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Plan Review Fee Schedule

Section 1. Submission of plans and fees. All plans and specifications required to be submitted to the Building Official by the Kentucky Building Code shall be accompanied by the applicable fee as set forth herein, rounded to the nearest dollar.

Section 2. Method of payment. All fees required herein shall be in check form payable to the City of Murray.

Section 3. Construction approval. Approval for construction shall not be issued by the Building Official until all required fees have been paid.

Section 4. New Construction. Plan review fees for new buildings shall be calculated by multiplying the total building area under construction by the cost per square feet of each occupancy type as listed in Table 1. Total square footage shall be determined by the outside dimensions of the building. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $100.

Section 5. Fast Track Elective. The fee for permit applicants seeking early site and foundation approval prior to full review of complete set of construction documents shall be that as calculated from Table 1 plus 50 percent of the full fee. The additional 50 percent shall not be less than $200 and not more than $3000. The entire fee shall be paid at the time the initial plans are submitted.

Table 1
Plan Review Fee Schedule

Occupancy Type Cost Per Square Foot
Residential
(except 1 & 2 family dwelling)

5 cents

Assembly

6 cents

Education (under 5000 sq. feet)

5 cents

Business

5 cents

Mercantile

5 cents

Industrial factories

3.75 cents

Warehouses

3 cents

Frozen food plants

4 cent

All other nonresidential

4 cents

Section 6. Additions to existing building. Plan review fees for additions to existing buildings, which shall not require the entire building to conform to the Kentucky Building Code, shall be calculated in accordance with Table 1 by the measurement of the square footage of the addition as determined by the outside dimensions of the addition. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $100.

Section 7. Change in use. Plan review fees for existing buildings in which the use group or occupancy type is changed shall be calculated in accordance with Table 1 by using the total square footage of the entire building or structure under the new occupancy type as determined by the outside dimensions. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $100.

Section 8. Alterations and repairs. Plan review fees for alterations and repairs not otherwise covered by this fee schedule shall be calculated by multiplying the cost for the repairs by 0.0025. Minimum fee for review of plans under this section shall be $100.

Section 9. Specialized fees. In addition to the above fees, the fees in Table 2 shall be applied for the specialized plan reviews listed.

Table 1
Automatic Sprinkler Review Fee Table

Sprinkler Heads Fee
4-200

$100.00

201-300

$125.00

301-400

$160.00

401-750

$200.00

Over 750

$200 plus .19 cents per sprinkler over 750

Section 10. Fire detection system. The plan review fee for a fire detection system in construction from 0 to 20,000 square feet shall be $100; over 20,000 square feet shall be $100 plus $19 for each additional 10,000 square feet in excess of 20,000 square feet.

Section 11. Standpipe. The plan review fee for standpipe shall be $100 (combination standpipe and riser plans shall be reviewed under the automatic sprinkler review schedule set forth in Table 2.)

Section 12. Carbon dioxide suppression system. The plan review fee for carbon dioxide suppression systems shall be $100 for 1 to 200 pounds of agent. For over 200 pounds of agent the fee shall be $100 plus 2 cents per pound in excess of 200 pounds.

Section 13. Foam suppression system. The plan review fee for foam suppression systems shall be $1.25 per gallon of foam concentrate. The fee for review of plans under this section shall not be less than $100 nor more than $1,900.

Section 14. Commercial range hood. The plan review fee for commercial range hoods is $100 per hood.

Section 15. Dry chemical systems. The plan review fee for dry chemical systems (except range hoods) shall be $100 for 1 to 30 pounds of agent. For over 30 pounds of agent the fee shall be $100 plus 25 cents per pound in excess of 30 pounds.

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