Town of Burlington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Burlington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Aquifer Protection Agency fees — See Ch. 5.
Building construction — See Ch. 149.
[Adopted 4-16-1979]
A. 
The building permit fee for new buildings and structures and additions or alterations to existing buildings and structures, excluding plumbing, heating, electrical and septic permits, shall be computed as follows:
(1) 
Ten cents per square foot of floor area.
(2) 
Five cents per square foot of floor area of basement garages and open decks.
(3) 
Minimum fee: $10.
B. 
Floor area shall be measured by multiplying the floor area of the first story by the number of stories, or by adding the floor area of all stories as shown on the building plans. The floor area of all accessory buildings, garages, breezeways, porches, sheds, barns or all-purpose storage structures shall be included in computing floor area.
The permit fee for heating, plumbing, electrical or other permit required by the State of Connecticut Building Code shall be computed on the estimated cost of the proposed work as follows:
A. 
Ten dollars per up to $1,000 estimated cost.
B. 
Five dollars per each additional $1,000 estimated cost or fraction thereof.
C. 
Minimum fee: $10.
The building permit fee for alterations to and moving of buildings or structures, excluding heating, plumbing and electrical permits, shall be computed on the estimated cost of the foundation and all work necessary to move the building or structure and make necessary alterations, as follows:
A. 
Ten dollars per up to $1,000 estimated cost.
B. 
Five dollars per each additional $1,000 estimated cost or fraction thereof.
C. 
Minimum fee: $10.
The building permit fee for swimming pools fixed in ground shall be computed on the estimated cost of the work, as follows:
A. 
Ten dollars per up to $1,000 estimated cost.
B. 
Five dollars per each additional $1,000 estimated cost or fraction thereof.
C. 
Minimum fee: $10.
Applications for building permits shall be submitted to the office of the Building Inspector with the required fee. Each fee shall include the cost of two on-site inspections by the Building Inspector. Any other necessary inspections shall be billed to the applicant at the rate of $8 per hour.
The Town Building Inspector shall be the local officer to administer the State Demolition Code. The fee for a demolition permit shall be computed as follows:
A. 
Ten dollars for up to 400 square feet of floor area to be demolished.
B. 
Twenty dollars for 400 square feet up to 2,000 square feet.
C. 
Thirty-five dollars for 2,000 square feet or over.
A. 
The permit fee for approval of a proposed sewage system shall be computed on the estimated cost of the work, as follows:
(1) 
Ten dollars per up to $1,000 estimated cost.
(2) 
Five dollars additional for each additional $1,000 estimated cost or fraction thereof.
(3) 
Minimum fee: $10.
(4) 
Ten dollars for approval of permit for repairs.
B. 
The fee for approval of a proposed sewage system includes the cost of two on-site inspections. Any other necessary inspections shall be billed to the applicant at the rate of $8 per hour.
The fee for the approval of a state well drilling permit shall be $5. The fee for approval of a proposed water supply well permit includes the cost of one on-site inspection. Any other necessary inspections shall be billed to the applicant at the rate of $8 per hour.
The fee for percolation and/or deep pit testing for individual lots by the Sanitation Officer shall be $25 per lot, payable prior to testing. The Sanitation Officer will perform no tests for new subdivisions but will retest individual lots in existing subdivisions, where necessary.
[Adopted 10-1-2007]
Pursuant to C.G.S. § 8-1c, the Town of Burlington adopts an ordinance setting forth its base application fees in connection with various land use activities proposed and within the jurisdiction of a commission, board or agency of the Town, all as herein provided.
Planning and Zoning*
Fee
Zoning:
Bond reduction
$50
Earth removal – requires special permit; renewal
$200
Regulation or Zoning Map change
$200
Site plan review – entire site area
Less than 1/2 acre
$200
1/2 acre or more
$300
Site plan modification – total modification area
Less than 1/2 acre
$100
1/2 acre or more
$200
Special permit (includes publication cost)
$300
Subdivision and resubdivision:
Fee — if new road
$200 per 100 linear feet or portion thereof
Existing Town/state road
$200 per lot
Subdivision reapproval/modification (not resubdivision)
$100 per request
Wetlands and Watercourses*
Pre-activity review:
Uses as of right or non-regulated
$0
Application for single residential lot or forestry clearing by a licensed forester:
Under 25 acres total property
$50
Between 25 and 50 acres
$100
50 acres or more
$150
Note: For forestry clearing: additional fee of $100 will be collected for each wetlands crossing.
Application for commercial property or residential subdevelopment:
Under 25 acres total property
$200
25 acres or more, less than 50 acres
$300
50 acres or more total property
$400
Public hearing, all types of activity
$100
Zoning Board of Appeals*
All applications
$85
Notes:
*
In addition to fees listed, the Town Building Department shall collect all other fees or surcharges required by the Connecticut General Statutes, including State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection land use fees.
Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting any commission, board or agency of the Town from requiring that an applicant or permittee, at its or his sole expense, provide professional consultant reports, results or certifications as to conditions before or after construction or tests, nor shall this article impact bonding requirements set forth in any of the Town's land use regulations.
The Town of Burlington and all of its boards, commissions, and agencies are exempt from the payment of any and all of the fees or deposits required by this article. Charities, churches and nonprofit organizations are not exempt.