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    
    • Commercial/Multi-Family Structure $100.00 application fee
    • Resurfacing     $45.00 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

Cemetery Charges

CEMETERY LOTS  $716.55       Broken down as follows:  $325.00 for the lot; $375.00 for corner stones; $16.55 for the Registry of Deeds.  Please wait until you meet with the Cemetery Sexton to make out checks.

CEMETERY CREMATION BURIAL $250.00 done by the Town of Fremont

CEMETERY FULL BURIAL - As per fee scheduled provided by our vendor - Charles "Skippy" Hayes Jr (All fees/surcharges below are vendor, not Town, fees).  

  • Traditional Opening   $750.00                    Winter Fee (Dec 1 to Apr 1)   $250.00 additional
  • Cremation (if not done by Town Staff)   $350.00          With Vault or Box   $500.00       Winter Fee (Dec 1 to Apr 1)   $250.00 additional  
  • Infant Grave  $400.00          Winter Fee (Dec 1 to Apr 1)   $250.00 additional 
  • Child Grave (with Vault)  $750.00          Winter Fee (Dec.1 – Apr. 1) $250.00 (Additional)

Please Note: Some cemeteries may have additional fees

CEMETERY SURCHARGES:

  • Double Depth   $500.00 (Additional) (Due to dangerous or bad location, some double depths may be denied)
  • Saturdays  $100.00 (Additional)
  • Holidays & Sundays $500.00 (Additional)
  • New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter Sunday (double), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Funeral Services Beyond 2:00 pm  $100.00/hour (Additional)
  • (All cemetery personnel have to be at the grave by 2pm, if not, all fees start at 2:01)
  • Complication Fees: To be Determined (Example: Walls, Foundations, Benches, Monuments, Shrubs, Ledge, etc.)
  • Snow Removal – Plow and/or Backhoe  $150.00/hour/vehicle

End of Hayes Vendor Fees                     

*There are no Winter Burials In Fremont Cemeteries

  • 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
 $50.00
Excavation PermitNew 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 AdjustmentApplication Fee $350.00 per lot
Site Plan Review$350.00 = Minimum Regular SPR Application Fee for up to $100,000.00 of construction costs; plus $2.00 per thousand over the $100,000.00 of construction cost.
$350.00 = Elderly Housing SPR (incl first 3 units); plus $50.00 per unit thereafter
$450.00 = Major Projects Site Plan Review Application Fee
$250.00 = Minor Amendments / Minor Site Plan Review and waivers to any approved 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 FeeCurrent 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 Administrative 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 & include Town time only, not engineering consultants. Engineering consultants paid for separately & 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 info.
Tax Maps

Reduced Size: $30.00 entire set

$1.00 per page. Reduced size maps are not reproducible in color.
Tax Map IndexFull 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 FeeCurrent 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

Mailing Fee Per Abutter$6.00 per abutter plus current cost of postage for certified/return receipt mail
Town Administrative 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 AdministrationActual 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
  • 18 April & 02 May 2019 Selectmen's Public Hearing - amended Town Cemetery Fees and Vendor Contracted Fees updated