Permit fees

Building Permit Fees

Building Fees (Residential, 4 units or less) Minimum Fee $25.00 For new construction or addition to existing buildings; fees are based on the floor area.
Description Fee

All Doors at or above the average finished grade surrounding the building

$0.30 a square foot
All doors below the average finished grade, not more than 5.5 ft $0.25 a square foot
Basements (finished/unfinished at greater than 5.5 ft below grade) $0.10 a square foot
Attached and detached garages $0.10 a square foot
Renovation and repairs $5.50 per $1000.00 of the estimated value of construction
Sheds & Accessory Buildings $0.10 a square foot - $50 Development Permit fee Depending on the complexity of your project, additional fees may be required. If the property is located in Bedford, a Grade Alteration Permit is required. A $200 Engineering Review fee may also apply.
Demolition Permit $50.00
Swimming Pools $5.50 per $1000.00 of the estimated value of the project with a minimum $25.00 fee Development Permit fee of $50.00. Depending on the complexity of your project, additional fees may be required.
Decks $5.50 per $1000.00 of the estimated value of your project with a minimum fee of $25.00, Development Permit fee of $50.00 and depending on the complexity of your project, additional fees may be required. If the property is located in Bedford a lot grading permit is required.
Solar (Roof & Ground Mounted Collectors) $150.00
All other construction $5.50 per $1000.00 of the estimated value of construction

Plumbing Fees

Description Fee
New residential construction to contain four units or less $50.00 per unit
Other multiple unit residential buildings $25.00 per unit
Additions or renovations to residential buildings (no new units) $25.00
Non-residential buildings - 5 or less fixtures $25.00
Non-residential buildings - 6 or more fixtures $50.00

Development Permit fees

Description Fee
Residential: New Res-up to 2 units, enclosed adds, Res or Multi-use, Ind, Comm or Institutional (MICI) renovations, and leasehold improvements) $200.00
Commercial Development Permit Fee (includes: Multi-use, Industrial, Commercial or Institutional (MICI)) $500.00
Basic Development Permit Fee(includes: Home Occupation, Occupancy Only and Accessory Structures such as Decks, Pools, Sheds, and Fence) $50.00
Zoning Confirmation Letters $150.00
Non-Substantive Site Plan Approval OR Level 1 (I) Site Plan Approval $500.00
Level 2 (II) Site Plan Approval $1,000.00
Downtown Substantive Site Plan Approval OR Level 3 (III) Site Plan Approval $2,000.00
Variance $1,000.00
Appeal of Variance $1,000.00

Solid Waste Charge

(New Additions/ICI) fees adjusted annually
Description Fee
Residential units (new) $248.29 per unit
ICI (institutional, commercial, industrial) (all) $0.18 a square foot

Engineering Review Fee

(for non-Engineering specific permits)
Description Fee
Engineering Review Fee (for non-Engineering specific permits) $200.00
Lot Grading $200.00
Grade Alteration $200.00
Top Soil Removal $200.00
For blasting less than 50 cubic metres of rock $100.00
All other blasting applications $600.00

Right of Way Related Fees

Streets and Services Fees and Deposits (Name of valid contractor required at time of application) Encroachment Fees pursuant to By-law E-200, Respecting Encroachments Upon, Under, or Over A Street
Description Fee
Driveway access/culvert $200.00
Lateral connection to main $200.00
Sewer cap-off $200.00
Future settlement charge $90.00 to $390.00 (varies by street)
Deposit $1000.00 (refundable, upon approved reinstatement)
Encroachment up to 1.5 square metres $60.00
Encroachment from 1.5 to 2.5 square metres $95.00
Encroachment over 2.5 square metres $125.00
Encroachment other than those described in paragraph 4(a)(iv) of Bylaw E-200 shall be subject to an annual rental fee $1.00 per 0.1 square metres of such encroachment, with a minimum fee of $10.00.
Temporary Encroachments shall be subject to a daily rental fee for the temporary use of the street or a part thereof during construction at the following rate:

(a) $0.30 per square metre for the travelled way;

(b) $0.25 per square metre for the sidewalk between the curb and 2 metres back from the curb face; and

(c) $0.15 per square metre for the balance of the sidewalk and to the street line or property line which shall be payable monthly in advance, with the first month's payment due at the time the license is issued and subsequent payments being due one month from the time of the previous due date.

(d) where the encroachment occupies any part of a metered parking space,it shall be deemed to occupy the total metered parking space and the daily rental fee shall apply to 16.7 square metres of travelled way.

Halifax Water Fees

Regional Development Charges (RDC)* — Wastewater and Water New construction or additions/renovations resulting in new units *RDC fee deferral of up to 25% is available on fees in excess of $100,000
Description Fee
RDC - Wastewater: Single, two or three unit dwellings $4,080.80 per unit
RDC - Wastewater: Multiple unit dwellings $2,740.84 per unit
RDC - Wastewater: ICI (institutional, commercial, industrial) $2.24 per square foot
RDC - Water: Single, two, three or multiple unit dwellings (need new laterals) $182.88 per added unit
RDC - Water: Single, two, three or multiple unit dwellings (need new laterals) $122.83 per added unit
RDC - Water: ICI (institutional, commercial, industrial) $0.09 per added square foot
Inspection of Water Laterals - up to 50mm (2") in diameter $90.00 per-inspection
Inspection of Water Laterals - greater than 50mm (2") in diameter $165.00 per-inspection
Inspection of Wastewater/Stormwater Laterals - up to 150mm (6") in diameter $90.00 per-inspection
Inspection of Wastewater/Stormwater Laterals - greater than 150mm (6") in diameter $165.00 per-inspection

Other Fees

Description Fee
Home or Business Occupancy, Occupancy only $50.00
Expired Occupancy Renewal $100.00
A Permanent Sign includes but is not limited to Projection, Roof, Ground, Billboard, Fascia $200.00 per sign