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Commercial Building Permit Fees

Effective May 1, 2014

Commercial building permit fees
Total Valuation Fee
Up to and including $1,000.00 $40.00
$1,001.00  to  $25,000.00 $40.00 for the first $1,000.00 plus $11.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, up to and including $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50,000.00 $304.00 for the first $25,000.00 plus $7.50 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, up to and including $50,000.00
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00 $491.50 for the first $50,000.00 plus $5.30 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, up to and including $100,000.00
$100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $756.50 for the first $100,000.00 plus $4.30 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, up to an including $500,000.00
$500,001.00 to $1,000,000.00 $2,476.50 for the first $500,000.00 plus $4.20 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof, up to and including $1,000,000.00
$1,000,001.00 and up $4,576.50 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional $1,000.00 or fraction thereof
Other permit types and fees
Description Fee
Demolition Permit $100.00 or $35.00 for buildings under 400 SF and without utility services.
House Moving Permit $300.00 or $25.00 for buildings under 400 SF and without utility services. $150.00 or $25.00 for moves within Fargo's extraterritorial area.
Board of Appeals $150.00 filing fee.
Plan Review* Twenty (20) percent of the attributable building permit fee.
*Projects for which a site plan review is required

Other Inspections Fees

Other inspection fees and costs
Description Fees
Inspections outside of normal business hours
(minimum charge: two hours).
$60.00 per hour*
Reinspection fees assessed under Sections 108 and 109 of the International Building Code. $60.00 per hour*
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated(minimum charge: one half hour). $60.00 per hour*
Additional plan review required by changes, additions, or revisions to plans
(minimum charge: one half hour).
$60.00 per hour*
For use of outside consultants for plan checking, inspections, or both. Actual Cost**
*Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is the greatest.  This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.

** Actual costs include administrative and overhead cost.