How are permit fees calculated?

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%.

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1. Who can apply for a permit?
2. What projects require a permit?
3. Does a storage shed require a permit?
4. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
5. When does a permit expire?
6. Can the owner change the contractor after the permit has been pulled?
7. How are permit fees calculated?
8. How do I apply for a permit?
9. What happens if I do work without a permit?
10. What projects require an inspection?
11. How do I schedule an inspection?
12. What do I need to do to prepare for an inspection?
13. What happens during the inspection?
14. How do I cancel my inspection?