Fees

The following is a list of fees charged by the Building Department, or collected by the Building Department on behalf of other departments or governmental agencies at the time permits are issued. Only plan check fee is assessed when plans are submitted for review.

Please use the following information as an estimate only in planning for your projects.

For the exact amount of fees to be paid at permit issuance, contact permit technicians at 909-395-2023.

Fees  
Building Permit Fees View Table A below
Plan Check Fees

80% of permit fees

Expedited Plan Check Program (download below)

Earthquake (Residential) 0.0001 x valuation
Earthquake (Commercial) 0.00021 x valuation
Sewer Assessment (On Site) $6,624 per dwelling unit or based on fixtures unit for commercial. (Subject to annual increase)
Electrical Permit Fees View Table B below
Mechanical Permit Fees View Table C below
Plumbing Permit Fees View Table D below
Grading Plan Check/Permit Fees View Tables E and F below
Development Impact Fees

Impact Fees (effective October 16, 2017) (download below)

Impact Fees (effective January 1, 2020) (download below)

General City Development Impact Fees - Breakdown (download below)

Ontario Ranch Development Impact Fees - Breakdown (download below)

2019 DIF Calculation and Nexus Update Report (9/17/19) (download below)

2019 Master Facilities Plan Update - Volume 1 (9/17/19) (download below)

2017 Master Facilities Plan Update - Volume 2 (9/17/19) (download below)

For additional information regarding Development Impact Fees, please contact Management Services at (909) 395-2356.

Dust Control $250 per acre + $5 each additional acre
Microfilming of Plans $1.50 per plan page
School District Fees

Contact the appropriate school district as the fee is paid directly to them. View instructions (download below)

Chaffey Joint Union High School 909-988-8511 x2511
Chino Unified School District 909-628-1201 x1207
Cucamonga School District 909-987-8942 x238
Mountain View School District 909-947-2992
Ontario-Montclair School District 909-459-2500 x 6483

Note: Notwithstanding the attached Tables A through F, the minimum fee for any permit is $47.50 and the minimum plan check fee for reviewing grading plans is $37.60.

 

ACCORDION
Table A

Building Permit Fees

Total Valuation Fee
$1.00 to $500.00 $23.50
$501.00 to $2,000.00 $23.50 for the first $500.00 plus $3.05 for each additional $100.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $2,000.00
$2,001.00 to $25,000.00 $69.25 for the first $2,000.00 plus $14.00 for each additional $1,000.00, or fraction thereof, to and including $25,000.00
$25,001.00 to $50,000.00 $391.25 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 $100,000.00
$100,001.00 to $500,000.00 $993.75 for the first $100,000.00 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 $500,000.00 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
Table B

Electrical Permit Fees

Permit Issuance

For the issuance of each electrical permit $23.50
Minimum permit fee $23.50


System Fee Schedule 
(Note: The following do not include permit-issuing fee.)

New Residential Buildings
The following fees shall include all wiring and electrical equipment in or on each building, or other electrical equipment on the same premises constructed at the same time.

  • Multifamily
  • For new multifamily buildings (apartments and condominiums) having three or more dwelling units constructed at the same time, not including the area of garages, carports and accessory buildings, per square foot (0.09m2)
  • 0.050
  • Single and two family
  • For new single- and two-family residential buildings constructed at the same time and not including the area of garages, carports and accessory buildings, per square foot (0.09m2)
  • 0.056

For other types or residential occupancies and for alterations, additions and modifications to existing residential buildings use the Unit Fee Schedule.

 

 

Private Swimming Pools

For new private, in-ground swimming pools for single-family and multifamily occupancies, including a complete system of necessary branch circuit wiring, bonding, grounding, underwater lighting, water pumping and other similar electrical equipment directly related to the operation of a swimming pool, each pool 49.50

 

Carnivals and Circuses
Carnivals, circuses, or other traveling shows or exhibitions utilizing transportable-type rides, booths, displays and attractions.

For electrical generators and electrically driven rides, each 23.50
For mechanically driven rides and walk-through attractions or displays having electric lighting, each 7.25
For a system of area and booth lighting, each 7.25

For permanently installed rides, booths, displays and attractions, use the Unit Fee Schedule.

 

Temporary Power Service

For a temporary service pole or pedestal, including all pole or pedestal-mounted receptacle outlets and appurtenances, each 23.50
For a temporary distribution system and temporary lighting and receptacle outlets for construction sites, decorative lights, Christmas tree sale lots, fireworks stands, etc. each 12.30


Unit Fee Schedule
    (Note: The following do not include permit-issuing fee.)

Receptacle, Switch and Light Outlets
For receptacle, switch, light or other outlets at which current is used or controlled, except services, feeders and meters:

First 20 fixtures, each 1.10
Additional fixtures, each 0.73

Note: For multioutlet assemblies, each 5 feet (1524mm) or fraction thereof may be considered as one

 

Lighting Fixtures

For lighting fixtures, sockets or other lamp-holding devices:
    First 20 fixtures, each
1.10
    Additional fixtures, each 0.73
For pole or platform-mounted lighting fixtures, each 1.10
For theatrical-type lighting fixtures or assemblies, each 1.10

 

Residential Appliances

For fixed residential appliances or receptacle outlets for same, including wall-mounted electric ovens, counter mounted cooking tops; electric ranges; self-contained room, console or through-wall air conditioners; space heaters; food waste grinder; dishwashers; washing machines; water heaters; clothes dryer; or other motor-operated appliances not exceeding 1 horsepower (HP) (746W) in rating, each 4.75

Note: For other types of air conditioner and other motor-driven appliances having larger electrical ratings, see Power Apparatus

 

Non-Residential

For nonresidential appliances and self-contained factory-wired, nonresidential appliances not exceeding 1 horsepower (HP), kilowatt (kW) or kilovolt-ampere (kVA), in rating, including medical and dental devices; food, beverage and ice cream cabinets; illuminated show cases; drinking fountains; vending machines; laundry machines; or other similar types of equipment, each 4.75

Note: For other types of air conditioner and other motor driven appliances having larger electrical ratings, see Power Apparatus.

 

Power Apparatus
For motors, generators, transformers, rectifiers, synchronous converters, capacitors, industrial heating, air conditions and heat pumps, cooking or baking equipment and other apparatus, as follows:

Rating in horsepower (HP), kilowatts (kW), kilovolt-amperes (KVA) or kilovolt-amperes-reactive (kVAR): 

Up to and including 1, each 4.75
Over 1 and not over 10, each 12.30
Over 10 and not over 50, each 24.60
Over 50 and not over 100, each 49.50
Over 100, each 74.50

Notes:

  1. For equipment or appliances having more than one motor, transformer, heater, etc., the sum of the combined ratings may be used.
  2. These fees include all switches, circuit breakers, contactors, thermostats, relays and other directly related control equipment.

 

Busways

For trolley and plug-in-type busways, each 100 feet (30 480mm) or fraction thereof. 7.25

Note: An additional fee is required for lighting fixtures, motors and other appliances that are connected to Trolley and plug-in-type busways. A fee is not required for portable tools.

 

Signs, Outline Lighting and Marquees

For signs, outline lighting systems or marquees supplied from one branch circuit, each 24.60
For additional branch circuits within the same sign, outline lighting system or marquee, each 4.75

 

Services

For services of 600 volts or less and not over 200 amperes in rating, each 30.50
For services of 600 volts or less and over 200 amperes to 1,000 amperes, each 62.15
For services over 600 volts or over 1,000 amperes in rating, each 124.30

 

Miscellaneous Apparatus, Conduits and Conductors

For electrical apparatus, conduits and conductors for which a permit is required but for which a permit is required but for which no fee is herein set forth 18.20

Note: This fee is not applicable when a fee is paid for one or more services, outlets, fixtures, appliances, power' apparatus, busways, signs or other equipment.

Other Inspections and Fees:

Inspections outside of normal business hours, per hour (minimum charge—three hours) $60.00
Reinspection fees $47.00
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge—one half hour) $47.00
Additional plan review require by changes, additions or revisions to plans or to plans for which an initial review has been completed (minimum charge—one-half hour) $75.00
Table C

Mechanical Permit Fees

Permit Issuance and Heaters 

For the issuance of each mechanical permit $23.50
Minimum permit fee $23.50

Unit Fee Schedule
(Note: The following do not include permit-issuing fee.)

Furnaces

For the installation or relocation of each forced air or gravity -type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance, up to and including 100,000 Btu/h (29.3kW) 14.80
For the installation or relocation or each forced-air or gravity type furnace or burner, including ducts and vents attached to such appliance over 100,000 Btu/h (29.3kW) 18.20
For the installation or relocation of each floor furnace, including vent 14.80
For the installation or relocation of each suspended heater, recessed wall heater or floor-mounted unit heater 14.80

 

Appliance Vents

For the installation, relocation or replacement of each appliance vent installed and not included in an appliance permit 7.25

 

Repairs of Additions

For the repair of, alteration of, or addition to each heating appliance, refrigeration unit, cooling unit, absorption unit, or each heating, cooling, absorption or evaporative cooling system, including installation of controls regulated by the Mechanical Code

13.70

 

Boilers, Compressors and Absorption Systems

For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 3 horsepower (10.6kW) or each absorption system to and including 100,000Btu/h (29.3 kW) 14.70
For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 3 horsepower (10.6kW) to and including 15 horsepower (52.7kW), or each absorption system over 100,000 Btu/h (29.3 kW) to and including 500,000 Btu/h (146.6 kW) 27.15
For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 15 horsepower (52.7 kW) to and including 30 horsepower (105.5 kW), or each absorption system over 500,000 Btu/h (146.6 kW) to and including 1,000,000 Btu/h (293.IkW) 37.25
For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 30 horsepower (105.5 kW) to and including 50 horsepower (176 kW), or each absorption system over 1,000,000 Btu/h (293.1 kW) to and including 1,750,000 Btu/h (512.9 kW) 55.45
For the installation or relocation of each boiler or compressor over 50 horsepower (176 kW), or each absorption systems over 1,750,000 Btu/h (512.9 kW) 92.65

 

Air Handlers
For receptacle, switch, light or other outlets at which current is used or controlled, except services, feeders and meters:

For each air-handling unit to and including 10,000 cubic feet per minute (cfm) (4719L/s), including ducts attached thereto 10.65
Note: This fee does not apply a an air handling unit which is a portion of a factory assembled appliance, cooling unit, evaporative cooler or absorption unit for which a permit is required elsewhere in the Mechanical Code. For each air-handling unit over 10,000 cfm (4719 L/s 18.10

 

Evaporative Coolers

For each evaporative cooler other than portable type 10.65

 

Ventilation and Exhaust

For each ventilation fan connected to a single duct 7.25
For each ventilation system which is not a portion of any heating or air-conditioning system authorized by a permit 10.65
For the installation of each hood which is served by mechanical exhaust, including the ducts for such hood 10.65

 

Incinerators

For the installation or relocation of each domestic-type incinerator 18.20
For the installation or relocation of each commercial or industrial-type incinerator 14.50

 

Miscellaneous

For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by the Mechanical Code but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which the fee is listed in the table

10.65

 

Other Inspections and Fees:

Inspections outside of normal business hours, per hour (minimum charge—three hours) $60.00
Reinspection fees $47.00
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge—one half hour) $47.00
Additional plan review require by changes, additions or revisions to plans or to plans for which an initial review has been completed (minimum charge—one-half hour) $75.00

 

 

Table D

Plumbing Permit Fees

Permit Issuance

For the issuance of each plumbing permit $23.50
Minimum permit fee $23.50

 

Unit Fee Schedule
(Note: The following do not include permit-issuing fee.)

Fixtures and Vents

For each plumbing fixture or trap or set of fixtures on one trap (including water, drainage piping and backflow protection thereof) 9.80
For repair or alteration of drainage or vent piping, each fixture 4.75

 

Sewers, Disposal Systems and Interceptors

For each building sewer and each trailer park sewer 24.65
For each cesspool 37.25
For each private sewage disposal system 74.50
For each industrial waste pretreatment interceptor, including its trap and vent, excepting kitchen-type grease interceptors functioning as fixture traps 19.90

 

Water Piping and Water Heaters

For installation, alteration, or repair of water piping or water-treating equipment, or both, each 4.75
For each water heater including vent 12.30

For vents only, see Table C-3

 

Gas Piping Systems

For each gas piping system of one to five outlets 6.15
For each additional outlet over five, each 1.10

 

Lawn Sprinklers, Vacuum Breakers and Backflow Protection Devices

For each lawn sprinkler system on any one meter, including backflow protection devices thereof 14.80
For atmospheric-type vacuum breakers or backflow protection devices not included in Item 1
    1 to 5 devices
12.30
    Over S devices, each 2.25
For each backflow-protection device other than atmospheric-type vacuum breakers:
    2 inches (50.8 mm) and smaller
12.30
    Over 2 inches (50.8 mm) 24.65

 

Swimming Pools
For each swimming pool or spa

Public pool 91.25
Public spa 60.75
Private pool 60.75
Private spa 30.25

 

Miscellaneous

For each appliance or piece of equipment regulated by the Plumbing Code but not classed in other appliance categories, or for which no other fee is listed in this code 9.80

 

Other Inspections and Fees:

Inspections outside of normal business hours, per hour (minimum charge—three hours) $60.00
Reinspection fees $47.00
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge—one half hour) $47.00
Additional plan review require by changes, additions or revisions to plans or to plans for which an initial review has been completed (minimum charge—one-half hour) $75.00
Table E & F

Grading Plan Review Fees

Table E

50 cubic yards (38.2m3) or less $0
51 to 100 cubic yards (40 to 76.5m3) $23.50
101 to 1,000 cubic yards (77.2 to 764.6m3) $37.00
1,001 to 10,000 cubic yards (765.3 to 7645.5m3) $49.25
10,001 to 100,000 cubic yards (7646.3 to 76.455m3 $49.25 for the first 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3), plus $24.50 for each additional 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3) or fraction thereof
100,001 to 200,000 cubic yards (76,456 to 152 91 lm3) $269.75 for the first 100,000 cubic yards (76 455m3), plus $13.25 for each additional 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3) or fraction thereof
200,001 cubic yards (152 912m3) or more $402.25 for the first 200,000 cubic yards (152 91 Im3), plus $7.25 for each additional 10,000 cubic yards (7545.5m3) or fraction thereof

Other Fees

Additional plan review required by changes, additions or revisions to plans for which an initial review has been completed

 

Grading Permit Fees

Table F

Grading permit issuance fee $23.50
50 Cubic yards (38.2m3) or less $23.50
51 to 100 cubic yards (40 or 76.5m3) $37.00
101 to 1,000 cubic yards (77.2 to 764.6m3) $37.00 for the first 100 cubic yards (76.5m3) plus $17.50 for each additional 100 cubic yards (76.5m3)or fraction thereof
1,001 to 10,000 cubic yards (765.3 to 7645.5m3) $194.50 for the first 1,000 cubic yards (764.6m3), plus $14.50 for each additional 1,000 cubic yards or fraction thereof
10,001 to 100,000 cubic yards (7646.3 to 76 455 m3) $325.00 for the first 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3) plus $66.00 for each additional 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3) or fraction thereof
100,001 cubic yards (76 456m3) or more $919.00 for the first 100,000 cubic yards (76 455m3), plus $26.50 for each additional 10,000 cubic yards (7645.5m3) or fraction thereof

Other Inspections and Fees:

Inspection outside of normal business hours, per hour (minimum charge—two hours) $60.00
Reinspection fees $47.00
Inspections for which no fee is specifically indicated, per hour (minimum charge—one half hour) $47.00

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