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File #: Ord 21-65    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 12/22/2021
Title: Amending Chapter 310.18 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Uniform License Procedures as it relates to License Fee Schedule.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Ward: Budget, License, Ward - all
Title
Amending Chapter 310.18 of the Legislative Code pertaining to Uniform License Procedures as it relates to License Fee Schedule.

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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 all building permit, plan review, and business licensing fees by 1.5%; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 310.18 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code (SPLC) contains the fee schedules for business licenses and certain permits; and

WHEREAS, the fee increases proposed more accurately reflect the cost of providing licenses, 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 310.18 of the Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 310.18. - License fee schedule.

Notwithstanding the provision of any other ordinance or law to the contrary, the following fees are hereby provided for all the licenses listed herein. These fees supersede all inconsistent provisions, including, but not limited to, graduated fee provisions, in these chapters and in other ordinances and laws, and include the fee for the license application as part of the license fee; provided, however, that this section does not amend or modify sections 310.09(a) or 310.09(d) of the Legislative Code with respect to exempt organizations or late fees. Pursuant to section 310.09(b) of the Legislative Code, these schedules shall be posted in the office of the director. These fees shall be effective for license renewals and new license applications occurring on and after January 1, 1995, or on the effective date of this section, whichever is later; provided, however, that with respect to all lic...

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