Fees are based off the valuation of the project; some are calculated while others may be a fixed fee. You may find the Fee Schedule on the City of Lafayette’s website under Building Permits. Additionally, all permits are subject to City and County Use Tax. Use tax is calculated at 60% of the project valuation which is the total of all material and labor for all building (framing, insulation, interior and exterior wall and ceiling roof coverings, flooring, cabinets, etc.), electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire sprinkler, and fire alarm activities needed to complete the project. City Use Tax is calculated at 3.87% and County Use Tax is calculated at 1.185%.