Fee Schedule: Planning/Development

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Development Review Fees

Fees are updated on July 1 with each new Town budget. The following fees are effective July 1, 2018 for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.

 

Type of Application/Permit Fee Schedule
Zoning Compliance Permit (ZCP)

Staff Review/Administrative Approval
Final Plans for Zoning Compliance Permit Issuance
 - Special Use Permit
 - Major Subdivision
 - Minor Subdivision
 - Site Plan Review

 - Conditional Zoning District

Resubmittal Fee After 3rd Round of Review
Revised Final Plans/Revised Phasing Plan
RCD Encroachment
RCD Exemption Approval

Single-Family/Two-Family Staff Review/ Administrative Approval
Single-Family/Two-Family "Express" Staff Review/ Administrative Approval

Combined Single-Family/Two-Family ZCP and RCD Encroachment

Special Events Permit [for-profit events]

Indoor Pop-Up Event
Home Occupation
Tree Canopy Mitigation Fee

Food Truck ZCP - Property Owner
Food Truck ZCP - Vendor

Exceptions to Front Yard Parking Requirements

Wireless Communications Facility

 - Facility in Right-of-Way, Staff Review

 - Facility in Right-of-Way, Consultant Review

 - Co-Location or Modification, Streamlined Review (eligible facility)

 - Co-Location, Modifications, and Upgrades (non-eligible facility), Site Review and Report 

 - All Others

 

Ephesus/Fordham District
Form District Permit

Form District Permit Modification 

Special Appearance District Certificate of Appropriateness and Modifications

Urban Designer

 

 $480 + $15 / 100 SF


$3,890 + $15 / 100 SF
$3,890 + $30 / lot
$480 + $15 / lot
$1,150 + $15 / 100 SF

$3,890 + $30 / 100 SF

$1,260

$1,260
$480

$55

 

$240

$120

$480

 

$120

$130

$120
$500 per tree
$120

$120 

$120

 

$100

$500

$1,000 

$4,000

$6,500

 

  

$11,650 + $45 / 100 sq ft

$1,200
$400

$165 / hour

 

Subdivisions

Preliminary Plat
Re-approval (Preliminary Plat)
Minor Subdivision

Re-approval (Minor subdivision)
Final Plat
Recombination Plat or Exempt Plat

 

 

$7,785 plus $300 / lot
$900
$960 plus $60 / lot

$240
$600 plus $60 / lot
$240

 

Historic District Commission

Certificates of Appropriateness

Combined Certificates of Appropriateness and Zoning Compliance Permit Application 
Building Elevations, Lighting Plan, or Alternative Buffer
Concept Plan Review

 

 

$380

$545
$395
$360

 

Community Design Commission (CDC) 

Building Elevations, Lighting Plan, or Alternative Buffer
Concept Plan Review

 

 

$395
$360 

 

Sign Plan Review

Individual Sign or Individual Sign Complaint with Approved Unified

Sign Plan (single business on one zoning lot)

Unified Sign Plan (multiple businesses on one zoning lot)

 

 

$180

$300

 

Site Plan Review

Site Plan Review and Modification*
Extension, Renewal, Minor Change

Northside and Pine Knolls Neighborhood Conservation Districts only:
     Combined Site Plan Review and ZCP Application
     Project Name Change
     Site Plan for parking exemption/exception

 

 

$2,995 + $30 / 100 sq ft*
$900


$235
$110
$120

 

Special Use Permits

Special Use Permit or Modification

Single Family Development unrestricted by Floor Area
Extension, Renewal, Minor Change, Abandonment, or Revocation
Extraction of Earth Products, Landfill, Cemetery, Park/Ride Terminal
Radio/TV Transmitting/Receiving Facility

 

$7,785 + $30 / 100 sq ft*

$7,785 + $300 / unit
$1,200 
$7,785 + $30 / acre 
$7,785

All Master Lane Use Plans*

Abandonment, Revocation

$7,785 + $30 / 100 sq ft*

$1,200  

Zoning Map and Text Amendments (Including Joint Planning Areas &

Neighborhood Conservation District Overlays)

$1,200 plus $60 / acre*** 
Conditional Zoning $8,175 + $30 / 100 sq ft*
Minor Change to Conditional Zoning $1,260 

Research (involving one or more of the following: Zoning Opinion Letter, Paper archives,
micro fiche, Zoning Project case history or code compliance history)

$60 / hr
Land Use Plan Amendment
$1,200 plus $60 / acre 

Plan Amendments

Proposed revision to adopted Transportation Plan or Transportation Facility Design

 

$1,200

Development Plan (OI-4) $6,000 plus $120 / acre
Site Development Permit $4,800

Development Agreement

Development Agreement Minor Change

Public Meeting (more than 5, first 5 are included)

Site Development Permit - Carolina North

Development Agreement Compliance Permit - All Others

 

To be negotiated

$1,260

Staff hourly rates

$4,800

$11,650 + $45 / 100 sq ft

 

Board of Adjustment 

Variance or Appeals


 

$600


Resubmission of Applicant's Request (after staff report has been drafted)

 50% of applicable fees


Development Notification Postcards 

Postcards for Development Notifications per postcard

 

$0.80

 

Notes:

All review fees are doubled if the activity or site change requested has already occurred or been started unless the Manager or his/her designee find that there are mitigating circumstances. Revisions requested more than 30 days after a permit is issued require a new permit application and fee.

Fees are waived for Town of Chapel Hill development applications.

The Town agrees to waive certain development-related fees related only for the affordable units for projects that provide permanently affordable home-ownership opportunities or provide rental housing that remains affordable for at least 20 years.  Affordable is defined as being sold or rented to households earning less than 120% of the Area Median Income as determined and approved by the Town. In this case, otherwise applicable Town application fees, building permit fees, plan review fees, inspection fees, and such other development fees and costs which would otherwise be due shall be waived for the affordable dwelling units identified in the application. To qualify for the waiver for rental development, applicants and Town staff must agree on how affordability will be maintained for a 20-year period and an agreement may be required.  

If application fees are paid for a proposed development that subsequently converts existing approved market rate units to affordable dwelling units in the development plan, a pro rata refund of any such fees that have already been paid shall be provided to the applicant upon approval of the development to reflect the conversion to affordable units. The refunded amount will be determined by the percentage of the affordable units within the development.  In addition, any existing development that receives approval to construct new affordable units may have the fees waived for the new affordable units.  This refund or waiver does not apply to any market rate units, or to any fees associated with water, wastewater, or stormwater.

Fees are also waived for service projects by non-profits, for a non-profit organization. 

The maximum application fee for any Zoning Map Amendment, Subdivision, or Zoning Compliance Permit application shall be $80,000.00.

In the case of a Master Plan and a Special Use Permit submitted concurrently, the application fee shall be waived for the application with the smaller fee.

* Based on square footage of floor area.
** Changes to an active application, post-completion of an advisory board or council memorandum that results in additional staff review and revisions to staff memorandum
*** Neighborhood Conservation Districts fees are waived for areas in which it is documented that 51% of the property owners are low to moderate income as defined by HUD.

 

Ordinances and Reports Cost
Printing Land Use Management Ordinance, Comprehensive Plan, Data Book, Design Guidelines, Historic District Guidelines Handbook, Bicycle Plan, or Pedestrian Plan (per page) $0.10 (B&W)

$0.15 (Color)

 

Maps and Copying Cost
Copying and Printing per page (smaller format, less than 11 x 17)

$0.10
(B&W)

 

$0.15
(Color)

Copying and Printing per page (larger format, larger than 11 x 17)

$1.00
(B&W)

 

$2.00
(Color)

Miscellaneous Scanning, Printing, and Copying (less than 11 x 17)

$0.10
(B&W)

 

$0.15
(Color)

Professional Training Registration (per session) $10

 

 GIS Division

GIS Street or Zoning Map $25 each
Aerial Photos $30 each

Specialty Maps and GIS Data Services
*One Hour Minimum

$65 / hour

 

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