan, Staff Level Multi Agency $1,030.00 $875.00
Residential / Commercial Site Plan, Administrative Single Agency $219.00 $0.00
Site Plan Extension Requests $330.00 $200.00
Agricultural Cluster Plans $1,025.00 $680.00
Resource Conservation Cluster Plans $1,025.00 $680.00
Sketch Plans $1,025.00 $680.00
Concept Plans $1,025.00 $680.00
APFO Application Fee $219.00 $0.00
Modifications to plans receiving Planning Commission Review $460.00 $0.00
FRO Modification, change of ownership of banking project $356.00 $110.00
Potential Subdivision Rights Verification Letter $274.00 $200.00
Lot of Record Determination $219.00 $110.00
Applicant Initiated Request to Replace or Modify PWA/Surety $385.00 $383.00
Reapproval of Improvement Plans $219.00 $110.00
Administrative Revision of Improvement Plan $219.00 $110.00
Additional Plan Rev. Fees, Imp. Plans -4th and subsequent 50% of original fee $0.00
Additional Plan Rev. Fees, Prelim. Plats and Site Plans – 5th and subsequent 50% of original fee $0.00
Additional Plan Review Fees, Final Plats and others 50% of original fee $0.00
Applicant Initiated Changes, all plans 50% of original fee $0.00
Board of Appeals Special Exception, Limited Agricultural Activity $825.00 $100.00
Board of Appeals Special Exception, Accessory Apartment $825.00 $200.00
Water & Sewer Plan Amendments – Map Amendment $2,177.00 plus $20.00/acre $1,200.00
Water & Sewer Plan Amendments – Text Amendment $2,177.00 $1,200.00
Floating Zone Map Ammendments – Ammendment to Phase 1 $2,177.00 plus $20.00/acre $1,200.00
Other Fees and Taxes
Waived the automatic inflationary fee adjustment for all Permitting & Inspection Fees for FY 2012 1.60% $0.00
Waived the automatic inflationary fee adjustment for all Permitting & Inspection Fees and Planning & Development Review fees for FY 2013 3.20% $0.00
Waived the automatic inflationary fee adjustment for all Permitting & Inspection Fees and Planning & Development Review Fees for FY 2014 2.10% $0.00
Waived the automatic inflationary fee adjustment for all Permitting & Inspection Fees and Planning & Development Review Fees for FY 2015 1.50% $0.00
Exempted all C.I.P. projects from paying Permitting & Inspection fees and Planning & Development Review fees Various $0.00
Health Department Review New Dwelling Building Permit Fee $50.00 $0.00
Health Department Propane Tank (Above Ground) Accessory Permit $50.00 $0.00
Review Fee for New and Accessory Permits Served by Public Water & Sewer $50.00 $0.00
Plan Review Stormwater Improvement Plan & Improvement Plan Review 2 Separate Fees Combined One Time $75.00 Fee
Construction (Water and Sewer) Inspection and Overhead Fee $574.00 $450.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Improvement Plan Reapproval of expired plans with no design changes $215.00 $110.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Improvement Plan Reapproval of expired plans with minor design changes $215.00 $162.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Improvement Plan Revision of plans with current approval $162.00 $138.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Improvement Plan 4th and subsequent submissions 20% of original fees paid $0.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Review to ensure no impacts to existing water and/or sewer $65.00 $0.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Preliminary plat $676.00 $540.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Site plan (Residential) $676.00 $540.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Site plan (Commercial) $572.00 $486.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Combined preliminary plat/Site plan (Residential only) $884.00 $756.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Combined preliminary plat/Site plan (Commercial) $884.00 $0.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Combined preliminary/final plat $780.00 $540.00
DUSWM Review Fee -Final Plat $104.00 + $10.00/lot $104.00
DUSWM Review Fee – Plat review 4th and subsequent submissions 20% of original fees paid $0.00
DUSWM Review Fee – MXD Phase II $728.00 $648.00
Bulk water $25.00 $13.10
Septage Receiving $35.00 $18.00
Miss Utility (new ticket) $35.00 $0.00
Miss Utility (updated ticket) $15.00 $0.00
Solid Waste MSW Tipping Fee (Cash discount) $76.00 $69.00
Solid Waste C&D Tipping Fee (Cash discount) $85.00 $78.00
Industrial Pretreatment Food Service Annual Permit Fee $1,000.00 $0.00
Industrial Pretreatment Food Service High Strength Surcharge Fees (varies by establishment) Range of
$0 – $8,000
($2,000 typical)
$0.00
Water and Sewer Capacity Fee calculations were revisited that resulted in a reduction of the multiplier for certain business types  Varied: Capacity
Adjusted Factor (CAF)
 28 of 41 (~68%) customer types reduced
Animal Care and Services 0.36 (CAF) 0.12 (CAF)
Apartment (other than multi-story senior apartment)  0.45 (CAF)  0.37 (CAF)
Assisted Living/Nursing/Rehabilitation/Retirement Facility  0.22 (CAF)  0.19 (CAF)
Auto Sales/Repair  0.41 (CAF)  0.32 (CAF)
Beauty Shop/Nail Salon  0.35 (CAF)  0.21 (CAF)
Bowling Alley  0.77 (CAF)  0.64 (CAF)
Church – With Nursery School/Day Care/Child Care  0.17 (CAF)  0.08 (CAF)
Church – Without Nursery School/Day Care/Child Care  0.10 (CAF)  0.04 (CAF)
Community Center  0.28 (CAF)  0.20 (CAF)
Community Poolhouse/Bath House  0.65 (CAF)  0.42 (CAF)
Convenience Store/Gas Station  0.75 (CAF)  0.55 (CAF)
Correction Facility  0.49 (CAF)  0.27 (CAF)
Day Care/Child Care Center/Nursery School  0.28 (CAF)  0.11 (CAF)
Distribution Center  0.34 (CAF)  0.14 (CAF)
Financial Institution (Bank, Credit Union, Mortgage Co., Savings/Loan Co.)  0.22 (CAF)  0.07 (CAF)
Fire Company – With or Without Banquet/Kitchen Facilities  0.37 (CAF)  0.03 (CAF)
Funeral Home  0.50 (CAF)  0.15 (CAF)
Health Club/Athletic Club/Golf Clubhouse  0.33 (CAF)  0.22 (CAF)
Library  0.24 (CAF)  0.04 (CAF)
Office – Medical or Dental  0.50(CAF)  0.13 (CAF)
Office – Other than Medical or Dental  0.24 (CAF)  0.16 (CAF)
Office (Park, Medical or Dental)  0.34 (CAF)  0.16 (CAF)
Post Office  0.10 (CAF)  0.05 (CAF)
Restaurant/Night Club with Seating  0.82 (CAF)  0.58 (CAF)
Retail  0.54 (CAF)  0.18 (CAF)
Retreat Center  0.37 (CAF)  0.14 (CAF)
School – Public, Private, or College; Non Boarding  0.10 (CAF)  0.08 (CAF)
Shopping Center/Strip Mall  0.50 (CAF)  0.25 (CAF)
Building Excise Tax Residential – 700 square feet up to 1,400 square feet 0.1 per sq. ft. $0.00
Building Excise Tax Residential – 1,400 square feet+ 0.25 per sq. ft. $0.00
Building Excise Tax – Non-Residential 0.75 per sq. ft. $0.00
Trailer Park Tax Rate 15% $0.00
Admissions & Amusement Tax 5% 0% ($774,000 Reduction)
Motion Pictures 5% 0%
Coin Operated Amusements 5% 0%
Amusement Rides 5% 0%
Golf, Green Fees 5% 0%
Driving Range 5% 0%
Golf Cart Rentals 5% 0%
Miniature Golf 5% 0%
Billiards (non coin) 5% 0%
Non-Coin Operated Amusements 5% 0%
Property Tax $100.00 Rebate Equivalent to $0.03 Cut
Fire Tax $0.08-$0.14 Abolished
Fee Charged to Municipalities to Process Local Tax Bills $1.00 Abolished
Municipal Tax Equity Disparity Addressed $7,402,081 (FY 2011) $12,802,798 (FY 2015)
Brunswick $491,888 $866,657
Burkittsville $1,081 $23,900
Emmitsburg $238,044 $371,666
Frederick $5,016,903 $8,527,904
Middletown $296,884 $581,111
Mt. Airy $244,901 $459,159
Myersvile $107,807 $196,510
New Market $7,996 $87,803
Rosemont $8,661 $10,166
Thurmont $524,239 $857,311
Walkersville $438,520 $723,189
Woodsboro $25,155 $97,421
Tax Differential Reduction by City of Frederick Due to Contact Yield Cut $0.9357 $0.9292
Tax Differential Reduction by Myersville Due to Contact Yield Cut $0.9405 $0.9290
Senior Property Tax Credit Gross Income Increased to $60,000
Senior Property Tax Credit Previous gross income $60,000 Increased to $70,000
Constant Yield Tax Rate Adopted, Thereby Reducing Property Taxes $1.064 $1.06
School Impact Fee Reduction to Single Family Homes $14,426.00 $13,478.00
Library Impact Fee Reduction to Single Family Homes $759.00 $730.00
Library Impact Fee Reduction to Townhomes/Duplex $709.00 $660.00
Library Impact Fee Reduction to Multi-family $477.00 $336.00
Proposed Eliminbation of Impact Fee on Farm Families – This would vary by housing type
Total Fees & Taxes as of 8/7/2014 279

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