Master Fee Schedule


Department Ref. Footnote


  1. Applicants for building permit shall declare the project value of the work being performed on their building permit application. The project value is the total value of all construction work for which the permit is issued (including overhead and profit), as well as finished work, painting, roofing, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, owner supplied equipment, elevators, fire extinguishing systems, and other permanent equipment. The Building Official may require documentation to support the declared value if that value significantly varies from average construction values. For 1 and 2 family residential buildings, the declared value shall not be less than 20% or more than 20% than the average per square foot value of all 1 and 2 family homes permitted in Twin Falls during the prior fiscal year.
  2. Or the total hourly cost to the jurisdiction, whichever is the greatest. This cost shall include supervision, overhead, equipment, hourly wages and fringe benefits of the employees involved.
  3. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Residential – New Construction – Flat fee based on the entire floor area of the home including finished and unfinished basements, but excluding garages and covered patios. Separate permit required for each trade.
  4. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Residential – Other Installations - Including, but not limited to, temporary construction electrical service, change of electrical service, and electrical wiring for installation of residential spas, hot tubs, hydro massage tubs, swimming pools, electric space heating, outline lighting, air conditioning, and water/sewer installations.
  5. Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Small work permit. Small work is defined as a job with total cost including material and labor that does not exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00). Small work does not include any job with a specifically designated fee in this resolution. Small work also includes, regardless of total cost, the installation of: Residential water heaters up to 100 gallons, water softeners and other single unit appliances, sprinkler system backflow prevention, bathroom exhaust fans, dryer ducts, and/or extension of forced supply and return ducts up to 25 feet in length.
6. Permit fees are due upon commencement of work and must be paid prior to inspections being performed. The Building Official may assess an escalating penalty as established herein, for failure to obtain a permit and pay the required fees. Penalties are assessed in addition to the permit fee and must be paid prior to commencement of work and any inspections being done.

Impact Fee

  1. This fee schedule shall be in effect thirty (30) days after the approval of the master Fee Schedule.

    On January 1, 2023, and on January 1 of each year thereafter in which an impact fee is in effect, the amount of the impact fee shall be automatically adjusted to account for year over year inflation increases in the cost of providing police, fire, parks and recreation, and street public facilities to serve new development utilizing the latest available municipal cost index as published by “American Cities And County Magazine”. Nothing herein shall prevent the city from electing to maintain a then existing police, fire, parks and recreation, and street impact fee or from electing to waive the inflation adjustment for any given fiscal year, or years. Any such action to determine an inflation factor shall be by city council resolution.

Information Technology

  1. EXEMPTIONS FOR CITY WORK: If the data is needed to perform work assigned to the contractor or consultants by the city, the city of Twin Falls may provide contractors or consultants electronic data at no charge under this chapter. Only the data for the area under contract will be provided.
  2. REPRODUCTION: All electronic data or related material provided by the city of Twin Falls may not be reproduced or resold to any person to whom the data is provided without the express written consent of the City of Twin Falls.
  3. DISCLAIMER: The GIS information is provided with the understanding that conclusions drawn from such information is solely the responsibility of the user. This GIS data is not a legal representation of any of the features depicted, and any assumption of the legal status of this data is hereby disclaimed. All utilities should be verified in the field.

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