Fee Schedule

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Permit Fees:

Permit fees are based on $2.50 per thousand dollars of construction cost with a minimum fee of $50.00 for each trade/permit.

Fees vary according to the type of construction and work permitted. 

Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • A plumber is installing a water line which costs $2500.00. The permit fee would be $50.00. 
  • A mechanical contractor is installing a brand-new heat pump costing the property owner $8500.00. There will be a mechanical permit issued for a $50.00 fee, and the licensed electrician will obtain a separate permit with a fee of $50.00 for the new wiring and possible service panel upgrade. 
  • A licensed general contractor is constructing a new home with a total job cost of $300,000.00. The projected cost, per trade is as follows:
    • $12000.00 for electrical costs,
    • $15000.00 for plumbing costs,
    • $16000.00 for mechanical costs, and
    • $257,000.00 for the construction costs.

The permit fees are as follows:  Building Permit: $642.50 (plus a $10.00 Home Recovery Fee), Electrical Permit: $50.00, Plumbing Permit Fee: $50.00, Mechanical Permit Fee: $50.00, for a total permit cost of $802.50.

Re-inspection fees may apply in some situations.

A fee of $150.00 Stop Work Order Fee/Fine may be applied to any work done without the required permit.

More information may be obtained from the Inspections Department by calling 828.248.5239.

Manufactured Home Permit Fees:

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Additional Information about manufactured homes is found in the Town of Forest City Unified Development Ordinance Chapter 4, Special Requirements, Section 4.2.6 Manufactured Homes (on individual lots). 

Pre-Occupancy Inspections:

Rental properties (residential and commercial) may acquire a re-inspection fee of $50.00, if tenant/owner does not provide access to the property/dwelling for the initially scheduled inspection. Also, the $50.00 fee may be imposed if failed inspection's violations are not corrected prior to scheduling the second and/or third property inspection. 

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Zoning Permit Fees: 

Special Use Application


Variance Request


Amendment to Zoning map

Less than 3 acres $250.00
3 acres or more $500.00

Sign Permit Application

$2.50 per thousand dollars of construction cost with a minimum of $50.00

Conditional Use Permit


Temporary Zoning Application


Zoning Application


Code Enforcement Fees:

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Fees for Code Enforcement cases are set by the selected contractor the Planning and Code Enforcement Department contracts with each season/year. In addition to the contractor's fee for abatement, an administrative fee, of a minimum of $60.00, is assessed per abatement. When and if a lien is filed with the Rutherford County Revenue Department, an additional administrative fee is imposed on the Code Enforcement case, as a minimum of $60.00, as well. 


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