Plan Review Process & Fee

All commercial building designers/contractors

Plan Review Fee Details


The Springdale Building Inspection Department charges a plan review fee. The fee is based on the recommended fee schedule of Chapter 22 of the City of Springdale Code of Ordinances.

The fee shall be equal to one-half of the building permit fee. This plan review fee is in addition to the permit fee.

The plan review fee shall be paid at the time of issuance of the building permit. To arrive at your permit fee and review fee, a standard square foot evaluation will be used based on Occupancy Group of your proposed building and type of construction. If you are remodeling and have a dollar figure we can consider that for permit fee calculation.

Example: 5000 SF business office Type V-B, unprotected construction. Using the valuation data (International Code Council), find group (Business) in the left hand column and follow that across to Type of Construction V-B to find that the minimum cost for a Business Occupancy and Construction type VB is $104.41 per sq ft.(ICC table values change throughout the year, $104.41 is not accurate, only an example)

For square footage construction costs visit the International Code Council.

Calculating Permit Fees

Total Valuations Fee
Fee
less than $1,000
No fee, unless inspection required, in which case a $15 fee for each inspection shall be charged
$1,000 to $50,000
$15 for the first $1,000 plus $5 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $50,000
$50,000 to $100,000
$260 for the first $50,000 plus $4 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to an including $100,000
$100,000 to $500,000
$460 for the first $100,000 plus $3 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof, to and including $500,000
$500,000 and up
$1,660 for the first $500,000 plus $2 for each additional thousand or fraction thereof
Example Continued: 5000 SF X $104.41= $522,020.00  PERMIT FEE =$1706.00  PLAN REVIEW = $853.00 (1/2 of permit fee)  PLUS ACT 474 = not to exceed $1000.00  PERMIT BOX $4.00  TOTAL FEES = $2563.00 + ACT 474

ACT 474 : $.0005 X your estimate for the project, not to exceed $1000 on commercial projects and residential 5 + units: Example if the estimate value is $500,000 the Act 474 will be $250.

All  plans shall be sealed and signed by an Arkansas registered architect or engineer.