Residential Construction Fees

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION FEES

Residential Permit Fees and Plan Information:

  • Residential Construction Privilege Tax (Storey County Code 3.52.040).  This tax is in the amount of $500 for the construction of each dwelling unit. It is in place to support the Storey County School District and goes directly to them. It is a onetime fee that goes with the land being developed. This fee is paid at the Storey County Community Development Department located at 110 East Toll Road in Virginia City. You are encouraged to retain your receipt as proof of payment should it ever be needed.
  • Tax Statement (Storey County Policy). It is required that a statement showing taxes are paid in full be presented when obtaining a building permit. This may be obtained at 26 North B Street within the Storey County Treasurers Office.
  • Park Tax Fee (Storey County Code 3.84.50). A fee of $250 for the development of individual community park(s). This fee is paid at the Community Development Department at the time of obtaining a building permit.
  • Plan Drawings and Requirements (2012 International Residential Code). Storey County Community Development Department plan checks for compliance with the model codes as adopted by the Storey County Board of Commissioners. Plans drawn by persons not licensed by the Nevada State Board of Architecture or the Nevada State Board of Registered Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, cannot be generally accepted; accept for the following exemptions as called out in the “Nevada Blue Book – 1998 Edition:
  • For plans prepared by an owner/builder: List owners name who prepared plans in a prominent location on the front sheet of the each set of plans. This information should be accompanied by the original signature of the owner/builder. NOTE: Owner/builder affidavit must be completed at time of plan submittal. Affidavit attached as Tab #1.
  • For plans provided by a Nevada licensed contractor (licensed under the provisions of NRS 624): List contractor’s name, license number and name of person who prepared plans in a prominent place on the front sheet of each set of plans. This information should be accompanied by the original signature of the contractor on the set of plans being submitted.
  • Owner, builder or contractor will be solely responsible for the design and any liability therefrom. A single family residence may be constructed under Owner/Builder responsibility. However, Workers Compensation insurance is required for the course of the construction. The NEVADA STATE CONTRACTORS BOARD requires the New Residential Dwelling Construction form to be signed and placed on file (which in summary, promises that the home to be constructed is not being built as a speculation house to be sold but rather as a residence for the owner). Their form may be found in this packet.

Plan Review Fee:

  • Resolution #03-172 Adopts the 1997 Uniform Building Code, Section 107 Fees. Section 107.3 states “Said plan review fee shall be 65 percent of the building permit fee”.

Building Permit Fee:  

  • Resolution #03-172 Adopts Section 107 Fees. This resolution also adopts the April 1998 Building Standards for Building Valuation.
  • NOTE: This standard is partially reproduced here for reference. Specifically the residential portion of the Building Standards for Building Valuation are reproduced here as the other sections do not apply to residential construction.
  • At the request of numerous building officials, Building Standards offers the following building valuation data representing average costs for most buildings. Because residential buildings are the most common for many cities, two general classes are considered for these, one for “average” construction and the other for “good”. Adjustments should be made for special architectural or structural features and the location of the project. Higher or lower unit costs may often result.
  • The unit costs are intended to comply with the definition of “valuation” in Section 223 of the 1997 Uniform Building Code and thus include architectural, structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical work, except as specifically listed below. The unit costs also include the contractor’s profit, which should not be omitted.
  • The determination of plan check fees for projects reviewed by the International Conference of Building Officials will be based on valuation computed form these figures, which were established in April 1998.

When calculating permit fees, it is necessary to establish the valuation of the project. To calculate the valuation, you will need to look at the following tables; residential, grading, residential construction, electrical, mechanical or plumbing, to determine what it is you are building or the scope of work for the project.

After determining the valuation of the project as described above, you will use Table 1-A below to determine the Building Permit Fee.

Table 1-A Building Permit Fees:

Total Valuation

Fee

  • $1.00 to $500.00
  • $23.50
  • $501.00 to $2,000
  • $23.50 for the first $500.00 plus $3.05 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00
  • $2,001.00 to $25,000.00
  • $69.25 for the first $2,000 plus $14.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00
  • $25,001.00 to $50,000
  • $391.75 for the first $25,000.00 plus $10.10 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000.00
  • $50,001.00 to $100,000.00
  • $643.75 for the first $50,000.00 plus $7.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $100,000
  • $100,001.00 to $500,000.00
  • $993.75 for the first $100,000 plus $5.60 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000.00
  • $500,001.00 to $1,000,000.00
  • $3,233.75 for the first $500,000 plus $4.75 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $1,000,000.00
  • $1,000,001.00 and up
  • $5,608.75 for the first $1,000,000.00 plus $3.65 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof

NOTE: Plan review is based on 65% of the building permit from the table above.

Tables for Determining Valuation:

Residential Fee Per Square Foot:

  •      Type V - Masonry $68.70 (Good) $88.00
  •      Type V - Wood Frame $61.10 (Good) $83.90

NOTE: Use this cost per square foot and multiply by number of square feet to determine valuation

Basements:

  •      Semi-Finished $18.20 (Good) $21.10
  •      Unfinished $13.10 (Good) $16.10

NOTE: Use this cost per square foot and multiply by number of square feet to determine valuation

It is Storey County Community Developments policy that if five of the following ten items are in the structure, than it qualifies as "good" versus "standard" construction:

  •      Thirty year or more rated roofing
  •      Kitchen counter tops other than linoleum
  •      Flooring of any kind other than carpet/linoleum
  •      Double pane windows or better
  •      Vaulted or raised ceilings; or, wood ceilings of any kind in any room
  •      Any decks or porches outside of entryway
  •      Bonus rooms or attic conversions
  •      Custom home plans that are original and singular to the resident
  •      (Further defined are homes that are not of a track or production type plan)
  •      Wood stove, pellet stove or other type of stove for heating
  •      Any energy star upgrades in construction of any kind

Sources of upgraded construction:

Resolution No. 03-172, signed on January 6, 2003, establishes the following residential construction fees, as follows:

NOTE: Use cost per square foot and multiply by number of square feet to determine valuation, unless based on a flat fee rate

  • Type
  • Description
  • Per Sq. Ft.
  • Flat Fee
Balcony
Wood floor only
$6.51
N/A
Barns/Stables
Dirt floor and electrical
$12.41
N/A
Barns/Stables
Finished floor and electrical
$13.80
N/A
Basements
Unfinished with electrical
$11.75
N/A
Basements
Finished with electrical and plumbing
$16.20
N/A
Concrete Slab
Foundation only/all others no charge
$4.23
N/A
Decks/porches
Wood
$5.62
N/A
Decks/porches
Composite
$9.96
N/A
Demolition permit
Residential only

N/A
$50.00
Electrical
Fees set in Table 3-A of 1997 UBC (see below)
N/A
N/A
Foundation
Based on valuation
N/A
Valuation
Fencing
M2 over 6 feet high per running foot

N/A

Valuation
Garages-Carport
Unfinished
$13.35

N/A
Garages-Masonry
Unfinished
$22.16

N/A
Garages-Masonry
Finished
$25.70

N/A
Garages-Wood Frame
Unfinished
$19.48

N/A
Garages-Wood Frame
Finished
$23.21

N/A
Manufactured Homes
Based on valuation (not including actual home cost/only cost to prepare pad)

N/A

Valuation
Mechanical
Fees set in Table 1-1 of 1997 UBC (see below)

N/A

N/A
Patio Roof
Screen/Fiberglass
$4.00

N/A
Patio Roof
Awning (fabric)
$8.33

N/A
Patio Roof
Wood-Average
$6.55

N/A
Patio Roof
Wood-Good
$15.54

N/A
Plot Plan
Includes plot plan review inspections
$100.00

N/A
Plumbing
Fees set in Table 1-1 of 1997 UBC (see below)
N/A

N/A
Pump house/Equip Shed
Concrete floors/NO electrical
$11.05
N/A
Re-inspection
Per hour
N/A
$47.00
Remodel
Based on cost; plus electrical, mechanical and plumbing fees.

N/A

N/A
Residence/additions
Masonry – Type V
$70.93

N/A
Residence/additions
Wood frame – Type V
$54.96

N/A
Retaining wall - poured
6”
$9.60

N/A
Retaining wall - poured
8”
$10.77

N/A
Retaining wall - poured
12” or larger
$12.65

N/A
Retaining wall
Railroad ties
$5.88

N/A
Retaining Wall
Brick – 8”
$13.76

N/A
Retaining Wall
Block 6”
$7.16

N/A
Retaining Wall
Block 8”
$7.60

N/A
Retaining Wall
Rock 12”
$17.76

N/A
Roof cover/reroof
Based on valuation

N/A
Valuation
Septic
Additional to plot plan

N/A
$50.00
Solid fuel devices
Wood, coal and pellet stoves (after initial construction/included in sq ft cost for new construction)

N/A
$50.00
Stairs
After initial construction/included in sq ft cost for new construction
$6.90
N/A
Temporary trailer
Issued for a travel trailer only during the course of construction. Permit is active for six months. Can be renewed for an additional six months when active construction is occurring at the same rate as initial permit.
N/A
$50.00
Well
Included in plot plan fee

N/A

N/A

Below table is from Ordinance No. 03-172, signed January 6, 2003 and taken directly from the 1997 UBC as adopted.  

Electrical Fee Schedule Table 3-A:

NOTE: Use table below and multiply by number of square feet or individual items to determine valuation

New SFR & 2-family SFR buildings (does not include garages, carports and patios)
$0.050 sq ft
New multi-family residence – three (3) or more units (does not include garages, carports or patios)
$0.045 sq ft
Private swimming pools
$44.25 each
Power (temporary)
$22.00 per
Power (permanent)
$27.25 per
Receptacles, switches, light fixtures or other outlets
$1.00 each for the first 20
Additional (over the first 20)
$0.65 each
Fixed residential appliances (ovens, ranges, dryer, washer, dishwasher, etc.)
$4.25 each
Motors up to 10hp
$22.00 each
Motors between 10hp and not over 50hp
$44.25 each
Replacement of existing service not over 200 AMPS
$27.25 per
Permit fee
$22.00 per

Mechanical Fee Schedule Table 1-1:

NOTE: Use table below and multiply by number of square feet or individual items to determine valuation

Install or relocate forced air or gravity furnace or air conditioning (includes suspended, wall/floor mounted unit heater and includes ducts/vents attached to and including 100,000 BTU)
$13.25 each
Over 100,000 BTU
$16.25 each
Evaporator cooler (non-portable)
$9.50 each
Vent fan connected and single duct
$6.50 each
Vent system not part of the heating or air conditioning with permit
$9.50 each
Hood served by mechanical exhaust (including hood duct)
$9.50 each
Repair, alter or add to heating appliance, refrigeration unit, comfort cool unit, absorption unit or comfort heating, cool absorb or evaporation cool system (including installation of controls)
$12.25 each
Install, relocate or replace appliance vent (not including in application permit)
$7.00 each
For boiler, see code book (up to 100,000 BTU)
$13.15 each
Appliance or equipment required by 1997 UBC and no category listing
$9.50 each
Permit fee
$20.00 each

Plumbing Fee Schedule Table 1-1:

Bathtub
$7.00 each
Lavatories
$7.00 each
Water closets
$7.00 each
Urinals
$7.00 each
Laundry trays
$7.00 each
Showers
$7.00 each
Sinks
$7.00 each
Garbage disposals
$7.00 each
Dishwasher
$7.00 each
Auto washer
$7.00 each
Drinking fountain
$7.00 each
Water piping
$7.00 each
Water heater
$7.00 each
Other drain trap unit
$7.00 each
Gas piping 1 to 5
$5.00 each
Gas piping 5 or more
$1.00 each
Cesspools
$25.00 each
Private sewer disposal system
$40.00 each
Sprinkler irrigation systems (including piping)
$7.00 each
Repair or alterations or drainage or vent pipe
$7.00 each
Permit fee
$20.00
  • Before plans are released form Nevada Blue to the owner, a Building Permit must first be obtained.
  • Please allow at least two weeks for the completion of plans review.
  • When the plan review process is complete, the owners will be notified that they can finish paying any remaining fees and obtain a physical copy of the Building Permit.
  • Fees covered in the Building Permit will include:
         Building fee
         Plan review
         Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, wood or pellet stove if applicable
         School and park tax.
  • The permit is valid for six (6) months. Inspections must called for within 180 days of issuance of the permit or the permit becomes void. It is possible to renew the permit at one half of the cost of the building fee portion of the permit.
  • The Building Permit covers all inspections for the course of construction and Certificate of Occupancy inspection.
  • If two inspections are called for when work is not completed and ready to be inspected, a special inspection fee of $100.00 per hour will be required for the third inspection of that stage of construction.

Remodels:

All steps listed above apply to remodels with the exception of school construction and park tax, unless the occupancy of the building has been changed from a previous use to residential use, then all of the above are applicable.

Temporary Travel Trailer Permit:

The applicant may obtain a travel trailer permit for a unit not to exceed 35 feet in length, and may occupy said trailer during the course of construction only. This permit is valid for six months. The applicant must have an approved well and septic system in place and an approved electrical power source before such issuance. Also, the Building Permit must be issued before the applicant can be issues a travel trailer permit. This permit can be renewed for a second six month period if construction has been ongoing with significant progress. The fee for a travel trailer permit is $50.00 and is valid only for six months at a time.