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Revised Fee Policy/Abandoned Plans Policy


Revised Fee Policy

Beginning March 1, 2009, all OnSchedule Plan Review projects will be required to pay the estimated permit fee based on the estimated construction cost provided on the OnSchedule application prior to submitting the project for plan review.  The fees may be paid by the Owner, Owner's representative, Architect, Engineer, or contractor.  For new construction, please see our chart for square footage cost.  This is located on the Publications Page under Building Permit Fee Calculations.

Step 1

On the OnSchedule Application, complete the Estimated Construction Cost information.  This will be used to determine the permit fee which will be collected prior to plan submittal. 

Step 2

The OnSchedule Coordinator will include the estimated permit fee and the project number in the confirmation email that is sent to the contact person.

This fee may be paid in one of several ways:

1.  Charge to an established Mecklenburg County Surety Bond account.

  • If charging to an account that is not your own, a letter of authorization is required.

The letter of authorization must include:

  • Be written on Company Letterhead
  • Signed by the Owner/President of the Company
  • Reference the Project Number and the fee amount due
  • Specify to whom authorization is given

2.  Pay by cash, check, or credit card. 

  • If paying by cash, check, or credit card, please visit your assigned OnSchedule Coordinator  to receive the appropriate forms. 
  • Once receiving the appropriate forms, you will be directed to Revenue Collection to make payment.  A receipt will be issued from Revenue Collection, please retain this for proof of payment.

3.  Establish a Mecklenburg County Surety Bond account and then charge the fee.

  • To establish a Mecklenburg County Surety Bond, complete the Land Use Bond ( instructions) and submit to Revenue Collection. 
  • Once the bond has been established, notify the OnSchedule Coordinator so the charges may be applied. 
  • Please note, allow appropriate time for a bond to be established. 

Step 3

Submit drawings to the OnSchedule Coordinator.  Please present a copy of the receipt to the coordinator along with the drawings.  Without a receipt, the drawings will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact an OnSchedule Coordinator at 704-336-3837 x 1.

 

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Abandoned Plans Policy

Beginning  January 1, 2009, projects that have had no activity (drawings resubmitted or permit taken out) for 120 calendar days will be considered abandoned.  Once the project is determined to be abandoned, drawings will be destroyed and fees retained.

Approved Projects

On the 20th calendar day:

  • An email will be sent to the contact person notifying them in 10 calendar days, the reviewers sets of the drawings will be destroyed.

On the 30th calendar day:

  • The reviewers sets of the drawings will be destroyed.

On the 110th calendar day:

  • An email will be sent notifying the contact person the office/field sets of drawings will be destroyed on the 120th calendar day.

On the 120th calendar day:

  • The office/field sets of drawings will be destroyed. 
  • The project will be cancelled.
  • The OnSchedule Coordinator will determine if a refund is due after deducting the hourly review cost. 
  • If a refund is due, it will be credited to the bond account it was charged to, or refunded to the person who paid the fee.
  • Please allow 30 days for a refund.

Disapproved Plans

On the 20th calendar day:

  • An email will be sent to the contact person notifying them the drawings have not been picked up or been resubmitted for review.

On the 110th calendar day:

  • An email will be sent notifying the contact person the drawings will be destroyed or considered abandoned (if not returned for re-review) on the 120th calendar day.

On the 120th calendar day:

  • The drawings will be destroyed if still in the office.
  • The project will be cancelled.  
  • The OnSchedule Coordinator will determine if a refund is due after deducting the hourly review cost. 
  • If a refund is due, it will be credited to the bond account it was charged to, or refunded to the person who paid the fee.
  • Please allow 30 days for a refund.

Once the project has been considered abandoned, the plan review process must start over with an Onschedule Application and a new plan review.

For additional information, please contact an OnSchedule Coordinator at 704-336-3837 x 1.



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