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City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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[Adopted 3-13-1972 by Ord. No. 499]
[Last amended 1-2-2007 by Ord. No. 1448]
Building permit fees.
Minimum building permit fee: $25.
New single-family or two-family: $0.58 per square foot.
Residential alterations or repairs: $0.47 per square foot.
Kitchens and bathrooms: $0.75 per square foot.
Multifamily: $0.58 per square foot.
New commercial and industrial:
Commercial: $0.58 per square foot.
Industrial: $0.35 per square foot.
Commercial and industrial alterations:
Commercial alterations: $50 minimum plus $0.25 per square foot over 250 square feet.
Industrial alterations: $50 minimum plus $0.20 per square foot over 500 square feet.
Municipal: no fee.
Swimming pools: $35 aboveground; $45 in-ground.
Residential: $35.
Commercial: $100.
One to 60 square feet: $40.
Over 60 square feet: $40 plus $1 per additional square foot.
Fences: $25.
Solid-fuel-burning appliances: $25.
Roofing/siding, residential: $40.
Roofing/siding, commercial: $100 minimum or $4.50 per $1,000 of value.
Foundations: $0.20 per square foot.
Finished basements: $0.30 per square foot.
Garages: $0.30 per square foot.
Accessory buildings: $0.30 per square foot.
Residential: $25 up to four units, $2.75 each additional unit.
Commercial: $50 up to four units, $5.25 each additional unit.
Chimney: $25 — same.
Fireplaces: $50 — same.
Decks: minimum plus $0.20 per square foot over $100.
Occupancy permits: $30.
In addition to the permit fee, a penalty of double the fee will be charged in any case where construction has begun before a permit is issued.
A reinspection fee of up to $50 may be charged for any inspection called for but not ready.
All fees are to be a minimum of 0.5 of 1%.
On exceptionally large or complicated multifamily, commercial or industrial projects, plan review fees may be required.
Minimum square foot value.
Type of Construction
Minimum Square Foot Value
One- or two-family dwelling
Residential alterations or additions
Multifamily dwellings
Accessory buildings, wood frame or block
Commercial alterations
Industrial alterations
$20 per square foot
[Added 5-20-1974 by Ord. No. 557]
Any person engaged in the construction of a building, or installation of a sign or elevator, for the City of Gardner shall be exempt from the requirement to pay a building permit fee.
The Building Commissioner shall not charge a certificate of inspection fee to churches, schools and the City of Gardner.
[Added 11-17-1975 by Ord. No. 602]
[Added 2-22-2011 by Ord. No. 1522]
Table 110 is included at the end of this chapter.