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File #: Ord 21-56    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 33.04, 33.06, and 33.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Establishment of Permit Fees, Certificate of Compliance, and Fence Requirements.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Permit, Ward - all
Title
Amending Chapter 33.04, 33.06, and 33.07 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Establishment of Permit Fees, Certificate of Compliance, and Fence Requirements.

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SECTION 1

WHEREAS, in support of Mayor Carter’s 2022 budget, the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) seeks to increase permit, and certificate of compliance fees, as detailed in Chapter 33.04, 33.06, and 33.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code (SPLC), by 1.5%; and

WHEREAS, fees for elevators, dumbwaiters, moving stairways, and other similar devices are being increased in order to support a cost recovery of approximately 85% of the actual cost of performing services; and

WHEREAS, the fee increases proposed more accurately reflect the cost of providing permits and related services; and

WHEREAS, DSI continues to experience substantial growth in personnel costs such as health care and wages; and

WHEREAS, General Fund pressures create the need to decrease the gap between licensing fee revenue and program expenses. Now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

SECTION 2

Section 33.04, 33.06, and 33.07 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 33.04. - Establishment of permit fees.

(a) Fees required. Before issuing any permit required by the building code, this chapter or other pertinent provisions of the Saint Paul Legislative Code, the fee as indicated in the following schedule shall be paid.

Where work for which any such permit is required is started or proceeded with prior to obtaining said permit, the fee specified shall be collected and, in addition, a penalty fee shall be collected. The penalty fee shall be equal to the specified permit fee. The payment of such penalty fee shall not relieve any person from fully complying with the requirements of the building codes in the execution of the work or from any other penalty prescribed herein.

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