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Permit Fees

Permit Fee Schedule

Revised 03/23/16

Current Permit Fees

Residential
Air Conditioner Replacement $50.00
Deck $50.00 + plan review fee
Demolition $100.00
Driveways $75.00 + $175.00 Refundable deposit
Electrical service $50.00
Fence $25.00
Garage (detached) $250.00 + plan review fee*
Generator $85.00*
Landscaping/Grading $50.00
Lawn sprinkler system $75.00 + $175.00 Refundable deposit
Patio – Cement or Paver brick $50.00
Roof $50.00
Satellite Dish $50.00
Private sidewalk/service walk $50.00
Shed $50.00*
Single Family New Construction See Construction Cost Table Below
Single Family Addition / Alteration See Construction Cost Table Below
Swimming Pool (above Ground) $75.00*
Swimming Pool (in ground) $250.00 + plan review fee*
Commercial
Buildouts/ Alterations / New Construction See Construction Cost Table Below
Certificate of Occupancy $100.00
Fire Protection Systems $50.00
HVAC / Generators $150.00 + plan review fee
Marquees, Canopies, & Awnings $20.00 + $0.20 per sq ft of surface area
Roofs $50.00
Signs (non-illuminated) $100.00 + $1.00 per sq ft of gross surface area + Plan Rev
Signs (illuminated) $200.00 + $2.00 Per sq ft of gross surface area + Plan Rev
Sign Reface $100.00
Temporary Sign $35.00
Curb Cut $5000.00

The building permit fee for all new construction, additions, and alterations shall be based on the estimated cost of construction including all structural, electrical, plumbing, mechanical interior finish and site preparation elements. The following table sets forth said fees:

 

Construction Cost Permit Fee + Plan Review Fees below
$0.00 $8000.00 $75.00
8001.00 15,000.00 150.00
15,001.00 20,000.00 200.00
20,000.00 25,000.00 250.00
25,001.00 35,000.00 500.00
35,001.00 50,000.00 750.00
50,001.00 75,000.00 1,000.00
75,001.00 100,000.00 1,250.00
100,001.00 150,000.00 1,500.00
150,001.00 200,000.00 2,000.00
OVER 200,000.00 2,500.00 + $10.00 per additional $1,000.00

*The City may from time to time, hire an independence inspector to make inspections which cannot be performed by the city staff.  The cost of said inspections shall be paid by the builder.

Plan Review Fees
Fees are accessed thru an outside professional service
Single Family Residence New $315.00
Residential Additions 215.00
Detached Garage 115.00
Multi Family Residence 315.00 per dwelling unit
Basement remodel, deck, shed, etc 115.00
Commercial, Office, Industrial 0.003 x construction cost as determined by the most current publication of the Means Cost Estimating Guide.
Elevators, Escalators, Lifts, Etc... 100.00
Parking Lots 100.00
Sign Permits 65.00
Resubmittals 65.00 each
Other Fees
Reinspection Fee:  
First occurrence $80.00
Subsequent occurrences 100.00
Work started without permit 2x standard fee
Final occupancy 50.00
Violation of Building Code  
First offense 100.00
Subsequent offense 200.00
Elevator inspection 50.00
Water Tap On Fees vary
Engineering fees All new construction incurs engineering fees (fees vary)
New single family home - $500.00 minimum
Impact Fees All new residential construction on empty lots – see table below.  (Demo & rebuild does not incur Darien impact  fee.  Does incur county impact fee)
DuPage County Impact Fee – Must show proof of payment prior to permit issue – Call 630-407-6882
Impact Fees
  Detached Single-Family Attached Single-Family (Townhome)
  3-bedroom 4-bedroom 2-bedroom 3-bedroom
Park $2,735 $3,486 $1,739 $2,085
Grade School 1,775 2,667 268 724
High School 507 1,088 73 177
Library 121 141 93 114
City 125 125 125 125
Total: $5,263 $7,507 $2,298 $3,225

Based on the estimated population table, estimated amount of land required and $166,500 per acre of undeveloped land, per the Subdivision Regulations, as amended April 2, 2007.

All new plats of subdivision submitted after April 2, 2007, are subject to the above impact fees, for newly created residential lots.