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34 Pa. Code § 49.8. Fees for building-plan examinations.

§ 49.8. Fees for building-plan examinations.

 (a)  The Department will charge a fee for examination of plans, field inspections and issuance of an Occupancy Permit equal to the cost of making the examination and inspections. A plan approval is not valid until this fee is collected by the Commonwealth.

 (b)  A basic fee of $75 will be charged for each new or existing building reviewed.

 (c)  Final plan review for new buildings or additions includes the basic fee of $75, plus an additional fee of $5 per 100 square feet of floor area or fraction thereof.

 (d)  C-3 occupancies will be charged only a $75 basic fee.

 (e)  Final plan review for alterations, renovations or remodeling of existing buildings includes the basic fee of $75, plus an additional fee of $5 per $1,000 of estimated cost of alterations, renovations or remodeling, which require approval under the act or this chapter and Chapters 50—59 as certified by the applicant. An individual or firm submitting plans for alterations, renovations or remodeling of an existing building may be charged a fee based on the formula for calculating fees listed in subsection (c) if the fee is less than the fee prescribed by this subsection.

 (f)  Payment shall be made by check or money order at the time of submission of plans and shall be made payable to the ‘‘Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.’’ Cash may not be sent.


   The provisions of this §  49.8 adopted May 18, 1984, effective May 19, 1984, 14 Pa.B. 1765; amended January 12, 1990, effective January 13, 1990, 19 Pa.B. 183; corrected February 2, 1990, effective January 13, 1990, 20 Pa.B. 502. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (118202) to (118203) and (89027).

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