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BDS Fee Change Update

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On October 24th, 2012, City Council approved two small fee changes – an chnage to the Reroof Permit and Inspection Fee and the inclusion of Wind and Solar Generation Systems fees.

Fee Changes 

Reroof Permit & Inspection Fee

In 1994, BDS initiated an alternative program for commercial reroof permits, allowing contractors to pre-purchase reroof permits in groups of five for a flat fee. Each permit was valid for 3,000 square feet of roof area. In response to requests from roofing contractors, we expanded the permit to cover 10,000 square feet of roof area. The permit fee is being increased in order to cover the additional staff time required to inspect the larger roof size. The 10,000 square foot limit will cover approximately 80% of reroofing projects.

Wind & Solar Generation Systems Fees

In order to comply with the requirements of the Oregon Administrative Rule regarding Renewable Electrical Energy Permits (OAR 918-309-0410), BDS created new fees for solar and wind generation. The fees apply to wind generation and solar generation systems in excess of 25 KVA.