Fee Schedule Policy
Adopted April 21, 2005

 

Amended 8-25-05, 9-15-05, 10-6-05, 10-20-05, 11-16-06, 3-1-07, 1-28-08, 2-7-08, 5-15-08, 7-1-08, 8-21-08, 1-15-09,

9-17-09, 5-20-10, 9-16-10, 10-7-10, 1-6-11, 3-3-11, 4-7-11, 6-16-11, 8-18-11, 12-1-11, 1-19-12, 7-19-12, 8-16-12, 2-7-13,

8-15-13, 3-3-14, 4-1-14, 12-18-14, 7-1-15, 10-1-15, 2-18-16,   4-7-16, 7-1-16, 11-17-16, 2-2-17, 7-1-17, 9-21-17, 4-5-18,  6-21-18, 7-1-18, 1-3-19, 4-18-19, 7-1-19, *9-24-19                                           

 

The following fees are those currently in effect that have been adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Bloomingdale either by approval of an ordinance or a City policy.   This fee schedule will be maintained in the office of the City Clerk and will remain in affect until said schedule is changed by an amendment to the appropriate ordinance or City policy as approved by the Mayor and City Council.

 

Table of Contents

 

Administrative and Regulatory Fee

Community Building Rental Fees

Daily/Hourly Reservation fees

Occupational Tax Fees – 2012

Alcoholic Beverage

Motion Picture, Television & Photographic Production Fees                                                                                                                

Building Permit/Construction/Inspection Fees                                         

 

Driveway/Walkway Installation Fees                                                                                                        

Utilities and Solid Waste Fees                                                                                                                        

 

Fire Protection User Fees

 

Subdivision Fees                                                                                                                 

 

Zoning Fees

 

   Administrative and Regulatory Fees

 

  4th thru 10th false alarm                                  $ 50.00 response fee per call

11th thru 20th false alarm                    $ 75.00 response fee per call

21st thru 30th false alarm                                $100.00 response fee per call

False alarms in excess of 30                            $125.00 response fee per call

 

 

                            4th thru 20th false alarm                                $150.00 response fee per call

11th thru 20th false alarm                      $175.00 response fee per call

21st thru 30th false alarm                                  $200.00 response fee per call

False alarms in excess of 30                $225.00 response fee per call

 

          $1,000.00 (Monday – Saturday)  $500.00 (Sunday Sales)   $100.00 (Application fee)

to five (5) days, or  $100.00 for a flat regulatory fee to be paid at the beginning of  the calendar year which covers those named employees registered with the original application.  a $15.00 processing fee will be required on each  new employee added during the year             

 

 

 

 

 

Community Building/Park Rental Fees

Community Building only:     (RENTAL FOR PERSONAL USE BY EMPLOYEES WILL BE $200.00 PER DAY PLUS                                       APPLICABLE DEPOSIT)

Residents:

$  40.00 per hr. (3 hr. min., hourly rentals Mon-Fri only-Saturdays & Sundays require all day rentals)
$250.00 per day

 Non-Residents:

$  50.00 per hr. (3 hr. min., hourly rentals Mon-Fri only-Saturdays & Sundays require all day rentals)
$300.00 per day

Payment of the reservation fee and execution of the rental agreement will hold the building for the requested date.  The reservation fee rate is determined by the residence of the person who signs the rental agreement and assumes responsibility for the building.  The reservation fee will be refunded provided the City receives a written cancellation notice at least thirty (30) days before the reservation date.  The City will accept checks for the reservation fees.

            $150.00          Events with no alcoholic beverages       
            $550.00          Events that include alcoholic beverages    

NOTE: NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY BUILDING.  NO SMOKING OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS ALLOWED INSIDE THE BUILDING AND NO SMOKING OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS PERMITTED OUTSIDE THE BUILDING EXCEPT IN CLEARLY MARKED AND DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS!! 

A cash security deposit must be paid when the key is issued to the renter or his designee.  The security deposit will be refunded to the renter or his designee once the building has been inspected by the City of Bloomingdale and found to be clean and undamaged.  If additional cleaning is required these costs will be deducted from the security deposit at a rate of $10.00 per hour with a one hour minimum.  The fees for minor damage repairs will also be deducted from the security deposit at a rate to be determined based on the actual repair costs.  If major damage occurs, the City will take whatever legal steps may be necessary to collect any costs incurred for said repairs that may exceed the amount of the security deposit paid by the renter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Park only:

Residents:

$50.00 per day

Non-Residents:

$75.00 per day

Payment of the reservation fee and execution of the rental agreement will hold the park for the requested date.  The reservation fee rate is determined by the residence of the person who signs the rental agreement and assumes responsibility for the park.  The reservation fee will be refunded provided the City receives a written cancellation notice at least thirty (30) days before the reservation date.  The City will accept checks for the reservation fees.

$50.00 per day

NOTE:  NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED AT THE COMMUNITY PARK & NO SMOKING OR USE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS PERMITTED AT THE COMMUNITY PARK EXCEPT IN CLEARLY MARKED AND DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS.

A cash security deposit must be paid when the keys to the bathrooms are issued to the renter or his designee.  The security deposit will be refunded to the renter or his designee once the park has been inspected by the City of Bloomingdale and found to be clean and undamaged.  If additional cleaning is required these costs will be deducted from the security deposit at a rate of $10.00 per hour with a one hour minimum.  The fees for minor damage repairs will also be deducted from the security deposit at a rate to be determined based on the actual repair costs.  If major damage occurs, the City will take whatever legal steps may be necessary to collect any costs incurred for said repairs that may exceed the amount of the security deposit paid by the renter.

 If a renter loses the key(s) they are assigned for the community building or the community park bathrooms, there will be a $25.00 fee charged to the renter and this fee will be deducted from the security deposit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Tax Fees – 2012

 A base charge of $300 shall be charged on all occupational licenses for businesses and a base charge of  $275  shall be charged on all home occupational licenses, plus the applicable tax liability as outlined below:

 # of Employees                                              Tax Liability

            __                                            $300 Base Charge (Occupation Tax Certificate), plus employee rate

            __                                            $275 Base Charge (Home Occupation license), plus employee rate

           1- 6                                           $35 per employee

          7 & over                                                $30 per employee

 *The number of employees of the business or practitioner shall be computed on a full-time position basis or full-time position equivalent basis, provided that for the purposes of this computation an employee who works 40 hours or more weekly shall be considered a full-time employee and that the average weekly hours of employees who work less than 40 hours shall be added and such sum shall be divided by 40 to produce full-time position equivalents.

 A penalty shall be imposed on each business which fails to apply for and obtain an appropriate business registration and pay all taxes and fees as outlined above by the second day of April of each year.  The penalty for failure to pay the appropriate taxes and fees shall be assessed in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the administrative fee and occupational tax for the first thirty (30) days or fraction thereof of delinquency and an additional two percent (2%) of the administrative fee and occupational tax for each additional month or fraction thereof of delinquency.

            THE FOLLOWING REGULATORY FEES SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE             OCCUPATIONAL TAX  CERTIFICATE

Mobile home park owners     $50.00 plus $15.00 for each space in the park with a maximum fee                                           of $1250.00

Used Car Lots or Dealers:         $300.00 to for up to fifty (50) cars on standard 15,000 Sq.ft. commercial lot

 

Retail Sale of Beer and Wine:     $300.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Development Impact Fees – Amended 11-17-16

On December 3, 2015, the council approved an Ordinance to create Article III Development Impact Fees under Chapter 54 entitled Planning and Development of the City of Bloomingdale Ordinances allowing for the imposition and payment of development impact fees for any development activity as defined as such in said ordinance after January 1, 2016 prior to the issuance of a building permit.  Note: A copy of the ordinance and fee schedule is available at the City Hall.

 

Building Permit/Construction/Inspection Fees

 

New Residential

Plan Review -              $150.00

Building Permit -          $500.00 up to 3,000 sq. ft., plus $75.00 for each additional 1,000 sq. ft. or fraction thereof.  Fee                                          includes inspections for saw pole, two electrical, three plumbing and two mechanical fees.

An additional $50.00 will be charged for footer/slab, framing, sheathing/nailing, insulation and                     floor framing/sub-floor inspections. 

 

Re-inspection fee -      $50.00 per inspection 

 

Renovation-                 $75.00 for a Permit.  Additional $150.00 for Plan Review.  Additional ($50.00) fee will apply to  inspections needed for electrical, plumbing and/or mechanical.  Building inspector will determine the number of inspections at time the plans are reviewed.                                                  

Mobile Home Permit

$300.00  includes mobile home/skirting inspection & one (1) electrical inspection

(An electrical inspection form completed by a licensed electrician should be turned into City Hall when the water, sewer, and electrical connections are complete.  Once the inspection has been made and approved, the City will release thirty (30) day temporary power to the electric company to allow time for the mobile home to be skirted.  All mobile homes must be skirted.  After the skirting has been completed, inspected, and approved the City will issue a release for permanent electric power.)

Demolition       $200.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Review - New $300.00                            Plan Review - Renovation/Tenant Build-out $150.00

New Commercial

$500.00 up to 3,000 sq. ft., plus $75.00 for each additional 1,000 sq. ft. or fraction thereof for the building               construction only.  Fee does not include electrical, plumbing, or mechanical inspection fees.

             Electrical inspections              $60.00 per inspection

             Plumbing inspections              $60.00 per inspection

            Mechanical inspections                        $60.00 per inspection

            Re-inspections                                     $50.00 per inspection 

The fees for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical inspections will be paid by the general contractor at the time the building permit is obtained.

Renovation                              $150.00

Demolition                               $200.00

Cell Tower Submittal               $500.00

Fences & Walls                           $50.00, plus building permit for fences and walls exceeding 6’ in height

Swimming Pool                           $100.00 includes plan review and one building inspection

$30.00 for each additional inspection

$60.00 for each electrical inspection

 

Signs                                        *$75.00 per sign, plus seventy-five (75) cents per square foot of sign face for each sign

                                                or other advertising and necessary inspections.

 

Garage/Storage Building

(free-standing)                         $100.00 includes plan review and one building inspection

                                                     $30.00 for each additional inspection

                                                $60.00 for each electrical inspection

Utility Buildings (portable)        $30.00 up to 150 sq. ft., plus $5.00 per 100 sq. ft.

 Note:  Any building permit for an accessory building over 500 sq. ft. of “enclosed area” requires approval from the Mayor and City Council.  The request must be accompanied by plans showing the dimensions and floor plan of the building.  The plans should include details of how the building will look from the front, rear, and sides and the materials that will be used in its construction. 

Walls & Fences                                    $50.00, plus building permit for walls and fences exceeding 6’ in height

 

 

 Re-inspection Fees   

$50.00   per building, electrical, plumbing, and/or mechanical inspection.  Re-inspection fees must be paid before

   before the City will release final electrical power and/or the certificate of occupancy.                              

Electrical Saw pole only                               $50.00                           

Electrical only inspections                            $60.00

All electrical inspection requests must be accompanied by an inspection slip to be completed by persons performing the electrical work.  Note:  A homeowner is allowed to do the electrical work on his own residence provided he will be living there, but he must complete, sign, and submit an electrical inspection form to City Hall when requesting an inspection.  All other electrical work must be done by a state certified electrician.  All electrical fees must be paid before electrical work will be released to the power company.

 Inspection fee for temporary electrical service                   $75.00

A temporary electrical service request may be made to the City provided all electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work has been completed and the inspection forms have been submitted; however, release of the electrical service will be at the discretion of the building inspector based on his findings when his inspection is made.  If a temporary release of the electrical service is approved by the building inspector, the electrical service will be released for a period of up to thirty (30) days.  The building cannot be occupied until a final building/electrical inspection is made and a certificate of occupancy has been issued. 

Temporary Operation Inspection Fee:

When preliminary inspection is requested for purposes of permitting temporary operation of a heating, ventilating, refrigeration, or air-conditioning system, or portion thereof, a fee of fifteen ($15.00) dollars shall be paid by the contractor requesting such preliminary inspection.  If the system is not approved for temporary operation on the first preliminary inspection, the usual re-inspection fee shall be charged for each subsequent preliminary inspection for such purpose.  In all buildings, except one and two family dwellings, where self-contained air conditioning units of less than two (2) tons are to be installed, the fee charged shall be that of the total cost of all units combined.  (see Permit Fees, #3 for rate).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driveway/Walkway Installation Fees  

The City prefers and encourages the use of Advanced Drainage Systems (A.D.S.) pipe in the installation of driveways requiring drainage pipe for properties located within the city limits abutting city streets.  If, however, a citizen wants to use concrete pipe, they can choose that option.

Driveways requiring drainage pipe must be installed by the City unless the City Council gives approval otherwise.  Payment for installation of a driveway is due at the time the building permit is issued or, for existing home, prior to the installation of the driveway. 

Note:  Prior to the pouring of concrete on driveways that do not require a drainage pipe, the maintenance department must review and approve the height of the finished driveway.

Concrete pipe (16’ minimum driveway width)                      A.D.S. pipe (20’ minimum driveway width)

$50.00   per foot – 15”                                                                        $40.00   per foot – 15”

$55.00   per foot – 18”                                                                        $45.00   per foot – 18”

$60.00   per foot – 15” Elliptical concrete pipe                                   $50.00   per foot – 24”

 

Note:  The customer may shorten the width of the driveway to under 20’ with a minimum width of 16’,   but must pay for the cost of a 20’ driveway.

 

The minimum walkway width of A.D.S. pipe is 6½’.  Other available widths are 10’ and 13½’.  A walkway installed between existing pipes must be installed with the minimum size of the walkway pipe being the size of the largest pipe on either side.  Walkways requiring drainage pipe must be installed by the City unless the City Council gives approval otherwise.  Payment for installation of a walkway is due at the time a building permit is issued or, for existing homes, prior to the installation of the walkway.

 A.D.S. pipe (6½’ minimum)

$40.00 per foot – 15”

$45.00 per foot – 18”

$50.00 per foot – 24”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Utilities and Solid Waste Fees

(Industrial Rates established 4-7-16)   (Hydrant Meter Rental Rates 2-2-17)

 

 Residential:                                                                                         Commercial:                           

First 3,000 gals. or less            $19.00 per mo.                                    First 3,000 gals. or less                        $25.00 per mo.

3,001 to 10,000 gals.               $ 2.25 / 1000 gals.                   3,001 to 10,000 gals.              $ 2.25 / 1000 gals.

10,001 to 15,000 gals.             $ 2.75 / 1000 gals.                   10,001 to 15,000 gals.             $ 2.75 / 1000 gals.

15,001 to 20,000 gals.             $ 3.25 / 1000 gals                    15,001 to 20,000 gals.                         $ 3.25 / 1000 gals

20,001 to 25,000 gals.             $ 3.75 / 1000 gals                    20,001 to 25,000 gals.                 $ 3.75 / 1000 gals

25,001 to 30,000 gals.             $ 4.25 / 1000 gals                    25,001 to 30,000 gals.                 $ 4.25 / 1000 gals

30,001 gals & over                              $ 4.75 / 1000 gals                    30,001 gals. & over                     $ 4.75 / 1000 gals.

INDUSTRIAL RATES                       *$20.00  per 1000 gals

HYDRANT METER RENTAL RATES        $1,250 deposit / $20.00 base; $5.00 per day; $8.25 per 1,000 gals.

Residential:                                                                         Commercial:

Sewer Base Rate          $21.00 plus usage per mo.       Sewer Base Rate                      $31.00  plus usage per mo.

1-20,000 gals.              $ 3.25 / 1000 gals.                               1-10,000 gals.                          $  4.75 / 1000 gals.

20,001 gals. & over     $ 4.25 / 1000 gals.                       10,001 gals. & over                         $  5.50 / 1000 gals.

Sewer Only Customers    $43.75 per month

Industrial Rates

    Base Charge  $65.00 plus usage per month

    1-10,000 gals  $3.16 per 1,000 / 10,001 gals & over $4.74 per 1,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential:                                                                                  Commercial:

 

In City                                     $26.25 per mo.                                                            In City                  $31.90 per mo.

Seniors (65 & over)                 $25.25 per mo.

Outside City                             $27.25 per mo.

 

Additional Carts  $  8.25   per mo.                               Additional Carts  $16.45 per mo.

A $1.00 reduction in the monthly charge for sanitation was approved by City Council on 2-18-10 provided the fees are paid, in full, one year in advance and paid by January 15 each year.

Front-load containers are available for commercial customers wanting to use dumpsters instead of multiple carts.  The service will be through Republic Waste Services, Inc.; however, the City will continue to bill the customer for the cost of the dumpsters using the following rates for once a week pickups.  Commercial customers needing multiple pickups will be charged the listed rate times the number of pickups.

 

            2 yd container  $ 73.00                                                4 yd container  $88.00   

            6 yd container   $114.00                                  8 yd container  $163.00  

 

INDUSTRIAL CONTAINER FEES:

12 YD - $200/haul,     20 YD - $225/haul      30YD - $250/haul

 

Deposits                                                                                  Connection Fees                                                         

 

Water               $ 70.00                                                Water                                     $20.00

Sewer               $110.00                                                           Sewer                                    $20.00

Sanitation          $ 80.00                    

 

Amendments 4-5-18   Deposits will be refunded when residence or building is vacated.  If transferring within the City the deposit can be applied to the transfer, occupant will have sixty (60) days to make a claim of the deposit . 

 

 

 

Water and sewer services         $75.00    

Sewer only                               $75.00    

[Reconnection fees are charged for all customers failing to pay their bills, in full, prior to the distribution of cut-off notices to the maintenance department on the day designated for that month’s cut-offs]

 

Garbage service                                               $75.00

{Garbage service will be interrupted if the balance on the account becomes past due by $80.00 or more and a Garbage Service restoration fee of $75.00 will be required to restore service.}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water                      $  1,000.00 (includes cost of 5/8” meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  1,200.00 (includes cost of 1" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  1,500.00 (includes cost of 1½" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  2,000.00 (includes cost of 2" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  4,000.00 (includes cost of 3" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  6,000.00 (includes cost of 4" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $  8,000.00 (includes cost of 6" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

                               $10,000.00 (includes cost of 8" meter, meter box and service line from tap to meter)

 

Sewer                     $1,200.00 (includes 80’ of sewer service line from property line to sewer stub out of structure)

        Additional sewer service line - $8.50 per foot 

    **$3,600.00 6" gravity sewer tap                       

 

 

Grinder pump, includes buzzer/light kit                                               $3,685.00  

   Cost is based on current factory costs, plus 15%, plus $70 freight. 

 

Buzzer/light kits only                                                                           $350.00  

Grinder pump relocations not requiring a new sewer tap                     $550.00

Note:  Extensions of water and sewer mains will be at the discretion of the Mayor and City Council

$100.00       --   If a sewer service call is made by City personnel on a holiday or after normal business hours and

                        the problem is determined to be caused by the household plumbing, the customer will be billed

                                    $80.00 for the service call.

 

 

$200.00    --   Issuance of permit requires approval of the Mayor and City Council

 

 Curb-side pickups

 No fee is charged by the City for the pickup of small items and minimal accumulations of limbs for grinding

 $25.00 minimum fee, plus $25.00 for every fifteen (15) minutes required to load debris or grind limbs for large tree branches, heavy brush, furniture, appliances, etc.  The customer will be advised, in advance, of the cost for removal of said debris and once the fees have been paid the removal of the item(s) will be added to the next regularly scheduled pickup for that area.

 

 

Fire Protection User Fees

              1)  Value of structure under $20,000                                     $ 12.00 per month

              2)  Single family residences (account holder over 65)                       $ 14.00 per month

              3)  Single family residences                                                   $ 20.00 per month

              1)   Commercial up to 3,000 sq. ft.                                           $60.00   per month

              2)   Commercial 3,001 to 10,000 sq. ft.                                    $120.00  per month

              3)   Commercial 10,000 sq. ft. & over                                     $120.00  per month, plus $6.00 for every additional                                                                                                                                  1,000 sq. ft or portion thereof.

1)  Residential                                                              $25.00 per month

2)  Commercial up to 3,000 sq.ft.                                $50.00 per month

3)  Commercial 3,001 to 10,000 sq.ft.                         $50.00 per month

4)  Commercial 10,001 sq.ft. and up                           $50.00 plus $1.25 for every additional 1,000 sq.ft or                                                                                                 portion thereof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Subdivision Fees

1)      Fee to accompany major subdivision plat application:

$300.00  plus  $50.00 for each lot in excess of eight (8) lots

 

            1)       Major Subdivision – A minimum fee for any final major subdivision plat shall be determined by the  following

schedule

a.       1 through 8 lots ……………………………..      $270.00

b.       9 through 99 lots, per lot ……………………     $ 8.00

c.       100 through 199 lots …………………………   $800.00 plus $6.00 per lot in excess of 100 lots

d.       200 through 399 lots …………………………   $1,400 plus $4.00 per lot in excess of 200 lots

e.       400 lots or more ………………………………   $2,200.00 plus $1.50 per lot in excess of 400 lots

              2)  Minor Subdivision:                                                                       $250.00  

 Note:  The applicant will be responsible for recording the final plat with the Clerk of the Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia, and for the payment of the required fee.

 

Zoning Fees

 

                        1)  Two (2) to five (5) acre development                                                   $1,250.00

                        2)  Over five (5) to ten (10) acre development                                         $1,750.00  

                        3)  Over ten (10) to twenty (20) acre development                                  $2,250.00  

                        4)  Over twenty (20) acre development                                                    $3,000.00  

 

Site Plan Review Submittal Fees

(SITE PLANS EXPIRE ONE (1) YEAR AFTER DATE OF APPROVAL)

On 8-21-08, City Council adopted an ordinance requiring any and all professional fees, review costs, and all other fees or costs associated with the development of property which is incurred by the City of Bloomingdale which results from the property owner or developer submitting a development plan or request for change of zoning, shall be paid by the property owner or developer.

 

 

 

 

Motion Picture, Television, & Photographic Production Fees

Description

Rate/Fee

Application Fee

*$100.00 

Use of City Property

*$500.00 per day

Police Officer Security/Extras

*$40.00 per hour (4 hour min.)

Police Vehicle

*$50.00 per day

Fire Truck

*$300.00 per day

Water Hookup, Metering, water, etc.

Based on Current Rates

Public Works assistance in road closures, etc.

Based on Current Rates

Last Minute Changes and/or Request

*$200.00

Fire Prevention Permit / Plan Review Fees (Amended 1-3-19)

Sprinkler                                              $  75.00           Flat (building under 50,000 sq.ft.)

                                                            $100.00           Flat (building over 50,000 sq.ft.)

 

Life Safety Inspection                                    $  65.00           Flat (per visit)

 

Fire Inspection                                    No fee             Flat (initial visit and one follow up)

                                                            $  50.00           Flat (each additional after two failures)

 

Plan Review                                        $  75.00           Residential

                                                            $100.00           Commercial & Industrial