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Inspection Bureau Expenses & Fees

Since the Inspection Bureau is a private, independent organization, no expenses are incurred by local building departments for its operation. Thus, by utilizing IBI's services, the City, County and municipalities save money by not having to fund their own inspection departments' operational costs. Operational costs would include:

 

rent for space
liability insurance
personal property insurance
health insurance
pension and retirement
costs or fees
supervisory personnel
department managers
building janitorial staff
administrative personnel
building maintenance staff utilities
transportation and maintenance automobiles and insurance legal and professional fees
miscellaneous expenses

                                                           

In addition, IBI has agreed to and does in fact perform free safety inspections when requested under its contract. Over the last five years, it has performed well over 250 such free surveys.

 

The IBI also gives advice to avoid problems whenever possible, and works closely with City, County, and municipal officials to solve any problems that do occur. For example, IBI works closely with government officials on festival inspections each year, and assists both officials and contractors in fulfilling the legal requirements mandating that all electrical plans shall be sealed by a registered design professional.

 

Fees

IBI's current fee structure which can be viewed below is a simplified fee structure form, which IBI uses for it's contractors. This form contains all the fees and is easy to follow.

 

IBI customers have consistently approved of requested fee increases - proof positive of the high level of service that IBI gives to the community.

 

 

 

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ELECTRICAL INSPECTION FEES
Effective: 10-01-13

General
(1)   Basic Permit Processing Fee and Certificate Fee                                                  
   
    (All Permits, Non-refundable)
$37.50
(2)   Temporary release of permanent meter                                                               
       (a) Residential New Construction- Temporary release with rough-in                    
$30.00
N.C.

(3)   98% complete notice to Building Department

$30.00

(4)  One - page reproduction of record (excluding survey) per page                         

$1.00
      (a) Stored Records (Over 18 Months Old) per Page $5.00
      (b) Surveys $5.00
(5)  Records Change: Change of address, corrected Certificate or other significant changes.                                                               $5.00
(6)   Minimum Fee, per trip                                                                                                $30.00
(7)  Residential Underground Service
       (a) Service Lateral Inspection 
$30.00
       (b) With Rough-in N.C.
(8)  Reinspection - For incomplete work or faulty work, no access, each trip.    $30.00
(9)  Emergency Inspection Fee (Same Day)     $30.00
(plus overtime)
(10) Field Consultation (each 1/2 hour) $30.00
(11) Work In-Progress, without proper application and permits.                        DOUBLE FEE (to $200.00)
(12) Cancelled Permits:  New Permit Required, Plus All Fees.               
               

General Wiring (Miscellaneous)

(1)  Signs (Internally Illuminated)
       (A.) 1st Sign $30.00
       (B.) Each additional sign $25.00
(2)  Neon Outline Lighting (Up to Three Transformers)
       (a) Each Additional Transformer
$30.00
$12.00
(3)  Billboards $30.00
(4)  Bus Stop Shelters $30.00
(5)  Phone Booth or Phone Stand $30.00
(6)  Mobile Homes (Electric Only) per trip $30.00
(7)  Swimming Pool - Bonding Only (Each Inspection) $30.00
(8)  Swimming Pool - Wiring Only (Each Inspection)  $30.00
(9)  Combined Permit - Bonding and Wiring $55.00
(10)Detached Miscellaneous (Barns, Stables, Etc.) $40.00

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(11)Construction Temporary Services
        (a) Residential $30.00
        (b) Non-residential, up to 200 A $30.00
        (c) Non-residential, up to 600 A $55.00
        (d) Non-residential, over 600 A $80.00
Surveys Fees
Survey fees are in addition to other inspection fees
(1)  Residential: Survey of entire structure, a portion of a structure or service equipment
        (a) One, Two and Three-Family residences First Unit $40.00
        (b) Plus, for each additional unit $12.00
(2) Non-Residential:
       (a) All other Structures, Entire Structure - per floor $55.00
       (b) Portion of floor (not exceeding 50% of a floor) $35.00
       (c) Service equipment $35.00
       (d) Individual store or unit in complex (each unit) $35.00

Residential-New Construction and Additions to Existing Buildings

(1)  All general wiring, service entrance, heating or cooling system wiring, low-energy wiring, 
      or any combination thereof:

      (a) Building Additions     
            One Room $60.00
            Multiple Rooms $80.00
      (b) Single-family: House /Condominiums /Townhouses $80.00
      (c) Two-family Residence $85.00
      (d) Three-family Residence $90.00
      (e) Apartment Buildings   
          1. First Three Apartments Units $90.00
          2. Plus, for Each Additional Apartment (Less than 13 Apartments)  $20.00*
               *13 apartments and and above - based on Non-Residential Service ampacity.
          3. Plus, for Each House-meter    $20.00
Residential-Existing Structures
(1) Service Entrance (No other electrical work, with or without panel.)
       (a) All Residential-Type Buildings (One Inspection Trip)
          1. First Dwelling Unit, $35.00
          2. Each Additional Dwelling Unit $20.00
(2) Added Wiring (including alterations or extensions to existing wiring):
       (a) Single-Family residence $55.00
       (b) Two-Family residence $60.00
       (c) Three-Family residence $65.00
       (d) Apartment Buildings
           1. First three apartments $65.00
           2. Plus, for each additional apartment $20.00
        (e) Plus, for each House Meter $20.00
        (f) Course of Construction (rough-in) inspections of  remodeled or repaired areas.             Each trip.  $30.00
Residential-Service and Added Wiring
(1) Single-Family Residence $80.00
(2) Two-Family Residence $85.00
(3) Three-Family Residence $90.00
(4) Apartment Buildings
      (a) First Three Apartments
      (b) Plus, for Each Additional Apartment
$90.00
$20.00
(5) Plus, for Each House Meter $20.00
Residential-Heating and Cooling
(1) Heating and Cooling (Unit replacement only, existing wiring)
        (a) First component of equipment  $30.00
        (b) Plus, for each additional component  $5.00
(2) Heating and Cooling (Unit added or replaced, wiring altered or extended
       (a) Single-Family residence $35.00
       (b) Two-Family residence  $40.00
       (c) Three-Family residence  $45.00
       (d) Apartment Buildings (Up to 12 units):
          1. First three apartments  $45.00
          2. Plus, for each additional apartment  $12.00
        (e) Apartment buildings (over 12 units) and all other structures 
          1 . First Component of equipment  $30.00
          2. Plus, for each additional component  $5.00
Motors or Appliances Installations (New, added or replacement)
Equipment wiring only-no other electrical work
(1) First Unit
(2) Plus, for each additional unit 
$30.00
$5.00
Low-Energy Wiring (New, added or replacement)
(1) All Residential Structures  $30.00
(2) All Other Structures, per Floor  $40.00
(3) Energy Management Systems  (per floor) $40.00
Non-Residential - (Buildings and structures excluding 1, 2, and 3-Family Dwellings)
New Construction:
        (a) First 1200 ampacity of all services (per amp) $0.35
        (b) Plus, each additional ampere over 1200  $0.15
        (c) Plus, service ampacity of all transformers or generator installed, per unit:
           1. 3 thru 50 KVA  $30.00
           2. 51 thru 150 KVA  $55.00
           3. 151 thru 500 KVA  $80.00
           4. Over 500 KVA  $110.00

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Added Wiring/Rewiring/Wiring Modifications:
(1) Service only (no other electrical work)  $55.00
        Plus
        Feeder Installation (based on feeder ampacity) $0.35
        Or
        Circuit Installation (minimum $35.00 plus $2.00 per circuit) $35.00+
        Plus
        Service ampacity for all transformers installed per transformer:
           1. 3 thru 50 KVA       $35.00
           2. 51 thru 150 KVA  $60.00
           3. 151 thru 500 KVA  $85.00
           4. Over 500 KVA  $120.00
        

Note: ** All fees shall be calculated per the ampacity of the conductor, not the switch rating.

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Residential System Description Review*(1,2,3-Family Dwellings Only)
*For installations subject to the Residential Code of Ohio $25.00
  Residential load calculation review
Electrical Plan Review*(Excluding 1.2.3-Family Dwellings)

*
For installations subject to the Ohio Building Code
A. New Construction
(1) For 120/208V 3-phase 4 wire, 230V 3-phase 3 wire, or 120/240V 1-phase 3 wire 
      service or any
combination thereof:
       (a) Up to 200 Amperes  $60.00
       (b) 201 to 400 Amperes $65.00
       (c) 401 to 600 Amperes $75.00
       (d) 601 to 800 Amperes $100.00
       (e) 801 to 1,000 Amperes $125.00
       (f) 1,000 Amperes and over $125.00
                       Plus $0.03 for each ampere over 1,000 Amperes
(2) For 277/480V 3-phase 4 wire, 480V 3-phase 3 wire service, or any combination thereof:
       (a) Up to 200 Amperes $60.00
       (b) 201 to 400 Amperes $65.00
       (c) 401 to 600 Amperes $90.00
       (d) 601 to 800 Amperes $125.00
       (e) 801 to 1,000 Amperes $175.00
        (f) 1,000 Amperes and over $175.00
                       Plus $0.06 for Each Ampere over 1,000 Amperes
(3) For service wiring over 600V, fee will be based on the voltage and amperage that is
established at the first (main) premises wiring distribution transformer.
B.  Alterations, Modifications and additions to existing wiring systems
Service Wiring
(1) For 120/208V 3-phase 4 wire, 240V 3-phase 3 wire, 120/240V 1-phase 3 wire 
      service of any combination thereof:

         (a) Up to 200 Amperes

$50.00
         (b) 201 to 400 Amperes $55.00
         (c) 401 to 600 Amperes $65.00
         (d) 601 to 800 Amperes $90.00
         (e) 801 to 1,000 Amperes $115.00
         (f) 1,000 Amperes and over $115.00
                       Plus $0.03 per each Amperes over 1,000 Amperes
(2) For 277/480V 3-phase 4 wire, 480V 3-phase 3 wire service, or any combination thereof:
         (a) Up to 200 Amperes $50.00
         (b) 201 to 400 Amperes $55.00
         (c) 401 to 600 Amperes $80.00
         (d) 601 to 800 Amperes $115.00
         (e) 801 to 1,000 Amperes $165.00
         (f) 1,000 Amperes and over $165.00
                       Plus $0.06 per each Amperes over 1,000 Amperes
(3) For service wiring over 600V, fee will be based on the voltage and amperage that is
established at the first (main) premises wiring distribution transformer.
Service And Feeder Wiring
See above Service Wiring, plus .05 per each ampere over a combined feeder rating of 
200 amperes
Feeder Wiring Only $60.00
         $60.00 plus .05 per each ampere over a combined feeder rating of 200 amperes              $0.05

Branch Circuit Wiring Only
       (a) Minimum Fee (one panelboard)
$60.00
       (b) Each additional panelboard $12.00

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