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REPORT RE: BUILDINGPERMIT FEES REPORT NO: 1 .conditional permit, changeofuse permit, demolition permit,

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MurrayLeppardChiefBuilding Official

The Corporation of the Town of South Bruce PeninsulaP.O. Box 310, 315 George StreetWiarton, OnNOH 2TO

Telephone: (519) 534-1400 ext. 141Fax: (519) 534-4862

e-mail: [email protected]

REPORT RE:REPORT NO:

BUILDING PERMIT FEES

1-0CTOBER-2007

SUBJECT:BuildingPermit Fees

BACKGROUND:

As per your request at the September 10, 2007 Council meeting, please find attached the Building Permit FeeReview Final Report provided by Tunnock Consulting Ltd.With respect to the Ontario Building Code requirements including the number of inspections and the necessityof two building inspectors, the Ontario Building Code/Act indicates the following:

.the time period for the purposes of issuing or refusing a building permit shall be no longer than 10 daysfor houses and further sets out time periods for other classes of buildings.

.an inspector shall not later than two days after receipt of a notice undertake a site inspection of thebuilding to which the notice relates.

The required inspections include the following:

(a) readiness to construct footings,(b) substantial completion of footings andfoundations prior to commencement of backf1lling,(c) substantial completion of structural framing and ductworKand piping for heating and alr-conaitioning systems, if the

building is within the scope of Part 9 of Division B,(d) substantial completion of structural framing and roughing-in of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and

air-contaminant extraction equipment, if the building is not a building to which Clause (c) applies,(e) substantial completion of insulation, vapour barriers and air barriers,(f) substantial completion of all required fire separations and closures and all fire protection systems including

standpipe, sprinkler, fire alarm and emergency lighting systems,(g) substantial completion of fire access routes,(h) readiness for inspection and testing of:

(i) buildingsewersand buildingdrains,(ii) water service pipes,(iii) fire service mains,(iv) drainage systems and venting systems,(v) the water distribution system, and(vi) plumbing fixtures and plumbing appliances,

(i) readiness for inspection of suction and gravity outlets, covers and suction piping serving outlets of an outdoor pooldescribed in Clause 1.3.1. 1.(1)(j) of Division A, a public pool or a public spa,

(j) substantial completion of the circulation / recirculation system of an outdoorpool described in Clause 1.3.1.1.(1)(j)of DivisionA, a publicpool or publicspa and substantialcompletionof the poolbefore it is first fIlledwithwater,

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(k) readiness to construct the sewage system,(1) substantial completion of the installation of the sewage system before the commencement of backf1.lling,(m) substantial completion of installation of plumbing not located in a structure, before the commencement of

backfilling, and(n) completion of construction and installation of components required to permit the issue of an occupancy permit under

Sentence 1.3.3.1.(2) or to permit occupancy under Sentence 1.3.3.2.( 1), if the building or part of the building to beoccupied is not fully completed.

RECOMMENDATION:

Receiveand file.

RespectfullySubmitted, Approved by,

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Dme:Seprerner26,2007

'alcolrn McIntosh, CAOMPA, MCIP, RPP

Date: ~.A:d-. til &~ 7,

rCorporation of the

Town of South Bruce Peninsula

Building Permit Fee ReviewFinal Report

Tunnock Consulting Ltd.2 Wilson Street West, Suite 2Perth, Ontario, K7H 2M5tel. 613326-0040Fax. 613 326-0030E-mail: [email protected]!.cawww.tunnockcoosulting.caFile P-1485

January 31,2006

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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1. Introduction 1

2. BuildingCodeAct ...................................... 1

3. Methodolog)" . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

4. Building Department Services and Other Support Services 3

5. Building Permit Activity 6

6. Indirect Costs 6

7. Direct Costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

8. Total RevenueGeneration for Direct and Indirect.Costs 9

9. B1:IiIdingPermit Fee Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

10. Recommendations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

11. Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Appendix 1 -Public Meeting NoticeAppendix 2 -Annual Report -Building Permit Fees

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File P-1485 January 31, 2006

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TOWN OF SOUTH BRUCE PENINSULABUILDING PERMITFEE REPORT

1. Introduction

The Town of South Bruce Peninsula (population 8,0901)has undertaken to review itsresponsibilities under Bill 124, the Amendment to the Building Code Act. This reportaddresses the issue of Building Permit Fees based on the requirements of the BuildingCode Act Amendment.

2. Building Code Act

Section 7 of the Building Code Act permits a council of a municipality to pass a by-law,"prescribing classes of permits...requiring the payment of fees on applications for andissuance of permits and prescribing the amounts thereof; (and) providing for refunds offees under such circumstances as are prescribed".

Bill ]24, "An Act to improve public safety and to increase efficiency in building codeenforcement" makes significant changes to the Building Code Act, not the least of whichis to establish greater accountability for the fees levied for building permits. Section 7 hasbeen amended by setting out new requirements with respect to calculating fees andinforming the public of changes to fees or the introduction of new fees.

Section 7(2) states that the "The total amount of the fees authorized under clause (1) (c)must not exceed the anticipated reasonable costs of the principal authority to administerand enforce this Act in its area of jurisdiction". The new legislation imposes a high leveltest or "anticipated reasonable cost" without explicitly setting out the scope of those costsor what is reasonable. It does not indicate that the cost must be determined for each class

or type of penn it issued. Effective July 1,2005; however, any changes to fees or theintroduction of new fees wi11require any municipality to meet the requirements of theAct. Municipalities will be expected to calculate both the direct and indirect costs ofadministration and enforcement of the Act.

Section 7(4) sets out the reporting requirements. An Annual Report on Fees and costs isrequired. Specifically, "Every 12months, each principal authority shall prepare a reportthat contains such infonnation as may be prescribed about any fees authorized underclause (I) (c) and costs of the principal authority to administer and enforce this Act in itsarea of jurisdiction". Section 7(5) states that the report must be available to the public.The report does not have to be sent to the Province. The first report must be issued in the]stquarter of 2007. .I Statistics Canada, 200 I Census

File P-1485 1 January 31, 2006

Town of South Bruce Peninsula BuildiOl~Pennit Fee Review

Where there is a change in fees, Section 7(6) requires that Public Notice be given and ameeting held. However, notice of the meeting only has to be given to those who requestednotice by writing to the Clerk of the municipality. The municipality must maintain aregistry of those who submitted written requests to be notified and has provided anaddress for the notice. This includes any person and organization who filed a requestwithin the previous five years. Notice of the meeting must be sent by regular mail at least2 I days prior to the proposed meeting. The notice does not have to be advertized in thenewspaper, unless the municipality has its own protocol for doing so.

Finally, as a component of the accountability, the municipality must identify how surplusrevenues or a reserve fund are used where, for example, the fees collected in any givenyear exceed the cost of the service provided and the surplus is carried over to the nextfiscal year. The Cost Stabilization Reserve Fund may be used to offset costs foroperational or capital expenditures in years where fee revenues are less than projectedcosts. These funds may also be used for anticipated future expenditures such as newsalaries, replacement of computer equipment or a municipal vehicle in the BuildingDepartment. Reserve funds may be used to offset operational or capital costs in otherdepartments, only where there is a dire.ctlinkage to supporting the Building Department.For example, the Treasurer may require a new computer. Since the computer is used forrecording financial information on building permit fees or the building department'sbudget, a pro-rated portion could be taken from the Reserve Fund.

3. Methodology

The steps in determining a proposed building permit fee structure were as follows:

A. Building permit activity was collected for the period 2001-2004 in order todetermine the median level of activity in the municipality.

B. Information was collected from the 2005 municipal budget in order to calculatedirect and indirect costs related to building permit fees.

C. Time allocation information was collected for municipal personnel who performsupport services to the building service (indirect costs). This included Council, theCAO, staff in the Clerk's Department, Finance Department. IT/Systems, By-lawEnforcement, Fire Department an