How could I calculate my building permit fees?

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You will need to know the following to calculate permit fees:

  • Buildings Total Gross Area
  • Construction Classification - Type of Construction and Use & Occupancy Classification for all buildings and additions

For existing buildings you will need to refine the Building Total Gross Area to the Total Gross Work Area and also determine the Classification of the Work.


Once you have all of this information, see the Schedule of Fees and the Square Foot Construction Costs links under the Information section to the left. The equation can be outlined as:

Building Gross Area or Gross Work Area × Classification of Work × Construction Square Foot Costs × 0.008 = Permit Fees Amount

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The Building Inspection Division determines the cost of all permits however if you are having difficulty or have a complex project with multiple aspects please contact the Building Inspection Division. Please remember that additional fees such as plan review fees, certificate fees and home builder guarantee fees may need to be added to the permit fees for the final cost of a building permit.

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1. What code does the Town of Easton Use?
2. How long is the plan review process from initial application?
3. How could I expedite my commercial, residential or industrial applications processing time?
4. How could I calculate my building permit fees?
5. Do I need to make application for mechanical, plumbing or electrical installations with the Town of Easton?
6. What codes are used for existing buildings undergoing repairs, alterations and/or additions?
7. What do I have to do if the tenant of my building changes?
8. Do I have to have a Maryland licensed professional prepare, sign, seal and date, drawings and specifications for commercial residential and industrial permit application?
9. Do I have to submit a MECcheck or COMcheck to certify compliance with the International Energy Conservation Code?