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Town of Fremont Fee Schedule
TOWN OF FREMONT NH ~ FEE SCHEDULE

BUILDING PERMITS

NEW CONSTRUCTION – calculated as construction cost multiplied by $5/1000 of construction cost.  Construction cost calculated as:

$90.00 per square foot of living space - calculated by the square footage of the building’s outside perimeter times the number of stories - includes all living space accessible by stairways.~ Adjustments are made for inaccessible areas as needed.

$40.00 per square foot of garage area - calculated by the square footage of the building perimeter–garage 2nd story storage to be calculated as accessible storage (noted below)

$30.00 per square foot of accessible storage space - includes basements and accessible attics and garage lofts

$20.00 per square foot for decks - calculated by the square footage of the deck perimeters.
RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS / GARAGES / OTHER NON-COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS greater than 200 square feet – Calculated as construction cost multiplied by $5 per $1,000 of construction cost or $65 whichever is greater.  Construction cost is calculated as above.

HUD HOMES - Calculated as construction cost multiplied by $5/1000 of construction cost.  
Construction cost = $60 per square foot of living space – otherwise all construction cost calculated from above.

RENOVATIONS / SWIMMING POOLS / SMALL SHEDS / DECKS              $45
        Plumbing, Electrical and/or Mechanical permits may be required.
        This only includes MINOR projects and is at the discretion of the Building Inspector.  This fee charged only when ONE inspection is required.  Any additional work is subject to the RENOVATION PERMIT fee below.

RENOVATION PERMIT (all other and anything not considered MINOR in nature)       
        Calculated as construction cost multiplied by $5/1000; multiplied by $60 per square foot for renovate space for all home improvement projects not meeting the minor permit fee above.
        Building Inspector must calculate at time of application.

BUILDING PERMITS FOR RESIDENTIAL / HOMEOWNER RENOVATIONS ONLY
This section does not apply to additions, commercial, duplex, or multi-family dwellings

Renovation Combination Fees for Building, Electric, Plumbing and/or Mechanical

        Building Permit Fee = $45.00
        Associated Electric = $25.00
        Associated Plumbing = $25.00
        Associated Mechanical = $25.00

Combination Fees for Pools/Hot Tubs and associated Electric
        Building/Pool Permit Fee = $45.00                       Pool associated Electric = $25.00

COMMERCIAL OCCUPANCY - Calculated as construction cost multiplied by $5/1000 of construction cost.  All occupancy types other than residential and any mixed occupancies are calculated as commercial.  Construction cost = $90 per square foot of new commercial space, includes all storage, garaging, accessory buildings, etc.

COMMERCIAL RENOVATION BUILDING PERMIT FEE -     $90.00

BUILDING PERMIT EXTENSION FEE           $25.00

BUILDING PERMIT TRANSFER FEE            $25.00

RECALL INSPECTION FEE                   $20.00  per recall inspection

AFTER THE FACT PERMIT FEE                               $100.00
        Application for a building or trade permit after improvements have begun
        Second Offense                  $200.00
        Third Offense                           $300.00
        Subsequent Offenses             $100.00 each, per additional offense

CHIMNEY PERMIT          $65.00                         NFPA 211

DEMOLITION PERMITS

        Residential             $25.00 application fee
                                $25.00 per inspection (per Department as necessary)

        Commercial              $25.00 application fee
                                $50.00 per inspection (per Department as necessary)

DRIVEWAY PERMIT         Residential     $65.00 application fee per driveway     

                                Resurfacing     $45.00 application fee

                                Commercial/Multi-Family Structure $100.00 application fee

ELECTRICAL PERMIT       Residential     $65.00 application fee per dwelling unit

                                Commercial  $65.00 per unit occupancy and/or $65.00 per         
                                2,000 square feet or portion thereof – whichever is greater

FOOD VENDOR PERMIT      $25.00 includes permit form and one inspection.  Any
                                Additional inspections at $25 per.

GENERATOR PERMITS       Generator Set and Transfer Switch Electrical            $65.00
        
                                Generator Set and Transfer Switch Electrical with Propane Supply Source         $110.00

MECHANICAL PERMIT       Residential     $65.00 application fee per dwelling unit
                                
MECHANICAL PERMIT       Simple Mechanical (gas line to cook top, over or dryer only
                                One inspection only $35.00

                                Commercial  $65.00 per unit occupancy and/or $65.00 per 2,000 square feet or portion thereof – whichever is greater

OIL BURNER PERMIT               Residential    $ 65.00 application fee per dwelling unit

                                               Commercial $100.00 application fee per unit


PLUMBING PERMIT         Residential     $65.00 application fee per dwelling unit

                                Commercial  $65.00 per unit occupancy and/or $65.00 per 2,000 square feet or portion thereof – whichever is greater   
               
PROPANE TANK PLACEMENT  $65.00 all new installations

SIGN PERMIT                     $50.00 includes permit form and one inspection.  Any
                                        Additional inspections at $25 per.

TEMPORARY OCCUPANCY PERMIT              $35.00

WOOD STOVE      $65.00  Includes pellet and other solid fuel burning appliances per NFPA 211

Any natural disaster, fire and/or accessibility improvements to single family dwellings can request exemption from permit fees to the Building Inspector.

SEWAGE DISPOSAL / SEPTIC PLAN REVIEW & INSPECTIONS – The designated Town Official is the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer or his designee.  This plan review is required before any new septic plan is submitted to NH DES in Concord NH for approval.  

        New Installation                                $65.00 per design

        Repair / Replacement                    $65.00 per system – residential only
        
        Review of Amended Plan          $20.00

        Compliance Review                       $25.00
                Outdated designs, etc

        Septic bed bottom Inspection for repair or replacement system   $30.00  *(A single test pit for Septic System Designs and/or repair and replacements is included with the Sewage Disposal – Septic System Permit Application Fee when septic system design plan submission is to immediately follows test pit date activity. There is generally not a separate bed bottom inspection fee unless it is unrelated to any associated application fee.)

TEST PITS       Test pit review for subdivision application      $50.00 per test pit up to and including four; and $30.00 per test pit thereafter.

OTHER CHARGES

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE              $40.00  For all administration of special and escrow accounts, bond reductions, or other transactions

AFFIDAVIT FILING FEE    $15.00          Done through the Town Clerk’s Office    

CEMETERY LOTS           $316.50 Must be done through the Cemetery Clerk
                                                After consulting with Cemetery personnel for lot information and deed preparation

CEMETERY CREMATION BURIAL       $250.00

CEMETERY FULL BURIAL    As per schedule listed herein as charged by Vendor
                                Charles G Hayes Jr

        Traditional Opening                             $650.00
                Winter Fee (Dec 1 – April 1)            $175.00 additional

        Cremation (if not done by Town Staff)   $280.00
                With vault or box                       $100.00 additional
                Winter Fee (Dec 1 – April 1)     $100.00 additional
        No winter burials in Fremont Cemeteries

        Infant Grave                                                   $250.00
                       Winter Fee (Dec 1 -  April 1)          $100.00 additional

        Child Grave (with vault)                                 $650.00
               Winter Fee (Dec 1 – April 1)                $175.00 additional

       PLEASE NOTE: Some cemeteries may have additional fees

        SURCHARGES:

       Double Depth                                              $200.00 additional
       (Due to dangerous or bad location, some double depths may be denied)

       Saturdays                                                        $50.00 additional

       Holidays & Sundays                                       $500.00 additional
       New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Easter Sunday (double),
       Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day,
       Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

        Funeral Services starting 2-4 pm                         $100.00 additional
                     Beyond 4 pm                                 $50.00/hour additional

        Complication Fees:                                             To be determined
       Example: Walls, Foundations, Benches, Monuments, Shrubs, Ledge, etc.


CD OR DVD Reproduction                  $5.00

CURRENT USE REPORT                              $50.00 (basic listing)

DUPLICATE TAX BILL FEE                          $2.00

ELECTRONIC TAX REPORTS                  $50.00

E-REG FEE                       $1.85 for the first transaction and $1.50 for each additional transaction in the same care; or as set by the vendor (E-Reg).

ESCROW ACCOUNT MONTHLY MAINTENANCE CHARGE               $2.00 per month per account

FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION                  $2.00 for first page
                                                        $1.00 for each additional page

FEMA / LOMA CERTIFICATION                       $45.00
        Includes research and form completion.  Landowner must secure elevation certificate and have FEMA forms available and filled out for statistical data.

FIRE REPORTS            $10.00 up to 10 pages ($0.50 per page after first 10 pages)
                                $1.00 per photograph (if any)
                                $1.00 for photograph enlargements plus cost

FOOD VENDOR PERMIT      $25.00 includes permit form and one inspection.  Any
                                Additional inspections at $25 per.

FORM PROCESSING FEE     $5.00 per page

IMPACT FEES (assessed per dwelling unit for Fremont School District)
                Payable through the Building Inspector’s Office - to be paid no later than CO issuance
        Single Detached structure                               $3,761
        Duplex or 2-Unit Structure                              $2,994
        Multifamily or 3+ Unit Structure                        $2,438
        Manufactured Housing                                    $3,048

MAIL PROCESSING FEE             $1.00 per transaction plus cost of postage

MAILING FEES FOR CERTIFIED MAILINGS             $6.00 plus current cost of postage
                                                                for certified/RRR mailing

ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS

        Capital Improvements Plan                       $10.00  
        Excavation Regulations                          $7.50
        Master Plan                                             $50.00
       Site Review Regulations                         $7.50
        Subdivision Regulations                         $7.50
        Zoning Ordinance                                        $15.00
           Includes Flood Plain & Aquifer Regulations

PAPERWORK / PROCESSING FEE                      $25.00
        Applicable to applications the Town must assist with, to include research of a file or processing an application form that does not have a fee.

PHOTOCOPIES

        8.5 x 11 letter                                 $0.50 per page / per side
        8.5 x 14 legal                                  $0.60 per page / per side
        11 x 17 ledger                          $1.00 per page / per side

PHOTOGRAPHS             $1.00 each (4x6 or digital)
                                $1.00 for enlargements plus cost

POLE LICENSE FILING FEE $10.00

RECORDING FEE           $40.00 plus actual recording cost (when the Town must record                            necessary documents not otherwise covered by this fee                                   schedule).

PLANNING BOARD APPLICATION FEES

CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT                                  $100.00

EXCAVATION PERMIT       New Application                 $50.00
                                Renewal                                 $250.00
                                Waiver or Amendment             $250.00
                                
EXCAVATION ENGINEERING SURETY   $1,000.00 to be posted in escrow with the Selectmen’s Office

FIT UP PERMIT FEE               $25.00  Covers filing of an informational form to update use for non-residential properties when being modified or occupied.  Building permit fees (as applicable) are paid separately.

LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT     Application Fee $350.00 per lot

SITE PLAN REVIEW                        $350.00 = regular Site Plan Review
                                        $ 50.00 = each Elderly Housing unit thereafter
                                        $350.00 = up to $100,000.00 of construction costs plus $2.00 per thousand over the $100,000.00 of       construction.
                                        $250.00 = minor amendments / Minor Site Plan Review and waivers to any approved Site Plan Review.
                                        $450.00 = major projects Site Plan Review
        
SUBDIVISION             Application Fee         $350.00 per lot
                                                                $350.00 = amendment or waiver to any                                                                     approved subdivision

VOLUNTARY LOT MERGER                            $150.00
                                                        
PLANNING BOARD RECORDING FEES:  Notice of Decision Recording Fee charged at the current ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS rates plus current postal rates; fee made payable to the ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS.

Mylar recording fees charged at the current ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS rates plus current postal rates; fee made payable to the ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS.  

ADVERTISING FEE         Current rate of expense for both Abutters and Public Hearings

DECISION RECORDING FEE $12.00 for the first page, and $4.00 for each additional page, plus current cost of postage.   *This schedule dependent on current fees at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds
          Recording fee is made payable to ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS

MAILING FEE PER ABUTTER $6.00 per abutter plus current cost of postage for certified/return receipt mail
                                        Applies to all certified mailings sent

RECORDING FEE           Current rate of expense at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds, must be made payable in a separate check to RCRD.  This is in addition to the Town’s Administrative Fee for these services.

TOWN ADMIN FEE      $40.00      (covers recording expenses)
                                Recording fee charged separately as applicable.

Advertising and Mailing Fees are applicable to all matters requiring a public hearing.

OTHER SERVICES

POLICE DETAILS          $74.00 per hour / officer and cruiser
                                $64.00 per hour / officer only

POLICE REPORTS          $20.00 up to 10 pages ($0.50 per page after first 10 pages)
$1.00 per photograph (if any)
                                $1.00 for photograph enlargements plus cost

RESEARCH FEE           $5.00 plus additional time at cost (of employee doing research) for work beyond scope of normal services provided       at the counter

RETURN CHECK FEE                $25.00 plus

ROAD CONSTRUCTION INSPECTIONS   $20.00 per inspection for the first half hour and
                                                $20.00 per hour thereafter

These fees are applicable throughout the subdivision process or new road construction – and include Town time only, not engineering consultants.  Engineering consultants paid for separately and directly to vendor used for these services.

ROADWAY EXCAVATION PERMIT               $100.00 per excavation

STOP PAYMENT FEE        $35.00 and must be accompanied by a written request to Stop
                                Payment on check with all check and vendor information

STREET MAPS                     $1.00 each

TAX BILL DUPLICATE              $2.00

TAX CARDS                               $1.00 per assessing card page

TAX DEED LIST                   $5.00 for first page; $1.00 each additional page

TAX MAPS                          FULL SIZE             $237.00 entire set      * plus shipping
                                                $ 94.00 full set        * plus shipping
        Shipping determined by the vendor. *Requests must be made and paid for in advance.  Checks for the maps are to be made payable to the Vendor who provides this service to the Town.  Talk with the Selectmen’s Office for more information.

TAX MAPS                REDUCED SIZE    $30.00 entire set       
                                        $ 1.00 per page
        Reduced size maps are not reproducible in color.
        
TAX MAP INDEX           Full detailed index listing     $100.00 *
                               Abbreviated index listing         $50.00        *
                                Add $50.00 for listing on mailing labels        * if available
                Available in Map/Lot or Alphabetic order (by owner name)
                                          
All BMSI and Vision reports are determined in cost by the time to print and length of report.  Reports must be paid for in advance.  Diskette or email copies of reports (if available) are $50.00.

TOWN CLERK MAILING/CONVENIENCE FEE              $1.00 per dog license
                                                                $1.00 per vehicle registration
                                                                $1.00 per boat registration
                                                                $1.00 per vitals item requested

VOTER CHECKLIST         $25.00


ZONING BOARD APPLICATION FEES

A separate fee is due for each form of relief requested

VARIANCE        $200.00 for the first request and
        $50.00 for each additional request, if a separate Zoning Article
        
SPECIAL EXCEPTION       $200.00 for the first request and
                        $50.00 for each additional request, if a separate Zoning Article

APPEAL FROM ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION  $200.00 for the first request and
                        $50.00 for each additional request, if a separate Zoning Article

EQUITABLE WAIVER OF DIMENSIONAL REQUIREMENTS    $150.00 for the first request and $50.00 for each additional request

ADVERTISING FEE                                 Current rate of expense

DECISION RECORDING FEE $12.00 for the first page, and $4.00 for each additional page, plus current cost of postage.   *This schedule dependent on current fees at the Rockingham County Registry of Deeds

          Recording fee is made payable to ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REGISTRY OF DEEDS

MAILING FEE PER ABUTTER                 $6.00 per abutter plus current cost of postage for certified/return receipt mail

TOWN ADMIN FEE      $40.00      (covers recording expenses, not including fees to
Rockingham County Registry of Deeds as applicable)

Advertising and Mailing Fees applicable to all matters requiring a public hearing.


ADMINISTRATIVE FEES FOR SUBDIVISION/ROAD CONSTRUCTION OVERSIGHT

Administrative Fee                      $40.00 for each bond reduction, escrow update, or                                               other transactions related to escrow accounts, bonds, or                                        special funds

Design Review Engineering               Actual Engineer estimate to be posted plus
                                        five percent administration fee for Town expenses

Engineering Costs               Actual full cost to be paid by Developer – This includes design
                                review and construction management review

Legal Fees                      Actual full cost to be paid by Developer – For review of
                                documents related to applicant's proposal

Road Construction Inspections   $20.00 per inspection for the first half hour and
                                                $20.00 per hour thereafter

These fees are applicable throughout the subdivision process or new road construction – includes Town time only, not engineering consultants.

Subdivision Administration              Actual full cost for services rendered
                                        Time and reimbursable expenses of Town employees

Town Administrative Fee         $40.00 per bond or escrow reduction



WINTER ROAD MAINTENANCE – SUBDIVISION ROADS NOT YET ACCEPTED BY THE TOWN

$2.00 per linear foot in accordance with Subdivision Regulations Section 10.10
Must be accompanied by a written request for the Town to do the work and a waiver of liability/hold harmless statement.

* Request for printing of these items must be made and paid for upon order in advance of printing.  Mailing costs are separate and additional charges for any printed reports.

Amended 28 June 2001 Selectmen's Public Hearing
21 February 2002 Selectmen's Public Hearing
16 May 2002 Selectmen's Public Hearing
19 December 2002 Selectmen's Public Hearing
02 July 2003 Planning Board Public Hearing
24 July 2003 Selectmen's Public Hearing
24 September 2003 included winter maintenance fee from Subdivision Regulations (previously adopted) and additional for driveway inspection; and Impact Fees as adopted by the Fremont Planning Board
19 January 2006 Selectmen’s Public Hearing and updated with Planning Board updates
July 2006 updated with Planning Board decision recording fees
12 July 2007 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
05 June 2008 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
09 April 2009 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
22 October 2009 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
04 March 2010 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
14 June 2012 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
30 December 2014 Selectmen’s Public Hearing
15 December 2016 Selectmen’s Public Hearing - updated PD Detail rates, FEMA research/form fee
03 August 2017 Selectmen's Public Hearing
31 May 2018 Selectmen's Public Hearing - added Sign Permit Fee and Food Vendor Permit Fee



 

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