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Project Development Plan Process/Fees
Licenses
All general contractors and subs are required to apply for and obtain a business licenses from the Commissioner of Revenue prior to obtaining permits. Please contact the Commissioner of Revenue Judy Miller for applications and pricing of business licenses at (276) 679-0031.

Plan Submittal
Building Plans
Two sets of plans are required, and approximately one week review time should be expected. For restaurants, plans of the kitchen area need to be submitted to the Wise County Health Department in order to obtain a food service permit upon completion of the project.

Erosion & Sediment Control and
Stormwater Management

  • Two sets required, approximately one week review time should be expected
Site Plans
  • Two sets required can be part of and submitted with the E and S plans, approximately one week review time should be expected - No Review Fee

Application Submittal
Applications can be submitted at the same time as the plans or if the contractors or subs have not been selected, the applications can be submitted at the time the contractor or sub wishes to pull the permits.

Permits
Building Permits
  • $1 per $1,000 of the contract
  • Building permits cover the footings, concrete, structural, means of egress, and other non-trade-related items

Electrical Permits
  • $1 per $1,000 of the contract
  • Electrical permits cover any electrical work including any fire alarm work for the contract

               
Fire Suppression Permits

  • $1 per $1,000 of the contract price
  • Fire suppression permits cover sprinklers, hood suppression systems (Ansul systems), and any other item that is related to fire suppression

Signs
  • $25.00 Fee Per Sign Application  

Land Disturbance
  • Fee Schedule for Land Disturbance Permits
  • Areas 10,000 sq. ft. to 1 acre,(and not in a Common Plan of Development are subject to the City's Erosion and Sediment Control Regulations.
  • Areas of disturbance of 1 acre and above (or in a Common Plan of Development) are subject to the City's Stormwater Management regulations.  Stormwater Managerment projects require a Stormwater Management Permit in addition to the Land Disturbance Permit.

Mechanical Permits
  • $1 per $1,000 of the contract price
  • Mechanical permits cover all HVAC components and installation of the project

               
Plumbing Permits

  • $1 per $1,000 of the contract
  • Two plumbing permits are required for restaurants: one for the plumbing facilities, DWV line, and water supply, and the second for a grease interceptor
  • The second grease interceptor permit is $5 and is a renewable and/or revocable permit

State Levy
Building permits and all trade permit fees will have a 2% state levy added.