The Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing accepting written and verbal testimony regarding proposed modifications to Jefferson County’s Department of Community Development’s (DCD) fee schedule. Community Development, an enterprise fund, proposes modifications to its fee schedule adding new services and reviews, modifying existing services and reviews, deleting repealed services and reviews, and increasing its hourly review fee.
Proposed Modifications to the Fee Schedule
In 2018, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BoCC) made substantial legislative changes to the Jefferson County Code, including changes to Title 8 and Title 18, warranting modifications to the Community Development fee schedule. Community Development is an enterprise fund requiring that the Department capture its permit and application costs through fees, such as application and review fees for land use and building permits. The proposed modifications to the fee schedule include updates to match recent legislative changes, modifications based upon applications and services rendered by the Department, and an increase in the overall hourly fee from $92 to $94 based on the 2018 Consumer Price Index (CPI) (rounded to the nearest dollar). The existing 2015 Fee Schedule, through a 1996 Ordinance, permits Community Development to raise its hourly fee without BoCC action by the CPI yearly. Below is an overview of the proposed modifications.
Increase in hourly fee from $92 to $94 (based on CPI, rounded to the nearest dollar, and authorized by Ordinance 08-1123-15 and 12-1209-96)
Addition of the following services and reviews
Boundary Line Agreement (4 hour base fee);
Lot Certification (4 hour base fee);
Hearing Examiner Fee ($1,250 per Type III application or appeal requiring adjudication by the Hearing Examiner);
Miscellaneous Hourly Fee ($94 per hour charged for services and reviews not expressly listed within the fee schedule);
Commercial Shooting Facility Ordinance – Operating Permit (23 hours base fee. Chapter 8.50 of the Jefferson County Code); and
Built without permits (BWOP) penalty fee (50% penalty based on total permit fee)
Modification of the following services and reviews
Deletion of the following services and reviews
See the full proposed documents:
Appendix A - Fees