Aurora changing how fees are calculated for new buildings

The city of Aurora will streamline how fees are calculated for new building construction projects starting June 13.

“It’s going to be fast, simple and predictable,” said Aurora’s chief building official Scott Berg.

Building fees pay for things such as plan review, permits and inspection services related to new building construction.

Up until now, Aurora determined building fees like many cities across the country: by a building’s construction cost.

Aurora’s new system will enable the customer to instantly calculate a building fee by multiplying the building square footage with a per-square-foot fee based on the building type.

“It allows our customers to determine the one-time fee in advance, and pay it when the permit is issued,” Berg said. “And the single fee is directly in line with what it costs us to supply services like plan review and revisions, department referrals, project amendments and permit issuance.”

Other changes being made by the Building Division and Permit Center include an online chat feature, a dedicated call center, an electronic check-in queuing system that doesn’t requires an appointment, and the establishment of flat fees for many permit types, one-stop in-house consultation and cross-trained inspectors.

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