LL 56 Raises Permit Fees for New Buildings and Alterations

LL 56 Raises Permit Fees for New Buildings and Alterations

By Mario Aurioso

The DOB is rolling out a new fee schedule under Local Law 56 of 2016, which will impact Permits for New Buildings and Alterations.

New Buildings Fee Structure 

New applications for 1, 2,3 – family dwellings will be reduced from $0.12 per square foot to $.06 per square foot but not less than $100.00.

New applications for all other buildings fewer than seven (7) stories and one hundred thousand square feet or less will not have an increase in the cost per square footage $0.26 but the minimum fee increases from $100.00 to $280.00.

New applications for all other buildings seven (7) stories or greater or more than one hundred thousand square feet has increased in the cost per square footage from $0.26 to $0.45 and the minimum fee has increased from $100.00 to $290.00.

Alterations Building Fee Structure 

The fee calculation rate for new applications for 1, 2 , 3 – family homes has reduced from $5.15 for each $1,000.00 in excess of $5,000.00 to $2.60 for each $1,000.00. The minimum fees have not changed.

The fee calculation rate for new applications fewer than seven (7) stories and less than one hundred thousand square feet buildings will no longer have a secondary rate (i.e. $20.00 for each $1,000.00 of the next $2,000.00).

The fee calculation rate for new applications for seven (7) stories or more or greater than one hundred thousand square feet has increased from $10.30 as follows:

  • Alteration 1 new fee calculation rate, $17.75 and the minimum fee is $290.00
  • Alteration 2 and 3 fee calculation rates and minimum fees are unchanged

The changes are comprehensive and complicated, and will require system wide changes.  Therefore, the new rates will take place once updates are completed across the board.