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Commercial Equipment Permit Fees

To request a commercial HVAC permit or inspection, please call 701-241-1564 or fax your information to 701-476-6779. The following fees apply to commercial heating, cooling, and air conditioning equipment

Effective January 1, 2005

HVAC Inspection and Permit Fees
Description Fee
Addition to duct work
Per damper (fire, smoke, or fire/smoke) $1.00
Per heat run or register $3.50
Minimum fee $28.00
Addition to hot water or steam system
Per unit of radiation $3.50
Minimum fee $28.00
Air handling unit; fan/coil units $36.00
Air-to-air exchangers (multi-family, 4-plex or over) $28.00
Air, water, or steam furnace (installation or replacement)
Initial 200,000 BTU input $36.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Bathroom exhaust fans and dryer vents (multi-family, 4-plex or over) $3.50 each
Commercial kitchen hood $24.00
Commercial or industrial gas or oil burning equipment
Initial 200,000 BTU input $36.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Cooling systems (central air chillers, cooling towers)
Up to 10 tons $36.00
Each 10 tons thereafter $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Cooling system addition, cooling coil $18.00
Fan connected to single duct $24.00
Gas-fired cooling system
Initial 200,000 BTU input $36.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Gas piping only $33.00
Gas, oil conversion burner or solid fuel
Initial 200,000 BTU input $36.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Geothermal
Per loop $3.50
Minimum fee $33.00
Heat pump and back-up heat (gas, oil, electric)
Initial 200,000 BTU input $72.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Maximum fee per unit $126.00
Heat pump in ducted system (backup heat, existing) $36.00
Installation of a fuel-fired space or wall heater $33.00
Installation of a hot water unit heater, cabinet unit heater convector, steam heat exchanger, Steam apparatus, converter, hydronic coil (hot water, steam, chill water)
Initial 200,000 BTU input $28.00
Additional 200,000 BTU input $18.00
Installation of fuel oil tank not requiring a building permit $28.00
LP Gas
Containers less than 151 gallons $30.00
Containers from 151 to 1,200 gallons $50.00
Containers larger than 1,200 gallons $100.00
LP for construction $30.00
Pumps, vaporizers, pump station, etc. $15.00
Minimum inspection fee $33.00
Re-heat coil $18.00
Repair work when permit required (parts and labor over $75.00) $28.00
Solid fuel-burning (wood or coal) space heating stove $33.00
Temporary heat $33.00
VAV's
Each $5.50
Minimum fee $22.00

Other Inspection Fees and Rates

Other inspection fees and rates
Description Rate
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*
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.