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Fee Schedule

Section I. Authority of Council

Cherokee County reserves the right to alter or amend the fee schedule set forth hereinafter from time to time as it may deem appropriate.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 2. Building Permits

ValuationFee
$1,000.00 and Less No fee, unless inspection required (electrical, mechanical, etc.) in which case a minimum $15.00 fee for each inspection shall be charged.
$1,000.00 to $50,000.00 $15.00 for first $1,000.00 plus $5.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$50,001.00 to $100,000.00 $260.00 for first $50,000.00 plus $4.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $460.00 for first $100,000.00 plus $3.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.
$500,001.00 and up $1,660.00 for first $500,000.00 plus $2.00 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 3. Moving Fee

For the moving of any building or structure, the fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100.00)

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 4. Demolition Fee

For the demolition of any building or structure, the fee shall be fifty dollars ($50.00). This section does not apply to those dwelling or structures demolished pursuant to [section] 6-112 of the Cherokee County Code of Ordinances.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

*Editors Note: An ordinance of June 25, 2001, did not specifically amend the Code; hence, inclusion as Appendix A Fee Schedule was at the editor's discretion.

*Cross References: Buildings, construction, and related activities, Ch. 6; Land development regulations, Ch. 13; Planning and development, Ch. 17.

Section 5. Penalties for Sections 2 through 4.

Where work for which a permit is required is started or proceeded prior to obtaining said permit, the fees herein specified shall be doubled, but the payment of such double fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements of this Code in the execution of the work nor from any other penalties prescribed.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 6. Plan-checking fees.

When the valuation of the proposed construction exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and a plan is required to be submitted by the authority having jurisdiction, a plan-checking fee shall be paid to the building official at the time of submitting plans and specifications for checking. Said plan-checking fee shall be equal to one-half(1/2) of the building permit fee, based on total project cost including M.E.P.S.  Such plan-checking fee is in addition to the building permit fee.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 7. Land use fees.

The following fees shall be charged at the time the subdivision plat is submitted for review and shall be charged separately for each recurring preliminary plat presented to the designated ordinance administrator.

Preliminary plat review (approval of road design and layout).

  1. Fifty dollars ($50.00) plus three dollars ($3.00) per lot, up to a maximum of four hundred dollars ($400.00)

Final plat review (approval for recording).

  1. 2-10 Lots - $50.00
  2. 11 or More Lots - $75.00

Section 8. Land development project fee.

One hundred dollar ($100.00) Application fee shall be made to the designated ordinance administrator before work is commenced to all newly proposed multi-family, mobile home park, industrial, office, or commercial projects.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 9. Land-use variance application fee.

Twenty-five dollar ($25.00) application fee shall be submitted in order to have the matter referred to the appropriate commission or review board for hearing.

Section 10. Board of adjustment and appeals application fee.

Twenty-five dollar ($25.00) application fee shall be submitted to have the matter referred to the board of adjustment and appeals for hearing.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 11. Communication tower permit fee.

Ten thousand dollar ($10,000.00) fee shall be due prior to the issuance of the building permit for newly constructed communication towers.

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 12. Manufactured homes.

  1. License Fees - $5.00
  2. Set-up fees for inspections, which includes but is not limited to electrical, mechanical, and plumbing inspections - $200.00

(Ord. of 6-25-01(6))

Section 13. Sexually oriented business.

Business Permit

  1. Application Fee - $50.00
  2. Annual Permit - $200.00

Employee Permit

  1. Application Fee - $25.00
  2. Annual Renewal - $25.00
  3. Temporary Employee Permit - $25.00

Section 14. Operational Permit

  1. Per 2003 International Fire Code - $25.00