Permit Fees

Building Safety

Building permit fees for new structures are based on the square footage of the structure. Our office follows a formula using the national average according to the latest version of the ICC Building Safety Journal for price per square foot and a multiplier for the type of construction.

Plan review fees are required at the time of application submittal.


The fee for remodeling projects is based on the value of the job. (material and labor)

Total Valuation                           Fee

$1.00 - $500.00                           $15.00

$501.00 - $2,000.00                    $15.00 for the first $500.00 plus $2.00 for each add'l $100.00

$2,001.00 - $25,000.00               $45.00 for the first $2,000.00 plus $9.00 for each add'l $1,000.00

$25,001.00 - $50,000.00             $252.00 for the first $25,000.00 plus $6.50 for each add'l $1,000.00

$50,001.00 - $100,000.00           $414.50 for the first $50,000.00 plus $4.50 for each add'l $1,000.00

$100,001.00 - $500,000.00         $639.50 for the first $100,000.00 plus $3.50 for each add'l $1,000.00

$500,001.00 - $1,000,000.00      $2,039.50 for the first $500,000.00 plus $3.00 for each add'l $1,000.00

$1,000,001.00 and up                 $3,539.50 for the first $1,000,000 plus $2.00 for each add'l $1,000.00

Plan Review Fee
The plan review fee will be charged up to half of the permit fee based on the above fee schedule. This fee is collected at the time of submittal and based off the project value.

Plumbing Permits
Permit - $25.00
Per Inspection - $10.00
Per fixture - $5.00
The plumbing permit application can be found here.

Fuel or Gas Piping Permits
Permit Fee - $35.00

Mechanical Permits
Residential dwellings per unit up to a maximum of 4 units - $25.00
Commercial, industrial and institutional - $100.00

Sign Permits, Moving Permits, Demolition Permits
Permit Fee - $30.00

**Master/Journeyman plumbers, fuel/gas installers, mechanical, and sign hanger contractors MUST be licensed with the City of Williston before they can do any work within the city limits.  Please contact Nydel Tompkins regarding city licensing.