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26.05.020 Refund of Fees.

(Replaced by Ordinance No. 174721, effective August 21, 2000.) When permit or plan review fees were paid incorrectly due to an error on the part of the City, permit and plan check fees will, as a general rule, be refunded in full when the services covered by the fees have not commenced.  When a permit applicant requests a refund, but the City was not at fault in accepting payment, fees shall be retained to cover the cost of plan review or inspections actually performed and 20% of the amount remaining.  State surcharge fees are only refundable when a permit was issued in error.  Refund requests shall be made within 6 months of payment or permit issuance, whichever is later.  Refunds shall be made to the same person or firm who paid the fee.  Fees will be refunded within 3 months of receipt of the refund request.  Exceptions to the above requirements may be made by the Director.