Enterprise, Ala (WDHN) — Starting the first of January 2023, the City of Enterprise will hike the cost to obtain building permits in the city limits.

The city council approved the increase as part of a new ordinance in the September 20 meeting.

Residential building permits for new builds, renovations, and accessories costing up to $5,000 will require a $50 fee. Projects with an estimated total greater than $5,000 will require the base fee plus an additional $3 for every $1,000 in total construction costs.

Commercial projects will continue to require an additional $1 for every $1,000 in total construction costs for the State of Alabama Craft Fee.

All inspections will be included in the cost of the permit, but there will be a $50 fee for the first reinspection. Each reinspection after the first will cost double.

Barry Mott, the City engineer and Director of Public Works says this is part of an effort to become more cost neutral for the services they provide for the citizens.

The City’s rates for building and construction permits needs to be adjusted to
reflect the current costs to perform these services.This isn’t a money-making effort.

Barry Mott, City Engineer and Director of Public Works for the City of Enterprise