Permit Fee Schedule

1. Building Permit Fees

For permit fees, the valuation of buildings and systems shall be total replacement value to include: 

  • Architectural and Design Fees
  • Electric
  • Interior Finish
  • Marketing Costs
  • Mechanical
  • Overhead and Profit
  • Plumbing
  • Relative Site Work
  • Structural

Excluding only land value.

Valuation references may include the latest published data of national construction cost analysis services, such as Marshall-Swift, Means, etc, as published by International Code Council. The purpose of using such nationally recognized sources for valuation is to provide a fair and equitable means of determining the construction value. Final building permit valuation shall be set by the Building Official. Failure to include all information related to the associated work on the project at the time of the initial application may result in a requirement that a separate permit be issued with appropriate fees being charged to the applicant.

Based on the construction value determined using the latest published schedule of building valuation data as set forth above or contract value, which is to be submitted at the time of permit application and accepted by the Building Official, the permit fee shall be calculated using the following formula and paid prior to issuance of a building permit:


 Permit RateOn Construction Valuation of
2%$0.01 to $100,000, plus
1.75%$100,001 to $500,000, plus
1.50%Over $500,000

2. Department of Business & Professional Regulation Surcharge Per F.S. 553.721:

  • Required fee: 1% of total cost of permit (minimum of $2)

3. Building Code Administrators & Inspectors Fund Surcharge Per F.S. 468.631:

  • Required fee: 1.5% of total cost of permit (minimum of $2)

4. Educational Materials

The following charges will apply to all permits and shall be reserved to fund the cost of educational materials, seminars and conferences, and training of such building personnel required to be certified in accordance with Chapter 468, Florida Statutes:

  • 1% of the permit fee.

5. Building Plan Review Fee

The Building Plan Review Fee which includes initial processing and administrative costs as established by the following schedule must be paid at the time of permit application.Building plan review is required on all architectural design plans or as may be required at the discretion of the Building Official. (Building Plan Review Fees shall be 50% of total Building Permit Fees.)

  • Plan Review fees shall be the greater of 50% of the calculated permit fee or a minimum of $75.
  • B. Building Plan Review Fees are non-refundable.

6. Demolitions & the Moving of Building/Structures

Fees for demolition or moving of building and structures shall be based on contract value, which is to be submitted at the time of permit application and accepted by the Building Official:

  • 2% of Full Contract Value
  • Minimum fee: $100

7. Re-Inspection Fee

The fees for initial inspections as required by the Building Code are included in the primary permit fee. Fees for re-inspections will be charged for each inspection as follows, if the violation requires an additional inspection, or the job is not ready for an inspection subject to the review of the Building Official:

1st Re-inspection$50
2nd Re-inspection (Same Type)$50 plus $50 Penalty Fee
3rd Re-inspection (Same Type)$50 plus $100 Penalty Fee
4th Re-inspection (Same Type)$50 plus $200 Penalty Fee
Partial Inspection (Requested by Contractor)$50

8. Miscellaneous Inspection Fee (Per Inspection)


9. Failure to Obtain Permit

Four times the Building Permit Fee, subject to review by Building Official.

10. Plan Revision

Minor plan revisions are those which would change certain minor components, as determined by the Building Official, on a set of submitted or permitted construction plans. Such components include, but are not limited to, revision to electrical, mechanical, or plumbing and changes to structural components that do not change the model of the unit or the square footage and layout of the structure:

  • Pre-Permit: No Charge
  • Post-Permit $75 minimum per reviewing agency, and billed at quarter hour increments thereafter at $75 per hour.

11. Transfer of Permit

  • New Contractor: $75
  • New Lot: Treat as Plan Revision

12. Appeal of the Building Official Determination

  • Fixed Fee: $500

13. Permit Renewal

Permit is automatically extended for a period of 180 days from a received Approved inspection. 30 day extensions can be granted at no charge at the discretion of the Building Official.

  • Greater of 30% of permit fee or minimum fee of $75.This includes one final inspection.
  • Additional Final Inspections Required:  $75 per Inspection

14. Permit Fee Refunds

  • 20% over $100, excluding Building Plan Review Fees
  • Building Plan Review Fees are non-refundable

15. Return Check Fee

  • $40 or 10% of the amount of the check, whichever is greater.
  • Maximum fee: $75

16. Special, Expedited, Out-of-Sequence Plan Review Charges

The following charges shall apply in addition to regular plan review fees:

Commercial (Less than 5,000 SF)$700
Commercial (5,000 SF or Greater)$1,500

17. Special Inspection Fee

The following charges shall apply for after-hour inspections and for inspections on weekends, holidays, and other times which are considered to not be within the hours of a typical business day:

  • $75 per hour rounded up to the next hour.
  • Minimum Fee: $225

18. Address Correction After Permit Issuance

  • $75 per permit issued with incorrect address

19. Phased Occupancy, Conditional Certificate of Occupancy or Completion Agreement 

Non- refundable; original issuance valid for 90 days with extension renewals for 45 days.

At the discretion of the Building Official, a conditional (temporary) certificate of occupancy may be issued for structures where there are unresolved or accepted conditions which do not affect the health and life safety of the occupants of the structure. The fees for these conditional certificates of occupancy shall be:

Fee TypeFee
Commercial - Initial/Renewal Fee Less Than 5,000 Square Feet$1,500
Commercial -Initial/Renewal Fee More Than 5,000 Square Feet2,500
Residential - Initial Fee$750
Residential - Renewal Fee$750

20. Certificate of Occupancy (CO)

Less Than 24-Hour Notice - Residential$200
More Than 24-Hour NoticeNo Fee

21. Professional Services Charges

Additional professional services required by the Building Official to ensure the public health, safety and welfare will be charged to the applicant at the actual cost for the performance of the professional service. Such services include, but are not limited to, structural engineering, hazardous material evaluation services and sub-contract building inspection services. At the discretion of the Building Official, the applicant may be required to pay a deposit to cover the estimated cost of additional professional services. Any amount of the deposit not expended for the professional services will be refunded to the applicant. These charges shall be in addition to the Primary Permit Fee and any other fees contained in the Building Division Rate Schedule. 

No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until all additional professional service charges have been paid.

Any services not listed or specified in this rate schedule do not preclude the possible need for issuance of a building permit and charging a minimum permit fee of $75.

22. Other Services Such as Permit Research, Scanning & Digitizing, Uploading

For the purpose of issuing a permit), due diligence reports, insurance affidavits, etc.:

  • Minimum Fee: $50 per service

23. Permit Status Request

  • Minimum Fee: $35 plus printing cost and billed at quarter hour increments thereafter at $35 per hour.

24. Fees for Replacement Documents 

Fees shall be as follows:

Replacement of Permit Card$35 Each 
Replacement of Permitted Plans$50 Plus Printing Cost
Replacement of Additional CO$35 Each

25. Permit Reissuance Fee

After 180 days of expiration date, all renewals must meet current code and require new submittal:

  • Minimum Fee: $75 plus
  • Plan Review Fee (30% of original Building Permit Fee)

26. Stocking/Training Permit

At the discretion of the Building Official, a Stocking Certificate may be issued subject to written Building and Fire Department approvals. The fees for these Stocking Permits shall be:

Square FeetFee
Less than 5,000 Square Feet$250
5,000 Square Feet or Greater$750

27. Special Foundation Permit (Phased Construction)


28. Construction Debris Fee

Construction Debris Fees shall be calculated per square footage as follows:

Multi-Family New Residential$0.02 Per Square Feet
Multi-Family Residential Remodel$0.042 Per Square Feet
New Non-Residential$0.015 Per Square Feet
Non-Residential Remodel$0.042 Per Square Feet
Single-Family New Residential$0.028 Per Square Feet
Single-Family Residential Remodel$0.042 Per Square Feet

29. Miscellaneous Fees & Penalties

Penalty for Filling a New or Remodeled Pool without the required Pool Barrier Inspection Approval as per current Florida Building Code:

1st Offense by Contractor$500
Repeat Offense by Contractor$1,000

Administratively Void Permit$75
Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals Filing$250
Customized/Engineered Product Approval Review$750
Modification of Issued TCOSame as TCO
Unsafe/Unsanitary Penalty$200
Waiver Request Form$75 Each

30. Zoning Review Fees for Building Permits

Multiple Family$150
Single Family/Per Unit$75
Miscellaneous (Other)$50

Schedule Notes

  1. Zoning review fees are in addition to the above fees.
  2. Fees assessed by other Village of Wellington operations and/or agencies (Engineering, Utilities, Zoning, Fire Department, etc.) or per state law may be due at the time of permitting.
  3. Building Department Permit Fees Schedule is subject to change as per approved Village of Wellington Ordinances/Resolution.
  4. All Penalty and Re-Inspection Fees may be subject to review by the Building Official.