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City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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Table of Contents
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[Adopted 7-5-2011 by Ord. No. 1528]
A. 
Residential permit fees.
(1) 
New house, less than/equal to 2,000 square feet (based on permit): $220.*
(2) 
New house, greater than 2,000 square feet: $220 plus $0.10 per square foot (rounded to nearest $1).
(3) 
Addition/renovation, less than/equal to 1,000 square feet: $100.*
(4) 
Addition, greater than 1,000 square feet: $100 plus $0.10 per square foot (rounded to nearest $1).
(5) 
In-ground pool: $100.
(6) 
Aboveground pool: $50.
(7) 
Spa/hot tub: $50.
(8) 
Service change, first meter: $65; additional meter: $35.
(9) 
Garage/barn: $100.*
(10) 
Existing building rewiring (multifamily $95 per unit): $155.*
(11) 
Temporary service: $50.
(12) 
Alarm, security systems: $50.
(13) 
Not classified, all other work, minimum fee: $50.
(14) 
Solar/wind turbine: $65.
*
Permit fee includes one rough and one finish inspection; $50 per inspection for all other inspections; reinspection fee of $50 will be applied in cases of code deficiency.
B. 
Commercial/business/industrial permit fees.
(1) 
One percent of electrical construction cost or minimum fee, whichever is greater. (Proof of estimate must be submitted with application. Subject to change on condition and scope of work.)
(2) 
Each meter, based on larger disconnect: $0.50 per amp.
(3) 
Temporary service/sign/gas pump replacement: $50.
(4) 
Phone and data: 1% of cost or minimum fee, whichever is greater. (Proof of estimate must be submitted with application. Subject to change on condition and scope of work.)
(5) 
Blanket permit for industrial maintenance: $250.
(6) 
Minimum fee: $150.
(7) 
Carnival/circus/fair: $150.
C. 
Conditions of permit.
(1) 
Permit expires one year from date of issue or if electrical contractor is changed. An extension may be granted by the Inspector of Wires.
(2) 
Permit fees doubled upon failure to apply for a permit, as required.