The building commissioner shall have authority to institute the preliminary review program, the customized review program, the superstructure permit program, the developer services program, and other programs which may include programs authorizing qualified licensed design professionals to self-certify plans presented to the building commissioner pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 13-40 for compliance with the requirements of this code, and, to issue permits and to assess fees thereunder accordingly. Applications under these programs shall be in such form as shall be prescribed by the building commissioner. The building commissioner shall have authority to promulgate such rules and regulations as necessary for the implementation of these programs, including, but not limited to, the establishment of eligibility criteria for participation in such programs and auditing procedures.
If a permit applicant requests permit services provided under any program described in subsection (a) of this section, and participation in such program is not required as a condition to permit issuance, the applicant may be assessed a fee to participate in such optional program and shall be informed at the time of the request of the amount of such fee. Such fee, which shall be assessed in 15-minute increments, shall be based on the costs to the department of buildings and shall be calculated according to the amount of time and number of employees dedicated to the request. Such fee shall be assessed in addition to the required permit fee.
Fees for the issuance of superstructure permits shall be assessed according to the general provisions of Section 13-32-310 and any applicable code sections. These fees are separate from all applicable permit fees to be assessed at such time as the regular permit for the full building structure is issued.
(Added Coun. J. 7-29-98, p. 74842; Amend Coun. J. 12-4-02, p. 99026, § 2.11; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 3-18-09, p. 56026, § 2)