Planning fees are charged on a time and materials basis. An initial fee deposit is required at the time you submit a planning application. The City charges against the deposit for the amount of staff time spent on processing your application.
The City has adopted a Fee Schedule (PDF) which lists the fee deposit required for each type of Planning permit application. The initial deposit is based on average costs to process applications similar to yours. Actual costs may vary, depending upon the project type, scope and complexity. Applicants are notified if an additional fee deposit is required to complete the processing of their application. Any deposit balance remaining after the City takes action on your application is returned to the applicant.